The Undertaker was recently a guest on the podcast conducted by Bill Simmons, where he commented on the various measures taken by WWE during the pandemic. There have been numerous criticisms that have rained on the federation of Stamford, guilty of having continued their shows during this period despite the emergency had now spread throughout the United States.
The Undertaker on the current state of the WWE
"I think they're making the best out of a really horrible situation," The Undertaker explained. "Obviously you feed so much off of your audience and you use their energy a lot to propel you through your promos and your matches and you can still see during the shows sometimes they can't help it.
They look to the crowd and it's an empty warehouse, it's so bizarre. "I did one segment during the lead up to WrestleMania, and I was trying to be animated and pissed off about something that A.J. [Styles] had said and I'm storming around and trying to draw all the memories of sold-out crowds, but on one hand there's nothing there, it's just the camera guy.
It's so bizarre, and it gives you perspective on how much you do count on your fan base and people being there. A lot of times if you're cutting a promo on somebody you want to make eye contact with somebody and it's easier to make it personal but with nobody there it's strange."
Taker also recalled WrestleMania 32 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas: "The crowd in Dallas, at Texas Stadium, that place was rocking, 100,000 people," Taker said. "That was just an ocean of people and the largest crowd I've ever worked in front of.
I used to love working in sold-out crowds in Boston and Madison Square Garden. The fans come to have a good time. When you go to the Gardens, you have to bring it, and if you bring it they're going to love you and show you that love and appreciation, but when you stink it up you are going to hear it."
The Undertaker was one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era, a boom period in the company's business in the latter 1990s. His character transitioned into a biker in the early 2000s, before returning to a refined version of his previous gimmick in 2004.
The Undertaker is heavily associated with WWE's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, where he became known for The Streak, a series of 21 straight victories, and he headlined the event on five occasions.