The Undertaker’s Deadman character/gimmick is definitely the best ever character in WWE history but he has also backed it up with some of the greatest matches of all time in WWE history. Here we are listing what we consider top 5 of the biggest victories of Undertaker in his WWE career.
#5 The Undertaker vs Bautista – World Heavyweight Championship Match, WrestleMania 23, 2007
After winning the Royal Rumble 2007, Undertaker chose to challenge Bautista for the World Heavyweight Championship. Undertaker would attack Bautista multiple times during the buildup. Bautista would retaliate by backstabbing Taker during their tag team match at No Way Out against John Cena and Shawn Michaels.
At Wrestle Mania, Bautista hit the spear on Undertaker to start the match in an impressive fashion. But soon match went into a normal rhythm. Bautista then kicked out of a pin after a chokeslam. Taker hit the Last Ride Powerbomb and Bautista replied with his own Powerbomb. The action moved outside the ring with Bautista sending Undertaker through the announce table with a
#4 The Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar, Summer Slam 2015
Undertaker avenged his loss against Lesnar at Wrestle Mania 30 after more than a year by attacking Lesnar during the World Heavyweight Title match against Seth Rollins at Battleground in 2015. His action would set up their rematch at Summerslam 2015.
In the match, Lesnar brutalized Taker with his usual german suplexes and F-5s. Taker also hit his signature moves Chokeslam, Piledriver and Last Ride but Lesnar kicked out of the pin every time. Taker countered the Kimura Lock by reaching the ropes but when Taker applied Hell’s gate on Lesnar, he countered to again apply the Kimura Lock.
The timekeeper rang the bell after seeing the Undertaker supposedly indicating submission but since the referee hadn’t seen a submission and did not stop the match, the match continued. However, Lesnar released the hold thinking himself as the winner. Undertaker surprised Lesnar with a low blow and applied Hell’s Gate again. But Lesnar refused to submit and passed out to give Undertaker the win and thus completing Taker’s revenge over the man who broke his WrestleMania streak.
#3 Royal Rumble 2007
In 2007, Undertaker entered at no. 30 spots in the Royal Rumble and eliminated the Great Khali and MVP immediately. Edge, Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels and the Undertaker were the last 4 remaining wrestlers in the Rumble. Orton and Edge started working together on Taker but Shawn Michaels eliminated both of them with a superkick. After exchanging attacks, Taker then hit a chokeslam on Michaels. Michaels also hit the Sweet Chin Music but when he went for the second SCM, Taker avoided it and sent Michaels outside by a side slam. Undertaker became the first wrestler to win the Royal Rumble from no. 30
#2 vs Shawn Michaels, Career vs Streak No Disqualification Match, WrestleMania 26, 2010
Undertaker defeated Michaels at Wrestle Mania 25. When the match won the Slammy Award for the match of the year, Michaels said that he could still defeat Taker and asked for the rematch which Taker refused. Michaels hit the Sweet Chin Music on Taker during the Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship match which resulted in Taker losing that match. Taker then accepted the rematch with the
Once again, Taker and Michaels delivered a match for the ages and they fought unrelentlessly. Michaels particularly attacked Taker’s injured ankle(kayfabe) with many submission maneuvers like figure four leglock, ankle lock and cross-face. Michaels also landed a moonsault on his leg at the announce table but Taker kicked from pins from Sweet Chin Music thrice. Taker would also land chokeslam and last ride and it was only after his third Piledriver that Michaels was pinned. Michaels would retire after the match as per the stipulation.
#1 vs Triple H, Hell in a Cell Match, WrestleMania 28, 2012
Despite winning the match at WrestleMania 27, Undertaker left the arena on a stretcher while Triple H would leave on his own. So Undertaker returned 10 months later and challenged Hunter for a rematch saying he did not want that scene to be a lasting memory of him. Hunter initially refused the match saying that he don’t want to end Taker’s streak even after his friend Shawn Michaels tried to convince him. He accepted the match after the Taker taunted him and called him a coward only and added the stipulation of the Hell in a Cell match. Shawn Michaels would also become the special guest referee.
The Match itself was one of the best Hell in a Cell match where all kinds of weapons were used and both superstars kicked out of pins even after being hit by finishing moves multiple times. Taker finally finished the match by hitting a PileDriver and extended his WM streak to 20-0. After the match, Undertaker and Michaels helped Triple H out of the ring and made it to the entrance stage, embracing each other and creating one of the most iconic images from Wrestle Mania.