The Undertaker recently gave his Final Farewell at Survivor Series, and he left a career’s worth of memories behind him. He is now able to open up in ways that he never did before when discussing the business he dedicated his life to.
While speaking to the Joe Rogan Experience, The Undertaker revealed the secret behind his devastating Tombstone Piledriver finisher. He also opened up about an aspect of the pro wrestling business that not a lot of fans understand: trust.
A ton of trust is needed in a pro wrestling ring. Opponents pick each other off the ground and it can end badly. Trust is needed in a big way because everything can change from good to terrible in an instant.
“We’ve established at this point, I think everybody understands what wrestling is. I mean, it’s sports entertainment. I think everyone’s gotten over the fact that that’s what we are, we’re entertainment. I don’t think what people really realize is that on any given match on any given day you’re two inches from something catastrophic happening.”
“It is, I mean it is that [snaps fingers] it’s two inches from being like ‘holy sh*t that was really impressive’ to ‘holy sh*t that guy ain’t getting up.’ I think a lot of people that sh*t on wrestling, they don’t understand that aspect. You’re right, it does take an enormous amount of trust. It’s really hard to get in the ring with someone who has hurt a few people.”
The Undertaker experienced his share of injuries, so he understands this concept very well. Pro wrestling is sports entertainment, but the risks that everyone takes are always present. There is a reason why they tell fans not to try this at home.
Transcription by Ringside News