What Happened To ‘The End Of An Era’ For WWE?

Undertaker, Triple H, WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan

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WrestleMania 28 was the end of an era. Both Triple H and the Undertaker, definitely in the twilight of their careers, wrestled in a brutal Hell In A Cell match with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee. Throughout the match, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler continuously brought up the ending of the past era throughout the match.

Now, as we approach WrestleMania XXX, both competitors are back at it, with the two facing Daniel Bryan and Brock Lesnar respectively. Whatever happened to the end of an era? How does an era end if it continues every year?

While Triple H and Undertaker both could still probably be main event competitors at their age, it was good to see that they would both be ending their careers at the same time. At that time, there were plenty of young, talented superstars who needed their chance. While Bryan and Dolph Ziggler have taken off in popularity since, they are still both being pushed to the side so that Triple H and the Undertaker can continue to be in the spotlight.

As of now, Triple H is set to face the top draw in the company on the grandest stage of them all. If it truly were the end of an era, he wouldn’t even be wrestling, much less against that guy. Undertaker is facing a beast, and for the second year in a row, Paul Heyman’s guy. Last year, he faced someone who was arguably the biggest draw in the WWE, CM Punk. In two straight years, these two wrestlers, who fought to end their era, have faced the No. 1 guy in the WWE.

While their storylines are entertaining and it’s nice to see some of our favorite wrestlers come back for the biggest event of the WWE year, if they really wanted to end an era, they should have done exactly that and let one of the most entertaining matches in WWE history be the end of both of their careers.

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  • Byron Greer

    End of and era did not mean the two of them not wrestling no more it meant that it would be last time time two wrestlers that was part of the attitude era would fight each other again

  • ClearThinker22

    I’m tired of seeing HHH, he needs to retire. There are so many new wrestlers I want to watch, not just see the oldsters hogging the spotlight which they have already had their fair share of.

    The longer this drags on, the more it will hurt the company. I’m getting interested in TNA these days!