Best match from every WWE WrestleMania event in history

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WrestleMania XXX

Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H

WrestleMania XXX was always going to be the Daniel Bryan show, and while the outcome of The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar match may have made some headlines as well, he delivered in every way possible by taking part in two very solid matches. While the triple threat main event was good, the opening match between Daniel Bryan and Triple H for the right to be put in that main event was just a little bit better and I think the storyline between the two men that had been building for months and months just gave it that little something extra. And this had to follow Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock which makes it that much more impressive.

Triple H mockingly tried a handshake at the outset but Bryan kicked him instead and went for the quick rollup victory but only got two. Bryan got some kicks in before Hunter bailed out. But he came back in to work the shoulder injury and got a dropkick after a minute for his troubles to send him to the floor and Bryan hit a nice tornado DDT to follow before heading up top and hitting a flipping dive. Good pace to start. They were back in for a quick two count before Trips got the advantage and knocked Bryan back to the floor and continued to go after the injured arm, slamming it into the announce table. The pace slowed a bit for a little while as likely not to exhaust Bryan for later but it worked nicely as they went in and out and back and forth and ended up exchanging some nice suplexes for a couple of near falls.

Bryan hit a nice sunset flip powerbomb but then ran into a big clothesline from Hunter afterwards. Triple H tried to hit a Pedigree but Bryan countered with a rollup for another two count followed by a kick to the head. He went for the flying headbutt but Triple H turned it into a crossface (that’s a lot of Chris Benoit stuff right there) that Bryan also countered into a rollup and then into the Yes Lock but Hunter was able to hit the ropes and get back out on the floor. Bryan followed him out with a suicide dive and then another as the crowd is going absolutely nuts. Back inside, Bryan continued the assault with his array of kicks and went for the running knees but Triple H countered with a beautiful spinebuster and a Pedigree but was only able to get a two count. Trips was very surprised that didn’t finish things and almost lost to an inside cradle. But he kicked out and went for another Pedigree, taking a back drop, and then tried another one but Bryan got out of that one as well. Hunter then attempted a back suplex but Bryan countered that with the knees to get the 1-2-3. It wasn’t quite as good as the curtain jerker between Bret and Owen at WrestleMania X but it was still good enough to be the best match of the night in New Orleans.