is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name The Undertaker. He is signed to WWE and is the company's most tenured competitor. Calaway began his wrestling career with World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW) in 1984. He joined World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as "Mean" Mark Callous in 1989. When WCW did not renew Calaway's contract in 1990, he signed with the World Wrestling Federation in October and, after shortening his name from Kane the Undertaker to simply The Undertaker, has remained with the company since
Calaway made his WWF debut as "Kane the Undertaker" at a taping of WWF Superstars on November 19, 1990. It should be noted, however, that the concept of The Undertaker character was not presented to Calaway until after he signed with Vince McMahon. The appearance of The Undertaker's first Deadman persona was modeled after a mortician from old Western movies, wearing a trench coat and black hat with grey gloves and boot covers. Under this Deadman persona, he was portrayed as impervious to pain, something accomplished by Calaway no-selling his opponents' attacks. Calaway made his official on-camera debut on November 22 at Survivor Series as a heel when he was the mystery partner of Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar team, where he was called Kane the Undertaker. Approximately one minute into the match, The Undertaker eliminated Koko B. Ware with his finisher, the Tombstone Piledriver. He also eliminated Dusty Rhodes before being counted out. The commentary team for the event referred to him as The Undertaker, neglecting the Kane name. Shortly after Survivor Series, "Kane" was dropped from his name, and he was called simply The Undertaker. It was at this time that The Undertaker switched managers from Brother Love to Paul Bearer — a histrionic, ghostly character, almost always seen bearing an urn from which The Undertaker was said to draw mystical power, reviving his strength during his matches. During his heel run, Undertaker would place his defeated opponents (almost always jobbers) in a bodybag and carry them to the back.
He made his WrestleMania debut at WrestleMania VII, quickly defeating "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka. The win was the first in his undefeated streak at the event. He began his first major feud with The Ultimate Warrior, when he attacked the Warrior and locked him in an airtight casket on the set of his manager, Paul Bearer's Funeral Parlor interview segment. After a year of battles with the Warrior, Randy Savage, Sid Justice, Sgt. Slaughter, and Hulk Hogan, he defeated Hogan to win his first WWF Championship at Survivor Series with the help of Ric Flair, and thus became the youngest WWF Champion in history until having this record broken by Yokozuna in 1993. WWF President Jack Tunney ordered a rematch for This Tuesday in Texas six days later, where The Undertaker lost the title back to Hogan.
In February 1992, The Undertaker's ally Jake "The Snake" Roberts tried to attack Randy Savage's manager/wife Miss Elizabeth with a steel chair when The Undertaker stopped him, becoming a fan favorite for the first time. Then, Undertaker defeated Roberts at WrestleMania VIII, continuing his winning streak at the event. He then feuded extensively with wrestlers managed by Harvey Wippleman throughout 1992 and 1993, such as Kamala, Giant González and Yokozuna. Also in this time he headlined the first episode of Monday Night Raw on January 11, 1993 with a victory over Damien Demento. He faced González at WrestleMania IX, which is notable as Undertaker's only disqualification win at WrestleMania after the use of chloroform. His rivalry with Yokozuna culminated in a WWF Championship casket match at the 1994 Royal Rumble. During the match, champion Yokozuna sealed The Undertaker in the casket with the assistance of several other villainous wrestlers to win the match. The Undertaker appeared from inside the casket on the video screen, representing his spirit, warning that he would return
After WrestleMania X, Ted DiBiase introduced an Undertaker back to the WWF. This Undertaker, however, played by Brian Lee, was an impostor Undertaker (dubbed the "Underfaker" by fans) and led to the return of the real Undertaker at SummerSlam, appearing as a new version of his original Deadman persona, replacing grey with purple. The Undertaker defeated the impostor after three Tombstone Piledrivers.At Survivor Series, The Undertaker defeated Yokozuna in a rematch, another casket match. Throughout most of 1995, The Undertaker feuded with members of Ted DiBiase's Million Dollar Corporation. At WrestleMania XI, while Undertaker was facing King Kong Bundy, Kama stole The Undertaker's urn, and antagonized him by melting it into a large gold necklace and attacking the Undertaker. Later, The Undertaker defeated Kama in a casket match at SummerSlam.[ Several weeks later, The Undertaker injured his orbital bone near his eye, forcing a period of absence for surgery, until his return at Survivor Series.
The Undertaker returned at the 1995 Survivor Series, wearing a Phantom of the Opera-like, grey upper mask. In the main event of the 1996 Royal Rumble, The Undertaker was unmasked in a WWF Championship match against Bret Hart, when Diesel interfered in the match to cost the Undertaker the championship. A rematch for the title on the February 5 episode of Raw saw similar interference.At that month's In Your House: Rage in the Cage, while Diesel was facing Hart in a steel cage match, The Undertaker burst through the ring and dragged Diesel underneath which allowed Hart to get the victory. This feud culminated in a match between Diesel and the Undertaker at WrestleMania XII, in which The Undertaker was victorious.
His next feud commenced the very next night, when Mankind made his debut, interfering in The Undertaker's match with Justin Hawk Bradshaw. For the next few months, Mankind ambushed and cost The Undertaker several matches. The feud intensified, and they began taking their battles into crowds, backstage areas, and in the boiler rooms of different arenas. Mankind cost the Undertaker the WWF Intercontinental Championship at In Your House 8: Beware of Dog, assisting champion Goldust to victory. As a result, the first ever Boiler Room Brawl was booked between the two at SummerSlam. During the match, when Undertaker reached for Paul Bearer's urn, Bearer hit him with it, betraying The Undertaker and allowing Mankind to "incapacitate" The Undertaker with the Mandible claw, giving him the win. After Bearer's betrayal, The Undertaker took his rivalry with Mankind to a new level, resulting in a Buried Alive match in the main event of In Your House: Buried Alive. The Undertaker won the match after a chokeslam into the open grave, but after interference from The Executioner, as well as the help of several other superstars, The Undertaker was ultimately "Buried Alive".
After being buried alive, The Undertaker returned at the Survivor Series again pitting him against Mankind, but with a unique stipulation; hanging 20 ft (6.1 m) above the ring was Paul Bearer, enclosed in a steel cage. If Undertaker won the match, he would be able to get his hands on Bearer. Even though The Undertaker won the match, interference from The Executioner enabled Bearer to escape The Undertaker's clutches. The Undertaker then briefly turned his attention to The Executioner, who had become a thorn in his side since his arrival and had helped bury him alive in the eponymous match. At In Your House: It's Time, The Undertaker defeated The Executioner in an Armageddon rules match. He then moved onto a feud Vader. They met at the 1997 Royal Rumble in a singles match, where Undertaker lost after Bearer interfered on behalf of his new protégé. The two then clashed in the Royal Rumble match itself as they made it to the final moments of the match but both were eliminated by Stone Cold Steve Austin, who had crept back into the match after his elimination was unseen. He met both Vader and Austin in a Four Corners Elimination match for the vacant WWF Championship at In Your House 13: Final Four, but Bret Hart won. However, the following month The Undertaker managed to win the title for the second time and continued his undefeated streak by defeating Sycho Sid at WrestleMania 13.
In May 1997, Paul Bearer attempted to rejoin with The Undertaker, using the threat of revealing The Undertaker's "biggest secret". In the storyline, Bearer announced that The Undertaker was a murderer, who as a child had burned down the family funeral home business (where Bearer worked), killing his parents and his younger half-brother. The Undertaker claimed there was no way for Bearer to have that information, but Bearer announced that he was told this by Undertaker's half-brother Kane, who was still alive but horribly burned and scarred. Bearer raised Kane after the fire, having him institutionalized. Now, Kane was waiting for revenge after all these years. In defense, The Undertaker responded that Kane, a pyromaniac, had been the one to set the fire and could not have possibly survived.
SummerSlam when guest referee Shawn Michaels accidentally hit The Undertaker with a steel chair shot meant for Bret Hart, costing the Undertaker his WWF Championship. After a double count-out draw during Ground Zero: In Your House, Undertaker challenged Michaels to the first Hell in a Cell match at Badd Blood: In Your House. During this match, The Undertaker's storyline half-brother Kane finally made his debut under the control of Paul Bearer, ripping off the door to the cell and giving The Undertaker a Tombstone Piledriver, Undertaker's trademark finisher, allowing Michaels to pin him. The match received a 5-star rating from Dave Meltzer. As the storyline progressed Kane, through Bearer, challenged The Undertaker to fights, but The Undertaker consistently refused to fight his brother. The Undertaker's final encounter with Michaels was in a casket match at the Royal Rumble. The week before, Kane had seemed to ally with his brother against Michaels' D-Generation X but at the PPV Kane trapped him in the coffin, padlocking the casket lid, and setting it ablaze which again gave Michaels the victory. The Undertaker, however, had disappeared when the casket lid was reopened. After a two month hiatus, The Undertaker returned and defeated Kane at WrestleMania XIV. The two had a rematch, the first ever Inferno match, one month later at Unforgiven: In Your House, which The Undertaker won by setting Kane's right arm on fire.
The Undertaker's feud with Mankind was renewed afterward, and they faced each other in a Hell in a Cell match at King of the Ring. During the match, The Undertaker threw Mankind off the roof of the 16 ft (4.9 m) cell onto the Spanish announce table below, in what was a preplanned move. He later chokeslammed Mankind through the roof of the cell into the ring which legitimately knocked Mankind unconscious. Mankind also used thumbtacks in the match and was backdropped and chokeslammed onto them before Undertaker won the match with his Tombstone Piledriver
Fully Loaded, The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Kane and Mankind to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. The Undertaker and Austin's reign as tag champions lasted for only two months, as Kane and Mankind regained the titles on an episode of Raw is War. The Undertaker then became the number one contender for the WWF Championship at SummerSlam, now held by Austin. Shortly before SummerSlam, however, The Undertaker revealed that he and Kane were working together as brothers. Despite this revelation, The Undertaker told Kane that he did not want him to interfere in the match with Austin, and even though The Undertaker lost the match, he handed Austin his belt back after the match in a show of respect. In September, the storyline continued, and The Undertaker began to show some villainous characteristics when he and Kane revealed the fact that they were in cahoots to rid Austin of his title for Vince McMahon. At Breakdown: In Your House, The Undertaker and Kane were booked in a Triple Threat match with Austin for his WWF Championship; McMahon stated that the brothers were not allowed to pin each other. The Undertaker and Kane pinned Austin simultaneously after a double chokeslam, so the title was vacated by McMahon. This event led to a match at Judgment Day: In Your House between the two brothers for the title, with Austin as the special guest referee. Near the end of the match, Paul Bearer seemed about to assist Kane by handing him a steel chair to hit The Undertaker with, but as Kane had his back turned, both Bearer and The Undertaker hit Kane with the chair. The Undertaker went for the pin, but Austin refused to count the fall, attacked the Undertaker, and counted out both brothers. Finally, The Undertaker became a villain the next night on Raw is War for the first time in over six years, reconciling with Bearer and claiming that he and Bearer would unleash their Ministry of Darkness on the World Wrestling Federation. As part of this new storyline, he admitted that he had indeed set the fire that killed his parents, for which he had previously blamed Kane.
After Survivor Series, The Undertaker returned his attention back to his previous feud with Austin for costing him the title at Judgment Day, hitting Austin in the head with a shovel during a title match with The Rock, returning the favor for what happened a month earlier. With this twist in the storyline, McMahon scheduled a Buried Alive match between The Undertaker and Austin at Rock Bottom: In Your House. In the weeks leading up to Rock Bottom, The Undertaker attempted to embalm Austin alive, tried to have Kane committed to a mental asylum, and had his druids chain Austin to his symbol, raising it high into the arena. The Undertaker, however, lost the match after Kane interfered
In January 1999, The Undertaker returned and formed the Ministry of Darkness, developing a more evil, Satanic and a more frightening persona than ever before. Undertaker stated that he was taking orders from a "Higher Power". He often appeared in a black robe and sat on a throne. With the help of his minions, he often performed sacrifices on various WWE superstars, which were meant to bring out the more evil side of superstars so as to recruit them into his Ministry. The Ministry eventually merged with The Corporation alliance to form the Corporate Ministry. During this time, The Undertaker defeated Austin for his third WWF Championship at Over the Edge with help from Shane McMahon, the special referee. Two weeks later, Raw is War revealed that Vince McMahon had been The Undertaker's "Higher Power" all along. After The Undertaker dropped the WWF Championship back to Austin one night after King of the Ring, and lost a First Blood match at Fully Loaded, his relationship with the McMahons dissolved and the Corporate Ministry disbanded.
The Undertaker then began a storyline where he teamed with The Big Show in a tag team known as The UnHoly Alliance, which held the WWF Tag Team Championship twice. In September 1999, The Undertaker went on a four month hiatus from WWF due to a groin injury. In January 2000, one month before a scheduled return at the Royal Rumble, he tore a pectoral muscle.
The Undertaker took on a second persona during this portion of his WWF career. He abandoned the Gothic mortician-themed attire, his funeral dirge ring music, allusions to the supernatural, and the accompanying theatrics of his ring entrance. The Undertaker now took on the personality of a biker, riding to the ring on a motorcycle, and wearing sunglasses and bandanas to the ring. His ring music was now replaced with popular rock songs of the time, like Limp Bizkit's "Rollin' (Air Raid Vehicle)" and Kid Rock's "American Bad Ass" (from which the name of The Undertaker's new gimmick originated), though it was accompanied by the characteristic opening bell gong of The Undertaker's original theme.
Upon his return in May 2000, he took out all the members of the McMahon-Helmsley Faction, which caused him to once again be a fan favorite. He also targeted their leader, WWF Champion Triple H. At King of the Ring, The Undertaker teamed with The Rock and Kane to defeat the team of Triple H, Shane McMahon, and Vince McMahon. Afterward, he was booked to team with Kane to contend for the WWF Tag Team Championship. They defeated Edge and Christian, earning the right to face them the following week for the tag title, which Edge and Christian retained. Kane betrayed The Undertaker by chokeslamming him twice on the August 14 episode of Raw is War. This incident led to another match between the two at SummerSlam, which ended in a no contest as Kane ran from the ring area after The Undertaker removed Kane's mask.
The Undertaker then challenged Kurt Angle for the WWF Championship at Survivor Series. Angle, however, defeated The Undertaker after Kurt switched places with his real life brother, Eric Angle. The Undertaker demanded and was awarded a spot in the Six Man Hell in a Cell match for the WWF Championship at Armageddon. The Undertaker promised to make someone "famous" and did so when he chokeslamed Rikishi off the roof of the cell.
In 2001, The Undertaker reunited with Kane as the Brothers of Destruction, challenging for the WWF Tag Team Championship once again. They received a shot at the title at No Way Out, facing Edge and Christian and then champions the Dudley Boyz in a Tables Match. The Brothers of Destruction dominated almost the entire match but were not the winners. The Undertaker was then booked to defeat Triple H at WrestleMania X-Seven, where he improved his WrestleMania winning streak to 9–0. He and Kane continued a storyline that focused on Triple H, who formed a "surprise alliance" with WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Brothers of Destruction were granted an opportunity to face Triple H and Austin for their titles. After The Undertaker and Kane acquired the WWF Tag Title from Edge and Christian, Triple H pinned Kane after attacking him with a sledgehammer at Backlash, where the Brothers of Destruction dropped the title. With Kane injured, The Undertaker feuded briefly with Steve Austin for his WWF Championship, but at Judgment Day, Austin retained his title.
As part of "The Invasion" storyline, The Undertaker's next nemesis was Diamond Dallas Page, who was obsessively following The Undertaker's wife Sara. (While they were presented as being married from the start of the storyline, in reality, Mark and Sara got married during the height of this feud.At SummerSlam, WCW Tag Team Champions The Undertaker and Kane defeated Page and his partner Chris Kanyon in a steel cage match to win the WWF Tag Team Championship. At Survivor Series, The Undertaker teamed with Kane, The Rock, Chris Jericho, and The Big Show to take on The Alliance's Steve Austin, Booker T, Rob Van Dam, Shane McMahon, and Kurt Angle (this would be the last time that The Undertaker and Kane would team up until 2006). Angle pinned The Undertaker due to interference by Austin. After the Alliance was defeated, The Undertaker became a villain once again by forcing commentator Jim Ross to kiss Vince McMahon's ass. This was the beginning of a new persona for The Undertaker, as he cut his long hair short and called himself "Big Evil". At Vengeance, The Undertaker defeated Van Dam to capture the WWF Hardcore Championship.
Royal Rumble in 2002 when Maven eliminated him by dropkicking him from behind. Subsequently, The Undertaker eliminated Maven in return and brutally assaulted him backstage. On an episode of SmackDown!, The Rock mentioned The Undertaker's elimination at the Royal Rumble, angering The Undertaker. The Undertaker responded by costing The Rock the number one contendership for the WWF Undisputed Championship.] The storyline continued when The Rock cost The Undertaker his match with Maven for the Hardcore Championship. The two faced off at No Way Out, where The Undertaker lost due to interference from Ric Flair. This interference began a storyline with Flair, who declined a challenge to wrestle Undertaker at WrestleMania X8, and, as a result, Undertaker assaulted his son David Flair. Flair eventually accepted the match after The Undertaker threatened to inflict the same punishment on Flair's daughter. A no disqualification stipulation was added to the match, and The Undertaker defeated Flair.
After the storyline with Flair, The Undertaker defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin at Backlash to win the number one contendership for the WWF Undisputed Championship. Later that night, he helped Hulk Hogan win his title match against the Undisputed Champion Triple H. The Undertaker then defeated Hogan for his fourth world championship at Judgment Day. The following night The Undertaker was defeated by Rob Van Dam for The WWE Undisputed Championship, however Ric Flair restarted the match and The Undertaker recaptured his championship. On the July 1 episode of Raw, The Undertaker turned into a fan favorite again after defeating Jeff Hardy in a ladder match and raising Hardy's hand as a show of respect. The Undertaker, however, dropped the title at Vengeance to The Rock in a triple threat match that also involved Kurt Angle. The Undertaker was then switched from Raw to SmackDown! (Smackdown! would remain as The Undertakers home since 2002 till present), alongside former Raw talent Brock Lesnar, Chris Benoit, and Eddie Guerrero. The Undertaker challenged Lesnar in a title match at Unforgiven that ended in a double-disqualification. Their feud carried over to No Mercy in a Hell in a Cell match. The Undertaker performed in the match with a legitimate broken hand and eventually lost to the champion.
The Undertaker took a leave from wrestling after the Big Show threw him off the stage, sparking a feud.The Undertaker returned at the Royal Rumble in 2003. He immediately continued his feud with Big Show and defeated him by submission at No Way Out with a triangle choke. A-Train entered the storyline by attempting to attack The Undertaker after the match, but Nathan Jones came to his aid.The storyline resumed as The Undertaker began to train Jones to wrestle, and the two were scheduled to fight Big Show and A-Train in a tag team match at WrestleMania XIX. Jones, however, was removed prior to the match, making it a handicap match, which The Undertaker won with the help of Jones.
Over the remainder of the year, The Undertaker entered a brief feud with John Cena and was booked to have two WWE Championship opportunities. The first, on the September 4 SmackDown!, against Kurt Angle, ended in a no contest, due to interference from Brock Lesnar. The second, at No Mercy, was a Biker Chain match between The Undertaker and Lesnar, which Lesnar won with the help of Vince McMahon. This match resulted in a feud with McMahon, culminating at Survivor Series where The Undertaker lost a Buried Alive match against McMahon when Kane interfered.The Undertaker disappeared for some time following the match, with Kane claiming that he was "dead and buried forever."
In the storyline leading up to WrestleMania XX, Kane was haunted by vignettes proclaiming The Undertaker's return. The first was during the Royal Rumble when The Undertaker's bells tolled, distracting Kane and allowing Booker T to eliminate him. At WrestleMania XX, The Undertaker, accompanied by Paul Bearer and in his "Deadman" persona, returned and defeated Kane. At the following Smackdown! Pay-Per-View Judgment Day, The Undertaker would go on to defeat Booker T. Three months later, Bearer was kidnapped by the Dudley Boyz at the direction of Paul Heyman, who then took "control" of Undertaker. On Smackdown Undertaker attacked both Rob Van Dam and John Cena. The following week Cena confronted The Undertaker and was booked into a match by back then General Manager Kurt Angle to face The Undertaker which The Undertaker went on to win after hitting cena with his chain and delivered a Tombstone. At The Great American Bash The Undertaker fought a handicap match against the Dudleys, with the stipulation that if he didn't lay down and purposely lose, Heyman would bury Bearer in cement. The Undertaker won and stopped Heyman from burying Bearer, then buried him anyway, explaining that Bearer was merely a liability now and that he had no use for him anymore.
After defeating the Dudley Boyz, The Undertaker began a feud by challenging then WWE Champion John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL) to a title match at SummerSlam, which The Undertaker lost by disqualification. At No Mercy, The Undertaker and JBL competed in the first ever "Last Ride" match, although The Undertaker lost after Heidenreich interfered. After a brief program with Heidenreich, The Undertaker turned his focus to the WWE Championship once again. Along with Eddie Guerrero and Booker T, he challenged JBL to a championship rematch at Armageddon in a Fatal Four-Way match, in which The Undertaker was unsuccessful, again due to Heidenreich's interference. The feud culminated in a Casket match between The Undertaker and Heidenreich at the Royal Rumble, where The Undertaker sealed Heidenreich in a casket for the victory.
Soon afterward, Randy Orton challenged The Undertaker to a match at WrestleMania 21, in a storyline where Orton claimed that he would end The Undertaker's WrestleMania winning streak (this would be the first Wrestlemania in which the undefeated streak would become a major selling point for the Undertaker's matches at the marquee event and for Wrestlemania itself; it was only mentioned in passing before this). Even with help from his father "Cowboy" Bob Orton, Randy failed, and The Undertaker improved his WrestleMania record to 13–0. He returned for the June 16 episode of SmackDown! but lost to JBL, thanks to interference from Randy Orton. After The Great American Bash, The Undertaker became the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship, a position that JBL felt he should have. As part of the feud, on the following SmackDown!, The Undertaker lost a number one contender match against JBL, once again due to interference from Orton. With this, The Undertaker resumed his feud with Orton. At SummerSlam, Orton defeated The Undertaker in a WrestleMania rematch. The storyline intensified as the two taunted each other with caskets, leading to a casket match at No Mercy, in which The Undertaker lost to Randy and his father "Cowboy" Bob Orton. After the match, the Ortons poured gasoline on the casket and set it on fire. When the charred casket was opened, however, The Undertaker had once again vanished. He returned at the Survivor Series, emerging from a burning casket. The Undertaker returned to SmackDown! in early December to haunt Orton and set up a Hell in a Cell match at Armageddon. After winning the match, Calaway took a brief hiatus from wrestling.
Royal Rumble, The Undertaker returned during Kurt Angle's celebration of his World Title defense against Mark Henry on a horse drawn cart, signaling for a title shot. As part of their storyline feud, The Undertaker lost his match with Angle at No Way Out after a thirty minute bout. Undertaker cornered Angle after the match and told him he was not finished with him; however during a rematch on SmackDown! Henry attacked The Undertaker from behind, costing him the title. This led to The Undertaker challenging Henry to a Casket match at WrestleMania 22, and Henry - like Orton a year before - vowed to end Undertaker's WrestleMania winning streak. The Undertaker defeated Henry to become 14–0 at WrestleMania, keeping his undefeated streak alive. During a rematch on the next episode of SmackDown!, The Great Khali made his debut and assaulted The Undertaker to transition into a new storyline.
The Undertaker was not heard from until the May 5 episode of SmackDown!, as Theodore Long delivered a challenge from The Undertaker to Khali for a match at Judgment Day.The Undertaker lost to Khali, and he did not appear again until the July 4 episode of SmackDown!, when he accepted Khali's challenge to a Punjabi Prison match at The Great American Bash. Khali, however, was removed from the match and was replaced by ECW Champion The Big Show, over whom The Undertaker gained the victory. In the storyline, Teddy Long replaced Khali with Big Show as punishment for an attack on The Undertaker shortly before the match. Khali was then challenged to a Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam after interfering in The Undertaker's match with World Heavyweight Champion King Booker. Khali refused the challenge for SummerSlam, though Long made the match official for the August 18 episode of SmackDown! instead. The Undertaker won the match by striking Khali with the steel stairs, delivering several chair shots, and finishing him with a chokeslam.
The Undertaker's next match was with WWE United States Champion Mr. Kennedy at No Mercy but was disqualified in the match after he hit Kennedy with the championship belt. On the November 3 episode of SmackDown!, The Undertaker reunited with Kane to form the Brothers of Destruction for the first time in five years, defeating the reluctant opposition team of Mr. Kennedy and MVP, with whom Kane was feuding with at the time.[ As part of the storyline, Kennedy defeated The Undertaker in a First Blood match at Survivor Series after interference from MVP, but finally defeated Kennedy in a Last Ride match at Armageddon. The two continued to feud into 2007 as Kennedy cost The Undertaker two World Heavyweight Championship opportunities for a championship match at the Royal Rumble.
The Undertaker won his first Royal Rumble match at the 2007 event, becoming the first man to enter the Rumble at number 30 and win the match. He then began a storyline with Batista, whom he defeated at WrestleMania 23 to win his first World Heavyweight Championship. At Backlash in a Last Man Standing match, they had a rematch that ended in a draw when neither man was able to answer the ten-count, resulting in The Undertaker retaining the Championship. On the May 11 episode of SmackDown!, The Undertaker and Batista participated in a steel cage match that ended in a draw when both men's feet touched the floor at the same time. After the match, Mark Henry returned and assaulted The Undertaker. Immediately after the assault, Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank title shot, and The Undertaker dropped the World Heavyweight Championship to Edge. As The Undertaker laid in the ring, druids appeared and carried him to the backstage area.
rehabilitation, Henry quickly defeated local jobbers and bragged about his assault on Undertaker, until vignettes began playing promoting The Undertaker's return. The Undertaker returned at Unforgiven, defeating Henry and again on SmackDown! two weeks later. Batista and The Undertaker reignited their feud at Cyber Sunday with the fans choosing the special guest referee Stone Cold Steve Austin, but Batista retained the world title. They battled again inside a Hell in a Cell at Survivor Series where Edge returned and interfered to help Batista retain the World Heavyweight Championship.In response to this, The Undertaker delivered a Tombstone piledriver to General Manager Vickie Guerrero, on the next SmackDown!, sending her to the hospital. Returning Assistant-General Manager Theodore Long declared a Triple Threat match for the title at Armageddon, which Edge won.
At No Way Out, The Undertaker defeated Batista, Finlay, The Great Khali, Montel Vontavious Porter, and Big Daddy V in an Elimination Chamber, to become the number one contender for Edge's World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIV. He defeated Edge at WrestleMania with his Hell's Gate submission hold, to win his second World Heavyweight Championship and elevate his undefeated streak at WrestleMania to 16–0. In a WrestleMania rematch, The Undertaker defeated Edge once again at Backlash to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Vickie Guerrero announced that The Undertaker's Hell's Gate was an illegal hold and stripped him of the title. The Undertaker battled Edge for the vacant title at Judgment Day, which he won by countout. Vickie ordered that the title remain vacant, because titles cannot change hands in this way. Edge and The Undertaker faced each other again for the vacant championship at One Night Stand in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match, which The Undertaker lost after interference from La Familia. As a result of the stipulation, Undertaker was forced to leave WWE.
SummerSlam in a Hell in a Cell match,which The Undertaker won. After the match, The Undertaker chokeslammed Edge from the top of a ladder and through the ring canvas. Following this match, Guerrero tried to make a peace offering with The Undertaker on SmackDown by apologizing, but The Undertaker told her that he is not the forgiving kind. At Unforgiven, as The Undertaker approached the ring to "take Guerrero's soul" and take her in a casket, the Big Show, who appeared at first to aid the Undertaker, betrayed and assaulted him. As a result of this altercation, The Undertaker and Big Show faced each other in a match at No Mercy, where the Big Show knocked The Undertaker out with a punch to the back of The Undertaker's head. At Cyber Sunday, The Undertaker defeated the Big Show in a Last Man Standing match after applying Hell's Gate. The Undertaker then went on to defeat the Big Show at Survivor Series in a casket match, to end the feud. At No Way Out, The Undertaker was part of the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber match; however, he was unsuccessful at winning the match. He then became embroiled in a long time feud with Shawn Michaels over his WrestleMania undefeated streak and the fact that The Undertaker had never defeated Michaels in a singles match previously. The feud culminated in a match at WrestleMania XXV which The Undertaker won to extend his WrestleMania streak to a perfect record of 17–0. On the April 24 episode of SmackDown, Big Show defeated him in a singles match by knockout after the match, Undertaker attacked Big Show. After SmackDown, Undertaker took another hiatus from WWE on April 25, 2009.
After the four month hiatus, The Undertaker returned at SummerSlam in August by attacking CM Punk, who had just won the World Heavyweight Championship from Jeff Hardy in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. At Breaking Point, The Undertaker faced Punk in a submission match. The Undertaker had originally won the match with his Hell's Gate submission hold, but the match was restarted by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, who ruled that the ban placed on the move by Vickie Guerrero was still in effect. Punk went on to win the match with his Anaconda Vise when referee Scott Armstrong called for the bell, despite Undertaker never submitting in a recreation of the Montreal Screwjob, which took place in the same venue in 1997. On the September 25 episode of SmackDown, Theodore Long announced that the ban had now been officially lifted, after being released from a casket that The Undertaker had apparently placed him in. The feud between the two continued and at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, The Undertaker won the World Heavyweight Championship from Punk in a Hell in a Cell match. The Undertaker successfully defended the title against CM Punk on SmackDown, in a Fatal Four Way match at Bragging Rights, and in a Triple Threat match at Survivor Series. He faced Batista at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs for the championship, and won when the match was restarted by Long, after Batista had originally won after utilising a low blow.
Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, a pyrotechnics malfunction momentarily engulfed The Undertaker in flames during his ring entrance. He was able to continue with his scheduled match, with a burn on his chest that "looked like a bad sunburn" according to a WWE spokesman. He lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Chris Jericho after interference from Shawn Michaels.Undertaker had been rebuffing Michaels' requests for a WrestleMania rematch, but the night after Elimination Chamber he agreed to the match on the condition that Michaels' career was on the line. At WrestleMania, The Undertaker defeated Michaels to end his career in a match with no countouts or disqualifications.
After a hiatus (which included wrestling two matches on Raw), he returned to SmackDown on May 28, defeating Rey Mysterio to qualify for a spot in the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship. During the match, The Undertaker suffered a concussion, broken orbital bone, and broken nose; he was visibly bleeding profusely on camera by the end of the match. To cover for the injury, Kane revealed The Undertaker had been found in a vegetative state;Mysterio took his place in the match and won the World Heavyweight Championship. While attempting to learn which superstar had attacked The Undertaker, Kane defeated Mysterio to win the World Heavyweight Championship. Kane and Mysterio continued to clash as they accused one another of being the assailant behind the attack.
At SummerSlam, the Undertaker returned to confront Kane and Rey Mysterio, only to be overpowered and Tombstoned by Kane. With Kane revealed as his attacker, the two feuded for the next few months over the World Heavyweight Championship. After losing to Kane at Night of Champions, Paul Bearer returned as Undertaker's manager on an episode of SmackDown. However, Bearer attacked him at Hell in a Cell to help Kane win once again. The feud ended at Bragging Rights when The Nexus helped Kane defeat Undertaker in a Buried Alive match. In reality, he needed medical treatment for his injury.After the 2011 Royal Rumble, promotional videos showing The Undertaker entering and standing within an old house began airing. Each promo would end with the date 2–21–11 being burned into the screen. On the February 21 episode of Raw The Undertaker returned; after his lengthy entrance but before he could speak, Triple H returned after an eleven month absence and confronted The Undertaker. In a unique interaction involving no verbal or physical exchanges, the two stared each other down, performed their signature intimidation actions towards each other before Triple H set his eyes upon the WrestleMania XXVII marquee. The Undertaker responded by turning his attention toward the marquee as well. The Undertaker initially scoffed at Triple H's apparent challenge but later accepted. The match was later announced as a No Holds Barred match on WWE's website. At WrestleMania XXVII, after surviving three Pedigrees and a Tombstone Piledriver, Undertaker forced Triple H to tap out to Hell's Gate, extending his streak to 19–0. Following the match, The Undertaker was carried away from the ring on a stretcher and that was the last we saw The Undertaker until the January 30, 2012.
As we all know now Wrestlemania 28 is on April 1, 2012. will this be 20-0 or will Triple H do the unthinkable and end the streak. Lets hope not. The Deadman has 19 wins at Wrestlemania.
1. WrestleMania XII
The Victim: Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
Why did they fight? There were no major incidents that led up to this fight between the newcomer to the company and the grizzled veteran.
The Match: The Undertaker, a heel at the time, dispatched of the future Hall of Famer in less than five minutes. The end came when Jimmy Snuka attempted a springboard off the top rope and was caught by the Undertaker and given the Tombstone Piledriver.
The Aftermath: With this victory, the Undertaker moved up the ranks in the company and would go on to win his first WWE Championship from Hulk Hogan at the Survivor Series which marked the one-year anniversary of his debut with the company
2. WrestleMania XIII
The Victim: Jake “The Snake” Roberts
Why did they fight? Jake and the Undertaker became allies when they lured the Ultimate Warrior into a room full of snakes. After the Ultimate Warrior left the company, Jake set his sites on Randy Savage and Elizabeth. Jake was about to clock Miss Elizabeth with a chair when the Undertaker grabbed it from him. A few weeks later, Jake Roberts got his revenge on The Funeral Parlor by locking the Undertaker's hand in a casket, giving Paul Bearer a DDT, and then whacking the Undertaker with a steel chair several times.
The Match: The Undertaker survived two DDT's and came back to life when Jake was about to attack Paul Bearer outside of the ring. The Undertaker gave Jake a tombstone outside of the ring and rolled him back into the ring to get the win.
The Aftermath: This was Jake's final appearance in World Wrestling Entertainment for almost four years. After vanquishing the evil snake man, the Undertaker became one of the most popular stars in the company. He would go on to have a feud with Kamala,who was managed by Harvey Wippleman, and introduced the coffin match to the WWE during that feud.
3. WrestleMania IX
The Victim: Giant Gonzalez
Why did they fight? After defeating Kamala, his manager brought in a new man to finish off the dead man. Giant Gonzalez debuted at the Royal Rumble and his interference in the bout caused the Undertaker to be eliminated.
The Match: This is the only bout in his WrestleMania tenure where the Undertaker did not gain a conclusive victory. This bout ended by disqualification when Harry Wippleman gave Gonzalez a chloroform soaked rag which was then used on the Undertaker. The Undertaker was able to recover from this chemical attack and magically reawakened after being taken out of the arena on a stretcher. This bout marked the first time the Undertaker had a fancy entrance at the show as he entered on a chariot with a vulture.
The Aftermath: This feud was settled at SummerSlam when the Undertaker defeated Giant Gonzalez.
4. WrestleMania XI
The Victim: King Kong Bundy
Why did they fight? The Undertaker missed the prior WrestleMania when he went missing following a bizarre incident at the 1994 Royal Rumble. Ted DiBiase then brought a fake Undertaker into the company which the real Undertaker defeated. That didn't stop Ted DiBasie and his Million Dollar Corporation from trying to destroy the Undertaker. At the 1995 Royal Rumble, King Kong Bundy attacked the Undertaker following a match he had with IRS and helped the Corporation steal the Undertaker's urn.
The Match: The referee for this bout, which took place while baseball was still dealing with their work stoppage, was American League Umpire Larry Young. The most interesting parts of this match took place outside of the ring. During the bout, the Undertaker took the urn back from Ted DiBiase. However, the urn was stolen by Kama later on in the match. After surviving the Avalanche, the Undertaker was able to win the bout after hitting Bundy with a body slam and then a clothesline.
The Aftermath: The Undertaker would regain control of the urn, which had been melted into a gold chain, when he beat Kama in a Casket Match at SummerSlam. That marked the end of his feud with the Million Dollar Corporation.
5. WrestleMania XII
The Victim: Diesel
Why did they fight? When the Undertaker was about to win the WWE Championship from Bret Hart at the 1996 Royal Rumble, Diesel ran to ring side and pulled the referee out of the ring which caused the match to end in a disqualification. The following month at In Your House 6, the Undertaker got his revenge when he pulled Diesel down through the floor of the ring during his steel cage championship bout against Bret Hart.
The Match: Two jackknife power bombs were not enough to put the Undertaker away. The Undertaker hit the choke slam and followed that with the Tombstone to get the win in his first bout at WrestleMania to go over 10 minutes.
The Aftermath: Diesel left the company a few months later and along with Scott Hall and Hulk Hogan formed the new World order. A few months later, the Undertaker began feuding with Mankind and was betrayed by his long-time manager, Paul Bearer.
6. WrestleMania 13
The Victim: Sid
Why did they fight? The WWE Championship scene was in turmoil following Shawn Michaels' vacating the title. The Undertaker was the number one contender to the title based upon being the runner-up in the Final Four match a few months before this event. Bret Hart won that match but lost the title to Sid the following night due to the interference of Steve Austin. A steel cage match was held between Bret and Sid with it already being known that the Undertaker was going to fight Sid and Bret was going to fight Austin at WrestleMania. Because Sid wound up winning that match, this WrestleMania bout was for the WWE Championship.
The Match: Shawn Michaels provided color commentary for this bout and that caused Bret to come out and insult all three men. Bret also made an appearance at the end of the bout when Sid was about to give the Undertaker the power bomb. Sid went over to attack Bret but was given a hot shot in the ropes by the former champion, That move stunned Sid enough to allow the Undertaker to hit the Tombstone and win the WWE Championship. This marked the start of the Undertaker's second WWE Championship reign.
The Aftermath: The Undertaker held the title until SummerSlam when Bret Hart beat him in a match where Shawn Michaels served as the special guest referee. In addition to defending the title, the Undertaker had to deal with a much more sinister plot that was in the works. Paul Bearer threatened to reveal a dark secret from the Undertaker's past. Over the course of the next few months, we found out that the Undertaker had a brother.
7. WrestleMania XIV
The Victim: Kane
Why did they fight? The Undertaker's brother, Kane, entered the company by interfering in a Hell in a Cell Match the Undertaker was having with Shawn Michaels. Despite costing him this bout, the Undertaker refused to fight his brother. Eventually, the brothers appeared to mend their issues but that was all a ruse. Kane cost his brother a chance at the WWE Championship when he interfered in a Casket Match the Undertaker was having with Shawn Michaels. Following the bout, Kane set the casket on fire while his brother was still inside of it.
The Match: Prior to the start of the bout, Pete Rose mocked the fans in Boston and received a Tombstone at the hands of Kane. The Undertaker would go on to win this bout after hitting his brother with three Tombstones and a few other moves in between those pile drivers. Despite winning the bout, Kane was able to get up from the punishment his brother gave him and delivered a Tombstone of his own, only his was onto a steel chair.
The Aftermath: The saga between the Brothers of Destruction has played out like a soap opera for over a decade. The men have feuded countless times with each other only to makeup for a period of time before one of them attacks the other and starts the cycle all over again.
8. WrestleMania XV
The Victim: The Big Boss Man
Why did they fight? For the first time since his debut match at WrestleMania, the Undertaker was hated by the fans. However, he was fighting a man just as hated as he was. At the time, the Undertaker was a leader of a group called the Ministry of Darkness. They were involved in a feud with another group the fans hated, the Corporation. For several weeks, the Undertaker had been stalking the family of Vince McMahon. The Big Boss Man was one of the enforcers of Vince McMahon's group.
The Match: For the first time since WrestleMania XII, Paul Bearer was at ringside with the Undertaker. This was a Hell in a Cell match and was notable for what happened after the Undertaker beat the Big Boss Man with the Tombstone. The Brood descended from the rafters and cut a hole in the cage. They then proceeded to put a noose around the Big Boss Man's neck and tied it to the roof of the cage. When the cage was lifted up, the Boss Man was hanged.
The Aftermath: Amazingly, the Big Boss Man missed no time despite suffering from an act that would have killed a normal man. Even more shocking, the feud between the Ministry and the Corporation was all a ruse to lure Steve Austin into trusting Vince McMahon. It turned out that Vince McMahon was the higher power that the Undertaker was answering to. Later in the year, the Undertaker would suffer a torn pectoral muscle and a groin injury which would lead to him missing WrestleMania 2000.
9. WrestleMania X-Seven
The Victim: Triple H
Why did they fight? The problems began when Triple H bragged that he had beaten everyone there is to beat. Unfortunately, he forgot that he never beat the Undertaker who took exception to those comments. After making life miserable for him, Triple H thought he outsmarted the Undertaker by placing an order of protection for Stephanie McMahon on him. However, Kane kidnapped Stephanie and threatened to throw her off a balcony until William Regal made this match.
The Match: Motörhead performed The Game for Triple H's entrance. The Undertaker came out on his motorcycle. This bout featured one of the longest referee bumps in history. He was unconscious when the Undertaker hit Triple H with a Tombstone. When he set up Triple H for the Last Ride, Triple H grabbed his sledge hammer and whacked the Undertaker in the head with it and busted him wide open. Triple H cornered the Undertaker and stood on the ropes while punching him in the head. This was the perfect position for the Undertaker to give Triple H the Last Ride to get the win.
The Aftermath: Triple H and Steve Austin would join forces as the Two Man Power Trip and feud with the Brothers of Destruction. However, the feud ended a few months later when Triple H injured his leg. The Undertaker then moved on to feud with Dallas Page who was stalking his wife, Sara, during the WCW Invasion angle.
10. WrestleMania X-8
The Victim: Ric Flair
Why did they fight? At the time, Ric Flair was the co-owner of the company along with Vince McMahon. Flair did not like the way the Undertaker was behaving at this time. At No Way Out, the Undertaker was going to use a lead pipe against the Rock but Ric Flair not only stopped him but also hit the Undertaker with it. This led the Undertaker to challenge Ric Flair. When Flair refused, the Undertaker went on to attack Ric's friend Arn Anderson and his son, David Flair. These attacks forced Flair to change his mind and in the process, Flair accidentally hit a fan and was arrested. Fuel was further added to this fire by Vince McMahon as he hoped to get Flair fired from his position. Vince McMahon was temporarily given full power of the WWE by the Board of Directors and he immediately made this a No Disqualification Match.
The Match: For the second year in a row, the Undertaker came to the ring on his motorcycle. During the bout, Arn Anderson came out to help his friend and get some revenge on the Undertaker. Despite his interference, the Undertaker was able to hit the Tombstone and bring the streak to 10.
The Aftermath: Because of this bout being caused by the friction between Vince McMahon and Ric Flair as co-owners, the WWE Board of Directors decided to split the company into two brands with Ric Flair being in charge of RAW and Vince McMahon in charge of SmackDown. Despite his disdain for the Undertaker, Ric Flair drafted him to RAW as his number one pick. Flair would go on to lose his power to Vince McMahon a few months later.
11. WrestleMania XIXThe Victims: Big Show and A-Train
Why did they fight? For several weeks, the Undertaker got strange gifts from the Big Show. A few days after beating him at No Way Out, he was beaten up by both the Big Show and A-Train until new-comer Nathan Jones showed up to help him.
The Match: This was originally scheduled to be a tag team match with Nathan Jones serving at the Undertaker's tag team partner. However, on Sunday Night Heat that took place right before the show, Nathan was attacked in the locker room by his two opponents and was taken out of this match which now became a 2-on-1 Handicap bout. The Undertaker came out on his motorcycle while Limp Bizkit performed his theme song, Rollin'. Nathan Jones made an appearance during the bout and took the Big Show out of commission. He then kicked A-Train in the face which allowed the Undertaker to hit A-Train with the Tombstone to get the victory.
The Aftermath: The Undertaker would go on to beat A-Train at SummerSlam a few months later. He would then get into a feud with Brock Lesnar which he wound up losing due to the interference of Vince McMahon. That would lead to the two men having a Buried Alive Match at the Survivor Series.
12. WrestleMania XX
The Victim: Kane
Why did they fight? At Survivor Series 2003, Kane interfered in the Buried Alive Match between Vince McMahon and his brother. For several months, the Undertaker would play mind games with his brother but was never seen.
The Match: The Undertaker's return marked the return of both his dead-man gimmick and also saw him reunite with Paul Bearer who had not been seen in years. Just like their match a few years earlier, the Undertaker defeated his brother after hitting him with the Tombstone.
The Aftermath: A few months later, Paul Heyman kidnapped Paul Bearer in an attempt to make the Undertaker do his bidding. The Undertaker refused and wound up burying Paul in a concrete crypt just so he would no longer have any weaknesses anyone could exploit. Since Kane was on RAW and the Undertaker was on SmackDown, the long-running feud became dormant for a while after this bout.
13. WrestleMania 21
The Victim: Randy Orton
Why did they fight? Despite being a former World Heavyweight Champion, Randy was very unhappy with the way his career was going. He took the advice of Superstar Billy Graham who encouraged Randy to step up and go where no man has gone before in order to set himself apart. At the time, Randy was looking at a magazine with the Undertaker on it. Randy agreed with Billy Graham's advice and challenged the Undertaker to this match the following week.
The Match: Randy's father, “Cowboy” Bob Orton Jr. was at ringside for this bout. Despite using the cast on his arm to help his son, the Undertaker was able to reverse an attempted tombstone pile driver by Randy into one of his own for the win.
The Aftermath: Since both men were on different brands, the Undertaker got involved in a feud with Muhammad Hassan. Due to UPN banning that character from SmackDown, that feud ended prematurely. At SummerSlam, the feud with Randy resumed and Randy got the win. A few months later, the Orton's beat the Undertaker in a 2-on-1 Handicap Casket Match and then set fire to the casket. The feud ended at Armageddon when the Undertaker beat Randy in a Hell in a Cell Match.
14. WrestleMania 22
The Victim: Mark Henry
Why did they fight? During a bout in February on Friday Night SmackDown between World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle and the Undertaker, Mark Henry interfered in the bout and splashed the Undertaker through the announcers table. Mark Henry was managed by Daivari, who was aligned with Muhammad Hassan a year earlier. On an episode of Saturday Night's Main Event a few weeks prior to this show, Daivari was injured by the Undertaker when he was given a tombstone on the lid of a casket.
The Match: This was a Casket Match. The Undertaker was able to give Mark Henry the Tombstone and then rolled him into the casket to get the win.
The Aftermath: There was a rematch between the two men the following week and that match saw the Great Khali come out and destroy the Undertaker. The Great Khali was also managed by Daivari. That feud was supposed to end in a Punjabi Prison Match but the Great Khali was medically cut from the show due to issues with his enzyme levels. The feud wound up ended with the Undertaker beat the Great Khali in a Last Man Standing Match during an edition of Friday Night SmackDown.
15. WrestleMania 23
The Victim: Batista
Why did they fight? The Undertaker won the Royal Rumble Match and chose to wrestle Batista for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The Match: Despite hitting the Undertaker with a Batista Bomb, he was unable to end the streak. The Undertaker wound up winning the match and the World heavyweight Championship with the Tombstone. As a result of this victory, the Undertaker became the first man to win both the WWE and the World heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania and his victory over Batista resulted in him beating every member of the once dominant group Evolution at the show.
The Aftermath: Over the next few months, the Undertaker was able to hold onto the title after fighting Batista to a draw in both a Last Man Standing Match and a Steel Cage Match. However, Edge cashed in his Money in the Bank title shot and won the title from the Undertaker after that cage match.
16. WrestleMania XXIV
The Victim: Edge
Why did they fight? At the Survivor Series, Edge pretended to be a cameraman and wound up costing the Undertaker a chance to regain the title from Batista in a Hell in a Cell Match. The following month, Edge regained the title in a triple-threat bout against Batista and the Undertaker due to the help of his Edgeheads. The Undertaker earned a title shot against Edge by winning an Elimination Chamber Match at No Way Out.
The Match: Despite the interference of the Edgeheads, the Undertaker was able to win this match via submission when Edge tapped out to the Hell's Gate (which was unnamed at that point). Following the bout, there was a pyro accident that injured a few fans at the Citrus Bowl.
The Aftermath: A few days after beating Edge at Backlash with the same move, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stripped the Undertaker of the title because she deemed the move to be illegal. The Undertaker beat Edge via count out at Judgment Day but Vickie ruled that the title was still vacant due to the match not ending by pin fall or submission. Edge beat the Undertaker at One Night Stand in a TLC Match and due to pre-match stipulations, he was banned from the WWE. After Edge cheated on Vickie Guerrero with their wedding planner, Vickie reinstated the Undertaker and he beat Edge in a Hell in a Cell Match at SummerSlam.
17. 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania
The Victim: Shawn Michaels
Why did they fight? Shawn Michaels defeated both JBL and then Vladimir Kozlov to earn the right to challenge the Undertaker at WrestleMania.
The Match: I have referred to this bout as the best non-title/non-stipulation match I have ever seen. This incredible bout ended when Shawn attempted a moonsault but was caught by the Undertaker who gave him the Tombstone to get the win.
The Aftermath: Because Shawn was on RAW and the Undertaker was on SmackDown, they did not get to interact with one another. However, at the Slammy Awards later in the year, Shawn made it known that he wanted another chance to end the streak.
18. WrestleMania XXVI
The Victim: Shawn Michaels
Why did they fight? The Undertaker refused Shawn's request for a rematch. Shawn knew that as long as the Undertaker was the World Heavyweight Champion then he would not be able to fight him. Shawn interfered in an Elimination Chamber Match and cost the Undertaker the title. This enraged the Undertaker who accepted Shawn's challenge only with the stipulation that Shawn retires if he loses.
The Match: Despite the lofty expectations that were set from their match a year earlier, this match was even better. After kicking out of two Tombstone pile drivers, the Undertaker was giving his throat slash gesture for a third when he stopped an yelled at Shawn to stay down. However, Shawn struggled to his knees, did the throat gesture himself and slapped the Undertaker. The Undertaker hit the third Tombstone to end the career of Shawn Michaels.
The Aftermath: This bout marked the end of the career of Shawn Michaels. The Undertaker wound up missing several months of action when he was put into a vegetative state by his brother. The reason Kane attacked his brother was because he saw the Undertaker's actions at the end of this bout as a sign of weakness that he could exploit.
19. WrestleMania XXVII
The Victim: Triple H
Why did they fight? The Undertaker returned to RAW on 2/21/11 after weeks of spooky videos signifying that date. Before the Undertaker could address the crowd following his hiatus, Triple H, who also had been gone for several months, made his way to the ring. Using only their body language and using no words, the match was set. The Undertaker later requested that this be a No Holds Barred Match.
The Match: The Undertaker forced Triple H to submit to the Hells Gate but not after being put through his most physical battle at WrestleMania. He survived three Pedigrees, a Tombstone, multiple chair shots, and being put through both a table and the Cole Mine.
The Aftermath: The Undertaker was taken out of the stadium by the medical staff.
Just for 2012(saw this on google)
Is The Undertaker bald?
So could this be the end of The Undertaker?
If so lets hope he goes with 20-0.