Brock Lesnar's victory over The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30 remains one of the most shocking moments in modern wrestling history. The Digger has in fact built much of the legend of him in 'Mania', the scene of his famous 'Streak' and many other feats that will remain forever engraved in the memory of fans.
In addition to being a seven-time world champion, Deadman also won the 2007 Royal Rumble match. Thanks to that triumph, the 'Phenom' became the first wrestler in history to win the match by entering the ring last. During a long interview with Jon Alba for AdFreeShows.com, former WWE star Ricardo Rodriguez recalled the moments following the end of Undertaker's Streak.
The 35-year-old of Mexican descent, who served in WWE between 2010 and 2014, revealed that only his TV partner Carlos Cabrera was aware of the management's plans.
Ricardo Rodriguez on The Undertaker
"Carlos Cabrera was the only one who knew in advance that Brock Lesnar was going to stop The Undertaker’s streak at WrestleMania," said Ricardo Rodriguez.
“When Lesnar won the contest, his music didn't immediately resonate. Carlos grabbed my hand, I looked at him and I realized that he knew everything. It was a truly surreal moment, the entire arena was silent for a few seconds, no one had the courage to say a word "- he added.
Speaking to Sportskeeda, former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo expressed his opinion on that incredible twist. “Brock Lesnar didn't need to defeat The Undertaker at the time. Maybe he should have touched Roman Reigns, but I'm not sure.
At the time, it was not the Roman we know today. He didn't have a phenomenal run right from the start, in fact, he had to deal with various ups and downs at the start of his career. Otherwise, he would have been the right man to beat Taker at WrestleMania in 2014." Mick Foley also proved to be an able worker as his matches with Undertaker got over tremendously with the viewers.
"Sure, it was, and it was also a testament to a guy like The Undertaker, who was able to go out immediately and say, 'I love working with this guy.' And this guy is Mankind. So, from there, it was like, okay, immediately Mankind was made when he came out and attacked The Undertaker and was able to hang with Undertaker and do what he did," revealed Bruce Prichard.
Prichard continued to talk about the highlight-reel moments from 1996 and revealed the importance of Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley's match at In Your House 10: Mind Games.