During the course of the last 10 days on the Road to WrestleMania, I'll be taking a look at each match on the card individually in order to fully explain the background of the storyline, a breakdown on why each Superstar could and should win, and the bottom line -- my prediction on the result of the match and the immediate aftermath, plus any other random thoughts. Today, it's the Undertaker defending the Streak against Triple H inside Hell in a Cell, with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee.

Background

Last year, Undertaker defeated Triple H in a No Holds Barred match at WrestleMania 27 to go 19-0 at the big event. Despite being victorious, Undertaker had to be carried from the ring, while Triple H walked out under his own power. The Undertaker returned in February to confront Triple H and challenge him to a rematch at this year's WrestleMania. After weeks of denying the Dead Man, the Game finally accepted when Undertaker told him the reason he wouldn't accept is because Triple H knew he wasn't as good as his long-time friend and DX partner Shawn Michaels, who failed to end the Streak at WrestleMania's 25 and 26. The King of Kings accepted the match, but only if it was contested inside Hell in a Cell. Michaels returned to Raw to question why Triple H only took the match after he was brought into it, then announced he'd be the guest referee. In the weeks that followed, Undertaker told Michaels that win or lose, he wants the outcome of the match to be pure, lest there be hell to pay.

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Break down

Why the Undertaker should win: At WrestleMania, the Streak has become bigger than any championship match, and one could be argued this year, with a landmark 20-0 on the line and being contested inside Hell in a Cell, it's bigger than the John Cena vs. The Rock main event that will headline the show. It's such a draw, what would be the point in killing it off, other than to stroke Triple H's ego? Even if the Undertaker is ready to retire, he should do so with the Streak intact. To have a part-time wrestler end the Streak does nothing for the business. But more than likely, it's because Undertaker isn't ready to hang up his boots, and he can minimize the wear and tear on his body by returning to wrestle once a year at WrestleMania and defend the Streak, which is a huge draw.

Why Triple H should win: Quite honestly, he shouldn't, for all the reasons stated above. Triple H is there because, outside of Cena, who obviously has his hands full with the Rock, there isn't another member of the roster who provides a credible storyline threat to end the Streak.

Bottom line

At the end of the day, this match isn't about who wins or loses -- because we know who is going to win -- it's about the story the tell in the ring. If, like last year, they can get even the smartest fans to say, "Oh my God, they are really going to end the Streak here," even once, then they've done their job. But the real story of this isn't the participants, it's the guest referee Shawn Michaels. The Heartbreak Kid has teased in his promos that he may "screw" either Undertaker or Triple H out of the match. Ultimately, I think he counts Triple H's shoulders to the mat 1-2-3. There is a 50/50 shot, in my opinion, that Triple H challenges HBK to come out of retirement for one more match against him at WrestleMania 29 the next night on Raw.

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