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WrestleMania XXVI
WrestleMania XXVI
Tagline(s) "Get All Fired Up"
Theme

song(s)

"I Made It" by Kevin Rudolf
"Be Yourself" by Audioslave
"Thunderstruck" by AC/DC
"The Snow" by Since October
Information
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Sponsor Slim Jim
Date March 28, 2010
Attendance 72,219
Venue University of Phoenix Stadium
City Glendale, Arizona
Pay-per-view chronology
Elimination Chamber (2010) WrestleMania XXVI Extreme Rules (2010)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania XXV WrestleMania XXVI WrestleMania XXVII

WrestleMania XXVI was the twenty-sixth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which took place on March 28, 2010, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona. This was the first WrestleMania since WrestleMania XI with a non-title match as a main event, the first WrestleMania to be held in the state of Arizona and the third to be held in an open-air venue, after WrestleMania IX and WrestleMania XXIV.

WrestleMania XXVI was a joint-promotion event, with performers both from the Raw and SmackDown brands. The event's card consisted of eight matches, including three main matches. The first of these matches was a no disqualification, no countout match, in which The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels to improve his undefeated WrestleMania streak to 18–0. Per the pre-match stipulation, Michaels was forced to retire. The second was a singles match for the WWE Championship that saw John Cena defeat Batista to win the championship. The third saw World Heavyweight Champion James Harrison defeat the 2010 Royal Rumble winner Edge to retain the title. The undercard also included a No Holds Barred match between Bret Hart and Mr. McMahon and the sixth annual Money in the Bank ladder match.

Tickets for the event commenced sale to the public on November 7, 2009. WrestleMania XXVI generated approximately 885,000 PPV buys, grossing US$49 million in revenue. With an attendance of 72,219, the event grossed $5.8 million in ticket sales, making the event the highest grossing and attended entertainment event held at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Results

No. Results Stipulations Times
1D Yoshi Tatsu last eliminated Zack Ryder to win 26-man battle royal 8:34
2 The Brothers (James Harrison and Matthew Harrison) (c) defeated ShoMiz (Big Show and The Miz) Tag team match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship 7:42
3 Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Triple threat match 9:01
4 Jack Swagger defeated Christian, Matt Hardy, Kane, Drew McIntyre, Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, Shelton Benjamin, Montel Vontavious Porter and Evan Bourne Money in the Bank ladder match 13:44
5 Triple H defeated Sheamus Singles match 12:09
6 Rey Mysterio defeated CM Punk (with Luke Gallows and Serena) Singles match; had Punk won, Mysterio would have had to join the Straight Edge Society 6:30
7 Bret Hart defeated Mr. McMahon by submission No Holds Barred lumberjack match with Bruce Hart as the special guest referee 11:09
8 James Harrison (c) defeated Edge by submission Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 15:45
9 Michelle McCool, Vickie Guerrero, Alicia Fox, Layla and Maryse defeated Beth Phoenix, Kelly Kelly, Mickie James, Gail Kim and Eve Torres 10-Diva tag team match 3:26
10 John Cena defeated Batista (c) by submission Singles match for the WWE Championship 13:31
11 The Undertaker defeated Shawn Michaels No Disqualification Streak vs. Career match 27:01
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
D – indicates the match was a dark match

26-man battle royal

Elimination Wrestler Eliminated by Times
1 Primo Lance Archer 0:19
2 Slam Master J Mike Knox 0:26
3 Caylen Croft Mark Henry 1:14
4 Trent Barretta Mark Henry 1:14
5 Chavo Guerrero Mark Henry 1:24
6 Mark Henry Great Khali 1:31
7 The Great Khali Multiple Wrestlers 1:42
8 Luke Gallows Shad Gaspard and JTG 2:01
9 JTG Shad Gaspard 2:09
10 Chris Masters Lance Archer 4:21
11 David Smith Vladimir Kozlov 4:49
12 Tyson Kidd Vladimir Kozlov 4:49
13 Vladimir Kozlov Mike Knox 4:53
14 Funaki Mike Knox 5:05
15 Goldust Mike Knox 5:08
16 Shad Gaspard William Regal 5:19
17 William Regal Finlay 5:25
18 Tyler Reks Zack Ryder 5:32
19 Santino Marella Finlay 6:29
20 Jimmy Wang Yang Lance Archer 6:58
21 Lance Archer Yoshi Tatsu 7:03
22 Carlito Finlay 8:11
23 Mike Knox Zack Ryder 8:28
24 Finlay Zack Ryder 8:28
25 Zack Ryder Yoshi Tatsu 8:34
26 Yoshi Tatsu Winner N/A