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WWE Undertaker: The Streak

WWE // 2012 // 540 Minutes // Not Rated
Reviewed by Judge David Johnson // August 11th, 2012

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All Rise...

Judge David Johnson once Tombstoned his cat. Don't worry, she totally had it coming.

The Charge

Walk the dark and hallowed path of he who cannot be buried.

The Case

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.

The Verdict

It serves up a bounty of Deadman hijinks. Not much else to ask for. Not Guilty.

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Scales of Justice

Judgment: 85

Perp Profile

Studio: WWE
Video Formats:
• 1.78:1 Anamorphic
• Full Frame
Audio Formats:
• Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo (English)
Subtitles:
• None
Running Time: 540 Minutes
Release Year: 2012
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Genres:
• Performance
• Sports
• Television

Distinguishing Marks

• None

Accomplices

• IMDb








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