• The Undertaker Clarifies His “WWE Product Is Soft” Comments
Earlier this year in January, The Undertaker’s interview from the Joe Rogan Experience aired, where Undertaker called the current WWE product “soft”.
Undertaker was asked if he enjoys watching WWE nowadays and below is what he said:
“I try. It’s tough for me because the product has changed so much and it’s kind of soft.
I’ll probably pi$$ a lot of people off but they need to hear it. It is what it is. But to the young guys, ‘oh, he’s a bitter old guy.’ I’m not bitter, I did my time. I’m good, I walked away when I wanted to walk away.
I just think the product is a little soft. There’s guys here and there that have an edge to them, but there’s too much pretty and not enough substance right now.”
A lot of the current WWE wrestlers got offended by Taker’s comments, which led to The Phenom clarifying his comments during a recent interview with Sports Illustrated.
Taker noted he wasn’t bashing the talent (which was pretty clear when called the WWE product soft) and that he has a lot of respect for the current wrestlers.
Here’s what The American Badass said:
“I wasn’t bashing our talent. 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.”
Taker then went on to thank the wrestling fans for staying loyal to him for over 30 years:
“I’ve always considered myself extremely blessed. Wrestling fans are hugely loyal, and my fans have been with me during this whole journey. That’s so special to me.
They deserve credit, they were vital to building and sustaining The Undertaker character. I never took that for granted.
Look, tickets are expensive, pay-per-views are expensive. You need to work hard for your money, and people used their spending money on WWE and The Undertaker as their form of entertainment. That’s so humbling to me.
I’ll put wrestling fans above any other fan base. Their support means the world to me.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (April 22, 1990) – NWA Main Event
On this day in 1990, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA Main Event’.
This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Capital Combat 1990’ PPV.
The card can be found below:
– Mark Callous vs. Rick Ryder & Pat Rose
– Doom vs. Road Warriors (JIP)
– Samu & Joel Deaton vs. Tommy Rich & Eddie Gilbert
– Midnight Express vs. Rock ‘n’ Roll Express