WWE's Greatest Hits of the Week on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and More
The week of WrestleMania and its aftermath was a week of celebration and spectacle, the glow of the grand event not yet faded.
Victories at WrestleMania 29 were celebrated by way of joyous dancing and by striking artwork. One championship win had an old flame considering getting back together with a show-stealing star.
Reunions, broken tables and a look back at great wrestling orations round out the post-WrestleMania week. The road to WrestleMania XXX and to doing it all over again next year begins now.
April 6: ECW Reunion
WWE's Instagram page gave fans a flashback to the glory days of Extreme Championship Wrestling.
Joey Styles, Tommy Dreamer, Paul Heyman and Rob Van Dam got together before the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. The photo-op was a cool moment for fans of the ECW product. These four men were each pillars of that company in different ways.
There's an excellent chance we'll see at least one of these guys go to a future Hall of Fame ceremony as as an inductee.
April 7: RIP Spanish Announce Table
Every WrestleMania has its victims and so often, the Spanish announce table has been among them.
This year the table gritted through a CM Punk diving elbow, but was later destroyed in the Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar match. Sportswriter and WWE enthusiast Bill Simmons added a positive note to Gus Ramsey's declaration of death for the table.
it's in a better place now. RT @gusramsey: RIP Wrestlemania 29 Spanish Announcers table.— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 8, 2013
Simmons is probably right. The table is likely in a better place, like WrestleMania 30.
April 8: Championship Gold Leads to Second Thoughts
Gold changes everything.
Just when it seemed that Dolph Ziggler was going to spend the entirety of 2013 losing, he pounced on a fallen Alberto Del Rio and became a world champ. The Raw crowd went nuts celebrating his accomplishment.
The win also had Ziggler's ex-girlfriend, comedian Amy Schumer, reconsidering their breakup.
Um, @heelziggler i feel like we should get back together— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) April 9, 2013
Should Del Rio win back the title at Extreme Rules, Schumer may change her tune again. Love is fleeting, after all.
April 9: Alberto Del Rio Fan Goes Crazy
When Alberto Del Rio defeated Jack Swagger at WrestleMania 29 to remain world champ, there were certainly some happy fans, but perhaps none as ecstatic as the woman in this video.
When Del Rio got Swagger in the cross-armbreaker and forced him to submit, the fan seems to be close to having an epileptic fit. Stephanie McMahon retweeted the link to the video.
April 10: Mic Moments
WWE's Facebook page is often home to intriguing looks back at wrestling's past. This week WWE took us back to great promos, interviews and trash-talking moments.
The company linked to a list of 25 classic performances on microphones in ECW, WCW and WWE. Randy Savage, Bret Hart, Jake Roberts and Terry Funk are among the talented individuals listed.
The infamous CM Punk rant on Raw is there, as is Chris Jericho listing his 1004 holds, and Mick Foley's masterpiece, the Cane Dewey promo.
For those fans unfamiliar with wrestling's history, this is a great education. For everyone else, this is an excellent way to spend a chunk of the afternoon.
April 11: Fandango
After winning his WWE debut, a pinfall victory over Chris Jericho, Fandango saw his stock rise and his popularity soar. Fans have taken to his entrance music, so much so that it made an impact on the U.K. singles charts (h/t F4WOnline.com).
The fad has moved beyond the WWE ring as this fan and others pointed out.
Last year, Oakland Athletics' fans chanted Daniel Bryan's "Yes" and this year, it appears that it's Fandango who is getting a buzz from baseball fans.
April 11: Undertaker Portrait
Pro wrestling artist extraordinaire Rob Schamberger celebrated win 21 for Undertaker at WrestleMania by painting an awesome portrait of him.
The Streak continues! 21-0. In celebration, here's my new portrait of The Undertaker! twitter.com/robschamberger…— Rob Schamberger (@robschamberger) April 11, 2013
The blue and purple fading into each other helps capture The Deadman's mystique. Undertaker's new hood is ominous in this stunning rendition of the WWE star.
Schamberger has done similarly impressive paintings of wrestlers like Rob Van Dam, Ron Simmons and Brock Lesnar, many of which are up on his website. Perhaps Undertaker will win once again at next year's WrestleMania, earning himself another painting.