Even though The Undertaker and Hulk Hogan’s feud wouldn’t result in any further televised matches, the wrestling titans came to blows twice more post-Judgment Day 2002. On June 28, 2002, they locked horns at a “Raw” house show at the MCI Center in Washington, DC, and the night after, they wrestled one last time at another “Raw” house show from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Both of these matches saw ‘Taker put the WWE Undisputed Championship on the line, and both times, Hogan failed to unseat the champion. Just like that, their storied rivalry was over for good.
As the Ruthless Aggression Era rolled on, Hogan wrestled less and less with each passing year. His last WWE match took place at SummerSlam 2006, where he defeated “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton, but he wouldn’t officially retire from professional wrestling until 2012. While Hogan would love to wrestle Roman Reigns, he has made it clear that his retirement is as legit as it gets. As for The Undertaker, he remained an active competitor for almost another two decades, winning championships and putting on incredible matches with all-time greats. His final WWE bout saw him defeat AJ Styles in a cinematic Boneyard match on the first night of WrestleMania 36.
That’s the story of The Undertaker versus Hulk Hogan: a rivalry full of twists, turns, title changes, and real-life tension that ended in pretty underwhelming fashion. Sure, both men are WWE Hall of Famers, and there’s no dispute over why they each got the nod, but it’s fair to say that their work against each other didn’t do too much to earn them the honor. Still, their program had its moments, both in the ring and out of it.