WATCH: The Undertaker and Batista Get Into an Insane Match at WWE TLC 2009

Published 12/19/2020, 7:13 AM EST
TOPSHOT – World Wrestling Entertainment star The Undertaker makes his way to the ring during a match at the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Super Showdown event in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah late on January 7, 2019. (Photo by Amer HILABI / AFP) (Photo credit should read AMER HILABI/AFP via Getty Images)


The Undertaker was an immensely versatile wrestler. Not only has he excelled in the normal matches, but he also started the trend of ‘Hell in a Cell,’ ‘Buried Alive,’ and Casket matches. His last match in WWE was a cinematic Boneyard match.

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However, some may forget about The Phenom‘s excellence in TLC matches. In one of his most underrated rivalries, he and Batista faced off in a chair match for the World Heavyweight Championship at TLC 2009.

In 2009, after Survivor Series, Batista decided to pursue the title. However, Kane had the same intention in mind. Hence there was a qualification match that Batista won after using a chair to Kane’s knees.

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Ironically, the title match between Taker and Batista also became a chair match.

Batista tried to use the chair early in the match, but Undertaker did not let that happen. The two men brawled inside and outside the ring. Finally, Batista slammed the Deadman into the barricade and used the chairs.

After multiple chair shots, Undertaker executed a leg drop on Batista who was hung on the apron. After recovering, Batista executed a superplex and tried for a Batista Bomb, but Undertaker countered that into a body drop onto a chair.

Batista vs The Undertaker restarted after the decision was made

As the men brawled back and forth, they executed some of their signature moves. The Undertaker executed Hell’s Gate and Old School while Batista hit him with a spear, a spine buster (on a chair).

After a while, Batista threw Undertaker into the referee. As the referee was recovering, Batista hit Taker with a low blow and followed it with a chair shot to the head. Batista got the pin and won the match.

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However, SmackDown’s General Manager, Theodore Long, came out. He did not want the title match to end on such a “low, cheap and despicable act.” He restarted the match.

Batista hurried with a steel chair to Taker, but he countered with his own steel chair shot and a tombstone to win the match and retain his title. The two men never crossed paths again.

See the full match below –

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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