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 and Batista on WWE SmackDown in 2007. (Courtesy of WWE.com) /

4. The Undertaker vs. Batista (Steel Cage Match) – WWE SmackDown (May 11, 2007)

The final chapter in the original ‘Taker and Batista trilogy saw the two rivals meet inside a Steel Cage on WWE SmackDown for the World Heavyweight Championship. The fact that I was just able to say that sentence again highlights how fantastic the blue brand was at this time, and the fact that it took place on The CW of all places is just the icing on the cake. Quality television.

At this point, ‘Taker held one win over his adversary while the pair fought to a draw in their only rematch. This was set to be the rubber match, as two men entered and one was supposed to leave with the gold. Technically, that’s what happened, but it didn’t work out as you might think – as they fought to a draw once again, with both men’s feet touching the floor at the same time.

It was peak WWE drama and even with that finish, it felt like a fulfilling close because the action leading up to it was so excellent. The pair battered each other inside the steel cage, using it to their advantage and busting each other open in the process. Though the confined environment limited the type of action, it made for a welcome change from what we had seen before from Batista and ‘Taker, allowing it to be a bit more brutal too. And that closing sequence where both men attempted to outclimb each other to claim the victory (and the gold) is just absolute perfection.

‘Taker wrestled this match with a torn bicep, Batista wrestled it with an injured hamstring; the fact that they pulled off this level of quality is absolutely insane. Bravo to all involved!