While many superstars wanted to be the man to defeat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, Edge valued ‘The Streak’ too much to end it.
Throughout the years, WWE has become renowned for creating some of the most beloved long-running storylines in sports entertainment. As fans of the business, we all had a blast watching Chris Jericho compete in the Royal Rumble or witnessing Randy Orton land his trademark ‘RKO’ out of nowhere. But nothing compares to ‘The Deadman’s’ legendary run on the grandest stage of them all.
Every year, fans in their millions would gather around their TV screens to see the legend display his greatness. And in an almost supernatural fashion, he always delivered. No matter what happened o what his opponent threw at him, he’d always find a way to get the win.
Beating The Undertaker at Wrestlemania was simply impossible.
The whole thing just worked. Utilising his terrifying aura, wrestlers quaked in their boots as ‘The Phenom’ walked to the ring, knowing they’d have to give their all in pursuit of an unfathomably difficulty challenge.
And while some would’ve been jealous of his success, others were left in awe.
Edge refused to beat The Undertaker at Wrestlemania
Speaking to renowned journalist, Ariel Helwani, The Undertaker revealed that Edge refused to be the man to close the book on the iconic streak.
The powerhouse reminisced: “By the time we got to WrestleMania, we pretty much knew what was going to go down, but there were a few people, I guess that Vince wanted to break the streak. (Vladimir) Kozlov, he wanted him. It was early on, and I think he wanted Edge to go over and Edge refused. He said, ‘No, I can’t do it.’ That’s how much he respected the streak and me and what that streak meant to the business. I didn’t know that at that time. I didn’t know that until years after. That says a lot about the human being he is.“
However, while Edge refused to do the unthinkable at XXIV, another superstar was happy to pin The Undertaker. But The Phenom is sad it went down this way.
The 57-year-old commented: “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.“
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