WWE Breaking Point Breakdown: Taker Shocker
The strange finish came in the event's final match as Undertaker did battle with CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Title. It was a submission match, and we all know Undertaker doesn't submit. He still officially hasn't. On Smackdown this past Friday General Manager Teddy Long told Mr. McMahon he had something excellent for him at the Pay-Per-View. I'm not sure if that's what Teddy had in mind, but basically he screwed the Undertaker out of a title opportunity. Has Teddy Long turned heel, or just insane? Early in the match, Undertaker locked in the Hell's Gate submission on CM Punk and Punk immediately tapped. Fans thought Taker was new champion, but not so fast. Teddy arrrived on stage to remind everyone that months and months ago, former GM Vickie Guerrero banned the Hell's Gate move, and that still stands. So basically the match was restarted. In the restart, Punk attacked Taker from behind, put on the Anaconda Vice and the ref declared it a submission.
A few things come to mind with this odd outcome. First off, since when did Teddy Long begin backing up Vickie Guerrero, and second why would he not have reinstated the Undertaker's patented submission move before a "Submission match"? It almost looks like the ref was payed off or instructed by Long to throw the match? Very odd finish, perhaps we get the explanation on Smackdown. The fans may have felt a bit cheated by the ending of the newly named Pay-Per-View which will surely generate a little controversy. The next Pay-Per-View is the "Hell in a Cell", which we all know is a classic Undertaker contest.
Other matches of the night saw Kofi Kingston, Christian, and the tag team of Chris Jericho and Big Show retain their titles. Dolph Ziggler was part of a skit prior to the main events where he made corny jokes about Pat Patterson being old, then kicked him, prompting John Morrison to rush out for a save. A match between the two at the Pay-Per-View would have been nice, but maybe WWE felt they didn't have a buildup? Strange, because Ziggler did win a #1 Contender Fatal Fourway weeks ago and was scheduled to fight Mysterio at the Pay-Per-View. Instead there was an under 10 minute Singapore Cane match which saw Kane defeat the Great Khali.
The other Breaking Point matches didn't give much in the way of story or surprises, besides the Legacy-DX match. It was a big win for Legacy as they made Shawn Michaels submit in front of a hostile Montreal crowd. The fans were yelling "you screwed Bret" at HBK throughout the match, and perhaps they got some sweet justice in seeing Michaels tap out. Unfortunately for those fans, no title was involved, and as mentioned above Undertaker may have been the one screwed most in Montreal.