The Undertaker

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(The) Undertaker
Undertaker at Monday Night RAW on January 30, 2012
Born March 24, 1965 (1965-03-24) (age 52)
Houston, Texas
Lives in Austin, Texas
Professional wrestling career
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?]
Billed height 6 ft. 10 in. (208 cm)[3]
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 worked for World Wrestling Entertainment from 1990 to present, where he's 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. Undertaker 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.

Undertaker has a 23-2 record at WrestleMania, having lost to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 33. 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.

As of 2017, he still wrestles to this day.

In wrestling[change | change source]

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 Instrument of Destruction"
    • "The Lone Legend"
    • "The Gunfighter" (or "The Gun Fighter")
    • "The Gun Slinger" (or "The Gunslinger")
    • "The Pale Destroyer"
    • "The Most Dangerous and Most Feared Entity That Has Ever Walked/Stepped in(side) the (Wrestling) Ring (or Squared Circle)"
    • "The American Bad-Ass"
    • "The Man in Black"
    • "The Cryptic (or Cryptid) Warrior"
    • "The Ghoulish Figure"
    • "The Man from/of the Dark Side"
    • "The Gatekeeper"
    • "The Conscience/Cornerstone of the WWE"
    • "The Weaver of Nightmares"
    • "Big Evil"
    • "The (Grim) Reaper (of Lost Souls)"
    • "The Minister in the Shadows"
    • "The Deadman"
    • "The Demon of/from Death Valley"
    • "The Midnight Rider"
    • "The Lord/Prince of Darkness"
    • "The Best Pure Striker in Sports Entertainment/WWE (History)"
    • "The Master of (the) Mind Games"
    • "The Last Outlaw"
    • "The Phenom"
    • "The Big Dog (That/Who Rules/Runs the Yard)"
    • "The Red Devil"
    • "The Most Cold-Hearted, Destructive Force (in the History of WWE)"
    • "The Eerie Leader of the Creatures of the Night"


Championships[change | change source]

Undertaker after becoming World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania XXIV

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

References[change | change source]

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