Scott Levy, better known by his ring name Raven, has revealed that The Undertaker was made to be a monster and squared off in "creature feature" matches almost throughout his pro-wrestling career because of his towering stature.
The former WCW and ECW champion in an interview with Sports Illustrated said the Phenom would have been a world champion for a long time if he was a few inches shorter.
"If he had been six inches shorter, he would have been the perennial world champion. But at 6-foot-10, he was relegated to the monster, "Creature Feature" matches," the former wrestler said. The Undertaker only had the chance to show his skills in fights at the end of his career, he added.
"It wasn't until near the end of his career when he finally started being able to show that he could actually work, but, by then, he wasn't anywhere near the worker he was ten years before that. He was amazing," the 52-year-old said.
He also backed up what Bret Hart had said about The Undertaker's role in the WWE locker room after The Hitman's departure from the entertainment company following the Montreal Screwjob at the 1997 Survivor Series.
"He was the locker room leader. I was loud, I was obnoxious, so I wasn't his cup of tea, but we got along. There was no enmity. He was every bit the locker room leader everybody says, he was the authority."
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Hart had previously said that he had asked The Undertaker to take over as the leader of the locker room as the former was no longer with the company.
"I wrote Taker a letter when I left. I said, 'You have to be the voice of the dressing room and the leader now that I'm gone.' I always felt that I was the leader of the dressing room and looked after everything. If guys had a problem, they could come to me and I'd go to Vince and say, 'This guy has a problem, maybe you can help him,'" Hart had said.
"Then Taker stepped in and became that guy. A lot of times he had to straighten out guys like Shawn Michaels and stand up for the other wrestlers. Undertaker was always a force in the dressing room."