The Undertaker says not all issues in wrestler’s court we’re solved with a simple six-pack of beer.
Through the years, The Undertaker has been the ever-present locker room leader in WWE, and oftentimes, whenever fabled stories of wrestler’s court are mentioned, Undertaker is the de facto judge due to his seniority and the amount of respect he wielded throughout his career.
Speaking with Yahoo! Sports, Undertaker spoke about the time-honored tradition and revealed that not every case was solved simply by buying drinks for the locker room.
“Well, it’s not always solved by beer but there’s– sometimes it was used to kind of send a message. Sometimes that message was, ‘Look, everyone’s kind of taking notice. You’re doing this. It’s not out of hand yet, but you really need to check yourself before it becomes an issue.’ And then there’s been other times where things have moved on a little bit further along and it’s, like, OK, you kind of need to be made an example of. And it’s bad because you get put in front of your peers and you really don’t have much of a choice other than to sit there and take it. And what happens is, what do you do with it from there? Do you change the habits that brought you to Wrestlers’ Court or do you wear a chip on your shoulder and then you become really ostracized and on your own? Which is not a good thing to be in the wrestling business. Really, it’s not.”
He continued, “But for the most part, it was a lighthearted way to say, ‘Hey, you’re screwing up. Check yourself and get back on the same page as everybody else.’ And then there were times where it’s like, ‘OK, this– you really need to be made an example of.’ Because some people think they can get away with certain things and that ain’t the way it works. And we all lead by example. But, yeah, there were a few occasions that the beer and the Jack — I took ‘em — it didn’t help the verdict any.”