On Friday, March 31, 2023, I had the incredible honor of being in attendance of WWE’s One DEADMan Show starring WWE Legend and Hall of Fame member, The Undertaker. For the sake of this review, I will be referring to The Undertaker as his legal name of Mark Calaway.
Late in the night, I walked into the Novo theater in Los Angeles with 2,400 other wrestling fans in anticipation of hearing Calaway share his stories. While I had no idea what to expect from the show, my mind was blown away by the show in itself.
About 5 minutes before Calaway took the stage, the lights would dim and a stagehand came out and placed a bottle of Jack Daniels on a table in the middle of the stage. A few minutes later, “American Badass” began to play over the speakers and Calaway made his way to the stage. Before he said a word, he had the crowd in the palm of his hands.
Calaway started out by taking us way back to the beginning to his first big match against Bruiser Brody. As he told the story, he would attempt to act out some of the movements that he spoke of. The one thing that stood out to me quickly in the show was how much detail went into Calaway’s stories. He didn’t just say, “My first match was against Bruiser Brody and I lost”, he went into massive details about how he felt going into the match and the conversation that happened before, during, and after the match.
Over the course of the night, Calaway would tell stories about his friend and longtime manager Paul Bearer (William Moody), conversations with WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon, and about his personal favorite match of his against Shawn Micheals at WreslteMania.
At the end of the night, Calaway allowed some fans to ask him questions. One fan was even lucky enough to take two shots of Jack with Calaway.
The One DEADMan Show is a must see show for any WWE fan. If you have the chance to attend, do it.