It was one of wrestling's most infamous storylines of all time. Who was the 'Higher Power' that The Undertaker and his Ministry Of Darkness were taking orders from during their feud with Vince McMahon?
After months of a strong build up it was revealed to be.... Vince McMahon, swerving his rival Stone Cold Steve Austin. For years, fans have regularly cited the reveal as a missed opportunity and a bit of a letdown. In the build-up to it, everything from Jake "The Snake" Roberts to Shawn Michaels were rumoured in 1999 to be the person pulling The Undertaker's strings but one intriguing and unusual name has emerged in recent times.
Former longtime WWE agent Bruce 'Brother Love' Prichard has revealed on his latest podcast that then future TNA and Ring Of Honor star 'The Fallen Angel' Christopher Daniels was pitched to McMahon as the 'Higher Power'.
This backs-up a claim that former WWE creative wrier Ed Ferrera made last year that he was the one who pitched Daniels to management.
At the time Daniels had not been signed to a contract but was working a lot of big independent shows and was already portraying his evil priest gimmick, 'The Fallen Angel'. The character had caught Ferrera's attention and Prichard believed this new young talented performer with this great gimmick would be the perfect fit for the reveal. Prichard revealed Vince McMahon took one look at Daniels and said, “Nah.” and that he did not like his size.