…the voices from the crowd pick up. Fans who rarely stand on their feet, rise and scream. This is the moment we have been waiting for.
We are the Royal Rumble 2015. Only four more entrants remain, numbers 27-30. Right now though, only two men remain in the ring. After eliminating six men in the matter of 30 seconds, the wrestling ring is nearly empty except for John Cena and The Undertaker.
They stare each other down from opposite corners. Both pace themselves and take in the cheers from the fans. Cena puts up a hand, as if to ask for a truce with The Undertaker. He obliges at first and extends his hand as if to do the same thing. Then he sticks out a thumb and mimics slicing his own throat.
The Undertaker takes two steps and the countdown for number 27 finishes. The music hits and a top heel at the time, whoever that is in a year, marches to the ring to distract them.
Eventually Cena manages to eliminate The Undertaker only to be taken out immediately after. The next night on RAW, The Undertaker confronts Cena.
The hype begins for their match at Wrestlemania, nothing official yet but we all know. They exchange words for two weeks before Triple H intervenes and says they will not get a break from wrestling at Elimination Chamber. At this Pay Per View, Cena and The Undertaker will team up against whoever the hottest tag team at the time is without the belts. They refuse at first until Triple H says if they do not compete and give the fans what they want, they will not get their match at Wrestlemania, something both clearly have on their mind. Cena agrees first and the RAW before Elimination Chamber, The Undertaker signs the contract agreeing to both matches.
At Elimination Chamber Cena and The Undertaker have a typical match you would expect where two enemies are working together. They pick up the win and following the match Cena puts out his hand to shake with The Undertaker only to get tombstoned.
Neither man wrestles a match leading up to Wrestlemania as risking their health would be detrimental. Cena begins to have second thoughts, saying he respects The Undertaker too much to end the streak. Triple H shoves is face in their business again, saying that the match is already set and to add incentive, it is a Streak vs. Career match. If Cena loses, he will be banned from WWE forever.
The RAW or Smackdown before Wrestlemania, The Undertaker closes the show hinting that this match against Cena will be his last win or lose. He says he plans to visit some old friends who will take him back home after he destroys Cena. He of course will use more eloquent well-written language from Freddie Prinze Jr.
Come the night of Wrestlemania, everyone is waiting for the main event, a non-title match at that. The show has few surprises, as Wrestlemanias tend to lack them. Finally we arrive at the finale…
A final tombstone does Cena in. You can’t blame him for the loss; he was up against The Undertaker. Cena did everything he could to beat him too, even fighting a little dirty. Still, The Deadman wins. After some brief posing in the ring, a hearse drives out. Druids remove a coffin from the back and The Undertaker climbs inside. The coffin is lifted into the back and driven away as we fade to black…
The Undertaker gives his farewell speech the next night. The next week, Cena is allowed back to say goodbye. As he exits the ring Triple H offers Cena a deal. If Cena is willing to obey everything he says, never disobeying him in any way, he can have is job back. Triple H tells Cena he can have a week to think about it. A week later, Cena reluctantly agrees to become Triple H’s enforcer, which he eventually learns to enjoy.