WWE legend's devastating tragedy before WrestleMania

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
The Undertaker, Mark Calaway, sets up for the chokeslam.
The Undertaker, Mark Calaway, revealed he was dealing with his brother's death during the filming of the Boneyard match against AJ Styles at WrestleMania. (Getty Images)

The Undertaker’s hint he has officially retired from the WWE took social media by storm following Chapter 5 of Undertaker: The Last Ride, but the ‘Phenom’ also shocked fans after a heartbreaking revelation about his brother.

The WWE veteran, whose real name is Mark Calaway, revealed he was dealing with his brother’s death during the filming of his WrestleMania 36 match with AJ Styles.

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The Undertaker revealed he was driving back from the ‘Boneyard’ match to the WWE performance centre when he got a call from a family member.

“It was probably the last time they rang me before I went to the mailbox several times, so I took the call and said, ‘Hi, what’s going on?’ She says, ‘My dad,’ my brother Tim, ‘My dad had a heart attack’,” The Undertaker said.

“I was like oh wow, ok. What hospital were you sent to? Live outside Austin.”

But his niece revealed Tim, his brother and her father, died of a heart attack aged 63.

“I asked her again, which hospital they sent him to and she said ‘no, Uncle Mark left, he didn’t make it,’” he said.

“It was in the middle of everything that was happening, WrestleMania, when everything is perfect, it is hectic and stressful, but now I have to call all my brothers and let them know and then call my mother.”

The Undertaker makes his way to the ring in smoke.
The Undertaker makes his way to the ring for his match with Shawn Michaels at "WrestleMania 25" at the Reliant Stadium on April 5, 2009 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/WireImage)

The Undertaker revealed the situation became harder because he was filming the ‘Boneyard’ match, which involved burying his opponent.

"It was hard to go to the next day with the loss of my brother just as fresh as it could be, and then you know you're in a Boneyard match and everything is centered around buried and it's like man, it makes it tough,” he added.

The Undertaker’s retirement

After an illustrious 30 years in the pro-wrestling business, The Undertaker revealed he was good to walk away from the game during the final episode on the WWE network.

The Undertaker was a pioneer of so many iconic wrestling moments.

He appeared in the first Casket match in at Survivor Series in 1992, the first Buried Alive match in 1996 and the first Hell in a Cell match in 1997.

He has won everything from the World Heavyweight Championship, multiple tag team titles and the Royal Rumble.