The following results, courtesy of WWE’s official website are from a recent WWE pay-per-view event. WWE WrestleMania took place on April 1st, 2012 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami, Florida and aired live at 7pm Eastern (Midnight UK) on pay-per-view.
The Rock def. John Cena
This wasn’t just a WrestleMania XXVIII main event one year in the making. It was a “Once in a Lifetime” Match, an epic battle that redefined the legacies of two of WWE’s most legendary Superstars. To put it simply, winning this meant everything for John Cena and The Rock. All the heated confrontations, personal attacks, and physical aggression that forged one of the bitterest rivalries in history, finally came to a boil on The Grandest Stage of Them All. In front of a Sun Life Stadium record-crowd of 78,363, the leader of Cenation and The Great One both delivered in the toughest fight of their accomplished careers. But only one man would be able to leave WrestleMania with his head high, knowing he seized the rare opportunity to change how he’s remembered for all of eternity. Before the match even began, excitement filled the air as MGK performed a rousing rendition of his hit song Invincible. MGK left no doubts as to who he was rooting for, saying the WWE Universe was about to see “one of the biggest egos get beat by one of the biggest underdogs,” referring to the leader of Cenation as the underdog. Cena strode down the entrance way sporting a brand new green T-shirt emblazoned with his “Rise Above Hate” mantra, and expectedly received a mixed reaction from the WWE Universe. In another sensational musical performance, Flo Rida matched MGK with his own hit songs, Good Feeling and Wild Ones before The Most Electrifying Man in All of Entertainment emerged as cameras flashed seemingly everywhere throughout Sun Life Stadium. It was clear from that moment on who had the crowd advantage between these two icons.
Shortly after the bell rang, Cena sent The Rock tumbling with a show of power to send an early message to start the contest. The Rock didn’t flinch and promptly returned the favor with a shove of his own that tossed Cena down to the canvas. The Great One proved that he didn’t miss a beat despite the ring rust, as he executed a couple of hip tosses and a very crafty la magistral rollup for a near-pinfall. Cena looked shocked as he took a breather in the corner of the ring. The Rock soon asserted more of an early advantage, forcing Cena to roll out of the ring to regroup to a loud chorus of boos from the crowd. But Cena began to build momentum by using his power to wear down The Rock with punishing suplexes and a vice-like bearhug around Rock’s midsection. The Brahma Bull then reached down for a second wind and rallied back before both men found themselves laid out by a double clothesline. The personal nature of the rivalry was on full display when The Rock attempted to mock Cena with his own “You can’t see me” hand motion. The decision backfired, however, as Cena caught The Great One with a massive Attitude Adjustment and nearly got a three-count. The Rock soon answered and nailed a vicious Rock Bottom of his own, but couldn’t keep Cena down. As both men started to show signs of fatigue, they began to try whatever it would take to gain an edge in the matchup, including a pair of excruciating submission maneuvers. The Rock slapped on a Sharpshooter, Cena answered by rendering his opponent almost unconscious with an STF. But neither Superstar would give up, proving their outstanding will to win in the face of severe physical and mental exhaustion.
After Rock managed to slip out of an Attitude Adjustment attempt, he nailed the much-anticipated People’s Elbow, but it still wouldn’t be enough to defeat the leader of Cenation. In a remarkable show of strength, Cena reversed a crossbody from the top rope and lifted The Rock straight into an Attitude Adjustment. Even more remarkably, The Great One somehow kicked out. With The Brahma Bull on his back in the center of the ring, Cena had his best chance to put his rival away for good and win the exhausting showdown. One mistake — one moment of ego — would ruin everything for the leader of Cenation, though. Perhaps still dwelling on the exchange earlier in the match when Rock poked fun at one of his signature gestures, Cena tossed his armband and tried to imitate the People’s Elbow to a tee. Using the extra bit of time to recover, The Rock bounced back to his feet before Cena could execute the maneuver, and drilled him to the mat with a Rock Bottom for the 1… 2… 3! Hulk Hogan, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, and now John Cena: The Rock has conquered them all on The Grandest Stage of Them All and cemented his legacy as arguably the greatest WWE Superstar of all time. The expression on Cena’s face said it all as he sat in the middle of the entrance way while The Rock raised his fist in celebration, soaking in cheers and more camera flashes from the booming crowd. Cena could’ve been set to enjoy a “Once in a Lifetime” victory over The Rock. Instead, he’ll have to replay the final moments of the match in his mind forever.
CM Punk (c) def. Chris Jericho
For weeks, Chris Jericho made things personal with WWE Champion CM Punk, bringing his family into things. The two used The Grandest Stage of Them All to settle their score and finally prove who indeed is best in the world. Before the match, Punk was informed by new General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis that if he lost his temper and were disqualified, he would lose his title. “I don’t want a brawl out there,” Laurinaitis warned Punk before the match. Even before he entered the squared circle, the deck was stacked against the champion. Punk and Jericho couldn’t have had a better stage to back up their claims of being the best in the world. They went to war in front of 78,363 in attendance at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium – a new record for the venue. The massive event was also only the third time in history that WrestleMania was held outdoors. With The Grandest Stage of Them All set, the rivals went to work, each bringing a wealth of experience to the ring. Heading into his 11th WrestleMania, Jericho boasted being the first-ever undisputed World Champion, a six-time World Champion, and a nine-time Intercontinental Champion. Going into his sixth WrestleMania, Punk was a five-time World Champion.
As the battle began, Jericho wasted no time trying to get Punk disqualified. When Punk raised a steel chair and was poised to strike his opponent, Jericho urged him on with taunts about his family. But Punk didn’t let his emotions get the better of him and held back before getting himself disqualified. As the two went toe-to-toe, it appeared Punk had Jericho where he wanted when he blasted him with the GTS. But Jericho avoided the pinfall by cleverly putting his leg on the ropes. Next, Jericho locked the champion in his punishing Walls of Jericho. But Punk dug deep and found his way to the ropes to break the hold. When Jericho served up a blistering Codebreaker, even that was not enough to bring down the champion who continued to scratch and claw to prove who was best in the world. As The Second City Saint continued to fight tooth-and-nail to defend his title, he went for another GTS. But Jericho countered with another session in The Walls of Jericho. Yet again, Punk fought his way out and locked his foe in the Anaconda Vise. Unbelievably, Jericho fought his way out. But the champion regained the upper hand and pulled Jericho into his clutches one last time, making him tap out to the Anaconda Vise. On The Grandest Stage of Them All, Punk proved he is indeed best in the world. Who will be the first to challenge his claim? Tune in to Monday’s Raw at 9/8 CT on USA Network.
The Undertaker def. Triple H
What happened between Undertaker and Triple H inside the Hell in a Cell at WrestleMania 28 was every bit as brutal, vicious and dramatic as the WWE Universe expected it to be. And, yet, this nearly hour-long epic between two legendary Superstars who helped define WWE’s biggest era would forever be summed up with three numbers. The only question is would the record books read 20 – 0 or 19 – 1? Defending his iconic WrestleMania Streak against an intensely focused Triple H for the second year in a row, The Deadman faced the horror of Satan’s Structure, the offensive onslaught of a sledgehammer swinging Game and the unpredictable officiating of Shawn Michaels in his quest to maintain sports-entertainment’s most revered record and add one more tombstone to his cemetery of WrestleMania souls. It was a near impossible challenge for The Phenom who first set foot on The Grandest Stage of Them All more than two decades ago. Absent from the ring for a full calendar year after nearly falling to Triple H at WrestleMania XXVII, Undertaker spent months agonizing over the beating he received in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The Deadman miraculously won that bout with the well-timed application of his Hell’s Gate submission hold, but he was beaten so badly he could not exit the ring under his own power. The Undertaker’s body slowly healed, but his mind did not. Driven to the edge by an unfamiliar feeling of vulnerability, The Phenom went into seclusion, reliving every second of the hellish encounter before he returned to Raw on Jan. 30, 2012 to challenge Triple H to a rematch at WrestleMania XXVIII. The stage was set for the biggest return match in WrestleMania history, but The King of Kings was not interested. According to the WWE COO, he no longer felt humbled in the presence of The Undertaker and he knew that destroying the icon on The Grandest Stage of Them All would be nothing but a bad business decision.
The bout may never have happened had it not been for Shawn Michaels. Triple H’s best friend and the man who was sent into retirement by The Deadman at WrestleMania XXVI, HBK confronted The Game on Raw and questioned his DX cohort’s manhood. According to Michaels, if The Game didn’t face The Undertaker, he’d be a sellout or, worse yet, a coward. Triple H relented, but soon the bout became about something other than preserving a brand or breaking The Streak — it was about defining a legacy. No matter how many championships he’s captured, no matter how many major events he’s headlined, The Game has always stood in comparison to his best friend, Shawn Michaels — the man most people consider to be the single greatest Superstar in WWE history. There was nothing Triple H could do to eclipse the grandeur of HBK — except beat The Undertaker. With that in mind, The Game agreed to The Undertaker’s challenge, but he raised the stakes. The two Superstars wouldn’t just face at The Show of Shows — they’d meet in the Hell in a Cell and HBK would be the guest referee. Inside the confines of Satan’s Structure, Triple H and The Deadman would not only close their rivalry, but end an era in sports-entertainment. All eyes were on The King of Kings as he entered Miami’s Sun Life Stadium through a massive archway of gruesome skulls that spewed green smoke into the darkening sky. It was nearly 8:00 PM and the moon was just beginning to settle in above the sold-out crowd. It was an appropriate shift — this showdown wasn’t meant to take place under sunny Florida skies.
Then it was The Deadman. Slowly making his way down the entrance ramp through a thick fog, The Undertaker found himself facing down an opponent on The Grandest Stage of Them All for the 19th time. As legendary commentator Jim Ross set the dramatic scene for the WWE Universe, the iconic Superstars took their places on opposite sides of the ring like one-man armies of old as the five ton Hell in a Cell structure began to lower around them. The anticipation in the open-air stadium was palpable as Undertaker deliberately removed his hood, revealing an intimidating mohawk. Something about The Phenom’s menacing new appearance sent a clear message to WWE fans. It was on. From there, it was war. The Undertaker — a Superstar whose current wellbeing Triple H has called into question — looked as dangerous as ever as he blackened his opponent’s eyes with deliberate right hands. The Game barely had an opportunity to familiarize himself with the dangerous environment before The Phenom was introducing his forehead to the business end of the steel steps. The brutality brought out the worst in Triple H. Wielding a steel chair the way a barbarian would a broadsword, The King of Kings battered his foe with such aggression that even HBK begged him to stop. Still, The Undertaker would not be deterred as he struggled to his feet and told Shawn not to call for the bell.
By then, The Game had grabbed his sledgehammer and warned Michaels to end the match before he ended Taker. HBK considered it, nearly calling for the bell before he was suddenly pulled into Undertaker’s Hell’s Gate out of nowhere. With Michaels out, Triple H went in for the final blow. That’s when The Deadman introduced him to Hell’s Gate. The next five minutes were the kind of rare moments that make WrestleMania history. As a second referee hit the ring, Undertaker leveled Triple H with a chokeslam, but The Game powered out of the pin. Then, HBK rose to his feet and blasted The Phenom with Sweet Chin Music before The King of Kings nailed a Pedigree. It looked like The Streak had finally been broken, but The Undertaker would not be denied. The Deadman answered with a Tombstone. The Game fought right back. Triple H hit another Pedigree. The Undertaker rose from the dead. The emotion in Shawn Michaels’ tear soaked face said it all — this match wouldn’t be finished until one of these men was finished. In the final moments of this “End of an Era” Match, three of WWE’s most iconic Superstars stood in front of more than 78,000 WWE fans and revealed their true selves. Defiant to the end, a battered Triple H crotch chopped his adversary, knowing he was done for, but choosing to go out just as he came in. The Undertaker, as ice cold as ever, shrugged his latest victim away before delivering a final Tombstone. Shawn Michaels, no longer able to stomach the brutality of in ring competition, turned his face away.
And then it was over. The match. The decades long conflict. The era. The Cell was raised as HBK stood above The Undertaker and Triple H with tears in his eyes, studying the carnage. Fireworks erupted in celebration for The Deadman’s unbelievable 20 – 0 accomplishment, but in that moment it wasn’t about a record. Reaching out their hands, The Phenom and Michaels helped The Game to his feet and together the three exited the ring. Joined as one, the legends walked up the entrance ramp and into the locker room and then they were gone. And so was the greatest era in sports-entertainment.
Team Laurinaitis (Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, Drew McIntyre The Miz and David Otunga) def. Team Long (Santino Marella, Zack Ryder, The Great Khali, Booker T, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston)
In a battle for total control over both brands on The Grandest Stage of Them All, it was Team Johnny (Team captain David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, Mark Henry, Drew McIntyre and The Miz) that emerged victorious over Team Teddy, making John Laurinaitis the General Manager of Raw and SmackDown. The match was not without controversy, as a distraction by Eve gave The Miz an opening to take out Zack Ryder with the Skull-Crushing Finale and end Theodore Long’s term in office on Friday night. Eve, still reeling from her tag team loss to Kelly Kelly and “Extra’s” Maria Menounos, decided to come to ringside to cheer on her “friend” Zack Ryder. Long Island Iced-Z and partners Booker T, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, The Great Khali and United States Champion Santino Marella, seemed to have things under control until Eve climbed into the ring as Ryder prepared to deliver a Broski Boot. Ryder was distracted by the referee trying to get the vivacious vixen back on the stadium floor, which gave The Awesome One the opening to pick up victory. If things weren’t bad enough for Long Island Iced-Z, Eve broke his heart once again, hitting him below the belt after the match. Miz’s pinfall ends a months-long journey to get back to The Show of Shows. The Awesome One said he had been in a bit of a downward spiral since last year’s WrestleMania, where he was in the main event. He had been on a bit of a losing streak in recent weeks, but now has seemingly redeemed himself on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Team Teddy’s loss brings Long’s term as General Manager of SmackDown to an unfortunate end, while Laurinaitis has succeeded in taking over both brands. What does this mean for Teddy Long? His fate now rests in the hands of John Laurinaitis. A new day has dawned, as Laurinaitis will reign over Monday and Friday nights. The Era of Excitement has begun. What will it have in store for WWE?
Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos def. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres
The uneasy alliance of Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Eve may have entered the Divas Tag Team Match at WrestleMania XXVIII with experience on their side. However, Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos hoped to clinch a better result through chemistry as the dynamic Divas duo joined forces on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Kelly Kelly found herself embroiled in this battle due to her disapproval of Eve’s self-serving actions toward Zack Ryder in recent months. Their rivalry became heated as Eve and The Glamazon grew jealous of Kelly Kelly’s appearance on NBC’s “Extra.” That envy led Phoenix and Eve to direct their ire at Menounos, the co-host of “Extra,” in the middle of a broadcast and triggered a WrestleMania challenge that Kelly Kelly and Menounos accepted. Eve and Kelly Kelly grappled to a standstill at the bout’s outset until the blonde battler’s early tag to Menounos sent the momentum in the direction of their opponents. The Glamazon continued the barrage on the “Extra” host, but Eve’s showboating allowed Menounos to bring Kelly Kelly back into action. The momentum shifted away from Phoenix and Eve as Kelly Kelly’s high-flying antics kept her side in the match, which included an impressive counter of the Divas Champion’s signature Glam Slam. Menounos capitalized on the ensuing scrum to sneak up on Phoenix with a roll-up pin to seize her first WrestleMania victory before a Sun Life Stadium record crowd of 78,363. With the victory, Kelly Kelly and Menounos each accomplished individual achievements as well. Kelly Kelly can now boast her first-ever WrestleMania win following her appearances in Divas tag team action at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania and WrestleMania XXVI. Menounos, who will now resume training for ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” remains undefeated in WWE competition after also finding success in a Six-Diva Tag Team Match on Raw in 2009.
The Big Show def. Cody Rhodes to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion
On the March 30 episode of SmackDown, Big Show proclaimed to the WWE Universe that he would finally have his WrestleMania Moment in his Intercontinental Championship Match against Cody Rhodes two days later. After years of floundering on The Grandest Stage of Them All, the importance of Sunday’s bout has built exponentially as the countdown clock ticked down, putting the weight of the world squarely upon the giant’s shoulders. But on Sunday night in Miami, the giant came ready for a reversal of fortune, and his victory over Cody Rhodes reverberated throughout the WWE Universe. When The World’s Largest Athlete entered Sun Life Stadium to challenge Rhodes for his title at WrestleMania XXVIII, he would not only have one of the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champions in the history of that illustrious title to contend with — Big Show would also have to ward off the ghosts of past WrestleMania disappointments. In the weeks leading up to their bout at WrestleMania XXVIII, Rhodes blasted his immense challenger, playing mind games in an attempt to poison his competitor’s confidence. The titleholder did not just poke at the giant, though. Instead, the daring Rhodes took his verbal attacks as far as he could, leaving no stone unturned in his opponent’s inglorious WrestleMania record. Going so far as to label his challenger “The Reverse Undertaker,” Rhodes continually appeared on episodes of SmackDown armed with video footage of the giant’s loses on The Grandest Stage of Them All. The defending champion has done everything in his power to remind the WWE Universe of Big Show’s now well-documented WrestleMania woes, which have included a loss to grand champion Akebono in a Sumo Match at WrestleMania 21 and a defeat at the hands of Floyd “Money” Mayweather at WrestleMania 24. During Rhodes’ replaying of Show’s not-so-great moments, the giant’s frustration was evident. But, as the saying goes: “Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it.”
When the familiar strands of Big Show’s entrance music blared through the sound system in Sun Life Stadium Sunday night, the giant was poised to forget about days gone by and focus instead on the incredibly talented Intercontinental Champion standing between him and his thus far elusive WrestleMania glory. For his part, Rhodes entered WrestleMania XXVIII coming off one of the most impressive championship reigns of all time. Going into his Sunday night showdown, Rhodes had held the title for 233 days, putting the second generation Superstar in an elite class of WWE Legends that includes The Rock, Mr. Perfect and “Macho Man” Randy Savage. Right out of the gate, Big Show displayed the power befitting a man his size, delivering monstrous chops and thundering slams. Show trapped the champion in the corner in a rather undignified fashion, toying with his smaller opponent. But Rhodes hasn’t held the Intercontinental Title for over 230 days by accident. The lightning fast Rhodes struck back with quick moves intended to bring the giant down to size, taking away the power game. Show countered, however, and knocked Rhodes out with a ring-shaking WMD, leaving his opponent lying prone in the middle of the ring. The giant covered Cody and claimed both the Intercontinental Title and a WrestleMania Moment all his own. The giant’s resounding KO of Cody Rhodes put an end to weeks’ worth of mind games on the part of the now-former Intercontinental Champion. More importantly, however, Big Show’s victory in Miami finally brought an end to years’ worth of unfinished business on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Big Show can now finally add a WrestleMania singles victory to an already impressive list of career accolades. The World’s Largest Athlete has worn an array of championship gold, but Sunday night Big Show officially became one of the most decorated Superstars in WWE history. And he did so by delivering much-warranted comeuppance to Cody Rhodes.
Randy Orton def. Kane
Randy Orton came to South Beach looking to sink his venomous fangs into Kane, however The Big Red Monster proved once and for all that his demonic soul is devoid of any humanity, claiming victory over WWE’s Apex Predator on The Grandest Stage of Them All. This epic clash between two of the most explosive and unpredictable Superstars of all-time dates back to an intense Street Fight between the former World Champions on a summer evening last July on SmackDown. Following the contest, the victorious Orton shook Kane’s hand, showing his respect for the WWE veteran. However, at The Show of Shows there was little respect between the two ring warriors as they waged war inside Sun Life Stadium, each immediately trying to build momentum from the moment the opening bell rang. The Viper wasted no time unleashing a flurry of punches against The Big Red Monster. But Kane’s sheer size and power allowed him to counter Orton’s offense. The two Superstars battled back and forth, trading blows, Kane using his raw power to his advantage while The Viper remained relentless. As the momentum shifted back and forth, both ring warriors sought out the perfect strategy, both mixing their technical skills with their all-out brawling abilities. As far as The Show of Shows is concerned, WWE’s Apex Predator walked into Sun Life Stadium with victories in his last two consecutive WrestleMania contests. In contrast, the bout in Miami marked Kane’s first WrestleMania singles match since defeating Chavo Guerrero in 8 seconds at WrestleMania XXIV. The WWE Universe could debate back and forth for hours on Facebook and Twitter about whether Orton or Kane had more to prove, but at The Showcase of the Immortals, the ring warriors knew they had to lay everything on the line. Neither Superstar could capture enough momentum to maintain an advantage over their opponent. The Viper kicked out of a massive chokeslam, only to have another RKO attempt reversed. WWE’s Apex Predator knew he would have to do something unprecedented to stop The Big Red Monster. As Orton set Kane up for an RKO off the top rope, Kane grabbed The Viper by the throat and chokeslammed him. The animosity between The Viper and The Big Red Monster built for weeks before Kane finally revealed the root of his deep-seeded hatred toward Orton. It was that moment when The Devil’s Favorite Demon vowed revenge and promised to decimate WWE’s Apex Predator at WrestleMania XXVIII. Saying Kane decimated Orton is a hard pill to swallow after witnessing their collision in Miami. When the dust settled, The Big Red Monster did not reciprocate a show of respect after defeating The Viper. Instead, The Devil’s Favorite Demon left his opponent motionless in the center of the ring, showing the WWE Universe that he truly has become the most dangerous he has ever been.
Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion
WrestleMania XXVIII started with an earth-shattering bang as Sheamus defeated Daniel Bryan in 18 seconds to capture his first World Heavyweight Championship – setting a new record for the quickest World Heavyweight Title change in the history of The Showcase of the Immortals. As Bryan went to kiss his girlfriend AJ, he ignored the fact that the bell had already rung to start the match. Knowing all too well that a Superstar needs to take any advantage he can to find success at The Show of Shows, The Great White didn’t hesitate to capitalize on his opponent’s blunder – Brogue Kicking him for the huge victory. Since cashing in his Money in the Bank title opportunity at WWE TLC to capture the World Title, Bryan has found a way to retain his title in the most controversial of circumstances. During that time, he has taken on a much more conceited, braggadocios personality that has turned both the WWE Universe and the majority of the locker room against him. Sheamus promised to teach his adversary humility in their WrestleMania clash. And if beating the champion in 18 seconds is the measuring stick, the WWE Universe is sure to agree that he accomplished both his goals on The Grandest Stage of Them All. With his history-making feat, Sheamus becomes a three-time World Champion, while Daniel Bryan leaves WrestleMania with egg on his face. How will the submission specialist react to falling to the Irish Superstar in such a hasty fashion? Find out Friday on SmackDown on Syfy at 8/7 CT.
Primo and Epico (c) (w/Rosa Mendes) def. Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd and The Uso’s (Jey & Jimmy Uso)
On the Grandest Stage of Them All, the WWE Tag Team Champions stood tall against their challengers when Primo & Epico defied the odds to defeat The Usos and Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel in a Triple Threat Tag Team Match with their titles on the line. Primo & Epico looked as sharp and well-coached (kudos to Rosa Mendes, who clearly has her clients operating at peak level) in a match they didn’t even know was coming until a couple of days ago. Only a few years after Primo (as part of the Colons) unified the Tag Titles against The Miz and John Morrison at The Show of Shows, he and Epico operated as efficiently as the WWE Universe has ever seen. Relatives of the great Carlos Colon, the team used its quick speed and devastating strikes to stave off the wild offense of The Usos and the daredevil strikes of Kidd & Gabriel. Primo was a workhorse to start the match, tossing his opposition over the ropes to keep the contest 1-on-1 and keep himself from being overwhelmed by the odds. Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel became partners in the final days leading up to WrestleMania. These men have each held Tag Team gold before, though never with each other. However, they looked liked they’d been pairing together for years. Kidd in particular hit a heart-stopping powerbomb off the top rope as Primo was preparing to suplex Jey Uso off the top rope, leaving his opponents strewn in a heap acrossthe canvas.
The Usos, two of the toughest workhorses in the WWE Tag Team Division, came up regrettably short in the match only 24 hours after they helped induct their uncle Yokozuna into the WWE Hall of Fame. The twosome have long been staples in the Tag Team Title race, receiving multiple championship opportunities over the last year and turning in hard-nosed efforts in all of them. Tonight was no exception, as Jimmy and Jey constantly kept the other teams at bay. In one of the match’s highlights, the two joined forces and dropped Gabriel with a joint move, and a cross-body splash from Jey Uso left the champions splayed out across the outside of the ring. In the end, however, Primo & Epico proved their mettle as champions when Epico administered a last bit of cunning offense by blocking Gabriel’s 450 Splash and administering the crippling Backstabber to Jey Uso when he tried to seize his opportunity. The conniving strategy was enough to put an end to the competition and retain the titles for the wily champions. Clearly, they will not be robbed of their mantles so easily, at this Showcase or any other.