31 WrestleMania’s in 31 Days: WrestleMania XXX

WrestleMania XXX witnessed Daniel Bryan overcome two gruelling matches to leave New Orleans as the new WWE Champion, but this night will be forever remembered as when Undertaker’s iconic streak came to a shocking end.

image: dtrtwrestling.com

image: dtrtwrestling.com

Date: April 6, 2014
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Attendance: 75,167

Results

1. Daniel Bryan df Triple H with the winner entering the main event

2. The Shield df Kane & New Age Outlaws in a Six-man Tag Team match

3. Cesaro won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

4. John Cena df Bray Wyatt

5. Brock Lesnar df The Undertaker

6. AJ Lee won the Vickie Guerrero Invitational match to retain the Diva’s Championship

7. Daniel Bryan df Randy Orton, Batista in a Triple Threat match to become new WWE World Heavyweight Champion

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5 Facts about WrestleMania XXX

1. Just like Bret Hart did 20 years prior at WrestleMania X, Daniel Bryan wrestled in both the opening match and main event at WrestleMania XXX. The YES! man condemned Triple H to a tenth WrestleMania loss to book his spot in the main event and a chance at the WWE Championship. In the main event, Bryan defeated Randy Orton and Batista to become the new WWE Champion. This was Batista’s first WrestleMania in four years and just the second time the WrestleMania main event featured a Triple Threat match.

2. After 21 consecutive wins, the greatest streak in sports entertainment came to a shocking end as Brock Lesnar became the man to finally end The Undertaker’s iconic undefeated streak. It was only Lesnar’s second win at the showcase of immortals as he stunned 70,000+ in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and millions watching at home to inflict a first WrestleMania loss on the Deadman. Moments after walking backstage, The Undertaker collapsed and was taken to hospital, where he was treated for a severe concussion. It is reported that Vince McMahon wanted to end the streak as he thought it was going to be the Deadman’s last match.

2. WrestleMania XXX host Hulk Hogan opened up the showcase of immortals in his first WrestleMania appearance in nine years. Hogan would be joined in the ring by two other legends The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin to celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania and rib the Hulkster for his ‘Silverdome’ gaffe.

4. In the first battle royal on the WrestleMania main card in five years, WWE honoured the very first man to win the WrestleMania battle royal back at WrestleMania II with the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. After turning on his Real American teammate Jack Swagger on the kick-off show, Cesaro entered the match and won the whole thing by lifting Big Show over the top rope to bag the trophy on his WrestleMania debut.

5. For the first time at WrestleMania, the Divas Championship was defended. It was the first time in seven years that a women’s title was defended at the showcase of immortals. Despite Vickie Guerrero’s best attempts to screw the Divas Champion by pitting her against 13 opponents,  AJ Lee overcame the odds to retain the Divas Championship.

Watch WrestleMania XXX on the WWE Network at this link.

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