Sunday, September 5, 2010

Ending the Streak

Wrestlemania 24: Undertaker vs. Edge

The Undertaker has never lost at a Wrestlemania.  He made his debut back in 1991 at Wrestlemania 7, defeating the legendary "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka.  Every year since then, except 1994 and 2000, the Undertaker has "buried" the competition.  Everyone from Mark Henry to Randy Orton to my all time favorite Ric Flair.

For the last few years, it's been debated, should the streak end.  There was talk that Batista would be the man back in 2007.  But Taker not only kept "the streak" in tact, he also won the world title.  Same thing happened in 2008, this time, Edge was the victim.

In 2009, I think most people thought Shawn Michaels would be the man.  But he failed too.  And in 2010, he came up short and even put his career on the line.  

So should the streak end?  Undertaker isn't getting any younger, and maybe it's time to pass the torch so to speak.  It seems now that whoever faces the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, it becomes one of the most important matches on the card.  I think few could argue HBK vs Undertaker stole the show at Wrestlemania 25.

I've come up with a scenario to end the streak.  Let's see what you think of it.  This is under the assumption that everyone stays healthy and the WWE could actually hold this match off for the next 6 months.

Last week on RAW, the Nexus came to the ring and destroyed the Undertaker.  I'd have them come out again at the Night of Champions pay per view and jump the Undertaker.  That causes Kane to get disqualified, and keep the title and set up a rematch at Hell in the Cell PPV in October.  The plan would be to keep the Nexus out of the match.  But during the course of the match, Nexus gets involved again and interferes.  This time Kane gets the actual pin on his older "brother."

That then gives the Undertaker a new focus and gives Kane another opportunity to defend the world title against someone else.  I'd suggest Christian, but that's for another time.

Teddy Long and the "mystery GM" on RAW agree to let the Undertaker get revenge, but Undertaker must beat a member of Nexus at a PPV before moving on to the next member.  So at Bragging Rights in October, Undertaker defeats "A List" David Otunga.  He then moves on to face the returning Skip Sheffield at the Survivor Series.  Again, he wins this contest.  Undertaker defeats Heath Slater in a chair match at the December TLC PPV.  January finds the Undertaker and all of Nexus competing in the Royal Rumble match.  Taker gets eliminated by members of Nexus, intensifying the hatred.

Undertaker comes back out on top by beating Justin Gabriel at Elimination Chamber.  On that same PPV, Wade Barrett wins the WWE championship.  That sets up Undertaker vs. Wade Barrett for the championship.

Barrett not only successfully defends the title at Wrestlemania, but also ends the Undertaker's streak.

I know this is not the perfect plan, but I think it could work.  That would give a young member of the roster a much needed boost.

I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this.  Should the streak end?  And if so, who should end it?

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