The Undertaker will attempt to avenge the most historic defeat in WWE history when he rises from the ashes to challenge Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.
Lesnar notoriously conquered The Phenom’s legendary WrestleMania undefeated streak, defeating him at WrestleMania 30 after three vicious F-5s to become the “one” in 21-1. The Streak was shattered, the WWE Universe was left dumbfounded and The Deadman was rushed to the emergency room, not to be seen again for the better part of a year.
Lesnar used the historic victory to springboard into a year of dominance, winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, eviscerating all challengers and cutting the ribbon on Suplex City, all while his advocate, Paul Heyman, reminded anyone in earshot that Lesnar was the lone individual to conquer the unbreakable Streak. However, Lesnar and Heyman learned at WWE Battleground that while The Streak was able to be broken, ample life still resides within The Deadman.
After a year-plus of The Anomaly and the advocate reminding the WWE Universe about that fateful night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome — and nearly a week after Lesnar smashed steel steps over the ankle of The Last Outlaw’s brother, Kane, on WWE’s flagship show —The Undertaker returned at WWE Battleground to confront The Beast.
The Mayor of Suplex City, shocked by the sound of the chilling gong and the sudden appearance of WWE’s most illustrious slayer, was as stunned silent as the 75,167 faithful in New Orleans the night The Streak was seized. The rage in The Undertaker’s eyes was absolute — he waited 15 months for this moment and made the most of it, Chokeslamming Lesnar and delivering two thunderous Tombstones, costing Lesnar the World Heavyweight Championship in the process. The statement was loud and clear: The end of The Streak only sparked the beginning of an otherworldly war.
The next night on Raw, The Deadman promised to make Lesnar rest in peace and physically threatened Heyman, backing the advocate into a corner. This prompted The Anomaly’s arrival, ensuing in a massive brawl between the two that carried out through the entire arena and even into the streets. The savages could not be broken up and were only finally separated after police forced them into two squad cars.
What will happen when these two icons meet again at the 28th anniversary of SummerSlam? Will The Phenom avenge The Streak by being the first man to pin or make Lesnar submit in over two years? Or will The Beast conquer yet again and prove his unwavering dominance cannot be stopped, whether by the living, the dead or even the resurrected?