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By Richard Trionfo on 2014-04-06 22:48:43
Welcome to’s coverage of the Showcase of the Immortals, Wrestlemania XXX from the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. This is the coverage of the Pay Per View. In addition to this coverage, check out Dave Scherer’s Wrestlemania Blog on the site.

Your announcers are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and John Layfield.

The show starts off with a New Orleans themed video package looking at the history of Wrestlemania.

Justin Roberts introduces the host of Wrestlemania XXX, Hulk Hogan.

Hogan looks around and he tells something to us . . . BROTHER. First off, he wants to welcome everyone in the Silverdome (sic) to Wrestlemania and to everyone on the WWE Network. Hogan says that he was there for the first Wrestlemania in Madison Square Garden when him and Mr. T beat Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorf. Hogan says that he cannot believe that he is in the Silverdome (sic) for Wrestlemania XXX. He corrects himself and he says that they are in the Superdome.

Now that he stood corrected by his Hulkamaniacs, we are here about 30 years of Wrestlemania moments. There will be more special Wrestlemania Moments . . .

Glass breaks and Steve Austin makes his way to the ring.

Austin stares down Hogan and then he asks everyone for a Hell Yeah if they are ready for Wrestlemania XXX. He says that it is great to be back in the Silverdome and he laughs at Hogan. When Steve Austin gets inside the ring, he usually opens a can of whoop ass and beats the living hell out of whoever he is in the ring with.

He asks if they want him to open a can of Whoop Ass. The fans say hell yeah. Austin says that he watched Hogan in all of his Wrestlemanias and the crowd ‘Whats’. Austin says Hogan kicked a lot of ass for a long time. Austin says that they have been protective of their legacies. He says that he has nothing but respect for Hogan and he respects what Hogan has done for the business. Austin wants a Hell Yeah.

Austin says that he would love to flap his gums but it is the night for the Superstars to bring their asses to the ring and give everything that they got. Tonight is the night for the current regime of WWE Superstars to put everything they got on the line in the ring for your asses.

Austin says to always remember Austin 3:16.

The Rock’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

The Rock tells us it is a true Wrestlemania moment when all five senses are on fire. You taste it, feel it, and smell it because . . . FINALLY . . . the Rock has come back to . . . New Orleans. That means the Rock has finally come back to Wrestlemania. That means finally The Rock, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin have finally come back to the SUPERDOME.

When he looks across this ring, he does not see two of the biggest legends of all time, he doesn’t just see two of the biggest icons. He see his good buddy Steve Austin and his childhood idol Hulk Hogan. He sees the two biggest names in the history of the WWE. Rock says that he has had the honor and privilege to face each of them in the ring at Wrestlemania. You have had an impact on his career but everyone in the back.

Someone will come out and fight for Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect unless someone vowed to say their prayers and eat their vitamins. A man will rise against the Authority tonight, but that doesn’t happen unless a bald headed SOB crosses the boss.

Rock says so many fans have birthdays nine months after Wrestlemania because they were so excited after watching The Rock and wanting to make Rock Babies.

Rock says there will be a lot of Rock Babies in January.

Rock says that it is an honor to be in the ring with Austin and Hogan and to be in front of everyone in the building. Rock asks if you can smell what the Rock is cooking. Austin says that is the bottom line because Stone Cole said so. Hogan asks Whatcha Gonna do when Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, the Rock and the SUPERDOME run wild over you.

Rock, Austin, and Hogan share a beer bash in the ring.

Stephanie McMahon is in the ring to announce the most powerful man in the WWE, the COO and next WWE World Heavyweight Champion. The Cerebral Assassin, the Game, the King of Kings . . . Triple H.

Triple H comes out with a rebooting of his Conan inspired entrance from past Wrestlemanias. Hunter also gives us the GameFountain before entering the ring.

Bryan comes to the ring and his shoulder is still taped from the attack by Triple H on Raw a few weeks ago.

Match Number One: Winner Enters the WWE World Championship Match: Triple H (with Stephanie McMahon) versus Daniel Bryan

They stand across the ring waiting for the other to make the first move. Hunter offers his hand to Bryan and Bryan kicks it. Bryan with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up and Hunter backs Bryan into the corner and he misses a punch. Bryan with kicks to Hunter but Hunter avoids a round kick and goes to the floor.

Hunter returns to the ring and Hunter with a wrist lock and he wrings the arm. Bryan with a drop kick and a side head lock take down. Hunter with a shoulder tackle but Bryan with a knee to the midsection and follows with a side head lock take down for a near fall. Hunter with a head scissors but Bryan bridges to escape and he applies a side head lock. Hunter with an escape but Bryan with a front face lock and European uppercut. Hunter with a shoulder in the corner.

Hunter drops the arm on the ropes but Bryan with punches and kicks. Hunter blocks a kick and he hits a modified dragon screw leg whip. Hunter tries to send Bryan’s injured arm into the ring post but Bryan pulls it away. Bryan with a drop kick and then he hits a DDT off the apron.

Both men are down on the floor and Stephanie checks on Hunter. Bryan goes back into the ring and he hits a senton onto Hunter but he does not hit Hunter completely and Bryan hits the ringside barrier.

Bryan rolls Hunter back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Bryan goes up top while Stephanie taunts Bryan. Hunter is able to recover and he crotches Bryan. Hunter punches Bryan and knocks him off the turnbuckles to the floor. Hunter rearranges the announce table, but he chooses the English table. Bryan with punches but Hunter drives Bryan’s arm into the table.

Hunter wants the referee to start his count. Hunter with knees to the injured arm and then he hits a Divorce Court. Hunter with a key lock on Bryan. Bryan gets to his feet and he punches Hunter. Hunter with a knee and then Hunter goes over the top rope to the floor when Bryan ducks down.

Bryan sets for a suicide dive but Hunter with a punch to Bryan and Bryan is down on the apron. They fight on the apron and Hunter goes for a hammer lock belly-to-back suplex onto the apron and Bryan’s arm is further injured. The referee starts his count while Hunter talks to Stephanie. Bryan gets back into the ring at nine. Hunter with a cross face chicken wing.

Bryan with elbows but Hunter with a Crossface. Bryan tries to crawl to the ropes while Hunter and Stephanie tell him to tap. Bryan gets to the ropes but Hunter refuses to release the hold. The referee warns Hunter. Hunter with a knee to the injured arm.

Hunter with an arm wringer that sends Bryan to the mat. Hunter punches Bryan and backs him into the corner. Hunter with more punches to the head. Bryan punches Hunter but Hunter punches back. They go back and forth but Hunter pushes Bryan and Bryan with a flying forearm and both men are down. Bryan with kicks to the chest but Hunter stops Bryan. Hunger with an Irish whip but he flips over and Hunter knows to stop. Hunter tries for a German suplex but Bryan blocks it and he hits a German suplex of his own for a near fall.

Bryan with another German suplex for a near fall. Bryan with a waist lock but Hunter reverses into the cross face Chicken Wing but Bryan blocks it. Hunter with a Tiger Suplex and both men are down. Hunter gets a near fall. Hunter puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan. Hunter climbs the turnbuckles and sets for a superplex but Bryan blocks it. They exchange punches to the ribs and Bryan with head butts and Bryan with a sunset flip power bomb and both men are down.

Bryan gets to his feet first while Hunter struggles. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and he hits a second one. Bryan goes for a third one and Hunter with a clothesline and both men are down.

Hunter sets for the Pedigree but Bryan with a double leg take down into a jackknife cover. Bryan with a round kick to the temple and Hunter is down. Bryan looks around and he goes up top for the diving head butt. Bryan lands into Hunter’s knee and Hunter puts Bryan in the Crossface. Bryan crawls toward the ropes but Bryan looks like he is going to pass out. Bryan tries to roll through to escape but Hunter holds on and they are in the center of the ring.

Bryan tries to crawl to the ropes again but Bryan rolls through for a near fall and then he is able to get Hunter in the Yes Lock. Hunter fights to get to the ropes. Hunter crawls towards Stephanie and then he is inches from the ropes and Bryan adds more pressure. Hunter gets to the ropes.

Hunter rolls to the apron and then to the floor. Bryan sets for the suicide dive and he soars and scores but Bryan also hits the ringside barrier. Bryan hits a second one and then he kicks Hunter against the ringside barrier. Bryan rolls Hunter back in and he goes up top for the missile drop kick. Both men are down in the ring.

Bryan kips up and he kicks Hunter repeatedly in the chest. Bryan sets for the round kick and he connects for a near fall. Bryan gets to his feet first and he waits for Hunter to get up and he prepares for the flying knee. Hunter catches Bryan and hits a spinebuster. Hunter sets for the Pedigree and he hits it but Bryan kicks out at two.

Bryan with a small package for a near fall. Hunter picks up Bryan and puts Bryan against the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan. The referee gets to four and Hunter stops the assault. Hunter sets for another Pedigree but Bryan with a back drop for a near fall. Hunter holds on to the double underhook but Bryan drops down. Hunter with knees to the head.

Hunter sets for the Pedigree again and Bryan with a round kick to the temple followed by another attempted kick but Hunter ducks. Bryan lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Bryan hits the flying knee for the three count.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Stephanie comes into the ring and she slaps Bryan. Hunter hits Bryan from behind and then Bryan’s arm is sent into the ring post and Hunter hits Bryan in the shoulder with a steel chair.

The medical staff checks on Bryan while Hunter and Stephanie celebrate on the stage.

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