WWE News WWE NEWS: WrestleMania Countdown Friday - significance of Apr. 5 in Mania History (Taker-HBK classic), more
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:05:33 AM
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The biggest event of the pro wrestling calendar is two days away when WWE travels to MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey/New York market for WrestleMania 29.
- Current WrestleMania 29 weather forecast: While the sun is up, the temperatures will be in the mid-50s. Once the sun sets around 7:30 p.m., which will be during the first hour of Mania, the temperatures will dip as low as 49 degrees at night. There is a 10 percent chance of rain.
- With today being April 5, it's worth noting the two times WrestleMania has been held on April 5 in Mania history.
WM8: The Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis hosted WrestleMania on April 5, 1992 when Hulk Hogan beat Psycho Sid via DQ before Ultimate Warrior made the save to close Mania. WM8 also featured Ric Flair vs. Randy Savage for the WWF Title.
WM25: Reliant Stadium in Houston hosted Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker I on April 5, 2009. One of the all-time-best WrestleMania matches in history was followed by a three-way World Title match involving John Cena and a stinker main event of Triple H vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Title.
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Final WrestleMania 29 PPV line-up
-- WWE champion The Rock vs. John Cena II for the WWE Title.
-- The Undertaker vs. C.M. Punk with Taker's Undefeated Mania Streak on the line. Living Colour to perform "Cult of Personality" live.
-- Triple H (w/Shawn Michaels) vs. Brock Lesnar in a No DQ, No Count-out, No Holds Barred match with Hunter's career on the line.
-- World Hvt. champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger for the World Title.
-- The Shield vs. Randy Orton & Sheamus & Big Show in a six-man tag match.
-- Mark Henry vs. Ryback.
-- WWE tag champions Daniel Bryan & Kane vs. Dolph Ziggler & Big E. Langston for the Tag Titles.
-- Chris Jericho vs. Fandango.
-- Brodus Clay & Tensai & Cameron & Naomi vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) & the Bella Twins in a mixed eight-person tag match.
-- Musical Performance: Diddy, joined by Skylar Grey, performing "Coming Home" live.
-Pre-show: IC champion Wade Barrett vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Title.
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