Don’t cross the Deadman! The Undertaker finally got revenge on Brock Lesnar at WWE’s ‘SummerSlam.’ He faced ‘The Beast’ in an Aug. 23 rematch of their ‘WrestleMania 30’ fight, and after a vicious battle and controversial ending, The Undertaker came out on top!
“Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar, 38, took on The Undertaker, 50, at WWE’s SummerSlam and the wrestling world was treated to an amazing clash between two titans of the ring. Brock and Taker went blow-for-blow in a grudge match that nearly tore down the Barclays Center! At the end of the war, The Undertaker stood tall with his hand raised in victory — but did he really win?
This match wasn’t for any titles or championships — it was personal. Brock broke The Undertaker’s previously-undefeated WrestleMania streak on Apr. 6, 2014, only to have the Undead One cost him the Heavyweight Championship at Battleground on Jul. 19. Brock didn’t take kindly to that, and these two met in the middle of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York for SummerSlam.
Brock wasted no time, jumping the Undertaker before the bell even rang! From there, it was war! In the match, Brock nailed his finishing move, The F5, multiple times, but it could not beat The Undertaker. Taker tried a Tombstone Piledriver but Brock kicked out!
It all came to a controversial end when Brock had Taker in the Kimura lock. The ringside attendant surprised everyone by ringing the bell, signaling the match was over. The ref said that the match WASN’T over, giving the Undertaker a chance to land a low-blow on Brock behind the official’s back. He then snapped on the Hell’s Gate submission move. Brock fought as hard as he could to get out of the hold, but it was no use! He flipped Taker the middle finger as he passed out! Taker was awarded the match, but a replay showed that when Taker was in the Kimura Lock, he actually tapped out and the ref didn’t see! Uh-oh. Though Taker won the battle, he may have lost the war. The Undertaker collapsed while walking to the backstage area after the match!
The event also marked Jon Stewart‘s first gig since leaving The Daily Show after 16 years. The comedian emceed the event to a sold out crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Jon is actually a big fan of the WWE and had a hilarious on-air feud going on with pro wrestler Seth Rollins since the beginning of the year. Jon g0t involved in Seth’s match when he faced John Cena in a “Winner Takes All” match for both the United States and World Heavyweight Championships. The night also saw the star of Arrow, Stephen Amell, end his feud with WWE’s Stardust. Stephen tagged with Neville, and together, they faced Stardust and King Barrett.
Brock The Beast
At the young age of 25, Brock became the youngest Heavyweight champ in the history of the WWE, defeating legendary Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at SummerSlam in 2002. 13 years later he’s still at it going up against 6′ 10″ The Undertaker. Despite being 50, The Undertaker still is a master of his craft being the longest running WWE wrestler, joining the organization back in 1990.
Brock is well regarded as the WWE’s most well rounded athlete. The wrestling superstar has also played in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and is known for his mixed martial arts skills in the UFC. Earlier this year he made headlines by deciding to re-sign with the WWE instead of the UFC where many expected him to stay.
Hollywoodlifers, who were you rooting for in this match, Brock or The Undertaker?
— Beth Shilliday