The Undertaker has slain a who’s who of wrestling legends at WrestleMania. But there are some larger than life athletes that are missing from Undertaker’s WrestleMania hit list. From old foes to dream matches these are five superstars the Undertaker surprisingly didn’t face at the grandest stage of them all.
This spot was hard to fill, as there are so many top contenders the Undertaker never faced at the show of shows. From top stars to great rivals, there have been many that have missed the chance to tangle with the reaper with the whole world watching. It was Sting, however, who wanted this match more than most others, and we were right along side him. Seeing the Icon vs. The Phenom would have been a moment worthy of WrestleMania, and it is a shame that it didn’t happen. It is widely documented that the loyalty each man had to their respective business during the Monday Night Wars was unparalleled. It is also perplexing why the WWE didn’t take advantage of the opportunity to pair up the two legends when they got the chance. It would have been a big money match, and neither man would have been hurt by a defeat. Alas, it will forever be a dream match.
With Undertaker’s reputation of wrestling big men early in his career, it is a true surprise that he never faced the top big man of the time on the grandest stage. In Undertaker’s first few years in the company, Yokozuna was perhaps his biggest rival. Considering the dead man has faced off against WrestleMania opponents for much less, it is rather curious. Taker was one of the few main event guys at the time next to Hart and Michaels, as well as the aforementioned Yokozuna. While Hart did battle the big man at the show of shows multiple times, the honor never went to Taker. Thus Yokozuna is one man who escaped being on Undertaker’s WrestleMania victims list.
3. Hulk Hogan
As one of the few men to have multiple victories over Hogan, Undertaker certainly could have been one of those big bad monsters Hogan usually faced at WrestleMania. Of course, this may have put an end to any hint of a streak, but as stated, Hogan was no stranger to losing to him. The two did feud over the WWF Championship where Taker gained the top title just one year after his debut. It was a rivalry that could have easily continued to the granddaddy of them all, seeing as we were given Hogan vs. Sid at that year’s event. Perhaps Taker could have even defeated Hulkamania, and made his WrestleMania streak all the more impressive.
2. Steve Austin
Out of all the faces of WWE’s version of Wrestling’s Mount Rushmore, Taker has interacted with Austin the most. As one of Stone Cold’s obstacles that Mr. McMahon frequently put in his way, the two were constant adversaries. However, it was usually the Rock who would square off with the Rattle Snake while the Phenom was too busy focusing on building his impressive record. To be fair their story never called for a monumental blow off like other rivalries, but seeing as how bother men were on top at the same time, it would have been a spectacle to witness.
The Undertaker’s greatest rival that never faced him on the grandest stage is of course Mankind. Their rivalry is well documented and their infamous Hell in a Cell match at King of the Ring 1998 is arguably the most known match in the world beside Hogan vs. Andre. An epic clash between the two would have felt right at home on WrestleMania’s card. Both men were to major factors in the Monday Night Wars, and their feud was a big part of that. Mankind would also fit well in the already stacked list of people who have fallen to the Undertaker at WrestleMania. Perhaps their Hell in a Cell boat could have been exchanged with Undertaker vs. Big Boss Man inside the same structure. But what’s done is done, and sometimes is good to leave the heart wanting more.