By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Undertaker took part in another sit-down interview with Ed Young on February 20. The following are the highlights of the interview, which can be viewed in full below or via Ed Young’s Youtube Page.
-Undertaker on Vince McMahon: “He’s awesome. You may see him on TV and think, man, I do not like that guy, but he is awesome. He wouldn’t ask anybody to do anything that he wouldn’t do. He’s really built an empire from hard work and dedication and energy. When you see that man and what he puts into it, you feel ‘Well, I at least have to try to match that.’ He’s an awesome leader. I call him boss, but we’re like friends now than we are employee and company owner.”
-Undertaker on meeting his wife Michelle McCool: “When she got there (to WWE), there were two people she didn’t want to meet, Kane and yours truly. Terrified. Did not want anything to do with me. It was funny because she has this unbelievable work ethic. So she would get to the arenas early and try get around some of our producers… She would pick their brains and try to get them to get in the ring and work with her. It just caught my eye because it was like, ‘No, you never cross over that line.’ I always told guys you don’t date people you work with, it’s not going to work. I said it for years and then I broke my own motto. But I ended up getting to know her and I was just like, ‘Wow, she’s really passionate about this.’ You could tell that this was what she was wanting to do, it wasn’t a stair step to Hollywood or anything else. She was passionate. So finally after a long time of her chasing me around… Not true at all. Finally, she realized that I was not Satan. So we ended up dating.”
Powell’s POV: This should put to rest any speculation of a major rift between Undertaker and Vince over Taker appearing at the Starrcast convention. Taker could not have been more complimentary of Vince. Undertaker stated that he has undergone 17 surgeries during his career. He spoke about the hectic travel schedule for his appearances at the shows in Australia and Saudi Arabia and said “hopefully I’m a little smarter this year with what I do because those weren’t really fun.” Taker credited with McCool with convincing him to attend church and noted that it “started my journey back to leading my life the way I should.” Thanks to Darius Malcisky for passing along the video.
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