The Undertaker is without a doubt one of the most recognizable wrestlers to ever step foot in the ring, but he officially hung up the boots after defeating AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36.
In recent years The Deadman has been much more open when it comes to breaking character, and he recently shared his thoughts on the wrestling business during an appearance on the True Geordie podcast. Taker praised names like Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns and Randy Orton, but he also explained that he feels there’s something missing from the product today.
“I feel like there is a level of grit that is missing from today’s product. I don’t know that it is anybody’s fault. We all aged out, so that new group has come up. When you watch Brock 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.”
“Roman has a little bit of that to him. When he wants to, Randy has that to him, when he wants to,” he added. “But a lot of the younger talent, it’s the evolution of that comic book era, the superhero era. I think that’s what’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’re going to eat and things like that.”
The Undertaker will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday, April 1st. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.