The Undertaker Recalls Two Wrestlers That Nearly Ended “The Streak”
It may have ended being Brock Lesnar who got the accolade, but Vince McMahon had two other wrestlers in mind to end The Undertaker’s legendary streak.
At WrestleMania 30, ‘The Beast Incarnate’ shocked the wrestling world when he hit an F5 which was enough to keep The Undertaker’s shoulders to the mat for the three count – the first time it had ever happened at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals’, and bringing Taker’s record to 21-1.
However, it would seem that Vince McMahon had some very different wrestlers in mind when he first suggested the streak being broken.
In a discussion with Ariel Helwani for BT Sport, The Undertaker has revealed that Vladimir Kozlov and Edge were both suggested to be the first to pick up a victory over ‘The Dead Man’ at WrestleMania, with the latter turning the opportunity down.
By the time we got to WrestleMania, we pretty much knew what was going to go down, but there were a few people I guess that he wanted to break the streak. (Vladimir) Kozlov, he wanted him. It was early on, and I think he wanted Edge to go over and Edge refused. He said, ‘No. I can’t do it.’ That’s how much he respected the streak and me and what that streak meant to the business. I didn’t know that at that time. I didn’t know that until years after. That says a lot about the human being he is.
During the interview, The Undertaker also revealed that he has been offered a new role by WWE.
With thanks to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.