WWE champion Drew McIntyre offered a rebuttal of sorts to recent comments made by The Undertaker on The Joe Rogan Experience, in which the now-retired "Dead Man" called modern-day WWE "soft".
Speaking with Riju Dasgupta of Sportskeeda, McIntyre disagreed with Undertaker's assessment about today's WWE, while trying to interpret what he believes Undertaker may have meant in his take.
"I don't agree whatsoever. Especially from an in-ring perspective," McIntyre said. "I've listened to part of it, I've got to listen to the whole thing it's pretty new. But I think he may have been referring to like the kind of storylines and characters etc. Like the co-host that was on the show was like a fan from the Attitude Era and I think they were perhaps referring to some of the outlandish storylines.
"Back in the day, there were more sexual based, more like risque/18 plus. Our current product is PG, there's only so far we can push it and we're willing to push it. There's certain things from back in the day that [were] awesome and certain things that were not awesome that I wouldn't wanna go back to. So I'm not sure if it was more from like that perspective when it comes to the stories and not being as adult-based as it used to be but I think you know we're walking a good line right now.
"But when it comes to the in-ring game, that's just not true at all. It's never been more physical."