WWE legend The Undertaker looks unrecognisable in snap as he prepares for Cardiff show

Mark William Calaway, otherwise known as The Undertaker, has adopted a more inviting look since his retirement from wrestling with fans admiring he looks to be ‘living his best life’ now he’s ‘retired’

For decades he dominated the WWE ring as The Undertaker, a sinister man mountain known for adorning a signature long leather coat, wide-brimmed hat and piercing stare. Yet Mark William Calaway looked a far cry from his scary alter-ego as he shared an Instagram video ahead of starring in his one-man show in Cardiff next month. The former professional wrestler, 57, has ditched the scraggly long hair and dark eye-liner in his aging years, instead opting for a mellow and gentle image – well, as gentle as he can be.

Make no mistake though, hardcore wrestling fans still remember the ‘legend’ that left his opponents shaking in the ring. He took to social media to promote the new season for the Texas Longhorns Football team, fans couldn’t help share their adoration for their long-time wrestling idol, with many remarking that they miss his bouts in the ring. His appearance comes as a second show was added due to “unprecedented demand”.

The show will ‘feature “The Phenom” in an intimate setting, sharing never-before-heard stories from his Hall of Fame career and taking questions from the WWE Universe in attendance. Mark made his wrestling debut over three decades ago in 1987 and went on to have an illustrious career – most notably as the living embodiment of death-type persona. Back in June 2020, the American star announced his intention to retire from wrestling. He said in the episode that he has ‘no desire to return to the ring,’ adding that he feels he has reached the ‘perfect ending’ for his career in the world of the wrestling.

But to keep his fans onside, The Undertaker did tease that he would ‘consider’ returning ‘in case of emergency’. “If Vince [McMahon, the WWE CEO] was in a pinch, would I come back? I guess time would only tell there,” he previously stated. “In case of emergency, break glass, you pull out The Undertaker. I would consider it,” the hulking 6ft10in fighter added. Looking back at his career, he added: “I’m at a point, it’s time this cowboy really rides away. There’s nothing left for me to conquer or accomplish.” “The game has changed. It’s time for new guys to come up. The time just seems right.”

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