Brock Lesnar proved himself the tougher man after his main event matchup with The Undertaker at Hell in a Cell Sunday, pinning the Deadman after a crushing F5 onto the exposed platform beneath the padding on the ring.
Lesnar also proved himself tougher than a good portion of the world’s people too, getting nine (count ’em: nine) staples inserted onto his scalp after his victory.
— Joey Styles (@JoeyStyles) October 26, 2015
Lesnar and Taker had a feud dating back to 2002, when Undertaker helped thrust Lesnar into the limelight in their first-ever Hell in a Cell matchup. A young up and comer at the time, Lesnar agreed to meet Undertaker inside his domain, defending his WWE Championship.
The rivalry took a major unexpected turn over a decade later, when the two icons met inside of the ring at The Undertaker’s home away from home: WrestleMania. Undefeated through his first 21 ‘Mania appearances, many anticipated Lesnar to become victim No. 22. He didn’t, and the WWE universe hasn’t been the same since.
At that point, Lesnar became the man.
Only that Undertaker wouldn’t stop the rivalry there, taking the feud into SummerSlam 2015. The two would go back and forth, forcing the aging legend to up his game against the inexplicably athletic Lesnar. The match ended in a controversial fashion, as Taker tapped out to a kimura. The referee didn’t see the tap, allowing Undertaker to strike Lesnar with a low blow before securing his gogoplata “Hell’s Gate” submission that put Lesnar to sleep.
But like all good feuds, Lesnar’s and Undertaker’s has come to an end — with staples.