I Was There: Wrestlemania 30

In “I Was There” 3MBooth provides a first hand account of a things we attend.

Tonight, NBC aired their Wrestlemania 30 special. They did their best to condense the “SuperBowl of Wrestling” into a one-hour show which is as impossible a feat as it was for Hulk Hogan to body slam Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania 3. That moment was on Hogan’s mind as he hosted the spectacle, which caused him to say “Silverdome” instead of Superdome, the name of the New Orleans venue.

3MB_20140406_WM30_0357Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock made appearances as well, partly to good-naturely rib Hogan about his mix-up but really to showcase the different icons of Wrestlemania through the years. But NBC covered this; let’s us this as a reason to go back and revisit Wrestlemania Sunday 2014 and something they didn’t cover.

Let’s talk Daniel Bryan since Wrestlemania 30 was his night. He had the first match of event (if we don’t count the pre-show’s awesome match of Rybaxel vs. Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans vs. The Usos for the Tag Team Championships) as he faced The Game / The Chief Operating Officer of the WWE, Triple H, who must have had a belly full of water for his ‘spit take:’

3MB_20140406_WM30_0434Daniel Bryan and Trips battled each other over a WWE World Heavyweight Championship opportunity. The winner would be entered into the Main Event at the end of the night. Each Superstar gave everything they had. Triple H tried to lay out Bryan with a vicious clothesline.

3MB_20140406_WM30_0563But Daniel Bryan came back, leading with his feet. He unleashed a flurry of kicks on Triple H: from the corner, from the sky, from the ground. If Daniel could kick, he did.

3MB_20140406_WM30_0590His feet didn’t fail him and he advanced to the Main Event to face on Batista and Randy Orton for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

3MB_20140406_WM30_1820The former Evolution teammates did their best to stop the leader of the YES! movement. They thought they had eliminated him for good with a combination Batista bomb / RKO on the announce tables.

3MB_20140406_WM30_1858But then their alliance fell apart. Orton delivered an RKO to Batista; Batista recovered and unfurled a Batista bomb on Orton!

3MB_20140406_WM30_1870But you can never count Daniel Bryan out. After Batista hit that Batista Bomb, Daniel Bryan struck with the flying knee and the YES! lock to capture the WWE World Heavyweight Championship!

3MB_20140406_WM30_1896Everyone in the Superdome (minus 2) joined in the loudest YES! chant in the World. Daniel Bryan emerged victorious after competing in two top caliber matches on the same night. His dream came true and we were all there to experience it with him. YES! Daniel Bryan. YES! YES! YES!

There were many other moments from the 30th Wrestlemania. We’ve included more photos in our Facebook photo album. Feel free to check them out and let us know your favorites.

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