What Is Dead May Never Die: Five Best Matches of the Undertaker

The Undertaker retired after his match with Roman Reigns at Wrestlemania. The Phenom left wrestling after a 27 year long illustrious career. As one of the best characters to ever enter a wrestling ring, he made history. Here are the best matches that he ever had:

 

5. Kurt Angle [No Way Out 2006]

It is not often that the Undertaker is the one who is dominated in a match. The Phenom usually controlled the entire match with his presence and his intimidating physicality. This was not the case however in this match.

In a match that was dominated by the Olympic Gold Medallist, the Undertaker gained control in the latter part of the match. Kurt won the match with a quick roll up, but it took nothing away from the match as a whole.

 

 

4. Mankind [Hell in a Cell, King of the Ring 1998]

This was a match that had only 2 big spots, but the impact the match had on the characters of the Undertaker and Mick Foley, and the impact on the WWE Universe was so massive that this match needed to be included in this list.

With Foley being thrown from the top of the Cell in the first 5 minutes of the match, followed by him being put through the top of the Cell to the ring below, this match created a grotesque fascination as it took the Hell in a Cell match itself to another level. Foley was immortalised and this match was ingrained into the mind of every WWE fan.

 

 

3. Triple H [End of an Era, Hell in a Cell, Wrestlemania 28]

The build up to this match was one of the best of all time. But the match itself stole the show. Inside Hell in a Cell, with the Heart Break Kid as the Guest Referee, the match was one filled with false finishes. It was a match that no one could believe the Undertaker won, but he did.

The match itself was full of emotion and the end sequence, as HBK, Triple H and Undertaker exited the stadium, it was actually the end of an era that will never be repeated.

 

 

2. Edge [Wrestlemania 24]

The Undertaker had one of the best feuds of his lengthy career with the rated R superstar Edge. In this match, Edge tried to slip past the Phenom using the same underhanded tactics he had used to win all the previous matches that year, however, he was unable to do so.

He lost the match in a back and forth bout, and the Undertaker regained his World Heavyweight Championship.

 

 

1. Shawn Michaels [Wrestlemania 25]

There are some matches that stop being just a match, and turn into a masterpiece. In arguably greatest match of all time, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker were like artists painting on a canvas. This match actually was so good that they had a rematch the next year.

Undertaker and Shawn Michaels put on an amazing show, showing why they were so exalted in a back and forth match where no one was sure who was going to win. The Undertaker won the match and the match itself left the world a better place than it had been before it.

 

 

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