Hey there Wrestling Super fans, and welcome again to Wrestlings most notorious and controversial countdown. This is Pounding 7’s. This week I am taking a break from Bobby Heenan, as it was taking me forever to come up with some moments. So this week, I am doing an easy yet difficult one. I am going to countdown the top 7 Undertaker opponents. This list was like a mile long, and was very hard to come up with just seven, but I was able to narrow it down to my top 7. Feel free to disagree with me, and let me know who your top seven is. Here we go with the Countdown.
Shawn was so close to making this list, but as I stated earlier, someone had to be left off, and Shawn Michaels was the first man out. His two iconic Wrestlemania matches against the Undertaker capped a long lasting feud between the two men. The Undertaker actually is known for retiring Shawn Michaels from the WWE.
The Ultimate Warrior
This was one of the Undertaker’s first feud when he came into the WWE. On an episode of the Funeral Parlor, The Undertaker actually put the Warrior into a casket and sealed it, causing damage to the Warrior. The two would go on to have some great matches on house shows, but never found their way to a Pay Per View event.
Jake the Snake Roberts
Jake the Snake formed a union with the Undertaker in 1991. In early 1992, The Undertaker had a change of heart and turned face for the first time. He and the Snake settled their feud at Wrestlemania VIII, and it was the last time we saw the Snake compete in the WWE for the next four years.
When Mankind came on to the scene in 1996, he immediately targeted the Undertaker. Attacking him on Raw, and then again in a Casket match against Goldust. Mankind was one of the first men to cleanly defeat the Undertaker at King of the Ring 1996, as he made him pass out to the mandible claw. Who can forget two years later as the feud kept going, the Hell in a Cell match where Mick Foley was basically decapitated after being thrown off the Hell in a Cell, Through the Hell in a Cell, and Chokeslammed on Thumbtacks.
Whether it is a casket match, or a regular match, The Undertaker and Yokozuna have competed in many great matches. Yokozuna is the only person to face of against the Undertaker in a casket match on two major pay per view events. The Royal Rumble 94, and Survivor Series 94. Each holds a casket match victory over one another.
5. Hulk Hogan
As much as I hate the man, I have to mention Hollywood Scum Hogan on this list, as the Undertaker won his first World Championship when he defeated Hogan in 1991, they had a nice little run together for many months in 1991, and also again when Hogan returned to the ring, and again lost the Undisputed Championship back to the Undertaker.
4. Triple H
Triple H was one of just two wrestlers to have faced off against the Undertaker at Wrestlemania on three occasions. Though he was unsuccessful three times, the two had some excellent matches not only at Wrestlemania, but on other stages as well.
The Undertakers kayfabe brother, Kane, was introduced to the world by Paul Bearer at Hell in a Cell in 1997. Kane burst on to the scene attacking his older brother. The two would have many matches, including three times at Wrestlemania itself. They also competed in the first ever Inferno match, where Kane was actually set on fire during the match. They have competed in Buried Alive matches as well. This is one of the most longest lasting feuds in the history of wrestling, spanning nearly ten years.
2. Stone Cold Steve Austin
How can you argue with Stone Cold Steve Austin being off this list. Austin and Taker have had numerous battles for the WWE Championship, both trading victories on and off. The only thing we have not seen is The Undertaker and Stone Cold at Wrestlemania. And sadly we will never see it happen.
The Undertaker has had numerous feuds over the years, as we have address in this forum. None can be bigger than the man who ended his Wrestlemania unbeaten streak at 21 at Wrestlemania XXX, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar and Taker have had real life bad blood, and the feud even carried over to the UFC when after a fight, Lesnar spotted Taker in the crowd and they had a stare down. These two have had a long standing feud in the WWE, starting all the way back when Brock won his first Undisputed Championship back in 2004. Each time they face off, they have epic matches.
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