The Undertaker had been the locker room leader in WWE for a long time and he offered advice to many talents that helped them succeed in the business.
The WWE Champion Drew McIntyre recently had an interview with Lilian Garcia’s chasing glory podcast where he talked about a number of things.
Talking about his first run with the company, McIntyre revealed the advice The Dead Man used to give him and admitted that he never understood his lessons:
“‘Don’t play the part, be the part,’ Undertaker used to tell me that when I was 24 and I never understood his lessons, He used to talk in riddles all the time. These days, we talk on the same wavelength, but when I was younger, bloody hell. I talked to Sheamus and how he had Triple H in charge on Raw and I had Undertaker in charge on SmackDown. Triple H would explain it to Sheamus step-by-step. Taker would just give riddles that I couldn’t figure out. Finally, when the light bulb went off, I got the lessons and understood, but he was talking a different language at the time.”
The current WWE Champion also talked about Roman Reigns’ leadership in the current locker room saying that he has the same kind of presence:
“When I tried to grow a beard for the first time, he said, ‘I’ve got more hair on my ass than you’ve got on your face.’ He’s the man. That’s the kind of leader I want to be like. Roman [Reigns] has that same kind of presence. ‘That guy is the man right there.’ Hopefully, other talent know that they can come to me and ask because I’ve been through so many unique situations and I’m always there. I won’t force myself on anyone, but I’m always there if you’ve got a question.”