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Pro Wrestling Week in Review: The Streak

Colden Fell

On April 6, 2014, Brock Lesner did the unthinkable. The former UFC Heavyweight champion and former WWE champion was able to do what no one had ever done before--end The Undertaker's undefeated streak at Wrestlemania XXX.

For 22 years, The Undertaker has entered the grand stage and exited with the streak intact--defeating wrestling greats like: Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair and Triple H.

Taker has beaten them all. But for the first time in history, Brock Lesner shocked everyone in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans by hitting the "Dead Man" with not one but three F5s to get a pinfall victory.

Brock has overcome the odds before by becoming an NCAA wrestling champion and by becoming the youngest WWE champion. He then became the first man ever to walk out of professional wrestling and become the UFC Heavyweight champion.

Once again, Brock has solidified himself in the history books as a legend. Some would say that this moment wasn't supposed to happen.

We all know that pro wrestling is scripted, and the winners of the matches are picked beforehand, but this might be a match that wasn't supposed to end like it did.

According to Huzlers.com, "It had been revealed that Brock Lesner was not in fact supposed to win the match and was scripted for The Undertaker to win and extend his Wrestlemania streak to 22."

Whatever the case may be and even if Taker was supposed to win, it stands clear in the record books that Lesner has ended the streak.

I was both shocked and somewhat excited for the Mania moment. I was predicting that Undertaker would beat Lesner and move to 22-0, but I'm excited to say that I was there when the streak was broken.

I'm not happy he lost. I, like everyone else in attendance, was in shock. I couldn't believe what I had just witnessed. The streak had ended, and Undertaker is a sure contestant for next year's WWE Hall of Fame.

According to Cleveland.com, "Rumors are now swirling that this could be the end of the 49-year-old's career and that he and Lesner planned the loss, while others guess that the loss could have been an accident."

But that's what they are: rumors. So, as it stands right now, the longest Wrestlemania winning streak of all time ended on April 6, 2014, at the hands of "The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesner.

The Undertaker got a standing ovation after the match, and this is the end of an era for him but the start of something great for Brock Lesner--who brought Undertaker's vaunted Wrestlemania record to 21-1.