Bret Hart was recently interviewed by Justin Barrasso with Sports Illustrated. The WWE Hall of Famer talked about the career of The Undertaker and his role as a locker room leader. Here are some of the highlights:
Undertaker’s role right after the Montreal Screwjob:
“I punched out Vince McMahon in the locker room, but the only reason Vince was in the locker room was because of Undertaker. Undertaker pounded on Vince’s door after the ‘Screwjob.’ He said, ‘Get your a** down to that dressing room and explain yourself’, and Vince wouldn’t have listened to anybody else.”
‘Taker’s legacy as the leader of the locker room:
“I always felt that I was the leader of the dressing room and looked after everything. If guys had a problem, they could come to me and I’d go to Vince and say, ‘This guy has a problem, maybe you can help him.’ Then ’Taker stepped in and became that guy. A lot of times he had to straighten out guys like Shawn Michaels and stand up for the other wrestlers. Undertaker was always a force in the dressing room.”
How Undertaker wanted to prove he was a good wrestler:
“When I wrestled him, Undertaker said something to me that I loved. He said, ‘I’m so glad I get to work with you because I can finally show everybody that I can actually wrestle.’ He wanted to show everyone that he could do stuff, not just be Frankenstein. I thought he was a phenomenal wrestler and I loved working with him. The match I had with him at SummerSlam is one of my favorite matches of all time.”
To read the entire interview, click here.