It’s time for the main event, as Rev Theory is out playing Randy Orton’s theme. It doesn’t sound nearly as good live, as the singer sounds pretty rough. Orton walks slowly to the ring to little reaction from the fans in the crowd.
This is almost painful listening to this band play Orton to the ring. Bray Wyatt definitely had the better live rendition of his theme song tonight, by far.
Batista is out next, and the Animal gets more boos than Orton on his way into the stadium. Batista surprisingly doesn’t get a super-impressive display of pyro on his way down the ramp.
Daniel Bryan is the last man to make his way down to the ring, and he’s the first thing to breathe life into the crowd since that Taker loss. Bryan is holding his arm and only ‘yes’-ing with one arm on his way down to the ring.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Match
Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings, and we get formal ring introductions for all three men involved.
We’re ready to begin. Bryan charges in and hits a dropkick to Orton in the corner. Batista goes for the Batista bomb on Bryan, but Bryan counters with a hurricanrana that sends him to the outside. Bryan kicks Orton in the chest, but Orton wrenches his arm hard and kicks at Bryan’s elbow, sending him to the outside. Batista buries his shoulder in Orton’s midsection, then clotheslines Orton in the corner. Batista shoulders Orton, but Orton drops down and hits his signature backbreaker. Orton knocks Bryan from the apron to the floor, and Orton is sent to the outside by Batista. Batista picks Orton up and slams him back first into the ring apron before slamming his head off of the announcer’s table. Batista whips Orton into the barricade hard.
Orton fights back with big right hands, but Batista whips Orton into the ring steps before slamming his head into those same steps. Batista tosses aside the top half of the steps, and gets Orton in position for a Batista bomb. Orton counters, back dropping Batista on the ring steps. Orton goes over and grabs Bryan, tossing him shoulder first into the barricade before hitting a belly to back suplex to lay him on the barricade. Orton goes over and hits a belly to back suplex on Batista as well, laying him out on the barricade before standing on the steps and posing to lots of heat from the crowd.
Orton tosses Batista in the ring and goes for the pin, getting two. Orton stomps at Batista’s joints, then puts his finger up to his ear, getting tons of heat. Orton backs up and hits a knee drop on Batista’s face for another two count. Bryan comes in out of nowhere, hitting a missile dropkick from the top rope to both Batista and Orton. Bryan kicks Orton, then Batista, and trades off between the two for a bit. Bryan kicks Batista in the side of the head, but Orton avoids it, hitting an exploder suplex. Orton goes for the pin, but it’s broken up by Batista. Batista shoulders Orton and slams him to the mat for two, before Bryan breaks up the pin.
Batista stomps on Bryan in the corner, but when he charges in, Bryan hits a drop toe hold to send Batista crashing into the middle turnbuckle. Bryan hits three corner dropkicks on Orton, and two on Batista. Bryan seats Orton on the top rope, and follows up, hitting a top rope hurricanrana for two.
Bryan is caught by Batista, who hits a couple of clubbing blows, and suplexes him to the outside from the apron. Batista goes to the top, but he’s stopped by Orton with a series of rights, and a head butt. Orton goes up after Batista and tries for a superplex, but Batista fights back. Orton won’t give up, head butting Batista, and connecting with the superplex. Bryan comes flying in with a flying head butt to Batista out of nowhere. Bryan clamps on the yes lock. Triples H and Stephanie come out through the crowd, and pull the ref from the ring.
Hunter stares at Bryan, and Bryan stands. Bryan walks right into a spinebuster from Batista. Scott Armstrong comes in out of nowhere, and Batista hits the Batista bomb in the middle of the ring. Batista goes for the pin, but Bryan kicks out.
Fans are going wild for Bryan. Batista goes for the spear, but Bryan avoids it and Batista crashes shoulder first into the ring post. Armstrong leans in to check on Bryan, but Bryan kicks him in the side of the head. Bryan leaps out of the ring with a suicide dive, taking out Stephanie, Hunter, and Armstrong.
Hunter gets to his feet and begins looking under the ring. Hunter comes up with the sledge hammer, and he gets to the apron. Bryan kicks Hunter and grabs the hammer, using it to bash Hunter in the face. Bryan rolls up Batista, but Orton breaks it up. Orton tosses Bryan out to the floor and follows, hitting a couple of big uppercuts, then tossing Bryan into the barricade. Orton stomps away at Bryan, and tosses him into a big clothesline from Batista.
Batista and Orton team up, Batista dropping Bryan across the barricade, and Orton slamming the ring steps into Bryan’s shoulder. Batista and Orton stare each other down, and Orton nods at Batista. They immediately begin taking apart two of the announcer’s tables at ringside. Batista pulls one of the monitors out and slams it into Bryan’s shoulder. Orton sets up the stairs next to the table. Batista places Bryan on one of the tables. Batista gets Bryan into position, powerbombing Bryan into a reverse RKO from Orton.
Batista walks over, surveying the damage as trainers come in to check on Bryan and Orton. Medical staff are bringing out a stretcher from the back and heading toward the ring. Batista grabs Orton and pulls him out of the wreckage, slamming him back down as a neck brace is put onto Bryan. Batista slams Orton into the barricade, then throws him into the ring post. Batista slams Orton head first into the apron, then tosses him into the barricade again.
Orton tries to fight back, but Batista hits him with a couple of rights and sends him back into the ring. Bryan is being stretchered to the back. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Batista backdrops him to the outside. Orton gets to his feet and hits the suspension DDT from the apron to the arena floor. Bryan is stirring, and he pushes away trainers, getting up off the stretcher.
Bryan crawls toward the ring. Orton throws him into the ring steps. Orton tosses Bryan into the ring, and follows after him. Fans are completely behind Bryan. Orton holds his arms out and calls for more from the fans. Orton drops to the mat and sets up for the RKO. Bryan stands, but he reverses an RKO into the yes lock. Bryan rears back and Orton screams. Batista is in to break it up. He goes to grab Bryan, but Bryan clamps on the yes lock to Batista. Orton breaks the hold this time, and tosses Bryan into the corner.
Orton slams Batista into the corner and hits a series of rights. The crowd is still chanting for Bryan. Orton tries for the RKO on Batista, but Batista shoves him away. Batista goes for the spear, but Orton leaps up and Batista hits Bryan, knocking him from the ring. Orton hits the RKO on Batista, but only gets two.
Orton backs away from Batista, he goes for the punt, but Bryan comes in out of nowhere with the flying knee. Batista tosses Bryan from the ring and goes for the pin, but Orton kicks out at two.
Batista connects with the Batista bomb on Orton, and Bryan hits the flying knee on Batista. Bryan traps Batista in the yes lock, and Batista taps! Daniel Bryan is your new champion!
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan
Everyone is cheering for Bryan and joining in on the yes chants as Bryan holds his titles high. Bryan stands on the announcer’s table and holds his belts up while pyro goes off and confetti blows into the air. THIS is a WrestleMania moment!
Bryan calls for a little girl to come into the ring (his neice, maybe?), along with her mother. He gives both a hug, and continues the celebration.
Bryan screams ‘yes’ over and over, and shoulders both belts. Bryan looks legitimately choked up, laying both titles on the mat and looking down at them. King calls it ‘yeslemania’. The show ends with an insane amount of confetti falling from the ceiling, fans chanting yes, and the best wrestler in the world holding the most important title in the world.
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