The Undertaker responded to John Cena’s challenge Sunday at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans and defeated the leader of the Cenation to improve his all-time record at The Showcase of the Immortals to 24-2.
The WWE Legend, Undertaker made quick work of Cena, dispatching him in two minutes, 47 seconds. Thats probably a new record he broke on stage.
The turning point came when The Undertaker sat up as Cena was attempting the Five Knuckle Shuffle, stopping the 16-time world champion dead in his tracks. The Deadman then delivered a chokeslam and Tombstone Piledriver for the win:
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Although Cena challenged The Deadman several weeks ago, it was unknown entering WrestleMania if the match would happen at all.
Cena was resigned to simply watching WrestleMania as a fan after falling short in the Elimination Chamber match to become the No. 1 contender for the Universal Championship, but he made a last-ditch effort to get on the card.
Despite saying he was told a match against The Undertaker could never happen, Cena laid down the gauntlet and dared The Phenom to show up in New Orleans.
The likelihood of that happening initially seemed low since Taker appeared to retire following a loss to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania last year.
After the defeat, The Undertaker left his hat, coat and gloves in the middle of the ring, and his emotional response to the fans honoring him suggested the end of his incredible career had finally come.
WWE never said definitively The Undertaker was retired, and a cryptic promo he cut on the 25th anniversary edition of Raw added even more mystery to the equation.
Cena took a unique approach to coaxing The Deadman out of his potential retirement, as he attempted to get under The Phenom’s skin.
The 16-time world champion questioned The Undertaker’s courage and stressed he owed it to the WWE Universe to at least give an answer.
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