Randy Orton is shown getting emotional while revealing a story from WrestleMania 21 Weekend that he would go on to offer a sincere apology to The Undertaker for during the closing moments of the latest edition of the WWE Network documentary series, "WWE Untold."
30 Days of The Deadman kicks off on the WWE Network today with the premiere of the first of four new original documentaries related to "The Phenom" as part of the month-long tribute to future WWE Hall Of Fame legend The Undertaker.
The 44-minute WWE Network original documentary special titled, "WWE Untold: The Phenom & The Legend Killer," is now available for Video On Demand (VOD) viewing on the WWE Network in their "Originals" section.
During the latest installment of the WWE Untold documentary series, which looks at the rivalry between The Undertaker and Randy Orton from the early 2000s, "The Viper" took the opportunity to offer an apology to "The Deadman" for an incident that took place during that particular period of their careers.
Orton apologized to Undertaker for missing the rehearsal for their match during the morning of the WWE Hall Of Fame induction ceremony for the class of 2005, noting five of the six men involved in the bout, including the two agents, Undertaker himself and even Orton's own father showed up, but he did not due to some extracurricular activities he took part in the night before.
Featured below is an excerpt from the new WWE Untold episode where Randy Orton tells the full story behind this situation before offering a sincere apology to The Undertaker and thanking him for everything he would go on to achieve throughout the remainder of his WWE career.
"I got a little side story. It doesn't really show me in the best light, but let's face it, I was 24 and I was a little bit of a prick back then. So, we have the [WWE] Hall Of Fame and we have WrestleMania, [and] the day of the Hall Of Fame, that morning, we had rehearsal. It was my father, John Laurinaitis -- who was our agent, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat -- who was also our agent, one of the referee's, I believe it was Michael Chioda, and The Undertaker were all a part of this rehearsal, but there was a sixth man that was supposed to be there too. It was me. Let's just say I got into a little bit of trouble and didn't get much sleep -- just in case my kid's are watching. Now keep in mind, this is my second WrestleMania and I'm 24. I'm being given the world! My f*cking dad is there! 'Taker is there. I got down there just as they were finishing up and they were walking out. I've worked with The Undertaker for a year and it all started off with me missing rehearsal for the biggest match of the year. A lot of people may have opinions about me earlier in my career, but nobody considers myself more of an assh*le than I do. So, 'Take, if you're watching, thank you for not b*tching me out, cursing me out or choke-slamming my ass to hell after I missed that rehearsal. That's probably one of my biggest regrets in the business -- letting you men down that night. But now as a father, a husband [and] a 40-year-old man, I think that I see now how wrong that was, and when I'm in the locker room and I'm talking to the young guys and girls in the back and trying to teach them about the little things, I always go back to where I started, and I knew that if it wasn't for Undertaker, none of this would've ever happened."
In addition to the apology story from "The Viper," an additional story shared by Orton during the episode where he recalled nearly setting himself on fire during the closing moments of their WWE No Mercy 2005 "Handicap Casket Match" is featured in a special preview clip for the show that was released via the official WWE YouTube channel on Sunday morning.
The official description for the new WWE Untold: The Phenom & The Legend Killer reads as follows:
OCT. 25, 2020 | TV-PG (V) | 44m
The Phenom & The Legend Killer
Randy Orton stakes his "Legend Killer" status against Undertaker's legacy in a rivalry that leads to a legendary Hell in a Cell Match. The Viper and the Phenom open up about the career-defining battles, including their WrestleMania 21 classic that elevated Orton as a marquee Superstar and cemented The Undertaker’s reputation as a true innovator.
Sign-up for the WWE Network today at WWE.com for the 30 Days of The Deadman month-long special, which will also include three additional original documentaries -- "Meeting Mark Calaway," "The Mortician - The Paul Bearer Story" and "Brothers Of Destruction."
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