Former WWE announcer Sean Mooney, was recently interviewed by Total Wrestling Magazine & during the interview, Mooney spoke on what it was like to watch the growth of one of the greatest WWE superstars of all-time, The Undertaker. Mooney also shared his thoughts on why John Cena is so respected, along with sharing his experiences on working with WWE Hall Of Famer, Andre The Giant.
Here are the highlights:
Working With Andre The Giant:
“Well, Andre didn’t like to fly a lot so they had a customized van built for him. They put a gigantic captain’s chair in the middle of it. Timmy White was a referee at the time and he was basically assigned to take care of Andre. If people ran into Andre in person, if he liked you he was the nicest person in the world. For some reason he liked me and I got along with him really well. It was kind of a snap decision; either he did or he didn’t like you. He would be in a terminal at an airport waiting for a flight and he wouldn’t even look at people, they would come up to him and try to get his autograph and try and talk to him, but you have to imagine he had been gawked at his entire life.”
Watching The Rise Of The Deadman & Why John Cena Is So Respected:
“You can always tell how good not just a performer is, but how they conduct themselves with how long they last in the WWE. Mark coming in was very gracious to have that opportunity. He was this tremendous athlete, you could tell. The way he conducted himself through the years, same along the lines of John Cena, I’ve never heard a bad word about Mark, I’ve never heard a bad word about Cena from all the people that work with him. That just shows, for them to last in that company, you have to have all of that. It’s not just being a great performer, you also have to respect the people and conduct yourself in a certain way.”
“I think when he first came in, he was a very young man at the time. He’d done a lot of work before but not at that level. It took him a while to really get a hold of that character, but once he did there was no stopping him. I think it still remains as one of the greatest gimmicks ever. I remember the reaction that he would get when he would come into the arena. When the lights went out you could hear the gasp because people knew what was coming. If you were thinking about a character where you’re going to call him The Undertaker, you’d think he was going to be this dastardly heel. Look how that turned out, he’s beloved by fans, it’s one of those things where you never really know how people are going to react to something.”