WrestleMania 30 Review: The Undertaker’s Streak Ends, Daniel Bryan Prevails

Our full recap of one of the most memorable WrestleManias of all time.

Paul Tamburro by Paul Tamburro


WWE had a lot riding on WrestleMania 30. For starters, it was the first WrestleMania to be broadcast on the WWE Network, and was therefore going to attract and introduce a lot of new subscribers to the service. It was also the concluding show in a divisive period of time for the company, one which has seen thousands of fans throw their arms up in outrage at the perceived mistreatment of stars such as Daniel Bryan and the AWOL CM Punk, and the alleged unjust rewards heaped on the likes of returning stars such as Batista and The Rock.

With that being said, WWE was hoping to make a lasting impression with WrestleMania 30... but did they succeed? Here's Crave Online's WrestleMania 30 review!

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The Usos vs. The Real Americans vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel vs. Los Matadores (WWE Tag Team Championship Match)

In the build-up to WrestleMania 30 I was foolishly anticipating some sort of ladder match for the tag team titles. The tag team division built up a lot of steam last year following the whole The Rhodes Brothers/The Authority angle, but that steam has unfortunately began to dissipate again - but hey, at least these titles are actually being defended at WrestleMania, unlike the Intercontinental and US championships, which continue their struggle for relevancy. 

The Shield's demolition at the hands of the heel portion of the tag team division a few weeks before WrestleMania seemed to indicate that there might be a more packed tag team title match at the event, with Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins joining forces while Roman Reigns was left to do battle with Kane. Alas, that was not the case, and the tag team championship match was relegated to the pre-show.


Overall, the match was good, if nothing you wouldn't see on Raw. The Usos predictably retained the titles, with each team being eliminated in the order you'd expect: Los Matadores, then Rybaxel, and finally The Real Americans. There were a couple of good spots including El Torito and Los Matadores dropping Curtis Axel from the turnbuckle to the floor (shouldn't that count as a DQ for outside interference? I still don't thoroughly understand the rules of these new elimination tag matches) and a double splash on Cesaro from both Usos which led to their victory. 


The only real talking point to take away from the match was Cesaro delivering the big swing to Jack Swagger, which likely means the end for The Real Americans. It's a good job, too - with the crowd supporting The Real Americans throughout the entirety of the match, and with The Real Americans' gimmick being that they're racists, 75.000 fans chanting their catchphrase "WE THE PEOPLE!" is probably not the best look for the WWE. This will now likely lead to a successful singles run for Cesaro, and a number of appearances on The Main Event for Swagger, before he disappears into obscurity once again.

Winners: The Usos


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