The Undertaker names star who should have ended his WrestleMania streak

Wrestling icon The Undertaker has admitted his legendary WrestleMania Streak was broken by the wrong man – and has named the star who should've had the honour instead.

The Undertaker is arguably WWE's greatest character creation, the 55-year-old wowing audiences around the world for 30 years.

One of the most famous aspects of his character was his unbeaten run at WWE's showcase event that spanned decades before being ended in stunning style.

Beginning in the early 1990s with a win over Superfly Jimmy Snuka, Taker beat every single one of his opponents at 'Mania', up to a 21st straight success in 2013.

The following year, however, Vince McMahon's decision to end The Streak at the hands of former UFC star turned WWE attraction Brock Lesnar made for one of the most shocking and memorable moments in WWE's history.

Now, as WWE prepares to bid its final farewell to The Undertaker at their Survivor Series event this weekend, the man himself has admitted Lesnar's win was the wrong call.

Citing that Lesnar was already a top star in the company, the Texan lamented the opportunity to gift the marquee moment to a younger star – even going on to name Roman Reigns as the one who should've had the honour.

Daily Star Online joined an international media conference to preview Survivor Series – which marks three decades since the Undertaker's debut at the same event in 1990 – during which the former WWE Champ spoke to Metro and made the stunning admission.

"I guess, selfishly, you don't want it to end," he said.

"It was great because it allowed me at that point in my career.. I only had to work once or twice a year.

"That was physically taxing in its own right, preparing for Wrestlemania each year.

"I've said this before, I don't think Brock needed that win. I had no problem doing it, obviously, I just don't think he was the guy that needed it.

"I think Roman Reigns or Bray Wyatt – it would have elevated them more quickly to a higher status.

"Probably Roman could've used the victory more than anybody because Bray Wyatt and his development of The Fiend now, that's going to catapult him to the next level.

"So from the current roster I'd have to say it could have been Roman. If you were going to break [The Streak] it should have been him."

If the ending to The Streak signifies a real regret for The Undertaker across a legendary, unrivalled career, it isn't one of many.

Asked to name anything he might not have been able to cross off his wish list of accomplishments in the business, he pointed only to having had very short Championship reigns.

Fleeting runs with the WWE title in 1991 and 1997 set the tone in this regard, meaning the man himself rarely got the chance to cherish wearing the gold.

He added: "I have wrestled all over the world and wrestled everybody of my generation, so there isn't a lot [I didn't get to do].

"I think, just due to certain things, I probably wish I'd had one of my title reigns a little longer.

"One of the last times I won the title it was going to be an extended reign, and I ended up tearing a bicep or something.

"After 30 years there's not a whole lot I didn't get to accomplish over 30 years, so I'm very proud of that."

WWE Survivor Series, a 30th anniversary of The Undertaker, airs on Sunday, 22 November on WWE Network and BT Sport Box Office. Visit wwe.com for more.

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