The Undertaker

WWE Wrestling Legend The Undertaker Reveals His Favorite Metal Bands


WWE wrestling legend The Undertaker (aka Mark Calaway) has clearly exhibited many hallmarks of a metal-friendly persona amid his decades spanning career. While some may argue that his past entrance themes of Kid Rock‘s “American Badass” and Limp Bizkit‘s “Rollin’ (Air Raid Vehicle)” weren’t exactly the most metal of choices, they were undoubtedly indicative of the times. Some redemption was found earlier this year when he flew the metal flag loud and proudly, arriving to Metallica‘s “Now That We’re Dead during his Boneyard match at this year’s ‘WrestleMania 36‘.

That said, when it comes to training music and what gets him going when he’s not in the ring, the Deadman has more traditional tastes. Speaking recently with Loudwire, the 55-year-old ‘Taker had the following to say about what heavier bands he gets into:

- Advertisement -

“Obviously, it depends on the day, but I think a mainstay is always Metallica. There’s certain days like sparring days, hard grinding days when I love to put in Rage Against the Machine. Even in training, Johnny Cash songs… my trainer has different music for different parts of my workouts. There’s those certain days when I might be draggin’ and not feeling it completely, he’d put in Johnny Cash, “The Man Comes Around.”

I’m really eclectic when it comes to music, but I would say Rage and Metallica were probably my mainstays. Ozzy’s there, Guns N’ Roses… all that stuff with a pulse to… [Laughs] get my mind off the grind and into the music.”

When asked further about his favorite Metallica album or era, he replied:

“They’ve been so good for so long, it’s hard to separate them all. They may not have played quite as hard later on, but James Hetfield’s voice quality and everything else matured. That whole era around Master of Puppets… that was some good stuff back then.”

Taker further discussed who he sees as the most metal wrestler in the WWE and more in the interview, you can dig into that at Loudwire.

- Advertisement - Purchase Merch