One of the greatest professional wrestlers, The Undertaker, 21 times WWE’s primer annual event WrestleMania winner is one of the well-known faces in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now as WWE). Besides his wrestling career, he has acted in the American science fiction movie ‘Suburban Commando’.
The Undertaker Early Life and Education
Mark William Calaway, better known as The Undertaker was born on 24th March 1965 to Frank Calaway and Catherine Calaway. He grew up in the city of Houston, Texas, USA along with is siblings David, Michael, Paul, and Timothy. He is the half-brother of WWE wrestler, Kane.
He did his schooling at Waltrip High School where he was a member of the football and basketball team. Later, he went to Angelina College, Lufkin, Texas on a scholarship and did his higher education in sports management from the Texas Wesleyan University but dropped out later.
The Undertaker Wrestling Career
Undertaker began his wrestling career during 1984; as he made his debut match for the World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) with the name, Texas Red and then evolved with different names in the journey of wrestling.
In 1989, he joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW), where he was given the wrestling signature, Mean Mark Callous. The following year, WCW did not establish his agreement due to which he joined World Wrestling Federation (WWF) which was later renamed as World Wrestling Entertainment(WWE), in 2002. It was great opportunity to prove himself as one of the top contenders in WWE.
After he joined WWE, he received the name, The Undertaker and made his debut with a big appearance on 22nd November 1990, at Survivor Series. In the match, he had a mystery partner of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar group.
During the period, he had a fight against Randy Savage and Hulk Hogan. He also defeated Hogan to win the WWF Championship after Ric Flair assists him at the Survivor Series, in 1991. He successfully became the most youngest WWF Championship. Later, the record was broke-down by Yokozuna in 1993.
In 1998, The Undertaker has had a tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship where he partnered the ruling WWF Championship Stone Cold Steve Austin and defeated Kane and Mankind which become one of the biggest collaboration of WWF history. Once, The Undertaker suffered a crotch injury and had a bed rest for some period of time in order to recovery. Finally, he made his return in the 2000s with new get-up of a biker’s personality after he surrendered the undertaker themed clothing type of the past. There he wrestled against Van Dam to achieve the WWF Hardcore Championship.
This dead man got his first victory in the battle Royal Rumble match in the year 2007 after he disposed of Shawn Michaels, the 23rd contestant in the ring.
The Undertaker Record breaking in WrestleMania and Retirement
No one has ever won the WrestleMania for 23 times in the history except, The Undertaker. He has made it to the history of WrestleMania unfortunately, he lost the WrestleMania XXX against the mixed martial artist, Brock Lesnar. He was hospitalized after he suffered in the first minutes of the match.
Before this, The Undertaker defeated stronger challengers like Triple H, Shawn Michael, Batista, Edge and so on in WrestleMania.
On 2nd April 2017, The Undertaker made an announcement of his retirement from the wrestling after he lost against Roman Reing for the second time in WrestleMania. In his last day, The Undertaker took off his MMA-style gloves, coat, and hat and placed them in the center of the ring. Gently, he made his exit walking over his wife, Michelle McCool and kissed her and made his signature arm-raised move and disappear in the smoke.
Altogether, he has won World Heavyweight Championship 3 times, WWF Hardcore Championship once, WWF World Heavyweight Championship 4 times and WWF World Tag Team Championship 6 times.
The Undertaker Personal Life
Currently, The Undertaker is in a marital relationship with professional wrestler, Michelle McCool. The husband and wife tied a knot on 26th June 2010, in Houston, Texas. They are now proud parents of baby girl, Kaia Faith Calaway. Before this, he was married twice.
In 1989, he married ex-spouse, Jodi Lynn. Together they share a son, Gunner Vincent Calaway, in 1993. After living nearly for 10 years, the duo divorced in 1999.
Then he married an American actress, Sara Calaway, on 21st July 2000. The wedding ceremony was held in St, Petersburg, Florida. The welcomed two daughters Chasey Calaway, in 2002 and Gracie Calaway in 2005. This time also, his marital relationship didn’t long last and divorced in 2007.
The Undertaker Net Worth and Lifestyle
As of 2018, The Undertaker has successfully collected an estimated net worth of $16 million from his profession in wrestling, acting, and video games; as he used to charge $3-$5 million salaries per year.
He has got lots of properties in his hometown, Austin Texas. He owns a mansion in his hometown which price value is around $2 million. It is 5202 sq. ft. that includes 5 bedrooms, swimming pool, and gym. Next, he has got a bungalow in Florida which selling price is $680,000.
Being passionate about cars and bike, he has a car collection of Bentley Continental ( $217325), 1978 Mercedes Benz ($14010), Cadillac ATS ($355590), Jeep Wrangler ($21914) and bikes such as Harley Davidson Fat Boy ($16899) and West Coast Chopper.
1 “You can not kill that which is already dead.”
2 “If you try me, I will make you famous.”
3 “You better give your soul to the Lord, because the rest of your scrawny ass, will belong to me!”
4 “I’ve crippled more people than polio.”
5 “I’m gonna kick your teeth so far down your throat you’ll be able to chew your own ass out for pissin’ me off.”
6 “If the eyes are the windows to the soul, you’re not going to like the view.”
7 “Life isn’t that sweet. That’s why everyone wants sweet things.”
8 “The fear of death is far greater than the death itself. But the fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all!”
9 “In all my years here, I don’t think I’ve ever seen quite so many assholes gathered in one place!”
10 “I don`t make mistakes. I bury them.”