Wrestlemania Moments: Brock Lesnar breaks The Streak

Mark Freitas
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Tuesday, March 14, 2023

From 2005 onward, The Undertaker's undefeated streak was the main focus going into Wrestlemania. Challenger after challenger, Undertaker had beaten them all, from Triple H to Shawn Michaels. It seemed like the streak would never be broken, but that all changed on April 6, 2014


Today's Wrestlemania moment, I will be covering the night that Brock Lesnar broke Undertaker's 21-0 Wrestlemania streak.


Leading up to Wrestlemania 30, Brock Lesnar had no challengers for a match. Weeks went by, and no one accepted the challenge. But that all changed on the February 24, 2014, episode of Monday Night Raw. The closing segment was a contract signing for Brock Lesnar and whoever answered his challenge at Wrestlemania. Time passed, and as Heyman and Lesnar were about to leave the ring, Undertaker’s gong hit; this was Undertaker’s first appearance since 2013. Taker had a new look where he grew back his goatee and had the Ministry of Darkness look.


Brock signed the contract, then slammed it on the table for Taker to sign. With the pen, Undertaker stabbed Lesnar in the hand and choke-slammed him through the table. Also, keep in mind that Undertaker didn’t sign the contract. Nonetheless, the match was official for Wrestlemania 30.


The buildup to this match was okay, and it was nothing special. Both men cut promos to each other during the weeks that followed.


We all know how this match went, with Undertaker getting a concussion early in the match and being taken to the hospital afterward. However, the Undertaker put up a good fight despite getting injured. Fans thought Taker would be 22-0 after hitting the Tombstone Piledriver, but Lesnar kicked out. After trying to hit another Tombstone, Lesnar reversed it into an F5. When Lesnar went for the pinfall, and the referee's hand hit the mat for the three count, you could hear a pin drop in the stadium as everyone was shocked by what happened. 


Wrestling fans will never forget how stunned they were when this happened. Conspiracies were made up by the wrestling community Paul Heyman opened up about that night during a panel with Inside The Ropes back in 2016. It has been said on record that Vince McMahon told Undertaker the streak was ending the day of the show, and no one else backstage knew, which made the commentary's team reaction real.


To this day, Brock breaking the streak is still brought up. The Undertaker has opened up about losing the undefeated streak and stating that he doesn't remember the rest of the match on his Last Ride documentary. During an interview with Ariel Helwani, Taker said, "I don’t think Brock [Lesnar] needed it. I think Brock was a major attraction, he was a star, and he was made. I don’t know that it enhanced him anymore. I think it would have been great for Roman [Reigns] if Brock hadn’t already done it. It would have been a huge thing for Roman. I don’t know that it meant the same to Brock as it would have meant to Roman or anybody else who would have done it because Brock had already been there. Brock had already gone off to UFC. He already had all these major accomplishments. I think it could have helped somebody else.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)


This moment is the biggest in Wrestlemania history and will continue to be discussed for years to come, and there will never be another winning streak at Wrestlemania like The Undertaker's undefeated streak.


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