If you hadn’t already seen the huge news emerging from WWE yesterday, then you wouldn’t know that The Undertaker has announced his retirement after 30 years with the company.
Of course, like with everything when it comes to WWE, we must take that retirement with a pinch of salt, but coming from The Deadman himself, he’s said that he has ‘no desires’ in returning to the ring.
So with that being said, it looks like his Boneyard Match with AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 will be his final outing inside the squared circle.
‘Taker will seemingly leave the industry with 27 matches on The Grandest Stage of them All, and with the help from a community tier list, we have now got a ranking for every single match.
A recent community poll has ranked the iconic wrestler’s matches at ‘Mania following his shock news. Being a pro wrestler for 30 years, he has got a number of memorable matches to choose from, which makes this list even harder to put together.
This list was assembled by accumulating average rankings from 10 different community voted and submitted tier lists, so if you don’t agree with it, do not blame us and blame the WWE Universe who put it together.
The list has five different rankings which starts at the top with ‘Legendary’, and goes all the way down to ‘Awful’ with ‘Epic’, ‘Great’ and ‘Good’ filling out the rest of the tiers.
Right at the bottom you can see the match that made WrestleMania IX infamous for all of the wrong reasons with The Undertaker taking on Giant Gonzalez.
Gonzalez was forgettable with his wrestling ability, but unfortunately hard to forget with what he wore… a full-length bodysuit that everyone wishes they could get out of their heads.
His most recent WrestleMania match with AJ Styles is definitely warranted to be in the ‘Epic’ tier, with many fans describing that match as a modern-day classic. However, this tier list was obviously created before ‘Mania 36, so it’s not included, but we are here letting you know that it goes straight into the ‘Epic’ section.
Given The Undertaker’s ridiculously expansive career, even a modern-day classic is not good enough to put into the ‘Legendary’ tier. This is reserved for just three of his all-time great matches.
WrestleMania XXVIII against Triple H, XXXVI against Shawn Michaels, and again against Michaels in the previous WrestleMania. With Michaels being the man who most considered to have the best chance at taking down The Undertaker, their rivalry was impossible to beat at the time, and that’s why both of their matches together end up in the ‘Legendary’ tier.
It is hard to deny that these are anything but legendary in a truly iconic WWE career. You can see where every other ‘Taker match finished in the rankings in the infographic above.
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