WWE WrestleMania 28: Is the Deck Stacked Against the Undertaker?

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IMarch 14, 2012

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The Hell in a Cell Match between The Undertaker and Triple H will be one of the highlights of WrestleMania XXVIII, and will no doubt be a Match of the Year candidate.

This past Monday on RAW, at the end of the promo between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker, there was a sign that Taker may have an uphill battle in the match against Triple H.

After Michaels left the ring, Triple H came out, they gave each other a quick glance and Michaels headed backstage.

Triple H then gave him a long cold stare and gave Taker the infamous Degeneration-X crotch chop.

Since then, the wrestling world has been speculating on whether or not Michaels will align himself with his former DX running-mate, Triple H.

If Michaels does side with his best friend, then The Undertaker will indeed have his hands full in not only battling Triple H and enduring the career-shortening Hell in a Cell, but also keeping his eye on Michaels and his questionable officiating.

But Taker enduring insurmountable odds is nothing new for “The Phenom.”

Throughout his illustrious career in the WWE, Taker has built his iconic status as an unstoppable force by destroying his opponents, and he has never backed down from taking on multiple opponents at the same time.

Of course, it’s not set in stone that Michaels will side with Triple H.

On more occasions than most wrestling fans can count, Triple H has turned on his allies and his friends in the WWE if it could benefit his own career. Most wrestling fans know that Triple H and Shawn Michaels were bitter enemies, and have had brutal, bloody matches to prove it.

If Michaels decided to call it right down the middle and attempted to intervene against Triple H, rest assured Triple H would sacrifice Michaels if it meant he would get a win over “The Deadman”.

If The Undertaker is able to overcome the odds against Triple H and Shawn Michaels, then Michaels would feel the wrath of Taker at some point down the road.

If Michaels does the right thing and call a fair match, then he would fall victim to Triple H, who would no doubt seek revenge against his best friend that cost him the “W” against Taker.

The Undertaker will deal with Michaels if he intends to double-cross him, even if it’s during the match itself.

Michaels and Taker are no strangers to Hell in a Cell, and Taker will use the structure to keep Michaels in line if he has to, but it may be in the cards that Michaels will not get involved and will officiate in a fair and unbiased way.

Whatever the outcome, this match will be a show-stopper and rest assured The Undertaker will use every ounce of his strength to ensure he defeats Triple H, and if need be, keeping Shawn Michaels in line to keep the legacy of his WrestleMania streak in tact.



Richard Boudreau has been a Syndicated Writer for Bleacher Report since December 2011. He strives to write in a professional manner, and to ensure on the subject of professional wrestling, readers get the most up-to-date and informative information.

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