CM Punk Vs. The Undertaker
[April 7th, 2013]
The Undertaker is a man who’s never been cited as “emotional” by any means. However, the weeks leading into WrestleMania 29 were perhaps some of the roughest on “The Deadman”, given the passing of his former longtime manager, Paul Bearer. Fresh off of the loss of his 434-day championship reign, CM Punk had a chip on his shoulder, and needed to prove that his greatness still remained intact. With that said, Punk would focus his efforts on ending the WrestleMania streak of The Undertaker in order to “take something away from the fans”, seeing as he blamed the WWE Universe for his championship loss to The Rock at the Royal Rumble pay per view.
While The Undertaker is someone who’s dealt heavily in both physical accounts and mind games, the ante was upped by CM Punk, who attacked The Undertaker during a ceremony that was held in remembrance of the late Paul Bearer. Punk made it a point to humiliate The Undertaker, stealing his signature urn and attacking him during the ceremony. After a brawl between the two, Punk held the urn over the Deadman and dumped the ashes that the urn contained onto The Undertaker, showing a complete lack of respect for both Taker and the late Bearer.
When the two forces finally clashed at WrestleMania 29, the game had been set. The Undertaker, hellbent on revenge, and CM Punk, who not only had something to prove, but who also had to survive. The two men battled through attempted submissions, repeated strikes to the head by both fists and feet, a shot to the head by Punk with the urn, and culminated in a Tombstone Piledriver. The Undertaker defeated CM Punk, bringing his WrestleMania record to 21-0. Following the match, The Undertaker regained the urn, and saluted his fallen manager.