Undertaker's Wrestlemania Streak: Best and Worst?

Discussion in 'General WWE' started by Wilby, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. #1 Wilby, Feb 18, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
    So with the Undertaker returning next week to setup his annual Wrestlemania run (which is likely to feature Brock Lesnar) I was wondering which is your favourite Wrestlemania match featuring The Undertaker and which is your least favourite?

    My favourite Undertaker Wrestlemania bout was his match against Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 26. This was a rematch from Wrestlemania 25 the year before which was also a fantastic match to watch. This is my favourite because in my opinion it surpassed the high standards that were set the year before and I think Taker was the perfect man to end the illustrious career of 'Mr Wrestlemania' HBK Shawn Michaels.

    Alternatively my least favourite Taker match is from Wrestlemania 15 against the Big Bossman in a Hell in a Cell match, I just thought it was a pretty poor hell in a cell match and Bossman IMO was not a big enough name to face in a Cell match on the big stage.

    Honourable mention to his handicap match against A-train and Big Show from Wrestlemania 19 ( the more I think about it this may be worse!)

    PS: apologies if this is in the wrong section or has been done...newbie in the house.
  2. Best is Shawn vs Taker WM 26. One of the greatest matches of all time.

    Worst is Taker vs Giant Gonzales hands down. It was just Giant chopping taker around the ring, until he used the chloroform to get DQ'd
  3. WM15 was the HIAC match with Bossman. Undertaker wasn't at 16 since he was still out with an injury. And while the match with Bossman sucked (in fact, I seem to recall there being boring chants during the match at one point), that awesome stunt at the end where Bossman was hanging by the noose attached to the cell as it rose to the ceiling more than made up for it.

    My favorite match was with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 25, for the obvious reasons. But my favorite rivalry build-wise was his match with Kane at WM14 (they did an almost perfect job over a six-month period in making us really want to see Undertaker fight Kane) and as a close second, the End Of An Era buildup of Wrestlemania 28 a couple of years ago. I really thought the build for his third match with HHH would end up dragging but between Undertaker feeling insecure because he had to be carried out the year before (and could barely deal with the fact that HHH was on the cusp of beating him), Shawn Michaels getting involved and HHH himself refusing to fight Undertaker at first, they really put forth quite the effort on crafting a well told story leading to this one.

    Least favorite is Giant Gonzales from WM9, no contest. Giant Gonzales was like the Great Khali of back then, so this one was just excruciating to watch. It left a bad taste in my mouth for another reason as well, which was because it stands as the only Taker victory at a Wrestlemania that's the result of a disqualification. But they obviously didn't intend from the get-go for Undertaker to have this long 20-plus year streak, so....
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  4. Undertaker fought Bossman at Mania 15
  5. Sorry guys! I thought it was 16, my bad I have corrected it now :emoji_slight_smile:

    thanks for the correction
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