The Undertaker: 27 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know!

The Undertaker: 27 Facts You (Probably) Didn’t Know!

Fans are still trying to decipher the meaning behind The Undertaker’s cryptic promo at Raw’s 25th anniversary show. As the world waits to see if wrestling’s “Last Outlaw” has truly performed for the final time, let’s look back at 27 years-plus of Undertaker greatness with, appropriately enough, 27 facts about The Undertaker.

1. What other sport once beckoned The Undertaker?

Credit: Uproxx

Bobby Heenan once joked that Undertaker was starting a basketball team for guys, “six feet and under.” The grave-related pun was a throwaway gag, but the truth is that Mark Calaway did in fact have a background in the game of hoops.

Calaway wasn’t the only tall wrestler to give basketball a go – Kevin Nash and Big Show both had prospective careers running the parquet floors. In Calaway’s case, he enrolled in Fort Worth’s Texas Wesleyan University in 1985, playing the position of center for their Rams’ basketball program. Naturally right-handed, Calaway reportedly developed an effective left-handed shot after breaking a finger on his right. But Calaway coveted professional wrestling more, and spurned an opportunity to play professional basketball in Europe in order to pursue the squared circle dream.

6 years ago by Wrestle Talk

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