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Revealed: WWE’s Original Choice For Breaking The Undertaker’s Streak At WrestleMania XXX

Lesnar was slated to end The Streak once before in 2011

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The Undertaker is one of the most legendary Superstars to ever step foot in a WWE ring.

In a career spanning over three decades, The Deadman has made 26 WrestleMania appearances, the most by any Superstar till date.

Taker’s glorious streak was itself a big reason for WrestleMania sell-outs and over the years WWE booked him well for its biggest annual event.

During a recent interview with Wrestling Inc, Senior Vice President of WWE and creative member, Bruce Prichard revealed how the plan to end The Undertaker’s streak was put in the works.

“I was sitting at my desk in Houston and Vince calls me and says, ‘I’ve got an idea. What do you think about ending Undertaker‘s streak?'”

“I said, ‘Well, with the right guy he’s made.'”

Prichard was the original manager of The Phenom and stood in his corner from 1990 to 1991.

“He says, ‘Goddamn, that big bastard Mark Henry – he’s ready!’ There was silence.

“I’m like, ‘Really?’ Mark had been here 10 years and it wasn’t anything against Mark, but I didn’t think that Mark Henry beating and ending the streak would catapult him to the next level.”

Although Mark Henry was the actual guy on Vince‘s mind, serious resentment from others including Paul Heyman would cause a change of plans.

“I ran it by him [Undertaker] and his reaction was the same as mine. It was pretty much silence, and he asked what I thought and I told him, ‘I don’t think it’s a good idea, but try it on. See if there’s something you think that might work.’

“He came back and said, ‘OK, if that’s what you guys want to do – if that’s really what Vince wants.’

Henry wrestled The Phenom at WrestleMania XXII but failed in his attempt to break The Streak.

“Vince, as we got closer to it, got cold feet I guess and just realized that maybe Mark wasn’t ready at that time for it, and I don’t know that there was a real solid plan on the other side either to make it work.”

“[Paul] Heyman hated it. I don’t know anybody that was like, ‘Wooo hooo! Let’s go do this,’ other than Vince. Sometimes you just got to try s**t on and throw it out there.”

WWE eventually billed Brock Lesnar as the worthy man to slay ‘Taker. For those unaware, Lesnar was slated to end The Streak right in 2011!

“Sometimes you throw it out there and you need to just throw it the f**k away, too, but that’s how we got there.”

At WrestleMania XXX, history was made when The Beast finally pinned The Undertaker to become The One in 21-1.

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