Undertaker's 'Close To Joining WCW Around Time Of American Badass Character'
According to Kevin Nash, that is...
The Undertaker has always been regarded as the 'conscience' of WWE and held up as one of the company's loyalest performers, especially during the heat of the Monday Night Wars with WCW in the mid to late 1990s...
... which is why it is a little surprising to come across Kevin Nash claiming that 'Taker was once 'very close' to hooking up with the legions of former WWE stars cashing in at WCW.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, the new Hall of Famer even asserts that Undi’s American Badass phase and biker character tweaks - adopted in early 2000 after a spell on the sidelines with injury – were meant to be unveiled with WCW in mind.
“We had ‘Taker close," Nash is reported as saying.
"All of a sudden he wasn’t the Deadman. He became the American Badass for a reason. That Deadman wasn’t going to f—in’ come to WCW. He would have been the biker character and gone by Mark Calaway."
The former Diesel star continued: “All along, I was trying to get guys money, I was trying to get guys paid.
"And what happened was Vince started giving huge guarantees to the Shawns and Undertakers and those guys and said, ‘I can’t lose my core guys.’”
What do you reckon? Do you think Undertaker would ever have switched sides and made the jump to WCW?