WWE have gone at all lengths to give The Undertaker a farewell to remember. The upcoming Survivor Series will mark The Phenom’s 30th anniversary of his first appearance with the WWE. The Undertaker appeared for a talk alongside ardent WWE fan Rana Daggubati during the recent episode of Exxtra Dhamaal Live.
During the chat, the veteran professed his gratitude for the fans in India for their constant support. He added that he does not take such unparalleled support for granted and feels proud for having such dedicated fans.
“Thank you for supporting me and supporting WWE for so long. You know especially my fan base in India. It is just phenomenal and humbling to me,”
“And it’s just amazing to be after 30 years, that people still support me and back me. Like I said, it’s very humbling and I don’t take it for granted and it makes me really appreciative and proud to have fans like that,”
The Deadman revealed that in almost half of his social media platforms, all of his followers constitute from India itself.
When asked to sum about his long, gruelling 30-year journey as showcased in the docuseries The Last Ride, the Undertaker claimed that he feels the three decades just rushed by. Despite the arduous schedule and travelling, the adoration and the motivation from the fans are what kept him going for so long.
“It’s hard to imagine that 30 years has already come and gone. It still seems like yesterday that I was making that long walk at the Survivor series in 1990. A lot of it is just trying to stay relevant and keep that lightning to it, all on the basis of the fans themselves.”
“And that’s the one thing that I have, regardless of injuries and travel schedules, it’s always been for the fans that kind of motivate me to keep going and it is the true pleasure of being able to travel around the world and see different people and different cultures and see that how your character, your persona affects different people.”
He was also asked if there is anything left for him to achieve in the squared circle. To that query, the Undertaker stated that he has exceeded all of his personal goals and is proud to have created such a legacy. While performing has become a physical challenge after 30 years, yet another reason he called it a day was his desire to keep his legacy alive.
“You know I don’t think so. I think the legacy is there and obviously, I want that legacy to not be tarnished and that was the part of the reason, for finally trying to call it a day,”
“It becomes more and more of a physical challenge to go out and perform at a level that people expect when they come to see Undertaker. In my career, I have more than exceeded all my own personal goals,”
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