The Undertaker

The Undertaker’s most iconic WrestleMania matches as legend inducted into Hall of Fame

Ahead of The Undertaker's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame, we take a look at some of The Phenom's greatest WrestleMaia matches - he is without question the greatest performer in the show's history

The Undertaker is without doubt one of the greatest superstars in WWE history.

His ability to evolve and stay very much at the forefront of everyone’s minds was arguably his greatest quality, and he has treated fans to many memorable moments. The Deadman recorded an historic consecutive 21-year WrestleMania undefeated streak that may never be broken.

In February it was announced the WWE icon will be inducted into the 2022 Hall of Fame on April 1. Ahead of tonight’s prestigious ceremony, Mirror Sport look back at some of The Phenom’s best WrestleMania matches.

The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 25)

Widely considered to be one of the greatest matches in WrestleMania history, The Undertaker’s collision with Shawn Michaels in 2009 is without a doubt one of The Deadman’s finest moments. With the knowledge that he had never been able to defeat the Heartbreak Kid, Taker risked The Streak against his old nemesis for the very first time.

Both men went at it with everything they could muster and it resulted in a match forever etched into the minds of wrestling fans everywhere. After several near-falls, Shawn Michaels attempted to finish The Undertaker with a moonsault, only for The Deadman to improvise and hit the Heartbreak Kid with a Tombstone for the ages.

Undertaker vs AJ Styles - WrestleMania 36

The Undertaker ended his legendary 30-year career with a victory over AJ Styles in an epic boneyard match

The Undertaker vs AJ Styles (WrestleMania 36, Night One)

Despite the world dealing with a global pandemic, that didn’t stop The Undertaker and AJ Styles squaring off in what is likely to go down as a classic.

Facing off in an eerie boneyard, the added effects and background music only added to the fiercely contested affair.

While The Undertaker came out victorious, AJ Styles and Taker both did their part to let fans forget about the stresses of the world, even if only for one day.

Undertaker vs Randy Orton - WrestleMania 21

Undertaker’s streak was under threat from a young Randy Orton in 2005 ( Image: WWE)

The Undertaker vs Randy Orton (WrestleMania 21)

Up-and-coming youngster Randy Orton set tongues wagging with his determination to end The Deadman’s streak, and to be honest, he came pretty close!

While they had even better matches in the future, a young Randy Orton gave it everything he had and came close to the mother of all upsets but in the end, all it needed was a Tombstone from The Undertaker to silence The Legend Killer.

Undertaker vs Edge - WrestleMania 24

Undertaker contested an epic World Heavyweight title main event at WrestleMania 24 ( Image: WWE)

The Undertaker vs Edge (WrestleMania 24)

Once Edge cashed in on his Money in the Bank victory on The Undertaker, he went on to cost The Deadman the World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series and win it himself at Armageddon.

Protecting an unbeaten record of his own, Edge did everything he could to put an end to The Streak by resorting to a series of underhanded tactics.

The Undertaker would not be deterred and finished Edge off with a Tombstone to settle the score once and for all.

Undertaker vs Batista

The Undertaker beats Batista at WrestleMania 23 in 2007 to win the World Heavyweight Title ( Image: WWE/Craig Melvin)

The Undertaker vs. Batista (WrestleMania 23)

Following on from his iconic victory in the Royal Rumble, The Deadman wasted no time in choosing Batista as his opponent at WrestleMania 23.

A completely fearless Batista took the fight to The Undertaker from the start and had The Phenom on the ropes at many points throughout the contest.

But The Undertaker, feeding off the energy from the crowd, was able to once again overcome his challenger and win the world heavyweight title.

Triple H vs Undertaker - WrestleMania 27

Triple H came agonisingly close to ending Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak in 2011 ( Image: WWE)

The Undertaker vs Triple H (WrestleMania 27)

Fans bristled with excitement at the prospect of The Game and The Undertaker once again, and this No Holds Barred match certainly did not disappoint.

Triple H and The Deadman brawled all over the ring, determined to destroy one another with whatever weapons they could get their hands on. The Undertaker famously overcame three Pedigrees and even a Tombstone from The Game but needed three Tombstones of his own to finally put Triple H down in what will forever be remembered as an iconic WWE match.

Undertaker vs Triple H - WrestleMania 28

Shawn Michaels, Triple H and The Undertaker embraced on the stage after a phenomenal Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 28 ( Image: © WWE)

The Undertaker vs Triple H (WrestleMania 28)

Despite coming out victorious, his failure to leave the ring on his own terms left The Undertaker desperate for a rematch with Triple H. The Game eventually agreed, only this time, the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels would serve as special-guest referee in a Hell In a Cell spectacle for the ages.

The Game and Shawn Michaels combined with a Sweet Chin Music and a Pedigree to have WWE fans all over the world terrified that this would be the end of The Streak. The Undertaker had different ideas though and finished Triple H off with a Tombstone to complete a trilogy over a decade in the making.

Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels - WrestleMania 26

Shawn Michaels’ career came to an end at the hands of The Undertaker at WrestleMania 26 ( Image: © WWE)

The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels (WrestleMania 26)

Off the back of their classic in WrestleMania 25, fans were desperate to see The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels square off one more time. It can be said that sequels tend to disappoint when compared to the original but that wasn’t the case here.

Shawn Michaels wasn’t able to shake off his near-miss from the previous year and was hell-bent on getting ‘Taker’s attention. The Heartbreak Kid competed with the knowledge that he may never wrestle again and it was clear for all to see, taking The Undertake to the height of his limits during the bout.

The Undertaker was not to be caught up in the sentimentality though, and once again managed to overcome the Heartbreak Kid, drawing a curtain on one of the greatest careers in the history of the WWE.

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