The Undertaker opens up on “emotional moments” from his WrestleMania 40 appearance

On the second night of WrestleMania 40, fans all across the globe saw an incredible event. Historical significance was cemented in wrestling with the confrontation between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes. The energy peaked when The Undertaker came out of nowhere and gave The Rock an explosive chokeslam. The Deadman now spills the beans on what went down after this historic bout in the dressing room.

In a recent episode of his Six Feet Under podcast, The Undertaker delved into the climax of WrestleMania 40. Initially, he shared insights into how he learned about the plans, recalling a call from Triple H on Tuesday. Expressing his willingness to contribute in any way possible, The Deadman eagerly awaited further details.

Transitioning to the backstage atmosphere after the main event, he reflected on the emotional resonance of the moment. The atmosphere was particularly emotional when Roman Reigns returned. Hall of Famer said, “But man, there was a lot of really emotional moments. Backstage, you know, you can imagine, you know, Roman coming back and after just what an amazing run as champion.”

At first, WrestleMania XL wasn’t supposed to include The Undertaker. Steve Austin was supposed to be there, but he couldn’t pull it together because of some credibility issues. This led WWE to make the decision to replace him with The Undertaker.

The Undertaker replaced Steve Austin in WrestleMania 40 main event

The final match of WrestleMania XL appeared like something out of Avengers Endgame, with all the legendary personalities joining together to bring down the long-standing Bloodline. When The Final Boss and the renowned John Cena unexpectedly entered the ring during the match between Roman Reigns and Cody Rhodes, things took a thrilling turn.

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Then, out of nowhere, The Undertaker gave The Rock a devastating chokeslam by spoiling everyone’s anticipation for Stone Cold Steve Austin’s return. Since it seemed to be a last-minute addition, many were caught aback by it. According to Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Steve Austin was originally supposed to be the main event’s final finisher. However, due to financial disagreements, Austin couldn’t make it, so The Undertaker took his place.

While considering the history of Mania, do you rate WrestleMania 40 to be historic? Share your thoughts in the comment section. 

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Oh, hi, this is Md Robin Ahmed, a WWE fan and I everyday go through a slew of popular WWE stories on Sportszion. Watching Big Show's Showstopper was the beginning of my passion for WWE, though I have to say that his Chokeslam is not one of my favorite moves. Over time, my love for professional wrestling has intensified, mostly due to the Shield, and my all-time favorite wrestler in WWE is Big Dog. I would give everything to be able to be within a few feet of him to witness his iconic Superman Punch and Spear. My major is engineering, but I'm most happy when I'm doing something artistic that doesn't put me under any pressure. Watching them wrestle and discuss their matches is always fun for me. And I've finally discovered a career that gives me fun since it allows me to with my dream heroes lifestyle. So, Welcome! I'd love to hear from you on LinkedIn and Facebook.


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