WWE News: Backstage Criticism On The Build For Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
This Sunday at Wrestlemania XXX, Brock Lesnar will challenge The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania. A win over Lesnar will give “The Phenom” his 22nd victory at the “Showcase of the Immortals.”
It’s arguable that The Undertaker’s match each year at Wrestlemania has become equally prestigious or maybe even more prestigious than the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. It has been the exclamation mark on his already remarkable career. A victory for Lesnar would be monumental in the WWE’s history.
The latest report coming out of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is that Vince McMahon made the decision that during the build towards the Undertaker versus Brock Lesnar, Undertaker wouldn’t be touched by Lesnar.
The feeling backstage in WWE is that Vince McMahon changed his mind for the better on Raw this week, as he finally allowed Lesnar to get the upper hand over Undertaker in their encounter in the ring.
Many backstage within WWE feel that Lesnar should have been booked to be a much bigger threat to the Streak at Wrestlemania, and it’s being said that back in 2010, when a “Taker vs. Lesnar” feud was being discussed, there was talk of having Lesnar actually end the streak.
It is debatable whether it would be the right move for the Streak to ever end but if it does end and the decision has to be made on who should be the one to do it, it’s hard to argue against Brock Lesnar.
“The Beast Incarnate” is a physical specimen unlike any that we have ever seen in the WWE before. At 6’3 and 287 pounds, Brock Lesnar has a freakish blend of strength and agility.
Also, let’s not forget that outside of the WWE, he’s a legitimate tough guy with a background as a two-time NCAA All-American and 2000 NCAA Champion college wrestler.
His incredible athletic ability helped him in his mixed martial arts career as well when he defeated Randy Couture to win the UFC Heavyweight Championship in only the fourth fight of his life.
Being that Brock Lesnar is easily the most dangerous man in WWE and legitimate tough guy, he would be the most believable threat to the Undertaker’s streak. Paul Heyman has done as much as he could to talk up his “Beast” as a threat to beat the streak, but there’s only so much that talking will do when you’re on the losing end every time that things get physical.
Good move on Vince McMahon and the WWE’s part for making the decision to have the Undertaker take the F5 on Raw this past Monday.
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