WrestleMania 24 results (final)
Before anyone asks what this has to do with Orange County, I'll tell you:
Headliner John Cena received his training right here in OC, at Rick Bassman's Ultimate Pro Wrestling.
Eight years ago, this year's co-headliner Triple H became the first ever "bad guy" to win the main event at WrestleMania...in Anaheim at what is now the Honda Center. WWE and OC have a history.
Results, as they happen:
-Kane won a battle royal to become number one contender for the ECW title.
-JBL defeated Finlay (with Hornswoggle) in a no-disqualification Belfast Brawl.
-C.M. Punk won the "Money in the Bank" ladder match that also featured Chris Jericho, Mr. Kennedy, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and John Morrison. During the match, Matt Hardy made a surprise run-in that prevented MVP from winning.
-Batista beat Umaga
-Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero in less than a minute to become the new ECW champion. Good for Kane; he deserves a decent title run after all these years.
-Shawn Michaels pinned Ric Flair. Due to prematch stipulations, Ric Flair must now retire, and based on his recent interviews in the mainstream press, it seems this won't be just a gimmick. Odds are he'll still be around as a personality, but his in-ring career is done.
-"Glamazon" Beth Phoenix and Melina (with Santino Marella) defeated Ashley and Maria in a "Playboy Lumberjack Match." Snoop Dogg was the master of ceremonies for the match, and hit a clothesline on Santino afterwards. Santino and Jerry Lawler both got physically involved in the match.
-Randy Orton pinned John Cena -- in a triple threat match that also included Triple-H -- to retain the WWE championship.
-Floyd Mayweather beat The Big Show by knockout in a no-disqualification boxer-vs.-wrestler match, after hitting Show with a steel chair and brass knuckles.
-Undertaker defeated Edge by armbar submission to win the World Heavyweight Championship.