‘Escape The Undertaker’ star has made a fortune out of his wrestling career
WWE (known as WWF before 2002) has influenced people across the globe for decades and still does. However, there was one athlete who got out from the league and went on to become a legend that carried the burden of the entire sport on his shoulder.
Yes, we are talking about none other than ‘The Undertaker’. There has been no one like the ‘deadman’ and it is highly possible that there will no one like him in the future as well. Despite having a larger-than-life character and so much fame, he never stopped working hard and was always the go-to guy whenever WWE wanted to make something iconic.
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For a career that spanned over four decades, The Undertaker earned a plethora of money by competing inside the ring day-in and day-out. So, let’s take a look at the fortune he has made after putting his body on the line for almost 40 years.
Early life and career
Born on March 24, 1965, The Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway, attended Waltrip High School, where he was a member of the school’s football and basketball teams. In 1985, he graduated from Texas Wesleyan University and played for the college’s basketball team in the 1985-1986 season, before deciding to focus on wrestling.
In 1987, he wrestled his first match for the World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) and lost his first match against Bruiser Brody. After making appearances at various for two years, the wrestler joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989 and competed with various other wrestlers. However, his moment of glory came in 1990 when he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and made his debut later that year. Calaway made his official on-camera debut on November 22 at Survivor Series as a heel when he was the mystery partner of Ted DiBiase’s Million Dollar Team. Although he made his debut with the name ‘Kane the Undertaker’, fans started calling him ‘The Undertaker’ shortly after the match ended.
He went to win several matches before making his Wrestlemania debut in 1991. The Undertaker competed with Jimmy Snuka in his first match at the event and defeated him to start a streak that would go on for 21 long years. The Undertaker defeated Hulk Hogan to win his first WWF Championship at Survivor Series and became the youngest WWF Champion at the time.
Over the years, he had some of the greatest feuds with wrestlers such. Brinkwire Brief News.