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xStraightxEdgexSaviorx
01-03-2011, 06:50 PM
Hey everybody, back again with another first round match-up in the new tournament, and this one is another great one. Sorry about putting two Taker feuds back to back, but I've already done the appropriate research on both feuds and found some cool videos from each feud to post. Anyway, I think this is another great one to post because I'm sure everyone is already very familiar with both feuds as they are either both very recent or have had a very recent installations or revisionings of the feud. Anyway, here are some cool vids from each feud:

Here is the first official match from the Taker vs. Kane feud, and I wanted to post this one because it was when I believe Kane was most strong (as proven by the finish, don't want to spoil it for anyone, but Kane does something no one else has done before or since). Kane was a REAL monster back then and he looked almost unstoppable at times.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xdn14_undertaker-vs-kane-at-wrestlemania_news

Here is an awesome promo from Edge and Cena that has been tweaked by the uploader to give it an even more epic feel to it. Very well done imo. Edge proves even more how truly great he is on the mic in this one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA_tolrkRrI

My opinion:

Wrestling edge: Edge vs John Cena. I know most of you guys hate Cena's in-ring abilities, but he works well with Edge. They had some quality matches together and Cena showed he can do more then just the "5 moves of doom." Besides, most of Taker's and Kane's matches were punches and kicks. They were good examples of storytelling, but much like in the match I posted, Taker really had to carry them all.

Promo edge: Tie. Taker vs Kane was a legendary storyline but I don't think either of them were as good a talkers as Edge or Cena, where as Edge/Cena's story was more of a "no gimmicks needed" type of story with two elite talkers.

Longevity: Taker vs. Kane. Besides the great story behind it, I think this is the most impressive thing about Taker vs Kane. The fact that this feud is still relevant and is still a draw after almost a decade and a half is impressive to say the least.

"Holy Shit" Moments: Taker vs Kane. Kane's entire character is a "holy shit" moment in my book. From his debut at Bad Blood in Hell in a Cell, to the inferno matches to Undertaker returning at WM 20, this feud has been choc-full of great spots.

Overall: Taker vs. Kane. Edge vs Cena was great, and it really legitimized Edge as a main-eventer for life, but Taker vs. Kane is legendary.

MattElder
01-03-2011, 07:09 PM
Im with you on this one

I think Taker v Kane could be the overall winner

Tommy Thunder
01-03-2011, 07:10 PM
Although Kane isn't quite the monster he was with the mask, I think the latest feud between both has really re-instated some credability to his character. He beat Taker 3 ppv's in a row, and for me, that re-established Kane as a monster (even though Nexus helped with the buried alive one).
Kane vs Taker is indeed legendary and they take it for me.

The Brown One
01-03-2011, 07:24 PM
The Undertaker and Kane aeren't what they used to be, but then again neither is Edge(wrestling wise). But the Undertaker and Kane story is one of the most well thought out and memorable stories ever told in the WWF/E, and earned lifelong respect for both of them, so for me, its The Undertaker vs Kane.

Kashdinero
01-04-2011, 01:49 AM
Edge v Cena was the best feud that (post thuganomics) Cena has probably had. It also made Edge the main eventer he is today. The matches weren't half bad either.

Taker v Kane was beautiful storyline wise, but their matches (with the exception of their half decent match at Mania XIV) were the absolute drizzling shits. Plus all that lightening crap didn't really do it for me. On paper this one should be a clear winner but, when I thought about it, all I remember is disappointment from these two giants.

The Brown One
01-04-2011, 02:00 AM
Edge v Cena was the best feud that (post thuganomics) Cena has probably had. It also made Edge the main eventer he is today. The matches weren't half bad either.

Taker v Kane was beautiful storyline wise, but their matches (with the exception of their half decent match at Mania XIV) were the absolute drizzling shits. Plus all that lightening crap didn't really do it for me. On paper this one should be a clear winner but, when I thought about it, all I remember is disappointment from these two giants.

Sure Taker and Kane didn't have the best of matches. I mean theyr'e giants, so you would expect them to move slowly. But they did have a wonderful story to tell, and had great Wrestlemania matches.

Kashdinero
01-04-2011, 02:20 AM
Sure Taker and Kane didn't have the best of matches. I mean theyr'e giants, so you would expect them to move slowly. But they did have a wonderful story to tell, and had great Wrestlemania matches.

Their second meeting at a Mania was more of a mauling than a match... The monster that was Kane in 1998 was long gone by 2004.

It's not like I was expecting Eddie v Rey at Halloween Havoc 1995 when Taker met Kane, but they put on some deathly dull collisions that I've no intention of reliving... Also the last 3 matches these two had were absolutely awful!

xStraightxEdgexSaviorx
01-04-2011, 02:23 AM
Taker's performances were still great though. I love how he sold for Kane in the match I posted. One of the most underrated thing about the Undertaker is his unselfishness. He put so many guys over it was unreal.

Kashdinero
01-04-2011, 02:29 AM
Taker's performances were still great though. I love how he sold for Kane in the match I posted. One of the most underrated thing about the Undertaker is his unselfishness. He put so many guys over it was unreal.

I wonder if the WCW "invaders" would agree with the last part of your post.... I'm willing to bet DDP wouldn't!

xStraightxEdgexSaviorx
01-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Undertaker and Kane officially take this one by a score of 6-1.