80,676 went to the MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania XXIV
|Tagline(s)||Wrestlemania is coming home...|
|"Coming Home" by Diddy – Dirty Money feat. Skylar Grey|
"Bones" by Young Guns
"Letters from the Sky" by Civil Twilight
|Date||April 7, 2013|
|City||East Rutherford, New Jersey|
WrestleMania XXIX was the twenty-ninth yearly WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event made by WWE. It took place on April 7, 2013 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The event was the fifth WrestleMania in the New York metropolitan area and the third WrestleMania held in the state of New Jersey.
There was an 8-man mixed tag team match scheduled between Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & "Sweet T" Tensai) (with Cameron & Naomi) and Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) (with The Bella Twins) but the match was pulled from the card on short notice because of time constraints.
Matches[change | change source]
|Pre-Show||The Miz beat Wade Barrett (c) via submission||Singles match for the Intercontinental Championship||6:33|
|1||The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns) beat Sheamus, Randy Orton, and Big Show||Six-man tag team match||10:35|
|2||Mark Henry beat Ryback||Singles match||08:03|
|3||Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) (c) beat Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston (with AJ Lee)||Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship||7:29|
|4||Fandango beat Chris Jericho||Singles match||9:33|
|5||Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) (c) beat Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) via Submission||Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship||10:30|
|6||The Undertaker beat CM Punk (with Paul Heyman)||Singles match||22:07|
|7||Triple H (with Shawn Michaels) beat Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)||No Holds Barred match; If Triple H had lost, he would have been forced to retire.||23:58|
|8||John Cena beat The Rock (c)||Singles match for the WWE Championship||24:12|
(c) – refers to the champion heading into the match
References[change | change source]
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- Vorkunov, Mike. "WrestleMania 29 to be held in New Jersey at MetLife Stadium". nj.com. Retrieved February 16, 2012.
- "Clay & Tensai comment on match cut from WM29". PW Torch. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (Interactive Pre-Show Match)". Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- "The Shield def. Randy Orton, Big Show & Sheamus". Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "Mark Henry def. Ryback". Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- "WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No def. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston". Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- "Fandango def. Chris Jericho". Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger". Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- "The Undertaker def. CM Punk". Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Triple H def. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Match; If Lesnar won, Triple H would have had to retire)". Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- "John Cena def. WWE Champion The Rock". WWE. Retrieved 25 February 2013.