Ed Young of Fellowship Church in North Texas had the opportunity to sit down with WWE star The Undertaker for an exclusive interview recently.
Undertaker spends time talking about the origins of his Deadman character, including how Vince McMahon had the idea based off an old Western movie.
He also went into detail about how “less is more” when it comes to character presentation in pro wrestling and how young talent can learn from that.
Athletes today are off the chart. They are just ridiculous how athletically talented the men and women are. But they rely…see, wrestling and sports entertainment, it’s not about the moves. It really isn’t. It’s being able to evoke emotion in once facet or another. You either have to make people love you or make’em hate you. Either way and it doesn’t really matter which one. If you can’t bring that emotion out of your audience, you’re not going to have them for long.
Undertaker also addressed young talent focusing more on moves.
They’ll do some kind of crazy double back flip off the top rope and land on somebody on the floor and that’s what the audience takes away from it. ‘This guy does crazy stuff.’ Well, you can only see that so many times before you are like, I’ve seen that. I need something new. Now how do I up that? That’s the position they some times back themselves into. When they up the ante like that, then you increase your potential for injuries.