The WWE succeeded in putting on a great 2013 edition of WrestleMania, and it was one of the wildest shows of the year thanks to the hard work of the stars that shined the brightest Sunday.
While many of the biggest names received much of the fanfare, there were several wrestlers that helped create an excellent card with amazing performances.
All of the following stars shined on the WrestleMania 29 stage and made the show memorable.
Despite coming up short on his attempt to end the streak of The Undertaker Sunday night at WrestleMania, CM Punk proved once again why he’s on pace to be one of the greatest superstars of all time.
Punk’s performance with The Deadman was one to remember.
Not only is Punk coming off a WWE Championship reign that last 434 days, the fact that the company trusted him to work with The Undertaker—a man that has seen limited action over the last year—shows how highly the WWE thinks of his skills.
There is no doubt that Punk has asserted himself as the No. 2 man in the WWE over the last year, but the former world champion narrowed the gap to the face of the company, John Cena, by once again proving he can shine on the biggest of stages.
Despite the impressive resume of Chris Jericho, it was Fandango in his first WrestleMania and first WWE match ever that walked away victorious. The stunning win gives the former NXT winner the ultimate rub to start his career.
This feud is undoubtedly not over—likely continuing on Monday’s Raw and possibly into May’s Extreme Rules PPV—and this is exactly what Fandango needs to blossom into a legitimate title contender down the line.
While this won't catapult Fandango into the World Heavyweight Championship scene yet, this is the right way to start building the way the WWE Universe views the prospect.
A series of wins over Jericho will give Fandango first crack at a secondary title down the line, and a hot start to his career and the continued commitment to his character will have the dancing phenom shooting up the card.
Despite all of the talk of a possible heel turn for Randy Orton in the six-man tag match Sunday, it was The Shield that stole the show and reasserted the stable’s dominance on the WWE landscape.
It was the Big Show that remained a heel and didn’t help his teammates secure the win, but another outstanding performance by Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns gives The Shield yet another PPV victory to start their careers.
The promo work from the trio of former NXT standouts continues to be good every week on television—both Raw and SmackDown—but it isn’t until they get back in the ring for an official match that the WWE Universe can realize just how truly talented these prospects are.
A win at WrestleMania was huge for the trio of young stars.
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