The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania is no more. tonight in front of 75,000 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, the WWE legend lost to former WWE and UFC Champion Brock Lesnar, falling to a third F5 slam.
The instant reaction was hard to see on TV with fans at the Superdome showing faces of shock, confusion, and anger. The reaction from wrestling fans around the world has been one of saddness and dismay. The outcome was widely expected to be the Undertaker walking out of New Orleans with ‘the Streak’ standing at 22-0, but it will now be 21-1.
The Undertaker’s health have been in doubt for some time. For the past few years, he has gone into the shadows after defending the streak at WM but it just got harder and harder to do that. He has endured dozens of serious injuries and numerous surgeries. Even with plenty of time out of action, the Deadman’s body may be telling him that it’s time to call it a career.
‘The Streak’ is now history. It was widely considered to be one of the prized parts of pro wrestling folklore and made every Wrestlemania more special thant just another wrestling show. It was the white whale of the WWE, and that elusive fish has been caught.
Pro Wrestling Examiner's Perspective: The bigger question that has to be discussed is, what happens next for the Undertaker? What else does he have to prove? Do we ever see him wrestle again? Those are all questions that hard to swallow especially with such huge milestone event like the Undertaker losing at ‘Mania, but they are logical ones considering the circumstances.