WATCH: When CM Punk and The Undertaker Went to War Inside WWE Hell in a Cell

Published 06/19/2021, 8:56 AM EDT


Since the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is just around the corner, we decided to look back at one of its more memorable matches. The match we are talking about is the Hell in a Cell matchup between The Undertaker and CM Punk in 2009 for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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Punk was on the back foot from the start of the match but landed punches right on The Deadman‘s face. Taker didn’t even flinch. Then Undertaker came out swinging, causing the champ to instantly take a step back and regroup. Taker wouldn’t let him off so easily. He used the environment to his advantage early on and slammed Punk right into the steel cage. Punk was in deep waters from the moment the bell rang.

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After a quick getaway from beneath the ring, he kicked the steel steps towards Taker, injuring his knee. Both men went back and forth with each and even the crowd chanted for both of them. The match was as physical as it could be- afterall, the cage is called the ‘Career Ender‘ for a reason. Punk and Taker gave everything they had for the gold title.

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CM Punk gave the Undertaker a run for his money

In Punk’s defense, he did have the upper hand at times during the match. The Phenom proceeded using the Cell against Punk, and Punk repeatedly targeted Taker’s knee. At one point, CM Punk introduced a steel chair into the fight, but it could not keep The Phenom down for long. Taker took the ‘Best in the World‘ for ‘The Last Ride’.

CM Punk somehow managed to kick out at two. He really was determined to win. All of a sudden, the champ was in the one in control and the fans thought he could actually win. Unfortunately, following a chair shot to the face, Taker had Punk in a chokeslam. Taker followed it up with his finisher, ‘The Tombstone Piledriver’. He covered Punk with his trademark fashion and won the match.

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The Undertaker was the winner and the new World heavyweight champion.

Now the match may not be the most remembered one, but it sure is exciting. Kudos to both wrestlers for putting their bodies on the line for the sake of entertaining their fans. This was probably one of the best matches of CM Punk. Sadly, we don’t have the opportunity to see more of this any longer.

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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