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COMPLETE WRESTLEMANIA 29 COVERAGE: CENA/ROCK II; TAKER/PUNK; DID THE STREAK SURVIVE?; DID DOLPH CASH IN?; HOW ABOUT THAT MIXED TAG MATCH; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2013-04-07 22:40:57
Welcome to the coverage of Wrestlemania 29 from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Your announcers tonight are Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, Michael Cole, and John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield.

The New Jersey National Guard is on the stage with American flags.

Match Number One: The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns) versus Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus

The Shield make their way through the huge crowd, as is tradition.

Reigns and Sheamus start things off. They lock up and Reigns with punches but Sheamus punches back. Sheamus with a knee and he sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Reigns punches Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Reigns with an elbow. Sheamus with a clothesline and forearm to the back. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and Sheamus with punches and a short arm clothesline for a near fall.

Orton tags in and they send Reigns to the mat. Orton with a leaping knee drop and then he stomps on Reigns’ head and he does the Garvin stomp. Reigns with a knee and forearm. He tags in Rollins and Orton with a drop kick. Orton sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and Orton climbs the turnbuckles and punches Rollins. Orton with a slingshot suplex and he tags in Sheamus.

Sheamus with a punch to the midsection and forearm to the back. Sheamus misses a short arm clothesline and Rollins with a drop kick to the knee. Ambrose tags in and he kicks Sheamus until the referee pulls him off. Sheamus with punches and a knee. Sheamus with a power slam and he gets a near fall.

Show makes the tag because he did not want to be left out and Show with a head butt. Show pulls off Ambrose’s vest and Show with a chop to the exposed flesh. Show with more chops followed by an Irish whip and running butt splash but Ambrose with a drop kick to the knee. Rollins tags in and he hits a knee off the turnbuckles followed by boots to the head to keep Show on the mat.

Rollins with a near fall but a powerful kick out. Reigns tags in and he hits a flying forearm and he gets a near fall. Reigns with a forearm to the head and he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose kicks Show and connects with forearms. Ambrose with a kick and then he rubs his forearm across Show’s brow.

Rollins tags in and he kicks Show and punches him. Rollins with a forearm to the back and kicks. Rollins with a flying knee and he takes Show down again and he gets a near fall. Reigns tags in and he connects with a head butt. Reigns with a reverse chin lock. Show with a Saito suplex and both men are down.

Rollins tags in and he kicks Orton off the apron and then Show with a back drop from his knees. Sheamus tags in and he hits two running double sledges and he sends Rollins into the corner and then he hits the running knee lift. Sheamus sends Rollins to the apron for the forearms across the chest and then Ambrose makes the blind tag. Sheamus with the forearms across the chest to Ambrose.

Sheamus brings Ambrose in and he hits the Finlay slam. He does the same to Rollins and he lands on Ambrose. Sheamus goes up top but Reigns pulls Sheamus off the turnbuckles. Ambrose and Reigns go after Sheamus. Orton fights off Ambrose and Reigns but Rollins with a suicide dive and he hits the ringside barrier.

They get Sheamus up for the Cerberus Bomb but Show spears all three men. Sheamus crawls to his corner and Show wants the tag but Orton steals the tag and he clotheslines Ambrose twice. Ambrose misses a clothesline and Orton with a power slam and he sends Ambrose into the ropes for the IEDDT and he connects. Orton twists into the mat and he waits for the RKO but Rollins comes off the turnbuckles. Orton RKOs Rollins off the turnbuckles and Reigns with a spear to Orton and Ambrose gets the three count.

Winners: Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins

After the match, Show gets into the ring and he takes off his knee pad and he wants to know what Orton did taking the tag. Sheamus is on the floor. Show punches Sheamus when he enters the ring and then Show punches Orton.

We see the Rock/John Cena video package.

We take a look from above MetLife Stadium and we find out that it was 55 degrees when the show started. We see Snooki in the crowd.

Match Number Two: Mark Henry versus Ryback

They get face to face and they exchange some pleasantries before they collide and neither man gets an advantage. They do it again with the same result. Henry with a punch and Ryback fires back. Ryback with the advantage in the ring, but not from the crowd. Ryback with a clothesline with no effect. Henry is staggered a bit on a second clothesline. Henry with a shoulder tackle and Ryback is down.

Henry with a power slam for a near fall. Ryback with kicks and he tries to suplex Henry but Henry blocks it and he sends Ryback to the apron. Henry sends Ryback into the ring post. Henry knocks Ryback off the apron. Ryback returns to the ring and Henry kicks him. Henry with a forearm to the kidneys. Henry with a bear hug and he turns it into a waist lock. Henry with a shot to the ribs and then he runs Ryback into the turnbuckles. Henry clotheslines Ryback over the top rope to the floor and Henry tells us that is what he do.

Ryback gets back into the ring at nine and Henry with forearms to the back. Ryback with punches and kicks but Henry with a head butt. Henry returns to the bear hug. Ryback with head butts to try to escape the hold. Ryback tries for a hip lock take down but Henry maintains the advantage and Henry slams Ryback.

Henry returns to the bear hug. Ryback powers out of the bear hug but Henry with punches. Ryback with punches and he runs Henry into the corner and connects with shoulders. Ryback with a running clothesline into the corner. Ryback sets up for the lariat and he connects. Ryback with a kick and he tries for Shellshock and he gets Henry up but Henry grabs the ropes and Henry falls onto Ryback.

Henry gets the three count.

Winner: Mark Henry

After the match, the medical staff checks on Ryback but Mark Henry comes back into the ring and he tells them to let Ryback suffer. Ryback with a spinebuster and then he says he will finish it. Ryback gets Henry on his shoulders and he hits Shellshock.

Michael Cole announces that the WWE is entering into a partnership with the Special Olympics for the 2014 Games in Princeton.

Match Number Three: WWE Tag Title Match: Daniel Bryan and Kane versus Big E Langston and Dolph Ziggler (with AJ Lee)

Ziggler wants AJ to give him a kiss and Bryan with a round kick to the head but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler gets to the floor and Bryan with a suicide dive onto Ziggler. Bryan brings Ziggler back into the ring and he kicks Ziggler in the chest and arm. Langston tags in and Bryan tags in Kane.

They lock up and Langston pushes Kane into the ropes. Kane with punches but Langston catches Kane and hits three back breakers and he drops Kane to the mat. Langston with a shoulder to the midsection in the corner. Langston runs into a boot from Kane and Kane grabs Langston by the throat but Langston powers out and he punches Kane. Kane punches back and Langston with a body block and Kane goes down.

Langston with a front face lock and Ziggler tags in and he punches Kane. Ziggler with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Langston tags in and he punches and kicks Kane. Langston with punches to the midsection. Kane with a leaping DDT. Ziggler tags in and knocks Bryan off the apron. Kane with a punch and Irish whip. Kane with a splash into the corner and then Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and Kane with a side slam for a near fall.

Kane misses the clothesline from the top and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler drop kicks Bryan and Bryan goes to the floor. Ziggler goes up top and he is met by an uppercut and Kane gets a near fall but Langston breaks up the cover with a splash. The straps are down and he picks up Kane. Kane gets to his feet and he sends Langston over the top rope to the floor and Bryan with a flying knee.

Ziggler with a Zig Zag for a near fall. AJ gives Ziggler the briefcase and AJ distracts the referee. Ziggler misses with the briefcase and Kane with a boot and a choke slam. Bryan tags in and hits the diving head butt for the three count.

Winners: Daniel Bryan and Kane

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