WWE Legend The Undertaker’s Controversial Comments on Joe Rogan Experience Once Received Some Very Hostile Reactions

Published 05/11/2022, 11:30 AM EDT

The Undertaker is an idol for so many young pro wrestlers. But he once received some backlash from this recent generation of wrestlers following his controversial comments on The Joe Rogan Experience.

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During his interview on The Joe Rogan Experience, The Undertaker labeled the modern-day product as ‘ kind of soft’. He also talked about the changes in the dressing room as compared to his early days.

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The Undertaker claimed he saw some ‘crusty f*****g men’ when he first walked into a dressing room. But now, the guys play video games in the dressing room according to The Phenom.

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These comments did not sit well with some top stars like Roman Reigns, Xavier Woods, Riddle, etc. They had some hostile reactions to these statements by The Undertaker.

What did Roman Reigns and the others say about these statements by The Undertaker?

During an interview on the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast, Roman Reigns gave out his reaction to this controversy.

He said, “We do the same job. It’s not like the bumps got any worse or any better. You’re always hearing ‘a drop kick was a finish back in my time.’ A dropkick is like the second move you see in a wrestling match nowadays.”

Further, Roman Reigns claimed he feels The Undertaker misspoke. Reigns added, “It’s strange. I really feel like he misspoke. Because Mark is a really good guy. He’s very knowledgeable. Obviously, he has a ton of respect for the business.” (H/T: Sports Illustrated)

Xavier Woods, Cedric Alexander, and former WWE superstar Aiden English took to Twitter to reveal their hostile reactions.

WWE legend Mick Foley also did not agree with these statements made by The Phenom. Foley took to Twitter and revealed his opinion.

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He noted, “Today’s professional wrestlers are every bit as tough as the wrestlers of my era were.”

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The Undertaker’s controversial statements also became a talking point among the fans. What do you think about these comments from The Phenom?

Do you agree with The Undertaker? Or do you think ‘The Phenom’ was wrong to call the modern-day product ‘kind of soft’? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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