The Grandest Cash-In of Them All.
For the 31st consecutive year, WWE would present the pinnacle of sports and entertainment as legends would be made and dreams will be realized as WrestleMania 31 came to you, live on the WWE Network, from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Since making his WWE debut alongside Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins as a member of The Shield at Survivor Series in 2012, the intense Samoan known as Roman Reigns was regarded as a future main event star in WWE and a little over two years after his debut, Roman could be the right guy at the right time as, per virtue of winning the 2015 Royal Rumble Match and defeating Daniel Bryan at Fastlane to keep his opportunity, the second-generation star with the wrestling business in his blood would take his spot on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” as Roman Reigns would have to come face-to-face with a superhuman and seemingly unstoppable champion dead set on destroying anyone who tries to take his championship from him when Roman challenges “The Beast” Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship!
For fourteen years, Sting waited and watched as Triple H rose through the ranks of WWE by any means necessary, manipulating and backstabbing whoever stood in his way to become the COO of the company. Now, at the height of Triple H’s reign of terror over WWE, “The Icon” has arrived in WWE to take Triple H down and rescue WWE from the death grip of The Authority. While Sting’s motivation is to take Triple H down, Triple H’s motivation is to squash Sting’s legacy on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” and make Sting into another victim of “The Game” and, in a match that no one ever thought they would see, “The Vigilante” Sting would go one-on-one with “The King of Kings” Triple H at WrestleMania!
Since his shocking and crushing loss to Brock Lesnar at last year’s WrestleMania that ended his legendary streak, The Undertaker was seemingly no more, but a haunting new threat in WWE has demanded the resurrection of “The Deadman”. The unpredictable enigma known as Bray Wyatt has willingly went toe-to-toe with some of WWE’s biggest Superstars, but the self-proclaimed “New Face of Fear” has went to extreme lengths to get the attention of The Undertaker and, at WrestleMania, these two mysterious entities would clash as Bray Wyatt would go one-on-one with The Undertaker.
After Seth Rollins was the head of a career-threatening assault on Randy Orton by The Authority several months ago, the self-proclaimed “future of WWE” would have to pay for his deeds on “The Show of Shows” as “The Viper” Randy Orton would aim to put “Mr. Money-in-the-Bank” Seth Rollins out of commission at WrestleMania.
At Fastlane, Rusev used a low blow on John Cena to gain the advantage over the veteran and ultimately leave Cena unconscious in the middle of the ring, but the proud fifteen-time former World Champion would not allow Rusev to continue to disparage the United States of America while also holding onto the United States Championship. With the weight of America on his shoulders, John Cena would march into WrestleMania with his head held high as he tries to bring the United States Title back home when he challenges Rusev for the gold.
WrestleMania has been home to some of the most memorable and awe-inspiring ladder matches of all-time and this year’s WrestleMania would be no different as with the prestigious Intercontinental Championship hanging high above the ring, Bad News Barrett would defend the title against Dean Ambrose, R-Truth, Luke Harper, Stardust, Dolph Ziggler, & Daniel Bryan in a seven-man Ladder Match where the first man to climb a ladder and successfully retrieve the Intercontinental Title belt would leave WrestleMania as the Intercontinental Champion!
After months of The Bella Twins bullying the Divas division and claiming to be the best Divas on the roster, two unlikely and volatile Divas would put their differences aside in an attempt to defeat the twins on the grand stage of WrestleMania as Paige would team with AJ Lee to face Divas Champion Nikki Bella and her sister Brie Bella.
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Fatal 4-Way Tag Match (Pre-Show Exclusive): Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (c) (with Natalya) def. The Usos (with Naomi), The New Day, & Los Matadores (with El Torito) to retain.
- Second Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal (Pre-Show Exclusive): WINNER- Big Show
- Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Daniel Bryan def. Bad News Barrett (c), Dean Ambrose, R-Truth, Luke Harper, Stardust, & Dolph Ziggler to win the Intercontinental Title.
- Randy Orton def. Seth Rollins (with J&J Security) by pin following the RKO.
- Triple H (with D-Generation X) def. Sting (with the nWo) by pin following a sledgehammer shot.
- Paige & AJ Lee def. The Bella Twins by Nikki Bella tapping out to AJ Lee’s Black Widow.
- United States Championship: John Cena def. Rusev (c) (with Lana) by pin following the Attitude Adjustment to win the United States Title.
- The Undertaker def. Bray Wyatt by pin following the Tombstone Piledriver.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) & Roman Reigns fight to a No Contest after Seth Rollins cashes in his Money-in-the-Bank contract.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Triple Threat Match: Seth Rollins def. Brock Lesnar (c) & Roman Reigns by pinning Roman Reigns following the Curb Stomp to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
See page 2 for detailed results.