Dale Jr. vs. Zangief vs. Link vs. Aquaman vs. El Cable vs. Frieza vs. Deadpool vs. Captain America
(TMN Blue Money in the Bank Match)
To put it simply, all hell breaks loose. Captain America sends Dale flying over the top rope. Aquaman clubs Zangief off the apron. Frieza attacks El Cable outside and Link misses an Elbow Drop on Deadpool. Frieza climbs up to the top rope and hits an elbow drop on El Cable who was downed on the ladder. Zangief, Dale, Aquaman, and Captain America brawl on the entrance ramp. El Cable climbs up the ladder but Captain America knocks him down. Zangief bashes Deadpool with the ladder. Dale and Zangief team up to take down Link. Dale then turns on Zangief, hitting him with a Spinebuster. El Cable throws the ladder over the top rope and then celebrates on the middle rope. Zangief is there to pull him down. Frieza grabs the ladder and sets it up. Link takes out Cable and Frieza with a top rope DDT. Captain America celebrates but Link hits a Stunner on Cable. Link grabs the ladder and sets it up. He climbs up and grabs the briefcase. Frieza and Cable team up to take down Link. Cable grabs the briefcase but gets Powerbombed down by Link. He then takes out Zangief. Link climbs up and grabs the briefcase. Deadpool finally runs interference. Zangief also climbs up but Link drops him down. Dale Jr. drags Link down. Deadpool lands a Stunner on El Cable. Deadpool was the only one standing in the ring but does not go for the briefcase. Deadpool finally takes Cable out. Deadpool now climbs up and grabs the briefcase. Aquaman runs interference. Zangief climbs up and tosses Deadpool down. Frieza and Aquaman push Link and Zangief off the ladder. Aquaman grabs the ladder, but Link takes advantage and climbs it. Zangief seizes an opportunity. Deadpool climbs up but gets punched down. Zangief unlocks the briefcase!
This was a solid start to the Pay-Per-View. There were numerous death-defying spots throughout the match. Like Trevor mentioned, Zangief is a dangerous Money in the Bank holder. It’ll be interesting to see when he will cash it in.
Bane vs. Dante
Dante kicks things off with a little Scoop Slam. He rolls out of the ring and grabs a Sledgehammer. Bane rips it out of his hands. The action returns to the ring, and Bane hits a Gorilla Press Gutbuster. He goes for a pin but it’s only a one-count. The fighting returns to the outside for a quick moment before coming back into the ring. Bane grabs a baseball bat and misses Dante, but Dante cannot use that missed swing to gain opportunity. Bane locks in an Armbar. Dante manages to fight out of it. Bane goes for another pin. Just like before, it’s only a one-count. Dante Spears Bane off the apron. That’s about all the offense Dante can manage before Bane takes over. Dante grabs the bat but is unable to use it. Bane takes the fighting back into the ring. He goes for yet another pin that ends in a one-count. Dante climbs up to the top ropes but misses the Spinning Heel Kick. Bane uses this as a momentum swing. He lands a Stun Gun and goes for another pin. This time, it’s a near-fall. Bane sets Dante up in the Tree of Woe, but Dante counters out of it. Bane responds with a German Suplex. Someone tries to interrupt the match. Dante uses this to hit a Rolling Blaze. He goes for the cover but is unsuccessful. It was only a two-count. Bane hits a devastating Uppercut and immediately follows it with a pin. It was a near-fall. Bane then locks in Sharpshooter. Dante kicks out of it.
Dante sets Bane up on the top turnbuckle. He then busts Bane open and hits an Avalanche off the top rope. Dante then tries to cover Bane but it’s only a one-count. Dante connects on a Falcon Arrow and covers Bane. It’s just a two-count. He goes for a Cutter but is denied. He goes for a second Cutter and again is denied. Dante reverses Bane by hitting a DDT. He then repeatedly knees Bane in the side of the head. He goes for a cover but it is only a two-count. Dante rolls out of the ring. He grabs the baseball bat and then pummels a downed Bane. The referee checks on Dante but clears him. Bane then covers Dante. It was an unsuccessful attempt. Bane deadlifts Dante and lands a trio of Gutwrench Suplexes. Bane locks in another Sharpshooter. Dante outlasts it. Dante unleashes a trio of elbows to Bane’s forehead. Dante connects on an Inside-Out Suplex. He stares down Bane. Bane takes advantage of Dante’s intimidation. Bane then Uppercuts Dante repeatedly and finishes the combo off with a Dropkick. He then unleashes another devastating Uppercut on Dante. The referee again checks in on Dante. Dante hits the Kinshasa and pins Bane!
This was definitely match-of-the-year material! You could see the hatred each wrestler felt for his opponent. The stare-downs, the beat downs, and the abuse each wrestler endured only added to the spectacle and story of this rivalry. Dante walked away with a huge W and Bane crawls to the back with a bad taste in his mouth.
Space Pharaohs vs. The Resistance
(Star Lord has the Hardcore Title – Hardcore Title Match when he is in the ring)
Star Lord and Shadow Wolf start things off. Star Lord hits a nasty DDT. He then lands a Stalling Brainbuster. Shadow Wolf responds with a Backstabber. Star Lord tags in Thor. They both whip Shadow Wolf into the turnbuckle. Shadow Wolf tags in Osiris. Thor drags him to his corner and tags in Star Lord. He goes for a cover. It’s only a one-count. Star Lord tags in Thor. Osiris tags in Shadow Wolf. Thor hits a huge Powerbomb on Shadow Wolf. Thor goes for a cover but it only results in a two-count. Osiris breaks up another pin attempt. Shadow Wolf covers Thor. That, too, was only a two-count. Thor responds with a huge Fallaway Slam. Shadow Wolf takes down Thor and goes for another cover. Again, Thor kicked out at two. Shadow Wolf lands a huge Dropkick to the side of Thor’s head. Thor hot tags in Star Lord. Star Lord locks in the Walls of Knowhere. This makes Shadow Wolf tap!
This was pretty standard tag team action. There were some good spots and the Marvel superheroes had great chemistry. This is their first victory in the gauntlet.
The Resistance (Star Lord has the Hardcore Title – Hardcore Title Match when he is in the ring) vs. Shazultra
Star Lord starts off against Captain Ultra. Star Lord connects on a Scoop Slam. Ultra reverses a DDT attempt. Ultra tags in Shazam. Shazam lands a huge boot to Star Lord. Thor gets hot tagged in. Thor immediately begins an onslaught on Shazam. Shazam tags in Ultra. The fighting moves to the outside. Thor tosses Ultra into the ring post. Thor then grabs a sledgehammer and introduces it to Ultra’s stomach. Ultra grabs it and tosses it aside. He then whips Thor into the ring post. Ultra tags in Shazam. Shazam counters with a Side Russian Legsweep. Thor retaliates with a big DDT. Shazam hits a Sit-Down Powerbomb. Thor kicks out at two. Both sidelined partners run interference. Thor connects on a Claymore Kick. He goes for the cover but Ultra slides in the ring and breaks it up at the last moment. Thor climbs up to the top rope and hits a Flying Knee Drop. Thor then lands the Asgardian Death Drop. He goes for the cover. Shazam kicks out. Thor hits another boot. Ultra again breaks it up. Star Lord makes him pay, though. Shazam retaliates with a Spear. He then connects on a Jackhammer. He goes for the pin but Star Lord is there to break it up. Shazam then hits another Sit-Down Powerbomb. He goes for the cover and pins the Asgardian.
This was a much better tag match. The interference and pin break-ups only add to the drama and storytelling of the match. Shazultra looked pretty good but they may be winded after that long match.
Shazultra vs. Homicide Squad
Captain Ultra leads things off against Deadshot. Deadshot beats Ultra with a baseball bat outside the ring. Deadshot whips Ultra back in the ring. He climbs up to the second rope but misses a Splash. Ultra tags in Shazam. Shazam beats Deadshot down and then hits a Back-Body Drop. Deadshot responds with a Fireman’s Carry. Deadshot hits a Spinning Powerbomb and holds it for a cover. Shazam kicks out at two. Shazam tags in Ultra. Ultra climbs to the top rope and connects on a Hurricanranna. Deadshot hits a Killshot. He then tags in Deathstroke. Ultra hits a huge DDT. Ultra hits an Ultraranna. He follows it up with an Ultradriver. He goes for the pin but Deathstroke kicks out at two. Ultra tags in Shazam. Deathstroke uses the tag to gain some momentum. Deathstroke hot tags in Deadshot. Deadshot hits a Hurricanranna on Shazam. He then lands another Spinning Powerbomb. Deadshot then lands another Kill Shot. Ultra breaks up the following pin attempt at one. Shazam locks in a Rings of Saturn. Deadshot outlasts it. Shazam hot tags in Ultra. Deadshot hot tags in Deathstroke. Ultra connects on a Shining Wizard. Ultra hits a Powerbomb onto Deathstroke. Deathstroke lands a DDT through the second rope that busts Ultra open. Deathstroke then lands a Kill Shot. Shazam sprints over to break up the following pin attempt. Ultra hot tags in Shazam. Deathstroke counters Shazam with a Powerslam. Shazam goes for a cover on Deathstroke but Deadshot is there to break it up. Shazam rejects Deadshot’s attempted Kill Shot. Shazam connects on a Powerbomb. He goes for the cover and pins Deathstroke! Deadshot was fractions of a second too late to break up the cover.
This gauntlet keeps improving. This was an even better match than the one before. Shazam and Ultra have unbelievable chemistry through two their first two matches together. Homicide Squad did a great job putting them over.
Shazultra vs. 2Fast4Speed 5/5
Ultra leads off for the third match in a row. He goes against Flash. Flash whips Ultra over the top rope and pummels him on the outside. Flash connects on a Standing Moonsault. Ultra manages to claim momentum and bring the action back into the ring. Shazam gets tagged in. Flash hits a Yoshitonic. He then hits a Springboard Elbow Drop. Flash covers Shazam. Shazam barely kicks out at two-and-a-half. Shazam hits Flash with a couple of Haymakers. Shazam grabs a chair and busts Flash open. Flash tags in Dale Jr. Shazam hot tags in Ultra. Ultra connects on a Standing Corkscrew Moonsault. He then sets Dale Jr. on the top rope and lands a Superplex. Dale responds with a huge Chop. Dale Jr. counters Ultra with a Necbreaker and follows it up with a Spinebuster. He goes for a cover. Ultra kicks out at two. Dale then climbs to the top rope and hits a Senton. This almost puts Ultra away. He kicked out in the nick of time. Ultra hot tags in Shazam. Shazam immediately hits a huge Boot. Dale Jr. tags in the Flash. Flash misses a Springboard Plancha. Shazam locks in a Rings of Saturn. Flash kicks out of it. Flash then Haymakers Shazam. He grabs a sledgehammer. Shazam tags in Flash who immediately gets attacked with the sledgehammer. Ultra holds a Crucifix for a pin but is unsuccessful. Flash lands the Flashpoint. This still isn’t enough to put away a member of Shazultra.
Dale Jr. takes out Ultra. Flash grabs the sledgehammer but misses Ultra. Flash tags in Dale Jr. Dale Clotheslines Ultra into the turnbuckle. He then hits a Spinebuster. Ultra hits an Ultradriver. Shazam prevents Flash from interfering on the cover but Dale Jr. kicks out with fractions of a second left. Dale hits another Daytona 630. Ultra kicks out of the following cover. Dale tags in Flash. Flash hits a Sunset Flip and holds it for a cover. Ultra still manages to kick out of it. Flash then hits a Springboard Elbow. Flash hits another Flashpoint. Flash covers Ultra but Shazam is there to save the match. Flash Sunset Flip Powerbombs Ultra off the apron. Dale then whips Ultra into the ring post. Flash is still the active member, though. Ultra then sends both Dale and Flash flying. Flash hits another Sunset Flip. Ultra gains momentum and connects on a Red Arrow. He goes for the cover but Dale Jr. is there to break it up. Ultra drops Flash onto the sledgehammer. Ultra goes for a 450 Splash off the middle rope but Flash rolls out of the way. Ultra lands right on the sledgehammer! Flash lands another Flashpoint on Ultra.
He goes for the cover but Shazam breaks it up at two! Flash tags in Dale Jr. They hit a Flipping Powerbomb. Ultra hits another Crucifix and holds it for a cover. That is unsuccessful. Ultra connects on an Inverted 450 Splash. Dale tags in Flash. They both Chop Ultra. Flash hits a Springboard Dropkick. Flash hits a Standing Spanishfly. He then lands a Springboard Flying Elbow. Ultra counters with a Powerbomb. Flash lands yet another Flashpoint. Dale prevents Shazam from breaking up the cover. 2Fast4Speed moves on.
2Fast4Speed looked incredible in this match. Their teamwork and chemistry were way too much for Shazultra, specifically Captain Ultra, to manage. Ultra was the unfortunate punching bag of this match. He had moments where he could have tagged in Shazam but didn’t. I don’t know if he was trying to let Shazam rest since he was the dominating force in their first two wins of the gauntlet. I would like to see more of Shazultra, though. I think they have a bright future in the M4gNation.
2Fast4Speed vs. Tiger Wolves
Dale Jr. and Jon Snow kick things off respectively. Dale lands a huge Neckbreaker. Jon tags in the White Ranger. Dale then tags in Flash. Flash lands a huge clubbing blow to White Ranger. White Ranger responds with a Powerbomb. White Ranger tags in Jon Snow. Flash hot tags in Dale. Jon connects on a Piledriver and then lands a Chokeslam. This almost puts Dale away, but he kicks out at two. Dale gains momentum until Jon manages to tag in the White Ranger. He lands a Stun Gun on the NASCAR driver. Dale lands an Uranagi on White Ranger. He goes for the cover but the White Ranger kicks out emphatically at two. Dale then tags in Flash. White Ranger lands the Go To Angel Grove. He goes for the cover. It’s just a two-count. White Ranger tags in Jon. Jon lands another Piledriver, this time delivering it to the Flash. Flash lands a Springboard Elbow Drop. Jon hits a Reverse Stun Gun. White Ranger prevents Dale from running interference while Jon pins the Flash.
You could tell 2Fast4Speed was winded after their last match. They were running on fumes. They put up a great fight against one of the best tag teams on Blue.
Tiger Wolves vs. Blind Justice (C)
The White Ranger and Punisher kick things off. Both wrestlers immediately go outside the ring. White Ranger grabs a chair and Suplexes Punisher onto it. White Ranger then Powerbombs Punisher. Punisher tags in Daredevil. White Ranger climbs up to the second rope and connects on a giant Dropkick. Daredevil then Clotheslines him into the corner. Daredevil tags in Punisher and they both beat down the White Ranger. White Ranger hot tags in Jon Snow. Punisher climbs down from the top rope. Punisher tags in Daredevil, who hits a huge Clothesline. Daredevil misses a Double Axehandle off the middle rope. Daredevil connects on a Flap Jack. Daredevil goes for a cover but White Ranger is there to break it up. Daredevil slams him head-first into the top turnbuckle as payback. Daredevil then turns his attention back to Jon Snow. He sets Jon on the top rope and Powerbombs him down. Jon Snow lands a Piledriver. Jon tags in the White Ranger. White Ranger hits a DDT off the middle rope. White Ranger climbs to his feet after getting hit with a Flap Jack courtesy of Daredevil. Daredevil goes for a pin after hitting a Full-Nelson Slam. Jon Snow breaks it up with fractions of a second left. White Ranger responds with a Snap Suplex. White Ranger hits the Go To Angel Grove and immediately goes for the cover. Daredevil kicks out at two-and-a-half. White Ranger tags in Jon Snow. Jon Snow lands another Inverted Stun Gun. He goes for the cover but the Punisher is there to immediately break it up. Jon Snow locks in a submission. This makes one half of the current tag team champions tap out.
I think this match could have been better based on the history these two teams have. It was a good match with some really good spots early on. I think the story-telling and selling could have been a little better because of their intense rivalry.
Tiger Wolves vs. XXXotica Xpress
Jon Snow and Booster Gold kick things off. Booster Gold hits a nice Slam onto Jon. Booster climbs up and drops his elbows across Jon’s forehead. Booster then locks in a submission but Jon outlasts it. Jon responds with a Suplex. Jon slams Booster Gold’s head into the turnbuckle and then tags in White Ranger. Booster immediately responds by punching White Ranger and tagging in Broly. The Legendary Super Saiyan rolls out of the ring and grabs a baseball bat. The fighting moves to the outside. Broly Powerbombs White Ranger into the turnbuckle and then tosses him into the steel stairs. The fighting returns to the ring. White Ranger hot tags in Jon. Broly, meanwhile, stays outside. Jon attacks Broly outside the ring. Broly tosses Jon into the steel stairs repeatedly. Jon then tosses Broly into the steps a couple of times. Broly takes the action back into the ring. Broly locks in a Bearhug but Jon fights out of it. Broly lands a Running Powerslam and immediately goes for a pin. White Ranger breaks it up but Booster Gold makes him pay for it. Broly then busts open Jon Snow by clubbing him multiple times. Jon locks in a submission. Broly fights out of it. Broly tags in Booster Gold who boots Jon. Booster lands a Neckbreaker. Jon responds with a Fireman’s Carry. Broly Sucker Punches Jon Snow but Booster is unable to use that as a momentum swing. However, Booster Clotheslines Jon over the top rope and then tags in Broly. Broly brings the action back into the ring. Broly locks in another Bearhug. Again, Jon fights out of it. Broly covers Jon Snow and that wins it for him. Booster Gold manages to take out White Ranger for insurance.
XXXotica Xpress steamrolled over the Tiger Wolves. It couldn’t have been more one-sided. This goes to show just how strong of a pair Broly and Booster Gold make.
XXXotica Xpress vs. Circus Bros.
Booster and Robin start the match. Booster hits a Side Russian Legsweep. He follows it up with a DDT. Booster then climbs to the middle rope and misses a Double Axehandle. Robin tags in Pennywise. The demon clown alien thing then repeatedly Headbutts a downed Booster Gold. He climbs up to the middle rope and drives his knee through Booster Gold. He continues the onslaught with a Reverse Chokeslam and then drops his knees on Booster. Booster manages to tag in Broly, who immediately gets planted by Pennywise. Pennywise tags in Robin who punches the Saiyan and then hits him with an Elbow Drop. Robin climbs up but misses a Dropkick. Broly hits a Suplex. Broly then tags in Booster Gold. Booster Gold hits a devastating DDT onto Robin. Booster tags in Broly. Robin hot tags in Pennywise. Pennywise hits Broly with a few knee strikes and then sets him up in the Tree of Woe. Pennywise then connects on a Lung Blower. Pennywise climbs to the middle rope and hits a Double Axehandle. Pennywise hits the Little Georgie. He goes for the cover. Broly kicks out at two. Pennywise hits a Springboard Plancha. The Legendary Super Saiyan tags in Booster Gold, who kicks Pennywise in the ribs.
Booster Gold hits the Skull-Crushing Finale and tries to pin Pennywise. The clown kicks out with emotion at two. Booster Gold Suplexes Pennywise and bridges it for a cover. Pennywise kicks out at one. Booster keeps momentum and goes for another pin after hitting a Dropkick. It was just a near-fall. Booster Gold rolls up a taunting Pennywise. Robin breaks it up. Booster Gold makes him pay for it, though. Pennywise then whips a taunting Booster Gold. Pennywise busts Booster open with a huge Kick to the skull. Pennywise Clotheslines Booster over the top rope. He then connects on a Reverse Springboard Plancha thing. Booster Gold whips Pennywise across the outside, but Robin makes him pay for it by whipping him into the ring post. The fighting returns to the ring. Pennywise tags in Robin and they hit a double Shoulder Block against Booster Gold. Booster Gold hits a Side Russian Leg Sweep. Booster Gold hits another Skull-Crushing Finale. He goes for the cover but cannot put away Robin. Broly prevents Pennywise from running interference. Booster Gold lands yet another Skull-Crushing Finale. Again, he goes for the cover and again Robin kicks out i4n the nick of time. Booster Gold tags in Broly. Broly locks in a Bearhug. This makes Robin tap.
Circus Bros. put up a helluva fight against XXXotica Xpress. Pennywise and Robin both put up a great offense against Broly and Booster Gold. There were spots where I thought Circus Bros. could earn the W. XXXotica Xpress again showed they were too much of a challenge to overcome.
XXXotica Xpress vs. Galactic Federation (Frieza, Super Buu, Taskmaster, Lobo) 5/5
Booster Gold and Broly go against Lobo and Super Buu. Lobo kicks things off against Booster Gold. Lobo hits a few huge punches and clubbing blows. Booster Gold retaliates with some offense of his own. Lobo connects with a Slam of his own. Booster rolls out of the ring but is met by Taskmaster. He only whips the D.C. Superhero into the ring. Booster hot tags in Broly. Lobo meets him with a Body Drop. Lobo tags in Buu. Broly rolls out to catch his breath. Buu whips Broly up the ramp. Booster is in hot pursuit. Frieza and Taskmaster then walk over. Booster Gold again attacks Buu. Taskmaster and Frieza still stand by the ramp. Broly whips Buu back into the ring. Buu hits a surprise Piledriver on the Legendary Super Saiyan. Broly responds by tossing Buu. Buu rolls out of the ring. Buu Clotheslines Broly. He then repeatedly knees Broly in the side of the head and then lands a DDT. Broly hot tags in Booster Gold. Booster misses a Big Boot. Buu forces Booster out of the ring. Buu whips Booster back into the ring. Booster connects on a Standing Dropkick. Buu locks in a submission. Booster fights out of it. Buu then hits a Powerbomb and holds it for a cover. Broly breaks it up at one. Lobo makes Broly pay for the interference.
Buu climbs up to the middle rope. Booster gains some of the momentum by hitting a Dragon Screw and a Side Russian Leg Sweep. This forces Buu to roll out to take a breather. Booster then hits a Stun Gun on Lobo which causes him to fall off the apron. Booster hits a Neckbreaker on Lobo. Booster then attacks Taskmaster. Buu cannot gain momentum as Booster 3 v. 1’s the Galactic Federation. Buu finally lands in some offense by whipping Booster into the steel stairs. Broly then attacks Buu. Taskmaster Sucker Punches Broly, but Broly makes him pay for it. Booster Gold hits a Skull-Crushing Finale. He goes for the cover. It’s only a near-fall. Booster climbs to the second rope and drops his knees on Buu. Booster is forced out after getting slammed down to the mat. Buu hits a Stun Gun on Booster. Buu sets Booster on the top rope and hits a Muscle Buster. He goes for the cover. Broly is there to break it up at two. Lobo tosses Broly over the top rope. Booster hits a Stunner on Buu. He falls off the apron. Broly attacks Lobo but Buu manages to attacks Booster.
Buu tosses Booster back into the ring and goes for the cover. Booster kicks out at two. Buu tags in Lobo. Lobo continues his onslaught and goes for a cover. Booster again kicks out at two. Lobo lands a Deep Six on Booster. Lobo hits another slam on Booster but cannot put him away. Booster rolls out of the ring. Lobo then lands a Neckbreaker on Broly. Broly launches Lobo out of the ring but he lands on Booster! The fighting returns to the ring. Lobo hits another Deep Six on Booster. Lobo then lands the End of Days on Booster. He goes for the cover and finally puts away Booster.
This was a fantastic match! Every wrestler in the ring gave it their all. Also, there were so many good spots throughout the match. The brawl on the ramp and the fighting near the announcer’s table were spot-on. This is a textbook tag team match between a duo and a stable. Congratulations to XXXotica Xpress for a great run in the gauntlet and congratulations to the Galactic Federation for winning the TMN Blue Tag Team Championship!
Superman vs. Undertaker (C)
(TMN Blue Title Match [Hell in a Cell])
Undertaker takes down Superman via a Side Russian Legsweep. Superman retaliates with a Powerbomb. He climbs to the top rope and lands an Elbow Drop. He goes for the cover. Taker kicks out at one. Taker manages some offense but it has been all Superman thus far. He climbs to the middle rope and Spears Taker. Superman lands a Suplex and hits a DDT. Taker repeatedly slams Superman’s face into the turnbuckle. Taker goes for a cover. Superman kicks out emphatically at one. Superman climbs back up the top rope but misses an Elbow. Taker drops Superman on the ropes for a Stun Gun. Taker then lands a Back Suplex. Superman Powerbombs Taker off the apron. He goes for a cover but it’s only a near-fall. Superman spikes Taker with another DDT. Taker responds with a Lariat. Taker keeps up the offense with a series of huge moves that culminates in a Chokeslam and a Tombstone Piledriver. He goes for the cover but Superman kicks out with passion at one. Superman hits a Clothesline of his own. He then hits a Super Shuffle. Taker rolls out and grabs a Sledgehammer.
Taker introduces it to Superman’s face. He goes for another cover. This time it results in a near-fall. Superman hits a Superslam and goes for the cover. This was a near-fall! Superman lands a couple of Deadlift Suplexes. Superman then grabs the sledgehammer. Taker rips it out of his grip. Taker then busts the Kryptonian open. Superman; however, goes for a cover. Again, it’s only a near-fall. Superman climbs up and connects on a Baby Splash. Taker then Chokeslams Superman again. He goes for the pin and almost gets the W. Superman kicked out just in time. Taker then lands another Tombstone Piledriver. Superman kicks out again at two. Superman fights back. Taker hits a Back Superplex. He goes for the cover. Again, Superman kicks out at two. Taker grabs the Sledgehammer but Superman immediately fights it out of his grip. Taker hits a Running DDT. Taker covers Superman. Superman again kicks out at two. Taker goes for and connects on his third Chokeslam. Superman lands a Neckbreaker. Superman locks in an STF. Taker powers out of it. Superman sets Taker on the top rope. Superman hits a Super Superslam off the top rope! He goes for the cover. That still isn’t enough to put the Deadman away! Taker kicks out at two.
Taker then covers Superman. Superman again kicks out at two. Superman takes down Taker and goes for a cover. Undertaker kicks out easily. Superman retaliates with a Luthesz Press. Taker goes for yet another Chokeslam. He covers Superman. Superman still kicks out at two. Superman retaliates with a DDT. He then Deadlift Suplexes his opponent. Taker lands another Tombstone Piledriver. Superman again kicks out at two! Superman lands a Hurricanranna. Superman locks in another STF. Taker outlasts it. Superman then goes for a cover. Taker kicks out at two. Superman connects on a Tornado DDT. Superman then lands a Neckbreaker. Taker lands a DDT. Taker then hits a huge Powerbomb. Superman counters with a Jawbreaker and follows it up with a Luthesz Press. Superman hits another Superslam. He goes for the cover. This still isn’t enough to put Taker away. Taker lands another Tombstone. He goes for the cover. Superman again kicks out of the following cover at two. Taker tosses Superman into the turnbuckle. He covers Superman but it isn’t enough to put him away. Superman locks in another STF. This finally makes Taker tap out.
This was a good match but it seemed to drag on a bit. Taker’s age kind of showed towards the final five or ten minutes and Superman kept no-selling Taker’s moves. Other than those small complaints, this match checked all the boxes for a classic.