The Undertaker's Unrealized Dream Match: Reflecting on the Missed Opportunity



by SEAD DEDOVIC

The Undertaker's Unrealized Dream Match: Reflecting on the Missed Opportunity
The Undertaker's Unrealized Dream Match: Reflecting on the Missed Opportunity © Logan Riely / Getty Images SPort

In his conversation on the Wrestle Binge podcast with Bill Apter at SportsKeeda, The Undertaker expressed his deep desire to step into the ring with Andre The Giant. This dream had been a longtime fantasy for The Undertaker, yet the deteriorating health of Andre presented a significant hurdle to realizing it.

Despite Andre's declining health, The Undertaker remained hopeful about the prospect, emphasizing the profound impact such a momentous encounter would have had on his career and the wrestling world as a whole.
“The match that I’d wish I had that I never got the opportunity to is with Andre [The Giant].

That was always a dream of mine. Andre’s health was really — when I got here, his health was already in decline with his back and his knees and everything. It was crazy, Tim White and I discussed it many times — It’s funny”.

- he said, as quoted by pwmania.com!

The Undertaker: He had an idea

As Andre's health gradually declined, he offered a glimmer of hope, assuring The Undertaker that one day they would share the ring together. Despite The Undertaker's efforts and aspirations, Andre's health remained far from ideal, as previously mentioned.

The Undertaker highlighted that Andre wasn't particularly keen on facing big guys, but their time spent together seemed to shift Andre's perspective, making him open to the idea of collaborating in the ring and delivering an unforgettable spectacle by combining their strengths.

“Andre told me early on, ‘Kid, one day, me and you.’ He had an idea, he had an angle that he wanted to do with me. Andre didn’t like big guys, but he loved me for the little amount of time we got to spend together and he wanted to do business with me. His health was just at a point where we couldn’t do it”.

The Undertaker