Somewhere, Corey Graves is sitting in a makeup chair and jealously perusing through the first edition of Steve Austin's new Broken Skull Sessions show on the WWE Network. It's everything his After The Bell podcast is striving to be, and Austin's natural zest for presenting made the first episode with The Undertaker an absolute treat.
'Taker doesn't do many shoot-style interviews, so this was must-see anyway, but the quality is high, the stories both informative and funny, and the banter between old war horses natural. Honestly, it's worth watching this one for those bonus clips of wrestlers trying to make the legend corpse in front of live crowds alone.
That's some hilarious stuff.
When he's not in gimmick (a subject that came up mid-chat), The Undertaker is a tremendous storyteller who delights in popping those listening. That included Austin himself when he spoke of nearly-naked training sessions, frightening run-ins with The Road Warriors, untold drinking stories, WCW, retirement and the end of his iconic WrestleMania winning streak.
Here's everything you need to know from the first, perfectly produced Broken Skull Session...