The Undertaker is no longer ‘The Deadman’ and has finally broken character after 30 years. He is now just Mark Calaway and spends his time revealing a whole load of stories from his long career in WWE, something that he has never done before.
In a recent interview on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Undertaker revealed who his gym partner was early in his WWE days, and how he was a lot stronger than your average wrestler. This man was none other than Brian Adams, known by WWE fans as Crush.
“I used to train with this guy, he passed away his name was Brian Adams- Crush, yeah. He was one of my best friends and he grew up in Hawaii. Just, incredibly funny story about Brian. So I met him when I first started with WWE, I met him in a gym,” said Taker. “And I don’t know anybody there really. He’s on a squat rack. He’s got 315 on it. And he comes over, ‘hey, you might spot me.’”
The Undertaker proceeded to get into the squat spot position by grabbing Adams from underneath. However, he was in for a shock.
“So, you know, he’s moved up to the- he’s up on the bar, and he’s getting his hands on it. So when you spot somebody, when you think they’re about to squat, you grab them underneath, right? So I go out at grabbing, and he goes, ‘The f**k are you doing? Okay, so I’m not gonna squat this, this would crush me. I’m gonna military press it.’ 315 behind the neck, he did it,” revealed Taker.
“Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom. And he was six foot seven, right? Big upper body, he just did it,” said Taker. “Huge upper body, like pool cues for legs but anyway, that’s it. That was my training partner.”
The hectic training schedules and performance calendar had Superstars always on the run back in the 80s and 90s. When veterans say ‘they don’t make them like they used to’, this is what they mean.
Crash’s ‘normal’ superhuman strength is a testament to the golden generation of wrestling, which comprised of muscular men like Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, Rick Rude, Lex Luger, and more.
The Undertaker probably misses those good old days now that he finds himself as the veteran. His stories can be used by many of the young talents today to improve and get a little bit off of him as they head into their careers.