Thought I would write a fun article to get the streak debate started in time for WrestleMania.
It appears we will be seeing HHH vs. Undertaker Part II. Possibly with Shawn Michaels as the special referee and with the Game's career on the line.
For a bit of history, the Streak has become an event within the event. The Streak started with Jimmy Snuka at WrestleMania VII in 1991. Through the years, Undertaker has defeated all the members of Evolution, Rated-RKO, and the two founders of D-X at WrestleMania.
The next few slides are for the readers to debate and answer the questions posed.
You are now running the company. The Undertaker comes to you and states he wants to end the streak, but under the condition he does the job ONLY to HHH or John Cena.
You decide, who will you choose?
My opinion: If this was 1999-2003, I would take HHH. Cena was coming into his own and what a better push than to let him defeat the Undertaker at WrestleMania. But after seeing others leave the company, I would be fearful to let an up and comer be the one who defeats the Undertaker. In addition, the potential backlash could cause the guy to have a mental breakdown if he cannot handle the stress.
In today's WWE, I would take Cena as a business decision. Defeating the Streak could go either way. It could make Cena the most hated man in wrestling or could make him the most respected. Which ever would put people in the seats to boo him or to cheer him and money in my pocket. The next most logical step would be to ensure the belt stays on him for a few years.
The next scenario, the Undertaker wants to end the steak and tells you he will only do the job to an up and comer. A potential face of the company.
Who would you choose?
My opinion: I would go with Wade Barrett. He seems to be in it for the long haul and has many years ahead of him. I also considered Randy Orton for this position, but seeing Orton already lost to the Undertaker, has had many numerous title reigns, and is already a main eventer; defeating the Undertaker at WrestleMania would not add that much more to his great career.
In this fantasy land, you can choose any historical wrestler to face off against the Undertaker and end the streak.
Who would it be?
My opinion: Even though I would have loved to see Andre the Giant face off against the Undertaker, I will choose Bruiser Brody. The match would not be a technical clinic, but would be an old fashioned slobber knocker.
Lets go back to Cena and HHH. I realize neither one is a favorite of the readers of Bleacher Report.
As a fan, which of these two would you rather not see take the streak?
My opinion: I would rather have HHH end the streak if I had to choose. It would still bother me to see the streak end, but at least it was ended by HHH over Cena.
And finally do you as a fan want the streak to end? Many have claimed it has run its course, while others state it has come this far and it is the Undertaker's legacy.
Do you want to see it end?
My opinion: I am with the crowd who believe it has come this far, so let the man retire with the streak intact. I would be fearful to let a younger star break the streak as the star could be the next Brock Lesnar. One who loses the passion for wrestling and all is lost in having him win. I would definitely not want a proven superstar, a main eventer, a multi-time champion, to break the streak. Doing this could tarnish the Undertaker's legacy while not really getting a substantial payoff for the veteran who breaks the streak. Yes, he could run his mouth for a few months, but after that, it becomes pointless.
The Undertaker has beaten many legends of the sport in this streak. Why end the steak now? Let the Undertaker win out at possibly 20. It's a nice round number.
So now I leave it to the readers. Let the debate begin.