By Maurice Bobb
WWE’s WrestleMania 29, which took place Sunday night (April 7), was all about the Benjamins, baby. Not only did Diddy perform for the sold-out crowd, but the WWE’s annual “Super Bowl” was the highest-grossing live WWE event ever in MetLife Stadium history, pulling in a whopping $12.3 million.
Some 80,000 people showed up to see John Cena take on The Rock for the WWE Championship belt, but they were also treated to the Bad Boy CEO’s swaggering performance of some of his biggest hits, including, “Mo Money, Mo Problems,” “It’s All About the Benjamins” and “Coming Home” with Skylar Grey.
As for the wrestling action, Triple H disposed of Brock Lesnar, Fandango made his WWE debut by beating Chris Jericho to a pulp and The Undertaker, in fitting tribute to his legendary manager Paul Bearer, who passed away last month, defeated fan favorite CM Punk to remain undefeated (21-0) at WrestleMania.
For the main event, which pit Cena against Rock one year after their “Once in a Lifetime” match, Cena reclaimed the WWE title by pinning Rock with his patented “Attitude Adjustment” finisher move. The Rock’s disappointment in losing the title may be short lived, though, because the hulking Samoan is set to begin filming Brett Ratner's “Hercules: The Thracian Wars” in the coming weeks.