During his Six Feet Under podcast, Undertaker was questioned about the possibility of the Streak ending soon if the American Badass persona had not been introduced.
Since WrestleMania 30, WWE’s decision to have Brock Lesnar break The Undertaker’s undefeated streak has been a topic of debate among fans and wrestlers.
“I would have to think the percentages would be pretty high that the streak would have gotten broken sooner. I don’t know that for certain, but the percentages, and my understanding of our business, tells me that would have been a nice checkmark on somebody that was coming up. Little did we know that Steve’s career would be cut short. Little did we know that Rock was going to come off and become a big movie star. I would have gotten fed to one of them, and it would have been the right thing to do,” said Undertaker.
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The Undertaker, one of the most iconic figures in professional wrestling history, recently discussed the possibility of his undefeated WrestleMania streak ending sooner if he had not adopted the American Badass persona. This revelation has sparked a debate among fans and wrestlers alike.
Since WrestleMania 30 in 2014, when Brock Lesnar shocked the world by defeating The Undertaker and ending his undefeated streak, there has been much speculation about the decision. Many fans were left stunned and questioned why WWE would allow such a historic streak to come to an end.
During his Six Feet Under podcast, The Undertaker, whose real name is Mark Calaway, shed some light on the situation. He expressed that if he had continued with his original Deadman persona, the streak may have been broken sooner. He believes that someone like himself, who was nearing the end of his career, would have been the perfect choice to pass the torch to a rising star.
Undertaker stated, “I would have to think the percentages would be pretty high that the streak would have gotten broken sooner. I don’t know that for certain, but the percentages, and my understanding of our business, tells me that would have been a nice checkmark on somebody that was coming up.”
He further explained that at the time, they did not anticipate certain factors that affected the landscape of professional wrestling. Steve Austin’s career was cut short due to injury, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson transitioned into a successful movie career. Undertaker believed that he would have been fed to one of them, passing on the torch and solidifying their status as the next big thing in WWE.
This revelation opens up a fascinating discussion about the decision-making process behind wrestling storylines and character development. It highlights the importance of timing and unforeseen circumstances that can shape the trajectory of a wrestler’s career.
The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania was an integral part of his character and legacy. It spanned over two decades and created an aura of invincibility around him. Its end was a shocking moment that will forever be etched in wrestling history.
Fans and wrestlers continue to debate whether it was the right decision to end the streak, especially considering the impact it had on The Undertaker’s character and the subsequent rise of Brock Lesnar. Some argue that it elevated Lesnar’s status and made him an even more dominant force in WWE, while others believe that the streak should have remained intact as a testament to The Undertaker’s unparalleled career.
Regardless of differing opinions, The Undertaker’s comments provide valuable insight into the inner workings of professional wrestling and the thought process behind major storyline decisions. It serves as a reminder that even the most legendary figures in the industry are subject to the ever-changing landscape of sports entertainment.
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