WWE WrestleMania: Undertaker’s Best 10 Opponents

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6) Randy Orton – WrestleMania 21 (2005)

There were a lot of reasons why people started to look at Randy Orton as the future of the WWE at this point in his young career. After becoming the youngest World Heavyweight Champion at age 24 and had a great feud with Triple H in 2004, the year 2005 was the birth of the Legend Killer.

Orton had targeted a number of legends that all started with “Superstar” Billy Graham advising Orton to go where no WWE superstar had gone before. To set himself apart, he set his sights on the Deadman and would deliver his signature RKO on legends like Jake Roberts. His father, Cowboy Bob Orton, got involved to provide distractions for a number of in-ring assaults in the weeks that led to WrestleMania 21 in Los Angeles, Calif.

It was built to be a match where the young star was hoping to make his mark in the WWE by taking on the biggest dog in WWE’s yard on WWE’s biggest stage of the year. There were moments where it looked as if the Undertaker would fall to the younger, faster and more agile Orton, but the veteran would prevail in an exciting match that met the hype.

Lucky for fans, this wouldn’t be the last time the two faced each other in the months that followed leading to a brutal and bloody Hell in a Cell match.

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