Note PRIOR to 'Mania.
Sheamus fought Daniel Bryan to a no-contest in a Lumberjack match for the United States Championship. A dark match despite it being advertised for the show. Notable Lumberjacks include R-Truth, Ted DiBiase, The Great Khali, Drew McIntyre, William Regal, Evan Bourne and Mark Henry. A brawl ensued, and Teddy Long (of SmackDown) came out and turned the match into a Battle Royal which The Great Khali won. But no, Khali is not U.S. Champion as the Belt wasn't on the line for the Battle Royal.
Atlanta's own Keri Hilson is introduced by Justin Roberts and she kicks off the program by singing 'America The Beautiful'.
An opening video introduces the most electrifying man in showbiz today as the Guest Host of WWE WrestleMania 27, he is The Rock!
The Great One enters to a jam-packed Georgia Dome in Atlanta and he eyes up his Millions 'and Millions' of fans worldwide from the stage as he then walks to the ring in a custom made tracksuit that has an American flagged Brahma Bull on the back. WrestleMania's Guest Host is here, the fans are ready, the glistening stage is ready, the white ring-ropes and the cube-like screen-box above the stage is ready and all of us here at WrestlingNewsSource are ready because "Finally, The Rock has come back to Atlanta! And Finally, The Rock has come back to WrestleMania!" The Rock promises this will be the most memorable WrestleMania of all time! The Rock gets the crowd going and ironically The Rock chants "Wrestle" while the fans scream "Mania!" before Rock taunts John Cena and his rainbow t-shirts in the back. (The irony being that World Wrestling Entertainment apparently don't want to use the word 'Wrestling' any more). The Rock takes a sip of The People's Water before getting the audience to chant some more and Rock then closes with "If Ya" wait wait, no he doesn't, not yet. The Rock says that catchphrase is the most greatest catchphrase in the world. The Rock gets Atlanta to electrify the world and everyone in the Georgia Dome yells "IF YA SMeeeeelllllllalalalalaoww What The Rock Is Cookin'!"
Next we see a video package outlining some of WrestleMania's greatest ever moments in history. Hogan's slam on Andre, the beginning of the Austin era, 'Taker's Streak and so much more. This video fades into the WWE of today and what we're expected to see tonight Live on the Grandest Stage of Them All!
Michael Cole brings us in on commentary and up first is Ricardo Rodriguez introducing Alberto Del-Rio for his World Championship match. Del-Rio enters in a classic Rolls Royce as Josh Matthews and Jerry 'The King' Lawler also come in on commentary. After Del-Rio enters though, Christian comes out and it seems that Captain Charisma is here to even the odds against Del-Rio/Brodus. Christian is here supporting his best friend Edge and the Rated 'R' SuperStar gets a huge ovation from Atlanta as he enters as Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Alberto Del-Rio w/ Brodus Clay vs. Edge (c) w/ Christian
World Heavywight Championship
For the first time in history the World Title is the first match at WrestleMania. 70,000+ have filled the Georgia Dome and they cheer Edge on as he takes it to Del-Rio early, but right away we watch as Alberto Del-Rio immediately targets Edge's recently injured arm. The comms argue Del-Rio's credentials as Alberto slams Edge's arm off the steel steps at ringside. He gets Edge back into the ring and doesn't get Three on the count. What a start that would have been for Mexican Royalty Alberto Del-Rio. As the contest continues Del-Rio grows in confidence and Brodus Clay is close to getting in on the action, but Del-Rio takes over and takes Edge out and in the ring again for another count of Two. Cleverly though Edge turns the tables, capitalizing on a mistake by Del-Rio and Del-Rio's own momentum sends him clattering through the ropes to ringside. Edge then follows by squashing Alberto at ringside and both men are down. The match continues back and forth, but Del-Rio often has the upper hand and he constantly targets Edge's arm. He evntually hooks on the Cross Armbreaker, but Edge gets the ropes and manages to escape. Edge then goes top rope, but Del-Rio runs to side volley Edge from off the top and he covers Edge for One, Two - Edge has a foot on the rope, but Ricardo Rodriguez moves it - but Edge manages to kick out anyway. Christian isn't impressed and he goes after Rodriguez, but Brodus Clay cuts him off and t-bones Christian to the mat at ringside. Meanwhile Edge Impales Del-Rio and sets up for a Spear, but misses and Brodus rams Edge's arm into the ring-post. Del-Rio then syntches in his Cross Armbreaker and this time Edge is in the middle of the ring. Edge has nowhere to go, but he manages to escape and he somehow turns the move around into his Edgecution and Del-Rio is stuck in the middle of the ring. Brodus tries getting involved again, but this time Christian climbs the apron to just off and get at Clay. Edge meanwhile lets the Edgecution loose and Spears Alberto Del-Rio to retain the World Heavyweight Title!
Winner and Still World Heavyweight Champion: Edge!
After the match Edge celebrates for a long time and even busts up Alberto's Rolls Royce! The fans love it and they cheer as Alberto Del-Rio's WrestleMania destiny is ruined by the Rated 'R' SuperStar!
We see a Tough Enough video promo and then Michael Cole taunts Jerry Lawler from his Cole Mine. The not-so Dashing Cody Rhodes enters looking even more like a Jedi than before and Rey Mystrio's WrestleMania homage this year? Captain America! Rey looks awesome as we get set for what should be a great grudge match.
Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Mysterio
The bell rings early as Rhodes doesn't even get his jacket off and he and Rey fight straight away. Rhodes gets the upper hand and takes it to Rey in the corner, using his own protective mask as a weapon to the face of Rey Mysterio. Rhodes then has Rey hanging by his legs within the ropes and Cody springboards off the middle rope to come back and volley Mysterio to the canvas. Cody Rhodes stays on top for quite some time and Rey tries to use his acrobatic skills to reverse things his way, but Rhodes takes him down with an Alabama Slam and gets Two on the cover. Rhodes grounds Mysterio, taking him away from his high-flying game and he does a good job of staying on top and making sure, as much he can, to keep Rey off his feet. Mysterio gets Rhodes into the corner but again Rhodes thwarts any counters and he takes Mysterio up for an everlasting delayed superplex from out the corner. This is an extremely impressive show of poise and balance from Rhodes and he goes on to dominate afterward. Rey though eventually gets back into the contest by dumping Cody to ringside and at the foot of the ramp we watch as Rey headscissors Cody head-first into the ring apron. Great action here at WrestleMania and back in the ring Rey gets a Two on the cover. The match continues back and forth, but Rhodes slows things down by nailling Rey with an emphatic slam. Rhodes seems to be in control, but Rey manages to deck him onto the middle rope and he sets up for the 6-1-9, but Rhodes catches him and then goes on to target the injured knee of Rey. Cody exposes Rey's leg and the comms re-tell the story of Cody Rhodes' initial injury that led him to wear a protective face-mask. Now according to Michael Cole, Rey wanted to damage Rhodes even more, but Matthews and Lawler argue that Rey's injury is legit, so he has to wear the brace. Rhodes takes the brace off, but after a succession of counters, Rey removes the mask of Rhodes. Mysterio then musters up a 6-1-9, but Cody kicks out and Mysterio then puts on Rhodes' mask to then nail him with a succession of flying headbutts. Turnabout is fair play apparently as Rhodes then uses Rey's knee-brace as a weapon to slaughter Mysterio out the air and then Rhodes finishes Rey off with the Cross-Rhodes to steal one at WrestleMania against Rey Mysterio.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Backstage we have Snoop Dogg and Teddy Long audition some of the WWE SuperStars to be part of Snoop's new entourage. William Regal raps. Beth Phoenix and Khali perform Grease. Zack Ryder gets floored by Roddy Piper. Chris Masters moves his pecks to the theme of Yoshi Tatsu singing 'We Will Rock You' and Hornswoggle looks quite 'fly', but Long tells Snoop that he can't even talk, so Snoop and Long leave the scene. Then, just for the viewing audience, Hornswoggle spits a rap with his own entourage of the Bella Twins. Erm, Word Life?... "What?"
Wade Barrett, Ezekiel Jackson, Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater (of The Corre) vs. Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella & Kofi Kingston
Eight-man tag match
The comms explain that The Corre attacked Vladimir Kozlov at WWE Axxess hence why he's not here to be part of this match tonight as scheduled. The contest kicks off pretty hectic as all eight superstars fling around the ring to nail some early impact moves and Kofi hits a Trouble In Paradise before flying to ringside to take out Jackson and Gabriel. Santino slams The Cobra on Heath Slater and that leads Slater to walk into the power Punch by Show and that's it.
Winners: Big Show, Kane, Santino & Kofi Kingston
The victorious superstars dance and do the Santino march to celebrate.
Backstage we listen and watch as The Great One talks to WWE Diva's Champion Eve Torres. Rock shows Eve his biceps and promises to electrify whoever happens to step behind him next. The Rock turns round to see a Diva-soarus - Mai Young. Rock jokes about how old Mai is saying that she knew the original Eve, of Adam and Eve. Mai then leaves the scene after slapping the People's tushy. The next person to come behind The Rock... Stone Cold Steve Austin. The two barely say anything, but end by saying that it's good to see one another.
Video package tells of us of a two-year-old rivalry between New Nexus leader CM Punk and The Viper Randy Orton.
CM Punk vs. Randy Orton
Punk tries to go right for Orton's injured leg, but The Viper is instantly on top. He mounts Punk to pound him down and then takes it to the Nexus leader at ringside. Punk is agile to climb over the steel steps though and smartly, Punk kicks the stairs right into the knees of Randy Orton. Great move and now momentum is flipped. Punk gets Orton into the ring and comes off the top turnbuckle to take Orton down with a cross-body and Punk gets Two on the instant cover. The crowd boo as Punk's on top, but Randy performs his over-the-back backbreaker and while he reverses we can see the anguish on his face as he favors his knee. Punk almost immediately gets back on top, constantly going at Orton's injured knee. He gets Orton into the corner and runs at him to lift his knee into Orton's jaw, but then again follows to focus on The Viper's knee. Methodically Punk ties Randy into a Tree of Woe and climbs the tunbuckle to conquer the knee again from up above. Confidence builds in Punk as he signals for the Go-To-Sleep. Punk lifts Orton looking for his finisher, but Orton gets out of it, but just for a moment as Punk trips Orton by the knee and takes him down for another count of Two. CM Punk then goes top rope, but takes too long and Orton trips him to land on his nether-regions. Orton still favors his knee as he goes high above the ring to eventually pick Punk and slam him backward for a top rope WrestleMania worthy superplex! Orton covers for a Two, but again, just as Randy looks to have momentum in his favor, it's CM Punk who's on top and we watch as Punk dominates Orton in under the bottom turnbuckle and Punk then slams Orton's knee into the post before administering an old school figure four leglock! Amazing torque and Orton's in agony. Punk takes things back into the ring and has Randy grounded and locked in an Indian Deathlock in the middle of the ring. Twice the ref counts Orton's shoulders down for Two, and then The Viper turns the tides out of pure adrenaline, getting back into the match with a textbook scoop powerslam. Orton continues his offensive flurry, but again Punk thwarts Orton down with a series of kicks before taking Orton down and locking in an Anaconda Vise! Orton struggles to get to the ropes because he can't push off his legs due to the injured knee. Eventually he rolls through and soon after we watch as Orton uses Punk's own momentum against him to send him into the ring-post from the rapron and this leads to an Orton DDT from off the middle rope. The Viper then stomps his fists to signal for an RKO, but instead he gets himself geared up for a Punt and just like last Monday Night on RAW, Randy Orton can't make the run-up and he trips as his knee gives way. Orton is down as CM Punk eventually gets to his feet and he steps toward Orton but Randy leaps up for a patented RKO, but CM Punk just as quickly slithers out of it! Punk then goes to the apron to springboard back into the ring but *BAM* an incredible RKO is hit and Orton, on his last leg thwarts his adversarry down for a One, Two, Three.
Winner: Randy Orton
Backstage 'Mean' Gene Okerlund tells The Rock that it's been an unbelievable WrestleMania so far. The Rock says that he expects John Cena's number one fan to be here soon. Gene says he's already here; it's PeeWee Herman! Rock says that PeeWee has to make a decision. Be a man on Team Bring It or be a boy on the Fruit Loop Troop with John Cena. As an example 'Mean' Gene re-enters the scene in Cena merchandise and PeeWee says that Gene looks like a tool. PeeWee officially joins Team Bring It with The Rock and we then go to a video package that sells the three-dvd package of the True Story of WrestleMania.
Next wee see the 2011 Hall of Fame inductees on stage as presented by Howard Finkel. Abdullah 'The Butcher', Sunny, The Road Warriors, Drew Carey (who gets booed), 'Bullet' Bob Armstrong, 'Hacksaw' (Hoooo!) Jim Duggan and with a special entrance of his own, the Heart-Break Kid Shawn Michaels! Each Hall of Fame inductee looks excellent as they're dressed approapriately for this occasion. HBK and the rest of them get a huge ovation and so they should. Congratulations to the 2011 Hall of Fame.
Check out last Monday Night's TNA RAW and the introduction of The Absolute Lashley on perhaps the biggest edition of The Cutting Edge of all time! Read last Monday's TNA RAW HERE!
To call the next match; Booker T. and WWE Hall of Fame announcer Good Ol' JR!
Michael Cole enters wearring orange spandez with a 'Team Cole' hoody. He's got protective head gear on and he talks on mic as he walks to the ring and says that like Jerry Lawler, this is Cole's first ever WrestleMania match. After annoying the fans, JR and the rest of the world with his comments, Cole ends that tonight after all is said and done, we'll all be dubbing him as the new Mr WrestleMania! Jack Swagger enters, but just as he gets through one press-up on the ramp, Austin's music hits and he drives down to the ring in a buggy - almost running Swagger over! Austin gets a huge ovation and we watch as Cole swaggers himself to hide in his Cole Mine. Jerry 'The King' Lawler makes a royal entrance and we watch as Michael Cole 'stretches' in his Cole Mine. He tells Stone Cold he's not ready yet, so Austin just rings the bell anyway!
Michael Cole w/ Jack Swagger vs. Jerry 'The King' Lawler
Austin 3:16 is the Special Guest Referee
Lawler pounds down Jack Swagger before trying to get Cole out of his mine. Cole pleads with Lawler and puts his hand out of one of the Mine's peep-holes to offer peace and an appology to Lawler. King shakes his hand, but then pulls him so that Cole's head bounces off the glass! The fans love it as Lawler then climbs into the Mine and beats the snot out of Michael Cole. King drags Cole toward the RAW annonymous GM podium and he slams him into it. Lawler throws Cole into the ring, but as Austin checks on him Jack Swagger thwarts down King. Cole then follows with a baseball slide and he diverts Austin's attention again while Swagger puts an ankle lock on King at ringside. Eventually King's in the ring and Cole focusses on King's leg/ankle, perhaps setting him up for an AnCole Lock. King's in trouble as we watch Cole perform a bottom rope Swagger Bomb on Lawler. Cole then gets the first near fall of the match as he covers for a Two on King. Cole continues on top and the crowd boo as he slams Lawler's knee off the canvas. Cole next pulls down a strap, mimicing the King and then putting on an AnCole Lock. King finally gets a kick onto Cole and he finally gets on top to stomp a mud hole in Cole in the corner. King sets to pull down his own strap as he sets up for a finish and we watch as Jack Swagger then throws in a white towel. He demmands that the bell be rung, but Austin decides to use the towel to pat his sweat down. Swagger comes in the ring to plead Cole's quitting, but Austin doesn't call for the bell, he instead Stuns the daylights out of Jack Swagger! Michael Cole then punches above his weight, poking at Austin's chest, but then he gets floored by a heavy fist from Jerry 'The King' Lawler. King follows by hitting Cole with a dropkick and then performing his Diving Fist finisher from off the top rope. One, Two - oh no, Lawler picks Cole up. Ain't that a shame as Lawler then puts Cole in an ankle lock and Cole taps like a stuffed pig. Austin though can't hear him, is he tapping? Haha, a great WrestleMania moment as Austin calls for the bell and Jerry 'The King' Lawler wins.
Winner: Jerry 'The King' Lawler
After the match Swagger carries away Michael Cole and Austin shares a couple of beers with Lawler. Booker T. leaves commentary to perform a WrestleMania spin-a-roony and he then drinks a little before getting Stunned aby Stone Cold Steve Austin. *BLEEP* *BLEEP* The annonymous RAW General Manager chimes in and Josh Matthews tells that the referee has clearly over stepped his bounds in this match. Therefore Jerry 'The King' Lawler has been Disqualified and the winner of the match is Michael Cole. The crowd chant BS as their disaproval and King grabs Matthews to throw him into the ring for yet another Stone Cold Stunner. Cole and Swagger celebrate up the ramp, but Lawler, he just officially lost to Michael Cole.
Newly announced winner: Michael Cole
WrestleMania 27 Fan Axxess video package shows clips of everything from WrestleMania week in Atlanta. Golf tournaments, art shows and community related events have made for a wonderful week here in Atlanta.
The good news for the rest of the night is that it seems JR and King are going to be calling the rest of the show. With that we see members of the US National Guard at ringside and we then see a video package telling of how The UnderTaker and Triple H have come to meet at WrestleMania 27.
The Georgia Dome goes dark and we hear gongs alight the arena in rock star fashion as characters with sheilds come onto the stage. They are knights, servants of perhaps the most uncompassionate WWE SuperStar of all time. It's the King of King's, it's Time To Play The Game; Triple H!
*BONG* Upon the conclusion of The Game's entrance it's now time for flames to blaze on the stage and there ain't no grave can hold this man's body down as out comes the 18-0 Phenom, The UnderTaker!
Triple H vs. The UnderTaker
No count-outs, No Disqualifications... No Holds Barred
Triple H goes at 'Taker with heavy right hands and it's apropriate to have King and JR calling this match. UnderTaker falls Triple H to ringside and this match is a fist-fight early on, but UnderTaker launches Triple H against the steel stairs. 'Taker then sets to take apart the Spanish announcers table, but before he can do much else, Triple H rushes 'Taker into the Cole Mine! The structure collapses with the impact and UnderTaker then sits up as Triple H taunts him from within the ring. 'Taker gets in and the two exchange blows again and UnderTaker gets on top to soon go for Old School, but Triple H armdrags him from off the top rope and the contest again falls to ringside. Triple H drags ''Taker in a strong Irish whip right into the barricade. Triple H then picks apart JR and King's announcers table and he soon sets to Pedigree 'Taker on the wood. He gets UnderTaker up there and goes for it, but 'Taker back body drops him and Hunter goes all the way over to crash onto the mat at ringside as teh Georgia Dome 'Ooohh's' in the background. Triple H writhes in pain as UnderTaker gathers himself and King says that we're going to see a gut check tonight like we've never seen before. UnderTaker then goes old school some more to run against the ropes and come back to suicide dive over the top rope and clatter into Triple H at ringside, who'd only just got to his feet. UnderTaker is first up after ward and the audience cheer loud for the action. UnderTaker sets up the bottom portion of the steel steps before setting up for a Tombstone, but Triple H musters up the energy to reverse UnderTaker to the mat. 'Taker comes back though and runs at The Game up the stairs but Triple H catches him, swings round and Double A Spinbust's The UnderTaker right through the Spanish announcers table! What carnage we have and it's not long before both these legends are back in the ring and UnderTaker takes Triple H up and down for a chokeslam. He gets One and gets Two, but it's only Two on the cover. The fans are split in who they cheer for and it makes for a great attmosphere as Triple H gets 'Taker in the corner for an attempted ten-punch, but then comes a Last Ride attempt, which is reversed and both men go back and forth until Triple H again lays 'Taker out with a Double A Spinebuster! One! Two! and it's Two, that was close. Triple H goes to ringside to pick up a steel chair, but when he gets it back into the ring, UnderTaker meets him with a big boot right to the face. UnderTaker then picks up that very chair to slap it into the back of The Game. He tries it again, but Triple H gets up to kick UnderTaker and The Game hits the Pedigree! One! Two! - No!, UnderTaker kicks out! Holy hell, the DeadMan kicks out of a Pedigree. What does The Game do now? Is he thinking "can I beat this guy?" or is he thinking "I'm enjoying beating this guy!" Triple H takes 'Taker to the corner, but UnderTaker picks up his opponent to take him up and down for a Last Ride! One, Two - no Triple H kicks out! UnderTaker then signals. He crosses his neck and rolls his eyes back before administering an emphatic Tombstone! The DeadMan crosses Hunter's arms and this has to be it. One. Two. th-No! Triple H kicks out! "Good God almighty!" says JR. And UnderTaker can't believe it. 'Taker sets up a steel chair, perhaps a Tombstone on the steel, but Triple H stops him and nails UnderTaker with a DDT and both men are down. Both men get up eventually and Triple H hits another Pedigree and then another Pedigree! UnderTaker has to be out of it, this has to be over. UnderTaker is down after a total of three Pedigree's and The Game has the cover. One! Two! and No! UnderTaker kicks out! Triple H then gets into that zone to pick up a steel chair and smash it countlessly into the back of The UnderTaker. The Cerebral Assassin assaults the body of the motionless UnderTaker and the fans then begin to chant UnderTaker's name, fearring that the Streak may be about to end. Triple H screams at UnderTaker to "stay down!" but he's always ready to deliver another chair shot and he does just as UnderTaker gets to his feet, and he does and the DeadMan goes down with an echoing chairshot all through Atlanta. The look on Triple H's face is unbelievable as UnderTaker stirs to get up. "Just die!" "Stay down!" "What is wrong with you?!" yells Triple H in UnderTaker's face, but then the fans cheer as 'Taker puts his hand around the throat of The Game. Triple H says "No" and pushes 'Taker away. UnderTaker can't even stand. Hunter then crosses his throat and picks up UnderTaker to Tombstone him and cross his chest in a cover, Hunter blares out his toungue DeadMan -like and everything and UnderTaker has to be down for the count. One! Two! No! UnderTaker kicks out! UnderTaker kicks out! That's it, you want it over, you want to kill The freakin' UnderTaker at WrestleMania, that's it, Sledge-eff-ing-hammer time! Triple H takes out his little friend from under the apron and he goes right at UnderTaker but oh no, Hells Gate! UnderTaker locks in Hells Gate and Triple H has nowhere to go! He's fading as he drops the sledgehammer, but then there's a point where he reaches and grabs the sledgehammer and he can almost slaughter UnderTaker in the face, but no, Triple H fades and fades out. The Game is over.
Winner: The UnderTaker!
Pyro's go off on stage and the Mania-tron reads 19-0. What an unfathomable legacy from the one and only Phenom in the whole entire world. UnderTaker does not move after the conclusion and Triple H watches as he gets to his feet in the corner. A medic checks on him as does the referee and tha fans applaud as we have just bared witness to something amazing on the night of April 3rd at WrestleMania. Eventually UnderTaker rolls out of the ring on his own accord, but then dumps himself at ringside and it looks as if Triple H almost wants to help him up, but the referee backs The Game away. Three Pedigree's, multiple chairshots and a Tombstone, that's what such a match will do to you and it could have only been The UnderTaker to withstand such punishment. A buggy with medics all come to ringside to take 'Taker away and the crowd applaud as UnderTaker is driven away up the ramp. What a match.
April 1st 2012 WWE WrestleMania comes from MIAMI, Florida!
Vickie Geurrero enters to introduce her two 'best friends' and business associate.
Lay-Cool & Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Geurerro vs. John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
6-person mixed tag match
Ziggler suffers an early smack from Snooki as the contest gets some kind of order. Michelle McCool shoves Layla out the way to start against Trish and we watch as Stratus puts on an early Matrix. McCool attacks her mid-move though and she gets the upper hand, but Trish is soon on top as she gets Michelle into the corner and from the top rope both women eventually slap one another off the top. At ringside Layla goes at Trish, but then Stratus comes off the apron to cross body both Lay-Cool down. As Trish has control Dolph comes in and all hell breaks loose with Morrison eventually springboard corkscrewing Dolph on the outside. Snooki then tags in (to boo's from the crowd) and she nails McCool with a Kelly Kelly-like handspring splash to then cartwheel splash McCool for the One, Two Three.
Winners: Snooki, Trish Stratus and John Morrison.
71,617 all-time attendence record for any entertainment event ever at the Georgia Dome!
Miz promo video showing how far he has come in the WWE.
The Miz enters looking cocky and confident alongside Alex Riley. He steps through a balloon spelling that says "Awesome" and he gets booed by Atlanta as he raises his Title in the ring.
There's a choir on stage. We see a video with a confessions talk from a voice talking to God, almost on the behalf of John Cena. We see various highlights from Cena's career and soon he enters to an amazing ovation in the Georgia Dome. He's wearring a new red t-shirt and new red cap and the fans are on their feet for the WWE WrestleMania main event of the evening.
The Miz (c) w/ Alex Riley vs. John Cena
WWE Title on the line
Miz gets on top with a couple of shoulder barges early on, but when Cena hip tosses him the crowd boo and Miz wisely backs off into the corner. The same fans that were cheering Cena's entrance now boo him whenever he's on top. Miz gets Cena down in the corner and stomps Cena's torso. He then Irish whips Cena into the corner before running to put his legs through the ropes and hit Cena with a clothesline. Miz goes on to take it to Cena and get a number of near falls. Cena seems harshly out of this as Miz gets him hanging off the apron and he then follows with a high knee lift from ringside. Back in the ring Miz does all he can to put Cena away and on occasion Cena does get some momentum, but it's never enough and Miz levels Cena with a backbreaker followed by a neckbreaker and he gets Two on the count. The turnbuckle is exposed and the ref looks to sort it out, but in the meantime Cena has the inside cradle on Miz for a cover, but the ref is slow in the count. Cena thereafter follows with an STF and Miz has to grasp and claw his way across the ring. Miz gets the ropes and then Alex Riley goes up onto the apron and Cena goes over at him, but inadvertently runs into the exposed turnbuckle. Miz hits the Skull-Crushing Finale! One, Two, - no, Cena kicks out! Cena gets back into the match and manages to nail Miz with an Attitude Adjustment, but no, the referee's knocked out! Alex Riley comes in and takes Cena out with the old Money In The Bank briefcase! Miz covers and only gets Two and then Miz attempts a briefcase shot, but misses Cena to hit Alex Riley! Cena hits an AA and gets One, Two, - Miz kicks out! Holy smokes! The Miz kicks out of the Attitude Adjustment! The match then spills to ringside and after an exchange both Cena and The Miz are ko'd in the audience and from within the ring the referee counts Ten!
Result: Draw. Still WWE Champion, The Miz.
Both Cena and Miz are down as Miz's music hits and the crowd boo the result. The Rock's music hits though and The Great One comes to the ring. *BLEEP* *BLEEP* Neither JR or King go to the laptop, Rock does and says from the annonymous RAW GM "As RAW General Manager, I think..." The Rock says "It doesn't matter what you think!" and Rock flicks the laptop to the floor! The Rock gets into the ring and demands the match restart and the match will go on until there is a winner. No Disqualification, no count-outs!
Cena is on top during the early exchange and gets on an AA attempt, but Miz clings on to the rope and as he scrambles to the apron The Rock is behind John Cena and when Cena turns around The Rock is there to layeth the smacketh down with a Rock Bottom! The Miz gets the cover and the referee counts; One, Two, Three.
Winner and Still WWE Champion: The Miz.
Miz celebrates, but not for too long as The Rock gets into the ring to whoop The Miz's ass all over Atlanta! Rock spinebust's The Miz and finishes him off and The Rock means finishes him off with the People's Elbow! The Great One gets onto the turnbuckle to raise his arm to the Millions of Rock's fans. He came for retaliation, for retribution after Monday Night and tonight we all smell exactly what The Rock is cookin'.