The Undertaker a well-known WWE wrestler, most notably recognized for being a World Wrestling Champion for eight times. Even though he doesn’t wrestle as often anymore, he’s still appearing in his star series “Wrestlemania” every year. It’s really no surprise that he’s called “Deadman” and “The American Badass”, and the reason will be clear to you below. The Undertaker’s signature appearance is sudden lights out, his theme song plays, and then he appears in the ring out of nowhere, scaring his opponents to the death.
|The Undertaker Details|
|Known As||The Undertaker|
|Full Name||Mark William Calaway|
|Nick Name||Mean Mark, The Commando, Cain the Undertaker, The Undertaker, The Deadman, The Phenom, The Prince Of Darkness, Red Devil, Big Devil, Kane The Undertaker, The Last Outlaw, The Demon of Death Valley, ‘Taker, Texas Red, The O.D. – Original Deadman, Big Evil, The Punisher|
|Profession||Professional WWE Wrestler|
|Net Worth||2017 – $16 Million|
|Hair Color||Dark Red|
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1965|
|Birth Place||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Fan Mail Address||The Undertaker
WWE NXT – Full Sail University
3300 University Park Drive
Winter Park, FL 32792
|School||Waltrip High School|
|College||Angelina College, Texas Wesleyan University|
|Educational Qualification||College (Dropout)|
|Best Friends||Yokozuna, Vince McMahon, Paul Bearer, Ric Flair, KANE|
|Website||Official Page on WWE.com|
|Social Media Profiles|
|Debut||WCCW (World Class Championship Wrestling) in 1984, Kane the Undertaker in WWF Superstars in 1990|
|Famous For||21 straight wins in WWE, and was a World Wrestling Champion for 8 times|
|Salary||He gets paid around $1,000,000 base salary|
|Father||Frank Compton Calaway|
|Mother||Betty Catherine Calaway Truby|
|Siblings||David Calaway (Older Brother), Michael Calaway (Older Brother), Timothy Calaway (Older Brother), Paul Calaway (Older Brother)|
|Wife/Spouse||Sara Calaway (m.2000-2007), Michelle McCool (m.2010-Present)|
|Children||Gunner Vincent Calaway, Gracie Calaway, Chasey Calaway, Kaia Faith Calaway|
|Brand Endorsements||Hasbro WWF Figures, Spur Ride and Rally, WWF Super Bowl|
|Likes and Dislikes||
|Cars||1978 Mercedes-Benz, Bentley Continental, Cadillac ATS, Jeep Wrangler, Chevrolet Tahoe|
|Bikes||Western Club Choppers, Harley Davidson Chopper, Harley Davidson Breakout, Harley Davidson CVO Limited, Harley Davidson Low Rider|
The Undertaker’s career started all the way back in 1984. He appeared in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) event, which he unfortunately lost. However, he kept wrestling for a few more years under the name “Mean Mark”, and was later signed to WWF (World Wrestling Federation). WWF later became WWE we know today, making The Undertaker one of the longest ring performers, and just one of the greatest wrestlers of all time in general.
Like we already mentioned, his whole gimmick was horror themed, trying to scare his opponents in a flash to gain an advantage. However, his character was reinvented as a biker, which isn’t strange at all considering he’s a true motorbike lover. The Undertaker went back to his signature mortician gimmick four years later. He was also known as Kane the Undertaker too, which comes from a storyline of his half-brother WWE wrestler Kane, whom he teamed up but also fought against too. Together, they were known as Brothers of Destruction.
The Undertaker’s career was called Return of the Deadman, and that period lasted until 2007. He returned and distracted his half-brother Kane, thus leading him to lose a fight. The Undertaker teamed up with Paul Bearer at that time and was known to have a feud against current World Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield (JBL). He lost against him a few times, sometimes by disqualification or by other wrestlers interfering. Randy Orton also challenged The Undertaker for WrestleMania 21, but even with the help of his father, he lost.
This marked another win streak for The Undertaker, and it climbed to the 13-0 Wrestlemania record. The next few years were marked with Kane attacking him, and ultimately beating him because he couldn’t fight back because of a torn rotator cuff. In 2011 promotional videos started, showing The Undertaker with a new look, which led to a Wrestlemania 27 match against Triple H, resulting in The Deadman winning by submission, although he had to be carried in stretchers – take a look at his entrance below. But did you know he confronted Brock Lesnar in 2014 and accepted his challenge for Wrestlemania 30? Unfortunately, it did not end good for The Undertaker, as he lost his win streak and had to be treated for a severe concussion after 25 minutes.
This past year, in 2017, The Undertaker returned to Raw and announced he’ll participate in the Royal Rumble. He also confronted Brock Lesnar and Goldberg, and even though he managed to eliminate quite a few wrestlers, ultimately he lost against Roman Reigns. Another appearance by The Deadman happened recently, on January 22, 2018, in a Raw 25 Years episode, and the first appearance after his loss to Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania 33, an event he usually ruled. Most recently, John Cena challenged him to a fight on Wrestlemania 34, and we’ll see how it goes very soon.
The Undertaker WWE
- WWE Champion
- World Heavyweight Champion
- World Tag Team Champion
- WCW Tag Team Champion
- Hardcore Champion
Over the years, he has achieved so many championships in WWE. With his signature moves such as Chokeslam, Tombstone, Last Ride, Hell’s Gate, etc. he took down the enemies one by one and climbed the steps to glory. Apart from the World Wrestling Entertainment network, he also participated in the WCW tournaments. There also he won several titles and proven he is the undisputed champion.
If you want to know more about this wrestling legend, have a look at the following facts where we listed some of the less-known facts about him. If you are a fan of The mighty Undertaker, you will love it.
The Undertaker Facts
- He married Michelle McCool, a female WWE wrestler in 2010. Their daughter was born in 2012, and her name is Kaia Faith Calaway.
- The Undertaker won his first WWF Championship after he claimed victory against Hulk Hogan.
- In Big Show’s opinion, who is another popular WWE wrestler, The Deadman is the greatest wrestler in the world.
- He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- The Undertaker is a big fan of mixed martial arts and attended several UFC fights. He’s also an avid golfer.
- His ex-wife and he started their own The Zeus Compton Calaway Save the Animals Foundation. It comes as no surprise, he claimed he loves dogs on numerous occasions.
- When professional boxer Manny Pacquiao fought Velazquez in 2005, The Undertaker was the USA flag carried during the match.
- News website Digital Spy deemed him the best WWE wrestler ever in 2013.