There’s an old saying: You never really retire from professional wrestling. Sure enough, the performers would hang up their boots and say goodbye, with The Undertaker famously riding off into the sunset at the end of their Boneyard match with AJ Styles, “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson, and Luke Gallows, scoring one last victory in how many . consider the best cinematic match ever, but even he remains a part of the WWE Universe with his 1 Deadman Show Also sneaking in premium live event weekends and a few appearances on WWE television for good measure Raw XXX,
While discussing his life after professional wrestling in an exclusive interview with The Independent to help promote his show in late June in England, Taker was asked if he ever missed being in the ring. Unsurprisingly, Taker noted that he does, and even gave a specific example of when he really wanted to. Hop the Cosmic Rails and Get Back to Business,
“I’ve reached a point now where if I’m at home, I’m fine. It’s when I show up at a WWE event, I feel like ‘I gotta be ready,'” Taker said through the cageside seats. “But wrestlemania 39, I was there, and my family and friends were watching the show in a suit, and I found myself rocking in my chair, like, ‘Oh my god, I should be down there.’ So in those cases, there it is. It’s still in my heart, and it’s on my mind.
Asked if there’s one performer he’d particularly like to throw in the ring right now, Undertaker winced again, naming not one but two of WWE’s top stars as the people he’d like to take to the mat. .
Undertaker said, “I would prefer to be healthy enough to have a match with Roman Reigns now.” “When we worked [WrestleMania 33], I was on my last legs. And he wasn’t nearly as much of an artist as he is now.
“And then another guy I would love to work with is Seth Rollins. He is just an incredible in-ring talent. And now he’s got this really flamboyant character, which would have been a really interesting contrast between the doom and gloom of The Undertaker and his over-the-top character.
Will The 2023 Undertaker Be A Good Opponent For “The Tribal Chief” Or “The Visionary”? In a word, yes; Taker called out two of WWE’s World Champions, and arguably two of its biggest stars, and as a result, could add a major notch to either of his belts with a win over The Deadman. Will it happen? I mean, probably not, but then again, if Reigns is still the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion wrestlemania 40He’s going to need some new opponents eventually, even old ones who haven’t wrestled in a few years.
The Undertaker comments on the mixed reactions to his live shows.
drew attention to one deadman showThis time in an interview with The Manchester Evening News, Undertaker stated that while most fans really enjoy his shows, it is not universally approved of, as few actually see him open up about his career. Don’t like to break kayfabe.
Taker said, “It’s so funny, because I was the last person to put in this kind of effort to protect a business and protect a character.” “It’s ridiculous the amount of hate I get from people now that, you know, they hear my normal voice, and I talk about normal things,” Taker said via Wrestling Headlines.
“The hate that I get because people think I destroyed their childhood, and I’m like, ‘Me!?, Me!? I was the last one. I was the last one, I’m the guy you take. Going, you overheated?’”
Noting one area in particular that really seems to be on fans’ bad sides, Taker noted his voice, which isn’t the same screeching sound used on television for the better part of three decades, compared He did the Hall of Fame speech. Gave it a few years back.
He said, “It was once I gave the Hall of Fame speech that we felt like we might have something in terms of a show or the ability to connect with an audience in a different way.” “Because I had two choices, if I want to stay involved in the industry, I have to evolve, what does the Undertaker character bring if you don’t get in the ring?” Undertaker said.
“Either I remove myself completely and let the legacy of the character carry on. Or, I have over 30 years of life experience, stories, funny stories, sad stories, insights on things that happened to me over the years, and I really wasn’t ready to work with the business.
Although kayfabe is dead, for some fans, seeing an iconic character like The Undertaker break out of his signature guise to talk turkey, wearing a button-up shirt and khakis is a step too far. Luckily, that leaves a few more tickets for the rest of the fans who want to hear what Mark Calaway has to say.