WrestleMania 30: Top talked-about moments explained

07/04/14

Hulk Hogan

WrestleMania, one of the most anticipated events in the WWE calendar, created numerous trends on social media after airing in the US on Sunday night.

Some of the most talked-about moments included The Undertaker's loss and the return of Hulk Hogan as a presenter.

Brock Lesnar, #streakvsbeast and #ThankYouTaker all trended on Twitter in the hours after the show.

Find out more about what happened at the Superdome in New Orleans and why so many fans are talking about it.

The Undertaker's defeat

For decades The Undertaker had an unbeaten WrestleMania run.

As he went in to WrestleMania 30 he had a 21-0 winning streak, having beaten the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels and his brother Kane in previous years.

This year he took on Brock Lesnar and, for the first time, was defeated.

Lesnar's T-shirt had promised he would "Beat the Streak" and this was what he went on to do.

Daniel Bryan new WWE Heavyweight Champion

Daniel Bryan

After challenging and defeating Randy Orton and Batista, Daniel Bryan claimed the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

Supported by the "Yes Movement", a group of fans who have been backing him as an underdog, he reclaimed the title that was "stolen from him" at SummerSlam.

"I only have two words: THANK YOU," he tweeted last night, after WrestleMania.

Hulk Hogan returns

Hulk Hogan

Two of the biggest names in wrestling, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock were joined by one of the most iconic characters WWE has ever seen to present the action from the Superdome in New Orleans.

Three decades after he took part in the first WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden, Hulk Hogan returned wearing a sleeveless red T-shirt and a red bandanna with Hulk Rules on it in bright yellow letters.

Earlier this year Hulk Hogan returned to WWE after a six year absence, to launch the sports entertainment company's new network.

Hogan last appeared on WWE's Monday Night Raw in December 2007.

Cesaro wins battle royal

Cesaro entered unannounced and went on to win the first Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

He outlasted 30 other WWE Superstars to take the title.

WWE's first Hall of Fame inductee was Andre the Giant, who died in 1993.

Hulk Hogan, his WrestleMania 3 opponent, said the best way to honour The Giant was with a battle royal.

Record-breaking night

Triple H and Daniel Bryan

WrestleMania broke the Mercedes-Benz Superdome record for "its highest grossing entertainment event, grossing $10.9m [£6.6m]".

According to official figures "attendance was a sold-out crowd of 75,167, with guests from all 50 [US] states and 37 countries".

Next year's event, due to take place on 29 March, will be hosted at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

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