PPV Fusion: WrestleMania XXVIII

by on 6th April 2012

WrestleMania XXVIII (28) starts with Lilian Garcia singing “America The Beautiful”, followed by the first match to kick off the show, which is the match that sees Sheamus taking on Daniel Bryan (accompanied by AJ) for the World Heavyweight Championship.

The crowd pay homage to Bryan by chanting “YES! YES! YES!”, but the end comes quickly, as after Bryan kisses AJ, who is standing on the apron, he turns around and Sheamus hits him with a Brogue Kick for the 3-count to become the new World Heavyweight Champion.

After an interaction backstage involving the members of “Team Johnny” as well as John Laurinaitis himself and supporter Brie Bella, Kane is pitted against Randy Orton in a match which sees Kane get the victory, when he hits Orton with a chokeslam from the corner for the 3-count.

After an interaction involving Mick Foley, Santino Marella, Deadliest Catch’s Captain Keith Colburn, and Ron Simmons appearing to say “DAMN!”, and a video recapping the events and clips shown that lead to the upcoming match, Cody Rhodes goes against The Big Show for the Intercontinental Championship.

The match sees Show get the victory to become the new Intercontinental Champion, when he counters Rhodes’ second springboard “Beautiful Disaster” kick with a spear, and follows it up by hitting Rhodes with the Weapon Of Mass Destruction for the 3-count.

After a video hyping what it is to be a WWE Diva, and a video recapping the events that lead to the upcoming match, Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix take on Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos in a tag team match which sees Maria get the victory for her team, when she – with the assistance of Kelly – pushes Beth into Eve, knocking Eve off the apron, and follows it up by rolling her up for the 3-count.

After Matt Striker interviews “Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels, “Good Ol’ J.R” Jim Ross is introduced to join commentary for the upcoming match as Triple H is pitted against The Undertaker in an “End Of An Era” Hell In A Cell match with Shawn Michaels as the Special Guest Referee.

The match sees The Undertaker get the victory, when he wrenches the sledgehammer away from a weak Triple H, hits him with it when Triple H defiantly taunts with a DX crotch-chop, and signifies that the end is near himself before hitting Triple H with the Tombstone Piledriver for the 3-count.

Afterwards, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker walk to the back together with Triple H, each of supporting Triple H by draping his arm over their shoulders, hugging once reaching the stage, before then continuing to the back once more.

After a video recapping the 2012 Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony, Howard Finkel introduces the new Hall Of Famers to the WrestleMania crowd, and an interaction backstage involving Heath Slater and Flo Rida, Team Johnny (accompanied by John Laurinaitis, Vickie Guerrero, and Brie Bella) goes against Team Teddy (accompanied by Teddy Long, Aksana, Nikki Bella, and Hornswoggle) to determine who will run both Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown!.

The match sees The Miz get the victory for his team, thus ensuring that Laurinaitis is declared the General Manager of both shows, when he takes advantage of the distraction provided by Eve Torres being ushered out of the ring by the referee and Zack Ryder, and hits Ryder with the Skull-Crushing Finale for the 3-count.

Afterwards, Eve waits until Ryder is back to his feet and has turned to her, and then kicking him with a low blow.

After a video hyping the next WWE Pay-Per-View to take place, Extreme Rules on 29th April, an interaction involving John Laurinaitis and CM Punk, and a video recapping the events that lead to the upcoming match, Chris Jericho takes on CM Punk for the WWE Championship.

The match sees Punk get the victory and retain his title, when he applies the Anaconda Vise, forcing Jericho to tap out.

After Brodus Clay, Cameron, and Naomi dance on stage with “Momma Clay” and her “Bridge Club”, Sean “Diddy” Combs introduces MGK and Skyler Grey who then perform “Invincible”. At the end of the performance, MGK calls himself and John Cena underdogs, and Cena then makes his entrance.

After Flo Rida performs “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones”, and The Rock makes his own entrance, it is finally time for the Main Event that was set one year ago – The Rock vs. John Cena.

The match sees The Rock get the victory, when he counters Cena’s attempt at hitting the People’s Elbow, by hitting him with a Rock Bottom for the 3-count.

The Rock celebrates in the ring, as fireworks go off and WrestleMania goes off the air.

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), ECW and numerous independent promotions.

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