After Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam 2015 results, fans were left puzzled over the conclusion of the Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar matchup. The “Deadman” was able to capture a controversial victory, although some fans in attendance, as well as Paul Heyman and the timekeeper, felt otherwise. Will this latest finish lead to yet another rematch between the two stars in the proverbial “rubber match” at another pay-per-view? If so it may occur based on WrestleMania 2016 rumors floating around the internet.
According to an Aug. 24 report at What Culture, among other media sites, a collapse by Undertaker after the match had finished has some fans and speculators wondering if Taker will be able to compete again. Reportedly, “The Phenom” fell as he was leaving for the backstage area, leading some people to think he collapsed from genuine fatigue and exhaustion. Others wonder if it was more of an extension of what happened in a brutal match between he and “The Beast” Brock Lesnar.
The finish of their match was chaotic to say the least. Near falls were present throughout the match as both superstars used their various finishers and submission holds. At one point, Lesnar locked his MMA Kimura Lock on Taker. Replay footage shows what appears to be Undertaker tapping out. The ref didn’t see it, but the timekeeper did and called for the bell. That led to the ref yelling at the timekeeper about who’s in charge of calling for the bell.
From there, Lesnar was distracted by it all as he looked out of the ring. Undertaker got up from behind him enough to hit a low blow. With Lesnar down on the mat, The Undertaker locked on his own hold, “Hell’s Gate,” and eventually Lesnar passed out from it. Of course, “The Beast” managed to extend a middle finger towards Taker’s face before fading out. With Brock passed out, the ref now called for the bell, awarding Taker the win.
That gives Brock Lesnar a victory over Taker at WrestleMania 30 and Undertaker this win at SummerSlam. It would put their recent matchups at 1-1, leading many to believe the “rubber match” is necessary. The biggest speculation now is when it will happen, with most rumors pointing to a rematch at next year’s WrestleMania 33 in Texas. The stipulation that might be added is a “Win or retire” type deal for Undertaker, who is no stranger to retiring other WWE legends.
Fans are likely to find out more from Sunday’s WWE SummerSlam 2015 results on Monday’s episode of Raw. That will air at 8 p.m. EST on USA, with new stories likely to unfold about Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar as well as Jon Stewart’s interference that cost John Cena his U.S. title and a win over WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins