The Undertaker's WWE SummerSlam Matches Ranked From Worst To Best

Caskets, cages and cells - 'The Deadman' knows how to throw the biggest party of the summer.

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SummerSlam is almost upon us and, with stars like Goldberg and Trish Stratus returning to the ring, there was even a point when it seemed like 'The Phenom' himself, The Undertaker, would show up at the marquee event to face off with Drew McIntyre.

While that certainly doesn't appear to be happening now, it does give us the opportunity to reflect on the legacy that The Deadman has built at WWE's second-biggest pay-per-view of the year.

'Taker may be considered WrestleMania's Phenom, but over the course of his near-three decade career, he has also had his fair share of major matches at SummerSlam. In fact, there was once a time when he was a regular part of the 'Biggest Party of the Summer's furniture, as he appeared at 14 of them without a single break.

With that in mind, let's look back on each of his summer showdowns and, while we're at it, rank them from worst to best.

16. Vs. Giant Gonzalez - SummerSlam 1993

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It's well-documented how uneventful and dull 'The Phenom's match with Giant Gonzalez at WrestleMania IX was, but it's often forgotten that the pair's rivalry continued well past that infamous clash, culminating at SummerSlam in a 'Rest In Peace' match.

This one was undoubtedly a much easier watch than their 'Mania showdown, but it still didn't offer much outside of endless pummelling on the Giant's part in a short-lived bid to portray The Undertaker as powerless without Paul Bearer.

Speaking of Bearer, it was his mid-match return that provided the silver-lining here as the sight of the beloved manager brought the dead crowd back to life and made the ending stretch somewhat enjoyable.

It's just a shame that the-powers-that-be couldn't think of a better way for 'Taker to win than four clotheslines and a flying one for good measure.

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