Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar Will Live Up to the Hype at WrestleMania XXX

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Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar Will Live Up to the Hype at WrestleMania XXX
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Heading into WrestleMania XXX, it would be understandable if few fans were expecting The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar to live up the high standards set by Undertaker’s previous WrestleMania bouts.

While Lesnar is a considerable talent—he’s easily one of the best “monster” heels in wrestling history—he’s simply not as technically gifted as Shawn Michaels, Triple H and CM Punk before him were.

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It also doesn’t help that the injury-plagued Undertaker is now another year older. How much longer can he continue churning out phenomenal matches?

Per reports from F4Wonline via WrestlingInc.com, people in WWE management have also had their doubts about the matchup, feeling that Lesnar’s super-stiff style could be too rough on Undertaker’s already ravaged body.

According to these claims, Sheamus’ name was even suggested as a possible replacement for Lesnar at one point.

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Regardless of whatever doubts they may have had, the bookers ended up sticking with their original plans—and it’s a good thing too, because I personally think Lesnar vs. Undertaker will more than live up to the hype.

First of all, Lesnar seemingly poses a legitimate threat to "The Streak."

Oh, OK, so we all know deep down inside that Lesnar probably won’t end Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak—at this point, it’s safe to say no one will.

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But with the former UFC champion destroying everything in sight on WWE television, it doesn’t appear as remote a possibility as people would think. Lesnar is one of the few acts in wrestling that still feels totally and completely real. Due to his size and real-life MMA credentials, he is genuinely terrifying.

The presence of Paul Heyman at ringside will also help greatly.

After months and months of obnoxiously talking down to the fans—and everyone else—people are desperate to see the evil manager get his comeuppance. Don’t be too surprised if Heyman finds himself on the receiving end of a Tombstone after his interference backfires.

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Now that would be a highlight of the pay-per-view.

Besides, the match itself will undoubtedly be great. There’s a reason "The Deadman" has become a cornerstone of the event. He always delivers on the big stage, and this year should be no different.

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Lesnar, too, remains a powerful in-ring presence. As noted, he’s no Shawn Michaels, but when it comes to sheer force and brutality, there is no one better.

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Truthfully, Lesnar vs. Undertaker probably won’t be a Match of the Year contender or a technical masterpiece like the legend’s previous bouts with Triple H, Michaels and Punk. But is anyone truly expecting that?

No, what Lesnar vs. Undertaker will instead offer is a thrilling, no-holds-barred MMA-style war that will improve and enhance Undertaker’s already solid WrestleMania legacy.

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