The Rated R Superstar, like many, feels that Lesnar didn’t need it. Instead the Undertaker and his Wrestlemania streak should have been used to elevate a young star.
The Undertaker’s unbeaten Wrestlemania streak is perhaps the one record in professional wrestling that stands out the most. Yeah, it’s not exactly 16 World titles. However, you have to lose 15 times to get there. The streak was a record, built over two decades at the showcase of the immortals, elevating the prestige of both the event and the performer.
The Deadman was beating opponents year after year. Randy Orton, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Triple H and several other big names. At one point it even felt like he might go his entire career without ever losing at Wrestlemania. However, the streak came to a screeching halt when he faced Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania XXX at New Orleans.
“Brock Lesnar didn’t need it”
WWE Superstar Edge, who was one of the performers given the opportunity to end the streak but refused, recently spoke to Busted Open podcast and shared his thoughts. The Rated-R superstar said that he believed Taker should have remained unbeaten until his final Wrestlemania match, following which he would lose to a new player who would take the company to the next generation.
“Brock Lesnar didn’t need it,” Edge said. “He’s already made. Put that huge, neon-flashing sign, ‘I ended Undertaker’s Streak’, on a new player that you know is gonna be one of your workhorses and take your company to the next generation.”
“To me, it shouldn’t have ended until his final match. I said for years, let it be Roman, and at the end of the day, that will be the true passing of the torch. Well, it didn’t end up that way.”
Roman did end up beating the Undertaker at Wrestlemania. However, by then the streak was over and the fans weren’t too keen on Reigns taking over as the Big Dog.
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