One of the biggest matches going into WrestleMania 28 is Triple H vs. the Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match. It would take several attempts by the Undertaker to even get Triple H to agree to this match.
But has the Undertaker bitten off more than he can chew? Triple H left him pretty beat up at last year's WrestleMania, and it would take the Phenom more than a year to recover.
Triple H on the other hand has been much more active since there last confrontation at WrestleMania 27. We know that Triple H is in good shape, but how much has the Undertaker actually recovered?
The Undertaker was able to get the victory over Triple H last year, but this time it will be much, much different.
Here are five reasons why Triple H will crush the Undertaker at WrestleMania 28.
Do you know how many times Triple H has lost a Hell in a Cell match?
Triple H has faced the likes of Mick Foley, Kevin Nash, Shawn Michaels and even Chris Jericho in Hell in a Cell matches. He would defeat all of them, and would finally be handed his first and only loss by Batista in 2005, five years after the Game's first Hell in a Cell match.
Undertaker on the other hand has lost a total of four Hell in a Cell matches. Even though Hell in a Cell in the Undertaker's match (he would first debut in it going against Shawn Michaels in 1997) Triple H is clearly the King of Hell in a Cell.
When these two superstars clash at WrestleMania 28, Triple H is going to show the Undertaker why he thrives in the cell.
Every year around WrestleMania time the Undertaker plays the same mind games to try and intimidate his opponent. He comes out in complete darkness, rolling his eyes backward, and in general just tries to scare his opponent before their WrestleMania match.
It's a huge mental advantage going into WrestleMania. However this year it didn't work.
Triple H was not at all intimidated by the Undertaker's dark entrances or his promos. For a couple of weeks he was ignoring the Undertaker, and denying him the match he so desperately wanted.
The Undertaker would then try to get under the Game's skin by comparing him to Shawn Michaels, and telling him that he was afraid he couldn't do what Michaels couldn't do.
Instead of intimidating Triple H, the Undertaker enraged him.
With the mental advantage now lost, and a Triple H determined to prove he can do what Michaels couldn't, can the Undertaker survive this Hell in a Cell match?
The Hell in a Cell structure is a weapon in itself, but when you throw in other objects like chairs and sledgehammers, the match goes from dangerous to deadly. Being able to use these weapons effectively, and being able to take the pain that these weapons cause can be a huge factor in a Hell in a Cell match.
Triple H is no stranger to dealing out, or receiving pain.
In his first Hell in a Cell match for example, Triple H would have a 2-by-4 wrapped in barbed wire grind on his head by Cactus Jack (Mick Foley). He would however also use that weapon against Cactus, hitting the hardcore legend repeatedly with the weapon.
But that 2-by-4 is the least of the Undertaker's worries. As we all know by now the sledgehammer is Triple H's weapon of choice.
The Game was about to use the sledgehammer on the Undertaker at last year’s WrestleMania (before being pulled into the Hells Gate Submission), and more recently fought Kevin Nash in a sledgehammer ladder match at the TLC Pay-Per-View last year.
Weapons, more specifically the sledgehammer, will more than likely be used in this WrestleMania 28 match. Triple H has a high tolerance for pain, but what about the Undertaker?
Will the Deadman be able to survive a beating once Triple H gets his hands on his signature sledgehammer?
At last year’s WrestleMania the Undertaker was able to lock in the Hells Gate submission and force Triple H to tap out. He was able to push the streak to 19-0. The Undertaker however had taken a massive beating. He was left helpless in the middle of the ring when the match was over.
Triple H on the other hand, was able to walk away.
He went so far as to hit the Undertaker in the head with a steel chair, something that took a lot of us by surprise. Triple H was about to use a sledgehammer to put the Deadman down but was pulled into the Hells Gate submission.
The Undertaker still remembers the beating he took at last year's WrestleMania. He remembers the embarrassment of being left motionless in the middle of the ring. Now these two enter a Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania 28, which is a much more dangerous environment than last year's match.
If Triple H was willing to go as far as he did last year, imagine how far he will go this year in the cell.
It would take a full year for the Undertaker to recover after last year’s WrestleMania match against Triple H. He is of course getting older, and it is clearly becoming an issue.
With that in mind, how much longer can the Undertaker really last?
Hell in a Cell is an extremely demanding match. Triple H himself is getting older, he is 42 compared to the Undertaker's 47, but we know that Triple H can still wrestle. Last year Triple H wrestled some demanding matches against CM Punk (no DQ match) and Kevin Nash (Sledgehammer match) and would win both of them.
But what about the Undertaker?
As mentioned before the Undertaker was gone for a whole year after WrestleMania 27. Hell in a Cell will be a much more dangerous, and exhausting match than the previous one these two superstars had. We really don't know what type of shape the Undertaker is in, and how much longer he can last.
Triple H still has a lot of fight in him; the Undertaker however might be running on empty.