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Monday, September 28, 2015

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Can We Not Volume Nine: Taker vs. Lesnar

By @SpeedontheBeat

I'm sure you already know where I'm going with this, so I don't even need to pose the question.

Even if Vince McMahon himself is putting this feud to bed early, it's one that probably shouldn't have happened the way it did in the first place. Now, I'm not going to bore you with fantasy booking. I will, however, bore the hell out of you with the details behind this weak-ass feud.

First, you have Brock Lesnar ending The Streak, then disappearing from in-ring activity for four months and eleven days (I know, specifically, because SummerSlam 2014 happened on my birthday)--which cooled any fire, any heat, any buzz WWE and Lesnar had from that event. Then, from there, we have The Undertaker randomly coming back--pretty heelishly, I might add--and pursuing Lesnar because reasons. I guess it's because The Streak ended at Brock's hands, but no one knows really because not too much friggin' thought was put into this feud. Between that, Brock won the WWEWHC, beat John Cena, and lost to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 31. Then, at SummerSlam 2015, we got the flip-off heard around the world...

...along with yet another heelish move from The Undertaker, when he got a low blow on Lesnar to set up the win.

This crap should've ended a while ago. But, here we are, close to October, and we've got to suffer through another Lesnar/Undertaker match at Hell in a Cell. People who clamor for this feud are probably suffering from rose-colored shades brought on by nostalgia. Yeah, we'll probably get some blood. But, is a little crimson worth sitting through a match we've seen many times before? The Undertaker is not the same man he was years ago, and it shows.

Now, any 50-something who'll sacrifice his body for our entertainment should be applauded (hi, Sting). But, the match itself will probably be crap. It'll probably end with Lesnar, the tweener face (kind of) in all of this BS, walking out with the win, only to set up...who friggin' knows, who friggin' cares. I'm taking the stance of WWE Creative for here on out. Why? Because, just as Michael Cole blocked me for no reason, this feud is illogical at this point because too much time passed between inception and climax.


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