The Undertaker made his WWE debut at Survivor Series in 1990. Since then, The Deadman had competed in iconic matches throughout his thirty years of WWE career. Therefore, The Phenom was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame last year.
Undertaker is one of the superstars who was extremely dedicated to his character. He protected the “Deadman” gimmick until his retirement in 2020.
Mark Calaway also known as The Undertaker recently appeared on BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani show, where he discussed a wide range of topics. At one point, Taker gave his opinion about wrestlers breaking character on social media.
“I think a lot of our talent, not just our talent, but just in general, they don’t understand any concept of protecting a character or even developing a character enough to want to protect it. They go and do something on TV, and then you go to their social media, and they’re completely different. I’m a dinosaur. I am. I mean my mentality is still 20 years ago, but you know, I guess there’s a reason too why I lasted as long as I did. It’s just like, gosh, just live it a little bit. You don’t have to go to the extremes that I did, but man, just kind of be in real life just a little bit. If you’re going to post something, at least kind of match what you’re trying to convince people that you’re this or you’re that.”H/T WrestlingNews.co
Protecting a character in the modern era is very hard because of social media. However, some superstars are able to protect their characters despite social media’s existence and it should be appreciated.
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