The Undertaker is one of the greatest superstars to ever lace up the boot in the world of pro wrestling. He first came onto the big stage of the WWE in 1990 and immediately became one of the hottest stars competing for main event spots with future WWE Hall OF Famers such as Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior.
Unlike many stars who would jump ship to the lucrative WCW of the mid 1990’s, Taker remained with Vince Mcmahon’s WWE during the dark days of the company when they lost superstar after superstar to Ted Turner’s organization.
The WWE would eventually return to its past glory when new stars rose to the top of the roster and would feud with Taker such as as Steve Austin and The Rock. The famed “Attitude Era” would see the WWE takeover from Hogan and the WCW by the late 90’s.
The Undertaker would also start to rack up one of the most impressive feats in sports entertainment history by going undefeated at the biggest event for the sport in WrestleMania. As the years progressed beyond the beloved “Attitude Era”, new stars skyrocketed in the business such as Brock Lesnar. He was seen as a prodigy for the WWE in 2002 because of his athletic background and domination in the NCAA for amateur wrestling.
Lesnar would become the youngest WWE Champion in history and that world title would bring him a lot of accolades and mainstream attention. He would eventually leave for major sports franchise the NFL, but he was unable to make it on the team of the Minnesota Vikings(the hometown of the “Next Big Thing”).
Brock Lesnar would venture off into the land of UFC and would eventually become the league’s heavyweight champion. For fans of pro wrestling it was vindication that one of its best had the opportunity to prove they could be the best in the world of MMA.
The big discussion point was if Lesnar would return to the original company that made him famous. During a UFC event, The Undertaker made headline news when he approached Lesnar at the show. Rumors started flying that there might have been a match up planned between Taker and Lesnar.
The match would eventually happen at the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania where Undertaker would put up his winning streak. Brock Lesnar shocked the world when he upset the Taker and ended the streak, but something more important occurred during the match which was the physical condition of Taker.
The wrestling icon received a concussion and til this day he states that he does not remember the match due to being flung around so hard by Lesnar that he doesn’t remember anything on the night. He breaks it down in an interview below.