WWE WrestleMania 2013: Will CM Punk End the Undertaker's Streak?

Daniel Peragine@DPMajesticCoSenior Analyst IIMarch 21, 2013

The Undertaker vs. CM Punk at WrestleMania. (Photo credit: WWE.com)
The Undertaker vs. CM Punk at WrestleMania. (Photo credit: WWE.com)

When WrestleMania rolls around, the WWE has a very difficult decision to make.

That decision is whether to have the Undertaker continue his winning streak at WrestleMania or have Punk take his career to a whole new level by getting his arm raised at the end of the match.

The Undertaker has had a remarkable career and is, without a doubt, heading to the WWE Hall of Fame in the future. With his career now winding down to only performing once every year at WrestleMania, the WWE must decide whether or not Undertaker should enjoy another victory.

Despite losing the WWE Championship to The Rock at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, Punk is still on the biggest run of his career.

A loss at WrestleMania could derail his momentum and chances of climbing back into the WWE Championship title picture for some time to come. Furthermore, a defeat would be Punk's third straight pay-per-view loss this year.

Will Punk finally put an end to The Undertaker's 20-0 record at WrestleMania?

That answer is yes, and the WWE should bet on Punk's future versus Undertaker's streak.

The WWE needs Punk to win this match, given what is at stake. Not only is his career momentum in jeopardy, but so is the WWE's push for their younger stars. Although past stars have helped drive WWE's viewership higher in recent months, the company must realize that putting over its younger talent is crucial to its success in the future.

With The Undertaker always in question on whether or not his career will end at WrestleMania, Punk is sure to continue to be one of the top stars in the WWE and performing on a consistent basis.

A loss by The Undertaker would drop his record to 20-1 at WrestleMania, but his career accomplishments by far outweigh a single defeat at WWE's biggest pay-per-view of the year. 

WWE should focus on its future instead of the present moment, and that means giving Punk the chance to end The Undertaker's streak at this year's WrestleMania.