By now, most of the wrestling faithful had seen the 30th installation of WrestleMania. This was another show in which it was a treat for the residents of New Orleans as well as the WWE Universe. By now, you probably watched the event either of Pay Per View or the new connection of the WWE Network. I’m sure many of you probably might a additional info via the stock. Now for me, I’ve been watching WrestleMania since the 5th show. That ‘s WrestleMania 5 to you. The same WrestleMania when the Mega-Powers exploded when Hulk Hogan beat the Macho Man Randy Savage for the then World Wrestling Federation Championship. That was when the viewing interest started. And I know that the collection of it for me started from WrestleMania 9 to 29. But don’t worry, the 30th WrestleMania will be in my collection and yes, I’ll add it to the list.
BUT THE BIGGEST SHOCK FACTOR THAT REALLY GOT ME AND MOST:
A streak was stopped. The Undertaker’s streak of 21 WrestleMania wins is now stopped, halted, or blemished because of these two words: Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar a considered part-time wrestler, who also wrestled in the Octagon, did something that neither Jimmy Snuka, Jake The Snake Roberts, Giant Gonzales, King Kong Bundy, Diesel (or Kevin Nash), Sid Vicious, Kane (2 Times), Big Boss Man, Triple H (2 Times), Ric Flair, Big Show/A-Train, Randy Orton, Mark Henry, Batista, Edge, Shawn Michaels (2 Times) and CM Punk didn’t do. Beating the Undertaker in an event that is huge for the WWE in WrestleMania. That would be like beating the best player on the field that had the mentality to win matches constantly every single time. You see the event in the competitor with the knowledge every time, all day every day mind you, but even that can be done with a long line of victories getting snatched by one man, one move which will send a shock-wave of emotion of shock and awe of having a streak of 21 wins gone. I will agree to a point that streaks come, and streaks go. That goes for anything. The Green Bay Packers one time in the 90’s had a streak of 25 home victories in Lambeau Field when Brett Favre was at the helm of the Quarterback. But it was stopped by the Minnesota Vikings and a hot Randy Moss. But the Packers also broke a losing streak in Philadelphia by beating the Eagles in route to SuperBowl 45, and that erased a 40+ year streak of no wins since Vince Lombardi was coaching. And they still own Detroit since 1991 at Lambeau. The Milwaukee Brewers before 2011 never reached the post season since 1982, and a 29 year streak was broken.
Yo, I’m 37-0. 37 years single and no chick on my arm! NONE! I’ve been blowing my Saxophone for about 25 years since age of 12 and that is a streak. I go to the movies 95% on my own as a loner at the theaters. Still doing it!
But that match with The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, to me that will sink in like a funeral. Matter of fact the news of the streak made real headline news: Fox Sports for example, had this on their website with a pic of the The Undertaker on the mat, and in the background: 21-1. Many of the Wrestling Analysts probably had a thought about the streak being ended in probability of passing the torch. In terms of continuing to carry the stick to the next level. Sort of like when a legendary player or a worker who worked at the same job for many many years, now being replaced with new talent. Yes, that too is a streak that can end and begin. We all have streaks that can end, begin, and continue.
So in essence. The breaking of the Streak, is bad. If that were to happen on a different angle of winning and retiring, that would be respectfully well. But if the breaking of the streak means that a hall of fame bound Undertaker is ready to give others a chance of big time wrestling, in the present time, it’s a feeling of the burial. But like the city where WrestleMania was in New Orleans, when a person dies there, there’s a funeral, but when the casket and the funeral line goes to cemetery for burial and after all the final ashes to ashes and dust to dust commentary is done, there is no sadness. There is no weeping. There is singing and dancing and the party continues.
Undertaker fans: We can weep now. And get angry on Social Media. But remember this also, a man is not defined by a streak, he is define of what he has done before, during and after. I’ve watched the Undertaker BEFORE the streak and watched when is stopped. (old enough to remember) Also, even though that an almost 22 year streak got halted, there is one thing that can’t be stopped: memories.
And like any other streak, there will be one that might start, and one will end. Like Ice-T said in New Jack Hustler: “There will be another one after me, cause I’m a hustler!”