- Two wrestling legends, The Undertaker and Andre the Giant, never had the dream match that fans anticipated due to circumstances beyond their control.
- Both The Undertaker and Andre the Giant had a significant impact on professional wrestling, with their own unique legacies and accomplishments.
- The missed opportunity of their match leaves fans wondering what could have been and envisioning a clash between the supernatural and the sheer force of nature.
In the rich tapestry of WWE history, certain dream matches exist only in the realm of speculation, a collision between legends that, despite its allure, never materialized. One such tantalizing encounter revolves around the meeting that never was: The Undertaker versus Andre the Giant. These two behemoths of the squared circle, each with a legacy etched in the annals of wrestling greatness, came remarkably close to a showdown. Yet, the stars never aligned, and the details of this unrealized clash remain shrouded in mystery. As we unravel the threads of their individual journeys and the missed opportunity that looms large in the story of a dream match lost to time.
Andre The Giant And The Undertaker’s WWE Legacies
Both Are WrestleMania Legends
Andre the Giant and The Undertaker resonate as two colossal figures whose impact on professional wrestling is indelible. Andre, the Eighth Wonder of the World, was a force of nature. His towering presence and unmatched charisma made him a main attraction, captivating audiences around the globe. His monumental clash with Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania 3 in 1987 remains etched in the memories of fans. On the other side of the spectrum stood The Undertaker, a character that transcended the boundaries of sports entertainment. Mark Calaway, the man behind the persona, crafted a legacy that spanned an astonishing three decades. The Deadman’s eerie entrance, supernatural aura, and unmatched in-ring prowess made him an icon in the world of professional wrestling. His name became synonymous with WrestleMania, where he built an unprecedented streak, going undefeated in 21 consecutive matches on the grandest stage of them all.
Andre the Giant
WrestleMania Main Events
5 (21-0 streak)
1 (Lost in WrestleMania III)
Tag Team Championships
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Andre the Giant is one of the most legendary wrestlers who passed away in 1993, but there are a lot of wrestlers we would have liked to see him fight.
The Undertaker Vs Andre The Giant Never Happened In WWE
Andre The Giant Wanted The Match
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, the wrestling world was buzzing with anticipation as The Undertaker made his ominous debut. At the same time, Andre the Giant, having already etched his name in the annals of WWE history, was preparing to take his final bow. The stars seemed aligned for a clash between these two larger-than-life characters, but destiny had other plans. As The Undertaker began carving his path of destruction through WWE, rumors circulated that a match against Andre was in the works. However, despite the apparent plans, the bout never materialized.
In a revealing interview with Pastor Ed Young, The Undertaker shed light on the nature of his relationship with Andre the Giant. “By the time I got there, his health was really in decline. He wrestled a few times. It was funny because he was old school and didn’t like big guys. He loved me, thank goodness. But for most big guys, I don’t know if he thought they were arrogant or bullies or whatnot. He had his way with a lot guys that you thought, ‘Oh, that’s a pretty tough guy.’ Andre would set them straight.”
He recalled how Andre had a specific match in mind for them. However, the details of this potential encounter remained a closely guarded secret, as The Deadman said, Andre was always the first guy in the locker room. “I’d come in and say, ‘Hey boss, how you doing today?’ And he’d say, ‘Good. One day kid. Me and you. I have this idea.’ And he’d never tell me. I asked Tim White, who used to drive Andre around, ‘Did he ever tell you?’ And he never told him. He was so old school that he thought one day he would get back in the ring, and we could do it. So, no one knows what it was. I wonder to this day. Man, I bet it was good.”
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Andre the Giant took plans for a dream match between him and The Undertaker to the grave. Naturally most people wish it was one they could have seen.
What Would An Undertaker Vs Andre The Giant Match Have Been Like?
Andre The Giant Passed Away In 1993
As the years passed, the wrestling world witnessed the evolution of The Undertaker’s Deadman character. Meanwhile, Andre the Giant, having participated in his last wrestling match in Japan in 1992, had left his mark on the industry. The year 1993 marked a pivotal moment. While The Undertaker continued to ascend as the face of fear in WWE, Andre the Giant unfortunately, passed away. As The Undertaker’s Deadman persona solidified its place in wrestling lore, fans couldn’t help but wonder what might have transpired had fate allowed the dream match to materialize.
Picture it, a clash between these two colossal figures, each representing a different era in professional wrestling. The Undertaker, with his iconic Tombstone piledriver and eerie mind games, facing off against the unparalleled might of Andre the Giant. The dynamics of such a showdown would have been awe-inspiring, a battle between the supernatural and the sheer force of nature. Considering the trajectory of their careers at the time, it’s plausible to assume that The Undertaker would have emerged victorious. His impending big push and Andre’s gradual exit from the spotlight set the stage for a passing of the torch, or perhaps, a symbolic retirement match for Andre.