Sunday, March 22, 2009

'Mania Match of the Day #11

WrestleMania XI
The Undertaker vs. King Kong Bundy - 2

I didn’t remember this match being this bad. The whole focus of the first few minutes is ‘Taker trying to get the urn back from Ted DiBiase, who had it stolen at the Royal Rumble. Bundy and ‘Taker exchange some shoddy punches and kicks to begin things. Did I mention that the special referee for this match is American League umpire Larry Young? Wait … who? I’ve studied baseball for as long as I’ve studied wrestling and I have no idea who that dude is. Anyway, Taker winds up on the outside and takes the urn back from DiBiase and gives it to Paul Bearer. In a pretty cornball moment, the two pose as Bundy just stands in the ring dumbfounded. Kama runs down, steals the urn back from Paul Bearer and says he’ll melt it down. Bundy’s shabby offense is an embarrassment. Vince was randomly name-dropping football players saying they were watching this match intently. Yeah, right. Like Reggie White is going to take lessons in linebacking from King Kong Bundy. Taker body slams Bundy and hits him with the running clothesline for a win in a match nobody remembered six months after it happened.

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