WrestleMania XXVI

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WrestleMania XXVI
Tagline(s)"Destruction in the Desert"[1]
"History Will Be Made. Will You Be There?"
"I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)" by Kevin Rudolf featuring Birdman, Jay Sean and Lil Wayne[2]
"Be Yourself" by Audioslave
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
"The Show" by Since October
PromotionWorld Wrestling Entertainment
DateMarch 28, 2010
VenueUniversity of Phoenix Stadium
CityGlendale, Arizona
Pay-per-view chronology
Elimination Chamber WrestleMania XXVI Extreme Rules (2010)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania XXV WrestleMania XXVI WrestleMania XXVII

WrestleMania XXIV is the twenty-sixth yearly WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event put on by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It took place on March 28th, 2010 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.[3]

Matches[change | change source]

# Matches Stipulations Time[4]
Dark Yoshi Tatsu won by last eliminating Zack Ryder[Note 1][5][6] 26-man battle royal 6:02
1 ShoMiz (The Miz and Big Show) (c) defeated John Morrison and R-Truth[7] Tag team match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship 3:23
2 Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase[8] Triple threat match 9:02
3 Jack Swagger defeated Dolph Ziggler, Shelton Benjamin, Drew McIntyre, Christian, Montel Vontavious Porter, Matt Hardy, Evan Bourne, Kofi Kingston and Kane[9] Money in the Bank ladder match 13:44
4 Triple H defeated Sheamus[10] Singles match 12:17
5 Rey Mysterio defeated CM Punk (with Luke Gallows and Serena)[11] Singles match; if Punk had won, Mysterio would have had to join the Straight Edge Society 6:30
6 Bret Hart defeated Vince McMahon[12] No Holds Barred Lumberjack Match with Bruce Hart as the special guest referee 11:09
7 Chris Jericho (c) defeated Edge[13] Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 15:47
8 Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Alicia Fox and Vickie Guerrero defeated Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Gail Kim and Beth Phoenix[14] 10-Diva tag team match 3:19
9 John Cena defeated Batista (c)[15] Singles match for the WWE Championship 13:30
10 The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels[16] No disqualification, no count-out retirement match
(Undertaker's undefeated streak vs. Michaels' career)
(c) - refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  1. The other participants were: Carlito, Caylen Croft, Chris Masters, David Hart Smith, Finlay, Goldust, The Great Khali, Jimmy Wang Yang, JTG, Kung Fu Naki, Luke Gallows, Mark Henry, Mike Knox, Primo, Santino Marella, Shad Gaspard, Slam Master J, Trent Barreta, Tyler Reks, Tyson Kidd, Vance Archer, Vladimir Kozlov, and William Regal.

Production[change | change source]

Global Spectrum, University of Phoenix Stadium's operator, had worked in past years with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) to get the event to its venue. On January 18, 2008, Global Spectrum publicly announced that it wants to hold WrestleMania in 2010.[17] The event became more widely known weeks prior when a photo of Wayne Gretzky wearing a shirt showing the event was seen in the Swedish newspaper Expressen.[17][18] A press conference happened on February 24, 2009 at the University of Phoenix Stadium to officially tell people about the event for Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium; this event is the first time WrestleMania would happen in the state of Arizona.[3] Tickets for the event went on sale November 7, 2009 at 10:00am MST.[19] Advertisements telling people about the date tickets would go on sale used the song "Welcome to the World" by Kevin Rudolf.[20]

Along with WrestleMania XXVI, a group of events known as "WrestleMania Week" was held in the week before the event. The third yearly WrestleManiArt, an art show and auction featuring work by WWE superstars, was held on March 24. WrestleMania's yearly fan convention, WrestleMania Axxess, was held from March 25 through to March 27. On March 27, WWE hosted its yearly WWE Hall of Fame ceremony at the Dodge Theater, where the 2010 members were made an official member of the hall of fame.[1][21]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 McClay, Bob (2009-02-24). "WrestleMania to be held in Glendale". KTAR. Retrieved 2009-02-25. WrestleMania "Destruction in the Desert," scheduled for March 28, 2010, will be a week-long event featuring a street party, a wrestling hall of fame, and an art exhibition created by several WWE wrestlers.
  2. "WrestleMania: "I Made It" by Kevin Rudolf is the official theme song of WrestleMania 26". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2010-02-11. Archived from the original on 2012-10-26. Retrieved 2010-02-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Arizona Hosts WrestleMania XXVI". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-02-24. Archived from the original on 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  4. "WrestleMania".
  5. Burdick, Michael (2010-03-28). "Results:The best of 26". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  6. Meltzer, Dave (2010-03-28). "WrestleMania live coverage". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  7. Vermillion, James (2010-03-28). "Results:No business like Show-Miz-ness". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  8. Powers, Kevin (2010-03-28). "Results:RK-Owning his legacy". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  9. Sitterson, Aubrey (2010-03-28). "Results:Can't stagger Swagger". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  10. Murphy, Ryan (2010-03-28). "Results:Fortune does not favor the bold". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  11. Burdick, Michael (2010-03-28). "Results:619 means I'm better than you". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  12. Tello, Craig (2010-03-28). "Results:Bret screwed Vince". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  13. Passero, Mitch (2010-03-28). "Results:A Spear too late". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  14. Murphy, Ryan (2010-03-28). "Results:Vickie throws her weight around". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  15. Adkins, Greg (2010-03-28). "Results:Cena uncorks the "Champ pain"". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  16. McAvennie, Mike (2010-03-28). "Results:Phenom spells 18 and woe for HBK". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-03-29.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Watters, Carrie (2008-01-18). "Talks ongoing to bring WrestleMania in 2010". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2009-11-29.
  18. (in Swedish) Nordström, Gunnar (2007-12-30). "Fel att satsa på Foppa". Expressen. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  19. "WWE Presents WrestleMania XXVI". University of Phoenix Stadium. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
  20. "WrestleMania: The WWE Universe lines up for their tickets to WrestleMania XXVI in Phoenix". World Wrestling Entertainment. 2009-11-09. Archived from the original on 2009-11-14. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  21. "WrestleMania Week". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-11-30.

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