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Wrestlemania 30 - LIVE

By Tom Brett

by Jack de Menezes

Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Wrestlemania 30, brought to you live from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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  • News at a glance:

    • Daniel Bryan wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship after a gruelling night
    • The Undertaker's streak at Wrestlemania is finally ended by Brock Lesnar
    • Cesaro wins the Andre the Giant Battle Royal, while Cena overcomes Bray Wyatt
    • The Shield, The Usos, AJ Lee also grab victories in New Orleans

    4/6/2014 10:05:59 PM
  • 4/6/2014 9:24:58 PM
  • Welcome to The Independent's live coverage of WWE Wrestlemania 30, brought to you live from New Orleans.
    4/6/2014 9:03:06 PM
  • 4/6/2014 9:10:09 PM
  • The big one is finally here. After weeks of build-up, promo videos and appearances from host Hulk Hogan, Wrestlemania 30 is upon us. The 'Showcase of the Immortals' will be sure to be action-packed and (hopefully) full of surprises. Will Daniel Bryan conquer Triple H and go on to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion? Will Brock Lesnar end the Undertaker's streak? Who will win the Andre the Giant memorial battle royal trophy?
    4/6/2014 10:25:51 PM

  • Alexander Rusev hasn't even been announced for the Battle Royal tonight, but stands as the bookies favourite to win. Will the Super Athlete make a Wrestlemania debut to remember?
    4/6/2014 10:32:18 PM
  • Only half an hour away from the start of Wrestlemania, make sure to let us know which match you think will be the 'match of the night' by voting in our Poll
    4/6/2014 10:34:40 PM
  • The Fatal Four Way has already kicked off on the Wrestlemania pre-show. Unfortunately for viewers this side of the pond, it's a WWE Network exclusive (which isn't ready for UK and Ireland just yet!)
    4/6/2014 10:44:47 PM
  • Seems like Rybaxel and Los Matadores have been eliminated first, it'll be either the Usos that will retain or we'll have new champions in The Real Americans
    4/6/2014 10:45:38 PM

  • And there we have it! Sounded like a good match, and I'm sure we'll see bits of it when Wrestlemania kicks off in 10 MINUTES! The Usos retain their titles
    4/6/2014 10:51:35 PM
  • The Real Americans could well be over and done with, as tensions boil over after their loss. Jack Swagger put Cesaro in a Patriot Lock, and Cesaro responded with a Giant Swing. Not good if you're a 'We the People' fan..
    4/6/2014 10:55:04 PM
  • Nearly time to kick it all off, brother:

    4/6/2014 10:57:55 PM
  • Are you excited? Well you should be! Wrestlemania begins... NOW!
    4/6/2014 11:00:26 PM
  • Here he comes, the host of Wrestlemania 30, Hulk Hogan! The crowd naturally goes wild, Hulkamania in full force
    4/6/2014 11:05:28 PM
  • Hogan bluffing his lines, I think he's a bit excited. But who could blame him! And the ROOF blows off, as Stone Cold Steve Austin's music hits!
    4/6/2014 11:09:30 PM
  • So good to have the Texas Rattlesnake back on our screens. But if that's all you thought you'd be seeing at the start of Wrestlemania 30, you were very wrong! The Rock is the next surprise in the bag, amazing scenes in New Orleans
    4/6/2014 11:14:27 PM
  • All very pleasant so far, the Rock delivering an exciting speech, everyone in the 'Superdome' gripped

    4/6/2014 11:21:49 PM
  • How was that for a start?

    4/6/2014 11:26:20 PM
  • Hulk Hogan kept calling it the 'Silverdome' instead of 'Superdome' but luckily he was saved by the brilliant microphone skills of The Rock and Stone Cold
    4/6/2014 11:27:03 PM
  • Another promo video at Wrestlemania, highlighting the development of Triple H and Daniel Bryan's rivalry. Their match is sure to be huge, and it's up next!
    4/6/2014 11:29:44 PM
  • Oh wow... Triple H appears to be wearing some sort of strange gold mask. Very grand, probably should take it off when he faces Bryan though
    4/6/2014 11:31:02 PM
  • Daniel Bryan's turn to enter, and it's certainly less grand than his opponent's. Just a lot of Yes! chants. As Jerry Lawler just put it, it's just turned into Yes-tlemania!
    4/6/2014 11:35:17 PM
  • Triple H offers a hand, but Daniel Bryan doesn't get sucked in, instead kicking the hand of the COO. Bryan goes for the pin, but Triple H kicks out
    4/6/2014 11:38:38 PM
  • Bryan's heavily taped shoulder will be a target for Triple H tonight, not an explosive start to this match. Expect more action to come, however
    4/6/2014 11:39:46 PM
  • Huge DDT by Daniel Bryan off the apron! The Yes! man is certainly dominating the start of this match, and follows it up with a high-flying assault from the top rope to his opponent
    4/6/2014 11:42:55 PM
  • The Game comes back into the match, and tries to put Daniel Bryan through the announcers table with a pedigree. Bryan gets out of it, but delivers a vicious move on Bryan's injured arm
    4/6/2014 11:43:50 PM
  • Great stuff so far, Triple H starting to bring the pain to Bryan and the tide of this match has certainly turned. If Bryan somehow manages to turn this around and win, it will take a miracle for him to win the belt considering the damage he's on the receiving end of
    4/6/2014 11:48:06 PM
  • Triple H continuing to dominate proceedings but Daniel Bryan still has fight left in him. The COO goes for a superplex, but Bryan turns it round and flips round to hit a powerbomb on his opponent. Follows it up with two flying kicks, but a huge clothesline from Triple H knocks both competitors down!
    4/6/2014 11:53:24 PM
  • Triple H seems to have an answer to everything Bryan does, countering at critical moments. It looks like Bryan will tap out after a series of submission moves by Triple H, but reverses, delivering a brutal Yes! lock
    4/6/2014 11:56:36 PM
  • Triple H escapes by grabbing the rope, but Bryan begins to build momentum. Can he really win this?!
    4/6/2014 11:57:55 PM
  • Bryan goes for the running knee, but ANOTHER counter from Triple H and he hits the Pedigree! Somehow, Bryan kicks out. It's not over yet!
    4/6/2014 11:59:52 PM
  • Constant counters throughout have kept this match exciting. Triple H continuously goes for the Pedigree, but Bryan shows his resilience. Hitting the running knee, Bryan pins Triple H to get the win! A HUGE victory for Daniel Bryan!
    4/7/2014 12:03:33 AM
  • The action doesn't stop there, however, and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H launch an assault against Daniel Bryan. He'll go into the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, but definitely won't be at 100 percent
    4/7/2014 12:04:36 AM
  • And we're straight onto the next match! The Shield will face off against a team of Kane and the New Age Outlaws. Their rivalry has been building and has finally reached it's conclusion, with this 6-man tag match to settle the score
    4/7/2014 12:08:56 AM
  • Roman Reigns dominating the proceedings already! An explosive start from the 'Juggernaut' of The Shield
    4/7/2014 12:10:28 AM
  • The Shield continuing to dominate, with Rollins and Ambrose joining in on the action. Reigns hits Kane with a huge spear, before following it up with a spear on both members of the New Age Outlaws. A Triple Powerbomb on both Road Dogg and Billy Gunn ends this one early. Victory for The Shield
    4/7/2014 12:12:48 AM
  • The likes of Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Ricky 'the Steamboat' Dragon and Ted DiBiase appear backstage, playing with toys. Nice way to break it up...
    4/7/2014 12:14:15 AM
  • The next match of the night up next, with the Andre the Giant memorial Battle Royal taking place. With 30 men starting in the ring, we will be expecting frenzied action!
    4/7/2014 12:15:42 AM
  • Alexander Rusev, mentioned earlier as favourite for the match, doesn't appear to be in the ring. A few early exits, notably The Great Khali
    4/7/2014 12:17:20 AM
  • The Big Show, wearing an Andre the Giant style attire, stands prominent in the ring and will surely be the favourite to win this. Mark Henry throws out all three members of 3MB, but is eliminated by The Big Show
    4/7/2014 12:19:11 AM
  • The Miz eliminated by Santino and his cobra!
    4/7/2014 12:20:32 AM
  • Big E another noticeable superstar to be eliminated, and is soon joined by Fandango, who spends too much time dancing rather than concentrating..
    4/7/2014 12:22:23 AM
  • The ring is starting to clear and not many remain. Among them, Cesaro, who intercepts a 619 to eliminate Rey Mysterio with a huge uppercut
    4/7/2014 12:24:50 AM
  • Kofi Kingston is no stranger to the incredible, and while it seems he's thrown out of the ring, somehow manages to keep his feet on the steel steps, keeping him in the match. Amazing!
    4/7/2014 12:25:53 AM
  • Kingston and Ziggler eliminated! We're left with Cesaro, Sheamus, Alberto del Rio and the Big Show. Who will be victorious?!
    4/7/2014 12:27:33 AM
  • Del Rio and Sheamus out! Big Show vs Cesaro!
    4/7/2014 12:28:14 AM
  • What a huge victory for Cesaro! Incredible stuff as he body slams the Big Show (in true Hogan fashion) over the ropes to win the Andre the Giant memorial trophy
    4/7/2014 12:29:35 AM
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