The Undertaker is just days away from facing Brock Lesnar at WWE's biggest pay-per-view event of the year, WrestleMania 30. Their match has been heavily anticipated by fans who are anxious to see if Brock could perhaps be the man to finally end The Phenom's undefeated streak on the grandest stage of them all.
But the fact is that if events leading up to WrestleMania are any indication, then The Deadman's fans have nothing to worry about. Because judging from what we've seen, Undertaker should soundly defeat Lesnar at WrestleMania 30.
For many of the WWE faithful, this feud has to be one of the most disappointing in recent memory as the buildup has been virtually nonexistent.
The March 31 edition of Monday Night Raw was the first time that Brock physically had the upper hand on Undertaker. Even though The Beast had been back in WWE since February, he had been bested by 'Taker on two separate occasions. And in the time between, he had no answer for The Deadman.
Truth be told, it was very surprising that at some point Lesnar did not look strong. After all, Lesnar was almost always portrayed as the unstoppable monster, the fighter who had returned from the world of MMA with a thirst for blood that could not be satisfied.
And anyone in WWE who was foolish enough to cross his path paid the price.
We saw it when Brock faced John Cena back in 2012 and later when he feuded with Triple H. He was like a caged animal who had finally escaped and was hunting his prey with violent malice in his heart. Lesnar arguably had never looked stronger in his entire WWE career, and it appeared as though he could not be stopped.
But that is not the same Brock Lesnar who is currently feuding with The Phenom.
This Brock Lesnar is frightened by The Undertaker, physically intimidated by the mind games and psychological warfare that The Deadman employs. While Undertaker should look strong going into WrestleMania and deserves to be on top of his game from a storyline perspective, it is a bit odd that Lesnar has not managed to gain one advantage over him.
The entire angle appears to be nothing more than a way for Undertaker to get his 22nd consecutive win. And that does very little for Brock Lesnar's character.
The reason that Undertaker will likely soundly defeat Brock is because that's the way it has been booked. WWE has given fans very little reason to believe that Lesnar has any chance of ending the streak. Considering that 'Taker has looked so strong thus far, there is every reason to believe that he will take care of his business at WrestleMania.
And at this point, why would any fan feel that Brock could even hang with The Undertaker?
The truth is that even if the match itself is very entertaining with one near fall after another, no fan in attendance really has a reason to believe that Brock is on the verge of pinning 'Taker and ending the streak.
The fact that a great number of fans don't want to see Undertaker lose at Mania has little to do with the fact that he most likely won't.
Brock Lesnar will give his all in the match. And The Phenom will undoubtedly turn in the main event performance that he is famous for on the worldwide stage. But if Undertaker soundly defeats Brock and is still on his feet at the end of the match, then that outcome should not come as a surprise to anyone.
Even if the buildup for the match has.