MONDAY, APRIL 07, 2014|
Posted by: Anthony Toto
The greatest streak in the modern era of professional wrestling came to screeching halt after Brock Lesnar controversially ended The Undertaker's perfect record at Wrestlemania. According to the response on Twitter, the wrestling community is heartbroken with the awful ending to Undertaker's streak.
Jim Johnston - The Grim Reaper (1990-1994)
Over the years, a mix of veterans and upcoming superstars tried to defeat The Undertaker in what became a fixture of Wrestlemania's allure. Who would finally end The Undertaker's streak? Many tried, yet many failed including Shawn Michaels, Triple H, CM Punk, and Jake "The Snake" Roberts. Since his debut in 1990, The Undertaker rose to greatness by delivering iconic matches that pushed the barrier of wrestling's limits. Even during last year's Wrestlemania in New Jersey, The Undertaker's battle with CM Punk saved the lackluster show from developing into a massive disappointment.
The Undertaker's match with Brock Lesnar showed the age of a performer ready to put "the urn" on the shelf and ride his old Harley Davidson into the sunset. Both wrestlers needed a desperate boost of cardio as they were mere seconds away from oxygen masks. Unlike any of The Undertaker's past Wrestlemania performances, this lacked in both spectacle and allure as the WWE poorly built any real hype between both men. Many wrestling fans felt that a part timer like Lesnar didn't deserve the accolade of defeating The Undertaker when past wrestlers like CM Punk paid their dues.
Yes, wrestling is fake but its beauty truly lies in the the allure of its purely ridiculous drama. On one hand, wrestling fans finally saw Daniel Bryan earn his well-deserved Wrestlemania moment yet saw the end of one of its greatest icons. Here at Baeble, we know music is the best way of finding comfort during times of emotional distress. Whether this calls for a chair shot to the head or throwing someone through a table, let's celebrate The Undertaker's streak by looking back the Deadman's greatest wrestling theme songs from the unforgettable first bell's toll to a Johnny Cash-penned tribute.
Jim Johnston - Graveyard Symphony (1995-1998)
Jim Johnston - Darkside (1998-1999)
Jim Johnston - Ministry (1999)
Kid Rock - American Badass (2000)
Jim Johnston - Deadman (2002)
Limp Bizkit - Rollin' (2000-2002, 2003)
Jim Johnston - You're Going To Pay (2003)
Johnny Cash - Ain't No Grave (2011)
Jim Johnston - Graveyard Symphony (2004-Present)