Re: If the streak was to ever be broken would you rather it be by...
I think at this point, no one should end it.
People like Lesnar & Rock are part-timers, so no point on them ending it.
Orton, Cena, and Punk have their legacy set, no point on ending it.
People like Barrett, Ziggler, and Sheamus will have to stay the rest of their career as a heel if they end it. And it's a huge doubt they can last 20+ years like Taker did. And yes, I do think anybody that ends The Streak has to last as long as or longer than The Streak, cause it will be stupid to end a 20 year old legacy only to be able to use it for 3 or 4 years.
If I had to pick, rising newcomer. The old wrestling rule of putting someone who needs it over on your way out. Also it doesn't help that two of the biggest stars in wrestling history (Flair and HBK) were both retired by established vets (HBK and Undertaker)
IMO, I think the person who ends the streak (if it happens, I don't think it should) should be a wrestler in between vet and rising newcomer. Randy Orton circa 2005 was perfect. Someone who could win the world title (or has been a world champion before) has been in the main event for a good while but isn't an automatic Hall of Fame type of guy.
Not necessarily. If they won clean, in an epic match ending with Taker shaking the victor's hand; easy street face run.
Could even be a draw like the Sting/Flair matches.
yeah I guess, especially if the feud was about earning respect. If its heel vs face though then I dont see how the person could ever be face. wwe crowds are stupid at times but I'd just expect them to booo that person no matter what.
If you have to break it, better to give it to someone who could really use the rub. Cena, Rock and Punk are already more or less cemented, whereas someone like Barrett, Cesaro or (God forbid) Ryback could carve their own legacy by being the streak-breaker - much like Jericho's Undisputed title win gave him bragging rights for years.
WWE favorites: Punk, Sheamus, Lesnar, Ambrose, Rollins, Reigns,
Del Rio, Orton, Bryan, Ziggler, Wyatt, Usos, Cesaro, Mysterio, Kane DGPW: Doi, Yoshino, Tozawa, Yamato, Dragon Kid, BxB Hulk, Ricochet, Super Shisa NJPW: Okada, Nakamura, Styles ROH: Briscoes, Fish and O'Reilly, Young Bucks All-Time: Rock, Punk, Lesnar, Angle