WWE: Vince McMahon did not want to sign The Undertaker

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The Undertaker is a complete legend of the WWE and would no doubt be one of the faces on the company's Mount Rushmore of greatest ever stars.

But there was a time when The Undertaker was no-one, just a figment of the Creative Team's imagination, waiting for the right wrestler to step in to the role.

And there was a very real chance that it might not have been The Undertaker we know today, with a former WWE employee making a shocking revelation about Vince McMahon and Mark Calaway. 


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On a recent episode of Ric Flair's podcast 'WOOOOO! Nation', The Nature Boy talked with Bruce Prichard, the original manager of The Undertaker, better known as Dude Love.

Vince Wasn't Interested

In 1990, Paul Heyman told Prichard that the Undertaker, then working for WCW as 'Mean' Mark Callous, was available for the WWE. However, Vince McMahon was genuinely not interested in the man who would become a legend, with Vince saying he looked more like a basketball player than a wrestler.

According to Prichard, the Undertaker was set to meet with McMahon the night after WCW's Great American Bash pay-per-view, where the former 'Mean' Mark Callous had a poor showing against Lex Luger.

"Mark had a dislocated hip, but worked the match anyway because he knew that he was going to be meeting with Vince the next day," Prichard recalled. It wasn't the best match in the world and Vince didn't want to meet with him."

"We finally got the two together, and, as you know Mark, man, he's magnetic in and of himself and he convinced Vince that, 'hey, I'm your guy' and he took off from there."

McMahon must be deleted that Calaway helped change his mind and in doing so, helped change the course of the WWE.

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