It Came From YouTube: The Undertaker Vs. Nailz- the feud that almost was

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Following the end of his feud with The Big Bossman, Nailz needed something new to do in the WWF (May I ask “Why?”… His initial issue with The Big Bossman was resolved… Why pick a fight with the undead zombie? Oh well.).

The Undertaker and Nailz had a confrontation (for reasons that were never really explained) on WWF Superstars in late October of 1992.

It even made the cover of the January 1993 issue of WWE Magazine (Nailz was gone from the company by the time the magazine hit newsstands):

WWF Magazine January 1993 Nailz Undertaker

The two had a series of house show matches

All this was supposed to lead to a TV feud and a rumored “Electric Chair” match on a Pay-Per-View but Nailz was fired for (allegedly) assaulting Vince McMahon over pay issues before it could really get started.

“I’m sure those would have been some choketastic matches”. -Joe Gagne on the Joe Vs. The World “WWF 1992” Year-In-Review podcast.

No doubt about it…

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25 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: The Undertaker Vs. Nailz- the feud that almost was"
  1. Alan says:

    I still have that magazine actually. I didn’t know an “Electric Chair” match was planned. Obviously, no one in the WWF saw the WCW Chamber of Horrors when Abdullah The Butcher was “electrocuted” & how cheesy it looked. Good thing Nailz got fired or we’d had to have suffered through the WWF’s version of the Chamber of Horrors.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Oh yeah… That was so bad!

    • Nick Nutter says:

      Judging by the timeline, that would’ve been Royal Rumble ’93 or if they milked it, Wrestlemania IX. Could you imagine how much more Wrestlecrap-tastic that might’ve made Wrestlemania IX?

  2. Andy says:

    So instead we got a few weeks of Undertaker v Berzerker? Yeah, that put a lot of butts in seats.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Yup, this was the infamous feud where Berzekrer tried to stab The Undertaker with his sword, but all he ended up stabbing was the canvas.

      • John C says:

        Is that really appropriate for a family friendly site?

      • AK says:

        I also remember The Berzerker trying to get his “stabby stabby” on against Mr. Perfect.

        At the time my young and highly influential mind feared that the Berzerker would end up stabbing somebody. Glad that never was carried out, although we did get the infamous choppy choppy your pee pee incident with Val Venis during the attitude era.

        Hard to believe that WCW actually made the Berzerker/John Nord look less like a goof than the WWF did.

    • Scrooge McSuck says:

      The Berzerker stuff was after Mania 8. El Gigante is what we got in place of Nailz.

  3. patricko says:

    And the camera stayed on the sword for what seemed like a very long time.
    I remember the show, and thinking how the WWE was apparently going to make the Beserker a serious bad-ass now, instead of a big, “huss! huss!” grunting clown in a viking suit.
    And then… nothing.

    • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

      Yeah, you and I both! I thought they were going to do something interesting with him from that point forward… but no.

    • MistaMaddog says:

      I remember that match… When I watched it I was saying that sword was fake cause Berzerker only hit Undertaker’s back with the broadside. But when he tried to stab Taker and it went through the ring canvas, I was like “Holy #$%&!”

      Of course that fizzed out when it was combined with the Warrior/Papa Shango feud, but it was still better than anything involving Nailz…

  4. patricko says:

    wasn’t his finisher simply throwing his opponent out of the ring, and they’d be counted out?
    Or was that Nailz’ finisher?

  5. patricko says:

    At same time, while it was not unheard of for foreign objects to be used in the ring, it was certainly the first time attempted murder was shown on saturday morning WWE wrestling. Was harder to suspend disbelief for that, than, say, for a huge fat man to “crush” Hogan, for some reason.

  6. Sean Bateman says:

    If that match happened, it will be apart of the crap’s Hall of Shame

  7. Vic Phenom says:

    It could be worse, they could have had Doink feud with the Undertaker and have Crush feud with El Gigante.

    • Brownie_the_3rd says:

      Original heel Doink and the Undertaker could have had an awesome fued. They could have had Doink coming out and playing all kinds of tricks and pranks on the Undertaker all just to make him laugh.

      • Tom says:

        I remember reading somewhere that Matt Borne (the original heel Doink) and the Undertaker were planning to feud with each other. They had apparently come up with some really dark and twisted stuff that would’ve been right at home in the Attitude era, but Vince decided that he’d rather have Doink make a face turn instead.

        I’m picturing the evil Doink and the Undertaker playing mind games with each other. The two of them at the top of their game could’ve given people nightmares while putting on some awesome matches. It’s been 20 years and I’m still pissed that it wasn’t allowed to happen.

  8. Doc75 says:

    so we couldve had this instead of Undertaker VS Giant Gonzales at “WrestleMania 9”. i dunno if thats a blessing or not honestly.

  9. Mister Forth says:

    Vince would’ve gagged on this feud.

  10. wrestlerob says:

    Actually evil doink fueding with taker might of been pretty cool if they would have played the angle right. Doink could gave done a lot of his double illusion tricks. The multiple doinks angle would have been cooler to see against taker instead of crush.

    • Paul S says:

      I’m picturing a clown car going down to the ring and Doink after Doink coming out and getting chokelsamed one after another.

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