vs. Triple H
Opponents Performance: 5
Technical Skill: 4
Finish (Final minutes): 5
Overall Rating: 19
Triple H was a good choice to challenge for the streak in my mind. Both were commanding ring generals and fantastic athletes. Undertaker's rage was set ablaze by Triple H after crashing through the Cole Mine. Solid brawl in the early going. Once it goes to the outside and the announce tables get involved things start to heat up.
The fall Triple H took from the back-body drop off the table rivaled that of the countered moonsault of the Shawn Michaels' match. The weight difference in the two made the shorter fall seem just as painful.
Then as 'Taker was setting up Triple H for a tombstone on the steel steps Triple H counters. Undertaker's fury drove him to launch off those steps towards triple H; out of nowhere, Triple H turns Undertaker's momentum into a spinebuster through the announce table behind him. That was a great spot and a heck of a bump.
Back in the ring we go! Two count after the chokeslam from the dead man. Nice spot where Undertaker hits snake eyes and gets his usual big boot countered into another spinebuster. Then the chair enters play. Huge shot to the back of Triple H, warping the chair.
Somehow Triple H gets up, and moments later, strikes with a resounding, a thunderous pedigree! Only to have Undertaker kick out, of course. Then Triple H answers with a kick out of his own following the last ride out of the corner. Not even the tombstone would keep him down.
Undertaker's tombstone countering into the DDT into the chair got a great response. The fans, including myself, wanted this match to continue, and it did. Another pedigree, but to no avail. Then another, followed by another two count. Then a THIRD pedigree with the same results! Only near fall after near fall in this match. It actually never ended, both men are still in that arena. Who will win? We may never know...
Ok, that was a lie. But three pedigrees in a row and only near falls? Wow! Then, Triple H grabs that chair and wails on the spine of the dead man. Yelling, "Stay down!" before hitting him another seven times on the back with that bent chair.
When Undertaker finally gets back to his feet, he's greeted by a steel chair to the head, courtesy of "The Game." Stay down and just die Triple H yells. But Undertaker doesn't follow orders well at all. He gets back up. Triple H signals for a tombstone and delivers one to the dead man! The Phenom still kicks out, keeping this epic war alive.
Triple H looks to his friend the sledgehammer but gets caught in Hell's Gate. One minute and 47 seconds later Triple H taps out to finish the match. Great performance.