You can't have a road to WrestleMania without a little Undertaker streak talk.
This time of year, we have started a nice trend of asking ourselves three questions. Will the Undertaker be at WrestleMania? Who is he going to face? Will the streak end?
Since he defeated Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka at WrestleMania VII, no one has been able to beat the Undertaker at WrestleMania. He is currently 20-0, and it is time to start seriously asking ourselves the three questions.
According to WrestlingInc.com, the leading candidate to try and snap the streak is CM Punk. Punk is currently in a feud with the Rock that will most likely end with the Rock winning at Elimination Chamber and turning his attention to John Cena at WrestleMania.
That leaves Punk available to face the Deadman at WWE's biggest annual event. It looks like that match is going to happen, as long as Undertaker is healthy enough to compete. That part is the mystery.
The older the Undertaker has gotten, the slower he has recovered, and the less we have seen of him. Although the quality of his matches have not fallen the slightest bit, the fact he is getting older and struggling to stay healthy proves his career is coming to an end.
It's hard to picture the Undertaker retiring, and just as hard to picture his WrestleMania streak ending. But if the Undertaker really wants to hang it up for good, the last match should be his first loss at WreslteMania.
Some interesting facts about "The Streak."
-Undertaker's first win was on March 24, 1991. I turned 1 year old the following month.
-Undertaker won at WrestleMania IX via disqualification. Giant Gonzalez was disqualified after choking Undertaker with a chloroform-soaked rag.
-The first person to kick out after a Tombstone Piledriver was Kane at WrestleMania 14. It took three Tombstones to finally put him away.
-Undertaker once beat two opponents in a handicap match. Those two opponents... Big Show and A-Train, aka, Lord Tensai.
-Seven of the Undertaker's 20 matches have been against three different people. He has faced Kane twice, Shawn Michaels twice and Triple H three times.
So if Undertaker is eventually going to lose at WrestleMania, how should it happen? What would be a fitting way for his streak to end? Here is, how I feel, the best way for the streak to end.
First let me start off by saying, this is assuming Undertaker is healthy to compete against Punk at WrestleMania 29.
We have seen lately Paul Heyman hiring the new faction, The Shield, to interfere in Punk's matches to help him win. At WrestleMania, Punk and Taker's match could be some sort of No Disqualification match. This will enable Heyman and The Shield to be able to interfere in the match without Punk being penalized.
Then, with Heyman and The Shield in the ring, Punk could be in line to pin the Undertaker. Just as he is about to, the lights can go out and fire from the ring posts erupts. Kane comes storming out to save his "brother" and clears the ring.
The match continues on from there and Undertaker ends up beating Punk. The following night on Raw, Kane and Undertaker meet in the ring and Taker is furious at Kane for getting involved. The two could start going at it and Undertaker gives Kane a Chokeslam and then a Tombstone.
This will spark a feud between Undertaker and Kane that ultimately leads to a match between the two at WrestleMania 30.
Kane is currently 45 years old and at the end of his career as well. This would be a fitting way for both superstars to hang up their boots, tights and masks.
Three potential matches that the two could be in are a Buried Alive match, Casket match or a Last Man Standing match. While all three matches are different, they could end in the same way.
If it was a Buried Alive match, Kane could bury Undertaker and win the match. Right after Kane is declared the winner, Undertaker's arm comes out from under the grave and pulls Kane in. This would probably be the most difficult to pull off.
For the Casket match, Kane could shut the oversize casket and win the match. Then the casket swings open and Undertaker pulls Kane into the casket with him. The casket is then carried out by Undertaker's druids.
If it is a Last Man Standing match, Kane could Chokeslam Undertaker through the ring, similar to Big Show vs. Undertaker. Then Undertaker can drag Kane under the ring with him.
Personally, I think I would prefer a match in which Kane pins Undertaker. But if you go by the two characters, a match in which they both "die" together is more fitting.
If the Undertaker's streak is going to end, the only person that should end it is Kane. Kane is 'Taker's brother, and the two have the most history together. A double retirement match for two of the greatest WWE superstars of all time would be incomparable.