10 Great Undertaker Matches That Nobody Talks About

When it comes down to discussing who’s the greatest wrestler of all time, The Undertaker comes at the top of most fans’ lists. Undertaker had been on the top of his game for three decades, and he ensured that he remained relevant by reinventing his character over the years. Whether he was the Lord of Darkness or the American Badass, Undertaker continued to find himself competing at the top end of the card.

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The Undertaker may not be technically sound like Bret Hart or Shawn Michaels, but he is one of the best brawlers in the ring. He has left a lasting legacy that only some wrestlers can dream to match. His WrestleMania classics with Shawn Michaels, and showdowns with Edge and Mankind over the years are matches that fans fondly remember. Since Undertaker has been around for countless years, understandably, some fans have found it hard to remember every single epic that Undertaker has featured in.

10 The Undertaker Vs. Mankind – In Your House 11: Buried Alive, 1996

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It’s hard not to think that about Undertaker and Mankind’s epic Hell in a Cell match at King of the Ring 1998 when you think about their encounters. However, there’s so much more to their feud, and at In Your House 11: Buried Alive, they collided in the first-ever Buried Alive match.

This was a hard-hitting match and they deserved to headline the show. Their bouts were always physical and this was no different. Undertaker finally registered his first victory over Mankind, although Mankind got the last laugh as he got a little help and buried Undertaker alive in the aftermath.

The Undertaker Vs. John Cena – Vengeance 2003

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Two of the most polarizing wrestlers in WWE history, Undertaker and John Cena collided at Vengeance 2003. Cena gradually improved and the signs were there, that he was going to become one of the all-time greats in a couple of years.

Their bout at Vengeance often gets lost in the shuffle but it was a fun encounter. Undertaker was bleeding from the mouth, and Cena resorted to underhanded tactics by nailing ‘Taker with a chain. He executed his patented FU but Undertaker kicked out. Like many before him, Undertaker finished off Cena with the Last Ride.

The Undertaker Vs. Kurt Angle – SmackDown 3/3/06

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Fans were in store for a treat on the March 3, 2006 edition of SmackDown with Undertaker and Kurt Angle engaging in a rematch from No Way Out with Angle’s World Heavyweight Title up for grabs. Fans immediately gravitate towards their No Way Out battle, but this match was just as good.

This match was worthy of main eventing WrestleMania 22 and fans wouldn’t even mind since both wrestlers were exceptional. As expected there were several near-falls with the momentum swinging in favor of either man. In the end, Undertaker executed his Tombstone Piledriver, but Mark Henry interfered and cost him the chance at walking into WrestleMania as the champion.

The Undertaker Vs. Batista – Cyber Sunday 2007

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Undertaker and Batista’s rivalry stole the show over on SmackDown in 2007, and they continued to knock it out of the park at Cyber Sunday. ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin had many iconic battles in the past with Undertaker, and he got the vote to oversee proceedings as the special referee.

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Their WrestleMania 23 and Hell in a Cell bout at Survivor Series are most fondly remembered. But this was a war of attrition with both bringing their A-game. Undertaker executed the Last Ride on Batista, but the Animal showed his fighting spirit by hanging in there. It took two Batista Bombs from Batista to finally register a hard fought victory over Undertaker.

The Undertaker Vs. Rob Van Dam – Vengeance 2001

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At Vengeance 2001, The Undertaker challenged Rob Van Dam for the Hardcore Championship. It seemed bizarre for Undertaker to be competing for the tattered championship, but he demanded respect from Van Dam.

They delivered a well-executed Hardcore Title match with RVD getting a lot of offense in this match. Battling around the arena kept things interesting. Van Dam pushed Undertaker all the way but the result was never in doubt, with Undertaker chokeslamming RVD through the table to capture the Hardcore Championship.

The Undertaker Vs. Diesel – WrestleMania XII

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Despite Kevin Nash departing WWE imminently for WCW, he could have sulked, but he ensured that he put Undertaker over in their match at WrestleMania XII. Since Undertaker’s WrestleMania matches in the ’90s were generally underwhelming, this one goes under the radar.

Both were agile and moved remarkably well for their height. Big Daddy Cool had the chance to put the Deadman away with his Jackknife Powerbomb but he chose to showboat. It proved to be a costly decision as Undertaker regrouped, and laid Diesel to rest with a jaw-dropping Tombstone.

The Undertaker Vs. Bret Hart – One Night Only 1997

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The Undertaker and Bret Hart barely crossed paths from ’90-’95 but they collided a little more from ’96 and ’97. After dropping the WWE Title to Bret at SummerSlam, Undertaker was looking to recapture the gold across the pond at One Night Only.

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This blew their SummerSlam match out of the water as there were no shenanigans this time around. The Hitman was a heel but it didn’t matter as he was cheered by the fans. Undertaker employed an aggressive style as usual, but he failed to reclaim the gold as he got disqualified for refusing to release the Hitman from the ropes.

The Undertaker Vs. Triple H – WrestleMania XXVII

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Undertaker and Triple H battled at WrestleMania XXVII, 10 years after they met at WrestleMania X-Seven. Undertaker prevailed but this match often gets overlooked because of their Hell in a Cell match a year after, and Undertaker’s bouts with Michaels at ‘Mania being more remembered.

Nevertheless, this was by far the best match on a lackluster WrestleMania card. They pulled out all of the stops in a bout that almost lasted half an hour. Both were no longer full-time performers but the veterans still managed to function at a high level. Undertaker’s Hell’s Gate was enough to see him go 19-0 at WrestleMania.

The Undertaker Vs. Brock Lesnar – No Mercy 2002

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With The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar reigniting their feud in 2014-’15, some fans forget their bouts taking place a decade prior in 2002-03. At No Mercy, Lesnar defended the WWE Championship against Undertaker, who was a specialist in Hell in a Cell matches.

Lesnar had a huge obstacle to overcome as Undertaker was virtually unbeaten in the Devil’s favorite playground. A broken hand and all, Undertaker put up a great fight but the night belonged to Brock, who stunned the world by beating Undertaker cleanly with an F5.

The Undertaker Vs. Mankind – In Your House 14: Revenge Of The ‘Taker

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Another underrated classic in a catalog of Undertaker and Mankind encounters came at In Your House 14: Revenge of the ‘Taker. This was Undertaker’s first WWE Championship title defense on pay-per-view with Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy looking to take the title away from Undertaker.

There was no shortage of violence with Undertaker delivering a sickening chair shot to Mankind’s face. He even clocked Mankind in the face with the steel steps, which led to Mankind going through the announce table head-first. Mankind was desperate to win the WWE Title as he gave Undertaker a good run for his money. Ultimately, The Undertaker ensured that his WWE Championship reign wasn’t going to end prematurely as the Tombstone was enough to seal the deal.

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