WrestleMania 28 means everything to the Undertaker.
Looking back on his WrestleMania wins, last year's was the worst. Never before had the Deadman been so decimated by an opponent. He won the match against Triple H but was left broken and battered in the middle of the ring.
The Undertaker wants his redemption, and at WrestleMania 28, he will get it.
For over a year now, the Phenom has been preparing for this match, never forgetting the beating he suffered at the hands of Triple H. And while Triple H may have thought it would be a wise move to face off against Taker in a Hell in a Cell match, he is far from the truth.
Here are five reasons why WrestleMania 28 will be game over for Triple H.
Hell in a Cell is the Undertaker's match. It's where the Deadman excels. Don't believe me? Ask Shawn Michaels.
The Show Stopper was stopped dead in his tracks in the very first Hell in a Cell match in 1997.
After feuding with Shawn Michaels, the beginning of which cost Undertaker the championship, the Undertaker needed a way to get his hands on Michaels without Triple H or Chyna getting involved.
Thus Hell in a Cell was created.
This match was specifically created for the Undertaker, and it gave Michaels nowhere to run. It would take the involvement of Kane to help Michaels get the win over the Undertaker in this match.
The Phenom, however, would put Michaels through hell. He would use the cell as a weapon. Taker would make Michaels bleed and also knock him off the side of the cell leaving Michaels "broken in half" as Jim Ross would say. At the end of the match, Michaels would be lying in a pool of his own blood, and he would need Triple H and Chyna to help him backstage.
The minute Triple H walks into that cage at WrestleMania 28, he will be at a huge disadvantage.
By the time Triple H had been in his first Hell in a Cell match in 2000, the Undertaker had already been in four.
Overall the Undertaker has been involved in 11 Hell in a Cell matches, while Triple H has been involved in eight. Having only three matches between them might not seem like a big deal, but when it comes to Hell in a Cell, three matches can make a huge difference.
Both superstars have faced similar opponents such as Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Batisita and were both involved in a six man Hell in a Cell match in 2000.
The Undertaker, however, has also faced Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Randy Orton and Edge—all who were at the top of their game when they clashed with the Undertaker. Lesnar was the only one able to beat the Phenom out of these four superstars, but the experience the Undertaker gained will be what helps him beat Triple H at WrestleMania 28.
What could Triple H throw at the Undertaker that he hasn't already faced?
Many people will undoubtedly talk about Triple H’s first Hell in a Cell match in which Mick Foley ended up crashing through the ring. But by the time Triple H had faced Foley, the Undertaker had already destroyed Foley by not only throwing him off the top of the cell, but then by sending him crashing through the roof of it in their famous 1998 Hell in a Cell clash.
Triple H is clearly experienced when it comes to the Hell in a Cell match. But by the time Triple H entered the cell, the Undertaker had already mastered it.
This mastery will add to the Phenom crushing the Game.
When the Undertaker told Triple H that Shawn Michaels was better, he was telling him the truth.
There is a reason why Shawn Michaels is known as Mr. WrestleMania.
In the end, however, if Triple H is on the verge of victory, can Shawn Michaels put his ego in check and let Triple H win? Can he let Triple H do what he couldn’t do and possibly tarnish his Mr. WrestleMania name? Shawn Michaels has done almost everything, but what he couldn’t do was beat the Undertaker at both WrestleMania 25 and 26.
It ended up costing him his career.
What makes Triple H think he has what it takes to do what the Show Stopper couldn’t?
Michaels was the first superstar able to survive the Undertaker's assault in a Hell in a Cell match, and is one of the only superstars that has taken the Undertaker to the limit several times.
Shawn Michaels is WrestleMania. Can he, however, side check his ego and watch as one of his “best friends” tries to do what he couldn’t?
In the end, Shawn Michaels and his ego could be what decides the fate of this match.
The Undertaker has an arsenal of finishers that he can throw at Triple H. The classic Chokeslam, the Tombstone Piledriver, the Last Ride and his submission move, Hell's Gate, are all at the Deadman’s disposal.
The Hell's Gate, specifically, is an extremely dangerous move. Triple H knows that first hand. After dominating the Undertaker at WrestleMania 27, Triple H was seconds away from ending the match with his trademark sledgehammer when he was pulled into the Hell's Gate. Unable to escape the submission, Triple H was forced to tap out.
This is what makes the Undertaker so versatile. Even when the Deadman seems defeated, he can attack with the Hell's Gate and immediately take control of the match. The Undertaker, having several different finishers, clearly has an advantage over Triple H.
Will Triple H kick out of a Tombstone Piledriver? Of course he will. He might even kick out of two.
But if he gets caught in the Hell's Gate, the Game won’t be able to escape.
The Undertaker's streak is something that holds a lot of symbolism. The wrestlers he has beaten to get to 19-0 include Jimmy Snuka, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and of course, Triple H himself.
The streak must be perfected to an even 20-0.
At this point the only thing that the Undertaker has left is his WrestleMania record. He has been champion multiple times, wrestled and beaten the best in the business and after last year's WrestleMania, he was gone for over a year. He is coming back to make sure that his record goes to 20-0.
And don’t we as fans want this? If the Undertaker beats Triple H, that means more fantastic WrestleMania moments with the Undertaker and whoever will be next to try and end the streak.
In the end, Triple H won’t be able to stop the Undertaker from achieving his goal.
After all, there is a reason they call him the Phenom.