Originally Posted by Redead
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This was one of the moments where you think holy shit despite thinking that you have seen it all in wrestling. A match between members of two of the most memorable and popular stables what will later merge into another memorable and popular stable. 2 guys who had gimmicks who suited well in the Attitude Era and one of them (Undertaker) had the gimmick at the time what was considered by many fans as his best, it was also a type of match that Undertaker made famous and those facts alone made it a great moment.
People bashing this match and the end forget that 98-99 was a time where shock TV and story telling was more important and more popular than actual wrestling matches thanks to Vince Russo who recognized what the fans and the generation from that era wanted, even if Undertaker had a match with Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart or Kurt Angle at WrestleMania XV it would be the same match and the same/similar ending.
This era was all about shocking and it was successful no matter what you think about it 15 years later and that makes it a great moment because of the circumstances so I have no complaints about it.
People talk about it more than about Undertaker vs Jake Roberts at WrestleMania VIII or Undertaker vs Randy Orton at WrestleMania 21 so it's one more proof that Russo made everything right