The Undertaker Gives "Huge Pat On The Back To Vince," Talks Medical Care In WWE
As noted, The Undertaker sat down for a rare in-depth out-of-character interview with Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas that was eventually released via YouTube. Featured below are some additional highlights.
On the rough road schedule earlier in his WWE career: “When I was on the road full-time, there was about an eight, nine year stretch where I averaged, conservatively, 250 days a year out on the road. That’s basically you fly into a town, you get a Rent-A-Car, find a hotel, go to the gym, you eat, you go to the arena, go back to the hotel, you wake up, go to the airport and go somewhere else.”
On earning the right to pick and choose when he works at this point in his career: “You know, obviously I’ve been around for a while, so I’ve got a little sweat and blood equity built up. So I get to pick and choose when I wanna go and where I wanna go.”
On the injuries and surgeries he has had during his legendary WWE career: “Over the last 28 years, I’d say, conservatively, I’ve had 15, 16, 17 surgeries. I’ve had both my eye sockets crushed, I’ve been set on fire, uh, that was not fun, I’ve torn a pec, torn biceps. I’ve had several joint surgeries just to get floating bone chips and different things removed. I’ve been concussed I don’t know how many times, yeah it’s taken a pretty good toll on the body.
“Back in the old days, you had to work. If you didn’t work, you didn’t get paid. Obviously, our industry has grown, and we’re taken care of so good now. It used to be back in the old days where if someone had a roll of tape, that was the trainer. “
On the level of medical care that is now available in WWE: “Now we have trainers and doctors that travel with us. We’re on the same care level and the way we’re treated as Major League Baseball, the NFL, but that’s just been the progression of our industry, and obviously, that’s a huge pat on the back to Vince.”
Check out the complete interview with The Undertaker below.
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