The Undertaker is the longest-tenured wrestler in WWE and with career that spanned for so long it also admittedly affected his relationship with his kids. The wrestling veteran recently opened about the situation at home during his time with the company.
Undertaker appeared on True Geordie podcast and shared how his WWE career influenced his kinship with family at home. His time on road put a lot of strain in his personal life which led to him missing out witnessing the growth of his eldest son.
“I can safely say there was an eight-year stretch where I averaged over 250 dates a year on the road. As you can imagine, you’re so wrapped up in it, and I am so wrapped up in this character. I can’t just come home. We would be out 40 days, I would come home for five, at the beginning of the third day off, I am ready to go.
“I am just conditioned to always be on the go. I wasn’t tuned in to my wife at the time. Probably the biggest negative aspect was my oldest son, I missed him growing up. I wish I could have been a better man and figured that out.”
Undertaker admitted that his children had to pay sacrifice for him, but he got a new chance at his family life when he remarried Michelle McCool. He opened up; he was able to be a dad and husband again.
“My relationship with my kids, my older kids, they had to pay a sacrifice for me to do and become what I am. You can look back, you learn from your mistakes,” he reflected. “I was fortunate enough that I remarried, Michelle and I, now we have young children. So I was blessed enough to get a second chance to be a dad and be a husband. But I had no business being married while trying to build this character and this legacy.”
The Deadman feels blessed to have repaired relationship with his oldest son. He regretted not being able to spend enough time with him but he feels fortunate to have gotten second chance at building new rapport.
“Our relationship now is good, but the point was that I missed so much. I wasn’t there for the ball games and all of that,” he said. “I was fortunate enough that he realized that he wanted to give me a second chance. You know, that was one of the greatest gifts that anyone has ever given me, was that second chance to be a dad to him. But my kids have definitely had to pay the price for my success.”
Undertaker retired from professional wrestling in 2020 and it appears he is enjoying life quite well after such can iconic career. It’s nice to know that he finally was able to enjoy being a father and a family man.
Undertaker is set to be inducted into the 2022 WWE Hall of Fame at this year’s WrestleMania in Dallas, Texas. The Deadman will be inducted by the boss Vince McMahon himself.
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