The Streak series is at its end. I enjoyed doing this series and I hope you have enjoyed it as well. This installment looks into the last match of the streak and previewing some of the Wrestlemania 30 match against Brock Lesnar.
Wrestlemania XXIX April 7, 2013 Vs CM Punk (21-0)
Backstory for the Match:
CM Punk won a Fatal-4-Way match to win the right to challenge The Undertaker to End The Streak on Old School Raw on March 4th. We have no idea what the plan was for the story of CM Punk vs The Undertaker because everything changed on March 5, 2013 when The Undertaker’s long-time manager Paul Bearer died. WWE incorporated the death into the storyline as CM Punk stole the urn and attacked Kane and did things that were seen as disrespectful to the memory of Paul to build heat and steam behind the match.
The Match Itself:
First things first, Table 3 CM Punk 0. The table did not like CM Punk in 2013. It either broke too soon or didn’t break at all. Jerry Lawler: I have never seen anyone kick out of the Tombstone. Me: Seriously were you not watching the last 4 years of The Streak? Everyone kicks out of at least 1 Tombstone now at Wrestlemania. The finish of this match was well done. GTS attempt countered into Tombstone attempt countered in GTS countered into Tombstone for the 1, 2, 3. The Match was pretty good. CM Punk continued the tradition of making The Streak match amazing and mean something special even if you know who’s going to win. The Streak is now at 21-0 and honestly it should end when The Undertaker retires unblemished whenever he does retire.
The Effect on The Opponent of the Undertaker Before and After Match:
CM Punk was the WWE Champion for 434 days. That was a title reign unmatched by anyone in the last 25 years. Punk is one of the top stars in the company. I want to say this match made him a Hall of Famer contender but issues with him walking out on the company just a mere year later makes me take that statement back. Punk gets burnt out too easily to be dependable as the #1 star of a company. Who knows if we will see Punk in a WWE ring again but he has lost a lot of respect with this walkout.
My Rating for the Match:
4 stars out of 5.
Wrestlemania XXX April 6, 2014 Vs Brock Lesnar
Backstory of Match:
On February 24th, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out to cut a promo saying he had been giving an open contract to face anyone he wanted. Lesnar and Heyman wanted nothing to do with a “Consolation Prize” and Wanted to make History at Wrestlemania. The Undertaker came out and Brock signed the contract, The Undertaker stabbed him in the hand with the pin and chokeslammed him through the table to make the match official.
This Matches backstory really goes all the way back to October 23rd, 2010 at UFC 121 when Undertaker who is an avid MMA fan was attending got into it with Lesnar who had just lost his fight with UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez. The Undertaker wanted Lesnar at Wrestlemania 29 but was turned down in favor of Lesnar vs HHH. As a result The Undertaker had to settle for CM Punk but lobbied hard all year that if he was healthy he wanted Lesnar at Wrestlemania 30. He succeeded in getting his wish granted this time though he did have some second thoughts and though about a match with Daniel Bryan or John Cena but ultimately decided to put The Streak on the Line against the Monster known simply as Brock Lesnar.
Prediction for Match:
In no way am I expecting a 5 star match. That might be too much to ask for with the styles of the Undertaker and Lesnar being what they are today. But I am expecting a very good physical style match between them. The Undertaker will go to 22-0 by pinning Brock Lesnar.
Predicted Rating of Match:
4 stars out of 5.
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