5 Worst Wrestling Matches Of 2002
4. Undertaker vs Triple H – King Of The Ring 2002
From time to time, WWE commentators would describe a wrestler’s moves and actions as ‘methodical’. While that’s supposed to mean something like ‘calculated’ or ‘slowly-building-up-to-something-big-later-on’, most people see it as a synonym for ‘slow and boring’. That latter characterization describes this match perfectly.
For some reason, Undertaker and Triple H did not have great chemistry together in 2002. Their matches throughout the first half of the year (which include this one) followed a straightforward formula: lots of punches, brawling and shenanigans.
And that is what you got with this match. Both guys punch each other a lot, a few moves were executed between slugfests (that term is used here very loosely), and both guys spent a lot of time on the mat recovering from the (supposedly) exhausting wrestling match.
The only time this match ever got exciting was when The Rock interfered and caused the crowd to chant his name loudly (and also a mild chant for Triple H, yet no love for the Undertaker, apparently). Oh, and if that wasn’t bad enough, the match ended with a low blow and a roll-up…because reasons.