#4 Their WrestleMania XXV match could have been ruined
The WrestleMania XXV encounter between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker is widely considered to be one of the best matches in WWE history.
With Undertaker’s ‘Streak’ on the line, it seriously looked like Michaels would be the first man to defeat “The Phenom” on WWE’s biggest stage, especially as HBK had never lost a one-on-one match against his opponent heading into the show.
‘Taker picked up the win, of course, and he would later lose his undefeated record to Brock Lesnar in 2014, but did you know that the WrestleMania XXV match could have been ruined by time constraints?
The referee that day, Marty Elias, revealed on The Two-Man Power Trip podcast in 2017 that the match was originally scheduled to go on third and last just 15 minutes – a decision that was met with puzzled looks from both competitors when they were told before the event.
Fortunately, the plan changed and the match went on seventh and lasted over 30 minutes, making it the longest match of the night.