Jim Ross speculates The Undertaker played a role in Lex Luger not becoming WWE Champion
The Undertaker is one of the greatest WWE Superstars of all time. Fans are aware that he has an ear-in with Vince McMahon and, according to Jim Ross, that might have been the case when Lex Luger took on Yokozuna for the WWE Championship at SummerSlam in 1993.
On Grillin’ JR, Ross said Luger repeatedly tried to be the ‘top guy’, but it never came to pass. The first time around was back at SummerSlam in 1993, where Luger won by count-out and not the WWE title.
Ross said that Luger could have become WWE Champion had specific stipulations been put in place, such as winning the title by count-out or disqualification, but that didn’t happen as The Undertaker had a special in-ring equation with Yokozuna.
“Yoko could have done the same thing, took a big old bump, couldn’t have made it back into the ring and Luger wins the title by count out. That could have happened. Would it have been ideal? No, not really. But if you’re hell bent on not beating Yoko and that have been some of the influence of The Undertaker as well Conrad because Undertaker loved working with Yokozuna. They drew money. They had a great relationship in and out of the ring and they sold tickets.”
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Undertaker with his friend, the late-great "Crush" Brian Adams (RIP) pic.twitter.com/Gjt7KpZJ4A
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In an earlier episode of Grillin’ JR, Ross said wrestlers – like Brian Adams aka Crush – got an extra look because The Undertaker liked them. He said:
“I’m sure ‘Taker had plenty of talks with him. They were good buddies. They traveled together. So, you know that Brian’s going to get the extra look simply because Taker liked him. If Taker likes you, that means you get a match with him or two or 10, whatever may be. So that was Brian’s issue. I just really didn’t know what the formula was to unlock his motivational brain to get him to be.”