Undertaker Death Hoax
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Wrestling Star Undertaker is NOT Dead Outline

by Brett M. Christensen

Outline

Message circulating via social media claims that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Undertaker has died of a neck injury while practicing with a WWE co-star.

Brief Analysis

The claims in the message are false. Undertaker is alive and well.

Example

Undertaker Death Hoax Post

The Undertaker of World Wrestling Entertainment died in a neck injury while practicing a wrestling stunt with WWE co – star John Cena. Police are now investigating. Watch the practice video and their effort to save THE UNDERTAKER (for 18yrs & above) –>
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Detailed Analysis

According to a rapidly circulating Facebook message, Undertaker of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) fame has died of a neck injury. The message claims that Undertaker succumbed to injuries sustained while practicing a wrestling stunt with fellow WWE star John Cena and that police are investigating. A link in the message claims to open a video of the accident.

However, the claims in the message are untrue. Undertaker, aka Mark William Calaway, is alive and well. There are no credible reports that he has been killed or even injured. In fact, reports indicate that Undertaker appeared at a wrestling event in Florida well after the above message began circulating. There are also no reports about Undertaker’s supposed demise on the WWE website.

It appears that this false story may have been an attempt to drive people to a Facebook app page by tricking them into clicking a link in the mistaken belief that they could see video footage of the wrestling stunt that supposedly killed Undertaker. The page that the link opened now displays a “Not Found” error message which suggests that the app may have already been removed from Facebook.

The rumours of his death are also spreading via Twitter, email and SMS. The rumours are nothing new. Over the past several years, other false reports about Undertaker’s demise have also surfaced.

Thus, Undertaker fans need not be concerned. The star is not currently in need of a member of the profession he is named after.


Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer