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In the annals of professional wrestling, few figures cut such a terrifying presence in the ring as the imposing Undertaker. Well, terrifying until he started riding around on a motorcycle pretending to be one of the Sons of Anarchy. Along with the Tombstone Piledriver, the Choke Slam, and the Casket Match, "The Streak" is perhaps Undertaker's most well-known achievement. This refers to an unprecedented run of victories in WrestleMania where the Deadman went 20 and 0, besting such icons as Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Edge, Randy Orton, and Batista. Match after match the challenger would square off and invariable they would be on the business end of a Tombstone. Often, these bouts were match-of-the-year material.
This four-disc set features a 35-minute retrospective on "The Streak," which includes interview snippets from Undertaker's wrestling peers. They talk him up and send accolades flying his way, but this is sort of weird. I'm usually quick to overlook the obvious fact this is all scripted, because I can appreciate that pro wrestling is essentially a soap opera with freakish athletes. But when it comes to "The Streak," how much glory can you really heap on something that's orchestrated from the beginning? Kudos to Undertaker and all for hanging in the business for so long, but it's not like this undefeated record wasn't germinated in the mind of a staff writer. Even weirder: the documentary opens up with a sports retrospective looking at actual streaks (e.g. Dimaggios' 57-game hitting streak) and compares them to Undertaker's run. Yeah, WWE marketing guys, I'm not buying it.
The final three DVD sports the following complete matches:
WrestleMania VII vs. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
WrestleMania VIII vs. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
WrestleMania IX vs. Giant Gonzalez
WrestleMania XI vs. King Kong Bundy
WrestleMania XII vs. Diesel
WrestleMania XIII vs. Sycho Sid
WrestleMania XIV vs. Kane
WrestleMania XV vs. Big Boss Man
WrestleMania XVII vs. Triple H
WrestleMania XVIII vs. Ric Flair
WrestleMania XIX vs. Big Show & A-Train
WrestleMania XX vs. Kane
WrestleMania XXI vs. Randy Orton
WrestleMania XXII vs. Mark Henry
WrestleMania XXIII vs. Batista
WrestleMania XXIV vs. Edge
WrestleMania XXV vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania XXVI vs. Shawn Michaels
WrestleMania XXVII vs. Triple H
WrestleMania XXVIII vs. Triple H
WWE Undertaker: The Streak might be a bit cheesy, but I guess it makes for some fun times at WrestleMania. I mean it: these matches are legit fun. WWE and Undertaker fans should get hefty amusement from this set.
Nine hours in total, a mix of standard definition full frame and 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen depending on the years of the matches, Dolby 2.0 stereo, and no extras.
It serves up a bounty of Deadman hijinks. Not much else to ask for. Not
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