WWE Untold is a documentary series, available on the WWE Network – in which the superstars of yesterday and today recount important moments in their careers, offering different backgrounds to wrestling fans. The Phenomenon and the Killer of Legends, this is the title of the new episode that will be published on October 25, track the rivalry between The Undertaker and Randy Orton which ran throughout 2005.
The two athletes delve into the highlights of their feud, reveal some of the unexpected events they encountered and, above all, highlight the lessons learned by a then young Orton to work alongside the gravedigger (to learn more about his career, also, we invite you to read our specials dedicated to the series about The Undertaker).
The legend and the killer of legends
Fifteen years ago, The Undertaker was still in the prime of his career (the epic tale of the end of an age, detailed in the third episode of The Last Ride, had yet to be done, for example), he was at the top of the company and the Streak he had not yet realized the importance it would have later. Orton, on the other hand, had become the youngest world champion the year before, but he was still on the launch pad and There is no doubt that the dispute with the Phenom played a decisive role in taking it to the next level and become one of the most successful and popular fighters in the company.
The difference in experience between the two in 2005 is evident and stands out from the opening scene, in which Orton talks about a mistake he made by hitting Taker with a chair. From this point on, the narrative focuses on the four parties that the two had in ppv later in the year, when they faced each other at WrestleMania 21, SummerSlam, No Mercy (in a coffin party) and finally to Armageddon in the brutal Hell in a Cell. The interviews with the two athletes are completed by the producer Bruce prichard It’s in Bob orton jr, Hall of Fame, Randy’s father and also involved in the rivalry, who offer more details and curiosities.
A product for enthusiasts
Compared to The Last Ride, this documentary is deeper the will of Undertaker to want to give space to young people and in wanting to help build the stars of tomorrow. In doing this, Calaway’s immense love of discipline and his always putting the good of “deal“To the personal, but beyond that there are not many novelties in terms of his figure. Randy Orton, who talks about his first steps in Ohio Valley Wrestling, is more interesting than the figure of the Murderer of legends, which meant being chosen by the Undertaker to work together and the invaluable lessons you have learned. Randy is grateful to his colleague and also self-critical for the mistakes made in the period in which they faced each other in the ring, thanks to an immaturity that he himself underlines.
He says, for example, that one of his biggest regrets is having submitted late to Wrestlemania rehearsals, a huge lack of respect towards the others involved and also one of the worst ways to start a year of working alongside the Undertaker.
All in all, The Phenomenon and the Killer of Legends is a documentary aimed at wrestling fans, both those who want to revisit the epic rivalry between the two superstars and discover the secrets behind some of the biggest moments (like when Randy set fire to the coffin in which He had locked up The Undertaker), and those who did not live it at the time and wanted to know more, directly from the testimonies of Orton and Taker.