The Undertaker Wanted A Much Longer WWE WrestleMania Match With John Cena, Trained To Go 45 Minutes

The Undertaker was ready for a much longer bout with John Cena at WWE WrestleMania 34

When The Undertaker faced off with John Cena at WWE WrestleMania 34, it marked the first time the two icons had faced off in singles action since 2006.

Anticipation was high heading into the match, with the storyline suggesting that Taker may not even appear for the bout, but fans were left wanting more when ‘The Phenom’ essentially squashed Cena in a little over two minutes.

However, during a recent conversation with Chris Van Vliet, Taker revealed that he’d trained for a 45-minute bout but Cena and Vince McMahon agreed the match should be short:

“Yeah, I didn’t know it was gonna be short till I got there that day. So I’ve trained for a 45 minute war, and all right, here’s redemption. I’m gonna, man, I am going to light this place on fire, I felt good. And Vince calls me into his office and he goes, okay, he says it’s just gonna be about five minutes, you know, ‘You’re gonna squash him.’ I’m like, ‘What? What?’ And, you know, Vince, he just thought that was the funniest [thing], because he knew how hard I’d been training...I'm like, ‘No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.’ I said, ‘I’m doing 30 or I’m not going out.’ And he’s like, ‘Mark, that’s not what we need.’ And I’m like, ‘No Vince.’ I was like, ‘Where’s John? Where’s he at?’ So John comes in, he goes, ‘Oh no.’ He goes, ‘I talked mad smack about you dude. Yeah, you need to beat me quick and get this over with.’ 

"I’m like, ‘Are you kidding me? It’s like we’ve never worked on pay-per-view. Are you [serious]?’ And this is WrestleMania, give me a break here. And they both, they ganged up on me. I threw my hands up. I was like, I can’t believe [it], and Vince just thought that was the funniest thing because like I said, I trained like an animal, I was so unbearable at home. I mean, as far as my diet and the training and just all my protocols of, you know, recoup, rehab, I was a nightmare. I get there and yeah, five minutes. And it was like that was it,” said The Undertaker.

H/T: POST Wrestling

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