WWE WrestleMania 27: 10 Things You Need to Know About Undertaker vs. Triple H
This year at WrestleMania 27, The Undertaker comes back from the depths of hell to once again defend his streak. 18-0, something that no other superstar in the WWE has ever come close to and more than likely never will.
However, if there ever was a man that could put an end to the streak, it's this man, Triple H. The Game, The King Of Kings, The Cerebral Assassin, he has many names but will one of them be the streak breaker?
These two future hall of famers have led two very different paths, but their two paths will cross this Sunday at WrestleMania, this is not the first time these two have gone head to head though it may be the last.
If HHH wins he does what no other man has done, beaten The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Ending the streak will no doubt signify the end of The Undertakers career.
However, if HHH doesn't win where does that leave him, he claims that he is either going to end the streak or he is going to die trying. Could this mean that this is the last time we will see one of, if not both of these men in a WWE ring?
That we don't know, but in this slideshow I will discuss 10 things that you need to know about The Undertaker vs. HHH match at this year's WrestleMania...Enjoy!
1. The Undertaker Defeated HHH at WrestleMania 17
Despite the WWE failing to mention this, The Undertaker has already beaten HHH at WrestleMania 17, so The Game is the only other person, besides Shawn Michaels and Kane, to get a rematch against The Undertaker at WrestleMania.
2. HHH's WrestleMania Record
A loss from the Undertaker at WrestleMania 17 aside, besides Edge, HHH has a better WrestleMania record than any other of The Undertaker's opponents at 7-7.
Plus the past two WrestleManias he has walked out victorious, and if you look at all of HHH's WrestleMania opponents a lot of the losses were to help put guys over.
At WrestleMania XX, he put Chris Benoit over by dropping the World TItle to him in a triple threat match with Shawn Michaels. He did the same thing for Batista at the next WrestleMania, and for John Cena the WrestleMania after that.
HHH doesn't need to put The Undertaker over so if anyone can break the streak HHH is the man or should I say The Game!
3. The Shawn Michaels Factor
We saw Shawn Michaels enter into the situation this past Monday on Raw and he didn't really take a side. He asked HHH what made him think he could accomplish what he himself could not?
But he also tried superkicking The Undertaker which 'Taker saw counter and was ready to chokeslam Michaels out of his boots when HHH pulled 'Taker off, getting right back in his face.
The Game then asked Michaels to tell The Undertaker why he is going to beat him, which I then thought Michaels was going to say something like, "I'm going to be the special guest referee!" or something like that. But instead Michaels didn't say a word.
Michaels then got out of the ring and proceeded to head to the back, then when HHH told Michaels to look at him he just kept saying "you can't beat him."
Is this just a clever ruse to fool The Undertaker or is it for real? I can see Shawn Michaels interfering in this match either to help HHH win, or to make sure he loses.
We'll see, though.
4. Undertaker Says He Would Want HHH to End Streak
The Undertaker said himself that if he needed to be put down, that he would want HHH to be the one to do it, because that is how much he respects him. Though, he then said it's not that time yet.
What if it is, though? What if The Undertaker feels he has done all he can do, or that he can't go like he used to. The injuries are starting to rack up and he can't do it too much longer.
Also, when 'Taker said that about HHH it wasn't just storyline, I guarantee that he really meant it. So if there is one person out there that that Undertaker would want to end the streak HHH is that guy.
5. The Streak Doesn't Matter to the Undertaker as Much as It Does Us
We all think the streak is this gigantic unbelievable feat that is pretty much the biggest thing going in wrestling today. Though, it may be that The Undertaker isn't dead set on always winning WrestleMania.
Some of you may know that back at WrestleMania 21 when 'Taker faced Randy Orton he actually wanted Orton to break the streak, but Orton respectfully declined saying that he did not want to end the streak.
And that was back before Orton really came to shine like he is now. That was back when he first started that whole Legend Killer gimmick.
So if he was going to let someone like Randy Orton win at WrestleMania there is an even greater chance that he would let someone like HHH end the streak.
6. HHH Doesn't Need the Win
I'm a huge HHH fan. He has been my favorite wrestler for more than 10 years now so I am rooting for him to beat the streak at WrestleMania.
Though, no matter how much I want him to win the fact of the matter is he doesn't really need this win. He is a 13-time world champion and creator and co-creator of two of the biggest stables in wrestling history, being Evolution and Degeneration X.
HHH is a guaranteed future hall of famer and has nothing left to prove, though ending The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak would more than likely put him over the top as the greatest superstar ever, he doesn't need the victory.
7. Undertaker Could Lose but Still Win
There is one way that The Undertaker could lose but still come out as a winner, someone had mentioned this in the last article I had written, and that would be a good old fashioned screw job.
Say it's getting toward the end of the match and both The Undertaker and HHH are beat, HHH has kicked out of a tombstone and Undertaker out of a Pedigree. HHH gets the upper-hand on The Undertaker and hits him with his patented knee drop.
HHH then grabs his trusty sledgehammer and is cocked back ready to knock The Undertaker's lights out, when all of a sudden here comes Shawn Michaels, he runs in and grabs the sledgehammer from HHH and is acting like he is going to hit him with it.
The Undertaker meanwhile is stirring and right as he gets up Michaels does an about face and smacks 'Taker right upside the head with the sledgehammer. He then helps HHH pick him up and HHH hits the pedigree one last time and pins the Undertaker for the one, two, three.
Or we could possibly see Wade Barrett and The Corre interfere, much like during The Undertaker's last burred alive match with Kane.
If either of those two things would happen though the streak would be over people would always say, "Oh well if it wasn't for so and so The Undertaker would have won."
8. The No Holds Barred Stipulation Favors HHH
HHH and no holds barred matches go together like milk and cookies, they don't call him The Cerebral Assassin for nothing.
The Undertaker can go with the best of 'em, but he just doesn't have that ruthlessness to do whatever it takes attitude. I mean HHH is known for wielding a sledgehammer for pete sakes.
This definitely makes the match a lot more interesting and we are guaranteed to see some chair swinging and more than likely someone is going through an announce table.
HHH's record in no holds barred matches is definitely better than The Undertaker's. plus I'd wager HHH has been in more no holds barred matches than The Undertaker.
However, this just isn't any PPV or house show, this is WrestleMania. The Undertaker is WrestleMania so this gives The Undertaker a lot more of an advantage, but the edge still goes to HHH.
9. Undertaker's Perseverance
It seems no matter how beaten or how much damage The Undertaker takes at WrestleMania he always ends up pulling out a victory.
He's had every move in the book put on him multiple times, he's had his urn stolen, he's been hit with the urn and he's even been knocked out with chloroform, but he just keeps on coming.
The Undertaker is the only superstar to ever walk along the top rope you don't even see the luchadores do that let alone an almost 7' 300-pound man is just astonishing.
It seems like nothing has ever been able to stop The Undertaker so that is a definite advantage for The Undertaker in this upcoming WrestleMania match.
10. Both Superstars Shine at WrestleMania
Regardless of who wins this is going to be a classic match that I feel will live up to, if not surpass, the previous match these two had at WrestleMania 17.
Some of HHH's greatest matches have been at WrestleMania, such as Wrestlemania 2000 when The Game defeated The Rock, Mick Foley, and The Big Show in a fatal four way to win the WWE championship.
Also at WrestleMania 18, when HHH defeated Chris Jericho to become the second ever Undisputed champion.
Even at WrestleMania 22 and 23, which HHH lost both times first against Batista, and the latter against John Cena. If you go back and watch those two matches you will see that The Game just really steps it up for WrestleMania.
With The Undertaker you can look back at either of his matches with Shawn Michaels, when he faced Orton at WrestleMania 21, or even at WrestleMania 23 when he faced Batista.
Something about these two at WrestleMania just brings out the best in each of them, and while either may not be able to go like they used to, I still expect a classic match one that will go down in WrestleMania history.