TJP: "Wrestlers too soft today? The Undertaker ..."

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TJP: "Wrestlers too soft today? The Undertaker ..."

The Undertaker has had a legendary career in WWE, which has allowed him to become an absolute icon around the world. During his 30-year venture in this business, the Gravedigger took part in epic feuds and sealed his legacy in WrestleMania.

Advancing age and physical ailments have significantly reduced the Deadman's appearances in recent years, up to his last match at WrestleMania 36. Within the docu-series The Last Ride, the Phenom told how his body was no longer able to withstand the strains required by professional wrestling, effectively anticipating his retirement.

Taker last appeared at the Survivor Series last year, where he received an emotional tribute from friends and colleagues. Unless there are sensational and unlikely twists, we will never see him again in the ring. At the beginning of 2021, Undertaker launched a surprise dig at today's wrestlers, calling them too soft and unaccustomed to sacrifice.

Interviewed on the Generation of Wrestling podcast, the former WWE TJP athlete commented on the Gravedigger's statements. TJP agrees with The Undertaker, saying: "I don't want to be one of those alpha males that the past is always better than the present.

I'm not that kind of person and I think it's a pretty ridiculous concept. At the same time, I have to admit that The Undertaker's words weren't entirely far-fetched. I think he was referring to a cultural aspect, not just physical strength.

Today's superstars lack a pinch of mental toughness." The former Cruiserweight Champion achieved some success in WWE, where he played between 2016 and 2019. The 37-year-old of Filipino descent is currently under contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling and IMPACT Wrestling.

He also boasts a brief stint in TNA, in which he first performed as 'Suicide' and then as 'Manik' Perkins took away the satisfaction of winning the TNA X Division Championship.

Becky Lynch hugs a fan: broken heel kayfabe?

Each WWE Superstar is given a well-established character over time, with some athletes who must necessarily work as a face, while other colleagues must instead work as a heel and therefore as bad guys for Stamford's company.

The two great factions always see several great athletes at the top of the category among their ranks, including at the moment, among the best heels of the company, we find athletes of the caliber of Charlotte Flair, Roman Reigns or Becky Lynch, while instead among the ranks of the faces there are Big E, Bianca Belair or Drew McIntyre.

In all of this, athletes must keep their character even outside of WWE programs, such as on social networks, in interviews, in hosted TV or in other speeches, in which athletes are presented as characters and not as athletes, with their real name.

On many occasions, however, wrestlers have not maintained these characteristics, especially if having to remain with a hostile attitude and therefore as a heel, these athletes have found themselves in front of children or fragile people, who therefore could have felt bad in front of a refusal and therefore their gimmick and their character have been modified for that juncture, to make a great gesture towards the fan in question.

As already happened a few years ago with a fan who had given her some Pearl Jam CDs, in a very special gift box, which had brought Becky out of her heel character, once again, the meeting with a young fan of the champion Irish from WWE, he would have changed The Man's attitude, making her go from being one of the most stinging heels of the company, to hugging the girl in tears with emotion.

As you can see in both videos of what we have just reported, Becky Lynch also has a heart of gold and knows very well when to keep her character as a heel even outside the WWE scenes and when instead she can make an exception to the rule for a greater good.