Welcome to Inside Pulse’s Live Coverage of WWE WrestleMania 29! Keep it here for all the match-by-match updates, with the latest update in ITALICS!!
Josh Matthews & Matt Striker welcome us at the table. They shill out the ways you can watch WrestleMania. They then toss it to Scott Stanford who is with JR, Kofi Kingston & Dusty Rhodes, all sitting at a table similar to NFL pre-game shows.
Snooki is backstage, Miz enters to wish her well on becoming a new MILF. Enter Wade Barrett, who doesn’t want to be slumming it with reality TV stars. Snooki tells Miz not to worry about Barrett, because Miz’s spray tan looks awesome.
Interview with Henry, he says he’s going to enter Ryback itno the Hall of Pain tonight.
Highlights of the Press Conference on Thursday, which is backed by that terrible Diddy song we are bound to hear 500 more times tonight.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Wade Barrett (c) vs. The Miz
Miz is in New York Jets green tights, whereas Barrett is in red. Back and forth to start, Barrett takes control with overpowering brawling. Miz goes for a Skull Crushing Finale, but Barrett reverses out of it. Barrett calls for the Bullhammer Elbow. Miz ducks, double leg take down, and Miz locks on the Figure 4. Barrett fights out, hits the Winds of Change for 2. Barrett then hits the Wasteland for 2. Barrett stalks Miz, but only for Miz to lock the Figure 4 back in, and to have Barrett tap out.
Winner & New Champion – The Miz
We go back to the Pre-Game table for JR, Dusty & Kofi’s insight for the main event.
The Pre-Show closes with the video package for the Cena/Rock II.
The main show opens with a video about Superstorm Sandy hitting New Jersey last fall.
WrestleMania opening package features highlights from past WMs, and featuring the big 3 matches.
Michael Cole welcomes us, JBL & The King are along side him.
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Sheamus, Randy Orton & The Big Show vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, & Roman Reigns)
Shield enters through the crowd like normal. Reigns & Sheamus start. Sheamus overpowers to start, tags in Orton. Reigns is able to get to Rollins, and he eats a drop kick from Orton. Sheamus is tagged back in, and Shield uses their numbers. Sheamus is being pummeled in the Shield’s corner. Ambrose lets Sheamus to get away, and as Sheamus is reaching for Orton, Show tags himself in. Show dominates Ambrose, removing his vest and slapping away. Shield is able to regain control, and they overpower Show. Sheamus gets tagged in, clubs away on both Rollins and Ambrose. Orton tries to get involved, but his is tossed to the outside, and Rollins dives on him. All 3 members of the Shield try for the Triple Power Bomb on Sheamus, but Show its a giant spear that takes out all 3. Orton & Show back on the apron, Sheamus goes to tag Show, but Orton takes the tag. Orton hits Ambrose with the Viper DDT, and as he pops up, Rollins comes off the top, but Orton catches him with an RKO, and he is back up to eat a spear from Reigns. Ambrose gets the pin, as Show just watches, clearly upset that Orton took the tag in.
Winners – The Shield
Show is mad that Orton took the tag in, and he gives Sheamus & Orton a KO punch.
Video Package for Rock/Cena II
Mark Henry vs. Ryback
They jabber back and forth to start. Ryback charges at Henry, and Henry that hits a clothesline that would decapitate most people. Henry in complete control, locks in a massive bear hug. Ryback fights out, charges Henry, and Henry sends Ryback to the floor. Ryback fights back, hits the Meathook clothesline. Ryback then goes for a Shellshock, but Henry fights out, and brings Ryback down facefirst, landing on Rybacks head, and is able get the pinfall.
Winner – Mark Henry
Trainers look at Ryback who isn’t moving, but Henry comes back in to do more damage. Ryback is up, hits a spinebuster, and the Shellshock.
WWE announces its partnership with the Special Olympics.
WWE Tag Team Championship
Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E Langston (w/ AJ Lee)
Dolph wants a kiss from AJ to start the match, to make fun of Bryan from last year. As Dolph turns back around, he gets a kick to the back of the head, and Bryan is able to get a 2 count. Bryan goes for the No Lock, but Ziggler slides right out. Ziggler tags Big E in, and Bryan tags in Kane. Big E dominates Kane. Ziggler in, takes out Bryan, and goes after Kane, but Kane is able to catch him and hits a Sidewalk Slam. Kane goes for the pin, but Big E breaks it up. Bryan tosses Big E to the floor, and then hits a running knee. Kane hits Ziggler with a choke slam, and Bryan is tagged in, and hits a top rope swandive headbutt for the pin.
Winners & Still Champions – Team Hell No
Video of Cena & Make-a-Wish.
Fandango (w/ Ballroom Dancer) vs. Chris Jericho
Fandango with some dance moves after the bell, and Jericho attacks. Jericho hits a quick Code Breaker, but Fandango is able to fall to the floor. Jericho then baseball slides Fandango in the face, then a dive off the top rope to the floor. Jericho goes for his springboard dropkick off the apron, but Fandango is able to kick Jericho upside the head, and gets a 2 count. Jericho regains control, and is annihilating Fandango. Fandango is able to run Jericho through the turnbuckles, shoulder first to the posts. Fandango then hits a top rope Legdrop, but only gets 2. Fandango goes for a dropkick, Jericho catches it, goes for the Walls, but Fandango is able to fight out. Fandango lays out Jericho, goes for a 2nd Top Rope Legdrop, but Jericho knocks Fandango off the top rope. Jericho goes for a Lionsault, Fandango gets his knees up, but Jericho is able to hold in, and try to turn into the Walls again. Jericho looks like he tweeked his knee, and is not able to turn the Walls, and Fandango rolls him up for the win.
Winner – Fandango
Recap of The Miz winning the IC during the pre-show.
Rock video package with random fans declaring they are ‘one of the millions.’
P. Diddy performs.
Video package for Del Rio/Swagger. Fun fact for the day, Del Rio’s tattoo on his back says ‘Made in Mexico’.
Swagger & Zeb Coulter are already in the ring (a military jeep is ringside, guessing they drove that down), and they cut a promo on New York City. ‘it isn’t even worth the beans we paid for it’. Classic.
World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio (c) (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Coulter)
Swagger dominates the early part of the match. Swagger goes for a Vader Bomb, but Del Rio is up and pushes Swagger through the turnbuckle, and hits the Back Stabber out of the corner. Del Rio with German Suplex for 2. Crowd with a ‘We Want Ziggler’ chant. Swagger fights back, hits the Gut-Wrench Powerbomb for 2. Swagger then locks on the Patriot Act Ankle Lock. Del Rio is able to power out of the hold, and locks on the Cross Arm Breaker. Swagger quickly counters back to the Ankle Lock. Del Rio gets to the ropes for the break. Swagger goes for another Gut-Wrench, but Del Rio flips out, and then kicks Swagger in the back of the head. Coulter tries to get involved, and Ricardo heads him off. Coulter steals one of Ricardo’s crutches, and Del Rio comes to the floor inbetween them. Swagger then takes Del Rio out from behind, and rolls him back in the ring. Swagger takes his time getting back in, and Del Rio pops up, and locks in the Cross Arm Breaker, and Swagger taps.
Winner & Still Champion – Alberto Del Rio
Video package for Undertaker/Punk.
Living Colour on the stage to perform ‘Cult of Personality.’ Awesome.
CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. The Undertaker
Punk is in gray with purple tights, which we can all assume is a tribute to UT. Taker comes down through a graveyard type setting with hands reaching up like zombies. The match starts fast. Punk gets some quick offense in, but UT hits a big boot, and tosses Punk to the floor. UT is pummeling Punk on the floor. UT then with the legdrop on the apron. Back in the ring, UT tries to do Old School, but as soon as he is on the top turnbuckle, Punk pulls him down. Punk then does the Old School rope walk himself, and hits it! Punk with a Side Russian Leg Sweep into a pin for 2. UT takes over, tosses Punk to the floor. UT goes for a Suicide Dive, but Heyman gets on the apron to stop UT. UT grabs Heyman, but Punk flies in with a forearm. Punk then hits the Macho Man Elbow Drop for 2. Punk is calling for the GTS, but is taking too long, and UT recovers to hit the Choke Slam for 2. UT hits Snake Eyes, then hits the ropes, but Punk counters with a Leg Lariat for 2. Punk sends UT to the floor, and Punk clears off the SAP table. UT is back up, slugs Punk, and then goes for a Last Ride Powerbomb through the SAP table. Punk is able to slide though, and kicks UT in the back of the head, and UT is laid out on the table. Punk climbs the ropes, and hits a Macho Man Elbow Drop on UT on the SAP table. Punk hit hard, and the table did not break. Punk is clearly feeling the effects of it. Punk back in the ring, UT gets in right before the 10 count. Punk is frustrated, goes after UT, but UT catches him in Hell’s Gates! Punk rolls over UT and has an odd pin, and UT is forced to break. Punk locks on the Anaconda Vice! UT sits up! The look of fear on Punk’s face is priceless, and will be on WM highlight reels forever. UT goes for another Choke Slam, Punk fights out, hits a GTS! UT bounces off the ropes, and grabs Punk right into a Tombstone! 2 Count! Both men are back up, they go punch for punch, the ref is bumped out of the chaos. but Punk hits UT with a big kick, sending UT into the corner. Punk hits the running knee, but UT holds on, again looking for a Last Ride, but Punk gets the urn from Heyman, and cracks UT in the back of the head. Punk takes too long, ref is back up, and pins UT with UT’s only signature pose, and UT kicks out. Punk now calls for a Tombstone of his own, gets UT up, but UT slides out, then a series of each men going for their finisher, and UT finally getting the Tombstone, perfectly, for the pin.
Winner – The Undertaker
A video of Cena working out to hype the main event.
Video package for Brock/HHH.
No Holds Barred – Triple H’s Career on the Line
Triple H (w/ Shawn Michaels) vs. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman)
A brawl to start, and they quickly go to the floor. Brock tosses HHH right though the announce table. He then follows it up with a Overhead Belly to Belly on the rubble of the table. HBK tries to come to his friends aide, but Brock scares him off. HBK lures Brock to the floor, and HHH lays him out. Back in the ring, HBK gets on the apron, and Brock slugs him. HHH is up, and hits a Spinebuster, goes for a Pedigree, but Brock gets HHH up for a F-5. HBK in, goes for Chin Music, Brock blocks it, F-5 to HBK. HHH back up, hits a Pedigree on Brock for 2. HHH gets a sledgehammer, but Brock is up quick, hits a F-5 on HHH, but only gets a 2. They fight back to the floor, and Brock repeatedly hits HHH with the ring steps. Back in the ring, Brock brings in the huge ringsteps, slams HHH again, and gets a 2 count. Brock is toying with HHH. HHH slaps him, Brock stares him down, and locks on the Kimura Lock. HHH fights out, and lifts Brock up while in the Kimura Lock, and slams him on the mat. HHH then Brock out, and puts his arm around the ringpost, and HHH slams a chair into Brock’s shoulder. HHH locks on the Kimura Lock on Brock! Brock calls for Heyman’s help, and he comes in with a chair, and eats some Chin Music from HBK. Brock picks up HHH while in the Kimura Lock, and slams HHH on the huge ring steps that were still in the ring. HHH locks the Kimura Lock on again, and again Brock slams him on the steps. HHH is able to lock on the Kimura again, and again Brock goes to slam him on the steps, but this time HHH hooks Brock’s head and hits a DDT. HHH hits Brock with a sledgehammer in the head, then a Pedigree on the huge ring steps still in the ring for the pin.
Winner – Triple H
Recap of the Hall of Fame Ceremony last night, followed by the introductions on the stage.
Video promo for WM30, which is amazing.
No lead in video for the main event.
The Rock (c) vs. John Cena
Back and forth to start. Cena hits a turning Power Bomb, followed by the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Rock up quickly, Spinebuster, calls for the People’s Elbow, but Cena pulls him down, and locks in the STFU. Rock gets the ropes. Rock hits another Spinebuster, then hits the People’s Elbow, kickout at 2. Cena rolls out the ring. Rock follows, gets Cena back in the ring, both are up, and they go punch for punch. Rock hits the ropes, goes for a Cross Body, but Cena catches him. Cena gets Rock on his shoulders for a FU, but Rock slides out, and hits a Rock Bottom for 2. Rock takes his time, goes for another People’s Elbow, this time giving Cena a ‘You Can’t See Me’ first. Cena pops up, hits a FU for 2. Both men up again, and they go punch for punch again. Cena gets a roll up for 2. Rock goes for a Rock Bottom, but Cena fights out, and hits a Rock Bottom of his own, kickout at 2. Cena calls for the People’s Elbow, pulls off an armband, does the hand gestures, and hits the ropes. Rock pops up, but Cena holds up, and is able to get Rock up for a FU, but Rock slides though, and hits another Rock Bottom for 2. Then they trade setting each other up for their finishers, both men repeatedly reversing them. Rock ends up with a DDT for 2. After some more back and forth, Cena hits a FU out of no where, and scores the pinfall.
Winner & New Champion – John Cena
Post Match, Rock & Cena talk, shake hands, and Cena leaves the ring. Rock is gesturing thank yous to the crowd, and leaves the ring. Cena is on the stage, and they raise each others hand, and a huge fireworks/pyro show ended the show.
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