The Undertaker has spoke about a move to NXT following retirement in order to help train the next generation of stars.
This past week, Inside the Ropes reported that The Undertaker’s goal following his departure from the industry on November 22 was to guide the next generation of stars who currently occupy the WWE Performance Centre.
Now it seems like he may get his wish. Speaking to The Wrap, ‘The Deadman’ orated his recent talks with Triple H about moving to NXT and helping to shape the careers of those who look to step into his unfillable shoes:
“You know, that’s the pickle that I’m in right now, is trying to [figure] out what lane I want to take. I’ve been on the road for so long, that really doesn’t appeal to me, traveling and doing all that. I love to teach. Triple H and I have had many conversations about me working with the talent there at NXT, in Orlando at the PC. And I really enjoy that. And we’re just trying to figure out how it works because I’d have to come in and go out. I live in Texas. So I’m sure I will do more of that moving forward. I think there’s a lot of– I think I have a lot to offer. The product is changing and evolving, but I think there’s a lot of what I bring to the table that is still applicable to the product and these guys need to hear it and see it from somebody who has made it work. So we’ll see what happens there.”
Should a move to the black and gold brand occur post-retirement, it won’t be the first time ‘The Phenom’ has leant his particular expertise to WWE’s newest recruits. As seen in his, Last Ride, documentary the legend has been a presence in the development system for quite some time.
On November 22, The Undertaker will close the lid on his long and storied career thirty years to the day he first stepped onto the WWE stage. Though plans for his farewell are still not finalised, several WWE legends are slated to be in attendance.
Credit for the interview: The Wrap
h/t for the transcription: Fightful