The Undertaker claims to know part of the one secret that Andre The Giant took to his grave. During a recent interview with Pastor Ed Young as part of the Wrastlin’ series, “The Deadman” revealed that Andre wanted a match against him and even had an idea for the feud. However, Andre kept that idea to himself even to his last day alive on earth.
Taker signed with the WWE back in 1990 and although Andre was a huge star for Vince McMahon’s company for years, the final years of the legend were tough as he was in rough shape. The WWE Hall of Famer passed away due to congestive heart failure in 1993 and that feud never happened.
“I never got the chance to wrestle Andre. By the time that I got there, his health was really in decline. He wrestled a few times and it was funny because Andre was really old school. Andre didn’t like big guys either — he loved me, thank goodness,” Taker said (transcript courtesy of the New York Post).
Taker would continue by stating that Andre thought big guys were arrogant or a bully but he had his way with a lot of guys that were disrespectful towards him. ”Anyway, he liked me and, you know, I guess we always think we got one [match] left in us, you know.”
Undertaker recalled that Andre would come in and would always be the first guy in the locker room where he would just enjoy to sit there and play cribbage. He noted that he would go over and talk with him. Andre would tell him,’You know, one day, kid, me and you. I have this idea.’ ‘Oh really, boss? Tell me about it.’ “And he’d never tell me.”
Ultimately, Andre kept his plan for the feud a secret until he passed away and even his good friend and former WWE referee Tim White would never tell that secret even when Taker would ask. The reason for this is due to Taker believing that Andre was old school and didn’t want anyone else to do it because Andre thought that one day he could get back in the ring and they could do something that would be a big deal.
“No one knows what it was, but you know, he ended up passing away and he never let me know. I wonder to this day, ‘Man, I bet it was good.’”