It might sound like a surprise, but the decision to end The Undertaker’s legendary undefeated streak at “Wrestlemania” was made only hours before the show began on the WWE Network and pay per view. Going into “Wrestlemania 30,” Undertaker was 21-0 at the annual event, before losing to Brock Lesnar.
WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels made the shocking revelation during an appearance on “The Ross Report,” hosted by retired announcer Jim Ross. As Ross pondered when the decision to end the streak was made, sure that it couldn’t have been a last-minute call, Michaels answers, “I can tell you four hours.” That’s right, what is essentially a 21-year storyline was decided a short four hours before the show.
“That’s just a decision that’s made. One person makes it,” Michaels says of WWE head Vince McMahon. “And everyone has to abide by it.” As for his own view on how it should have happened, Michaels says, “In my personal opinion, I would have liked to have seen Taker undefeated and then retire. But, that’s not my decision to make. Other than that, I’ll reserve all my opinions to myself.”
Following the show, WWE announced that Undertaker suffered a severe concussion during the match and was hospitalized, though he was released the next day.