The Undertaker (Mark William Calaway) was born on March 24 1965 and is an American semi-retired professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he has worked since 1990, making him the company's longest tensured in-ring performer. As The Undertaker, Calaway's gimmick is a horror-themed, macabre entity who employs scare tactics and holds links to the supernatural; the character was reinvented as a biker during the early 2000's. 

Early Life

Professional Wrestling Career

Early Career

World Wrestling Entertainment/WWE

Western Mortician

WWF World Heavyweight Champion

The Original Deadman Era

Lord of Darkness

The Ministry of Darkness

American Bad Ass

Big Evil

Return of the Deadman

Muhammad Hassan SmackDown! Controversy
Aftermath of the Great American Bash

World Heavyweight Champion

Defending and Ending of the Streak



Personal life

Mixed Martial Arts and UFC Involvement

Other media




In Wrestling

Finishing moves

  • Chokeslam
  • Devil's Triangle/Hell's Gate (Modified gogoplata)
  • Last Ride (Elevated powerbomb with theatrics)
  • Tombstone Piledriver (Kneeling reverse piledriver), mostly followed by a "Rest in Peace" pin
  • Callous Glutch/Iron Claw (One-handed clawhold)
  • Flatliner Fist (Heart punch)
  • Heatseeking Missile (Ropewalk diving elbow drop)

Signature moves

  • Back Body Drop
  • Bearhug transitioned into a thrust spinebuster into the ring post
  • Big boot
  • Chokehold
  • Fujiwara armbar
  • Knee lift to an opponent's midsection
  • Multiple clothesline variations
    • Corner
    • Leaping flying
    • Rebound
  • Old School (Arm twist ropewalk chop)
  • Over the top rope suicide dive
  • Reverse STO
  • Running DDT
  • Running elbow drop
  • Running leg drop
  • Sidewalk slam
  • Snake Eyes followed by an running big boot
  • Soup Bones (Several body hooks and punches to the midsection of a cornered opponent, often finished with a throat thrust)
  • TCB-Takin' Care of Business (Standing dragon sleeper)
  • Triangle Choke


  • Brother Love
  • Downtown Bruno
  • Dutch Mantell
  • General Skandor Akbar
  • Paul E. Dangerously
  • Paul Bearer/Percy Pringle III
  • Sara
  • Ted DiBiase
  • Theodore Long


  • The American Bad-Ass
  • The Baddest of Them All
  • The Best Pure Striker in WWE/Sports Entertainment History
  • Big Evil
  • The Conscience of the WWE
  • The Cornerstone of the WWE
  • The Deadman
  • The Demon from Death Valley
  • The Last Outlaw
  • The Lord/Prince of Darkness
  • The Master of Mind Games
  • The Phenom
  • The Red Devil

Entrance Themes

  • Badlands by BulletBoys (Sep 15 1989-Dec 1 1989
  • China White by Scorpions

Championships and Accomplishments

Pro Wrestling Illustrated