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The Dead Man is Alive and Well

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So what is the Undertaker doing these days? He’s doing a one-man show and he was in a commercial aired during the Super Bowl.

The Undertaker has gone mainstream since his retirement from in-ring action. The Dead Man has been doing a one-man show since last summer and did you see him in the DraftKings commercial Sunday during the Super Bowl?

The dead man shared the spotlight in the commercial with an eclectic group of sports luminaries that included Kevin Hart, David Ortiz, Emmitt Smith, Ludacris, Tony Hawk, Julius Erving and Lisa Leslie. The Undertaker (real name Mark Callaway) appeared suddenly after a joke told by the rapper Ludacris, who said he was sure the vertically challenged (5-foot-4) Hart would be “taking the under” on the Super Bowl. Hart said he “ain’t no under taker,” then the 6-10 Undertaker showed up behind him.

No Surprise

It shouldn’t have been a surprise for the Undertaker to appear in a DraftKing commercial. DraftKings and the WWE entered into a gaming partnership in March 2021.

Undertaker’s one-man show is called “Undertaker 1deadMan Show.” That’s a clever name. Since its debut, the show has played to sold-out crowds in Nashville, Philadelphia, Boston and San Antonio. In a news release issued this week, the WWE announced the show will be in Las Vegas and Los Angeles just before WrestleMania 39. The show will be at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on March 24 and The Novo at LA Live on March 31. WrestleMania 39 — dubbed WrestleMania Goes Hollywood — will be held April 1 and 2 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

Up Close and Personal

“Undertaker 1deadMan Show” is billed by the WWE as the Undertaker “in an intimate setting, sharing never-before-heard stories from his Hall of Fame career and taking questions from the WWE Universe in attendance.” Tickets can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com for the Las Vegas show and axs.com for the Los Angeles show. A limited number of VIP tickets, which include premier seating and a meet-and-greet with the Undertaker, are available. Speaking of tickets, a few WrestleMania 39 tickets remain and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com. For those who can’t make it to SoFi Stadium, WrestleMania will be live-streamed on Peacock.

The dead man hasn’t been seen much at WWE events since he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame at WrestleMania last year, although he did show up at the Raw XXX 30th anniversary show in late January. He famously whispered something to Bray Wyatt after confronting LA Knight as a promo for the Wyatt-Knight Mountain Dew Pitch Black Match at the Royal Rumble.

The mysterious whisper was later explained by Undertaker in an interview with Sportsnet: “I just let him (Wyatt) know that my phone’s always on and if he needs to talk to me about things or run things by me, that’s cool. I told him I would be more than glad to share my experiences with him and hopefully shine some light on questions that he has moving forward.”

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