The Undertaker’s legendary WrestleMania undefeated streak ended with 21 wins, but it will likely never be duplicated. There were times when McMahon wanted to end it early.
We previously reported that Edge rejected the idea of him breaking the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak. There were other instances that apparently needed to get shut down along the way.
While speaking to Bill Simmons, The Undertaker brought up his WrestleMania loss to Brock Lesnar. He equated it to a passing of the torch moment like Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant at WrestleMania III.
“I remember Hogan beating Andre and from where the industry was at the time, you still think man that’s Andre. Hulk was getting that super mega push and the face of wrestling but you still said man that’s Andre the Giant, how are they going to do this? When it happened you were like ‘Wow okay’, and it was the same with Brock. A lot of people were upset about it, a lot of people felt he didn’t need it or it could have been somebody else but business is business.”
When it comes to breaking the streak, Vince McMahon pitched the idea prior to WrestleMania XXX. The Undertaker stated that there were times when people had to speak up and convince McMahon to go another direction when he wanted to end the streak.
“There were some creative meetings where it came up about various different people beating the streak and I think it was one of those rare occasions where a lot of people just said ‘Vince, you can’t do that, we have something here.’ There was whoever the main event was and who ever was going to try and beat the streak that year. It was a double main event.”
The Undertaker could be approaching his final match very soon. The Last Ride docuseries is immortalizing The Deadman’s final chapters in the company as an in-ring performer. Many believe he has a match against AJ Styles on the horizon which could cap off a legendary career.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quote