WrestleMania 29: Reminisce on last year's April extravaganza in New Jersey

Did Triple H quell Brock Lesnar inside a buzzing MetLife Stadium?

Last Updated: 21/03/14 4:18pm

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Over 80,000 fans packed into MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29

Over 80,000 fans packed into MetLife Stadium for WrestleMania 29

You're probably looking forward to this year's WrestleMania - live on Sky Sports Box Office on Sunday, April 6 - but can you remember what transpired at the Show of Shows in 2013?


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Don't fret if your recollection skills are letting you down, though, as skysports.com is here to jog your memory about the thrills and spills from WrestleMania 29 in New Jersey.

So read on to learn what happened when The Rock and John Cena main-evented the Showcase of the Immortals for the second successive year, discover whether Brock Lesnar overcame Triple H, and find out how the Shield toppled three of WWE's biggest stars...

Published April 8, 2013:

John Cena was left devastated at the culmination of WrestleMania 28 after being pinned by The Rock.

But the Massachusetts grappler plucked the redemption he was looking for at WrestleMania 29 when he defeated the Great One and captured the WWE Title for an 11th time.

Cena and Rock main-evented the 'Showcase of the Immortals' at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium in front of 80,676 fans and engaged in an eye-catching match-up that lasted just shy of 25 minutes.

Both competitors kicked out of a slew of their opponent's finishing manoeuvres, but Cena - who won the 2013 Royal Rumble to earn his 'Mania showdown - eventually prevailed by dodging a Rock Bottom, administering an Attitude Adjustment and recording the three count.

There has been plenty of tension between Cena and The Rock since they first interacted on Raw in 2011, but they shook hands and shared heartfelt words following the former's WrestleMania victory.


Triple H gained revenge for his SummerSlam loss to Brock Lesnar by beating The Anomaly at 'Mania

There was no such embrace between Triple H and Brock Lesnar at the end of their epic 'No Holds Barred' clash at the 'Show of Shows', which The Game won to keep his storied career intact.

The Cerebral Assassin was floored by a catalogue of Lesnar's powerful throws early on in the bout, while he, and ringside support, Shawn Michaels, were also hit with the Anomaly's patented F-5.

Triple H, however, battled his way back into the brutal brawl, even using the Beast's strength-sapping Kimura Lock, the move that broke his arm at SummerSlam, against him.

And he triumphed by smacking Lesnar's head into the steel ring steps with a Pedigree and garnering the pinfall - after Michaels had given Paul Heyman a dose of Sweet Chin Music.

Heyman's other charge, CM Punk, was also unable to seize victory, with the former WWE Champion being downed by The Undertaker as the Phenom took his streak at WrestleMania to 21-0.

The Undertaker added CM Punk to his long list of WrestleMania victims

The Second City Saint tried everything in his quest to vanquish the Deadman and looked like he may prevail when he cracked Undertaker over the head with Paul Bearer's iconic urn, but Punk was ultimately conquered by the Tombstone Piledriver.

Elsewhere, Alberto Del Rio beat Jack Swagger to retain the World Heavyweight Championship; Team Hell No maintained their grip on the WWE Tag Team Titles by defeating Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston; and Fandango bested Chris Jericho in his debut WWE match.

The Shield knocked off Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show in six-man tag action, which resulted in the World's Largest Athlete knocking out his partners; and Mark Henry edged Ryback - before being levelled by a bone-shattering Shell Shocked post-bout.

WrestleMania XXX booking details

WrestleMania XXX will be shown on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 743) and Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 752) at midnight on Sunday, April 6 (Monday morning).

WrestleMania XXX will be repeated on Sky Sports Box Office (channel 743) BUT NOT Sky Sports HD Box Office (channel 752) between 10am on Monday, April 7 and 10pm on Saturday, April 12.

Repeat showings will last for four hours.

The event is priced at £17.95 for UK customers, €24.95 for customers in the Republic of Ireland.

You can order WrestleMania XXX from Friday, March 28 by pressing the Box Office button on your remote. Select 'sports & events' and follow the on-screen instructions.

Viewers can call 08442 410 888 from Friday, March 28 to book WrestleMania XXX. (There may be an additional charge for telephone bookings).

You can also book WrestleMania XXX online from Friday, March 28 by visiting this link: https://my.sky.com/orderboxoffice/

Cable customers should contact their local cable operator.

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