There has been a constant horror theme and many reincarnations in The Undertaker’s acts.
- On his character that he has always been so protective about, The Undertaken has said that it hasn’t always been cheerful playing the Deadman
- He has said that people will be shocked to see the sharp contrast between his character The Undertaker and Calaway in real life in The Last Ride
- In 2010, Mark married for the third time. Former wrestler Michelle McCool and Mark had their first child in 2012
Mark William Calaway, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Undertaker’, is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time and one of the longest-running characters in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He is popular for The Streak, a series of 21 straight victories at WrestleMania, an annual flagship event. Including Wrestlemania, he has headlined several pay-per-view events. The titleholder of 17 championships, The Undertaker in a five-episode documentary series titled ‘The Last Ride’ reveals the thoughts that crossed his mind.
The 55-year-old legend reveals that he will miss the energy of the arena once he does take the last ride. On his character that he has always been so protective about, The Undertaken said that it hasn’t always been cheerful playing the Deadman. He entered the Original Deadman era between 1994 and 1996, and then Lord of Darkness from 1996 to 1998. Mark, who has been notorious for keeping “kayfabe”, has said that people will be shocked to see the sharp contrast between his character The Undertaker and Calaway in real life.
Apart from The Undertaker, Mark has also had a variety of different personas during his lengthy career. Some of his other ring names include: Texas Red, The Punisher, The Master of Pain, Dice Organ, Mean Mark, Mark Callous, Kane The Undertaker and Mean Mark Callous. With the exception of his American Bad Ass phase between 2000 and 2001 where he rode on a motorbike, there has always been a constant horror theme in his acts and many reincarnations. He was the Big Evil from 2001-2003 and then was back with Return of the Deadman from 2004 to 2007 when he was called ‘The Phenom’.
Mark, who debuted in November 1990 Survivor Series, is the winner of four WWF/E championships, three World-Heavyweight Championships, six WWF World Tag Team Championships, one Hardcore Championship and WCW Tag Team Championship each. He is also a USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion and a WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion. He won his first Royal Rumble in 2007 and showed a more stripped-down version of himself as a human character.
Who is The Undertaker in real?
Born on March 24, 1965, at Texas in the US to Frank Compton Calaway and Betty Catherine Truby, Mark has four elder brothers named David, Michael, Paul and Timothy. He played American football and basketball and dropped out of his university where he was studying sports management and considered playing professional basketball in Europe before he focused on professional wrestling.
In 1989, Mark married his first wife Jody Lynn with whom he had a son in 1993. After his divorce in 1999, he married his second wife Sara in 2000. Mark and Sara had two daughters but the two parted ways in 2007. In 2010, he married for the third time. Former wrestler Michelle McCool and Mark had their first child in 2012. In a recent interview with the New York Post, McCool revealed how Edge turned down the offer to break The Undertaker’s streak.
To The Undertaker returning, it’s better to never say never.