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The Undertaker Wanted To Go 25-0 At WrestleMania, Why He Agreed To End The Streak

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• Old School WCW/WWF Veteran’s Birthday Would Have Been Today

Today would have been the 53rd birthday of Old School WCW/WWF Veteran “The Crippler” Chris Benoit.

After his time in Calgary Stampede Wrestling during the 80s, Chris Benoit appeared for both, New Japan Pro Wrestling and Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling during the early 90s, before joining Extreme Championship Wrestling in 1994.

In late 1995, Benoit signed an exclusive deal with WCW, so he worked for them until leaving the promotion in early 2000 to jump ship to the World Wrestling Federation, alongside his close personal friends Eddie Guerrero, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn.

Chris was loyal to the WWF (in 2002 renamed WWE) until the tragic incident in June 2007.

May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007

• The Undertaker Wanted To Go 25-0 At WrestleMania, Why He Agreed To End The Streak

The Undertaker was a guest on the Pardon My Take podcast recently, where he revealed how much longer he wanted his WrestleMania streak to go on.

Below is what The American Badass said:

“Yeah, on a personal level, of course. Selfishly, would I have liked to have gone 25, 26-0? Of course. I mean, that would probably have been the greatest record in all of wrestling.

But, business is business, and sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. The most important thing, after that one, afterwards, I mean, I was concussed. So, I didn’t even remember it. I was more concerned afterwards about my head to stop hurting and being able to come out of the dark for a couple weeks.

But, the streak, it is what it is. I double-checked with Vince [McMahon], I said, ‘Are you sure that’s what you want to do?’ And he was like, ‘Mark, if it’s not [Brock Lesnar], who’s ever going to beat you?’ And I was just like, ‘Alright. It’s your call, and if that’s what you want, that’s what we’ll do’.”

Taker was going back and forth on the decision of him losing against Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30, and it was only until the day of WrestleMania 30 when he realized that he was going to suffer his first WrestleMania loss.

After this year’s WrestleMania, where he defeated AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match in the main event of Night 1 of WrestleMania 36, The Undertaker’s WrestleMania record now stands at 25-2.

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