Any WWE historian that is gearing up for WrestleMania has to have mixed feelings about the Hell in a Cell match between Undertaker and Triple H.
On the one hand, history is on the line as the Undertaker looks to improve his unblemished WrestleMania mark to 20-0. Nobody else comes close, much to the chagrin of Triple H. This feud has been off-and-on for the last 15 years, culminating in what WWE is calling “the end of an era."
Problem is, these guys shouldn’t even be allowed to enter the ring.
The Undertaker is 47 and has been rasslin’ professionally since freakin’ 1984. That is insanity. People that watched his early matches have grandkids now. He’s going to need a real undertaker sooner rather than later.
‘Taker has suffered a laundry list of injuries throughout his career and is now a fragile dude. Remember WrestleMania 27 when he was too injured to make the match the least bit exciting? Deadman couldn’t even walk and it made for a rather lackluster bout after endless amounts of hype and build up.
It’s like Groundhog’s Day all over again this year and it’s not like Triple H can magically make his body stop the aging process.
He is 42, and has been a professional since 1992. He may not have the back problems of the Undertaker, but Triple H is no stranger to the stretcher. His role in the front office allows him to stay in the sport without destroying his once indestructible body any further.
So fans are left to watch a match between two guys with a combined age of 89 slowly grab hold of each other and pull off lackluster body slams in a cage.
I love the historical aspect of pitting the two legends against each other one last time, but it’s hard to imagine this match being anything more than two old guys praying they are able to walk once it's finished.
Besides, we all know the Undertaker isn’t going to lose in what could very well be his last ever WWE appearance.
It’s a bout with a predictable outcome that lacks the athleticism of every other on the slate. Even the Divas will put on a more exciting show.