The Undertaker Clarifies 'Soft' Comments, Says He Wasn't Bashing Talent

The Undertaker made headlines in January when he made an appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience and gave his thoughts on the current WWE product.

In the interview, when asked if he still watches WWE, Undertaker said, "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."

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Many wrestlers responded to Undertaker, including Roman Reigns who said Undertaker was "a retired guy trying to sound gangster."

Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Undertaker clarified his comments.

“I wasn’t bashing our talent,” he 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.”

Undertaker walked away from wrestling following his Boneyard match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36. He had his final farewell at Survivor Series 2020.

Elsewhere during the interview, Undertaker commented on missing WrestleMania 37. You can find his comments by clicking here.

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