To the sound of "Celebrate" by Kid Rock, a video package airs that shows a series of clips from the past twenty-nine WrestleManias, picking out some of the greatest moments in WWE history, such as The Rock's bout with Hulk Hogan, the Undertaker's clashes with Shawn Michaels and Triple H, Hulk Hogan body-slamming André the Giant, the Ultimate Warrior capturing the WWE Championship and many more. But tonight, the spotlight is on the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and the question is - can Daniel Bryan do the unthinkable and not only defeat Triple H, but pick up the biggest victory of his career over Randy Orton and Batista too, all in the same night? After speedily flicking through several stills from WrestleMania past, the package finally ends on the WrestleMania XXX logo and fades to black. Pyrotechnics explode from the incredible WrestleMania stage as the New Orleans crowd erupt, ready to witness history in the making as the thirtieth WrestleMania gets under way. We got to ringside where Michael Cole, Jerry 'The King' Lawler and John 'Bradshaw' Layfield are sat on commentary, excited for the night ahead. The big story they discuss is Daniel Bryan and the odds that are stacked against him. We are told that tonight, the show will open up with the match that will determine who will enter the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match in tonight's Main Event as Daniel Bryan goes one-on-one with the COO of the WWE, Triple H. A video package highlighting the past eight months of torture that Bryan has suffered at the hands of Triple H and the Authority. But now is his chance at retribution, if he can only make it past his biggest challenge yet.
WINNER JOINS THE MAIN EVENT - DANIEL BRYAN vs. TRIPLE H; In an egotistical show of superiority, Triple H makes a grand entrance wearing a medieval king's outfit and sitting atop a golden throne. He stands and removes the gold-plated helmet to reveal a sinister stare. Accompanied to the ring by Stephanie McMahon, he makes his way down the ramp and meets Daniel Bryan, ready to put him away for good. Locking up for the first time, Triple H used his clear strength advantage to ground Bryan with a headlock takedown. Bryan managed to fight out and send Triple H reeling with some signature kicks to the legs and mid-section. The Game saw he was in trouble and quickly hopped out of the ring into Stephanie's arms as she begins tending to him. Bryan doesn't let him get very far, bouncing off the ropes and leaping out with an impressive suicide dive. Luckily for her, Stephanie jumps out of the way, Triple H taking the full force and colliding with the barricade alongside Bryan. Bryan pulls the Game to his feet and tries to get him back in the ring, but Triple H turns the tables and throws Bryan injured shoulder first into the steel steps, causing him to scream in agony. Triple H rolls him back into the ring and begins working over the arm, trying to hurt Bryan more than beat him. He drags him into the corner and lifts him onto the top, following him up. The crowd gets louder as both men are on the top rope. Bryan begins to fight back with forearms, eventually sending the Game crashing down to the canvas. Bryan stand up on the top rope and raises both hands to the sky before leaping off - diving headbutt! He connects and covers Triple H, but the Game kicks out at two. Bryan rushes over to the corner and starts to rally up the crowd with "Yes!" chants, preparing for the running knee, but Triple H ducks! As Bryan gets back to his feet, he is kicked in the gut and Triple H hits a Pedigree! 1 - 2 - Bryan kicks out! Triple H can'ts believe it and picks Bryan up for a second, only to be dragged to the canvas and locked into the Yes! Lock. He struggles to crawl to the ropes but he eventually does and Bryan picks him up, trying to lock it in again, but Triple H goes for another Pedigree attempt. Bryan throws him over his head with a big back body drop and runs to the corner - Busaiku Knee! He nails Triple H as Stephanie looks on screaming, the referee counting the three! Daniel Bryan defeats Triple H and will now enter the main event!
The Game rolls out of the ring into the arms of Stephanie McMahon as they look back into the ring in disbelief. Daniel Bryan chants his signature "Yes!" along with the seventy-thousand plus fans in the Superdome as his place in the main event is now solidified. Much to the Authority's dismay, Daniel Bryan will be in the running to becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion. But can he overcome the odds and win yet another match, not to mention that his opponents are two of the biggest stars in the WWE, Randy Orton and Batista. The odds are still stacked against him, but it's safe to say the he has the entire WWE Universe at his side.
THE SHIELD vs. KANE & THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS; "Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta, Shield." The sound of those words brought the WWE Universe to their feet as Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins marched through the sea of WrestleMania attendees. Following that, the trio of Kane and The New Age Outlaws made their way down to the ring, prepared to deliver their own brand of justice in the name of The Authority. The bell sounded as Roman Reigns and Road Dogg started things off. Road Dogg whipped Reigns into the ropes, but was met with a huge shoulder tackle. He crawled towards his corner, making the tag to the other half of The New Age Outlaws. "You're kidding me," said Billy Gunn as he was forced to take over for his partner. When Gunn turned around, Dean Ambrose launched himself into him, taking him down and striking repeatedly. Gunn rolled out of the ring, calling over Road Dogg and Kane. As the three of them huddled up, Ambrose made the tag to Seth Rollins. The "Architect of The Shield" leaped over the top rope, landing on all three Authority members! Rollins rolled Gunn back into the ring, covering him for a count of two. The Shield isolated Gunn in their corner, making several tags while beating him down in the corner. Ambrose whipped Gunn into a corner, charging towards him, but only to be met with a boot. Gunn tagged in Kane, who grabbed Ambrose for a Chokeslam. Rollins intervened by climbing onto the top rope, coming down with a knee to the side of Kane's head. The "Big Red Monster" stumbled into his corner, allowing Road Dogg to tag himself in. He found himself in a pinning predicament at the hands of Ambrose, but was able to kick out. Ambrose made the tag to Reigns, who dodged a clothesline from Road Dogg and delivered a Spear! He got the cover, but Billy Gunn managed to break up the pin attempt. Ambrose and Rollins rushed into the ring, taking the fight to Gunn before hitting him with a double suplex. Kane climbed onto the ring apron, but Reigns hit him with a Superman Punch! Reigns then let out his signature primal scream while Ambrose brought Gunn into the center of the ring. They then turned their attention to Road Dogg, delivering a Triple Powerbomb onto the motionless body of Billy Gunn! Reigns covered Road Dogg to pick up the victory for the "Hounds of Justice!" The Shield defeats Kane & The New Age Outlaws!
ANDRÉ THE GIANT MEMORIAL BATTLE ROYAL; Twenty-nine of the entrants arrived in the ring, all ready to compete for the prestigious award of becoming the first holder of the André the Giant Memorial Trophy. Tyson Kidd and the Bulgarian brute, Alexander Rusev had been added to the mix as unannounced entrants, but one more spot remained. The Big Show was the last man to make his entrance before the final unannounced entrant was set to appear, and it was none other than former World Champion - Rob Van Dam! With all thirty men in the ring, the action began and quickly, the numbers began to dwindle. Raw General Manager, Brad Maddox was the first man eliminated, followed by Zack Ryder. The Great Khali began swiping superstars down left and right, but failed to eliminate anyone. He found himself outnumbered and was tipped over the top rope by 3MB. Titus O'Neil eliminated his former tag team partner, Darren Young while Cody Rhodes and Goldust disposed of Brodus Clay. Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd reunited their tag team and eliminated David Otunga, but they were quickly thrown out themselves by the Big Show. Big Show found himself on an elimination streak, next throwing Damien Sandow over the ropes, and then Fandango. Sheamus got a hold of The Miz and hit his signature chest chops before shoving Miz off the apron, eliminating him. Rey Mysterio got himself an elimination when he launched Jinder Mahal out with a hurricanrana. Mahal's 3MB teammates, Heath Slater and Drew McIntyre try to get revenge, but they are dumped over the top rope by the Intercontinental Champion, Big E Langston. With the ring a bit emptier, Big E comes face-to-face with Alexander Rusev. The crowd cheer as they begin to trade blows, and eventually, Rusev somehow manages to throw Langston over the top and out of the match! Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio hooked it up, but ended up eliminating themselves as they tumbled from the top rope. Mark Henry tried to eliminate Kofi Kingston by throwing him over the ropes, but he was caught by Big E Langston who had just got back to his feet. Kingston told Langston to throw him back in, and after some thought, he does, keeping Kingston alive! But he is quickly eliminated shortly after by Alexender Rusev, a clothesline taking him over the top. Xavier Woods and R-Truth find themselves eliminated at the hands of the World's Largest Athlete. Titus O'Neil tries to toss Big Show over himself, but he too is thrown over the top rope and out of here. Meanwyile, Dolph Ziggler does battle with Alberto Del Rio, returning to their feud of last year. Del Rio throws Ziggler out, but Ziggler hangs on. Del Rio then turns his attention to Cody Rhodes, he has him on the apron when Goldust runs in for the save, but Del Rio moves and he knocks Cody off the apron, just like at the Royal Rumble! Del Rio capitalizes and tosses Goldust over soon after. Del Rio taunts, boasting his intelligence, but then he his hit from behind by a dropkick from Rob Van Dam and Del Rio goes flying over the top rope! RVD gets his revenge from last year when Del Rio took him out! Rob Van Dam, Alexander Rusev, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Mark Henry and the Big Show remain. RVD and Ziggler go after Rusev while Sheamus and Mark Henry take Big Show. Big Show managed to fight Sheamus off and ended up throwing Mark Henry over the top to the amazement of the WWE Universe. On the opposite side of the ring, Rusev tosses RVD and Ziggler over the ropes, but they both manage to hang on. Rusev steps into the center of the ring and comes face-to-face with the Big Show, yet another epic confrontation. Rusev wastes no time and tackles Show against the ropes, and the crowd look on in awe as the Bulgarian brute throws Big Show over the top rope as if he weighed no more than 200 pounds! Rusev screams as Big Show stands on the outside in amazement. Rusev looks out and starts screaming in Bulgarian to Big Show, but his celebration may have cost him as Sheamus, Rob Van Dam and Dolph Ziggler throw him over the top and down to the floor! Lana can't believe it and neither can Rusev. Even Big Show gives a smirk as he leaves ringside. The final three remain. They have a brilliant three-way exchange before Rob Van Dam is thrown over the top by Ziggler. Ziggler turns around and Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick, but Ziggle ducks - Brogue Kick to RVD! RVD falls to the arena floor, eliminated from the match. As Sheamus is hung up on the top rope, Ziggler comes from behind and tips him over, solidifying his victory! Dolph Ziggler wins the first ever André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal!
Ziggler falls into the center of the ring with his arms up high. The WWE Universe erupt as he is delcared the winner, Sheamus and Rob Van Dam looking on from the outside. After coming to terms with their loss, they smile and applaud Ziggler as he is handed the large trophy by two referees. Ziggler manages to lift it over his head and celebrate his monumental victory, becoming the first ever holder of the André the Giant Memorial trophy!
Justin Roberts tells the WWE Universe to welcome the host of WrestleMania XXX, Hulk Hogan. Hogan comes out to a thunderous ovation as he gets in the ring and does his signature taunts. He stares in awe at the packed house before starting to speak. Hogan says that it is an honor and a privilege to host the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania and it feels like yesterday when he teamed with Mr. T to defeat Roddy Piper and Mr. Wonderful. He says that over 30 years we’ve seen incredible things, from him slamming Andre The Giant to the Ladder match that changed everything to The Undertaker’s amazing streak and everything in between. He just came out here to wish everyone a good time and to continue to enjoy the show. He goes to leave but glass shatters and the crowd goes wild as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin walks down to the ring. He poses on all four corners before grabbing a microphone. Austin gets in Hogan’s face and says that this is something people have been clamoring to see for years. He said that normally, he’d come in the ring, open a can of whoop ass on whoever’s in the ring, drink some Steveweisers and leave. However, he respects Hogan too much for that and he shakes his hand. Austin says that he couldn’t pass up the chance to stand side by side with the Immortal One and promote tonight’s amazing show. The Rock’s theme hits, the crowd goes nuts again and he joins Austin and Hogan in the ring. The Rock says “Finally, the Rock, Hulk Hogan and Steve Austin have come back to WrestleMania.” The Rock says that when he saw the two biggest names in the history of this sport sharing a ring, he had to come out and enjoy it. He says that it’s an honor to stand with greatness, even though he beat both of them at WrestleMania, which gets a laugh from everyone. The Rock says that in all seriousness, he wants to thank Hogan and Austin for what they did for the business, which allows things like WrestleMania XXX to happen. Austin says that he’s never been one for this “feelings” stuff but he appreciates it and says they should have some Steveweisers and let the current crop of WWE Superstars do their thing, “and that’s the bottom line ‘cause Stone Cold said so.” The Rock smiles and ends with “If ya smell what the Rock is cooking”, before Hogan closes it all with “and whatcha’ gonna do, when The Rock, Stone Cold, Hulkamania and WrestleMania XXX run wild on you?” The three men toast each other, share beers and leave to a massive reaction from the WWE Universe.
JOHN CENA vs. BRAY WYATT; "New Orleans.....we're here!" After the declaration from Bray Wyatt, a live rendition of "Broken Out in Love" hit, the band members all sporting lamb masks. Bray Wyatt made his way out into the arena, flanked by Erick Rowan and Luke Harper as usual. After the "Eater of Worlds" was settled in the ring, John Cena marched out to a mixed response from the Superdome. After weeks of mind games on the part of Wyatt, Cena was ready to defend his legacy. The opening bell sounded as the two locked up, Wyatt ramming Cena into a corner. He delivered several hard elbow shots to the side of his head before the official forced him away. Cena charged towards Wyatt with a clothesline, delivering repeated right and left hand strikes on the canvas. Wyatt rolled out of the ring as Cena went after him. Harper and Rowan stood behind Cena, catching his attention for a moment. He then charged towards Wyatt, who delivered a drop toe hold that sent Cena face first into the steel steps. With Cena motionless on the ground, Wyatt delivered a Running Senton before placing him back into the ring for a two count. Wyatt picked up Cena, going for a Urinagi. Cena countered it and managed to plant Wyatt with a Suplex. Cena raised his hand in the air, telling Wyatt, "You can't see me!" As he was running the ropes, Wyatt lifted himself into a crab walk position! Cena stopped in his tracks, staring in shock and horror at Wyatt. The leader of The Wyatt Family turned over and charged at Cena, splashing him in the corner. Wyatt then picked Cena up off of the canvas, dancing with his body. Cena, however, fought back as he and Wyatt traded headbutts. Cena was able to get the better of Wyatt, hoisting him up to his shoulders and delivering the Attitude Adjustment! Cena got the cover with the hook of the leg, but Wyatt managed to kick out! Cena's facial expression told the entire story as he began to ask himself just what does he have to do put Wyatt away. Cena took another opportunity to hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but this time, Wyatt hit Cena like a truck with a Running Crossbody! Wyatt covered Cena, but couldn't get the victory just yet. Wyatt walked towards a corner, hanging his head upside down as he stared at Cena. He attempted another corner splash, but Cena got a leg up in time. He climbed onto the top rope, looking to drop a leg across the back of Wyatt's head. However, Cena noticed Harper and Rowan at ringside and decided to leap onto them instead. Cena rolled back into the ring, only to be caught with a boot to his face. Wyatt placed Cena in position for Sister Abigail, successfully hitting the maneuver. Wyatt got the cover, but Cena kicked out at two! "Why are you doing this to me, Abigail?! Why?!" screamed Wyatt before staring back at Cena with his eyes wide open. Wyatt attempted to hit Sister Abigail one more time, but Cena countered it into an STF! Cena applied the hold with all of his strength as Rowan stepped onto the ring apron, distracting the official. At that moment, Harper slid into the ring with a steel chair. Before he could strike Cena with it, he was planted with an Attitude Adjustment. However, Bray Wyatt capitalized on the situation, delivering Sister Abigail onto the chair! The official turned his attention back to the action, making the three count that not only solidified Wyatt's legacy, but destroyed Cena's. Bray Wyatt defeats John Cena!
John Cena lay unconscious on the canvas as Wyatt sat beside his motionless body with a sadistic grin on his face. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan enter the ring to stand alongside their messiah and he gets on his knees, spreading his arms out wide and screaming "The lies are over! The new world has arrived!". Bray Wyatt has conquered John Cena and his legacy, but what is next for the self-proclaimed "eater of worlds"? And more importantly, what does this mean for John Cena?
A video package aired for the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2014, showcasing the inductees and the speeches from last night. Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, Lita, Paul Bearer, Mr. T, Razor Ramon, Carlos Colón and the Ultimate Warrior - all immortalized forevermore. After the package ends, the inductees make their way onto the stage, Paul Bearer represented by his two sons, Michael and Daniel. They wave to the crowd and finally, the theme of the Ultimate Warrior hits as he makes his way out onto the stage as the headlining inductee. He waves to the WWE Universe with an emotional expression on his face. Last night, he promised that there is more to come for him and the WWE, but what that will be, nobody knows.
THE UNDERTAKER vs. BROCK LESNAR; The beast incarnate, Brock Lesnar and his advocate, Paul Heyman make their way down to the ring with the sole intention of breaking the Undertaker's illustrious twenty-one year WrestleMania streak. As he and Heyman stand side-by-side in the ring, the gong hits and the lights go out to a thunderous response from the New Orleans crowd. The WWE Universe are stunned as a familiar voice screeches "Oooooh yeeeeeesssss!" and they erupt into cheers. Before their very eyes, the late, great, recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer, Paul Bearer walks out onto the stage. The legendary manager walks out into the center of the stage and seemingly raises the urn above his head and the lights begin to flicker, but so does the image of Paul Bearer. Paul Bearer flickers in and out and eventually, he disappears and the lights go pitch black. Another gong hits and the Undertaker's theme plays, before the Phenom himself rises from beneath the stage in the same spot that the hologram of Paul Bearer stood. In awe of this spectacular entrance, the WWE Universe chant his name as the legendary Deadman makes his way to the ring. Upon entering the ring, he and Brock Lesnar come face-to-face, mere inches from each other. Undertaker throws the first punch, sending Lesnar reeling into the corner. He unloads a series of hard hits that only the Undertaker could deliver, Paul Heyman screaming at the referee to get him away. The referee tries to pry Undertaker away from Lesnar, but he turns around with an intimidating stare, sending the referee running for his health. As Undertaker turns back around, he is floored by a vicious clothesline, courtesy of the beast incarnate. Lesnar begins to beat down on Undertaker with fury, clubbing blows to the spine and then throwing Undertaker into the corner before driving his shoulder into his gut over and over again. Lesnar pulls Undertaker out and lifts him up for an F-5, but Undertaker slides off, grabs his throat and plants him with a Chokeslam! He covers Lesnar, but Lesnar kicks out at two. Undertaker picks Lesnar up, twists his arm and goes up top for the signature Old School. Lesnar pulls him off and catches the Phenom on his shoulders - F-5! He covers Undertaker - 1 - 2 - kick out! Undertaker survives the F-5! Lesnar can't believe it and goes to pick Undertaker up for a second, but Undertaker instead drags Brock to the ground and locks in Hell's Gate. Lesnar struggles to escape the hold, but uses his brute force to lift the Undertaker up and send him crashing back down to the canvas, both men laying out, having used all their efforts. They both climb to their feet and begin trading right hands, but Lesnar misses one and finds himself turned upside down - Tombstone Piledriver! 1 - 2 - kick out! Brock has survived the Tombstone! Can either man put the other away? Undertaker does his "cut throat" taunt and Lesnar stumbles to his feet, Heyman screaming "Look out!" as he spins around. Undertaker turns him upside down again, but Lesnar slips off and turns the tables, lifting the Phenom into a Tombstone position. He throws him up onto his shoulder - a second F-5! He hooks the Deadman's leg and the hearts of the crowd are in their throat - 1 - 2 - kick out! There's more fight in the Undertaker yet! Lesnar screams with rage and Heyman shouts "Finish it, Brock!". Brock picks Undertaker up and onto his shoulders, preparing a third F-5 - and he hits it! The crowd look on in horror as Brock Lesnar hooks the leg and scores the pinfall that nobody else has ever been able to secure in the thirty year history of WrestleMania. Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker and the streak is over!
The WWE Universe watch in complete silence as Paul Heyman begins to scream "Oh my god!" and even Lesnar's expression is one of disbelief. The camera cuts around the crowd at the members of the WWE Universe who's faces are open-mouthed and simply stunned. Silence is all the way around the Superdome and minutes pass before Brock Lesnar's theme hits and he is officially declared the victory by Justin Roberts. Michael Cole reluctantly says "The streak... is over" as the Undertaker lays motionless in the center of the ring. Brock Lesnar leaves with a smug grin on his face, Heyman by his side to an incredible amount of boos. As Lesnar and Heyman disappear up the ramp, Undertaker sits up and Lesnar's theme cuts off. He climbs back to his feet and the crowd begin a "Thank you, 'Taker!" chant as he looks on, almost brought to tears. "Is this the end of the Deadman?" asks Jerry Lawler, and quite honestly, nobody but the Deadman himself knows the answer to that question...
"Deafening" is the only word to describe the reaction in the Superdome, Daniel Bryan having overcome all the odds, stuck it to the Authority and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion after eight months of torture and torment. Randy Orton looked on from the outside in shock as he saw Bryan handed the two title belts that previously belonged to him. Batista rolls out of the ring, holding his arm in pain. Triple H comes to as well and realizes what has happened, safe to say, his face was as white as a ghost. Bryan pumped the titles into the air to the simultaneous "Yes!" chants from the New Orleans crowd. Daniel Bryan had done it, and WrestleMania XXX will forever be remembered as the night than Daniel Bryan finally got his fairy-tale ending.
I can't believe this, I really can't, this was great, really great, good job guys all of you really great job
The perfect way to open Mania was with the WWE Tag Team Championships and The Usos retaining their WWE Tag Team Championships beating Rybaxel, Los Matadores, and The Real Americans to get the job done, it makes me wonder just which team could be the ones to finally dethrone The Usos as WWE Tag Team Champions? Either way Rikishi must be proud of his sons for becoming WWE Tag Team Champions but I am sure Rikishi must be in attendance or he must have been considering it was the 30th anniversary of Mania, all the stars coming out, all the legends and Hall of Famers there, now I am really into this
Daniel Bryan beating Triple H to enter the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, now Bryan has to do double duty but will he be able to get the job done in the main event beating both Orton and Batista? Now that remains to be seen but I wonder what Triple H and Stephanie are going to do now because Bryan is all that much more closer to realizing his dream all that much more closer to becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion but knowing The Authority they probably have something up their sleeves
The Shield are 2-0 at WrestleManias, The Shield are 2-0, in their second WrestleMania appearance The Shield beat Kane and the New Age Outlaws since last year in their first appearance at Mania they beat Orton, Sheamus and Show, and now this, I wonder what's next for The Shield? I wonder if this means The Shield will turn full-blown babyfaces by turning on The Authority fully which means turning on both Triple H and Stephanie
Ziggler wins the first ever Andre the Giant Battle Royal by eliminating Sheamus last in order to win this prestigious trophy, now Ziggler has just etched his name not only into WWE history but also etching his name into WrestleMania history, this is Dolph's WrestleMania moment right here and The Show-Off indeed stole the show here, but as for RVD making a shocking return here in this battle royal and lasting pretty much all the way to the end only to get eliminated by Sheamus and Big Show being eliminated by Alexander Rusev, that has got to be an upset
Now with this win, it pretty much elevates Dolph right back to where he should be and that is in the main event being a main eventer
Hogan, Austin and Rock in the ring together, 30th anniversary of WrestleMania, what a sight, perhaps 3 of the greatest superstars of all time in WWE history in the ring together at once at the same time, just a once in a lifetime moment that will probably never be duplicated again this is great
Bray Wyatt wins, Bray Wyatt wins, Bray Wyatt beats John Cena, now this has got to be an upset here!!! BRAY WYATT IS 1-0 AT WRESTLEMANIA!!! His first Mania appearance and he ends up beating John Cena, now this has definitely got to be a passing of the torch here, Bray Wyatt just single-handedly etched his name into WrestleMania history solidifying his legacy by beating "The Face of WWE" by beating the man John Cena who has been the man ever since 2005 but Cena he took Wyatt to the limit and then some but Wyatt just proving to be too much, I wonder if this means Bray Wyatt will go on a WrestleMania undefeated streak himself?
Seeing the 2014 WWE Hall of Fame class in their glory like this and to see the headline Ultimate Warrior may he Rest in Peace, just what a moment
History has been made, the streak is over, Brock Lesnar has "conquered" the streak he has done what no man has been able to do at WrestleMania and that is beat The Undertaker, the streak is over, 21-1, Brock Lesnar was indeed "The One" as in 21-1 and now Lesnar has pretty much written his ticket right into the WWE Hall of Fame, Lesnar is pretty much guaranteed a first-ballot now because look at his credentials now: youngest WWE Champion in history, NCAA Division 1 Heavyweight Champion, UFC Heavyweight Champion, and now the only man to end Taker's streak, Lesnar with him ending the streak he definitely has to be a full time superstar especially now and as for The Undertaker I wonder what's next for him? What do you guys have planned for Taker after this? I think Taker is done after this, this will probably be his last match, Taker I see him retiring after this
AJ Lee still WWE Divas Champion, I wonder if any diva in the division will be able to beat her now? She has been on this awesome run as WWE Divas Champion the longest-reigning in history, she has pretty much proven that she is the divas division beating all comers left and right, it makes me wonder if AJ will continue to go on to be WWE Divas Champion? Beating 13 divas, not one, not two but 13 all in one match to retain her title, she is the Best Diva In The World
And in the main event Bryan finally getting his redemption by becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion beating both Batista and Orton to get the job done seemingly having 2 matches in one night and proving that he could go the distance and Bryan defying all odds defying all obstacles in his path like Batista, Orton and the Authority to get the job done to close out Mania, I don't think anyone will remember this moment and why? Because everyone is going to be too focused on Taker's streak ending to even give Bryan a 2nd thought
Other than that, great WrestleMania and I can't wait to see post-Mania RAW!!!!!
Post by Red Dragon on Apr 10, 2014 11:53:57 GMT -5
Don't expect a reply the length of tg11's. Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing what you three do with this. Your all great writers and have good layouts and graphics. So I'm expecting big things and I'm sure you won't disappoint. I can see this working between the three of you, as long as you don't have to wait on one another. Usos winning is the right call, you can build from them. Bryan winning is obviously the right call. Shield are awesome so I hope you push them and also keep them together. Good write up. Dolph winning is good, hopefully the push he needs to become a proper main eventer. Ha good legends segment. I dunno about Wyatt going over, I suppose you gotta do some stuff differently. Warrior #sadface. I might have kept the streak, would have been something different but I guess theres more to do with the streak now broken. Not sure about the placing of the Women's match but that might have been where it was placed at Mania, so I dunno. Good main event, Bryan had to win. Happy B'day Ryan.
Monday Night Raw: April 8th, 2014 - New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana
"Yeah, yeah, yeah, I wanna celebrate" plays through our speakers as a video package highlighting the fantastic night twenty-four hours ago that was WrestleMania XXX. We see quick clips of Daniel Bryan defeating Triple H, Bray Wyatt defeating John Cena, Brock Lesnar defeating the Undertaker and Daniel Bryan beating Randy Orton and Batista to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The package closes on a clip of Bryan pumping the two title belts in the air as the crowd chant "Yes!".
Monday Night Raw opens up to the sound of Daniel Bryan's theme, creating an unbelievable buzz in the New Orleans Arena. The new WWE World Heavyweight Champion bounds his way out onto the stage with his title in both hands, raising them into the sky with a grin on his face like no other. "There is a man who as overcome unbelievable odds to get here" Michael Cole reminds us as he sidesteps his way to the ring, shouting "Yes!" along with the WWE Universe. As he enters the ring, he becomes slightly overwhelmed with the response and can't help but grin and shake his head as he rests the titles over his shoulders. Grabbing a microphone from ringside, Daniel Bryan begins to speak. "Eight months. This is the moment I have fought eight months for, right here". The WWE Universe cheer as he looks around the arena, seeing all the happy faces chanting the now-iconic word. Explaining how he has overcome all the odds, like he said he would, he says how good it feels to have finally beaten the Authority and captured the title he has sought after for so long. Bryan doesn't sell short his opponents, saying that he knew it wouldn't be easy, he knew that when it came down to it, he was going to have to go through hell to get here - but he's done it. "These titles represent everything I have worked for my entire life, everything I have dreamed off and fought for" says Bryan, the emotions clearly written all over his face. But Bryan's celebrations were about to be cut short, much to the dismay of the WWE Universe.
Orange lights fill the arena as the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton comes out onto the stage, microphone in hand to an incredible amount of boos. "You think that you're just going to walk away from this like it never happened?" asks Orton, as Bryan looks on with a very different expression. Orton explains that Daniel Bryan's victory will forever be tainted by the fact that he was never even meant to be in the main event of WrestleMania in the first place. He "cheated" his way in, according to Orton, and that is why this victory means absolutely nothing. Reminding everyone that he was not pinned and didn't submit at WrestleMania, he tells Bryan that it's a matter of time before he crushes Bryan's dreams and brings him back down to reality - a reality that is where he is still a "nobody", and Randy Orton is on top of the world. Orton informs Daniel Bryan that he will be cashing in his rematch clause - tonight! The WWE Universe aren't sure how to react as Bryan looks on, unsure himself. "I earned my way into that match, Randy, and you know it" declares Bryan. He then says that if Orton wants to cash in his rematch clause tonight, then he won't back down from a fight. If it's another victory he needs to prove that he is a deserving WWE World Heavyweight Champion, then that's what he'll do. Bryan says that if Orton wants a bit of extra persuasion as to why he deserves to be the Champion, "just listen to this". He pumps the titles into the air and in unison, the New Orleans crowd chant "Yes!" at the top of their lungs. Orton looks around with a scowl as Bryan's theme begins to play. The two rivals stare down from the ramp to the ring as we are told by Michael Cole that tonight, we will see Daniel Bryan defend his newly won WWE World Heavyweight Championship against the former Champion, Randy Orton!
Returning from a commercial break, we are shown the above graphic and told by Michael Cole that Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are indeed in the building. We will hear from Brock Lesnar just twenty-four hours after he did the unthinkable and conquered the Undertaker's impressive WrestleMania Streak, ending over two decades of accomplishments by the Deadman. What will the "best incarnate" have to say when he addresses the WWE Universe and speaks about his monumental achievement?
#1 CONTENDERSHIP MATCH - THE REAL AMERICANS vs. LOS MATADORES vs. RYBAXEL; The two-hour WrestleMania XXX Kickoff Show was one you wouldn't have wanted to miss as it aired live on the WWE Network, the first of its kind to do so. It saw the highly entertaining Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag Team Match for The Uso's WWE Tag Team Championships, but when it came down to it, it was the Samoan twins that walked out with their titles still intact. Tonight on Raw, the three teams that came up short have their chance to go after the titles one more time as they compete for number one contendership. With The Usos on commentary, the three teams went at it with everything they had. Swagger and Diego kicked things off, going back and forth until Ryback added himself into the mix by tagging Swagger. Ryback exploded in, taking the competition down and even taking out Fernando as he tried to intervene. However, Cesaro got himself into the match and took Ryback down, and the WWE Universe were pleading with him to do the Cesaro Swing. He grabbed the legs of the near three-hundred pound Ryback and swung him around over and over again at least ten times before releasing him. Cesaro stumbled around, dizzy from the swing, but as Los Matadores ran towards him, he ducked and Swagger pulled down the ropes, sending both Matadores flying to the arena floor. Curtis Axel grabbed Cesaro and prepared for the Perfect Plex, but Swagger intervened, throwing both himself and Axel over the ropes. Meanwhile, Ryback had got back to his feet, and set up for a Meat Hook Clothesline, but Cesaro countered, throwing Ryback into the air - Very European Uppercut as the crowd erupt! He quickly picks Ryback back up, cracks his neck and then plants him wwith the Neautraliser, hooking the leg and taking the victory. The Real Americans are the number one contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championships!
The Real Americans celebrate and Zeb Colter is elated. The Usos stand up from commentary with their titles and applaud their opponents and nod their heads, knowing that soon, they would clash. Cesaro was about to reach through the ropes to shake one of the Uso's hands, but Swagger pulled him back and started trash-talking them instead. The Usos walked away as Swagger made sure they knew he was serious about taking their titles.
Backstage, Renee Young is outside a door which is apparently the door to the office of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. "I am awaiting the arrival of the Authority and... of here they are now" says Renee as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk onto the scene. She attempt to get a quick word from them but they completely ignore her and walk into the office, slamming the door in her face. "Well, I guess I'm not getting much from them - back to you guys at ringside".
"Vnimaniye! Vnimaniye!". The Russian words echo throughout the arena to the boos of the WWE Universe. The "ravishing Russian", Lana walks out onto the stage dressed in black and bright red lipstick, looking very professional. She smiles to the WWE Universe despite their response, and she says something in Russian before translating it into English - "Ladies and gentlemen, the Rusev legacy begins now. Introducing "the Bulgarian brute", Alexander Rusev!". A sinister theme begins to play as the three-hundred plus pound monster walks out onto the stage, applauded by Lana. The pair slowly walk towards the ring, Rusev not taking his eyes off his opponent, Justin Gabriel, who made his entrance during the previous commercial break. Rusev enters the ring and the bell rings.
ALEXANDER RUSEV vs. JUSTIN GABRIEL; The much anticipated debut of Alexander Rusev had arrived. Anyone familiar with NXT will know how impressive this man can be, and also from his Royal Rumble appearance back in January, and his impressive showing last night at WrestleMania in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal where he shockingly eliminated not only the Intercontinental Champion, Big E, but also the World's Largest Athlete, the Big Show! Justin Gabriel approaches the big man, and hits him with a couple of forearms, but he barely staggers the Bulgarian native, and finds himself on the receiving end of a much more vicious clothesline, sending him to the canvas. Rusev lifts Gabriel up and holds him in his arms, almost like he were a baby. He then throws him up over his head, planting him with a move similar to a Samoan drop. Rusev drags Gabriel to his feet again and throws him into the corner where he clubs him with rights and lefts over and over until Gabriel collapses into a heap in the corner. He grabs Gabriel on his left shoulder, and under his right arm and proceeds to toss him half way across the ring in an incredible show of strength. Picking him up one final time, Rusev raises him above his head with a gorilla press before dropping him, catching him in his arms and hitting him with a falling powerslam. "Rusev, crush him!" Lana screams from ringside and Rusev strides over Gabriel's body before locking in what he calls The Accolade, and Gabriel has no choice but to submit. Alexander Rusev defeats Justin Gabriel!
The bell rings and Lana enters the ring, telling Rusev to release the hold. The pair stand above a motionless Gabriel having made one hell of a statement. Rusev raises his large arms as Lana applauds him from beside. This man is sure to be a force to be reckoned with here in the WWE for a long time to come.
The returning Rob Van Dam makes his entrance to a standing ovation. Cole reminds us that RVD returned last night at WrestleMania as a part of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but was eliminated by Sheamus. Tonight, he makes his Raw return, but his opponent probably won't be too happy to see him. Bad News Barrett makes his way out, and he has a microphone in hand. "Rob Van Dam, I'm afraid I've got some bad news. Tonight may be your return to Raw, but it is also my return to Raw. And unfortunately for you, I am about to cut your return short, and claim my rightful spotlight as my own. Thank you!". Barrett drops the microphone and slides into the ring, the bell ringing as he does.
ROB VAN DAM vs. BAD NEWS BARRETT; He runs at Rob Van Dam but straight away eats a heel kick to the face, knocking him down. Barrett quickly jumps to his feet, but RVD kicks him in the gut and throws him through the ropes. As Barrett gets to his feet on the outside, RVD bounces off the ropes - suicide dive! RVD is back in style! He throws Barrett back into the ring and goes for a cover, but Barrett kicks out. He throws Barrett into the corner and hits his signature shoulder attack, doing his backflip and jumping up for the monkey flip, but Barrett shoves him away and follows it up with a big clothesline, almost beheading RVD. Barrett boasts the attack and rolls up his elbow pad, already signaling for the Bull Hammer, but as he goes for it, RVD rolls underneath and hits him with a big superkick. RVD realizes Barrett is in the perfect position - Rolling Thunder! He then goes up top and the crowd knows what's coming next. He taunts on the top rope and goes for the Five-Star Frog Splash - but Barrett moves! But even more amazing, RVD lands on his feet! Barrett runs at RVD, but the former World Champion dodges and rolls Barrett up using a unique roll up, catching Barrett between his legs - 1 - 2 - 3! Rob Van Dam defeats Bad News Barrett!
RVD quickly leaves the ring and Barrett can't believe it. He holds his head in his hands and shouts at the referee declaring that was only a two count. RVD just beat Barrett with a unique roll-up maneuver and Barrett never saw it coming. Rob Van Dam picks up his Raw return victory at the expense of Bad News Barrett. The British brawler certainly won't be happy about that.
Before the next match, we are shown still images of the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, and the final one shows Dolph Ziggler raising the trophy above his head in celebration after last eliminating Sheamus. Tonight on Raw, Ziggler goes one-on-one with Sheamus just twenty-four hours after winning the inaugural match.
DOLPH ZIGGLER vs. SHEAMUS; Ziggler makes his way to the ring, the André the Giant Memorial trophy standing tall beside the announce desk. He walks around the ring and gives it a kiss before celebrating beside it and entering the ring. Sheamus makes his entrance and he too walks around to the trophy, giving it a look and then chuckling to himself before looking into the ring and giving Ziggler a look that pretty much said "fair play, fella" in Sheamus' words. Upon entering the match, both men shake hands and the bell rings, both men locking up. Sheamus, having the strength advantage overpowers Ziggler and back him into the corner where the referee breaks the two up. Sheamus runs back in, looking fairly aggressive and drives his shoulder into Ziggler's gut three times before putting Ziggler on the top rope. He goes up, potentially for a superplex, but we'll never know as Ziggler kicks the Celtic Warrior down to the canvas and then jumps off himself, nailing a missile dropkick. He hooks Sheamus' legs, but only gets a two. Ziggler maintains control, hitting his signature continuous elbows to his opponent with one final leaping on. He again goes for a pin, but Sheamus once again kicks out at two. Sheamus gets back into the match, throwing Ziggler over the top and hanging him up, ready for his signature chops. He hits ten chops to Ziggler's chest, winding the self-proclaimed "show off" and sending him falling to the arena floor. Sheamus follows him out and the fight near the trophy. Sheamus throws Ziggler towards the trophy, but he stops in his tracks, not wanting to hit it, and instead turns around into a big axe handle smash from the Celtic Warrior. He rolls Ziggler back into the ring and hooks the leg - 1 - 2 - kickout by Ziggler. Sheamus decides it's time to end this and backs into the corner, beating his chest, preparing for the Brogue Kick. He goes for it, but Ziggler ducks and immediately leaps up, dropping Sheamus with a big ZigZag and hooking the leg - 1 - 2 - 3! Dolph Ziggler defeats Sheamus!
The WWE Universe are thrilled as Ziggler stand up with his hands raised. Sheamus sits up, realizes he has lost and shakes his head in disappointment before leaving the ring. Ziggler leaves the ring and grabs the trophy, again raising it above his head in celebration. Dolph Ziggler points to the sky, knowing that André is there looking down on him. 2014 look to be the year of Dolph Ziggler for sure!
The WWE Universe erupt as the theme of WWE Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan hits. As he enters, we see still images of last night's segment between himself, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin as he hosted WrestleMania XXX. He enters the ring and gets a microphone, ready to address the New Orleans crowd for the second time in as many days. "Well let me tell ya something, brother!" he says, the WWE Universe cheering for the classic line. "Last night was without a doubt one of the greatest WrestleManias of all time, brother" Hogan declares, and nobody can really disagree. He talks about how last night we saw the Undertaker's illustrious streak come to an end, we saw Daniel Bryan overcome the odds and become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and we saw the first-ever André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, won by Dolph Ziggler. Hogan says that hosting WrestleMania XXX was an honor, and says that being in the ring with both The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin at the same time is up there with one of his greatest WrestleMania moments of all time. He says that he hasn't felt that kind of electricity since he was in the ring at WrestleMania III, body-slamming André in front of ninety-three thousand people. Or the electricity he felt when he clashed with recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer, the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI. The crowd pop for the Ultimate Warrior, but by the magic of irony...
The Ultimate Warrior is live on Raw! The iconic theme hits and the WWE Universe unhinge. Hogan snaps his focus to the stage as the WWE Hall of Famer does indeed walk out onto it, and to everyone's delight, he is wearing one of his classic Ultimate Warrior coats. He walks to the ring, slapping hands on the way down with a smile on his face. He enters and grabs a microphone as his theme fades, but before either man speaks, there's an incredible atmosphere as the WWE Universe chant "This is awesome!". Warrior and Hogan stand face-to-face for about a minute before Warrior finally raises the microphone and does one of his signature snorts. The crowd go wild and even Hogan cracks a smile. "It's been a while, Hogan" says Warrior, and Hogan nods his head. "It sure has, brother" responds Hogan. Warrior talks about how last night was a milestone in his career, and that it's because of the WWE Universe that he's being immortalized forever. He says that his matches with Hogan, his matches with Jake Roberts, his matches with Randy Savage defined him, but it's the Ultimate Warrior fans that have immortalized him. He thanks them from the bottom of his heart and says that no matter what, his legend will live on, just like Hogan's and many other WWE Hall of Famers - he'll live on through the WWE Universe. Hogan agrees, and says that they all have the WWE Universe to thank for their careers, their legends, and their immortality. Hogan says that he's glad to see the Ultimate Warrior back in the business, and he extends his hand. The WWE Universe erupt just seconds later as Warrior accepts the handshake and two of arguably the most iconic WWE legends shake hands. The theme of the Ultimate Warrior hits and they celebrate side-by-side, much to the delight of the New Orleans crowd. In what is sure to be an incredible moment that will be remembered in history forever, the Ultimate Warrior and Hulk Hogan stand in the center of the ring, live tonight on Raw, in front of the world.
We are reminded of what took place earlier tonight when Daniel Bryan came out to celebrate his WrestleMania victory with the WWE Universe, only to be interrupted by the former Champion, Randy Orton who declared that he would be cashing in his rematch clause tonight! The above graphic is shown to the New Orleans crowd and a loud response is given. But Daniel Bryan's WWE World Heavyweight Championship reign could potentially come to an end after only twenty-four hours, and that is certain to have the WWE Universe chanting "No!" in the masses.
We cut backstage to the office of the Authority and we see Triple H and Stephanie McMahon talking about what happened last night at WrestleMania, receiving countless boos from the WWE Universe. "You wanted to see me?" asks Randy Orton who walks into the room. Triple H immediately gets up in his face and tells him that he has no choice but to win tonight. "This needs to be put to an end, Randy. Daniel Bryan needs to be put away for good" he declares, and Orton nods his head, saying that he knows it has to be done, and he's going to do it. Suddenly, Batista walks into the room behind Orton and receives a similar amount of boos. "You sure you got this, Randy? Cos I think it would be more of a guarantee if it was me in that title match tonight" he says. Triple H rolls his eyes, knowing what's coming. Orton turns around and responds, "Oh really? I don't remember tapping out last night. Oh wait... that's because I didn't - you did". The crowd gasp and Batista scowls at Orton. "Give it a rest" says Triple H, "we have bigger problems than your egos. This whole Yes Movement crap ends tonight. Once that's done, then you can have your little tiff, okay?". Orton and Batista look at each other before eventually Orton leaves to get ready for later on tonight. Batista watches him leave, looks back at Triple H and then leaves himself. Triple H turns to Stephanie and says "I'll get them on the same page. This ends tonight".
CODY RHODES & GOLDUST vs. LUKE HARPER & ERICK ROWAN; The WWE Universe were still in the palms of the Wyatt Family, even clapping along to their entrance music. Bray Wyatt takes a seat on his rocking chair as Luke Harper and Erick Rowan enter the ring ready to take on the Brotherhood. Goldust kicks things off with Erick Rowan, the two bigger men of either team. Rowan takes charge, beating down Goldust with no remorse, eventually tagging in Luke Harper. Harper does the same and beats down on Goldust with a fury only the Wyatt Family could bring. Goldust, being the fighter he is, doesn't give up though and actually hits Harper with an enziguiri, sending the crazed family member stumbling. He quickly leaps to his corner and tags in Cody Rhodes who explodes into the match as the fresh superstar. He springboards from the middle rope and hits Harper with a pitch-perfect Disaster Kick. He even takes to the apron, hitting Rowan with a dropkick and knocking him off. Rhodes climbs up top and leaps off, hitting Harper with a big crossbody and following through with a cover, but Harper kicks out at only one. Rowan tries to get involved in the match again but is taken down by Goldust who re-enters the match and hits him with a big jumping clothesline. The two brawl to the outside leaving Rhodes and Harper in the ring. Rhodes gets ready for the Cross-Rhodes, but Harper turns around and shoves Cody spine first into the turnbuckle and as he bounces back out, Harper hits a devastating clothesline, all but beheading the son of WWE Hall of Famer, Dusty Rhodes. He hooks Cody's leg, and while Goldust tries to save the match, Rowan pulls him out and throws him into the barricade. Harper gets the three count and the victory. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan defeat Cody Rhodes & Goldust!
Bray Wyatt stands and laughs, putting his arms out to his sides, his two followers looking at him with equally sadistic grins. He enters the ring as Goldust pulls his brother out of the ring and to safety. Wyatt drops to his knees in front of Harper and Rowan and bellows "Follow the buzzards!". But then suddenly... here comes John Cena! Cena hits the ring, wielding a steel chair! Bray Wyatt sees Cena approaching and quickly rolls out of the ring, but Harper and Rowan stay to fight it seems. Cena slides into the ring and delivers a hard shot to the shoulder of Erick Rowan, sending him through the middle rope. Harper goes for a clothesline, but Cena ducks, and Harper too takes a chair shot, and like his partner, falls through the ropes to the outside. The Wyatt Family retreat up the ramp, Harper and Rowan holding their wounds, but Bray simply looks into the ring at Cena with a hysterical laughter. "You will learn to accept it, John!" he shouts, as John Cena looks directly back at him red-faced. Cena's frustration is definitely showing through, but isn't this exactly what Bray Wyatt wants?
The theme of Brock Lesnar hits and boos pour in from the WWE Universe. It's time for him and Paul Heyamn to address the WWE Universe. We are painfully reminded of last night's event where Brock Lesnar did the unthinkable - he broke the Undertaker's WrestleMania streak. Images from the match are shown on the screen and the WWE Universe voice their dislike. Lesnar and Heyman walk out onto the stage with smug grins on their faces, rubbing the pain in that the WWE Universe is feeling. They reach the ring and Paul Heyman is the one who grabs the microphone. He starts by saying one thing that he's clearly been wanting to say for twenty-four hours - "I told you so". The sheer hatred coming from the New Orleans crowd is deafening, but Heyman and Lesnar love it. "Aww, did Brock Lesnar make you cry? Did Brock Lesnar upset you?" he says sarcastically, quivering his bottom lip. He says that Brock Lesnar doesn't care how he made anyone feel, the fact of the matter is, he did exactly what he said he was going to do - break the streak. Paul Heyman says that for over two decades, WWE superstars, WWE legends, WWE Hall of Famers have come and gone, failing to do what Brock Lesnar did. "But my client isn't like any of those failures, my client is the one! Brock Lesnar is the one in twenty-one and one" Heyman declares, drawing more heat from the crowd by the second. He says that the faces of the people in the arena last night made him laugh, because it was clear to him that they doubted Brock Lesnar. They doubted his ability, and doubted his chances against the Undertaker. Heyman says that the WWE Universe deserve it for doubting him. He goes through Brock Lesnar's achievement and accomplishments over his career, stating that nobody has ever gone against the Undertaker with the credentials he has, and that is what puts him head and shoulders above the rest. "The streak is broken. If that's why you watch the WWE - go home. It's over, and it's never coming back. No more will the Undertaker be able to pull the wool over your eyes because we have proved that he is mortal". Heyman claims that while they have proved Undertaker to be mortal, Brock Lesnar has been proven immortal. "This man has etched his name into the very foundation of this company because he now has something under his belt that no man has ever, or will ever have - he conquered the streak - and that my friends, is why Brock Lesnar--"
GONG! The WWE Universe here in New Orleans go absolutely crazy as the signature gong hits and Paul Heyman goes ghostly white. The lights shut off and nobody knows what's going on. Suddenly, a spotlight hits the stage, but nobody is in it. And then, the voice of the one and only Undertaker is heard, speaking directly to Brock Lesnar. "Twenty-one men tried to break that streak... none could achieve it... now it is over... the streak has been broken... the impossible made possible... the flame extinguished... it is over...". The WWE Universe are still buzzing, listening to what Undertaker has to say. "The streak may be over... but the Undertaker... lives on...". The crowd become unglued and go wild. Suddenly the spotlight switches off, and then an even brighter spotlight shines down on the ring, blinding Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman as they raise their hands to shield their eyes. "Brock Lesnar... you may have broken the streak... but you have not broken the spirit... your time will come... and you will be witness... to the rebirth... of the Undertaker...". Still blinded, Lesnar and Heyman don't know where to put themselves. Suddenly, smoke begins to pour into the ring from the outside, which startles the duo. "And when your time does come... you will... rest... in... peace...", the WWE Universe repeating the phrase in unison. The bright light shuts off and the sound of static is heard, the stage screens begin flickering until eventually, everything stops and returns to normal. The crowd erupt as Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman stand in the ring, visibly sweating and caught off guard by this message, seemingly from beyond the grave. Paul Heyman takes a big gulp and mutters off-mic to Lesnar, "Let's go, Brock, let's go" and quickly ushers his client out of the ring. They leave, watching their back as they do and scouring the arena, wary of what may be lurking in the shadows. "Brock Lesnar may have broken the streak, but I think he's unleashed something much darker than he bargained for, guys" says JBL, and Cole and Lawler agree. "The Undertaker is very much alive, folks, and if I were Brock Lesnar, I'd be shaking in my boots" says King. The Undertaker just put Brock Lesnar on notice, but when will the time that he referred to come? When will the Undertaker get his vengeance? What will it entail? So many questions, so little answers. But one thing is for sure, Brock Lesnar is in grave danger.
BIG E vs. DAMIEN SANDOW; Both of these men competed in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal last night at WrestleMania, but both came up short. The Intercontinental Champion, Big E was looking to regain some momentum by gaining a victory over a game Damien Sandow. A victory for Sandow here would be ideal, putting him in contention for the title for sure. Sandow tries to make the first move, hitting some right hands on Big E, but all it did was anger the powerhouse who picks Sandow up over his shoulder and rammed him into the turnbuckle. Big E whipped Sandow across the ring to the opposite corner and followed it up with a huge corner splash. With the crowd behind him, Big E picks Sandow up above his head in a gorilla press position before slamming him down to the mat with ease. Sandow slowly got to his feet and managed to duck a clothesline from the Intercontinental Champion, following it up with a Russian leg sweep. Sandow gloated, flicking his hands out and shouting "You're welcome!" to a chorus of boos. He lifts Big E up, but he fought back with shots to the gut. Sandow hit a shot of his own and bounced off the ropes, but was ran into like a bus hitting a pedestrian, Big E flattening him with a big block tackle, running right through him. Big E signaled the end was near as he bounced back and forwards between the ropes, eventually squashing Sandow with an impressive splash. Big E dragged Sandow to his feet and lifted him onto his shoulder - Big Ending! And Big E gets the undeniable three count. Big E defeats Damien Sandow!
The WWE Universe cheer as he is declared the winner and handed his Intercontinental Championship by the referee. He raises it above his head, celebrating with the crowd, but then... Sheamus attacks! "What the hell is that all about?" screams Michael Cole as Sheamus steps back after hitting big axe handle smash to the back of Big E's head. The crowd don't know how to respond as they see Sheamus back into the corner and beat his chest - Brogue Kick to Big E! Sheamus stands over Big E and the crowd eventually decide to boo. Sheamus grabs the Intercontinental Championship from the canvas and looks at it before raising it above his head. "Come on, Sheamus! That was uncalled for" declares Jerry Lawler. "That kid has just made an impact, good on him!" shouts JBL in response. What is the meaning of this? Sheamus has just shocked and confused the WWE Universe, but made a definite impact in the process.
There's plenty of boos as the Divas Champion, AJ Lee makes her way out to the ring, accompanied by her "muscle", Tamina Snuka. The Diva duo enter the ring and with a big grin on her face, AJ begins to speak to the WWE Universe. "Here I am - still your Divas Champion" she states, to more boos. She reminds us that she has held the Divas Championship for two-hundred and ninety-five days, which just so happens to be the longest reign in history. "Last night at WrestleMania, I beat thirteen other Divas - the entire roster" she reminds us, explaining that this proves that she is the "best Diva ever". She says that nobody can beat her and that she has officially beaten everyone on the roster, which means that nobody deserves a shot at her title. But AJ may have spoken to soon, as the WWE Universe erupt at the sound of a theme familiar with watchers of NXT - Paige is here! AJ and Tamina look on with confusion on their faces as the British Diva from NXT makes her way towards the ring. She steps inside and instantly snatches the microphone from AJ's hands, getting a pop from the crowd.
"AJ - I think I speak for the Divas in the back and the people out here when I say - please just shut up!". The crowd become deafening as AJ looks embarrassed, Tamina scowling behind her. "I'm sick and tired of watching you go on and on about how you're the best Diva ever and how you've beaten everyone. Well I've got some news for you - you haven't beaten me". Another pop from the crowd, but AJ looks at Tamina and then bursts out laughing. She snatches the microphone back from Paige. "Is this for real? Are you really out here claiming that you could possibly be a threat to me?" asks AJ, sarcastically. Paige gets another microphone from ringside and tells AJ straight up that she knows that she can beat her, and she says that she will prove it right now if she puts the title on the line. The New Orleans crowd plead with AJ to accept the challenge, wanting to see Paige get her chance, but alas, AJ wasn't going to give it up that easily. "That's a really good joke... Paige, but you're not even in my league". She laughs and then she seems to have a thought. "Wait, listen. How about I humor you for a moment? How about... you face Tamina, right now, live on Raw for the world to see. And then we'll see about what you can do, okay sweetie?". The patronizing tone doesn't sit well with Paige, and she slaps AJ across the face! The crowd erupt as Paige simply says "Let's do it" and AJ looks at her with rage in her eyes. AJ scream at Tamina to get the job done and rolls out of the ring. Tamina takes off her jacket and we get a referee in the ring and before we know it, the match is under way.
TAMINA SNUKA vs. PAIGE; Tamina instantly rushes Paige, going for a big clothesline, but Paige ducks, bounces off the ropes and comes back with a running dropkick, taking Tamina down. Paige pops back up to her feet and looks out of the ring at AJ with a smirk, AJ looking back in anger. Paige grabs Tamina but Tamina hits her with a forearm to the gut, taking advantage. She throws Paige into the corner and follows it up with a big clothesline, throwing Paige to the canvas. She hooks the leg but Paige kicks out at two. AJ screams at Tamina from the sidelines to finish her, and Tamina picks Paige up onto her shoulders and plants her with a vicious Samoan drop! The end is in sight as Tamina climbs to the top rope, readying herself for the Superfly Splash. She jumps off - but Paige moves! Tamina hits nothing but canvas and Paige is back on her feet. She goes up behind the stumbling Tamina who has just got to her feet - Paige Turner! She hooks Tamina's leg and scores the three count - an incredible impressive debut! Paige defeats Tamina Snuka!
AJ can't believe it and you could practically see the steam coming from her ears. Tamina rolls out of the ring and got to her feet, apologizing to AJ, but AJ wanted none of it and storms off in a tantrum, leaving Tamina behind. Paige looked on from the ring with a huge grin on her face, celebrating with the WWE Universe. She had just embarrassed AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka, and has surely put herself on the map for a shot at AJ's Divas Championship. What a Raw debut for this impressive young NXT Diva.
Jerry 'The King' Lawler informs us, along with the above graphic, that tomorrow night on the WWE Network, Batista will go one-on-one with Roman Reigns, live on WWE Main Event! Michael Cole reminds us that these were the final two in this year's Royal Rumble match, and it will be a clash that nobody will want to miss!
The WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan is shown walking down a backstage corridor on his way out to the ring. "It's Daniel Bryan's first title defense against Randy Orton - next - live on Raw!" explains Cole as we prepare for the main event.
Batista continues to beat down on Bryan, and when Orton gets back to his feet, he rejoins the fray. The two beat down on Bryan in a clear revenge attack after they lost to him just twenty-four hours ago. Suddenly, there's a fiery explosion from the stag - it's Kane! Kane comes out and gets a pop from the crowd. Is he here to help Daniel Bryan? No. Kane looks like he's stopping the fight, but the fact is, he wants a piece for himself, clearly angered by his own loss at WrestleMania and instead Chokeslams Bryan with impact. The three stand over Bryan with sadistic grins on their faces when suddenly - "Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta - Shield!" - The Shield have arrived! The United States Champion, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns make their way through the crowd and down to ringside. Unsure what their stance is, Kane, Orton and Batista back up. The Shield enter the ring and stand on the opposite side of Daniel Bryan. They begin to walk over to him and look down at him writhing in pain. The crowd begin to boo, believing that The Shield were here to join the punishment, but then - they attack the Authority! The roof blows off the New Orleans Arena as The Shield lay into the Authority. Rollins delivers a big superkick to Orton, sending him flying through the ropes. Ambrose dropkicks Kane out of the ring too. Batista stumbles around - Spear by Reigns! Reigns hits the Spear on the man we know he will face tomorrow night on WWE Main Event, live on the WWE Network! Batista rolls out of the ring and joins his Authority allies, holding his gut. Orton, Batista and Kane retreat up the ramp and once they reach the stage, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk out, the Game's face red with rage. "What do you think you're doing?! Who do you think you are?!" he screams down the ramp at The Shield. Meanwhile, Daniel Bryan makes it back to his feet and has his titles in his hands. He stands in the center of the ring and The Shield turn around to him. After a moment of silence, The Shield move aside and point towards the turnbuckle for Bryan to climb. He does and begins chanting "Yes!" along with the thousands in attendance. The Shield all have big smiles on their faces, opposite to the angry expressions of the Authority. They now have some serious competition, and their days picking on Daniel Bryan are well and truly over.
WWE Monday Night RAW: Monday 8th April 2014...Alright, welcome back. For how long this diary lasts, that is the question. By the way, people may look down on you for your emphasis on graphics designing, but your method of layout here is really nice and simplistic to read. The red border is also excellent for catching the readers' attention. Natural fashion for Daniel Bryan to kick off the show with his celebration as WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Interesting exchange between Randy Orton and Bryan; I personally am glad that we are getting Orton facing Bryan tonight for the titles, because we have seen this match so many times it has lost its charm by this point. Plus it opens up the unpredictability of who Bryan faces next. Decent three-way tag team match to determine who challenges for the WWE Tag Team Championships next, although not as strong a match as the real show opener - nonetheless, the Real Americans getting the win was nice - I guess you're taking a different approach to the breakup. I do believe that around now or the near future is the best possible time to let Cesaro roam freely, though. The question is now when do Cesaro and Jack Swagger challenge the Usos for the titles? I'm assuming on an episode of RAW or Main Event, or maybe even Extreme Rules (though that is a lengthy build up to a show about a month away in the modern era). Interesting to see how you take Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's reaction after Bryan won the big one last night. Alexander Rusev defeating Justin Gabriel made sense; Gabriel's appearance on RAW in quite some time. Rusev already has momentum after making an impactful debut in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, eliminating the Big Show...I suspect Show to be Rusev's first opponent. I think that would actually be a decent match, too. Typical filler, here. Rob Van Dam had chance to talk? Oh dear, oh dear. I'm glad that Wade Barrett intervened in his return to in-ring competition. Bleh, RVD winning made sense, but I'm not too open to the idea of Barrett losing in his return to the ring. It just made Bad News Barrett look like nothing more than a comedy character. Wow, Dolph Ziggler taking on Sheamus. The New Orleans crowd would have ripped Sheamus apart in this one. Ziggler beating Sheamus was big news, I suppose that Ziggler has now turned or something? Confusing face vs face scenario here, if not. It's interesting that you had Ziggler win the battle royal trophy, but ah well. Sudden momentum boost for him. Wow, big mid-show segment with Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior reuniting in the ring. Huge reunion angle here, hopefully Warrior doesn't meet his unfortunate demise tomorrow like in real life...that would be even more traumatic to Hogan. Incorporation of the graphics without featuring too many of them is good, enjoyed. Orton and Batista having an exchange was interesting - something tells me that Batista will be challenging Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship next. Cody Rhodes and Goldust in tag team competition without the titles means that they HAVE to lose - especially to the Wyatt Family. As expected, as Erick Rowan and Luke Harper got the victory. Poor Cody, he needs a singles run - same goes for Goldust. I could see Harper and Rowan winning the WWE Tag Team Championships in the coming months. John Cena taking out the Wyatt Family was nice, and Bray's comments should lead to a rematch at Extreme Rules. Brock Lesnar's promo was big, as in real life; directed by the perfect mouthpiece, Paul Heyman. Sigh, I could have done without the Undertaker's appearance after losing last night at WrestleMania XXX. More mystery would have been better off, I think. I'm not sure, I'm just not too keen on that decision. I guess a rematch at some point will happen...but I don't think that 'Taker is healthy enough for it. Big E defeating Damien Sandow was fine, I guess. A push is in Sandow's future with WrestleMania out of the way. Sheamus turning on Big E is sure to lead to a future WWE Intercontinental Championship match - which could spice things up; I'm looking forward to seeing Sheamus turn heel. I'm intrigued as to where it will go next. Paige debuting was great, in the midst of AJ Lee's celebratory promo. I see that you are spacing out Paige leading up to a big WWE Divas Championship win. Paige defeating Tamina Snuka was fine, as just about anybody can get a win against Snuka these days. On one hand I'd love to see AJ reign as the WWE Divas Champion for a year. But Paige needs an impactful debut leading up to a new era in the womens division. Batista and Roman Reigns sounds like a BIG match for Main Event. I guess it will draw ratings, at least. Sounds more pay-per-view worthy, though. And finally, a massive closing sequence with Daniel Bryan defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Randy Orton; with Batista, Kane, the Shield, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon getting involved. I'm not sure how to feel: a huge, confusing sequence documenting the war between the Authority and those that oppose them - but on the other hand, I wish that the match hadn't even started - Bryan needs a decisive win to retain the titles to remain a credible, strong champion - and the fact that he fought a competitive match just for it to be ended by Batista ruined that visual effect. You need to be careful how you book Bryan as the man. Overall, a strong show, and I would love to see you go on and on with this diary - let's just hope you get past several weeks.
Did you really have to lay this out and make mine look like total garbage? Whatever, you'll never reach 90 pages like me. Xoxo smiley face.
Good opening promo from the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan, that was necessary with all of the commotion and love for him. A nice interruption from Orton and a rematch tonight shall be good, although I anticipate a complete breakdown during it. Gosh darn graphic making bastard, stop it. Making me look bad again. Good opening contest for number one contendership to the WWE Tag Team Championships, although I'm not sure about the whole keeping The Real Americans together. But, if it means they will get a shot at the belts, I'm okay with it for now. Would love to see them move on in singles competition, truly. Especially Cesaro. Obvious victory for Alexander Rusev in his debut over the who-gives-a-damn-anymore Justin Gabriel. Interesting to have both Rob Van Dam and Bad News Barrett in the ring for the first time on Raw (in quite some time, obviously). RVD getting the victory was expected, being the more established star. Good contest between Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler with Ziggler beating the guy he eliminated last. Hopefully he gets pushed back into the main event scene after the disappointment since last summer. Touching promo from Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior, giving a great moment between the two. Good segment between Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista with some Evolution nostalgia here... with a lot more ego. Still anticipating a faulty ending tonight. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan winning comes as no surprise and neither does John Cena making the save for Goldust and Rhodes. Clearly, this isn't over. Up next, a very strong promo from Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar with THE UNDATAKKEUH! Good response from him that clearly signals it isn't the end for him. Glad to see it. Next up, a good cool down match for Big E to get the victory over Damien Sandow but what the hell? Sheamus attacking him? I dig it, he needs some freshening up and turning him heel after being victim to Dolph Ziggler back to back nights is a good start. Also brings something fresh and legitimate in the Intercontinental Championship scene. I'm actually glad to see you not go with Paige winning the Diva's Championship on her first night on the main roster, but just putting her into the picture with a win over Tamina Snuka. As expected, a huge break down to end this episode of Raw with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, with a lot of seeds planted for the future. A good start to this diary, boys. Lets see it last.
Post by The Kevstaaa on Apr 12, 2014 19:38:14 GMT -5
WWE Main Event: April 8th, 2014 - The Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
Main Event opens with a video package highlighting the events of last night’s historic episode of Monday Night Raw. We see clips of Daniel Bryan getting challenged by former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton to a title match. It then shows how Bryan was on the verge of making Orton submit, when Batista hit the ring and attacked Bryan. This was followed by Kane joining in on the beating until The Shield came out and surprisingly, aided Daniel Bryan. The battle lines were drawn as The Shield and Daniel Bryan stood up to the Authority.
BATISTA vs. ROMAN REIGNS; This battle of the brutes between “The Animal” Batista and Roman Reigns is a first time ever meeting, however, go back to the end of January and these were the final two men in the 2014 Royal Rumble match. Batista went on to win that match, however Reigns set a new record by eliminating twelve WWE Superstars! After The Shield came to serve justice as Batista, Randy Orton and the Authority were putting the boots to the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, this match became more personal. As two Superstars who have only met during the Royal Rumble, the match begins with a feeling out process and some tests of strength. Reigns takes control with a huge clothesline, but The Animal slows the pace down to turn the tide. He gets Reigns in the corner and rams his shoulder into him multiple times before sending him off the ropes and delivering a huge spinebuster. Batista starts to shake the ropes as it is clearly time for the Batista Bomb. The crowd boos heavily but when Batista goes to grab Reigns, he is met with a huge Superman punch from out of nowhere. Batista falls onto the second rope, so Reigns rolls outside and hits his signature running dropkick. Reigns roars as the crowd went nuts. He gets back in the ring and charges for the Spear but Batista moves and Reigns hits the turnbuckle. Both men are down as the Director of Operations, Kane makes his way down to the ring. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, who came to the ring with Roman Reigns, stop Kane in his tracks by standing at the end of the ramp. Back in the ring, Reigns drills Batista with a huge Spear as they got up. Randy Orton snuck in from the crowd though and leveled Reigns, causing the disqualification. Roman Reigns defeats Batista via disqualification!
Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins rush into the ring with Kane following. A huge brawl breaks out as The Shield looks poised to come out on top. However, Randy Orton nails Ambrose with a low blow, which allows the numbers game to fall in their favor. Kane tosses Ambrose out of the ring as Batista gets some revenge by hitting Reigns with a spear. Rollins is left in between the three and when he gets up, he is nailed with a vicious RKO. Randy Orton, Kane and Batista stand tall as the Shield is laid out in an image we do not see very often.
A WWE Network commercial airs, promoting the premiere of the WWE Network Original show, Legends House!
Clips of the historic contest from WrestleMania XXX where Brock Lesnar did the unthinkable and ended The Undertaker’s legendary streak. It shows how the news is a big part of pop culture as even Jon Stewart talked about it on the Daily Show. This was followed with a recap of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman’s promo on Raw last night which was interrupted by the voice of The Undertaker! He promised that even though Brock broke the streak, he didn’t break the Deadman.
The Ravishing Russian, Lana, is introduced as she comes to the stage. She introduces the “Bulgarian Brute” and says that on Monday the WWE Universe saw the beginning of the Rusev Legacy and tonight it will continue. Tyson Kidd, who was already in the ring, is ready for the match but does look a bit nervous.
ALEXANDER RUSEV vs. TYSON KIDD; Last night on Raw, Alexander Rusev made his long awaited debut by defeating Tyson Kidd’s former tag team partner, Justin Gabriel. Tonight, Kidd attempts to do what Gabriel could not. He tries a different tactic than Gabriel as he goes after Rusev’s legs with some kicks. He backs away after each one, trying to avoid the grasp of the Bulgarian Brute. He runs off the ropes but is met with a huge body block. Rusev picks up Kidd and hits a big Samoan drop. Rusev sends Kidd into the corner and crushes the last graduate of the Hart Dungeon with a running attack. Kidd falls to the mat and Rusev locks in the Camel Clutch. Kidd has no choice but to tap out. Alexander Rusev defeats Tyson Kidd!
Alexander Rusev refuses to break the hold until Lana gets in the ring and advises him to do so. He raises his arms high in the air as he has himself a dominant first 24 hours in the WWE.
Tom Phillips and Byron Saxton announce to the viewers on the WWE Network that because of the events following the match between Batista and Roman Reigns tonight, a huge main event has been signed for SmackDown this Friday. The former WWE World Heavyweight Champion and Apex Predator of the WWE, Randy Orton, will take on the Architect of The Shield, Seth Rollins!
A complete recap of WrestleMania XXX is shown, to the tune of Kid Rock’s “Celebrate”.
THE USOS vs. RYBAXEL; Last night on Raw, the Real Americans bested Rybaxel and Los Matadores to become the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles. Jack Swagger, Zeb Colter and Cesaro were on commentary here, just like the Usos were last night. Tom Phillips asks about Cesaro going to shake hands with the Usos and having Swagger stop him, but Zeb steps in and tells Tom not to try and cause any problems between his Real Americans. Rybaxel has developed into a surprisingly good tag team and they were in control during this contest. Ryback and Curtis Axel have cut the ring in half and Jey Uso really needs to make a tag. They tag in and out a few times before Jey nails Ryback with a huge superkick. Both men are down and begin to crawl to their respective corners. They both make the tag and Jimmy Uso comes in on complete fire. He hits a superkick of his own, a Samoan drop and a flying cross body. He knocks Ryback off the apron, which allows Jey to use a burst of energy and dive to the outside on him! Jimmy hits a suplex and climbs to the top where he hits a big splash and gets the 1-2-3. The Usos defeat Rybaxel!
The Usos celebrate their victory as The Real Americans get up from the announce table. The Usos look at them and there is some clear trash talk going on, mostly from Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter. They leave without incident, although Cesaro motions that the Tag Team Titles will soon belong to them.
Post by snickelodeon on Apr 13, 2014 12:29:38 GMT -5
Having the same issues with Elliot's previous diary as it's not letting me read it on any of my Phones, which is a shame and don't get on a laptop/PC that often. So looks like I'm going to be falling behind on this diary.
WWE Hall of Famer The Ultimate Warrior Passes Away, Aged 54 The WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer, the Ultimate Warrior. The former WWE Champion and WrestleMania headliner quickly became one of the biggest superstars in the history of this industry following his debut in 1987. Just a few short days ago, Warrior was rightfully inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and was recognized for his outstanding achievements.
WWE sends its sincere condolences to Warrior's family, friends and fans of this iconic WWE legend. Warrior is survived by his wife Dana, his two daughters, his mother, his two sisters and his two brothers.
I see Evolution reuniting with Triple H, Randy Orton and Batista the 3 of them reuniting to take on The Shield, Evolution vs The Shield imagine that, that would be so awesome, Evolution vs The Shield is like a dream match for me, a dream feud and I know it will definitely happen if not now then soon enough
RIP Warrior!!!!!! Gone but never forgotten!!!!!
But I am so glad that Sheamus is heel now, maybe he can become The Sheamus of old, the ruthless, barbaric Celtic Warrior of old when he first debuted back in 2009 and he shocked the world becoming the first ever Irish born WWE Champion beating Cena he needs to be that Sheamus again and if he is then he can go on to become a main eventer a future WWE World Heavyweight Champion
Post by underjohngrohs on Apr 13, 2014 22:11:37 GMT -5
good to see that both you and Elliot are doing this, kevstaa. So far I'm impressed, a Batista/Reigns match at Main Event, this is what I was waiting to see, And loved the way you did it. I'm hoping it's Daniel Bryan and The Shield vs Evolution and Kane in a 8-Man Tag Team War Games Steel Cage Match, I'm sure I would love to see that happen.
WWE NXT: April 10th, 2014 - Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Tonight’s edition of NXT opens with a video package recapping the events last week involving Brodus Clay. After dismantling Xavier Woods in one-on-one competition, the former “Funkasaurus” laid his claim to Adrian Neville’s NXT Championship. With both Neville and Brodus in the Full Sail Arena this evening, we can only expect that the two of them will have words for one another.
TYSON KIDD vs. BO DALLAS; Kicking off NXT was action between the former NXT Champion and a WWE superstar who is looking to build up some momentum at an opportune time following WrestleMania. Bo was able to stay in control for much of the bout until Kidd caught fire following a springboard Missile Dropkick. Kidd was able to plant Bo with a Northern Lights Suplex before heading to the top rope, looking for the Blockbuster. At that moment, however, Brodus Clay hit the scene and pushed Kidd off, resulting in the disqualification finish. Tyson Kidd defeats Bo Dallas via disqualification!
Brodus Clay picked Tyson Kidd up off of the ground, throwing him into the steel ring post while the WWE Universe expressed their disdain for his actions. Kidd was then rolled into the ring as Clay positioned him for a Running Splash. His plans were thwarted as the NXT Champion, Adrian Neville, came running out to a huge ovation from the audience. Brodus rolled out of the ring, heading up the entrance ramp with a grin on his face. Neville looked on at him before noticing Bo Dallas running towards him. Neville acted quickly and pulled the top rope down, causing Bo to fall over and onto the floor. The embarrassed Bo sat on the ground while Neville helped Kidd up to his feet.
Returning to NXT on the WWE Network, the commentary trio of Tom Philips, Byron Saxton and Jason Albert informed the viewers of an announcement from the office of General Manager, John Bradshaw Layfield. After the events of the previous bout, tonight's main event will be a tag team match pitting Bo Dallas and Brodus Clay against Tyson Kidd and the NXT Champion, Adrian Neville!
ADAM ROSE vs. CJ PARKER; The Exotic Express was in full effect tonight as the audience in Full Sail University showed their support for Adam Rose, as they do ever week on NXT. One person who was not in a partying mood was CJ Parker, who was looking to bring Rose's momentum to a halt. Unfortunately for the "Moon Child," he failed after Rose delivered an Elbow Drop directly to his sternum for the win. Adam Rose defeats CJ Parker!
The celebration commenced afterwards for Adam Rose as he made his way up the entrance ramp, where he was once again joined by the Exotic Express. They, along with the WWE Universe, moved to the rhythm of Rose's entrance music to celebrate another victory for him on NXT.
A video package was shown to recap this past weekend's WrestleMania Axxess festivities involving the Superstars and Divas of NXT.
Backstage, Devin Taylor was standing by with Sami Zayn, who was asked for his thoughts following his loss to Corey Graves last week. Zayn said that it has been nearly one year since he arrived in NXT, and he can honestly say that Graves gave him one of the worst beatings that he has sustained in that time frame. "I may not have had my shoulders counted down, but a loss is a loss. The record shows that I have one victory over Graves, and he holds one over myself. So what I am proposing is that we settle this next week. You and me, Graves. One more time to see who truly is the better man."
AIDEN ENGLISH vs. YOSHI TATSU; As usual, Aiden English made his grand entrance while performing an original number for the WWE Universe. English then took one of the roses that was tossed him, throwing it into the face of Yoshi Tatsu. Yoshi responded with a series of strikes and kicks, cornering English. Yoshi was able to keep a bit of momentum rolling throughout the match, soon looking to finish off "The Artiste" with a Roundhouse Kick. English managed to dodge the kick before striking Yoshi in the back of his left knee. English picked him up off of the canvas, delivering the Take A Bow to secure the victory. Aiden English defeats Yoshi Tatsu!
The bell sounds as Aiden English gets up to his feet, sweeping dust from the canvas onto the motionless body of Yoshi Tatsu. He basked in the glory of his victory as he made his way up the entrance ramp.
BAYLEY vs. SASHA BANKS; While Sasha Banks had her BFF acquaintance, Charlotte, in her corner, Bayley had her own equalizer in the form of Emma. At one point in the match, Charlotte attempted to distract the official, but she herself was thrown off guard when Emma approached her, performing her unusual dance. During that, Banks tried to deliver the Bankrupt, but Bayley was able to fight out of it and roll up "The Boss" for the win. Bayley defeats Sasha Banks!
Bayley rolled out of the ring as Emma joined her, raising her arm in the air. Sasha Banks was livid in the ring as Charlotte tried to calm her down. The BFFs are once again on the losing end of a bout as Bayley perhaps puts herself in position for an opportunity at Paige's NXT Women's Championship.
ADRIAN NEVILLE & TYSON KIDD vs. BRODUS CLAY & BO DALLAS; An unexpected main event that came as a result of the occurrences in tonight's opening contest. While Brodus Clay is looking to become the next challenger for Adrian Neville's NXT Championship, Bo Dallas has hopes that he and his "Bolievers" can reach the mountain top for a second time. This caused friction between the two, which resulted in Brodus leaving Bo. Neville and Kidd were able to capitalize on the situation, the NXT Champion delivering a Red Arrow to Bo to gain the victory. Adrian Neville and Tyson Kidd defeat Brodus Clay and Bo Dallas!
The audience erupted as Adrian Neville and Tyson Kidd had their arms raised following their victory. Brodus Clay stood on the stage, watching on as he mouthed the words, "Matter of time." Neville responded by raising the NXT Championship high in the air to bring NXT on the WWE Network to a close.
WWE Main Event: Tuesday 8th April 2014...I like how Main Event has suddenly become a Tuesday show, all because of the WWE Network. Big match to kick off the show, and rightfully so given the traditional format of this show dating back to 1988. A solid match between Batista and Roman Reigns, with the finish being given away via disqualification - good decision here, not giving too much to the free viewer and opening up a possibility of a future pay-per-view encounter. Chaotic conclusion to the segment, continuing this mysterious saga opening up many possibilities to what the card at Extreme Rules could shape up to be. I could only assume that it will end up as being Kane, Randy Orton and Batista against the Shield; but it would be cool to see Daniel Bryan and Triple H added to the mix in the form of a four-on-four Balls to the Wall Brawl (or maybe War Games...). Nice to see Alexander Rusev in action again after his debut on RAW last Monday, a win against Tyson Kidd, who I hope to see more of honestly. It sucks that Kidd has only been used as an enhancement talent in recent months. He definitely suits being a babyface, though. Seth Rollins and Randy Orton facing off on SmackDown should be a corker, for sure. I'm just hoping it doesn't end in even more interference; you don't want to oversaturate the run-ins in this storyline. Up last, a nice and decisive tag team win for the WWE Tag Team Champions against Ryback and Curtis Axel, and I am hoping the Usos get a nice reign as champions after four years of chasing the titles sporadically. Jack Swagger and Cesaro will most probably lose come Extreme Rules however, leading to their splitting up. Not a bad show, but perhaps a smidge too short.
WWE NXT: Thursday 10th April 2014...Wow, even more Tyson Kidd! This gives me hope for what could be in Kidd's future. An effective opening segment with Kidd and Bo Dallas facing off - it'll be interesting what you do with Dallas, given his debut on WWE television has been teased recently. Brodus Clay's involvement was questionable, and I'm not too sure what to think of his repackaging all of a sudden, honestly. I've not got too much hope for it, but this incident with Clay and Dallas beating on Kidd just for Adrian Neville to make the save made for an extension in the form of a tag team match, setting up our main event. Adam Rose picking up a win against CJ Parker was good, and I'd actually like a little feud for these two guys. The Party Man vs the Hippy Loner is a pretty nice binary opposition. Ah Solomon, nice graphic for that. Very interesting stuff. Sami Zayn and Corey Graves should have a decent blow-off match next week; I think Graves needs a victory here more, personally. Aiden English beating Yoshi Tatsu was expected: I forget that Tatsu is still employed, honestly. Bayley and Sasha Banks even got a graphic...bit strange. Decent win for Bayley, but there isn't that much substance that can make me get into this little Divas feud, honestly. Finally in the main event, the happy ending victory between Adrian Neville beating Bo Dallas one more time, and also lining up Neville's next challenger to his NXT Championship. Not a bad show, but in comparison to other episodes of NXT, quite filler.
Post by The Kevstaaa on Apr 17, 2014 9:52:25 GMT -5
Friday Night SmackDown: April 11th, 2014 - The Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana
SmackDown opens with a video package showing the end of Raw last week in which The Shield came to the aid of WWE World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan against the forces of Batista, Randy Orton and Kane. It then shows how Randy Orton hit an RKO on Seth Rollins on Main Event this week.
Friday Night SmackDown kicks off to the theme music of the COO of the company, Triple H. He is accompanied to the ring by his wife, Stephanie McMahon. They enter the ring to a chorus of boos before beginning to speak. “WrestleMania week is supposed to be the best time of the year, yet 2014 has been incredibly infuriating” says Triple H. He explains that Daniel Bryan got lucky and bested him in the opening match at WrestleMania XXX, which ruined the main event. Instead of three A+ players like himself, Randy Orton and Batista; Bryan got in the match and what’s worse, he went on to win it. Now, there’s a B+ goat faced WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The crowd begins to shout “Yes!” in unison as Stephanie says that this is exactly what they’ve been trying to prevent since SummerSlam. The WWE is now represented by someone who is just not Championship material.
She says that things got even worse on Raw when The Shield stuck their noses in a place that it didn’t belong. For months The Shield has been something that is best for business yet this past Monday they decided to be on the side of Daniel Bryan. Stephanie claims that the Shield has no idea what they just did to themselves because they’re going to feel a wrath that they never have before. A video is shown of Main Event this past Tuesday where Batista went one on one with Roman Reigns, only to have Randy Orton and Kane get involved and they left the Shield lying. Triple H says that was just the beginning as tonight just may end up as more of the same. “Sierra, Hotel, India, Echo, Lima, Delta, Shield” is heard as the crowd goes wild. The Shield come down to the ring through the crowd, but Triple H and Stephanie escape to the top of the ramp before anything can happen. The crowd wants to see The Shield get their hands on Triple H but it looks like it won’t happen tonight. The Shield dares Triple H to get in the ring, but he turns and heads to the back.
Michael Cole and JBL talk about history being made this past Sunday at WrestleMania when Brock Lesnar did the impossible and broke the Undertaker’s WrestleMania streak. Various news articles and Jon Stewart discussing it on the Daily Show is shown.
ROB VAN DAM vs. THE MIZ; At WrestleMania Rob Van Dam returned in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which also involved The Miz. Then on Monday, RVD defeated a returning Bad News Barrett in one on one competition. They lock up to start the match and Miz tries a quick roll up that RVD kicks out of. Miz whips RVD into the corner and runs in for the Awesome Clothesline, but RVD dodges it. With Miz stuck in the corner, RVD delivers a few kicks to the back followed by a reverse DDT. RVD then hits Rolling Thunder for another near fall. He goes for a moonsault but Miz moves. Miz drops a few elbows on RVD and a snap DDT as RVD gets to his knees. He gets another near fall with this and signals that it’s over. He goes for the Skull Crushing Finale as RVD gets up, but RVD reverses it into a rolling pin attempt for a two count. They get up at the same time and RVD hits an impressive gorilla press slam. He climbs to the top, looking for the Five Star Frog Splash but is stopped when the music of Bad News Barrett hits. He comes up from his podium near the stage. “Rob Van Dam, you’ve returned and picked up a victory over me on Monday, but I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news! This is far from over and you won’t be winning any more matches in the near future.” As he says this, Miz is up and hits the ropes, causing RVD to fall. Miz now hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win. The Miz defeats Rob Van Dam!
The Miz celebrates his win as Bad News Barrett laughs loudly on his podium. RVD slowly gets up and stares in Barrett’s direction as its clear on both men’s faces that this won’t be the last we see of this.
Bray Wyatt is now seen on the screen along with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan, in a dimly lit area as usual. Bray begins to speak directly to John Cena.
"The one thing that can bring joy to even the most cruel and heartless of men is the pleasure of seeing their vision become a reality. One step towards Bray Wyatt's vision was taken at WrestleMania in the wake of my victory. One look into everyone's eyes after I defated you, John, I knew that it was only a matter of time. And then, on RAW...hahaha...on RAW! An even greater step was taken! Clouded by rage and anger, you took the fight to my family like only a monster can! You are the monster now! The feeling of your vengeance brought a tear to my eye, John! I knew that the second your legacy was tarnished at WrestleMania, a new legacy was about to be established. In the middle of New Orleans will forever lie the resting place of your legacy as a hero. The legacy of John Cena, the monster, awaits the masses. He's got the whole world in his hands.......as well as your fate, John. Follow......the buzzards."
FANDANGO & SUMMER RAE vs. SANTINO MARELLA & EMMA; Ever since Emma made her debut by besting Summer Rae in a dance off, these four have gone back and forth and traded victories. Tonight, things begin with Fandango and Santino as Santino puts him in a headlock. Fandango sends him off the ropes and Santino comes back doing his power walk. Fandango watches as Santino bounces off the ropes twice before stopping. Fandango charges, Santino does a split to duck and he follows with a hip toss. Santino nails a diving headbutt for a near fall. Fandango stops Santino’s offensive streak by hitting a spinning heel kick. Shortly after, he tags in Summer Rae and Emma joins her. Summer grabs Emma by the hair and slams her to the mat before hitting a spinning heel kick of her own. Emma ends up taking control after the Emma-mite sandwich and Emma Plane. She went for the cover, but Fandango pulled her off by her hair. Santino ran in and knocked Fandango to the outside. Emma put Summer in the Emma Lock and she was forced to submit. Santino Marella & Emma defeat Fandango & Summer Rae!
Santino Marella got back into the ring to celebrate with Emma as she did her dance. Santino joined in along with some of the WWE Universe. Fandango pulls Summer Rae out of the ring as they leave up the ramp. Santino goes to hug Emma, but she goes for a handshake. The awkward dorkiness continues between these two.
Renee Young is standing by with The Shield. She asks for their comments on their actions this past Monday. Dean Ambrose says that people have been talking about a “change” in the Shield all week but the Shield is the same as they’ve ever been. The only difference is where their actions are aimed. Roman Reigns says that they always have and always will be a shield of injustice, and there is no bigger injustice in the WWE than The Authority. Seth Rollins says that they clearly have angered the Authority, Randy Orton, Kane and Batista which was evident on Main Event, but that’s fine by them. Tonight, he’s going to get back at Orton for hitting him with an RKO on Tuesday. Believe that, and believe in the Shield.
Returning from commercial, Dolph Ziggler is shown backstage shining up his Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal trophy. Suddenly, Alberto Del Rio walks to up him grinning. Del Rio says that he asked to be part of their tag team match later tonight because he wants to prove that Dolph got lucky when he won the battle royal. Del Rio says that it should’ve been him who won and he’s going to beat Dolph just like he did last year for the World Heavyweight Championship. Dolph smirks and replies by saying he wasn’t lucky at WrestleMania, he’s just that damn good; especially good enough to eliminate Del Rio from the battle royal. He walks off with the trophy leaving Del Rio looking pissed off.
BIG SHOW vs. BRODUS CLAY; Two of the biggest and toughest Superstars on the WWE roster went at it in Brodus Clay’s highest profile match since turning heel. He’s been showing up on NXT recently and has demanded an NXT Title shot. There are no men on NXT the size of the Big Show though, and he takes control in the early goings. Show delivers sound very loud chops to Clay in the corner and a headbutt. Show sends him back into the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Clay moves and Show crashes. Clay hits an avalanche of his own followed by an elbow drop. Clay runs off the ropes and nails a splash for a near fall. Clay shouts that he’s a main event player to boos from the crowd. Clay slows things down by putting Show in a nerve hold. Show rallies out of it behind the crowd’s enthusiasm and he sends Clay off the ropes before connecting with a vicious spear. Show awaits Clay getting up as he then hits him with the Weapon of Mass Destruction to get the 1-2-3. Big Show defeats Brodus Clay!
Big Show raises his arms in victory as he Brodus Clay rolls to the outside. From out of nowhere, Big Show is leveled from behind by Alexander Rusev! The Bulgarian Brute continues to pummel Show with knee lifts before throwing him into the corner. Rusev runs in and hits a huge hip attack. Lana is at ringside shouting instructions to Rusev, who goes to pick up Show. Show grabs him by the throat as the crowd cheer, but Rusev drills him with a headbutt. Rusev locks on an impressive camel clutch as Lana cheers him on. She gets in the ring and has him break it after a while before she raises his arms. Alexander Rusev has definitely made an impact tonight!
The Authority is shown in their office when Randy Orton enters. He asks if they heard what the Shield was saying earlier. Triple H says that he did hear them and that the Shield will get what’s coming to them since they want to bite the hand that feeds them and it starts with Randy Orton beating Seth Rollins tonight. Surprisingly, Christian enters the office now and asks to speak to the Authority alone. Orton obliges after Triple H says that it’s fine. Christian admits that he’s been losing more than he should recently and when he finally wins an important match, he gets a concussion. He says that he can’t get any forward momentum going and that’s why he has come to them. He asks for a United States Title match and says that he needs this more than anything. He promises to do whatever it takes to win and will be in their debt if they give him the shot. Stephanie suddenly gets a “this could work” look on her face as she whispers something to Hunter. They agree to give him the match.
Returning from commercial, a recap of Sheamus’ loss to Dolph Ziggler on Monday is shown, followed by Sheamus’ surprise attack on Intercontinental Champion Big E! Sheamus theme music hits as he comes to the ring to a mixed reaction. He gets inside and grabs a microphone as it looks like he will be explaining his actions.
Sheamus begins by saying that he got to the WWE and instantly made an impact when he won the WWE Championship within a few months. The WWE Universe was not behind him in the early stages and he was wildly successful. He won the WWE Title twice, took out Triple H and won the United States Championship. Then, he started to care about what the fans thought and it started out as more success. Not only did he win the 2012 Royal Rumble match, but he also won the World Heavyweight Championship in 18 seconds. However, once he did that, a good portion of the WWE Universe turned their backs on him again. He eventually lost the title and since then, he hasn’t done much. He lost in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and again to Dolph Ziggler on Monday. Sheamus claims that he is tired of caring about the fans because he needs to get back to caring about himself. That leads to success and success is measured in things like the Intercontinental Title, which is the first thing he’s going to take for himself.
SHEAMUS & ALBERTO DEL RIO vs. BIG E & DOLPH ZIGGLER; After his pre-match promo, the WWE Universe was solidly against the “Celtic Warrior.” Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler have all had plenty of matches with each other, while Ziggler and Big E teamed at WrestleMania 29, so this should be a good match with lots of chemistry. Big E and Sheamus start things out to the crowd’s approval and Sheamus is showing a more aggressive side. He wails away at Big E in the corner before working over his back. Big E turns things around after hitting multiple rib busters. He tags in Ziggler, who came in hot but eventually cooled off after receiving an enziguri from Del Rio. Del Rio and Sheamus cut the ring in half and make frequent tags. Ziggler eventually hits a huge jumping DDT on Del Rio that allows him to make the hot tag. Big E comes in on fire as he hits Del Rio with several body blocks and a belly to belly suplex. Big E sends Del Rio into the corner, where Sheamus blind tags in, and Big E hits a splash. He lifts Del Rio for the Big Ending, but is met with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus covers and picks up the victory. Sheamus & Alberto Del Rio defeat Big E & Dolph Ziggler!
JBL states that Sheamus has just pinned the Intercontinental Champion as the WWE Universe voices their disappointment in the new change of the Celtic Warrior. On the outside, Alberto Del Rio picks up the Andre the Giant trophy and levels Dolph Ziggler in the back with it as he was checking on Big E. Sheamus’ claim for an Intercontinental Title shot just got much more serious and Alberto Del Rio shows his vicious side to Ziggler once again.
The above graphic is shown announcing that Christian’s United States Title match has been made official and is scheduled for this Monday night on Raw. Christian will go one on one with the United States Champion, Dean Ambrose!
THE REAL AMERICANS vs. R-TRUTH & XAVIER WOODS; This past Monday on Raw, the Real Americans defeated Rybaxel and Los Matadores to become the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championships. They then did commentary during the Usos match on Main Event but tonight they were in action. R-Truth and Cesaro start off and Cesaro continues to impress. He hits Truth with multiple stiff uppercuts and an impressive Gutwrench suplex. Truth hit a big spinning forearm to stop his momentum before tagging in Xavier Woods. Woods and Cesaro trade arm drags before Woods hits his big rolling clothesline for a near fall. Cesaro takes back control after a suplex followed by him and Swagger cutting the ring in half. They tag in and out and hit some double team moves. Woods eventually makes a hot tag, but Truth doesn’t hold serve for long. He falls victim to a pop up uppercut from Cesaro, before Swagger makes him tap out to the Patriot Lock. The Real Americans defeat R-Truth & Xavier Woods!
Jack Swagger refuses to break the Patriot Lock after the bell sounds despite the pleas of the Funkadactyls. Cesaro tries to get him to break it but he doesn’t want to. Cesaro eventually gets him to agree, but it’s clear they’re not 100% on the same page. Zeb Colter plays peace keeper as they shout “We The People!”.
A promo for Warrior Week on the WWE Network airs. All next week the WWE Network will be showing specials chronicling the Ultimate Warrior’s life and career.
SETH ROLLINS vs. RANDY ORTON; Randy Orton came to the ring with Batista, while Seth Rollins was accompanied by both of his Shield teammates. On Main Event this past Tuesday, Orton intervened in the match between Batista and Roman Reigns and hit Rollins with an RKO, setting this match up. As soon as the bell rings, Rollins runs at Orton and hits him with a knee strike. Rollins is amped up tonight as he backs Orton into the corner and hits him with multiple forearms. He goes to the opposite corner and begins to stomp his feet. He turns and goes for a big forearm, but Orton moves and starts to take over. Randy hits him with a European uppercut and slows down the pace, putting Rollins in a headlock. Rollins fights out of it eventually and sends Orton off the ropes. Orton ducks a clothesline and hits a huge, quick powerslam as Rollins comes back at him. Orton follows that up with a big jumping knee drop for a near fall. Orton puts Rollins on the apron and sets up for his signature DDT. Rollins fights out of it and back body drops Orton to the outside. As soon as Orton stands, Rollins meets him with a suicide dive as the Shield and the WWE Universe are pumped. Rollins rolls Orton back into the ring and gets a near fall. Shortly after, Rollins hits a huge turnbuckle powerbomb and was setting up to finish off Orton, in what would be a huge victory for his career. He gets on the apron and seems to be calling for a springboard move. Batista gets on the apron, which distracts Seth. Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns run over to Batista’s side as the Animal gets down. Rollins now goes for his springboard but Orton catches him with a huge mid-air RKO! He covers and it’s enough to put down Rollins. Randy Orton defeats Seth Rollins!
Randy Orton quickly rolls out of the ring as Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns enter. He and Batista back up the ramp as “Voices” plays over the speaker system. Batista’s slight distraction was enough to make Seth Rollins hesitate, giving Orton the chance to recover and nail a breathtaking RKO. The Shield looks on at Batista and Orton at the top of the stage as Orton poses with his arms out.