Are you speechless after WrestleMania XXX? Join the club.
From an opening that saw three of the greatest superstars in history—Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Stone Cold—pounding some beers together, to arguably the most shocking moment in history—Brock Lesnar stopping The Undertaker's streak—to what will go down as one of the most memorable moments in history—Daniel Bryan's double victories—WrestleMania XXX was an unbelievable event.
Diamond Dallas Page put it simply:
Whether or not you liked it, there's no question you will remember this pay-per-view for a very long time. Let's take a look at some of the standout performances from Sunday night in New Orleans, although there were many more than just these three.
You can't start with anyone else.
Fans have long been clamoring for Bryan to stand on top of the sport, and after lots of frustration over the past couple of months, he finally got his moment at WrestleMania. And then he got another one.
Bryan beat Triple H—Triple H!—clean, and then in the main event, he forced Batista to tap out in order to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. WrestleMania's Twitter feed captured the celebration:
The new champion's match with Triple H was well worked and told a story perfectly, and his Triple Threat match was enthralling, had several twists and turns—the stretcher, Batista's near-fall after Bryan landed the flying knee on Randy Orton—and produced an unforgettable spot.
It has been a truly memorable ride for Bryan, and a superhuman performance—double-duty, battling an injured shoulder, battling the Spanish announcers' table—on the biggest night of the year was the perfect way to top it off.
It's not just that Cesaro won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. It's how he did it.
Nearly 30 years after Hulk Hogan's iconic slam of Andre the Giant himself at WrestleMania III, Cesaro paid tribute to one of the greatest superstars of all time by picking up the 440-pound Big Show and throwing him over the top rope for the victory.
Even NBA play-by-play announcer Sean Grande was quick to realize the significance of the move:
THAT is a Wrestlemania moment. @WWECesaro— Sean Grande (@SeanGrandePBP) April 7, 2014
Now that he is separated from Jack Swagger, Cesaro is in line for a major singles push. And as one of the most impressive in-ring talents in the business, there's no question that he deserves it.
Bray Wyatt was pinned by John Cena, but he didn't really lose.
Perhaps the unique nature of his character only highlights this, but no one tells a story in the ring quite like Wyatt. From his unique entrance, to him getting the crowd to sing "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands," to his psychotic laughing, to him playing with Cena's head and nearly getting the former champ to crack in the amazing chair spot.
Jim Ross summed it up:
It was all just so perfect.
Wyatt is money on the mic, and he has now put together three consecutive unforgettable pay-per-view matches. Those saying this loss kills his momentum aren't seeing the bigger picture—the WWE knows it has struck gold with Wyatt, and much like with Bryan, his moments will come.
The Man of 1,000 Truths is a star, and he proved that on the biggest stage.