The 30-for-30 documentary series is one of the best things ESPN has going right now, and one of their upcoming episodes on Ric Flair is sure to excite fans of pro-wrestling, both young and old.
Besides just chronicling Flair’s 40-year career as a wrestler, the series will also feature what might be one of the rarest things in pro-wrestling: an out-of-character interview with The Undertaker.
From Sports Illustrated’s interview with director Rory Karpf:
“They seem to know him better than anyone and were very forthcoming. It was also awesome to get an interview with The Undertaker (real name: Mark Calaway) out of character.”
In today’s age of social media and video on demand over the internet, getting a pro-wrestler out of character isn’t that hard. Legends like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, and even Ric Flair have their own podcasts, which generally have no influence from their WWE personas.
However, the Undertaker has generally been very protective of his character ever since he reverted back to his “Deadman” character in 2004. He has been one of the guys that just doesn’t give regular interviews, both inside and out of WWE. There have been a few moments where we have gotten a glimpse at the Undertaker out of his character, but a potential full interview will definitely be a sight to behold.