The Undertaker's first opponent Mario Mancini willing to pay $200 to meet the WWE legend 

The Deadman had defeated Mancini, three days before his televised WWE debut, at the Survivor Series in 1990.

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By Samrat Chakraborty | Mar 8, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


WWE legend The Undertaker has touched many lives through his performance and growth over the years in his inspiring career of 30 years. So much so that his first-ever opponent Mario Mancini is still waiting to have a conversation with him. The Deadman had defeated Mancini on November 19, 1990, three days before his televised WWE debut at the Survivor Series in 1990. 

The Undertaker was at The Big Event wrestling convention in New York on Saturday and signed autographs for his fans. Mancini was also present at the event and wanted to introduce himself to The Deadman but missed out on the opportunity as the WWE legend’s promoter repeatedly failed to pass on his request. 

“We waited again and the woman doesn’t tell Mark I’m there and just looks at Scott [Mancini’s promoter Scott Wilder] and I and says, ‘I’m sorry, he’s just not gonna have the time,'” said Mancini. “I go, ‘What do I have to do, buy a $200 ticket to go see him?’ I’m not doing that,” Mancini said at the Cheap Heat Productions Podcast.

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I want to give him respect: Mario Mancini 

Mancini wants to attend the WWE Hall of Famer Class of 2022 induction on Friday, April 1 in Dallas, Texas but only if he receives an invite with chairman Vince McMahon due to induct his close friend. 

“I go, ‘Listen, all I wanna do is congratulate the guy and tell him that I’m honored that I was able to kick his career off. It was me that did that… his first match, you know… and I’m honored that happened,'” Mancini said. 

“‘Good luck and congratulations on the Hall of Fame and your career.’ I wanted to give him the respect and I wanted my respect acknowledged.”

The Undertaker was named as the lone entrant in the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2022. It was a fitting gesture for WWE’s longest surviving superstar who made his debut at Survivor Series in 1990 and brought down the curtains on his career in November 2020, after 30 years. 

His career saw him become the World Champion for seven times after clinching the maiden belt following his win over Hulk Hogan at the Survivor Series in 1991. The Casket, Buried, Alive and Inferno will always remain a part of his legacy.

The Undertaker was also known for his entrance which literally gave goosebumps to his fans and followers. It evolved from time to time as his legacy continued to grow in the company which helped him develop a unique character in the company.