The Awe-Inspiring Undefeated Streak of WWE Legend The Undertaker at WrestleMania

Published 08/25/2021, 11:20 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)


The Undertaker kick started his legendary WrestleMania streak after he defeated Jimmy Snuka at WrestleMania VII. From that point onwards, The Deadman won at every WrestleMania he took part in. Ths was until he faced Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX.

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Now, the question is – why is the streak considered being legendary?

The most obvious answer is that The Phenom won at twenty-one WrestleManias in a row! That’s already impressive in itself.

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Secondly, when he was winning at WrestleManias, he defeated several noteworthy opponents. In fact, some of them continue to be the biggest names of WWE even today.

However, the underlying genius of the streak is that The Undertaker was maintaining an annual victory. Therefore, WWE could use The Phenom all year to put over other Superstars. To be honest, defeating Taker was huge during the time he was working with the company, so he often helped WWE in giving the young talent a push when required.

Finally, considering that WrestleMania is one of the main WWE PPVs, it’s absolutely insane to have the same Superstar constantly achieve victory 21 times in a row. It’s absolutely insane!

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The Undertaker could have continued the legendary streak

Coming to WrestleMania XXX, WWE booked Brock Lesnar against The Undertaker. In a shocking turn of events, The Beast defeated The Phenom, thus, ending the legendary streak.

However, fans later discovered that Vince McMahon ended the legendary streak. He thought it was Taker’s last WrestleMania. He took the call because he believed it was better to have him leave after he lost than after he won. The Undertaker was unsure about this and reconfirmed with McMahon and eventually agreed to do it.

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 23: Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker battle it out at the WWE SummerSlam 2015 at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on August 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Furthermore, WWE handpicked Brock Lesnar to be the one who defeated The Undertaker. WWE wanted to portray him as the biggest heel to ever step foot in WWE. Apparently, WWE would use this angle later to build a feud against another mega star.

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Here’s a list of The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak

  1. Jimmy Snuka – WrestleMania 7
  2. Jake Roberts – WrestleMania 8
  3. Giant Gonzalez – WrestleMania 9
  4. King Kong Bundy – WrestleMania 11
  5. Diesel – WrestleMania 12
  6. Sycho Sid – WrestleMania 13
  7. Kane – WrestleMania 14
  8. Big Boss Man – WrestleMania 15
  9. Triple H – WrestleMania 17
  10. Ric Flair – WrestleMania 18
  11. A Train & Big Show – WrestleMania 19
  12. Kane – WrestleMania 20
  13. Randy Orton – WrestleMania 21
  14. Mark Henry – WrestleMania 22
  15. Batista – WrestleMania 23
  16. Edge – WrestleMania 24
  17. Shawn Michaels – WrestleMania 25
  18. Shawn Michaels – WrestleMania 26
  19. Triple H – WrestleMania 27
  20. Triple H – WrestleMania 28
  21. CM Punk – WrestleMania 29

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Do you think there will be another streak like this in the future? Let us know in the comments below.

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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