WWE: Every Undertaker vs. Batista match ranked from worst to best

The Undertaker and Batista on WWE Raw (Courtesy of WWE.com)
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The Undertaker, Batista, WWE, TLC 2009
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7. The Undertaker vs. Batista (Chairs Match) – TLC 2009

Over two years after their epic rivalry came to an end, The Undertaker and Batista once again crossed paths in the battle for the World Heavyweight Championship. This time, it was The Phenom who wore the gold (in what ended up being the longest title reign of his career) as a more aggressive Batista sought to claim what he felt was rightfully his.

Being that it took place at TLC, the match was saddled with a Chairs Match gimmick – meaning that steel chairs were legal while other kind of weaponry or fouls were not. But that wasn’t the only thing that was different, as Batista had turned heel earlier in the fall, feeling that he had been robbed of the title at Bragging Rights after he lost a Fatal 4-Way match that also involved ‘Taker.

It was an interesting change-of-pace, as this wasn’t another battle between two respected veterans going for all the gold. No, Batista was a violent and arrogant heel willing to sink to whatever lows he could to win – and he did, nearly winning the championship after a blatant low blow. But right – and The Undertaker – would ultimately prevail.

While the overarching narrative (and the Chairs gimmick) prevented it from matching the heights of their previous wars, there was more than enough of that solid chemistry and storytelling we had come to expect from the pair here, with the two of them producing another solid World Championship match.