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Undertaker, Kane vs. Wyatt Family: Winner, Reaction from WWE Survivor Series

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 23, 2015

Bray Wyatt is upended by his opponent The Undertaker in at Wrestlemania XXXI, on Sunday, March 29, 2015 in Santa Clara, CA. 2015 marks the first year Wrestlemania will be held in the San Francisco Bay Area, being made available to viewers in 177 countries via the WWE Network. (Don Feria/AP Images for WWE)
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After weeks of torment at the hands of The Wyatt Family, the Brothers of Destruction gained retribution Sunday night at Survivor Series by defeating The Wyatt Family in a tag team match.

WWE captured a photo of Undertaker pinning Luke Harper:

WWE @WWE

TOMBSTONE CITY! #Undertaker and @KaneWWE defeat @LukeHarperWWE and @WWEBrayWyatt at #SurvivorSeries! #Undertaker25 https://t.co/EJMbqtMG0T

After the match, 'Taker received a standing ovation, as WWE Universe noted: 

WWE Universe @WWEUniverse

A STANDING OVATION for The #Undertaker at @PhilipsArena! #SurvivorSeries #Undertaker25 https://t.co/WprNcoQxbe

The Undertaker and Kane have been two of the most dominant forces in sports entertainment for many years, but Bray Wyatt set out to eliminate them from WWE once and for all with the help of his demonic followers.

Wyatt lost to The Deadman at WrestleMania 31 in his first attempt to make him rest in peace, but the Eater of Worlds never forgot his ultimate goal. That became clear at the conclusion of Hell in a Cell, when Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Harper and Erick Rowan attacked The Phenom following a grueling match against Brock Lesnar.

The Wyatt Family carried 'Taker away, but its diabolical plan didn't end there, as it did the same thing to the Devil's Favorite Demon the next night on Raw.

After taking out both Brothers of Destruction, Wyatt claimed that he had taken ownership of their souls, which resulted in him summoning lightning and fire. The Undertaker and Kane weren't gone for long, however, as they returned on Raw in England and took out the Wyatts.

That resulted in the New Face of Fear challenging the Brothers of Destruction to a match at Survivor Series against any two members of The Wyatt Family.

The Undertaker accepted the stipulation and insisted that Wyatt was in over his head, according to WWE Universe on Twitter:

WWE Universe @WWEUniverse

"Bray Wyatt, your evil is no match for ours!" - #Undertaker #RAW #SurvivorSeries https://t.co/6JBzySRH3B

Despite his failure to beat The Deadman previously, though, Wyatt exuded confidence and attempted to play mind games with two of the most cerebral competitors in WWE history:

WWE Universe @WWEUniverse

"I AM THE FACE OF FEAR ... I am its Master and Decider!" - @WWEBrayWyatt #RAW https://t.co/Uqp6tJ5w7F

While Wyatt announced that 'Taker and Kane would face two members of The Wyatt Family during the buildup toward Survivor Series, he did not reveal his representatives until just before Sunday night's match.

Such tactics could very well rattle most competitors, but since The Undertaker and Kane are such accomplished veterans, that wasn't the case at Survivor Series.

The three-time tag team champions didn't appear to lose a beat despite only teaming together periodically in recent years, and the Wyatts experienced that firsthand as they were once again unable to destroy the pair of legends.

Sunday marked a celebration of 25 years since The Undertaker's debut at Survivor Series 1990, and he simply would not be denied on his night.

The focus now shifts toward what comes next for The Undertaker, Kane and The Wyatt Family as the road to WrestleMania draws closer.

Every indication is that 'Taker will compete at WrestleMania 32 on April 3, but it is anyone's guess who his opponent will be. The same can be said for Wyatt, as he has feuded with many of the heavy hitters on the roster already.

Regardless of the result at Survivor Series, it seems likely that both units will figure heavily into WWE's plans with the Showcase of Immortals very much in sight.

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