Originally posted by spfI think we've gone past the point where breaking the streak could help someone. No one wants the streak to end, and the crowd will most likely shit on someone ending it. Taker isn't a real wrestler at this point. He's a nostalgia figure trotted out once a year for a crowd that wants to enjoy seeing the lights go out and hearing the gong one more time. It helps that the last few years his WM feuds have been in a vacuum with other part-timers. Hell, throw an armored truck of cash at Goldberg so Taker can have another old and meaningless big name to beat this year.
Originally posted by Tyler DurdenWhat if ... Punk defeats The Rock at the Rumbe and then The Undertaker at WrestleFreakingMania to end the streak?
They have given Punk the push of a life time this time, why not go all the way with him now, and make him a legend?
There is no way the streak should ever be broken. Not by CM Punk, nor Chris Jericho, nor John Cena, nor anybody. The streak is sacrosanct.
Then is doesn't help anyone. Undertaker is a living legend already. 21:0 doesn't do anything for him, whereas 20:1 wouldn't hurt his legacy at all.
But as spf said, beating him won't help anyone either. Say you go with an up-and-comer who you want to push through the roof. Having that guy end the streak will overshadow everything he's done, and likely everything he will do in the future. You can't really go too far past that. As for an established main eventer, then you're wasting the title of Streak Ender on someone who doesn't need it and probably already has their own bona fides.
Ending the streak may not hurt the Undertaker, but it's not going to help anyone and will do more harm than good to whoever does it. And keeping the streak won't hurt the company any either. You just have to book him in situations where it's plausible that the Undertaker could lose. The best case scenario is to have someone take him to the limit and fail in the end, kinda like that Jeff Hardy/Taker ladder match for the title. Hardy lost, but he came out looking like a million Bison Bucks.
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There's no way Shawn would agree to do the job in this match, and no way Bret would come back just to lose to Shawn once again. Besides, after their other matches (of which I still say Series '92 was the best one to make PPV)