The Undertaker fondly remembers Andre the Giant’s desire to work together in WWE

The Undertaker

The Undertaker is one of WWE universe’s most prominent figures, who in his 30-year-long career created histories and matches that are still iconic for fans all over the world. Recently in an interview with Bill Apter of Sportskeeda WrestleBinge, the master of Tombstone Piledriver and Chokeslam, said that he is disappointed in never having the opportunity to face Andre the Giant.

Undertaker revealed that Andre was interested in the idea of them facing each other in the ring, “The match that I’d wish I had that I never got the opportunity to, is with Andre [The Giant]. That was always a dream of mine. Andre’s health was really — when I got here, his health was already in decline with his back and his knees and everything. It was crazy, Tim White and I discussed it many times — It’s funny. Andre told me early on, ‘Kid, one day, me and you.’ He had an idea, he had an angle that he wanted to do with me. Andre didn’t like big guys, but he loved me for the little amount of time we got to spend together and he wanted to do business with me. His health was just at a point where we couldn’t do it.”

By the time the ‘Deadman’ got to WWE in 1990, André René Roussimoff also known as Andre the Giant, was in really bad health and was unable to face Undertaker. This resulted in the Undertaker substituting his desire for an opponent with other wrestlers.

Although Undertaker provided a lot of legendary matches during his run as a wrestler, which may include other giant-level wrestlers like Great Khali and Paul Wight (Big Show), there was always this lingering regret that ‘What if’ he got to face Andre in the ring, and just how epic and mind-blowing would it have been for the fans.

Who was Andre the Giant?

Andre the Giant whose actual name was André René Roussimoff, was a French professional wrestler and actor. Known as “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” Roussimoff was known for his great size, and people loved to watch the man in action.

The Giant as people called him, was a mountain personified when fighting. His body size was the result of gigantism caused by excess growth hormones, but it never stopped him from pursuing his dreams and making a name out of it while in the process.

Tim White the agent of Andre the Giant explained how genuine and nice he was, White added “I loved Andre okay and there was many great memories. I tried to put that forward is what a great guy he was, not just I know. He was a giant but he was so sensitive and so great. He put women on the pedestal, he loved animals, it was just a great great guy. So when we travelled on the road together it was when I call into the office to take care of like travel plane tickets. It was big bear and little bear“.

Andre The Giant died in 1993 due to congestive heart failure, although it’s been 30 years since the man died, this legend still lives on through the people he knew and the matches he had that are still some of the best moments in the wrestling industry’s history.

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