WWE WrestleMania 28

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Wrestelemania is the WWE's biggest pay per view of the year. Wrestelemania 28 in particular holds the highest buy rate and overall gross of any Wrestlemania thus far. The total buy rate for the event was around roughly one million, two hundred and seventeen thousand. It also set a record for the highest earning live event in the Connecticut based wrestling company's history, at just shy of nine million dollars.

Held at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, Wrestlemania 28 featured a star studded card of eight matches. Several championships were on the line, and a number of passionate feuds came to a head at the event. The matches varied in length, with the shortest being a mere eighteen seconds and the longest clocking in at thirty three minutes.

Daniel Bryan defended his World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus in the first match. Bryan paused for a moment to kiss his girlfriend, and Sheamus used the temporary distraction to hit the champion with his Brogue Kick finisher and win the match.

The second match saw Kane and Randy Orton battle back and forth for eleven minutes, with Kane walking away victorious. The Big Show defeated Cody Rhodes for the Intercontinental Title in the third pairing. Next, Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres were beaten by Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos.

The Undertaker kept his Wrestlemania winning streak in tact after besting Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee. Following this, Team Teddy Long faced off with Team John Laurinitis. The Miz won the match for Team Laurinitis, giving John the power to run both of WWE's weekly television shows as he saw fit.

In the show's semi main event, CM Punk defeated Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship. The following main event saw The Rock defeating John Cena to finish out the pay per view.

1 Season, 8 Episodes
January 1, 2012

WWE WrestleMania 28 Full Episode Guide

  • The hottest tag team in the history of the WWE tangles with two of WWE's most dominant Divas.

  • The Devil's Favorite Demon has cut a fiery swath of hate since returning in early 2012 and has now targeted the WWE's Apex Predator. Two of the deadliest Superstars go head to head at the Show of Shows.

  • For weeks, Champion Cody Rhodes has been taunting the World's Strongest Athlete with highlights of his past WrestleMania futility. Will Big Show finally get his WrestleMania moment?

  • Longtime SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long and Executive Director of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis each look to gain control of both Raw and SmackDown, and have recruited teams of six Superstars to decide their fate inside the ring.

  • "The Great White" Sheamus looks capitalize on his 2012 Royal Rumble Match victory and win his first World Heavyweight Championship, but first he must get through submission specialist Daniel Bryan.

  • Two wildly outspoken and accomplished Superstars who each claim to be the "best in the world" will meet in the ring to validate their claim once and for all. For CM Punk, the issue has turned personal as Chris Jericho crossed the line with comments about Punk's family leading up to the match.

  • The Deadman attempts to extend his uncanny WrestleMania streak to 20-0 when he takes on Triple H inside the demonic structure that they immortalized, with Shawn Michaels as the special referee. Undertaker and Triple H have been involved in 19 of the 24 Hell in a Cell Matches in history. This one will be the end of an era.

  • Two transcendent Superstars who have defined their respective eras in WWE history collide in this "once in a lifetime" dream matchup that will forever alter the legacies of both icons.