Triple H and the Undertaker will end an era at WrestleMania as they push the current one to its breaking point.
Last year, when the two Attitude Era titans slugged it out in one of the best matches of the year, they harkened back to a time long gone. They slugged it out like two street fighters and went to some of the staples that helped bring the WWE to the top of pop culture. There was a spot through a table, there were multiple shots directly to the heads of the combatants and it was a brutal, violent slug fest.
Now, as the two meet for the third time on wrestling's biggest stage, they do so in the Hell in a Cell and will give older fans a taste of a product that long ago died under pressure from Vince McMahon's desire to become more mainstream and accepted in family households.
If these two are really going to go "all the way" as Triple H says, then this cannot be a sterilized match. Both The Game and the Undertaker have to pull out every trick in the book to sell the violent, career-ending threat of this contest. During the buildup to this bout, the two have turned up the intensity, getting increasingly personal, teasing what a brawl this will be.
In this day and age, the WWE goes to great lengths to avoid its blood-stained past, but this is one time where it has to embrace it. If this is truly the end of the Attitude Era as we know it, this contest has to be an homage to that era and the titans that helped make the company what it is today.
Should Triple H and the Undertaker Push the PG Limits?
That isn't to say the ring should be covered in buckets of blood and there should be vicious chair shots to the skull from bell to bell, but allowing these two veterans to go out and tell the story with shocking moments that will jar the audience will not only sell the match to the at-home viewer, it will send the crowd into a frenzy.
This is a Hell in the Cell match and it deserves the type of spots fitting of this type of contest. Sterilizing it to protect younger viewers would be a giant mistake, which would be magnified seeing as this is one of the last times we'll see these men in the ring.
The creative team has to do what's right and take the elements of last year's match that worked and turn them up a notch. If they do, this will be the match everyone is talking about the next morning.