And here we are at the main event, and I think you'll agree that it's a fantastic billing.
The Undertaker's streak at Wrestlemania has been fawned over long enough, and will probably be regarded as crowning achievement. And, as superstars fall to the streak, the list of possible candidates to finally defeat the Undertaker at Wrestlemania grows ever shorter.
Many have mooted the possibility of John Cena being the only worthy contender left to not have fallen to the streak but I dispute this, the prospect of Cena being the one to finally beat the Taker is one which many fans over the age of 12 would physically vomit at, and it would surely mean the death of wrestling as we know it, if John Cena were to finally usurp the one surviving relic of the Attitude era.
In all honesty, if there was anyone who could've done it, it was Stone Cold.
Stone Cold's mountain of hype and fan approval during the Attitude era makes me believe that he would have been able to defeat Undertaker in a hypothetical match-up at Wrestlemania.
Now, keen anoraks may have noticed that, if this is (as intended) the first in a canon of Dream Wrestlemanias dating back to WM1 then Taker's streak is null and void.
This did pose a problem for me, as I did want to have this match happen at Wrestlemania 15, the perfect crux between Austin's popularity peak and the first mumblings, albeit as a trivial fact, of Taker's streak but I'd already started this "Wrestlemania 1" spiel so I had to stick with it and you'll just have to imagine Taker's streak. :P
So, for the sake of including Taker's "streak" in some form or another in the spirit of molding background stories for the rest of the Wrestlemania matches, even the filler... Ever since January of last year, the Undertaker had held the title for a full 12/13 months going into the Royal Rumble, at the expense of his long-term rival Stone Cold Steve Austin.
After Taker's incredible stroke of luck against Hogan for the title (As detailed in the background of the Hogan tag match,) Austin would go on to win the Rumble himself later on that night.
A few weeks later, Vince McMahon goaded Austin into cashing his Rumble victory early.
However, Austin then went on to win this match and the title. Undertaker was furious that Vince had forced him to defend his title early and demanded a rematch, at Wrestlemania, the intended venue for Austin vs. Taker for the first place.
Vince had no choice to accept, due in part to Taker's threats but also because he had no other way of stopping Austin leaving Wrestlemania with the title.
Now, it's time to indulge a Wrestlemania tradition. As traditional as Hogan beating the evil faction, or the Icon vs. Icon staredown or the 42 zillion-man Battle Royal and gimmick matches.
In this day and age, Wrestlemania Main Events have to be No DQ. It's as simple as that. It was OK for the days of Hogan vs. The Entire World to have count-outs in a main event because is about as good a street fighter as Mae Young, but in these times of swerves and outside brawls, it just HAS to be No DQ.
This means that we can indulge another Wrestlemania main event tradition, that of fighting outside the ring and engaging in all-out brawls in the opening minutes of the match.
Stone Cold goes right at Taker with lefts and rights, before stomping him to the ground.
However, Paul Bearer sees fit to try and stop Austin and give Taker some room to breathe.
All this succeeds in doing is allow Austin to throw Bearer off the apron and dash out the ring after him before unleashing a can of whoop-ass on him!
As Austin kicks the living snot out of Bearer, Taker recovers and grabs Austin from behind with a slam right onto the ring steps. As Bearer flees to hide, Taker continues to deliver stomps and elbows to Austin.
Both men are soon back on their feet, and Austin decides to Irish Whip Taker into the barricade before slamming his face into the ring apron and rolling him back into the ring. Austin then takes the time to inspect underneath the ring, before pulling out a steel chair to attack Taker with, and we're not even two minutes into the match!
However, before Austin can swing at Taker with the chair, Taker counters with an atomic drop, before kicking the chair away and going for a pin fall.
It's a two-count though and Austin is back on his feet in record time. Paul Bearer then steps onto the apron with the mysterious urn, beckoning it's powers to the ring.
Undertaker becomes revitalized and starts to pound on Austin before forcing him into the turnbuckle and slamming him.
As Austin lies on the ground, Undertaker becomes complacent and cocky. When Austin recovers, he levels Taker with many punches, before hitting him with a Lou Thesz press!
Austin then sees his opportunity, grabbing the chair in preparation for clocking Taker with it, but Taker is able to retaliate, grabbing Austin's throat and choking him until he's out.
Taker tries for another pin but it is, yet again, to no avail. Once again, Taker grabs the steel chair and is finally able to connect with it, leaving Austin with a horrific gash on his forehead.
As Austin is climbing back up, he is smashed with another chair shot before facing a flying clothesline at the hands of The Undertaker.
Soon, Taker is making signals that he wants to end the match. He's signaling for the Tombstone. He beats down on Austin to try and set him up but Austin is able to hold on to the ropes in an attempt to stop him from putting the move into effect.
Taker then clotheslines Austin over the ropes onto the floor where he is able to dish out some more damage before locking him in for a choke-slam onto the floor. However, seeing as pin-falls only count inside the ring, Taker is unable to seal the deal.
As the fighting moves round ringside towards the technical area, Austin lays in to Undertaker with some punches before seizing the chance to grab Taker and slam him through the freshly minted replacement announcer's table from earlier on in the night!
Austin continues to attack Taker, locking in a leg-lock before unleashing some punches on him and even choking him out with the Million Dollar Dream.
Taker retaliates with an Irish Whip to the timekeeper's table before throwing Austin back in the ring and grabbing the title belt from the timekeeper!
Back in the ring, Taker lays in wait as Austin tries to stand back up. The second Austin regains his footing, Taker smashes him the face with the title belt. Taker goes for the cover but, yet again, Austin kicks out! Austin mouths off at Taker, as the crowd rally round the Texas Rattlesnake.
He seemed to have found a second wind, flying at Taker with many punches and a Lou Thesz press. Austin kneels beside Taker as he stands back up before giving him the famous kick and a Stone Cold Stunner!
The crowd goes wild as Stone Cold riles them up. But, before Austin can even go for the cover, Paul Bearer begins to raise that mythical urn, and suddenly Taker rises!!!
Austin is gobsmacked, he doesn't know what to say or do, he's as bemused as the crowd. He gave everything he had, every drop of sweat possible, and Taker just rose right back up!
Taker immediately beats Austin down, before reaching for the chair. As he goes for the chair, he looks at Bearer, yet again with that urn on the apron.
As Bearer raises the urn yet again, Taker becomes even more energetic and full of life. He looks in even better condition now!
Taker swings at Austin several times with the chair, but it still doesn't feel enough. Austin is, for the lack of a better phrase, dead to the world. How on earth he's withstood such a torrent of abuse is beyond me, but as Taker drops the chair, we think that the abuse has ended.
It hasn't, Taker goes straight for Austin's title belt, in a symbolic gesture. The final blow will be from Austin beloved title itself. A sickening hit to the face later, and the Undertaker gestures for his finisher, the Tombstone Piledriver.
As Austin's head hits the canvas, Undertaker fold his arms for the pin and the victory.
C'mon, did you honestly think I could let Taker lose at Wrestlemania?
Total and utter madness, I say.
Nobody can ever beat the Taker at WM. The whole appeal of Taker's matches is that niggling feeling that Vince McMahon might finally shaft Taker of his crowning achievement and that his opponent might actually be worthy of ending Undertaker's career.
Although, Austin is definitely the most likely candidate to defeat him, it just would never happen.