posted on May, 20 2004 @ 04:07 PM
Backstage at Smackdown there is some fear going around within the company that Undertaker is going to be running through all of the heels on the
Smackdown roster. This comes at a time when Smackdown is sufferring and desperately needs to create new superstars; especially heels. On top of that,
the general feeling right now is that the feud with Booker T has done absolutely nothing to elevate Booker T, and it has moreso maybe even hurt him.
For a while now, Undertaker has been referred to as the Triple H of the Smackdown brand, though Undertaker is a true locker room leader and team
player in the company; and should get more props than Triple H in that respect. Undertaker is pushing close to 40 years old and is currently being
used as a "special attraction" on Smackdown and the feeling is that when you have a guy like that defeat a guy like Booker T, who is on TV every week
and is someone who the company is trying to get over as one of the top heels on the brand, it hurts a lot more than it helps.
Undertaker is nearing the end of his career - though, granted, he still has a few years left in him for sure - but many feel that bringing Undertaker
back at this stage in his career just to squash other potential star power is pointless. The general feeling is that Undertaker should begin to follow
the recent lead set by Triple H on RAW, and begin elevating and doing what he can to 'give the rub' to some of the younger talent on Smackdown. Many
have stated that Undertaker is one of the few guys on the brand that can sucessfully elevate new talent and if he is a true locker room leader, he
would be helping create new stars for the company so that in the next five to ten years, WWE can be just as strong.