Wrestlemania 30

|Date: April 6, 2014
|Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome |City: New Orleans, Louisiana
|Attendance: 75,167

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Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler. Let The Good Times Roll. Wrestlemania 30. I attended this pay per view and it was after being there that I decided I would go back and watch every single pay per view (as well as every Raw and Smackdown) and it has taken me six years to do it. I am of course six years behind current day now and I will be continuing as I’ve enjoyed the journey so much.

Wrestlemania 30 is headlined by the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match. Randy Orton is the champion following his successful defence inside the Elimination Chamber. Batista is the number one contender as he won the 2014 Royal Rumble match. But a third man will be entered into the match and Daniel Bryan faces Triple H to decide who that will be. Daniel Bryan forced Triple H’s hand by letting “fans” flood the ring and hold up the show. Triple H gave in and hopes to continue in making Daniel Bryan’s life a living hell. Batista and Randy Orton aren’t happy and Batista has changed his tune over recent weeks. The crowd turned on Batista at The Royal Rumble and now Batista has turned his back on the fane. But will we see three members of Evolution in the main event tonight or will Daniel Bryan make history?

Another huge match tonight pits The Undertaker against Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was unhappy at being left out of the Wrestlemania main event and so the authority allowed him to face whoever he wanted. The Undertaker would interrupt Brock and Heyman and went on to stab Lesnar with a pen and chokeslam him through a table. Tonight Lesnar looks to break the streak. Bray Wyatt cost John Cena matches at the Royal Rumble and Elimination Chamber claiming that he wants to stop the lies that john Cena is spreading, mostly about himself. Wyatt wants to unleash the monster inside which has led to John Cena challenging Wyatt to a match at Wrestlemania, a challenge that was accepted.

Another big match tonight features The Shield, who have shown resistance form The Authority recently against the team of Kane and The New Age Outlaws. The Shield haven’t been happy with the way Kane has been treating them as of late and turned against him. The New Age Outlaws helped Kane out with getting revenge on The Shield, helping to cost Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose a chance at the WWE Tag Team Championships. Vickie Guerrero has also announced that AJ Lee, who referred to Guerrero as “Grandma”, must defend her WWE DivaS Championship against 13 of WWE’s Divas in a one fall to the finish match. The other divas involved in the match are Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Natalya, Eva Marie, Naomi, Cameron, Aksana, Alicia Fox, Layla, Summer Rae, Emma, Rosa Mendes and Tamina.

The other match announced for tonight is the first ever Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Hulk Hogan made the announcement with the winner receiving a trophy. It’ll feature 30 men including the likes of The Big Show, Mark Henry, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Big E, Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Goldust, Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston. On the kick-off show will be a WWE Tag Team Championship match as The Usos defend against Ryback & Curtis Axel, Jack Swagger & Cesaro and Los Matadores.

On the Wrestlemania 30 kick-off show The Usos beat Los Matadores, Ryback& Curtis Axel and Cesaro & Jack Swagger (in that order) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships.

The show kicks off with a really cool video package based on Bourbon Street. There are clips from Wrestlemania’s gone by and then it focuses on Brock Lesnar and Undertaker, John Cena and Bray Wyatt and Batista, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Triple H.

Michael Cole welcomes us to Wrestlemania 30. He’s joined by Jerry “The King” Lawler and John “Bradshaw” Layfield.

The host of Wrestlemania is the man to kick off the show, Hulk Hogan! Hulk Hogan botches the name of the building, calling it “The Silverdome” rather than “The Superdome” and the crowd let him know it. Hogan is interrupted by the glass shattering and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin makes his way to the ring. Austin says that it’s good to be back in the Silverdome. He goes on to say that he would usually open a can of whoop ass on whoever is in the ring. He gets a hell yeah for that. Austin says he has nothing but respect for Hogan. But tonight is about the current stars in the company. He is the interrupted by The Rock! The Rock gives us his catchphrases and also takes a dig at Hogan for being in the Superdome. The Rock puts over hogan and Austin as the two biggest names in the history of WWE. The three men have a lot of fun in what is possibly the best opening (non-match) segment to a pay per view ever. They share some beers.

We’re kicking off the show in a big way. There’s a video package for it, Daniel Bryan and Triple H.

Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H – Winner goes into the main event later tonight

This is a first pay per view meeting between these two men. Triple H is 8-9 at Wrestlemania, Daniel Bryan is 1-1. Stephanie McMahon is introduced in the ring first. Triple H has an elaborate entrance with three women (Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss). The crowd go nuts for Daniel Bryan. Triple H offers Daniel Bryan his hand in the early going but Bryan kicks it away and rolls Triple H up for a two count. Bryan hits more kicks and Triple H exits the ring. Triple H gets back in the ring and twists the same of Daniel Bryan who replies with a dropkick and a headlock takeover. Triple H hits a shoulder charge but Daniel Bryan hits a knee and another headlock takeover. There’s some chain wrestling between the two men until Triple H hits a leg breaker. Daniel Bryan manages to knock Triple H out of the ring and then hit him with a tornado DDT off the apron. Bryan then hits a plancha to the outside and both men are down.

Back in the ring and Daniel Bryan gets the first near fall of the match. Bryan then heads to the top but Triple H crotches him up there. Triple H then hammers Bryan to the outside and sets him up on the announce table but Daniel Bryan fights back. Triple H manages to drop Daniel Bryan on the announce desk and then asks for the referee to count him out. Bryan beats the count but Triple H goes right back to work on the arm. Triple H applies an armbar but Daniel Bryan gets out of it and low-bridges The Game to the outside. Bryan then attempts a suicide dive but Triple H hammers him on the way out. Triple H drops Daniel Bryan on the ring apron but again Bryan beats the count back in. Triple H applies a crossface chicken-wing but Bryan gets to the bottom rope. Triple H goes back to work with right hands but Bryan fights back with rights of his own. Bryan hits a running forearm and a German suplex for a near fall. Bryan hits another German for a near fall and then tries for a third but Triple H counters.

Triple H hits a German suplex of his own for a two count and then pops Daniel Bryan on the top rope. Daniel Bryan blocks a superplex and hits a sunset powerbomb. Bryan his two running dropkicks but then runs into a huge clothesline. Triple H sets up for a pedigree but Bryan counters with a jackknife cover for a two count. Bryan hits a kick to the side of the head and then goes to the top for a headbutt but Triple H gets his knees up. Triple H locks on a crossface but Daniel Bryan counters with a pinfall for a two count. Bryan then locks on the yes lock! Triple H gets to the bottom rope and then rolls out of the ring. Daniel Bryan hits two suicide dives and then lays in some kicks. He rolls Triple H back into the ring and heads to the top, hitting a missile dropkick. Bryan kips up and lays in more kicks for a near fall. Bryan motions for a running knee but Triple H counters with a spinebuster. Triple H then hits a pedigree! Daniel Bryan kicks out! Bryan rolls up Triple H out of nowhere for a two count.

Triple H lays in some right hands and then attempts another pedigree but Triple H counters with a pinfall for a two count. Triple H again attempts the pedigree but Daniel Bryan blocks. Bryan counters a third attempt with a kick to the face. Bryan counters a side suplex and hits the running knee for the three! Daniel Bryan beats Triple H tonight and goes on to the main event! After the match Stephanie McMahon slaps Daniel Bryan and Triple H then rams Bryans arm into the ringpost before attacking him with a chair. A great way to kick off the show.

Rating: 7.5/10

The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins) vs. Kane & The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg & Billy Gunn)

The Shield return to six man tag team action, they won at Wrestlemania last year against Big Show, Sheamus and Randy Orton. Kane is 8-7 at Wrestlemania whilst Road Dogg is 1-3 at Wrestlemania and Billy Gunn is 0-3. It’s 14 years since Road Dogg wrestled at Wrestlemania and 15 years for Billy Gunn. Dean Ambrose and Kane kick off the match and Kane gets some right hands in. Ambrose fires back with a clothesline and tags in Roman Reigns. Kane tags in Billy Gunn but Reigns him with clotheslines. Reigns then takes down Road Dogg with a clothesline and hits Kane with a Samoan drop. Reigns cleans house and hits both Outlaws with a drive-by dropkick. Reigns hits a superman punch on Road Dogg and then attempt son on Kane but Kane catches him. Seth Rollins hits Kane with a knee off the top rope.

All hell has broken loose early. Dean Ambrose lays into Billy Gunn and then flies out and hits Road Dogg. Reigns then hits Billy Gunn with a superman punch. Road Dogg pulls Billy Gunn out of the ring. Ambrose and Rollins hit the Outlaws with suicide dives. Reigns hits Kane with a spear and then both members of The New Age Outlaws with spears. Reigns tags in Ambrose who tags in Rollins. The Shield then hit Billy Gunn and Road Dogg with a double triple powerbomb! Rollins pins Billy Gunn and gets the three! The Shield win this match in a very quick time! Hard to rate this as it was over so quickly.

Rating: N/A

Jim Duggan and SGT Slaughter are playing with wrestling figures backstage. Danny Davis is the referee. Ricky steamboat then joins in the fun. Someone takes away the ring and Ted DiBiase appears and says that everyone has a price for the Million Dollar Man. Ron Simmons show up….DAMN.

The Big Show vs. Big E vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Yoshi Tatsu vs. Zack Ryder vs. Santino vs. Goldust vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Darren Young vs. R-Truth vs. Xavier Woods vs. The Great Khali vs. Fandango vs. Damien Sandow vs. Brodus Clay vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Heath Slater vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Jinder Mahal vs. Cesaro vs. David Otunga vs. Mark Henry vs. Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Brad Maddox vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Sin Cara Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

For you keen counters out there, there are actually 31 men in this match. As Wrestlemania records go, Big Show is 4-9, Mark Henry is 2-3, Dolph Ziggler is 1-3, Big E is 0-1, Alberto Del Rio is 1-1, Fandango is 1-0, Sheamus is 1-2, Cody Rhodes is 1-2, Santino is 2-1, The Great Khali is 1-1, Kofi Kingston is 1-3, R-Truth is 0-2, The Miz is 3-0, Drew McIntyre is 1-1, Zack Ryder is 0-1, Rey Mysterio is 4-3, Justin Gabriel is 0-1, Heath Slater is 0-1, David Otunga is 1-0, Goldust is 0-5, everybody else makes their Wrestlemania debut tonight. And there are PPV debuts for Xavier Woods and Brad Maddox.

The bell rings and all 30 men go at it. Tyson Kidd flips in off the apron. Yoshi Tatsu is the first man eliminated. Brad Maddox and Justin Gabriel double team The Great Khali. Kofi and Cody hang over the top rope. The Great Khali eliminates Brad Maddox. Jinder has Rey Mysterio hanging over the top rope. Sin Cara goes after Kofi Kingston. The Great Khali eliminates Brodus Clay. 3MB eliminate The Great Khali. It’s hard to keep up with this. Big Show goes after Fandango. Drew McIntyre eliminates Zack Ryder. Rey Mysterio hangs from the ringpost. 3MB eliminate Darren Young. Mark Henry throws Rey Mysterio over the top but Mysterio hangs on. Mark Henry eliminates Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal. Mark Henry eliminates Heath Slater. Big Show eliminates Mark Henry. Dolph Ziggler spends half of these matches hanging over the top rope. Cesaro lays in to Rey Mysterio. Big Show eliminates Titus O’Neil. Santino pulls out the cobra but The Miz manages to block it.

Xavier Woods tries to eliminate The Miz. Santino eliminates The Miz with the cobra. Alberto Del Rio eliminates Santino. Justin Gabriel and Rey Mysterio double team Dolph Ziggler. Sheamus and Cesaro go at it. Cody Rhodes hits the disaster kick on Damien Sandow. Cody Rhodes eliminates Damien Sandow. Big E eliminates Justin Gabriel. Big E eliminates David Otunga. Big E pulls Fandango out on to the apron and they slug it out. Fandango eliminates Big E. Fandango dances on the apron and dances around the apron. The crowd seem in to it. Sheamus hits Fandango with clubbing blows to the chest and then eliminates Fandango from the match. R-Truth goes after Big Show. That backfires as Big Show eliminates R-Truth from the match. Alberto Del Rio hits a backbreaker on Tyson Kidd. Kidd heads to the top but Alberto Del Rio kicks him in the head and eliminates Tyson Kidd form the match. There are 9 men left in this. Goldust gets knocked out to the apron and Del Rio hits him with an enzeguri, eliminating Goldust from the match. 

8 men left in. Alberto Del Rio eliminates Cody Rhodes. Cesaro and Kofi Kingston go at it. Rey Mysterio hits Del Rio with a hurricanrana and then the 619! Rey heads to the top and hits a hurricanrana on Cesaro and then looks for a 619 but Cesaro catches him and puts him on the apron. Rey attempts a shoulder charge but Cesaro hits an uppercut and eliminates Rey Mysterio from the match. Cesaro back body drops Kofi Kingston out but Kofi manages to land on the ring steps and gets back in! Kofi hits a pendulum kick on Sheamus and then trouble in paradise on Alberto Del Rio. Kofi hits trouble in paradise on Big Show and then tries on Cesaro but Cesaro catches him. Cesaro swings Kofi round and round! Big Show chokeslams Cesaro. Sheamus brogue kicks Kofi and eliminates Kofi Kingston from the match. Alberto Del Rio eliminates Dolph Ziggler.

We’re down to Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Big Show and Cesaro. Del Rio and Sheamus go at it. Del Rio locks the cross-arm breaker on Sheamus. Sheamus lifts up Del Rio and looks to dump him out but both men go out! Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio have been eliminated. We’re down to Big Show and Cesaro. Cesaro hits uppercuts on Big Show and a few clotheslines. Big Show looks to throw out Cesaro but Cesaro lands on the apron. Cesaro heads to the top but Big Show chops him on the way down. There’s boo’s for the Big Show as he looks to finish the match. Cesaro counters, hits an uppercut and then powerslams Big Show out of the ring to win the match! Cesaro wins the match! What a huge win for Cesaro! Big Show shakes Cesaro’s hand after the match.

Rating: 7/10

There’s a video package next for John Cena and Bray Wyatt to the tune of Eminem.

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

This is a first match between these two men. John Cena is 7-3 at Wrestlemania, Bray Wyatt makes his Wrestlemania debut tonight. Bray Wyatt has the band sing his entrance to the ring. He is joined by Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. This is the first ever Wrestlemania that John Cena hasn’t either been in a title match at Wrestlemania or closed the show. Bray Wyatt goes down to his knees as the bell rings and asks John Cena to be a monster and finish him. Cena waits for Wyatt to get up and then takes him down with a headlock takeover. Wyatt is undefeated in pay per view matches going into this match. Wyatt hits an elbow and a big right hand. Wyatt then hits a headbutt and right hands. Wyatt hits headbutts and stomps away at a grounded John Cena. Wyatt hits a cross body and then a hard Irish whip. Cena hits a big clothesline out of nowhere and then lays in some right hands.

John Cena takes the advantage with right hands. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan get up on the apron but Bray tells them to get down. Cena then goes back to work on Wyatt and hits him with a running boot. Wyatt hits some right hands and a suplex but Cena fires back with a dropkick. Wyatt applies a sleeper but Cena powers out. Wyatt applies a chinlock but Cena powers out, hits two shoulder tackles and a side suplex. Cena motions for a five knuckle shuffle but when he bounces off the ropes Wyatt arches up on his back. Cena freaks out and then hammers Erick Rowan off the apron but then turns around into a urunage for a two count. Wyatt hits (misses) a headbutt and then conducts the crowd to sing “the whole world in his hands”. Wyatt hits a clothesline in the corner but runs into Cena’s boot on the second attempt. Cena hits a tornado DDT for a two count and then tries for a top rope legdrop but Wyatt counters with a powerbomb for a two count.

Cena looks to lock on an STF but Wyatt kicks him away. Cena then hits a side suplex and the five knuckle shuffle. Cena sets up for the attitude adjustment but Bray counters with a gutbuster for a two count. Wyatt hits a DDT on the apron for a near fall and the crowd sing for him. Bray pops Cena on the top rope but Cena counters the superplex with headbutts. Cena hits a top rope cross body, taking out Luke Harper and Erick Rowan! Wyatt then Irish whips Cena into the ring steps. Wyatt picks up the ring steps but Cena fights him off before he can use them. Cena then picks up the steps before decides not to use them. He tosses Wyatt into the ring but Bray knocks him down and covers him for a two count. Wyatt then cradles Cena’s head in his hands. Wyatt misses with a senton and Cena hits attitude adjustment! He pins him but only for a near fall. The referee fights Erick Rowan in the face which allows Luke Harper to kick Cena in the head.

Wyatt hits a senton on Cena for a near fall. Bray then throws Cena out of the ring where Cena spears Luke Harper through the barricade. Wyatt exits the ring and lays into Cena before rolling him into the ring. Wyatt then looks for Sister Abigail but Cena counters and locks on the STF! Wyatt then hits Sister Abigail! He hooks the leg but Cena kicks out at 2! Wyatt exits the ring and grabs a chair. Erick Rowan gets in the ring too. Wyatt then kicks the chair over to Cena. Bray gets down on his knees and asks Cena to hit him with the chair. Cena picks up the chair but lays out Erick Rowan with it. Wyatt rolls up Cena who kicks out at 2. Wyatt then sets up for Sister Abigail but Cena counters with the attitude adjustment for the three! John Cena beats Bray Wyatt tonight!

Rating: 7.5/10

There’s a VT from the Hall Of Fame the previous night. Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Lita, Paul Bearer, Razor Ramon, Carlos Colon, Mr T and The Ultimate Warrior were all inducted. The Fink then introduces the Class of 2014 to the stage.

Daniel Bryan is backstage begin examined by a doctor.

There’s a video package next for The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.

The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

This is the only match tonight that we have seen on pay per view before. Brock has beaten The Undertaker twice on pay per view before and they’ve drawn their other match. Brock Lesnar is 1-2 at Wrestlemania, The Undertaker is 21-0. Undertaker is sporting a goatee reminiscent of his ministry days. It feels like they’re really taking their time with this Wrestlemania, they’re giving time for the big matches and not trying to rush it through like some Wrestlemania’s in the past. The match starts with Undertaker laying in some right hands. Brock counters an Irish whip and then hits a belly to belly suplex. Lesnar clotheslines Undertaker out of the ring but Undertaker lands on his feet. Undertaker drops Lesnar on the top rope and then lays in more right hands. Undertaker throws Brock shoulder-first into the ring post and then exits the ring and throws him into the ring post again. Back in the ring and Undertaker sets up for old school but Lesnar stops that from happening.

Brock hits some shoulder charges in the corner but misses with one and hits the ringpost again. Undertaker smashes Lesnar off the ring steps and then hits a legdrop off the apron. Undertaker hits snake eyes and then sets up for a chokeslam but Lesnar counters and sets up for an F5 which Undertaker counters. Undertaker misses with a running boot in the corner and Lesnar smashes Undertakers leg into the ringpost a couple of times. Brock clubs away at Undertaker who fires back with an elbow. Lesnar takes Undertaker down on the outside (which is potentially the spot that knocked out Undertaker). Brock rolls Undertaker into the ring and works his right leg. Brock knocks Undertaker out of the ring and launches him into the barricade. Brock Lesnar guy is loving it. Lesnar rolls Undertaker back into the ring and hits him with a suplex. Brock hits knees as Paul Heyman laughs from the outside. Brock hits lefts and rights and fires Undertaker off the ropes but Undertaker hits a DDT.

Brock Lesnar runs into the boot of The Undertaker. Undertaker then hits some right hands and a clothesline in the corner. Undertaker hits a second clothesline and then snake eyes and a running boot. Undertaker hits a legdrop for a two count. Undertaker motions for a chokeslam and hits it in the middle of the ring for a near fall. Lesnar then hits an F5! Undertaker kicks out at 2 and Heyman can’t believe it. Undertaker then locks on hell’s gate! Lesnar manages to slam his way out of it. Undertaker locks it on again but again Lesnar slams his way out of it. Brock locks on the kimura lock but Undertaker reverses, locking on a kimura of his own! Lesnar gets to the bottom rope to break the hold and then slugs away at Undertaker. Undertaker hits a big boot and attempts old school but Lesnar counters and hits a second F5! He hooks the leg but Undertaker kicks out.

Brock hits two German suplexes and lays in the boots as Paul Heyman screams at him. Lesnar hits mounted right hands in the corner but Undertaker counters with a last ride. Undertaker hits a tombstone! He pins Lesnar who kicks out at 2! Undertaker sits up and motions for another tombstone but Lesnar counters and hits a third F5! He hooks the leg and gets the three! Brock’s music doesn’t, the arena is in silence. Is it real? Has the streak ended? Heyman is in the ring, he can’t believe it. Brock Lesnar is announced as the winner and the crowd can’t believe it. I was there and I couldn’t believe it. It wasn’t until the graphic came up on the screen that it felt real. Lesnar’s music hits. The streak is over. Undertaker gets a standing ovation.

Rating: 5.75/10

There’s an ad for Wrestlemania 31 next.

AJ Lee (c) vs. Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella vs. Alicia Fox vs. Natlaya vs. Rosa Mendes vs. Summer Rae vs. Eva Marie vs. Naomi vs. Cameron vs. Aksana vs. Emma vs. Tamina vs. Layla – Vickie Guerrero Invitational for the WWE Divas Championship

Layla is 1-2, Alicia Fox is 1-1, Brie Bella is 0-1, Nikki Bella is 0-1, Natalya is 0-1 and Rosa Mendes is 0-1. All of the other girls make their in-ring Wrestlemania debut tonight and for Emma it is a pay per view debut. This is the first ever time that the Divas Championship has been defended at Wrestlemania. Vickie stands up on a podium and wishes all the divas luck tonight, especially AJ and then cackles. The bell rings, all of the divas in the ring at the same time, first fall to a finish. 12 divas team up on AJ Lee and Tamina before turning on each other. Summer Rae knocks down Emma with a big kick for the first one count of the match. Naomi takes down Aksana and knocks her out of the ring. The Bella twins take down Layla. Natalya slams Alicia Fox. Natalya then tries to sharpshooter Fox, Cameron and Rosa but Eva Marie puts a stop to that.

There’s some big suplex action. Summer Rae then goes after AJ but AJ throws her into the bottom turnbuckle. Cameron hits a codebreaker on AJ sending her to the outside. Emma locks a tarantula on Cameron and then dances. Emma hits an Emma sandwich on Summer Rae. Alicia Fox hits an axe kick on Emma. Layla then disposes of Alicia but Aksana takes down Layla. Rosa takes down Layla and then disposes of Natalya. Naomi hits the rear view on Rosa. Tamina disposes of Naomi. Eva Marie shoves Tamina down. But Tamina gets up and chases Eva Marie out of the ring. Brie takes down Tamina and then both Bella’s dropkick Tamina out of the ring. The Bella’s are the only girls left in the ring and they suicide dive out, taking out all of the divas. Brie and Nikki get back in the ring and stare-down one another. They shove each other and Nikki hits the rack attack! She makes the cover but Alicia and Layla break it up.

Alicia hits a backbreaker on Nikki. Natalya hits a double underhook suplex on Alicia. Tamina hits a Samoan drop on Natalya. Tamina heads to the top but Naomi shoves her off. Naomi goes to the top but Aksana goes up with her. Natalya then powerbombs Aksana as Aksana superplexes Naomi. Tamina drags Naomi and Aksana out of the ring. AJ Lee then gets back in the ring and locks the widows peak on Naomi! Naomi taps out! Or does she? AJ was tapping Naomi’s hand for her! AJ wins the invitational and retains her Divas Championship!

Rating: 3.75/10

Mene Gene Okerland is backstage with Hulk Hogan. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff then show up and Piper isn’t happy that Hogan keeps going on about the first Wrestlemania. Orndorff says he is fed up of hearing about it too. Orndorff blames Piper and it looks like it might kick off but Mr T shows up. Pat Patterson also makes an appearance dressed as the referee. All four men shake hands.

Bruno Sammartino is shown sat at ringside. As are Harley Race, Bob Backlund, Dusty Rhodes and Bret Hart.

Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Batista – WWE Championship triple threat match

Randy Orton is 4-6 at Wrestlemania and comes out to a live performance of his entrance theme. Daniel Bryan is 1-1 going into this match and Batista is 3-2. The crowd go nuts for Daniel Bryan. Bryan starts the match with a running dropkick on Orton. Batista then tries to Batista bomb Bryan but Daniel counters with a hurricanrana sending him out of the ring. Orton takes down Bryan bu his arm and then works the already injured arm. Batista attacks Orton from behind and hits a couple of shoulder charges and a clothesline. Orton counters a powerslam and hits a backbreaker on Batista. Orton then knocks Bryan off the apron before Batista clotheslines Orton out of the ring. Batista rams Orton into the ring apron and then bounces the WWE Champion off the announce desk. Batista continues the assault on Orton, throwing him into the barricade but Orton fires back with some headbutts and uppercuts.

Batista reverses an Irish whip, sending Orton into the ring steps. Batista looks for a powerbomb but Orton counters, back body dropping Batista onto the ring steps. Orton then side suplexes Daniel Bryan onto the barricade before doing the same to Batista. Randy poses on the ring steps and then rolls Batista back into the ring, pinning him for a one count. Randy stomps away at Batista but Daniel Bryan comes flying in with a missile dropkick. Bryan kicks both opponents but Orton blocks a kick and hits a t-bone suplex for a near fall. Batista hits a powerslam for a two count, broken up by Daniel Bryan. Batista lays into Daniel Bryan until Bryan hits a drop toe hold sending Batista into the middle turnbuckle. Bryan then hits running dropkicks on both men. Bryan hits a top rope hurricanrana on Orton for a two count and then Batista suplexes Bryan to the outside. Batista heads to the top but Orton goes up with him for a superplex and hits it.

Daniel Bryan dives off the top rope with a headbutt to Orton and then locks on the yes lock! Triple H and Stephanie McMahon then appear from out of the crowd! Triple H pulls the referee out of the ring. Batista takes down Bryan with a spinebuster. Triple H calls for referee Scott Armstrong who has screwed Daniel Bryan out of the WWE Championship in the past. Batista hits Daniel Bryan with a Batista bomb and pins him but Daniel kicks out at 2. Bryan avoids a shoulder charge from Batista who hits the ringpost. The referee checks on Daniel Bryan who kicks him in the face! Daniel Bryan then dives out of the ring, taking out Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Scott Armstrong! Triple H pulls his sledgehammer out from under the ring but Daniel Bryan kicks it out of his hand and takes out Triple H with it! Bryan then rolls up Batista but Orton breaks up the count.

Randy takes Bryan to the outside and hits him with uppercuts. Orton and Batista then double team Daniel Bryan on the outside and Batista drops Bryan on the barricade. Triple H is helped to the back as Orton hits Bryan with the ring steps. Batista and Orton then take apart two of the announce desks. Batista hits Bryan with a monitor. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. Batista and Orton then hits a double Batista bomb/modified RKO through the Spanish announce desk on Daniel Bryan! Orton looked like he hurt himself on a monitor there. As doctors see to Daniel Bryan it gives Batista opportunity to lay into Randy Orton, throwing him into the barricade and the ring post. Daniel Bryan gets put on a stretcher in a neck brace. Batista rolls Orton back into the ring as doctors take Daniel Bryan to the back. Orton manages to hit a hangmans DDT to Batista off the ring apron to the outside. Daniel Bryan gets off the stretcher though and crawls back to the ring.

Orton throws Bryan into the ring steps and then rolls him back into the ring. This is a rivalry that goes back to Summerslam last year. Orton motions for an RKO but Bryan counters and locks on the yes lock! Batista breaks it up but Bryan then locks the yes lock on Batista! Orton breaks it up and then goes to work on Batista. Orton motions for an RKO on Batista but Batista counters. Batista then looks for a spear on Orton but Orton moves and Batista wipes out Daniel Bryan and it looked like they collided heads. Bryan rolls out of the ring and Batista turns around into an RKO! Orton hooks the leg but Batista kicks out at 2. Orton then sets up for a punt on Batista but Bryan comes out of nowhere and hits a running knee on Orton! Batista tosses Bryan out of the ring and pins Randy who kicks out at 2. Batista then hits the Batista bomb on Orton but Daniel Bryan comes from nowhere, hits a running knee on Batista and then locks on the yes lock! Batista taps out! Daniel Bryan wins the match and the WWE Championship to rapturous applause. Bryan celebrates with the titles as the show draws to a close.

Rating: 8/10

And that was Wrestlemania 30. Or Yestlemania 30 if you will. This felt like a really good show although I’m probably bias because I was there in person and it was amazing. The opener was a lot of fun, Daniel Bryan beat Triple H in one of the best opening matches in Wrestlemania history. There was a lot of passion in this match and the crowd were so into it. Daniel bRyan won the match and goes on to the main event. Obviously I’m very happy about that but a triple threat between the three Evolution members would have been cool too. But the crowd would have shit all over it. Really great match and the result the crowd wanted. The Shield then beat Kane and The New Age Outlaws in a glorified squash. This was over very quickly which was probably right as The Shield have been so strong for the past 18 months. It was hard to believe a 4 hour Wrestlemania with only 7 matches needed a squash but it meant that the other matches could breathe and was probably the right decision.

Next up was the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal and this match was a lot of fun. It got a lot of guys on the card which was a good thing. Cesaro was a surprise entrant and actually made it a 31 man match. It came down to Cesaro, Big Show, Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio. I like this as a final four, you would definitely have called Big Show, Alberto and Sheamus to be there. They had pushed Big Show as the favourite and due to his similarities to Andre The Giant it was cool to see him at the end. This is a big win for Cesaro though and I hope it leads to a big push. He’s very talented and this seems to be a face turn for the Swiss Superman. Good match. John Cena then beat Bray Wyatt in a really good match. I’m not totally happy with the result, I would have preferred to have seen Bray Wyatt win but the story was there and the two men put on a good match. It’s a first loss for Bray Wyatt but hopefully he doesn’t lose too much momentum.

And then came the most shocking result in WWE history. Brock Lesnar beat The Undertaker to end the streak. For over 20 years The Undertaker has held on to the streak just to have it ended by Brock Lesnar. I can’t decide if it was genius or stupid. The match was pretty disappointing but this was because The Undertaker actually got knocked out and didn’t know where he was for most of the match. That greatly affected the match but this match will only ever be remembered for Brock Lesnar breaking the streak. Without a doubt the most shocking moment in Wrestlemania history. The Divas then had their moment and it was nice to see all of the women featured on Wrestlemania. AJ Lee won the match and she has had a hell of a run as champion. She’s gone through the whole division so what could be next for her? I don’t know how long she’ll be around either considering the problems with her husband CM Punk and the company. A nice showcase for the women. It’ll be interesting to see if the feud with Naomi continues considering the way that AJ won.

Daniel Bryan then won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. This was a fantastic main event and had the right amount of drama. There were points when you wondered whether Daniel Bryan was going to win but at the end of the day it was Bryan with his arm held high. Really fun main event and a great end to the show. I can assume you the “Yes” chants went on for a long long time after the show was over.

Overall Rating: 65.83/100 (ranked joint 39th out of 300)

Match Of The Night: Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Batista
Worst Match Of The Night: Vickie Guerrero’s Diva Invitational
Surprise Of The Night: Brock Lesnar beats the streak
Worst Booking Of The Night: John Cena beats Bray Wyatt
Superstar Of The Night: Daniel Bryan
Wrestlemania 30 Will Be Remembered For: The streak coming to an end and Daniel Bryan winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

One thought on “Wrestlemania 30

  1. The next night on Raw, two things happened (SPOILER ALERT):

    1.Cesaro was congratulated by Hogan for winning the Andre battle royal and got Heyman as his manager, kicking Zeb Colter to the kerb.

    Hopes were very high for Cesaro.

    But no, Cesaro was just a surrogate for Lesnar to keep Heyman on TV and remind everyone that Lesnar ended Taker’s WrestleMania streak.

    2.AJ Lee was challenged for the Divas Title by the NXT Women’s Champion Paige, who won the belt:

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