Undertaker and Kurt Angle won’t be allowed to appear at Starrcast II

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The Undertaker and Kurt Angle will not be appearing at the Starrcast II event in Las Vegas as originally advertised. Event promoter Conrad Thompson told Sports Illustrated that WWE stood in the way of the legends appearing as advertised. “The announcement went wide and viral,” Thompson said. “I was told it had gotten WWE’s attention and that Vince McMahon texted The Undertaker about the appearance. ’Taker’s representation, which is a company called Get Engaged, called to tell me, ‘WWE says he can’t do it’…

“I had a friend discuss the situation with Vince McMahon, and I was assured the ‘heat’ wasn’t on me or my event but rather that The Undertaker shouldn’t be doing personal appearances outside of WWE. I was assured that damages would be covered, a suitable replacement offered, or some sort of compromise to make everyone happy.” Read the full story at SI.com.

Powell’s POV: Thompson went on to explain that he hoped that WWE would allow Kurt Angle to keep his booking and wanted to use Shawn Michaels as a replacement for Undertaker, but WWE has not signed off on it. It’s a shame given that the talents agreed and were advertised. Nevertheless, there are a ton of big names appearing at Starrcast II, which will be held on May 23-26 in Las Vegas. For more details, visit Starrcast.com.


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Readers Comments (2)

  1. Patrick Peralta April 23, 2019 @ 8:13 pm

    A shame nothing Vince always throws a fit if his wrestlers book outside WWE with out his permission. I think he is making a big deal out of thing and it won’t hurt WWE to let Undertaker appear.

    plus you knew this was coming once word got out Undertaker signed a new deal.

  2. You knew this was coming and I theorize that Undertaker was being punished by being kept off of WrestleMania for agreeing to appear at this non WWE event. Vince McMahon’s idea of an “independent contractor” is very skewed. It seems like you are an “independent contractor” when it helps Vince avoid having to pay your health insurance but he “owns you” when it comes to where you can and can’t appear while you are contracted by his company.

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