Back to Striker and Matthews who talk about how great tonight’s show should be. They discuss how they had to add an extra hour just to fit everything into tonight. They run down Team Johnny vs. Team Teddy, and Orton vs. Kane. They also spend some time talking about the two big championship matches taking place tonight; CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho and Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan.
They announce that Bryan/Sheamus will be the first match of the evening. They send it backstage where Bryan is waiting. Bryan says he’s beaten everyone put up against him. He says maybe they should be asking Sheamus what his strategy is. He says Sheamus will make a mistake, and he’ll be there to capitalize on it. He’s walking into his first WrestleMania as Your World Heavyweight Champion, and he’ll leave the same way. He gets a good luck kiss from AJ. They Bryan tells AJ to do that thing. AJ grabs the belt and runs around Bryan yelling “Yes, yes, yes!”
The show opens with National Guardsmen holding American flags at the top of the stage and Lillian Garcia singing America the Beautiful.
The show opens with a shot of the crowd, no pyro, and Michael Cole welcomes us to WrestleMania. The crowd looks absolutely gigantic as we get a couple of wide shots. There’s no time to spare though, as things head right into the ring and Justin Roberts.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
– Daniel Bryan w/AJ © vs. Sheamus
Sheamus comes out first followed by Daniel Bryan who is accompanied by AJ Lee. Daniel does his “Yes, Yes, Yes” gimmick down the ramp and into the ring.
AJ is on the apron and Bryan asks for a good luck kiss. When he turns around Sheamus hits the Brogue kick and pins him for the three count.
Winner & new World Heavyweight Champion, Sheamus