WWE Power Rankings: The Undertaker's Top 10 WrestleMania Matches of His Career
I teased it a bit and after getting hit from every angle about Taker vs. Taker, I am here to deliver one of the best lists a wrestling fan could ever compile.
This is The Undertaker.
Every wrestling fan knows who he is. Whether they love him, hate him or are afraid of zombies, people know the intense, epic and incredible matches he can put on.
He has done it since the early '90s and it is hard to think of a time when he disappointed us on such a large scale.
He is legendary, he is one of the greatest—he is The Undertaker.
Without further ado, I give everyone Undertaker's top 10 WrestleMania matches.
10. Undertaker vs. Triple H, WrestleMania 17
This was a blood-soaked affair. This match was all over the place and filled with shock-and-awe moments. They went into the crowd, the sound area, back to the crowd and back to the ring.
Some people have forgotten this match and it is a shame because it was incredible.
It is a match that goes down as of one of his best in his career and HHH came close to ending the streak here with that sledgehammer shot to Taker's face...only for Taker to kick out.
He put HHH away and stood tall.
9. Undertaker vs. Diesel, WrestleMania 12
Some people might be surprised by this. They should not be.
This was not a match that the Undertaker dominated. Quite the contrary, Diesel was dominating it.
They both went back and forth on each other and you can hear a pin drop in the arena. Not from boredom, however, but from anticipation.
Diesel was a huge heel and the crowd wanted Taker all the way. Diesel's showboating and disrespect cost him in the end because throughout this match he had Taker beaten.
Instead, Taker mounted his combat and got his victory.
Lesson here: Don't disrespect The Deadman.
8. Undertaker vs. Kane, WrestleMania 14
This storyline is one of the best of his career. His brother Kane, who had shown him up at this point, has debuted and cost Undertaker his match at Bad Blood.
He swore he would never fight his brother, but he had no choice. The two biggest monsters of the WWE were colliding at the biggest event of the year and the match did not disappoint at all.
It was back and forth and it appeared that Kane just might put The Deadman down.
It took three tombstones to put Kane down. No, that was not a typo.
7. Undertaker vs. Randy Orton, WrestleMania 21
I will be honest, I wanted to put this match higher, but at times, it felt like it...dragged, a little bit. There were some spots where there was some disinterest but not many.
The reason why it is on this list is because of its final minutes. This match made people think maybe, just maybe, Randy would end it. It looked like it at times as well.
Randy turning a chokeslam into an RKO, and with his dad coming out of nowhere and getting involved, it was very convincing he could do it.
Like I said before, there were spots of boredom, but they did not last long at all. The ending is one of the best and cements its spot on this list at No. 7.
6. Undertaker vs. Triple H, WrestleMania 27
This was epic. It was the most recent one and people might kill me for not putting it in the top five.
This match should have been the main event of WrestleMania, but was not.
This match had everything a fan would want in a match.
Chaos, excitement, brutality, shock and it put them on the edge of their seats.
This match, in the eyes of many, was the saving grace of this WrestleMania and justly so.
The entrances were epic, the match was epic and it did not disappoint.
Why is it not in the top five then? Simply because of how recent it is. Maybe in a couple of year when Taker retires it will get re-looked. Until then, for me, it will sitting on my sixth spot.
5. Undertaker vs. Ric Flair, WrestleMania 18
I feel like this is also one that many have forgotten about. I have no idea why though, considering what it took to put Flair away for the count.
This was another spectacular ending. Flair just kept kicking out no matter Undertaker did. Undertaker got so frustrated he attacked the ref!
This was a bloody affair and it did not disappoint one bit. It was a match in which Flair was getting the crap beaten out of him.
Flair had his offensive moments but he did not ever have a real chance against the Phenom.
It is ranked this high for Taker's dominance in this match and excitement.
4. Undertaker vs. Edge, WrestleMania XXIV
This was more of the "wrestler's" type of match between the two. The chemistry between the two flowed so naturally and perfectly.
This match was back and forth and the transitions between them were great to see.
They both fought, long, hard and many close calls. It was an unexpected gem in Undertaker's career.
Going into it, many were unsure if this match would live up to expectations of the past.
It delivered and has shown to be one of Taker's best matches in his wrestling career along with Edge's.
Two legends going at it it for the gold—sounds pretty nice to me.
3. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels, WrestleMania 26
Do I have to describe this?
Every wrestling fan has seen this match and knows how epic and amazing it was.
It was the streak vs. Shawn's career.
Guess who won.
The promo video alone for this video is a masterpiece.
Shawn gave up everything to get a shot at Taker one more time after his first loss to him.
He screwed the Phenom out of his belt at the Elimination Chamber, he gave up DX and the tag belts and let it consume every fiber of his being, just for one more shot at ending the streak.
There are not enough words in the world to describe how great this match was.
Click the video and watch. You will not regret a second of it.
2. Undertaker vs. Batista, WrestleMania XXIII
Complete non-stop action—that is a perfect description for this match. The chemistry between them was incredible. This was indeed a back-and-forth match. It felt as if you did not want this match to end.
Both of them gave it their all and it showed. Unlike the Edge match, this was all power moves. They both took the beatings of their careers in this match and it one of their best matches ever.
This was, once again, not the main event of WrestleMania. With that fact in mind, when it was all over, Batista reportedly went into the back and screamed "Top that!"
I am sure he was talking to the main event, but for this list, there is one more that does top this match.
1. Undertaker vs. Shawn Micheals, WrestleMania XXV
This is a five-star match. This is why we watch wrestling and love wrestling and hope that it will live forever. This is as perfect of a match that anyone could ever have.
You have the the two best in-ring performers in the history of WWE going at it on the biggest stage there is. Shawn said that the only thing he had left to do in his career was to end Undertaker's streak.
Before this match, The Undertaker had never pinned Micheals in singles competition. Shawn only pinned Taker once in singles matches and that was in Hell in the Cell at Bad Blood.
A very surprising statistic.
Nonetheless, this match is the best of his WrestleMania matches and without a doubt the best match of his and possibly Shawn Micheals' career as well.
Thanks for Reading!
This was a hard list to compile and even harder to put in order. I am sure there will be plenty of complaints of positioning and the reasons why.
Please let me know what you think of the list as well as what you think should have either been on here or where on the list! I appreciate all feedback I can get! Check my other articles as well.