11. The Streak should never have ended
There is no other way of dressing this up: The Streak should not have ended.
Watching The Undertaker perform at WrestleMania was already other-worldly. The Phenom came alive at the Showcase of the Immortals, often delivering the best match of the year at the event. Throwing in his undefeated streak gave him even more of a supernatural aura. And defending that aura gave him a reason to keep coming back on an annual basis whenever he shifted to a limited competing schedule.
Taking that away from him at WrestleMania XXX robbed him of a purpose. It raised questions about his future, and made people think that his time was up – when in fact he would continue to wrestle for another six years. And the fact that WWE felt the need to repeat history by having him lose a second time at WrestleMania (this time to give the rub to Roman Reigns) just highlights how creatively bankrupt things were over those few years.
Brock Lesnar didn’t need the win. The super-pushed Roman Reigns didn’t need the win. And, quite frankly, The Undertaker deserved better than that.
The fact that ‘Taker retired after his 25th WrestleMania appearance is just another reminder that The Streak should have remained intact, because 25-0 would have been a perfect way to go out.