“I Worked at Hooters” – When The Undertaker Revealed the Odd Jobs He Did Before Becoming a WWE Superstar

Published 09/30/2021, 11:06 AM EDT
TOPSHOT – World Wrestling Entertainment star The Undertaker makes his way to the ring during a match at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Super Showdown event in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah late on January 7, 2019. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read AMER HILABI/AFP via Getty Images)


The Undertaker has done it all in the pro-wrestling business. A career spanning over three decades, The Undertaker has wrestled almost every big entity during his time in WWE. Now he is retired from pro-wrestling and enjoys a well-earned time with his wife and kids.

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However, it was not always a happy ride for the ‘Deadman’, he had paid his dues before entering the business of pro-wrestling.

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 ‘The Phenom’ had his fair share of hardships

Back when ‘The Phenom’ was in his American Badass gimmick, he was invited to a late-night talk show called Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2003.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: The Undertaker recovers during his fight against Brock Lesnar at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015, in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

When Kimmel asked ‘Taker about his past before getting into wrestling, ‘Taker said that he worked at Hooters, and was in a lot of debt with several people.

“I worked at Hooters [bar] I collected a few debts here and there for a few years. There are some things I’m not too proud of, but you gotta do what you gotta do. At the end of the month, come up a little short so there are certain people out there, that will float you along but you need to pay them back.” he said.

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What is The Undertaker up to now?

Netflix recently released the trailer called ‘Escape The Undertaker’ which is a user engagement movie. That means that the user (watcher) would control the narrative of the video.

AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 07: WWE legend The Undertaker watches from the sideline during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the LSU Tigers at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The WWE Universe is still waiting for ‘The Phenom’ to get back in the WWE in the management department where he could add his over 30 years of experience.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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