In the world of professional wrestling, where the line between reality and spectacle is masterfully blurred, tales from behind the scenes often fascinate fans as much as the in-ring action. A recent revelation by WWE Hall of Famer Brian "Road Dogg" James offers a glimpse into the perks of being a wrestling icon, specifically those enjoyed by "The Deadman" himself, The Undertaker.
On an intriguing episode of the "Oh, You Didn't Know?" podcast, James shared insider details about the treatment of wrestlers who, for the sake of their mysterious personas, would conceal themselves under the ring awaiting their dramatic entrance.
The Undertaker, with his famed supernatural allure, was a staple of these hidden moments and, as disclosed by James, was catered to with a selection of delectable dining options.
Undertaker's Royal Treatment
"WWE had a special way of taking care of those who lurked in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment to emerge," James said.
"But The Undertaker? He feasted like a king. While other Superstars might get a sandwich, 'The Phenom' had a spread that could rival any steakhouse." This peek into The Undertaker's unique under-the-ring experiences adds to the legend of a man who, even after his retirement from wrestling in 2020, continues to leave an indelible mark on the industry.
Although his days of surprise appearances from beneath the ring are in the past, his legacy endures, and he remains a revered figure, making sporadic cameos on WWE programming, including a notable appearance on "NXT" where he delivered one of his signature chokeslams to up-and-coming star Bron Breakker.
As WWE forges ahead with its historic merger with UFC, The Undertaker's excitement is palpable, especially given the premium access to events it could entail for him. His era might be termed as the 'attitude era' of fine dining within the squared circle, setting a standard that Superstars of today, like Bray Wyatt, might aspire to emulate.
The Undertaker's legacy is one that transcends the physicality of wrestling, weaving into the fabric of WWE's rich storytelling tradition. As fans relish these behind-the-curtain stories, they are reminded of the larger-than-life characters that have become synonymous with the grand spectacle that is professional wrestling.