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Undertaker Streak: Wrestling legend says ending WrestleMania streak was a HORRIBLE booking decision

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The world of professional wrestling, with its blend of athleticism and theatrical storytelling, has seen many iconic moments, but few have resonated as deeply as The Undertaker and his legendary WrestleMania streak.

This streak, a series of 21 consecutive victories at WWE’s flagship event, WrestleMania, was not just a record; it was a cornerstone of WWE lore.

However, in a move that shocked fans and industry insiders alike, this streak was ended at WrestleMania 30 in 2014 by Brock Lesnar.

Recently, Tommy Dreamer, a legend of ECW and with a WWE tenure voiced his opinion on this creative, calling it a “horrible booking decision” on Busted Open Radio.

Undertaker Streak: More Than Just Numbers

The Undertaker’s streak was more than a mere tally of victories. It was a narrative masterpiece, woven into the fabric of WrestleMania.

Each year, fans speculated about who would challenge The Undertaker and whether they could end the streak. This anticipation added an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Dreamer’s comments highlight this sentiment, emphasising that the streak was as significant as WrestleMania itself. It was a symbol of endurance, a testament to The Undertaker’s legendary status in the wrestling world:

The Impact of Ending the Streak

When Brock Lesnar pinned The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, it sent shockwaves through the WWE Universe. Dreamer points out that this decision had a profound impact on the event’s atmosphere.

The energy in the building changed; what was once a vibrant celebration of wrestling prowess turned into a collective gasp of disbelief. This moment overshadowed the rest of the event, becoming the most talked-about aspect of WrestleMania 30.

Did It Benefit Brock Lesnar?

A critical aspect of Dreamer’s critique is the question of whether ending the streak benefited Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was already a well-established, dominant force in WWE, a former champion known for his brute strength and formidable presence.

Dreamer argues that Lesnar didn’t need the boost that typically comes from such a significant win. The decision didn’t elevate Lesnar’s status but instead left fans feeling more upset than excited: “I think it was a horrible booking decision. It made you more pissed, [and] it wasn’t heat. It didn’t help elevate Brock because Brock was already there.”

This sentiment reflects a broader discussion in wrestling about when and how to pass the torch. The streak’s end did not create a new star but rather ended a beloved chapter in WWE history.

The Undertaker: The Legacy of the Streak

Despite its controversial end, The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak remains a legendary part of wrestling history and it stands as a testament to The Undertaker’s enduring appeal and the storytelling prowess of WWE.

The streak may have ended, but its legacy continues, a reminder of the heights that professional wrestling can reach when spectacle and story converge seamlessly.

FAQ

  • What was The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak?
    • The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak was a series of 21 consecutive victories at WWE’s WrestleMania event.
  • Who ended The Undertaker’s streak?
    • Brock Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania 30 in 2014.
  • Why does Tommy Dreamer consider the ending of the streak a bad decision?
    • Tommy Dreamer believes the streak was as significant as WrestleMania itself and that ending it did not benefit Brock Lesnar, who was already a top-tier wrestler.
  • What was the impact of ending the streak on WrestleMania 30?
    • The end of the streak changed the atmosphere of WrestleMania 30, overshadowing the rest of the event and leaving fans more upset than excited.
  • Does the streak’s end diminish The Undertaker’s legacy?
    • Despite its end, The Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak remains a legendary part of wrestling history and does not diminish his legacy.
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