Undertaker Wanted To Make Sure Everyone Was On Board With His Involvement At WrestleMania XL

Undertaker didn't want to be a distraction to the story at WrestleMania XL.

Fans were shocked when 'The Deadman' turned up at 'The Show Of Shows' in April to help Cody Rhodes during his match against Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Undertaker made the most of his involvement, as he took out The Rock with a chokeslam in a moment that will go down in WrestleMania history.

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While speaking to Busted Open for a new interview, Undertaker talked about getting the call from Triple H and how he wanted to make sure that everyone was on board with his involvement in the match.

“I had just got home from doing something and the phone rings, it was a phone call from Paul [Leveque]. Paul called me and he goes, ‘Hey, what do you think about getting involved in this? This may be like a Dusty kind of finish.’ I was like, hm, that’s interesting. I said, look man, I'm there. The first thing I asked was is everybody on board with that because you run the risk of being a huge distraction to something that’s been two years in the building. That was my first question. He was like, ‘Yeah, I think everybody is on board, we’re gonna sit down and talk about it.’ I said, look, if you guys need me, I'm gonna be in Philadelphia. Whatever you need, you got it. He goes, ‘You sure?’ I said, yeah. Why wouldn’t I be? I just don’t wanna be a distraction to what the final story is. If anybody has any qualms about it, my feelings are not gonna be hurt, I’ve got plenty of stuff to do at Mania, no big deal."

Undertaker then went on to talk about how things came together at the last moment after he declined to take a phone call from Paul Heyman on the Thursday before the show.

"So then I don’t hear anything for a couple of days. I pack up the family, everybody goes to Philadelphia. I think it was Thursday, I was about to do my OneDeadMan show. I text Micheal Hayes, I hadn’t heard anything in a couple of days, im talking radio silence. I text Michael Hayes and I say, Mike, do you know anything? What’s the thought? He said, ‘We’re meeting later today, I’ll let you know.’ So I get to the OneDeadMan show, I’m about 15 or 20 minutes from going on and I get a text from Heyman. I was like, nope, ain’t doing this one. The first 45 minutes of my show is completely written and it’s in my head, there’s no way I’m taking a call from Paul Heyman at this point. Then, Paul texts somebody else, as Paul would do. Somebody comes into the dressing room, ‘Hey, Paul Heyman would like for you to call or text him back.’ I was like, ‘I bet he would.’ [laughs] So, I blew Paul off that night and then I saw him a little bit on Friday and nothing was really said. We get to Saturday, now it’s a possibility. We’re thinking, will you be there at such and such time and we can talk. Sunday, I’m up in the suite, I’m having a great time with my family and I get a text that says, ‘Hey, we’re meeting downstairs in 20 minutes.’ So I go downstairs and bang, it’s all laid out. That’s how it all happened.”

On a recent episode of his podcast, Undertaker talked about some issues that he faced with Giant Gonzalez. Learn more here.

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