The Undertaker Reveals What Yokozuna Meant To Him

Jitendra Jangir Mon Jun 22, 2020
The Undertaker Reveals What Yokozuna Meant To Him
Earlier, just before announcing his respective departure from the company, The Undertaker opens up about Yokozuna in a captivating sit-down interview with Corey Graves on WWE After the Bell.

Grave gauge Undertaker in dropping a comment on Yoko. The name of Yoko got The Undertaker slightly emotional and called him one of his most favorite times in the business.

Repling to Grave Underter added, "Man, he was so awesome," taking a deep breath "I'll tell you a quick story. Business was down, and we were kind of on top. We were trying to hold everything together. Probably one of my most favorite times in the business because we were working against each other, and our crew was so tight-knit out of the arena together. We had really good times. That's about as far as I can elaborate on that. We had really good times that I remember, and sometimes a memory will pop into my my head in that time period, just makes me smile," Undertaker remarked. "Yoko, I'll never forget when he first came in. I'd seen him in Japan, working in Japan, and I'd heard he was coming in. And he was doing a dark match.

He further added, "I think it was Baltimore. So I wanted to go out and watch his dark match, not a tryout match but before the show started. He was working with this guy, and Vince just happened to be standing there, so I came up. So Vince and I are kind of peeking through the curtain watching him work, and man, at 450 lbs, the guy moved like a cat. The way he could move, the way he could work, there's no way a human being in that size could move and work the way he could. I mean he's throwing these spot-kicks and just I mean just smooth as silk, So I'm standing there and looking through the curtain, pull my head out and I said, 'Vince, please. I'm begging you' because I had a few stinkers in a row. I said, 'please...Please let me work with him first.' I got the traditional Vince. 'Oh, you'll work with him, but I've got something else in mind for you right now,' and I kid you not, just so happens coming down the hall from the far end of the stage comes Giant Gonzalez".

He said, "that's what I got in store for you.' That's another one of the reasons I left WCW. They wanted me to work with him, and then he follows me here. I was like, please. So anyway, as it worked out Lex got Yoko first, and I got Giant Gonzalez and the rest is history."

"Yoko's obviously Samoan, and there was a very very large Samoan contingency in the audience," Undertaker explained. "So we're working. I'm the babyface, but all of a sudden, you hear from the rafters . Yoko would get all fired up and start just kicking the crap out of me. So he would hit me right. So if I was in one corner, he hit me. I would sell completely as far away from me and I make him chase me, and he hit me. His voice didn't match him, but I could hear him going, 'Marcus. Marcus. You better sit still Marcus.' I was like, 'come on Yoko.' He'd hit me man, and he'd be gassed. He'd be blown up, and then it got to the end of the night.

"So he sets me up for the Bonsai drop. So he hits me with the Bonsai drop, and there's two ways he could do it. One, he stayed on his feet and the other one where he kicked his heels out. So he kicks his heels out. So he's sitting on my chest, and he's like, 'you still want to play Marcus? Do you want to play?' I was like, 'Yoko, please get off of me.' He sat there. Finally, he got off of me, and I just like, 'oh my God. What have I got myself into?

"Yeah, I mean we had such good times together. I loved working with him. Just ribbing each other. Just man, a dear dear friend I really miss."

Mark William Calaway widely and battery know by his in-ring name The Undertaker has announced his renunciation after leaving himself as The longest-tenured wrestler in company history at 30 years. He lastly commented 'Never say never, but at this point in my life and my career, I have no desire to get back in the ring.'

For the legend There's nothing left to conquer "There's nothing left for him to accomplish.

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