WWE Champion Undertaker announced his retirement from wrestling. Soon, many Bollywood fans started sharing videos of the time when ‘Undertaker’ fought Akshay Kumar in the movie ‘Khiladiyon Ke Khiladi’, which released in 1996.
We, however, have proof that the person who fought Akshay and the champion who retired, are not the same.
The legendary ‘Undertaker’ who entertained his fans for three decades – Mark Callaway – has never appeared in a Bollywood movie.
It is, however, easy to mistake him since the action scene did not focus on the face too much, and the person fighting Akshay was also the ‘Undertaker’ once.
The ‘Undertaker’ fighting Akshay was Brian Lee, who was a temporary replacement to the ‘Undertaker’ Mark Callaway. He got the tag of ‘Undertaker Impersonator’ and thus, bagged the Bollywood film.
Vince McMahon had brought Brian Lee to the WWF (yes it is during the time when it was still called World Wide Federation, obviously). Brian was a replacement to Mark, who was suffering an injury.
In fact, once Mark recovered from his injury, he fought Brian and led to the latter’s retirement from WWF. Brian was then a part of other matches like SMW and ECW, where he fought Tommy Dreamer.
After three decades, ‘Undertaker’ aka Mark announced his retirement on Sunday with a final match in the ring. He was a part of the Survivor Series, when he made the announcement.
He said, “For 30 long years, I’ve made that slow walk to this ring and have laid people to rest time and time again. Now, my time has come. My time has come to let The Undertaker rest… in… peace.”