- Striker and Mathews plug more of tonight's show at ringside, including Ryback vs. Mark Henry. Henry is backstage with Renee Young. Henry says this is Ryback's first WrestleMania and it will be memorable because it's the night he will enter the Hall of Pain. We go back to the pre-show hosts to talk about the match. WWE's stream skips through a bit and we get another WrestleMania hype video.
- The feed comes back on and we're seeing a promo video for CM Punk vs. The Undertaker. We go back to the pre-show hosts. JR says CM Punk has been the WWE MVP for the past year. Ross predicts tonight will end at 21-0. We go to a WWEshop.com promo.
- We're just over 27 minutes until the pay-per-view. Tony Dawson is back outside with members of the WWE Universe tailgating. We see videos from fans predicting the matches earlier in the afternoon. Striker and Mathews show us some Touts from fans telling their favorite WrestleMania moments. We get a promo video for The Shield vs. Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus.
- Dusty says if The Shield is going to be stopped, it might happen tonight. Kofi says The Shield are clicking on all cylinders and that's dangerous. JR predicts The Shield will win their WrestleMania debut.
We go to the ring and out first comes The Miz. Out next comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
The bell rings and they go at it. Barrett with a pin attempt early on. Barrett with a big knee in the gut out of the corner. Barrett taunts the fans and hits Miz with right hands. Barrett lays Miz on the top turnbuckle and beats him with forearms. Barrett with a knee to the gut and a 2 count. Barrett with knees to the head now. Barrett runs into a big boot and goes down. Miz ducks a clothesline and makes a comeback. Miz with a neckbreaker and backbreaker combo for a 2 count. Barrett counters with a Wasteland attempt but Miz blocks it. Barrett blocks Skull Crushing Finale. Barrett catches Miz with Winds of Change for 2.
Miz avoids the Bullhammer Elbow and locks in the Figure Four. Barrett makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Barrett gets in a rake to the eyes behind the ref's back. Barrett nails Wasteland for a close 2 count. Miz with a takedown and another Figure Four. Barrett taps out to end the match.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
- After the match, The Miz goes to celebrate with fans at ringside. His mother is in the crowd. We go to replays.
- It starts to lightly sprinkle rain now. We go back to the pre-show hosts. They talk about John Cena vs. The Rock. JR says Cena and Rock have a lot of DNA. He predicts if it goes under 30 minutes, Rock wins. If it goes longer, Cena takes the WWE Title. Dusty says it will be an epic battle. We go to a video for Rock vs. Cena.
- The WrestleMania 29 pay-per-view opens with a video from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie talking about 2012's Hurricane Sandy that wrecked the Northeast. The video highlights the recovery and re-building that has gone on. New York Tough, Jersey Strong is the theme. Christie says the people are unbreakable and unstoppable. Christie welcomes us to the land he loves. He welcomes us to WrestleMania.
- We're live from MetLife Stadium as Diddy's song plays. Michael Cole welcomes us to WrestleMania 29. Members of the New Jersey National Guard is on the stage with American flags. We go to an opening promo video for tonight's show.
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