The World Heavyweight Champion crosses paths with the WWE Champion, a convenient distraction allows Randy Orton to retain, John Cena reigns supreme in his hometown, Roman Reigns proves that he is much more than a mere lackey, CM Punk & Daniel Bryan overcome The Wyatt Family, and Mark Henry returns to answer Ryback's challenge.
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Shawn Michaels paves the way for Randy Orton to regain the WWE Title, John Cena wins the World Heavyweight Title, CM Punk finally exacts his revenge on Paul Heyman, Dean Ambrose narrowly escapes with his title, and the Rhodes brothers overcome the odds.
Big Show wreaks havoc in the WWE Championship match, CM Punk uses Heyman-esque tactics to defeat Ryback, Goldust & Cody Rhodes preserve the Rhodes Family legacy, and Alberto Del Rio brings the extreme to Rob Van Dam.
Daniel Bryan wins his second WWE Championship, Ryback saves Paul Heyman, Alberto Del Rio tastes the Van Daminator, The Shield keeps the gold, and Curtis Axel succeeds in an inpromptu title defense!
Triple H blatantly screws Daniel Bryan in favor of his hand-picked champion, Brock Lesnar puts CM Punk down with a big help from Paul Heyman, The Wyatt Family puts out the fire before putting Kane down, Alberto Del Rio narrowly hangs onto the title, and Cody Rhodes proves to Damien Sandow that he is the better man.
Randy Orton procures himself a guaranteed WWE Title shot, Paul Heyman screws CM Punk, John Cena makes Mark Henry tap out, AJ Lee blatantly costs her boyfriend the World Heavyweight Title, Curtis Axel retains without the aid of Paul Heyman, Ryback surprises Chris Jericho, and Damien Sandow betrays his 'best friend' to win the Money-in-the-Bank title shot.
John Cena returns from hell still the WWE Champion, CM Punk defeats Chris Jericho in his hometown, Alberto Del Rio shows his true colors and becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion, Curtis Axel makes his late, great father proud on Father's Day, AJ Lee unseats Kaitlyn to become the Divas Champion, and The Shield manages to hang onto their gold.
Brock Lesnar brutalizes Triple H and, with the help of Paul Heyman, ultimately bests "The Game", Ryback's desperation leads to John Cena's destruction, The Shield holds the gold for the first time, Randy Orton uses an old standby to finally put down Big Show, and Alberto Del Rio forces Jack Swagger to say "I Quit".
John Cena gets his redemption, Triple H endures everything Brock Lesnar could throw at him to keep his career intact, The Undertaker goes 21-0, Alberto Del Rio prevents the rise of "Jack Swagger's America", and Fandango surprises everyone, including Chris Jericho, in his WrestleMania debut.
The Rock survives CM Punk's chicanery to punch his ticket to WrestleMania, Jack Swagger surprises Randy Orton to become the new #1 Contender, Alberto Del Rio makes Big Show tap out, and The Shield picks up a shocking victory.
"The Great One" overcomes The Shield and CM Punk to make history by ending history, John Cena wins his second Royal Rumble Match, and Alberto Del Rio defeats Big Show by any means necessary.
AJ Lee costs John Cena everything, Big Show's big surprise for Sheamus, The Shield survives TLC, Team Rhodes Scholars get back on track, and a homegrown brawler returns home.