Cageside Seats Year-End Awards: Triple H vs. Undertaker, WrestleMania 28 wins 'Match of the Year'

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The Cageside Seats Year-End Awards have crowned Triple H vs. Undertaker at WrestleMania 28 the "Match of the Year."

Although The Rock vs. John Cena was the headlining attraction at WrestleMania 28, billed as "Once in a Lifetime" and easily the most heavily promoted match in years, it was a match on the undercard that night that stole the show and you Cagesiders voted "Match of the Year" for 2012.

Triple H vs. Undertaker.

The match wasn't a technical masterpiece, but it evoked a great deal of emotion in longtime fans who find it increasingly difficult to experience those true "mark out" moments that are so rare as a pro wrestling fan gets older. I thought Cagesider TMadeBurner described it perfectly in defending his vote:

I didn't want to see the match again. I didn't care. The build up was relatively boring for me and I was obviously convinced that Taker was getting his W.

Then all of a sudden during the match I start thinking "Holy shit, Trips really is going to put himself over on Taker here. Wow." Then the Sweet Chin into the Pedigree, I honest to god thought they'd count the 3 there and then when he kicked out I marked out like a little kid who still believes. And I don't get too many of those moments anymore so that's why Taker/Trips was the MOTY for me.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Here are the full results from our poll:

  1. Triple H vs. Undertaker, WrestleMania 28 -- 64 votes
  2. The Shield vs. Team Hell No and Ryback, TLC -- 56 votes
  3. CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan, Over the Limit -- 44 votes
  4. World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match, Elimination Chamber -- 14 votes
  5. Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena, Extreme Rules -- 12 votes
  6. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode, Destination X -- 7 votes
  7. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho, WrestleMania 28 -- 4 votes
  8. Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan, Extreme Rules -- 2 votes
  9. AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels, Destination X -- 1 vote
  10. Sheamus vs. Big Show, Hell in a Cell -- 1 vote
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