As the legend of The Undertaker grew, so did his legendary winning streak at WrestleMania. The Deadman faced and then defeated some of the biggest and best names that WWE had to offer during a period that spanned more than two decades.
Interestingly it wasn’t until ‘The Streak’ was well established that the WWE Hall of Famer began to have some of his most memorable matches. The Phenom went 10-0 with a win over Ric Flair before beating the likes of Shawn Michaels, Triple H, CM Punk, Edge and Batista over the next decade.
Tony Schiavone Praises The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Classic
One of the most famous matches on that list is Undertaker’s WrestleMania 25 showdown against Shawn Michaels. The bout is widely regarded as one of the greatest ever, something veteran announcer Tony Schiavone agrees with.
Speaking on the latest episode of Ask Tony Anything, the AEW commentator was asked about matches he wishes he could have called and named the 2009 epic.
“You’re not going to find a better match than that ever.”
Schiavone also said that he would have liked to have called Shawn Michaels’ WrestleMania match from a year earlier, where he ‘retired’ Ric Flair.
“I wouldn’t have minded calling Flair’s last match with Shawn Michaels, you know the ‘I’m sorry, I love you.’ That would have been pretty cool to call that one as well, to be a part of it,” he said. “That would have been probably another one that I wish I would have been able to call.”
Tony Schiavone began his announcing career back in 1983, working for Jim Crocket Promotions. He remained with the company until 1989 when he headed to the WWF. Schiavone only stayed with Vince McMahon’s company for a year before leaving for WCW, the man himself as since said this was a mistake.
Following the closure of WCW in 2001, Schiavone had a brief spell with IMPACT Wrestling, before joining MLW in 2017. Two years later the veteran joined AEW and has been a permanent fixture at the announce desk for pay-per-views and weekly editions of Dynamite ever since.
H/t to Wrestling Inc