The Undertaker has been busy the last few weeks doing a flurry of interviews ahead of his Final Farewell at Survivor Series.
In one such sit-down with SPORF, The Deadman made a huge comment on the current ‘Tribal Chief’ storyline that Roman Reigns is involved in with his cousin Jey Uso.
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) October 26, 2020
The Undertaker talks about Roman Reigns and Jey Uso
The Undertaker comes from the traditional school of thought when it comes to pro wrestling, where storytelling is at the crux of everything the talents do. In the interview. he highlighted the importance of good storytelling. (H/t Sportskeeda)
“Storytelling at the root is what we do, and that’s what I try to tell the young talent. Right now, if you watch our product, as gifted as our athletes are, and they are physically unbelievably gifted, more so than eve at any other point. But what we do is storytelling, and you know that’s the most important part, in my opinion. It’s not about the wrestling moves, we use wrestling moves to help tell our stories, but it’s all about – that’s where, that’s what captivates and keeps people interested in what we do.”
He referred to the ongoing storyline involving Roman Reigns and Jey Uso on SmackDown as a perfect example of powerful storytelling. He said it was an immensely important angle to explore, especially for those who come down from Samoan heritage.
“It’s just the mental and heartfelt issues like one of the best things that I’ve seen done on WWE TV recently is the feud between Jey Uso and Roman Reigns. That, to me, has been great storytelling, and people that understand, people that understand the Samoan heritage and legacy, know how important all that stuff is to them. So, to me, it starts and finishes with its story.”
Catch The Undertaker live at Survivor Series on Sunday, November 22. It is 30 years of The Deadman’s debut in WWE at the same pay-per-view, in 1990.
— WWE (@WWE) November 16, 2020