WWE news: Why Edge refused offer to break Undertaker's streak at WrestleMania 24

Edge was offered the chance to break Undertaker's WrestleMania streak

The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak is iconic. 

For 22 years, he was undefeated on the biggest stage of them all, establishing himself as the greatest character in WWE history. 

Then came Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 30. The streak stood at 21-0 and everybody inside the arena expected Undertaker to extend it. 

But that didn't happen. The Beast hit three F-5s before pinning 'Taker in the middle of the ring, bringing a shocking end to the greatest run in pro wrestling. 

It's fair to say the decision to have The Phenom lose in New Orleans wasn't popular amongst fans. 

But ending Undertaker's WrestleMania streak was something WWE had planned for a very long time - and it could have happened even earlier. 

Michelle McCool, former Diva and wife of Mark Calaway, revealed that management wanted the run to end in 2008. 

It would have done too if it wasn't for Edge rejecting the idea. 

Edge could have broken Undertaker's streak

"Actually I remember at WrestleMania [24] versus Edge they talked about Edge breaking the streak," she told the New York Post

"It was Edge that was actually like, 'That makes zero sense. I don’t want to do that. Why would I do that? The fans already love him. What’s it gonna do for Edge?'

"It was Edge that went to bat for the streak. I know they had talked about it prior to the match with Brock, but you know it happened.

Edge refused the offer to break the streak at WrestleMania 24

"It’s fine, it’s not like it’s an end-all, be-all for Mark by any stretch of the imagination." 

Imagine how different things would have been if Edge beat Undertaker at WrestleMania 24!

But The Rated-R Superstar was right. What would it have done for his career? He was already one of the most popular in history and didn't need to go over The Deadman. 

Edge recently returned to WWE

Someone had to break the streak - and Lesnar still seems like the right decision. It's good to hear 'Taker took it well, too.  

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