The Undertaker Says Roman Reigns & Drew McIntyre Are “Two Legitimately Great Stars”
Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre have both come in for praise from The Undertaker following some controversial comments from the retired veteran.
The Undertaker recently stirred the pot with his statement branding WWE’s current product as soft. But he’s followed that up with praise for the company’s biggest stars.
Taker’s branded WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre as “legitimately great stars” in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso
The now-retired superstar had a very forgettable clash with Goldberg at the WWE Super ShowDown in 2019 and fans wouldn’t have been blamed for thinking that was going to be his last match. However, he returned to take on McIntyre and Shane McMahon in a No Holds Barred match alongside Reigns at Extreme Rules.
The Deadman claimed the match meant a lot to him.
“That match meant a lot to me,” he explained. “I go all the way back with Shane to when he was in college. I have a long-lasting relationship with all the Samoans, and Roman is one of the Samoan greats. As a human being, I think the world of Roman. And Drew is one of those genuine guys. Anytime I’m around, he’s right there picking my brain. He’s not doing it because it looks good to others, he does it because he genuinely wants to get better. Those are two legitimately great stars.”
Elias also had a part to play in the fight as he attacked Taker just as he was about to administer The Last Ride to McMahon. The Drifter also came in for some praise.
“Elias deserves a lot of credit, too, for that matter, because he was another guy involved in making that match. The energy level was high, and I had a bit of comfort working with all those guys.”
The Match That Brought Him Back
Taker admitted he wanted to get past the Goldberg fight as he’s pretty hard on himself.
The No Holds Barred match provided an outlet for him to do just that and he looks back on it pretty fondly with claims it was a “fun night” that saw everyone operate on the same page.
Source: Sports Illustrated