Reliving 'The Streak:' The Undertaker defeats Batista at WrestleMania 23
Now that The Undertaker's famous undefeated streak has ended, we can now look back it in its entirety. In the days leading up to WrestleMania 31, we will take a look back at every memorable chapter of the feat that can never be duplicated. Here's a look at what became the holy grail of professional wrestling.
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The Undertaker vs. Batista (World Heavyweight Championship) (15-0)
WrestleMania 23 | Ford Field — Detroit | April 1, 2007
Match length: 15:51
Throughout his career, The Undertaker has garnered many titles: The Phenom, The Dead Man, The Demon of Death Valley, Big Evil.
But he didn't often garner championship titles. By the time 2007 rolled around, it had been five years since he won a world title. It had been 10 years since he won a world title at WrestleMania.
But after winning the Royal Rumble for the first time, The Undertaker earned a shot any world title of his choosing at WrestleMania. Remember, there were three world champions at this point.
The Undertaker chose to challenge Batista for his World Heavyweight Championship.
Batista was the hottest babyface on the Smackdown brand at the time, but was booed walking into WrestleMania simply because he was going up against The Undertaker and his winning streak.
No one was booing after the match, however, as it was an epic clash between the two men that exceeded everyone's expectations. Batista put The Undertaker through a table, The Undertaker did his crazy dive to the outside again and the more than 80,000 fans inside Ford Field loved every second of it.
The Undertaker eventually vanquished Batista to extend his WrestleMania record to 15-0, but helped elevate him at the same time by putting on a very memorable match on the industry's grandest stage.
And like he did a decade years earlier at WrestleMania 13, The Undertaker took to one knee and raised a world championship into the air.
The streak lived on for yet another year, but it was made all the more special with the crowning achievement of earning the World Heavyweight Championship.