The Undertaker: Omos Is As Close As WWE Will Come To Another Andre The Giant
'Taker has a lot of time for Omos
The Undertaker believes Omos is as close to another Andre The Giant that WWE will ever get, highlighting that the Raw superstar is a 'special' talent.
Having retired from in-ring action after three decades with the WWE at Survivor Series last year, 'Taker is now turning his hand to helping younger wrestlers develop and come through. The iconic deadman has highlighted Omos as being one of those upcoming wrestlers who needs to realise 'that he is special'.
Speaking on WWE's The Bump, The Undertaker opened up on wanting to explore the coaching side of professional wrestling more, saying: "I'm trying to find where my niche in that aspect is because I think I'm a natural mentor type. I love being — when I'm in the venues and I'm around the guys and people come and pick my brain. I really enjoy that and talking philosophy.
"Then there's people that I watch from home that I want to, you know, I want to get my hands on and say, ‘Okay, you're doing this great, but think about this,’ and try and help them move along. So I'm trying to figure out in what capacity I'm going to move forward with there, but I definitely feel like I'll definitely be involved in talent development.”
When asked about Omos, 'Taker added: "The biggest thing for him, and it's funny that you mentioned him because I'll say this, there will never be another Andre. But this guy is as close as we've come. I mean, and that's a big statement. Absolutely. But he's special, almost as special.
"The big thing for him to know and to realise is that he is special and that he's different from everybody else. There's nobody — the average size of the wrestler, in general, is smaller than it was. So here's this guy who is incredibly athletic. He's incredibly huge. He is a big, big, strong, man. It's important for him to make sure that he protects that.
"Sometimes you guys don't understand what that means. We've had...I've had a couple of conversations about what he should do and what he shouldn't do and if things get too heated, call me."