The Undertaker is getting out there and doing more interviews than ever before. The Dead Man is showing a new side of himself which is rare after decades of hiding behind his mystique.
Kane recently spoke to Corey Graves on After The Bell about how his storyline brother kept his character for so long. The Undertaker recently sat down with Stone Cold for a lengthy interview. It was definitely an adjustment to see Taker open up like that for Kane.
“Well I think like everyone, I have mixed feelings about it. I think overall, it’s good. We’re people and we portray a character. Everybody knows that of course and I think sometimes that was taken so seriously that it was almost comic. Everybody knows that we’re characters on TV, and the great thing about a character like The Undertaker, hopefully about Kane is when the character comes back out, people believe in the character, and I think a guy like Mark opening up and talking about all these different things, I mean gosh, what a perspective that guy has, and what knowledge and he’s been there for everything and knows more about it than almost anyone else, and he’s a great guy. He’s a really cool dude so, to see him be able to do stuff like that I think is refreshing. But when we look at things like social media, I think it’s the way of the world.”
“It’s the way things are going, and it’s kind of a two-edged sword. On one hand, you have the days where everything was very protected and there was certain advantages to that. I hated when people [put] out spoilers and all that stuff man because part of the allure of the WWE business is the fact we’re out there throwing twists and turns and trying to keep people guessing as to what’s coming next. I remember there was an All in the Family episode with Archie Bunker and he’s watching wrestling and someone says, ‘Well don’t you know that’s fixed?’ And Archie says, ‘Yeah, they may know what they’re gonna do, but I don’t and that’s why I wanna see what’s gonna happen,’ and I think that we’ve taken some of the pleasure and enjoyment out of the business by people getting so enamored with the business on the booking side of things.”
“That’s one of the disadvantages. But when you look at our ability to connect with fans now and really to bring people into our world whether it’s through the character Kane or into my own world, I think that’s something that’s extremely beneficial for everybody. So, again, mixed feelings but overall I think it’s good.”
As time goes on we might see Kane sit down with The Rattlesnake as well. The Undertaker’s character will always be remembered as one of the greatest, but as it evolved through the years we have now seemingly entered a phrase where fans can get to know the man behind The Undertaker.
Thanks to Post Wrestling for the quote