Vince McMahon is desperately searching for new talent. Currently, there are no real big names on the WWE roster like the legends from the past. There is no Hulk Hogan, no Stone Cold Steve Austin, no Rock. McMahon is trying to fix the situation, to make the WWE the brand that it used to be. So who better to call than The Undertaker, one of the biggest legends in the history of professional wrestling.
The Undertaker, 49, will be working in an adviser role for future WWE development. His part-time duties would include going to the Performance Center and offering advice to NXT talent pointers and “drive the WWE etiquette into developmental talents.” Basically, The Undertaker will take on the responsibility of letting future talent know what the WWE expects from them.
The Undertaker features an impressive resume for rookie talent to admire. He was a multiple WWE and World Heavyweight Champion, a six-time tag team champ, and won the Royal Rumble in 2007. He is often regarded as one of the pure legends of the WWE and a pioneer inside the ring.
The Undertaker also held one of the most impressive records in professional wrestling with 21 straight victories at WWE’s WrestleMania. The wrestling world was stunned when Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX in April of 2014.
Not only were fans amazed that The Undertaker’s streak came to an end, but many respected names inside the business were disappointed as well. Dave Batista was especially angry about Lesnar’s victory. He recently voiced his displeasure in an interview with the Huffington Post:
It sucked! Honestly, I thought it sucked. I haven’t really talked much about it but I think it was a bad decision, a horrible decision. I don’t have any say in the matter but to me, watching as a fan, it made me sick. Brock Lesnar beating him didn’t seem to work and it really wasn’t good that Brock left the day after. I just don’t see how that made sense at all. I don’t think anyone wanted to see the streak broken and it just didn’t make sense to me.
A fan favorite and a man who has earned the respect of his peers. The future talent of the WWE can certainly learn a lot from The Undertaker.