WWE Hall Of Famer Slams Fan Hatred Over ‘Destroying Childhoods’

WWE Hall Of Famer Slams Fan Hatred Over ‘Destroying Childhoods’ WWE

A WWE Hall of Famer has slammed fans who claim that he destroyed their childhood by no longer being in character.

The Undertaker retired from wrestling in June 2020 in the final episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride, confirming the news in November of that year at Survivor Series.

Since retirement, Undertaker has rarely appeared in his mortician-themed garb and is happy speaking as the real-life Mark Calaway.

His decision has led to some backlash from fans, though, with Calaway addressing the subject in a recent interview.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, Calaway said:

“It’s so funny, because I was the last guy that put that kind of effort into protecting the business and protecting a character.

“It’s so funny the amount of hate that I’ve got, from people now, you know, they hear my normal voice, and me talk about normal things.

“The hate that I get because people feel like I destroyed their childhood and I’m like “me!?, me!? I was the last one. I was the last one, I’m the guy you’re gonna take you’re heat out on?”

WWE recently announced that UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW will be touring the United Kingdom, with Undertaker explaining:

“… I had two options, if I want to stay involved in the industry, I’ve got to evolve, what does that Undertaker character bring if you don’t get into the ring?

“Either I completely remove myself and let the legacy of the character move on. Or, I have 30 plus years of life experience, stories, funny stories, sad stories, insight on things that had happened to me through the years, and I wasn’t really ready to be done with the business.”

According to the press release, “UNDERTAKER 1 deadMAN SHOW will feature “The Phenom” in an intimate setting, sharing never-before-heard stories from his Hall of Fame career and taking questions from the WWE Universe in attendance.”

Undertaker has also recently revealed his dream opponents should he ever want to step back into the WWE ring.

Transcript from Manchester Evening News.

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4 months ago by Dave Adamson


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