As The Undertaker turns 51 this week and after 25 haunting years in professional wrestling, we have taken an in-depth look into the man behind the grave.

The Phenom has had an amazing career since signing a contract with WWF in 1990.

Here’s some facts that you may not have known about one of professional wrestling’s greats, The Undertaker.


High School Basketballer


While studying at Texas Wesleyan University, Calaway pursued a career in Basketball and was a member of the collegiate team in 1985.

He would later be lured into professional wrestling, having to leave basketball behind.