At WrestleMania XXX, Brock Lesnar conquered The Undertaker’s historic undefeated streak at WrestleMania. Since one of professional wrestling’s most shocking moments, many rumors have circulated regarding the end of The Streak. For example, there have been numerous reports that WWE referee Chad Patton, who called the match, was not informed that Lesnar would be winning.
In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported more information on the matter, talking about Vince McMahon’s involvement in ending The Streak. For one, Meltzer said that one of the biggest misconceptions regarding the situation is that it was The Undertaker’s choice to end it. He reports that it was not the choice of Taker. However, Meltzer does note that if Taker put up a fight to keep it intact, The Streak would not have been broken.
Interestingly, Meltzer also reports that Taker was scheduled to win the match leading up to WrestleMania week, noting that plans changed at some point in time during the few days before Sunday, April 6, the date of WrestleMania XXX. During that time, Vince McMahon reportedly changed Taker’s mind due to his physical condition, believing that it could be his last match.
In terms of Undertaker’s reaction towards McMahon’s suggestion, that is something only McMahon and Taker know. Additionally, Meltzer has been told conflicting things from those who may be in the know. A good friend of Taker said that McMahon talked him into it, while someone close to the situation stated that Taker didn’t argue about The Streak ending.
This report is certainly interesting, especially if plans changed just prior to WrestleMania XXX.