|Date||April 6, 2014|
|City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
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. 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]
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.
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.
Matches[change | change source]
|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)||Fatal 4-Way tag team elimination match for the WWE Tag Team Championship||16:02|
|2||Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon)||Singles match for a spot in the WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event match||25:59|
|3||The Shield (Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins) defeated Kane, Billy Gunn, and Road Dogg Jesse James||Six-man tag team match||2:56|
|4||Cesaro won the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by last eliminating Big Show||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)||Singles match||23:13|
|6||Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) defeated The Undertaker||Singles match||25:06|
|7||AJ Lee (c) won the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational1||14-Diva single-fall match for the WWE Divas Championship||6:48|
|8||Daniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton (c) and Batista by submission||Triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship||23:21|
|(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match|
Battle royal[change | change source]
|2||Brad Maddox||Rhodes & Khali||00:53|
|4||The Great Khali||Slater, McIntyre & Mahal||01:36|
|5||Zack Ryder||McIntyre & Mahal||02:03|
|6||Darren Young||Slater, McIntyre & Mahal||02:33|
|13||Santino Marella||Del Rio||04:41|
|15||Damien Sandow||Rhodes & Goldust||05:05|
|16||Justin Gabriel||Big E||05:23|
|17||David Otunga||Big E||05:35|
|21||Sin Cara||Del Rio||07:19|
|22||Tyson Kidd||Del Rio||07:35|
|24||Cody Rhodes||Del Rio||08:23|
|27||Dolph Ziggler||Del Rio||11:31|
|28||Alberto Del Rio||Sheamus||12:17|
References[change | change source]
- "New Orleans to host WrestleMania XXX". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved February 18, 2013.
- "Batista won the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match". WWE. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
- "Hulk Hogan returns to WWE!". WWE. Archived from the original on 2014-03-02. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
- "The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar". WWE. Retrieved 2014-03-10.
- "WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos def. Los Matadores, The Real Americans and Ryback & Curtis Axel". WWE. Archived from the original on 2014-04-04. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Daniel Bryan def. Triple H". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Cesaro won The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "John Cena def. Bray Wyatt". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Brock Lesnar def. The Undertaker". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "AJ Lee wins Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.
- "Daniel Bryan def. Randy Orton and Batista to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion". WWE. Retrieved 2014-04-11.