The decision to end Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak was criticised by the fans and the opinion of WWE Universe about the call is torn even till this date.
The Dead Man recently had an interview with MMA show where he talked about things like the new WWE Network series the Last Ride and more.
During the interview, the former WWE Champion shared his reaction when he learned about the ending of the streak, while also revealing what he said to Vince McMahon:
“Internally and the way this business works, I knew someday it would end,” Taker admitted. “In our industry, you don’t walk away like Floyd [Mayweather], undefeated, or Rocky Marciano. It just doesn’t happen that way in wrestling. It was always in the back of my mind that it would end. Although, most of my peers and people that I work with thought it was a horrible decision, and I just asked Vince, ‘are you sure? Is this what you want?’ He was like, ‘if it’s not Brock, who can beat you?’ Alright, well, it’s your call.”
Taker also commented on the notion that he should have said no to the ending and he claimed that for him, the business comes before anything personal:
“Everybody thinks I have all this juice like I can say yes or say no, I could have said no, but what good was that gonna do? That really would have disappointed people. What do I do? I go out and throw a tissy and go, ‘if I’m not going over, then I’m not going in.’ That’s not me. I’m business, and business comes first before anything personal. So I just double-checked and made sure he was sure 100 percent that was what he wanted to do, and that was the plan so I went with it.”