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WWE history: Undertaker possesses Josh Matthews in hilarious segment

Taker's mind games
Modified 12 Jul 2019

The backstory

Pro wrestling is essentially a weekly soap opera, with storylines being woven by writers and wrestlers playing their part inside and outside the squared circle. What makes it incredibly entertaining is the fact that there are almost no restrictions when it comes to opening up one's mind and coming up with some of the craziest ideas that could be played out in front of a large audience.

Over the course of the past several years, fans have witnessed a string of memorable angles, some of which have gained cult status among the fans, for either being extremely entertaining, or downright goofy.

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The possession

Back in 2005-06, Randy Orton kicked off a rivalry with The Undertaker, with both Superstars trading wins at WrestleMania 21 and SummerSlam. As the year was nearing its end, Taker began playing mind games on Randy and his father, WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton.

One episode of SmackDown saw The Deadman getting to Orton's head and the Legend Killer looked as if he was about to go crazy (Orton did go crazy years later, in kayfabe). He proceeded towards the parking lot with his father, and prepared to take off in a car, but the vehicle mysteriously sped away without no one driving it.

Backstage interviewer Josh Matthews came in and was about to ask Orton his thoughts on entering Hell in a Cell with The Undertaker in a few days. Matthews couldn't finish his question, as he suddenly began acting in a weird manner. If seemed as if some paranormal entity had taken possession of his mind and body. Here's what a possessed Matthews said to Orton:

Enjoying the ride Randy? Well, the highway to hell doesn't stop until you come to a dead end. Armageddon, Hell in a Cell.


(Head over to the 2:25 mark to watch the segment)

As a horrified Orton looked at him, Matthews came back to his senses and asked him his thoughts on the upcoming match. The father-son duo left in a hurry, leaving a confused Josh Matthews behind.

The aftermath

The Undertaker's mind games did the job well, as Orton fell prey to The Phenom inside Hell in a Cell. 

Published 12 Jul 2019, 11:08 IST
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