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IN Sports ON 16 Apr, 2016
Wrestlemania 32 was a very special event for every fan, along with one of its most anticipated matches, Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker. Overall the hell in the cell was an intense, epic encounter, with beastly moves but it was far from being perfect.
So let's take a look now at five things that weren't quite right with the Undertaker vs. Shane o Mac match/feud.
Discourses emerged amid the weeks driving into insanity, as fans derived which match would really wind up the event. The potential for HHH v Reigns to slump appeared to be excessively awesome, alongside the Undertakers career being hanging in the balance against the eventual fate of the WWE, the excitement for hell in a cell match appeared to be more compelling and the majority of the fans expected it would be the main ending event. Tragically WWE went the standard course, having the big showdown session close the show, which looking back, was a far and away more terrible choice and Shane v Taker was obviously the better match. Besides, had this match ended the show, fans would have got an idea/thought that Undertaker could really lose and authoritatively resign.
One of the most memorable moments of Wrestlemania 32 and a stunt that will go down in history, Shane McMahons leap of faith from the very top of the cell. Following which Michael Cole proclaimed "For the love of mankind, Shane just exploded through our table". On paper, those words do justice to this incredible jump, along with a subtle reference to Mick Foley (Mankind) who infamously fell from the top of the cell many years ago. However, when listening closely, the delivery of the line felt a little lackluster and almost forced. Even worse, is that Michael Cole can actually clearly be seen on camera staring intently to read from a script as he screams his line in a forced manner. This completely ruins the commentary for this epic moment, and one must wonder why Cole couldn't memorize a simple line instead of needing to read the script during the immediate aftermath.The jump from the cell by Shane was truly awe inspiring, but the commentary left a lot to be desired, and will not live in an infamy like JR's passionate calling of Foleys fall.
Shane McMahons unbelievable across the nation on Vince at Wrestlemania 17 has turned into a famous crossroads in WWE history, and from that point forward has frequently been a staple of numerous Shane o Mac matches. His Wrestlemania 32 session was no special case, as fans sat in expectation while Shane placed a trashcan before Taker before climbing the inverse corner. In any case, a minor oversight brought progressing to not exactly look as smooth, bad execution. As Shane jumped, Undertaker moved his arms marginally in planning to take the effect; shockingly this development moved the junk can somewhat, bringing about a clumsy finding that saw the can get tangled in the Takers legs as opposed to crashed into his skull. With regards to the match, the slight disaster wasn't a major ordeal by any means; some could even contend that it looked stiffer and along these lines included some more authenticity, however when glancing back at some of Shanes most prominent coast to coasts matches, this will be tat the bottom of the list.
A minor mistake, that in the grand scheme of things, didn't matter too much, but was still rather significant. Undertaker had Shane locked securely in the devastating Hells Gate submission, before Shane was amazingly able to counter the move into a submission of his own, the sharpshooter.The counter had the potential to be phenomenal. Unfortunately, Shane stumbled and struggled to execute the transition smoothly, thus resulting in a rather awkward looking counter. Luckily, they recovered rather quickly and the rest of the match more than made up for that minor mistake that would be largely forgotten.
The stipulations joined to this Hell in a Cell session held desperate results and made the match extraordinarily essential. If Shane somehow managed to win, not just would the Undertakers Wrestlemania career be over, yet Shane McMahon would pick up control of Raw. So once Shane lost the match, it was accepted that he would be en route retreat from WWE. However the wasn't the situation, as the following night on Raw, Vince wound up simply giving Shane control for one night at any rate. This totally decreased the significance of the stipulation and practically made the epic insanity session feel pointless. Bits of gossip are likewise recommending that Shane will be staying around significantly more and may wind up running either Raw or Smackdown in any case. Presently while this will spruce up the WWE, it will facilitate make the whole Undertaker match repetitive. Driving one to think, maybe the better reserving choice would have been to just have Shane beat Taker at WrestleMania.
Regardless of all these minor flaws, the Shane O Mac v Undertaker match was truly awe-inspiring and will likely be remembered as one of the most infamous Mania bouts of all time, if only for Shanes legendary leap of faith.