The Undertaker Picked Working With Ric Flair Over Rob Van Dam At WrestleMania 18

Heading into WrestleMania 18, The Undertaker had options on who he wanted to work with.

The legend of The Streak started to take shape at WrestleMania 18 as Undertaker went into battle sporting a 9-0 record at the biggest event of the year. Undertaker stepped into the ring with a fellow legend on that night, taking on Ric Flair.

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But it could have been a younger talent with the opportunity to work with "The Deadman" in Toronto had Taker picked a different hand.

"Going into that year, I remember Vince pulling me into the office at TV and going, 'Mark, I'm so sorry, I haven't got you figured into Mania.' I was like, 'I kinda noticed. Everyone is deep into their heels already.' He goes, 'I have two guys for you, RVD and Flair.' I don't think he got 'Flair' all the way out before I said 'Flair.' He was shocked. Vince was shocked because he thought I was going to go with the younger guy. RVD was on his way up and was doing good things, but I went with Flair. He was still like, 'You don't want to work with RVD?' I said, 'I have plenty of time to work with RVD, I want to work with Flair.' Flair wasn't one of Vince's guys so he didn't have the say like me or you [Austin]. I was like, 'I have the choice, right? I want to work with Flair.' He goes, 'Okay,'" Undertaker recalled on Broken Skull Sessions with Steve Austin.

Undertaker went on to say that Flair thanked him over the match for helping him restore his confidence. Undertaker won, pushing his WrestleMania record to 10-0 with The Streak starting to become a bigger deal following the bout.

Rob Van Dam ended up working with William Regal at WrestleMania 18, winning the Intercontinental Champion.

Undertaker gave his farewell to WWE at Survivor Series. If you missed anything from the ceremony, you can check out highlights by clicking here.

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