WWE WrestleMania 28 Results – April 1, 2012
- We’re live from the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida as Josh Mathews and Matt Striker welcome us to the WrestleMania 28 pre-show.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: The Usos vs. Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd vs. Primo & Epico
We go to the ring and out first comes The Usos with their Samoan entrance. The new team of Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd are out next followed by the WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico with Rosa Mendes.
One of the Usos, Gabriel and Primo start things out. Gabriel gets dumped to the floor wile Primo and Uso go at it. Primo ends up on the floor. Kidd hits him with a knee from the apron. Kidd comes in and rolls Jey Uso up for 2. Kidd and Uso go at it now until Primo hits a dropkick from the top. The tag champions double team Uso in the corner now and tag back and forth. Primo takes one of the Usos up top but Kidd slams them both to the mat with a Tower of Doom.
The other Uso comes in and cleans house. Gabriel comes off the top but gets caught in a backbreaker. Uso continues the offense and his brother tags in for some double teaming. They hit a double team Samoan Drop on Gabriel. Usos splash Gabriel and Kidd in the corners now as the champs regroup. 2 count as Primo breaks the pin up. The champs get dumped out to the floor on each other. Uso leaps from the ring out to the floor on the champions. Kidd gets dropped out in the pile also. Gabriel goes to springboard out to the floor but slips. He goes back up and moonsaults out onto the other 5 Superstars.
Gabriel brings Epico in but gets caught with knees to the gut off a springboard. The Usos try to take the pin after a splash from the top but don’t get it. Primo hits the Backstabber on Uso from behind for the pin and the win.
Winners: Epico and Primo
- Rosa celebrates in the ring with the champions as we go to ringside with Striker and Mathews. They hype tonight’s pay-per-view and the different matches. Striker announces that the World Heavyweight Title match will kick off tonight’s pay-per-view at 7pm EST. We go to a backstage interview with Daniel Bryan talking about tonight’s match. Bryan says he will walk out still the World Heavyweight Champion and tells AJ Lee to give him a good luck kiss. She rolls her eyes before he makes her do the “YES!” dance with the title.
- We go back to Striker and Mathews. They thank us for watching the pre-show and dark match before going back to hype videos.
- The WrestleMania 28 pay-per-view kicks off live from Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida as Lilian Garcia is in the ring to sing America The Beautiful. Members of The National Guard are on the stage holding up American flags. The jets do a fly-over as the crowd cheers. Lilian gets the crowd to chant “USA” and we go to a WrestleMania video package.
- We come back to Sun Life Stadium and Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the pay-per-view. Fans are still filing into the stadium. Justin Roberts welcomes us and we’re ready for the opener.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
We go to the ring and out first comes Sheamus to a big pop from the crowd. The World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan is out next and he has AJ Lee with him.
The crowd starts chanting “YES!” and we see a bunch of yes signs in the crowd. The bell rings and Bryan stalling, asking AJ to give him a kiss on the apron. Bryan turns around to a Brogue Kick from Sheamus for the win.
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus
- We go to the locker room where we see Team Laurinaitis. The Miz stops them all from talking and tries to get everyone hyped up. They go back to their discussions when David Otunga interrupts. He takes a fake sip of coffee before introducing John Laurinaitis. Laurinaitis gives his team a pep talk before the match.
- They show a promo for WWE’s 100 free trips to WrestleMania 29.
Kane vs. Randy Orton
We go back to the ring and out first comes Kane for the next match.
Randy Orton is out next to a big pop from the crowd. The bell rings and Orton goes to work on Kane with right hands and takes it to the corner. Kane turns it around with a clothesline in the corner and a big right hand. Kane works over Orton and grabs him for a chokeslam. Orton fights out of it and clubs away on Kane. Orton beats Kane to the mat and starts stomping.
Kane blocks the DDT and takes control of the match. Kane works over Orton and gets a 2 count before keeping him on the mat. Orton tries to fight back but Kane cuts him off. Kane charges in the corner and Orton hits him with a big boot. Orton comes out but Kane catches him with a big side slam for another 2 count. We get some “boring” chants from the crowd as Kane continues to control the match.
Kane hits a long vertical suplex on Orton for another 2 count. Orton finally makes a comeback and goes for a kick. Kane comes up from the mat and chokeslams him. Somehow Orton kicks out at 2 to Kane’s surprise. More back and forth. They go to the second rope and Kane hits a big chokeslam from the second rope for the win.
- Backstage comedy segment with Santino Marella, Mick Foley and Captain Kirk from The Deadliest Catch. Ron Simmons comes in and says “DAMN!” at the nonsense going on.
- Justin Roberts gives a shout out to the National Guard troops in the crowd.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out first comes the Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. We see the video looking back at Big Show’s WrestleMania moments. Out next comes Big Show to a nice reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and Cody goes out to the floor. Show comes out and chases him back in the ring. Cody attacks and leaps out to the floor but Show catches him. Show throws Cody back in the ring over the top rope and follows. Cody attacks but Show shoves him to the mat. Show overpowers Cody and tosses him across the ring. Show with big chops in the corner now.
Show puts Cody down in the corner and shoves his rear in his face. Show stalls and goes to splash Cody in the corner but Cody moves. Cody dropkicks Show and then takes his knee out. Show makes a comeback but Cody kicks the leg out again. Cody kicks and punches away on Show now for a 1 count. Cody goes right back to work on Show’s leg. Cody stomps away and applies a submission on the knee.
Show catches Cody’s leg and knocks him down. Show charges in the corner and runs into two boots from Cody. Cody goes to the top but Show grabs him for a chokeslam. Cody jumps out to the floor and slams Show’s arm on the top rope. Cody hits Beautiful Disaster and dazes Show. He goes for another but gets speared in mid-air. Show gets pumped now and calls for the knockout punch. Show connects with the punch for the win.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big Show
- We get a hype video for tonight’s Divas tag team match.
Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres vs. Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos
We go to the ring and out comes Eve Torres with WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix. We get some technical difficulties as they come out. Maria Menounos comes out next with Kelly Kelly and the announcers acknowledge Maria’s recent injuries. The bell rings and it’s Kelly and Eve starting out.
They go at it and trade roll ups early on. Kelly takes Eve to the corner for the back elbow but it gets blocked. Eve goes up top for the moonsault but Kelly knocks her down. Menounos gets tagged in now. She and Kelly do a double sweet face to Eve in the corner. Eve takes Maria down and works her over on the ropes now.
The match goes on back and forth. Menounos finally tags in Kelly Kelly. Kelly goes at it with Beth and takes her down. Beth goes up top and flips down with a nice pin but Eve breaks it up. They go on and Kelly blocks the Glam Slam. Menounos eventually goes up top but she takes way too long. Beth lifts Menounos over head until Kelly makes the save. They tangle and Menounos rolls Beth up for the win.
Winners: Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos
- Matt Striker is backstage with Shawn Michaels. Shawn is in his referee shirt and says tonight, he holds the power to end an era in his hand.
- Justin Roberts is in the ring and announces a new Sun Life Stadium record with 78,363 fans in attendance. We get a big pyro display to celebrate.
- Jim Ross comes out next to announce. He shakes hands with Cole and Lawler.
Hell in a Cell: Triple H vs. The Undertaker
We go to the ring and out first comes the special referee Shawn Michaels to a big pop. Triple H is out next and we get another technical glitch during his entrance. The Undertaker’s entrance begins next. We see the Cell light up in the sky and out comes The Undertaker on the stage. Taker stops for a minute before heading on to the ring as Triple H and Shawn Michaels look on. Flames rise as he makes his way down. The entire stage lights up with fire as Taker makes the long walk to the Cell.
Taker enters the ring and takes his hood down to reveal the short hair. He stares Triple H down and the crowd chants his name. They come face to face in the middle of the ring. Taker looks up and the Cell is lowered down as Metallica plays over the speakers.
Shawn rings the bell and they go at it trading right hands. Taker knocks Triple H back first and unloads in the corner. Taker drops HHH with a big right hand. HHH comes right back and takes Taker to the corner. Taker turns it around and beats HHH back down. Taker tosses HHH out of the ring and follows with more offense.
HHH turns it around and throws Taker into the Cell. Taker takes back control and back drops HHH onto the floor. Taker hits a series of headbutts on HHH. Taker continues the assault on HHH outside of the ring and chokes him now. Shawn tries to get involved and Taker brushes him off. This doesn’t sit well with Shawn. Taker takes HHH back to the Cell wall and slams him back into the steel steps. Taker whips HHH much harder into the steps this time. Taker brings it back in the ring. HHH barely connects with a right hand but connects with a facebuster. Triple H turns around to a big clothesline and goes down.
Taker works HHH over some more and hits Old School from the ropes. They go back to the floor and Taker takes the steps apart. He grabs the bottom piece and decks HHH in the face with it. Taker grabs the top part of the steps and slides it in the ring with HHH. Taker pulls HHH to the apron and drops the big leg drop. HHH comes back with a DDT out of nowhere. HHH goes for a Pedigree on top of the steps but Taker backdrops him to the mat.
Taker pounds HHH with rights now and slams him into the steps again. Taker charges but HHH grabs him and hits a spinebuster on top of the steel steps for a thick thud. Taker grabs HHH and applies Hell’s Gate out of nowhere. Shawn checks on HHH. HHH overpowers and lifts Taker up for a powerbomb. HHH covers for a 2 count. HHH goes under the ring and brings two chairs in. He hits Taker in the gut and over the back with a chair shot. HHH grabs the steel steps and props it up in the corner. HHH slams Taker head first into the steps and he goes down. HHH with another chair shot to the back, and another. HHH unloads with a series of big chair shots until Shawn pulls him back. HHH with another chair shot. HHH continues hitting Taker with the edge of the chair and another shot to the back. Michaels comes over again. HHH throws the chair away and tells Shawn to do it then. Shawn tells HHH to just cover him. Shawn checks on Taker now. HHH pulls Shawn away and he falls to the mat. HHH with more chairshots to Taker. HHH tells Shawn to end it or he will. Shawn checks on Taker but he won’t quit. Taker tells Shawn do not stop the match.
Triple H yells for Taker to stay down but he gets up. HHH drops him with the chair again and covers for a 2 count. HHH with more chair shots. Shawn backs him into the corner. HHH tells Shawn to end it or he will. HHH brings a sledgehammer in the ring now and argues with Shawn. Taker slowly gets up. Shawn wants t ring the bell but Taker tells him no. HHH drops Taker with the sledgehammer but Taker kicks out at 2. HHH hits Taker while he’s down now. HHH goes to crack Taker’s skull with the sledgehammer but Shawn grabs it and stops him. Shawn tosses the sledgehammer out of the ring. HHH tells Shawn to end it, ring the bell. Shawn checks on Taker again.
Shawn looks like he’s going to call it when Taker locks in Hell’s Gate on Shawn. HHH breaks it up with the sledgehammer on Taker. Taker blocks another sledgehammer shot and locks on Hell’s Gate on HHH this time. Shawn is still out of it and doesn’t see the submission but HHH hasn’t tapped. HHH tries to power out but can’t. He grabs the sledgehammer but looks to pass out in the hold. Taker tightens the hold and HHH starts to go out. Shawn is still down and doesn’t see anything. Taker breaks the hold but HHH is out. Referee Charles Robinson runs down to boos but can’t get in the locked Cell right away. He gets in and enters the ring as Taker chokeslams HHH. Taker covers for a 2 count.
Taker chokeslams Charles Robinson now and the crowd chants this is awesome. Shawn gets up and drops Taker with Sweet Chin Music. HHH hits a Pedigree but somehow Taker kicks out. The crowd goes nuts and Shawn is shocked.
Triple H throws Shawn out of the ring. He turns around with sledgehammer in hand and Taker gets up. Taker drops HHH with a series of right hands. Taker beats HHH into the corner and clotheslines him in the opposite corner. Taker hits Snake Eyes and he’s on a roll. Taker with a big boot now. Taker next hits the big leg drop. Taker scoops HHH and hits the Tombstone piledriver. Taker crosses the arms and Shawn counts but HHH kicks out at 2.
HBK is shocked again and sits back in the corner. HHH with headbutts on the mat now. They get to their knees and trade right hands. The crowd is way into the match now. They fight to their feet and are still trading shots. HHH blocks a shot and unloads on Taker. Taker goes for Tombstone but it’s countered. HHH nails a Pedigree but Taker kicks out at 2. Shawn looks on as both men try to recover. Taker sits up but has trouble getting to his feet. HHH grabs the sledgehammer as he tries to get up. Taker grabs the chair. Taker gets up first and stands on the sledgehammer. Taker nails HHH in the head with the chair edge and cracks him in the back. Taker continues and hits another body shot and shot to the back. Taker continues with chair shots and trades a stare with Shawn.
HHH gets up but Taker knocks him back down with chair shots. Shawn throws the chair away as Taker covers for a 2 count. HHH is in bad shape as he tries to get up with the sledgehammer. Taker tells him to stay down. Taker blocks a shot and shakes his head no. HHH shoves Taker as Taker takes the sledgehammer from him. HHH throws a crotch chop and Taker lays him out again. HHH pulls himself up on Taker’s tights. Taker cuts his own throat and nails the Tombstone. Taker crosses the arms and covers for the win.
Winner: The Undertaker
- After the match, Triple H is laid out as The Undertaker recovers. Taker has bad welts on his back. Shawn Michaels extends his hand and helps Taker up. Shawn embraces Taker before checking on Triple H. Pyro goes off as Taker’s music hits and Shawn kneels over HHH. The music stops. Taker and Shawn help Triple H up and carry him out of the ring as the crowd applauds and we go to replays.
After replays, all three Superstars stop on the stage and hug as the crowd pops. A 20-0 flashes as they head backstage. Great match and good moment to end it.
- We get a video package with footage from the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony. Howard Finkel is in the ring and he introduces the 2012 Class. Mil Mascaras, Keilani & Justin Anoia, Ron Simmons, JJ Dillon, Ric Flair, Barry Windham, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson and Mike Tyson are all introduced. Tyson throws crotch chops. Edge’s music hits next and he’s introduced to a big pop from the crowd.
- Josh Mathews is preparing to speak with rapper Flo Rida when Heath Slater appears and runs his mouth. Slater wants a duet or something with Flo Rida tonight. Rida shoves him into a wall and out comes his security. Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins walk up laughing at Slater.
Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long
Brie Bella is out and introduces Team Johnny – Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz, Drew McIntyre and David Otunga. Out next comes John Laurinaits with Vickie Guerrero. Team Laurinaitis gathers in the ring as we get ready for Team Teddy. Nikki Bella is out next and introduces Zack Ryder, Kofi Kingston, The Great Khali, R-Truth, Booker T and United States Champion Santino Marella. Ryder comes out with Eve Torres. Out next comes Hornswoggle with the flag, Aksana and Teddy Long.
Kofi and Ziggler start things out. Ziggler shows off but strikes first. Kofi catches him with a boot and hits a crossbody from the top for a 2 count. Truth comes in now and they double team Ziggler. Truth dances around and hits a leg drop on Ziggler for a 2 count. Ziggler dropkicks Truth and tags in McIntyre. Truth comes back and hits the right hand on Drew. Truth tags in Khali. Khali drops Drew with an overhand shot and takes him to the corner. Khali with a big chop in the corner and a clothesline. Booker T gets the tag and continues the assault on Drew.
Drew and Booker go at it now. Otunga hits Booker in the back of the head. Booker drops Otunga, Ziggler and the rest of Team Johnny on the apron. He doesn’t drop Mark Henry and turns around to a kick from McIntyre. Swagger comes in and covers Booker for a 2 count. Swagger takes Booker to the corner and stomps away. Swagger takes him to the mat now. Booker tries to make a comeback but Swagger clotheslines him for another 2 count. Henry gets the tag and continues the assault on Booker. Miz gets the tag and hits Booker with knees before a 2 count. Booker fights back but Miz cuts him off. Booker counters a suplex and hits one of his own as Aksana cheers on from ringside.
Ziggler comes back in and Booker can’t catch a break. Ziggler works him over and tags back in The Miz. Booker fights out of a hold as Team Teddy cheers him on. Miz runs the ropes but Booker drops him with a big kick. Henry comes in and lays Booker out with a World’s Strongest Slam. Khali drops Henry with a big shot to the head.Swagger and McIntyre come in to take out Khali. Kofi dropkicks them out. Ziggler also ends up on the floor as does Otunga. Kofi and Truth toss Hornswoggle out but Henry catches him and throws him to the floor. Kofi and Ryder leap over the ropes and everyone is laid out on the floor. Aksana and Vickie start brawling. The Bella Twins join in on the catfight. Booker and Miz are down in the ring while Santino reaches for a tag. Booker makes it and in comes Santino. He unloads on Miz and hits the big hip toss. Santino climbs to the top and comes down with a headutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra and scares Laurinaitis off the apron with it. Santino ducks Miz and hits him with the Cobra for a 2 count as Ziggler breaks the pin.
Ryder comes in to take out Ziggler and Miz. He hits the Ruff Ryder on Miz but it’s blocked and he takes out Ziggler with it. Eve comes in as Miz is about to kick Miz in the face. She fist pumps with him but he sees her and stops. Miz comes from behind and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Ryder for the pin and the win.
Winners: Team Laurinaitis
- After the match, the new General Manager of RAW and SmackDown John Laurinaitis celebrates with his team as they head up the ramp. Team Teddy are in the ring as Eve checks on Ryder. Ryder gets up and Eve kicks him between the legs. Team Long look shocked as Eve struts up the ramp and to the back. Eve stops on the stage and looks back at Ryder in the ring.
- We see Torrie Wilson and Alex Rodriguez sitting at ringside. Cole leads us into a video package looking at WrestleMania 28 in the media over the past week and footage from Axxess.
- We see WWE Champion CM Punk backstage when Team Laurinaitis walks by celebrating. Laurinaits stops and teases Punk. He wants a wrestling match tonight. He announces that if Punk loses his temper and gets disqualified tonight, he will lose the WWE Title to Chris Jericho. He tells Punk to have a good match and walks off.
WWE Title Match: Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
We go to the arena and the lights go off for a few seconds. Chris Jericho makes his way out with a crazy jacket on. It’s announced that Punk will lose the WWE Title if he is disqualified. We see footage from the feud over the past few weeks.
WWE Champion CM Punk is out next and he gets a hue fireworks display as Cult of Personality hits. The bell rings and they lock up, going to the corners and back. They trade holds and Punk takes Jericho down first. More back and forth action on the mat now. Punk comes from behind and hits Jericho with shots to the head. Punk with chops now before a knee to the gut off the ropes. Punk stomps away in the corner but stops before he gets DQ’d. Punk unloads on Jericho in the corner again and stops before the DQ.
Jericho asks how Punk’s father is and Punk unloads on him again. Punk keeps control of the match and goes to the top. Jericho rolls out of the ring before Punk comes down with the elbow. Instead, Punk leaps from the top to the floor and takes Jericho out. The referee starts to count. Jericho asks how Punk’s sister is. Jericho runs in the ring and Punk chases him with a steel chair. Jericho begs Punk to hit him with the chair while taking trash about his family. Punk holds the chair in mid-swing as the referee tells him not to. Punk stops and kicks Jericho to the mat. Punk turns back around and gets dropkicked to the mat. Jericho with right hands on the mat now.
Jericho drops Punk with an elbow. Punk ends up on the apron and looks to go for a GTS but it’s blocked. Jericho clotheslines Punk into the ring. Jericho tries to suplex Punk out to the floor and nails it. Both men land on the floor and there’s a nasty thud. Jericho kicks Punk on the floor and brings him back in the ring for a 2 count. Jericho keeps in control and hits a big backbreaker for another 2 count. They go on and Jericho hits another backbreaker for 2. Jericho with kicks to the back and a back splash now. Another 2 count. Jericho keeps control and drops Punk on his head again. Jericho with another pin attempt and a knee in the back now.
Jericho gets hung up in the corner after Punk dodges him. Punk fights back with chops to the chest now and a knee to the chin. Punk with a clothesline and a swinging neckbreaker for a 2 count. Jericho blocks the bulldog and goes for the Lionsault. Punk counters that. Jericho counters and goes for Walls of Jericho. They trade counters and Punk tosses Jericho. Punk kicks Jericho in the head for another 2 count. They go on and end up outside of the ring. Jericho brings Punk back in but Punk goes for GTS and nails it. Jericho gets to the ropes off the pin. They get up and Punk connects with a series of kicks. Punk hits a scoop slam and another 2 count.
They trade holds again. Jericho gets the upperhand and nails the Lionsault for a 2 count. Jericho with right hands now. Jericho goes to the middle rope but Punk stops him with chops and headbutts. Punk climbs up to the top with Jericho. Punk goes for a hurricanrana but Jericho grabs him in mid-air and turns it into the Walls of Jericho. Jericho locks it in tight as Punk crawls for the ropes and breaks the hold. Jericho argues with the referee that Punk tapped. Jericho charges and Punk dumps him out to the floor. Punk runs the ropes and dives through, taking out Jericho on the floor.
Punk connects with a knee to the head up against the ring post. They come back in. Punk comes off the top rope and Jericho catches him in a Codebreaker. Jericho covers but Punk kicks out at 2. Jericho grabs Punk and talks trash to his face now. Punk scoops him for GTS but Jericho blocks it. Punk goes for it again and Jericho fights out. Jericho with shots to the back of the head. Jericho shoves Punk to the corner and beats him up. Jericho goes to the top but Punk kicks him down. Punk goes for GTS in the middle of the ring. He screams best in the world but Jericho counters it for Walls of Jericho. Punk finally rolls through and gets a 2 count. They trade near falls. Punk locks on the Anaconda Vice. Jericho turns it into a 2 count but Punk keeps the hold locked in and tightens it. Jericho with knees to the back of the head. Jericho rolls through and goes for the Walls again. Punk tries to block it and fights Jericho off with kicks to the head. Punk drops down with the Anaconda Vice again. Jericho with knees to the head but it doesn’t work this time. Jericho taps out.
Winner: CM Punk
- After a WrestleMania 29 promo, we see the pilots from earlier who did the fly over. They’re in the crowd watching the show.
- Brodus Clay and his dancers come out to the stage. Brodus wants everyone to pull their phones out and call their mommas. Brodus calls his mother and she says she’s at WrestleMania. Brodus introduces Mama Clay and out she comes to dance with them. A group of Mama Clay dancers come out and join in on the dance.
- We get a promo for The Rock in GI Joe 2 before Cole and Lawler hype tonight’s main event. They air a Rock-Cena promo video next.
- Sean “Diddy” Combs is introduced by Justin Roberts. Combs comes out and tries to hype the crowd. He introduces Machine Gun Kelly and he comes out with the singer to perform Invincible on stage. MGK says tonight is more than a wrestling match. People are tuning in to see one of the biggest egos get beat by the underdog. He defines an underdog and says that’s him. That’s John Cena. Underdogs rise above hate. The crowd boo’s some as John Cena’s music hits.
The Rock vs. John Cena
Cena’s music hits and out he comes in his new green gear and jean shorts. There is definitely a mixed reaction in Miami tonight for Cena. Cena rushes to the ring and does his usual. He goes ringside to Betty Skaaland, Arnold Skaaland’s wife. Cena returns to the ring and runs the ropes as we await The Rock and the crowd mostly boo’s.
Rapper Flo Rida comes out next to perform Wild Ones and Good Feeling.
The Rock’s music hits and Sun Life Stadium explodes as he makes his way out to the stage. Rock bounces around the stage and looks around before heading down to the ring.
The bell rings and Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions. Cena is up first and he gets met with mostly boo’s. The crowd cheers as The Rock is introduced. We get ready to go as the crowd starts chanting.
They meet in the middle of the ring and play to the insane crowd. The bell rings again and here we go. They lock up and Cena shoves Rock to the mat. The crowd boo’s and starts dueling chants up. They lock up again and this time Rock shoves Cena to the mat. They lock up again and Rock applies a headlock. They trade holds now and Rock arm drags Cena twice. Rock with a cradle but Cena kicks out at 2. Cena sits back some what surprised in the corner. More back and forth off the ropes. Cena with an arm drag and a hip toss before taking Rock to the mat with a headlock.
Rock continues and connects with a big right hand. Cena rolls out of the ring to the floor and the crowd boos. Cena comes back in and Rock kicks him to the mat. Cena catches Rock in the corner and spears him. Cena with another big shoulder in the corner. Cena with another hold that Rock fights out of with right hands. Cena pulls the rope down and Rock ends up out on the floor. Cena comes out and drops Rock over the fan barrier. Cena drops Rock’s ribs over the announcers table next and comes back into the ring. The referee goes to the floor to check on Rock.
Cena brings rock back in the ring and keeps control. Cena with a belly to belly suplex for a 2 count. Rock finally fights out of a bearhug and both go down to the mat. Rock gets up and unloads on Cena. Rock with right hands and a spinebuster. Rock sets up for The People’s Elbow but Cena turns it around. Cena puts Rock on the mat and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle as the crowd boos. Cena nails it and waits for Rock to get up. “Same ol shit” chant from the crowd. Rock slides out of the Attitude Adjustment and both men go down again.
They get up to their feet and trade shots. Rock goes down to a knee but comes back. Rock goes back down to a knee but comes right back with a series of right hands. Cena connects out of nowhere for the Attitude Adjustment but Rock barely kicks out at 2. More dueling chants from the crowd. Cena lifts The Rock but Rock nails the Rock Bottom. Rock covers but Cena kicks out at 2.
Rock takes Cena to the corner and beats him up with kicks and elbows. Cena catches Rock with a big sideslam for another 2 count. Cena climbs up to the top and stands there for a minute while Rock gets up. Cena nails the big leg drop from the top and covers for a 2 count. Rock blocks another AA and drops Cena. Rock goes for the Sharpshooter and locks it in the middle of the ring. Cena crawls and makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Rock mounts Cena with right hands to the face now. Rock goes for another Sharpshooter and locks it in.
Cena makes it to the ropes again and the hold is broken. Rock goes to the floor and pulls Cena to the apron for more right hands and a running elbow. Cena falls out to the floor and Rock whips him into the steel steps. Rock slams Cena’s face into the steps and brings it back in the ring. Cena fights back in and rolls Rock up for the STF, locking it in. Rock crawls for the ropes but Cena pulls him back and tightens the hold.
Rock starts to fade in the STF but he won’t tap out. The referee checks Rock’s arm and he isn’t moving. The arm drops twice but on the third time, Rock tightens his fist and starts to fight back. Rock makes it to the bottom rope and breaks the STF. Rock catches Cena with a Samoan Drop and both go down.
The referee counts but both men make it up. Rock staggers Cena with several right hands. Cena kicks back and fires away with punches. Rock catches for a Rock Bottom but Cena counters it. Rock counters another AA and nails a spinebuster. Rock connects with the People’s Elbow this time and covers Cena for a 2 count.
Cena rolls Rock up for a 2 count. Rock gets up but Cena tackles him. Cena catapults Rock into the corner and rolls him up for a close 2 count. Cena takes Rock to the top turnbuckle but Rock fights back and pushes him to the mat. Rock comes off the top rope as the crowd stands up. Rock hits a crossbody but Cena rolls through and stands up with Rock in his arms. Cena goes for the AA and nails it for a close 2 count.
Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle again but mocks The Rock and goes for the People’s Elbow. Rock stands up, catches him and nails the Rock Bottom for the win.
Winner: The Rock
- After the match, The Rock celebrates as Cena rolls out of the ring. The Rock poses for the fans in Miami as his music plays. Fireworks go off as Michael Cole thanks us for watching. WrestleMania 28 goes off the air with The Rock posing for the fans.
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