MELBOURNE, Australia – The Undertaker and Triple H clashed for the last time ever at WWE Super Show-Down. However, the everlasting memory of The Deadman and The Game’s final battle may not be a showing of mutual respect, but of a mauling that ensued following a controversial outcome.
After two spellbinding entrances from both The Phenom and The Cerebral Assassin, the two future WWE Hall of Famers squared off with Kane and Shawn Michaels in their respective corners. A bombshell was dropped before the match began, however, when it was announced that this Last Time Ever contest would also be No Disqualification (Triple H using his, well, authority to make that happen, no doubt).
Triple H showed brashness from the start, attempting to play mind games with The Deadman every chance he got. As the match wore on, Michaels would interject himself into the contest while Kane, in turn, would keep HBK at bay. The intensity picked up as The Deadman and The Game battled ferociously throughout the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Michaels’ and Kane’s involvement also grew, until some Sweet Chin Music from HBK enabled Triple H to elbow-drop Kane through a ringside table.
With Kane down, The Undertaker essentially found himself on the wrong end of a 2-on-1 disadvantage. Though The Phenom managed to connect with the Tombstone Piledriver, Triple H was somehow able to kick out. This created massive frustration for The Deadman, who proceeded to drop the official because of it. He then began a brutal onslaught on Triple H with a steel chair, quickly prompting Michaels to plead that The Phenom cease once he wrapped the chair around Triple H’s head. Michaels’ pleas earned him a swift punch to the jaw, but also allowed Triple H to connect with a Pedigree. Yet, The Deadman refused to stay down.
With both Superstars battered and weary, Triple H placed the chair around Undertaker’s neck and viciously dropped a knee across it. The Game went for a pin right off that savage act, but Kane slid the referee out of the ring before the three count. This led to Michaels handing his best friend a sledgehammer, which Triple H quickly used on Undertaker’s skull. Still, the ever-resilient Deadman fought back; he even locked Triple H in the Hell’s Gate, but with no referee on hand, Triple H managed to survive once more.
Michaels also made use of the sledgehammer to take out Kane. Though The Undertaker dispatched HBK over the top rope, he was unable to rid of The Icon for long. Michaels soon reappeared and hit The Phenom with several pinpointed Superkicks, including one that allowed Triple H to connect with the decisive Pedigree for the win.
After years of unsuccessful attempts, a very emotional Triple H and Shawn Michaels were finally able to put down The Deadman. As The Undertaker slowly rose to his feet, it seemed as though he had accepted the means in which he went down in defeat. Both he and Kane raised Triple H and Michaels’ arms in victory, and 70,309 members of the WWE Universe in attendance raucously applauded as the four stood together in the center of the ring.
But after the fireworks had gone off in the MCG, the real fireworks began. At the drop of a dime, The Brothers of Destruction unloaded on Triple H and Michaels. After dropping The Game with a devastating Tombstone, Undertaker savagely Chokeslammed Michaels through the announcer’s table.
After an already unbelievable night in Melbourne, Australia, it was clear to everyone who witnessed this turn of events that The Brothers of Destruction had truly lived up to their nickname.
WWE Super Show-Down Results:
Smackdown Tag Team Champions The New Day def. The Bar
Charlotte Flair def. Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch via disqualification
John Cena & Bobby Lashley def. Kevin Owens & Elias
The IIconics def. Asuka & Naomi
WWE Champion AJ Styles def. Samoa Joe
Ronda Rousey & The Bella Twins def. The Riott Squad
Buddy Murphy def. Cedric Alexander to win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
The Shield def. Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler
Daniel Bryan def. The Miz to win WWE Championship Match opportunity
Triple H def. The Undertaker