The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak Is More Legitimate Than Ever

Justin LaBar

The Undertaker's WrestleMania StreakI write a wrestling column every Monday and Friday for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It can be found online at

Today, I wrote about how The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak being broken, while unexpected, might be great for history. The following is an excerpt:

The way The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak ended couldn't have been done any better.

Make no mistake, I've been extremely outspoken and against any fantasy booking from fans for the past five years on The Undertaker's perfect record at WrestleMania being broken.

I've said it's a streak that nobody wants to see end. It's a streak that if anybody were to break it, the pressure on their career would be ridiculous and if their career doesn't live up to a certain mega-level, then it's a slap in the face to The Undertaker's legacy.

All of this is true, but I'm okay with what went down at WrestleMania 30.

Brock Lesnar, in shocking fashion, pinned The Undertaker after 25 minutes of a physically and methodically paced contest.

Close ups of fans showed some of the most genuine emotion WWE cameras have ever captured. I would have thought going into WrestleMania there was a better chance of Daniel Bryan not walking out as world champion even though he was the only babyface in the title picture.

The pin, the reaction of Paul Heyman, the way it was sold by the announcers, the delay of the music and everything was a perfect one-take performance.

I always thought John Cena would be the big money match against the streak and that he was the only guy who could possibly beat it. The reason being because Cena could beat the streak and retire the next day, and the streak would have ended on the hands of someone who will forever be one of WWE's greatest attractions.

I'm glad this didn't happen because hindsight is 20/20 and it all makes sense now.

CLICK HERE to read why it makes sense Lesnar winning is important for The Undertaker's legacy.

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