- 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.
The Shield vs. Sheamus, Randy Orton and Big Show
We're back inside MetLife Stadium and out first comes Sheamus to kick off the matches. Randy Orton is out next followed by Big Show. They head to the ring as a group. Cole is joined by JBL and Jerry Lawler on commentary. Out next comes Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to a decent pop. They come through the crowd.
Sheamus and Reigns start the match off. They go to the corner and trade big blows. Sheamus turns it around and then Reigns does the same. Reigns with a big headbutt and a back elbow. Sheamus takes Reigns off his feet. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and knocks Reigns down with a clothesline for a 1 count. Orton comes in to a big pop and they double team Reigns. Orton works Reigns over. Rollins tags in but Orton dropkicks him. Orton takes Rollins to the corner and hits him with right hands as the crowd counts to 10. Orton with a slingshot suplex and a tag to Sheamus. They double team Rollins. Rollins ducks a clothesline and takes out the knee of Sheamus. Ambrose comes in and they stomp away on Sheamus in their corner. Ambrose goes at it with Sheamus now.
It's Big Show and Ambrose now. Show opens his protective vest and hits a bunch of big chops to the chest as the crowd pops. Big Show with a big back splash int he corner. Ambrose dropkicks Show's knee and tags in Rollins. Rollins with a knee from the top rope and boots to the head every time Show tries to get up. Rollins with a 2 count. Reigns comes in and knocks Show down for another pin attempt. Ambrose comes back in and beats Show back down. They keep Show down and in their corner with quick tags. Reigns is back in to keep Show on the mat. Show overpowers Reigns and slams him finally. Rollins knocks Orton off the apron but gets backdropped by Show. Sheamus tags in and unloads on Rollins. Sheamus with a high running knee before tossing Rollins to the apron. Sheamus with the forearm shots to the bare chest of Rollins.
Ambrose comes in but also gets forearms to the chest. Sheamus with the rolling senton for Ambrose and then one on top of him with Rollins. Sheamus goes to the top but Reigns knocks him off. They brawl on the outside now. Rollins comes leaping out of the ring and hits the barrier. All three of them get Sheamus alone in the ring and go for the triple powerbomb but Show spears them all and makes the save. Sheamus goes to tag Show but Orton steals the tag and unloads on Ambrose. Orton with the powerslam. Orton gets hype and hits the second rope draping DDT on Ambrose. Show isn't happy about Orton taking the pin. Orton drops down for the RKO. Rollins springboards in but Orton catches him with a RKO in mid-air. Reigns comes in and spears Orton while the referee isn't looking. Ambrose gets the pin on Orton for the win.
Winners: The Shield
- After the match, The Shield celebrates for a second before exiting through the crowd. Orton gets up in the ring while Sheamus is on the outside. Big Show asks Orton what happened and they start yelling at each other. Sheamus comes in the ring but Show just knocks him out. Show turns around and knocks Orton out. There's some boos for Big Show as he walks to the back.
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