The Undertaker enjoys enormous popularity outside of WWE. The Phenom appeared at a number of shows and events outside of WWE after his retirement. His most unexpected appearance of the whole thing was when he collaborated with renowned video game streamer Dr. Disrespect. A former vice president of WWE recently disclosed Taker’s readiness for this partnership.
Furthermore, Taker had made a contentious claim about not enjoying video games before meeting the doctor. Rob Klingman recently spoke in an interview about The Undertaker’s decision to work with Dr. Disrespect in spite of The Deadman’s distaste for video games. Klingman is currently the VP of Marketing Operations at G Fuel and previously held the position of Vice President of All Sponsorship Sales at WWE.
So, Klingman said, I think you’re probably right. He is as traditional as they come, and I had supper with him the night before. Both social media and humans are things he dislikes. He wants to be himself and was aware, 15 to 20 years ago, that what he did then would not be possible in modern society. As, wherever people are doing it, they are taking images and uploading them on Snapchat.
Goal of this collaboration
He is undoubtedly an old-school soul, and appropriately so; that is exactly how he thinks. “He felt that same way, but he saw this chance for him to grow a younger audience who might then relate to him a little bit differently,” he continued. Because his image will continue to exist even after he retires his intellectual property, that is where he got the notion.
The primary goal of this collaboration was to put an end to their kayfabe conflict. In Los Angeles’ Staples Center in October 2019, Dr. Disrespect unexpectedly crashed the SmackDown FOX premiere. The Undertaker made a guest appearance on the Joe Rogan podcast after declaring his retirement. He made a startling remark there that angered a few WWE stars. Taker said he didn’t like seeing WWE athletes playing video games backstage. “As soon as you enter, you see men playing video games while putting on makeup,” Taker remarked.
I guess it’s evolution. I don’t know why, but I really enjoy such times, man. I enjoyed men being men. This, however, does not imply that The Deadman is against video games in general. He remembered that when he was younger, wrestlers carried weapons like knives and firearms. Taker nevertheless referred to this as the development of WWE stars over time.