WWE WrestleMania 31: Match Power Rankings


WrestleMania 31 was one for the ages. The show was packed full of many great moments and a fantastic ending. Look below to see power rankings for the final card.

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There were three title changes, a few appearances from WWE legends and many other great moments.

Here’s how we would rank the final card:

9. The Bella’s vs. AJ Lee and Paige
Winner: AJ Lee and Paige

This match proved that the #GiveDivasAChance movement certainly has some merit to it. These four wrestlers proved that there is still some life left in the division. It should be exciting to see where it goes from here.

8. WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos vs. Los Matadores
Winner: Cesaro and Tyson Kidd

This was a fantastic match but it was overshadowed by the fact that there were so many other great matches after it. It’s nice to see that the tag division has grown, as well. It was also a surprise to see Cesaro and Tyson Kidd win when they were clearly not the favourites.

7. Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: The Miz, Curtis Axel, Ryback, Fandango, Adam Rose, Zack Ryder, Jack Swagger, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, Big Show, Kane, Erick Rowan, Damien Mizdow, Sin Cara, Goldust, Heath Slater, Mark Henry, Konnor, Viktor, and Hideo Itami.
Winner: Big Show

It’s a big surprise to see Big Show pull out the victory here. Does this mean he’s ready for a push? What’s to come of Mizdow after he turned on The Miz? What about Curtis Axel’s brief appearance? These questions should be answered tomorrow on Raw.

6. Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker Winner: The Undertaker

It seemed like this match wasn’t meant to be. Undertaker had been kept off of television leading into the match, which was a red flag. But other than that, Bray Wyatt sustained a sprained ankle earlier in the day that may have limited the potential of his performance. The match also took place while it was still light out that hampered the entrances. But overall it was nice to see the two face off. Where will Wyatt go from here?

5. WWE United States Championship Match: Rusev (c) vs. John Cena
Winner: John Cena

This was a great match. Rusev looked really good and, although he lost his undefeated streak, he showed his ability to perform on a large stage. On the other hand, John Cena appears to be the perfect man to hold the U.S. Championship. It’ll be exciting to see how his reign will go.

4. Triple H vs. Sting
Winner: Triple H

This was definitely designed for old-school fans. DX and NWO had very strong showings and Triple H and Sting looked great respectively. 3. WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Bad News Barrett (c) vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Stardust vs. Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose Winner: Daniel Bryan

All seven performers left it all on the line in this one. There were many great moments, with one of the best being Daniel Bryan’s victory.

2. Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Winner: Randy Orton

These two put on one hell of a performance. Yes, the match did feel rushed but there were a lot of great moves executed by the two. Most notably is the last move, where Orton reversed a curb stomp and hit Rollins’ with an RKO.

1. World Heavyweight Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Roman Reigns (and Seth Rollins following MITB cash in)
Winner: Seth Rollins (following cash-in)

One word: wow. Lesnar gave Reigns a brutal beating. At times, it seemed as if the two were exchanging potatoes. It was also interesting to see how the crowd reacted to Reigns. Whenever he went on the offense, he was heavily booed. But you have to feel somewhat guilty for him. He was pretty much a rag doll for Lesnar for 90 per cent of the match. It should be interesting to see where WWE takes Reigns from here. But the match was overshadowed by Seth Rollins when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and won the WWE Championship. You have to give WWE credit for this creative decision as it’s one their boldest to date.

It should be interesting to see how the new champion reacts on Raw tomorrow.

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