Former WWE Star Reveals Crucial Advice They Received From The Undertaker

The Undertaker

Only a few short years into his remarkable stint with WWE, The Undertaker was already known as a force to be reckoned with backstage. The Phenom was seen as the locker room leader and enjoyed a close relationship with then-Chairman Vince McMahon. These two things only increased his standing in the locker as his career progressed.

While some have suggested that there were times when the WWE Hall of Famer wasn’t always as giving to young stars in the ring as he could have been, others have spoken fondly about receiving advice from the veteran.

“Be Selfish For The Right Reasons” – The Undertaker

Speaking on his Cafe de Rene podcast, former WWE Superstar Rene Dupree recalled one particular interaction with The Deadman. Dupree explained that the former World Champion some advice that he has only properly began to understand in later life.

“He once sat with me, I was 20. He said ‘Rene, in this business you gotta be selfish for the right reasons’. I thought for years that I might know what he was talking about, and I never forgot that. After a few years I thought I knew, now I understand what he was talking about and I’m lucky that I can be in a position where I can take that advice and apply it. So now where I’m at I gotta be selfish for the right reasons, meaning you are your own business, Rene Dupree is my business, so I gotta be selfish for me.”

Speaking in an interview back in August 2021, Dupree recalled as less positive situation with The Undertaker, claiming that he had ordered the locker room to “p*ss and sh*t” all over his belongings as he didn’t go drinking with the group the night before.

Rene Dupree signed with WWE in 2002 and initially appeared in developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling. The Canadian star made his main roster debut in April 2003 as one half of La Resistance alongside Sylvain Grenier. Dupree remained with WWE until July 2007, during this period he won the tag team championships twice.

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