The Undertaker officially hung up his wrestling boots last year after three decades with WWE and has been part of several interviews since announcing his retirement.
In a recent interview with Joe Rogan, The Phenom revealed his thoughts on the current WWE product where he called it “a little soft.”
“I try. It’s tough right now, for me, because the product has changed so much. It’s kinda soft. I’ll probably p*** a lot of people off but they need to hear it. To the young guys, ‘oh, he’s a bitter old guy.’ I’m not bitter. I did my time. I walked away. I just think the product is a little soft. There are guys here and there who have an edge to them, but there’s too much pretty and not enough edge.”
Following his Royal Rumble win on Sunday night, Edge recently spoke as part of a Global WWE teleconference where he was asked his opinion on these comments.
“I think any comment can be taken out of context and I think that’s part of what happened there. In a three-hour interview, I think they took the most salacious 20-second clip. I think anybody, whoever steps foot into the wrestling ring, no matter what era – whether it be the 1940s, whether it be the 2020s – all tough.”
The Rated R Superstar went on to defend the current product and generation of wrestlers by noting that they have a much bigger challenge with social media.
“And there are different challenges that come with every era, decade, and incarnation of what this business becomes. We didn’t have the challenge that is social media. Now it’s a great outlet in order to get your product out there, in order to make your brand bigger. But, there’s also a whole lot of hiccups and possible bumps on the road that come along with that. That’s a challenge we didn’t have to navigate. We just had to worry about getting to the building and producing.”