We’re a few weeks removed already, but people are still talking about the Undertaker’s famed streak ending at WrestleMania 30 at the hands of one of the more unlikely candidates, Brock Lesnar.
Once the referee’s hand hit the mat for the third consecutive time on that night, the entire professional wrestling world stood in awe at what they had just witnessed.
Since that night a few weeks ago, the speculation has been rampant as to who made the final decision to end the streak right then and there in New Orleans, and according to a new report from Wrestling Observer by way of PWMania.com, the boss was the one that had made the final call a few days before the show went on the air.
However, Taker was scheduled to win until some point a few days before the match when Vince McMahon changed his mind, based on Taker’s physical condition and the feeling that there was a good chance this was his last match.
As far as Undertaker’s reaction when Vince suggested it, only he and McMahon know for sure. One friend of Taker’s said he was talked into it while another person very close to the situation said that Taker didn’t argue the decision.
Now that definitely sheds some new light on the whole situation, and you had to think that conversation between McMahon and Taker had to be one of the toughest ones that the boss has ever had with someone throughout his career.
Nonetheless, the call was made and there is no going back to change it now.