A bar fight seems to have been the reason why Mordecai never got the chance to wrestle The Undertaker.
Mordecai’s televised WWE debut was a quick victory over Scotty 2 Hotty at Judgement Day 2004. Dressed in pure white and looking to rid the world of sin, he would go on to defeated Hardcore Holly at the Great American Bash, however the character didn’t last much longer than that. His final match for the company was a SmackDown match against Rey Mysterio on 29th July 2004.
Kevin Fertig, the man behind the Mordecai character, has discussed on UnSKripted how there was far more originally planned for his time with the company.
I was supposed to go against The Undertaker [and] Eddie Guerrero. I was supposed to do a lot of stuff. But I ended up being an idiot and I got into a fight in a bar and it just didn’t work out – just didn’t work out that way, man. So, live and learn.
He went on to explain how, had he had a more mature head on his shoulders, things could have panned out differently.
Getting told you are about to go against The Undertaker and possibly main-event a WrestleMania match – I don’t know if you have the, I guess, business sense [in one’s late 20s]. You always say, ‘Hey, if I could have, would have, should have back then…’ Now at 45, if I could have known what I know now and done it then, it would have been a totally different ballgame.
Mordecai would return to WWE as Kevin Thorn in 2006 as part of the revived ECW brand, and spent a further three years with the company. Perhaps his most notable match came at WrestleMania 23, where he was part of The New Breed to take on a team of ECW Originals.
With thanks to Sportskeeda for the transcription.