The Undertaker has recently revealed the old mindset behind wrestlers taking steroids.
Appearing on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Deadman discussed the mentality that lead to steroid use in WWE locker rooms.
Stating that everybody thought that they had to look huge, this stigma lead to wrestlers jeopardising their health for extra pounds of muscle.
Here is the full quote, courtesy of Ringside News:
“There was a time when you had to be jacked. Especially with the big guys there was a stigma. You had to be 300 pounds, it’s in our head. Nobody gives a sh*t. They’re interested in the characters we are on TV, but in our head it was like, ‘f**k I gotta be 350 pounds.’”
For a company that used to boast about being ‘The Land of the Giants’, the stigma concerning the size of competitors was unfortunately inevitable.
The Undertaker went on to emphasise that nowadays, WWE perform very strict tests to prevent wrestlers from taking harmful substances. The Deadman noted that he is unsure how some wrestlers are as big as they are naturally, saying:
“That was the wrestler’s mindset then, but now we’re tested for everything which I don’t understand because there are some big motherf**kers out there and they’re cut and I don’t know how they did it. Like, I couldn’t get that way when I was on steroids.”
Undertaker cited Braun Strowman as a star that is incredibly muscular naturally.
Because of WWE’s strict wellness policy, the company can ensure that all competitors have achieved their insane physiques utilising natural training techniques.