The Undertaker is a living legend in the world of wrestling. Mark William Calaway is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. He began his career in 1984 working under various gimmicks for World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW), before signing with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in 1989, making a brief stint as “Mean Mark” Callous. In 1990, he made the move to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE), and was rebranded as “The Undertaker.”
The Undertaker gained significant mainstream popularity thanks to his horror-themed, macabre persona, which employed scare tactics and held links to the supernatural. Much of this is reflected by his choice of vehicles, such as the hearse, or his infamous black hot rod. In the later ‘90s, the Undertaker became one of the most prominent wrestlers during the Attitude Era, when the WWF sustained a boom period. His character transitioned into a biker in the early 2000s (where his bikes became famous), before returning to a refined version of his previous gimmick in 2004. This version became known for “The Streak,” a series of 21 straight victories at WWE’s premier annual event, Wrestlemania.
One of his most infamous rivalries is with Triple H. The Undertaker famously took out all of Triple H’s McMahon-Helmsley Faction, while Triple H was the WWF Champion. He then partnered with the Rock and Kane to take out Triple H, Shane McMahon, and Vince McMahon, instantly making him a fan favorite in 2000. They’ve had some legendary battles against each other, including Wrestlemania 28, and on August 20th of this year, their last battle was announced: it will take place at the Super Show-Down on October 6, in Melbourne, Australia.
Here are 13 of the Undertaker’s coolest rides, and 3 of Triple H’s.
In SummerSlam 1992 on WWE, the Undertaker made a grand entrance on the back of a hearse. To commemorate that iconic moment in wrestling history, he owns this awesome, five-wheeled hearse funeral chopper, which is part motorcycle, part hearse, and part chariot.
Of course, Stone Cold Steve Austin eventually destroyed the Undertaker’s hearse, which would be a slight never forgotten.
But what better combination of vehicles could you find for the Undertaker? None—the hearse perfectly represents his name, and the motorcycle represents his character on WWE. It’s the greatest combo imaginable, we’re just wondering if he ever drives this thing around in public, or if it’s suited only for his wrestling days.
Considering the many personas the Undertaker has adopted, his biker persona might be considered a low point in his career, replacing the hat and cloak and evil, villain look for a motorcycle, sunglasses, and bandanas.
Nonetheless, one of his most famous possessions is his Western Club Chopper, his $150,000 custom-made bike built by Jesse James that he regularly rode to the ring.
The Undertaker is already a huge fan of motorcycles, so it makes sense that this chopper would be displayed during his biker days in the 2000s. Out of all the bikes used by the Undertaker during his WWE days, this is his most famous.
Let’s start off with the Undertaker’s most expensive ride, his Bentley Continental. It’s not the ride he takes to the gym, or even the one he takes around town. This is his private vehicle for expensive meetings and important trips. The Bentley Continental has been around since 1952, but only since 2003 as the Continental GT. A new GT will run you close to $220,000, so what do you get for dropping almost a quarter of a million bucks? Well, the nicest interior automobiles have to offer, a 6.0-liter W12 twin-turbo engine capable of 552 bhp and a top speed of 197 mph, and one of the smoothest rides out there.
The Cadillac ATS is a compact, executive four-door sedan (and two-door coupe) that has been around since 2012. At a base level of only $36,000 (goes up to $52,000), this is a luxury-looking car that the Undertaker can drive around and not worry about if it gets bumps and bruises.
The ATS base engine is a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine that produces 202 hp. Other options include a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that produces 272 hp, and a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 engine that gives 321 hp.
The ATS comes in a rear- or all-wheel drive package, and besides the three engines available, there are also three different transmissions: a 6-speed automatic or manual, and an 8-speed automatic.
This might seem like a car that’s a little more expected of the Undertaker—a little more up to his tastes. The flashy, luxury vehicles are nice and all, but sometimes you just want to go rugged, and that’s where the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon comes into play.
The Rubicon holds the Guinness World Record for the highest altitude attained by a four-wheel vehicle, which it checked in at 21,804 feet in 2007.
In 2010, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon was also named the “4x4 of the Decade” by Four Wheeler magazine. With a price of just $41,000 new, Forbes has called the four-wheel-drive Wrangler as fourth among the top 10 vehicles with the highest resale value.
Another car that’s great for rugged terrain as well as on the road is the Chevy Tahoe, which the Undertaker proudly owns. It’s also a great car to bring the whole family in. Since 1991 (as a rebadged GMC Yukon), this full-size SUV has been a bestseller all over the world. Between the Tahoe and the Yukon, the two sell over 100,000 units a year, since 2000, with the exception of 2012. The car is so respected there are even army and police packages available. Since 2015, the base Tahoe runs on a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine, capable of 320 hp, and a 6.2-liter Vortec 6200 V8 FlexFuel engine that comes standard with the four-wheel-drive models and pushes out 405 hp. A new 2019 Chevy Tahoe will run you $47,900.
As you might be able to tell, the Undertaker prefers owning different tiers of vehicles: he has a mid-tier luxury vehicle in the Cadillac ATS and an upper-tier one in the Bentley. He has mid-tier four-wheel-drive and SUVs in the Jeep Wrangler and Chevy Tahoe. And his upper-tier SUV is the Mercedes G-Class, or the G-Wagon, which costs $124,500 new. The G-Class has been in existence since 1979 as an SUV, and from 2013 to 2015 there was even a pickup truck version available. It was first developed as a military vehicle from a suggestion by the king of Iran (a significant Mercedes shareholder) and offered to civilians after 1979. The new, second-generation G-Class was launched on January 14, 2018, it runs on a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which gets 416 hp and can reach 0-62 mph in 5.9 seconds.
Going into a different market segment now, we have the Undertaker’s Ford Mustang, a modern version that provides some serious giddy-up. The Mustang is the most iconic car in the United States, almost inarguably, and it’s been legendary since its inception and first generation in 1963.
The fifth generation starting in 2005 saw a new re-design away from the Fox-body style that was unpopular with many and toward a modern-yet-retro look.
In 2016, the sixth generation was released, further re-designing the body by rounding it out a bit, giving it a trapezoidal grille, and new colors. It runs on a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine, which puts out 435 hp, and can be paired with either a six-speed automatic transmission or paddle shifters.
The Mercedes-Benz W123 was a rather plain looking Mercedes for its time, but it has since become quite an iconic body style. The W123 was a range of body styles that were manufactured between 1976 and 1985, and the Undertaker owns a 1978 version. The car typically ran with a 2.0- to 3.0-liter I4 or I6 engine that produced anywhere between 93 and 134 hp. It was never lauded for its high speed or superb drivability, but it was quite luxurious for its day, and it was one of the Undertaker’s first cars. The car, which took over for the W114, was eventually phased out in favor of the W124.
The Undertaker has always been seen as a villain or bad boy of the WWE world, though he’s gone through different stages. One of the most famous stages of the Undertaker was black hat, black gloves, and iconic black cloak, giving him an almost Gothic appeal. So, what better vehicle to match that Gothic, villainous look than this sleek, black hot rod? It’s one of his most iconic vehicles—besides his bike—and it’s used to strike fear into the hearts of his enemies. When this thing is seen driving down the road, you know you’re in trouble. It’s the perfectly appropriate vehicle for a WWE legend.
The Undertaker is most well known for his bike collection, which he often used in his WWE days to ride down the ramps to the ring, and to perform other shenanigans. One such bike was his Harley Fat Boy, a V-twin soft tail cruiser that was named after its “massive presence” (according to Harley-Davidson), which is just the thing the Undertaker needed for his rides around the ring. The Fat Boy was built first as a prototype for the Daytona Bike Week in 1988 and 1989 and then released to the public from 1990 to 2017. The name of the bike gave a link to the earlier Harley “Fat Boy” model.
The Harley-Davidson CVO (Custom Vehicle Operations) motorcycles are a family of bikes created for the factory custom market. Since the program’s inception in 1999, every model year has chosen a small selection of its mass-produced bikes and created limited-edition, customized versions of those platforms, with larger-displacement engines, costlier paint designs, and additional accessories.
This CVO Limited runs about $40,000.
These bikes usually make their way into the normal “big twin” line within a few years, if sales of the CVO version are high enough. Accessories added to these bikes are often offered on catalog to all models in later years, but badging and paint are kept exclusively for CVO Limited model owners.
The Harley-Davidson Breakout, which starts at $19,049, is a new, lean muscle bike that takes on a “modern edge,” according to the Harley-Davidson website. This would be one of the Undertaker’s newer bikes—one that wouldn’t be seen during his days in the WWE except for recently. The bike is a modern chopper with a “stop you in your tracks” attitude. It runs on a Milwaukee-Eight 107 or 114 engine, with 1,746 cc displacement. It also has a big, 240mm rear tire that is the perfect embodiment of classic drag-bike heritage, and it comes with wide digital instrumentation, mounted on risers close to your field of vision.
One of the most epic rivalries in WWE history is the one between the Undertaker and Triple H. They first clashed in 1996 during a WWE “hidden gem,” before the rivalry sparked. They fought at WWE Super Show-Down, the “End of an Era” match, their Wrestlemania 28 classic, and as announced on August 20 this year, they’ll face off for the last time at the WWE Super-Show Down on October 6, in Melbourne, Australia. One of Triple H’s cars is the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, which is the flagship Mercedes and will run you anywhere between $87,000 and $110,000. It might not be a car you’d expect from a wrestler like Triple H, but then again, you can’t really expect a Mercedes in ANY wrestler’s garage.
The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a $78,000 luxury, full-size SUV. Since 1998, it has been one of the best-selling Cadillac models on the market, and it’s available in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Russia, and the Middle East.
The ESV has been around since 2002, at the start of the second generation. It came equipped with a powerful 5.3-liter V8, all-wheel drive engine, and a special high-output Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine was optional.
These ranged between 285 and 345 horsepower. The ESV is the long wheelbase, more expensive model of this car, and it’s one of Triple H’s daily rides.
Triple H’s coolest car, by far, is his BMW M760 Li Sport, a $204,000 602-horsepower 7-Series that was produced between 2016 and 2018. This awesome car runs on a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12, can hit 189 mph, and is one of the fastest accelerating BMWs on the market (0-62 mph in 3.7 seconds).
It has retuned suspension, rear-biased rear-wheel drive, and standard-fit active steering and four-wheel steering.
There aren’t many cars out there with a 6.6-liter engine these days—that’s bigger than the Mercedes S63 or S65—and BMW remade their 6.0-liter engine to give the new one more capacity to boost low-rev torque. The result is 590lb ft at 1,550 rpm. That torque is fed to all four wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Sources: express.co.uk, whatculture.com, theringer.com, sportskeeda.com