Welcome, B/R readers, to the championship match of WWE Summer Madness. This "March Madness"-like wrestling bracket started off with 64 WWE superstars. With the help of your voting, we are now down to the final two superstars who will face off for the Championship. Now let's introduce the two superstars who will be wrestling this championship match:
The Undertaker was the No. 1 seed in the North bracket for a reason. This superstar has reigned terror over the WWE for two decades and now he has made it to the championship match thanks to your votes.
The Undertaker's first match was with Tyler Reks. This developmental superstar was the No. 16 seed as he was only on ECW for a short time and is now on the Smackdown roster. The once FCW champion was no match for the Deadman as The Undertaker took all of the votes in this matchup.
In the second round, The Undertaker would go head-to-head with No. 8 seed Ezekial Jackson. This powerhouse was the last ECW champion defeating Christian on the last episode of ECW. He was rising high before being put down with an injury. Jackson still has huge upside for his future with the WWE. However, like Reks, Jackson did not get a single vote as The Phenom continued his clean sweep of this tournament.
The Sweet 16 would look to be a little tougher for The Undertaker as his opponent was The Miz. The Miz holds the MITB briefcase, is great on the mic, and is said to be the future of Raw by Vince himself. With all of this in mind, The Miz did get a few votes but his rising stock could not stop The Undertaker in this matchup.
The Elite Eight posed an interesting matchup in The Undertaker vs. The Big Show. The Big Show has been punishing anyone and everyone on the Smackdown brand recently. Before this match, Show even put out fan favorite Rey Mysterio in the Sweet 16. However, Show's momentum would not carry him in his match with The Undertaker, but it was the Deadman's closest match in the tournament.
Once The Undertaker made it to the Final Four, there was only one obstacle left and his name was Edge.
The Ultimate Opportunist has had some history with The Undertaker, like putting The Deadman out of the WWE for a while only to return at Hell in a Cell. This storied past was not enough for Edge as Taker crushed Edge in the voting for this round. If Edge, one of the WWE's premier main eventers, cannot stop The Undertaker, then who can? The answer may lie in Y2J.
Chris Jericho was the No. 2 seed in the West bracket. Jericho had some tough challenges along the way and had one of the hottest WWE superstars in his bracket as the No. 1 seed, Randy Orton. However, this would not stop Chris Jericho from getting your votes into the championship match.
Chris Jericho's first match was against NXT season two rookie, Eli Cottonwood. Cottonwood is mammoth in stature but not even the help of John Morrison can get this guy from looking worse than Khali in the ring. This rookie's tournament would be over as Jericho took all of the votes in this matchup.
Facing goliaths would not stop for Jericho as his second round match would be against Mark Henry. Henry is a dominant force in the ring with his size and athleticism. The World's Strongest Man would not be able to get past Jericho, however, as Y2J swept this match yet again.
Jericho's real competition would start in the Sweet 16 as he faced off against the current WWE champion, Sheamus. Sheamus has been an unstoppable force in this first year in the WWE already having two title reigns. However, this dominant rookie could not stand up to the veteran Chris Jericho in this matchup. Once, again Jericho would dominate with Sheamus getting a total of two votes.
The Elite Eight would be by far Jericho's toughest match yet as he went up against No. 1 seed Randy Orton. Orton has been the hottest superstar on Raw recently. He has been getting better pops than Cena, and his Viper like attitude makes him dangerous to any opponent at any time. Some have even been drawing up comparisons to Stone Cold Steve Austin.
However, Jericho is the best in the world at what he does. And this would show as Jericho beat out the viper by one vote to advance to the Final Four.
The Final Four presented a matchup between CM Punk and Chris Jericho. These guys are some of the best heels that the WWE has to offer today. Punk has a dominant stable that he leads and cuts very interesting promos. Jericho has a way of getting fans to despise his character while loving his ability. Both of these men are great competitors, but Jericho would take this match easily by almost 20 votes. This leads to our championship match:
The Undertaker vs. Chris Jericho
Both of these men are veterans in the WWE and have been dominating this tournament. But only one can win. Who will it be? You decide and the result will be posted tomorrow. Have fun and let the voting begin!