The WWE kept fans waiting until the final minutes of tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW but it was well worth the wait: 10 months after his last appearance on Smackdown, The Undertaker returned tonight to answer Brock Lesnar’s open challenge for “the opportunity to make history”. I believe I said this two years ago but I’m a hardcore fan of The Undertaker. His legendary Undefeated Streak at Wrestlemania is the reason ‘Taker can come and go as he pleases.
Going into WMXXX, the streak stands at 21-0. It is interesting to note The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar’s storied rivalry dates back to Lesnar’s first tenure in the WWE 10 years ago and even extended into his tenure with UFC:
At the time, Lesnar had just lost a UFC Championship match. Those old enough to remember the feud they had when Lesnar was in the WWE knows it wasm’t just personal. They really didn’t like each other. The Deadman, who is a huge fan of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was in the crowd. At the time he was using his Biker persona in the WWE. Immediately after the match ended, The Undertaker stomed down to the ramp and intercepted Lesnar as he was making his way back to the locker room area. The two locked eyes for a moment and as witnesses would later say, The Undertaker said to Lesnar “You wanna do this?” Since ‘Taker is under contract with the WWE he couldn’t have an unsanctioned match with Lesnar. Some say the WWE arranged for ‘Taker to get access to Lesnar in a bid to lure him back to the WWE.
10 years later, the inevitable showdown at The Show of Shows is finally going to happen.
I look forward to buying the match in HD when it’s released on Xbox Live!