We all were shocked when Undertaker lost his streak to Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 20. It’s old now but, do you know the details that went behind his historic loss? Well, Mark Calaway is ready to talk.
21-0 symbolizes the end of an era to all faithful WWE fans.
April 6th of 2014 is an important date in sports entertainment’s history as this was the day the beast pinned Taker and put finality to his 21-year-long streak and left the world in utter disbelief. Nobody saw it coming.
Five years have passed, and Mark Calaway decided to finally open up about the iconic match itself.
In a recent Steven Austin podcast, he said, “The thing with this match, and not everybody knows, somewhere within in the first five minutes I get concussed. I don’t even remember this night. I’ve watched it back now and obviously know, but my last memory that I can definitely tell you happened at about 3:30 in the afternoon when my wife came backstage, and we had a conversation. That’s the last thing I remember on my own of that day.”
“My memory picks up, I wanna say, 4:30 or five in the morning when I’m in the hospital where they are coming to check on me every five minutes asking me my name and I’ve got no clue” – He continued.
He added more details.
“It got to the point where they asked me where I was at, and I had no clue, no idea when my birthday was, so they leave and I call over ‘Babe, babe… where am I? And she’s like, ‘I’m not going to cheat for you on this. You’ve gotta remember it on your own.’ And I’m getting hot at her because she won’t tell me where the hell I’m at, and I’ve got no clue.”
For the longest time after the streak ended, people blamed Lesnar for it.
But the truth is that Brock never wanted to end the streak either. Even during the match when Taker survived the first 5-F, he was in utter shock.
Taker agrees and came out in his support. He said, “It was nothing Brock did, and he didn’t know I was concussed and I kept taking belly-to-back suplexes, that’s not on him because I was still moving. But when I watch it, I can tell that I’m lethargic, not moving and thinking like I would be normally.”
Well, the one memory that stands out from the steak was how both superstars went for each other’s blood. Chokeslam, triple 5-9, Tombstone, German Suplexes- this match offered everything.