WrestleMania XXVIII: Is HHH/Undertaker III the Last Match for Either of Them?

Michael Desjardins@TheMDesjardinsCorrespondent IIFebruary 24, 2012

Whether you like Triple H and/or Undertaker or not, you have to respect how much these two men have done for this business.

On one side, we have Triple H. He has been a staple of both the Attitude and modern-day eras. He's been in some great feuds with the likes of Kurt Angle, Mick Foley and Randy Orton.

He was in two of the greatest stables in wrestling history, with D-Generation-X and Evolution. He's a 13-time world champion, as well as a multiple Intercontinental and Tag Team champion.

On the opposite side, we have the Undertaker. Whenever you hear that gong go, a chill begins to run up your spine, and the crowd erupts, as we wait for him to come out and enter the ring.

Since 1990, the Undertaker has been wrestling against main-event guys all over the country and the world; from Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior in the early years to Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold in the Attitude Era, to Edge and Batista in more recent years.

He was on the very first episode of Monday Night RAW (and is the only one left on the active roster who can claim that). With his gimmick, he brought the Casket, Buried Alive, Inferno, and Hell in a Cell matches to the company.

He's a seven-time world champion, spanning across the two decades he's worked for the WWE. Most importantly, he has the 19-0 streak at WrestleMania, a record that will never break.

At WrestleMania XXVIII,these two square off in their third WrestleMania bout (the previous two being last year and WrestleMania X-Seven), this time in a Hell in a Cell match. There have been 23 Hell in a Cell matches in WWE history; these two have been in a combined 19 of those matches.


This will be an epic match and end between these two legendary figures. However, after it's all said and done, is it the last match we see from either of these two?

Triple H, win or lose, has nothing else left to prove in the company. He's feuded with just about everyone in the main-event scene over the past decade or so.

Undertaker is in the same boat. And if he does lose at WrestleMania, the streak and the whole mystique about it is completely gone.

There would be no reason to have an Undertaker match at WrestleMania XXIX or even beyond that; for years, we've wanted to see a rising star or someone on the cusp of main-event status, take him on, and shatter the streak, but it can't be done, if it's still not intact if HHH beats him.

So, as the showdown between these two approaches, will it truly be, as HHH has called it, the "end of an era?"