The WWE announcing crew pay respects to The Undertaker following his loss -- likely his last match. Photo credit: WWE.com
In the most shocking result since the Montreal Screwjob, the Undertaker's undefeated streak came to an end last night at Wrestlemania 30, when he was pinned by Brock Lesnar.
Some of the WWE's biggest names responded on Twitter.
Since wrestling matches are scripted, fans generally have a good idea who will win beforehand, and Undertaker's winning streak was thought untouchable. In fact, the Las Vegas betting odds had Undertaker at a -3000 favorite to win.
Whatever marketing opportunity resulted from an undefeated record (think of the slogans on T-shirts) was surely worth more than the temporary boost another wrestler would receive with the win, right? So in an industry in which things are mostly predictable, the WWE truly shocked fans last night.
I mean, look at this dude.
Alas, the 49-year-old Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, has likely wrestled his last match. In the end, he stuck to the old wrestling industry adage: "always go out on your back".