These past few years have seen Mark Calloway drop the mystique of his character allowing more fans to see more of who is outside the ring. Foley gave his thoughts on Calloway’s decision to shed some of the mystique of the iconic character.
“I like the mystique. I do, and I try to keep a mystique around it,” Foley admitted. “Even though it’s okay to talk about the man behind the character, he is in some ways the character, and there is an aura around him. I don’t know Mark as well now as I did in 1990 when I used to travel with him. I kind of like it that way. When I was Mankind going up against The Undertaker, there was that aura every night.
“I talked about this in my Hall of Fame acceptance speech, every night when I was with Paul Bearer and The Undertaker’s music would go off, I would do what you just did. I would show off the hairs on my arm, standing on end. Paul Bearer would roll up his sleeves, and his hairs would be standing on end. There was never a night when it felt like a job. It was always an honor. I prefer to treat that character with reverence. I’m glad he’s breaking out because he wants to live a regular life. He’s got a great wife. He’s got at least one child I think.
“I know he has more children, but one small child that he’s raising right now. Gunner, I believe, is Noelle’s age, 26, and then he has another child that I have not met, but it’s great that he’s able to do that and have a great family life and not feel like any time someone sees him and takes a photo it’s, ‘ah, The Undertaker’s hair is graying.’ Yeah, it’s been gray for a while. He doesn’t have to worry about that type of thing.”
According to WWE, The Undertaker has wrestled his last match in The Boneyard Match this past WrestleMania. Foley was asked if he believes Undertaker has indeed wrestled his last match.
“If you follow The Taker documentary series, he was always looking for that last great way to go out, and he had that at WrestleMania,” Foley noted. “So I don’t know how you possibly top that, but it’s his life, and if he feels like he’s got another great one left in the tank, then he should do it.”