The history of The Undertaker with WrestleMania is one of the greatest in the industry. Undertaker had a 21-0 winning run during his reign, which was broken by Brock Lesnar. He did, however, have a number of memorable WrestleMania matches. The match between Ric Flair and The Undertaker at WrestleMania 18 was one of them.

In a recent episode of Ric Flair’s To Be The Man podcast, the Nature Boy answered several of his fans’ questions. In addition, during the episode, he was asked about his WrestleMania 18 match.


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If you’re a wrestling enthusiast, you’ll remember Arn Anderson making an appearance and assaulting The Undertaker with a vicious spine buster. In addition, mentioning his spine buster, one fan asked Flair, “Your WrestleMania 18 match with The Undertaker. In my mind, should have had you go over after Arn’s spine buster.” 

To which The Nature Boy replies, “Absolutely not. I would never be the one to take down an energetic streak. But I tell you what, when Arn [Arn Anderson] hit him with that, it was equally loud as anything else I heard that night. I can’t say it was a bigger pop than the Rock and Hulk. Man, when Arn slid in and gave him that they thought, Well, that’s all we had.”

WrestleMania 18 match between The Undertaker and Ric Flair

Since Taker had no opponent, WWE had to arrange The Deadman’s bout against Ric Flair. The match, though, is remembered as one of the most legendary and brutal in WWE history.


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The 20-minute match was so fierce and violent that both legends were viciously attacked at the end. When Arn Anderson entered the ring and hit Taker with the spine buster, it was one of the most entertaining moments of the bout. As a result, everyone expected Taker’s streak to be broken now, and Flair to emerge victorious. The Deadman, on the other hand, outplayed Flair and won the match.

Furthermore, according to Taker, the match between the two is one of the best in the Undertaker’s career. In addition, Flair claims that he had to compete against the greatest performance of all time on the grandest platform of them all.


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What are your memories of the legendary encounter between two legends at WrestleMania 18? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Adarsh Ojha


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Adarsh Ojha is a WWE and AEW Author at EssentiallySports. Before joining EssentiallySports, he gained valuable experience at Zee Entertainment and Awadh TV as a copywriter. An ardent fan of John Cena, Adarsh has earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Communication.
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