WrestleMania 28: 5 Reasons Why Undertaker's Streak Will End

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonContributorMarch 22, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15. The Undertaker enters the arena during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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The biggest streak in the history of professional wrestling is The Undertaker’s record of 19-0 at WrestleMania. However, because of his age and his declining ability to wrestle, the time is right to pull the plug on the streak. 

There are five reasons as to why they should end the streak, the first being because nothing is bigger than the WWE. 


1. Streak Overshadowing the Company

No one wrestler is bigger than the business. If a wrestler gets hurt or fired, they are written off of the show and replaced with someone else. The Undertaker understands this, and he could understand that ending the streak would be a fitting way to not make him bigger than the WWE.

Coming into WrestleMania XXVIII, the main storyline is the battle between The Rock and John Cena. However, a strong subplot that hangs around the WWE’s biggest event is the Undertaker’s streak. 

The streak isn’t taking the full spotlight away from The Rock and Cena, but it is overshadowing the undercard. 

They need to end it so this doesn’t loom over the rest of the WWE roster, should the Undertaker come back for another WrestleMania.


2. No One Is Worthy Enough to Break the Streak Aside from HHH

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - FEBRUARY 16: Woody Johnson, Triple H and John Mara attend a press conference to announce a major international event at MetLife Stadium on February 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)
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Aside from John Cena, there is no one on the active WWE roster that is worthy enough to end the Undertaker’s streak. 

With the Undertaker starting to only wrestle one time a year, it limits him from putting in a lengthy program with a younger wrestler who could pose as a legit threat to end his streak. 

This could be Undertaker’s last WrestleMania, so a dream match with Cena looks like it may never happen. With HHH’s pedigree, he is the only wrestler who is worthy enough to end the streak. 


3. The Storyline Is Building towards a Loss

When the WWE introduced Shawn Michaels into the match at WrestleMania, it stacked the deck against the Undertaker. Shawn has an ax to grind with the Undertaker since he lost to him in consecutive years, the last one forcing Shawn to retire. 

With Michaels and HHH’s background as best friends, it’s hard to believe that he will turn on his best friend just to spite him. 

Plus, the match is a Hell in a Cell, a match that HHH has dominated in no matter who the opponent has been.


4. Undertaker's Ability to Work Is a Problem

It’s no secret that the Undertaker is old and his body is breaking down. He hasn’t wrestled since last year’s WrestleMania match against HHH. Since then, he’s had a torn rotator cuff and a hip replacement to go along with knee surgeries and years of bumps and bruises. 

It may have been a part of the storyline or not, but at the end of the match with HHH last year, he had to be carried off by EMTs because of his inability to walk under his own power. 

You want to remember your legends as being immortal and while the streak hangs out there, the Undertaker will continue to keep on coming back. The time is now to end it and let the man retire.


5. Fitting Way to End His Career

The Undertaker’s only reason to come back at WrestleMania is to work the storyline of the streak. 

Having the streak end at WrestleMania XXVIII is the fitting way for the character to fade away from the WWE. They can do some over-the-top exit for him to ascend into the heavens—like at the 1994 Royal Rumble.

This can be the memorable sendoff to the Undertaker while also being another milestone in the legendary career of HHH.