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Who Knew The Streak Was Ending?, Did The Undertaker Agree?, Lesnar Thanks Taker, More



- Referee Chad Patton did not know that The Undertaker would be losing to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania XXX. He was told Taker was winning but the rule every referee is told is that if the guys don’t kick out, you continue the count. Right after the match ended, Lesnar whispered in Taker’s ear, “Thank you.”

Apparently the decision to end The Streak was finalized on March 31st. Only a few people knew the outcome before WrestleMania Sunday. The group of people that knew were most likely Vince McMahon, Taker, Lesnar, Paul Heyman, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. None of the agents were aware. The actual script for the show did not have a finish listed but this didn’t raise any red flags because that’s not unusual for WrestleMania and it wasn’t the only match that didn’t have a finish listed.

Whether or not The Undertaker is done, Vince was going on the assumption that this was his last match and he could either win or lose. McMahon chose the idea that it’s better to lose on your way out. One person close to the situation said Vince talked Taker into losing. Another person, who would also be in the know, described it as Vince making the call and Taker agreeing, and that he wasn’t talked into doing something he didn’t want to do. Losing was not Taker’s original decision but he was in on it and never protested the decision. Perhaps, like he thought in 2010, if he was going to lose, maybe he thought Lesnar was the guy to lose to.

There were many people within WWE very unhappy about The Streak ending but couldn’t say so publicly.

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Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

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8 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    goodbye Wrestlemania these days, people only watch it for undertakers match because everyone knows its going to be epic. this year, it was lame and not only because he lost, but the performance was just horrible

  2. Jay says:

    I knew the streak was ending because I’m an internet smark and we always “told you so.”

  3. venom says:

    Wow jay you sound like an arrogant prick

  4. cas says:

    I’m still not sure why people are so butthurt over his loss. it in no way tarnishes his career. most likely no other superstar will win more than 15 WM matches.

  5. Ian says:

    I read that it was Takers idea all along and that he personally chose Lesnar years ago as the man he wanted to end the streak.

  6. art123guy says:

    I read 2 different sources that said it was Undertaker’s idea as well.

  7. Joseph says:

    I actually like that he lost because it shows me that even though the streak was monumental and made him something above a lot of other superstars in the WWE, he still put the business first and you have got to respect that.

  8. Jay says:

    Venom it takes a arrogant prick to spot another arrogant prick eh?

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