Reliving 'The Streak:' The Undertaker defeats King Kong Bundy at WrestleMania 11
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.
The Undertaker vs. King Kong Bundy (4-0)
WrestleMania XI | Hartford Civic Center (XL Center) — Hartford, Conn. | April 2, 1995
Match length: 6:36
After missing WrestleMania X in 1994 due to an injury, The Undertaker returned to showcase of the immortals for a match against King Kong Bundy in 1995.
On paper, this match had a lot going for it. On one side you had The Undertaker, whose popularity was soaring as a babyface, with Paul Bearer in his usual support role.
On the other side, you had Bundy, a man who was in the main event of WrestleMania 2 against Hulk Hogan and is more than worthy of induction into the WWE Hall of Fame if he ever accepts it. In his corner was Ted DiBiase, who is in the WWE Hall of Fame and was in possession of The Undertaker's urn.
The WWE even tried to throw in a celebrity element by having Major League Baseball umpire Larry Young (still only an American League umpire at the time) to referee the match. Young wasn't doing much else at the time since the umpires were in the middle of a lockout.
Despite all of the components being there, this match simply didn't come off the way it should have been. The match itself was decent, but the finish was rather lackluster and anti-climactic.
All of the shenanigans with the urn during the contest didn't help things either. First, DiBiase has the urn, but Undertaker quickly takes it back only for it to be taken away from him again by Kama (The Godfather), who vowed to melt it down and turn it into jewelry. Yes, that was a real storyline.
All of this contributed to a less-than-stellar WrestleMania overall. In fact, wrestling pundits consider this to be the worst WrestleMania to date.
The WWE's product had grown stale by 1995 and this show was a prime example of that. If this match had taken place five years earlier, it probably would have been a lot more memorable. Instead, it is another forgettable chapter in the history of The Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak.