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Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Top 5 Non HBK Undertaker Opponents:
MICK FOLEY - Foley was the guy (and the feud) that allowed Undertaker to evolve from Zombie Dead Man to "I'm fucking great and can do so much more" Dead Man. They had some great "normal" matches, the most impressive (visually) HIAC match of all time, and they made a match where you BURY YOUR OPPONENT ALIVE actually WORK. And it was great. They had amazing chemistry that carried into different match types (except Boiler Room Brawl. That blew chunks). Some of my favourite Undertaker matches are with Foley.
Kurt Angle - Without a doubt imo Angle's best opponent (Austin is a close second). They had some great TV matches together in 01/02, and underrated PPV match at Survivor Series 00, then that incredible SD match in 03, incredible PPV match at NWO in 06, and the awesome SD rematch in 06.
Batista - And without a doubt Batista's best opponent too. Nobody even comes remotely close for me. Their worst match together was that chairs match crap in 09, which was terrible for various reasons (Undertaker injured, terrible booking of the finish). Their 07 series is incredible. MOTY for WWE at WM, my personal favourite match between the two at CS, a tremendous LMS match at BL (MOTN for me too), a great cage match on SD, and a very underrated cage bout at SS too imo. Even their 2 TV matches in 08 were good. Plus you can include the awesome triple threat with Edge at Armageddon too since it was mostly Undertaker and Batista battling it out. They really seemed to have the whole "clash of the titans" style down to a tee.
Randy Orton - Another awesome series to take place over a year, this time back in 05. WM is a classic, SS imo is even better, their SD match is awesome, the handicap casket match is just amazing (fuck you. you know who you are. its fucking amazing. COWBOY BOB > you), and the HIAC is just immense and imo the MOTY ahead of even the great HHH/Batista HIAC and matches like HBK/Angle.
Triple H - You have WM 17, the awesome tag at BL, a few TV matches from 00/01, WM 27 and 28. And the last portion of... uhhh... one of the chamber matches. Ignore the 02 stuff (what 02 stuff? they never faced each other in 02. ever. stop saying they did) and that rather horrible 08 SD match and you can't go wrong with these two.
Kane - Mainly for their actual feuds, which for the most part I always loved. They do have a great WM match in 98, and that awesome SD bout, and a fun brawl in 2010, and they did their best in the inferno matches, but they also have some really fucking "stink up the joint" matches too which brings their work together down.
JBL - Some really great bouts in 04, and some TV matches in 05 too. Really good, somewhat overlooked matches.
Big Show - They've been wrestling each other since 99. And had a TON of matches. However it wasn't really until 08 that they got their shit together and produced magic. Some 03 stuff was good too.
Brock Lesnar - UF 02, NM 02, some TV stuff in 03 and NM 03. All good matches at least, but not enough matches for me to list him in the top 5.
Edge - A great series in 08, but that god awful TLC match brings it down lol. WM is great, BL and JD are extremely overlooked and underrated. All 3 are a great series with a wonderful story told over all 3 of them, so its best to watch in order. TLC ruins the whole thing, then they bring it back with HIAC, which I find to be a tad overrated.