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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965),<ref name="birth">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> better known by his ring name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to WWE, where he has worked since 1990, making him the company's longest-tenured in-ring performer.

Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984. After wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as "Mean" Mark Callous from 1989 to 1990, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990. As The Undertaker, his gimmick is a horror-themed, dynamically dark, macabre entity who employs scare tactics and holds links to the supernatural. He won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter best gimmick award a record five times (more times than any other professional wrestler), all of which he won continuously.<ref>{List of Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards#Best Gimmick{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Unreliable source? |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[unreliable source?] }}</ref> The Undertaker is the storyline half-brother of fellow WWE wrestler Kane, with whom he has alternately feuded and teamed with as The Brothers of Destruction. Since unseating Hulk Hogan as WWF Champion in 1991, The Undertaker has been involved in numerous pivotal storylines within WWE history.<ref name="WWEProfile" />

The Undertaker is well known for The Streak, an unprecedented run of 21 straight victories at WWE's leading pay-per-view (PPV), WrestleMania (including main event bouts at WrestleMania 13, WrestleMania XXIV, and WrestleMania XXVI); he sustained his first loss at WrestleMania XXX to Brock Lesnar.<ref name=WrestlemaniaStreakPlaylist>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was also winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble. Among other championship accolades, Calaway is an eight-time world champion, having held the WWF/E Championship four times, the World Heavyweight Championship three times and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship once. He has cultivated a legacy within pro wrestling, being highly regarded by fellow veteran WWE personnel and fans alike as he is considered to be one of the best professional wrestlers of all time.<ref name="ign"/>


The Undertaker sections
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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}} {{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Use mdy dates |date=__DATE__ |$B= }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Mark William Calaway (born March 24, 1965),<ref name="birth">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> better known by his ring name The Undertaker, is an American professional wrestler and actor. He is currently signed to WWE, where he has worked since 1990, making him the company's longest-tenured in-ring performer.

Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984. After wrestling for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as "Mean" Mark Callous from 1989 to 1990, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) in 1990. As The Undertaker, his gimmick is a horror-themed, dynamically dark, macabre entity who employs scare tactics and holds links to the supernatural. He won the Wrestling Observer Newsletter best gimmick award a record five times (more times than any other professional wrestler), all of which he won continuously.<ref>{List of Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards#Best Gimmick{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Unreliable source? |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[unreliable source?] }}</ref> The Undertaker is the storyline half-brother of fellow WWE wrestler Kane, with whom he has alternately feuded and teamed with as The Brothers of Destruction. Since unseating Hulk Hogan as WWF Champion in 1991, The Undertaker has been involved in numerous pivotal storylines within WWE history.<ref name="WWEProfile" />

The Undertaker is well known for The Streak, an unprecedented run of 21 straight victories at WWE's leading pay-per-view (PPV), WrestleMania (including main event bouts at WrestleMania 13, WrestleMania XXIV, and WrestleMania XXVI); he sustained his first loss at WrestleMania XXX to Brock Lesnar.<ref name=WrestlemaniaStreakPlaylist>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> He was also winner of the 2007 Royal Rumble. Among other championship accolades, Calaway is an eight-time world champion, having held the WWF/E Championship four times, the World Heavyweight Championship three times and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship once. He has cultivated a legacy within pro wrestling, being highly regarded by fellow veteran WWE personnel and fans alike as he is considered to be one of the best professional wrestlers of all time.<ref name="ign"/>


The Undertaker sections
Intro   Early life    Professional wrestling career    Personal life    Other media    Filmography    In wrestling    Championships and accomplishments    References    External links   

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