Undertaker has giant praise for Omos.
The Undertaker has been known through the years as WWE's best big man. Before him, that title was widely considered to be held by Andre the Giant. Andre was so widely respected that he was the first inductee in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1993 following his passing.
Now, the Undertaker's career has come to an end after 30 years and he's excited to start looking at the other end of the industry as a mentor.
During an appearance on the most recent episode of WWE’s The Bump, The Undertaker opened up about wanting to explore more of that coaching side of himself and was questioned about the kind of advice he would give to AJ Styles’ massive bodyguard Omos.
Undertaker, in a moment of praise, said that Omos is the closest WWE has come to finding a new Andre the Giant.
“I'm trying to find where my niche in that aspect is because I think I'm a natural mentor type. I love being — when I'm in the venues and I'm around the guys and people come and pick my brain. I really enjoy that and talking philosophy. Then there's people that I watch from home that I want to, you know, I want to get my hands on and say, ‘Okay, you're doing this great, but think about this,’ and try and help them move along. So I'm trying to figure out in what capacity I'm going to move forward with there, but I definitely feel like I'll definitely be involved in talent development.”
For Omos, Undertaker says that the most important thing is that he protects the mystique and importance associated with his stature.
“Yeah, the biggest thing for him, and it's funny that you mentioned him because I'll say this, there will never be another Andre. But this guy is as close as we've come. I mean, and that's a big statement. Absolutely. But he's special, almost as special. The big thing for him to know and to realize is that he is special and that he's different from everybody else. There's nobody — the average size of the wrestler, in general, is smaller than it was. So here's this guy who is incredibly athletic. He's incredibly huge. He is a big, big, strong, man. It's important for him to make sure that he protects that. Ryan, sometimes you guys don't understand what that means. We've had — I've had a couple of conversations about what he should do and what he shouldn't do and if things get too heated, call me.’”
Undertaker made his first appearance at Survivor Series 1990 and 31 years later, Omos made a huge statement by winning the 25-Man Battle Royal and eliminating half of the competition. Catch up with our live coverage of Survivor Series 2021 here.
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