WWE WrestleMania 30 Results: Biggest Highlights and Low Points
The results of WWE's WrestleMania 30 are in, so it's time for us to look back on the evening and break down the highlights and low points that made the event what it was.
This is the biggest show of the year for WWE and should have featured nothing but highlights. Was that the case?
Did WWE pull out a classic which we will all remember fondly?
Or will WrestleMania 30 go down in history as a failure?
Let's break down the positives and negatives of the night.
Highlight: Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin and The Rock
Most people would groan at the idea of starting off WrestleMania 30 with a promo.
However, this was truly an epic moment to showcase the legacy of WrestleMania.
Both older fans who have followed WWE for the past 30 years and newer ones who appreciate the history giggled and cheered at this sight.
Whether it was Hulk Hogan's flub, where he mixed up the Silverdome and Superdome, the bevy of catchphrases that the crowd could get behind or the atmosphere itself, this was an amazing way to start off the night.
Highlight: Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
What could have been a random mess of a match with an odd build ended up having quite a few awesome moments within it.
Two of them stand out above the rest, though.
Kofi Kingston pulled off yet another fantastic means of evading elimination by keeping his feet on the steel steps despite being tossed to the outside.
Cesaro, who had already been through a match earlier in the night, came out on top with as pure of a WrestleMania moment as you can get. Picking up Big Show and tossing him over the top rope was definitely reminiscent of Hulk Hogan bodyslamming Andre the Giant.
It will not go down in history on the same level of importance as what happened at WrestleMania 3, but it was still something very fun for this pay-per-view.
Low Point: John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt
By the time this match happened, there had already been several big moments and entertaining bouts.
Then this derailed the momentum.
Its slow pace was tough to swallow since everything before it was packed with action.
Even worse, the fans appeared to be supportive of Bray Wyatt instead of John Cena, but the way it was booked was clearly designed to create the opposite feeling.
If the whole point of the match was for the audience to feel Cena's struggle, but the crowd couldn't have cared less, then the contest fell flat.
Low Point: The Ultimate Warrior Doesn't Run to the Ring
Every year, some time is set aside to showcase the new inductees into the WWE Hall of Fame.
This time around, everyone was standing on the stage, and it seemed as though it was being set up for Ultimate Warrior to run down to the ring as he did so many times before.
Instead, his entrance was normal, and nothing happened.
What could have been a huge pop from the crowd saw instead the sour realization that his moment had passed.
Low Point: Divas Championship Invitational
Any fan with their head on straight knew that this match would turn out to be a giant mess, and it surely didn't shock anyone when that actually happened.
Having all of these women in the ring at the same time was a recipe for disaster, considering how only a few of them can be trusted to wrestle a decent match.
While the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal had rules that allow for some leeway with a large quantity of performers, this was a one-fall disaster.
Low Point: The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar
This was yet another match that was far too slow for its own good.
Having to follow John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt meant that momentum was already not on their side.
Lesnar's entrance felt long, and The Undertaker's naturally was, but there was nothing special this year that we haven't seen before to liven that up.
Then, instead of starting off with a bang, this match almost literally limped on. Lesnar attacked Undertaker's legs, which went on longer than anyone would have wanted it to go.
This match was already facing an uphill battle with a poor build, and the in-ring action didn't save it.
But the biggest reason why this was a low point was the outcome.
After a disappointing setup and match, ending The Streak was a perfect way to finish a giant low point.
Highlight: Daniel Bryan Wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
The one big thing that WrestleMania 30 was about this year, above all else, was the story of Daniel Bryan's triumph over The Authority.
Accomplishing this was an epic tale from start to finish, going all the way back to SummerSlam 2013.
With such a long build and so many different ups and downs along the road, anything short of Bryan winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship would have been a travesty.
This is going to be one of those moments in WWE history that is referred to for years to come and used in constant video packages.
What do you think were the highlights and low points of the evening?
Is there anything left off the list that should have been included?
Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
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