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WWE: What now for Undertaker?

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The Undertaker has lost at Wrestlemania. That is a sentence which millions around the world thought would never be written.

Last night's 25 minute spectacle against "The Beast" Brock Lesnar saw 'Taker relinquish his incredible Streak of 21-0 after receiving three F-5's from the ex-UFC brawler. 

What should have been the best Wrestlemania of all time could well go down as the most hated ever, purely down to that one result. 

Undertaker has not been an ever present in WWE programming for some years now, and with him approaching his 50th birthday it is no surprise. The pace and intensity he used to show has been gone in recent years, but that hasn't stopped legendary matches against Shawn Michaels, Triple H and CM Punk taking place over the previous three 'Mania's.

But last night's show was much, much different. Relatively little hype up to the match meant everybody in the WWE Universe assumed a hard-fought but certain win for the Deadman was on the cards.

From the first few seconds of the bout, 'Taker seemed tired and weary, little surprise considering his lack of in-ring action in the past year. Spending most of his time on the mat or being manhandled by Lesnar, most would have just assumed he would flurry late-on and tombstone his opponent to victory. 

But when he attempted to give him a second piledriver, Lesnar reversed, F-5'd again, and to the absolute stunned silence of a 75,000 crowd, recorded a victory. 

It is a moment nobody thought would ever happen, especially last night, and the Universe was left reeling. 

But what happens to him now his streak has gone?

Many are assuming he will simply retire, putting paid to the previously electric rumours of a legendary showdown with Sting at next year's event. 

And those same people have but two questions. Why has the Streak ended? And why to Lesnar? Lesnar is almost as part-time as 'Taker himself, so why would he give up his Streak to someone who means so little to WWE. 

Tonight's RAW may give some clarity to his future, but with no streak and no reason to perform week in week out, could last night have been the last, fateful hurrah for The Deadman?

One thing is for sure. Wrestlemania will never, ever be the same again.

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