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“I Beat the Sh*t Out of Them”: Wrestling Veteran Makes a Wild Revelation About The Undertaker’s Rookie Years Before WWE

Published 09/25/2022, 10:30 AM EDT

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Mark Calaway had several stints outside WWE before becoming The Undertaker. He went by the name The Punisher, Mean Mark Callous, and many more while wrestling on the independent scene and WCW.

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However, Taker was not always the same person he is today. The Phenom’s WCW tag team partner once shared he is responsible for Taker’s locker room leader qualities. Moreover, he shared an incident when he once stood for him.


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A year ago, Dan Spivey appeared on Stories With Brisco And Bradshaw. There he recalled a few memories of The Undertaker with whom he had a tag team named “The Skyscrapers” in WCW. Spivey credited himself for locker room leader qualities that are usually associated with Taker. Moreover, he also recalled teaching The Road Warriors a lesson for taking advantage of the WWE Hall of Famer.

Spivey said, “I think that I had a lot to do with that because only things I wanted to have good matches and have respect. I mean there was a situation that happened with us at Corpus Christi where I thought The Road Warriors took advantage of Mark. It really pi**ed me off, so I, at the end of the match, I beat the sh*t out of them with chairs and stuff.”

He broke the chair while beating The Road Warriors. Furthermore, Taker was nervous to face the legendary tag team in the dressing room. Spivey, like a true locker room leader, made Calaway comfortable, saying he’ll look out if a fight breaks out in the dressing room.

However, The Road Warriors appreciated them for the match they had. Further, JBL also recalled Taker telling this story several times while they were on the road. Clearly, Spivey had a great impact on The Deadman and he learned some noble qualities from him.

It shocked Dan Spivey to see Mark Calaway as The Undertaker

Spivey also said Taker was a simple man and when they broke up, he went to Japan. When the WCW legend came back to the U.S., somebody asked him if he saw WWE’s new wrestler The Undertaker. While being in Japan, he wasn’t in touch with Calaway and had no idea who The Undertaker was.

Spivey said, “So I turned on the TV and I said, damn, it’s Mark! He’s got long hair. When he broke in with me and everything, he had short hair, no tattoos, nothing. (He) was yes sir, no sir (person).”


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He added, “I ran into him about a year later. He’s tall tatted up, long hair, drinking Jack Daniels and that’s why I said what a 360 this was. I know that kid’s going to be good, but not he’s going to be this good!”


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Taker’s former tag team partner further stated The Phenom turned out to be a tremendous worker. Further, he shed a light on the interesting fact that his every tag-team partner is a Hall of Famer now.

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Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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