The Undertaker is perhaps the most iconic character created by the WWE, ever. Vince McMahon himself came up with the idea of the Deadman gimmick that still sends chills on the spine through members of the WWE Universe.
But the man behind the character was afraid that he may never get to play the role. Instead, he may end up playing the role of the egg-man.
Back at Survivor Series 1990, The Undertaker made his debut in the WWE. It was on the same night that WWE placed a hugely sized egg beside the ramp.
At first, the debutant thought that Vince McMahon was putting him into it. But thankfully that did not turn out to be the case.
WWE has released a teaser clip ahead of the premiere episode of Steve Austin’s latest WWE Network. It will have The Undertaker as the special guest in the first episode.
The show named Steve Austin: The Broken Skull Sessions premieres immediately following Survivor Series this Sunday night.
The released clip declared the fear of The Undertaker as he believed that he was going to debut as “Eggman.”
“So about the time I got my phone call they were doing this promotion where on the show you know back then they would do 3-4 weeks in a row, they had this gigantic egg on the set,” The Undertaker recalled.
“You got it, there it is. I’m at home right and I’m trying to think of everything I can do. I’m trying to grow out my hair out, trying to come up with a different look, whatever it’s going to take right?
“This egg appears on the show and then all of a sudden, my mind just starts going, oh man, they’re going to bring me in, this is how outlandish the gimmicks were then, too.
I’m going to be Eggman. I had convinced myself to the point where my stomach hurt that I am going to be Eggman.”
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon had not planned The Undertaker for that role, luckily. It was the Gobbledy Gooker who came out of the egg-shell after it broke at the Survivor Series pay-per-view event in 1990. Later that night, WWE also presented The Undertaker in public, for the first time.