Undertaker Reflects On Showing Vulnerability In New Documentary
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Undertaker opens up on getting to show a more human side of himself.
The new WWE Network documentary, Undertaker: The Last Ride, has been unique for many reasons not the least of which is the amount of raw emotion we have seen from Mark Calaway, the man behind The Undertaker persona for nearly 30 years.
Speaking With TV Insider, Undertaker spoke candidly about the emotions that he reveals and the emotions shown by WWE CEO, Vince McMahon.
Below are some highlights:
Undertaker on Vince McMahon getting emotional during the documentary:
With Vince, our relationship has far exceeded the boss-employee relationship. I still work for him, but he is a guy who is on the shortlist of those I consider dear friends. It was a little emotional for me to watch him not be able to put into words our relationship because he always has an answer for everything. To see him not able to answer the question, it was emotional for me to watch that. I’m not an overly emotional person, but it’s nice to know people have such strong feelings for you when you know how you feel about them. It was a strong moment seeing Vince like that for sure.
Undertaker talks about what it means for him to be able to show more of his true self in the age of social media:
It has given me that opportunity to express what I was thinking. Until this came out, people only had their imagination to try to figure out what I was going through. For example, in episode four coming up, the look on my face after the match with [Bill] Goldberg in Saudi Arabia at Super ShowDown. At the time before the doc came out it was, “Undertaker was so pissed at Goldberg.” Or the comments like “This was botched. This was not done right.” It has allowed me on those kinds of occasions to really give you what I was really feeling in that moment where in the past you can only speculate.
Or you had to look on the internet to see what some internet “expert” thinks and their analysis of what I’m thinking. It has been nice to be able to give my thoughts on things in different parts and things that have happened in my career. I think there has been a lot of light shined on these things. Obviously, you get a perspective of how I operate. It has been pretty cool to be able to relay my thoughts and feelings on things that have happened in recent years.
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