According to an article by Sports Illustrated, the Undertaker (and Kurt Angle) are officially out of the upcoming Starrcast II event organized by Conrad Thompson. The story states that it was WWE who did not approve the appearances even though Thompson had put down a deposit before officially announcing Taker’s participation. Thompson had the following to say:
“The announcement went wide and viral. I was told it had gotten WWE’s attention and that Vince McMahon texted The Undertaker about the appearance. ’Taker’s representation, which is a company called Get Engaged, called to tell me, ‘WWE says he can’t do it.’”
“I had a friend discuss the situation with Vince McMahon, and I was assured the ‘heat’ wasn’t on me or my event but rather that The Undertaker shouldn’t be doing personal appearances outside of WWE. I was assured that damages would be covered, a suitable replacement offered, or some sort of compromise to make everyone happy.”
“I suggested Vince McMahon, Hunter, or Stephanie McMahon. And I said I would donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Conor’s Cure and match the donation personally, which would turn a negative into a positive for everyone involved.”
Thompson eventually got his deposit back but McMahon ultimately ended up telling Conrad that he would not approve any main roster talents to appear as a replacement so he has since turned his sights to Shawn Michaels but he also “backed out before signing because of the close proximity of Starrcast and AEW.”
Read the full story HERE
This report was written by Jeff Whalen and was taken from Rajah.com
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