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WrestleMania II was a pay-per-view event produced by WTXJaichi. It was held on April 6th, in Miami, Florida.

Background

It was the follow up to February event Elmination Chamber 2013, however due to copyright issues the event has been permanently lost making this now the follow up to January event, Royal Rumble 2013. Following the biggest event of the year was Backlash 2013 in late April.

There were ten professional wrestling matches on the event's supercard, with nine of them being championship matches. Opening the card was a 20 minute Championship Scramble between X-Pac, Elijah Burke, Jay Lethal, Yoshi Tatsu and Rob Van Dam for the Cruiserweight Championship. Following this was an Extreme Rules match between Kharma and AJ Lee for the Women's Championship. The third match was a tag team match scheduled to be MNM taking on Evolutions Triple H & Ric Flair for the WWE Tag Team Championships, however Triple H revealed that his partner was actually Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair was accompanying them and staying at ringside for the match. The fourth match was a tornado tag team steel cage match between "New Age Outlaws" Road Dogg & Billy Gunn, and "Team D-Z" Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan for the World Tag Team Championships. Following this was a 6 man pinfall and submission battle royal between Kurt Angle, The Rock, Bobby Roode, MVP, Mark Henry and Randy Orton for both the United States Championship and the Intercontinental Championship. Following this was a Hardcore Championship "Surprise" match where Batista had to defend his Hardcore Championship against CM Punk, Ryback, Stone Cold, Brock Lesnar and Drew McIntyre in an Armageddon Hell in a Cell match. The seventh match was a SmackDown vs. Raw 6-man Anything Goes Elimination Tag Team match between "The Shield" Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns, and "n.W.o" Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall. The next match was a Special Referee match for the NXT Championship between Samoa Joe and Cody Rhodes, with Diamond Dallas Page serving as the special guest referee. Following this was a TLC match between two long time friends turned enemies, Edge and Christian for the World Heavyweight Championship. The main event of WrestleMania was a Hell in a Cell match between two brothers, Kane and Undertaker, for the WWE Championship.

Event

Seven titles changed hands at Wrestlemania, and two titles were retained. In the first match, X-Pac became the new Cruiserweight Champion after defeating Rob Van Dam, Jay Lethal, Elijah Burke and Yoshi Tatsu. X-Pac got the final pin on Jay Lethal after Burke hit an Elijah Experience. Following this match was the Extreme Rules match for the Women's Championship, and it was a very physical match but in the end Kharma retained her title after hitting a Splash on AJ from the top rope and getting the three count. The third match on the card was between Joey Mercury and Johnny Nitro (MNM), and Triple H and Shawn Michaels (D-Generation X) and D-Generation X won the match and the WWE Tag Team Championships after Triple H pinned Mercury following a dropkick in the corner. Following this was the Tornado Tag Team Steel Cage match between Road Dogg and Billy Gunn (The New Age Outlaws), and Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan (Team D-Z). Dolph Ziggler and Daniel Bryan both escaped the cage to win the World Tag Team Championships.

The fifth match was the Double Championship (United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship) 6 man pinfall and submission battle royal. MVP stunned everybody by eliminating four other competitors and winning both of the championships. The next match was the Hardcore Championship Armageddon Hell in a Cell match, involving the champion Batista, CM Punk, Ryback, Stone Cold, Brock Lesnar, and Drew McIntyre, and McIntyre managed to win the championship, pinning Stone Cold after hitting the Future Shock DDT. Following this was the Smackdown vs Raw Anything Goes 6 man Elimination Tag Team match between Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns (The Shield), and Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall (The New World Order). The nWo picked up a clean sweep, over The Shield, with Scott Hall eliminating all of The Shield.

The first major championship match was between Samoa Joe, and Cody Rhodes, with Diamond Dallas Page as the special guest referee. Samoa Joe retained his NXT Championship after DDP screwed over Cody Rhodes, saying he had submitted following an Armbar from Samoa Joe. The second major championship match was between Edge, and the 2013 Royal Rumble winner Christian, in a TLC match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Christian managed to quickly win this match and the title after knocking Edge over the ladder. The final match, and the main event of Wrestlemania XXVIII was between Kane and The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match. Both men went back and forth with each other, as did the momentum, but The Undertaker defeated his brother by hitting a Tombstone Piledriver and pinning Kane for the three count to win the WWE Undisputed Championship.

Results

# Result Stipulation Time
1 X-Pac def. Rob Van Dam (c), Jay Lethal, Elijah Burke & Yoshi Tatsu 20 Minute Championship Scramble for Cruiserweight Championship 20:00
2 Kharma (c) def. AJ Lee Extreme Rules Match for Women's Championship 12:38
3 "D-Generation X" Triple H & Shawn Michaels w/Ric Flair def. "MNM" Joey Mercury & Johnny Nitro w/Melina (c) Tag Team Match for WWE Tag Team Championship 11:24
4 "Team D-Z" Dolph Ziggler & Daniel Bryan def. "New Age Outlaws" Road Dogg & Billy Gunn (c)  Tornado Tag Team Steel Cage Match for World Tag Team Championship 10:27
5 MVP def. Kurt Angle (US), The Rock (IC), Bobby Roode, Mark Henry & Randy Orton 6-Man Pinfall & Submission Battle Royal for United States & Intercontinental Championship 11:08
6 Drew McIntyre def. Batista (c), CM Punk, Stone Cold, Brock Lesnar & Ryback 6-Man Armageddon Hell in a Cell Match for Hardcore Championship 11:41
7

"n.W.o" Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash & Scott Hall def. "The Shield" Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns

SmackDown vs. Raw 6-Man Anything Goes Elimination Tag Team Match 30:38
8 Samoa Joe (c) def. Cody Rhodes Singles Match for NXT Championship w/Diamond Dallas Page as Special Guest Referee 8:37
9 Christian def. Edge (c) TLC Match for World Heavyweight Championship 3:54
10 The Undertaker def. Kane (c) Hell in a Cell Match for WWE Undisputed Championship 19:09

Championship Scramble Interim Champions

Number Wrestler Entered Pinned or Submitted By Method Time
1 X-Pac 1 Elijah Burke Pinned after an Elijah Experience 2:28
2 X-Pac 1 Yoshi Tatsu Pinned after a German Suplex 5:32
3 Yoshi Tatsu 3 Elijah Burke Pinned after a Codebreaker 9:35
4 Elijah Burke 2 Yoshi Tatsu Pinned after a Roundhouse Kick 9:47
5 Yoshi Tatsu 3 Jay Lethal Pinned after a Backbreaker and Neckbreaker Combination 12:37
6 Elijah Burke 2 Yoshi Tatsu Pinned after a Roundhouse Kick 13:27
7 Yoshi Tatsu 3 X-Pac Pinned after a Flying Crossbody 15:53
8 X-Pac 1 Jay Lethal Pinned after a Backbreaker and Russian Legsweep Combination 19:22
9 Jay Lethal 4 X-Pac Pinned after Burke hit an Elijah Experience 19:33

6-Man Pinfall/Submission Battle Royal Eliminations

Order of Elimination Wrestler Eliminated Eliminated By Method of Elimination Time
1 Bobby Roode The Rock Pinned after a Rock Bottom 5:10
2 The Rock MVP Pinned after a Playmaker 7:18
3 Kurt Angle MVP Pinned after a series of roll up pins 8:57
4 Mark Henry MVP Pinned after an RKO from Randy Orton 10:57
5 Randy Orton MVP Pinned after a Flying Clothesline 11:08
Winner MVP - - 11:08

Smackdown vs. Raw 6-Man Elimination Tag Team Match Eliminations

Order of Elimination Wrestler Team Eliminated By Method of Elimination Time
1 Roman Reigns The Shield Scott Hall Pinned after an Outsider's Edge 25:40
2 Seth Rollins The Shield Scott Hall Pinned after a Belly to Belly Suplex 30:12
3 Dean Ambrose The Shield Scott Hall Pinned after a Shoulder Block 30:38

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