• The Undertaker hopes current performers take care of themselves more
  • Injuries have beset him in his later years, and it has taken a toll on him
  • He will be enshrined in the WWE Hall of Fame on April 1

WWE legend and soon-to-be Hall of Famer The Undertaker has spent more than half of his life in the pro wrestling industry, even working through multiple injuries most of the time.

However, he urged the younger generation of pro wrestlers to not follow him in that regard.

The Undertaker made the declaration on his appearance on the “True Geordie Podcast,” where he reflected on the toll that the industry has taken on his body starting from the 23:38 mark.

“Everyone obviously has their preconceived ideas about what wrestling is and what it isn’t. It boils down to this: the human body is not made to take that kind of abuse day in and day out. You have to realize in any given wrestling match, and it just happened the other day, you’re two inches away from something catastrophic happening,” said The Undertaker.

The four-time WWE Champion was referring to Big E suffering a broken neck from taking a move that the latter was comfortable taking for most of his career up to that point.

Big E later revealed that he had narrowly missed suffering a stroke by some miracle.

A pro wrestler opting not to reveal his injuries to those making the matches because of worry that someone will take their spot is understandable, and this was something that The Undertaker cautioned against.

“It’s a bloody vicious cycle. You’re out there working hurt, and when you’re working hurt, you’re trying to protect one thing and you’re going to end up hurting something else. So, it’s kind of like a domino effect of injuries,” he added.

The Undertaker is no stranger to injury as he has suffered multiple throughout his career such as, but not limited to: a broken orbital bone, a groin problem, first and second-degree burns, concussions, a broken nose, and multiple surgeries.

Through years of matches, the toll on him has become apparent as he now walks with a limp, and while others may envy him for the swagger that it also brings, it is not something that he wishes the young guns to experience.

His love for the industry remains unquestionable two years on from his retirement match at WrestleMania 36, and it is because of this that he urged the new generation of stars to take care of themselves as well.

One thing going for them that guys like The Undertaker and his peers did not have is the industry’s commitment to protecting these performers from themselves.

"Now, we have trainers and doctors that travel with us and there are protocols in place when you do get hurt. That is one of the greatest evolutions of our business is that, if you do get hurt you have to get cleared before you’re allowed to get back in the ring," he stated.

The Undertaker will be enshrined in the WWE's Hall of Fame on April 1 immediately after that day's episode of SmackDown and before the two-night spectacle that is WrestleMania 36.