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The Undertaker Recalls Taking Naps In Caskets

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The Undertaker opened up about his childhood experiences with the funeral industry and revealed he took naps in caskets backstage in WWE!

The Undertaker is no stranger to being around caskets as part of his Deadman persona, but it turns out his fascination with death began long before he signed with the WWE. Speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, the Undertaker opened up about how having family members in the funeral industry when he was young familiarized him with caskets and embalming rooms at a young age.

“I was always into scary stuff, I liked scary movies and I was always enthralled by mystery and scares. When I was a kid, it was more theater of the mind. Later on, the movies went into full gore and they didn’t leave anything for you to think about, they showed you everything.

“Early on they would cut things off and just kind of let your mind figure it out so I was always fascinated, even with death. There was a time where I had family members that actually worked in a funeral home so I was around caskets and in embalming rooms. Little did I know at that point where my career and future was going to go but it’s funny how things work out. The Undertaker is a lot of things blown up to the 100th degree for sure.”

The Undertaker went on to share the story of the first time he looked into a casket as a child, recalling how young he was at the time and why it scared him.

“Kindergarten probably. It’s nuts, it’s crazy how things work out. I remember as a little kid they were going to have a service and they had already brought out the casket, the deceased was in the casket but the service wasn’t going to start for a couple of hours.

“There was nobody in the chapel and my little morbid self decided to go up and see up close. I worked my courage up, worked my way up to this casket, peaked in, and could’ve sworn the corpse inside moved and I took off like a scalded rabbit. It’s just funny, it’s funny what life prepares you for.”

However, the Undertaker has seen many caskets since that moment, and went on to reveal how this familiarity meant he had no qualms about taking naps in the caskets he used backstage in WWE, saying that when he had larger opponents they provided a roomy place to snooze.

“On more than one occasion, I may or may not have pulled out a casket and taken a nap in there and didn’t think anything about it. I had some big caskets, some big opponents early on so I had some big caskets that they had around so they served a dual purpose at times.”

The Undertaker also recently spoke about his belief that the current wrestling landscape lacks a level of grit in its competitors.

h/t WrestlingInc