'WWE WrestleMania XXVIII' Results: New Champions Crowned, End Of An Era, Rock Vs. Cena
Shawn looks like he's going to call it when Taker locks in Hell's Gate on Shawn. HHH breaks it up with the sledgehammer on Taker. Taker blocks another sledgehammer shot and locks on Hell's Gate on HHH this time. Shawn is still out of it and doesn't see the submission but HHH hasn't tapped. HHH tries to power out but can't. He grabs the sledgehammer but looks to pass out in the hold. Taker tightens the hold and HHH starts to go out. Shawn is still down and doesn't see anything. Taker breaks the hold but HHH is out. Referee Charles Robinson runs down to boos but can't get in the locked Cell right away. He gets in and enters the ring as Taker chokeslams HHH. Taker covers for a 2 count.
Taker chokeslams Charles Robinson now and the crowd chants this is awesome. Shawn gets up and drops Taker with Sweet Chin Music. HHH hits a Pedigree but somehow Taker kicks out. The crowd goes nuts and Shawn is shocked.
Triple H throws Shawn out of the ring. He turns around with sledgehammer in hand and Taker gets up. Taker drops HHH with a series of right hands. Taker beats HHH into the corner and clotheslines him in the opposite corner. Taker hits Snake Eyes and he's on a roll. Taker with a big boot now. Taker next hits the big leg drop. Taker scoops HHH and hits the Tombstone piledriver. Taker crosses the arms and Shawn counts but HHH kicks out at 2.
HBK is shocked again and sits back in the corner. HHH with headbutts on the mat now. They get to their knees and trade right hands. The crowd is way into the match now. They fight to their feet and are still trading shots. HHH blocks a shot and unloads on Taker. Taker goes for Tombstone but it's countered. HHH nails a Pedigree but Taker kicks out at 2. Shawn looks on as both men try to recover. Taker sits up but has trouble getting to his feet. HHH grabs the sledgehammer as he tries to get up. Taker grabs the chair. Taker gets up first and stands on the sledgehammer. Taker nails HHH in the head with the chair edge and cracks him in the back. Taker continues and hits another body shot and shot to the back. Taker continues with chair shots and trades a stare with Shawn.
HHH gets up but Taker knocks him back down with chair shots. Shawn throws the chair away as Taker covers for a 2 count. HHH is in bad shape as he tries to get up with the sledgehammer. Taker tells him to stay down. Taker blocks a shot and shakes his head no. HHH shoves Taker as Taker takes the sledgehammer from him. HHH throws a crotch chop and Taker lays him out again. HHH pulls himself up on Taker's tights. Taker cuts his own throat and nails the Tombstone. Taker crosses the arms and covers for the win.
Winner: The Undertaker
- After the match, Triple H is laid out as The Undertaker recovers. Taker has bad welts on his back. Shawn Michaels extends his hand and helps Taker up. Shawn embraces Taker before checking on Triple H. Pyro goes off as Taker's music hits and Shawn kneels over HHH. The music stops. Taker and Shawn help Triple H up and carry him out of the ring as the crowd applauds and we go to replays.
After replays, all three Superstars stop on the stage and hug as the crowd pops. A 20-0 flashes as they head backstage. Great match and good moment to end it.
- We get a video package with footage from the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. Howard Finkel is in the ring and he introduces the 2012 Class. Mil Mascaras, Keilani & Justin Anoia, Ron Simmons, JJ Dillon, Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson and Mike Tyson are all introduced. Tyson throws crotch chops. Edge's music hits next and he's introduced to a big pop from the crowd.