The Undertaker
FULL NAME   Mark William Calaway
BORN   March 22, 1965
HEIGHT   6 ft 10 in
NATIONALITY   American
RELATION(S)   Michelle McCool (present), Jodi Lynn, Sara Frank

About

Perhaps no wrestler in the history of WWE is as respected and revered as The Undertaker. The youngest of five boys, Mark Calaway almost decided to pursue a career in basketball before he found his calling inside the squared circle.

Little did he know that how much of an influence he would have on the industry. In his early days, Calaway wrestled for WCCW and Continental Wrestling Association, under various gimmicks. He even wrestled under a mask! However, he would find his footing subsequently in WCW, where he became ‘Mean Mark’ Callous, and allied himself with Paul Heyman.

Who can forget his debut at Survivor Series 1990, as part of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Team? While his original manager at the time was Brother Love AKA Bruce Prichard, The Undertaker would find the greatest success when allied with Paul Bearer. This creepy character always carried an urn around, and this combination was an integral part of WWE’s programming in the 90s.

At WrestleMania VII, The Undertaker would defeat Jimmy Snuka to embark on what came to be known as ‘The Streak’. The Undertaker remained unbeaten at WrestleMania from that point right up until 2014, when he suffered a loss at the hands of Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX.

Unmatched Legacy

The Undertaker is known as one of the greatest big men of all time. At a time when big heels were only brought in to feud against the babyfaces and slip under the radar, The Undertaker proved his mettle as a worker and a performer, growing not just in terms of character but also as an in-ring performer, over the years.

As the product evolved, so did The Undertaker’s character. While he made his debut as a heel, fans quickly got behind the man and his character. He became a babyface in a feud with Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts, when he saved Miss Elizabeth from Roberts’ evil designs and intentions.

Over the years, The Undertaker has become a part of pop culture because of his unique character and his longevity. Certain moves have become synonymous with him such as the Chokeslam, The Last Ride, Hell’s Gate, and of course, The Tombstone Piledriver. Another signature move of his is ‘old school’, a move he adopted from Don Jardine.

The Undertaker has been part of several memorable segments and programs through his WWE career. Whether it involved him conducting a dark ceremony to get married to Stephanie McMahon, or tossing Mankind off Hell in a Cell, or even being buried alive, the segments that he was part of will live on in the annals of sports entertainment for a good many years.

The Undertaker

Through Hell's Gate

Much to the delight of his fans, The Phenom has believed in having his character evolve with the passage of time. During the Attitude Era, he donned the attire of a Priest, leading the Ministry of Darkness. He subsequently adopted a biker gimmick, one that received mixed reactions from fans. However, it was with the ‘Dead Man’ persona that he found the most amount of success.

What made The Undertaker so respected, so cherished and indeed such an eminent figure in sports entertainment was the degree to which he would protect his character. Unlike most of his contemporaries from over the years, very few ‘shoot’ interviews of him exist.

The degree of respect that he commands to this very day is a direct consequence of how serious the man was, with regard to his gimmick. This is why he was the locker room leader for years on end, in WWE. He was also the judge in Wrestler’s Court, with JBL acting as his second.

There is very little that The Undertaker has not accomplished in WWE. In addition to his WrestleMania record, he’s held the top prize in the company multiple times. He’s also been a multiple time Tag Team Champion and even a Hardcore Champion, on one particular occasion.

The Undertaker also won the Royal Rumble in 2007. He seemingly retired from the ring in the year 2017, when he suffered a loss to Roman Reigns. Already on a part time schedule, The Undertaker would leave his hat, trench coat and gloves in the middle of the ring, seemingly to signal the end of his career.

Beyond The Ring

At present, The Undertaker is married to Michelle McCool. He’s been married twice before, the first time to Jodi Lynn and later with Sara, someone whom we all know from her program with Diamond Dallas Page. He also has interests in real estate with his business partner, Scott Everhart.

Even though The Undertaker has seemingly done it all, fans often speak about scenarios that did not transpire with regard to him. One such unfulfilled fantasy match involves the WCW icon Sting, whose dark persona often mirrored that of The Undertaker’s own.

The Undertaker’s legacy is one that will live on in the hearts of fans, irrespective of when he wants to hang his boots and walk into the sunset. Long live The Phenom!

The Undertaker

Entrance Theme

1990 / 19 Novembre to January 1991"Funeral Dirge" by Jim Johnston 
1991 January to January 22 / 1994 "Funeral March" by Jim Johnston
1994 / 29 August to Novembra 13 / 1995 "Grim Reaper" by Jim Johnston
1995 / 19, Novembre to 20, July 1998 and 1999 / 11 to March 22 / 1999 "Graveyard Symphony" by Jim Johnston     
1998 / 26 July to Decembre 13 / 1998"Dark Side" by Jim Johnston
1999 / 28, March to Septembre 23 / 1999 "Ministry" by Jim Johnston
1999, August to Septembre 1999, used while a part of the Unholy Alliance "The Unholy Alliance" by Jim Johnston 
2000 / 21, May to Decembre 4 / 2000 "American Bad Ass" by Kid Rock 
2000 / 10, Decembre to May 6 / 2002 and March 30 / 2003 "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" by Limp Bizkit 
2002 / 19, May to Septembre 19 / 2002 "Dead Man" by Jim Johnston
2002 / 22 Septembre to Novembre 16 / 2003 "You're Gonna Pay" by Jim Johnston
2004 / 14 March to February 21 / 2011 and January 30 / 2012 - present"Rest in Peace" by Jim Johnston
2011 / 7 March to April 3 / 2011 "Ain't No Grave" by Johnny Cash

Debut

1984

Ring Names

Kane the Undertaker
Mark Callous
Mean Mark Callous
Mean Mark
Dice Morgan
The Master of Pain
The Punisher
Texas Red

Billed Weight

309 lb (140 kg)

Place of Birth

Austin, Texas, U.S.

Finishing Moves

Tombstone Piledriver
Last Ride
Hell's Gate
Chokeslam

Signature Moves

Old School, Snake Eyes, Big Boot, Suicide Dive Over The Top Rope

Trainers

Don Jardine

Major Titles

The comeback of the Year (2015)
Feud of the Year (1991)
Feud of the Year (2015) 
Match of the Year (1998)
Match of the Year (2009)
Match of the Year (2010)
Match of the Year (2012)
Ranked No. 2 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2002
Ranked No. 21 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship (1 time)
WCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) 
World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
WWF/WWE Undisputed Championship(4 times)
WWF Hardcore Championship (1 time)
WWF World Tag Team Championship (6 times) 
Royal Rumble (2007)
Slammy Award (12 times)

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