WrestleMania Recap

A quick rundown of the matches last night at WrestleMania.

  1. The the pre-show dark match, Epico & Primo defeated The Usos and Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships. Pretty short match overall, but allowed the WWE to test live streaming pre-PPV matches.
  2. Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. Squash match. One brogue kick and it was over.
  3. Kane defeated Randy Orton with a chokeslam from the top rope. Good match over. Little slow in spots, but overall a good match.
  4. The Big Show defeated Cody Rhodes to become the new Intercontinental Champion with a knockout punch. This not only gave Big Show a nice WrestleMania moment, but he became a triple crown champion with his first IC title win.
  5. Kelly Kelly & Maria Menounos defeated Beth Phoenix & Eve Torres.
  6. Undertaker defeated Triple H inside Hell in a Cell to run his WrestleMania record to 20-0. Great match. Great storytelling. Shawn Michaels got involved at various points to ‘think’ about stopping the match as well as stop both HHH and Undertaker from using weapons too much in the match. After the match, Taker and Michaels carried HHH to the back. Great moment.
  7. Team Johnny defeated Team Teddy in a match that I would say was better than I expected. Dolph Ziggler took a couple of amazing bumps, including doing a full flip from a springboard. The match ended with Zack Ryder getting the Miz in the corner, lined up for the Broski boot, when Eve came into the ring. She distracted both the ref and Ryder long enough for Miz to get up and deliver the Skullcrushing finale on Ryder and pick up the win. After the match, Eve kicked Ryder in his ‘little broski’ and stormed away from the ring.
  8. CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship. Great match. Featured one of the best go-home wrestling segments I have ever seen.
  9. The Rock defeated John Cena. Very good match. Slow start, great build, good action. Both men kicked out of the others finishers, and both men endured a long submission hold from the other. Rock picked up the win when Cena went for the People’s Elbow and Rock jumped up from the mat and Rock Bottomed him.

Overall, a very good slow. The low points where definitely the Sheamus/Bryan match, which everyone wanted to be longer and let us see a great match, and the divas match, which was about as expected.