Join Date: Jul 2011
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Re: The Psychosis of the Undertaker (Why does he always stick around)
I remember in a previous thread where someone mentioned he probably has financial issues. Initially, I accepted that is plausible but having thought about it, I don't think that's the case.
Taker's from that generation that treated the wrestling business as more than just a job or even a career. This is life. And when you spend so much of your life with this as such a significant part of your life, I imagine you develop a sense of fear of what life will be like when it's all over. That keeps far more "past their prime" wrestlers in the ring than money trouble. For every Ric Flair you have that needed the money, you have a Jerry Lawler that doesn't. Yet both remained active far longer than perhaps they should have (Lawler's still wrestling).
Granted, I think the guarantee of a hefty payday influences his desire to continue wrestling, as it's relatively easy money (although I question why he would want to wrestle Shane again). But, I don't equate being motivated by money to being hard up for money. I think the guy simply wants to continue wrestling and as long as he does, he's going to command a massive payday. I'm not about to prioritize his legacy over his well being and maybe for him, the end comes when you know you can't do it anymore, rather than thinking you can't. He's leaving it all in the ring. That's how his generation gave it up. I can't knock him for that.
Last edited by Jupiter Jack Daniels; 06-29-2019 at 12:41 AM.