From 1984 to 1988 Mark Calaway, The WWF's Undertaker, wrestled as
"Commando" for Central Illinois Wrestling, CIW, a promotion out of
At the time, Calaway was living in TX. During the week he attended a
private, Methodist college, Wesleyan University, in Ft Worth, where he
majored in Sports Management and played basketball for the school team,
the Rams. At night he worked as a bouncer in a bar.
On Weekends, Calaway would drive from Houston to Chicago to work shows
for $15.00 a night. He would wrestle in Chicago as well as all over the
state. Yes, you read that right, the man would drive over a thousand miles
for a match...not once or twice but regularly. Now there is dedication
In case you were wondering....Mark Calaway has been wrestling for about
14 years (as of 2000) which is longer than often presumed.