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Another novelty match to make its way into the wrestling world since the introduction of the Undertaker is the "Buried Alive Match." The research I've done has only netted five of these matches in the history of the WWE. I don't know why, but I thought there were more. So since there's only a few, let's look at each one.
The first was back in 1996 at In Your House: Buried Alive. Makes sense to call it that, right? The premise is easy, knock your opponent into the open grave and start covering them with dirt.
|Taker tosses Mankind|
|Taker with the choke|
The third Buried Alive match was the first and only time it was sanctioned as a tag team match up. And not just a tag team match, but the belts were on the line too. Undertaker and Big Show were challenging the Rock 'n Sock Connection (Rock and Mankind). Another interesting point here, this was the one and only buried alive match that was carried on free television (SmackDown!) I guess the rules on this one was that only one member of the team had to be buried for the other team to win. There was only one hole. At one point Rock and Mankind racked the Big Show with a shovel and knocked him into the grave. Undertaker made the save.
|Mankind, Big Show, & the Rock|
|Vince gets bloodied early on|
Undertaker has appeared in all five Buried Alive matches and has only won two of them. Whether we'll see another one of this speciality matches remains to be seen.