The Undertaker, actual name Mark Calaway, is alive and well, which will no doubt relieve admirers who were duped by a cruel false death article on "Empire Sports" that was extensively spread on social media. In fact, this hoax only served to increase interest in Taker's upcoming match at WrestleMania 35 against Shawn Michaels.
Calaway actually took part in the show in Houston, Texas under a fake name. He played himself during one of the matches and interacted with fans after the bout. He also signed some merchandise including photos from his secret appearance.
Taker has been involved in several incidents where it seemed like he had died but he has always recovered later. His first real death episode occurred in 1998 when he was in a car crash that killed his friend Terry Taylor. He has not been seen or heard from since then until 2014 when he returned for one final run on WWE television.
He announced his retirement at the end of that year but has recently changed his mind and decided to return for another run on the company's biggest stage. Taker has already started working out and testing his skills by participating in exhibition matches around the world. It appears that he is going to try and win one more match before calling it a day.
He is now 63 years old and has been wrestling for almost half of his life.
Mark William Calaway, better known as The Undertaker, is still alive and well. Regardless of what stories circulate, he is alive and healthy. The "dead man walking" is said to have died so many times, only to reappear in the WWE's story, that he may be called the originator of famous death hoaxes.
He first came onto the scene in 1992 when he was hired by World Wrestling Federation (WWF) to compete in their Survivor Series event which features the top performers from each team in a battle royal match. The Undertaker was chosen to represent WWF during this time period known as "The Deadman's Act". He went on to defeat Hulk Hogan in the final match of the night to become the new champion.
Since then, he has been featured in several other matches including world title bouts at WrestleMania events where his role is to stare down opponents and intimidate them into losing. The Undertaker's popularity within the company has led them to use him more often as a face (good guy), helping them develop story lines for various events.
He has also competed in several wrestling promotions including WCW where he was one of the faces of their flagship show Monday Nitro. The Undertaker has also worked events for rival companies such as ECW and Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (TNA).
In 2009, rumors began to spread that The Undertaker had died.
He first came onto the scene in 1992 during Vince McMahon's attempt to create a new world-class wrestling organization. The Undertaker's debut episode of Monday Night Raw was watched by 3 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode in history at the time. He went on to become one of the biggest stars in wrestling, helping bring back the popularity of the genre after years of declining ratings.
His character is based on a gangly, dark-skinned African-American man who doesn't speak but instead communicates through gestures and nods. He wears an ornate black suit with white stripes down the pants, a red handkerchief in his top pocket, and black shoes. His signature move is the Tombstone Piledriver.
The Undertaker first appeared at the 1993 Survivor Series where he defeated Hulk Hogan in a match that decided the champion for each division. He would go on to defeat Razor Ramon in the final match held at WrestleMania X before being taken out by Vince McMahon following his success. The storyline resulted in The Undertaker becoming undefeated as he has not lost since then.
The Undertaker is a sports entertainment legend. Mark Calaway has established himself as a brilliant performer with many gimmicks throughout the course of his three-decade career. His most iconic gimmick, though, is "The Deadman." The Undertaker's body is completely covered in plastic from head to toe, including his hands and feet. He can be seen sitting in a coffin-shaped box that is placed on top of a raised platform during his performances.
Calaway first gained attention as one of Hollywood Hogan's bodyguards. He was given small roles in several wrestling movies before being hired by WWF as their security coordinator. It wasn't long before he had earned a spot on the roster as a jobber (someone who is not considered a top contender for any championship). In 1993, Calaway made his in-ring debut at the WWF Royal Rumble event where he defeated Paul Bearer in what is regarded as one of the greatest matches of all time. Since then, he has gone on to win multiple championships across different promotions including WCW and WWE.
In 2014, The Undertaker returned after a three-year hiatus from wrestling due to health concerns. He announced his retirement shortly thereafter but has since changed his mind again. He currently works regular events across Europe and Asia while also appearing at major WWE events such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam.