Mark William Calaway professionally known as “The Undertaker” is a professional wrestler who is signed to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He started his career with WCCW (World Class Championship Wrestling) in the year 1984. He is known for his feat of 21 undefeated victories in WWE pay-per-view ‘WrestleMania’. Prior to being in the WWE, Calaway was in the WCW and was billed as “Mean Mark”. He is known for his scare tactics in the ring and horror-themed entity. In the 2000s, he used to appear in a bike. Calaway has won various titles in his career in the WWE. In 2007, he won the Royal Rumble. The estimated net worth of ‘The Undertaker’ is $18 million US dollars.
Mark William Calaway aka “The Undertaker” was born on March 24, 1965, in Houston, Texas. He was born to parents Betty Catherine Truby and Frank Compton Calaway. He has four brothers named Timothy, Paul, Michael, and David. He went to Waltrip High School and was a member of the school’s basketball and football teams.
After completing his graduation in 1983, Calaway went to Angelina College located in Lufkin, Texas on a basketball scholarship. He then went to Texas Wesleyan University located in Fort Worth, Texas in 1985 and majored in sports management. In the 1985-86 seasons, he also used to play basketball for the Rams. In 1986, he dropped from his university to pursue a career in sports. Before thinking of becoming a professional wrestler he thought to be a professional basketball player.
In 1989, Calaway married Jodi Lynn. Together they have a son named Gunner Vincent. They divorced in 1999. In 2000, he married Sara. They have two daughters named Gracie and Chasey. They divorced in 2007. In June 2010, he married former wrestler Michelle McCool. Their first child named Kaia Faith Calaway was born in 2012.
In 1984, Calaway made his debut in the WCCW with the ring name “Texas Red”. In his debut match, he lost against Bruiser Brody. In 1988, he joined Continental Wrestling Association and a year later, he was managed by Dutch Mantel. He used to appear with the ring name of “Master of Pain”. In April 1989, he defeated Jerry Lawler to win the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship.
In October of the same year, Calaway became the WCWA Texas Heavyweight Champion. He entered WCW (World Championship Wrestling) in 1989 under the ring name “Mean Mark” Callous. In July 1990, he was defeated by Lex Luger at the Great American Bash for NWA US Heavyweight Championship. Thereafter, he joined the WWF (now WWE) in October 1990. His debut in WWE was as “Kane the Undertaker”.
In his first WrestleMania match, he defeated “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka. In 1991, he won the WWE Championship by defeating Hulk Hogan. In 1992, he was in a feud with Yokozuna. He used to get assisted by Paul Bearer when appearing in the ring. With Kane, Calaway was known as the ‘Brothers of Destruction’. In WrestleMania 21 he defeated Randy Orton. In WrestleMania XXIV he defeated Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship.
In 2004, The Undertaker was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. In 2000, he won the Eyegore Award. He has also won the WWE Slammy Awards 12 times in his career. The Undertaker has made many records and won many championships in his entire wrestling career.
How much is Undertaker Net Worth in 2017
The Undertaker has had many successful matches in the WWE. He has defeated big names in the WWW industry. The Undertaker’s net worth is an estimated $18 million US dollars as of 2017. Part of this wealth also comes by appearing in various television shows. In 1991, he made his film debut by appearing in ‘Suburban Commando’.
He has also lent his voice in three movies. He has won various championships in his career including WCW Tag Team Championship with Kane, and six WWE Tag Team Championships. He has won the World Heavyweight Championship three times and WWE Championship three times. In 1999, he appeared in the television series ‘Poltergeist: The Legacy’.
Calaway is a fan of boxing and has carried the Flag of the US for team Pacquiao. He is also a fan of mixed martial arts. He maintains a close friendship with Tony Longo, Matt Hughes, Jeremy Horn, and Pat Miletich.