The Undertaker

  • Born: 03/24/1965 in Houston, Texas
  • Birthname: Mark William Calaway
  • Height & Weight: 6'10", 309 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWF/E Championship (4 times)
  • World Heavyweight Championship (3 times)
  • Royal Rumble (2007)
  • Longest Wrestlemania Streak (21-0)
  • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2022)
  • Tuwaiq Mountain Trophy (2020)

Calaway began his career in 1987, working under various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and other affiliate promotions. He became USWA Unified World Heavyweight Champion and WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion during this time. After signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989, he had a brief stint in the mid-card as “Mean” Mark Callous, before joining the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990.

Calaway was rebranded as “The Undertaker” once joining the WWF. As one of WWE’s most popular and enduring characters, The Undertaker was known for his undead, funereal, macabre persona, which gained significant mainstream popularity and won him the Wrestling Observer Newsletter award for Best Gimmick a record-setting 5 years in a row.

The longest-tenured wrestler in company history at 30 years, The Undertaker is one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era–a high ratings, envelope-pushing generation of the WWF/E in the latter 1990s. Calaway expanded on The Undertaker gimmick by assuming a biker identity, dubbed “American Badass”, in 2000. Calaway resurrected The Deadman Undertaker in 2004, with residual elements of American Badass Undertaker remaining.

For the better part of his career, The Undertaker was observed as a focal point of WWE’s flagship annual event, WrestleMania, where he became esteemed for The Streak—a series of 21 straight victories. He is also known for pairing with his in-storyline half-brother Kane, with whom he had alternatively feuded and teamed off and on with as The Brothers of Destruction from 1997 through 2020.

During his active career under The Undertaker gimmick, Calaway won the WWF/E Championship four times, the World Heavyweight Championship three times, the Hardcore Championship once and the World Tag Team Championship six times. He also won the Royal Rumble match in 2007. He is one of WWE’s most prolific pay-per-view performers, headlining several pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania on five occasions.

The Undertaker retired from professional wrestling in 2020 and made a farewell appearance at that year’s Survivor Series, 30 years to the day from his on-screen debut for the company at the same pay-per-view brand. The Undertaker was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame as the headline inductee for the class of 2022.

Notable Matches

vs Shawn Michaels at Bad Blood 1997

vs Kurt Angle at No Way Out 2006

vs Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XXV

vs Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania XXVI

vs Triple H at Wrestlemania XXVIII

vs Hulk Hogan at Survivor Series 1991

vs Sycho Sid at Wrestlemania 13

vs Edge at Wrestlemania XXIV

vs Kane at Wrestlemania XIV

vs Batista at Backlash 2007

vs Jeff Hardy on Raw, July 1st 2002

vs Mankind at King of the Ring 1998

vs Kurt Angle vs The Rock at Vengeance 2002

Notable Feuds

vs. The Ultimate Warrior

vs. Yokozuna

vs. Diesel

vs. Mankind

vs. Kane

vs. Paul Bearer

vs. Steve Austin

vs. Brock Lesnar

vs. Big Show

vs. Vince McMahon

vs. Shawn Michaels

vs. Triple H

vs. Batista

vs. JBL

vs. Randy Orton

vs. CM Punk

vs. AJ Styles

Other Notable Achievements

WWF Hardcore Championship

WWF World Tag Team Championship (6 times) – with Stone Cold Steve Austin (1), Big Show (2), The Rock (1) and Kane (2)

WCW World Tag Team Championship – with Kane

USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship

WCWA Texas Heavyweight Championship