The Undertaker clarifies his comments about WWE becoming “soft”

During an appearance on Joe Rogan’s podcast last year, The Undertaker made the following comments about the current WWE product…

“It’s tough right now, for me, because the product has changed so much. It’s kinda soft. I’ll probably piss a lot of people off but they need to hear it. To the young guys, ‘oh, he’s a bitter old guy.’ I’m not bitter, I did my time. I walked away. I just think the product is a little soft. There are guys here and there who have an edge to them, but there’s too much pretty and not enough edge.”

There were numerous reactions from wrestlers with some agreeing with Undertaker and others disagreeing.

In an interview with, The Undertaker clarified his remarks…

“I wasn’t bashing our talent. 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 Reflects on Missing ‘WrestleMania 37’

Headlined by Sasha Banks-Bianca Belair on night one and a triple-threat featuring Roman Reigns, Edge and Daniel Bryan the following evening, WWE delivered two nights of pure wrestling action at WrestleMania 37. The show served as a reminder of wrestling’s compelling nature, even resonating with a certain WrestleMania icon back home in Texas.