We go to the ring and out first comes the special referee Shawn Michaels to a big pop. Triple H is out next and we get another technical glitch during his entrance. The Undertaker's entrance begins next. We see the Cell light up in the sky and out comes The Undertaker on the stage. Taker stops for a minute before heading on to the ring as Triple H and Shawn Michaels look on. Flames rise as he makes his way down. The entire stage lights up with fire as Taker makes the long walk to the Cell.
Taker enters the ring and takes his hood down to reveal the short hair. He stares Triple H down and the crowd chants his name. They come face to face in the middle of the ring. Taker looks up and the Cell is lowered down as Metallica plays over the speakers.
Shawn rings the bell and they go at it trading right hands. Taker knocks Triple H back first and unloads in the corner. Taker drops HHH with a big right hand. HHH comes right back and takes Taker to the corner. Taker turns it around and beats HHH back down. Taker tosses HHH out of the ring and follows with more offense.
HHH turns it around and throws Taker into the Cell. Taker takes back control and back drops HHH onto the floor. Taker hits a series of headbutts on HHH. Taker continues the assault on HHH outside of the ring and chokes him now. Shawn tries to get involved and Taker brushes him off. This doesn't sit well with Shawn. Taker takes HHH back to the Cell wall and slams him back into the steel steps. Taker whips HHH much harder into the steps this time. Taker brings it back in the ring. HHH barely connects with a right hand but connects with a facebuster. Triple H turns around to a big clothesline and goes down.
Taker works HHH over some more and hits Old School from the ropes. They go back to the floor and Taker takes the steps apart. He grabs the bottom piece and decks HHH in the face with it. Taker grabs the top part of the steps and slides it in the ring with HHH. Taker pulls HHH to the apron and drops the big leg drop. HHH comes back with a DDT out of nowhere. HHH goes for a Pedigree on top of the steps but Taker backdrops him to the mat.
Taker pounds HHH with rights now and slams him into the steps again. Taker charges but HHH grabs him and hits a spinebuster on top of the steel steps for a thick thud. Taker grabs HHH and applies Hell's Gate out of nowhere. Shawn checks on HHH. HHH overpowers and lifts Taker up for a powerbomb. HHH covers for a 2 count. HHH goes under the ring and brings two chairs in. He hits Taker in the gut and over the back with a chair shot. HHH grabs the steel steps and props it up in the corner. HHH slams Taker head first into the steps and he goes down. HHH with another chair shot to the back, and another. HHH unloads with a series of big chair shots until Shawn pulls him back. HHH with another chair shot. HHH continues hitting Taker with the Edge of the chair and another shot to the back. Michaels comes over again. HHH throws the chair away and tells Shawn to do it then. Shawn tells HHH to just cover him. Shawn checks on Taker now. HHH pulls Shawn away and he falls to the mat. HHH with more chairshots to Taker. HHH tells Shawn to end it or he will. Shawn checks on Taker but he won't quit. Taker tells Shawn do not stop the match.
Triple H yells for Taker to stay down but he gets up. HHH drops him with the chair again and covers for a 2 count. HHH with more chair shots. Shawn backs him into the corner. HHH tells Shawn to end it or he will. HHH brings a sledgehammer in the ring now and argues with Shawn. Taker slowly gets up. Shawn wants t ring the bell but Taker tells him no. HHH drops Taker with the sledgehammer but Taker kicks out at 2. HHH hits Taker while he's down now. HHH goes to crack Taker's skull with the sledgehammer but Shawn grabs it and stops him. Shawn tosses the sledgehammer out of the ring. HHH tells Shawn to end it, ring the bell. Shawn checks on Taker again.
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.
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