Watch WWE Wrestlemania 28 [XXVIII] 2012 – 4/1/12
1st April 2012 – Full Replay – Watch Online
Click Here Part1 | Click Here Part2 | Click Here Part3
Wrestlemania XXVIII features marquee matches like John Cena vs. The Rock, Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk and Triple H against the Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match. Before you watch the PPV live, check out these predicted results using WWE ’12 for the XBox 360.
WWE ’12 is one of the most realistic WWE video games ever created and the simulated matches represent realistic outcomes for the Wrestlemania PPV. Some replacements had to be made to simulate some of the matches, but overall it is accurate of the Wrestlemania XXVIII card.
WWE Title Match – Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
Chris Jericho is not available for WWE ’12, so a realistic CAW was downloaded instead. The visuals and moveset for the wrestler are very realistic and accurately represent Jericho.
In the simulation, the wrestlers went back and forth until Jericho took advantage and used multiple submission moves to keep Punk down. Punk finally built up his GTS finishing maneuver, used it on Jericho and got a clean pin victory.
Kane vs. Randy Orton
Orton will most likely win at Wrestlemania XXVIII, but in the singles match Kane used his choke slam to make quick work of Orton. This match was surprisingly short with a little wrestling out of the ring.
Cody Rhodes vs. The Big Show
The physics in WWE ’12 allowed Cody Rhodes to perform some surprising moves to The Big Show. Highlights in the WWE ’12 simulation include Cody Rhodes suplexing Big Show off the top rope, Big Show using the WMD and Rhodes hitting the Cross Rhodes finisher twice. Rhodes wins in the upset.
Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long
With no option of a 12 man tag match in WWE ’12, this battle of the GMs had to be split into multiple six man tag matches. Mark Henry, The Miz and Jack Swagger easily defeated Santino Marella, Great Kahli (CAW Created) and Booker T. In the second match, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston and Zack Ryder defeated Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga and Drew McIntyre.
During the final battle, Mark Henry, The Miz and Jack Swagger won again after Mark Henry pinned Zack Ryder. All of these matches had control and order, but during the real bout at Wrestlemania, expect chaos to ensue in and out of the ring.
Divas Tag Team Match – Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres
Even after replacing Maria Menounos with Layla, Beth Pheonix and Eve Torres easily won the Divas tag team match.
World Heavyweight Championship – Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
The 2012 Royal Rumble winner Sheamus heads into Wrestlemania with the odds in his favor and this was proven in WWE ’12. Bryan’s offensive moves were countered easily by Sheamus who used his power to control the match. Sheamus won after using the High Cross and pinning Bryan.
Hell in a Cell – Triple H vs. The Undertaker
There is no special referee option in WWE ’12 so the Undertaker and Triple H had to go it alone in the Hell in a Cell match. The Undertaker power bombed Triple H through the cage wall, but neither Superstar made it to the top of the cell.
Triple H hit a pedigree on the Undertaker outside of the ring, but he couldn’t avoid a Tombstone Piledriver in the ring that ended the match and continued his streak.
John Cena vs. The Rock
Ever since this game’s release, John Cena vs. The Rock has been played numerous times. In the simulation both wrestlers nearly got counted out after the Rock threw Cena into the stairs. The Rock was not able to get a Rock Bottom on Cena and he ended up tapping out to the STF. A possible realistic ending for the real event.
Alan Donahue is a lifelong fan of the WWE. He has written hundreds of wrestling articles and his favorite Superstars include CM Punk, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Macho Man Randy Savage.