What Makes News of Undertaker/McCool to Have First Child More Interesting?

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15. The Undertaker enters the arena during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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T BDContributor IAugust 1, 2012

At the FCW Wrestling event in Dallas on Wednesday night, FCW President Steve Keirn addressed the live crowd and announced that WWE Superstar and Legend the Undertaker and his wife, former WWE Diva Michelle McCool, are expecting their first child. The news was first reported by Mike Johnson PWInsider.

Obviously this is terrific news and we wish nothing but happiness for the expecting couple and their soon to be bundle of joy.

This news is especially exciting to hear given that earlier in the day, there were unfounded and baffling rumours of Undertaker's passing—in a way it's a win for the "good guys" that not only is that not true, but a complete opposite valid story surfaces.

The interesting part of this is that I'm sure many thought this was especially surprising given how guarded the Undertaker character is—we rarely, if ever, hear any news about Undertaker's personal life, let alone in a sort of official capacity at a WWE-affiliated event. In a way, it takes you off guard—there would be no other married Superstar on the roster where you would be more shocked to hear this kind of news.

Does this mean that we will now begin to learn more about Mark Calaway, the man, as opposed to Undertaker, the character? Maybe not—another thought along these lines is I can't think of any other man whose WWE Hall of Fame speech I'm waiting to hear more than Taker's—it may be the best and most surprising speech we've ever heard.


Arda Ocal
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