With his career now at an end, here’s a ranking of all 25 matches of The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
It seems that the career of The Undertaker has finally come to an end.
Following his 25th WrestleMania match this past Sunday night in Orlando, a match in which he battled newly appointed big dog Roman Reigns and lost, The Undertaker stood in the middle of the ring and removed his gloves, coat and hat, then placed them in the middle of the ring, signifying the end of one of the greatest careers in WWE history.
And honestly, there really was no better place for The Deadman to call it a career. While Shawn Michaels may be known as Mr. WrestleMania, there’s been no superstar that’s been as connected to the grandest stage of them all more than The Undertaker, who won his first 21 matches at “The Showcase of the Immortals” before finally knowing defeat at the hands of Brock Lesnar back in 2014 at WrestleMania XXX in one of the most shocking and surprising moments in wrestling history.
But as it goes, all good things must come to an end, whether it be The Streak or The Undertaker’s legendary career itself. I was lucky enough to bear witness to his WWE tenure from start to finish, including every single WrestleMania match as it happened. So with that in mind, let’s take a look back at all 25 of The Undertaker’s WrestleMania matches and put them in order, starting with not just the worst match for The Phenom, but also one of the worst matches in WrestleMania history.
25. The Undertaker vs. Giant Gonzalez – WrestleMania IX
After two years of facing WWE legends at WrestleMania, it was time to switch things up for The Undertaker at WrestleMania IX. The year before, The Deadman had been locked in a feud with Kamala and his manager, Harvey Wippleman. The Undertaker had defeated the Ugandan giant at SummerSlam in 1992 and in the rematch at Survivor Series in a Coffin Match so Wippleman needed a new plan.
That plan came in the form of Giant Gonzalez, a 7’7″ monster in a bodysuit that debuted at the 1993 Royal Rumble and eliminated ‘Taker from contention during the Royal Rumble match, which led to the two getting it on in Las Vegas at WrestleMania IX.
While Giant Gonzalez was a big guy, that’s really about all he had. The look in that bodysuit was really bad and he just couldn’t do too much in the ring, which was on full display at WrestleMania. Yes, the sight of The Undertaker having to look up to somebody was pretty cool but that was the highlight of the match. Gonzalez got in a kick and a clothesline early on but seeing as that was pretty much his entire move set, it was all downhill from there. He slapped on a choke and threw ‘Taker from the ring in the opening minutes, later throwing him into the ring steps. But The Undertaker sat up and fought back with some punches that Gonzalez really tried to sell but he had a problem doing that as well.
Wippleman jumped on the apron and threw Gonzalez a rag that the big man used to blatantly choke out The Undertaker and it was deemed that the rag had been doused with chloroform, thus Gonzalez was disqualified, giving The Phenom his only win at WrestleMania via DQ. The Undertaker was stretchered out but would eventually come back in the ring to hit Gonzalez with a few clotheslines to make the live crowd happy. But let’s get real here — nobody could be happy with that match and it’s easily the worst WrestleMania match in The Undertaker’s career. 3-0.