WWE Wrestlemania 2013 Results: Stars Who Excelled During Massive PPV

Tim KeeneyContributor IApril 8, 2013

Photo courtesy of WWE.com
Photo courtesy of WWE.com

A win at WrestleMania can single-handedly resurrect, jump-start or simply propel a career to new heights. 

A win and an impressive performance at WrestleMania can instantly turn you into a Superstar. 

The 29th installment of the legendary PPV from MetLife Stadium on Sunday night certainly had its lowlights and head-scratching moments, but it also had some downright spectacular individual showings. 

Let's take a look at some of the best.

Note: You can find all the results right here


The Shield

I'm not exactly sure why, but I feel like this win is flying way too far under the radar. 

The Shield entered the match undefeated in WWE TV events and continued that hot streak by knocking off three former WWE champions at the biggest event of the year.

Oh, and they did it cleanly without a heel turn by Randy Orton

That's huge. 

The trio proves week-in and week-out that they are terrific on the mic, but on Sunday, they once again out-did themselves with a near flawless performance inside the ring.

Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins were once again technically fantastic with their arsenal of moves, while Dean Ambrose got the pin and this faction looks purely unstoppable at the moment. The sky isn't the limit, it's the floor. 


Daniel Bryan

Redemption is sweet.

At last year's WrestleMania, Bryan was famously beaten in the most ice-cold fashion ever, losing his World Heavyweight Championship to Sheamus in a mere 18 seconds.

There was no one that needed a big performance on Sunday night more than him. 

And he got just that.

Bryan started off the match with a nice touch—a huge kick to Ziggler after Mr. Money in the Bank, much like Bryan last year, kissed A.J. Lee on the apron.

He only got a two-count, but it was the start of a terrific match. 

The highlights include a big suicide dive on Ziggler on the outside, a huge knee to the face on Big E and a flying headbutt from the top rope for the clean pin on Ziggler. 

Perhaps most importantly, he got the moment he deserved afterwards with a big "yes" chant from the crowd. 


CM Punk

Punk may have lost on Sunday night, but he can now say he was part of the Undertaker's streak and part of one of the more memorable matches in WrestleMania history. 

The former WWE champ was absolutely masterful against 'Taker. 

From performing Old School on the veteran, to his flying elbow from the top rope to the Spanish announcers' table, to his attempted Undertaker-style-hands-on-the-heart pin, it was simply another classic performance from one of the company's brightest Superstars.

There have been rumors that Punk is going to take a short leave of absence (via WrestleZone.com), and after Sunday's scintillating performance, it's safe to say he deserves the break.