Former WWE superstar The Undertaker has revealed previously unknown details about his well-known interaction with Brock Lesnar during UFC 121 during which Lesnar lost the UFC Heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez. As Lesnar was walking back to the locker room shortly after his loss to Velasquez in the event’s headline clash, The Dead Man had called him out.
While speaking to Ariel Helwani for ESPN, The Undertaker (real name Mark William Calaway) revealed that he was “strictly there to pick a fight” with Lesnar in an effort to get a WWE match rolling. He said that it was an effort to get Lesnar, who was a star in the MMA world at the time, to make his return to WWE. He, further, added that there was no personal animosity behind the move.
Although the move created a huge media storm, The Undertaker went on to add that UFC President Dana White was unaware of what was going to happen as he hadn’t been given a heads-up.
The Undertaker revealed that neither he nor Vince McMahon was aware that White had no clue about what was going on and that he did not know that Taker was going to do what he did. He added that White was not happy to see “some guy from the WWE challenging his biggest draw,” even though they thought that he was on board with it.
He also added that he felt horrible about it after the fact, because he had been under the impression that some kind of a discussion had already taken place between McMahon and White.
It would be two years after that incident before Lesnar would make his return to the WWE when he faced off against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 and ended his legendary winning streak at the iconic WWE event. To sum up the incident, The Undertaker admitted that they jumped the gun a little bit on the timing.