The Undertaker is a legend in the world of professional wrestling as he gave the business thirty years of his life. He has competed in several memorable matches during his time as a WWE Superstar.
WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair, who had the pleasure of competing against The Dead Man on a few occasions, spoke on the latest episode of WWE’s The Bump. The Nature Boy gave a lot of praise to The Undertaker during the show.
Flair was asked if he ever thought The Phenom would become as huge a name in WWE as he currently is when Flair first met him during the early years of The Dead Man’s career.
Flair revealed that he did in fact think that The Undertaker would become a huge success in the company. He praised The Deadman by saying he was a great worker. Here is what he said:
“Yes. When I first saw him up there, it’s called ‘living your gimmick’ and the reason this is such a phenomenal story is that even at night, you know, Mark came out of character and would be social. During the day, he didn’t do any interviews. I don’t think it cost him any money because, I am sure the company paid a good salary. He didn’t do Comic-Cons, he didn’t go do radio interviews… he just remained in that character. I think that special, The Last Ride, that they did on him – which I thought was every bit as good for our business and for him as The Last Dance was for Michael (Jordan). The two eras were approximately at the same time.
“But it just showed the inside of what happened, for 30 years – beat up and surgeries. And Mark at 6’10” and 300 pounds… guys jumping off the top rope, there are 10 of them doing every night. But they’re not 6’10” and 300 pounds. His timing and knowledge – but always staying in character. The people who worked around his character are the ones that had great matches with him. Because he is a great worker – not ‘good’, but ‘great’.”
The Undertaker effectively retired from in-ring competition at last month’s Survivor Series pay-per-view. We will have to see what is next in store for the legendary WWE Superstar.
h/t to Sportskeeda for the quotes.