The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar were in a war at WWE Hell In a Cell. They both stepped foot inside the monster of a cell and they put on a classic that will be remembered forever. Anyone watching saw what could only be called a five-star, match-of-the-year candidate. It had everything one can ask, but at the end of it all, it was one of the most brutal matches we’ve potentially ever seen.
Brock Lesnar won the match and Undertaker ended the show by getting to his feet to fans chanting “Thank you, Taker.” Bray Wyatt and the entire Wyatt Family came out to then go after Undertaker, potentially setting up a match with he and Wyatt at WWE Survivor Series next month, which Undertaker appeared to be advertised for exclusively during the show this Sunday. WWE set it up as “25 years of Undertaker” at the event.
Brock won with a low blow into an F5, which was smart at the end of the day, as it was a call-back to their match at WWE SummerSlam when Undertaker used a low blow into a Hell’s Gate submission leading to his win over Lesnar.
Lesnar has won the rubber match, and this does look to be the final run for Underaker’s legendary career.
Before this match even got started, people were talking about the health of both Lesnar and Undertaker. According to Daily Wrestling News, many were claiming backstage that WWE asked too much of Sting at Night of Champions, which many believe resulted in the Stinger’s unfortunate injury. There is a thought that WWE did the same with both Lesnar and Undertaker with the Hell in a Cell match.
While this does appear to be The Undertaker’s final run with the WWE, it does hurt what his life could be in the future. Going in, many were worried about their long-term physical health and their overall well-being. Many fear that Undertaker could have gotten hurt in this match even more so. Both Lesnar and Taker were blooded and beaten senseless during the show. While it appears that neither man is seriously injured coming out of the event, it did appear that they easily could have hidden whatever issue they had coming out of the show.
Obviously seeing as WWE needs Undertaker for Survivor Series, it would have taken a serious injury to have kept him away from the event. Whether that is pride in Undertaker, or WWE simply forcing it, nothing barring serious injury would have kept Taker away from Survivor Series.
Brock Lesnar appears to be taking some time off the rest of the year. He should be back near the Royal Rumble PPV. He could also be back simply for the set up for WrestleMania 32. The match Lesnar is set to have there is one against The Rock. Meanwhile The Undertaker does not have a set in opponent for WrestleMania as of yet. However, a few men on the short list happen to be Sting, John Cena, Bray Wyatt, and even Kane.
Clearly WWE could go another way, but WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon wants to sell out AT&T Stadium for WrestleMania. They happen to be a stadium that seats over 100,000 people. That means WWE has to do something big and having Undertaker on the card in a big match, especially for his potential last match. Someone like John Cena easily could help him achieve this. However, people like Dean Ambrose and others might also be a good ending match for his career. All of this depends on if The Undertaker is even healthy enough to reach the event at this point.
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