On Monday, WWE Examiner exclusively learned from a trusted source inside of the WWE - the same source who previously confirmed to WWE Examiner the last two Undertaker main events at WrestleMania and Shawn Michaels' guest referee appearance - that a deal has been reached for The Understaker to retire his undefeated streak at next moonth's WrestleMania 29.
WWE Examiner is the first to report that current plans call for The Undertaker to lose in a match against CM Punk - a match that may close the pay-per-view. The source admits that internal polling allegedly suggests that WWE fans are more interested in a CM Punk vs. Undertaker match than a John Cena vs. Rock rematch.
Mike Johnson from PWInsider.com is confirming at this hour that The Undertaker is backstage at Raw and will appear on camera tonight.
The Undertaker is backstage at Raw in Buffalo, NY and will be appearing tonight in some fashion to set up a WrestleMania bout against CM Punk.
Three years ago, Mark Calaway - The Undertaker - reportedly told WWE management how he feels about the streak.
"The Undertaker loves the business too much to retire with a legacy that's almost bigger than sports entertainment itself," the source commented at the time, adding that the time wasn't right for the streak to end at the hands of Triple H - a superstar at the tail end of his career.
Calaway has always wanted to let the streak get snapped by someone with a long future - a future that would be secured by the legendary status that would result from the achievement of breaking the Undertaker's unprecedented undefeated streak at WrestleMania.
That man, it appears, is CM Punk - unless, of course, the WWE is intentionally leaking erroneous reports just to hype the pay-per-view.
How do you feel about reported plans for The Understaker's streak to end next month?