“There Are Mountains That Cannot Be Climbed, Seas That Cannot Be Sailed…And Streaks That Cannot Be Broken!”
- The Undertaker
I would be lying if I said I didn’t watch WrestleMania every year mainly for The Undertaker, because that’s exactly what I do. I love the show and I love the road that leads into the grandest stage of them all, and I mark-out quite a lot when favorites like Stone Cold and The Rock decide to make rare appearances at the event, but the one thing that keeps me on the edge of my seat more than any other match is the one that involves the Deadman and his unprecedented WrestleMania winning streak.
I have to admit though, there were times when I was almost certain The Undertaker wouldn’t be victorious. Randy Orton came extremely close to ending the streak at WrestleMania 21, and so did Edge at WrestleMania 24. Even Shawn Michaels, despite rumors of his retirement back at WrestleMania 25, was just half a second away from ending the most iconic accolade in pro-wrestling history. But by the end of all those intense battles, the Phenom would stand tall as the winner, and the streak would have gained another number, adding even more grandeur to its awe-inspiring legacy.
Some of the biggest names in wrestling’s illustrious timeline have dared to stare into the soulless eyes of The Undertaker over the course of his outstanding 20-year career, and challenge him at his home-turf of WrestleMania. Legends like Ric Flair,Diesel, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka fell victim to the Deadman’s dominance, and dangerous rivals like Batista, Big Show, and his own brother Kane could almost taste victory before they were toppled by the black-clad warrior. In the 18 times he has been at WrestleMania, The Undertaker has defeated all members of Evolution, and both Triple H and Shawn Michaels, pioneers of Degeneration X.
This year, the stakes are probably higher than ever. Triple H has battled The Undertaker at WrestleMania before and failed, but in the 10 years since then The Game has become more dominant, more ruthless, and has gained a decade worth of experience from his time in the ring. It’ll be an epic rivalry, and the match itself is bound to become the highlight of the night, but I think (and hope) that in the end,The Undertaker will reign supreme and walk out of WrestleMania 27 with a massive 19-0 blazing high and bright on the Titantron screen.
For all you out there who will be rooting for the legendary Phenom on April 3rd, here’s a wallpaper that personifies the grand nature of the Olympian-scale Streak that ‘Taker has created year after year at the Showcase of Immortals.