Friday, May 21, 2010

WrestleMania XXVI

WrestleMania XXVI was the twenty-sixth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which took place on March 28, 2010 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. The event was the first WrestleMania to be held in the state of Arizona and the third to be held in an open-air venue.

WrestleMania XXVI was a joint-promotion event, featuring performers both from the Raw and SmackDown brands. Ten matches were featured on the event's card, which featured a supercard, a scheduling of more than one main bout. The first of these matches was a no disqualification, no count-out match that featured The Undertaker defeating Shawn Michaels to improve his undefeated WrestleMania streak to 18-0. Per the pre-match stipulation, Michaels was forced to retire. The second was a singles match for the WWE Championship that saw John Cena defeat the champion, Batista to win the championship. The third was a singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship featured the champion, Chris Jericho, defeating Edge to retain the title. Featured matches on the undercard included a 10-Diva tag team match, Bret Hart versus Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred match, Rey Mysterio versus CM Punk, Triple H versus Sheamus, the sixth annual Money in the Bank ladder match, Randy Orton versus Ted DiBiase versus Cody Rhodes in a Triple Threat match and a Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match between the champion team, The Big Show and The Miz, against the team of John Morrison and R-Truth.

Tickets for the event commenced sale to the public on November 7, 2009. With an attendance of 72,219, the event grossed US$5.8 million in ticket sales, making the event the highest grossing and attended entertainment event held at the University of Phoenix Stadium, and the third highest grossing event in WWE history after WrestleMania XXV and XXIV.

WWE Championship
Batista vs. John Cena

World Heavyweight Championship
Chris Jericho vs. Edge

No Holds Barred Match
Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon

Unified Tag-Team Championships
John Morrison & R-Truth vs. Big Show & The Miz

Triple Thread Match
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes vs. Ted DiBiase

Money In The Bank: Ladder Match
Christian vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Jack Swagger vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Evan Bourne vs. Matt Hardy vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. MVP

Triple H vs. Sheamus

CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio

Streak vs. Career
Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker



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