Passing on the torch. Undertaker is one of the best known names in wrestling history with perhaps the greatest gimmick of all time. In addition to that though, Undertaker was known as the locker room’s leader for a long time. Now a fellow legend has opened up about how great Undertaker’s career was and what his leadership meant.
On Undertaker as Locker Room Leader
“I wrote ’Taker a letter when I left. I said, ‘You have to be the voice of the dressing room and the leader now that I’m gone. I always felt that I was the leader of the dressing room and looked after everything. If guys had a problem, they could come to me and I’d go to Vince and say, ‘This guy has a problem, maybe you can help him.’ Then ’Taker stepped in and became that guy. A lot of times he had to straighten out guys like Shawn Michaels and stand up for the other wrestlers. Undertaker was always a force in the dressing room.”
And on “Summerslam 1997”
“When I wrestled him, Undertaker said something to me that I loved. He said, ‘I’m so glad I get to work with you because I can finally show everybody that I can actually wrestle.’ He wanted to show everyone that he could do stuff, not just be Frankenstein. I thought he was a phenomenal wrestler and I loved working with him. The match I had with him at SummerSlam is one of my favorite matches of all time.”
You can read the full interview here.
Opinion: In your trivia of the day, save for a house show match in the very early 90s, Undertaker never pinned/submitted Hart. If there’s one person who can actually say they solved Undertaker, Hart is the man. He’s one of the best in-ring performers of all time and his opinions are always worth checking out.
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