WWE Extreme Rules emerged as a decent pay-per-view as Roman Reigns teamed up with The Undertaker to defeat Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon in tag team action at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
After putting up a pathetic performance against Goldberg at Super ShowDown, The Undertaker was desperately looking for an opportunity to make up for his dreadful match in Saudi Arabia. And WWE wasted no time in protecting the mystique of The Phenom, thus shoving him into the tag team match at the immediate next-PPV i.e. Extreme Rules.
‘Taker showcased a tremendous performance with Reigns as fans went wild – the 54-year-old legend had the spotlight all over him and it seemed as if it was the younger Phenom of yesteryear brawling in the ring.
While speaking to Cathy Kelley, Reigns showered praises on The Undertaker while talking about their No Holds Barred match at Extreme Rules where the Graveyard Dogs emerged victorious.
“There’s nothing better than going out there and feeling an arena full of wrestling fans, sports entertainment fans giving that full, undivided respect.”
When you’re out there with a legend, someone who is still at the top of his game — I mean, he showed it tonight. He came in just flying around. Just the old Deadman that we all know. Just taking peoples’ heads off, walking the ropes, scooping people up, Tombstone pile drivers. I mean, it was a blessing really to be out there and just to experience that moment with him”.
It was indeed a dream booking as never would’ve anyone imagined WWE’s two Big Dogs teaming up to jointly fight off the heel forces.
At WrestleMania 33, Reigns pinned ‘Taker to cement himself as the second Superstar (after Brock Lesnar) to have accomplished the feat of defeating The Phenom at a ‘Mania event.