Three Stages of Hell Match
Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H
1st Fall – One Fall
Both men engage in a long staredown and finally lock up in the center of the ring, the two men fight for position and HHH gets the leverage and pushes Michaels into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. The two men lock up again in the center of the ring and again the two men fight for leverage, this time Shawn Michaels gets the advantage and pushes HHH into the corner and the referee asks for a clean break, which Shawn Michaels gives. Both Triple H and Shawn Michaels move back to their respective corners mentally preparing for the next exchange and then maneuver back into the center of the ring.
They lock up again and Shawn Michaels grabs Triple H in a headlock and executes a takedown. Triple H fights back to his feet and grabs the arm of Michaels to break the hold and then puts Michaels in a headlock, but Michaels pushes him into the ropes, HHH comes off the ropes with a shoulder block. Triple H then runs into the ropes as Michaels drops down and Triple H bounces over him, Shawn Michaels leaps over him on the rebound and then looks for a monkey flip but Triple H holds on to the ropes and then goes to the outside of the ring to kill the momentum that Michaels was building.
Shawn Michaels walks over to Triple H and the Game pulls him to the outside of the ring and then backs him into the barricade. Triple H then unloads against Shawn Michaels with stiff closed fists, before throwing him back into the ring where he locks Shawn Michaels in a front face headlock. Michaels battles his way to some leverage and rolls through, landing on Triple H in a pinning predicament but Triple H sits up, Michaels then pushes his legs forward pushing HHH’s shoulders down and Triple H does the same as the two men exchange pinning combinations before both men get to their feet, Triple H misses a clothesline and Michaels springboards off the second rope with a crossbody.
Shawn Michaels is first to his feet and he takes Triple H over with a side headlock. Triple H fights to his feet and once again chooses to power his way out of the headlock by separating the grip of Michaels and then twisting the leverage so that Triple H is behind him. With Triple H behind him he delivers a stiff shot to the back of Michaels with his knee and then snaps him over with a snapmare and places his knee in the swell of the back of Michaels. Shawn Michaels fights back to his feet and chooses to take the same approach as Triple H to escape, but Triple H changes holds and places Michaels in a headlock. Michaels then pushes Triple H into the ropes before he knocks him down with a shoulder. Shawn Michaels then runs off the ropes and Triple H goes down. Instead of going off the ropes Michaels puts the breaks on, and Triple H gets to his feet in time for Michaels to score with a dropkick. Triple H gets back to his feet and Michaels takes him over with a headlock again, frustrating Triple H.
Shawn Michaels has the headlock locked in but Triple H delivers the elbow to the ribs of Michaels, forcing the smaller Michaels to break the hold. Triple H then grabs Shawn Michaels in an abdominal stretch, but Michaels is quick to get out of it, by freeing his arm and then positioning his leg in order to catch Triple H with an arm drag takedown. Triple H gets back to his feet and Michaels scores with another arm drag takedown and a third arm drag takedown, and Triple H slides to the outside of the ring, showing obvious frustration.
Triple H slides back into the ring and the two men lock up again, once again Michaels grabs HHH by the arm and gets him in a headlock, and after a few moments he switches it into a side headlock, and he takes down Triple H again, keeping him on the mat. Triple H maneuvers his way out of it with surprising speed and he locks Shawn Michaels in an armbar. Michaels battles to his feet and delivers a shot to the ribs of Triple H, which seems to do nothing more than piss him off, as he grabs him and throws him over the top rope. Michaels holds on to the ropes however and skins the cat, catching Triple H with a headscissor and taking him over the top rope to the floor as well and Michaels comes lands safely in the ring. Shawn Michaels then quickly moves to the top rope before Triple H can react and leaps off with a Moonsault which knocks Triple H down again.
Shawn Michaels picks up Triple H on the outside and delivers a couple right hands, he throws Triple H into the ring and begins to target the left arm of Triple H, he grabs HHH by the arm and executes a rare arm breaker. Shawn Michaels then places Triple H’s arm on the ground and drives his knee into it. HBK then grabs HHH by the arm and he lifts Triple H to his feet, he grabs him by the arm and twists the arm before wrenching on it several times, Triple H looks for an escape and finds an easy one by grabbing the hair of Michaels and pulling. Triple H tries to get the bloodflow back into his arm before he delivers a kick to Michaels, looking to end the first fall with a Pedigree but Michaels maneuvers out of it and then executes an arm drag and holds onto the arm.
Michaels grabs the arm again and wrenches on it, pulling back trying to stretch it out, but Triple H continues to fight to his feet, Triple H looks to gain momentum, but Michaels wrenches the arm again and Triple H looks to be in serious pain. Shawn Michaels then twists the arm of Triple H again and the Game escapes using a thumb to the eye. Triple H loses his guard and pays for it, walking into another arm drag takedown and once again Triple H is down on the mat and Michaels has him by the arm, continuing the damage to the injured arm of Triple H. Shawn Michaels then grabs Triple H and locks him in a rare fujuira arm bar, but Triple H reaches to the bottom rope to break the hold.
Shawn Michaels lifts Triple H to his feet and traps him in the corner with a knife edge chop, HBK then fires a right hand at Triple H, followed by another knife edge chop and another right hand, but Triple H begins to fight back, he blocks a right hand from Michaels and delivers a few of his own backing Michaels back to the center of the ring and the two men exchange fists in the ring until a strong right hand from Michaels knocks Triple H back into the ropes. Triple H rebounds off the ropes and nails Michaels with a hard right hand. Michaels rebounds off the ropes and comes back with a right hand, knocking HHH back into the ropes, HHH comes back firing but Michaels ducks and he traps HHH in an abdominal stretch. Triple H knows only one way to escape and he backs Michaels into the corner.
Triple H then grabs Michaels and sends him into the ropes but Michaels reverses the hold and he locks him in a sleeper hold. Triple H begins to fade as Michaels continues to wear down Triple H and keep him from mounting any sustained offense. Triple H drops to one knee and begins to fade, the referee raises one arm and it drops. The referee does it one final time and HHH raises his arm and then begins to fight to his feet. Triple H tries a back suplex but Michaels lands on his feet and pushes him into the ropes before executing a rollup…1…2…kickout.
Michaels gets to his feet first and waits for Triple H to get to his feet, Michaels runs off the ropes and looks for a clothesline but Triple H ducks, on the rebound Triple H looks for a clothesline and Shawn Michaels ducks before Triple H surprises him with a running knee which catches Michaels right in the face. Triple H then grabs Michaels and throws him to the outside. He takes a moment to catch his breath before he follows him to the outside. Triple H grabs Michaels and forces him into the steel ring post as Michaels’ back crashes into it. Michaels lets out a scream which gives Triple H a sadistic smile. HHH then picks up Michaels in a bear hug and drives him into the steel ring post, back first one more time.
HHH then throws Michaels into the ring and covers, but Michaels kicks out at 2. Michaels gets to his feet and Triple H lays a couple of closed fists into Michaels forehead. HHH then grabs Michaels and drives him down with a DDT! He covers…1…2…kickout. Triple H allows Michaels to get to his feet and then looks for a clothesline but Michaels ducks it, Triple H comes off the ropes and ducks a knife edge chop, Michaels lowers his head and Triple H plants him with a facebuster. HBK doesn’t go down, but instead he stumbles around, trying to punch something and walks into a Spinebuster from Triple H. Triple H covers…1…2…,kickout.
For the first time in the match, Triple H has a distinct advantage and makes the most of it, by targeting the back of Shawn Michaels. He grabs Michaels and traps him in a bearhug, not only cutting off his oxygen, but also adding more and more pressure on the back of Shawn Michaels. HBK fights his way out of it, rallying the crowd behind him as he punches HHH in the face several times, breaking the hold, Michaels then gains some momentum and runs off the ropes but Triple H is ready and he scores with a backbreaker on Michaels and the pain on Michaels’ face is evident. Triple H doesn’t go for the cover, instead he is focused on punishing HBK and he picks him up with a second backbreaker. Triple H then covers and the referee counts, but the Heartbreak Kid kicks out at 2.
HBK struggles to his feet and Triple H unloads with a couple of closed fists and HBK drops down to his knee and he unloads on him with closed fists to the head of Shawn Michaels, trying to open up the forehead of Michaels. Triple H lifts up Michaels and he continues his attack but Michaels blocks the right hand, Michaels fires back with a couple right hands of his own and the two men begin to exchange punches in the center of the ring, neither man backing down. HBK then goes for a right hand, but HHH ducks it and looks for a Pedigree but Michaels pushes him into the corner. HBK then runs at HHH in the corner but HHH moves and HBK crashes shoulder first into the steel ring post.
HBK struggles out of the corner, holding his arm in serious pain and HHH grabs HBK and locks him in an Abdominal Stretch. HBK is trapped in the center of the ring as Triple H continues to wear down the back of Shawn Michaels with the abdominal stretch. While the referee is focused on Michaels, Triple H reaches for the ropes for extra leverage. The referee checks on Triple H but he has enough time to take his hand off the ropes. The referee focuses on Michaels and HHH repeats the offense again and once again lets go before the referee can catch him. HHH grabs the ropes the third time and the referee catches it and forces him to let go of the ropes, this distraction allows Michaels to execute a hip toss to get out of the hold. Michaels gets to his feet and decides to create another attack point and targets the leg of Triple H with a dropkick to the knee. Both men struggle to their feet, HHH throws HBk into the ropes and tries to kick him but Michaels catches him by the foot and executes a perfect Dragon Screw. HBK then grabs HHH by the leg and locks him in a Figure Four Leg Lock.
HBK has HHH trapped in the center of the ring with the Figure Four Leg Lock, but Triple H is quick enough to escape by delivering several right hands to the unprotected face of Shawn Michaels, which forces him to break the hold. Both men are slow to get back to their feet and Triple H is now walking with a limp and holding his shoulder, showing the two points of injury that Michaels has worked on in this match as he turns around and Michaels throws him into the ropes with a back body drop. Michaels then walks to the top rope and the fans expect something huge. HBK leaps off the top rope with a double axe handle and HHH blocks it and kicks him in the gut, he hooks Michaels up for the Pedigree but HBK blocks it and then takes him over with another back body drop.
HBK then catches HHH with an atomic drop and then knocks him down with a clothesline, followed by a second clothesline and finally a third clothesline. HBK then picks up HHH and puts him back down with a body slam and then climbs to the top rope, he leaps off with a Flying Elbow Smash but Triple H moves out of the way and Shawn Michaels crashes elbow first to the ground. Triple H gets to his feet first and walks over to the corner, and begins negotiating with the turnbuckles, removing the padding. Shawn Michaels struggles to his feet and Triple H grabs him, taking him down with another backbreaker and you can start to see the tears flow from Shawn Michaels’ eye.
Triple H forces Shawn Michaels to his feet and puts him in the corner, he looks at the exposed turnbuckle and launches Michaels into it, but Michaels reverses and the back of Triple H collides with the steel bolt, HHH recoils out of the corner and into SWEET CHIN MUSIC! Michaels covers…1…2…3! Michaels has won the first fall.
Winner of the 1st Fall: Shawn Michaels
2nd Fall – Street Fight
Shawn Michaels waits the mandatory 30 seconds before he mounts Triple H and begins to fire off on him with hard right hands. The referee forces Michaels off of Triple H, but Shawn Michaels forces Triple H into the corner and connects with a knife edge chop, this seems to spark Triple H as he reverses momentum and traps Michaels in the corner with hard knife edge chops and right hands of his own. Michaels fires back, pushing HHH back into the center of the ring. HHH ducks a right hand and tries to pick Michaels up with a slam but Michaels lands behind him, turns him around and continues the simple yet effective offense of knife edge chops. He throws Triple H into the ropes and lowers his head, connecting with a back body drop. He lowers his head as Triple H gets up again, and this time HHH counters with a facebuster.
HHH pushes HBK into the corner and drives his shoulder into the ribs of Michaels, more importantly forcing his back into the turnbuckle. He then grabs Michaels and throws him into the exposed turnbuckle and Michaels back connects with the exposed bolt. HBK staggers out of the ring and Triple H connects with a backbreaker. Michaels staggers slowly to his feet and uses the ropes to help him up, however Triple H continues his assault with a clothesline that takes Shawn Michaels over the top rope to the floor.
Triple H then begins to rip apart the Spanish Announce Table and then the English Announce Table at ringside. Triple H places Michaels on the Spanish Table and then drives a couple of right hands into the head of Michaels. Triple H then climns to the top rope and raises his arms, signaling for a Pedigree. He grabs Shawn Michaels and looks to lock him up in the Pedigree but Michaels blocks it and escapes with a couple of knees to the gut of Triple H. Michaels then staggers Triple H with a couple of right hands that knock Triple H off the table to the floor. Michaels then leaps off with an axe handle which knocks down Triple H.
Shawn Michaels then grabs Triple H and places him on the same announce table and begins to lay into Triple H with right hands, staggering Triple H. Michaels then climbs to the top of the table and hooks up Triple H’s arms for the Pedigree but Triple H counters with a low blow. Triple H then attempts the Pedigree but Michaels grabs him by the arm and executes an armbreaker on the table. HHH grabs his arm in pain as Michaels goes back to the ring apron, he looks at Triple H and then springboards into a corkscrew but Triple H moves at the last possible moment and Michaels crashes through the table.
Both men are down until Triple H finally gets to his feet and he knocks Michaels down again with a hard right hand. Triple H then lifts Michaels up and throws him back into the ring. Triple H then snaps and mounts Michaels with stiff and constant right hands until the referee forces him to get off of Michaels. The referee gets in Triple H’s face, and Triple H pushes the referee right back. Triple H then walks over to Michaels and he lifts him up, he grabs him and lifts him up with a sidewalk slam.
Triple H lifts Michaels back to his feet and delivers a knife edge chop backing Shawn Michaels into the ropes, he throws Michaels into the ropes and looks for a knife edge chop but Michaels moves out of the way, Triple H then looks for a clothesline but again Michaels ducks and rebounds off the ropes again and Triple H scores with another high knee. Triple H then immediately picks up Michaels and drops him just as fast with a neckbreaker. Triple H covers but Michaels kicks out. Triple H allows Michaels to get to his feet and Michaels fights back with two shots to the ribs before Michaels stands up, just as he stands up Triple H takes him right back down with a DDT!
Triple H is first to his feet and he grabs Shawn Michaels in a front face headlock and takes him over for a suplex, adding extra momentum to ensure that more damage is done to the back of Shawn Michaels. Michaels struggles to his feet and HHH delivers a knee to the back of Shawn Michaels, knocking him into the corner. HHH grabs Michaels out of the corner and delivers another backbreaker and the camera gets a close up picture of Shawn Michaels back which has become heavily bruised as the blood is leeching to the surface. HHH then slides to the outside and he grabs a steel chair from underneath the ring and slides back in, he positions the chair standing up and looks for a backbreaker but Michaels flips through the attempt and lands on his feet with right hands, but HHH scores with a hard right hand which knocks Michaels down. HHH then grabs the steel chair and attacks the back of Shawn Michaels with a vicious chair shot and Michaels screams into the crowd. Triple H helps HBK to his feet and is rewarded with right hands from the Heartbreak Kid, HBK then rebounds off the ropes and scores with a clothesline, knocking Triple H over the top rope to the floor below.
Michaels takes a moment to catch his breath, and check to ensure that his body is in one piece, then he goes to the ring apron and targets Triple H, he attacks the Game by jumping off the apron with an axe handle, which takes down Triple H. Shawn Michaels is first to his feet and h delivers a couple right hands, but HHH spears him driving him back first into the steel steps. Triple H then picks up Shawn Michaels in a bear hug and again drives his back into the steel ring post repeatedly. Triple H then lifts Michaels to his feet and throws him into the barricade, continuing his assault on the back of Michaels. HBK recoils off the barricade but doesn’t get very far as HHH knocks him down with a clothesline. Triple H then lifts HBK back to his feet and argues with the referee before throwing him back into the barricade again.
Shawn Michaels struggles to his feet and Triple H throws him back into the ring, Triple H covers….1…2…kickout. Triple H doesn’t get frustrated; instead he has a sadistic smile about him, almost as if he wants HBK to kick out so he can cause more damage. HHH grabs the steel chair and delivers another backbreaker on the chair, denting the steel chair. HHH covers but Michaels kicks out. HHH lifts Michaels to his feet and is greeted with right hands as Michaels tries to come back, but Triple H buries the knee into the gut of Michaels, cutting off his come back. Triple H then lifts Michaels back to his feet and executes a second back breaker onto the steel chair, destroying not only Michaels back again, but the steel chair as well. HHH grabs the steel chair and forcibly adjusts it. HHH picks up the chair and swings it at Michaels who ducks the shot, Michaels comes back with a few right hands that staggers the Game, he then goes off the ropes and Triple H smashes the chair into the head of Shawn Michaels with a sick thud. HHH covers….1….2….KICKOUT!
Triple H takes his time and stands over the broken body of Shawn Michaels, he gets to his knees and he gives Shawn the “Suck It” sign before he delivers a vicious kick to the head of Shawn Michaels. Michaels is still on his knees and he delivers a couple of shots to the ribs of HHH, Michaels fights to his feet and Triple H catches him in the abdominal stretch, however he is close to the ropes and Michaels escapes with a hiplock and throws him over the top rope to the floor. Shawn Michaels is down in the ring and Triple H manages to climb back to the ring apron before Michaels gets to his feet, Michaels delivers a couple of shoulders to the ribs of Triple H until HHH gets a knee up and drives it into the shoulder of Michaels. The two men then exchange right hands in the center of the ring until Michaels scores the advantage with a knife edge chop that takes HHH off his feet.
Michaels is hurt and can’t immediately take advantage, but he does manage to grab Triple H and throw him into the ropes, he lowers his head and Triple H puts on the breaks, and sets him up for the Pedigree but Michaels at the last moment drops to his knees and delivers a low blow. Michaels gets back to his feet as Triple H tries to walk off the pain, but HBK adds to the pain with an atomic drop, followed by a second atomic drop and a hard right hand which knocks Triple H down. Shawn Michaels begins to build some momentum with a pair of clotheslines. He places HHH in the corner and throws him into the exposed bolt in the corner and then comes in with a clothesline, knocking down Triple H in the corner.
Shawn Michaels has the advantage now as Triple H struggles to his feet in the corner, Michaels drives his knee into the back of Triple H and it knocks him out of th the ring to the floor. Michaels follows, holding his back to show that the pain is still there and he decides to have Triple H share his pain. Shawn Michaels grabs Triple H and whips him into the barricade and Triple H’s back crashes into the wall. Michaels then grabs Triple H and throws him into the steel steps as Triple H begins to feel the back pain that Michaels knows all too well. Michaels separates the steel steps from the corner and he grabs Triple H by the head, dragging him to the steps. Shawn Michaels then positions Triple H for a piledriver on the steel steps, but Triple H blocks it and executes a back body drop and Michaels lands on his back.
Triple H throws Michaels back into the ring and grabs the steel chair that has been worn out and he wears it out further with another chair shot to the back of Shawn Michaels and his back becomes lacerated. Michaels is bleeding from the back as Triple H covers, but Michaels kicks out. Triple H then goes to the outside as Michaels crawls to the corner. Triple H looks underneath the ring and finds the SLEDGEHAMMER! Triple H slides back into the ring and stands over top of Michaels with the sledgehammer, threatening to hit him but HBK fights back with a kick to the gut. HBK gets some momentum and bounces off the ropes, he ducks the sledgehammer shot and connects with the flying forearm.
Shawn Michaels then waits for a couple of seconds with both men on the ground, before executing his trade mark nip up. Michaels grabs his back, showing that the showboat move did more damage to his back and he stands in the corner. HBK signals to the crowd and begins stomping his feet, signaling for Sweet Chin Music. Triple H gets to his feet and Michaels goes to unload, but Triple H ducks and picks up the sledgehammer. Michaels turns around and charges at HHH who connects with a sledgehammer shot to the face of Shawn Michaels. Michaels is down and out in the middle of the ring and Triple H picks him up and hooks him for the Pedigree! HHH turns him over and covers…1…2…3! Triple H wins the second fall.
Winner of the 2nd fall: Triple H
3rd Fall – Steel Cage
With the second fall coming to an end, the third fall begins and the cage lowers, trapping the steel chair, the sledgehammer, Triple H and Shawn Michaels within the ring. Michaels begins to stir as he crawls to the corner and the camera gets a good shot of his face, which has also been lacerated and Michaels is now bleeding from both the back and the face. Triple H walks over to Michaels and delivers a stiff knee to the gut, he then grabs Shawn Michaels by the head and throws him into the steel cage. Triple H then executes a snap mare on Michaels, before sizing him up and dropping the knee on the face of Michaels. Triple H allows Michaels to get to his feet before he takes Michaels face and rakes it across the steel cage, further lacerating the Heartbreak Kid. He drives his head into the steel again and then gathers momentum, splashing him into the steel cage.
Triple H takes Michaels away from the ropes and begins to deliver a few more closed fists, determine to open up the facial wound even further. Triple H continues his cerebral dissection of Shawn Michaels with another knee to the face of Shawn Michaels. He picks up Michaels and throws him head first into the steel cage again. Triple H then climbs to the top rope and begins trying to escape the cage, however Michaels gets back to his feet and climbs the top rope and pulls him back into the ring, the two men justle on the top rope for a couple of seconds until both men lose their balance and fall hard on the top rope. Michaels falls to the canvas while Triple H manages to regain his balance on the top rope.
Triple H regains his balance and once again begins to climb, reaching up to the corner of the cage and he grabs a steel chain. Triple H comes back down the cage and leaps off the top rope with the chain wrapped around his hand, but Michaels gets his foot up and drives it into the face of Triple H. Michaels is back to his feet and he delivers a couple of knife edge chops and then targets the knee of Triple H, first with a chop block and then with a knee breaker. Michaels then looks for a Figure Four Leg Lock but Triple H punches him in the face with the steel chain and Michaels is down. Triple H then covers Michaels but somehow Michaels kicks out.
Triple H gets back to his feet with the steel chain still wrapped around his hand and he drives it into the face of Shawn Michaels. Shawn Michaels is in trouble and can’t even get to his feet, he lies in between the first and second rope and Triple H slaps him in the face and then pulls him back to the center of the ring, mounting him and delivering right hands with the chain repeatedly. Michaels crawls to the corner and Triple H follows him. He sees the turnbuckle that is exposed and he whips Michaels into the turnbuckle, the impact causing Michaels to flip over and land on the outside apron. Triple H then runs at Shawn Michaels and scores with a clothesline that knocks him down.
Shawn Michaels is bleeding profusely and can barely see as Triple H stalks him, he picks up the steel chair and drives it into the back of Shawn Michaels again. Michaels falls to his knees and Triple H stands over him. Triple H then lifts him to his feet and locks up the Pedigree but Michaels counters into a slingshot which sends Triple H face first into the exposed turnbuckle. Michaels cannot take advantage of it at all, but the camera reveals that Triple H is now bleeding from the nose. Michaels gets to his feet first and grabs the Steel Chair and smashes Triple H between the eyes with the steel chair, before throwing it down.
Shawn Michaels then waits for Triple H to get to his feet, he picks up Triple H and slams him on top of the chair before climbing to the top rope. Michaels leaps off with the Flying Elbow Smash on the chair, but Triple H moves and all Michaels catches is the chair with his elbow. Both men are down and Triple H manages to get his shoulder over Michaels and the referee covers, but Michaels kicks out. Both men are on their knees and the two men begin exchange right hands with Michaels getting the advantage as Triple H takes 6 unprotected right hands to the face before Michaels knocks him down with another right hand. Michaels lifts Triple H to his feet and continues with the only offense he can muster, strong right hands, but Triple H attacks with a knee and then throws Michaels into the corner shoulder first. Triple H then takes Michaels out of the corner and connects with a DDT on the steel chair, he covers….1….2…..KICKOUT!
Triple H lifts Shawn Michaels back to his feet, and pushes him into the exposed turnbuckle, he throws him into the opposite corner but Michaels reverses and charges in, however Triple H gets his foot in Michaels’ face. Triple H then comes out of the corner, Michaels looks for Sweet Chin Music but Triple H ducks it and then rolls Michaels up in a small Package but he kicks out at the count of two. Michaels gets to his feet first and he takes Triple H down with a chopblock and he falls awkwardly on his leg. Triple H is down, holding his leg as Michaels struggles to his feet, he looks around and he sees the sledgehammer that busted him open and he lifts it into the air, his blood is still on the hammer as he stares at it. He then turns to Triple H who is barely standing and he drives it into the leg of Triple H who falls to the ground in unbelievable pain.
Shawn Michaels then throws the sledgehammer down and he grabs the leg of Triple H and hooks him into the Figure Four Leg Lock! Michaels has him trapped in the center of the ring and Triple H has nowhere to go. Triple H is in serious trouble, he tries to turn Shawn Michaels, but his own fatigue, combined with the damage done to his leg makes it impossible. Triple H slams his hand on the mat in frustration and in that moment he finds the steel chair, he raises the chair over his head and smashes Michaels in the face, breaking the hold. Triple H gets to his feet slowly as does Shawn Michaels, Triple H turns around and limps over to Michaels, his lack of mobility is apparent as there is serious damage done to the leg of Triple H as he staggers over, Michaels fights to his knees and Triple H grabs him by the face, with one last burst of effort Michaels stands and drops Triple H with SWEET CHIN MUSIC!
Both men are down, Triple H is nearly unconscious after the kick to the face, and Michaels is far too fatigued to do anything at the moment. Michaels uses all the willpower in his body to drag himself over to Triple H, he gets close enough to Triple H to get his shoulder over him and he does, the referee counts….1….2……THE MATCH IS OVER……KICKOUT! Triple H got his shoulder up! Michaels can’t believe it and his face cries of desperation. Michaels uses the ropes to pull himself up and he signals for Sweet Chin Music once again as Triple H struggles to use the ropes to pull himself up, unable to do it himself. Triple H turns around as his leg gives out on him and Michaels misses the Sweet Chin Music, Triple H then forces himself back to his feet as Michaels turns around, HHH kicks him then hits him with the Pedigree! It’s Triple H’s turn to force the willpower out of him in order to cover Michaels and he finally manages to, the referee counts….1…..2……FINALLY……………KICKOUT!
Triple H cannot believe it, and he begs with the referee to count it three, but the referee tells him it was two. He struggles to his knees and reaches around, finding the sledgehammer. Triple H picks up the sledgehammer as Michaels is slowly getting to his fees, stuck standing on his knees. Triple H uses the ropes to help him up and he limps forward, his leg clearly hurting him and he picks up the sledgehammer and delivers a killing blow, driving the sledgehammer into the back of Shawn Michaels and his entire body falls numb to the canvas. Triple H wants to ensure that this match is over once and for all and he picks up Michaels, he hooks Michaels up, falling to one knee, but he picks himself up and then drives Michaels down with a disturbing Pedigree as Michaels lands nearly perpendicular to the mat. Triple H then fights with all of his remaining strength to raise his arm and put it across the shoulders of Shawn Michaels, finally he gets one shoulder across Michaels and the referee covers….1…2…3!
Winner of the 3rd Fall: Triple H