WWE WrestleMania Winners: Stars Who Boosted Their Status with Big Wins

Dan TalintyreSenior Analyst IIApril 8, 2013

Photo via wwe.com
Photo via wwe.com

Wrestling's biggest night might be finished for another year, but the discussion about how stars performed (or didn't perform) will linger on much longer.

From The Undertaker continuing his impressive WrestleMania streak to the Shield remaining undefeated also and, of course, John Cena's win over the Rock, WrestleMania 29 was a huge night for all involved and provided plenty of big winners throughout.

Which stars boosted their status with big wins at WrestleMania XXIX?

Read on and find out.


The Shield

Their performance might not have been as dominant as TLC 2012 or Elimination Chamber 2013, but The Shield showed again here that they are quickly becoming a huge star in the WWE universe—defeating  Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show for another six-man tag team win.

The fact that they did it over well-known and reputed wrestlers was big for The Shield, and they'll likely be a huge face for the company in the future. 

No writer could have predicted this one working out so well, for at the moment, The Shield are the hottest thing in wrestling and are boosting their status and image with every passing week.

Believe in The Shield.


Alberto Del Rio

Alberto Del Rio's stock took a huge step forward when he defeated Big Show (via submission no less) at the 2013 Elimination Chamber to retain is World Heavyweight title—something he did again at WrestleMania with a very important win over Jack Swagger.

With Dolph Ziggler not cashing in at WrestleMania, Del Rio was able to work his opponent and eventually come away with a win—something that many had expected following Swagger's DUI.

Nonetheless, Del Rio continues to emerge as a big face of the company and one that continued to grow in status following a successful defense here.


John Cena

Not that his image could get any lower, really, but John Cena emerged as arguably the biggest winner of them all with his victory over The Rock in the main event.

His 11th WWE title will likely see Cena become the man to beat in WWE once more, and a clear face for the company given that The Rock is out of the Championship picture and CM Punk is taking some time off.

He's no longer playing second fiddle behind them, and he will thrive as the new poster boy once more for the WWE—like we all expected.

Cena was largely expected to win here, but he still had to make it happen, with the victory all but ensuring his status as wrestling's brightest star.


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