Shocking and silencing thousands of fans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and many others watching at home, Brock Lesnar broke The Undertaker’s indomitable streak at WrestleMania 30.
Vince McMahon got a lot of backlash for the decision. ‘The streak’ had become part of “WrestleMania lore” by that time, as The Deadman’s storyline half-brother Kane pointed out.
Ahead of The Undertaker’s final farewell at the very same pay-per-view event where he debuted 30 years ago, The Brothers of Destruction sat down to talk about some of the biggest moments of their career and of the business as a whole. WWE Network released the documentary on the iconic duo who fought against each other as much as with each other over the last many years.
In the conversation, Kane brought up Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker at WrestleMania. Both the “brothers” weighed in on the matter.
Kane was unhappy about the streak ending
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Kane revealed in their hour-long chat that he was angry about how the match between The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar went.
“My reaction, when I was watching that, I thought the finish got messed up. I was like, ‘They’re going to restart the match or something because something got screwed up.’ And – they didn’t. I walked out of the room. I was so – I was literally so mad about that. Because, you know, it’s just – and I know that the streak wasn’t something that anyone had ever planned and it was just something that had kind of organically evolved, but it had become a part of WrestleMania lore at that point…”
The Undertaker revealed that he was going over up to the point when he reached the arena that day. But Vince McMahon changed his mind in the last minute.
The Undertaker wanted it to be Roman Reigns
The Undertaker remembers telling the WWE Chairman that Brock Lesnar did not need that kind of push. He thinks someone else, like Roman Reigns, would have been a better option for such an iconic moment.
“I got to the arena that day and I was going over. I mean, we had gone back and forth and when I’d showed up, I was going over. And through the course of the day, Vince would come to me and said he had changed his mind. Man, I was like, ‘Okay, well,’ I said, ‘I don’t think Brock needs it, but you know, at the end of the day, it’s your show, and it’s your call. And if you’re sure about it, then that’s what we’ll do.’ And that’s part of the business. That’s what we do.
“I thought there would be someone like Roman [Reigns]. Roman – I think Roman would have been fine.”
Kane agreed to that, and said going with Roman Reigns would have “put even more luster on that”.
Catch The Undertaker live this Sunday at Survivor Series on the 30th anniversary of his debut that happened on November 22, 1990. In the main event of the PPV, the Universal Champion Roman Reigns will face WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, who won back his title from Randy Orton on last night’s episode of RAW.