Heading into SummerSlam this past weekend, there were a lot of questions surrounding how WWE would handle the finish to the Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker main event. With Brock Lesnar’s historic win over The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 and the Dead Man getting some heel heat prior to the showdown, fans were wondering who would walk out victorious and whether the match would be the end of their storied rivalry.
What we got at SummerSlam was a controversial finish that initially came off as sloppy and disjointed but did provide a solution that allows the feud to continue without damaging the viability of either man.
According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Vince McMahon felt like The Undertaker had to win this match but he didn’t want Lesnar to suffer a clean loss.There will almost certainly be a final chapter of Undertaker vs. Lesnar, but it remains to be seen whether WWE can wait 9 months until WrestleMania 32 before pulling the trigger. Undertaker tapping out without the referee seeing it and Lesnar passing out without giving up accomplished this objective.
* Referee Charles Robinson Explains The Controversial Finish To Lesnar vs. Undertaker