The legendary Undertaker recently spoke with Sports Illustrated about a variety of different topics, including the Deadman revisiting his comments several months ago about today’s WWE product being soft. The former world champion clarifies that he did not mean to bash the current WWE roster, but make a point about the difficulties he faced during his time. Highlights are below.
Clarifies that he wasn’t bashing today’s talent, but saying that it was tough back in the day:
I wasn’t bashing our talent. Our talent is extraordinary. What they’re physically able to do, I couldn’t imagine doing that back in the day. I have a lot of respect for our roster, but I came from a different time period. My point was it was tough back then.
On how far the business has come:
I remember when Triple H first came in, and he was shocked that I had black electrical tape on my boots. It was just a different time. We didn’t even have trainers on the road. If you had torn gear, you either wore it torn or you tried to fix it yourself. I’m so proud to be part of the evolution of our business. The industry has come so far. It’s a sign of the success and how far we’ve come.