If only all of The Undertaker’s WWE opponents would’ve known his weakness over the years.
Cucumbers, to be exact.
Silly as it sounds, the wrestling legend apparently has quite a distaste for gourd. In fact, he once threw up all over a Waffle House table because the waiter had put a slice of cucumber in his water.
“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,” Bearer told Jim Cornette.
Bearer also confessed to pranking The Undertaker by sticking cucumber slices in his hat and gloves. But Bearer — real name William Moody — could only speculate about the cause of the Deadman’s greatest phobia.
“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,” Bearer said. “He just hates cucumbers.”
Long-time WWE official Bruce Prichard also talked about it on his “Something To Wrestle” podcast, during an episode about infamous backstage prankster Owen Hart.
“Owen put cucumbers in the bottom of the iced tea so that when Taker drank the tea and drank it back, he didn’t realize the cucumbers were in there until it was looking at his face,” Prichard said.
“Something To Wrestle” co-host Conrad Thompson recounted rumors he’d heard, about how Hart slipped cucumbers into Taker’s boots so they’d squish into his feet.
Another story was that Hart would go out to wrestle Undertaker with cucumber slices concealed in his tights.
I mean, cute as the whole cucumber slices in tights are, Hart did know that the matches were pre-determined right? Or are we pretending wrestling doesn’t’ have fixed matches still?