When Brock Lesnar broke The Undertaker’s undefeated WrestleMania streak in 2014, wrestling fans had mixed reactions to Roman Reigns breaking up in 2017. Most fans might be upset about the breakup of Streak, but The Phenom was upset about something else.
The Deadman’s streak began in 1991 at WrestleMania 7, where he defeated Jimmy Snuka. The Undertaker’s undefeated record on The Grandest Stage of Them All continued until WrestleMania 29, ending the event with an impressive 21–0 record.
Following the incident, The Beast became the first person on Incarnet record to spill dirt on him. Three years later, it was Roman Reigns.
However, The Undertaker was not bothered by Reigns breaking his streak, but rather by The Deadman’s performance. In the past, the WWE Hall of Famer has revealed that he felt like he was not in the best shape physically and could not wrestle at his best.
As shown in The Undertaker’s documentary The Last Ride, which was released in 2020, the veteran apologized to his former rival and said that he was always upset about it.
“I felt really bad about last year. I want you to know, it bothers me… I didn’t have it, you know it.” [h/t let me play]
A year ago today, The Undertaker officially handed the torch to Roman Reigns.
Undertaker believes Roman Reigns should have ended The Streak
While the Hall of Famer was not impressed with his own performance at the aforementioned WrestleMania event, the same cannot be said for his former rival.
The Undertaker revealed that although he and Lesnar are friends, he believed The Beast incarnate didn’t need the victory as he was already a big name and said Roman Reigns should have been the one to do it .
“I don’t know if Brock was the right guy. I like Brock, me and Brock are friends. I don’t know if Brock needed that win. Brock was a true superstar at the time. So, I don’t know if he had one.” The need was there. Roman, of course… That was the right call. I wish he had been earlier. If Roman was able to do that, I think it would have added value.”
The Hall of Famer may now have an imperfect 25-2 record at WrestleMania, but it’s clear that his legacy is more than just records. He was not only able to inspire and entertain fans, but he also inspired many of his colleagues.