Legendary professional wrestler The Undertaker, desperate to breathe some new life into his stagnating on-air persona, is reportedly jealous of Xavier Woods’ popular trombone gimmick.
“Dangit,” the Undertaker was heard murmuring at a WWE event, while watching Woods on a backstage monitor. “That would have been perfect for me.”
For more than two decades, The Undertaker has portrayed a magical zombie who can telekinetically brighten and dim arena lighting (except for a brief, unfortunate period when he portrayed a leather-clad Limp Bizkit fan on a motorbike).
Friends and family of the so-called Deadman say he has been yearning for a new schtick ever since his embarrassing loss to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, and he has been toying with the idea of playing a brass instrument.
Backstage sources say the Undertaker was “sulky and whiney” when Woods debuted the trombone, because the Phenom had just purchased a tuba earlier that day.
The Undertaker faced similar disappointment several years ago when, on the verge of reinventing himself as a ballroom dancer, Fandango stole his idea.