Kane and Daniel Bryan defeated Darren Young and Titus O’Neil by
submission. Wade Barrett defeated Santino Marella. The Bella Twins (Brie
Bella and Nikki Bella) and Tamina Snuka defeated Kaitlyn, Cameron and
Naomi. Sheamus and Randy Orton defeated Big Show by count-out. Kofi
Kingston defeated Antonio Cesaro. Dolph Ziggler defeated Chris Jerico.
- It's said that Brodus Clay, Tensai, Cameron, Naomi, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow and The Bella Twins were all unhappy about their match being pulled from WrestleMania 29 but in particular, Rhodes was upset.
- Playboy.com recently spoke with former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis about the rumors of her returning to WWE. She said:
"I’ve been away from it for three years. I really had the opportunity to experience a lot of different things, and when I was on the road full-time with WWE I didn’t necessarily have that experience and the time to go and try things. So now that I’ve gone out and tried everything, it’d be great if I could return. I love my job at Ring of Honor, and being the First Lady is awesome. I think that I’m going to continue working with them. As much as I would love to go back to WWE, they contacted me in January and asked me to come back and then a month later they said the storyline fell through. So it didn’t end up working out this time, but maybe in a year from now it will."
Maria also talked about posing for Playboy again:
"I wanna do it again! I loved it. It was a great experience. I always said when I did it the first time that it was like coming out as a woman and really saying I’m not a little girl anymore. Now I’m a full-grown woman. It was just such a creative experience, too, because I made the hoodie that I wore in the photo shoot and picked a lot of the fashion out as well as the design, so I would love to do it again. If there was ever a chance, now would be the perfect time!"
On a related note, Maria recently spoke with RingBellesOnline.com about recently apologizing to Kelly Kelly for problems in their past on Twitter:
"As you get older you start looking at things... you kinda leave all the stupidity of past angers behind. It's about making peace with everything that I've ever had a problem with in the past and I think that Barbie's extremely talented; I think that she's a fan favorite and I just don't want any negativity in my life anymore. I want to apologize for any time there was an argument.”
Impact live from Corpus Christi opens up with highlights from the past couple of weeks and then backstage Jeff Hardy is approached by Hulk Hogan. Hogan asks him if he’s ready and Hardy says he was born ready for this kind of match.
After the Impact intro we jump right to the arena where chairs, tables, & ladders all set up on the stage.
TNA World Tag Team Championships 2/3 Falls Match Dirty Heels (c) vs. “Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero Jr. & “Super Mex” Hernandez w/Jesse James Leija
*If Chavo & Hernandez lose then they must split up as a team.
1ST FALL Chavo & Hernandez are accompanied down to the ring by Mexican legendary boxer Jesse James Leija who lives in Texas. Leija is carrying a Texas flag down to the ring and is going to be sitting ringside. Roode & Aires jump Chavo & Hernandez at ringside as they are showing Leija where to sit! Roode tosses Hernandez into the ring steps several times and Aries tosses Chavo into the ring as the bell sounds. Roode whips Aries into the IED on Chavo in the corner and then Aries tosses Chavo into the Double-R Spinebuster! 1…2…3! Just like that Dirty Heels are one fall away from retaining the belts!
2nd FALL As the bell rings for the 2nd fall Roode tags Aries in and Aries climbs to the top rope! Aries mocks the Eddie Guerrero shimmy and dives off with a Frog Splash! Chavo rolls out of the way and catches Aries with an Oklahoma Roll! 1…2…3! Roode wasn’t able to break it up in time! We are down the 3rd Fall just like that!
3rd FALL Roode tags himself in and goes right after Chavo with stomps and kicks. Roode chokes Chavo in the corner and then hits a Back Suplex for a nearfall. Aries tags back in and Roode holds Chavo down as Aries connects with a Slingshot Somersault Senton. Aries stomps on Chavo’s head and then hit’s an Elbow Drop for another nearfall. Aries slams Chavo into the turnbuckles and then lays into him with body shots. Roode tags back in and whips Chavo into another corner. Roode charges at Chavo but Chavo nails Roode with an elbow. Chaov then climbs up top and goes for a Tornado DDT but Roode blocks it only to eat a dropkick from Chavo! Both men are down but Hernandez is still laid out at ringside. Hernandez climbs back up to the apron and Chavo tags him! Hernandez with a Slingshot Shoulder Block takes out Roode and then Aries comes flying in but get’s dropped by a shoulder block as well. Roode then hits a couple of Double Sledges to both of the tag champs. Hernandez whips Roode into the ropes and goes for a backdrop but Roode stops and kicks him. Roode lights Hernandez up with a nasty chop and then bounces off the ropes only to walk right into the Get Off Me! Hernandez lifts Aries straight up into the air and Gorilla Press Slams across the damn border! Hernandez climbs out onto the ramp and goes all the way to the end. Hernandez dives over the top with Air Mexico onto both champs!
Back from the break Aries dives off the top onto Hernandez on the floor with a Diving Savage Axe Handle. Dirty Heels toss Hernandez back into the ring as a “Chavo” chants starts up. Roode covers Chavo for a nearfall and then puts him in a side headlock as the Spanish Announce Team is shown. Roode hits a Snapmare Takeover on Roode and then tags Aries in. Roode hits a Rolling Neck Snap on a seated Hernandez and then Aries dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick to the back of Hernandez. 1…2…NO Hernandez kicks out and then Aries hooks Chavo’s leg and Roode tags himself back in as Roode puts the boots to Hernandez’s knee as Aries holds it. Hernandez tries to fight back but Roode takes him back down with a clubbing blow to the back. Roode knocks Chavo off the apron and then he rakes Hernandez’s eyes. Dirty Heels whip Hernandez into the ropes and attempt a Double Clothesline, but Hernandez runs through it and hits a Double Clothesline of his own! Hernandez tags Chavo in and Chavo catches Roode with a shoulder block through the ropes. Chavo then hits a Slingshot Somersault Senton on Roode and then knocks Aries off the apron. Chavo hits the ropes and catches Roode with a Spinning Head Scissors sending him to the outside! Chavo then dives over the top with a Plancha onto both Aries & Roode! Chavo tosses Roode back in and covers him, 1…2…NO Aries breaks it up! Aries grabs Chavo and attempts the Brainbuster, but Chavo counters into the Three Amigos! Roode blocks the third one and then grabs Chavo and attempts the Payoff, but Chavo counters into the Three Amigos again! This time Chavo connects with all three and then he climbs up top for the Frog Splash. Aries knocks Chavo off the top and Roode rolls him up, 1…2…NO Chavo still kicks out! Roode immediately locks Chavo in the Crippler Crossface! Hernandez runs in and breaks it up but then Aries tosses Hernandez over the top and he lands on the ramp. Dirty Heels then pick Chavo up for something and Hernandez dives back over the top for Air Mexico, but the Heels move and Hernandez nails his own partner! Aries tosses Hernandez out of the ring and Roode covers Chavo! 1…2….NO Chavo is still able to kick out! Roode tosses Chavo into the corner and then whips Aries into the IED on Chavo! Aries tosses Chavo into an attempt at the Double-R, but Chavo reverses it into a Spike DDT! 1…2….NO Aries is able to come in and make the save! Aries slams Chavo into the corner and lifts him up to the top. Aries goes for a Superplex but Hernandez comes back in and lifts Aries up for the Border Toss! Roode breaks it up and Dirty Heels go for a Double Suplex on him, but Hernandez counters into one of his own! Chavo then dives off the top with a Frog Splash on Roode! 1…2…Hernandez stops Aries from breaking it up…3! New Champs!
Winners & NEW Tag Champs: Chavo & Hernandez via pinfall (Frog Splash)
Brooke Hogan is shown arriving backstage and Joey Ryan approaches her again. He tells her that she doesn’t have to apologize for the way the knockouts acted last week and he’d love to referee for them again, but Brooke says she’s already hired someone for the job. Brooke says last week was ridiculous and the reason he’s here tonight is because she talked to Hulk and he has a match tonight. Brooke says they’ll definitely find out who the “bigger” man is tonight and she walks away.
Aces & Eights are shown arriving in the parking lot.
Joseph Park makes his way down to the ring in a suit and tie and he says he’s going to get right to the point. Park says his issue is with Aces & Eights and more specifically with Bully Ray. Park says what they have done to TNA is downright wrong and it stops now. The fans are not into Park at all. He says the word that is coming to his mind is justice and tonight justice will be served when Jeff Hardy regains his title. That’s the only thing that he’s said that has received anything resembling a pop. Park says that justice won’t end there and he says that he is “well versed” in marriage laws and divorce. Park holds up an envelope and he says that he has taken it apon himself to write up a “writ of annulment” for Bully and Brooke. He says it will be filed by his office but before he can say anything else Devon walks out.
Devon takes the envelope away from Park and rips it up. Devon says if he has a problem Bully then he has a problem with Devon. He says he doesn’t know what rock he crawled under but he needs to go back and he better stay out of his family’s business. He tells Park he’s been warned and then starts to leave the ring but stops as Park picks up the pieces of paper. Devon wraps a chain around his hand and punches Park in the ribs.
A video package highlighting the Terrell-Gail Kim drama is shown. Gail & Terrell, separately, are shown warming up backstage.
Taryn Terrell vs. Gail Kim Special Referee: ODB
ODB is introduced as the special referee for this one. Her wife beater has hand prints where her breasts are, classy. Gail argues with some fans at ringside and then ODB grabs her and literally lifts her up and into the ring. Terrell hits her with a Hip Toss and then a Snap Suplex! Terrell follows up with a Monkey Flip and then she goes for a Spear, but Gail Kim sidesteps her. Terrell catches Gail with an elbow and then climbs up top but Gail grabs her leg and slams her to the mat. Gail puts the boots to Terrell and then tosses her into the corner. Gail hits a series of kicks in the corner and then ODB grabs her and pulls her out as she warned her repeatedly. Terrell hits Gail in the ribs repeatedly as Gail turns around but then runs into a back elbow. Gail lifts Terrell up and into a Fireman’s Carry Slam. Gail chokes Terrell in the ropes and stands on the back of her head as she has her hung up in the ropes. ODB pulls her off and Gail gets in her face as they yell back and forth. Gail attempts to whip Terrell into the corner but Terrell reverses it and charge at Gail. Gail floats up and over Terrell into a rollup! Gail hooks the trunks but ODB catches her and stops counting. Terrell kicks Gail into the turnbuckles and then rolls her up! 1…2…3!
Winner: Terrell via pinfall (rollup)
Gail argues with ODB after the match but ODB tells her to kiss her ass. ODB chases Gail to the back as they argue and Terrell continues to celebrate. Christy Hemme interviews her on the ramp and Terrell says she has waited a long time to get physical with Gail but now the question is who wants to get physical with her and then she slaps Christy on the ass. Well that was interesting.
Magno & Pearce are shown backstage.
Last week the Gut Check judges discuss Magno & Pearce’s match. Snow mentions the botches from Magno and Bruce talks about Pearce being 17 years in the business and he says he appreciates Pearce doing whatever it takes to win. Davis says Pearce was technically sound and Snow liked the aggressiveness. Prichard says this one is as difficult as their last Gut Check but in a different way. Back live the judges talk to Magno & Pearce. Prichard says they have had a lot of tough decisions in Gut Check but they can’t remember a more hyped up Gut Check Match than this one. Prichard says only one can go to the judge to face the Gut Check. Prichard says Magno has his entire career ahead of him and Pearce as a 17 year veteran can be viewed as a negative or a positive. They eliminate Pearce from the Gut Check and Prichard offers a handshake. Pearce hesitates before accepting it and then calls him a “damn fool” as he walks away. Pearce did not look happy whatsoever.
The history of the AJ Styles drama is shown.
Backstage Hulk Hogan says there is a lot of pressure tonight and he says that he can’t express just how important the World Title match is tonight, but before that even happens he has to take care of the AJ Styles issue.
In the parking lot earlier AJ Styles is shown arriving. AJ shoves the camera away and then Mr. Anderson approaches him with an Aces & Eights vest again. Anderson says they made him a serious offer last week and gives him the jacket again as AJ looks down at it.
A video package hyping up Hardy-Ray is shown.
Hulk Hogan’s music hits and he comes out to a big ovation. The fans surrounding the ramp actually bow down to Hogan as he walks down it. Hogan says you can say that Impact is on fire in Corpus Christi and that’s why he’s out here to get down to business. Hogan says there are a lot of things going on tonight but the man he needs to talk to is AJ Styles. He says AJ needs to get out to the ring and let him know what’s going on.
AJ Styles comes down to the ring as Taz says it’s time for AJ to come to the dark side. AJ is carrying the Aces & Eights jacket. Taz says that it would be awesome if AJ put the Aces & Eights cut on right in front of Hulk Hogan. Hogan says TNA is the middle of a crazy war and he needs to know who is friend or foe. He asks AJ which side is on and this is an ultimatum. AJ snatches the microphone away from him and says he needs to tell Hogan something…brother. He says he doesn’t respond well to ultimatums but before he can say anything else James Storm’s entrance music hits.
Storm comes out and says he’s not out there to give him an ultimatum or even to hear what side he’s on. Storm says he’s out there because he and AJ are going to fight but then Bad Influence’s music breaks up the party. AJ looks like he’s about to commit a serial murder spree as Bad Influence get in the ring. Kazarian calls Storm “Toby Keith” and tells him to step aside. Kaz says they’ve come out to mend the fence with AJ and because they see through all the “poop” going on right now. He says that they’re “both sexual and intellectual” so they see through this game that’s being played. He says that “Thunder Lips” is going to try and get AJ to join his “team” because Aces & Eights have all but disbanded his roster. Kaz says it is a good mood and then tells Hogan “good job brother, brother” but Aces & Eights are also in the midst of the war so it’s obvious why they would try to recruit the guy that was TNA’s most loyal soldier for the past 11 years.
Daniels says AJ needs to listen to reason and the choice that Hogan wants him to make is lose-lose. He says no matter which side he choices that side will chew him up and spit him out no matter what. He says that he and Kazarian have a much better proposition for AJ and they want AJ on their side. He says that he knows AJ thinks the whole Claire Lynch thing was bad but it was worse when Dixie Carter and Hulk Hogan stopped believing and trusting him, and when the hypocrite fans turned their backs on him. He tells AJ not to stand with strangers but stand with his brothers. Daniels reminds AJ of the Tag Titles he and AJ have won together and suggests how great it would be if he, Kazarian, & AJ stood together against the world. Storm gets in AJ’s face and starts screaming at him and the fans chant for Hogan. AJ doesn’t say anything else and just walks away. AJ stops on the ramp and looks at Bad Influence but also walks away from them. Hogan tells AJ to stop and says since he won’t make a decision then Hogan will, and AJ will face Storm next week on Impact!
Backstage Kurt Angle says the feud between TNA & Aces has just begun, and the balance of power switches back when Jeff Hardy regains the World Title. Kurt says next week he’s going to do his part because he went to Hogan and asks for a Handicap Match against the two punks he took under his wing: Garett & Wes. He says next week he will show everyone why he’s the baddest SOB in wrestling.
Highlights from the Knockouts Match last week with Joey Ryan as referee are shown.
Joey Ryan vs. Rob Terry
Terry has new entrance music and a new entrance video and has dropped the Jersey Shore sweater. Ryan bounces off the ropes and tries a shoulder block but gets laid out. Terry this another shoulder block and then tosses Ryan across the ring with a Hip Toss. Terry lays into Ryan with some vicious chops and then he whips him hard into the corner. Terry hits a Scoop Slam and then destroys him with a clothesline in the corner. Terry lifts Ryan up and drops him with a big Powerslam. Terry lifts Ryan up on his shoulders and swings him around into the Freakbuster for the pin.
Winner: Terry via pinfall (Freakbuster)
Hulk Hogan talks to Brooke Hogan about wanting her to watch the Main Event in a sweet rather than at ringside, but she says she has to look in his eyes when Jeff takes the title away. She says she’s bringing security with her. Brooke walks away and then Matt Morgan walks up to Hogan and says Hulk should have listened to him a long time ago by naming HIM the #1 Contender instead of Bully. Morgan says Hogan just couldn’t resist and he did what he does best and that’s make a mistake. Morgan says one day all those mistakes are going to come crashing down on him and then Morgan flinches at him before laughing and walking away.
JB introduces the judges for Gut Check and then Magno. Prichard gets overwhelmingly booed when he’s introduced and Magno also gets booed when he comes to the ring. Danny Davis grabs the microphone as a huge “no” chant starts. That’s not a good sign because Magno is from Texas. Davis says he has to agree with the fans and his answer is NO. Magno gets a chance to plead his case and he says something to the crowd in Spanish. He says he has a lot of goals in life and because of this business he’s been all around the world, but that’s not enough for him. He says the people know him now as Magno from El Paso, TX (cheap pop) but he wants the whole world to know him as Magno, the luchador from Impact Wrestling.
Another “No” chant starts and Prichard says the reason Magno is out here is because he has his entire career ahead of him. Prichard says that Magno has all the physical attributes as well as a marketable look, but his inexperience in the ring could cost him as much as Pearce’s vast experience could cost him. Prichard says he doesn’t know who Magno is and he needs more seasoning. Prichard answer is NO as well so that means he’s eliminated as well. Well that was a big, fat, whopping waste of dumbass time.
In the parking lot Aces & Eights are getting Bully Ray fired up for the Main Event. Anderson reminds Bully that when you ride with the Aces & Eights, you never walk alone. Ray says he NEEDS to walk alone tonight and he needs to beat Hardy on his own so he can shove it up Hardy & Hogan’s asses. He makes Aces promise him that they will let him do it on their own. Ray says he’s not doing this for himself but he’s doing it for the group. Ray takes of his wedding ring and tells Anderson to hold it for him.
Main Event TNA World Heavyweight Championship Full Metal Mayhem Match “Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray (c)
There are tables, ladders, and chairs scattered everyone around the ring, on the ramp, etc. as the two make their way to the ring. This is a rematch from their Cage Match at Lockdown and they revolutionized the Ladder Match with the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Matches in the early part of the 2000’s with the Dudleyz, Hardyz, & Edge/Christian. Bully Ray has a few choice words for Brooke at ringside before the match. Hardy kicks Ray and immediately nails him with a Twist of Fate as Ray turned around! Hardy jumps on Ray in the corner and explodes on him with right hands, and then whips him hard into the opposite side corner. Hardy blasts Ray with a chair repeatedly and then drags a ladder into the ring. Hardy sets up the ladder in the ring and tosses Ray headfirst into it! Hardy then dives off the ladder with Poetry In Motion sandwiching Ray between himself and the ladder! Ray then falls forward right into the chair and the ladder falls down on top of him. Hardy sets the ladder up in the center of the ring and climbs all the way to the top but Ray actually tips the ladder over. Hardy lands on his feet and then catches Ray with a Leaping Mule Kick! Hardy charges at Ray but Ray lifts Hardy up WAY up into the air with an INSANE back drop over the top onto the ramp. That absolutely looked VICIOUS as Hardy crashed onto the ramp. Good lord that was a sick bump. Ray hits Hardy with a chain repeatedly and then sets the ladder back up. Ray climbs the ladder but Hardy is able to crawl back into the ring and then climbs the ladder with Bully. They exchange punches at the top of the ladder but Ray pokes Hardy in the eyes! Ray then Superplexes Hardy off the top of the ladder! Hardy’s legs actually hit the ropes on the way down as well so that probably made the fall that much worse.
My cable went out (it’s storming right now) shortly right before the break so I don’t know if I missed anything directly after the big spot off the ladder because it was in the middle of commercials when it came back on (it was only maybe 2 minutes). Back from the break Ray has Hardy laid out on a table and is up on the top. Hardy rolls off the table and blasts Ray with a chair! Hardy moves the table a bit and is limping very noticeably. Hardy sets a ladder up upside down near the corner and then climbs up top with Ray. Hardy tries to Superplex Ray into the ladder but Ray blocks it and knocks Hardy off the top. Ray dives off the top but Hardy kicks him in midair. Hardy sets up for another Suplex into the ladder but it falls over, and then Ray blocks the suplex and slams Hardy down to the mat. Ray sets the ladder back up and screams “THIS IS WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO ME?!” and Front Suplexes Hardy into the damn ladder in a disgusting spot! Good God Hardy’s knees and stomach came right down across the hinges that spread the ladder out. Ray tries to set the mangled ladder back up but that’s not going to happen and instead tosses it out of the ring. Ray hits Hardy with a chair and then sets the table up again. The fans chant for Hardy so Ray taunts them and then goes back to beating on Hardy. Ray grabs another ladder off the ramp and sets it up in the corner. Ray says he’s going to put Jeff through a table, grab the belt, and then slap Brooke in the face. Ray picks Hardy but Hardy explodes with a series of rights and then a Flying Forearm off the ropes! Hardy hits an Atomic Drop and then he trips Ray and Leg Drops him in the nuts followed by a Basement Dropkick! Hardy tosses a chair to Ray and when he catches it Hardy blasts the chair into his face with another chair! Ray goes crashing to the outside and then Hardy dives off the apron but Ray moves out of the way and Hardy slams into the guardrail! Brooke screams at Jeff to get up while Ray tells her to sit her ass down and Brooke flips him off. Hardy tries to fight back but Bully slams him into the steps and then gets back in Brooke’s face. It looks like Bully is busted open above the eye. Bully mockingly tries to kiss Brooke so she slaps him and then Hardy comes back and slams him into the steps repeatedly! Hardy tries to lay Bully out on a table but it gives way so Hardy improvises and Leg Drops Ray on the outside. Hardy goes to find another table up on the stage. Hardy clotheslines Ray and then walks right into a right hand from Ray. Ray grabs Hardy but eats a kick and then the Twist of Fate! Ray falls back onto the table and then Hardy climbs to the top rope and dives off with an insane Swanton Bomb! I think Mike Tenay just had a brain aneurism as Hardy dove off the top. He lost his damn mind and the fans chant “holy sh*t.” It wasn’t quite like the Swanton Hardy used to do off the huge 20 foot ladders but it was pretty damn high. Hardy rolls back into the ring and sets the ladder up in the center of the ring. Hardy climbs up the ladder as Taz hands Bully a hammer! Ray climbs up the other side of the ladder and exchanges right hands with Hardy. Bully pulls the hammer out and hits Hardy with it knocking him off the ladder and crashing through a table! Ray reaches up and pulls the belt down to retain!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Ray via pulling the title down
Tenay bitches about Taz getting involved as the rest of Aces & Eights runs out and celebrates with Bully. Ray screams for the music to shut off and does his “do you know who I am?” thing. He says when you ride with Aces & Eights, you never walk alone and holds the title up in the air. Aces & Eights pose together in the ring over the prone body of Jeff Hardy as the show closes.
QUICK RESULTS 1) TNA Tag Team Titles 2/3 Falls Match: Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez def. Dirty Heels (c) 2-1 to win the titles! 2) Taryn Terrell def. Gail Kim 3) Rob Terry def. Joey Ryan 4) TNA World Title Full Metal Mayhem: Bully Ray (c) def. Jeff Hardy to retain the title!
- Fandango's theme song continues to dominated on the iTunes
charts following Monday's Raw episode. The song is at #8 on the iTunes U.S. top
10 soundtrack songs chart, and #3 on the U.K. top 10 soundtrack songs chart.
The Sun published
an article about the rowdy crowd on Raw this past Monday night, and how British
fans helped create the "incredible atmosphere." The article noted that
Fandango's theme was rising on the U.K. charts, which is at #14 now.
Rock Comments on Injury Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/10/2013 at 02:33 PM
- The Rock has been thanking fans for their support on Twitter. The Rock
also tweeted this pic regarding the muscles being completely torn off his
pelvis, and noted in the caption that he will be undergoing rehab immediately
instead of having surgery:
"My "Hmm.. I think I just tore
tendons off my pelvis" face. Love you guys for all your support!!"
Randy Orton threw what was
described as a “temper tantrum” backstage at WWE RAW regarding the crowd
reactions from his bout with Sheamus on this week’s show. You could also clearly
see by his facial expressions during the match that he wasn't happy. He’s also
not happy about Ryback and Dolph Ziggler getting roles as prominent heels and is
still pushing for a heel turn. The original plans called for him to turn on
either The Big Show or Sheamus at WrestleMania 29 but that obviously didn't
It was a bad night for Orton as he also forgot his lines during
a promo wih Sheamus as we reported earlier. You can view a video of that below:
While WWE attributes his newfound popularity
to the unusually rowdy crowd on Monday Night RAW, word going around is that
management wants to test out Fandango with the main event wrestlers to see if
the audience will accept him there. They already had him against Chris Jericho
at WrestleMania 29. More testing could take place in the following weeks.
"Dr.'s diagnosis: my kneecap
popped out & popped back in. Significant swelling & fluid in the joint.
MRI shows no tears or serious damage," Sky tweeted. "Thanks to all my
#PigeonArmy peeps for ur well wishes. I'm a toughie and am healing well. Love u
- The Rock's torn abductor and abdominal muscles injury is reportedly a legitimate injury. The story is that Rock left WrestleMania abruptly after learning of the injury. He immediately went home to get treatment because he has to film Hercules soon.
There was initially heat on The Rock because many within WWE were not aware of the injury. The heat is gone although there was grumbling among some wrestlers that if they can work hurt, Rock could have at least came out and done a promo. WWE was not informed of Rock's injury until well into this afternoon, causing mass re-writes to RAW and the chaos that comes along with it.
What Happened After Raw Went Off the Air? Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/08/2013 at 11:39 PM
After Monday's Raw went off the air, John Cena got on the mic and put over the crowd. Cena then laid the belt out in the ring and said that it was for us. Cena got a massive pop.
Cena said they usually play music to end the show, but tonight, we were the music. He left the ring while the whole crowd sang Fandango's theme. Fandango's music hit and the crowd went nuts. The show closed with one final "we are awesome!" chant.
Sources close to The Rock are saying the possible reason as to why he may have
skipped out on tonight's Raw episode was that he was hurt in last nights match
against John Cena and he is going to get checked out.
- Shawn Michaels provided an update on his nose which he thought had broken at during Triple H's match with Brock Lesnar on Sunday, writing on Twitter, "All my teeth are intact, my nose isn't broke, ...awesome night!!! #wrestlemania"
The Bella Twins commented on their match being nixed at last
night's WrestleMania, writing on Twitter, "Sad & disappointed there wasn't
enough time to see The Rhode Scholars & Bella's #Wrestlemania victory! But
there's always #RAW tonight! B&N"
Here is a photo of of the group
getting ready for their scheduled match. As noted earlier, WWE decided to nix
the match when they went live.
Also on Twitter, The Bellas
noted that both of their boyfriends (John Cena & Daniel Bryan) left the
event with gold, writing, "But we are happy for 2 very big wins last night ?? 2
champs with 2 happy girls! ??? #Wrestlemania"
- CM Punk banged up his knee in the spot where he leapt off the top rope with a flying elbow on the Undertaker, who was on a table on the outside of the ring. People backstage were amazed that Punk didn't slow down and finished the match as he was in a lot of pain.
WWE Monday Night RAW Results East Rutherford, New Jersey April 8, 2013 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, JBL and Michael Cole Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
John Cena’s music hits and he makes his way onto the entrance ramp. Before charging down to the ring he takes a moment to tell the ramp camera man that it is opening day. Cena gets into the ring and just laughs at the loud and mixed reaction he is receiving. And it is monstrous to say the least.
Cena says that it should be every Superstar’s dream to be in the main event at Wrestlemania. But the best part is winning and coming out tonight to this very hot crowd. Both the cheers and jeers. Cena stops for a moment and says that he and the audience have known each other for ten years. Cena says that he thinks some fans are upset. Cena says he is too, and it’s because Wrestlemania is over. Isn’t that really why everyone is upset?
Cena postures that the WWE is not like the day after Christmas. Instead, something exciting always seems to happen. For instance, last year Brock Lesnar came back and kicked his ass. Cena says he is pumped up tonight. Cena goes right after the fans that despise him by starting to dance in the ring. A loud “no” breaks out. Cena twists his heel around and says, “What about a heel turn”. The crowd literally groans then laughs as the commentators guffaw.
Cena holds up his Title and says, “The Champ is here”. He is wearing a new shirt tonight that has a belt on the lower portion which strongly resembles a shirt that Cena wore 7 or so years ago. Cena says he isn’t here to drop balloons tonight. Cena holds up the belt and says that he is here to fight tonight. Cena doesn’t care if he faces Dolph Ziggler, Randy Orton or anyone else. He will fight for the belt tonight and kick off the beginning of the wrestling calendar year.
Mark Henry’s music hits and Cena looks a bit startled. The big man is fresh off his victory against Ryback last night at Wrestlemania. Henry gets in the ring and says that the problem with coming out and asking for trouble is that trouble just might find you. A chant breaks out and Cena says that the fans seem to want “Sexual Chocolate”. Henry tells Cena not to pay attention to them. Henry says that with all of this talk he believes that he and Cena need to have some action. The crowd starts a chant for Ryback. Cena points out that first the fans want to have sexual chocolate and then they want some more. Cena says that if Henry wants a fight then he will get it.
Cena v. Henry tonight.
Booker T’s music hits and he walks down the ramp. He says that he appreciates that Cena wants to be a fighting Champion, but he can’t come out here and give away Title matches. Booker says that The Rock deserves his rematch. Cena asks if we are getting “Once in a Lifetime Best Out of Three”. Booker says that the match cannot happen tonight because The Rock is not at the arena tonight. Booker says that if Henry wants a shot, then he will get a Title shot – but only if Henry can beat John Cena.
Henry looks at Cena and says that Cena might be full of jokes but he isn’t laughing. All that the jokes are going to get Cena tonight is an entry into the Hall of Pain. Henry exits the ring and heads towards the back as Cena’s watches from the ring.
The Undertaker will appear on RAW later tonight.
Alberto Del Rio will take on both Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter in a Handicap Match.
Daniel Bryan w/ Kane v. Big E. Langston w/ Dolph Ziggler & AJ Lee
Langston uses his strength at the start and looks to take control. Bryan seizes his moment and knocks Langston down to the mat. Bryan climbs to the top turnbuckle but Dolph and AJ run distraction to get Bryan knocked down. Kane comes over to grab Dolph by the throat, but Langston tosses Bryan out of the ring and onto Kane. Langston hits his finisher, which none of the commentators care to share the name of so I’m just going to say, “his finisher”. This match is over.
Winner: Big E. Langston
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match The Miz v. Wade Barrett
Last night Miz beat Wade to win the Intercontinental Championship. Miz is strong at the start and attempts a quick cover. Wade kicks out. Miz applies a front headlock but Wade is able to get to his feet and back Miz into the corner. Wade lands a couple of blows until the referee backs him up.
Michael Cole just dropped, “Cool move by Miz” after mentioning that he’s learning a bit about the sport of Rugby. JBL comes in with a Kardashian reference and, oh yeah, there is a match going on. Wade drops an elbow to the heart and goes for a pin. Miz kicks out.
“Barrett is at his best when he suffocates people” says JBL right before Cole goes back to Rugby talk. Miz jumps out of the ring for an axe handle on Wade who had rolled out of the ring. Miz climbs to the top rope after both men are back in the ring, but Wade counters the leap.
Miz is on the outside and Wade is on the apron. Wade charges and drops an elbow from the apron. Miz is rolled back into the ring, but kicks out of Wade’s cover. Miz is whipped into the ropes and connects with an arm lariat. Miz hits a few more kicks and is trying to pump himself up with the crowd’s approval. Miz charges for a splash but Wade is about to counter. Miz tries to drop his neckbreaker/backbreaker combo but hits heads with Wade. The fans voice their disproval of the misstep.
Miz charges and connects with a splash. Miz jumps from the top for an axe handle. Miz attempts a Figure Four but doesn’t have enough of an advantage. Miz and Wade brawl back and forth until Wade attempts a high boot. Miz grabs Wade’s leg and locks on Flair’s signature hold. Wade makes his way to the bottom rope. Miz looks to get Wade up for a Superplex, but Wade blocks. Barrett sets up for the Bull Hammer. Miz is staggered as Wade charges and connects. This match is over.
Winner & NEW Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett
Vickie and Brad are talking about how happy they are with the weekend’s activities. Sheamus comes in and says that he isn’t pleased Show knocked him out last night. He demands a match against Big Show. Brad says that if Sheamus gets his match then he is going to owe Team Brickie a favor. Sheamus says he doesn’t’ care. Vickie announces that Sheamus will have a match tonight.
Randy Orton is in the back with Booker T and congratulates him on his Hall of Fame induction and ring. He mentions that his dad has one as well. Orton demands that he face Big Show in a match tonight. Orton says he is the one who convinced Sheamus to trust Show. Booker says that Vickie has already placed Show in a match against Sheamus. Orton says that Booker can overrule Vickie – he is a Hall of Famer. Booker ultimately agrees and grants Orton his match.
Zeb Colter and Jack Swagger are out on the ramp. Zeb says that things got much worse last night. Zeb says that he is going to ask the fans for their support. Years ago he volunteered himself for Vietnam War because he loves his country. Zeb shouts that we are on the verge of tyranny. He tells the fans that when the dirty Alberto Del Rio comes out they should give him a loud, “USA” chant.
2 on 1 Handicap Match Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez v. Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter
Swagger and Del Rio lock up. Alberto lands a few punches and pushes Swagger into the corner. Swagger falls to the ground and Del Rio kicks him in the back. Del Rio knocks Swagger over the top rope to the outside. Del Rio flies out of the ring with a suicide dive. Rio rolls Swagger back inside and climbs to the top rope. Rio connects with a lateral press, but Swagger kicks out. Swagger begins to work the leg of Swagger to prepare it for the Patriot Lock. Swagger pushes Del Rio into the corner and Zeb lands a cheap shot. Swagger again works the leg. Del Rio has Swagger up in the corner but misses his Enziguiri. Swagger locks on the Patriot Lock. Rio escapes and uses the ropes to apply a cross-arm breaker for a full five count.
Back from the break Swagger is again working Rio’s leg. Alberto kicks free and dodges a shoulder thrust which sends Swagger into the steel post. Rio connects with a few clotheslines, dodges one from Swagger, and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio kicks Swagger in the temple and goes for the cover. Swagger kicks out. Jack barely gets to his feet as Rio attempts a Cross Arm-Breaker. Swagger counters with a belly-to-belly suplex and then locks on the Patriot Lock. Del Rio flips onto his back and reverses into a Cross Arm Breaker. Swagger is in the middle of the ring and is forced to tap.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio is on the mat and is squirming. He looks to be in pain as Ricardo and the doctors come to his assistance.
Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and he makes his way into the ring as the fans explode. He hands the Money in the Bank Briefcase to the referee. Justin Roberts announces the match.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match Dolph Ziggler w/ Big E. Langston & AJ Lee v. Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez
The bell rings and Dolph immediately goes to work on the leg of Alberto Del Rio that was injured in the match. Dolph hits the Fame-Ass-Er. Cover, but Del Rio kicks out. Ziggler is furious and stomps relentlessly on the leg. Ziggler backs up and charges across the ring for a splash. Del Rio gets to his feet and hits an Enziguiri. The fans loudly begin to boo at Rio’s offense. Cover, but Ziggler kicks out.
Both men make their way to their feet. Rio leaps up and locks on the Cross Arm Breaker. Ziggler is able to escape by attacks Rio’s hurt leg. Del Rio gets to his feet and staggers directly into a Zig Zag. This match is over.
Winner & NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Dolph Ziggler
The Undertaker’s music hits and he slowly walks down to the ring. Taker has a microphone and says that he dedicated last night’s match to Paul Bearer. A man he has the utmost –
The Shield’s music hits and they appear in the crowd. Taker looks absolutely furious. Taker takes off his robe and is ready to fight. Taker is ready to fight, but certainly outnumbered. The Shield is about to enter the ring as pyro explodes from the ringpost. Kane and Daniel Bryan charge down to the ring to make the save. The Shield decides that they don’t want the fight and high tail it into the crowd.
Daniel Bryan stands in the ring between the Brothers of Destruction. Or rather, it’s the Ministry of Hell No. Doesn’t Daniel Bryan know that Satanic cults sacrifice goats?!?
Dolph Ziggler is in the back with his crew claiming that he deserves his new Title more than anyone in history. Mathews approaches and Ziggler continues his less than humble homage to his victory.
Santino, R-Truth & Zack Ryder v. 3MB
R-Truth starts the match against Heath Slater. Truth does a bit of dancing before punching Slater in the face and tagging in Santino. Santino gets in the ring and starts some dancing of his own but after a slap in the face decides that he should get out of the ring. Ryder gets the tag but is ultimately tossed out of the ring. McIntyre gets the tag and rolls Ryder back inside. Drew hits a high kick and then tosses Ryder into the corner. Slater gets the tag and kicks Ryder a couple of times. Ryder is eventually able to make it to his corner and tags in Santino. Santino hits a couple of arm drags followed by a headbutt. Jinder runs in to make the save so Truth sends him flying to the outside. Santino pulls out the cobra and looks to go for the win. Drew tries to stop Santino, but Santino’s hands flies forward and connects with Slater. The Cobra strikes and this match is over.
Winners: Santino, R-Truth & Zack Ryder
Sheamus and Randy Orton are arguing in the locker room. Orton wants to take care of Show since he is the one that convinced Sheamus to trust him. Sheamus is having none of this and tells Orton that he will take care of Big Show.
Video Recap: Big Show on the Wrestlemania Post-Show last night complaining about Orton and Sheamus taking his spotlight
Sheamus is in the ring and tries to call out Vickie to insist that her match still happen. Instead, it is Orton’s music that hits. Orton gets in the ring to tell Sheamus that Big Show is all for Orton tonight. Orton asks the crowd if they want to see him kick The Big Show’s ass. Cole announces that the fans will be voting on the WWE Active app or on Twitter.
Sheamus and Orton are still in the ring as the show returns from the voting break. Vickie and Booker come out onto the ramp. They say that both men have good standing for a match tonight so they came up with a fair solution. Orton will face Sheamus with the winner going on to face Big Show. So what was the point of the voting then? I’m confused.
Sheamus v. Randy Orton
They lock up and back into a corner. The referee tries to split them up but they remain tangled. The referee has to put his body between the two men. They square off again with Sheamus applying a side headlock. Sheamus hits a shoulder block and then allows Orton to get to his feet. The fans start a random, “Ole” chant. Sheamus and Orton laugh before continuing the match. Orton connects with a punch and an uppercut but is blocked on a hip toss. Cover but Sheamus, but Orton kicks out. Sheamus applies an arm bar to a grounded Orton. Randy gets back on his feet and throws Sheamus on his back to escape. Orton leaps for a knee drop and goes for the cover. Sheamus kicks out.
Orton remains in control as he applies a rear headlock. Sheamus escapes and applies a headlock of his own. The commentators point out that there are a lot of international fans at the show tonight which explains why the audience is hearing chants that they usually hear when the WWE is in London. Orton attacks the leg of Sheamus and then stands on his ankle. The crowd is going crazy but not chanting for anything that has anything to do with the match. The fans start roaring for “JBL” and the camera shows a laughing JBL. The crowd moves towards Jerry and then Cole so the WWE cuts to commercial.
Back from the break the fans are now chanting for ECW. Possibly because Joey Styles just posted on Twitter that he felt left out since his name hasn’t been chanted. In the middle of the ring to two men begin to slug it out. Sheamus hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker. The fans are now doing the wave. This is fantastic.
Sheamus sets up Orton on the apron and sets in with his clubbing blows. Sheamus suplexes Orton back into the ring. Orton hits a backbreaker which gets no reaction, but the crowd does start a boisterous “Randy Savage” chant. Orton looks like wants to RKO all 16,000 fans in attendance. Orton pushes Sheamus towards the apron and hits the suspended DDT. Sheamus gets back to his feet and hits White Noise. He sets up for the Brogue Kick and charges across the ring. Orton rolls out of the way.
Big Show’s music hits and he walks swiftly down to the ring. Show tosses Sheamus face first into the steel steps. The crowd starts a loud, “thank you Big Show”. Show gets into the ring and moves towards a staggered Orton. Show hits a Knockout Blow as the crowd roars their approval. Show pulls Orton out of the ring and whips him into the barricade on the outside.
Winner: No Contest
Show is stalking Orton outside the ring. Show charges and hits a hard spear on Orton. The impact ripples throughout the venue. Show lifts Orton up and tosses him over the commentary booth. Show tosses a chair up towards the ring but it hits the top rope. Show tosses a second, but it too fails to land in the ring. The crowd begins to turn on the Giant. Show stomps Orton in the head before heading to the back. The crowd is disappointed as they chant for, “One More Chair”.
The tussle may have knocked out some of the commentator gear. Jerry has a head set on and is standing near Orton asking if he is okay. The crowd seems pleased with themselves as they chant, “We Are Awesome”.
Kofi Kingston v. Fandango
The fans are humming Fandango’s entrance theme as the match gets under way. Fandango kicks Kofi – and Jericho charges down to the ring.
Winner via DQ: Fandango
Jericho leaps on Fandango and then tosses him out of the ring. Jericho tosses him into the barricade and then back into the ring. Jericho continues the attack as the fans cheer him on. Jericho heads to the back as Fandango is left demolished in the ring.
Justin Roberts announces Fandango as the winner. Fandango’s dancer is in the ring with a mic. Fandango uses all of his strength to correct the pronunciation of his name. The fans are on their feet singing Fandango’s entrance theme as RAW goes to commercial.
Paul Heyman is in the back with Josh Mathews. Josh says last night was a tough night to be a Paul Heyman guy. Paul says Lesnar was knocked out early into his match with HHH, but it still took HHH 23 minutes to beat Lesnar. Heyman says that Lesnar is ready to fight tonight, but his client won’t fight for free. Heyman says that what Josh should be asking about is Punk v. Taker. Heyman says that Punk will address the match himself – next week on RAW.
The competitors make their entrance for the next match.
Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow (The Rhodes Scholars) & The Bella Twins v. Brodus Clay, Sweet T (Tons of Funk) & The Funkadactyls
Back from the break the match is already underway. One of the Funkadactyls hits Cody with a hurricarana. Tensai is in the ring and explodes with a bit of offense. Sandow gets the tag and slows things down. Sweet T hits a side slam and tags in Brodus. Clay knocks down Cody then hits Sandow with a headbutt. He follows with a big splash and then a T-Bone Suplex. Cover, but the Bellas make the save. The Funkadactyls soar into the ring to knock out the Bellas. Sandow is working Tensai, but Clay appears behind him. The two big men pancake Sandow and then follow up with stereo splashes. This match is over.
Winners: Tons of Funk & The Funkadactyls
John Cena v. Mark Henry
If Henry wins this match he will face the winner of Cena/Rock for the Title. Cena dodges under Henry and then does a little Fandango dance. Cena runs into the ropes but Henry pushes him down to the ground. Henry steps on Cena’s face and then lifts him back up. Henry hits Cena with a right hand in the corner while goading him to dance or tell a joke. Henry whips Cena hard into the corner. Cena gets back to his feet and attempts a shoulder block. Henry stays on his feet until Cena dodges a clothesline and hits another shoulder block.
Henry rolls out of the ring so Cena follows after. Henry lifts Cena to his feet and smashes his head into the announce table. The commentators seem genuinely annoyed that they have to get out of their seats once again tonight. Henry lifts Cena up and looks for a World’s Strongest Slam through the table. Cena escapes and attempts to lift up Henry, but Henry lifts up Cena and smashes his back into the steel post. The referee has begun a 10 count. Cena hits Henry and scurries back into the ring just before the count expires.
Winner via Count Out: John Cena
After the match, Mark Henry gets back into the ring. He takes out Cena with a WSS and then lifts up the WWE Title in celebration. A Title which has been adorned with Cena plates in place of the Brahma Bull logos.
Ryback’s music hits and he takes out Henry with a couple of punches and a Spinebuster. Henry rolls out of the ring as Ryback leads the crowd in a Feed Me More chant. Ryback turns his attention to Cena. There is a bit of tension at first, but Ryback helps Cena up to his feet to the crowd’s disproval. Ryback charges at Cena and hits the Meathook. Ryback lifts Cena up on his shoulders and hits Shell-Shocked. The crowd erupts and loudly chants, “Feed Me More” as Ryback holds up the Title as RAW goes off the air.
WrestleMania 29 Pre-Show Match WWE Intercontinental Title: The Miz vs. Wade Barrett (c)
We’re finishing up the pre-show with our first match of the evening, The Miz vs. Wade Barrett for the I-C strap. The crowd popped huge when it was announced that the first match was about to begin. Miz is out first. Nice reception. Wade Barrett is out next. The bell sounds and here we go. Impressive looking crowd/set-up inside MetLife tonight. Looks very cool. Miz gets some offense early, including a nearfall or two before the larger Barrett slows him down. Barrett gets some offense in on Miz. He attempts his elbow-finisher but Miz avoids it and counters into a figure-four leglock on Barrett. Barrett struggles for a while before making it to the ropes to break the hold. Crowd was hot for that series of moves/counters. Barrett recovers and hits Miz with Wasteland for a close two-count. Miz, from his back, locks up Barrett’s legs standing and locks in the figure-four leglock again. Cool way to apply that move. Miz sinches it on tight and Barrett is forced to tap. We have a new Intercontinental Champion, folks!
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
WrestleMania 29 Pay-Per-View
The show opens with the typical, bad-ass video package that you’d expect. A lot of history of WrestleMania stuff, highlighting a lot of the top “WrestleMania moments” from the past.
From the video package we hear Michael Cole’s voice and get our first PPV-glimpse inside MetLife Stadium. The set-up looks so cool with all of the people in the building. Very cool. Michael Cole does the obligatory introduction stuff and then we immediately go to Sheamus’ ring entrance.
Sheamus, Randy Orton & Big Show vs. The Shield
Sheamus comes out to the top of the stage and stands there for a second. Randy Orton’s music hits and he joins Sheamus at the top of the stage. Both guys stand there and Big Show’s music hits and he joins the duo at the top of the stage. All three walk together down the long aisle to the ring to Big Show’s music. The three stand in the ring after the music cuts off for a moment. The Shield’s music hits and the three come out through the crowd as usual. The crowd popped pretty big at the first sound of The Shield’s music. During these entrances, by the way, the Spanish announce team was introduced briefly as well. Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL are calling the action for the U.S. PPV audience. Sheamus and Reigns start things off for their respective teams. Reigns bullies Sheamus into the corner and pounds on him a bit. Sheamus whips Reigns into the opposing corner and gets in a little offense of his own. Sheamus is getting the better of the two early on in this opening contest. Sheamus tags in Orton. Crowd pops big for Orton. Orton continues to control the offense for his team as he keeps Reigns grounded and works him over. Reigns makes the tag to Rollins. Orton immediately gets the better of Rollins. Orton tags Sheamus in. Rollins dropkicks Sheamus’ knee and tags in Dean Ambrose. Crowd pops pretty damn big for Ambrose. Sheamus hits a big powerslam on Ambrose for a nearfall. Sheamus tags in The Big Show. Crowd reacts pretty big to Show as well. Show opens Ambrose’s vest and chops the hell out of him. We get a shot of Orton and Sheamus smiling after Big Show’s big chop. Ambrose takes a chop and tries taunting Big Show like it didn’t hurt. Big Show responds by backing him into the corner and chopping the living hell out of him repeatedly. Ambrose dropkicks Big Show’s legs out and tags in Rollins. Rollins using his speed to keep Big Show grounded. The Shield makes a lot of quick tags and utilizes the gameplan of keeping Show off his feet to keep control of the offensive flow of the match. Big Show finally makes the tag to Sheamus after several minutes of punishment. Sheamus is a ball of fire as he takes out Rollins. He throws Rollins over the top. Rollins lands on the apron outside the ropes. Sheamus opens Rollins vest the same way Big Show did, and does his arm-pounding spot on Rollins. Ambrose comes over and Sheamus does the same spot with him. Orton tags in. Orton hits the DDT off the middle rope on Ambrose. Rollins tries interfering off the top but Orton sees him and catches him with the RKO on the way down. However, Reigns hits the spear on Orton. Ambrose immediately pins Orton. The Shield wins. Big Show is shown standing on the apron looking quite disappointed at Orton. The Shield leave through the crowd the same way they arrived.
Winners: The Shield
After The Match
After the match, The Big Show comes in and hits the knockout punch on both Sheamus and Orton. The crowd boo’s the crap out of him as he exits the ring and leaves the two laying.
-After a John Cena/Rock video package is shown, we see a few celebrities in the crowd including Snooki. Mark Henry’s music hits and we’re headed back to the ring.
Mark Henry vs. Ryback
Mark Henry makes his way to the ring as we see video highlights of their feud leading into tonight’s match, including the bench-press challenge from Smackdown two weeks ago. Ryback’s music hits. Ryback gets a nice pop as he makes his way to the ring. The bell rings and the two slowly walk to each other. They’re going nose-to-nose and talking trash as the hot crowd at MetLife Stadium erupts. Lots of heat from the audience for this one already. The two sumo-bump into each other. Ryback pounds his chest, as if to say “bring it on!” They bump chests again. Henry punches Ryback. Ryback punches Henry. They exchange punches with Ryback getting the better. Ryback tries a clothesline but Henry remains on his feet. Ryback hits the ropes and tries another one. Henry still stands. Ryback goes to do it again but Henry catches him coming in with a big clothesline. Ryback is floored. Henry picks Ryback up with ease and hits a running powerslam on Ryback for a one-count. Henry dominating Ryback now, slamming him and punching him as he pleases. A loud crowd chant breaks out. Sounds like “let’s go Goldberg!” but can’t quite tell. Meanwhile, Henry continues the “big man match” stuff by applying a bearhug to Ryback. Ryback tries fighting his way out but can’t. Henry bull-rushes him into the corner and splashes him. Henry with a running clothesline that knocks Ryback over the top rope and onto the floor. Henry yells out “that’s what I do!” which can be heard on the PPV broadcast. Henry stands in the ring and lets the referee begin his count on Ryback, who is recovering on the floor. Another chant is getting started up by the crowd, but the announcers are drowning it out. Ryback makes it back into the ring before he is counted out. Henry continues his beatdown of Ryback. Ryback showing signs of life as he fights back, but Henry cuts him off and applies another bearhug. Ryback tries fighting out and is again cut off by Henry. Ryback is again trying to get in some offense. He’s having better luck this time, knocking Henry to one knee. “Feed more more” chant breaks out from the crowd. Ryback hits the Meathook Clothesline to knock Henry off his feet for the first time in the match. Ryback calls for the Shellshock. Ryback attempts the Shellshock. He has Henry up. Wow! Henry ends up flattening Ryback before he can finish the move. Henry rolls onto Ryback….1-2-3. Henry wins. Interesting finish. Crowd seems disappointed in that one. A replay shows Henry held onto the top rope while he was on Ryback’s shoulders, which allowed Henry to flatten Ryback. Not illegal, so Henry wins clean.
Winner: Mark Henry
After The Match:
The referee calls for medics to check on Ryback. Henry comes back in the ring and tells the ref to “let him suffer.” Ryback pops back up and knocks Henry down. Ryback plays to the crowd but the crowd craps on him. Ryback hoists Henry up and hits the Shellshock on him for real this time. Crowd reacted kind of flat, as they wanted that as the finish of the match, not a post-match spot from the loser. Either way, it looked cool and we saw a bunch of replays of it afterwards.
-Some of the members of the Special Olympics are shown in the arena, along with Stephanie McMahon and Govenor Chris Christi. Dolph Ziggler’s music hits and we’re headed back to the ring.
WWE Tag-Team Titles: Dolph Ziggler & Big E. Langston vs. Kane & Daniel Bryan (c)
Ziggler and Langston are out first with A.J. As they walk to the ring, highlights are shown from Monday’s Raw of Langston and Ziggler leaving Bryan and Kane laying. Langston and Ziggler are in the ring now. The fire pyro explodes and Kane’s music hits. Loud pop from the crowd. Kane and Daniel Bryan come out together. Bryan is doing the “No, No!” stuff as he walks to the ring, but it seems out of place with the entire arena lit up with red lights and Kane’s music playing. Weird choice by WWE there. Kane and Bryan enter the ring now and we’re about to be underway. A kiss by AJ almost cost Ziggler’s team the match right off the bat as Bryan had a close nearfall on Ziggler. The crowd thought that might’ve been the finish. Bryan hitting his “no-kicks” on Ziggler as the crowd chants “Yes!” for each kick. Crowd very hot for Bryan in this one. Ziggler makes the tag to Langston and there’s almost a gasp amongst everyone at MetLife. Bryan tags Kane in before he does anything. Kane and Langston exchange punches with Kane getting the better. Kane hits the ropes but is caught by Langston. Langston is rag-dolling Kane like a child, hitting him with repeated backbreakers. Langston showing off his power by dominating the large Big Red Machine. Kane slaps the chokeslam on Langston but Langston powers out before Kane can hit the move. Langston with a big running clothesline that floors Kane. Langston tags Ziggler back in. Ziggler goes straight to work on Kane. He gets in a few moves and tags Langston right back in. Langston continues the beatdown of Kane. Later on in the match, Ziggler and Kane are the legal men. Ziggler calls for the Money In The Bank briefcase from AJ. AJ gives it to him but Kane avoids getting hit with it. He hits Ziggler with a chokeslam. Kane knocks Langston off the apron as Bryan comes off the top rope with a flying headbutt. 1-2-3. Team Hell No retains. This time Daniel Bryan’s music plays and the crowd does loud “Yes!” chants as Kane and Bryan celebrate their victory in the ring.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag-Team Champions: Kane & Daniel Bryan
-A John Cena “Make-A-Wish” video package is shown.
Fandango vs. Chris Jericho
Fandango’s music hits and he comes out dancing with his female-dancer chick. Fandango gets a big, elaborate entrance as you’d expect. As he walks to the ring a video package is shown highlighting the history of Chris Jericho and Fandango’s feud. Jericho comes to the ring next. He’s got the light-jacket on and it has more lights and more colors than usual. Jericho gets some cool pyro as he walks to the ring. Jericho’s music ends and we hear a loud “Y2J” chant from the crowd. Fandango does some goofy-ass dancing stuff for cheap heat as Jericho looks on with a bewildered look on his face. Jericho has seen enough and tackles Fandango down. Jericho chops him and whips him into the ropes. Fandango ducks out the back door and rolls to the floor. Back in the ring, Jericho takes Fandango down again and punches him repeatedly. Jericho in complete control early on. Jericho knocks Fandango to the floor with a Codebreaker. Jericho baseball-slide dropkicks Fandango on the floor from inside the ring. Jericho comes flying off the top onto Fandango. Jericho plays to the crowd after that high spot. Jericho continues to punish Fandango on the floor. Back in the ring, the one-sided beatdown of Fandango continues. Jericho throws Fandango back to the floor. Jericho tries leaping off the ropes onto Fandango, but Fandango catches him coming down with a big kick. Crowd dug that. We see some replays of that spot as the two sell in the ring. Fandango rolls Jericho over for a pin attempt but Jericho kicks out at two. Fandango punching the crap out of Jericho on the ground now. Fandango stands up and dances around a bit before putting the boots to Jericho. Fandango’s offensive run doesn’t last long as Jericho is flying all over the ring now, hitting Fandango with everything except the kitchen sink. Jericho has a little cut above his eye. Jericho with a nearfall off a kick. Jericho hits a flying bodypress off the top for a nearfall. Fandango cuts Jericho off and throws him shoulder-first into the ring post. Fandango hits the big legdrop off the top rope on Jericho, who was way across the ring. He pins Jericho, 1-2….Jericho kicks out. A loud “Y2J” chant breaks out from the fans at MetLife Stadium. Fandango misses a flying kick attempt. Jericho tries capitalizing by countering it into the Walls of Jericho but Fandango avoids it and clotheslines Jericho down. Fandango heads back to the top rope. Jericho runs into the ropes, which causes Fandango to fall off the top rope. Jericho sits Fandango on the top rope and follows him up. Jericho looking for a superplex off the top but Fandango fights out and pushes Jericho down to the mat. Fandango comes off the top with another legdrop attempt but Jericho moves. Jericho hits the Lionsault on Fandango. Jericho goes for the Walls Of Jericho but something happens to Jericho’s knee. Fandango capitalizes by rolling Jericho up. 1-2-3. Fandango wins. JBL calls it one of WrestleMania’s greatest upsets. Jericho is shown with a look of disbelief on his face as Fandango celebrates on the outside of the ring with his lady dance partner. A replay shows Jericho selling the knee injury after his Lionsault during the Walls attempt. After the replay we see Jericho in the ring shaking his leg in pain again. Fandango wins his debut, folks!
-A video package airs, basically showing what a big star The Rock is.
We return to the arena live and music sounds as the titan tron is shown with all of the arena lights off. We see Andre-Hogan face-to-face, Austin-Rock face-to-face, etc. More major WrestleMania highlights are shown as music continues to play. We hear Diddy say “awww yeah!” as the lights start to come on. One would assume this is Diddy’s performance. It is. Diddy is now shown in the arena rapping.
World Heavyweight Title: Jack Swagger vs. Alberto Del Rio (c)
We see a video package highlighting the history of the Jack Swagger and Alberto Del Rio feud. After the video concludes, we return live inside MetLife Stadium to see Jack Swagger and Zeb Coltar already in the ring. Coltar cuts a promo, same crap you’ve heard for weeks one final time. Swagger paces behind him trying to look tough. The promo ends with Swagger saying “We The People.” Del Rio’s music plays and Ricardo Rodriguez comes out on crutches. He does the typical Del Rio introduction spot. Del Rio comes out and makes his way to the ring. Our World Heavyweight Title match is about to get started. The bell sounds and Swagger backs Del Rio into the corner. Del Rio fights his way out and knocks Swagger down with a body kick. Swagger rolls out to the floor. Del Rio runs and kicks Swagger through the ropes on the floor. Back in the ring, Swagger knocks Del Rio off the ropes in a violent fashion. Swagger throws Del Rio shoulder-first into the ring post. Swagger taunts the crowd a bit before going back to work on Del Rio. Swagger hits the Swagger Bomb on Del Rio for a nearfall. Crowd seems a bit flat at the moment. Del Rio pulls Swagger shoulder-first into the ring post. Del Rio lands some kicks to Swagger on the floor. Back in the ring, Swagger runs face-first into a kick from Del Rio. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Swagger. Del Rio hits Coltar with a kick on the floor. Del Rio hits a superkick on Swagger for a nearfall. Del Rio counters a belly-to-back suplex attempt by Swagger into one of his own. A chant breaks out from the crowd, which sounded like “We Want ‘Taker!” in the middle of this World Title match. The pace is a bit slow and the crowd is a bit flat. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock on Del Rio. Del Rio is crawling to the ropes. Swagger pulls Del Rio back into the center of the ring. Del Rio counters it into his Cross Armbreaker. Swagger is defending the Cross Armbreaker, as Del Rio doesn’t fully have the hold applied. Now he does. Swagger muscles his way out, however, and re-applies the Patriot Lock. Del Rio is crawling to the ropes again, and this time he gets to them. Swagger uses the full five-count before breaking the hold. Swagger grabs the hold again while Del Rio is still on the ropes. He uses the five-count again before breaking the hold. Del Rio counters a powerbomb attempt by Swagger with an inzugiri kick. Both guys are down. Rodriguez is shown on the outside trying to get the crowd to rally behind Del Rio. Del Rio hits a running kick on Swagger. He tries pinning Swagger, but Coltar puts Swagger’s foot on the ropes from the floor. Rodriguez walks over on crutches to Coltar. Coltar knocks the crutches out from underneath him. Del Rio comes out and has a crutch. Coltar has the other crutch. Swagger knocks Del Rio down from behind. Swagger slams Del Rio back-first into the ringside barricade as Coltar is shown standing over him talking trash. Swagger throws Del Rio back in the ring, but as soon as he follows him in, Del Rio slaps on the Cross Armbreaker out of nowhere. Swagger can’t escape this time and is forced to tap out. Del Rio retains.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
A video package is shown highlighting the history of the CM Punk and Undertaker feud. After the video package concludes, Living Colour is shown performing CM Punk’s theme song live. Eventually, CM Punk comes out with Paul Heyman. Heyman still has the urn. Punk makes his way to the ring. Punk and Heyman are in the ring now and they kneel and wait for Undertaker to come out. The gong hits and the crowd explodes. The lights go off and Undertaker is about to make his entrance. Fire pyro explodes at the top of the stage as blue/purple lights come on. The screens at the top of the stage show some cool clouds/lightning effects. A giant cloud of smoke is shown at the entrance as the lights brighten a bit as Undertaker’s shadow is shown. Undertaker begins his walk to the ring as the lights and clouds around him brighten just a bit. Very bad ass entrance, as you’d expect. Punk is shown tossing the urn up and down outside the ring as Undertaker disrobes in the ring. Taker waits for Punk in the ring now. Punk tosses the urn to Heyman. Punk enters the ring. The bell sounds and here we go. Punk runs in circles, mocking Taker. Punk bitch-slaps Taker hard and runs outside the ring to avoid him. Punk catches Taker coming back in the ring with punches. Punk hammering away on Taker in the corner of the ring. Punk bitch-slaps Taker again. Wow. Taker cuts Punk off coming off the ropes with a big boot. Taker throws Punk to the floor and follows him out. Taker goes to work on Punk on the floor. Taker slams Punk back-first into the ringside post. A loud, dueling “Undertaker” and “CM Punk” chant breaks out from the fans at MetLife Stadium. Taker hits his classic legdrop on the apron on Punk. Back in the ring, Taker continues to go to work on Punk. Taker calls for Old School and begins his climb. Punk yanks Taker back into the ring before Taker can walk the ropes. Punk dropkicks Taker while Taker was still on his knees. Punk puts the boots to Taker in the corner now, as the offensive tide is seemingly turning in this one. Punk is going for Old School on Taker now. The crowd could sense it before he fully went for it, which was awesome. Punk hits Old School on Taker as the crowd reacts immensely. Very cool. Punk is awesome. Taker begins fighting back now as he punches away at Punk in the corner. Taker misses a big boot and gets his leg caught up in the corner. Punk dropkicks Taker out to the floor. Punk climbs to the top rope as Taker stands up on the floor. Punk comes down to the floor off the top with a double axehandle smash. Punk gets Taker back in the ring and hits him with a neckbreaker for a nearfall. Heyman keeps yelling from the floor about how Punk is getting closer and closer on his pin attempts. Heyman is awesome, too. Taker hits Punk with a suplex. Punk catches Taker running into the corner with a big boot. Punk goes for Old School again. This time, Taker crotches Punk on the ropes. Taker knocks Punk to the floor. Taker goes to do his running dive over the top onto Punk on the floor. However, Heyman jumps on the apron just in time to stop him. Taker grabs Heyman for a chokeslam but sees Punk coming. Taker turns around and Punk flies off the top and hits a bodypress on Taker. Punk clotheslines Taker down and goes to the top rope. Punk hits a flying elbow off the top onto Taker for a nearfall. Punk goes for the GTS but Taker counters it into a chokeslam. Taker immediately pins him but Punk kicks out at 2 1/2. Punk clotheslines Taker over the top and onto the floor. Punk clears off the Spanish announce table. Taker cuts Punk off. Taker going for a Last Ride powerbomb but Punk escapes and counters with a kick that knocks Taker onto the Spanish announce table. Punk notices that Taker is conveniently laid out across the table and looks up to the top rope. Punk rolls into the ring and climbs to the top rope. JBL says “this is about history” as Punk stands tall on the top rope. Punk hits the flying elbow to the chest of Undertaker on the table. Punk looked to land on his ribs pretty bad on the table, by the way. Both guys are down as several replays are shown. It definitely looked cool. “This is awesome” chant breaks out. Punk walks right into a Hell’s Gate attempt by Taker from his back. Taker doesn’t have it fully locked in yet. Punk counters his way out of it and is going for the Vice. Punk has it locked in. Heyman is yelling “tapout!” to Taker from the floor. Taker does his old-school style immediate sit-up while still in the hold. He stands up, still in the hold and slaps a chokeslam grip on Punk. He tries for the chokeslam but Punk avoids it. Punk tries countering for the GTS but Taker counters that into a Tombstone. Taker crosses Punk’s arms and gets a 1..2..2 and a half!!! …kickout by Punk. Heyman raises the urn from the floor, symbolizing that the power of the urn is real! …or something. “This is awesome!” chants again from the crowd. Punk and Taker exchange punches from their knees. They punch their way to their feet. They bump the ref and the ref is down. Taker has Punk up for the Last Ride but Heyman hands Punk the urn in mid-air. Punk hits Taker with the urn to avoid the Last Ride. Punk crosses Taker’s arms for a pin attempt but Taker kicks out. Punk is starting to show facial expressions of self-doubt after clowning around and seeming so relaxed. Punk stands up and does the Taker thumb-across-the-throat gesture. Punk picks Taker up for the GTS but Taker avoids it again. Punk goes for it again but Taker avoids it again. Taker counters into a Tombstone on Punk. Taker crosses Punk’s arms and pins him. 1….2….3. The crowd goes berzerk as Taker gets the victory. 21-0.
Winner and NOW 21-0 At WrestleMania: The Undertaker
After The Match:
Taker grabs the urn and places it inside the ring. He kneels in front and does the Taker salute to it as fireworks explode at the top of the stage. 21-0 is shown on the screens at the top of the stage.
-A John Cena video package airs to counter the elaborate Rock video package earlier. After that, a video package airs highlighting the history of the Brock Lesnar and Triple H feud.
No Holds Barred: Brock Lesnar vs. Triple H
After the video package concludes we return to the arena and Justin Roberts reminds us that the match is No Holds Barred, can only end by pinfall or submission and that Triple H’s career is on the line. From there, Shawn Michaels’ music hits and HBK makes his way to the ring. HBK poses in the ring a bit. Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out comes Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Lesnar gets a lot of fireworks on his way to the ring. Lesnar and Heyman enter the ring now. Lesnar’s music fades. Dramatic pause so the crowd can get ready to pop. Gnarly guitar riff, followed by “Time to play the game.” A bad ass skull with bright red lit-up eyes are shown on the stage. Triple H walks out of the mouth of said-beast. HHH has some kind of neon glue he wiped on his body. Looks cool with the lighting. HHH makes his way to the ring. The bell rings and the two big men collide in the center of the ring. This has a street-fight feel to it straight out of the gate. The fight is taken out to the floor already. HHH slams Lesnar into the ringside barricade hard. HHH slams Lesnar face-first into the U.S. announce table. Lesnar kicks HHH in the gut and slams him back-first into the ring apron. Lesnar throws HHH over the ringside barricade and into the crowd. Lesnar grabs a chair. Lesnar follows HHH into the crowd but HHH clotheslines him back into the ringside area. A replay is shown and we see Lesnar landed right on his head. Lesnar is fine, however. Lesnar throws HHH in the ring and grabs the chair. HHH catches Lesnar coming in the ring. HHH goes for the chair but Heyman yanks it out of the ring from the floor. HHH simply throws Lesnar right back outside the ring. HHH follows him out. Lesnar blasts HHH. Lesnar slams HHH through the Spanish announce table. Lesnar shreaks out like a monster after putting HHH through the table. A replay is shown as Lesnar stalks a grounded and hurt Hunter. Lesnar picks HHH up and belly-to-back suplexes HHH onto the broken announce table. We get a closeup of Lesnar with a sick smile on his face as a replay is shown of that spot. Lesnar shreaks out like a monster again. Lesnar runs after HBK and HBK runs away. Lesnar rolls HHH back in the ring. Lesnar continues his punishing attack on The Game inside the ring. HHH shows a few signs of life throughout what is mostly a one-sided onslaught by Lesnar since the table spot on the floor. Lesnar is slowly picking apart The Game as the announcers put over the fact that we may be witnessing the final minutes of HHH’s career. Heyman is overheard shouting at HHH from the floor, “Why are you doing this to yourself? Stay down!” Lesnar has belly-to-back thrown HHH like a ragdoll a few times now. HHH kicking Lesnar in the corner now, again showing signs of life. Lesnar cuts him off, however, and throws him back out to the floor. HBK is shown checking on HHH on the floor. HBK backs off as Lesnar stalks him down. Lesnar turns around and HHH runs at him and hits him with a running clothesline. HHH picks Lesnar up and clotheslines him over the ringside barricade. HHH slams Lesnar’s head into the U.S. announce table. HHH hits Lesnar in the back with a chair. HHH throws Lesnar back in the ring. Lesnar catches HHH coming in with another belly-to-back throw for a nearfall. Heyman jumps up on the apron. HBK jumps up on the other side. Lesnar knocks HBK on the floor with a big shot. Lesnar turns around into a spinebuster from HHH. HHH goes for the Pedigree on Lesnar but Lesnar counters it to an F-5. Before he can hit the F-5, however, HBK runs in to hit Sweet Chin Music on Lesnar. Lesnar throws HHH down and counters HBK’s superkick attempt into an F-5. Lesnar hits HBK with the F-5. Lesnar turns around into a Pedigree attempt by HHH but Lesnar again avoids it. HHH goes out to the floor and grabs a sledgehammer from under the ring. He comes back into the ring with the sledgehammer. Lesnar hoists HHH up for an F-5 before HHH can use the sledgehammer. Lesnar pins HHH but only gets 2 1/2. Lesnar’s mouth is bleeding just a bit. Heyman is shown upset on the outside. HHH rolls out to the floor to recover. Lesnar follows him out and blasts him hard with a chair shot to the back. Lesnar then yells at HHH, “I play with chairs, too!” I guess HHH stiffed him with the chair earlier? Lesnar takes apart the ringside steps. Lesnar blasts HBK for no reason. Lesnar throws half of the ringside steps into the ring. The announcers are acting like Lesnar is completely losing control now. Lesnar sets the ringside steps up inside the ring before going back out to get HHH. Lesnar rolls HHH back into the ring and follows him in. Heyman is overheard shouting at Lesnar to “retire that man!” Lesnar does a thumb-across-the-throat gesture before picking up the ringside steps. Lesnar waits for HHH to get up. HHH runs into Lesnar and Lesnar blasts HHH with the ringside steps. He tries to pin HHH following the hit but HHH kicks out at two. “Torture him all night long! Make him feel the pain!” yells Heyman from the floor. Lesnar grabs HHH by the face and yells “it’s over now! Retire!” HHH bitch-smacks the hell out of Lesnar. Lesnar looks pissed! HHH gets up and punches away at Lesnar. Lesnar slaps the Kimura on HHH. The announcers remind us that this is how Lesnar broke HHH’s arm twice. HHH is fighting off the Kimura attempt. He breaks free but Lesnar slaps the hold right back on. HHH backs Lesnar into the corner hard to break the hold. Lesnar slaps it back on. Lesnar sits on the top rope and wraps his legs around HHH’s waist while sinching up the Kimura tighter and tighter. A closeup is shown of Lesnar with a psychotic look on his face. HHH hoists Lesnar up while still in the hold and slams him down to break it. HHH wraps Lesnar’s arm around the ringside post in the ring. HHH goes to the floor, grabs a chair and blasts Lesnar’s arm with it. HHH nails Lesnar again in the arm with the chair. Now HHH locks in the Kimura on Lesnar. HHH drops down and tightens the Kimura. Lesnar is shown contemplating tapping out. Heyman is screaming from the floor for Lesnar not to tap. Heyman crawls in the ring and grabs a chair. HBK jumps in the ring and hits Heyman with Sweet Chin Music. Both of those guys peter out of the ring. The smoke clears and HHH tightens the Kimura even more on Lesnar. Lesnar is shown thinking about tapping again. He doesn’t and freaks out. He stands up, still in the hold, and walks over to the ringside steps he set up earlier. While still in the hold, Lesnar slams HHH down onto the steps to break the hold. HHH sells that for a moment before sitting up, still on the steps, and re-applying the Kimura. Lesnar almost taps but again picks HHH up, still in the hold, and slams him back down on the steps to break the hold. HHH sells that again for a bit before re-applying the Kimura a third time. Lesnar is thinking about tapping again, but again doesn’t. Lesnar picks HHH up to slam his way out of the hold again but HHH counters in mid-air into a DDT on Lesnar, face-first into the ring steps. HHH crawls over to the sledgehammer. HHH picks it up and blasts Lesnar in the face with it. Lesnar does his pose and stands on top of the ringside steps in the ring. He picks Lesnar up and Pedigree’s him on the steel steps. He covers him. 1-2-3. HHH wins.
Winner: Triple H
Highlights are shown from Saturday’s WWE Hall Of Fame 2013 induction ceremony. 80,676. That number is announced live in the arena by Justin Roberts as a new record. A massive amount of fireworks explode throughout the building. We get a blimp camera-shot of that, which looked awesome. And then John Cena’s music hit, which resulted in a giant chorus of boo’s from about, oh, probably 80,676 fans inside the MetLife Stadium.
WWE Title: John Cena vs. The Rock (c)
John Cena comes out to his music. The crowd boo’s as mentioned above. Cena salutes the fans regardless and runs down the long aisle to the ring. Cena waits for the “three second tan” line in his little rap and does the three-finger salute to the crowd before throwing his hat to the crowd. Cena’s music stops and a loud “Rocky!” chant breaks out. “If ya smellll ….” and the crowd goes banana’s! (R.I.P. Gorilla!) The Rock wastes no time, as he comes right out to the top of the stage in his trunks and boots, holding the WWE Championship in his left hand. He caters to one side of the audience at the top of the stage. He caters to the other. He soaks in the moment a bit, smiles, and begins his walk down the long aisle to the ring. Rock poses with the title in all four corners. Rock’s music ends and Justin Roberts does the official introductions for tonight’s main event. It’s John Cena vs. The Rock II, for the WWE Championship here in the main event of WrestleMania 29, LIVE from MetLife Stadium. The bell sounds one more time and our headline attraction is officially underway. The two lock up and Cena throws Rock down first. They lock up again and Rock locks in a side headlock. Cena pushes off, hits the ropes but runs into a shoulder-tackle from The Rock. Rock hits a hip toss on Cena after a bunch of reverals. Cena rolls out to the floor to collect himself. Back in the ring, Cena kicks Rock in the mid-section and lands a series of punches before flooring The Rock. Cena working over Rock in the corner. Rock fighting back now and the crowd is heating up in a major way. The pace is picking up in this match now and Rock is solidifying his offensive control early on. After enduring some extended punishment from Rock, Cena changes the flow in the match with one big clothesline. Cena locks in a headlock on Rock to slow The Brahma Bull down. Cena putting the boots to Rock in the center of the ring. Rock hits a Samoan Drop out of nowhere to cut Cena short. Both guys are down now. Both guys get back to their feet and exchange punches. Cena hits a fisherman’s suplex on Rock for a nearfall. Cena hits a running shoulder block on Rock. Cena tries a second one but Rock avoids it. Cena with a leg-scissors takedown of Rock. He tries connecting that into the STF but Rock avoids it. Rock hits a spinebuster on Cena. Cena hits the ropes and knocks Rock down with a shoulder block. Rock knocks Cena down now and locks in the Sharpshooter. Rock sinching the Sharpshooter in tighter now in the center of the ring. Cena rolls through on The Rock and escapes the hold. Cena with a suplex on Rock. Cena stands over The Rock. Cena leans down in Rock’s face. “You can’t see me!” Cena hits the ropes, goes for the fist-drop but Rock pops up and DDT’s Cena. Rock is standing over Cena now, waiting for Cena to get back to his feet. Cena stands up. Rock goes for the Rock Bottom but Cena counters into the STF. It was a sloppy counter, for the record. Cena shouting at Rock to tap. Rock rolls Cena over into a pin attempt while still in the hold forcing Cena to let go. Cena slingshots Rock into the top turnbuckle. Cena backdrops Rock and is again going for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. This time he hits it successfully. Cena waiting for Rock to get up. Cena going for the Attitude Adjustment. Rock escapes and spinebusters Cena down. Rock going for the People’s Elbow but Cena counters back into the STF. Cena has Rock locked in the STF in the center of the ring. Rock slowly powers his way out. Rock immediately hits a Rock Bottom on Cena and quickly pins him. 1-2…2 1/2…Cena kicks out. Cena hits Rock out of nowhere with the Attitude Adjustment. Cena covers Rock. 1-2….2 1/2. Rock kicks out. Both guys are down now. Cena goes to the top rope. Cena comes off the top with a flying legdrop attempt, the same spot that looked scary for Rock last year. This time, Rock avoids it and Cena crashes down to the mat. Rock quickly steps in for The People’s Elbow. Rock hits it for a nearfall. Both guys are standing now and exchanging punches. Crowd shouts “yay” for every Rock punch and “boo” for every Cena punch. Cena hoists Rock up for an Attitude Adjustment, Rock slides out the backdoor and counters directly into a Rock Bottom. Rock hits it and covers Cena. Rock only gets 2 1/2 again. Rock looks like he’s gonna go for the People’s Elbow again. He instead goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. As he goes to hit it, Cena pops up and hits the Attitude Adjustment. The exact opposite spot that cost Cena the match last year. Fans expected that to be the finish this year, however Rock is able to kick out at 2 1/2. Cool spot. Both guys are standing in the center of the ring again exchanging punches. Rock goes for the Rock Bottom. Cena avoids it and counters Rock with a Rock Bottom of his own. Cena pins Rock but only gets 2 1/2. We get a close-up of Cena’s face looking shocked that he couldn’t get the three count off of that. Cena stands up and calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. He stops half-way through. He puts his hands on his hips and smiles. Cena kicks Rock’s arm in and pulls his arm band off. He’s going for The People’s Elbow again. Rock pops up, just like last year, but this time Cena is waiting for him. Cena hoists Rock up for an A.A. but Rock counters straight into a Rock Bottom. 1-2…2 1/2…Cena kicks out. Very cool false-finish series there. Cena tries and fails for the A.A. many times. Rock tries and fails for the Rock Bottom many times. I’m talking back-to-back. And too many times in a row. Crowd didn’t dig that. It ends with Rock hitting a DDT on Cena. Rock waiting for Cena to get back to his feet now. Cena turns around into another Rock Bottom attempt. Cena counters into an Attitude Adjustment. Cena covers Rock. 1-2….3. Cena wins. We have a new WWE Champion.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
After The Match:
After Cena celebrates his victory a bit he’s standing in the middle of the ring with the WWE title. Rock and Cena look at each other. Cena is saying something complimentary to Rock in the middle of the ring. It seems to be a friendly personal conversation. Rock is smiling and talking back. Cena’s music stops. The two shake hands. Rock has a sincere look on his face as they talk. They hug and Rock whispers something in Cena’s ear. Cena points at Rock as if to say, “the ring is yours.” Rock music hits as Cena exits the ring with his newly won WWE Championship. Rock stands in the middle of the ring with his hands on his hips. He shakes his head “yes” at Cena as the camera’s show Cena walking up the aisle staring down at the WWE Title. Back in the ring, Rock is looking around at the fans on all sides of MetLife Stadium. We see a close-up of Rock mouthing the words “thank you” and “I love you” to the fans. The camera pans out as Rock is shown getting emotional as he thanks the fans some more. Rock walks out of the ring and down the steps as the camera follows him. Rock walks around the ring and kisses Bettie Skaaland, his mom, his daughter and other friends and family sitting front row. Rock begins his walk back up the long aisle as his music continues playing. The camera follows Rock as he continues to make his way up the ramp. He gets to the top of the stage and Cena comes back out and is standing there waiting for Rock. Cena looks Rock in the eyes and salutes him. Rock smiles and salutes back. Cena raises Rock’s arm. Rock points at Cena while they keep their hands raised. Cena’s music hits and the fireworks explode. Rock taps Cena on the belly and leaves Cena on the stage to celebrate with his WWE Championship. Michael Cole wraps things up on commentary. The WWE logo flashes across the screen as the PPV fades to black. That’s WrestleMania 29, folks!
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