Among wrestling fans there is almost an endless buzz of discussion on who will be the man to end The Undertaker’s legendary 20-0 WrestleMania streak.
Some say it will inevitably be John Cena who ends the streak, while others suggest it will be a younger talent, like Sheamus, to elevate his career to an all new level.
All things come to the end, and the streak is no exception, but let’s not be ignorant. The man who will end the streak is The Undertaker himself.
As legendary commentator and Hall of Famer Jim Ross said on his Blog, “The Streak will end some day when Taker retires.”
Such level-headed, and yet obvious, wisdom seems to be seldom spoken about the streak. Yes, one day the streak will “end,” but no one will “break it.” The Undertaker will never be defeated on the grandest stage of them all.
In the build up to WrestleMania XXVII, Triple H asserted that when the streak ends, The Undertaker ends. Ultimately, the two are one and the same.
The streak is over when The Undertaker literally cannot, or respectfully chooses not to, continue wrestling. The streak ends when The Undertaker retires.
It is a simple truth.
In The Undertaker’s match at WrestleMania XXVII against Triple H, the Phenom kicked out of three pedigrees, a vicious chair shot to the head and a tombstone piledriver. After that very match, it was set in stone that the streak will never be broken.
The streak is The Undertaker’s legacy, and it will remain untainted. If the streak isn’t already over, which it most likely isn’t, the few remaining matches will merely add some more big names to the list.
Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Chris Jericho and John Cena are just a few potential candidates to put on the match-of-the-year candidates that the streak is known for. Regardless of who challenges it, the streak will remain intact.
One day when it ceases to continue, the streak will be a thing of the past, but no one will ever break it. Many fans came to realize this rational truth years ago. Everyone else simply needs to accept it.
The streak will end, but it will never be broken.