If there’s one thing wrestling fans can count on every year, it’s that when WrestleMania comes around, The Undertaker will win his match — that’s how it’s been for the past 21 years . . . until now.
On April 6, The Undertaker walked into the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, ready to win again. At 49, The Dead Man — whose real name is Mark William Calaway walked by 21 caskets, all labeled with the names of the fighters he had beaten in the past 21 years of WrestleMania. There was even a 22nd labeled Brock Lesnar — who he was about to fight.
WrestleMania 30: The Undertaker Loses
While WrestleMania 30 was introduced by legends Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and the Rock, that wasn’t even the most shocking part of the night!
The fight seemed to drag on, but the true fans that filled the Superdome waited for what they thought was the inevitable — another win by The Undertaker.
However, the legendary wrestler used his signature move — a tombstone piledriver early and Brock kicked out of it. The crowd booed Brock, 36, throughout the fight, so when the end came, it went silent.
The Undertaker attempted to slam Brock with a second tombstone (and his throat-slashing gesture), but he countered and took The Undertaker up onto his shoulders. The Dead Man then was slammed, flat on his face and upper body. Needless to say, in a final 1-2-3 count, the streak was over — and the crowd was shocked. The Superdome went silent in complete in disbelief that they had just witnessed the end of an era.
Immediately on Twitter, the hashtag “BeastVsStreak” began trending, because, well, the streak was officially over.
Want to see how shocked the fans were? Well, here’s a Vine to explain it. Watch below, then let us know — were you as distraught as these fans in the video that the streak is over?
— Emily Longeretta