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WRESTLEMANIA XXX

April 6, 2014
Live from the New Orleans Superdome


Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and Mick Foley open the show in the Superdome, hyping it as the big one, and the grandest stage of them all. They run down the card for the night, and recap the slogan that has been floating around TV that this the end of an era. They say that all the biggest stars of the past thirty years will be here, and cut to a video package emphasizing thirty years of great moments, and it will all come to a head tonight. Back from the package, Justin Roberts introduces the special guest host, Edge, who hits the ring to a loud standing ovation. He says that he is here tonight to host on the grandest stage of them all, and he is going to give New Orleans a good show. He runs down the matches for the night, and addresses the audience. Edge says that he will host Wrestlemania right, and goes over the history before saying that it will start right here, right now, feeding to a Lesnar-Punk video package, including Lesnar attacking Punk during the Royal Rumble match, and the two of them brawling in the WWE Championship Elimination Chamber.

CM PUNK vs. BROCK LESNAR - Submission Match

Punk enters first to significant heat, while Lesnar gets a pop on entrance. They trade hard blows in the ring before Lesnar uses brutality to gain the upper hand and begins to work on Punk's injured wrist. Punk ducks a backbreaker attempt and begins to regain his momentum, relying heavily on top-rope moves. He goes for an elbow drop, but Lesnar catches him in mid-air and nails an F5, standing in the ring, selling exhaustion. He locks in a Boston crab, which Punk easily powers out of and they reset. Punk lands offense and gets Lesnar up for the GTS, and hits it, standing tall in the ring. He locks in the Anaconda Vise, and Lesnar sells fighting the hold. The crowd gets involved as he reaches the rope, but Punk holds it to the 4 count, getting heat. Lesnar pops back up and delivers brutal offense to Punk in the corner for several minutes as Punk sells grogginess. Punk goes for a top-rope move, but Lesnar catches him and lands a suplex center-ring. Lesnar goes for the kimura lock, and Punk is fading. The ref lifts his arm once, twice, and the crowd goes wild as, on the third time, Punk holds his arm up for a second... before it drops.
Winner: BROCK LESNAR via submission at 23:04
Punk is taken out of the ring in a stretcher as the crowd goes wild for Lesnar and the announcers put over the brutality of the match.

THE CUTTING EDGE w/ CHRIS JERICHO & CHRISTIAN

The crowd is hyped for the Cutting Edge, featuring Chris Jericho and the Intercontinental Champion Christian talking to Edge. Edge asks Christian how his reign has been since defeating Cody Rhodes in a stellar Ladder match at TLC to gain the title. Christian says that he is glad to hold the title, and puts over the prestige of the belt. Jericho interrupts, saying that Christian won't be excited about the prestige much longer after he loses the title. Edge says Christian was talking, and Jericho slaps him and hits Christian with a Codebreaker to get heat. He then wrecks the Cutting Edge set and glares at Edge, who clears out, and the bell rings to start the match as Jericho gets to work on Christian.

CHRIS JERICHO vs. CHRISTIAN (c) w/ EDGE - Intercontinental Championship

Jericho hits a Jericho Spike for a close nearfall, but Christian counters with offense. Christian emerges with high-flying moves as Edge notes approval. Mick Foley mentions the Brand Extension occurring in several weeks on Raw and SmackDown. Christian hits the Killswitch, then gets the look in his eyes to follow up with spear, but Jericho dodges to the side. Jericho regains control and locks in the Walls of Jericho, Christian is in pain as Edge pleads with him ringside. Christian conveys giving up, but then powers out and hits Jericho with a spear as Edge goes crazy. The crowd is into the finish, but Jericho kicks out just before three. Edge pleads with the ref, but Jericho retakes control and hits the Codebreaker for a three count.
Winner and NEW Intercontinental Champion: CHRIS JERICHO via pinfall at 10:53
Edge can not believe it as Jericho celebrates with the belt and the announcers note it's his tenth reign.

Backstage, Teddy Long is with Hornswoggle and the Bellas, talking about Wrestlemania moments. Antonio Cesaro enters and hypes himself as the longest-reigning United States Champion of all time. Long tells him to leave and high-fives Hornswoggle.

BIG SHOW, REY MYSTERIO, ALBERTO DEL RIO & SHEAMUS vs. WWE Tag Team Champions DOLPH ZIGGLER & THE MIZ, DANIEL BRYAN & RYBACK

Del Rio and Bryan open in the ring as the announcers call back to Survivor Series when Bryan, then the WWE Champion, betrayed Team Del Rio, causing them to lose to Team Orton. Bryan gains the upper hand and tags out to the Miz, who works over Del Rio, but Sheamus manages to tag in and cleans house, hitting the White Noise for a two count. Miz powers back out, and Mysterio and Ziggler reset in the ring. Ziggler locks in the sleeper hold but Mysterio powers out and comes back with high-flying offense and follows up a hurracanrana with a 619, but Bryan breaks up the pin. Ziggler tags in Ryback, who overpowers Mysterio, and hits a vertical suplex. While Ryback is taunting, Mysterio manages to tag in Show, who locks up and brawls with Ryback. After Ryback misses with a running powerslam, Show rears back and hits the KO Punch for the win.
Winners: TEAM SHOW via pinfall at 9:27
The faces celebrate in the ring until Ryback attacks Big Show from behind with a chair, and the heels join him to beat on Show.

U2 perform a set of three live songs, including their Hurricane Katrina version of "The Saints Are Coming."

Backstage, Kane is talking to Ric Flair (appearing to a pop), when the Shield comes and they eye each other in a tense manner as the announcers note that Seth Rollins and Kane had an intense match on Raw last week.

A quick video package airs on the Cena-Hunter feud, culminating with HHH repeatedly calling out Cena as the worst wrestler in the business and the #1 Contender's match with the Undertaker that the Game caused Cena to lose.


JOHN CENA vs. TRIPLE H w/ SHAWN MICHAELS - Steel Cage Match

Cena comes out to a moderate pop for his match as Edge is out for commentary. HBK comes out before Hunter to a gigantic pop as the announcers note he is Mr. Wrestlemania. Hunter goes with a classic water bottle entrance, and heads into the cage after hugging HBK. Hunter hits a clothesline and goes to climb the cage but is pulled down by Cena as Lawler notes that there are no pinfalls or submissions in this match. Only escape can end it. Cena gets up quickly and pulls him down, and they trade dominance in the ring for several minutes as HBK tries to lead a "Hunter" chant. As Triple H begins to go for a spinebuster, Cena hits his shoulder tackles and begins the Cena Comeback routine. He hits the Shuffle, then stands up and waits for Hunter to get up, but Hunter hits the Pedigree. He climbs the cage, and when he is halfway up, Cena begins to catch up, Hunter tries to move faster, but Cena moves to throw him off the top. Hunter catches his arm, and both of them fall. They are exhausted in the ring. Cena is the first one up, and goes to open the cage door, and is about to escape when HBK jumps up and hits Sweet Chin Music on him. Cena is KOd as Hunter manages to get up and is next to the door when Cena grabs him for the Attitude Adjustment. Cena turns to HBK, glares at him, and hits the AA on him, too, to escape for a mild pop.
Winner: JOHN CENA via pinfall at 17:48
Cena high-fives the crowd and leaves as HBK props up Hunter on his arm as they walk out to a pop. They cut to backstage, where Ric Flair goes to shake their hands, but HBK ignores him, obviously concerned for Hunter. Flair mockingly says, "I'm sorry," and walks away.

After that, a video package airs on the Swagger-Orton feud, with Swagger turning face at SummerSlam by defending Mick Foley from Chris Jericho's wrath. Then, they recapped a returning Orton attacking Swagger on SmackDown and nearly costing him his championship. They also showed Randy Orton destroying Swagger's friend McIntyre on Raw.

RANDY ORTON vs. JACK SWAGGER (c) - World Heavyweight Championship

Swagger enters to a pop, then Orton sells already being in That Place to enter the match. As soon as the bell rings, Orton knocks Swagger down with a clothesline and stomps his arms and legs to heat. The announcers note how McIntyre could not be here this evening because of Randy Orton. Orton preps for the RKO as the crowd is disappointed with the early finish, but Swagger gets up and hits the Swagger bomb . He goes for the cover and the crowd gets more disappointed, but Orton kicks out just before the two count. As they trade offense, they move to the outside as the announcers try to put over their the physical match. Orton moves Swagger to the guardrail and gives him a series of right hands followed by a Thesz press through the guardrail. Orton moves him back into the ring to reach a nine count, and turns to taunt when Swagger attacks from behind and they trade more moves in the ring. They take the fight back outside, where Swagger gains the upper hand and hits a gutwrench powerbomb on Orton through the Spanish announce table. He brings him back in the ring, but gets only a two count. They reset with Swagger continuing to gain the upper hand until Orton comes back with a dropkick. He locks in a chokehold on the ground and Swagger sells tapping out. He reaches a rope however, and sells pain on the floor. Orton goes for a rare top-rope move as the announcers put over Orton talking about the risks he has to take to win. Orton goes for an elbow drop, but Swagger rolls to the side and Orton eats the mat. Swagger begins to regain momentum and taunts Orton inside the ring. He goes for a running knee lift, which Orton reverses directly into the RKO. The announcers sell shock as Orton goes for the cover, but Swagger kicks out just before three. Swagger and Orton trade momentum for several more minutes until Swagger hits another powerbomb and locks in the Patriot Lock as Orton sells excruciating pain. Orton tries to escape but Swagger holds it, looking joyful. After a minute or so, Orton finally powers out, but Swagger lands more offense, looking dominant. He hits a gutwrench powerbomb, and it looks sure to be the finish (the crowd agrees), but Orton kicks out. Orton and Swagger square up again center ring, and Orton hits a clothesline followed by his stomps. He waits for Swagger to get up, and goes for the RKO, but Swagger ducks and tries for another powerbomb, but Orton makes solid contact with the RKO and it's good for the three count.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: RANDY ORTON via pinfall at 26:19
After the match, Swagger sells disappointment as the announcers note he was one day short of holding the belt for a year, and his reign was the longest ever. Orton holds the belt up to get heat.

They cut backstage, where Bret Hart is readying himself to referee the match. HBK shakes his hand and tells him not to screw Austin or Hogan over. As Hogan enters with Hart by his side (impartial, right?) the announcers note the sheer star power of this match. After a moderate pop by Hogan, Stone Cold hits the ring to a completely gigantic crowd reaction and he takes it all in.

HULK HOGAN vs. "STONE COLD" STEVE AUSTIN - With Special Referee BRET HART

Stone Cold and Hulk Hogan exchange blows center ring while savoring the crowd reaction. Hogan rears back and hits a clothesline, listening for his signature crowd reaction in the process. He hits an elbow drop on Austin and smiles at Hart, who tells him to keep moving. Austin gets up and hits a vintage Thesz press to a completely thundering crowd reaction. Not a quick match, with all three wrestlers playing the crowd as Hart tries to look impartial. Austin stomps the mudhole early and prepares for a stunner, but Hogan comes back with offense. They exchange blows for several minutes, with Hogan hitting his top rope bodyslam for an ovation. Neither has attempted their finisher yet. Austin lands heavy offense and begins to take control as Hart begs him to lay off. Austin works over and begins to get dominance over Hogan in spite of Hart. The announcers put over how all the performers tonight have together performed at every single Wrestlemania, and Lawler mentions how Hogan was in the main event of the first nine, and had an epic encounter with the Rock (who is in the main event tonight) at Wrestlemania X-8, as Foley remarks that Austin had three epic encounters with Rocky. Cole calls back to Wrestlemania 27, mentioning his match with Lawler, but Jerry tells him not to bring back those bad memories. Suddenly, Austin comes up with a Stunner out of nowhere, but the crowd pops as Hogan kicks out at two, then gets up and begins to Hulk up. He does the pointing routine (with the crowd responding perfectly), and shakes his finger, but Austin floors him with a Thesz press. Hart pulls him to the side and throws him out of the ring to tend to Hogan. When Austin comes back in, Hogan lands the big boot and the leg drop as the crowd is into the finish. However, to their disdain, Hart breaks up the pin and locks in the Sharpshooter on Hogan center ring. Hogan fights, and argues with Hart, but Stone Cold hits the Stunner and Hart gives him the three count.
Winner: "STONE COLD" STEVE AUSTIN via pinfall at 13:37
Hart tries to congratulate Austin, but Stone Cold floors him with the Stunner and grabs beers from ringside to dump on Hart for a pop. Austin and Hogan then walk out together and bask in the joy of the crowd.

The announcers put the match over and cut to a video package on the Rocky-Taker match and all the magnifications of it. Many wrestlers are talking about how this is set to be the greatest encounter they have ever seen in their lives, as they play clips of Rocky and Taker standing face to face on Raw last week.

AJ LEE & ROSA MENDES vs. Divas Champion LAYLA & KATE UPTON

The crowd isn't into the bathroom break match as Layla does most of the work, but Upton (impressively) goes for a top rope move as her finisher and wins the match.
Winner: TEAM UPTON via pinfall at 5:59
Mae Young comes out as the classic female wrestler at Wrestlemania before they cut to the announcers as they prepare for the main event.


THE ROCK (c) vs. UNDERTAKER - WWE Championship Match

In a rare change from things, the WWE Champion is out first and high-fives the crowd members before savoring the reaction center ring. Suddenly, Undertaker's music hits and he comes out to a classic Deadman entrance, as the announcers note he is wearing an elbow pad on the injured body part, and the crowd is just electric in the Superdome as Undertaker and Rocky survey each other in the center of the ring, and Taker does the throat movement. The match starts with them trading blows in the ring while playing off the crowd. The Rock turns around and lifts up his hands to the crowd, but turns back to a big boot from Taker, who begins to take control. Mick Foley mentions all his great matches with Undertaker, but points out that he never got to challenge for the streak, musing that he may have won. Taker has control early as Rocky is selling his moves perfectly. Rocky comes back with some offense, and goes for a spinebuster, which Taker denies and counters into a sidewalk slam. Taker tries to transition into an Old School, but Rocky brings him down from the rope and they reset in the center of the ring. Taker tries to bounce off the ropes for a clothesline, but Rocky hits him with his own, and they move the fight to the outside, where they brawl around the broken Spanish announce table from the WHC match. Rock establishes his dominance as he brings Taker back in at 8 only to bring him back outside to work him over a little more. Suddenly, Taker whips Rocky into the ring steps and Rock sells the pain. Rocky crawls toward the apron on the ground as Taker performs another throat chop (long hair for this Mania). As Rocky crawls, he grabs a chair from under the ring and rears back with it, hesitating as Taker stares at him. Lawler breaks the silence by mentioning that if Rocky were to use the chair here, he could keep his title but he wouldn't be able to break the streak. Taker doesn't let him make the decision as he lifts him up for a chokeslam and hits it on the floor. They move back inside as they continue to trade blows, and they trade momentum for about three minutes. Undertaker hits a sidewalk slam again and hits Old School this time, but it only gets him a two count. Both men sell exhaustion on opposite ropes before absolutely sprinting at each other with a double clothesline that leaves both men lying on the ground next to each other. The Rock gets up first, and hits a DDT, standing on the turnbuckle with his pose before turning around to give Taker a spinebuster for a two count. Taker goes for another big boot, but Rocky grabs his leg and uses it as leverage to lock in a Sharpshooter. He holds it for a minute, but Taker shows remarkable resiliency and doesn't tap. Rocky drops the hold and stands up, but Taker grabs his leg for a small package, which gets about 2 and a half. (Ha! A Wrestlemania main event end with a small package!) Both men reset as Rock eyes Taker, and Taker does the throat slash yet again. Taker's throat slash is followed up with a chokeslam, which Rocky fights but cannot stop. Taker tries to follow up with a Tombstone, but Rocky cuts him off and hits a Rock Bottom for the first finisher of the night. Taker kicks out, but it's too early for the crowd to buy the finish. They trade dominance for a little while, then Undertaker hits a guillotine leg drop and locks in Hell's Gate as Rocky sells fading and pain. Rock reaches a rope and goes for the spinebuster, but Taker cuts him off with a big boot. They trade a chokeslam and another spinebuster, but nothing gets the win. The announcers are actually excited as they talk about how good the match is and how excited they are. Taker hits another chokeslam, and follows up with a flawless Tombstone, but doesn't go for the pin. Instead, he stands up, takes off the elbow pad, and goes for the People's Elbow... only to find an empty mat. Rocky is standing up and he lifts Taker up for the Tombstone, flawlessly mimicking all the mannerisms, rolling his eyes into the back of his head. He hits it, and goes for the old fashion, tucking the arms. As he goes for it, he licks his lips to a huge pop. The crowd is sure it's the finish. They are sure the streak is broken. But Taker kicks out just before the three count. Rocky is the first one up as the announcers get very enthusiastic. Rocky hits the Rock Bottom, but gets another close nearfall. Taker gets up and hits a big boot. He yells "Rest in Peace" and hits the Tombstone again with full theatrics, finally getting the win as the Superdome goes completely wild for an amazing main event.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Undertaker via pinfall at 29:16
The Superdome is extremely loud as Undertaker's music plays and he is visibly crying with the WWE Championship belt. The announcers quietly put over how great the match was as he celebrates. He lifts up Rocky, and shakes his hand. They embrace, then the music of the host hits as Edge comes out and embraces Taker. The parting image of Mania is three of the biggest icons of all time departing the ring together, wrapping their arms around each other.

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2013-14 RECAP

Wrestlemania XXIX Results

WADE BARRETT (c) def. THE MIZ for the Intercontinental Championship
THE SHIELD def. RANDY ORTON, SHEAMUS and BIG SHOW
RYBACK def. MARK HENRY
TEAM HELL NO (c) def. DOLPH ZIGGLER & BIG E LANGSTON for the WWE Tag Team Championship
FANDANGO def. CHRIS JERICHO
TRIPLE H def. BROCK LESNAR
UNDERTAKER def. CM PUNK
JACK SWAGGER def. ALBERTO DEL RIO (c) for the World Heavyweight Championship
JOHN CENA def. THE ROCK (c) for the WWE Championship


After Wrestlemania, the expected fallout occured, and the push toward Extreme Rules began, with both world title matches scheduled for rematches. The week before Extreme Rules, Team Hell No dropped the WWE Tag Team Championship to the Rhodes Scholars on Raw. At Extreme Rules, Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger managed to put on a Match of the Year contender in a tables match, and Barrett dropped his Intercontinental Championship to the Miz, being injured in the match.

In the coming month, Elijah Burke made his return to the WWE, feuding with CM Punk. Meanwhile, John Cena had a bone to pick with Big Show after nearly costing him his match with the Rock. At Payback in June, Cena retained his WWE Championship against Show, while CM Punk defeated Elijah Burke in a match to get to face the WWE Champion at Money in the Bank. Burke received an injury in the match, which has kept him sidelined. Jack Swagger retained his title against Mark Henry.

Leading to Money in the Bank, Punk continued to dismantle Cena. As Dolph Ziggler had not cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, Vickie Guerrero said that if he won the WWE Championship Money in the Bank, he could keep both briefcases for an additional year. At Money in the Bank, Jack Swagger defeated Ryback by DQ after interference from Big Show to help Ryback. Ryback turned on Big Show, turning him heel and Big Show face. Cena narrowly defeated Punk, keeping his title for at least one more month. At MITB, the Rhodes Scholars broke up after dropping the belts to the team of Alex Riley and Mason Ryan, with Sandow becoming a face as a result of an attack on him by Rhodes. In the WHC match, a fan favorite Wade Barrett grabbed the contract for a World Heavyweight Championship match anytime, while Dolph Ziggler did the same for the other belt.

On August 2, the Miz lost his title to Cody Rhodes on SmackDown, turning on the audience after saying they have never helped him get anywhere, but he held the WWE Championship while they all booed him. At SummerSlam, Undertaker came back for an iconic match against Kane, which he won, while Jack Swagger began to feud with Mick Foley. Swagger defeated Foley, but saved him from an attack by Chris Jericho to turn face. John Cena, however, was not so lucky, as he dropped the WWE Championship to Ryback in the main event.

In September, the injured Randy Orton returned and attacked Jack Swagger to confirm his new identity as a heel. At Night of Champions, Ryback defeated John Cena for the second time in a row, and Swagger was just barely able to defeat Orton in an Extreme Rules match.

After NOC, Daniel Bryan beat John Cena for the next chance at the WWE Championship, and Sheamus challenged Jack Swagger despite the fact that both men were faces. Swagger retained at Over the Limit in a below average match, but Daniel Bryan managed to capture the WWE Championship to the happiness of all the hardcore fans.

At Hell in a Cell, Bryan defeat Ryback and Cena in a three-way match, while Swagger proved his worth yet again by defeating Chris Jericho in a great match.

Leading up to Survivor Series, the Rock finally returned to face Brock Lesnar, while Daniel Bryan joined Team Del Rio to face Team Orton in a very personal feud. After the Rock defeated Brock Lesnar, and Jack Swagger defeated CM Punk, Bryan cost Alberto Del Rio his match by turning on the team to help Randy Orton to a victory.

The Rock believed this action to be despicable, and wanted to face Daniel Bryan at TLC in a ladder match, a wish he got. Meanwhile, CM Punk was ready for another rematch with Jack Swagger, and Christian and Cody Rhodes were set to square off for the Intercontinental Championship. Christian winning that ladder match stole the show, but the crowd was ecstatic with the Rock capturing the WWE Championship, while Swagger managed to defeat Punk yet again.

At the Royal Rumble, the Hometown Boys lost the tag titles to Dolph Ziggler and the Miz and the Rock turned away Daniel Bryan from a chance to get his title back. Swagger was set to face Triple H, but the Game was not yet ready to return, and he instead retained against Cody Rhodes. In the main event, Brock Lesnar returned as a face to brawl with CM Punk as Paul Heyman appeared conflicted, while John Cena put on a great show. The winner, however, would be Undertaker, entering at #27 to crawl his way to the Wrestlemania main event.

At Elimination Chamber, Swagger emerged from the chaos with a win after getting Cody Rhodes to submit, while the Rock retained, but the main focus was on the animosity between CM Punk and Brock Lesnar. Tension between Punk and Lesnar went up until they finally came to blows, and Paul Heyman turned face by choosing to side with Brock Lesnar as CM Punk was outfought by a man with more strength on Raw, before making a match at Wrestlemania. Chris Jericho desperately wanted Christian's title, and the hatred only grew after Edge was announced as the guest host of Wrestlemania. Triple H returned as a heel, flanked by Shawn Michaels, and began to insult John Cena week after week, until Cena finally broke, only to fall right into a Pedigree before they were scheduled to fight in a steel cage. Orton and Swagger began to feud again after Orton attacked Swagger's associate, Drew McIntyre. Many legends made their big returns, including Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and Bret Hart, as they also scheduled a match due to Austin's admiration of Hogan. The biggest feud of all was the conflict between Undertaker and the Rock, as two of the greatest wrestlers of all time prepared to step into the ring with the gold and the streak on the line.

During this time, several turns from heel to face and vice versa also occurred. Evan Bourne returned in August after nearly a year and a half of injury and working the NXT circuit, reaching out to Kofi Kingston, as their tag team never actually broke up. However, Air Boom quickly went on a losing streak, and Bourne ended up attacking Kingston in a match against Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. Fandango, after his feud with Chris Jericho finished, had an ongoing feud with Christian on SmackDown, but after Christian gained a decisive victory at SummerSlam, he took Fandango under his wing and they have remained friends ever since.

Through this time, Antonio Cesaro was not defeated once for his title, and the Shield stayed strong, still remaining undefeated in six-man matches.


Title History

WWE Championship

The Rock
Reign: 8
Date: 1/29/12
Days Held: 70
Event: Royal Rumble

John Cena
Reign: 11
Date: 4/7/12
Days Held: 133
Event: Wrestlemania XXIX

Ryback
Reign: 1
Date: 8/18/13
Days Held: 49
Event: SummerSlam

Daniel Bryan
Reign: 1
Date: 10/6/13
Days Held: 70
Event: Over the Limit

The Rock
Reign: 9
Date: 12/15/13
Days Held: 112
Event: TLC

Undertaker (current)
Reign: 5
Date: 4/6/14
Event: Wrestlemania XXX


World Heavyweight Championship

Alberto Del Rio
Reign: 1
Date: 1/11/13
Days Held: 86
Event: SmackDown


Jack Swagger
Reign: 2
Date: 4/7/13
Days Held: 364
Event: Wrestlemania XXIX
Notes: Longest reign ever

Randy Orton (current)
Reign: 4
Date:4/6/14
Event: Wrestlemania XXX


Intercontinental Championship

Wade Barrett
Reign: 2
Date: 12/31/12
Days Held: 139
Event: Raw

The Miz
Reign: 2
Date: 5/19/13
Days Held: 75
Event: Extreme Rules

Cody Rhodes
Reign: 3
Date: 8/2/13
Days Held: 135
Event: SmackDown

Christian
Reign: 5
Date: 12/15/13
Days Held: 112
Event: Hell in a Cell

Chris Jericho (current)
Reign: 10
Date: 4/6/14
Event: Wrestlemania XXX


United States Championship

Antonio Cesaro (current)
Reign: 1
Date: 8/19/12
Days Held: 595+
Event: SummerSlam
Notes: Longest reign of all-time


European Championship

William Regal (current)
Reign: 5
Date: 4/16/14
Event: Main Event


WWE Tag Team Championship

Team Hell No (Kane (2) and Daniel Bryan)
Reign: 1
Date: 9/16/12
Days Held: 239
Event: Night of Champions

Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes (2) and Damien Sandow)
Reign: 1
Date: 5/13/13
Days Held: 62
Event: Raw

Hometown Boys (Mason Ryan and Alex Riley)
Reign: 1
Date: 7/14/13
Days Held: 189
Event: Money in the Bank

Dolph Ziggler and The Miz (4)
Reign: 1
Date: 1/19/14
Days Held: 89
Event: Royal Rumble

The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) (current)
Reign:1
Date: 4/18/14
Event: SmackDown


Divas Championship

Kaitlyn
Reign: 1
Date: 1/14/13
Days Held: 102
Event: Raw

AJ Lee
Reign: 1
Date: 4/26/13
Days Held: 114
Event: SmackDown

Aksana
Reign: 1
Date: 8/18/13
Days Held: 162
Event: SummerSlam

Layla
Reign: 2
Date: 1/27/14
Days Held: 81
Event: Raw

Rosa Mendes (current)
Reign: 1
Date: 4/18/14
Event: SmackDown


ROSTER

RAW

Faces
Alex Riley
Drew McIntyre
Damien Sandow
Elijah Burke (Inactive)
John Cena
Justin Gabriel
Mason Ryan
Oliver Grey
R-Truth
Rey Mysterio
The Rock (Inactive)
Shane Helms
Sin Cara
Ted DiBiase
Undertaker (WWE Champion)
Zack Ryder


Heels
Antonio Cesaro (United States Champion)
CM Punk
Cody Rhodes
Daniel Bryan
Darren Young
Dean Ambrose
Dolph Ziggler
Ezekiel Jackson
JTG
Michael McGillicutty
Roman Reigns (WWE Tag Team Champion)
Seth Rollins (WWE Tag Team Champion)
Titus O'Neil
Tyson Kidd
William Regal (European Champion)


SMACKDOWN

Faces
Alberto Del Rio (Inactive)
Big Show
Brock Lesnar
Brodus Clay
Christian
Fandango
The Great Khali
Hornswoggle
Jack Swagger
Jey Uso
Jimmy Uso
Justin Gabriel
Kane
Kofi Kingston
Santino Marella
Sheamus
Wade Barrett


Heels
Big E Langston
Chris Jericho (Intercontinental Champion)
Curt Hawkins
Derrick Bateman
Epico
Evan Bourne
Heath Slater
Harry Hart
Mark Henry
The Miz (Color: Main Event)
Primo
Randy Orton (World Heavyweight Champion)
Ryback
Triple H
Yoshi Tatsu


DIVAS


Faces
Alicia Fox
Kaitlyn
Kate Upton
Layla
Naomi
Natalya
Paige


Heels
AJ Lee
Aksana
Brie Bella
Eve
Nikki Bella
Rosa Mendes (Divas Champion)
Tamina


OTHER ON-AIR PERSONNEL

Bret Hart (Assistant GM: SmackDown)
Booker T (GM: Main Event)
JBL (Color: SmackDown)
Jerry Lawler (Color: Raw)
Josh Mathews (Play-by-Play: Main Event; Interviewer: Raw)
Justin Roberts (Ring Announcer: Raw)
Lillian Garcia (Ring Announcer: SmackDown)
Matt Striker (Interviewer: SmackDown)
Michael Cole (Play-by-Play: Raw)
Mick Foley (GM: Raw; Play-by-Play: SmackDown)
Paul Heyman (Manager of Brock Lesnar)
Ric Flair (GM: SmackDown)
Theodore Long (Assistant GM: Main Event)
Tony Chimel (Ring Announcer: Main Event)
Vickie Guerrero (Assistant GM: Raw)


TEAMS AND STABLES

The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins)
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey)
Hometown Boys (Mason Ryan & Alex Riley)
The Bella Twins
The Great Khali & Hornswoggle
Primo & Epico
The Prime Time Players (Darren Young & Titus O'Neill)
High Flyers (Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara & Shane Helms)
Evolution (Triple H, Chris Jericho, The Miz, Ryback, and Ric Flair (manager))
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RAW

April 7, 2014
New Orleans Arena - Live


Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler kick off Raw as they welcome a crowd of thousands on hand to watch Raw in the New Orleans Arena. In the booth, they recap all the big matches and camaraderie of Wrestlemania last night, including Undertaker capturing the WWE Championship, Randy Orton taking the World Heavyweight Championship, and John Cena defeating Triple H in the cage despite the interferences of Shawn Michaels. As they wonder what comes next for the WWE Universe, CM Punk's music hits and he comes to the ring with "Cult of Personality" to boos, as Lawler recaps his loss to Brock Lesnar last night in the opening match. Punk has a microphone. He says that he was distraught ever since Paul Heyman betrayed him last week. (Heyman was banned from ringside in the Mania match) Punk says that, unfortunately, he lost last night. His arm is taped up to sell the injury from the kimura lock. As Punk was carted away on a stretcher, he realized that Brock Lesnar wasn't worth his time, nor anybody's time. Brock Lesnar is barely human. Punk says this to heat as he motions to the crowd to quiet down. Punk says that all the fan's don't like him. He says they should be grateful to him, because by fighting Brock last night, even though he lost, he may have been able to quiet the beast for long enough to give the WWE some time before the evil creature comes back for more. Punk talks over Lesnar as evil to more boos for a little while as the crowd begins to chant for Lesnar. Punk tells them that Lesnar isn't here tonight as he and Paul Heyman are sitting at home being cowards. As soon as he says that, predictably, Lesnar's music hits and Lesnar comes running out to the ring as the crowd is a little subdued with their reaction after a long promo. Lesnar tries to land offense to Punk, but Punk is ready and hits a bulldog and does the sleeping motion. Then, he lifts up Lesnar for the GTS. The announcers go crazy, but Punk grabs a chair from beneath the ring to do more damage. He gives Lesnar three chair shots to the back and goes to the back while smiling maniacally at Lesnar laying down in the ring.

Back from commercial, Randy Orton is in the ring with a microphone and his new World Heavyweight Championship belt. Orton says that he won the title last night by destroying Jack Swagger and now it is time to destroy all other challengers. Orton hypes Swagger as the longest reigning champion of all time, but says that he will break that record. He says that CM Punk is the only wrestler ever to keep his title after a MITB cash-in, but he will turn both Dolph Ziggler and Wade Barrett back if they try to cash in on him. Tensai's music hits and he enters the ring as it is obvious that a match is about to start.


World Heavyweight Champion RANDY ORTON vs. TENSAI

The announcers mention how Jack Swagger can't be on Raw tonight because of injuries he sustained at Wrestlemania last night. They also announce once again Brand Extension III next week to define which wrestler may appear on which show Randy Orton and Tensai brawl, with Tensai obviously being put over. Randy Orton gains momentum quickly before getting a three count with an RKO for a standard squash match.
Winner: RANDY ORTON via pinfall at 6:07
Brodus Clay hits the ring and goes for the attack on Orton, but Orton hits an RKO. Orton brings Clay to the outside and shoves him into the crowd. Back in the ring, Tensai is in the corner as the crowd knows what is coming to boos. Orton measures Tensai for the Punt and hits it as the announcers note the atrocity of it all and they cut to commercial.

Backstage, the Miz is standing with a microphone, holding his WWE Tag Team Championship belt. He says that Dolph Ziggler is preparing for a match next, but he has some words for the WWE Universe. He says that he heard that next week is the third Brand Extension in WWE history, and a lot of people have been asking the Miz whether he wants to go to Raw or SmackDown. And the Miz's answer is that he doesn't care, because he and Dolph Ziggler will dominate anywhere. Suddenly, Dolph Ziggler opens the door to the room, dressed for wrestling, with his championship belt over his shoulder and a MITB briefcase in each hand. Ziggler asks for luck, and Miz tells him to go win his match. Ziggler is shown walking to the stage as Kofi Kingston's music hits.

KOFI KINGSTON vs. WWE Tag Team Champion DOLPH ZIGGLER

Kingston tries to capitalize early with high flying offense, but Ziggler shuts it all down. Dolph puts over his reputation as a brawler with lots of brutal offense. Kingston tries to get somewhere as the announcers throw it back to 2010, when Kofi Kingston and Dolph Ziggler feuded over the Intercontinental Championship. Ziggler manages to hit the Fameasser on Kingston but can only get a two count. Kofi comes back with explosive, high-flying moves as the crowd starts to get behind him as Ziggler taunts to get heat. Kofi hits the Boom Drop, but Ziggler kicks out in time. All of a sudden, the Miz runs out and attacks Kingston, hitting the Skull Crushing Finale. The ref motions for the bell, and the result is announced as a DQ.
Winner: KOFI KINGSTON via DQ in at 8:14
Ziggler is fuming as the Miz tries to smile at him. They begin to argue, and Ziggler slaps the Miz. Miz begs for his forgiveness, but Ziggler hits a Zig Zag on him and leaves.

Kate Upton enters the ring (to confirm a continuing television appearance) and hypes her Wrestlemania moment last night. She says she is here to prove to the world that she is not a joke, and this starts with winning a wrestling match.

KATE UPTON vs. AKSANA

Since winning the Divas Championship last summer, Aksana's stock has dropped significantly. Kate dominates the match and hits a bulldog for the finish.
Winner: KATE UPTON via pinfall at 2:53
Layla comes out with the title and they celebrate Kate's victory.

After a commercial, Antonio Cesaro's music hits and he grabs a microphone. He announces himself as the greatest and longest-reigning United States Champion of all-time. He says his next challenger won't just be any man, but he will have to earn the accolade of competing for the unrivaled and prestigious United States Championship. So, Antonio Cesaro, with the permission of Raw GM Mick Foley, will commission an 8-man tournament, with the winner getting to face the longest-reigning United States Champion of all time, Antonio Cesaro.

The announcers note that Foley approved the eight-man tournament and put over Cesaro before John Cena's music hits for a pop to revive the crowd in the portion in the middle of the three hour Raw when it starts to die. Cena tells the crowd that he achieved the impossible last night and escaped the steel cage before that lying, stealing, cheating *expletive* Triple H. Cena says he won even though the so-called "icon" Shawn Michaels tried to get his ass involved and make the match unfair. Cena says that Triple H told him he was an overrated punk-ass sucky wrestler, but he proved that Hunter was wrong in the steel cage last night. Cena says that he beat two icons last night, and crowned himself among the Greatest of the Great. Cena is about to leave the ring when HBK's music hits and he enters the ring as Cena looks defensive. He's wearing street clothes, though, and has a mic in hand. Michaels said he could barely sleep last night after trying to screw over Cena (subtle Hart reference) and wants to apologize right here, right now. Cena shakes his hand and says that they may have had their differences, but he has the utmost respect for HBK. They move to exit the ring together as Hunter's music hits and he comes out, dressed to wrestle. Hunter hits a spinebuster on Cena and talks into the microphone, saying that HBK is the real reason he lost, and he can't believe that his best friend betrayed him. HBK is shaking his head, mouthing "No." Triple H looks angry, and sets HBK up at the Pedigree. He looks up at the lights and hits it center ring as the lights dim and Hunter mockingly does the crotch chop to a chorus of boos, then exits with both men down in the ring.

Zack Ryder is backstage walking out for a match when he sees Kate Upton. He starts to hit on her just like the old days with Eve. He compliments her eyes while obviously looking elsewhere, but she plays along and wishes him luck in his match.


ZACK RYDER vs. ROMAN REIGNS

Ryder and Reigns square up as Ryder tries to play off the crowd. They give a solid back and forth match, which devolves into an absolute brawl as Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose storm the ring.
NO CONTEST at 6:32
They all hit their finishers as the announcers as absolutely horrified. The night is heavy on heel heat so far.

When the show comes back from commercial, the glass breaks and the crowd is completely surprised and goes crazy for what has been a stacked Raw so far. Stone Cold comes to the ring with some good old fashioned beer and a microphone. He asks the crowd if they liked how Bret Hart screwed the Hulkster over last night. The crowd completely plays along with him, into the Austin promo. Austin says he didn't like it much either. He says that because of Bret Hart, Hulk Hogan couldn't appear tonight in the New Orleans Arena. Austin says that, nonetheless, he beat the Hulkster and established himself as the greatest ever to step in a WWE ring. The crowd agrees. Austin says that Hart and Hogan both experienced the wrath of Stone Cold Stunner. Now Austin wants the crowd to give him a "Hell yeah!" if they want Hart to come out here for another ass-whoopin'. They respond fervently, and Hart enters, ready to fight, coming right in the ring and landing offense. Austin pushes him back and says, "You deserve an ass-whoopin', Bret Hart. Plain and simple. And that's the bottom line because Stone Cold says so!" The crowd goes wild as Austin gives Hart the Stunner and opens his beers on his head for the second night in a row. He says that Austin 3:16 says he just whooped his ass and gives the crowd the middle finger salute (blurred on television) on the way out as the announcers talk about one of the greatest performers in the history of the WWE sitting in the center of the ring, humiliated and covered in beer.

SHEAMUS w/ ALBERTO DEL RIO vs. DANIEL BRYAN w/ RYBACK

Sheamus eyes Ryback on his way into the ring, and they have a tense moment as Del Rio joins the announcers on commentary for the match, and they note that four participants from last night's tag match are here tonight. Bryan gains the upper hand with technical mat wrestling early as the crowd chants "No!" Ryback paces on the outside, and the announcers mention that this time two years ago, Sheamus beat Bryan in 18 seconds at Wrestlemania for the World Heavyweight Championship. Bryan tries to lock in the cattle mutilation, but Sheamus begins to come back. After minutes of offense, Sheamus nails the Irish Curse backbreaker and prepares for the Brogue Kick. He hits it on Bryan's head and goes for the pin, but Ryback yells at the ref, distracting him. Sheamus scores the visual 4 count, but the ref misses it. When he finally turns back around, Bryan has the No! Lock on, and Sheamus has no choice but to tap.
Winner: DANIEL BRYAN via submission at 11:20
After the match, Ryback and Bryan assault Sheamus, and Del Rio comes to his aid. They can't compete with the size of Ryback, however, and the heels score the obvious victory.

The moment that the New Orleans Arena has been waiting for is finally here, as the segment begins with a Rocky-Taker video shown, culminating in last night's match. The Rock's music hits to thunderous applause from the fans. The Rock takes his entrance slow, and he is wearing street clothes. He says, "Finally! The Rock has come back to New Orleans... for the second night in a row!" The Rock looks solemn and says he has to be serious for a minute. Last night, he lost his WWE Championship to the Phenom in the Superdome. He says that there is a mystic aura surrounding matches with the Undertaker at Wrestlemania, and no matter what Rocky did, Taker would not stay down. The Rock says he just has to surrender. There's nothing he can do now. He wants to congratulate Undertaker on capturing the WWE Championship for the fifth time, and he has an important announcement to make. He needs to take a break. Rocky has been struggling ever since losing to Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series, and he just wasn't feeling it as the WWE Champion. The crowd is upset and begins chanting "One more match! One more match!" Rocky only smiles and says that he has to leave now. Suddenly, the lights go out and the Undertaker makes a slow entrance with the WWE Championship to a gigantic pop as the Rock is seemingly frozen in the ring. When Undertaker reaches the ring, he holds up the belt silently and stares at the Rock before... shaking his hand and pulling him in for an embrace. The Rock walks out, waving goodbye to all the fans with tears in his eyes to end the show.
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WWE has confirmed the rumors of the release of Tensai, as Matt Bloom has decided to take his career in a new drection, as was expected after the Punt from Randy Orton on Raw this week. However, this might not be the only noteworthy departure from the company, as shocking rumors of Randy Orton's departure have been floating around the Internet for months, even with his world title win on Sunday. In other news, local advertisements for the SmackDown taping tonight boast of Edge being there.
MAIN EVENT RESULTS

April 9, 2014
Cajundome (Lafayette, Louisiana)

THE HOMETOWN BOYS (ALEX RILEY and MASON RYAN) def. THE USOS (JIMMY and JEY USO) via pinfall at 12:16
ANTONIO CESARO (c) def. DAMIEN SANDOW via pinfall at 9:48 - United States Championship


SMACKDOWN

April 11, 2014
Cajundome (Lafayette, Louisiana)


Mick Foley and JBL are on hand to bring you SmackDown from the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana, and they recap Wrestlemania once again for those who have been living under a rock. As the crowd waits for something to happen, Chris Jericho's music hits and he comes out with the Intercontinental Championship as the announcers mention that this reign is his tenth. Jericho says that at Mania, he proved that he was the best in the world by beating Christian for the Intercontinental Championship even with Edge by his side. Jericho says that he is in his tenth reign, and he will not give the belt up to anyone. Christian's music hits, and he comes out to a relatively tepid reaction. He says he wants his title back, and he's not alone. He says that Edge is going to be here tonight to help him fight Jericho. Music plays, but it is Fandango, not Edge. Fandango runs to the ring with Christian, and they begin to beat on Jericho. Fandango is preparing for a leg drop when Edge's music hits. Edge sarcastically says that a 2-on-1 fight isn't really fair. He says they should give Jericho a partner and resolve this in a tag match. Edge wants the GM to book it, and mentions that SmackDown has a new GM to replace Vickie Guerrero, who was fired before Wrestlemania. Edge wants the new GM right now, and "Sprach Zarathustra" plays to thunderous applause in Lafayette. Coming to the ring is the self-introduced, "limousine ridin', jet flying, kiss stealin', wheelin' dealin' son of a gun, the dirtiest player in the game, 'Nature Boy' Ric Flair! WOOOO!" Ric Flair says that sounds like a great idea for the match, and Edge wants to be Chris Jericho's partner. Ric Flair grants him this, and departs with a WOOOO! The announcers mention how Edge actually can't wrestle because of his career-ending injury.

JUSTIN GABRIEL vs. DAVID OTUNGA

The announcers hype how these are two former Nexus members wrestling tonight, and Otunga gains a quick upper hand. Gabriel comes back, however, with quick offense and hits the 450 Splash for the pin.
Winner: JUSTIN GABRIEL via pinfall at 6:27

ALICIA FOX vs. ROSA MENDES

Fox does the job to Mendes as Mendes quickly hits Hell Makeover.
Winner: ROSA MENDES via pinfall at 3:08
Mendes begins to beat on Fox, but Kate Upton comes and saves Fox to firmly cement herself as a face diva on the roster and she overpowers Mendes.

Backstage, Rey Mysterio is participating with an interview, with Sin Cara and Shane Helms conspicuously absent. He says he means to be drafted to Raw and challenge for a big championship. Mysterio puts over everything great about himself.


In the arena, Bret Hart's music hits to a mix of boos and cheers, the crowd obviously conflicted with events that have occured. Bret says that everyone hates him because of he screwed Hulk Hogan over on Sunday night. Hell, even Austin hates him. Hart seems to remember being screwed over in the past. No appearance from HBK. Hart says he hates that the crowd is always behind Hogan, no matter what he does. Hulkamania is over, and Hart wants to shove it out of the way. Hulk's music hits and he runs out for a star-studded SmackDown. He says that Bret Hart needs to get it together, and if it takes a match, then so be it. Hulk wants Bret next week on SmackDown.

WILLIAM REGAL vs. BRODUS CLAY

Clay dominates early because of his size, and gets a nearfall from a snap suplex, but the veteran wrestler regains control as the crowd is cheering for him despite his identity as a heel. He gives them technical mat wrestling for a mintue or two before hitting the Knee Trembler to score a decisive victory over an opponent of size.
Winner: WILLIAM REGAL via pinfall at 6:58.

Jack Swagger and Drew McIntyre hit the ring to cheers from the crowd, as they have been put over well in the past year. Swagger says that he was that close to beating Orton at Wrestlemania, but Orton had to take his championship. Swagger said he had been planning a celebration of one year with the title for Raw on Monday night, but Randy Orton had to RKO him. Swagger hates Orton, and wants his title back. Swagger yells that he was the longest reigning World Heavyweight Champion of all-time, and he needs his championship. McIntyre just looks intimidating. Randy Orton comes out to boos, and says that Swagger will never get his title back. In fact, Randy Orton will break his record for longest World Heavyweight Championsip reign, and he will make Swagger sorry he ever challenged him. Swagger runs at Orton and locks in the Patriot Lock to cheers as Orton fights the hold but can't escape.[/size]

FANDANGO & CHRISTIAN vs. Intercontinental Champion CHRIS JERICHO & EDGE

They take their time with the entrances while Fandango and Jericho start in the ring. Ric Flair comes ringside to make sure nothing goes wrong. Jericho and Fandango lock up, as Edge mockingly yells at Jericho to finish him. Jericho lands offense and hits a moonsault, but Edge pulls him back toward the apron. Edge and Jericho argue while Fandango takes the opportunity to tag in Christian, who quickly begins to regain momentum that Fandango lost. Christian relies on physical offense, but Jericho stays in it. Jericho begins to gain the upper hand with a Codebreaker, but Fandango breaks up the pin and blind tags in. Jericho instantly hits backbreaker and locks in the Walls as Fandango sells being about to tap. Edge, to a huge reaction, enters the ring and kicks Jericho in the face. Christian tags in, and a Killswitch finishes him.
Winners: FANDANGO & CHRISTIAN via pinfall at 11:48
After the match, Jericho and Christian brawl in the center of the ring as Edge and Fandango just watch them fight. Flair looks astonished at this show of utter recklessness by Jericho and Christian, and goes into the ring and breaks it up. To the surprise of everyone, Flair decks Christian and locks in the figure-four on the ground to extreme boos. Fandango goes to break it up, and Flair leaves Christian in pain center ring to deliver his chops to Fandango. Edge has a mic and yells, "This is war, Flair!" to end SmackDown.
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RAW

April 14, 2014
Von Braun Center (Hunstville, Alabama) - Live


Michael Cole and Jerry "the King" Lawler welcome you to a very special Raw, live from the Von Braun Center in Huntsville Alabama. They hype that the Brand Extension is happening tonight, as superstars will be drafted to appear only on each individual brand, and this is only the third time this has occurred in WWE history. As the show begins, the music of Vince McMahon plays and he comes to stand in the ring, with two opposing tables facing each other in the ring, one with the Raw logo and one with the SmackDown logo. Vince McMahon says that tonight, general managers Mick Foley and Ric Flair will craft their new rosters from scratch, and as the night goes on, wrestlers from the two brands will compete for more picks. Now, it is time to introduce the general managers, and Mick Foley and Ric Flair walk out and sit down at opposing tables as Vince McMahon announces that the first pick will be decided by coin toss. Raw wins, and Mick Foley says that he has to go with the WWE Champion. Undertaker to Raw. Undertaker goes through an abbreviated entrance and signs a contract, sitting next to Foley. Flair says that if it's going to be that way, he wants Randy Orton for his first pick. Randy Orton to SmackDown. Orton comes out, and McMahon announces that the two champions will face each other in a match worth three draft picks in the main event before Raw cuts to commercial.

Back from break, Matt Striker is backstage with Randy Orton, who has his World title over his shoulder. Striker asks Orton how he feels about being drafted to SmackDown. Orton says that he is ready to dominate every night, and he hopes that Jack Swagger is drafted to SmackDown so that he can beat him into a pulp. He heels on the crowd by saying he's happy that his show won't be in Huntsville this Friday, because this crowd sucks, getting moderate heat. Striker asks him how he feels about his match with Undertaker tonight. Orton says he may have lost to Taker once at Wrestlemania, but he will dismantle the Phenom tonight on Raw.

They return to the ring, where Foley is ready to make his next pick. CM Punk to Raw. Flair picks after him. Brock Lesnar to SmackDown. Both men come to the ring and share a tense moment before signing their contracts. After that, they go through a quick flurry of picks. John Cena to Raw. Sheamus to SmackDown. Dolph Ziggler to Raw. The Miz to SmackDown. Cody Rhodes to Raw. Alberto Del Rio to SmackDown. The general managers exit the ring as preparations are made for the first match of the night.


CODY RHODES vs. SHEAMUS - Two Draft Picks

Rhodes and Sheamus lock up center ring, and trade solid momentum for about five minutes. Rhodes begins to gain the upper hand with a Disaster Kick and taunts in the ring with Sheamus down. They move to the outside for a time with Sheamus regaining his momentum, but Rhodes nails him with the Cross Rhodes in the center of the ring. He is slow to make the cover, and Sheamus barely kicks out. Rhodes argues with the ref, and turns around to be nailed with White Noise. Sheamus picks him up and whips him into the ropes, hitting the Brogue Kick for the win.
Winner: SHEAMUS via pinfall in at 9:07
Sheamus celebrates after the match as Ric Flair appears on the Tron to announce his picks. Kane to SmackDown. Ryback to SmackDown.

Jack Swagger is in his locker room, ready to wrestle, and he complains to the audience that he is the All-American American and the longest-reigning World Heavyweight Champion of all time, and he still hasn't been picked yet. He says Ric Flair and Mick Foley need to get their act together, or he might leave the building.

Mick Foley is in the ring to announce the next pick for Raw. Daniel Bryan to Raw. Foley is still standing in the ring when Flair appears on the Tron again with another pick. Triple H to SmackDown. Hunter's music hits, and he comes out dressed to wrestle with a mic. He says that Foley made a big mistake not picking the Game, because he wanted to be with John Cena so he could beat the rap right out of him. But now he is going to SmackDown, so he wants a Wrestlemania rematch, tonight on Raw, and he wants to beat Cena to within an inch of his life. Foley grants him the match.

Flair is walking backstage when he spots Tamina. He says that divas aren't being drafted tonight, but he would like her to represent SmackDown for him. She accepts.


NATALYA (Raw) vs. TAMINA (SmackDown) - One Draft Pick

Natalya is already in the ring when Raw returns, and she savagely beats Tamina before locking in the Sharpshooter for the win.
Winner: NATALYA via submission at 2:59
Rey Mysterio to Raw.

In a backstage meeting, Foley says he has another pick right now. Antonio Cesaro to Raw. Flair says that he is tired of Jack Swagger whining, so he will put him out of his misery. Jack Swagger to SmackDown. They trade more picks. Sin Cara to Raw. Chris Jericho to SmackDown. Drew McIntyre to Raw. Christian to SmackDown.

REY MYSTERIO & United States Champion ANTONIO CESARO vs. CHRISTIAN & Intercontinental Champion CHRIS JERICHO - Two Draft Picks

The announcers hype how the partners are enemies as they go through their separate entrances. Jericho and Mysterio start out in the ring, trading offense as Jericho begins to gain the upper hand by beating Rey down. When Rey sees an opening, he sells reluctance as he tags out to Cesaro. Cesaro and Jericho brawl in a heel vs. heel matchup, and Cesaro begins to gain the upper hand. Christian blind tags in and Jericho gets angry, but Christian regains control with high-flying offense. He hits the Killswitch on Cesaro, but Mysterio breaks up the pin, and Jericho and Mysterio reset in the ring. Mysterio lands offense and sets him up for the the 619. He misses with the 619, and Jericho gives him the Walls of Jericho. Mysterio sells pain and begs Cesaro to break the hold, but Cesaro jumps off the apron and smiles at Mysterio as he taps.
Winner: JERICHO & CHRISTIAN via submission at 8:21
After the match, Christian tries to shake Jericho's hand, but Jericho slams him with the Codebreaker and adds insult to injury with a Lionsault onto Christian on the floor outside. Flair comes out for his draft picks. Wade Barrett to SmackDown. Big Show to SmackDown.

Backstage, John Cena is with interviewer Josh Mathews. Mathews asks him how he feels about his Wrestlemania rematch against Triple H tonight. Cena says it's not really fair that he has to wrestle the Game on such short notice, but he will be victorious again, no matter what the odds seem to be against him, and Triple H will regret challenging him to a match when he emerges victorious for the second time. Cena also mentions that Shawn Michaels is sitting at home, so he won't be able to interfere.


DREW MCINTYRE vs. RYBACK - One Draft Pick

Ryback completely dominates McIntyre for two minutes until Swagger comes out to help McIntyre, but Drew tells him to stay back. Suddenly, Cody Rhodes emerges ringside and flattens Swagger, grabbing a chair and smacking McIntyre in the face.
Winner: DREW MCINTYRE via DQ at 3:30
Foley is in the bathroom to reveal his draft pick. Shane Helms to Raw.

TRIPLE H vs. JOHN CENA - Two Draft Picks

Cena and Hunter lock up as the crowd is fully behind Cena. The announcers note that this is a Wrestlemania rematch, given to you for free, live on Raw. Cena goes through all of his moves on Hunter as he hasn't found a groove to come back with his own offense yet. Cena hits a sitout powerbomb and Hunter is on the ground. Cena tells Hunter that he can't see him, but Hunter sits up and pulls Cena to the ground. Hunter starts to gain momentum as he repeatedly decks Cena with high-speed offense and taunting, not letting Cena get a move in anywhere. They take the fight outside, where Hunter gains more control and slams Cena into the steel steps for heat. Hunter brings him back inside and mocks the crowd with the DX crotch chop. Hunter goes for the Pedigree, but Cena begins to come alive, hitting two shoulder tackles on Hunter. As he goes for the third, Hunter lifts him up and slams him down for the Pedigree, but can only get a two count. Cena hops up and goes for more offense, but Hunter won't let him get anywhere with it. He goes for another Pedigree, but Cena decks him with a shoulder tackle and goes through the Five Knuckle Shuffle routine, hitting it center ring. He goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Hunter denies it. Cena hits him with a bulldog and locks in the STF on the floor, selling dedication. Hunter looks like he might tap. Hunter stands up and powers out, and they reset. Hunter and Cena trade blows for about two more minutes when Daniel Bryan comes rushing toward the ring, pointing at Cena to No! chants. Cena hits a clean Attitude Adjustment on Bryan, but turns around to take a Pedigree from Triple H.
Winner: TRIPLE H via pinfall at 14:53
Flair wants his draft picks. He is in a compromising position in Rosa Mendes' locker room. Mark Henry to SmackDown. Fandango to SmackDown.

The Miz comes to the ring for a promo with his WWE Tag Team Championship belt. He says that he and Dolph Ziggler may have had some trouble last week, but they are still a tag team and they are still the champions. Even though they are going to different brands, they will keep their title belts until the end of time. The Miz says that the dumb crowd in Huntsville, Alabama couldn't possibly understand just how awesome Dolph Ziggler and the Miz are. No word from Dolph Ziggler as the Miz leaves.

A video package airs on Undertaker's history with WWE, including his undefeated streak at Wrestlemania, and his current reign as WWE Champion.


World Heavyweight Champion RANDY ORTON vs. WWE Champion UNDERTAKER - Three Draft Picks

Orton and Undertaker stare each other down in the ring as the announcers hype the enormity of this match and its worth, with three draft picks on the line. Orton bounces off the ropes and goes for a clothesline but Undertaker hits a big boot to his face and Orton drops. Taker tries for more offense, but Orton gets back on track with a Thesz press and a flurry of punches to Taker. They trade momentum with great in-ring moves for about five minutes. Orton hits a superplex on Taker and turns away, smiling at the crowd as Taker does the sit-up behind him and stands up. The Deadman goes for the chokeslam, but Orton powers out and tries for an RKO. Taker counters and attempts to lift Orton up for the Tombstone. Orton counters into an RKO attempt, but can't hit it. They both go for a clothesline and drop to the floor together, mirroring Taker's match at Wrestlemania. They get back up and attempt to reset, but the Shield comes to the ring and attacks both men, starting with the Undertaker. Orton and Taker try to fight back as Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins beat on them. Simultaneously, Dean Ambrose is retrieving a microphone. He says that the WWE has taken the Shield for granted, but they are here to take over, and no one can stop them. The referee rules it as DQ win for the Undertaker.
Winner: UNDERTAKER via DQ at 7:24
Mick Foley comes out and breaks up the action and ends the show with his selections. Dean Ambrose to Raw. Seth Rollins to Raw. Roman Reigns to Raw.
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With the reformation of Brand Extension with the draft on Raw last night, WWE has reintroduced the branded pay-per-view schedule, expanding their pay-per-view schedule to 19 PPVs per year. This seems like a very forward business proposition, and only time will tell if it succeeds. The PPV schedule for this year through Wrestlemania 31 was posted on the WWE website:
May 4, 2014: Backlash (SmackDown)
May 18, 2014: Extreme Rules (Raw)
June 1, 2014: Unforgiven (SmackDown)
June 15, 2014: Judgment Day (Raw)
June 22, 2014: No Mercy (Smackdown)
July 13, 2014: Money in the Bank
August 17, 2014: SummerSlam
August 31, 2014: Vengeance (Raw)
September 14, 2014: Over the Limit (SmackDown)
September 28, 2014: Night of Champions
October 19, 2014: Hell in a Cell
November 16, 2014: Survivor Series
December 7, 2014: Armageddon (Raw)
December 21, 2014: Starrcade
January 4, 2015: TLC
January 25, 2015: Royal Rumble
February 15, 2015: No Way Out (Raw)
March 1, 2015: Elimination Chamber (SmackDown)
April 12, 2015: Wrestlemania XXXI
With Backlash only three weeks away, buildup is expected to start this week on SmackDown. Many of the PPVs are resurrections of old ones, including Starrcade, which has been explained to be a two hour pay-per-view broadcast composed mainly of legends in the ring. In addition to this, both brands will have three-hour commercial-free broadcasts called In Your House once a year with PPV-like match cards, with Smackdown's in December and Raw's in March. As Raw will continue to broadcast for three hours on Mondays, it has been said that SmackDown superstars will occasionally be able to compete on Raw. For more information concerning the third Brand Extension, the rest of the picks are available on the WWE website.
MAIN EVENT RESULTS

April 16, 2014

Booker T announces reinstatement of EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP!
PRIME TIME PLAYERS (DARREN YOUNG & TITUS O'NEILL) def. THE GREAT KHALI & HORNSWOGGLE
WILLIAM REGAL vs. TED DIBIASE vs. EVAN BOURNE vs. JUSTIN GABRIEL - Vacant European Championship
The four men come out as Booker T joins Josh Mathews and the Miz on commentary. In the beginning, the faces team against the heels, but DiBiase and Gabriel are quickly overwhelmed by Regal and Bourne. Regal and DiBiase lock up for some mat wrestling while Bourne and Gabriel exchange high-risk moves, playing with the crowd. Early on, Bourne connects on Gabriel with the Air Bourne, but Gabriel kicks out before anyone can break the pin. The men switch opponents, as Gabriel and Regal lock up while DiBiase lands offense to Bourne, who still sells disbelief after the kickout. Regal hits a variety of suplexes on Gabriel while the crowd gets behind him despite his alignment as a heel. Regal hits a Regal Bomb, followed by the Knee Trembler, but it is too early for the crowd to get into the finish, which Bourne breaks up. Regal then turns to Bourne and lands hard offense, eventually taking him down to the mat while Gabriel begins to play with the crowd by hitting a dropkick then bouncing off the ropes for the hurricanrana. He goes up top for the splash, but DiBiase rolls to the side, and begins to come back with elbow drops to Gabriel on the floor. DiBiase is prepping for Dream Street when Bourne hits a suicide dive on him. The action devolves into a brawl center ring. The four men reset in the corners while the announcers put over the history and prestige of the European Championship. DiBiase takes a breather outside while the heels square off with Gabriel, who manages to stay in the match surprisingly well, giving both men more high-flying moves to get the crowd back into it. He hits a 450 Splash on Bourne, but Regal goes for the pin. Gabriel breaks it up, and Regal turns around to a Dream Street from DiBiase. Bourne breaks up the pin, and goes to do some high spots with Gabriel on the outside while DiBiase and Regal go at it. DiBiase and Regal are unable to find an opening with each other as the crowd is more focused on the action outside. Gabriel lands a suicide dive off the guardrail and a hurricanrana, but Bourne manages to put him up on the Spanish announce table and hit Air Bourne through the table. He brings him back in, and all three brawl once again. DiBiase hits a sitout spinebuster and goes for the pin, but the count is 2. Once again, they break up into groups of 2. Gabriel is working over Regal with spectacular skill while DiBiase tries his best to get somewhere with Boune, who is on fire. All of a sudden, Regal and DiBiase simultaneously hit the Knee Trembler and Dream Street, leaving Gabriel and Bourne down in the ring. Regal and DiBiase glare at each other, then Regal bounces off the ropes, hits the Knee Trembler, and gets the pin with no competition.


SMACKDOWN


April 18, 2014
Phillips Arena (Atlanta, Georgia)


Mick Foley and JBL welcome the whole WWE Universe to this week's edition of SmackDown on Syfy, coming from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, less than three weeks away from Backlash, the first SmackDown exclusive pay-per-view. Foley mentions how this is the last week when any superstar can appear on SmackDown before the Brand Extension takes effect, and they mention the tentatively scheduled main event of Bret Hart vs. Hulk Hogan, and they put over just how gigantic the match is. As the arena gets quiet for the start of the show, "Just Close Your Eyes" plays, and Christian and Fandango enter the ring. They say they have two things to talk about this week, and the first is Chris Jericho. Christian says Jericho stole his title at Wrestlemania, and he wants retribution. He wants a rematch at Backlash. Fandango interrupts him, asking him to wait one second. He says he helped Christian win last week, so he deserves a shot at the Intercontinental Championship. Christian suggests that it be a Triple Threat match, and they both agree. They say their second issue is with that punk-ass general manager, Ric Flair. Flair turned on Christian and Fandango last week, and they have a bone to pick with him. Edge couldn't be here tonight, but they know he would want them to go to war with Ric Flair. Flair appears on the TitanTron, and says that if they wanted their match at Backlash, they should have been nicer to him. Now, they will only get it if Christian or Fandango can beat his man, Mark Henry, next week on SmackDown.

Ric Flair is sitting in his office backstage when Dolph Ziggler and the Miz walk in. They say they've been meaning to ask him what the deal is with their championships now that they are on different brands. Flair says that being on different brands is perfectly fine... if they can defeat the challenge of Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins tonight.


BIG E LANGSTON vs. JACK SWAGGER

The announcers mention how Langston is actually Booker T's enforcer, but Book is still not allowed on SmackDown as per Vickie Guerrero's original instructions. Langston and Swagger lock up, with Swagger, despite his skills, having trouble getting anywhere with the extremely big man. Langston delivers brutal offense and no-sells all of Swagger's moves (purposeful booking). Suddenly, Swagger delivers a football tackle and hits a leg drop. With Langston back up, he hits a variety of suplexes as a feat of strength on the big man. Langston tries for the Big Ending, but Swagger cuts him off and whips him into the corner, following up with the Swagger Bomb. For a minute or so, Swagger completely dominates Langston before hitting the gutwrench powerbomb, thinking about the pin, but locks in the Patriot Lock instead, getting Langston to tap out.
Winner: JACK SWAGGER via submission at 7:06
After the match, Drew McIntyre comes out and flanks Swagger. Swagger says that with McIntyre going to Raw, they will not be able to work together any more. He says the Swagger-McIntyre era is over. The Orton-Swagger era is not, however. Swagger says he lost once to Orton, but he still has a rematch clause as the former World Heavyweight Champion. He says Swagmania will return to the WWE when Jack Swagger regains his World Heavyweight Championship at Backlash. Swagger wants Randy Orton at Backlash. Swagger says that one fall isn't enough. Anyone who gets lucky can get one fall. Swagger wants an Iron Man match, and guarantees that he will come out the victor. Suddenly, Orton's music hits and he sprints into the ring, but Swagger clears out and runs through the crowd. Orton RKOs McIntyre and grabs the mic from the ground. He says that he would love to keep wrestling Jack Swagger for his title for the rest of his life, because it is so easy, but he has to grant some other challengers a chance. He says he will decide who he faces at Backlash in the coming month.

Backstage, Layla has her Divas Championship and is with Kate Upton in the locker room, preparing for her match next for the Divas title. She is obviously stressed, but Kate tells her to calm down, because she is certain she can beat Rosa Mendes any day of the week. Layla says that she has to wrestle now, and leaves Kate in the locker room. (Segment is obviously pre-taped as professional model Kate Upton can't appear on every show.)

ROSA MENDES vs. LAYLA (c) - Divas Championship

Layla dominates early, gaining an advantage over Mendes with a variety of kicks and offense. Three minutes in, Layla misses with a running move and Mendes nails here with a sidewalk slam. Two minutes later, Layla transitions back into the Bombshell and hits it, but she is distracted by a returning Eve. Mendes hits the Hell Makeover and gets the pin.
Winner and NEW Divas Champion: ROSA MENDES via pinfall at 5:36
After the match, Rosa Mendes was celebrating with the title and goes to give Layla a handshake before getting kicked in the head. Upon this moment, Eve comes out to make her return from her hiatus, beating down Layla to perform a two-on-one attack. Rosa holds up the belt, and Eve says that she and Rosa are here to stay.


BIG SHOW vs. MARK HENRY

This unannounced match with no feud attached to it looks to be a real classic (haha). Show and Henry lock up and then give a show of strength, bodyslamming each other. They both land big offense for several minutes, then Show has Henry in a bearhug when "Meat on the Table" plays and Ryback comes plodding down the entrance ramp. He gets into the ring and hits Show with Shell Shocked, and even Henry sells being scared of him. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner: BIG SHOW via DQ at 6:14
As Henry tries to escape, Ryback drills him with Shell Shocked.

Backstage, Randy Orton is walking into Ric Flair's office with his belt. Flair says that Randy said he will pick his next challenger, but only Ric Flair is the general manager. Flair says that Orton will have to face Swagger in an Iron Man match at Backlash, and that's final. Orton's head begins to turn red and he lifts up Flair's desk, slamming it on the ground. He sprints at Flair and delivers a loud RKO, leaving Flair unconscious.

THE SHIELD (ROMAN REIGNS & SETH ROLLINS) vs. DOLPH ZIGGLER & THE MIZ (c) - WWE Tag Team Championship

Reigns and the Miz start in the ring, with Reigns staring the Miz down. Reigns grabs the Miz as he sells fear, and whips him into the ropes, landing a forearm smash. As the Miz gets up, Reigns continues to pound him with offense. Two minutes in, a spear attempt is dodged by the Miz, who immediately dives for the axe handle. He lifts Reigns back up, and hits a dropkick. He taunts the crowd, but Reigns grabs his feet and pulls him to the ground. He stands up and nails a spear, but tags out to Rollins rather than going for the pin. Rollins lifts the Miz up and hits an enzuigiri kick. Miz is near Ziggler, and Ziggler tags in. Ziggler immediately hits a superkick, followed by an elbow drop and takes quick control of the match. Ziggler lands varied offense before locking in a sleeper hold after the Fame Asser. Rollins powers out, but Ziggler decks him with the Zig Zag. Ziggler tags out to the Miz, glaring at him, and the Miz climbs up on the turnbuckle, obviously waiting for Rollins to stands up. Rollins does, but immediately gets a hot tag to Reigns, who pulls Miz down and spears him. He tags back to Rollins, who runs at Miz and hits the Avada Kedavra superkick. Miz is down, but he is in reach of Ziggler. Before Rollins can go for the pin, the Miz reaches up his arm to Ziggler's outstretched one, but Dolph pulls away, smiling at the Miz and leaving. Rollins goes for the pin, gets the three count, and there are new champions.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: THE SHIELD via pinfall at 9:01
After the match, Dolph Ziggler is standing near the exit with a mic, and tells the Miz to suck it, because he doesn't care about the WWE Tag Team Championship anymore, and he'll see the Miz on Raw. Oh wait, he won't.

The announcers say that this is the main event, and the crowd needs to get ready for a big event. Hulk Hogan's music plays, and he enters the ring to a fairly big reaction, dressed to wrestle. He says he has something bad to tell the fans. He just talked to Ric Flair backstage, and Bret Hart flew back home to Calgary last night with no warning, the stupid coward. Hogan says that because of this, he can't wrestle tonight. But he wants to invite Bret Hart to have a chat with him from his house in Calgary. Bret Hart appears on the TitanTron and says that he didn't go home because he was a coward, he went home because he didn't want to waste his time on an old man like Hulk Hogan. However, he has sent someone big to face him. Bigger than big, in fact. Right here, right now, a Hart will face Hulk Hogan. Bret Hart's traditional music plays, and out comes Harry Smith, who previously wrestled in the WWE as David Hart Smith. Lillian Garcia introduces him as Harry Hart, and he looks ready to wrestle.

HULK HOGAN vs. HARRY HART

Hogan and Hart lock up center ring, as the crowd is wondering if this match is a joke. Hogan absolutely dominates Hart, hitting. He goes through his whole routine in three minutes and hits the Atomic Leg Drop for the 3 count.
Winner: HULK HOGAN via pinfall at 2:49
Hogan has a mic and tells Harry to get out of here, because he really wants Bret. Harry attacks Hogan from behind and hits him with a clothesline before locking in a Sharpshooter in the center of the ring. Hogan sells pain, and the music of Bret Hart plays, revealing that he was in Atlanta after all. Hart comes out, pulls Harry off of Hogan, and locks in his own Sharpshooter. Ric Flair enters now, and announces to boos that Bret Hart will be the new co-GM of SmackDown. Suddenly, Hogan stands up and escapes to ringside, microphone still in hand and says that he will do anything to stop Bret. Ric Flair says he might have trouble with that, because, as of now, Hulk Hogan is fired from the WWE. Hogan sells disbelief as three security guards come to take him out of the arena. Hogan rakes one of their eyes. but the other two overcome him and take him away. Flair and Hart shake each other's hands on the ramp to boos for the end of the show.


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Hulk Hogan has confirmed in an interview that his six-month contract with the WWE has come to an end, ending a run that began in October with sporadic appearances on Raw as John Cena's manager, and, later, Steve Austin's opponent. As of recent, Hogan was feuding with Hart over the finish of their match at Wrestlemania, but the two men never wrestled in the ring together. The match was booked for SmackDown last night, but Hart had apparently told Vince McMahon that he felt he wasn't ready to put on a match in the ring, so Hulk Hogan wrestled Harry Hart, (David Hart Smith) returning from development. After the match, Ric Flair explained his release with an on-screen firing. Hogan says he means to stay in wrestling but does not know what is next for him.
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I’ve been on a hiatus from this site for some months now, and I have to say that I’m pleased that I stumbled over this BTB on my first day back. I’m quite impressed, and I definitely like what I’m reading. I like your style of writing/your layout, I like that you’ve jumped ahead in time and that you decided to do a well-written recap, I like your WrestleMania 30 results even though I would’ve liked the recap before the results, and maybe some backstory on every match, and I that you’re going back to the Brand Extension.

But yeah, as I said I would have liked some backstories on your WrestleMania matches. Some of them got explained in the 13-14 recap, but some didn’t. For example, how did the 6-Man Tag Team match come about?? How about the Divas Tag Team match, and why was Kate Upton a part of it?? And speaking of things not being explained quite as much as I would like, I would very much like a total look on your roster. Perhaps you should’ve posted a roster page before the SmackDown show which took place after the RAW Brand Extension show?? Because the readers don’t know which superstars are on which brand, which superstars got let go, etc. I personally would also have like to see a list of all your champions in between real time and when you start. For example, you mention that Aksana became Divas Champion last Summer… And that the team of Riley and Ryan has been Tag Team Champions… Who else has been champion that we don’t know about?? And if Riley and Ryan has been Tag Champs, does that mean that they’re still a team?? Or are they split up and back to not being used?? Why is Shane Helms back?? Why is Hulk Hogan back, and actually wrestling?? If McIntyre is friends with Swagger, what happened to 3MB and is McIntyre then face?? And so on… Such questions could be answered with a Roster Section.

But don’t misunderstand me, because I do like your BTB and I find it very interesting. I like that you kept Swagger as champion at WrestleMania 29, and that you had Ryback winning. I like that you’ve made a Brand Split ad that you’ve expanded to 19 PPVs per year. I like your choices for General Managers. I kind of that you’ve brought Edge back, if you keep him out of the ring. And so on…

Keep on writing, planning and impressing
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I’ve been on a hiatus from this site for some months now, and I have to say that I’m pleased that I stumbled over this BTB on my first day back. I’m quite impressed, and I definitely like what I’m reading. I like your style of writing/your layout, I like that you’ve jumped ahead in time and that you decided to do a well-written recap, I like your WrestleMania 30 results even though I would’ve liked the recap before the results, and maybe some backstory on every match, and I that you’re going back to the Brand Extension.

But yeah, as I said I would have liked some backstories on your WrestleMania matches. Some of them got explained in the 13-14 recap, but some didn’t. For example, how did the 6-Man Tag Team match come about?? How about the Divas Tag Team match, and why was Kate Upton a part of it?? And speaking of things not being explained quite as much as I would like, I would very much like a total look on your roster. Perhaps you should’ve posted a roster page before the SmackDown show which took place after the RAW Brand Extension show?? Because the readers don’t know which superstars are on which brand, which superstars got let go, etc. I personally would also have like to see a list of all your champions in between real time and when you start. For example, you mention that Aksana became Divas Champion last Summer… And that the team of Riley and Ryan has been Tag Team Champions… Who else has been champion that we don’t know about?? And if Riley and Ryan has been Tag Champs, does that mean that they’re still a team?? Or are they split up and back to not being used?? Why is Shane Helms back?? Why is Hulk Hogan back, and actually wrestling?? If McIntyre is friends with Swagger, what happened to 3MB and is McIntyre then face?? And so on… Such questions could be answered with a Roster Section.

But don’t misunderstand me, because I do like your BTB and I find it very interesting. I like that you kept Swagger as champion at WrestleMania 29, and that you had Ryback winning. I like that you’ve made a Brand Split ad that you’ve expanded to 19 PPVs per year. I like your choices for General Managers. I kind of that you’ve brought Edge back, if you keep him out of the ring. And so on…

Keep on writing, planning and impressing
Thanks for the feedback, which I really appreciate. I do have a roster posted (which I hope to keep updated) in the 2013-14 recap section, which I had been meaning to do for some time now. The reason that I didn't give much backstory is that I really wanted to get away from doing a full report on 2013-14 and move on to the future, although I recognize that I should have done a better job with that.

To answer several but not all of your questions, 3MB began to show strains in the summer of 2013, and eventually broke up, with McIntyre turning face and Jinder Mahal being released. Shane Helms is back to team with Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio in a high-flying stable aptly called the High Flyers (which I noted the roster). Hogan isn't really back to wrestle, although I put him in two matches which I was careful to limit in time and physicality, but in the last update, his contract expired.

A main problem I am encountering now is that I am quickly becoming burned out with writing the long shows (but I want to continue the story.) I was wondering if you, or any other readers that I have right now (not sure how many there are) would be opposed to me transitioning to monthly recaps in the near future. Without giving away too much, I have long term plans that are not limited to the WWE, and I am wary of not being able to realize those plans if I end up giving up on writing two shows a week. I would most likely continue to write full pay-per views if I made the switch. I have not made a decision either way, but I was just wondering if that would make any of the readers unahppy.
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