Paul Heyman Believes Undertaker’s Backstage Achievements Are Just As Important As His In-Ring Work
The Undertaker is being inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame this year, and Paul Heyman has recently been singing his praises
The Undertaker has undoubtedly had one of the most legendary in-ring careers any professional wrestler will likely ever have, but a peer of his, Paul Heyman, thinks his influence backstage should also not be understated.
Roman Reigns’ advocate recently spoke on the The Zaslow Show where he reflected on working with The Deadman during his time in WWE and he said that this year’s Hall of Fame inductee doesn’t get enough credit for the role he plays backstage.
“It’s an honor because, for many years, he was the conscience of the WWE locker room. He’s like the avenging gunslinger that comes into town in a spaghetti western and cleans the joint up, he was the one that everyone looked to for guidance. He was the judge and the jury, and me being the executioner,” Paul Heyman said.
“There are a lot of people that give a lot of credit to Stone Cold Steve Austin, and The Rock, and D-Generation X, and the cast of the Attitude Era, and rightfully so. I mean, they all deserve an enormous amount of credit.
“Not enough credit goes to The Undertaker for his presence in the locker room, for guiding that locker room through a very tough navigation and a trajectory into the future. This was not only the standard-bearer in terms of big men working, this was the standard-bearer in terms of a modern-day work ethic.
Paul Heyman Says Undertaker’s Contributions To Wrestling Are Enormous
Heyman went on to add that he aspires to have the same level of influence on the professional industry as Mark Calaway.
“And he, it’s very humbling when you realize the enormity of his contributions to this industry and the fact that he so graciously is willing to pass it on to the next generation. He is a man whose means and methods and the manner in which he presents himself is something we should all aspire to.”