The match between CM Punk and Undertaker at WrestleMania 29 had a lot of critics. Some said CM Punk didn't deserve a shot at the streak. Others said that Taker was too old to put on another match, especially with a guy like CM Punk.
Well, Punk and Taker just shushed those critics in epic fashion.
Punk and Taker put on one of the best WrestleMania matches the WWE Universe has seen in the last few years. The match was complete with near falls, amazing spots, great storyline elements and one of the closest calls for Taker in recent history.
This match proved one thing that we already knew: that CM Punk can definitely go in the ring. It also proved one thing that a lot of people weren't as sure of: Undertaker can still go.
Taker is one of the best performers to ever set foot in the squared circle. He simply is pro wrestling. His gimmick has stood the test of time and he's stayed on top for decades. Even though he's a little bit older and slower, he proved that he can still put on an amazing match.
Taker's performance at WrestleMania wasn't really missing anything. He hit the Tombstones, he hit a chokeslam and, while he might not have connected on some of his more agile maneuvers, he still looked great. He ran with one of the best current Superstars in the business and looked like he hasn't missed too many beats. He might not be as fast or as strong as he used to be, but he just put on as an amazing match as a 48-year-old man can.
Yes, Undertaker is getting old, and he might not have that many matches left in him, but he certainly has one or two, which is all he needs. Undertaker showed that he is more than capable of making it to the next milestone, whether that is WrestleMania 30 or hitting 25-0, he'll have to decide, but after the performance we saw at WrestleMania 29, it's apparent that The Undertaker is truly a living legend and one of the best professional wrestlers that ever lived.
This match was epic, this feud was outstanding and The Undertaker is, and always will be, The Phenom.