Sunday, 1 April 2007

Batista vs. The Undertaker - World Heavyweight Championship Match: & MitB Ladder Match WrestleMania 23 (Full-Length)

The Animal tries to put an end to The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak.

WWE Wrestlemania 23: Money In The Bank Ladder Match

John Cena vs. Shawn Michaels - WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania 23 (Highlights)

Tag Team Champions Shawn Michaels and John Cena clash over the WWE Championship.

WrestleMania 23 was the twenty-third annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It was presented by 360 OTC and took place on April 1, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. The event was the first WrestleMania at Ford Field and the second to take place in the Detroit metropolitan area (following WrestleMania III, at the Pontiac Silverdome, in Pontiac, Michigan).

The event was a joint-brand pay-per-view, featuring performers from the Raw, SmackDown!, and ECW brands. Eight professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's supercard, a scheduling of more than one main event. The main match on the Raw brand was John Cena versus Shawn Michaels for the WWE Championship, in which Cena won. The predominant match on the SmackDown! brand was Batista versus The Undertaker for the World Heavyweight Championship, in which The Undertaker was victorious. The primary match on the ECW brand was an Eight Man Tag Team match between The ECW Originals and The New Breed; The ECW Originals claimed victory in the match. The featured matches on the undercard included Bobby Lashley versus Umaga and an interpromotional Money in the Bank ladder match.

Tickets for the event went on sale on November 11, 2006. The all-time Ford Field attendance record of 80,103 consisted of people from all fifty states, twenty-four countries, and nine Canadian provinces. WrestleMania 23 grossed US$5.38 million in ticket sales, breaking the previous record of $3.9 million held at WrestleMania X8. WWE estimated that $25 million was pumped into the Detroit economy. With 1.2 million buys, the event had the highest WWE PPV buyrate in history until it was surpassed by WrestleMania XXVIII in 2012.