The Undertaker believes WWE is a lot calmer backstage with Triple H in charge.
When Vince McMahon entered his short-lived retirement back in July 2022, Triple H took over the creative reigns of WWE. The Game immediately began making changes to the way things were run backstage, with stars knowing days in advance what they would be doing each week rather than enduring the constant rewrites that were a hallmark of McMahon’s era. He also began more long-term storylines and has worked to restore the prestige of the promotion’s championships.
The changes have worked out well, with WWE enjoying one of the best periods of business it has ever seen. This has included increased viewership and attendance as well as huge revenues from sponsorships and merchandise.
According to The Undertaker, the difference the King of Kings has made to the locker room is easily visible to someone who has worked under both regimes. Speaking on his Six Feet Under podcast, The Deadman explained that Triple H has made things a lot calmer than they were in the past.
“He’s doing it calmly. So I’m not around, obviously, like I used to be. When I was working full-time, or even when I wasn’t working full-time. It was just so chaotic.”
Going further, Undertaker said he hadn’t seen The Game yell at anyone, something that was a regular occurrence with McMahon.
“There is like this calm backstage. The crew itself, the talent, they’re relatively young. Top to bottom, they’re young people. They’re all so chill. I’ve seen Triple H get worked up, but I haven’t seen him yell at talent. I haven’t seen him bad mouth anybody.
“There’s been times where you come back through the curtain and you know that ass-chewing is coming. I haven’t seen that with him. Like I said, I haven’t been around a whole lot, but I’ve been around enough, and I know him well enough, and I can just tell it’s such a chill vibe.”
The Phenom ended by joking that it might be “too calm” for him, saying it looked like they don’t care enough, although he knows that isn’t the case.
“For me, I almost don’t like it because it’s almost too calm. To me, and this is just me on the outside looking in, it’s like they don’t care enough. It’s not that. It’s just the atmosphere.”
The Undertaker Respects Grayson Waller For Chat Show Incident
Grayson Waller has revealed that The Undertaker shook his hand following his outburst on a chat show. The Australian star had been taking part in an interview when one of the hosts, Matt Shirvington, tried to get him to perform his finisher on a crew member. Waller didn’t take kindly to the request, seeing it as disrespectful of the wrestling business and warned Shirvington he would legitimately puch the crew member.
During a recent interview, Waller said Undertaker showed him respect for the move backstage at the Royal Rumble.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.