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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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The 10 Worst Wrestlemania Matches

By @TrueGodImmortal 

Well, as Mania week rolls on via the site, with all the awkward buzz surrounding Wrestlemania 32, I wanted to take a look at my choices for the 10 worst Wrestlemania matches and why. Now, Mania is usually a great time for fans, but sometimes WWE does miss on the biggest show of the year. Let's look at some of the greatest Mania misses:

*Big Show, Santino, Kane and Kofi vs The Corre at Wrestlemania 27


-This was terrible. Almost baffling in essence why this match happened. It went about 2 minutes and did nothing for anyone involved. The Corre was just a failed experiment after the Nexus broke up and this was yet another sad moment and a marker of what might be the worst Wrestlemania ever in Wrestlemania 27. You'll see why later.

*Red Rooster vs Bobby Heenan at Wrestlemania V
-A squash match. One I almost didn't consider on here, but this is bad. Heenan wasn't a wrestler. This match was just a way to break them up and allow Red Rooster some revenge on Bobby. But man was this horrible.

*Big Bossman vs Undertaker at Wrestlemania 15
-Of course. A horrible Hell in A Cell match. A horrible match period. Taker and Bossman really stunk up the joint in Philly and ended it with a lynching of Bossman to close it out. I still can't believe that.

*Kane vs The Great Khali at Wrestlemania 23


-You want to talk about a poorly booked match for Mania? Kane, sluggish and far out of his prime, takes on the horrible Khali in a match with no excitement, no payoff, no nothing. It was a waste completely.

*John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs Dolph Ziggler, Layla and Michelle McCool at Wrestlemania 27


-Boy, was Wrestlemania 27 some pure trash. This match fell flat in many ways. Snooki can't wrestle. Trish returns for this shit? Ziggler wasted for this? Really WWE? Another WM 27 clunker that has no purpose.

*The Miss Wrestlemania Diva Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 25


-A ton of women. Some legends. Most not. A battle royal won by Santino Marella in drag. Need I really say more??? Are you fucking kidding me? A female battle royal won by Santino in drag. There it is.

*The Boogeyman vs Booker T and Sharmell at Wrestlemania 22


-Booker and Sharmell are hilarious. Boogeyman was a funny character. However, whoever thought this was a good idea for a Mania match needs to shoot themselves. No chemistry, boring and Boogeyman wins. End of story.

*Michael Cole vs Jerry Lawler at Wrestlemania 27
-Why this match went over 10 minutes I'll never know. Austin is the only saving grace, but boy was that a waste of an Austin appearance. Cole and Lawler did nothing significant and instead they wasted valuable time on the PPV. Likely the worst match ever based on length and what occurred in it.

*Akebono vs Big Show at Wrestlemania 21


-A sumo contest. With Big Show. I really have no words on this match. Just.... a sumo contest. With Big Show. At Wrestlemania. Are you serious? This goes right on the list of the worst. Not even debatable.

*Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 20


-This might be the most disappointing match in Mania history. So much promise. So much potential. Wasted. Yet another match with Austin as the referee and this one really missed the mark. The crowd turned on both men and the match was such a boring display that the biggest reaction was Austin hitting both men with a stunner after the match was over.

What about your 10 worst Wrestlemania matches? Post your own list below in the comments.

-True

Monday, March 28, 2016

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Why Wrestlemania 32 Missed The Mark

By @TrueGodImmortal 


It is Wrestlemania season. Can't you tell? No? Well, that's understandable because neither could I. This year, we get the 32nd Mania and unfortunately, I'm not excited. A lot of us aren't. Let's take a look at Mania this year and you'll see why.


The main event or should I say the big title match is with Triple H as champion(yes Triple H is champion In 2016) taking on the most forced wrestler in the last 11 years in Roman Reigns. Reigns last year was unfairly put into a position he wasn't ready for against Brock Lesnar and now here he is again in another main event at Wrestlemania. It's almost as if WWE didn't learn from their mistakes. Triple H, a guy who doesn't need to be wrestling frequently is currently the WWE Champion and the face in this boring and dry feud. Reigns is not competent on the mic, he's not that good in the ring and he can't remain over with the crowd for over a few weeks straight consistently. While some will say the booking is the issue, it isn't. It's Reigns. He isn't ready and he isn't THE guy. WWE defies what their fans actually want so we unfortunately get another Mania main event with Reigns in it that we aren't happy about. Some idiotic fans will just say we are whining because we didn't get what we want, but that's just stupidity and smarky trolling because nothing justifies Reigns being in this position. Is he the most popular? No. Best wrestler? No. Is he exciting? Not really. Is he the top merch seller? No. Is he being forced over and over when the crowd clearly wants other wrestlers at the top? Yes. Reigns is the biggest issue we have for Mania. Stop pushing the guy. He doesn't have IT. Stop forcing this shit. The WWE is so out of touch with their audience that they refuse to push the guys organically over and who can draw. Now, the main event is the biggest issue, but is it the only issue? No. Not at all.


The New Day are currently tweeners and they're completely over. They sell a ton of merch, have been tag team champions for months and beaten a ton of great teams. So, why should they face the bland, weak, and insignificant League of Nations and likely drop the titles? It makes no sense and New Day should have been involved in a fatal 4 way TLC match for the titles against Sheamus and Barrett, The Usos and Dudleys. It would have been much more exciting for Mania. Speaking of which, the Usos and Dudleys have a tag match. And no one cares. A complete waste. Two insignificant tag team matches that really don't have an upside unless the New Day wins and move on to Enzo and Cass.

A lot of folks are excited about AJ Styles and Chris Jericho. I'm not. Why? Mania should be the show that gives us fresh matches, exciting bouts and things to make us jump out of our seats. Will AJ vs Jericho be a good match? No doubt, but this is wrestling. Zack Ryder and Fandango could put on a good match if they wanted, but if it's not something I or others want to see, do you really care? No. I think AJ should have faced Kalisto for the US Title instead of this or even been involved in the IC Title feud with Owens and Zayn, which I'll get to later. Zayn vs Owens vs AJ for the IC Title at Mania could have been the most exciting IC Title match since HBK vs Razor at WM 10. Instead we get the fourth AJ vs Jericho match and I was personally done with this feud at Fastlane. No reason to extend it to Mania. There's no true animosity and buildup. It's just there as their 4th match. It fell flat. Once again, it'll be a great match, but I just don't have interest in it.


There's a big tag team match for the divas. And it is unnecessary. Don't believe me? Eva Marie is in it. Brie Bella. Lana is wrestling. Do we care? No. We don't. It's just a waste of time. Eva fucking Marie. Are you kidding me? On Wrestlemania??? Of all the people? Lord, Vince is an idiot. The bright side? There is a triple threat Divas title match that should entertain us all. It's one of the few things that WWE got right for Mania. Sasha Banks. Becky Lynch. Charlotte. Triple Threat. 3 of the 4 Horsewomen on the biggest stage of them all. Great match and it could steal the show if given enough time. WWE scared us for a moment by teasing a Brie Bella vs Charlotte feud, but it ended quickly. Hopefully Sasha gets the win at Mania and begins the first of many title reigns.

Is there anything else that WWE got wrong for Mania? Yes. And it all revolves around the ass backwards nature of the IC Title and US Title matches. Okay, say WWE wanted to do AJ vs Jericho, cool. Then why not do Owens vs Zayn for the IC Title at Mania? It's a built in feud, your audience would love it and it will be over huge at Mania. No. Instead we get a multi man ladder match like last year, but we didn't really need this one. No one wanted this one. No one was excited it about it really. Owens and Zayn should be fighting one on one. Where would Ziggler, Miz, Stardust, Ryder, and company be? In the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, or maybe, just maybe you put them into a multi man ladder match, but for the US Title. Instead, we get the boring and struggling Ryback attempting to bully Kalisto in a one on one match for the US Title. Why? No one wants a Ryback push for the 23rd time. No one really wants to see a Kalisto singles match at Mania unless he has a great opponent. This seems obvious to make it a multi man ladder match and just switch it around. Simple solution and it makes people intrigued about the US Title again, because most of us no longer give a shit.


Now, there's the pointless Andre the Giant Battle Royal, the directionless Wyatt Family(Bray doesn't even have a match after fighting Cena and Taker the last 2 years), and the most annoying part of this year's Mania promotion: The Rock appearing. Why do I give a damn? I love The Rock and he's a legend forever, but he serves no purpose anymore if he's not wrestling someone we want to see him fight. I'd like Rock vs Owens feuding. Rock vs Brock one last time. Rock vs Ambrose. Rock vs Rollins. Hell, I'd even take Rock vs Taker if it came down to it. But, Rock vs someone is the point. Promoting a simple ass appearance for 3 months and it means nothing? Come the fuck on. The Rock appeared at Mania 30 and 31 and had two different experiences there. He had a classic segment at WM 30 with Hogan and Austin and a middle of the road segment that ran too long with Ronda Rousey and Triple H/Stephanie. He's likely due for another pointless segment this year just so he can spew catchphrases to the fans and hit a Rock Bottom. Move on Rock or actually contribute to the show in a way that matters. If anything, besides HHH vs Reigns, this is the biggest disappointment on the show because Rock has very little significance and where could he fit in here anyways? To help Reigns win over Triple H to set up a match with him and HHH later? Eh. To help The New Day? Eh. To help Ambrose beat Brock and set up a match with Brock later on at WM33? Hmm... but doubt it. There's nothing that really seems like it could work, but perhaps Rock has a segment with the Wyatt Family since there's literally nothing else going on for either one of them. Another misstep by WWE for Mania.


The biggest highlight and most exciting thing purely on the card? Dean Ambrose, the most popular wrestler in WWE, takes on Brock Lesnar, the biggest name in WWE. This match should have been the main event and for the title. Hands down. HHH vs Reigns could have happened and been a smaller main event and had no title and most of us would have been like "well cool". If Brock as champion went into main event this year against Dean, this would be so much better. This match will be brutal, steal the show and could make Dean even bigger than what he has been. It's a huge match for both men, as Dean could help Brock achieve his first Wrestlemania classic since his classic bout with Angle at WM 19. Brock has missed the mark with his HHH, Taker and Reigns matches at Mania, but I believe Dean vs Brock will be amazing and steal the show from a main event standpoint. It's one of the few things WWE got right this year.


What about the final thing that WWE gave us? Taker. Shane. Does it make sense? No. Is it an exciting prospect? No. Will the match likely be some crazy shit? Hell yes. Will it entertain? Yes. And there's the issue. This match is middle of the road. It has a terrible story. No true aggression. No true purpose and to put Shane over against Taker at Mania would almost be more criminal than ending the streak. Brock beating Taker made some sense. Shane beating him? Makes no sense. Regardless, nostalgia aside, this match doesn't intrigue me. I'd like to have seen Taker fight Sting or Cena for a bigger marquee match or work with a younger heel such as an Owens or even someone like an Ambrose for a huge battle. Regardless, we got Shane vs Taker and while I'm not happy about this actually happening (remember we all thought this was a set up for Cena to return early or Sting, but no this is really happening). It's an interesting match, and I know wrestling doesn't always make sense, but this match REALLY doesn't make sense. However, for mindless entertainment, this should be fun. Or a disaster. Still entertaining either way.

So there you have it. Does this feel at all like a Wrestlemania? No. But don't worry. EOTR will continue talking great Manias during Wrestlemania week so stay tuned and hope for the best for this weekend's Mania. At least we have NXT Takeover.

-True

Friday, March 25, 2016

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Top 10: The Undertaker Matches

By @TrueGodImmortal






The Undertaker is a phenom. We've known this for years. His character has been great for many years and amassed many classic matches, but what are his best? Let's take a look at his top 10.

10. Batista vs The Undertaker
Wrestlemania 23
-You'll see a lot of Mania matches from Taker here. This one shocked me, as he and Batista had great chemistry together and put on a 15 minute classic that stole the show hands down.

9. CM Punk vs The Undertaker
Wrestlemania 29
-This might seem slightly low perhaps, but it is easily the best match of WM 29 and the real main event. Punk and Taker put on a classic that remains one of my favorites personally, but just doesn't compare to the others on this list IMO in terms of importance and quality.

8. Edge vs The Undertaker
Summerslam 2008
-This is likely the most underrated Hell in A Cell match that Taker has, as it doesn't get mentioned enough. It was a great battle between these two to end a crazy feud that lasted over 8 months.

7. The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels 
Wrestlemania 26
-The sequel to his ultimate classic and a match that you'll see later on this list. While this wasn't as good as the first, it was still a great match and a fitting end to HBK's career.

6. Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker 
No Mercy 2002
-After it seemed like Taker was in the twilight of his career, he and Brock put on a classic inside the Cell, and it is miles ahead of their Hell in A Cell rematch in 2015.

5. Triple H vs The Undertaker 
Wrestlemania 28
-The rare occurrence when the sequel is better than the first one. A classic match that's once again in the Hell In A Cell structure. HHH and Taker put it all out there and HBK as the special referee made it fitting.

4. Edge vs The Undertaker 
Wrestlemania 24
-The first main event for Taker at Mania in 11 years, Taker closes the show out with an amazing display against Edge in a 30 minute contest that saw Taker win the World Heavyweight Title for the 2nd year in a row at Mania.

3. Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker
No Way Out 2006
-As a match, this is almost no. 1, as both Angle and Taker put on a clinic. Angle and Taker went back and forth for 30 minutes and I had the pleasure of watching this live. This is one of his most underrated matches and also one of his best.

2. Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker 
Bad Blood 1997
-The greatest opponent of his career was HBK. This was the first Hell in A Cell match and it was groundbreaking. HBK and Taker put on a classic that still remains my personal favorite HIAC match. Also, the debut of Kane makes this more special.

1. Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker
Wrestlemania 25
-The gold standard for any match in WWE. The apex of both men's careers. HBK and Taker put on a clinic and the match was truly something special. Nothing could outdo this match on Wrestlemania and I've not seen a match that was better than this since it occurred. This might be the greatest match ever in WWE and definitely one of the greatest matches in the history of wrestling. This was a no brainer.

-True

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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Retrospective: The Undertaker's Worst Opponents

By @TrueGodImmortal

The Undertaker week rolls on with another article as today we discuss the worst opponents that Taker has ever faced. In many ways, Taker went through the early part of his career fighting some horrible opponents. We look back at some of the absolute worst that he's faced.

*Luther Reigns 


-This was a weird feud. I never quite understood the point of Taker vs Reigns and I remember their matches being boring and the feud having very little excitement. This might be a top 5 worst, as this was meaningless.

*Big Show and A-Train


-In what was one of the worst Wrestlemania matches in Taker's career, he would feud with both men with the help of Nathan Jones, who they wanted to push. Luckily, Nathan flopped and Taker unfortunately had a handicap match that was just as bad as expected.

*Sycho Sid


-Taker went into Mania 13 with his eyes set on the title and Sid was the champion. The worst main event in Wrestlemania history to me was this match. Slow, boring and Taker had no chemistry with Sid. A terrible idea by the WWE to make this happen.

*Big Bossman


-In many ways, this might be the worst of them all. Taker at Mania really wasn't looking too good in the first 10 years of his career. A lot of lackluster opponents and matches and this bout with Big Bossman in the Hell in A Cell was a sad display, hands down. No chemistry and they put on a horrible match at the biggest event of the year.

*The Great Khali


-A terrible feud. A horrible set of matches. Taker lost clean to Khali. What was Vince thinking. This was absolutely one of the worst feuds and moments in the career of Undertaker. Khali was horrible in the ring and Taker couldn't even carry him to a decent match.

*Diamond Dallas Page


-This was the oddest feud I've ever witnessed honestly. DDP stalked Taker's barely slightly possibly attractive wife Sara, and I'm not sure why. This feud was really pointless and only served to get Sara some TV time and paint DDP as some scumbag creep. It didn't have a classic match or any good moments. It was yet another meaningless feud for Taker.

*Mabel


-Horrible feud. Horrible matches. I keep repeating myself but that's the best way to sum it all up. Mabel vs Taker started really over Taker having his face hurt and being forced to wear a facial mask after being attacked by Mabel. Their matches were devoid of chemistry and excitement and Mabel just wasn't the right guy to do battle against.

*Fake Undertaker


-No idea who thought this was a good idea, but this is one of the most laughable moments in the career of Taker. Summerslam 1994 was headlined by this mess of a feud and match and it remains a low point for Taker over the years. Nothing about it made sense and when looking back now, it was quite silly.

*King Kong Bundy


-King Kong Bundy was a legend. A true legend. But this was bad. Taker vs King Kong Bundy was a waste of time and only intended to further a feud between Ted DiBiase and his stable and Taker. The result? A terrible match at Wrestlemania 11.

*Muhammad Hassan


-This was an interesting experiment so to speak. Muhammad Hassan wasn't the best wrestler or talker, but his character was controversial and offensive. It just didn't work. Taker was not the guy to put him over and the feud lost steam very quickly.

*Vladimir Kozlov


-Remember the rumors that Kozlov and Taker would fight at Mania and he would break the streak? Lack of chemistry and Kozlov still being green as hell in the ring squashed all that nonsense. Terrible feud that mainly lasted on Smackdown TV and never went much further. We're thankful for that. Still, Taker put Kozlov over clean once. That's a horrible thing to think about.

*Heidenreich


-The man who uncomfortably roughed up Michael Cole while reciting a horrible poem. That's this man's legacy and he added to it by having a pointless feud with Taker that brought Taker down a notch just because. Taker won the feud but this was a horrible moment in his career without a doubt.

*Giant Gonzalez


-The absolute worst. The man with a damn body suit as his attire who was just big and couldn't wrestle. Taker feuded with him during both Mania and Summerslam. This is hands down his worst opponent. It's no way possible that this isn't no. 1. There was no chemistry. No good work in the ring. The man had on a damn painted body suit. This was horrible. The only thing worse would have been Taker vs Shockmaster himself. The absolute worst opponent ever for Taker period.

See any opponents missing from the list? Post them below in the comments section.

-True

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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Ranking The Eras of The Undertaker

By @TrueGodImmortal

The Undertaker is one of the greatest wrestlers ever. Over the past 25 years, he's been able to transition and switch up his entire character at times. There are a few different eras of Taker. 1990-1993 Taker, where he started off as a redhead essentially with minimal makeup or effects and wore grey gloves. Then there was the rebirth of Taker from 1994-1996, where he wore the purple gloves and had a lot of makeup. Then, his 1997-1999 era was the introduction of a much more darker Taker and eventually lead to his Ministry of Darkness Run. From there, he became the American Bad Ass, then Big Evil/Red Devil, then returned as a hybrid of Big Evil/Deadman Taker, before eventually going back completely to being the normal supernatural character of the Undertaker. What era is the best? What is the worst? Let's take a look

8. American Bad Ass (2000-2001)



-This was hands down the worst era of Taker. He was slow. Out of touch. His matches were pretty lackluster and nothing significant really came out of him turning into this bad ass biker. Taker as the American Bad Ass worked but really didn't work. He hadn't perfected his role and transition yet.

7. Return to Deadman (2004-2006)



-Taker returned as the Deadman with Paul Bearer in 2004 at Wrestlemania 20 and it seemed odd. He had a medium haircut, still dressed like Big Evil/Red Devil and didn't feel like the Taker of old. He had stale feuds with Heindenrich, Booker T, the Dudleys, and The Great Khali. Not a good time by any stretch for Taker. The only noteworthy thing was his Orton feud.

6. The Beginning/Grey Gloves (1990-1993)



-The beginning. Where he bested Jimmy Snuka. Won his first WWF Title. Beat Hogan. Beat Jake the Snake. But also, was put into awkward feuds with Nailz, Giant Gonzalez and guys like that. The start of the Taker character, but it hadn't reached the level of mystique and fear it became known for.

5. The Phenom's Last Stand (2013- Current)



-Taker since 2013 has been up and down. He had a great match with Punk at Mania 29, a terrible match with Brock at 30, then feuded with Brock and Bray Wyatt in 2015. While his appearances have picked up over the last year or so, this era isn't necessarily as noteworthy due to his age and him slowing down a bit. Still fun to watch, but since the streak ended at 30 to Brock, the appeal is gone it seems.

4. Big Evil/Red Devil (2002-2003)



-This is what the American Bad Ass Taker should have been. No nonsense, no cheesy Limp Bizkit gimmick, just Taker as a tough veteran kicking Ric Flair's ass, beating Hogan, Austin, fighting Rock and Angle, being the first big challenge for Brock, taking Vince to task. He was in his element as Big Evil and that was his best time outside of the Deadman character easily.

3. The Ministry of Darkness Beginning/Attitude Era (1997-1999)



-Taker was in a class of his own during the Attitude Era. His feud with HBK was amazing. His feud with Kane was absolutely captivating. He had great wars with Austin. Foley. Started the Ministry with his dope theme music. This was the pinnacle of Taker in some ways, and if he had better matches during this period consistently, this would be no. 1 for sure. The apex of his character in many ways.

2. Taker's 2nd Coming (1994-1996)



-After returning at Summerslam 1994, this was the pinnacle of the mythical creature version of Taker. Right before he split off with Paul Bearer, Taker was in his character prime in some ways. He was loved. Yet feared. He was revered. Yet still a mystery. He didn't talk much, but everything he did had a purpose. His feuds weren't too significant aside from Mankind and Yokozuna, but him as a character was complete greatness.

1. Taker's True Prime (2007-2012)



-This was the prime of Taker. Hands down. Taker vs Batista. Taker vs Edge. Taker vs HBK. Taker vs HHH. These all occurred during this period and Taker would have some of his best matches with all those guys. This is where we learned Taker wasn't just a great character and gimmick, but he was an amazing worker inside the ring. From an overall standpoint, this is where Taker shined the brightest period.

What do you think of our rankings? Agree? Disagree. Let us know in the comments below.

-True


Monday, March 21, 2016

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The Undertaker's Underrated Rivalries

By @TrueGodImmortal

As the Undertaker week kicks off as he prepares for a huge match against Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania 32, we take a look back at his most underrated feuds and rivalries over the year. This won't necessarily be ranked, but just listed for his most slept on rivalries over the years. Rivalries like Taker vs Kane, Taker vs Foley, Taker vs HBK, and other are truly appreciated, but Taker has been around for 25 years and amassed some great feuds. Let's take a look at his most underrated.

*The Undertaker vs Jake The Snake Roberts 



-The strange feud that started with the Ultimate Warrior being tormented and eventually evolved into Taker turning semi face and taking on Jake at Wrestlemania 8. Jake was the perfect villain to make Taker somehow more popular and Taker going over on Jake was definitely a fun match to watch. This rivalry doesn't get enough credit.

*The Undertaker vs Bret Hart



-These two only had one big feud during 1997 for the WWF Title essentially, as Bret and Taker would put on some damn good matches. My personal favorite match from these two legends would have to be Bret vs Taker at Royal Rumble 1996, but their matches at Summerslam 1997 and One Night Only 1997 were also great contests. I would have loved to see these two go at it at Wrestlemania during the New Generation Era. It could have been huge at Wrestlemania 11.

*The Undertaker vs JBL



-This feud was perfect. Taker, the popular veteran, against JBL, the veteran tag team wrestler who was just in his new role as a top heel in WWE and as the champion on Smackdown. After their contest at Summerslam 2004, they would cross paths again at No Mercy 2004 and again in a fatal four way match at Armageddon 2004. The 2nd half of 2004 was essentially Taker vs JBL for the title on Smackdown. It was very entertaining and the matches weren't too bad either. Totally underrated feud.

*The Undertaker vs Yokozuna



-A truly great rivalry that doesn't get mentioned as much as it should. Taker and Yokozuna feuded over the WWF Title leading into Wrestlemania 10, and Taker would challenge Yokozuna to a match at the Royal Rumble for his title. The match ended up being a casket match, and Yokozuna won effectively with the help of WWF heels at the time. Taker went away for a while, came back, and they had another casket match at Survivor Series 1994, this time Taker won. The feud was a bit short overall, but it was one of my personal favorites growing up.

*The Undertaker vs Mr. Kennedy



-I didn't really think this feud was that great when I first watched it, but thanks to the WWE Network, I revisited it and enjoyed the matches and some of the buildup as Kennedy was killing it on the mic against Taker and was made to look pretty well against a legend. Kennedy would go on to eventually work his way into a bit of a main event slot, but injuries would stop his greatness. Taker for sure started him off on a great path. It's a shame more didn't come from this.

*The Undertaker vs Ric Flair



-Wrestlemania feuds for Taker should always be important. Flair is one of the all time greats and they had never really crossed paths before. Going into Wrestlemania 18, Taker began tormenting Flair and with a new look and shorter hair, Taker fit his villain role well, beating Flair's son David and his best friend Arn Anderson, before defeating Flair at Mania. Short lived feud, but perfectly booked and executed in many ways.

*The Undertaker vs Randy Orton



-This feud gets credit. It's a notch or two below Taker vs Edge, but it should be recognized as the feud that really revitalized Taker. A year long feud that began at Wrestlemania 21 and ended at Armageddon 2005 in December, the matches were entertaining, sometimes brutal, and Taker would push a young Orton to the limits and help make Orton into a budding star after his failed face run. This is the feud that truly made Orton into the Legend Killer and showed us a glimpse of the Viper. Taker was the perfect choice to get Orton ready for the big time.

*The Undertaker vs Batista



-Batista and Taker had amazing in ring chemistry for the most part. In 2007, they had a great feud, which led into the Edge vs Taker feud. Batista vs Taker at Mania 23 almost stole the show in my eyes, and they would follow it up with a great match at Backlash. After a great set of matches, the feud would rekindle going into Cyber Sunday 2007 and continue into Survivor Series 2007 as they battled in a damn good Hell in A Cell match. This feud was the best feud of 2007 and the most refreshing one as Batista had felt stale since returning from injury and Taker helped him regain his form a bit.

Any other feuds you don't see here that you feel should be on the list? Post it below in the comments.

-True