The Undertaker Says He "Got Heat" For Muhammad Ali Hall Of Fame Induction

The Undertaker received backlash from his appearance at the Hall Of Fame

The greatest fighter of all time, Muhammad Ali, was posthumously inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall Of Fame this year, and the man chosen to give his speech was The Undertaker. 

On his Six Feet Under podcast, Undertaker revealed that he received some heat from army veterans due to his role in Ali’s induction, which stems from the fact that Ali refused to join the army. 

"I got a little heat from part of the veteran community. For people that don't know, Muhammad Ali refused to go into the Army. He didn't want to go to Vietnam...he ended up losing everything. To be honest, for a large part of my life, I resented Ali over that. But the thing is when you look at everything that Muhammad did. Not even the athletic end, not even the boxing side of it but the things he did as a humanitarian. I still don't agree with him not going. Your country asks you, you could do it. That's how I am. But when you think about the conviction that he must have had and such a strong belief in what he thought was right, he gave up everything."

Undertaker and co-host Matt Lyda spoke on managing to separate Ali as a sportsman and human to the fact that he didn’t want to go to Vietnam. 

H/T WrestlingNews.Co

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