The following results are from the WrestlingINC.com live coverage of WrestleMania 26:
Yoshi Tatsu won the 25 Man Battle Royal, which included The Great Khali, Goldust, Kozlov, Finlay, Mark Henry, Cryme Tyme, Santino Marella, Primo, Funaki, Zach Ryder, Vance Archer, Jimmy Yang, Slam Master J, Chris Masters, William Regal, Luke Gallows, Carlito, Tyler Reks, Mike Knox, Croft and Baretta and The Hart Dynasty (source: PWInsider).
Fantasia opens the show singing “America The Beautiful.”
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship
The Big Show and The Miz (c) vs. John Morrison and R-Truth
R-Truth and Miz start off, and Truth gets off to a hot start until Miz makes the tag to Show. Show dominates until he tries to do a splash from the second rope, and is kicked off the rope by Morrison from the outside. Show tags Miz back in, and the faces take over.
Shortly after, Miz makes a blind tag to Show, who had just dispensed of Truth on the outside of the ring. Morrison tries to jump off the ropes with a kick to Miz, but Show nails him with a big right from the outside. Show – the legal man – then gets back into the ring and pins Morrison to retain the titles. Short match with not much to it.
Winners and STILL WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: ShowMiz
Triple Threat Match
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase
Orton gets the advantage early, but eventually falls prey to the numbers game. Dibiase and Rhodes spend the next several minutes double-teaming Orton with punches, kicks and a double suplex. Every time Orton tries to muster some offense, he’s overwhelmed by the two-on-one advantage for Dibiase and Rhodes. Dibiase tried to make a cover on Orton, which upset Rhodes, who then threw Dibiase out of the ring. Rhodes went for a cover on Orton, and Dibiase got in the ring to break it up.
At this point, the match became a traditional triple threat with one man staying injured while two men worked in the middle of the ring.
The finish of the match saw Orton and Dibiase getting into the ring from the outside, Orton grabbed each wrestler and hit a double DDT. Orton then sent Dibiase out of the ring and punted Rhodes. Dibiase got back in the ring and went for Dream Street, but Orton reversed it and hit an RKO on Dibiase. Orton quickly covered Dibiase to get the three count and the win. Another short match with the crowd not really into it until the finish.
Winner via pinfall: Randy Orton.
Vickie Guerrero cut a promo in the back saying she’d be creating a WrestleMania moment tonight that would last forever. Jillian Hall came in and started singing, sending the heel divas bailing. Santino Marella came in and ate a Slim Jim, saying anything was possible and Jillian turned into Mae Young. He took another bite, and then she turned into Mean Gene in a dress. Another bite, and she turned into Melina who said that anything was possible. The segment reads as bad as it was.
Money in the Bank ladder match
Christian vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Jack Swagger vs. Montel Vontavious Porter vs. Matt Hardy vs. Evan Bourne vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston
All the wrestlers are knocked out of the ring early, and MVP threw a ladder in the ring and Drew McIntyre tried to capitalize early but was knocked off by Matt Hardy.
Early in the match saw a cool spot where Kane chokeslammed Evan Bourne from the inside of the ring onto a bunch of wrestlers on the outside of the ring.
At another point Jack Swagger was under the ladder was in the middle of the ladders, but was nailed by a ladder from one side by Matt Hardy and on the other side by Christian. Evan Bourne jumped onto the ladder as well, and he, Christian and Bourne raced to the top. Bourne knocked Christian off of the ladder onto the floor, and then proceeded to hit Air-Bourne on Christian.
Later in the match with all of the other wrestlers out of the ring, Kane tried climbing the ladder. Ziggler quickly climbed back in and climbed over Kane, breaking up the attempt. Kane then proceeded to chokeslam off of the ladder.
Kofi Kingston then grabbed two ladders and walked with them, using them as stilts. That was really innovative. As he was about to get to the middle of the ring, Drew McIntyre thwarted him and then grabbed a ladder and began his climb. Hardy quickly scaled the other side of the ladder but was knocked off by McIntyre. Hardy then pushed the ladder over and McIntyre fell off crotch first onto the top rope.
The finish saw Christian climbing the ladder, with Jack Swagger scaling the other side of the ladder. Swagger hit Christian with the briefcase, knocking him off of the ladder and outside of the ring. Swagger then tried to unhook the briefcase for seemingly forever before finally getting it unhooked and winning the match. Fun match, not quite as good as some of the prior years, but really entertaining nonetheless.
Winner: Jack Swagger
A promo for WWE Extreme Rules aired.
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2010 was introduced to the crowd.
Triple H vs. Sheamus
Triple H started the match off strong. Both men fought outside the ring, with Sheamus gaining the upper hand after throwing into the ring steps. Sheamus then threw HHH back into the ring and continued to stay on the offensive.
Sheamus continued to dominate the match, leading me to believe that HHH is going over here.
Triple H was able to gain the advantage with a back suplex. HHH then hit a facebuster for a two-count. He went for a pedigree, but Sheamus was a able to backdrop HHH out of it.
The finish of the match saw Sheamus go for the Razor’s Edge, but HHH was able to get out and went for a pedigree. Sheamus was able to backdrop out again and nailed HHH with a big boot, but was only able to get a two count. Sheamus went for the Razor’s Edge again, but HHH fought out and hit a spinebuster for a two count. Sheamus was able to connect with another boot to the head, but was slow to make a cover. By the time he got back up, he went for another Razor’s Edge, but HHH was able to reverse it and hit a pedigree for the win. Good match, the crowd got into it towards the end.
Winner via pinfall: Triple H
Rey Mysterio vs. CM Punk
Punk walked to the ring doing his standard promo and saying that Mysterio will join the Straight Edge Society.
Mysterio came to the ring wearing an Avatar-inspired outfit.
Punk got the early advantage, and tried to get a count-out victory early when he rammed Mysterio into the ring steps outside of the ring, but Mysterio was able to get back into the ring at 9.
Mysterio was able to regain the advantage for a short period before Punk was able to counter a Mysterio splash into a body slam.
Punk continued to maintain the advantage and tried a variety of pinning combinations, with Mysterio kicking out at 2 each time.
The finish of the match saw Mysterio go for a 619, but Serena hugged Punk to protect him. Luke Gallows climbed onto the apron on the other side of the ring. Punk grabbed Mysterio for the GTS, but Mysterio was able to wiggle out, hit the 619 and follow-up with a splash to get the win.
Winner via pinfall: Rey Mysterio
No Holds Barred match
Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon
Bret Hart came to the ring first, wearing street clothes with his Hitman shirt and jean shorts with his black leather jacket. Like we had reported earlier, no pink and black tonight.
Vince McMahon came out with a mic in hand and said that Bret Hart deserved a WrestleMania-sized screwing. He said he brought himself a bunch of lumberjacks, and that “Bret Screwed Bret,” and “Vince Screwed Bret,” and now, “Vince and your entire family screwed Bret.” Vince then brought out the Hart Dynasty and the rest of the Hart Family to the ring with him. Bruce Hart takes off his jacket in the ring and he’s got a referee shirt on.
Bret Hart gets on the mic and says he can’t believe what’s going on. He said there’s not much he can do about it, and that the Harts must have been paid up-front. Bret then said that there’s nothing better than a good double-cross, and said that his family told him what Vince was trying to do ahead of time and he and his family are tighter than ever. Bret then said that tonight would be the night that “Bret screwed Vince.”
Bret beat up on Vince a little, then threw him outside of the ring, where the Harts did a number on Vince, particularly the Hart Dynasty. They even did a Hart Attack on Vince from the top rope outside the ring.
Bret got Vince back in the ring. and dropped a couple of elbows before throwing him back outside of the ring to the Harts. Vince was able to grab a tire iron from under the ring and kept the Harts at bay. He got back in the ring and tried to use it, but Bret ducked and continued to beat on Vince. Bret grabbed the tire iron and beat Vince on the back with it. Wasn’t Vince complaining about TNA using baseball bats a couple of months ago?
Bret continued to hit Bret with the tire wrench. It’s obvious that Bret is very limited in what he can do and they’re doing the best they can, but this match sure is sucking. Bret threw the tire iron out of the ring and put Vince in the sharpshooter. He let go and got the tire iron again, and beat up Vince some more. Bret then dropped some kicks to Vince’s midsection. Bret’s not looking that good in there.
DH Smith threw Bret a chair, who then sat in the middle of the ring as Vince worked to get back to his feet. Bret then nailed Vince with the chair across the back thirteen times, and then drove the chair into the back of Vince’s knees.
Bret went back to beating the hell out of Vince with the chair. Bret finally dragged Vince to the center of the ring and put on the sharpshooter, to the delight of the crowd with Vince tapping immediately. Bret held the sharpshooter for several moments before finally letting go. Bad match, but they did what they could given Hart’s physical limitations.
Winner via submission: Bret Hart
WrestleMania 27 was announced for Atlanta, CA on April 3, 2011.
The attendance for tonight’s event was announced as 72,219.
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World Heavyweight Championship
Chris Jericho (c) vs. Edge
Edge got the early advantage and went for the spear early, but Jericho rolled outside of the ring. Jericho gained the advantage as Edge was getting back into the ring with a sliding dropkick to Edge.
The two then traded the advantage several times. Crowd was quiet for this match too, although both men are working hard.
At one point in the match Jericho went for a codebreaker, but Edge was able to push him off into the corner. Edge then went for a spear, but Jericho dodged and grabbed Edge, and then turned him into the Walls of Jericho. Edge was able to counter the hold into a small package for a two count. Jericho then went for a lionsault, but Edge countered again for a two count.
Jericho kicked Edge in the head to regain the advantage. He then charged Edge, but Edge hit Jericho with the impaler DDT for a two count. Jericho put his knees up when Edge charged at him to regain the advantage.
Jericho then motioned for the spear, hoping to put Edge away with his own move. As Jericho charged, Edge kicked Jericho. Edge then went for the spear, but was met with a codebreaker. Jericho was slow to make a cover, and only got a two count. Jericho covered again for another two. Jericho then focused his attack on Edge’s left leg and then went for the Walls again, and eventually turned it into a single leg crab on Edge’s injured left leg. Jericho held it in for awhile, but Edge was finally able to make it to the bottom rope. Edge quickly rolled Jericho for a two count, then clotheslined Jericho outside of the ring.
Jericho grabbed the belt outside of the ring, and Edge tried to bring Jericho back into the ring but inadvertently hit the referee. With the referee out, Jericho hit Edge with the belt. The ref recovered and Jericho covered Edge, but only got two to the delight of the crowd. Jericho then hit the codebreaker on Edge and covered him to get the three count.
Winner via pinfall and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Chris Jericho.
After the match, Jericho tried to attack Edge’s leg, but Edge recovered and went ballistic. Edge put Jericho on one of the announce tables, then climbed on to the other one, and speared Jericho off the table through the ringside barricade.
They are showing highlights of the battle royal won by Yoshi Tatsu that occurred before the event went on the air.
10-Diva tag team match
Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Gail Kim and Beth Phoenix vs. Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Alicia Fox and Vickie Guerrero
Vickie Guerrero started the match, and got pounced a little by the members of the other team before tagging in Michelle McCool. The divas all started hitting each other with their finishing moves with Beth Phoenix getting the last word. Phoenix went after Guerrero, but McCool made the save.
Guerrero was then helped to the top rope by Layla and McCool and came off with a splash onto Kelly Kelly. Guerrero apparently messed up the cover, so the referee stopped at 2. Guerrero recovered Kelly to finally get the three count. Filler, but bad filler.
Winners via pinfall: Michelle McCool, Layla, Maryse, Alicia Fox and Vickie Guerrero
Batista (c) vs. John Cena
Batista came out first. A United States Air Force drill team did a cool routine before Cena came out between the soldiers.
Both men locked up early with neither gaining a decisive advantage. Batista backed Cena into a corner, but the referee broke it up.
Early in the match Cena was able to gain the advantage and got Batista up for the AA, but Batista was able to counter it into a DDT. Cena looked like he got hurt legit, but he kicked out at two.
Later in the match Cena went for the five knuckle shuffle, but Batista was able to reverse it into a spinebuster. He then went for the Batista bomb, but Cena was able to drop Batista and lock in the STFU. Batista made the ropes to break up the hold and then hit a spear for a two count.
Batista then got Cena to the top rope for a superplex, but Cena held Batista’s hands and turned it into a test of strength on the top rope. He then punched Batista and knocked him off of the top rope. Cena then hit the five knuckle shuffle from the top rope and went for the AA, but Batista was able to counter with a Batista bomb, but Cena kicked out at two!
Batista got Cena up and the two went through a series of reversals before Cena hit the AA, but Batista was able to kick out at two!
Cena climbed to the top rope and came off, but Batista turned it into a Batista bomb. He then picked Cena up for another Batista Bomb, but Cena was able to reverse it and lock in the STF and Batista eventually tapped. Great match, the best so far tonight.
Winner via submission (STF) and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
No DQ, Streak vs. Career
The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels
HBK enters the ring to his normal entrance. The Undertaker comes in from under the stage surrounded by lasers. No fire used this time. Undertaker’s outfit is a little different as he’s wearing almost like a leather robe with the sleeves cut off. As far as his entrances go, this is one of his least impressive, although it’s understandable with him not wanting to use fire after the accident at Elimination Chamber.
Shawn Michaels looked unfazed as ‘Taker took his robe off. The two looked eye to eye in the center of the ring, and HBK did the throat slicing gesture that ‘Taker always does.
Undertaker gained the advantage early and hit old school. Undertaker then went for a chokeslam, but Michaels countered. Undertaker looks like he hurt his knee when he landed with old school, but it may be a worked injury as Michaels just kicked it. Michaels went for sweet chin music, but Undertaker dodged it and sold the knee. Michaels then started attacking the knee, and worked over ‘Taker’s leg. He managed at one point to secure a figure-four leglock on ‘Taker, but ‘Taker was able to turn it over and HBK broke the hold.
‘Taker and Michaels traded chops, and ‘Taker was able to hit Michaels with a chokeslam, but only got two. He went for a tombstone, but Michaels wiggled out and locked in an ankle lock on the Undertaker. Undertaker was able to punch his way out, and Michaels clotheslined him over the top rope. He then did a moonsault onto Taker outside the ring, but Taker caught him and delivered a tombstone on the outside of the ring! Taker rolled HBK back into the ring, but only got a two count.
Undertaker then went for a last ride, but his leg buckled and Michaels covered Taker for a two count. Michaels then climbed the ropes and came off with an elbow, but Taker got his knees up. Undertaker then applied Hell’s Gate, but Michaels countered and rolled up Taker for a two count.
Undertaker got up and Michaels hit Sweet Chin Music, but only got a two count! Michaels then geared up for another kick, but Undertaker caught his leg and delivered the last ride, but only got a two count!
Undertaker then threw Michaels out of the ring. He set up one of the announcer’s tables and went to give Michaels the last ride on a table, but Michaels got out and delivered SCM and Taker landed on the table. Michaels climbed to the top rope and delivered a moonsault onto ‘Taker’s knees on the table.
HBK got Undertaker back in the ring and hit SCM again, but only got two! Michaels went for SCM again, but Taker reversed it into a chokeslam. Taker landed another tombstone, but Michaels kicked out again!
Undertaker pulled his straps down and then paused, like he didn’t know what to do. He told Michaels to stay down as Michaels climbed to his feet and mocked ‘Taker. Michaels then slapped ‘Taker and ‘Taker responded with a tombstone to pin Shawn Michaels and end his career. Another great match, not sure if it exceeded their match last year.
Winner via pinfall: The Undertaker
After the match, The Undertaker helped Michaels to his feet and they shook hands. ‘Taker left the ring and Michaels waved to the crowd while holding back tears. Michaels then slapped hands with the fans while he headed to the back.
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