Earlier this year, The Undertaker sparked controversy when he said that younger wrestlers “lack an edge to them” and that the current WWE product is “soft.”
The Undertaker sat down with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated and addressed the comments.
“I wasn’t bashing our talent,” Taker said “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.”