The return to greatness. WWE has posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full match between The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt from WrestleMania 31. This encounter was one year after Brock Lesnar conquered the streak at WrestleMania 30.
You can see the video in its entirety below:
When the final notes of The Deadman’s theme faded, the crowd came alive. First, a chant of “Undertaker!” and then an eruption when Undertaker leveled Wyatt with a boot to the face. The Phenom immediately set about dishing out his signature strikes, bruising his opponent with deliberate punches to the face and body. He went for Old School minutes into the match, pulling it off with the same crispness he displayed decades ago. When he dropped Wyatt with Snake Eyes, it was like going to see your favorite band play all their best songs.
It was clear Undertaker was sending a message — not just to Wyatt, but to every competitor who thought they might be able to take The Deadman out after seeing his Streak end.
Bray was relentless, though. He beat The Undertaker to the mat with brute force, then began to rain heavy elbows onto the back of The Deadman’s head. He even wedged The Undertaker’s neck against the steel ring post and threw his entire body weight directly at the icon’s skull. A concussion had cost The Phenom his match — and his Streak — against Lesnar at last year’s WrestleMania, and, for a time, it looked as though history may have been repeating itself.
And then, all of a sudden, Undertaker locked Wyatt in Hell’s Gate like an alligator snapping its jaws on an antelope’s neck. Bray freed himself, but both men struggled to get to their feet. It was The Phenom who went down first, though, sent right back to the canvas with a punishing slam from The New Face of Fear.
There was a palpable sense of worry in the stadium. No one wanted to see a vulnerable Undertaker. They wanted to see the same man who felled Shawn Michaels, Triple H and every other Superstar who dared step up to him on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Only thing was, no one was sure if that man still existed.
Then again, The Undertaker isn’t just a man. He’s a Phenom.
That was apparent when Wyatt milked the setup for Sister Abigail and ended up with The Deadman’s hand wrapped around his throat. Undertaker decimated Bray with a chokeslam, then dragged his thumb across his neck and hoisted Wyatt up for the Tombstone. The piledriver was debilitating and, on any other night, it would’ve been enough, but not here. Calling on some dark part of his soul, Wyatt found the strength to power out of the pinfall. This dance with the devil would continue.
Undertaker got up and called for the Tombstone again. This time, Bray would find his way out and hit Sister Abigail in an instant. The Phenom managed to kick out of that pinfall, but both competitors showed their fatigue, lying on the canvas while the referee counted.
Wyatt stirred first, popping up in his horrifying spider walk, and stalking toward his fallen opponent with eerie glee. Then The Deadman rose. The two monsters considered each other for a moment. Right then, Wyatt lost his nerve. It’s one thing to call on the devil. It’s another when he shows up at your doorstep.
A fistfight followed, and Wyatt won it. Then he took a moment to mock The Undertaker, dragging his thumb across his neck just as The Deadman did minutes prior. Wyatt went for Sister Abigail again, but Undertaker was ready. He reversed it, powered Bray up and dropped him with a Tombstone. The Deadman folded Bray’s arms across his chest and, for the 22nd time, defeated an opponent at WrestleMania.
This was not only a great moment for The Deadman, but also for The Eater of Worlds. This match continued to build Wyatt as an up and coming talent, which is something that he has carried forward to the modern era.
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