Undertaker Boneyard Match
Undertaker Boneyard Match

The Undertaker Comments on Needing to Regain His Confidence After the Streak Ended, More


During an appearance on today’s special edition of WWE’s The Bump, The Undertaker commented on needing to regain his confidence after his WrestleMania streak ended, and more. You can check out some highlights from the show below:

The Undertaker on needing to regain his confidence after his WrestleMania streak ended: “Yeah. It was something — I experienced it a little bit with [Ric] Flair, and I never understood it. After I worked with Flair at WrestleMania in Toronto, he came back and he thanked me. And it was a different kind of thank you. Not a ‘Thank you. Great match.’ You know, it was such a heartfelt thank you because he had told me that I was able to restore his confidence in himself because he had been so torn down at WCW, and I just never really understood it because, ‘Dude. You’re Ric Flair! You’re the Nature Boy!’ I didn’t grasp it until it happened to me, and it had nothing to do with the winning or the losing. It was the fact that I got hurt so bad — I don’t remember that match. Even today, I don’t even remember it. I watched it back, and when I finally did watch it back, I watched it like I had never seen it before.”

On how he had self-doubt after getting hurt in the match: “Obviously, that’s later in my career. I’m only working a few times a year, so what I think happened was only working that one time a year, I think it finally caught up with me. And most guys, unlike Brock Lesnar, aren’t able to throw me around like that. It was nothing that Brock did. It was, I just don’t think my body was used to the trauma. So once I got over the concussion and all that, it was like, ‘What’s happened to you? You have a reputation as a tough son of a gun. What’s happened? Is this it? Is this time to call it a day?’ So, then I understood what Flair was going through. So, I had all this self-doubt. After all these years of success and doing everything, it was just like, I’m not sure that I can do this again. It took a while for me to really get that confidence back. And I tell ya, someone that has really helped me with it was Triple H. It was a real struggle for me to get back to feeling like I was in charge and knew like I belonged in the ring.”

(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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