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Friday, September 29, 2017

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EOTR Feud Of The Week: Triple H vs The Undertaker

By @Phranchize19 And @TrueGodImmortal


Two men that lasted thru multiple decades have clashed on many occasions. It is a rivalry born out of the spirit of competition and ended by defining an era. Triple H and Undertaker have over 50 years of experience between then and that’s in the WWE alone. Today, we look at their rivalry over the years and what it meant to the company and the business.


Favorite Match
Taker and Triple H have solid chemistry in the ring. They would be responsible for some classics, two in a row at Mania and one years prior at Mania. Which is their best match? Let's take a look at the selection.



Triple H vs Undertaker 
Hell In a Cell 
Wrestlemania 28
(Phranchize's and True's Pick)

-Hands down our favorite encounter was the End of an Era Hell in a Cell match. It brought such finality to this, not only to this rivalry but it was a symbol of a passing of the torch from that era. Not to mention, these are the two greatest combatants in Hell in a Cell history. They left it all in the ring that night and it showed. This is a true classic and one of the best matches of this current era.


Least Favorite Match
It is very rarely that these two have a bad match or underwhelming match, but it is entirely possible. Which match makes this section of the list? Let's take a look.



Triple H vs Undertaker
WWF Raw 1997

(Phranchize's Pick)

-It didn’t have much to it due to Taker being attacked by Bret Hart and Bulldog prior then attacked by Triple H and Shawn Michaels after that. It didn’t last long but the image of Taker being put in his own bodybag is a lasting one and that is significant, but the match itself just wasn't enjoyable due to not being a real contest.



Triple H vs Undertaker
Insurrextion 2002
(True's Pick)
-I always enjoyed the UK shows and PPVs, but this one didn't resonate with me. I wasn't really into this match and it dragged on a little bit. With Triple H returning from injury a few months prior, I don't think he was comfortable yet in the ring again, and it showed. Plus, during this era, Taker was more of a pure striker and mixing those two together made for a boring and slightly eventful match. Triple H wins, but of all their contests, this is the worst.


Underrated Matches
There are a number of underrated choices here for these two. Whether we're talking the 2001 match between the two on Smackdown or the no contest between the two on Smackdown in 2008, there are some matches that don't get discussed enough  or get the credit they deserve. Let's take a look at those.


Undertaker vs Triple H
King of the Ring 2002
Undisputed Championship Match
(Phranchize's Pick)

-I really feel this match is a forgotten gem. Taker was in his run as the top heel in the company and triple h had not too long been back from his injury and arguably was the top babyface of the company. It only made sense to put them together and they produced one of the better matches I’ve seen from them.



Undertaker vs Triple H
Wrestlemania 17

(True's Pick)

-Of all their matches, this is the underrated gem. Many people look at their WM27 and WM28 matches as the only ones to really watch, but they forget this legendary match that was overshadowed due to the rest of the legendary card. Triple H and Taker went at it for nearly 20 minutes and when it was all said and done, Taker stood victorious yet again at Wrestlemania.



Winner Of The Feud
This one is easy. In the end, Undertaker is the winner. He's won a majority of their matches over the years, and his victories in their last four PPV matches signal that he's the winner of the feud. After Taker beat Triple H at Wrestlemania 17, King Of The Ring 2002, Wrestlemania 27, and Wrestlemania 28, he definitely stands tall as the winner of this excellent feud that's spread through a 15 year period, beginning in 1997 and ending in 2012. The Undertaker was victorious in this feud.


-EOTR

1 comments:

  1. I am on the same boat! My husband is a die heart fan of both the wrestlers so I cant give any biased comment.For me both are master in their field.

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