Trivia / The Undertaker

  • Fan Nickname: Bikertaker for his American Badass period.
    • "Underfaker" for the Brian Lee Undertaker in the "Two Undertakers" storyline.
  • Fan Community Nicknames: Creatures of the Night.
  • Dye Hard: He is a redhead and performed as one early in his career, but eventually dyed it black and kept it that way ever since. You could see his hair shift a bit back towards red during his BikerTaker days when he had short hair and didn't have to do the Deadman jet-black dye job.
    • And as redheads grey quicker and more evenly than other hair colors, seeing the Deadman with his signature black hair and OOC with greying red hair came as bit of a shock.
  • Fountain of Expies: Popularized the Light Flicker Teleport, the Chokeslam, the tombstone, the no sell situp and various supernatural monster gimmicks. Did not start most of them but definitely caused a trend. Also inspired the use of mixed matrial arts equipment, even for wrestlers who have no background in the sport or relating gimmick.
  • Romance on the Set: Undertaker married Michelle McCool in 2010.
  • What Could Have Been: The Undertaker's original manager, back when he was "Kane the Undertaker" (get a load of that name)? Brother Love. Now just imagine how the character would have evolved if Brother Love had stayed his manager.
    • This led to one hell of a Brick Joke about a decade later.
    • The name "Kane the Undertaker" turned into an even more massive Brick Joke later on.
    • Mark Calaway originally wanted to be a pro-basketball player as well.
    • WCW had their chance with Mark, who wrestled there in the late 80's, but true to WCW style they fired him because they thought he'd never catch on.
    • Mark almost became The Gobbledy Gooker! Vince McMahon wanted Mark to debut by being hatched from the egg as "The Eggman", but was persuaded by Pat Patterson to take up the Undertaker persona he had created.
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