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The End of an Era, The End of The Streak



Year in and year out the WWE goes through changes, but one thing has stayed constant for over 2 decades, the streak. Last night the most impressive streak in sports entertainment history came to an end. Undertakers perfect Wrestlemania run was ended by the hands of Brock Lesnar and his devastating F-5. To say the entire Super Dome was in shock is an understatement. This is one of those matches you watch knowing two things: 1. It’s going to be awesome and 2. Undertaker is going to walk out the winner. Maybe it was that fact that we didn’t want it to end or maybe it was the fact that we knew deep down that it had to eventually end, either way, this was something the WWE universe was not ready for. How do you say goodbye to someone who changed the face of the WWE for good. I was brought up on Undertaker, so to see him laying their defeated in the ring was a true hit of reality. The only person who knew when this day would come was Undertaker. He calls the shots and when he says it’s over, it’s over. The Deadman knew another year of rehab and training couldn’t be accomplished, at least not for a match he could be proud of. HBK was the logical choice to snap Undertaker’s streak, but Taker’ just wasn’t ready at that point. Just bad timing

With Undertaker probably calling it a career I can safely say that he is the greatest of all time. He has nothing left to accomplish and nothing left to prove. Isn’t that what a successful career should feel like? Shouldn’t a successful career look exactly like the picture above?  While clearly in pain from the brawl he just had with Lesnar he also looks at peace. At peace with his wrestling career and at peace with himself. His life’s work was to entertain us in which he successfully accomplished time and time again. Here’s to you, Undertaker, may your legacy Rest In Peace.


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