Roman Reigns has responded to recent comments made by The Undertaker regarding the manliness of the current generation of WWE Superstars.
Reigns was speaking to Sports Illustrated when he took the opportunity to defend his generation of pro wrestlers.
“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. Goldberg is just Goldberg. Who cares? But he’s talking about guns and knives in the locker room. Come on. You guys travel just like we did. Did you really get that stuff through security? TSA was just letting everything happen back then?,” Roman said.
“It’s a different time and I think we’re smarter. I think you’re gonna see that from the financial side of it, from how we save our money, how we prepare for the future, having a life after the business when we can’t fall down anymore to our actual health,” the WWE Universal Champion added later.
“I think it was just like a retired guy trying to sound gangster.”
In case you missed it, The Undertaker made the comments on a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience.
The Deadman called into question the masculinity of wrestlers who are significantly younger than him, and criticized them for playing video games in the locker room.
“I remember walking into my first real dressing room, and all I saw were some crusty f—— men. Half of them had guns and knives in their bags. S— got handled back then. Now you walk in, there’s guys playing video games and f—— making sure they look pretty. It’s evolution, guess. I don’t know what it is, but I just like those eras, man. I liked when men were men.,” he said.
He also criticized the quality of in-ring action, saying it was “too pretty.”