The Undertaker

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The Undertaker

Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX week on April 5, 2014
Ring name(s) (The) Undertaker
Kane The Undertaker
Punisher Dice Morgan
The Punisher[1]
"Mean" Mark Callous[2]
Texas Red[2]
The Commando
The Master of Pain[source?]
Height 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m)
Weight 295 lb (134 kg)
Billed height 6 ft. 10 in. (208 cm)[3]
Billed weight 299 lb. (135 kg)[3]
Born March 24, 1965 (1965-03-24) (age 49)
Houston, Texas
Resides Austin, Texas
Billed from Death Valley (1990-1999, 2004-present)
Houston, Texas (1984-1990, 2000-2003)
Trained by Don Jardine[2]
Debut 1984

Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965) is an American professional wrestler. He is most well known by the name The Undertaker. He is currently working for World Wrestling Entertainment, where he is a former three-time World Heavyweight Champion and four-time WWE Champion. He made his debut with Dallas, Texas based World Class Championship Wrestling. In 1988 he joined USWA. He began working for the WWE at the Survivor Series pay-per-view in 1990 on Ted DiBiase's team. His team won the match, though The Undertaker was eliminated by count-out. Calaway did not lose a match that entire year. He also won the WWF Championship. Soon after, he lost his first match against Hulk Hogan for the championship.

Calaway has a 21-1 record at WrestleMania, having only lost to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. He has beaten some of the best wrestlers, for example Triple H, Batista and Randy Orton. He is famous for "Hell in a Cell" matches against Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley. Calaway still wrestles today, but only in one match per year.

He is the only wrestler that performed on the very first episode of WWF Monday Night RAW that is still part of the company.

In wrestling[change | change source]

The Undertaker performing his Tombstone Piledriver on Edge
The Undertaker locking Brock Lesnar in the Hell's Gate
The Undertaker performing his Old School on Heidenreich
  • Nicknames
    • "The American Bad-Ass"
    • "Big Evil"
    • "The Deadman"
    • "The Demon of Death Valley"
    • "The Lord of Darkness"
    • "The Best Pure Striker in Sports-Entertainment History"
    • "The Master of Mind Games"
    • "The Last Outlaw"
    • "The Phenom"
    • "The Red Devil"
    • "The Cornerstone of the WWF/E"

Championships[change | change source]

Undertaker after becoming World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XXIV

1The won the championships during The Invasion.
2His fourth reign was as the WWE Undisputed Champion.

References[change | change source]

  1. Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Stone Cold Truth (p.72)
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