Kevin Fertig Reveals Bar-Fight Stopped Mordecai Vs. Undertaker Match At WWE WrestleMania 21 Happening
Mordecai was on WWE television in 2004
Kevin Fertig, otherwise known as Kevin Thorne and Mordecai, has revealed getting into a bar fight put an end to plans for him to feud with The Undertaker, in a rivalry that had been scheduled to include a match at WWE WrestleMania 21.
Fertig re-debuted on WWE SmackDown in 2004 as Mordecai - a relegious Zealot-type character - and subsequently defeated the likes of Hardcore Holly and Scotty 2 Hotty. However, by the summer, Mordecai has been defeated by Rey Mysterio and removed from television.
In reality, Fertig had been sent back to OVW due to his involvement in a bar fight, and the man behind the Mordecai character has admitted his actions that evening put an end to plans for him to work with Eddie Guerrero and The Undertaker - the latter of which would have culminated in a bout at WrestleMania 21.
Speaking with Sportskeeda Wrestling's UnSKripted, Fertig said: ""I was supposed to go against The Undertaker [and] Eddie Guerrero. I was supposed to do a lot of stuff. But I ended up being an idiot and I got into a fight in a bar and it just didn't work out - just didn't work out that way, man. So, live and learn.
"Getting told you are about to go against The Undertaker and possibly main-event a WrestleMania match - I don't know if you have the, I guess, business sense [in one's late 20s]. You always say, 'Hey, if I could have, would have, should have back then...' Now at 45, if I could have known what I know now and done it then, it would have been a totally different ballgame."