Hell in a Cell 2015 – The Final Battle

Last night, Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker stepped into the ring, and waged war for what has been sold as the very last time. This was the best match of their recently renewed rivalry. Their first Hell in a Cell was better, mind you, but this was very good. In the PG era we’re in, it’s always a treat to see a fight this big and bloody come along.

That’s right – both men got some color. That’s the inside wrestling way of saying that Brock and Taker were both busted open. You know, because blood is the color red. How would you have ever cracked that code, if I wasn’t around? You’d still be wondering.

Black and white photos on WWE.com This is going to be a fight (Courtesy of WWE.com)
Black and white photos on WWE.com? Clearly, this was one hell of a fight (Courtesy of WWE.com)

Okay, let’s get serious. Despite the fact that this match is something we’ve been seeing for over a decade, the two warriors still managed to bring something new to the table. That’s always appreciated.

Allow me to explain: towards the end of the bout, after Brock and Taker had hit each other with everything they had, The Beast Incarnate decided to rip up the ring mat, and expose the wood beneath. That may have happened on the Indy scene, but I’ve never seen that in a WWE match. It got me out of my seat, I’ll be honest. I had no idea what was going on. Of course, moments later, I was wincing. They both took some painful looking bumps on the exposed area.

Undertaker, Brock Lesnar
The Dead Man rises (Courtesy of WWE.com)

The biggest moment of this match came at the end, when Brock turned the tables on Taker, and used a low-blow to gain the upper hand. It was a great way to bring the whole Taker v. Lesnar arc full circle. Lesnar ended the match not long after, and picked up the three count.

Your winner: Brock Lesnar!

Oh, you thought that was it, did you? Nah.

After Brock bounced, Taker was selling the battle, and taking his sweet ass time to pose for the fans. I was wondering why he was stretching it out so much. Then The Wyatt Family’s music hit, and out they came to pounce on The Dead Man. I guess Bray still has beef for getting chumped out at WrestleMania 31. They picked apart Taker, and then carried him out of the ring, and into the backstage area.

Undertaker, Bray Wyatt
This definitely sped up the process of Taker leaving the arena (Courtesy of WWE.com)

I’m very curious where things are going to go from here. I saw somebody suggest Team Taker vs. The Wyatt Family as a Survivor Series match. In case you’re unaware, that is the next WWE PPV. I don’t know about anybody reading this, but I would be unbelievably hyped for that to be one of the matches on the card.

One can only hope.


Joseph Finnegan