The Phenom performing his legendary entrance

The Phenom performing his legendary entrance

New Orleans-April 6, 2014, is a day that will live in infamy for the WWE universe as one of the greatest feats in the history of the WWE comes to an end.  The Streak has spanned over two decades and remained a constant at Wrestlemania throughout the years. Some of the greatest wrestlers in the business be it Triple H, Mark Henry, Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels, to his brother Kane have accepted the challenge of ending this illustrious streak each year. But all would fall to the wrath of The Phenom, adding to a winning column that would stand at a towering 21-0.  However, records are made to be broken. But who could reach such a feat that legends and superstars could not? Perhaps a “Beast Incarnate”? A phrase often used in American culture comes to mind when Brock Lesnar did what no other wrestler could do in the past 20 years at Wrestlemania XXX. “Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt.”  Brock’s “Eat Sleep, Break The Streak,” shirt gave us insight on exactly what Brock was going to do, and that is slash a 1 mark in the Deadman’s loss column at Wrestlemania.

Brock Lesnar Setting Up For The F-5

Brock Lesnar Setting Up For The F-5

The Roar of the crowd filled the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. As Brock awaited The Undertaker, the look of intimidation was nowhere to be seen on the face of the challenger. As the two faced off in the squared circle, Lesnar bursted with blinding rage from the sound of the opening bell. The Undertaker would stand his ground against the former UFC Champion, employing his years of in-ring knowledge toward the beast incarnate. But not even a choke-slam, snake eyes, guillotine leg drop, or a tombstone could stop Brock Lesnar from coming to claim what he felt was rightly his.  It took numerous punishing blows, multiple submissions and even three F5’s, but Paul Heyman’s man-made beast became the first competitor to pin The Undertaker on The grandest stage of them all. In the final seconds, the match played out like watching a car crash occur on the 610 highway in Houston, Texas.

As the referees’ hand pressed toward the mat for the final count, Silence swept the arena. Faces of confusion and dropped jaws painted a vivid picture as the Titantron above the ring displayed “21-1.” Seconds of silence grew into minutes as everyone continued to process what they had just witnessed. The Streak was over.

Undertaker Standing Tall After The Match

Undertaker Standing Tall After The Match

Left in the ring The Undertaker rose to his feet and stood tall in front of 75,168 WWE Fans, but his facial expression told the story. It is the end of an era . The illustrious streak has been put to a stop by the beast incarnate. The crowd as well as the WWE commentary team (JBL, Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler, Carlos Cabrera, Marcelo Rodriquez, Ricardo Rodriguez, Philippe Chereau, Christophe Aguis) stood to their feet and cheered for one of the greatest performers of all time. The walk to ramp seemed endless for The Undertaker as he takes in the outcome of the night. As the fog emerges and The Phenom gives one last glances to the WWE Universe, He vanishes into the smoke. Though the streak has been broken, the legend behind it is sealed into immortality as the phenom himself. It is a feat that can never be duplicated. But with the streak over, is this the last time we will see The Undertaker in the squared circle? Regardless The Undertaker has left a lasting footprint in Wrestlemania History and the WWE.