In any list that collects the greatest wrestlers who have ever graced the rings, you can hardly ever finish without having the undertaker somewhere at the top. As a professional wrestler who has been in the WWE for almost eternity, he has become one of the most interesting fighters to watch. Here are all the things you need to know about him.
The Undertaker Biography
You may know him as the Undertaker, but the wrestler was born as Mark William Calaway on March 24, 1965, in Houston, Texas. There he grew up alongside his four brothers. For his education, Calaway attended Waltrip High School and from there he went to Texas Wesleyan University, but only dropped out a year later to find a full entry into the wrestling sport.
He had always been an athletic child growing up, playing basketball and football in his high school days. In fact, he had majored in sports management in college before he quit. He wanted to play basketball professionally in Europe, but he dropped the idea when he decided to go for the rings.
Calaway’s first wrestling match was against Bruiser Brody at the 1984 World Wrestling Championship (WCCW). Unfortunately, he lost the fight. According to this, he would still be promoted only 4 years later.
In 1990 Mark William Calaway Kane became The Undertaker when he was accepted into the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Before that, he was known as Mean Mark when he fought at the World Wrestling Championships just one year before his WWF debut.
His many years as a wrestler brought many puzzles, especially when he began to introduce supernatural and frightening themes into his fights. His appearance as “The Undertaker” portrayed him as a mortician and as someone immune to pain. One of his most memorable moments was when he was sealed in a coffin by Yokozuna and he made a promise to return.
In the 1990s, the undertaker has woven interesting stories about the people he portrayed, including the dead man and the Lord of Darkness. Over the years, he continued to adopt and drop names like Big Evil, American Bad Ass, The Demon of Death Valley, and The Phenom.
To date, he has won 24 WrestleMania and lost only 2 to Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar. Apart from that, he has won many awards and titles throughout his career.
Even though he became very successful in wrestling, his relationships were not the most flawless. He has been married three times. His first marriage was in 1989, to Jodi Lynn. In 1999 the marriage ended in divorce, although it was blessed with a child, Gunner, who was born in 1993.
The next woman to become his wife was Sara Calaway, who married him in 1999, only for the marriage to end in divorce again in 2007. Before their divorce, the couple had two children, Chasey (2002) and Gracie (2005). His next wife, with whom he is still together, is Michelle McCool. They married in 2010 and have one child, Kaia Faith, who was born in 2010. Before her marriage to The Undertaker, Michelle McCool, a retired wrestler, was once married to Jeremy Alexander, with whom she also had a child.
In 2016, the undertaker was considered one of the top earners, earning $2 million. He was seventh on a list headed by John Cena with $9.5 million, Brock Lesnar with $6.0 million, and Triple H with $2.8 million.
After spending many years as a wrestler and one of the most dramatic, he has accumulated a lot of wealth in addition to his fame. His net worth is estimated at over $17 million.
Height and Weight
As soon as wrestling comes along, The Undertaker is a complete package, as he has a good physique and the necessary movements. He has a height of 2.08 m (6 feet and 10 inches) and a weight of 136 kg (299 lb). His chest measures 50 inches, his waist 36 inches, while his biceps measure 17 inches.
Is he dead? Where is he now?
Because of the time the dead man has disappeared from the stage, many people wonder if he is really dead. No, he is not dead. In fact, it seems that he is still not quite finished with the ring, as there are signs that he might return to the ring soon.
An earlier return occurred in January 2018 when he accepted a challenge from John Cena. At Wrestlemania 34, the older wrestler easily had the day over Cena.
For those wondering where Undertaker is right now, he is not far from the arena or the ring.