It has long been whispered that The Undertaker has an unusual weakness.
The big man himself is not as immune to fear as he would have had you believe, according to several reports.
That’s because Taker is scared of the most peculiar object: a cucumber.
It has been rumoured that prankster Owen Hart had started using the fear to his advantage.
On WWE podcast Something to Wrestle With, official Bruce Prichard said: “Owen put cucumbers in the bottom of the iced tea so that when Taker drank the tea and drank it back, he didn’t realise the cucumbers were in there until it was looking at his face.”
It’s also been suggested that Owen would stash a cucumber in his tights when wrestling The Deadman and use it to his advantage in the ring.
Paul Bearer was Taker’s longtime onscreen manager and confirmed the iced tea story back in 2013.
In that interview with Jim Cornette he said, “He cannot stand cucumbers … I saw The Undertaker throw up all over a waffle house because there was a cucumber floating in his iced tea… It was something to do with when he was a kid … I guess his mother made him eat them when he didn’t want them, or something. He just hates cucumbers.”
The American Bad Ass himself has lifted the lid on his supposed phobia.
He said on the Pardon My Take podcast: “Okay let’s get this straight…I’m not scared of cucumbers.
"I just don’t like cucumbers, okay?” he began. But, what would happen if someone brought one in at that moment?
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“I’ll probably leave the room, but I’m not gonna run…If they’re whole, that’s one thing. But if they’re cut up…”
The Demon of Death Valley’s reign of darkness is coming to an end after 30 long years in the ring.
The Deadman is hanging up his leather jacket after one last appearance this weekend as he calls it quits for good.
Regarded as one of the very best, Taker told ESPN: "In my mind, I am 100% done. I've come to grips with it. I'm at peace with it.
“I still have the passion to do this. I love it. And physically, if I could do it forever, I would. I just enjoy it that much. But you can't outrun Father Time. Physically I'm just not at a point where I can go out and be Undertaker — the Undertaker people expect to see when they pay money to see me wrestle.
“I’m just not physically there anymore.”
His Final Farewell will come 30 years after he first competed as The Undertaker at Survivor Series 1990.
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