The Undertaker, along with Michelle McCool and the family of The Ultimate Warrior, attended the opening game of the 2016/17 NBA season in Cleveland. Many of the players met Undertaker and posed for pictures with him but there was a noticeable player that wasn’t photographed with Taker - LeBron James.
Apparently Undertaker waited outside of the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room of an hour in hopes of meeting James. The word was James arrived to the arena before Undertaker and crew but word quickly spread throughout the locker room when he arrived. However, James still never came out to meet with him.
Joe Vardon from Cleveland.comgave a detailed explanation:
I love this question. For a quick review, The Undertaker was stationed outside the locker room at The Q for an uncomfortable hour (give or take) on opening night, apparently to meet James (with cameras and cell phones rolling for the fine folks at WWE to capture the moment and spread the footage around the globe). The reason, besides the huge publicity it would generate for the WWE, was James wore a T-shirt from Homage with The Undertaker's likeness on the front on practice day prior to Game 5 of the Finals.
James arrived at The Q before the wrestler and his posse, and claimed not to know he was out there. But of course the word immediately spread through the locker room that The Undertaker was waiting outside.
Here's a life lesson. If you don't have an appointment, don't already know James personally, aren't a business associate or a small child, the odds of "meeting" James before or after a Cavs game in or near the locker room are not great. I once saw Houston Astros stud second baseman Jose Altuve try to get a meeting with James after a game against the Houston Rockets in Texas. The request came through various team PR officials. Let's just say James had no interest.
Another rule. James is not cool with someone purposefully trying to make money or gain fame through him, away from the court. In other words, no PR stunts that don't benefit James. He wore an Undertaker T-shirt. For him, that's enough.
WWE is as high up on LeBron James as they have been on any celebrity and they’ve wanted to work with him for years. The problem has always been their biggest show (Wrestlemania) conflicting with the NBA schedule. James is an admitted WWE fan but obviously a businessman as well.
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