Undertaker vs Randy Orton – WrestleMania 21
With WrestleMania on the horizon, I thought we’d start taking a look at some random matches from the past 32 years. Including some of my favorites, least favorites, and underrated. This one right here is of the 3rd category. Randy, coming off his ill-fated babyface turn in which Triple H ate him for lunch, he went back to what he was best at, being a smarmy dick, and decided to go after The Undertaker. They’d later go on to have a pretty damn good Hell in a Cell, but their first encounter at WM21, is a pretty worthy watch.
The Undertaker vs Randy Orton – WrestleMania 21
Match starts off right as Orton doesn’t show much fear, instead showing his ability to not only keep up, but go beyond The Undertaker’s speed & agility. From that point on, Randy gets flashes of momentum, but can never really keep a lead on ‘Taker, continually making brash mistakes instead of taking his time, which works perfectly here. Near the end however, it really gets going with the reversals and near-falls. Earning this match the title of Undertaker’s most underrated match at WM. Chokeslam reversal to RKO was brilliant.
Undertaker reverses Randy’s Tombstone into one of his own for the pin at 14:14 | ***1/2