The Undertaker Biography – In any list collecting the greatest wrestlers to have ever graced the rings, hardly ever can one get completed without having The Undertaker somewhere at the very top.
A professional wrestler who has been in the WWE for almost forever, he has become one of the most interesting fighters to watch. Here are all the things to know about him.
In 2016, the Undertaker was said to be one of the highest earners with earnings of $2 million.
He appeared on the seventh spot on a list that was topped by John Cena who had earned $9.5 million, Brock Lesnar who had $6.0 million, and Triple H with 2.8 million.
Having spent many years as a wrestler and one of the most dramatic, he has amassed a lot of wealth alongside his fame. He has a net worth that is estimated at over $17 million.
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.
It was there that he was raised alongside his four brothers.
For his education, Calaway attended the Waltrip High School and from there, he went to Texas Wesleyan University but dropped out only a year later to make a complete entry into the wrestling sports.
He had always been an athletic kid as he grew, playing basketball and football in his high school days. In fact, he was majoring in Sports management in college before he called it quits.
He had wanted to play basketball professionally in Europe but dropped the idea when he opted for the rings.
Calaway made his first wrestling fight in 1984 against Bruiser Brody at the World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW).
Unfortunately for him, he lost the fight. That stated, he would still gain promotion only 4 years later.
In 1990, Mark William Calaway became Kane The Undertaker when he gained entry into the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
Before that time, he was known as Mean Mark when he fought in the World Championship Wrestling just a year prior to his WWF debut.
The 1990s would see undertaker weaving interesting stories by the characters he portrayed including as the Deadman and Lord of Darkness.
As the years progressed, he would go on to adopt and drop names including Big Evil, American Bad Ass, The Demon of Death Valley, and The Phenom.
The Undertaker is regarded as one of the best prospects in the game of wrestling. He began his career in the year 1984 fighting for World Class Championship Wrestling.
Calaway lost his debut fight to Bruiser Brody. He later joined World Championship Wrestler and adopted the ring name “Mean Mark” Callous.
Since 1990, Calaway has been was associated with World Wrestling Federation/ Entertainment/WWE.
It provided him with a perfect platform for his career as Calaway was rebranded as the supernatural and macabre entity, Undertaker.
The Undertaker became one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era.
Even as he has become very successful as far as wrestling is concerned, his relationships have not been the most flawless.
He has been married three times thus far. His first marriage was in 1989 and that was to Jodi Lynn.
By 1999, the marriage had already ended in a divorce even as it was blessed with a child, Gunner, who was born in 1993.