I believe Taker literally has one last match left in him. Cena is tied up with Rock. I think CM Punk shocks the entire world at Wrestlemania XXIX by ending the streak and that the WM 30 Double Main Event is Cena vs. Orton and Punk vs. Austin.
When you think about it, streaks aren't really legendary until they end. In all of sports history, you can only really say Rocky Marciano went undefeated in his career. Everyone else lost. The Lakers lost the 34th game. Hersheisher gave up a run eventually. Cal Ripken sat out a game, and was given one hell of a send off in celebration. Douglas knocked out Tyson. The Miami Dolphins were only perfect for one season.
The streak HAS to end for there to be finality. A Punk win shocks the world, firmly establishes him as one of the greatest of all time, and probably pushes him away from a premature retirement. It's the equivalent of Jericho saying he beat Rock and Austin in the same night. Punk would always be "The Guy Who Ended The Streak", and the rub he gives to the next generation as they dethrone him will be what allows the streak to live forever.
I think it would be cool to see the guy who eventually ends the streak immediately go on a streak of their own (say 4 or 5 Wrestlemanias), making fans wonder if the streak is sort of like the evil being in "Fallen".
Streak ending is too mainstream.
Streak living forever is one and only. Taker is one and only, not mainstream.
Originally Posted by Charlie Bronson
Doubt that, Vince has left it up to Taker who wants to break it, so really he has no need to fear.
if it were up to Taker, The Streak would have ended to some nobody like Wade Barrett at WM 27.
Vince, HHH, and Steph still decide the final outcome.
The streak was huge after Mania 18 when he was 10-0. So they had the chance to do a match against Austin or Hogan at 19, against Rock at 19, 20, 27 and 28, aginst Lesnar at 19 and 20 and against Cena from 22-28. Only Bret vs Taker was never possible to be streak match.
Taker/Bret could have happened at WM 11.
If Jericho stayed for the whole year, and built up a HUGE feud with Taker? Well, ir'd be interesting to see the ending to that. Would be one hell of a nice pat on the back to Jericho for all he's done, right?
As for Punk, I don't see that going over very well. People will have a HUGE issue with Punk taking it. Than again, most people will have an issue with anyone taking the streak. I don't know how they could build up a decent match in such short time either.
Agree about Jericho vs Taker.