Vince McMahon has revealed that it was his decision to end The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak, reports inquisitr.com.
The Deadman was beaten for the first time at the 'Grandest Stage of them All' at the hands of Lesnar at 'Mania earlier this year, and now McMahon has told the WWE Universe that it was his call to bring the incredible streak to an end.
The only man
McMahon, who was speaking on Stone Cold Steve Austin's podcast yesterday, insisted that Brock Lesnar was the only man on the WWE roster who was worthy of beating the Deadman.
McMahon said: "When you consider, well, who else was -- looking down on the line when looking at the talent roster -- who else possibly could Undertaker work with and at that time give back in the biggest possible way he could to help someone be a star?
"When you look at that talent roster, who was it going to be? There was no one on the roster, potentially, and the following year or the year after that.
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McMahon has also insisted that he stands by the decision, despite being the subject of criticism from large parts of the WWE Universe.
He continued by saying: "That's on me. Those decisions aren't easy to make, you know, but you have to make difficult decisions sometimes. That's my job, to do that. I think I made the right call at the right time."
The hottest superstar
Lesnar, of course, is now the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and McMahon believes that The Beast is now hotter than anyone else in the industry.
"Coming into this year's WrestleMania, I don't think that Brock Lesnar could be any hotter than he will be reminding everyone of what happened, of Brock Lesnar breaking the Undertaker's streak. So, to me, it was the right call."
It remains to be seen as to which superstar will ultimately face Lesnar at WrestleMania, but he could yet be set to dominate the organization for some time yet, despite his part-time role.
The Undertaker, meanwhile, hasn't been seen in the ring since WrestleMania, and it's uncertain as to whether he will ever return action. With or without The Deadman, WrestleMania 31 looks set to be another epic pay-per-view.