The Undertaker WWE Profile
The Undertaker – real name Mark William Calaway – is a retired professional wrestler, having spent the majority of his career with WWE on various schedules between 1990 and 2020.
Born on March 24, 1965 in Houston, Texas, The Undertaker is now aged 57 years old and he stands a massive 6ft 10ins tall (2.08m).
He is one of the most celebrated, respected, and famous wrestlers in the history of WWE or any company, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers of all-time, perhaps with the best gimmick of all-time.
Who is The Undertaker married to?
The Undertaker has a very famous spouse – he has been married to former WWE wrestler Michelle McCool since 2010. She is The Undertaker’s third wife – prior to that he was married to Jodi Lynn (1989-1999) and Sara Calaway (2000-2007).
The Undertaker has four children – son Gunner and daughters Chasey, Gracie and Kaia.
What is The Undertaker’s net worth?
The Undertaker’s net worth is reported to be around $17 million.
Starting out in WWE
After a small period with WCW and other independent promotions, The Undertaker eventually made his way to WWE in 1990 where he would make his full PPV debut at Survivor Series as a heel partner for Ted DiBiasie.
The Undertaker’s gimmick was a darker one that what WWE fans were used to at the time, as he would often incorporate the theme of death into his performances and promos, which led to such nicknames as the ’˜Prince of Darkness’ during the Attitude Era.
Throughout the 1990s, he would remain a key part of WWE’s roster despite continued attempts by WCW to get him to switch brands during the Monday Night Wars.
In 1997, he would take part in the first ever Hell in a Cell match against Shawn Michaels.
During this match we would see the debut of The Undertaker’s long lost brother, Kane, who debuted with fire pyrotechnics in the ring and a black and red mask.
Kane was escorted to the ring by Paul Bearer, and both of these men would play an integral role in the Undertaker’s career over the next 30 years both as enemies and allies.
The Undertaker would face Kane at both Wrestlemania 15 and Wrestlemania 20 and win on both occasions.
In 1998, he took part in one of the most faces wrestling matches of all time against Mick Foley at King of the Ring. Inside Hell in a Cell, the pair would brutalise each other, with Foley being tossed off the top of the cell and chokeslammed through the roof, leading to multiple, serious injuries.
The match is one of the most famous, and infamous in history.
Towards the end of the 1990s he adopted his ’˜Prince of Darkness’ heel persona, creating the heel faction the Corporate Ministry in the process.
After a legitimate injury to his pectoral muscle, he was written off WWE programming for eight months.
He would eventually return with new entrance music, new ring gear, and a deviation away from his dark persona, though still retaining the name The Undertaker. His return at Judgement Day in 2000 was met with acclaim as he interfered in the Ironman Match between Triple H and The Rock.
His American Badass persona lasted for the next few years, and in this time he would again with the Undisputed WWE Championship, involving himself in memorable feuds with the likes of Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, and Brock Lesnar.
At the request of Vince McMahon, his phenom persona returned at Wrestlemania 20 when he defeated Kane.
It would be the period over the next 10 years that The Undertaker would take part in the most acclaimed matches of his career, with his fitness, agility, and strength seemingly at their peak.
World championships would follow before he started working a more part-time schedule.
In consecutive Wrestlemanias he would face Shawn Michaels in two of the most famous and critically-acclaimed matches in WWE history, eventually retiring HBK at Wrestlemania 26.
In the 2020 edition of Survivor Series, his official retirement was confirmed.
Outside of the ring, Taker is well-respected and is often described as a locker room leader.
Indeed, he is said to be the judge of the fabled ’˜Wrestler’s Court’ – meetings which are created to solve disputes between talent.
Vince McMahon would say of The Undertaker in 2020:
“Undertaker, Mark Calaway, is the most loyal performer I’ve ever dealt with.
“He is the kind of man you’d want literally in the foxhole with you.”
He has won 21 matches in a row before the match against Lesnar, in which Taker suffered a legitimate concussion.
Taker would continue to fight at Wrestlemania after the streak ended and he would eventually lose to Reigns, too.
Following his victory against AJ Styles in the ’˜Boneyard’ match, his Wrestlemania record stands at 25 wins and two losses.
The Undertaker Theme
In his American Badass phase, the Undertaker came to the ring to Limp Bizkit’s ’Rollin’ and Kid Rock’s ’American Badass’ but for the majority of his career in his phenom persona he has used ’Rest in Peace’ by WWE composer Joe Johnston.
The Undertaker Finisher
The Undertaker’s finisher is either the Tombstone Piledriver or the Last Ride.
World Heavyweight Champion
Tag Team Champion
Royal Rumble winner