The Grandest Stage of them All didn’t disappoint a bit on Sunday night, as The Rock and John Cena put on a fight for the generations not long after Triple H and the Undertaker put on a fight for the ages.
Sheamus defeated incumbent champion Daniel Bryan for the World Heavyweight Championship in the night’s opening match in a matter of 18 seconds to win his second championship as a member of the WWE Universe and CM Punk retained his WWE Championship in a hard-fought battle with Chris Jericho. Triple H and Shawn Michaels teamed up against the Undertaker, but it wasn’t enough to break the phenom’s perfect streak at Wrestlemania as ‘Taker tombstoned and pinned Hunter for his 20th win at the Grandaddy of Them All.
The Rock and John Cena put on another impressive performance, and Cena might have won were it not for the momentary indiscretion he showed in trying to give The People’s Champ a People’s Elbow, giving the Brahma Bull just enough time to set him up for the Rock Bottom.
Here’s a complete list of results from Sunday night’s festivities at Sun Life Stadium
Big Show def. CODY RHODES – Intercontinental Title Match
Sheamus def. DANIEL BRYAN – WWE World Championship Match
Kane def. Randy Orton
Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos def. Eve and Beth Phoenix
Undertaker def. Triple H – Hell in a Cell
Team Johnny def. Team Teddy – 12-man tag match
CM PUNK def. Chris Jericho – WWE Championship Match
The Rock def. John Cena
Here’s more on the night from Examiner:
There was a few moments where it felt the Undertaker’s legendary Wrestlemania streak was in danger, and the tagline “end of an era” was evident after the match. Several 20 something dudes in the crowd were calling for blood, but besides that minor complaint there was not a person who did not seem engaged with this match they maybe the last performance by Triple H and Undertaker.
Now let’s [sic] address the elephant in the room that was The Rock vs. John Cena. The extensive musical performance by Machine Gun Kelly and Flo-Rida before this very anticipated match were glitzy and glamorous of what the common fans expects of Wrestlemania, but it felt like a majority of the Miami crowd had their arms folded waiting for the marquee match. So did the match that had Wrestlemania 28 on it’s shoulders carry the weight and deliver the goods?