​Backstage Update – Who Knew ‘Taker’s Streak Was Ending?

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Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

As previously reported, WWE referee Chad Patton, who served as the in-ring
official for the Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker match at WrestleMania XXX, was not
aware that Lesnar was going over in the bout. As noted, he was actually told
that Undertaker was supposed to win.

As far as who else in the company knew ahead of time, that is hard to say. We
can say for certain that Vince McMahon, Brock Lesnar, Undertaker, Paul Heyman,
and likely Triple H and Stephanie McMahon all knew, but beyond that, it’s
difficult to say.

On the actual script for the show, no finish was listed for the
Lesnar-Undertaker match. However, that wasn’t unusual, as other matches on the
card did not have a finish listed on the script as well. The feeling is that
they are trying to prevent talents and agents making money from betting
odds.



According to reports, none of the agents who worked the show were aware that
The Undertaker was going to lose.

It should be noted, that despite the claim that not many were aware of the
finish, enough people, or the right people, must have known. There were two
major online betting websites that had Lesnar an unbelievable underdog, nearly
50-to-1 by some odds, that switched to him being an actual betting favorite when
the match hit the ring, indicating that a ton of “smart money” came in once the
finish was determined and told to whomever was in the loop to know these kind of
things.

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