WWE WrestleMania 31 Results: How The Show Exceeded Expectations


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In the cloudless Sunday afternoon in Santa Clara, the blimp view flies over Levi’s Stadium, the 31st running of the spectacle called WrestleMania appears on the television screen. A show that was expected to be a dud turned out to be a classic. Every match was exciting and crowd pleasing, and it did not disappoint. The results of WrestleMania 31 are surprising, yet it should lead to great new storylines.

The pre-show included the Big Show winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, which led to the main show, leading off with Daniel Bryan winning the Intercontinental Championship ladder match. Followed by the grudge match between Randy Orton and Seth Rollins, which ended in an unforgettable RKO and pinfall victory by Orton. Then a (10 years-too late) dream match between Triple H and Sting, with interruptions by DX and NWO, that ended in a sledgehammer to Sting with Hunter standing over him. The two shook hands. Paige and AJ Lee then took the big stage at WrestleMania, defeating the Bella Twins in an entertaining Divas tag match.

Then the upper card took over. Rusev dropped the US championship to John Cena to many’s disappointment. The Undertaker steemed limited due do his body, but that didn’t stop him from defeating The Eater of Worlds known as Bray Wyatt. Then, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and MMA star Ronda Rousey, along with the Rock, embarrassed the power couple of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Finally, the match everyone was dreading: Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Championship. Lesnar beat the hell out of Reigns for much of the match. Reigns kept laughing it off, and bounced back to put a bloody Lesnar on the ropes. Both men lay motionless in the ring, as Seth Rollins music echoed through the year old stadium. Rollins cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase that he has had since the pay-per-view of the same name, making it a triple threat match, and pinned Reigns for the title.

I fell into the trap of the internet wrestling community that the show was going to be very underwhelming. I believed them, and I was dead wrong. I was entertained by WrestleMania 31, along with many other fans. I have been very critical of WWE’s booking decisions over the past few years. WrestleMania 31 was interesting and made me feel like a kid again, and that’s how wrestling should be. Every match and segment was a must-see and kept me guessing what would happen next. All I can say is I give the WWE an A-. (Applause)

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