The Match: Again, held back by the limitations of WWE ’12, there was no way to bring in a huge part of this match, HBK. This simulation, however, does follow what many WWE fans are hoping for this Sunday: HBK having no effect on the outcome of the match.
The match itself, was...interesting. It started out very even, both superstars trading punches and low-impact grapple attacks. Taker was able to counter a running knee from Triple H, sending the COO out of the ring. Taker made use of the “devil’s playground” and used the cell as a weapon.
Triple H was able to slide back into the ring and start his comeback until Taker caught him in a chokeslam followed by a Tombstone Piledriver to win the match and continue the streak.
The Outcome: The simulation lasted less than five minutes and was all Undertaker.
My Prediction: Although I agree with the outcome, I’m pretty sure it’ll look a bit different on Sunday. I’m sure we’ll see Triple H get his fair share of pedigrees and sledge-hammer shots on the Undertaker.
Another factor that hardly played into the simulation was the actual Hell in a Cell structure. I expect to see the cell play a large part in the match, possibly involving the superstars breaking through the side or even the top of the hellish structure.
Another part that the simulation was missing was the special guest referee. Whether you want him to or not, HBK will have an impact on this match. He might not have a blatant effect on the outcome...but he might.
I definitely see Undertaker continuing the streak at Mania, with a little friendly help from Mr. WrestleMania.