It's the day after the most talked about Wrestlemanias in WWE history, Wrestlemania 28, and we are live in Miami, Florida from the American Airlines Arena
We kick things off with all the superstars backstage and John Laurinaitis says he’s earned the right to be the GM of both Raw and Smackdown and says he will not abuse his power and will give back to the people and books Santino for a title defense against Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. CM Punk stands up and says despite Laurinaitis being GM of both shows, himself and the people still think he’s a toolbox. Laurinaitis then books Punk to defend his title against Mark Henry. John Laurinaitis says he’s giving the people what they want and welcomes the Raw roster to a new era and that era is “People Power”
The distinct sound of “If Ya Smell What The Rock Is Cooking” comes over the PA system and out comes The People’s Champion and the crowd starts a “Boots To Asses” chant. Rock says 14 months ago The Rock came back to the WWE and they did it all. Birthday parties, Rock Concerts, History lessons. They electrified crowds across the country. But it wasn’t til last night when The Rock stood before a record breaking crowd at Sun Life Stadium victorious that the Rock was able to stand in front of the crowd tonight and say finally he’s come home. He then says there’s one man he has to thank and that man is John Cena which elicits a “Cena Sucks” from the crowd. Rock says last night, John Cena brought it to Rock like never before. After two AA’s and Rock was trapped in an STF by Cena, Rock was having a JHC moment. Rock says it was an honour to compete against John Cena in the biggest match of all time and win or lose, at the end of the day they made history in one of the greatest matches of all time and they did it for the fans. He then thanks John Cena and the fans and then says in 1995 he was cut from the CFL and thanks the fans that he can stand in front of them today as the most electrifying man in all of entertainment but also the people’s champion. And if people around the world think this is the end, Rock guarandamntees this is just the beginning. The crowd starts a “Thank You Rocky”. Rock says ever since last night he’s had this vision and woke up this morning and told people about his vision and they said it’s impossible. But what the people failed to realize is the Rock wipes a monkey’s ass with the word impossible. The Rock then told the people his vision is that one day he is going to be WWE Champion.
Santino Marella vs Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger
Ziggler and Swagger stalk Santino and Swagger grabs Santino and throws him into Ziggler who kicks Santino. Ziggler then stops to do some sit ups. Swagger puts Santino on his stomach and does pushups on his back. Santino coming back firing left and right at Ziggler and Swagger, Marella sends Ziggler to the outside and Swagger takes Marella down.
Back in the ring, Ziggler and Swagger are double teaming Marella but it’s Santino coming back taking out both Swagger and Ziggler. Santino getting ready for the Cobra but Ziggler catches Marella from behind and Swagger drops Marella on his face. Now it’s Swagger and Ziggler face to face arguing, Swagger with the belly to back to Ziggler, the Swagger Bomb but Marella gets his boots up. Ziggler with the dropkick to Swagger, Marella hits the Cobra on Swagger, the cover and the three count
The winner of the match: Santino Marella!!!!
Swagger & Ziggler both stare down Marella and Santino runs up to the top of the ramp and out comes The Funkasaurus. A “Funkasaurus” chant breaks out and Cameron and Naomi come out and all four start dancing
Lord Tensai (w/Sakamoto) vs Alex Riley
We are back and it’s the debut of Lord Tensai with his manager Sakamoto. Tensai with the elbow to the jaw of Riley. Tensai has Riley in the corner and a thrust to Riley and Tensai picks Riley up and throws him across the ring to the other corner. Series of headbutts by Tensai, driving Riley down to the mat. Tensai with a double underhook suplex to Riley and he drops the elbow. Tensai off the ropes and another series of elbowdrops to Riley. Riley in the corner and Tensai driving a series of elbows to the side of Riley’s head. Tensai picks Riley up, and delivers the Baldo Bomb.
The winner of the match; Lord Tensai!!!!
Post Match: Tensai picks Riley up and delivers an inverted DDT to the mat
CM Punk vs Mark Henry
Punk and Henry lock up and Henry overpowers Punk sending him to the mat. Kick by Punk, Henry grabs his leg and pushes him away. Henry has Punk by the throat and Punk using legs and chops. Series of dropkicks but it doesn’t faze Henry as Punk falls. Double axehandle to Punk’s back. Henry with a kick to Punk stretching Punk out under the bottom rope. Henry stepping on Punk’s back. Henry picks Punk up and Punk tries to fight back but Henry pushes him back down. Shoving an elbow in his face and only a 1 count screaming “I own you”. Henry has Punk in the corner and another shot to the injured back. Henry with a kick to Punk. Headbutt by Henry. Punk mounting an offense. Punk off the ropes and Henry catches him in a bearhug. Punk tries to fight out and counters with a DDT. 2 count by Punk and now Punk with kicks to Henry. Punk off the ropes, and knee to the skull and only a 2 count. Punk on the second rope comes off the ropes and Henry catches him driving him into the turnbuckle. Henry on the ropes now and Punk fights back. Punk runs into the turnbuckle and Henry gets the boot up. Henry up to the second rope going for a splash and Punk rolls out of the way. Punk slingshot from the apron but Henry moves out of the way and Punk hits hard.
During break, Punk with a kick but Henry caught him and chopped him down. Punk off the ropes and Henry with a shot to the midsection. Nerve hold by Henry now. Punk fighting to his feet and a jawbreaker to Henry and Punk with a kick but Henry overpowes Punk. Punk in the corner, Henry goes for the splash but misses. Punk with a series of kicks and he’s got Henry off his feet. Punk to the top and a flying elbow to Mark Henry. Henry up, in the corner, Punk with the high knee to Henry. Another high knee and a bulldog attempt but Henry dumps Punk over the top rope to the floor. The referee counts Punk out as the count reaches 10 the bell rings
The winner of the match: Mark Henry via count out
Post match: Henry exits the ring, picks Punk up and delivers the World’s Strongest Slam onto the floor. Laurinaitis comes out with David Otunga and says that the world wants to see Punk defend his title and he will continue to do so. Chris Jericho comes out and says that last night’s match against CM Punk was a classic and they should celebrate with a drink and he says he’s going to be the reason Punk ends up drinking and Jericho wil lead him down the road to alcoholism then dumps a bottle of alcohol on top of CM Punk and beats up on him. Jericho then grabs another bottle and smashes it over Punk’s head.
The new World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus comes out and is about to take the mic but is interrupted by Ricardo Rodriguez and Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio says Sheamus won the World Heavyweight Title and did it in a record time, 18 seconds that’s pretty impressive but no one’s going to remember that because. Just as fast as he won that title, he’s going to lose it because now he’s got a new challenger and his name is Alberto Del Rio. Sheamus says its great to see him again because the people don’t want to hear him rattling on and on, they want to see him Brogue Kick someone in the face. So he’s glad Del Rio’s out there because now he has the opportunity to show these people something they’ll never forget. Del Rio says he already has a fight scheduled on Friday’s Smackdown between himself and Sheamus. And when he wins, Del Rio is guaranteed a future world title shot. Del Rio goes to say something but his mic cuts out and Sheamus Brogue Kicks Del Rio out of the ring.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan is looking on and Josh Matthews says he’s got to be really upset after what happened to him last night. Bryan just looks at him and walks off
Cody Rhodes vs Kofi Kingston
Cody Rhodes with the attack on Kingston, ramming Kingston’s head into the turnbuckle. A clothesline by Rhodes and a kick. Kingston off the ropes onto Kingston. An atomic drop attempt by Rhodes Kingston flips over. Beautiful Disaster by Rhodes and Big Show interrupts and says he has something to show Rhodes at Wrestlemania and hopes he doesn’t find it embarrassing and shows footage from their match last night. Rhodes, distracted and Kingston hits Trouble In Paradise and gets the three count.
The winner of the match: Kofi Kingston!!!!
Backstage: Mark Henry is with Abraham Washington and Washington says Henry needs to put some hustle behind that muscle and he just needs the right representation and offers his services
Eve comes out and says everyone wants to have their Wrestlemania moment and last night she got hers. She manipulated Zack Ryder and it was so easy. The crowd starts a “We Want Ryder”. Eve says it’s easy for her to manipulate any man except one and that’s the GM of both Smackdown and Raw because powerful people can’t be manipulated
Miz vs Zack Ryder
Ryder on top of Miz and the referee pulls him off but Ryder on the outside rams Miz into the barricade. Back in the ring, backdrop and a 2 count. Ryder with a boot to Miz and he stomps on Miz. Miz turns it around and pounds on Ryder. Reverse chinlock by Miz and Ryder counters it. Knee by Ryder, Ryder off the ropes, series of clotheslines and a facebuster by Ryder. Ryder with the big right hand. Ryder sets up for the Broski Boot and he connects on the Miz but only a 2 count. Neckbreaker but Miz counters and throws Ryder shoulderfirst into the turnbuckle. SCF by Miz, the cover and the three count.
The winner of the match: The Miz!!!!
John Cena comes out and says he never thought of losing but now it’s happened the only thing to do is do it right. The obligation to those who believe in him. We all take defeat in life and tonight everyone’s seen clips of his Road To Wrestlemania. He’s talked and talked a lot. No one goes undefeated in life and a true champion retains their will to win even through their most disappointing loss. With that being said there was a lot of speculation how he’d react. Would he be a person coming out to make excuses, to lash out at his opponent. Or would this finally be the day he finally lashes out at the WWE Universe. He hates to be the bearer of bad news but that will not happen. He is a man, he was beaten so as a man he will own up and admit defeat and says last night at Wrestlemania he lost to The Rock. There’ll be some critics that will make last night the most important in his career but he assures everyone it will not be his last. To everyone who has supported him, if he let down anyone last night he apologizes and wipes the slate clean and promises to work his ass off to be the best he can be. He then addressed the rumour about calling Rock out and says he is not here to call Rock out. When you call someone out that means you want to fight and he and Rock have been calling each other out for weeks and they settled things last night. He then invites Rock back out not to talk trash, not to fight because respect is a word he holds close and Dwayne Johnson is a man who has earned his respect and he wants the world to know he considers Rock a champion, an inspiration and after last night the greatest superstar in this industry. And then called for one more moment of celebration for Miami’s own Dwayne Johnson. This past year has been exhausting they laid it out on the line both physically and verbally. He understands the excitement in the air and he put his heart and soul into last night, and came up short and Rock was the better man. Cena says he personally respects Dwayne Johnson and wants one second to publically say Rock was the better man at Wrestlemania and congratulate him on his victory. Brock Lesnar’s music hits and out comes “The Next Big Thing”. Lesnar comes down to the ring and delivers an F-5 to John Cena.