In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell recalled how the Undertaker's career began. He said: "Somehow, I was the one who introduced The Undertaker to this business. I set my sights on him when I was in Memphis, you could see even then that he wasn't just any athlete.
It wasn't me personally who hired him, but I immediately noticed his talent. What if I thought he would become an absolute wrestling legend? Frankly no, I have to be honest. I believe that no one could have imagined it at the time.
He had the ability to move quickly despite his size, which made him special, but he wasn't quite as good at recording promos. Vince McMahon had realized it, in fact he never let him talk. This characteristic of him has been transformed over time into a strength, which has fueled the aura of his character.
That incredible record at WrestleMania then helped make it even more iconic." WWE is preparing to host the 38th edition of the Showcase of the Immortals, which will take place over two evenings at Arlington's AT&T Stadium.
There are all the conditions for attending a memorable event. Recognized as one of the best performers of all time, The Undertaker has helped to increase the popularity of wrestling around the world. In addition to being a seven-time world champion, the Gravedigger won the 2007 Royal Rumble match, becoming the first wrestler ever to win the royal fight by entering as the last participant.
His career officially ended at the 2020 Survivor Series, where his legendary career had begun 30 years earlier. Barring unlikely twists, the last match played by Phenom will remain the one against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
Physically worn out and increasingly prone to injuries, the 'Deadman' understood that it was time to retire so as not to ruin his image.
Ric Flair: "John Cena doesn't need WWE"
One of the universally known faces of the Stamford company of the last twenty years is undoubtedly that of John Cena, multiple world champion and secondary of the McMahon company, who for years has been the face of the entire company, with Johnny Boy who has practically traveled the whole world to make WWE and its storylines known.
In all his years of unfinished career, John Cena has been the absolute workaholic of the Stamford company, with Vince McMahon who has used him for years in his storylines and in his most important matches, making him even unpleasant and hated by many.
members of the WWE Universe, who could no longer stand his being a superhero, in every context and in every way. The fact that he never made a turn heel, according to the fans of the company, would have led the character of John Cena to remain stale and boring for years, with his abandonment from the scenes, to continue his career as a Hollywood actor, which instead it brought him closer to the WWE public and made him very famous even to those few who still did not know him, a bit like what happened with The Rock years before, even if he has always been loved.
In the last episode of his very personal podcast called Wooooo Nation Uncensored, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, wanted to have his say about a possible appearance of John Cena in the 38th edition of Wrestlemania, which will air in less one month.
According to Charlotte Flair's father, WWE would not need its Chain Gang leader, especially since Cena is very busy with cinema at the moment. To the microphones of his speech, Flair said in fact: "No, WWE doesn't need Cena ...
I mean, I'd like to see John but I don't think he serves, no. John is so busy with Hollywood projects now that things are going really well. He is in South America at the moment and will be for a couple of months. This would be a great sacrifice and a big stop when you start recording as a full-time actor." According to the Nature Boy, therefore, by now John Cena would have embarked on his career in the world of world cinema in a complete way, not being able to go back for do not lose the fame acquired with so many sacrifices When will we see Johnny Boy in the WWE rings now?