The Career of The Undertaker - The 2005 Randy Orton Rivalry

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In 2005, The Undertaker would spend most of the year battling Randy Orton. The Underaker now worked as a Smackdown Exclusive superstar, and when the Legend Killer got moved over to the blue brand, Orton's feud with The Undertaker resumed immediately. Keep in mind that The Undertaker faced Randy Orton earlier in the year at WrestleMania 21, however this was an interpromotional match (Randy was still a Raw superstar during WrestleMania).
Before the main portion of the Orton vs Undertaker rivalry began, The Phenom would find himself in another short lived feud with a new superstar, and the brief meetings between these two would spark a lot of media interest. The company found itself in hot water, and WWE members of the board decided to remove The Undertaker's new rival before the feud could truly get underway. Those who sign up to the WWE Network may notice that this particular rivalry may be a little difficult to find through the search feature, but the story is also covered in this video along with the complete Randy Orton Rivalry. The Undertaker vs Randy Orton would span across multiple pay per views and the feud culminated in a way that every good WWE rivalry should; inside Hell in a Cell. The story told throughout the year was entertaining, from Randy and Bob Orton presenting 'Taker with a check that was put together through an Undertaker retirement fundraiser to caskets getting employed to play mind games, 'Taker vs Orton in 2005 is a feud that you shouldn't sleep on.
00:00 - Randy Orton gets drafted to Smackdown
03:02 - The WWE gets in trouble
06:48 - The Undertaker vs Randy Orton at SummerSlam 2005
08:33 - The Ortons try to play Mind Games with The Undertaker
11:47 - The No Mercy Casket Match
12:54 - The Undertaker returns at Survivor Series 2005
16:09 - Undertaker vs Orton: Hell in a Cell
- Much More!
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  1. Tashrif Alam
    Tashrif Alam
    10 orë më parë

    19:34 I think 2005 was the year when The Undertaker was rejuvenated and showed he could still work and not just play a phenomenal character. I think people find it forgettbale because his 2007-10 run was more memorable and then they totally botched 2006 by booking him like it was 1992-94 all over again with some big guys

  2. Tashrif Alam
    Tashrif Alam
    10 orë më parë

    Probably the best rivalry of 2005. This made Randy from a promising superstar, to one of the biggest names in WWE history

  3. Markus Thomas
    Markus Thomas
    Ditë më parë


  4. Joshua Vildor
    Joshua Vildor
    Ditë më parë

    The feud between Undertaker and Randy Orton is severely underrated. They had great in-ring chemistry and they really knew how to tell a story. Both men were in excellent shape. Undertaker’s agility matched Randy’s energy and, Randy excellently sold all of Taker’s offensive attacks. In my opinion I think Orton v. Undertaker is what put Undertaker’s streak on the map. This rivalry made Randy a legitimate threat and helped re-establish Undertaker as a massive competitor.

  5. Ashley Ponnousamy
    Ashley Ponnousamy
    2 ditë më parë

    great work... keep it up ❤️

  6. S.E.S PunK
    S.E.S PunK
    3 ditë më parë

    "Legend Killer" Randy Orton is still the best and his theme song was great.

  7. Salvador Cruz
    Salvador Cruz
    4 ditë më parë

    I wish you had featured the way Taker got inside Randy's head before Armageddon. Those were very entertaining with Orton even doing therapy! :D

  8. Chris Slone
    Chris Slone
    4 ditë më parë

    Man Taker had a solid look during this period, after his hair grew back out and he grew the beard out more.

  9. Colton Moore
    Colton Moore
    4 ditë më parë

    I think this feud is soooooooo underrated

  10. dmaster5556
    4 ditë më parë

    13:38 there's the face LOL

  11. Daeleon Manuel
    Daeleon Manuel
    4 ditë më parë

    Honestly I was done with the feud after Mania , although I did like the hell in a cell match , also this made me realize they had JBL go over on Undertaker so many times around that 2004/2005 period Another thing I didn't realize is that retirement check was only like a 1,000 dollars lol

  12. Steven Riggs
    Steven Riggs
    4 ditë më parë

    The whole Over the Edge ending spot had already been done by Kane at the Royal Rumble 98, only difference was that Kane used a pick-axe instead before setting fire to the casket.

  13. Name of the Game James
    Name of the Game James
    5 ditë më parë

    It may be underpopular, but I'd love to see one on the career of The Oddities

  14. Thomas Kia
    Thomas Kia
    5 ditë më parë

    Pls do the complete career of "Kane"

  15. Wingus Dingus
    Wingus Dingus
    5 ditë më parë

    Best wrestling channel on ALfirst.

  16. izabel cristina
    izabel cristina
    5 ditë më parë

    God, that version of Burn in my Light with the undertaker bells on it in the opening is just BADASS where can I get the full version?

  17. iamnotanumber iamnotanumber
    iamnotanumber iamnotanumber
    5 ditë më parë

    Great video 👏👏👏👏 The last time we see the original cell too.

  18. MrAnythingForSelenas
    5 ditë më parë

    WWE was at its peak in 2005 with this rivalry it's all I would ever think about. It's just telling of how drastically the company has changed.

  19. Dave Beatty
    Dave Beatty
    5 ditë më parë

    Pretty good bio

  20. Exquisite Lemonade
    Exquisite Lemonade
    5 ditë më parë

    Those naysayers are idiots, main eventing a ppv in the cell with Taker instantly gives you cred, loss be damned.

  21. Joshua Izzo
    Joshua Izzo
    5 ditë më parë

    Bruiser Brody content please. Featuring his career not his death

  22. jarell lewis
    jarell lewis
    5 ditë më parë

    Wwe needs to hire you for they're documentaries or something.your effort is unmatched

  23. Tyrone Henderson
    Tyrone Henderson
    5 ditë më parë

    Somebody please explain to me how they had the Undertaker in the casket & fighting the match at the same time

  24. Jodan Abad
    Jodan Abad
    5 ditë më parë


  25. JV Harbin
    JV Harbin
    5 ditë më parë

    Thanks dude, you're the best.

  26. Mike Cavaliere
    Mike Cavaliere
    5 ditë më parë

    Whoever made that burn in my light/undertaker theme mashup is great

  27. Silentman 99
    Silentman 99
    5 ditë më parë

    Glad I relieved that rivalry

  28. Slum 45
    Slum 45
    5 ditë më parë

    Can we please discuss the badass mix at the beginning!

  29. Brett & Ginny
    Brett & Ginny
    5 ditë më parë

    Love all of your videos!!! Would love for you to cover Stone Cold Steve Austin more!! Maybe his 2003 GM run or something along those lines. Thank you for everything!!

  30. Aaronetic
    5 ditë më parë

    Very good Ruthless Aggression feud. I'll take Legend Killer Orton over Viper Orton any day.

  31. Bobby Powles
    Bobby Powles
    5 ditë më parë

    I'm surprised you didn't bring up the issue of Bob Orton having hepatitis and taker not knowing until after the match which enraged taker and Bob got released as a result.

    5 ditë më parë

    A great wrestling Bio again 😊👍

  33. Riley Cyr
    Riley Cyr
    5 ditë më parë

    I watched wrestling at this time and I don’t remember any of this happening

  34. Tiger
    5 ditë më parë

    Dont disrespect mark Henry and his feud with the undertaker early 2006 mark Henry was a taste of what the hall of pain was

  35. Rufus Smith Jr
    Rufus Smith Jr
    5 ditë më parë

    I love your videos please keep them coming

  36. -XLCR-
    6 ditë më parë

    I'll never forget Taker's thick beard as he burst from the flaming casket lol... Wish we had more thick-bearded Taker...

  37. Eddy
    6 ditë më parë

    This was a really great feud in 2005 my 5th grade year, only 1 thing that was annoying me the most was when Bob Orton ass kept interfering lol

    1. Tiger
      5 ditë më parë

      Hahahah yes man I wanted Bob orton to get beat down everytime

  38. YCJ
    6 ditë më parë

    Muhammad Hassan was great.

    1. Tiger
      5 ditë më parë

      A hidden gem in wrestling history. Those promos were amazing

  39. Pauly 196
    Pauly 196
    6 ditë më parë

    10:28 I was there at that smackdown taping.

  40. Dominique Jones
    Dominique Jones
    6 ditë më parë


  41. Dominique Jones
    Dominique Jones
    6 ditë më parë

    That HIAC Match is clas-sick

  42. Tollah Tv ferkah
    Tollah Tv ferkah
    6 ditë më parë

    Back then you didn't need a title run to be relevant.

  43. Debapriyo Mukhopadhyay
    Debapriyo Mukhopadhyay
    6 ditë më parë

    Wow!!! What a combination of both one's theme songs at the beginning of this great video...

  44. Tony D
    Tony D
    6 ditë më parë

    Amazing intro!

  45. imogen aris
    imogen aris
    6 ditë më parë

    Just watched the '05 Undertaker/ Orton spot from Survivor S. I'll say it again- Taker looked more badass than badass. The full beard, the build, everything. He was like a jacked Michael Meyers/ Clint Eastwood hybrid. That flaming stunt was crazy! Imagine if they had the capacity to do stunts like this 70's or 80's lol. Amazing presentation. Randy sold his fear like a champ! Aside from Regal that '05 roster looks HORRRRRRRRRRRRRRIBLE

  46. TheDoubleZTV
    6 ditë më parë

    One thing to note about the Casket match at No Mercy: False advertising. WWE kept promoting the match was the first ever Handicap Casket Match in WWE history, which wasn't true at all. The first ever Handicap Casket Match in WWE history happened on the Smackdown before Unforgiven 1999. Triple H had to win 3 of the 5 matches he was in that night as part of a gauntlet to keep his Championship opportunity at the PPV and one of the matches was a Handicap Casket Match against Mideon and Viscera.

  47. techCUISINE
    6 ditë më parë

    Can we get some detailed Nation of Domination Stuff?

    1. Tiger
      5 ditë më parë

      @techCUISINE no because The Rock said so

    2. techCUISINE
      5 ditë më parë

      Tiger ?

    3. Tiger
      5 ditë më parë

      @techCUISINE no

    4. techCUISINE
      5 ditë më parë

      I mean like detailed videos on the main members or stories like Gang Wars.

    5. Tiger
      5 ditë më parë

      There is already 2 videos on them

  48. eja219
    6 ditë më parë

    Wanna say first off that I'ma fan if your channel. And even though I stopped watching wrestling around 2002, I find myself watching your videos for cool info and some good matches to go back and watch. Can you do more videos on Orton? I used to hear his name a lot cu, a couple of my buddies and my lil cousins still used to watch. Seems like he did good work as a heel

  49. Alon Fizi
    Alon Fizi
    6 ditë më parë

    The untold documentary that was about this feud was very good and put the feud in more personal light with all the inside stories

  50. Bioniczny Mieszczuch
    Bioniczny Mieszczuch
    6 ditë më parë

    After a big return of the deadman in 2004 there really wasn't an idea what to do with Taker. This feud with Orton was that good 'cause they both quite benefited from it. Randy had gotten the man with a status of a legend after his failed babyface run and feud with HHH on Raw, he was originally appointed a man who was supposed to end the streak (young Randy refused out of respect tho). And also Taker who could finally establish his hybrid gimmick. Definitely one of the better angles in which Taker was involved during the SD era 2002 - 2010 along side his feud with Batista, Mark Henry (in 2007), Edge and Kane in 2010.

  51. DR3085 GFF
    DR3085 GFF
    6 ditë më parë

    Is this the time Cowboy Bob tried to give everyone hepatitis?

  52. Songi
    6 ditë më parë

    One of the best channels of ALfirst. I was a big fan of this hell in the cell. You nailed it again, great review

  53. Vishal Dattani
    Vishal Dattani
    6 ditë më parë

    Disappointed that you didn't mention his epic match with Kurt Angle when you talked about 2006.

  54. TheLoneWarrior
    6 ditë më parë

    I like this episode. It brings a warm feeling in my heart reliving their rivalry, and also it's nice to see the origin of most WWE memes that come into my Social Media feed.

  55. Tom Simmons
    Tom Simmons
    6 ditë më parë

    I'd quit watching WWE by this time.

  56. JackWhite WoM
    JackWhite WoM
    6 ditë më parë

    Full Bearded Taker was badass

    1. Sparrow Black
      Sparrow Black
      6 ditë më parë

      Right and the go-tee he had when he was the leader of the ministry

  57. Angelo Mitchell
    Angelo Mitchell
    6 ditë më parë

    It’s amazing the height Orton use to get up to when he did the RKO back then.. I forgot how high he went.

  58. Jarren Mckenna
    Jarren Mckenna
    6 ditë më parë

    This is one of my greatest rivalry in the WWE

  59. W.S. Mcgallis
    W.S. Mcgallis
    6 ditë më parë

    I'm not sure you understand the meaning of the word martyr.

  60. Joshin Around
    Joshin Around
    6 ditë më parë

    The single best channel on this entire website. I have always loved the documentary format of sports and this scratches the itch for wrestling extremely well. Thanks for all you do friend.

  61. wr3d champion
    wr3d champion
    6 ditë më parë

    This time undertaker is best.

  62. Brandon Thomas
    Brandon Thomas
    6 ditë më parë

    Anyone know why the undertaker always sold the RKO like a neck breaker and landed on his side

  63. Henry K
    Henry K
    6 ditë më parë

    Great to see more of Randy Orton on this channel. He’s absolutely a legendary wrestler. And this is coming from an Undertaker fan

  64. My Cabbages!
    My Cabbages!
    6 ditë më parë

    About 2005 is when I quit watching wrestling. But I still watch all your videos.

    6 ditë më parë

    Rip 3ddie

  66. Jeff Beyer
    Jeff Beyer
    6 ditë më parë

    Man, Orton certainly used, and got screwed by an obscene amount of fire throughout his career!

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      6 ditë më parë

      But he was not buried

  67. Rishab
    6 ditë më parë

    On a side note, at Survivor Series'05 William Regal took a Hideous Tombstone Piledriver. Like him spreading his legs ruined that moment for me Lol.

  68. Tony Ibraham
    Tony Ibraham
    6 ditë më parë

    That was a pretty cool mix for the intro

  69. Doug Walker
    Doug Walker
    6 ditë më parë

    I still don’t know why the wwe didn’t have Bob wear a cast on his arm.

  70. Arrow Dave
    Arrow Dave
    6 ditë më parë

    Ace Orton needed his arm cast

  71. Gaylord Focker
    Gaylord Focker
    6 ditë më parë

    Orton seems like the most generic wrestler ever.

  72. bisquit48
    6 ditë më parë

    great to see another video thank you

  73. Martin Rubio
    Martin Rubio
    6 ditë më parë

    Orton vs taker feud is awesome

  74. The Real Talk Show
    The Real Talk Show
    6 ditë më parë

    Also 05-08 Smackdown was some of the best wwe television

  75. The Real Talk Show
    The Real Talk Show
    6 ditë më parë

    04-10 Taker my favorite version of taker. The version I grew up on.

  76. peterversionone
    6 ditë më parë

    Love the remix. I want it as a ringtone

  77. Stefanes
    6 ditë më parë

    I'm so happy i found this channel, the best thing on ALfirst nowadays imo

  78. nyck da don
    nyck da don
    6 ditë më parë

    Great video

  79. Mr. Hyde
    Mr. Hyde
    6 ditë më parë

    Fun fact: Undertaker jumped Matt Hardy"s ass backstage after the march. Matt was set to take a chokeslam and instead he just got outta the ring. Taker asked him why he did that when they fot backstage and he replied: "i didnt think it made any sense, it would of made my character look weak." Just something ya don't do, especially with Undertaker. Also, Orton Sr. Had Hepatitis C at this period of time, Taker was furious when he found out after Cowboy Bob had got some color at the PPV.

    1. Lex Kanyima
      Lex Kanyima
      6 ditë më parë

      But also he had ended his feud with Edge

    2. Thomas Walsh
      Thomas Walsh
      6 ditë më parë

      When 'Taker wants you to take a bump, you take the bump

  80. Nachiket Daithankar
    Nachiket Daithankar
    6 ditë më parë

    Awesome ...been a long time since you put out an episode of the Undertaker career retrospective. Was waiting for this.❤️

  81. Tim Webb
    Tim Webb
    6 ditë më parë

    Another great video. On par with wwe produced documentaries as always.

  82. James Forcum
    James Forcum
    6 ditë më parë

    I feel like Undertaker saved Randy Orton's career and made him into a star. Especially after Triple H buried Orton and his run as a baby face failed. This feud saved Randy Orton from just being another guy in my opinion.

  83. John T. Campbell
    John T. Campbell
    6 ditë më parë

    Well, that was a great video.

  84. Mrs Voorhees
    Mrs Voorhees
    6 ditë më parë

    I liked Randy Orton from the start. He was very annoying with his news updates on his injury. I really liked that lol then he joined evolution and I knew he was going to be a big star. When he left evolution and spit in hhh's face. I really started to become a fan. I have been ever since. This guy is really great!

  85. Derion Jones
    Derion Jones
    6 ditë më parë

    can you please do randy Orton ‘09 run

  86. MrMDMPOfficial
    6 ditë më parë

    Vince been killing characters off!!! 😂😂😂

  87. Kevin Krame
    Kevin Krame
    6 ditë më parë

    That intro is 🔥🔥🔥

  88. Mark Masters
    Mark Masters
    6 ditë më parë

    2005 when A level stars went to smackdown

  89. Edgar Agüilar
    Edgar Agüilar
    6 ditë më parë

    I was never a fan of Orton. Vince pushed him in our faces way too hard.

  90. imogen aris
    imogen aris
    6 ditë më parë

    Damn. Taker looked freakish coming out of that flaming casket on Smackdown. Total badass. He looked great in '05. Will definitely check these matches/promos out

  91. Mark B
    Mark B
    6 ditë më parë

    In my opinion one of the greatest wrestling storylines of all time. Easily in my personal top 5

  92. mafiaz187
    6 ditë më parë

    Other Mark did a great job as Hassan, he played that character to a T

    6 ditë më parë

    2:16 that's the very moment in time where I decided that I was gonna start watching wrestling, just to see this overly cocky looking guy Randy Ortan get the hell beaten out of him by this badass Dead guy..I was not disappointed. One of my favorite feuds of all time.

  94. IMP 22
    IMP 22
    6 ditë më parë

    Back when Orton had an entertaining character.

  95. King of the Quarry
    King of the Quarry
    6 ditë më parë

    So far this has to be my favorite intro personally. The mix between Taker and Orton's theme is beautiful.

  96. Colin Barrett
    Colin Barrett
    6 ditë më parë

    Another excellent video

  97. Skippz 1904
    Skippz 1904
    6 ditë më parë

    This rivalry made me a life long Orton fan Till This Day!! 🗣

  98. Alick Aliker
    Alick Aliker
    6 ditë më parë

    Best rivalry in modern wwe history, it felt real,they were never tag partner or so full on enemies and undertaker made orton the star he is today and i swear randy Orton probaly dreaded getting drafted to smackdown 😂😂😂 didnt know what was getting into

  99. Jose Monje
    Jose Monje
    6 ditë më parë

    That intro is badass

  100. pryncjericho
    6 ditë më parë

    The SS 05 return is my second favorite behind the March 98 return prior to mania