The Undertaker taking bookings outside of WWE has been a controversial one, not least because one of his upcoming appearances at Starrcast II during the AEW Double Or Nothing weekend, which has apparently upset WWE officials.
Jim Ross who is set to leave WWE in a matter of weeks when his contract expires has commented on the matter during the most recent episode of his podcast. Here is what he had to say:
“They’re not happy in the front office, apparently,” Ross said. “How mad can you get at The Undertaker? And secondly, you’ve got a 50 year-old guy with young children, a son in college. His track record with marriages is much like mine. It takes a while sometimes to find the right one and he has.”
Ross continued, “But he has got to make a living and if he’s at a point age-wise where WWE doesn’t want to use him in the ring, or if he doesn’t feel able good to compete in the ring, and you want to keep him around, then you’ve got to pay him something! But you might not pay him the same if you can’t get the one, two, three matches a year out of him.”