I just think it's crazy that they gave it to Brock Lesnar (if it was planned, and not a result of the concussion). He's not a consummate WWE guy. He's a guy that comes and goes as he pleases. I figured if they were gonna give it to someone, they'd give it to a guy that's loyal to WWE like Cena, Big Show, or HHH.
I may have said this earlier in this forum, if so, forgive me.
The Streak, if it was to end, should have happened at one of two times. Either at Wrestlemania 21 against Randy Orton or at Wrestlemania 25 against HBK.
At WM 21, the Streak wasn't such a huge deal up to that point and was really the first time I remember it being a major part of the storyline. Randy Orton was the new, up and comer, with his Legend Killer gimmick. Orton winning would have further solidified him as a contender and wouldn't have caused major backlash since it was the first time the Streak was a big deal.
At WM 25, HBK beating the Undertaker, while upsetting, many more would accept it. Mr. Wrestlemania doing what no one else could do at Wrestlemania and beat the Streak. HBK would be seen as worthy to give the honor of defeating the Taker to and it still could have resulted in a storyline that culminated at WM 26 where HBK retired.
If Taker had lost either, or both, of these matches, Brock Lesnar winning at Mania, would still get people fired up but not nearly as heart breaking as seeing 21-0 become 21-1. Taker could have easily lost to Orton, HBK, and Lesnar and retired at 19-3 and people would be a lot happier. Mr. Wrestlemania HBK lost several matches at Mania and no one is depressed over that. Even if Taker for some reason comes back and wrestles at a few more Manias, it will not be the same since they allowed the Streak to become such a major part of him, going as far to release several t-shirts and a couple of DVDs on the subject.