Actually the more I think about it, the more I think it is laughable that Bret even agreed to the situation. Looking back on it, you're right, the powerbomb wouldn't have made him look any worse because he already looked like shit to begin with. The story told in that match by them and the announcers was that Diesel kicked Bret's ass and would've won if not for Taker. So I guess Bret was already buried anyway so the powerbomb wouldn't have changed things. Why Bret agreed to the finish is beyond me. He should've demanded that either he went over cleanly that match or that Taker would interfere after Bret was in control. Why he allowed himself as champion to look like crap for two PPVs in a row before one of the biggest matches in Mania history is beyond me.