The Undertaker sets record straight after ‘soft product’ criticism

WWE legend The Undertaker has set the record straight on his recent comments suggesting WWE’s product has “gone soft”.

The Deadman’s final match was a cinematic Boneyard Match against AJ Styles back at WrestleMania 36. Many fans still want to see him come back for one final Mania moment, but as of this writing, Taker seems to be content with his decision to retire.

He was so content, in fact, that he even went on the Joe Rogan podcast and rubbed a lot of people the wrong way by suggesting the modern product could be considered “soft”.

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WWE fans and even employees came out and criticised his remarks, to the point where he had to clarify what he meant during another recent interview.

“I wasn’t bashing our talent,” he said. “Our talent is extraordinary. What they’re physically able to do, I couldn’t imagine doing that back in the day. I have a lot of respect for our roster, but I came from a different time period. My point was it was tough back then. I remember when Triple H first came in, and he was shocked that I had black electrical tape on my boots. 

“It was just a different time. We didn’t even have trainers on the road. If you had torn gear, you either wore it torn or you tried to fix it yourself. I’m so proud to be part of the evolution of our business. The industry has come so far. It’s a sign of the success and how far we’ve come.”

The Phenom has never been one to bite his tongue and after explaining what he meant, hopefully no one holds it against him.

After all, one of the biggest complaints surrounding WWE in the last few years has been the drop off in intensity and overall quality.

Now, the focus shifts back onto the big question: will Taker ever step back into the squared circle?

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