The Undertaker Addresses Allegations of Bias Against WWE Star

The Undertaker reflects on his career and wrestling style.

by Noman Rasool
The Undertaker Addresses Allegations of Bias Against WWE Star
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The man whose storied journey entailed so many momentous contributions to the wrestling world, The Undertaker, otherwise known for his iconic presence and legendary career in WWE, recently looked back at his job on another episode of his "Six Feet Under" podcast.

More specifically, he looked back at chair shots. Over a career that has spanned over three decades, The Undertaker has gone toe to toe with a who's who of opponents and has been able to take and deliver his fair share of chair shots to the head.

Speaking on that kind of wrestling, he stressed that he never did it out of hate or personal bias at any point in time.

Addressing Chair Shots

I swung a chair. I hit everybody the same," The Undertaker told Joe Rogan. "There was no malice.

No purpose was to harm anybody, regardless of your experience level. And at the time, we didn't know anything about all these head injuries, CTE, and things of that nature. Chair shots were just part of what we did. ". Reacting to rumors that have for long been doing the rounds that - once upon a time he had purposely bashed the wrestler Kanyon over the back of the head with a chair because Kanyon was gay, The Undertaker responded that, at that particular time, he did not even know that Kanyon was gay.

"I've been accused of smashing Kanyon with a chair because he was gay. I didn't even know he was gay until years later," he said. "When it came to chair shots, I never had any personal reasons behind them; they were just part of my wrestling style.

Referring to what is now known as head injuries, The Undertaker said if he had known any of that, then he would have been a little different. "Knowing what we know now about head injuries, it's a whole different deal," he said.

"I would tell the people to make sure they get their hands up for that simple fact: it's essential to protect not only yourself but also others in that ring for the increased awareness of the risks involved with head trauma.

Though a legend, The Undertaker remained militant regarding false allegations to be levied against himself. He repeated the style of chair swinging as consistent and accessible of personal vendettas: "I swung the chair how I learned, how I was taught.".

"All I did was swing a chair at the guy, so I'd expect the same thing: an equal response," he said, pointing out such possibly violent responses as being used on him at other times by big-name wrestlers like Triple H and Bruiser Brody.

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