WrestleMania XXX

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WrestleMania XXX
Information
Promotion WWE
Date April 6, 2014
Venue Mercedes-Benz Superdome
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Pay-per-view chronology
Elimination Chamber (2014) WrestleMania XXX Extreme Rules (2014)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania XXIX WrestleMania XXX WrestleMania 31

WrestleMania XXX was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event made by WWE. It was held on April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1] It was the thirtieth WrestleMania event held by the WWE.

The main event saw Daniel Bryan defeat both Randy Orton and Batista in a triple threat match to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Wrestlemania XXX also saw Brock Lesnar defeat The Undertaker and breaking his 21 year undefeated streak at WrestleMania.

Background[change | change source]

A panorama view of WrestleMania XXX in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

At the Royal Rumble on January 26, 2014, Batista was the winner of the 30-man Royal Rumble match and secured his spot to headline WrestleMania XXX against whomever the champion is after the Elimination Chamber.[2]

On February 21, it was announced by the WWE that Hulk Hogan was returning to the company and was going to host WrestleMania.[3]

On February 24, Brock Lesnar returned along with Paul Heyman and showed up to Raw. They complained about not being in the title match at WrestleMania. To appease them, Triple H handed them a contract which gave Lesnar a match with anybody at WrestleMania as long as it wasn't Orton or Batista. Lesnar and Heyman didn't like this open challenge and tried to leave because they thought that nobody would be would not be a big enough challenge. Before they could leave, The Undertaker returned and stared Lesnar down. Undertaker looked at the WrestleMania sign and Lesnar signed the contract. Lesnar poked the pen against against Undertaker's chest for him to sign and Undertaker stabbed the pen through Lesnar's hand as well as chokeslamming Lesnar through the table afterwards.[4]

Matches[change | change source]

# Matches Stipulations Times
1 (Pre-show) The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (c) defeated Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando) (with El Torito), The Real Americans (Cesaro and Jack Swagger) (with Zeb Colter) and RybAxel (Ryback and Curtis Axel)[5] Fatal 4-Way tag team elimination match for the WWE Tag Team Championship 16:02
2 Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon)[6] Singles match for a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event match 25:59
3 The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) defeated Kane and The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn)[7] Six-man tag team match 2:56
4 Cesaro won the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by last eliminating Big Show[8] 31-man Battle royal for the André the Giant Memorial Trophy 13:25
5 John Cena defeated Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper and Erick Rowan)[9] Singles match 23:13
6 Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated The Undertaker[10] Singles match 25:06
7 AJ Lee (c) won the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational1[11] 14-Diva single-fall match for the WWE Divas Championship 6:48
8 Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton (c) and Batista by submission[12] Triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship 23:21
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

1The other competitors in the match were: Aksana, Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Cameron, Emma, Eva Marie, Layla, Naomi, Natalya, Nikki Bella, Rosa Mendes, Summer Rae and Tamina Snuka.

Battle royal[change | change source]

Order Wrestler Eliminated by Time
1 Yoshi Tatsu Khali 00:17
2 Brad Maddox Rhodes & Khali 00:53
3 Brodus Clay Khali 01:26
4 The Great Khali Slater, McIntyre & Mahal 01:36
5 Zack Ryder McIntyre & Mahal 02:03
6 Darren Young Slater, McIntyre & Mahal 02:33
7 Drew McIntyre Henry 02:56
8 Jinder Mahal Henry 02:57
9 Heath Slater Henry 03:08
10 Mark Henry Show 03:14
11 Titus O'Neil Show 03:43
12 The Miz Marella 04:31
13 Santino Marella Del Rio 04:41
14 Xavier Woods Sandow 04:48
15 Damien Sandow Rhodes & Goldust 05:05
16 Justin Gabriel Big E 05:23
17 David Otunga Big E 05:35
18 Big E Fandango 05:55
19 Fandango Sheamus 06:43
20 R-Truth Show 07:01
21 Sin Cara Del Rio 07:19
22 Tyson Kidd Del Rio 07:35
23 Goldust Del Rio 08:05
24 Cody Rhodes Del Rio 08:23
25 Rey Mysterio Cesaro 09:05
26 Kofi Kingston Sheamus 11:12
27 Dolph Ziggler Del Rio 11:31
28 Alberto Del Rio Sheamus 12:17
29 Sheamus Del Rio 12:18
30 Big Show Cesaro 13:25
Winner Cesaro N/A

References[change | change source]

  1. "New Orleans to host WrestleMania XXX". http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/20130218/SPORTS/130218015/New-Orleans-host-WrestleMania-XXX?nclick_check=1. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
  2. "Batista won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/royalrumble/2014/royal-rumble-match-26171285. Retrieved 2014-1-27.
  3. "Hulk Hogan returns to WWE!". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/inside/hulk-hogan-returns-to-wwe-26183295. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  4. "The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/undertaker-brock-lesnar-26184576. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
  5. "WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Los Matadores, The Real Americans and Ryback & Curtis Axel". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/usos-real-americans-matadores-ryback-curtis-axel-26214918. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  6. "Daniel Bryan def. Triple H". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/daniel-bryan-triple-h-26193670. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  7. "The Shield def. Kane & The New Age Outlaws". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/shield-kane-outlaws-26193671. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  8. "Cesaro won The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/the-andre-the-giant-memorial-battle-royal-26193641. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  9. "John Cena def. Bray Wyatt". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/john-cena-bray-wyatt-26191422. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  10. "Brock Lesnar def. The Undertaker". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/undertaker-brock-lesnar-26184576. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  11. "AJ Lee wins Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/vickie-guerrero-divas-championship-invitational-26195647. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
  12. "Daniel Bryan def. Randy Orton and Batista to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion". WWE. http://www.wwe.com/shows/wrestlemania/30/daniel-bryan-randy-orton-batista-26178334. Retrieved 2014-04-11.

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