The Undertaker discussed how his WrestleMania streak was viewed backstage during a recent interview on ESPN’s SportsNation.
Brock Lesnar snapped Taker’s streak at WrestleMania 30. Here is what he had to say:
“I think within the creative meetings, Vince had a couple of instances where he was considering beating me. I think there was total mutiny. Everybody else was like, ‘No, no, no.’ We have the Rumble where the winner of the Rumble gets to choose who he’s gonna face for the title. OK, that’s one main event. Then the other main event was, who goes after the streak? I think sometimes that may have gotten lost in booking meetings, but until the Brock thing came along, from what I understand, Edge was gonna go over. He refused. He just said no, that’s not the right thing to do. So, he dropped the title to me at WrestleMania.
That’s how invested everybody was in the streak, and I’m so thankful for guys like that to go to bat for me and keep that thing alive as long as we did. We had a ton of equity built up by the time Brock beat the streak. I think at the end, Vince knew we had something special here. But initially, I don’t think he thought it was that big of a thing. But everybody else was like, ‘This is big. This is as big as the main event.’ And then the one with Shawn the second time, it was career vs. streak. It was always a min event type match for WrestleMania. It’s crazy how it all happened really.”
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