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The Undertaker
Image of The Undertaker
Billing information
Ring name(s) The Undertaker
Kane the Undertaker
"Mean" Mark Callous
The Commando
Punisher Dice Morgan
The Punisher
Texas Red
The Master of Pain
Nickname "The Phenom"
Height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Weight 299 lb (136 kg)
Born March 24, 1964 (age 50)
Hometown Houston, Texas
Billed from Houston, Texas
WWE debut November 19, 1990
Wrestling information
Alignment Face
Finisher(s) Tombstone Piledriver
Accomplishments 3x World Heavyweight Championship
4x WWF/WWE Undisputed Championship
1x WWF Hardcore Championship
6x World Tag Team Championship– with Stone Cold Steve Austin (1), Big Show (2), The Rock (1) and Kane (2)
1x WCW World Tag Team Championship- with Kane
Royal Rumble(2007)

Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965), better known by his ring name The Undertaker (sometimes simply Taker), is an American professional wrestler signed to WWE. He is the company's most tenured performer, and is the only remaining active competitor from the very first episode of WWE Raw in 1993. Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as "Mean" Mark Callous in 1989. When WCW did not renew Calaway's contract in 1990, Calaway signed with the World Wrestling Federation. After debuting as Kane the Undertaker, the name was shortened to The Undertaker and he has remained with the company since.

History

Early Career (1984-1989)

Calaway made his debut in 1984 for World Class Championship Wrestling under the ring name Texas Red. He wrestled and lost his first match against Bruiser Brody. In 1988, after four years in the promotion, he left and joined the Continental Wrestling Association (which became part of the United States Wrestling Association after Jerry Jarrett bought World Class Championship Wrestling and merged the two organizations into one), wrestling under several gimmicks. On April 1, 1989, he was booked to win his first professional wrestling title, the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship, defeating Jerry "The King" Lawler, under the ring name The Master of Pain. While performing as The Punisher, Calaway won the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship on October 5, 1989, when Eric Embry forfeited the title.

World Championship Wrestling (1989-1990)

In 1989, Calaway joined World Championship Wrestling as a villain and adopted the ring name Mean Mark Callous, a name devised for him by Terry Funk. He was portrayed as a morbid character; he wore predominantly black ring attire, and was described by announcer Jim Ross as having a fondness for pet snakes, and the music of Ozzy Osbourne. Callous was promptly drafted into the Skyscrapers tag team to replace an injured Sid Vicious. The new team gained some notoriety at Clash Of The Champions X when they beat down The Road Warriors after their match. However Callous' partner Dan Spivey left WCW days before their Chicago Street Fight against the Warriors at WrestleWar 1990. Callous and a replacement masked Skyscraper went down to defeat in the Street Fight and the team broke up soon afterwards. As he went into singles competition, Callous took on the guidance of Paul E. Dangerously and defeated Johnny Ace at Capital Combat and defeated Brian Pillman at the Clash of the Champions. In July 1990, he wrestled against Lex Luger for the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship at The Great American Bash, but was pinned by Luger. WCW declined to renew Calaway's contract.

Calaway then briefly wrestled in New Japan Pro Wrestling as Punisher Dice Morgan. After leaving, he briefly returned to the USWA to participate in a tournament to determine the new USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion; he defeated Bill Dundee in the first round, but lost to Jerry Lawler in the quarterfinals. In October 1990, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment/WWE

Debut and Various Feuds (1990-1994)

Return; Various Storylines (1994–1997)

Hell in a Cell and Brothers of Destruction (1997–1998)

Ministry of Darkness (1999)

American Bad Ass/Big Evil (2000–2003)

Return of the Deadman (2004–2007)

World Heavyweight Champion (2007–2010)

Defending the Streak (2011–present)

Wrestling details

  • Primary Finisher
    • Tombstone Piledriver (Kneeling belly-to-belly piledriver)
  • Secondary Finisher
    • Hell's Gate (Modified gogoplata)
  • Signature Moveset
    • Tombstone PileDriver
    • Chokeslam
    • Fujiwara armbar
    • Sleeper hold
    • Last Ride (Elevated powerbomb)
    • No–handed over the top rope suicide dive
    • Old School (Arm twist ropewalk chop)
    • Running corner body splash
    • Running DDT
    • Running jumping leg drop
  • Nickname
    • The Phenom
    • The Deadman
  • Theme Music
    • The Darkside by Jim Johnson
    • Ain't No Grave By Johnny Cash

WrestleMania Streak

Championships and Accomplishments

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