The Undertaker is one of wrestling’s all-time greats. The Phenom made his WWE debut at Survivor Series 1990 and quickly became one of the most dominant forces inside the squared circle. Taker won the WWE Championship just a year after making his debut. He retired from in-ring competition in 2020 and was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2022. That being said, here are some awesome facts about the Deadman you might not know.
Few superstars could claim they were loyal to the company while being counted among its most consistent performers. The Undertaker was both. When WWE debuted the very first episode of Monday Night RAW, Taker was there to entertain the fans.
The Deadman wrestled in the main event of the inaugural episode of RAW. He defeated Damien Demento to close out the debut episode of what would become the longest running weekly episodic program in the United States.
Evolution is one of the most successful stables in WWE history, with its four members sharing more than 50 championships between them. Triple H, Ric Flair, Batista, and Randy Orton all walked on the grandest stage of them all but none managed to defeat the Phenom at WrestleMania.
Taker put down “The Game” Triple H at WrestleMania 17, 27 and 28. He brutalized Flair at WrestleMania 18. The Deadman’s next Mania victory against an Evolution member came at Mania 21 where he tombstoned a young Orton. Batista was laid to rest at WrestleMania 23.
Taker had a very different dream growing up. He wanted to pursue a career in basketball. Taker played basketball for Texas Wesleyan University.
He was a talented basketball player and spent a couple of years playing at a community college in Texas before heading to Texas Wesleyan for the 1985-86 basketball season with the Rams at TWU.
The Undertaker once loaned his house to a former power couple in Hollywood. Contractor Ron Charlies revealed Mark Calaway loaned his huge mansion to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The house even had a gigantic WWE ring inside it.
The Undertaker married thrice during his wrestling career and shares five children with his former and current wives. Taker fathered a son named Gunner with his first wife Jodi.
He shares two daughters, Chasey and Gracie, with his second wife Sara. With his third wife, former WWE superstar Michelle McCool, he has a son and a daughter.