In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the legendary Undertaker discussed the WWE’s plans for Cody Rhodes’ impending comeback from injury as well as his planned A&E biographical special. Below are some of the interview’s highlights.
On Cody Rhodes returning to WWE:
“From his first trip in, to where he is now, Cody has a much better grasp of who he is. It’s great to be part of a legacy in the business. Cody’s dad is one of the all-time greats. That also makes it very tough for people like Cody, Dustin and Charlotte Flair. It takes a minute to figure out who you are. No one can be Dusty. Naturally, though, you fall into that trap of trying to be like him. The first time Cody came through, he was trying to figure out who he was. Now he knows. Yes, he keeps the legacy alive. His dad was ‘The American Dream,’ he’s ‘The American Nightmare’. That’s cool how he’s merged that, and he’s pulled a few things from Dusty’s repertoire. Cody is his own man now, and he believes in himself. I don’t think he did the first time through. Sometimes it takes going away to someplace else, and his time away served him well.”
His upcoming A&E biography special:
“People are going to get a completely different look behind the character and see me in a light they’ve never before seen. They’re going to see my family, and a lot of other different things I protected for years. All these years, everyone wanted to know, ‘Who is The Undertaker?’ I held all that back. Now it’s time to answer those questions. It will be very intriguing for fans of The Undertaker.”