The Undertaker was not at WWE Crown Jewel, but he was in Saudi Arabia. Ringside News exclusively reported that he took a private jet to Saudi Arabia and Fit Finlay rode with him. He did show up at a Pitbull concert, but no WWE appearance was needed. Renee Paquette wasn’t a big fan of that appearance from the Deadman.

Renee Paquette wasn’t a fan of the Undertaker’s appearance at the Pitbull concert that helped kick off the 2021 Riyadh Season festival. In speaking with Busted Open Radio, she made her feelings known. Here is some of what she said:

“I just feel it should’ve been somebody else introducing him…I feel like seeing the Undertaker, in the big black hat, in full Undertaker gear, introducing ‘the 305, the Grammy Award Winning artist.’ Bringing on Pitbull that way, I feel it could’ve been somebody else. I don’t know what the full crew is that is in Saudi Arabia right now, but I feel like maybe somebody else could’ve been better for that job…

“Not that Undertaker did a bad job, that’s not what I’m saying. I feel like it could’ve just been a great, happy go lucky babyface. Maybe, I don’t know, who from the New Day is there? That’s what we want. That’s how you want to involve Pitbull in the show in Saudi Arabia…

“I love the Undertaker as much as everybody else. Huge fan…But did we already kind of start to lose a little bit of that mystique with the retired, not retired, he’s back in the ring and we’re seeing him in these unfavorable situations. Have we already done that? It needs to stop, I think it needs to stop. We all have little goldfish brains; we can forget things and we want to remember The Undertaker as The Undertaker…

“I think we can all get back to that to a certain degree. If you keep doing these things, it’s kind of hard to get back to that. I don’t want to believe that the Undertaker knows who Pitbull is. The Undertaker introducing Megadeath or Slayer or Metallica, I can get on board with that. It is just the position of different genres that I’m just not down to clown with. I don’t like it.”

It was highly rumored that Taker would be at the Crown Jewel event as well, but to the chagrin of many in attendance and those watching at home, this dream did not come to fruition. But as paquette said herself…perhaps it’s time to let the Undertaker rest in peace.

Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote

Domenic Marinelli

Domenic Marinelli is an author and freelance writer/journalist. His work has appeared in The Sportster, eWrestling News, Pro Wrestling News Hub, The Recipe, Babbletop, Guilty Eats, CFL News Hub, Daily DDT, as well as other print and internet publications. He is the author of Generic V, Summer of the Great White Wolf, His Old Tapes (stories & poetry), and so many others. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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