Curtis Hughes

Curtis Hughes Received Massive Backstage Heat From Facing The Undertaker


Former WWE Superstar Curtis Hughes, aka Mr. Hughes, has revealed that many didn’t like him backstage after he was instantly inserted into a feud with The Undertaker.

Speaking about his experience on Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Unskripted podcast, Hughes revealed that he received massive backstage heat when he was allowed to face the legendary Superstar. He ended up wrestling The Undertaker a couple of times often while getting pushback from some of the boys in the locker room.


“Undertaker was hot back then, all the boys wanted to work with him, and I got blessed to work with him,” said Curtis Hughes. “They tucked me in. From being in the back of the line, right? And stepping in front of everybody. A lot of guys were pissed. You know, a young black guy coming in and gets the gig with The Undertaker. The business is already prejudiced, bro. It was cutthroat, man. So when I got that deal, a lot of guys were like, ‘Oh, hell no, you didn’t get my spot.’ And try to come up with all these different lies, stooging on them, you know what I’m saying? To get you out of that spot.” [31:55 – 32:44]

Of course, getting the opportunity to face The Deadman isn’t something to take likely. Many wrestlers would’ve loved to challenge someone with the caliber of The Undertaker, but only a few can get such a prominent spot. Hughes ended up stealing The Undertaker’s mystic urn during their feud. Hughes revealed that he still has a replica of the legendary object that’s so heavily linked to The Undertaker’s career.

Hughes showed immense gratitude to Vince McMahon for letting him work with one of the top stars during that time. While the feud was short, Hughes believed it ultimately helped his career.

“Yes, I did (steal The Undertaker’s urn). It was awesome, man. It was awesome! I thank god for the opportunity. I thank Vince McMahon for the opportunity because without them two, it would have never happened,” stated Hughes. “It was great. It was awesome working with Undertaker in that ring. I’m glad I had the opportunity to experience that because that kind of took my career off a little bit, you know what I mean?” [30:53 – 31:50]

Although he received massive backstage heat, Hughes can always say that he went one-on-one with The Undertaker. Cue Teddy Long.

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