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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 06-28-2019, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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The Psychosis of the Undertaker (Why does he always stick around)

Don't use the legend status or that he is Vince's best creation to justify why Undertaker always wants to get back in the ring and wrestle.

I thought Hogan/Flair were bad, Taker is much worse cause everyone knows he has a bunch of injuries and replacements which limits his mobility. Why is he sticking around.

In your guys opinion or psychoanalyst why does he continue to get in the ring and try to stay on top with these young wrestlers. He could've become a manager and learn to pass the torch.

What do you think
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Deadman walking.

On a serious note, once you live a certain kind of lifestyle, it is harder to step away from it. The money, the spotlight, and the locker room atmosphere could help you keep a positive outlook at that stage in your life.

Vince probably doesn't want to him to really retire either.

Quite sad but Taker is an all time great regardless.



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Deadman walking.

On a serious note, once you live a certain kind of lifestyle, it is harder to step away from it. The money, the spotlight, and the locker room atmosphere could help you keep a positive outlook at that stage in your life.

Vince probably doesn't want to him to really retire either.

Quite sad but Taker is an all time great regardless.
You do have a point cause I think once Vince retires and Triple H takes over, there will not be a need for Undertaker anymore. Triple H can foster and create his own wrestlers.

I think Undertaker is living the life of Micke Rourke's character from The Wrestler.
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Re: The Psychosis of the Undertaker (Why does he always stick around)

Fuck it ain't psycho when a company is giving you ducketts son, especially for 20 minutes of work. Id go out there and make a complete fucking fool of myself and put shoulders to the mat for anyone for 3, even max mini, for the amount of grip he is getting paid.
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You do have a point cause I think once Vince retires and Triple H takes over, there will not be a need for Undertaker anymore. Triple H can foster and create his own wrestlers.

I think Undertaker is living the life of Micke Rourke's character from The Wrestler.
I made that comparison not too long ago, it reminds me of Randy "The Ram" minus the being broke part. He has to be addicted to the feeling of it because I doubt he needs the money. Although I'm sure he enjoys the big paydays haha.

Its getting sad watching him honestly, I defended him up until a year or so ago. I dont think he is even capable of having a great match anymore and thats not a knock on him, his body is screwed up and he cant even execute his basic moves anymore. Ill give him credit for being in fantastic shape for a guy his age, hes a beast. In ring he just doesnt have it anymore. Its a sad situation but its all on him.
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I made that comparison not too long ago, it reminds me of Randy "The Ram" minus the being broke part. He has to be addicted to the feeling of it because I doubt he needs the money. Although I'm sure he enjoys the big paydays haha.
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Re: The Psychosis of the Undertaker (Why does he always stick around)

He needs the money IMO. Not because he doesn’t have enough, but my guess is he thinks he should have more than he does and various circumstances have cut into his wealth and he’s stuck still chasing.
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I made that comparison not too long ago, it reminds me of Randy "The Ram" minus the being broke part. He has to be addicted to the feeling of it because I doubt he needs the money. Although I'm sure he enjoys the big paydays haha.

Its getting sad watching him honestly, I defended him up until a year or so ago. I dont think he is even capable of having a great match anymore and thats not a knock on him, his body is screwed up and he cant even execute his basic moves anymore. Ill give him credit for being in fantastic shape for a guy his age, hes a beast. In ring he just doesnt have it anymore. Its a sad situation but its all on him.
I think he is a guy who wants to feel or stay young and the power of running to lockerroom gets to him. If you have all that money he could've reinvented himself and develop another trade or skill but he does not want to do that.


Yup the only difference between him and Randy "The Ram" is that Taker actually has some money and he actually has a wife and family. I wonder if his relationship with Michelle is stagnating, cause at this point I don't think Michelle cares and just waiting for her insurance money. She is going to take the money, take her kid and move back to Florida when Taker is down and out.
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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.


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Re: The Psychosis of the Undertaker (Why does he always stick around)

He is a company man. He will do anything for Vince & Co. If Vince calls him up 15 years from now and says come back and rassle, he will do it.

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