With over 80,000 wrestling fans in attendance, WWE WrestleMania 29 brought tons of excitement and chills to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
Below are the match results from WrestleMania 29 and thoughts on WWE's biggest pay-per-view of the year:
Pre-show match: The Miz defeated Wade Barrett to become the new Intercontinental Champion.
For Barrett, his time as Intercontinental Champion was coming due. This turned out to be a pretty decent championship match with The Miz becoming the new champion. It was an effective way to get the large crowd at MetLife Stadium warmed up for WrestleMania 29.
Match No. 1: The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns) defeated Sheamus, Randy Orton and the Big Show.
The WWE made the absolute right decision to have The Shield come out on top with the victory. After the match, the Big Show proceeded to turn heel by knocking out both Sheamus and Orton, thus ending his baby face run rather quickly.
Match No. 2: Mark Henry defeated Ryback.
Ryback losing was a tad shocking, given how strong the WWE has made his character. Yet, despite the loss, Ryback got the final say by performing a Shell shock on Henry.
Match No. 3: Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) defeated Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston to retain the Tag Team Championship.
Unfortunately for Ziggler and Langston, their time to become the new Tag Team title holders were not meant to be at WrestleMania 29. Instead, the WWE played it safe and will be going forth with Team Hell No.
Match No. 4: Fandango defeated Chris Jericho.
Was the outcome of this match truly an upset? No, because Fandango was primed to defeat Jericho in his debut match with the WWE at WrestleMania. Fandango's victory should have not come as a shock to many, as a loss would be a poor start to his heel run.
Match No. 5: Alberto Del Rio defeated Jack Swagger to retain the WWE Heavyweight Championship.
Don't expect Swagger to drop back out of the Heavyweight title picture. Although losing the match to Del Rio, the WWE should continue to expand this storyline with Del Rio, as it continued to draw heat with the crowds on their television product. The outcome was predictable but the future may be an exciting one for Swagger.
Match No. 6: The Undertaker defeated CM Punk.
With the win, The Undertaker is now 21-0 at WrestleMania. This was a very impressive and exciting match, no matter if Punk deserved the victory. However, where does Punk's path go from here?
Match No. 7: Triple H defeated Brock Lesnar.
This was another strong match, as Triple H and Lesnar impressed and hit some difficult moves. Good choice by the WWE to keep Triple H's career alive instead of ending it, as this match was simply not memorable enough.
Match No. 8: John Cena defeated The Rock for the WWE Championship.
Sorry everyone, but it looks like the WWE will not be turning Cena heel after his clean victory against The Rock. Unfortunately for those, a Cena heel turn will have to wait potentially for another time, although this WrestleMania would have been the perfect time for the WWE. Suddenly with the loss, The Rock's WWE future is extremely uncertain. However, the ending of the match was simply a class act by both The Rock and Cena with a handshake and hug to close out WrestleMania 29.
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