Undertaker vs Punk UPDATE.
Earlier today a story came out about The Undertaker being undecided at this moment about working WrestleMania this year. Several people close to The Undertaker have said that they have been given a different version of that story. It's being said that the hold up here is the result of the match. When Taker said he wanted to work with Punk at WM he told WWE officials he wants The Streak to end and to retire, and Punk is his personal choice to pull it off. Higher up officials in WWE have been trying to convince Taker to pull back on that, as they are against the idea of Punk ending it. As of now the two sides have yet to reach an agreement, and both seem to remain very stern in their views. - Mr. Don
[B]Why is this? There's always someone in management against the idea of Punk doing something. What the hell is wrong with these people? It's about time they put their full backing behind him for once. And if he is indeed 'Taker's personal choice to be the one to end the streak, then they should respect 'Taker enough, to not even question that decision.[/B}
Ending a 20 year old legacy to a guy who will retire in 2 years? Great logic and booking right there.
Sure, it's Taker's decision. But Vince has the final say in everything and if he declares Taker's decision unfit for the benefit of his company, Taker will still have to obey.
The fact that Vince, HHH, and Steph have made it clear they want The Streak to stay intact alone pretty much makes it clear Punk isn't going to take The Streak with him when he bids adieu in 2015. As much power Taker has backstage, I believe Vince, Hunter, and Steph have bigger & higher power.
Do you say that as an excited CM Punk fan in light of your boy possibly ending the streak, or do you say that as a WWE fan in general with no favoritism?
Personally, I don't think the streak should ever end. But if Taker wants the end of the streak to be his final curtain call, thus ending his career once and for all... then so be it. At least it will be Undertaker's choice. If indeed the article's true and that's what he wants.
(although from a Cena fan point of view, on a bias and selfish level, I will never get to see Taker/Cena at mania 30 if that happens.
Still, Vince won't give The Streak to someone who'll leave come 2015. He'd rather see Taker facing Sheamus at WM 29 but winning rather than facing Punk but losing.
Yeah, gonna be a baldie for the rest of his life.
Mohawk baldie? Cool.
As far as 5 star matches go, Taker has 5 at WM alone.
Hm, I count 4. Close enough.
Streak is better off unbroken, they can make tons of money off of it after Taker retires. If it gets broken, it's worthless IMO.
Agreed, an unbeaten streak only sells when it's intact.
All those matches you listed were as good or better than Punk/Cena, exactly why Dave is so overrated in his opinion, despite what his marks like to think.
I concur, though I think all the matches I listed are way ahead of Punk/Cena when it comes to quality.
But in all seriousness, I cannot believe some people actually take his words as The Ten Commandments, you know?
How exactly can they make money off the streak one he retires?
Ever heard of DVDs? Merchandises?