Airdate: Sunday, April 1st, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida
Results by WZRONLINE.COM
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE WrestleMania 28 Opener:
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, and this one is already over after 18 seconds!
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus
Miz is stepping up as the leader of Team Johnny. None of his teammates give a rats ass about him. Then Otunga comes in, ripped to a ridiculous degree. Team Johnny are wearing shirts with his face on it. Johnny comes in to give them a pep talk. He is wearing a white suit with a red tie, he is like the albino devil. He gives his team a pep talk.
- 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.
We cut to backstage where Mick Foley and Santino Marella are hanging out with a member of Deadliest Catch before getting ready to eat some crab legs. Santino starts trying to open up his crab legs with the Cobra while Mick Foley hits his with Mr. Socko. Ron Simmons is waiting in the back to hit his patented DAMN!
- 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 Cdoy 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... (Continues on next page)