During the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, The Undertaker ruffled some feathers, comparing the men backstage during his time to today’s generation…and it was not pretty.
“In the era of guys, too, those were men. You go into a dressing room nowadays and it is a lot different,” Taker told Rogan. “I remember walking into my first real dressing room and all I saw were some crusty f*cking men, half of them had guns and knives in their bags. Shit got handled back then.”
Then came the zinger at today’s crop of WWE Superstars. “Now you walk in, there are guys playing video games and f*cking making sure they look pretty,” Taker added, holding nothing back. “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.”
Xavier Woods, who is known to be one of those men playing video games backstage, didn’t appreciate the comment much.
“I wouldn’t be the person that I am without the guidance and lessons of a few key people from the previous generation of wrestling,” Woods wrote in a tweet. “They taught me about the business, to save my money, & that having video games in the locker room is healthier than having [redacted]. Thank you guys.”
The Undertaker also said that he tries to follow everything WWE but it’s tough for him right now because the product “is kinda soft.” He admitted that he’s probably going to piss a lot of people off for saying this but they need to hear it one way or another.
“I just think the product is a little soft. There’s obviously guys here and there that have an edge to them, but there’s too much pretty and not enough substance I think right now,” he said.