Undertaker is clarifying his controversial comments about the current state of the WWE locker room.
Recently, The Undertaker spoke to Joe Rogan and made remarks about the WWE locker room being “soft” and would say that when he started in the business, “men were men.”
Those comments would go on to stir a lot of discussion in the world of wrestling and now, The Undertaker is clarifying his statements saying that he never meant for it to come across as though he was bashing the WWE locker room and stated that he has nothing but respect for the athleticism they bring. Undertaker says he was simply remarking on the changing times in the industry.
Speaking with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, The Undertaker would further clarify what he truly meant by what he said.
“I wasn’t bashing our talent,” Calaway says. “Our talent is extraordinary. What they’re physically able to do, I couldn’t imagine doing that back in the day. I have a lot of respect for our roster, but I came from a different time period. My point was it was tough back then. I remember when Triple H first came in, and he was shocked that I had black electrical tape on my boots.
“It was just a different time. We didn’t even have trainers on the road. If you had torn gear, you either wore it torn or you tried to fix it yourself. I’m so proud to be part of the evolution of our business. The industry has come so far. It’s a sign of the success and how far we’ve come.”
The Undertaker had his last match, for now, at WrestleMania 36 and the character said its final farewell at the Survivor Series event in 2020, but the Undertaker has always said that he will always be a phone call away if Vince McMahon should need his help.