The Undertaker Reveals Why He Considered Leaving WWE For WCW

The Undertaker considered leaving WWE for WCW

The Undertaker is synonymous with WWE, with ‘The Deadman’ one of the most famous and respected wrestlers of all time thanks to his near 30-year run with the company.

Taker was a feared locker-room leader, and the definition of a WWE company guy for decades, but 'The Phenom' has revealed that he was tempted with a move to WCW during the Monday Night Wars, telling Ariel Helwani:

“Yeah, kind of through Kevin Nash [an offer was made to go to WCW]. We were in this period of time where we had, and this is kind of funny for me to say, but we had all these ridiculous characters. WCW was doing all this cutting-edge stuff, but I think, to answer in the short, no. But did I think about it? Yeah. Did I have an opportunity to? Yeah," The Undertaker said.

Undertaker continued, noting how he was frustrated with WWF at the time:

"My deal would have been coming up, but it was more frustration with what we were currently doing, and just feeling like we were stale and behind the times, and we were so kid-driven. Our demographic was nine-to-twelve-year-olds, and their demographic down in WCW was 18-34, 18-36 demographic, doing so much more cutting-edge stuff. That was appealing, but there was never… even though it was completely different people, it was WCW that told me that I’d never draw a dime in this business. As much as I used that for fuel, as open-minded as I think I am and as I’ve matured, you would think like, ‘Okay, don’t be stupid. Take the money.’ But that always hung out there. ‘You’re a great athlete. No one will ever pay money to see you wrestle.’ Thank goodness [they were wrong]. That was fuel, man. That was fuel for me to give everything I had to what I probably thought was my last real go at something. I’ve had a few doors slammed in my face, but that one really stung because that’s where I wanted to be. I wanted to be in WCW when I went there as Mean Mark, and then to be told, ‘Nah.’ Okay. Next step,'" The Undertaker said.

Taker wrestled for WCW from 1989 until September 1990 as Mean Mark Callous before debuting as The Undertaker at WWF Survivor Series 1990.

H/T: Fightful

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