The show begins as the entire locker room is gathered backstage for a meeting with John Laurinaitis. He tells them he will not abuse his newfound power. He makes a triple-threat match tonight for the U.S. Championship between Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, and Santino.
CM Punk interrupts from the back. He approaches through the wrestlers. He calls Laurinaitis a giant toolbox. Laurinaitis says Punk will face Mark Henry for the WWE Title tonight. Laurinaitis says welcome to the era of people power.
RAW video intro and pyro
We are Live from Miami.
The Rock's music hits
The Rock gets a "Thank You Rock" chant that morphs into a louder "Boots To Asses" chant. Rocky shows his goose bumps; no visible notes. The crowd chants "You Still Got It." Rocky says that after last night: "Finally The Rock has come backů home." He shows his arm again. Rock says he has to thank John Cena; the crowd boos and chants "Cena sucks." He says Cena gave him a run and he was honored. He thanks the people and says he's the people's champion.
Rocky says this is just the beginning. The crowd chants "YES, YES!" Rocky says he has a vision: He's going to be WWE Champion one day. The crowd is on fire tonight.
They show the video of John Cena saying he has to win at Mania. Cole says we will find out what the future holds for Cena tonight. They play some haunting type music during this and make it suspenseful.
Santino is introduced and he does his full power walk entrance.
We get some stills from last night's show.
Vickie interrupts on the stage and introduces Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler.
U.S. Championship Triple Threat: Santino vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Jack Swagger
The crowd chants for Ziggler at the start. Swagger and Ziggler double team Santino.
We return to the action as Lawler is calling it a handicap match. Santino gains the offense on both men and pulls out the Cobra. Ziggler gives him a swinging neck breaker before he can strike Swagger with it. Ziggler and Swagger argue over who will cover Santino. Ziggler goes to hit Swagger but Swagger catches him with a belly to belly. Santino recovers and sling shots Ziggler to the outside of the ring. Santino recoils the Cobra and hits Swagger with it for the win.
Winner by Pin: Santino
As Santino celebrates, Ziggler and Swagger try to give him a beat down. Santino points to something behind them and power walks up the ramp. Ziggler and Swagger give chase, but out comes Brodus Clay. The crowd pops big for him.
Swagger charges Clay but gets head butted and Ziggler takes a huge bump backwards at Swagger's feet. Swagger is reluctant to do anything. Clay's music hits and Clay and the dancers dance with Santino who does some hilarious moves.
It looks like the Rock's mom is in the audience behind Cole and Lawler.
Lord Tensai's music hits and we see his logo on the Titantron. An Asian man comes out dressed in all black ninja wear. Tensai comes out in a red robe and a black covering on his face. Alex Riley is in the ring.
Lord Tensai vs. Alex Riley
The Asian man takes off Tensai's robe: no hair! He has tribal tattoos on his chest and shoulders. There is Japanese writing across his left eye and around his skull. He squashes Riley slowly and methodically. Tensai hits him with repeated head butts. Tensai hits a sit down spine buster and the ref stops the match.
Winner by stoppage: Lord Tensai
Tensai spits something in the air and his hand and attacks A-Ry with a claw to the cranium. He releases as his music hits.
CM Punk is backstage walking toward the arena. Punk vs. Henry is next.
We get more stills from WrestleMania.
They show the video from the "empty arena promo" from Cena. Cole says Cena will call out The Rock tonight.
WWE Championship: CM Punk vs. Mark Henry
Punk makes his way to the ring followed by Henry. Punk and Henry go back and forth as the crowd chants for Punk. Henry takes control as he stomps Punk then chokes him out in the bottom rope. Henry stands on Punk's back. Henry verbally abuses Punk; he says he owns him. This is the "monster" Henry from a couple of months ago. Punk jumps right into a bear hug but fights out with a DDT. Henry kicks out decisively.
Punk kicks Henry as the crowd chants "yes" for every kick. Punk leaps off the top rope but he is caught by Henry who rams him into the turnbuckle. Henry goes on the second turnbuckle but Punk moves out of the way of the splash and Henry falls hard on his stomach. Punk goes up top and springboards for a clothesline attempt but Henry catches him in mid-air with his own clothesline.
Punk leaps off the top but is again caught by Henry, this time with a boot to the gut. The crowd chants for Daniel Bryan. Punk mounts a comeback with chops and kicks. He finally knocks Henry down with a roundhouse to the head. Punk goes to the top and hits an elbow drop. Punk sells the pain and doesn't cover Henry who gets up before Punk. Punk hits two high knees to Henry's chin in the corner then tries a bulldog but Henry lifts him and dumps him out of the ring.
Punk gets counted out but is still champ.
Winner by count out: Mark Henry
Henry is mad that he didn't win the title and hits the WSS to Punk on the outside.
Laurinaitis comes out with Otunga and says Punk is going to defend his title often.
Jericho comes through the crowd. He wants to celebrate last night's match with Punk with a drink. Punk is laid out and Jericho pours whiskey on his face. This wakes up Punk who starts coughing. Jericho slips and falls on the liquor. Jericho grabs another bottle and continues to berate Punk and his family. Jericho smashes a full bottle of whiskey on Punk's head and it shatters. Jericho stands over Punk and slowly walks away up the ramp.
The trainers check on Punk.
They show stills of the Sheamus and Daniel Bryan "match" from last night.
Justin Roberts introduces Sheamus. This crowd is hot for Bryan; Sheamus gets about half 'boos.' He is immediately interrupted by Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo's introduction. The crowd starts chanting "Si!" (funny) then "Daniel Bryan!"
Sheamus says these people want to see him kick someone in the face, not talk. Del Rio says Laurinaitis has given him a match against Sheamus this Friday on Smackdown. Del Rio's mic keeps cutting out; he grabs Ricardo's mic from ringside and turns around right into a Brogue Kick. Sheamus' music hits and he celebrates in the ring.
We see Daniel Bryan and AJ looking on backstage; the crowd pops big. Josh Matthews asks him for his thoughts but Bryan just stares at him.
More stills from Mania
Cody Rhodes vs. Kofi Kingston
Cody comes out followed by Kofi. Kofi hits a nice moonsault cross body off the top and Cody hits his own nice Disaster Kick to the face.
Big Show's music hits.
He wants to show Cody something. It's "An embarrassing moment from WrestleMania" for Cody from last night. Cody is distracted and Kofi capitalizes for the win.
Winner by pin: Kofi Kingston
We get another video of John Cena saying he must win the Mania match.
Henry is in the locker room and Abraham Washington tells him he wants to represent him and gives Henry his card. He says he has a master plan.
Cole and Lawler summarize some of the Mania matches as stills are shown.
Eve comes out on the stage to "Hoski" chants. She says she got her Mania moment last night. The crowd chants for Zack Ryder. She puts over Laurinaitis' power and says that it cannot be manipulated.
Miz vs. Zack Ryder
Miz comes down to the ring followed by Ryder. They go back and forth. Miz gets stomped in the corner then hits a big boot to Ryder. Miz bumps around for Ryder; Ryder hits a big knee on Miz for a near fall. Miz fights back and hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.
Winner by pin: Miz
We see Cena's locker room door and are told that Cena is here.
Randy Orton faces Kane on Smackdown.
If Del Rio wins against Sheamus on Smackdown he will get a future title match.
Cena's music hits.
The crowd boos. Cena comes out with an understated salute. He is not his usual carefree self.
Cena says he never thought of losing but he owes it to his fans to do it right. He says he will make no excuses. He says true champions are resilient. The crowd chants "You're a loser." Cena says will this finally be the day I lash out at the fans. The crowd chants "Yes!" He says that will not happen.
Cena admits defeat and says that moment will not be his last. He thanks MGK in the crowd and apologizes for letting everybody down. He says he is not there to call out The Rock.
The crowd chants for Lesnar; Cena pauses for it.
Cena invites The Rock out to the ring. Cena says Rock has earned his respect and that Rocky is the greatest superstar in the industry. The crowd still wants Lesnar. Cena joins the "Yes" chants and tells Daniel Bryan he owes him one; the crowd chants for Bryan. Cena pauses.
Cena wants to congratulate Rock.
BROCK LESNAR'S MUSIC HITS!!
The crowd goes wild.
Lesnar paces on the stage. He makes his way to the ring. The crowd chants "Holy Sh**!" Lesnar gets in the ring, Cena puts his hand out and Lesnar grabs it and F5's Cena! Lesnar raises his arms on the turnbuckle.
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