Undertaker: My Character Won't Work in WWE's Current Era

The Undertaker is one of the most recognizable figures in professional wrestling, according to fans.

by Noman Rasool
Undertaker: My Character Won't Work in WWE's Current Era

Over the years, there have been significant changes in the professional wrestling industry. There is no denying that the industry has advanced significantly, from the emergence of new stars to the development of athleticism in the field.

The Undertaker, a legendary wrestler, recently pointed out that some aspects of the industry may have been forgotten along the way. The Undertaker spoke with "BT Sport" about the difficulties of upholding kayfabe, or the fictional persona of a wrestler, in the age of social media.

Because there weren't cameras everywhere he went, he was able to live up to his role as the "Deadman," he thought. Everyone [has] a phone [that has] a camera, so he said it would be very challenging. "I didn't have to worry about that, which allowed me to inhabit this character fully.

I didn't have to stress about someone saying, "Oh, look, The Undertaker," as I sat in the airport wearing shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. That was nothing to be concerned about. Everyone who sees someone wants to film them and watch what happens as soon as possible."

The Undertaker on Social Media's Impact on Character Development in Wrestling

The Undertaker continued by pointing out how difficult it is for wrestlers to create and maintain their personas in the age of social media.

He thinks that modern wrestlers ought to make an effort to live up to their personas, though perhaps not to the same extremes he did. "I'm a reptile. My mindset is still from 20 years ago, but there's a good reason why I persevered for so long.

Just let [the gimmick] play out for a while. You don't need to go as far as I did, but if you're going to post something, at the very least make it somewhat coincide with what you try on [TV]." The Undertaker also expressed his scepticism regarding the viability of a garish character in the present-day landscape.

He continued, though, that he had wished to take on the challenge of bringing The Undertaker into the contemporary wrestling scene. The Undertaker emphasised that the art of wrestling involves more than just physical prowess while acknowledging the evolution of athleticism in the industry.

He thinks that creating a memorable character and telling a compelling story are key components of wrestling. The Undertaker's legacy demonstrates that it is still possible to leave a lasting impression on the minds of wrestling fans, even though social media has made it more difficult to maintain the kayfabe.

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