The Undertaker sparked controversy last week after he called WWE's modern product "kinda soft" and said, "there's too much pretty and not enough substance."
The 54-year-old said: "I think so. When you hear the comments about me coming back and doing one or two matches a year, how you know people are like, 'He doesn't deserve anything. He never paid his dues. He was never on the road.' And there's these people on the road doing - hey, man, people forget very quickly what all of us did back in the day to earn the spot that we're in now. And, again, I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world.
"But yes, I believe comparatively the business is soft. But the business is in 2021 so things have to change and things have to be different. Mega Superstars that are bigger than life, it's hard in this generation seemingly to build those people. There are a couple of people who have made it beyond relying on the public to do that, and they've forced their way up and they've earned their stock and Drew McIntyre is one of them.
"I think mainly when I was talking to Drew in the beginning, I was speaking to the locker room. I was speaking to everybody and he's the leader, right? So you've got to go to the leader and you've got to make sure that everything's taken care of in the right way. Like you said, times are quite different than they were back in the day. But people are soft. People take offence to things way too quickly. I mean, you know, get a little thicker skin boys and girls. That's all I can say.
"And, you know, when legends came in when I was in the business, in the beginning, I was greatly appreciative of the eyes that they brought to our product. And one day those young kids are going to be in a position just like me and I hope that karma comes back to bite them in the ass. That's all I can say because at 54-years-old I don't know one of them that can be doing what I'm doing."