The Undertaker Was Not A Fan Of Attitude Era WWE Stable

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The Undertaker has recalled a time in his career when he was part of a WWE stable that he wasn’t particularly fond of.

Throughout his 30-year WWE career, The Undertaker was known as somebody who usually fought his battles alone. While Taker had Paul Bearer as a manager for many years and “brother” Kane as a tag team partner to form the Brothers of Destruction, for the most part, The Undertaker was a guy known for being a solo star.

There was a time when The Undertaker became part of a group. It was in late 1998 when the Ministry of Darkness was formed as a group led by The Undertaker, who had turned heel after spending most of the decade as a babyface.

As the leader of the Ministry of Darkness, The Undertaker brought in a lot of wrestlers to be in the group that lasted into mid-1999. It featured guys like Bradshaw, Faarooq, Mideon, Viscera, Edge, Christian, and Gangrel. Of course, Paul Bearer was right there by Undertaker’s side as well. There was some edginess to the group because they did things like put Steve Austin on a cross, force a young Stephanie McMahon to marry Undertaker against her will, and even “hanging” the Big Boss Man after a WrestleMania 15 match with The Undertaker.

The group would also grow from there and become the Corporate Ministry led by Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and including wrestlers like Triple H as well.

During a recent Q&A podcast on his Patreon channel, The Undertaker revealed that he didn’t like the Ministry of Darkness because it became watered down with too many people in the group.

“How much can I push back really in that situation? But I didn’t like it. I thought as soon as it became Corporate Ministry that it got all watered down and it just ceased to be fun anymore. So, yeah, that was the kind of the beginning of the end right then.”

The Undertaker Says Ministry Of Darkness Received Hate Mail

As he continued, THe Undertaker spoke about how the Ministry of Darkness stable received hate mail for some of their actions. Even with that, the Deadman didn’t like being a part of it.

“We were really pushing the envelope, as far as touching on religion and all these other different [aspects]. We were getting plenty of hate mail over some of the stuff that we were doing but once The Corporate Ministry, [and] there’s 20 people out there… [The nWo] is a great example of where it ended up, you know? Not a super great payoff, in my opinion. It was just kind of blegh.”

As the leader of The Ministry of Darkness, The Undertaker did beat Steve Austin for the WWE Title, but it was a short title reign that lasted only a few weeks.

H/T Fightful