Mark Calaway Once Kept Aside His “The Undertaker” Character to Compete in a Match in New Japan Pro Wrestling

Published 07/04/2022, 5:00 PM EDT

Mark Calaway is popularly known as The Undertaker because of his incredible WWE achievements. The Undertaker is his WWE ring name and not his real name. Today, Mark Calaway is also one of the most successful individuals in this pro wrestling business.

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The WWE legend has competed in WWE for almost three decades. His legacy will be remembered forever. But did you know that prior to joining WWE, he appeared and wrestled for WWE’s former rival company, WCW? Yes, you heard it right.

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During his time in WCW, Mark Calaway also competed in NJPW (New Japan Pro Wrestling). In 1990, he teamed up with ‘Crusher’ Bam Bam Bigelow in a tag team match. But at that time, fans did not know him as The Undertaker. Mark Calaway competed in that match as ‘Punisher’ Dice Morgan.

After parting ways with WCW, he signed for WWE in 1990. And as they say, the rest is history. Not only did The Phenom entertained the fans but also proved himself as a champion inside the squared circle. And today, many people consider him as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

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Though The Undertaker has retired from in-ring action in 2020, he still made headlines this year, primarily for his WWE Hall of Fame induction.

The Undertaker finally got inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year

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The Undertaker retired from in-ring competition back in 2020. Ever since then, fans were waiting for him to get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. And this year, it finally happened. Just prior to this year’s WrestleMania, ‘The Phenom‘ finally became a WWE Hall of Famer.

It was a special day not only for Mark Calaway but for all his fans. His speech at his Hall of Fame induction made everyone emotional. He also got inducted by a very special person. And the person to induct him into the WWE Hall of Fame was none other than Vince McMahon. This just shows how special The Undertaker is for Mr. McMahon.

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As per recent reports, The Undertaker will soon have his own podcast. All his fans are really looking forward to hear several interesting stories on this upcoming podcast. Are you also excited about The Undertaker’s podcast? Let us know in the comments.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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