#9 Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar in a Hell In A Cell Match for the WWE Championship (No Mercy 2002)
Like the aforementioned entry, Undertaker's legacy was often used to establish brand new stars in WWE. By 2002, he was the locker room leader and conscience of the company. There probably was no bigger Superstar made by the Deadman in that year than 'The Next Big Thing' Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar had been on a path of destruction during his rookie year in the company, destroying the Hardys and Hulk Hogan on his way to defeating The Rock at Summerslam 2002 to become the youngest WWE Champion. To further establish Lesnar as a top star, he needed to defeat The Undertaker. However, WWE took things one step further with putting the two inside Hell In A Cell.
Taker had become synonymous with the Cell by this point. A win for Lesnar would tell the world just how seriously WWE was taking him. This became a brutal, bloody war with Lesnar using the steel steps to make Undertaker bleed buckets. Not only would Brock Lesnar come out of this match bloody, but so too would his manager, Paul Heyman.
Brock Lesnar would gain the victory in the biggest win of his rookie year. This legendary bout solidified Lesnar as the future of WWE and wound up turning him babyface. He could no longer just be looked at as a monster heel and gained the respect of every fan. This was all done to Undertaker's willingness to make him look like the Superstar that Brock Lesnar was always meant to be.Published 21 Nov 2020, 07:49 IST