The Undertaker had made an open challenge to his former colleague and current UFC superstar Brock Lesnar for a match at Wrestlemania 27. The officials of both organizations are yet to confirm the news but The Undertaker’s recent appearance at UFC 21 has established this possibility strongly. He recently lost a ‘Buried Alive’ match against his kayfabe brother Kane at the ‘Bragging Rights’ PPV. Just a few days after the loss, The Undertaker, Mark Callaway in real life, was found watching Brock Lesnar at UFC 21 last Saturday in a championship bout against Cain Velasquez.
During the show, Taker gave a video interview to reporter Ariel Helwani. When Lesnar was walking past, The Phenom greeted the former WWE Champion with an icy stare and asked him, “You wanna do it?” But the words were delivered in a low voice and Helwani couldn’t hear it amidst the roaring crowd. When he asked The Undertaker about that, he replied it was just something personal. Brock lost his coveted MMA Championship title to Velasquez that night but fans looked more concerned about Taker’s appearance than Brock’s title loss.
Many wrestling experts believe Taker’s participation in the show certainly couldn’t happen without the approval of Vince McMahon and Dana White, the respective owners of WWE and MMA. The reporter, Helwani, later stated in his Twitter that he certainly was not a part of any scripted angle. Surely, it seems no one but the characters and masterminds involved in this story were aware of this. But this, unarguably, was a smart business move and most creative story angle of the decade in the world of professional wrestling. Dana White was contacted later that evening but he claimed to know nothing about this incident in advance.
You can watch the video of that incident here