Drew McIntyre doesn't agree with The Undertaker's assessment of today's product.
In an interview with Sportskeeda, the WWE Champion shared that he is feeling well after testing positive for COVID-19. McIntyre said that it is surreal to be working with Goldberg as he used to love watching his matches on Nitro and playing as him on the Nintendo 64 classic, WCW/nWo Revenge. The conversation then turned to The Undertaker's recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience where he called the product "a little soft, with too much pretty and not enough edge." McIntyre responded by saying the following:
"I don't agree whatsoever, especially from an in-ring perspective. I'm not sure, I listened to part of it, I gotta listen to the whole thing because it's pretty new, but I think he might have been referring to storylines and characters, etc. The co-host that was on the show was a fan from the Attitude Era and I think they were perhaps referring to some of the outlandish storylines back in the day that were more sexual-based, more risque, 18+. Our current product is PG. There's only so far you can push it and we're willing to push it.
There's certain things from back in the day that was awesome and certain things that were not awesome that I wouldn't want to go back to, so I'm not sure if it was more from that perspective when it comes to the stories and not being as adult based as it used to be. I think we're walking a good line right now, but when it comes to the in-ring game, that's just not true at all. It's never been more physical. The in-ring talent right now, we've been the best in-ring roster of all-time. If you look at our talent from top to bottom what they can do in the ring, what they can pull off from a storytelling perspective in the ring and a physical perspective, especially, there's nobody better.
You look at back in the Attitude Era, you compare the matches. Turn the volume off and watch the match quality and compare it to now, there's no comparison. Then the Ruthless Aggression Era is when things really stepped up in-ring wise. But now, there's no roster like ours in the world. We're physical, hard-hitting athletes that can do things that are just absolutely mind-blowing, so it certainly wasn't the in-ring part he was talking about. I know first hand because I'm the one hitting most of the people and they're asking me to stop hitting them so hard."
Both Goldberg and Drew McIntyre will be at Monday Night Raw on January 25. The two men to come face-to-face one last time before they square off for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble.
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