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Five Years Ago Today, Brock Lesnar Ended The Undertaker’s Legendary WrestleMania Streak

Five Years Ago Today, Brock Lesnar Ended The Undertaker’s Legendary WrestleMania Streak

The stage was set in 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, for WrestleMania XXX as The Undertaker took on Brock Lesnar.

While WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels was known as 'Mr WrestleMania,' the Deadman was equally as synonymous with the company's biggest event of the year.

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After all, The Undertaker went into the match against Lesnar with his legendary streak intact, having defeated all 21 of his previous opponents at The Showcase of the Immortals.

It wasn't like the Phenom, real name Mark Calaway, had not taken on WWE legends and Hall of Famers to reach that feat at WrestleMania.

Opponents who tried to be the one that would break The Undertaker's streak included Batista, Edge and Randy Orton, not to mention Kane and Michaels trying their luck twice and Triple H picking up three defeats against him.

But where others had failed, Lesnar would succeed.

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The 41-year-old American returned to the WWE in 2012, but toppling The Undertaker on The Grandest Stage of Them All stunned almost every single wrestling fan.

Credit: WWE
Credit: WWE

Whether WWE fans were watching at home or were in attendance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the shock factor was unbelievable.

To be fair, WWE's production team captured the moment perfectly for TV viewers, showing so many of the fans' reaction to Lesnar conquering the streak.

Of course, it would be a sin not to talk about Lesnar's silver-tongued advocate, Paul Heyman, who sold his victory with his acting from the moment that he entered the ring.

Hands over his mouth, yelling "Oh my God" and then hands on his head in utter disbelief, Heyman's reaction was how many, many fans felt.

Lesnar, who will defend his WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins at WrestleMania 35 on 7th April, has been linked with a potential return to the UFC to have a showdown with Daniel Cormier.

Meanwhile, it was initially reported that The Undertaker had retired from wrestling, but the man himself came out to say that reports have been greatly exaggerated.

Did the WWE make the right call to have Lesnar end The Undertaker's streak? If not Lesnar, who should it have been?

Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: WWE

Topics: The Undertaker, Wrestlemania, Paul Heyman, WWE News, WWE, Brock Lesnar

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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