Nine years ago today Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania
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Nine years ago today Brock Lesnar broke the streak.
It is perhaps the biggest moment in wrestling, let alone WrestleMania history, the night that The Undertaker’s 21-0 streak came to an end.
The WrestleMania streak was held in regard surpassing that of any world championship or title - it was the most protected accolade in the history of wrestling.
An undefeated streak with such a mystique that every year it became one of the most intriguing parts of the Grandaddy of Them All.
The Undertaker had defeated some of the absolute biggest names in wrestling over 21 iterations of WrestleMania.
The likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Batista, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, CM Punk, and so many more had tried and failed.
The streak was often the best match on the card - a true testament to the legendary status of The Undertaker.
Whoever defeated The Undertaker at Mania would become an instant star, that was unless the Deadman would finish his career without losing.
It was the question that was pondered every year - until April 6, 2014.
It was Brock Lesnar up against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 with the streak on the line.
For all intents and purposes, not many truly thought Lesnar would be the one to hand Taker his first loss at the Showcase of the Immortals.
The Beast Incarnate was already a made superstar, and many WWE fans if someone were to finally break the streak it would be an up-and-comer.
Such a win would propel a new superstar into superstardom.
So even more to the point, nothing could truly ever replicate the reaction from those in New Orleans or around the world that night.
The bout was pretty one-sided, as we would later learn that Taker had suffered a concussion fairly early on in the fight.
The former UFC heavyweight champion was fairly dominant, but wrestling fans had seen this before and were ready for the Deadman to turn things around and secure the 22nd win.
Only, he didn’t.
When Lesnar hoisted the Undertaker up on his shoulders and delivered a third F5 for the three-count people still weren’t ready for what was to come next.
There was a complete shock in the arena followed by absolute silence as people tried to comprehend what they had just witnessed.
Many wondered if what went down was actually what was supposed to happen.
There were mouths open, heads in hands, and even tears.
The reaction was a reflection of just how revered the streak was, and it was a moment that will never be replicated.