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WWE Wrestlemania 27
April 3, 2011
Atlanta, Georgia (The Georgia Dome)
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com

We open with Keri Hilson singing “America The Beautiful.”

A video package runs welcoming the host of Wrestlemania 27, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Huge reaction for The Rock in Atlanta. He said he promises to make this the most memorable Wrestlemania of all time. Rock tells Atlanta that it is time to have some fun. “When The Rock says WRESTLE…you say MANIA.” Crowd chants along. Rock takes a shot at John Cena right away, who he said is probably in the back picking out which rainbow colored “Fruity Pebble” t-shirt he will wear tonight. A small “Fruity Pebbles” chant breaks out. Rock then gets the crowd to chant “YABBA, DABBA” with him. Rock gets the crowd pumped for tonight once more and adds, “If ya smelllllllllll…what The Rock…is…coookin'” to end the promo.

A video package runs hyping the card tonight.

A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Wrestlemania 27.

We go back live to The Georgia Dome where a huge display of pyro goes off.

Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Josh Mathews are all on commentary as of right now.

Alberto Del Rio is out first to kick off the show. Brodus Clay was already at ringside waiting in the corner for Del Rio. Christian is out next to be in the corner of Edge.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Edge (c) w/ Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio w/ Brodus Clay

We got ring introductions for the challenger Alberto Del Rio and the champion Edge. Quick slaps between the two early on. Edge tosses Del Rio over the top rope early on as well. Del Rio goes on the attack sending Edge into the ring barricade and then into the steel steps. Del Rio starts working over the left arm of Edge back in the ring. Del Rio continues to focus on the left arm of Edge. Del Rio with a dive through the ropes and hits the ground with force when Edge moves. Edge then flips over the top rope over Del Rio on the outside. Back in the ring, Del Rio with an arm drag off the top turnbuckle on Edge forcing Edge to land on his left arm that he was working over. Edge with a big boot that drops Del Rio. Del Rio drives his knees into Edge’s left arm, goes for his armabar and Edge counters into an inverted DDT for a two count. Rolling through pinfall attempts between both with Del Rio rolling through getting the armbar applied on Edge’s left arm. Edge quickly moves and gets to the ropes to break it up. Del Rio with a huge kick to the head. Ricardo Rodriguez moved Edge’s foot off the bottom rope during the pinfall attempt. Christian sees this and goes after him. Christian then goes at it with Brodus Clay. Del Rio then kicks Christian through the ropes. Edge with a rollup on Del Rio for a close two count. Del Rio counters a Spear, Ricardo distracts the referee and Clay sends Edge into the steel ring post. Del Rio then locks on the armbar. Edge locks his hands together to prevent it, but Del Rio eventually gets it locked in. Edge with a reverse Sharpshooter. Christian with a tornado DDT on Clay off the ring apron. Edge still has it locked in. Del Rio counters out, but Edge catches Del Rio with a Spear. Edge gets the pinfall.

Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Edge (11:06)

After the match, Edge walks up the ramp and starts kicking and dropping elbows on Del Rio’s car. Christian then shows up with a lead pipe and a crowbar. Edge starts scratching and busting out windows. Del Rio is on his knees screaming no. They leave and Del Rio is furious.

A promo for Tough Enough airs.

Back live, Michael Cole starts mocking Jerry Lawler from his “Cole Mine.”

Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes

Rey Mysterio is sporting a Captain America outfit. Mysterio with a huricanrana right away on Cody Rhodes. Rhodes with a quick takedown on Mysterio. Rhodes using his mask as a weapon on Mysterio. Rhodes with a Camel Clutch. Mysterio fights out, attempts another Huricanrana and Rhodes counters into an Alabama Slam. Rhodes works on the shoulders of Mysterio. Mysterio goes up top, Rhodes headbutts him using the mask and Rhodes holds up Mysterio in a hanging vertical suplex before dropping back. Mysterio sends Rhodes through the ropes to the outside. Mysterio with a dropkick through the ropes and then a huricanrana that sends Rhodes face first into the ring apron. Mysterio with his back over the chest of Rhodes pulling back in a pinfall. Mysterio with a few kicks to the leg of Rhodes. Rhodes with a big back suplex. Mysterio with a dropkick to the knee of Rhodes. Rhodes counters 619 attempt. Rhodes then tries removing MYsterio’s knee brace and eventually does. Mysterio with a big moonsault off the top turnbuckle. Mysterio with a 619 to the exposed face of Rhodes when his mask comes off. Mysterio off the top, Rhodes counters a splash and Mysterio catches him with a kick to the head. Rhodes rolls out, catches Mysterio in the head using Mysterio’s knee brace and Rhodes with Cross Rhodes. Rhodes gets the win.

Winner: Cody Rhodes (11:58)

Backstage, Snoop Dogg is show with Teddy Long. Snoop Dogg is looking for some talent for his current tour. William Regal is up first and raps. Great Khali and Beth Phoenix do a Grease routine. Zack Ryder is up next singing the “Friday” song. Roddy Piper knocks him out. Hornswoggle is out next. Teddy Long breaks it to him that he can’t speak English. Hornswoggle then starts rapping.

Kane, Big Show, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston vs. The Corre (Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel and Ezekiel Jackson)

Santino and Heath Slater start it off. Santino misses a big kick and Slater drops him with punch. Big Show drops Slater and Ezekiel Jackson is in. Kane is in now clearing house. Barrett takes out Kane. Kingston takes out Barrett. Kingston with a crossbody on the ring apron. Santino with a Cobra on Slater and Big Show hits the Knockout Punch for the win.

Winners: Big Show, Kane, Santino and Kofi Kingston (1:33)

Backstage, The Rock is with WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres. Rock tells Eve he wants to make a Wrestlemania moment with the next person that comes around the corner. Mae Young wants The People’s Strudel. She slaps Rock on the butt as she walks away. Steve Austin walks up. They shake hands.

A video package hyping CM Punk vs. Randy Orton airs.

Randy Orton vs. CM Punk

Punk went for a takedown early and Orton cut him off hitting some big right hands. Orton with a big uppercut and clothesline combo. Orton clotheslines Punk over the top rope. Punk leaps over the steel steps and then kicks them into Orton’s leg that is taped. Punk starts mocking Orton limping. Punk with big stomps over Orton’s bad leg. Punk gets Orton’s leg over his shoulder and he drops down working over it. Punk catches Orton with a knee to the jaw in the corner. Punk has Orton in the tree of woe and Punk works over Orton’s bad leg even more. Punk says it is time to go to sleep. Orton counters out, attempts an RKO, but Punk with a huge kick to the face counter. Orton crotches Punk up on the top rope. Orton with a superplex on Orton with a fan yelling loudly, “Bye CM Punk” on his way down. Punk recovers and drags Orton crotch first into the corner. Punk drives Orton’s leg into the steel ring post and then locks on a figure four against the post as Orton screams out in pain. Punk locks the legs of Orton on the mat and sledgehammers his bad knee/leg. Orton headbutts Punk to break the hold. Orton with a series of clotheslines and a quick snap powerslam. Orton with a Lou Thesz Press with big right hands. Orton follows that with a back suplex. Punk with a series of kicks and sweeps Orton. Punk applies a modified arm triangle. Orton rolls over and gets into the ropes. Orton sends Punk into the steel ring post and then hits his DDT through the ropes. Orton starts slapping the mat preparing for an RKO. Orton then stands up and backs up in the corner getting ready for a punt to the head. Orton charges forward, but his leg gives out. Punk starts smiling. Punk walks forward, leaps up for an RKO, but Punk quickly counters out pushing Orton away. Punk with a springboard clothesline attempt and Orton jumps up catching him with an RKO in mid air. Orton gets the pinfall.

Winner: Randy Orton (14:45)

Backstage, The Rock is with Mean Gene Okerlund. Rock said he heard John Cena’s #1 fan is here to confront him. Pee Wee Herman shows up and is Cena’s #1 fan. Rock said he sounds ridiculous. Pee Wee wants to be on Team Bring It. Rock lets him in.

Howard Finkel introduces the 2011 WWE Hall of Fame inductees with Shawn Michaels as the main attraction. Huge reaction for HBK in Atlanta.

We see footage from Monday on Raw of Jerry Lawler attacking Jack Swagger with a steel chair and Michael Cole mocking Lawler.

Booker T is out to join Josh Mathews on commentary. WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross is out next to join Booker T and Josh Matthews at ringside.

Michael Cole cuts off JR’s entrance saying he admired how he “waddled” to the ringside area. Cole is decked out in amateur wrestling gear. He said JR and King have things in common: overweight, overrated and over the hill.

Special guest referee: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Michael Cole w/ Jack Swagger

Big reaction for Steve Austin who came out on his ATV. Michael Cole ran into his “Cole Mine” cage and starts warming up as Austin salutes the crowd. Lawler attacks Swagger right away. Cole is still in the “Cole Mine” begging for mercy from Lawler. Cole extends his hand through a hole in it to shake hands and Lawler pulls his arm putting Cole’s face into the glass wall. Lawler climbs in and starts beating up Cole inside. Lawler pulls Cole out and sends him head first into the Raw GM podium. Lawler tosses Cole in the ring as Steve Austin laughs. Swagger attacks Lawler from behind with Austin distracted. Cole with a baseball slide to Lawler. Cole distracts Austin allowing Swagger to apply the ankle lock. Austin with a slow count as he looks in the face of Cole. Cole stands over the ankle Swagger worked over earlier using the ropes for leverage. Swagger coaches Cole at ringside instructing him to kick Lawler in the ankle/leg. Cole does a Swagger-like splash in the corner on Lawler. Lawler with a punch to the gut. Cole keeps picking up Lawler’s leg and slamming it down on the mat. Cole drops one strap to mock Lawler. Cole then applies what they called on commentary the An-Cole-Lock. Lawler turns over and kicks Cole away. Lawler with big stomps to Cole in the corner. Swagger throws in the towel. Austin picks it up and wipes sweat off his head. Austin throws it back at Swagger. Swagger is in the ring getting in Austin’s face. Stunner. Cole is pleading with Austin. Cole slaps away Austin’s arm. Lawler with a right hand punch that drops Cole. More right hands to Cole on the mat. Lawler with a big standing dropkick that drops Cole. Lawler goes up top, drops his strap and drops a right hand from the top. Lawler for the cover…1…2…Lawler picks up Cole. Austin smiles. Lawler applies an ankle lock. Cole taps out loudly. Austin asks if he is done. Cole screams yes, he is done and continues tapping out. Austin calls for the bell.

Winner: Jerry “The King” Lawler (13:48)

After the match, Booker T leaves ringside and joins Austin and Lawler in the ring. Booker does the Spinarooni and all three celebrate with beer. Austin then gives Booker a Stunner. Austin smiles yelling, “I can’t help it.” The Raw GM has something to say. Due to interference from special guest referee “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Jerry Lawler has been disqualified and Michael Cole is now the winner. Lawler grabs Josh Mathews, tosses him in the ring and Austin gives him a Stunner. Lawler returns to ringside with Jim Ross on commentary as the fans give him a big reaction.

Video is shown of the Wrestlemania Axxess events.

A video package runs highlighting The Undertaker vs. Triple H.

No Holds Barred Match
The Undertaker vs. Triple H

Triple H first came out to Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls.” Johnny Cash for Undertaker tonight.

Triple H goes after The Undertaker right away with big right hands backing Taker to the corner. Taker shows his strength tossing Triple H over the top rope right away. More exchanges on the outside and Taker sends Triple H into the steel steps. Triple H recovers sending Taker crashing into the “Cole Mine” at ringside busting it to pieces. Triple H rolls back in the ring calling for Taker to return. Taker with a big shoulder charge, but counters an Old School attempt tossing Taker to the mat. They brawl back to the ringside area and Triple H starts clearing off the announce table. Triple H attempts a Pedigree on Taker over the table, but Taker counters into a high back body drop and Triple H lands with a thud on the floor below. In the ring, Taker hits the ropes and then leaps over the top rope taking out Triple H. Taker pulls the bottom part of the steel steps towards the spanish announce table. Taker attempts to lift Triple H to his shoulder, but Triple H counters off, Taker charges and Triple H gives him a spinebuster right through the spanish announce table crashing it to pieces! Back in the ring, Taker catches Triple H with a quick chokeslam that results in a two count. Triple H sends Taker with force into the corner. Last Ride and Pedigree attempts both countered. Triple H then catches Taker with another quick spinebuster. Triple H grabs a chair at ringside and Taker catches him with a big boot upon his return. Taker grabs the chair and cracks it over the back of Triple H. Triple H blocks a third attempt and connects with a Pedigree for a CLOSE two count. Taker with a Last Ride from the corner for another close two count. Taker with a Tombstone Piledriver. Triple H gets a shoulder up. Taker can’t believe it. Triple H counters another Tombstone attempt and gives Taker a DDT over the steel chair. Both men slowly bring themselves to their feet using the ropes. Triple H with another Pedigree, hooks the leg…and Taker again kicks out. Triple H is frustrated. Another Pedigree. Taker still kicks out. Triple H grabs the chair and cracks it over the back of Taker. Another shot. Triple H yells, “Stay down!” Triple H with even more repeated shots to the back. Taker pulls himself back up using the ropes. This time Triple H hits a chair shot right to the head that drops Taker. Taker is trying to sit up, but keeps falling back. Triple H walks up yelling, “Stay down! Just die! Stay…down. What is wrong with you?” Taker chokes Triple H. Triple H shakes his head. Triple H tosses Taker’s hand aside. Taker falls back to the corner. Triple H with a Tombstone Piledriver on Taker yelling, “It is over!” Triple H connects, covers…and Taker again kicks out. Triple H backs up and can’t believe it. Triple H exits the ring and pulls out a sledgehammer from under the ring. Triple H drags Taker to the middle of the ring and applies the Hell’s Gate. Triple H is flopping around. Triple H reaches and finds the sledgehammer. Triple H drops it and looks to be fading. Triple H taps.

The Undertaker moves to 19-0.

Winner: The Undertaker (29:25)

After the match, a huge display of pyro goes off as “19-0″ can be seen on the large screen. Triple H is the first to recover. WWE officials are checking on The Undertaker. Triple H exits as an exhausted Undertaker flops to the outside. WWE officials come down the ramp with a cart that Undertaker is put on.

A promo for Wrestlemania 28 in Miami, Florida next year on April 1, 2012 is shown.

John Morrison, Trish Stratus and Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero and Laycool

All the girls start brawling right away. Snooki smacks Ziggler. We start with Trish Stratus and Michelle McCool. Trish with a big chop to McCool. Trish with a facebuster. McCool catches Trish with an elbow. Both girls tumble off the top turnbuckle to the floor below. Layla goes after Trish and Trish hits a big right hand. Trish with a double clothesline off the ring apron to Laycool. Ziggler breaks up a pinfall and Morrison clotheslines him out. Morrison with Starship Pain on Ziggler. Snooki gets the tag. Snooki with a backflip into McCool and then a moonsault splash. Snooki gets the pin over McCool.

Winners: Snooki, Trish Stratus and John Morrison (3:15)

Participants on the new season of “Tough Enough” are shown at ringside.

A promo for WWE Extreme Rules on Sunday, May 1 airs.

Record breaking attendance for any entertainment event ever held at The Georgia Dome: 71,617.

WWE Championship
The Miz (c) w/ Alex Riley vs. John Cena

A video package runs showing The Miz watching a highlight video from a production area to Nas’ “You Can Hate Me Now” song. Huge letters spelling “AWESOME” were on stage back live as Miz posed alongside Alex Riley with pyro going off. John Cena’s entrance featured a church choir with lines from DMX. Very mixed reaction for Cena as he ran down the ramp and hit the ring.

We got ring introductions for the challenger Cena and champion Miz. Jim Ross pointed out that Cena has never lost a one-on-one match ever at Wrestlemania.

Lock up and Miz goes for the headlock. Cena breaks free quickly. Lock up and another headlock by Miz. Miz with a shoulder block and Cena with a hip toss. Miz with big stomps to Cena in the corner. Miz with his seated corner clothesline on Cena. Miz with repeated left hand shots. Cena quickly responds with a twisting suplex plant on Miz. Cena dodges another Miz seated clothesline corner spot. Cena is up top, jumps and connects with his flying leg drop to the back of Miz’s head. Miz dodges a corner splash attempt by Cena. Miz with a kick to the head of Cena. Miz with another kick to the head that drops Cena. Miz with more left hand punches. Seems like they may have botched a spot hitting the ropes as Cena just fell into them. Miz pulls Cena out and hits a big knee lift. Cena with a series of flying shoulder blocks and his twisting powerbomb plant. Lots of booing in Atlanta. Cena with Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena has Miz up, Miz counters and connects with a big DDT. Miz with an inverted DDT to his knee and then a neckbreaker combo on Cena. Cena with an inside cradle, but the referee is distracted by the turnbuckle being exposed. Pad is still gone. Cena has Miz up, Miz jumps down and Cena trips him up into an STF. Miz reaches and is able to get to the bottom rope. Riley drives Cena face first into the exposed turnbuckle with the referee distracted. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale, cover and Cena gets a shoulder up after a close two count. Referee bump when Cena counters out of a Skull Crushing Finale. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment. Referee is down. Riley is in the ring with the briefcase. Riley cracks it over the head of Cena. The referee is recovered, Miz covers Cena and Cena gets a shoulder up. Riley is distracting the ref. Miz has the briefcase. Miz takes out Riley by accident. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment on Miz. Cover…1…2…Miz kicks out! Cena is shocked. Miz rolls out of the ring. Cena clotheslines Miz over the barricade near the timekeepers area. Big tackle as Cena sends Miz over the security wall to the floor below. The referee reaches the 10 count.

Winner: Both men are counted out (14:32)

Justin Roberts announces the counout finish and announces The Miz as still WWE Champion.

The Rock’s music hits. When he rolls in the ring, the Raw GM chimes in. Rock tells JR and Lawler to hold back. Rock reads the message. “As Raw GM, I think…IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!” Rock tosses the laptop to the ground. Rock said he is the host of Wrestlemania and The Rock says there is no way Wrestlemania is over. The Rock says this match must restart right now. No DQ, no countout, no time limit.

WWE Championship – No DQ Rules
The Miz (c) vs. John Cena

Cena looks for an Attitude Adjustment right away. The Rock gives Cena a Rock Bottom. Miz covers Cena and gets the win.

Winner and still WWE Champion: The Miz (0:32)

After the match, The Miz is handed the WWE Championship. The Rock stands at the end of the ramp staring down Miz celebrating. Rock hits the ring. Miz tries to hit him with the belt. Rock dodges it and lights up Miz with some big punches. Rock with a spinebuster on Miz. Rock with a People’s Elbow on Miz. The Rock jumps up on the turnbuckle and salutes the huge crowd in Atlanta. The show goes off the air with Jim Ross adding, “We all definitely smell what The Rock is cookin’.”

POLL RESULTS:

Grade Wrestlemania 27

* C (30%, 483 Votes)
* B (24%, 378 Votes)
* F (18%, 281 Votes)
* D (17%, 272 Votes)
* A (11%, 177 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,591



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22 Responses

  1. Jose says:

    called that Metallica song!

  2. Taker and Trips stole the whole show. I really feel a little bad, not really, for the two matches that followed. If you weren’t emotionally spent after No Holds Barred, you didn’t see it. I question the order tonight. I mean I know Vince is trying to spice it up a little, but, it all but cheapened Edge’s victory, and really was so topsy turvy, it really threw the chemistry off. I really hope Taker is okay. Either that was the best sell in the history of wrestling, or he’s done this year. Great PPV B- overall, but still well worth it just for that one match.

  3. -Jay- says:

    Cena heel turn has to happen now…Rock has officially buried face John Cena.

  4. Jose says:

    Wrestlemania X-7 – the end of the Attitude era
    Wrestlemania 27 – the end of the Wrestling era

  5. TakerNGN74 says:

    Thought this years mania was awesome it was way better than I expected it to be because to be honest I had my doubts going into it.

  6. killpgara says:

    they wont turn cena heel, they let their grape fuits die with ecw on syfy

  7. steve says:

    I was there and there was no mixed reaction, Cena was heavily booed and Miz got mostly cheers.

  8. tom says:

    did any1 watch direct tv ppv of wm27 during the cole match the feed went out for a few mins at bww in erie,pa

  9. Chris says:

    Taker vs Trips was weak compared to the last time they met.

    Punk/Orton was better than I thought it would be.

  10. Riten says:

    Usually You Like To Think Wrestlemania Cuts All Fueds Off, This Was Really Like A Build Up Show. I Mean, Rock Cost Cena, Cole And Lawler(Matthews Heel Turn?), Where Does Snooki Go.

    This Mania Was Constructed Weirdly, I Think Everyone Was Disappointed With Del Rio Losing To Edge First And/Or Christian Not Turning On Edge.
    Cody With A Well Deserved Victory Over Mysterio, Where Do We Go From Here? Mask Vs Mask @ Extreme Rules, Maybe ?
    Orton Vs Punk Was Really Really B-Grade, Dunno Why Orton Felt It Should Have Been Pushed, That Hole Storyline Was B-Grade, But It Was To Get Punk Vs Orton. TBH Total B-Grade.
    Cole Vs King, Cole To Be A Manager, A Great Manager, Wrestler – GOD NO!, Poor Booker, He Was Involved With Sharmel And Jenna Match In TNA And This Match, The King Was Stolen Of His Moment.
    HHH Vs Taker, Taker Has Done It 3 Years In A Row, WM25 – Just A Great Match, WM26 – The Streak Should Have Either Ended Or Taker Retire Best Match By Far, WM27 – Lived Up To 25 But Not 26, HHH Going Over Would Have Buried HBK Career, If There Was a Way To End It, It Would Have Been How Hunter Had It. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD NO CENA Vs TAKER AT WM28.
    6 Tag – Snooki Could Have Been In the Ring Longer, Actually No Need For Ziggler And Morrison.
    Miz Vs Cena – No More Cena Shirts, Match Itself Was Alright. Why Was A-Ri There And With That Damn Brief Case.

    WM Needed
    -Money In The Bank (Drew Vs Bourne Vs Kofi Vs Ziggler Vs Morrison Vs Bryan Vs Sheamus)
    -NOT The 8 Man Tag – Would Have Been Worth It Is Big Daddy Cool Replaced Kozlov, Kofi No thanks.
    -US Title Match On The Card, Rather See Bryan Job Than Anything Else I Saw The Hole Night( Excluding No Holds Barred)
    -Better Card Placement

    Overall
    Makes You Wonder What WM 28 Will Bring

  11. bulalo says:

    Now I know that the finisher of john cena is now called “attitude adjustment” not “FU” anymore.

    By the way, a pretty fair Wrestlemania it is. A couple of good matches but taker/hhh stole the show.

  12. Thomas says:

    Undertaker-HHH sounded very good. The rest of it sounded (and read) like vomit.

  13. metatron says:

    AAAAAWFUL MANIA! I couldn’t believe my eyes how awful this show was. 40% of the total show was wrestling. A MERE 40%!!!

    The Rock’s promo in the beginning didn’t reference Mania past, present or future, but just himself. There’s no use or excuse for that.

    The booking was so short-sighted and shortterm gratifying, you’d think that the booking staff learned their traits from an infant lecturing about how to use peeing one’s pants to ward off the cold.

    @Riten.. I don’t know what rear your head’s stored in, but seriously?!? The Rock (not a fulltime wrestler), Cole, Lawler & Matthews (????) (none of them fulltime wrestlers, not to mention wrestlers), and Snookie! The courtesy diva of the day!! That’s your great build up for future matches? What!???

    The Edge, Christian, ADR match halted all momentum of the feud and possible turn. Orton’s win didn’t do anything good for anyone. Bryan vs. Sheamus bumped off the show, and they didn’t even go through with it in the dark match… holy cow, that’s insane! Taker vs. Trips along with Cody vs. Mysterio had the only decent finishes, but did Taker have to burry himself on hehalf for Trips? Why give Miz a fluke finish, instead of letting him stand tall and give the belt credibility? Why even have the 4 on 4 tag match, when it’s just gonna be a huge burial, leaving noone looking good? Lots of action for Trish and LayCool, but no in ring for Ziggler and Morrison, arguably some of the hardest working workers today?

    These bookers should be releived of their duties, and never be allowed to even fantasy-book a show again.

  14. T says:

    Ouch! For the GrandDaddy of them all it did not live up to the hype. Edge vs Del Rio was the curtain jerker? A 8 man tag squash match? No US Title match on the main card? Cole vs Lawler took too long. Who did Dolph and Morrison piss off to deserve that match? Miz was not a credible champ to begin with and this match did nothing to help him. A clean pin for your #1 PPV Main Event is not asking that much I feel.

    It wasn’t the worst PPV of the year so far (Taker vs HHH was GREAT but should have been last on the card, Orton vs Punk was a solid match) but did not feel like a WrestleMania to me.

  15. chris says:

    Maybe all the TNA bashers will finally wake up, and see that the WWE has just as an inferior product right now. Two of the best wrestlers in the company, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan got jobbed to lesser talents. Snooki, who doesn’t belong on TV, got a high spot on the “biggest event of the Year” in a horribly booked match.

    Maybe having such a crapfest of a wrestlemania ppv will finally wake people up to the sorry state the WWE is in right now. They killed off the Hornswaggle gimmick, downgraded CM Punk, and made the Corre look like absolute crap in losing to the Big Show, Kofi, Marella, and Kane so quickly. Curtain jerked the world title (something that should NEVER happen, not even in a backyard fed). Hell, people were even chanting “boring” when Cole had the advantage on Lawler during their match.

    After decades of being a loyal WWE viewer, I think I’ll find something else to watch on Monday nights now!

  16. Riten says:

    @ Metatron, You Repeated Me lol . I Said Mania Was More Like A PPV That Tried To Build The Card For The Next PPV, Not Mania(Where It Usually Ends Fueds)

    I’m Wondering How The Storyline With The Rock Will Pan Out, Now That He Cost Cena and Took Out Miz. Will It Lead To Rock Competing Or Finish It Suddenly.
    Will Matthews Turn Heel With Cole After Being Stunned Or Just Go With It, Will Cole Be Heel Still?
    When Snooki Was Filming The ”Jersey Scene” Last Raw She Told Backstage People She Wants To Go Full Time(She Was Drunk Or Atleast Assuming)
    Will The Corre Still Be A Faction ?
    Is The Nexus Gone ?
    It’s Not My Idea Of A Future Build Of Matches But Storylines In Progress Still.

    BTW Jerry Lawler Is A Professional Wrestler, Semi – Retired At That.

  17. Jon says:

    Edge vs Del Rio – It sucks that this was the opening match … The match itself was a storybook match, good guy beats the bad guy plain and simple. It’s a pity that they didn’t have Alberto win but I think as long as WWE continues his push then he’ll continue to be a legit contender especially after this match (while the match was nothing special it made Alberto look good matching Edge “hold for hold”). I’m glad though that they didn’t have Christian turn as some marks predicted.

    “You are a moron, a moron”, King to Cole. That was a sucky comeback …

    Rhodes vs Mysterio – Is it just me but was this better and longer than the Rio vs Edge match? In any case I’m glad that Cody won. I actually like him more after this match. Apparently so did the crowd.

    What the hell was that Snoop skit for??? Please stop cheering for Hornswoggle.

    The Corre vs Show/Kane/Marella/Kingston (I feel bad for Kozlov) – Why the hell did they make this a squash??? This just undervalued the tag team belts as well as the intercontinental belt! I like Santino a lot but I’d rather have The Corre win, they need and deserve it more.

    Punk vs Orton – I really wanted Punk to win but they had one hell of a match and Punk didn’t look weak in any way so I’m okay with this match. I just hope that Punk will get to headline Wrestlemania one of these days.

    Drew Carey was booed incessantly, WWE should never have included him in the hall of fame.

    Lawler vs Cole – It really pisses me off that this was more entertaining than the Corre match. I wish Austin had said “What?” while Cole was saying that he’s tapping out. Oh and Austin should have given Cole a stunner as well.

    HHH vs Taker – While it won’t beat HBK vs Taker I this match wasn’t as plodding as I thought it would be. It may not have been a technical match (they’re brawlers so of course you’ll get a brawl) but they told a wonderful story and proved that both wrestlers still have some fight in them.

    Morrison/Stratus/Snooki vs Laycool/Ziggler – I loved the Stratus vs Michelle part of the match but the rest was rubbish. Ziggler and Morrison are better talent than being stuck in a match like this.

    Cena vs Miz – While I’m glad that Miz won and that he was allowed to kick out of an AA it kind of sucks that he won because of interference. He seriously needs a clean win over a credible opponent.

    Overall – Wrestlemania devalued 4 titles (WHC,Intercon,US,Tag Team) and Royal Rumble (why make the match with the winner as an opener) and though it wasn’t the worst Wrestlemania for me (I think 25 was worst and if it wasn’t for the Taker/HBK match it would have been worst than any of the normal PPVs) because at least there were other nice matches it still wasn’t as great as it a Wrestlemanina should be. Btw what’s up with crowd, they kept on cheering heels and booing faces??? (and not just during the Cena/Miz match)

  18. Trese says:

    Ok ladies and gents let’s fce it. Wrestlemania is nowhere near what it used to be and this is because the WWE and its talent is not where it should be yet. For those of us who have been wrestling fans long enough to remember the attitude era when pretty much anything went this is a HUGE disappointment. I mean seriously the MIZ????????????? I will give the guy credit he does have talent but he is nowhere near ready to be champ and this is evident in every title match he competes in, and I am wondering why the Miz’s reject NXT rookie is still carrying around that briefcase.
    As far as Mania went there was no structre, no story line and Micheal Cole in the ring? Well that is just a joke. The writers need to get it together and work on the storylines because these are not working.

  19. Josh Roffman says:

    WCW had it’s low point in PPV with the Great American Bash in 1991 and 20 years later the WWE has it’s lowest PPV point with WM 27. What garbage. Even the No holds barred match was crap. 10-12 big move-pin attempts/kick outs and then they each spent 1-2 minutes trying to recoup…awful show. The Cole angle flopped and deservedly show…an 8 man tag that was worse than the Snooki debacle…and 2 title matches that resulted in nothing. Glad I saved my money and watched it on dailymotion for free.

  20. 123456 says:

    I was under the impression that the Royal Rumble winner got to MAIN EVENT wrestlemania not OPEN wrestlemania

  21. 123456 says:

    Poor show overall

    Edge Vs Del Rio should have been the main event as the royal rumble winner gets to MAIN EVENT wrestlemania – not open it

    Rey Vs Cody was the match of the night for me, it was good to see Cody win and get over – he is a talent yong star something WWE doesnt have many of at the moment

    The 8 man tag was a waste of time. At 1:33 even TNA have matched that last longer (actually I am a big fan of TNA, and have always thorght that they have the best talent out of the two companies). Why was Santino involved? 8 man tag with 7 smackdown superstars and 1 raw? if they were going to replace Kozlov at the last minute they should have replaced Santino as well and made it all Smackdown

    CM Punk Vs Orton was strangly disapointing, these two are the top stars WWE ahve and it would have been hard to live up to my expectations – but it fell short.

    The only good thing above King Vs Cole was that it resulted with King and JR on commentry and there was a great appearence from Austin other than that it was totally forgettable. I watch a WRESTLING show to watch WRESTLERS WRESTLE not announcers (reminds me of Earl Hebnar Vs Nick Patrick from Invasion)

    Triple H vs Undertaker was awful, both men should have retired about five years ago – neither of them have it anymore and it only lasted 30 minutes because 29 minutes was them tring to recover from the moves. I was hoping Undertaker would lose then atleast the streak would be over and he could go away.

    The mixed tag match was another that wasted my time, Trish and that celebratity wannabee from a TV show that nobody has ever heard of should not have been in it, replace them with Eve and Gail Kim and use it to set up a fatal four way for the divas title would have been better.

    Cena Vs Miz was actually OK despite half of the match had zero talent and Miz had to carry Cena for the whole match (something all his opponents have had to do) Now move Miz onto a fued with Orton or Punk then the main event of the next PPV might steel the show.

  22. neumanrko9 says:

    Wrestlemania 27:
    1.) World Heavyweight Championship: Edge (c, w/Christian) vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez & Brodus Clay) I was shocked that this was the first match of the night being that the Royal Rumble winner was in it. The match overall was pretty solid but went by way too quick for a World Title Match. I’m glad Edge won though because I think Del Rio is still too green and I want to see Edge and Christian feud over the title. Match ends with the Spear to Del Rio after the failed attempts at trying to make Edge tap to the Cross Armbreaker. 7/10
    2.) Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes I thought this match was pretty good. On a side note, I like how Mysterio always comes out in different gear for Wrestlemania (last year The Joker, this year Captain America it’s cool). Good usage of the protective headgear and knee braces. I’m glad Cody picked up the win after hitting Mysterio with a knee brace while the ref was distracted and then hitting the Cross Rhodes here to give him a lot of credibility as a mid-card talent. 8/10
    3.) Big Show, Kane, Santino Marrella, Kofi Kingston vs. The Corre This was basically a squash match and could’ve been good if given more time. This made The Corre look so weak in the process, bad idea. Show’s team wins after the Knockout Punch to Slater. 4/10
    4.) Randy Orton vs. CM Punk This match was also very good, second best match of the night behind the Taker/HHH match in my opinion. Lots of back and forth action from two very good wrestlers. They also told a great story in the ring with Orton selling his leg injury. The Super RKO at the end was epic catching Punk in mid-air, that takes a lot of skill, talent, and timing. 9/10
    5.) Jerry “The King” Lawler vs. Michael Cole (w/Jack Swagger) Special Guest Referee Stone Cold Steve Austin This match was pretty slow-paced and didn’t really get good until the antics after the match (Stone Cold Stunners to Swagger, Booker, and Mathews respectively). I can’t believe Cole technically won this match after the anonymous Raw GM DQ’d Lawler for Austin pushing Cole, it was pretty stupid. I’m also mad that Cole didn’t get Stunnered by Austin, I was fully expecting that to happen. 6/10
    6.) No Holds Barred Match: The Undertaker vs. Triple H This match was the best of the night by far. It was so epic, the story of Triple H trying to end The Streak even going as far as to say “I’ll die trying” was told perfectly in this match. Triple H gave Taker everything he had hitting 3 pedigrees (that usually finishes off any opponent) and even hitting Taker’s own move on The Undertaker: The Tombstone Piledriver, I really thought The Streak was over at that point. My friends and I all went nuts on the kick-outs. Taker’s dive looked sick and the Spinebuster spot through the Spanish announce table was crazy good. I honestly don’t know how the WWE would do without The Undertaker at Wrestlemania, he basically saves it each year with his unparalleled matches with his opponents. To me he is the true Mr. Wrestlemania and The Streak shouldn’t and most likely won’t be broken. The end comes when HHH taps to The Hell’s Gate. At first I thought the ending could’ve been better but then I later realized that the submission victory told the “die trying” tagline better especially when it looked like HHH was going to get out of it grasping the sledgehammer. 10/10
    7.) John Morrison, Trish Stratus, Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler and Lay-Cool (w/Vickie Guerrero) This match was short as I knew it was going to be used as a bathroom break to help the viewer refocus after the epic encounter of Taker and HHH. Snooki actually wasn’t all that bad, she didn’t botch any of her moves. Snooki’s team wins after The Grenade Splash (haha I don’t know what to call it) And by the way Trish looked so hot, it was nice seeing her back in the ring again. 6/10
    8.) WWE Championship: The Miz (c, w/Alex Riley) vs. John Cena This match was pretty solid to me. The Miz has come a long way because last year he was in the opening tag team title match, this year he main evented with John Cena. I liked how they showcased that in the video promo before the match, thought that was pretty cool/interesting. Once again a lot of back and forth in this one. I knew that The Rock was going to get involved in this match somehow and that’s what I was looking forward to the most. First, the match ends on a double count-out so I knew The Rock was going to come out. I really thought somehow he would have the power to make it a triple threat match and walk out of Atlanta the WWE Champion but I kept dreaming. Second, the match is restarted and is now a No-DQ match. As soon as Cena turns around he receives one of the most groundbreaking and epic Rock Bottoms ever seen before. The crowd went nuts. After this Miz covers Cena to retain the WWE Championship. I really did not see that coming I thought for sure Cena was going to win this one but I was pleasantly surprised that he did not win it. The one thing that did bother me kind of about this Wrestlemania was that there were no title changes and some of it felt like it could’ve been on Raw. Hopefully next year in The Rock’s hometown of Miami he will be inducted into the Hall Of Fame and finally give us all that one last dream match between him and John Cena. All in all Wrestlemania 27 was a decent show with The Undertaker vs. Triple H match being the best with Randy Orton vs. CM Punk behind it. 8/10

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