• WWE Hall Of Famer Says Today’s Wrestlers Aren’t As Tough As Old School Wrestlers
The Undertaker recently appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience and said that he can’t enjoy watching WWE nowadays because the product is “soft”.
Taker then talked about how the wrestlers were “real men” who used “handle sh*t” back in the day, and now wrestlers play videos games in the locker room and are too busy looking pretty.
Here’s what The American Badass said:
“In that era of guys, too, those were men. You go into a dressing room nowadays and it’s a lot different. I remember walking into my first real dressing room, and all I saw were some crusty f**king men. Half of them had guns and knives in their bags. Sh*t got handled back then.
Now you walk in, there’s guys playing video games and f**king making sure they look pretty. It’s evolution, I guess. I don’t know what it is, but I just like those eras, man.
I liked when men were men.”
WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley had the following to say after hearing Taker’s comments:
“Today’s professional wrestlers are every bit as tough as the wrestlers of my era were.
Just my opinion.”
Fellow Hall of Famer Mark Henry added the following:
“Men evolve they are tough now as ever. Maybe not as wild and impulsive.They just become more refined. I found that there were a lot of locker room tough guys back in the day because of the groups that they ran with. The WWE is a corporate industry the guys today fit that mold.”
Men evolve they are tough now as ever. Maybe not as wild and impulsive.They just become more refined. I found that there were a lot of locker room tough guys back in the day because of the groups that they ran with. The WWE is a corporate industry the guys today fit that mold. https://t.co/EfqZgBHPSW
— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) January 28, 2021
WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross doesn’t agree with Foley & Henry, and believes Old School wrestlers were tougher than today’s wrestlers because the current wrestlers are trained different.
Here’s what Good Ol’ JR said on his podcast:
“Because they’re trained differently. They’re brought into the business differently, they’re not sitting in a car, they’re not making 25-40 bucks a night. It’s just a different ball game and Taker’s got a good point there.
Today’s wrestling getting chopped unmercifully to where your blood is rushing to the surface and bruising is already in effect, probably wouldn’t happen in today’s world because the offending person wouldn’t stand for it.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 30, 1993) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio, Texas and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IX’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
– The Headshrinkers vs. Reno Riggins & Bobby Perez
– Damien Demento vs. Tommy Knight
– Mr. Perfect vs. Louie Spicolli
– Shawn Michaels vs. Gary Jackson
– High Energy vs. The Brooklyn Brawler & Chuck West
– Bob Backlund vs. Iron Mike Sharpe
– Razor Ramon vs. Pete Christie