The Undertaker’s controversial comments about the modern-day pro wrestlers and WWE’s product last month is still a widely-discussed topic. Quite a few pro wrestlers from various eras have already given their take on what The Deadman said.
While speaking on his Hall Of Fame podcast, Booker T gave his thoughts regarding The Undertaker’s controversial views. Booker T recalled the first time he and his brother appeared backstage at a WWF event. Booker T noted how he wanted to be part of what they saw.
I remember the first time Haku got my brother and I back in the locker room in WWF back in The Summit. We walked in the locker room, and this is no joke, Hulk Hogan, and, I don’t know, Macho Man Savage, and a few more of the guys were at a table. They were playing cards. They were drinking and smoking cigarettes. There was some gambling going on and I was like, ‘Wow, this is cool. I want to be part of this right here.’
Booker T said that The Undertaker might have meant going out to the ring and making fans feel a certain way. Booker T added that everyone in the back believed in The Undertaker’s character for three decades and keeping the secrets of the business under wraps.
You walk in the locker room today and it’s going to be totally different than it was back then. You say, perhaps for the better, and in a lot of ways, I think so as well, but, the soft comment that The Undertaker said.
I need guys to understand when going out and making the fans feel a certain way, I think that’s what The Undertaker was talking about. For 30 years, The Undertaker made you feel a certain way.
The feel of The Undertaker wasn’t just his in-ring persona. We have believed in The Undertaker. That’s why we as the boys look at The Undertaker a certain way. We have believed in him for 30 years because he went out there and performed a certain way and he believed in, there again the character. As far as the business goes, keep our secrets under wraps and I think that’s what The Undertaker was talking about.”
It is likely many more wrestlers will continue to give their thoughts on this matter.
h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the quotes.