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D-Generation X def. The Brothers of Destruction

D-Generation X def. The Brothers of Destruction

The Undertaker & Kane went into WWE Crown Jewel making a familiar promise, with one key difference: That D-Generation X, who were reuniting to face The Brothers of Destruction, would suffer a loss so demoralizing that they would never rest in peace.

As ever with DX, though, the joke was on their opponents.

Triple H & Shawn Michaels ultimately defeated The Brothers of Destruction in the WWE Crown Jewel main event, completing a comeback scenario for HBK that had been the stuff of fantasy and “what-if” ever since The Deadman retired him in 2010. At the risk of veering into cliché, he’s still got it. The kip-up, the elbow drop and especially the Sweet Chin Music, which paid dividends down the stretch after the bout had long since ceased to be a “match” and sharply veered into the realm of a brawl.

The Undertaker goes Old School against Shawn Michaels: WWE Crown Jewel 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

The Undertaker & Kane collide with Triple H & Shawn Michaels in the first-ever tag team match between DX and The Brothers of Destruction: Courtesy of WWE Network.

In that regard, The Brothers of Destruction were far more at home. While DX’s speed allowed them to control the action within the squared circle, Kane & Undertaker didn’t hesitate to exploit their surroundings outside the ring to devastating effect. At one point, Triple H was driven through the announce table with a Chokeslam, which kept him out of action for an extended period and even required the ringside physician to ensure he was still fit to compete. (It would later be revealed after the match that The Game had suffered a possible torn pectoral muscle as a result of the contest.)

Michaels, luckily, more than held his own in isolation. On occasion, he got a little too pleased with how well his skills had kept — in fairness, anybody would — and allowed his opponents to get back in the fight. And, occasionally, he got a little too high-risk for his own good, like a moonsault to the outside that took out Undertaker and Kane but also opened a gash above the WWE Hall of Famer’s eye. Yet he was clutch in every sense of the word, no more so than when The Brothers of Destruction reared up from the mat for a last gasp and set up their battle-weary opponents for stereo Tombstone Piledrivers.  HBK foiled that plan when he raked the eyes of Kane — the legal man — to free Triple H.

Facing one last obstacle, Michaels blasted Undertaker with Sweet Chin Music to cut him off from his brother. The Showstopper administered a second superkick to Kane, Triple H followed up with the Pedigree, and that was all she wrote, as fireworks and Too Sweets went up into the night sky at the same time.

DX said they weren’t coming to WWE Crown Jewel to joke around. They certainly didn’t. True to form, however, they got the last laugh anyway.

The Undertaker & Kane went into WWE Crown Jewel making a familiar promise, with one key difference: That D-Generation X, who were reuniting to face The Brothers of Destruction, would suffer a loss so demoralizing that they would never rest in peace.

As ever with DX, though, the joke was on their opponents.

Triple H & Shawn Michaels ultimately defeated The Brothers of Destruction in the WWE Crown Jewel main event, completing a comeback scenario for HBK that had been the stuff of fantasy and “what-if” ever since The Deadman retired him in 2010. At the risk of veering into cliché, he’s still got it. The kip-up, the elbow drop and especially the Sweet Chin Music, which paid dividends down the stretch after the bout had long since ceased to be a “match” and sharply veered into the realm of a brawl.

The Undertaker goes Old School against Shawn Michaels: WWE Crown Jewel 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)

The Undertaker & Kane collide with Triple H & Shawn Michaels in the first-ever tag team match between DX and The Brothers of Destruction: Courtesy of WWE Network.

In that regard, The Brothers of Destruction were far more at home. While DX’s speed allowed them to control the action within the squared circle, Kane & Undertaker didn’t hesitate to exploit their surroundings outside the ring to devastating effect. At one point, Triple H was driven through the announce table with a Chokeslam, which kept him out of action for an extended period and even required the ringside physician to ensure he was still fit to compete. (It would later be revealed after the match that The Game had suffered a possible torn pectoral muscle as a result of the contest.)

Michaels, luckily, more than held his own in isolation. On occasion, he got a little too pleased with how well his skills had kept — in fairness, anybody would — and allowed his opponents to get back in the fight. And, occasionally, he got a little too high-risk for his own good, like a moonsault to the outside that took out Undertaker and Kane but also opened a gash above the WWE Hall of Famer’s eye. Yet he was clutch in every sense of the word, no more so than when The Brothers of Destruction reared up from the mat for a last gasp and set up their battle-weary opponents for stereo Tombstone Piledrivers.  HBK foiled that plan when he raked the eyes of Kane — the legal man — to free Triple H.

Facing one last obstacle, Michaels blasted Undertaker with Sweet Chin Music to cut him off from his brother. The Showstopper administered a second superkick to Kane, Triple H followed up with the Pedigree, and that was all she wrote, as fireworks and Too Sweets went up into the night sky at the same time.

DX said they weren’t coming to WWE Crown Jewel to joke around. They certainly didn’t. True to form, however, they got the last laugh anyway.