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The Undertaker: The Unauthorized Real Life Story of the WWE's Deadman
     

The Undertaker: The Unauthorized Real Life Story of the WWE's Deadman

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by Michael Essany
 
"The Undertaker: The Unauthorized Real Life Story of The WWE's Deadman" is a fascinating, first of its kind, and completely unauthorized inside look at the man behind the WWE legend known as The Undertaker.

Detailed and distinct among contemporary pro wrestling biographies, this insightful look at the life, career, and incomparable legacy of Mark Calaway is

Overview

"The Undertaker: The Unauthorized Real Life Story of The WWE's Deadman" is a fascinating, first of its kind, and completely unauthorized inside look at the man behind the WWE legend known as The Undertaker.

Detailed and distinct among contemporary pro wrestling biographies, this insightful look at the life, career, and incomparable legacy of Mark Calaway is bound to forever change the way wrestling fans look at "The Phenom."

A must-read for WWE fans, this hotly anticipated ebook from national bestselling author Michael Essany covers:

- The origins of Mark Calaway's wrestling career.
- The birth of The Undertaker character.
- The Undertaker's locker room reputation and his unparallelled respect among today's wrestlers.
- Calaway's life outside of the ring and his incredible work ethics inside the WWE.
- How Calaway became the WWE's locker room disciplinarian and Shawn Michaels' real-life biggest nightmare.
- The Undertaker's rumored desire to end his undefeated streak at WrestleMania (possibly at the hands of John Cena).
- Why many on the WWE roster allegedly want Mark Calaway - not Paul Levesque (Triple H) - to one day replace Vince McMahon.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: The Living Legend
Chapter 2: For Whom The Bell Tolls
Chapter 3: The Boss in The Back
Chapter 4: An Unlikely Undertaking
Chapter 5: Restless in Peace
Chapter 6: The Streak

EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 1:

There may only be one person in the entire WWE Universe who actually wants the Undertaker's renowned undefeated WrestleMania streak to end.

And that individual is said to be the Undertaker himself.

Unlike many larger than life ring personas in the history of professional wrestling, Mark Calaway has always been able to distinguish himself from the iconic on-screen character he has portrayed for close to a quarter century. It's a skill that some of the industry's biggest stars - including Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior - have reportedly been incapable of cultivating.

For all of his accomplishments and unrivaled stature in sports entertainment, Mark Calaway is a man without ego who doesn't believe any one superstar is bigger than WrestleMania itself.

“Undertaker is one of the most consummate professionals inside and outside the ring,” says famed grappler and WWE Hall of Famer Bret "The Hitman" Hart.

Hart’s sentiments have been echoed by Calaway’s peers throughout his career. In fact, those who knew Mark Calaway in 1990, shortly before his WWE debut, say he is the same man in 2012.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014593649
Publisher:
Sports Entertainment Publishing
Publication date:
07/11/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
574,162
File size:
34 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Essany is a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition.

Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.

Michael graduated Magna cum Laude from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. That same year, A&E Biography recognized Michael's work and inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of "America's Most Remarkable People."

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The Undertaker: The Unauthorized Real Life Story of the WWE's Deadman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really dig this ebook. As a kid, I grew up watching the Undertaker and even when I lost contact with WWE, I still followed the Undertaker and always wanted to know about the man behind the character. I can't believe the WWE never put out a real biography for Mark Calloway. Everything WWE puts out is pretty much limited to the Undertaker's debut at Survivor Series 1990. This book goes into where Calloway went to high school, trained for wrestling, his leadership role in the locker room, his real life feuds and friendships, and how a lot of the guys want Taker - not Triple H - to replace Vince McMahon. I thoroughly, thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this eBook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Undertaker is on of my favorite wrestlers and he will beet Punk on April 7/2013 he is the best. He will becone history in wrestling and I hope he will be in the hall of fame. He's a great legend now and forever. If I ever become a wrestler I hope I'm as good as him. He is better then the best and when he retire I will be sad. I know that when he retires he will be missed especially by me . Wrestlers shiukd look up to himvand respect him because is #1!!!
GriffinM More than 1 year ago
Loved it! Awesome bio and a must read for Undertaker fans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Takers father died
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book told me all about Undertaker in high school and during WWE. But, what really confused me is, why do they want him instead of HHH to replace Vince Mchanon. If you can inmagine, how would it be if Undertaker actualy replaced Vince Mchanon. It would probably really awesome. Or very boring and lame. So if any one read this post, help me decide what and how would it be if Undertaker was the chairman of WWE. Post what you think. So help me, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As much I respect Calloway's wishes to lose at Mania, I just don't see it happening. That'd be like building up something like they did with Cena and then have him covert to TNA. If the Streak does return to haunt Mania, would the fans really want somebody to kill it? The Undertaker has carried multiple horrible Wrestlemania events for the past several years. This is my opinion but WM 21, 23, the 25th Anniversary, and WM 27 all would have failed if it weren't for the Streak matches. Now WM 28 was the most anticipated and groomed Mania to date. Not only did it bring back the Rock, break Wrestling pay per view records, attendance records, and make up for the tragedy that was Wrestlemania 27, it proved that one of the main things that keeps WrestleMania alive is the streak. HHH came oh so close but they went 20-0 and Taker walked out on top. If the Streak dies then WWE will have to carry some other anjual tradition. The Taker shoulder retire now or carry the Streak at least 22-0.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gabe@yhaoo
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Undertaker vs brock lesner what do you think of that
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Short book, nothing interesting. Waste of money
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why does everyone want Undertaker to replace Vince McMahon as chairman and not Triple H? I saw that in the information and I am confused about that. The Undertaker is, was, and will always be the best and the same goes or his brother Kane. Rest In Peace Paul Bearer. You are loved an mised by all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He can't be beat
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amust read for wwe fans! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is great
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would be awsome to have Undertaker as the Cairman of WWE. Also get rid of Paul Hamen
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was ending the streak. Undtetaker has been the lengedary ruler of wwe abd they throw him away to build a part timer to have the pt lose to an upcoming star srew that he needed to fight sting next year at mania
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If it is time for under taker then i say this he has always been the best he is so awsome he has been a icon to me and i would hate to see him go but if it was up to my i would say let hus last match be with sing it would be the coolest match i would have ever seen in the 14 years of my life he is the best of the best i wish i could be like him but for now i will be daniel his biggest fan
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a question did the undertaker and michelle mcCool get married cuz its all over youtube thats why i am asking but this is a really good book mwah meatball problems
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like that it showed the real parts of wrestling (the storyline) but had a mysterious ending