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|WWE WrestleMania 2015 Results|
Our panel consists of Renee Young, Corey Graves, Booker T, and Byron Saxton, who are going over the usual pre-show stuff that you should all know if you've watched even one program.
[WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match]: Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Los Matadores
Big E says he's about to get so filthy that he'll need to take a shower. The man. The Usos have new gear that looks good. They just did a spot where Jey Uso was taken out and is unable to continue. Jimmy Uso just did rammed his ass into all four of his opponents on the turnbuckle. He's really keeping this together for his team while Jey is out. Los Matadores hit a powerbomb/backstabber combo on Kofi Kingston. Tyson Kidd uses Natalya as a distraction. El Torito and Xavier Woods and Naomi are all getting involved now, too. There's a good spot with a double-double vertical suplex from the top rope. Jimmy Uso splashes Big E and Cesaro throws him out of the ring and steals the win.
WINNERS: Tyson Kidd and Cesaro via pinfall.
Awesome match to start this off!
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The tag teams from the previous match are involved int his, too. Curtis Axel is tossed out by everyone immediately, hahaha. Booooo....but that's funny. Fandango and Adam Rose are out. Alex Riley is eliminated when Damien Mizdow and The Miz work together. Bo Dallas eliminates Zack Ryder and then eliminated himself accidentally when he celebrated. Okay...maybe he's not eliminated. Nevermind, Hideo Itami just eliminated him. Big Show punches Hideo Itami and eliminates him. Kane eliminates both of Los Matadores at the same time. Cesaro tosses out Sin Cara. Mark Henry tosses out Tyson Kidd. The Ascension eliminate Mark Henry. Ryback eliminates both members of The Ascension at the same time. Ryback also eliminates Darren Young and then Heath Slater. And then Titus O'Neil. Jack Swagger is out. Big Show eliminates Big E and Xavier Woods and then Kofi Kingston. Erick Rowan is out. Goldust is out. Cesaro bodyslams Kane to eliminate him. Jimmy Uso is tossed out by Big Show. To make up for last year, Big Show eliminates Cesaro.Big Show eliminates Ryback (boooo). We're down to Big Show and The Miz and Damien Mizdow. The Miz starts bullying Mizdow and Mizdow's had enough, so he eliminates him. Big Show is left with Mizdow. The Miz is flipping out. Big Show is laughing at Mizdow's chances. Big Show goes over the top and is hanging on the apron. Mizdow starts biting his hands to get him to fall. Big Show catches Mizdow and steps back into the ring. He puts Mizdow on the apron and Mizdow starts trying to pull a Chris Benoit by using his leverage to pull Big Show over. Big Show picks him up and just tosses him out to win the match.
WINNER: Big Show
Very entertaining match. People are going to complain that Mizdow didn't win or that Hideo Itami didn't get a better spot, along with some other things, but it does make sense that the biggest guy wins. They can't always have Big Show lose at the end or else he just won't seem like the threat that he is.
Aloe Blacc is singing America the Beautiful to start off the show. Something else I hadn't mentioned is that the stage looks awesome.
[Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match]: Bad News Barrett (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Stardust vs. Luke Harper
Stardust comes out looking kind of like Mr. Sinister, which is interesting. Luke Harper's got a shirt on top of his dirty undershirt. LOL Dean Ambrose just called out for his elbow drop spot as if he knows how much he does that. Stardust drags a special ladder out of the under of the ring that has glitter all over it. Supposedly, it's some kind of exotic starbird...something. Who knows, but Barrett breaks a chunk of it immediately anyway. WOW, Barrett hits a vertical suplex on Stardust from virtually the top of a huge ladder. Luke Harper powerbombs Dean Ambrose over the top through a ladder on the outside. Ouch. Ziggler climbs and is about to win, but Barrett pulls him off and into a Bullhammer. Very cool. He nails a Bullhammer on Stardust and R-Truth, too. Now Barrett and Bryan are fighting it out. Barrett is out. Bryan and Ziggler starts headbutting each other on the top. Bryan grabs the title to win.
WINNER (and new Intercontinental champion): Daniel Bryan
Just as expected, this was very entertaining.
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Orton hits a double-DDT on J&J Security on the outside from the apron. The pace is slower than the previous match, as expected. The match is decent, but not too much is going on to report about. (Note: I might not be writing too much about the moves themselves on this event and trying to keep the coverage to a smaller volume of text going forward, so heads up, everyone). Orton hits an RKO, but Rollins kicks out. Orton sets up for the punt but J&J Security interrupts. Rollins hits a curb stomp and Orton kicks out.YESSS, Seth Rollins goes for a killer curb stomp by jumping super high in the air and Orton nails him with an RKO!
WINNER: Randy Orton via pinfall
The match was fine, but won't be too memorable. However, the end of the match was amazing.
Sting vs. Triple H
A bunch of people wearing Sting face paint are pounding on drums. There's a lot of Japanese imagery, which is a little odd. I never new Steve Borden was Japanese....haha. As a fan of the Terminator franchise (T2 is my favorite movie of all time), this entrance is still cool on principle alone. Sting is dominating the start of this match. Sting puts Triple H in a Scorpion Deathlock and DX COMES OUT! At least, Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac do. No Shawn Michaels. Sting beats them off and backbody drops Triple H out of the ring. He then jumps off the top rope and onto all four of them on the outside. Triple H hits a pedigree! Sting kicks out. Triple H pulls a sledgehammer out and the NWO THEME PLAYS! Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall come out to even the odds!!!! Sting hits a Scorpion Death Drop and Triple H kicks out! He puts him int he Scorpion Deathlock. Triple H crawls to the sledgehamer and Hogan pulls it away from him. X-Pac takes Hogan out. Nash takes X-Pac out. Billy Gunn takes Nash out. Road Dogg takes Hall out. It looks like Kevin Nash might have injured his quad (OMG). Triple H reaches the ropes. SHAWN MICHAELS IS IN THE RING AND SUPERKICKS STING!!!!!!! Sting kicks out. Billy Gunn hands the sledgehammer to Triple H. Scott Hall hands the bat to Sting. Stinger Splash. HHH nails him with the sledgehammer and wins!
WINNER: Triple H
Wow. That was unexpected but so awesome to see all of those people involved.
Triple H offers his hand and Sting shakes it.
Backstage, Maria Menounos (so hot) is interviewing Daniel Bryan. Pat Patterson congratulates Bryan. Roddy Piper shows up to do the same. Ricky Steamboat does the same. Ric Flair does the same...and gives a chop to Steamboat. Bret Hart congratulates Bryan as well. Then, Ron Simmons comes out to say DAMN! Haha.
Time for the musical medley with Kid Ink, Skylar Grey and Travis Barker.
The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Paige
AJ Lee is spending most of the time outside the match for some reason. When she gets involved, the match is still pretty standard. AJ Lee eventually wins with the Black Widow.
WINNERS: AJ Lee and Paige via submission.
[United States Championship]: Rusev (c) vs. John Cena
Lana comes out with Russian soldiers following. Rusev comes out on a fucking tank. Vince McMahon must be SO pissed right now. Rusev was booed and the fans cheered for the video package, but as soon as John Cena comes out, the fans start chanting "John Cena suuuuucks". LMAO. This is amazing. 70 thousand people. Rusev starts to dominate. Typical John Cena match in a lot of ways, down to Cena breaking the Accolade. Cena puts Rusev in the STF, then drags him back into the middle of the ring. Lana gets on the apron to distract Cena and Rusev charges at him, but Cena moves out of the way. Rusev accidentally bumps Lana off and then walks into an Attitude Adjustment.
WINNER (and new United States champion): John Cena via pinfall.
This wasn't keeping my attention all that much and the end of it was nowhere near as good as what it should have been for this type of match.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out to cut a promo about how much WrestleMania has changed and to announce the attendance of over 76 thousand. They tout themselves as being the amazing figureheads that they are and say that they own everyone. Out comes The Rock. He says what you'd expect. Stephanie and Triple H respond with how you'd respect. Stephanie slaps The Rock. The Rock convinces Ronda Rousey to hop over the barricade and join him in the ring. "The Rock would never hit a woman, but I have a very good friend who would be happy to." Stephanie tells her that this is her ring, but Ronda says any ring she steps into is hers. This all comes to a physical altercation, as expected, where Ronda even gets her licks on Triple H.
Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt comes out with a bunch of scarecrows. I'm pretty sure he didn't need a lantern considering how light out it is still. Undertaker looks to be in pretty good shape (although his hair seems a bit odd to me). Undertaker hits a big boot to start it off and stays in charge, going old school. I'm not digging Taker having the leather pants, by the way. Wyatt starts getting in some offense. Some time later, Undertaker goes for Hell's Gate, but Wyatt gets out. Chokeslam. Tombstone. Wyatt kicks out. Wyatt hits a Sister Abigail and almost wins. There's a fun spot with Wyatt's spider walk and Undertaker sitting up. Undertaker hits another Tombstone for the win.
WINNER: Undertaker via pinfall
This was better than I had expected it to be, but it still wasn't super amazing.
[WWE World Heavyweight Championship]: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns
The pyro for Reigns posing was one of the best shots that I've ever seen. Then, Lesnar's pyro is botched. That's bad. They brawl immediately and after a German suplex, Lesnar hits an F5 right at the beginning of the match. Lesnar just keeps giving him suplexes and F5s but Reigns keeps kicking out. Reigns pushes Lesnar into the ring post to bust him open even more. Reigns hits some Superman punches and the third knocks Lesnar down. Reigns spears Lesnar. He spears Lesnar again. Lesnar kicks out. Lesnar hits another F5. SETH ROLLINS COMES OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH. He's cashing his contract in! This is now a triple threat match! Lance Storm called it! Rollins hits a curb stomp on Lesnar after pushing Reigns out of the ring. He gets caught for an F5 butReigns spears Lesnar. Rollins hits a curb stomp on Reigns for the victory!!!
WINNER (and new WWE World Heavyweight champion): SETH ROLLINS via pinfall
1. Seth Rollins cashes in
2. DX and NWO
3. Intercontinental Championship ladder match
1. Rusev losing to John Cena in a poor match
2. Musical performance, while not bad, still was unnecessary
3. The Divas tag match
Reasoning: This was such a better WrestleMania than I was expecting in a lot of different ways. While it wasn't 100% perfect, the good far outweighs the bad in more ways than one. It didn't feel like the build to this was worthy of being called the biggest show of the year, but the end result definitely was.
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