While Brock Lesnar may be in the news lately due to the possibility that he may have doped prior to his return to the octagon at UFC 200, this isn’t the only thing that you may want to know about The Beast. We know by now that Brock Lesnar beat The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30, which ended the WrestleMania win streak for The Deadman. Everyone was absolutely shocked. It is still debated to this very day whether Lesnar should or should not have beaten The Phenom.
Regardless, it did happen so the debate is moot at the end of the day. Some fans have had theories about the win even still. Many claimed that The Undertaker was really hurt and unable to kick out, so Brock beat him due to that. Of course, Taker is a professional and even if he could barely move, he would have kicked out in order to continue the match with even a roll-up win….right? Well, Paul Heyman may change your mind on that.
Heyman is known for being the former owner of the ECW promotion, but he is mostly known today as a great manager. In particular, people know him as the man who is the “advocate” for Brock Lesnar. Heyman recently took part in what was called an “Evening with Paul Heyman” in Glasgow, Scotland. A lot of interesting things came up, specifically WrestleMania 30.
“Is it f*****g with you or am I telling you something you were not supposed to know?”
He would suggest to the people that the original plan was for Undertaker to go over at WrestleMania 30, but Brock, in a shoot situation, actually beat the Deadman up so much that Taker was unable to kick out…especially with how he hooked the leg.
One would imagine that this would have WWE fire Lesnar because he would have done something so terrible that the company would have no choice. He would have ruined WrestleMania for years to come due to the situation, of course. However, Paul Heyman would even explain that away.
He explained that because of Lesnar beating Undertaker’s streak, they had no other choice but to go with Brock, well…doing just that. He mentioned that this could have been why Lesnar’s music was so delayed and not immediately played after he pinned Taker.
Undertaker would go on to collapse when he made it past the curtain. Undertaker was legitimately hurt and was taken to a nearby hospital due to the entire situation. WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was so worried that he even went with Undertaker to the hospital, which is absolutely incredible as he would never leave his precious show behind for someone he didn’t care a lot about. Obviously, Undertaker and McMahon go back 20 years, so that would make sense.
Another thing that goes against Heyman’s “theory” is that the graphic of Lesnar’s “one” came up right after. They would obviously need to plan this out ahead of time. Interestingly, the referee was said to have been out of the loop and was actually legit surprised by the pin. Most believe that it was all planned ahead of time and Paul Heyman is just messing with people regarding the ending of the streak.
Some could theorize that this is why Undertaker went for the low-blow on Brock Lesnar. On top of this, pro-wrestling is a planned out form of entertainment. If Undertaker was in a legit fight with Lesnar, Vince would have been furious about it and would certainly have fired Lesnar regardless of the streak ending the way it did. However, if Paul Heyman is right, it sheds a whole new light on the ending of Undertaker’s beloved streak.
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