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10 Things You Forgot About The Undertaker Vs. Batista Rivalry

The Undertaker and Batista had one of the greatest rivalries in SmackDown history, which turned out a feud worth revisiting.WWE booked an underrated feud between The Undertaker and Batista throughout 2007. Both wrestlers were huge stars to make their matches and segments feel impactful every time. The World Championship was the main motivation for each wrestler wanting to outdo the other. Batista and The Undertaker were the two top faces on the SmackDown brand when placed in a feud.

Everyone remembers they had a classic at WrestleMania 23 and that their chemistry led to great work together. However, quite a few elements about their rivalry get overlooked throughout the years since it happened. Each of the following things about The Undertaker and Batista’s feud deserves a second look to remember their work fondly.WWE setting up the double main event of The Undertaker vs. Batista and Shawn Michaels vs. John Cena created a lot of interest in WrestleMania 23. The No Way Out 2007 PPV one show before this saw the opponents forced to team up.Michaels and Cena scored a tag team victory over Batista and The Undertaker in the tag match main event. The Undertaker turning on Batista after tension grew between the two gave a tremendous finish to further stories at the same time.WWE utilized the Cyber Sunday 2007 PPV concept to add another layer to the World Championship match between The Undertaker and Batista.

This feud was going for most of the year with them needing a new attraction to add to their storyline. A special guest referee was the thing fans got to vote on to impact a match. Steve Austin won the fan vote over Mick Foley and JBL to referee the main event. Batista defeated The Undertaker to retain the title with Austin as an impartial referee.Edge moved to the SmackDown brand and instantly joined the World Championship feud between The Undertaker and Batista. WWE had Edge win the Money in the Bank briefcase from Mr. Kennedy and quickly used it to cash in on The Undertaker by switching brands. Batista was also impacted by Edge interfering in multiple matches of his against The Undertaker. The presence of Edge added a top heel character to give fans someone to root against. Edge getting the better of them both led to his WrestleMania 24 program with The Undertaker the following year.

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