WM XXX - The Streak Shall Rest In Peace

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Now the dust has settled I figure it’s time to give my own 2 cents worth on the events at Mania. So where on earth do I start? Oh that’s right… YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES, Brock did it! And yes, Daniel Bryan did it too!

Now, there’s obviously a hell of a lot of WM30 reviews and post analysis out there, so there’s not wikireally any point in me adding to that, so I’ll just stick with the best of the lot which was clearly The Streak being conquered, right? I understand this is a sensitive subject at the minute with most Undertaker fans clearly unhappy but if you really think about it, there is nobody else on earth who could or should have ended The Streak.

The thing is, as some of you will know, I have written about Brock Lesnar before where I defended his legitimacy and application, so I don’t want to spend too much time justifying why he was the right guy to end The Streak. Because let’s face it, everybody knows Brock’s accomplishments and I think peoples main gripe is the fact that he is a part timer? While I understand that, I still don’t think that factors into the decision to have him break The Streak or not. He’s a genuine brawler/fighter who just happens to be one of the best wrestlers out there too, who better to end it?

Don’t get me wrong I was just as shocked as anybody when it actually happened, my Undertaker enthusiast friend genuinely fell off the bed. Our reaction was probably similar to yours “wow did that just happen?”   “Was that a mistake?”.  A few seconds after when it had sunk in, I was in hysterics then he looked at me in disgust and said “screw you, I’m not even watching the rest of it.”

What we all need to remember is that this really is an entertainment business and what better entertainment than garnering those sort of reactions? A few days on and it seems to have been cleared up that it was indeed the original plan, concussion or no concussion.

What is my main worry now I hear you cry? What is next for The Beast Incarnate? The main thing troubling me now is the new Paul Heyman guy, Cesaro. I think it’s a great move but maybe they are compensating for Brock disappearing for a while. It would be a shame as they should capitalize on his success.

At the end of the day, WrestleMania 30 was pretty epic. Being only 21, while the Attitude Era played a fair part in my childhood, I now feel like the moment Lesnar conquered The Streak is the one I will remember for the rest of my life. Can anybody think of what Brock might try and conquer next? Let me know in the comments below.

May the Deadman Rest In Peace. Thank you Taker.

Tags: Brock Lesnar Columns The Streak The Undertaker

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