The Undertaker will forever be regarded as a legend in the world of professional wrestling. His contributions to the business will never be forgotten as he has given 30 years of his life and sacrificed his body. He defended his controversial comments about the current WWE roster as well.
The Undertaker’s controversial comments regarding the current pro wrestlers and the product last year was one of the biggest topics of discussion. He previously said that the WWE Superstars of the current era are not ‘real men’ compared to the wrestlers back in his era. He added that wrestlers from his era were far tougher.
While speaking with True Geordie, The Undertaker was asked about the current WWE roster. He did not change his stance as The Deadman felt that there is not enough “grit.” According to him, this is because current WWE Superstars grew up reading comic books instead of struggling to eat.
“I feel like there is a level of grit that is missing from today’s product. I don’t know that it’s anybody’s fault, we all aged out and that new group has come up. When you watch Brock (Lesnar) wrestle, you’re interested because you know, he’s got this background not only as an amateur wrestler, professional wrestler, mixed martial artist. Brock doesn’t do a bunch of crazy moves, Brock manhandles your ass. You get in there and you get thrown around and you get smashed. You know, and Roman (Reigns) has a little bit of that to him, and when he wants to Randy (Orton) has that to him when he wants to, but a lot of the younger talent, it’s that, the evolution of that comic book era, the superhero era, and I think that’s their motivation, and that’s what their inspiration is, and they didn’t have to come up and bust heads in bars and figure out how they were gonna eat and things like that.”
The Phenom is set to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year, in what is certainly shaping up to be one of the best Hall Of Fame ceremonies in recent memory. Despite that, it is unlikely The Undertaker will ever change his very outdated mindset.
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