WWE WrestleMania 27: Deadman 19-0, but Did the Undertaker Really Win?

John BetschelCorrespondent IIApril 4, 2011

In the hours after WrestleMania 27 the IWC is buzzing, and for good reason. This topped last year's WrestleMania simply because of one match, and that was The Undertaker vs HHH.

I had been looking forward to this match the entire ppv, and in my humble opinion it topped any other Undertaker WrestleMania match, including the Undertaker-HHH match 10 years earlier at WrestleMania 17.

From the very beginning until the very end I was entertained. And being a HHH mark I was hoping the streak was finally going to end, and there were times that I really thought it was.

These two put on a grand performance. They started duking it out in the ring, then took it outside the ring. HHH would be back-body dropped off of the announcer's table while Undertaker would later be delivered a spinebuster from the ring steps through a table, after a counter from HHH.

The Undertaker was able to deliver a Last Ride and a Tombstone, one right after the other, but HHH somehow kicked out and from then on it was pretty much all downhill for The Undertaker. The Game hit The Undertaker with a total of three Pedigrees, a Tombstone and probably about 20 chair shots, including one to the head.

But somehow The Undertaker just would not stay down no matter how much HHH kept telling him to. It looked like it was the end of an era, however, as we were pretty much seeing a repeat of last year's WrestleMania match between Taker and Shawn Michaelsโ€”except the roles were reversed with The Undertaker barley able to stand with HHH telling him to "just die already."

The Undertaker then grabbed The Game by the throat, but HHH just shook his head and swatted The Undertaker's hand away as if he were a fly. With The Undertaker not wanting to stay down, HHH finally went and got the equalizer I had been waiting the whole match to see, his trusty sledgehammer.

As HHH brought the sledgehammer into the ring, The Undertaker was trying to crawl his way out of the ring as if to save his own life and the streak, even grabbing on to the ring apron as HHH dragged him back in the ring as it looked as if The Game was going to make the final kill.

However, out of nowhere The Undertaker latched onto HHH and put him in the Hell's Gate submission. As HHH struggled to try and get out of it he dropped the sledgehammer; he tried and tried to get out of the hold somehow but The Undertaker had it sunk in.

HHH then looked as if he was going to be able to lift The Undertaker up and possibly powerbomb him in order to break the hold; no such luck, though.

Finally though, The Game was able to re-grab the sledgehammer, and just as it looked like he was going to smack Taker with it in order to break the hold, his hand went limp, the sledgehammer dropped, and HHH tapped out, making the Undertaker still undefeated at WrestleMania.

This would not be the end, though, as HHH was able to get up and walk out on his own two feet, while The Undertaker couldn't even stand up on his own two feet and had to be carried out on a stretcher.

Why would the WWE give The Undertaker the victory if only to make him look like he lost? So the record book may read "Undertaker defeats HHH via submission," but in my eyes HHH won that match.

All in all though, it was a WrestleMania match that will go down in history as one of the greatest.


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