The Undertaker Biography

The Undertaker is an American professional wrestler who is a four-time WWF/E Champion. This biography of The Undertaker provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline

The Undertaker
Quick Facts

Nick Name: The Phenom, The Punisher

Birthday: March 24, 1965

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By The Undertaker Wrestlers

Age: 54 Years, 54 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Aries

Born in: Houston

Famous as: Professional Wrestler

Height: 6'10" (208 cm), 6'10" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jodi Lynn, Michelle McCool, Sara Calaway

father: Frank Calaway

mother: Catherine Calaway

siblings: David Calaway, Michael Calaway, Paul Calaway, Timothy Calaway

children: Chasey Calaway, Gracie Calaway, Gunner Vincent Calaway, Kaia Faith Calaway

City: Houston, Texas

U.S. State: Texas

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education: 1983 - Waltrip High School, Texas Wesleyan University

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The Undertaker is an American professional wrestler who is a four-time WWF/E Champion and a three-time World Heavyweight Champion. Considered to be one of the most popular wrestlers in the world today, he began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) more than three decades ago. He became associated with the WWE in 1990 and has worked there since then, becoming WWE's longest-tenured performer. Born as Mark William Calaway in Texas, he was a tall and well-built boy who took a special interest in sports. He played basketball for his high school team and also played college basketball while studying at the Texas Wesleyan University. He ventured into wrestling in 1984 and over the next few years adopted a variety of gimmicks and ring names in order to create a successful image for himself. He took the ring name of The Master of Pain in 1989 and eventually started calling himself The Punisher. While working with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he adopted the ring name Mean Mark Callous, a name devised for him by Terry Funk. However it was only after joining the WWE that he finally took the identity, The Undertaker—the name that would catapult him to international fame and glory, and make him one of the most popular wrestlers in the world.

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The Undertaker
Childhood & Early Life
  • The Undertaker was born as Mark William Calaway on March 24, 1965, in Houston, Texas, U.S. to Frank Compton Calaway and Betty Catherine Truby. He is the youngest of five brothers in the family.
  • He went to the Waltrip High School from where he graduated in 1983. He was an athletic teenager and used to play basketball for his high school team. He then attended the Texas Wesleyan University where he continued playing basketball.
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  • He made his wrestling debut in 1984 for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). He initially adopted the ring name, Texas Red, and thereafter adopted a series of several other names over the coming years.
  • He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989 and was given the wrestling moniker Mean Mark Callous. The WCW did not renew his contact in 1990 and he joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF)—which became World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in 2002—later that year.
  • After joining the WWF he adopted the name Kane the Undertaker, and made his official on-camera debut on November 22, 1990 at Survivor Series as a heel when he was the mystery partner of Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar team.
  • He feuded with Randy Savage, the Ultimate Warrior, and Hulk Hogan in his first year in the WWF. At Survivor Series 1991, he defeated Hogan to win his first WWF Championship with the help of Ric Flair, and thus became the youngest WWF Champion in history (the record would eventually be broken in 1993 by Yokozuna).
  • He feuded extensively over the next couple of years but a back injury forced him to stay away from the ring for several months. He returned for the Survivor Series in 1994, and defeated Yokozuna in a casket match.
  • At the 1998 Fully Loaded event, the main event scheduled on the card was a tag team match for the WWF Tag Team Championship. The Undertaker and the reigning WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Kane and Mankind to win the WWF Tag Team Championship.
  • During the late 1990s he suffered from a groin injury and took some time off from wrestling in order to recuperate. He made his comeback in early 2000s in a new avatar—he abandoned the mortician-themed attires of the past and took on a biker’s identity. At Vengeance in 2001, the Undertaker defeated Van Dam to capture the WWF Hardcore Championship.
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  • The year 2007 was a good one for the wrestler as he finally won his first Royal Rumble match that year. He had entered the Rumble at No. 30 and won the title by eliminating Shawn Michaels, the 23rd entrant.
  • In 2012 the Undertaker appeared on the 1000th episode of ‘Raw’ to help Kane who was being challenged by Jinder Mahal, Curt Hawkins, Tyler Reks, Hunico, Camacho, and Drew McIntyre. The Undertaker and Kane ultimately overcame the six other wrestlers in an exciting display of strength and stamina.
  • Along with his wrestling career he has also appeared in some films including the 1991 film, ‘Suburban Commando’ and the 1999 film ‘Beyond the Mat’. He appeared in the television show, ‘Poltergeist: The Legacy’ as the Soul Chaser Demon in 1999.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 1989, he won the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship as Master of Pain.
  • He won the World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE Championship four times—1991, 1997, 1999, and 2002—and WWF Hardcore Championship once in 2001.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • The Undertaker has been married thrice. He married Jodi Lynn in 1989 and had a son in 1993. The couple divorced in 1999.
  • His second marriage happened a year later in 2000, when he tied the knot with Sara. As a wedding gift to Sara, he had her name tattooed on his throat. The couple had two daughters and eventually divorced.
  • Later on he married former wrestler, Michelle McCool, in 2010 and the couple had their first child in 2012.
Net Worth
  • The Undertaker has a net worth of $16 million.
  • The Undertaker’s performance in the Royal Rumble match in 2007 is considered to be one of his most exciting ones. Five professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's supercard, and he won the title by eliminating Shawn Michaels, another highly popular wrestler.

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