Brock Lesnar ends Undertaker’s streak; Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, The Rock open WWE WrestleMania 30

04/06/2014 5:44 PM

09/08/2014 7:13 PM

Fans at the Superdome in New Orleans and at Miller’s Davie Ale House in South Florida were stunned, disbelief. Their faces told the ending of the story.

The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar did what 21 others couldn’t. The former WWE and UFC champ beat the Undertaker, pinning The Deadman at a WrestleMania. What?

Slow motion as referee Chad Patton’s hand hit the mat on “three” to end the streak at WrestleMania 30 on Sunday, April 6.

Why didn’t Undertaker kick out? Did Taker think two count? Did the ref count too fast?

No. No. No.

Paul Heyman’s client won. Heyman gleeful. Lesnar proud. Fans shocked.

The distraught look of fans priceless.

The Undertaker received a standing ovation from the Superdome audience and those at Miller’s Davie Ale House.

History made.


It took a while for the crowd to realize what occurred, and by the time Daniel Bryan won the triple threat main event match to become the new WWE World champ, order restored (for the moment).

Bryan and the WWE Universe left the Superdome happy. The “Yes Movement” concluded the show with Bryan hoisting both titles (one in each hand) over his head, fireworks, pyro and everyone chanting “Yes” with fingers pointing No.1 in the air.

Not even Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and a sledgehammer could stop him.

• Opening Match: Daniel Bryan pins Triple H.

Stephanie McMahon slaps Bryan a few times to distract him, and The Game then destroys his already injured arm/shoulder.

Will Bryan be physically well enough to wrestle in the main event?

The Shield quickly beat the New Age Outlaws and Kane.

Slam City segment with Sgt. Slaughter, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase, Ricky the Dragon Steamboat, Evil Referee Dangerous Danny Davis and Ron Simmons. DiBiase’s maniacal laugh and of course “Damn!”

Andre The Giant Memoiral Battle Royal

Final Four: Big Show, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro

Final Two: Big Show, Cesaro

Winner: Cesaro

Cesaro picks up and bodyslams Big Show over the top rope.

Women Voodoo dancing in New Orleans to open the Wyatt family entrance

Bray Wyatt: “New Orleans. We’re Here.”

John Cena pins Bray Wyatt

After the match, Cena hugs his dad and Rock’s mom, Ata Johnson.

Introducing the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Jake The Snake Roberts, Mr. T, Paul Bearer, Carlito, Lita, Razor Ramon and Ultimate Warrior

AJ Lee retains her WWE Divas title in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational.

Mean Gene Okerlund, in tux, interviewing WrestleMania 1 main event competitors Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Paul Mr. Wonderful Orndorff. Cameo by Pat Patterson.

Welcome Bob Backlund, Dusty Rhodes, Bret Hitman Hart, Harley Race and Bruno Sammartino.

• Standing room only at Miller’s Davie Ale House to watch the 30th anniversary WrestleMania on the big screens with WrestleMania 30 host Hulk Hogan, in red and yellow, kicking off the show to the theme of Rick Derringer’s “Real American.” Old school.

Hogan said Silverdome (WrestleMania 3 flashback) but corrected himself to the delight of the Superdome crowd who let him know his faux pas.

Crash of glass interrupts Hogan, and Stone Cold Steve Austin brings the crowd to its feet at the Superdome, Miller’s Davie Ale House and would have the Silverdome, too.

Stone Cold WrestleMania count to the tune of “What.”

And then The Great One’s turn. The Rock, the most Electrifying Man in Sports and Entertainment, appears to his original Rock theme (not the Rocky Maivia cut).

WrestleMania Moment: Photo opt: Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock in the middle of the ring to open WrestleMania 30.

Rock still has it on the mic. The U Attitude. The Rock, one of the best ever to cut a promo. Hogan ends the awesome promo, mentioning brother and Superdome as the three icons chuckle along with the crowd in the Superdome and at Miller’s Davie Ale House.

• Twitter running wild

John Layfield: “Wow! @ wwe Wrestlemania”

Bayley: “How cool was that?! # wrestlemania # therock # stonecold # hulkhogan

Adam Hopkins: “What an opening to # WrestleMania. 3 of the biggest names in history in one ring. Simply amazing.”

Scott Stanford: “Never heard a building explode like it just did for Stone Cold and @ TheRock

Ezekiel Jackson: “Epic. ... # WrestleMania # WWE # WrestleMania # WWE moment”

Scott Fishman: “Catch phrase mania is running wild, brother! Followed by the coolest beer bash in history with Hogan, Rock, Austin. # WWE # WrestleMania”

WWE: “Now that's how you start a # WrestleMania!!! @ HulkHogan @ steveaustinBSR @ TheRock

Gran Akuma: “I'm as "shut up and wrestle" as they come, but that was awesome”

WWE Magazine: “We'll drink to that! # WrestleMania

Veronica: “Best opening ever. # WrestleMania

Scott Fishman: “I think Brie Bella coming out and taking out Stephanie McMahon would be awesome. Just sayin'. # WWE # WrestleMania”

Jimmy Korderas: “WWEArmstrong @roho590 @WongSN590 @DavidAlter590 @jimmykorderas @TAMacKenzie @Rudy680News Where's the Pizza n Wings???" On the way! ;-)

George Richards: “Quinton Howden with the goal and the #FlaPanthers lead #Stars 3-2 w/ 4:31 left .. Good news for the #Coyotes”

Hey G-Man, hockey during WrestleMani 30? Well, Go Panthers.

Scott Fihsman: “Goosebumps. That's what you get when you see The Undertaker enter at # WrestleMania. Never gets old. # WWE”

Jim Ross: “Undertaker getting his verbal base destroyed by @BrockLesnar is gr8 stuff 4 us old school fans. It's logical. Mat wrestling's a lost art.

Jim Varsallone: “@JohnCena hugs his dad as well as Rock's mom, Ata Johnson, front row, after his win. Too bad Cena. @TheRock is still her favorite.”

• Jerry The King Lawler during Daniel Bryan’s entrance: “WrestleMania has turned into “YestleMania.”

Plenty of “Yes” signs.

Scott Fishman noticed this sign in the crowd: “Cena wins or we Wyatt.”

• Booten brothers (Daniel and David), longtime wrestling fans, were at Miller’s Davie Ale House for the WWE WrestleMania 30 party.

David sported his Goldberg shirt.

David Harvey, Greg “Rock Jr.” Spindell, Mike Spindell and Phil were also there. In honor of newest WWE Hall of Famer Razor Ramon, Phil wore black-n-white nWo.

Ryan Mackey was there as well as Brian Emanuel, rooting for Daniel Bryan. Dylan Mackey for John Cena and Sara Pritchard going old school for Mr. Bob Backlund. They were joined by Amanda Bates and Sean McQueen.

The Shield was in the house, Miller’s Davie Ale House. The Johnsons (Chris, Jason, Nicholas) couldn’t wait to see The Shield compete. Jason and Nicholas also awaited the Undertaker.

Many Daniel Bryan fans at Miller’s Davie Ale House. Christian Cervantes, Craig Delmundo and Leo Cervantes had their Daniel Bryan T-shirts. Javier Palomino was hoping CM Punk returns, and muscleman Leonel Vargas cheered Batista.

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