Why was Brock Lesnar, the heel, being portrayed as the underdog? Why was Undertaker, the aging veteran clutching to the glory of his streak, getting the weekly upperhand over the “beast incarnate?” What was going on with WWE’s booking?
As far as the Lesnar-Undertaker match went, the “Road to WrestleMania” had been a perplexing one. Instead of pursuing the easiest storyline imaginable–let Lesnar look like a monster before Undertaker edges out a victory at WrestleMania 30–WWE booked everything in reverse. Of course Undertaker’s undefeated streak was going to remain intact, but why not give fans some reason to believe Lesnar would win? Why make it so clear that Lesnar did not stand a chance?
The answer: he did stand a chance. In the epitome of a shock finish, Brock Lesnar defeated The Undertaker via an F5 to end The Deadman’s WrestleMania streak.
Undertaker would not become 22-0 at Sunday’s WrestleMania 30. He instead becomes 21-1 and could be done wrestling at the annual “showcase of the immortals.”
The crowd gave Undertaker a gracious ovation as he worked his way to the back.