The Undertaker has revealed how he struggles to enjoy watching WWE as the product has become “soft” – saying there’s not enough substance to the 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.”
Undertaker went on to say that one of the problems nowadays, in his opinion, is young guys working with young guys.
“They’re trying to put something out for everybody. Some guys are into the comedy shit and other guys want to see more hardcore fighting. One of the big things that happened is the generation before, we all got old at the same time. There weren’t enough guys to work with the young guys. I can give my theories on what you should do, but until you can get in the ring and do it, it doesn’t translate.
“Then, you also have too many people who are like, ‘These guys on the Internet say I’m good.’ Okay, well, you can listen to them or you can listen to somebody who has been there and done it. There was not enough merging of the young and the new talent. When it was me, Steve Austin, Triple H, The Rock, Shawn Michaels we were working together and making money, then we just aged out and it left young guys working with young guys and the product changed.”
Speaking with Inside The Ropes, Triple H recently revealed how Undertaker is set for a backstage role in NXT.
“He is looking now, I believe, to move to the next phase of his life and we talked a lot about it, it involves being here, it involves the future, it involves getting more into that. I would like to believe he has earned the taking a breath off of his retirement for a moment, but we actually just touched base in the last couple of days and that is something that, coming out of the holidays, we will certainly be talking about in 2021,