As we get closer and closer to the end of Undertaker's long and storied career, the only question left to answer is whether or not "The Deadman" should have his WrestleMania streak broken. It currently stands at 20-0 and he'll put it on the line once again when he takes on CM Punk at WrestleMania 29 on Sun., April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
It's expected that he will win again, running his streak to 21-0 and having laid waste to nearly every major star of both yesterday and today along the way.
One of the men he defeated in the earlier days of the streak, Kevin Nash, was recently asked about it in a recent interview with the Baltimore Sun and gave the following response:
It's funny because I didn't believe that there was truly anything special when I wrestled 'Taker at the time. There was no inkling of a streak or anything. The guys like me that are earlier in the streak are just lucky to be part of the streak. Now it's such a big thing, and one of the really special things in the business. I really don't think the streak is ever going to end, and if it was up to me, I wouldn't ever have it end.
The question of whether or not the streak should end always brings about a fascinating debate because both arguments have merit. On the one hand, preserving it means leaving a lasting legacy that will likely never be touched and can be used to sell merchandise and/or recycled old home videos from now until WWE runs out of angles on it.
On the other, it does no real good for Undertaker or anyone else still wrestling to keep the streak intact. It's long been a tradition in the pro wrestling industry that when you retire, you do the job on your way out. If the demon from Death Valley won't be wrestling anymore, he no longer needs to maintain his streak to preserve his drawing power and appeal, which, at this point, is the only thing he has left. Plus, he could instantly make a new star or further cement the legacy of one who will be sticking around after their match, whomever that may be.
The name of the game, after all, is to make money and a retired Undertaker with the streak intact won't draw a time. But a prime wrestler who somehow broke the streak and ended his legendary career?
Which side do you find yourself on in this debate, Cagesiders? For or against ending the streak?