Triple H Reacts to Undertaker’s Controversial Comments on Current WWE Superstars

Published 04/03/2021, 2:37 PM EDT
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Triple H and Undertaker battle during their WWE No Holds Barred Match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)


It’s WrestleMania season, but without the Undertaker, things look completely different. The Deadman retired in 2020, bringing an end to his legendary career. However, his record of 25-2 will go down as the most legendary record in sports entertainment. Despite not wrestling, his input will be crucial to WWE’s product; at least that’s what WWE’s COO Triple H thinks.

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Triple H looks forward to working with Undertaker

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On the Joe Rogan Experience, Undertaker criticized WWE’s recent product and claimed it’s gone soft. While it received criticism from many, certain people agreed with the Deadman’s point of view.

On a pre-NXT Takeover media call with Inside the Ropes and Kenny McIntosh, Triple H expressed his feelings towards what Taker thought should improve in WWE.

“Taker has always been one of those guys that is very bluntly honest and the great thing about him, though, is he’s bluntly honest with that opinion. ‘Here’s how I think it should be, and here’s how I could help you to get there.’ So he’s wide open to all of that. His comments and his intentions are always with the best of intent or desire to improve.”

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: The Undertaker recovers during his fight against Brock Lesner at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

According to the Game, Undertaker is one of those stars whose advice young superstars value.

“There’s certain guys in the business that if they speak, they’ve been around a long time, seen a lot of things and they’ve earned the right to, if they speak, you listen and you take their point of view and you work with it.

“He’s one of those guys for sure. So, if he says it and believes it, there’s something to it, then again every generation is different and what people are willing to accept in generations, everybody believes that certain generations of music are better than others too and, at the end of the day, all of this is opinion, we all like what we like, we all dislike what we dislike, and we give our opinions on it.”

The Game respects Taker’s opinion

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Triple H and Undertaker battle during their WWE No Holds Barred Match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Taker and Triple H shared the ring multiple times while both superstars were active competitors. Triple H is the only Superstar to lose to Undertaker thrice at WrestleMania.

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“It really comes down to, ‘What do the masses of people like?’ The successful companies can tap in long term to the masses of people and get the most people to buy into, to like, to want to participate with today’s product, so that’s where it’s at. And again, for Taker, I absolutely respect his opinion and take it into account and look forward to working with him on making it all better–on every level.”

Will the rest of the WWE locker room acclimate with Undertaker as a backstage personality? Will the Deadman himself agree to working in a role that breaks kayfabe?

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Despite what his decision is, he’ll always be a legend whose opinion people will respect for ages to come.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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