The Undertaker has commented on WWE's current medical protocols, saying the company is 'night and day' ahead of where they were with them compared to when he started in the promotion.
Undertaker, who brought his legendary 30-year in-ring career to an end at Survivor Series 2020, suffered more than his fair share of injuries during his time in WWE, and was recently asked about how the promotion take care of talent from a medical standpoint.
The Deadman could not have been more complimentary about what WWE offer their superstars, saying Vince McMahon's promotion is now on par with sports brands like the NFL and NBA.
Speaking to the Victory Over Injury podcast, he said: "From my perspective of breaking into the business in the late eighties to where it is now, obviously I never played in the NFL or Major League Baseball or the NBA but I do know the protocols that are in place when an athlete, one, gets concussed, two, gets any kind of surgery or any injury, they have to be cleared by several different layers and there’s no… it’s not one of those situations where you can fake it.
"You get put through a physical that says “OK, this is what you had surgery on, this is what you have injured. Let’s see where you’re at with it.” So if it’s still hurt or there’s an injury there, they’re not going to clear you.
"It’s night and day to where it is now. And I think we’re, without any kind of union or anything like that, I think we’re on the same level as the other major sports brands. That’s one of the biggest parts of our evolution. The way the athletes are treated."
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