Professional wrestling is a form of entertainment that is always evolving, and it’s changed a lot over the years.
The Undertaker is one man who has been a constant in the world of professional wrestling through the changes for decades now.
The former WWE Champion recently shared his thoughts on the current state of wrestling in a new documentary series from Onnit, and he noted that there doesn’t seem to be enough focus on telling stories.
“Sometimes you have to set the angle within the match, but you gotta give a reason for one guy to be loved and one guy to be hated. At the end of the day, whatever you’re doing in the ring, you want it to look real, and genuine, and authentic. And I think that’s a huge problem, everybody acts the same way, everybody overplays to the audience, and it’s just like, ‘OK, what do you do next?'”
“Everybody’s calling, they want to backflip off this and into that. Once you do that a couple of times, it’s like, ‘OK, what do you got now?’ Well, now I gotta do two flips into that, then two and a half. When they get used to that, what do you do? Instead of learning the finer nuances of what we do, and that’s tell stories. Granted, physical, painful stories, but stories nonetheless.”
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