WWE World Heavyweight Championship – No Holds Barred
Kane (c) vs. The Undertaker
Taker went after Kane right away during his entrance and threw him into a pillar that was part of the set. Taker then tosses Kane off the stage into another pillar. Kane fights back with a kick to Taker and some big right hands. Taker comes back with some right hands of his own. They start brawling towards the crowd against the steel barricade. Kane sends Taker shoulder first into the steel ring steps and hits a few boots to the head. Big uppercut by Kane at ringside. Kane tosses Taker in the ring and gets up on the top rope. Kane with a flying clothesline from the top rope. Kane drops a leg over the throat of Taker and gets a nearfall. Kane with a big leaping boot to the head of Taker and then pulls him out under the bottom rope. Kane then tosses Taker over the announce table. Taker responds sending Kane shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Taker tosses Kane back inside, pulls him out under the bottom rope and drops a leg. Kane is able to get up quickly, but Taker clotheslines him into the timekeepers area. Taker then charges and jumps over the timekeepers area tackling Kane. Kane is able to recover and hit Taker with a steel chair to the body. More brawling into the crowd. Kane with an uppercut that sends Taker back to the ringside area. Kane stands up on the guard railing wall and takes out Taker with a flying right hand. Kane tosses Taker back in the ring and drops some boots to the chest. More big elbows from Kane to the head of Taker. Taker is taunting Kane as Kane hits him with some big right hands and keeps coming back with some of his own. Taker fights back with snake eyes and big boot combo on Kane. Taker drops a leg. Taker connects with a chokeslam. Taker has Kane up on his shoulders. Kane counters and connects with the Tombstone Piledriver on Taker. Kane hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Kane
After the match, Kane drops his arms and the pyro fills the ring from all four corners. Michael Cole said you could collectively hear the crowd go silent in shock as Kane countered the Tombstone Piledriver and connect with one of his own. Lawler asks if we could be seeing the end of an era in WWE and the beginning of another. The crowd gives Undertaker a loud reaction as he heads up the ramp to the back.
Backstage, Randy Orton is shown warming up as Todd Grisham walks up wanting a comment. Orton pauses, looks at Grisham and says, “No.”
* A Tag Team Turmoil match is up next for the WWE Tag Team Championships.