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The Undertaker reveals what the 'real problem' is with modern-day wrestling

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2019-01-04 21:35:23

The Undertaker is coming to the close of his illustrious career now, but that doesn't mean he's taken his eye away from the business.

Not much has come of the tag team match that the WWE Universe witnessed at Crown Jewel, where Taker and Kane succumbed to the team of Triple H and Shawn Michaels - even though the Brothers Of Destruction got the last laugh with a post-match beatdown of DX.

Many wanted one last one-on-one between the Deadman and HBK, but let's face it - it wouldn't live up to their classics of the past despite both showing good in-ring signs last November.

Taker was always a hard-hitter in the ring during his prime, but he could mix it up a bit as well and was extremely agile for a man of his size

You only have to cast your mind back to WrestleMania 25 which is synonymous for Taker diving over the ropes towards Shawn Michaels as he crashed awkwardly into a cameraman - that proved the versatility of Undertaker's moveset.

But there's not many pure big men left in the WWE now, with a vast array of male talents taking to the stage - from brute powerhouses, to hybrid athletes, all the way down to the ones who rely on flips and athleticism to perfect their craft.

And whilst WWE has arguably had their best year in a while for in-ring work at least, the new style especially coming from NXT doesn't appeal to everyone.

In an exclusive interview with Onnit Stories, Taker has outlined the biggest problem with the up-and-comers of the wrestling world and what needs to change.

"Sometimes you have to set the angle within the match, but you gotta give a reason for one guy to be loved and one guy to be hated," Taker stated, per WrestlingInc.

"At the end of the day, whatever you're doing in the ring, you want it to look real, and genuine, and authentic.

"And I think that's a huge problem, everybody acts the same way, everybody overplays to the audience, and it's just like, 'OK, what do you do next?'," Everybody's calling, they want to backflip off this and into that. Once you do that a couple of times, it's like, 'OK, what do you got now?' Well, now I gotta do two flips into that, then two and a half.

"When they get used to that, what do you do? Instead of learning the finer nuances of what we do - and that's tell stories. Granted, physical, painful stories, but stories nonetheless."

It's clear to see Taker wants less flips, more storytelling in the WWE.

No doubt about the likes of Seth Rollins and AJ Styles can do both, but for others there's clearly a lot to learn before you get Taker's attention in a positive light.

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