WWE Wrestlemania 30 Results – 4/6/14 (Daniel Bryan wins)
WWE Wrestlemania 30 PPV Results
April 6, 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana (Mercedes-Benz Superdome)
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
A video package reflecting on the history of Wrestlemania is shown.
Hulk Hogan is out to kick off the show. Hogan is excited to be here. He accidentally calls it the Silverdome. Hogan is quickly corrected and apologizes for the mistake. “I was just thinking about bodyslamming Andre the Giant brother,” added Hogan.
The glass shatters and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s music hits to interrupt Hogan. Austin is out to a huge ovation. Austin and Hogan have a stare down. Austin jokes that it’s great to be back here at the “Silverdome” getting a laugh from Hogan and from the crowd. He asks the crowd if they want him to open up a can of whoop ass on Hulk Hogan. The crowd agrees with a hell yeah. Austin leads a “what” chant counting off the Wrestlemania events Hogan was involved with. He said he appreciates everything Hogan has done for this business and they shake hands. Austin said he would love to stay out here and “flap his gums”, but tonight is about the current regime of stars.
The Rock’s music hits and he is out next to another huge reaction. The Rock also makes a joke about the Silverdome mistake Hogan made earlier. He talks about looking across the ring and seeing his good buddy Steve Austin and his childhood hero Hulk Hogan. Rock adds that they are the biggest two names in the history of WWE. He talks about Hogan being an inspiration for John Cena and Steve Austin being an inspiration for Daniel Bryan. Rock also takes credit for inspiring so many couples to make babies for witnessing his greatness. The Rock, Steve Austin and Hulk Hogan all drop catchphrases to close the segment. Austin grabs some beer, tosses them to Rock and Hogan and all three men have a toast.
A video package runs focusing on the rise of Daniel Bryan in WWE.
Back live, Stephanie McMahon is standing in the middle of the ring. She introduces “the most powerful man in WWE”, WWE COO, Triple H.
Winner Advances to the Main Event
Triple H w/ Stephanie McMahon vs. Daniel Bryan
Another cool entrance from Triple H this year sitting on a throne with gold chain attire. Huge reaction for Daniel Bryan during his entrance to the ring.
The bell rings and here we go. Triple H is smiling as the crowd continues to show support for Bryan. Triple H extends his hand early for a handshake. Bryan kicks it away and goes for a roll up early for a two count. Bryan with body shots in the corner and Triple H dodges a kick to the head bailing to the outside. Bryan is now extending his hand smiling at Triple H who is recovering on the outside. Bryan drops Triple H again with a dropkick and headlock takedown. Triple H quickly counters Bryan connecting with a shoulder block. Bryan is back with another headlock takedown. Bryan with uppercuts. Bryan with elbows, body kicks and Triple H breaks it up. Bryan avoids a shot to the steel ring post and dropkicks Triple H to the outside. Bryan follows this up with a jumping DDT to Triple H on the floor. Bryan goes up top, flips and takes out Triple H at the ringside area. Back in the ring, Bryan goes up top and gets crotched. Triple H clears off the main announce table, jumps up with Bryan and drops his arm/shoulder off the side with force. The referee starts the count when Triple H returns to the ring. Bryan rolls back in the ring at 7 and Triple H is back on the attack.
Triple H is working over the left arm/shoulder of Bryan pulling back with force. Bryan fights to his feet connecting with body shots. Triple H with a knee, charges and Bryan pulls down the top rope as Triple H falls to the outside. Bryan goes for a suicide dive and Triple H catches him with a big right hand through the ropes. Triple H puts the arm of Bryan behind his own back and drops his lower back off the ring apron with a modified back suplex. The referee starts the count. Bryan slides back in around the 9 count. Triple H applies a crossface chicken wing to slow Bryan down and to work over his arm/shoulder once again. Triple H drops Bryan down and locks on the Crossface. Bryan is able to crawl and reach the bottom rope. Bryan with rights. Triple H with rights of his own. Bryan takes Triple H off his feet with a flying forearm. Bryan with kicks to the chest. Triple H breaks it up. Bryan with a german suplex into a bridge for a two count. Bryan hangs on and connects with a second into another two count. Triple H counters a third attempt and attempts another chicken wing. Triple H instead dumps Bryan over his head with an overhead suplex. Triple H gets another two count.
Both men are up top. Bryan connects with a sunset flip into a powerbomb on Triple H. Bryan with repeated shots to Triple H in the corner and Triple H explodes with a huge clothesline that drops Bryan. Triple H goes for a Pedigree. Bryan counters into a cover for a two count. Bryan catches Triple H with a huge kick to the head. Bryan is up top, jumps and Triple H gets a knee up catching Bryan on the chin. Triple H has another Crossface applied on Bryan. Bryan is trying to pull himself to the bottom rope. Bryan tries to counter out and Triple H keeps it locked in. Bryan flips Triple H on his back and gets a two count. Bryan counters and gets the Yes Lock applied with two fingers. Triple H gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Triple H falls to the outside. Bryan is back up, hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive on Triple H. Bryan jumps back in and connects with a second dive. Bryan with repeated kicks to the chest of Triple H. Bryan tosses Triple H back in, goes up top, jumps and connects with a huge missile dropkick. Bryan favors his shoulder during the landing. Bryan flips up, kicks to the chest of Triple H and connects with a huge kick to the head. Two count.
Bryan is firing himself up in the corner. Bryan charges and Triple H catches him with a big spinebuster. Triple H with a Pedigree. Bryan kicks out! Stephanie is shocked at ringside. Triple H can’t believe it. Small package by Bryan for a two count. Triple H props Bryan up in the corner and drops some right hands. Triple H gets Bryan ready for a second Pedigree, Bryan counters into a pinfall for two, Triple H keeps the hooks in, Bryan is dropping down to block it and Triple H drops knees to Bryan’s head to break it up. Bryan counters a Pedigree and connects with a kick to the head. Triple H avoids another kick to the head. Bryan connects with his flying knee to the head. Bryan covers Triple H and gets the win!
Winner and advancing to the main event: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Stephanie McMahon gets in the ring and slaps Bryan a few times. Triple H attacks Bryan, drops his arm over the ring apron, grabs a steel chair and connects the chair with Bryan’s shoulder. Stephanie mocks Bryan who is in pain. WWE staff check on Bryan.
The Shield vs. Kane and The New Age Outlaws
We start with Kane and Dean Ambrose. Ambrose is able to drop Kane with a clothesline as Roman Reigns and Billy Gunn get the tag. Reigns with a jumping clothesline on Gunn. Reigns with a shot to Road Dogg and samoan drop to Kane. Reigns with a big boot to both Gunn and Raod Dogg in the corner. Reigns with a Superman punch to Road Dogg. Kane grabs Reigns when Seth Rollins breaks it up. Rollins with a flip dive taking out Kane. Ambrose tackles Gunn. Ambrose tosses Road Dogg into the barricade. Rollins and Ambrose with double suicide dives to Gunn and Road Dogg. Reigns with a spear to Kane in the ring. Reigns with a double spear to Gunn and Road Dogg. Tag to Rollins. The Shield setup a double powerbomb on The New Age Outlaws and get the pinfall.
Winners: The Shield
We get cameos by Sgt. Slaughter, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and Ron Simmons.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The ring is already filled with WWE stars. Big Show and Sheamus are out last.
Order of elimination: Yoshi Tatsu, Brad Maddox, Brodus Clay, The Great Khali, Zack Ryder, Darren Young, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, Heath Slater, Mark Henry, Titus O’Neil, The Miz, Santino Marella, Damien Sandow, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Big E, Fandango (who took 30 forearms to the chest from Sheamus on the way out), R-Truth, Tyson Kidd, Goldust, Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus.
We are down to Big Show and Cesaro. Cesaro counters a chokeslam attempt with some big uppercuts. Cesaro is trying to clothesline Big Show over the top rope. Big Show hangs on and tosses Cesaro over. Cesaro hangs on. Cesaro goes up top and Big Show connects with a huge chop to the chest. Big Show puts Cesaro up on his shoulder, Cesaro jumps up, uppercuts Big Show, lifts him up in a scoop slam and dumps him over the top rope!
Winner of the first ever Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Cesaro
A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt.
John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt w/ The Wyatt Family
Mark Crozer and The Rels performed “Broken Out in Love” live for The Wyatt Family.
The bell rings as Luke Harper and Erick Rowan look on from ringside. Bray Wyatt gets down on his knees and yells at John Cena to end this right now. “Be the monster you are John. Finish me! Finish me John!” Cena with a quick headlock takedown on Wyatt. Cena with another headlock takedown. Wyatt with big shots to Cena in the corner. Wyatt with headbutts to Cena repeatedly. Cena with a huge clothesline that dropped Wyatt. Cena jumps on Wyatt dropping a few rights. Wyatt is laughing as Cena unloads on him with some huge shots. Cena with a big kick to the face of Wyatt who continues to keep laughing. Wyatt with a big suplex on Cena tossing him aside. Wyatt mounts Cena and drops big rights. Cena with a big dropkick on Wyatt. Wyatt applies a sleeper on Cena. Cena fights outs and Wyatt adjusts to a headlock. Cena with flying shoulder charges and his twisting powerbomb to plant Wyatt. Cena stands up smiling as the crowd starts booing. Wyatt does his backwards walk to stop Cena in his tracks as he was going for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gets in shots on Harper and Rowan and Wyatt then plants Cena with a quick slam. Wyatt with a splash to Cena in the corner.
Crowd is behind Wyatt. Cena with a twisting tornado DDT off the second rope for a two count. Cena is up top, jumps attempting his leg drop and Wyatt counters into a powerbomb for a two count. Cena comes back landing his twisting powerbomb and Five Knuckle Shuffle combo on Wyatt. Wyatt counters an AA attempt and drops Cena gut first over his knee for another two count. Wyatt is up on the corner with Cena. Cena with headbutts to Wyatt to drop him backwards to the ring. Cena stands up, jumps and takes out the Wyatt Family at ringside. Wyatt runs outside and sends Cena shoulder first into the steel ring steps that go flying. Wyatt picks up the top part of the steel steps, Cena counters and tosses Wyatt aside. Cena picks up the steel steps, looks to drop them over Wyatt, drops them, tosses Wyatt back in the ring and Wyatt drops Cena. The commentators are saying Cena is refusing to stoop to the same level as Wyatt. Wyatt misses a body splash. Cena with an AA. Wyatt kicks out. Harper with a big shot to Cena. Wyatt with a body splash over Cena. Cover and Cena kicks out. Wyatt tosses Cena outside of the ring through the ropes. Cena spears Harper through the timekeepers barricade at ringside.
Wyatt runs out. Wyatt with kicks to Cena near Harper. Wyatt tosses Cena back in the ring, leans back in the corner and is trying to setup Sister Abigail. Cena counters into an STF. Wyatt reaches the ropes to break it up. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Cena. Cena kicks out. Wyatt leaves the ring, clears off the Spanish announce table and then brings a steel chair back in the ring. Rowan is now in the ring getting in the face of the referee. Wyatt drops the steel chair near Cena telling him to take it. Wyatt gets down on his knees and says, “Finish me!” Cena hits Rowan instead with the chair. Wyatt with a roll up for a two count. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail. Cena counters and hits the AA. Cena gets the pinfall.
Winner: John Cena
Highlights from the Class of 2014 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony is shown. Back live, we are introduced to the inductees: Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Mr. T, Paul Bearer, Carlos Colon, Lita, Razor Ramon and Ultimate Warrior.
Backstage, we see Daniel Bryan being examined by WWE staff.
A video package runs hyping The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar.
The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman
WWE had coffins with the names of everyone The Undertaker defeated in the past lining the entrance way. Coffin #22 had Brock Lesnar’s name on it and it was lit on fire during Undertaker’s entrance.
The bell rings and here we go. Taker with body shots to Lesnar in the corner. Lesnar with a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex and then clotheslines Taker over the top rope. Taker lands on his feet and stares back up at Lesnar. Taker with rights from the ring apron and Lesnar fights back with jumping knees. Taker drops Lesnar’s jaw off the top rope. Taker with more shots to Lesnar in the corner. Taker sends Lesnar shoulder first into the steel ring post. Taker does this a second time. Taker wraps up the left arm of Lesnar, teases some Old School and Lesnar breaks it up with right hands and shoulder charges. Taker sends Lesnar shoulder first into the steel ring post once again and then drops him face first off the steel ring steps at ringside. Taker with a straight right hand that catches Lesnar right on the jaw at ringside. Taker drops a leg over the neck of Lesnar over the ring apron. Taker with snake eyes to Lesnar in the corner. Taker is looking for a chokeslam early. Lesnar counters looking for an F5. Taker counters that sending Lesnar shoulder first into the corner. Taker misses a big boot attempt in the corner when Lesnar moves out of the way.
Lesnar lifts Taker up by his leg and drives him back first into the floor with force. Back in the ring, Lesnar continues to work over the left leg of Taker. Lesnar drives his knees into the ribs of Taker. Heyman yells at Lesnar to wear down Taker as Lesnar stomps over the legs of Taker. Lesnar with a kick to the back of the leg of Taker at ringside. Taker fires back with a right and Lesnar irish whips Taker into the ring barricade. Back in the ring, Lesnar plants Taker with a quick suplex. Lesnar drops forearms to the back of Taker. Lesnar with repeated body shots to Taker. Taker catches Lesnar with a quick DDT after hitting the ropes. Taker catches Lesnar with a big boot in the corner and follows with right hands. Taker with a splash to Lesnar in the corner, backs up and connects with a second splash. Taker has Lesnar up on his shoulder, snake eyes, hits the ropes and connects with a big boot. Taker drops a quick leg on Lesnar and gets a two count. Taker with a huge chokeslam on Lesnar, cover and Lesnar gets a shoulder up after two. Lesnar with an F5, cover and Taker kicks out after two. Taker pulls Lesnar down and gets the Hell’s Gate locked in right away.
Lesnar lifts up Taker and drops him down in a powerbomb to break up the submission. Lesnar pulls Taker back out, Taker reaches up and pulls Lesnar back down in Hell’s Gate. Lesnar lifts up Taker again and drops him down in another powerbomb to break it up. Lesnar gets the Kimura Lock applied. Taker counters and gets the Kimura Lock applied on Lesnar. Taker drops down keeping it locked in as Lesnar screams in pain. Lesnar gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Taker locks the arm up of Lesnar, Lesnar counters Old School, drops Taker on his shoulders and connects with an F5! Taker again kicks out! Lesnar with a german suplex with a release on Taker. Lesnar with a second german suplex. Lesnar with big stomps to Taker in the corner. Lesnar jumps up over Taker in the corner, Taker grabs Lesnar and drops him down in a powerbomb. Taker has Lesnar up and connects with a Tombstone Piledriver. Lesnar kicks out after two. Taker sits up and calls for the end. Lesnar counters, has Taker up on his shoulders and connects with another F5.
Lesnar hooks the leg and gets the pinfall! The crowd in New Orleans can’t believe it!
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Paul Heyman rolls in the ring and is completely shocked. We see crowd reactions and everyone inside the Superdome is speechless. Lesnar and Heyman celebrate this huge accomplishment as The Undertaker is now 21-1 at Wrestlemania. After Lesnar and Heyman leave, we see a shot of Undertaker getting up to his knees. He struggles to get to his feet. We see a shot of everyone on commentary standing and clapping for Undertaker. We see Undertaker leaving the ring and taking a walk up the ramp as he receives a huge ovation heading to the back.
A promo for Wrestlemania 31 on March 25, 2015 in California is shown.
Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational
We see all of the WWE Divas already in the ring. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is out last.
One fall to a finish in this one. All of the Divas start brawling to kick things off. Action is all over the place. Emma with a shot to Summer Rae in the corner. Aksana with a spinebuster to Layla. Rosa Mendes with a side slam on Natalya. Naomi with a shot to Rosa. Tamina Snuka takes out Naomi. Eva Marie pushes down Tamina. The Bella Twins double team Tamina with a splash and double dropkick. The Bella’s with a suicide dive to other Divas at ringside. Tamina plants Natayla, goes up top and gets tripped up by Naomi. Natayla clotheslines Tamina on the outside and then takes a dropkick from AJ. In the ring, AJ gets her Black Widow submission applied. Naomi taps out.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee
Backstage, Mean Gene Okerlund is with Hulk Hogan. Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff walk up to interrupt. Orndorff talks about always being reminded that he lost the match at Wrestlemania 1. Mr. T walks up to interrupt Piper. Hogan wants to bury the hatchet. They all shake hands.
Bruno Sammartino, Harley Race, Bob Backlund, Dusty Rhodes and Bret Hart are shown at ringside.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
Rev Theory performed Randy Orton’s theme song live. Justin Roberts handled the introductions for the champion Randy Orton and the challengers Batista and Daniel Bryan.
The bell rings and Daniel Bryan takes out Randy Orton right away with his flying knee. Batista grabs Bryan and Bryan counters a powerbomb into a huricanrana. Batista rolls out. Bryan with shots to Orton in the corner. Orton counters an irish whip and drops Bryan down by his bad shoulder. Batista is back in taking out Orton with a clothesline. Orton with a back breaker on Batista. Orton with a shot to Bryan and Batista clotheslines Orton over the top rope. Batista drops Orton face first off the announce table. Batista sends Orton shoulder first into the steel steps. Batista repeats this sending Orton face first off them this time. Batista separates the steel steps, Orton counters and gives Batista a back body drop over the steps. Orton with a back suplex on Bryan off the ring barricade. Orton does the same to Batista. Orton poses standing on top of the steel steps. Back in the ring, Orton stomps over the body Batista. Orton drops a knee, hooks the leg and Batista kicks out. Bryan comes out of no where with a double missle dropkick taking out both Orton and Batista. Bryan with kicks to the chests of Orton and Batista. Bryan catches Batista with a kick to the head.
Orton blocks a kick from Bryan and launches him over his head instead. Batista misses a charge on Bryan in the corner. Bryan with corner shots to Orton and Batista going back and forth. Crowd in New Orleans is fired up for Bryan. Bryan is up top with Orton and connects with a top rope huricanrana for a two count. Batista with a suplex on Bryan over the top rope to the outside. Batista is going up top when Orton cuts him off. Orton connects with a superplex on Batista. Bryan comes out of no where connecting on Orton with a flying headbutt. Bryan gets the Yes Lock applied on Orton. We see Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walking out to the ringside area through the crowd. Triple H gets in a shot on the referee to knock him out. Batista with a spinebuster on Bryan. Triple H has referee Scott Armstrong jump in the ring. Batista Bomb on Bryan. Bryan kicks out after two. Batista can’t believe it. Triple H and Stephanie are upset at ringside. Batista misses a charge in the corner. Bryan kicks referee Scott Armstrong in the face. Michael Cole reminds us it is No DQ. Bryan with a suicide dive taking out Triple H, Scott Armstrong and even Stephanie McMahon! Triple H is pissed.
Triple H grabs a sledgehammer and gets back in the ring when Bryan cuts him off. Bryan has the sledgehammer and hits Triple H with it in the head. Bryan rolls up Batista and Orton breaks it up. Orton tosses Bryan out of the ring and hits an uppercut. Batista and Orton are double teaming Bryan at ringside. Batista drops Bryan head first off the ring barricade. We see a shot of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon being taken to the back. Orton nails Bryan in the shoulder using part of the steel steps. Orton and Batista start to clear off the announce table. Batista uses a TV to hit Bryan. A loud “CM PUNK” chant breaks out. Orton has the steel steps setup near the table. Batista has Bryan up with him on the announce table. Batista gets Bryan up for the Batista Bomb and Orton jumps up catching Bryan with a reverse RKO. Orton landed back first over a TV monitor as they crashed through the Spanish announce table. EMT officials are walking out to the ringside area to attend to Daniel Bryan. Batista grabs Orton, trips him up and then sends him back first into the ring barricade. Batista sends Orton face first into the steel ring post as well. Batista contines to work over Orton.
Back in the ring, Orton almost gets his DDT using the ropes when Batista counters tossing him over the top rope. Orton quickly recovers, trips up Batista and gives him a DDT to the floor from the ring apron. We see a shot of Bryan being taken away on a stretcher. Bryan is removing the straps and climbing off the stretcher. Orton grabs Bryan and sends him shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Orton tosses Bryan in the ring and slides back in. Orton is calling for the end with the RKO. Bryan counters and gets the Yes Lock applied. Batista breaks it up. Bryan pulls Batista down and gets him in the Yes Lock. Orton breaks that up. Orton tosses Bryan to the corner and works over Batista in the other. Batista blocks an RKO attempt. Batista takes out Bryan with a spear. Orton with an RKO on Batista. Batista kicks out at 2. Orton can’t believe it. Orton backs up looking to punt Batista. Bryan comes out of no where with his flying knee. Batista tosses Bryan out, hooks the leg of Orton and Orton barely kicks out. Batista has Orton up and drops him down in the Batista Bomb. Bryan with a flying knee on Batista! Bryan gets the Yes Lock applied on Batista. Batista taps!
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan
After the match, we see a shot of the huge crowd inside the Superdome chanting “YES! YES! YES!” along with Daniel Bryan. Bryan grabs both of the belts, jumps to the outside and gets on top of the announce table lifting them high as a huge display of pyro goes off. Confetti begins to fill the Superdome. Bryan returns to the ring and holds up the titles in celebration. “For eight long months Daniel Bryan has battled The Autority. And finally tonight, he wins,” adds Michael Cole to close out the show. Bryan drops down to his knees and stares down at the titles. He picks them up and has one last big celebration as the PPV goes off the air.