One of the most iconic superstars in WWE history The Undertaker will be at Survivor Series once again to participate in his "Final Farewell." As his career inevitably winds to an end, fans relish every chance they have to watch the Taker compete one last time.
The Undertaker called time on his WWE career after 30 years. In honor of the Undertaker’s outstanding career, we thought it would be fun to highlight seven fun things you may not know about "Lord of Darkness"!
Mark William Calaway better known by the ring name The Undertaker, is an American retired professional wrestler. He is currently signed to WWE. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
The Undertaker is a seven-time world heavyweight champion in WWF/E, having held the WWF/E Championship four times and the World Heavyweight Championship three times.
Taker began his career in 1987, working as various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and other affiliate promotions, and 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.
Taker was rebranded as "The Undertaker" in the WWF and gained significant mainstream popularity as a horror-themed, macabre entity who employed scare tactics and held links to the supernatural. The longest-tenured wrestler in company history at 30 years, The Undertaker was one of the most prominent figures of the Attitude Era, a boom period in the company's business in the latter 1990s.
His character transitioned into a biker in the early 2000s, before returning to a refined version of his previous gimmick in 2004. The Undertaker is heavily associated with WWE's flagship annual event, WrestleMania, where he became known for The Streak, a series of 21 straight victories, and he headlined the event on five occasions.
Undertaker is also known for his pairing with his in-storyline half-brother Kane, with whom he has alternatively feuded or teamed as The Brothers of Destruction since 1997. With Kane, he held the WWF and WCW World Tag Team Championships during The Invasion storyline. In 2020, he retired from the industry.
WWE's living legend has seen and done it all. He's gone through a laundry list of ring names, he fought himself at Summer Slam, he played a little hoop in college, he loves real fighting as much as he likes fake fighting, he took down Jerry "The King" Lawler for his first-ever championship, Suburban Commando earned him his WWE contract and one of his WrestleMania victories came from him being knocked out. He is one of the biggest names in all of professional wrestling and he's still not done making history.