Here’s a chapter excerpt from my new sports comic book entitled Deadly Sports Stuff.
When it comes to reporting on deadly things in sports, the fake sport of professional wrestling conjures up the most frightening images.
The Undertaker doesn’t need to use his famous Choke Slam, Hell’s Gate or Tombstone Pile Drive moves to be profiled in this book.
His success in the ring rather than his frightening nicknames earned him the #3 ranking in Deadly Sports Stuff.
He eventually dropped the first name Kane and became simply The Undertaker. However, he kept his consistent mean and morbid persona and subsequently compiled impressive career earnings of approximately $16M, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
When entering the ring, Calaway has regularly appeared sporting deathly black eyelids and wearing long black medieval clothing.
At 6’ 10” and nearly 300 lbs, The Undertaker intimidates, then systematically and metaphorically buries all of his opponents.
As one of WWE’s most popular stars, this cadaver-like personality holds an unblemished 21 – 0 lifetime Wrestlemania record.
In addition, The Undertaker has captured 18 Wrestlemania titles in a row, the longest record in the history of the sport. He’s also an eight-time individual world champion and a six-time World Wrestling Federation tag team champion.
While becoming perhaps the best wrestler of his era, The Undertaker has employed a range of noteworthy signature moves.
Calaway has used his famous Choke Slam, Hell’s Gate and the Tombstone Pile Drive moves when competing in events specifically and appropriately named after him. These deadly sounding sports events included The Casket Match, The Last Ride, The Buried Alive Match and Hell in a Cell.
On a personal level, the giant sized wrestler once played basketball at Texas Wesleyan University during the mid 80’s. Given his rough and tumble predilections, it’s easy to understand why Calaway has also become a huge MMA and boxing fan.
Ask.com defines an undertaker as someone who makes funeral arrangements in order to prepare a dead body for cremation or burial.
MIKE – thee ultimate talking head on sports!