Throwback Thursday: Memphis stars are highlight of WrestleMania XXX

Undertaker loses at WrestleMania XXXAs we reflect back on WrestleMania XXX, the two biggest highlights from the evening came from matches involving former Memphis Wrestling stars.  As I mentioned in “Memphis Showcased at WrestleMania“, there’s a rich history involving former Memphis Wrestling stars.  None greater than what we witness at the thirtieth annual WrestleMania.

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes a look at two athletes who passed through the ranks of Memphis Wrestling on their way to WrestleMania XXX.  Not only did these wrestlers have high-profile matches on the grandest stage of them all, but their matches were the highlights of the evening.  Or possibly one highlight and one low-light – depending on who you cheer for.

Daniel Bryan defeated Triple H to earn a spot in the Main Event for the World Heavyweight Championship.  As most of us predicted, Daniel Bryan was awarded his WrestleMania moment by capturing the Championship in a Triple Threat match in the Main Event.  Not only did the former Memphis Championship Wrestling standout win the title on the biggest night of the year, but he was able to share his road to WrestleMania with his fans in Memphis, TN.

The feel-good story for Memphis stars at WrestleMania ends there.  The next highlight – or low-light – comes as one of the most shocking outcomes in WrestleMania history.  Our MSL crew unanimously picked The Undertaker to defeat Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania to become 22-0, a streak that has never and will never be duplicated.  Even former WWE creative writer Andrew Goldstein joined MSL and spoke very strongly about how The Undertaker’s streak would always stay intact.

Brock Lesnar pinned The Undertaker fair and square in the middle of the ring at WrestleMania XXX.  The audience was shocked… complete silence.  It was almost as if something happened that wasn’t scripted or planned.  The Undertaker had been beaten at WrestleMania.  The Streak had come to an end.  The Deadman was now 21-1 at WrestleMania.

Let’s take a look back at The Undertaker’s historic winning streak at WrestleMania.

The Undertaker might not be undefeated at WrestleMania anymore, but 21-1 is certainly an honorable record that will stand the test of time.

Which Memphis Wrestling star will be the next to be featured at the showcase of immortals?  Only the best of the best make it to WrestleMania… and only the greatest performers are immortalized at WrestleMania.

Fun Facts:  The Undertaker has never pinned Brock Lesnar in a one on one battle.  Daniel Bryan lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Sheamus at WrestleMania XXVIII in twenty seconds.

Want to see live Memphis Wrestling action?  Friday night, April 18th catch Championship Wrestling action at the Faith Community Life Center in Southaven, MS.  The address to the event is 7340 Greenbrook Parkway.  Dustin Starr with Maria collides with Derrick King.  Also, meet Memphis Wrestling legend “Superstar” Bill Dundee!  Tickets are only $10 for adults & $5 for children (3 & under are FREE).

 

“Throwback Thursday” is a weekly Memphis Wrestling post at MemphiSport.com.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.

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