Mark William Calaway is an American retired professional wrestler. He is better known by his ring name, The Undertaker. The Undertaker has practiced Brazilian jiu-jitsu and earned a black belt in 2011. He is one of the best professional wrestlers of all time. Undertaker has won the World Championship in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for as many as seven times. He won WWE Championship four times and the World Heavyweight Championship three times.
The Undertaker started wrestling in 1990 and has been the face of WWE for almost three decades. It is the longest juncture for any wrestler, he also holds a record for it. Undertaker is also known as the Deadman. He was voted as the greatest WWE wrestler in 2013 in the digital spy pole. Undertaker is popular in Films, Video games, and television due to his unique character. Guinness World Records recognized Undertaker as having the most uninterrupted victories at WrestleMania in 2016. There are many unknown facts that are related to him. Let us have a look at some of the most interesting ones.
1. The Eggman Ad
In the Survivor series 1990, a big egg was displayed as an advertisement for the WWE event. In the ad, a man named Gobbledy Gooker came out of the egg, but the audience had a very negative response to this event. Initially, the man was supposed to be the Undertaker but the plan changed at the end moment. Fortunately, Undertaker was saved from getting a gross start in WWE.
2. Personal Issues With CM Punk
Undertaker and CM Punk fought against each other in 2009. Undertaker squashed him in mere 10 minutes in the match. The Undertaker told punk “dressing should be like a champion”. The public was unhappy when Punk refused to accept the advice.
3. Not Treated Like A Superstar
Undertaker was well known among the fans and even amongst the organizers of WWE. In a general event, the organizers brought up Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Steve Austin, and The Rock as the prominent players. This was the main reason that Undertaker was comparatively less popular among the fans till 2000.
4. Tragic Defeat At His First Title In WWE
In 1991, Undertaker was at the top after defeating Hulk Hogan for the title of WWE Championship. But Hulk claimed that the Undertaker injured his neck after the tombstone. The controversy lasted for 6 days and in the end, Hulk was titled as the WWE Champion.