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>Ill health meant the monstrous Frenchman was on the decline by the time The Undertaker arrived in WWE back in 1990.
>But ‘Taker has spoken about how Andre, who passed away due to congestive heart failure in 1993, had a master plan to have one last epic encounter with him.
>Undertaker, a seven-time world champion, told Pastor Ed Young as part of the Wrastlin’ series: “I never got the chance to wrestle Andre. By the time that I got there, his health was really in decline. He wrestled a few times and it was funny because Andre was really old school.
>“Andre didn’t like big guys either — he loved me, thank goodness. But for most big guys, he thought they were arrogant or bullies or whatnot, but he had his way with a lot of guys that you would be like, ‘Oh, that’s a pretty tough guy,’ [but] Andre would set him straight. Anyway, he liked me and, you know, I guess we always think we got one [match] left in us, you know.”
>Taker, who fights fellow legend Triple H at WWE’s Super Show-Down on Saturday, continued: “He’d come in, he’s Andre The Giant. Biggest star that’s ever [been] at that time in wrestling. Worldwide phenomenon, he was always the first guy in the locker room.”
>“He was always there, he would love to sit there and play cribbage and I’d come in and say, ‘Hey boss, how you doing today?’ [He’d say], ‘Good. You know, one day, kid, me and you. I have this idea.’ ‘Oh really, boss? Tell me about it.’ And he’d never tell me.”
>It was not just The Undertaker whom Andre would not tell — the Giant kept his plan secret until his dying day.
>Taker added: “A good friend of mine to this day, his name is Tim White, he drove Andre around, he was one of the referees, and I had asked Tim all the time: ‘Did he ever tell you?’ I would ask and he’d never tell me.
>“He was old school in that because he didn’t want anyone else to do it because he thought he was going to get to a point where he could get back in the ring and we could do something that would be a big deal.
>“No one knows what it was, but you know, he ended up passing away and he never let me know. I wonder to this day, ‘Man, I bet it was good.’”