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WWE HOFer The Undertaker discusses ‘Pet Peeve’ with modern wrestling

The Undertaker has seen numerous changes in the professional wrestling industry during his Hall of Fame career, ranging from the ban on headshots and blading, improvements in wellness policies and concussion protocols, as well as the in-ring style.

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Mark “The Undertaker” Calaway joined inaugural “Tough Enough” winner Maven Huffman on the latter’s YouTube channel, where they discussed the first Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. “The Deadman” nodded to a spot Michaels did in the match, where he reversed a chokeslam with a kick above ‘Taker’s knee, which was immediately followed by an intense fury of punches. While analyzing that spot, he criticized an aspect of modern wrestling that he isn’t too happy with.

“Today there’s too much…after that kick, I think a lot of people in wrestling today would have made people happy – they would have gone to the crowd,” the WWE Hall of Famer began. “It doesn’t make any sense. You wouldn’t do that in a fight, you wouldn’t do that in that situation, and that’s one of my biggest pet peeves.”

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The veteran star countered that no matter how athletically gifted the talent pool is, they pander too much to the audience. Maven revealed the advice Fit Finlay gave him as he turned his career around, saying that once a wrestler gets heat, he should follow it up with an aggressive attack.

Undertaker agreed with his assessment and stated what he thinks wrestlers should do in such a situation. “There are gears for what’s going on. You start in first gear, but when that window opens, brother, you gotta get into sixth gear, and fast,” said the legend.

If you use quotes from this article, please give Maven Huffman an H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.