Over the past month or so, we've heard from various wrestlers, both active and retired, speaking out against (Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Big Show) or in favor of (Roman Reigns) beating Undertaker's vaunted streak of wins at WrestleMania.
But we never hear from the man himself.
The latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (subscription required, and if you're a wrestling fan you should really have one) reveals an interesting detail surrounding the Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar match scheduled for WrestleMania 30 this Sun., April 6, 2014, in New Orleans.
Virtually everyone involved in the Undertaker/Lesnar scenario believed that Lesnar should have been booked differently and more of a threat to Undertaker, since the only point Lesnar did anything was the go-home angle and that was still a sneak up from behind distraction with the announcers calling Lesnar a coward. In the original deal when this was first talked about in 2010, Undertaker had actually proposed that Lesnar beat him to end the streak (it was never seriously considered) thinking it would be the right thing for business, but that's years ago.
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There have long been rumors, all of them unconfirmed, mind you, that Undertaker offered his streak up to both Randy Orton and Mark Henry at Wrestlemania 21 and WrestleMania 22, respectively. Now, he apparently offered it to Lesnar, who, even in 2010, was never going to come back to be a full timer.
What does this tell us?
Well, what many already assumed and that's that Undertaker is willing to do the job if it's the right thing for the business. Considering such a thing would undoubtedly get into other performer's heads, this writer thinks he should be applauded for his willingness to put someone over this way, even in the face of so many other top stars saying he shouldn't.
It's also something to keep in the back of your mind for this Sunday. Hey, if he was offering it up in 2010, why not 2014? I know, I know, he's not losing and the streak will live on past this weekend.
Still... you never know...