In a very interesting report, it seems that The Undertaker got into a bit of an altercation with Vince McMahon and the WWE over losing “The Streak” at WrestleMania 30. This report from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter via IMDb. It was said that originally, Brock Lesnar was supposed to lose and The Undertaker’s streak would live on. Yet at the last minute, Vince made the call to end the streak and shock the WWE Universe.
The reason for this was because Vince felt that The Phenom’s aging body would not allow him to compete much if anymore. It was assumed for some time that once Undertaker was in his last match, he would lose to someone. The report claims that WWE’s Deadman had to be convinced to take the loss to Lesnar. This is actually contrary to original reports which claimed that Undertaker was always for the idea of losing the match and he and Vince called for it together.
Obviously Vince McMahon makes all final calls. Undertaker has been known to never argue and always do as Vince tells him. So this report seems a bit weird for most to believe. Undertaker has never been known to argue over a WWE finish to a match or even a storyline. He has so much respect, most WWE creative writers or wrestlers ask his opinion and usually go with it from a creative stand point.
Several stories have been told by talent in regards to The Undertaker being a company man for WWE. Potentially none greater than in the Montreal Screw Job. Undertaker knew what was going to happen, but Shawn Michaels did not want to go through with it. Undertaker was close to beating HBK up, when the Showstopper agreed to do the spot agreed upon.
Several other stories similar have been spoken of as well. So why would this same man who has always been for whatever he is told, suddenly be hesitant to doing what he was asked? Several interviews Undertaker has been part of asked the same question, would you be okay with The Streak ending? Undertaker always said, if WWE creative and Vince McMahon wanted it to end, he would do as he wanted.
Undertaker requested to work with Brock Lesnar, so we know going in that he picked a man that could believably beat him. The match with the two has been years in the making, dating back 4-5 years. So Undertaker has always wanted to wrestle Brock at WrestleMania.
In my personal opinion, with all due respect to WON, the report seems a bit nuts. WWE has never once had an issue with The Undertaker over stories or spots. So it simply would make no sense for it to start now, near the end of his career.