WWE WrestleMania 29 is in the books and what a show it was. In front of the second largest crowd in WWE history at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., fans saw John Cena regain the WWE Championship by pinning The Rock, and also saw Triple H save his career by beating former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar.
The Undertaker also remained undefeated at WrestleMania, running his record to 21-0 by pinning CM Punk with the Tombstone in the best match on the show.
Let's go over the results and some opinion on the matches:
The Shield d. The Big Show, Randy Orton & Sheamus
Opinion: Simply put, The Shield is awesome. These are three guys to really keep your eye out for, especially Dean Ambrose, who has all the tools to become one of the best in the company in the near future. There were some good comedy spots with chops early in this one and it really caught fire at the end.
Mark Henry d. Ryback
Opinion: Well, I didn't really see this one coming, and it seemed especially pointless after Ryback laid Henry out after the match. But Henry is awesome and it was nice to see him get a big win on the big stage.
Team Hell No d. Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship
Opinion: This was rushed, but it was all action, so it was pretty darn good. Daniel Bryan is great and so is Ziggler. Langston is going to be huge, as well. I was a little surprised to see the champs retain here, but this was one of the most over matches on the show.
Fandango d. Chris Jericho
Opinion: Well, the finish was a little clunky, but Fandango did well in his first big match and Chris Jericho continues to show why he is one of the best in the world. If he does go back to music for a while, here's hoping he comes back sooner than later. He really adds a lot to the company.
Alberto Del Rio d. Jack Swagger to retain the World Heavyweight Championship
Opinion: This one really didn't click for me. I was not surprised to see Del Rio come away with the win, though. This was certainly unoffensive and no one messed anything up, but I wasn't feeling it.
The Undertaker d. CM Punk
Opinion: By far and away the best match on the show. Even though I knew Undertaker was going to win (how couldn't he?), they still had me buying into some of the false finishes near the end, especially when Punk laid out Undertaker with the urn. But, of course, Undertaker had it in him to hit the Tombstone and remain undefeated. This was great.
Triple H d. Brock Lesnar
Opinion: Sigh. Lesnar is now 1-2 since returning to WWE. That's right, the biggest monster in the company is 1-2. But Triple H had to get his win back here. There was nothing wrong with this (I expected the dead crowd because they were still worn out from the previous match), but it just seemed pointless to me to have Triple H win. Now they have to do something to rebuild Lesnar again. Great.
John Cena d. The Rock to win the WWE Championship
Opinion: This was definitely slow-paced to start, but the two picked it up and Cena winning with the Attitude Adjustment didn't upset me as much as I thought it would when this match was first announced. I guess that's because I got myself ready for it. I don't know, but Cena is the champ again. Yippee.