“The Streak” is widely regarded as one of the most important feats in pro wrestling history. Between 1991 and 2013, The Undertaker won 21 consecutive matches at WrestleMania before Brock Lesnar shocked the world by defeating ‘Taker at WrestleMania XXX. But according to Kurt Angle, “The Streak” almost came to an end much sooner.

Angle did an interview with Wrestling Inc. recently and insinuated that he nearly had a chance to break “The Streak” back in 2006. He claimed that ‘Taker approached him, told him he wanted to make history at WrestleMania 22, and even agreed to consider losing the match to make it happen.

“I was champion in 2006 and Undertaker approached me and said he wanted to face me at WrestleMania,” he said. “Until then, Undertaker didn’t have a WrestleMania moment with a five-star match. He thought he could have that with me, and he was considering possibly losing as long as he had that moment he wanted, and I don’t blame him. Vince said no way, and I agreed with Vince.”

Angle went on to say that he thinks “The Streak” should have remained intact until Undertaker retired.

“I don’t think Undertaker should have ever lost at WrestleMania,” he said. “I think he should have been undefeated forever.”

You buying the story Angle is selling here? For what it's worth, Angle and 'Taker did have a title match at the No Way Out pay-per-view in February 2006, so...maybe?

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[via Uproxx]

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