But what happened after that? Michaels went back to being an unbiased referee and Undertaker didn't worry much about Michaels' presence.
This was a match of big spots, mostly involving weapons, and long periods of rest in between them, much like their bout last year.
Both men are legends, and I respect what they've done for their whole careers. But Sunday night's match to me showed that both men are in, if not past, the twilights of their careers.
The match ended with a show of respect, so hopefully Undertaker rides off into the sunset at 20-0 and Triple H moves into his management role full-time.
I'm sure there are many who disagree with me and feel this match was outstanding, and everyone has the right to have their own opinion, but to me, this match was good but not the epic they tried to promise.
Team Teddy Long (Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali and Booker T) vs. Team John Laurinaitis (David Otunga, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry and Drew McIntyre)
This match started off a cluster, with everyone trying to get time in the ring. But once it got going, the home stretch of the match featured some great spots of action.
Kingston, Ryder and R-Truth hit triple topes, a Cobra from Marella to Miz led to a great nearfall and Ryder and Ziggler had some great interaction.
The ending with Eve costing Ryder the match, and kicking him below the belt afterward, was logical given the storyline and how it's played out.
Monday night's Raw will be interesting to see how Lauriniatis handles the situation now that he's solely in charge of WWE. Hopefully the storyline continues with him punishing members of Team Long, while giving special treatment to the men who represented him in the match.
After floundering for a year, this could be Miz's chance to move up the card again.
CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho
A last-minute stipulation was added to this match that stated Punk would lose the title if he was disqualified, which played into the early goings of the match, as Jericho tried to draw Punk into violence.
This provided some drama to carry the early parts of the contest, while the two brawled. Many expected this match to be a technical wrestling masterpiece, but the end result was somewhat of a mix between that and a brawl, a perfect reflection of the way their feud has transcended from deciding who is "best in the world" into a personal issue.
These two put together a good match and story. The focus on submission moves was great, as making the other man tap out would be the best way to prove who truly is the best.
The ending sequence of the match, which Punk won with the Anaconda Vice, was great to watch. Hopefully these two aren't done with each other quite yet, as their feud still has mileage.
John Cena vs. The Rock
This was the match that would make or break WrestleMania, and in the end, it proved to live up to the hype.
Cena and The Rock put together a solid match, given their style. Was it a work-rate classic? No. Was it entertaining? You'd better believe it.
The Rock showed no signs of ring rust after being out of action for eight years, and Cena made the perfect foil for him. The crowd, which hadn't been as vocal for the rest of the show, helped add another dimension to help elevate this match.
The duo made each big move and every nearfall meaningful, and in the end, it helped create an amazing sequence.
Many people, myself included, picked Cena to win this contest, so when he failed to kick out at the end, I personally was shocked. The thought of The Rock winning was always in the back of my mind, but I didn't imagine it would be a perfectly clean 1-2-3 in the middle of the ring.
Much like other elements of this show, the ending leaves me curious to see where things go from here.
Sheamus d. Daniel Bryan to win the World Heavyweight Championship
Kane d. Randy Orton
Big Show d. Cody Rhodes to win the Intercontinental Championship
Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos d. Beth Phoenix and Eve
Undertaker d. Triple H in Hell in a Cell
Team Laurinaitis d. Team Long
CM Punk d. Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship
The Rock d. John Cena
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