WrestleMania 28: What Ending the Undertaker's Streak Can Do for One's Career
The Undertaker's streak is the stuff that legends are made of. The streak has been as important to The Undertaker's legacy as well as to the history of WrestleMania.
The question always remains the same: Will the streak ever end? On a personal level, I would love to see the streak become 20-0 and then have Undertaker retire. The Undertaker deserves that because of everything he has done for the business and because of how important the streak itself has become to the fans.
We will all be watching in anticipation come WrestleMania 28 as The Undertaker faces Triple H with not only the streak on the line, but so much more.
There is a strong possibility that Triple H will defeat the phenom and do what no one has done before. If that happens, then what? What will ending the dead man's streak do for Triple H?
Well, it could cement his legacy as the greatest of all time, more than any number of championships could have ever done. Triple H himself is a legend, one of the few still active as an in-ring performer.
Ending the streak would, in itself, be a distinct chapter in Triple H's storied career. He would be known throughout the rest of his career as the man who ended the streak. I wouldn't have a problem with a star of his stature ending the streak if that's the direction The WWE decides to go in.
Triple H would certainly have the right to be called the "King of Kings."
On the other hand, because of his family ties, the argument would be that ending the streak was handed to Triple H despite everything he has accomplished. It may not bring him respect so much as it would bring scrutiny.
The question would be, Did Triple H really deserve to end the streak? Or was this simply backstage politics at play?
What if Triple H does not end the streak, but someone else does? If Undertaker decides to perform just once a year at WrestleMania, the streak is still there for the taking. The streak becomes even more important as Undertaker becomes more of a special attraction.
The man who ends the streak will carry that with him the rest of his career. If you're a superstar looking to become a mega star, then ending the streak will do that for you. You will become a WWE Hall of Famer based on that alone. Opportunities await you that weren't so easy to obtain before.
Again, it all depends on who you are. It also depends on The Undertaker.
If and when Undertaker finally decides to have the streak end, it won't be just anyone he puts over. Undertaker understands what the streak means; he will want to bestow the honor to someone who can carry this honor with pride and dignity throughout their career.
This someone would have to meet his approval. Other than Triple H, John Cena, Chris Jericho or Randy Orton, I don't think there is anyone in the company or the business right now who can carry this honor. By the time the right person does come along, Undertaker may already be gone.
It's quite possible that the only way the streak comes to an end is when Undertaker decides to retire permanently, leaving his legacy intact. We'll find out April 1st.
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