WWE News WWE NEWS: Shawn Michaels reveals big news about The Streak ending on Jim Ross's podcast
May 6, 2014 - 11:07:07 PM
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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Shawn Michaels revealed on Jim Ross's podcast that the decision to end The Undertaker's undefeated WrestleMania streak was made about four hours before WrestleMania 30.
Michaels said at the end of the day, the decision came down to Vince McMahon.
"Everybody was stunned," Michaels said about watching the Taker vs. Brock Lesnar match result. "You know as well as I do that one person and one person alone makes that call. As much as everyone wants to think other people have some say-so in that, they don't (laughs). I was stunned like a lot of people. I was there when it all happened. I know what happened... I make the calls around here in my house; that's the way things go."
"I'm sure in Vince's mind, he's got a reason," he added.
Ross recalled his mindset watching The Streak end while watching Mania at his hotel room: "I wouldn't be surprised if the decision for The Streak to end did not happen at the eleventh hour. Or the weekend of." Michaels chuckled. "I can tell you four hours," Michaels said. Ross called that "interesting."
Ross continued that he talked to Taker at WrestleMania Weekend and asked how many more Mania matches he has in him. Taker replied to Ross: "I don't know. I'll let you know in a few hours."
Ross listed all of Taker's injuries and hurt body parts, Michaels agreed that all of Taker's health concerns are there, but Michaels said, "ultimately, it has no bearing on the outcome of the match." He added: "That's just a decision that's made. One person makes it. And everyone has to abide by it. The reasons for that - I don't know. Ya know, I don't know, you don't know, I'm sure he does. Like Mark (Calaway) said a number of times, 'I've got the worst record with that man.' (laughs)"
Michaels added: "In my personal opinion, I would have liked to have seen Taker undefeated and then retire. But, that's not my decision to make. Other than that, I'll reserve all my opinions to myself."
As for Taker wrestling again, Michaels said he does not know, but knows Taker was "banged up afterwards." Taker said he would contact Michaels "a few weeks" after Mania to update his health status after facing Lesnar. Michaels did not reveal if that conversation has taken place yet.
[ LINK: Michaels's full discussion with Ross is HERE. The Taker/Streak discussion is around 40:00. ]
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