In their first match as a team, The Undertaker and Roman Reigns defeat Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre in a No Holds Barred match at WWE Extreme Rules. An undeniable living legend in the world of professional wrestling, Undertaker debuted in WWE way back in 1990, and has been a main event player for almost that long. Yet, it's impossible to argue the fact that the man behind the unstoppable zombie-esque character hasn't seen better days, from a physical standpoint.
This was hammered home by the absolutely abysmal match Undertaker had against Goldberg at June's Super ShowDown event in Saudi Arabia. What would've likely been a thrilling match between two strong, fast behemoths circa the late 1990s or early 2000s was instead a plodding, overlong encounter between two aging athletes in their 50s. The oppressive Saudi Arabian heat didn't help matters either, and neither did Goldberg sustaining a legit concussion, and nearly dropping Taker straight on his head via a botched Jackhammer.
Thankfully, Undertaker didn't look quite as bad at Extreme Rules, although to be fair, this time he was performing in an air conditioned arena. It was also a tag team match, so Undertaker could fall back on the much younger Reigns to carry the load for his team at times. The resulting tag team match pitting Undertaker and Reigns against McMahon and McIntyre was by no means good by any conventional standard. Still, at least the right team won, with Undertaker getting the win after dropping McMahon with a Tombstone Piledriver.
Undertaker and Reigns' journey to victory at Extreme Rules was by no means easy though. Elias interfered in the match on behalf of his running buddies McMahon and McIntyre, leading to Shane-O-Mac putting Undertaker through the announce table with a nasty flying elbow from the top rope to the outside. McMahon also later hit the coast to coast flying dropkick into a trash can, into Undertaker's head. Thankfully, fans didn't have to suffer the indignity of Shane McMahon pinning The Undertaker.
The Deadman recovered from the assault, hitting both Elias and McMahon with devastating chokeslams. McIntyre then sneakily tried to hit Undertaker with the Claymore kick, but was cut off with a spear by Reigns. The Big Dog then grabbed hold of his malevolent boss, tossed him to Undertaker, then watched with glee as McMahon was tombstoned into the mat. Undertaker then saluted Reigns in a gesture of respect between the former WrestleMania main event opponents.