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The Undertaker Still Has Mixed Feelings About Breaking Kayfabe

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The Undertaker is not a fan of daytime talk shows.

Undertaker was this week’s guest on First We Feast’s Hot Ones and spoke about breaking character after thirty years of being so protective of his gimmick.

“I’ve been in the wrestling business for over thirty years, and thirty years with WWE on the 22nd, but I’m a notoriously old-school guy. Talking about the business so openly, it’s still to this day—I’m fighting that urge to clam up and still not talk about it. I almost have to force myself to tell stories, and people are dying to hear this stuff so it’s fun, but the old-school ‘wrassler’ is like ‘Man, you should go back, pull the curtain shut’ and tell everybody you’re not home.’ So, it’s been a mix of both.”

Undertaker also spoke about having to make in-character appearances on shows like Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, something he said he wasn’t a fan of at all back then.

“Absolutely miserable. Back then in those early ‘90s, I had no juice then. I’m just another one of the guys and when the boss says, ‘Hey, we want you to go on Regis and Kathie Lee’, you go on Regis and Kathie Lee. I remember the first time I did the show, and here she comes and starts piping off and I hated it. I knew it was good for business, but for my character and me personally, I was absolutely miserable.”

Check out the full episode of Hot Ones with The Undertaker below:

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Related: The Undertaker Reflects On Beating Hulk Hogan In 1991: ‘It Was Really Surreal’

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