WrestleMania 31

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WrestleMania 31

29 March, 2015. Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California

Kick-Off Show

Match 1

WWE Tag-Team Championship

Tag-Team Fatal 4-Way

Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (c) w/Natalya vs The Usos w/Naomi vs Los Matadores w/ El Torito vs The New Day w/Xavier Woods

Tyson Kidd & Cesaro retain the championships via pinfall. Cesaro pinned Big E following a big splash from Jimmy Uso.

Match 2

The 2nd Annual André the Giant 20-Man Memorial Battle Royal

The Big Show won the match, eliminating Damien Mizdow. Mizdow had previously eliminated his tag partner The Miz, completing his face turn.

Main Show

Match 1

WWE Intercontinental Championship

Ladder Match

Bad News Barrett (c) vs Dolph Ziggler vs Daniel Bryan vs Stardust vs Luke Harper vs Dean Ambrose vs R-Truth

NEW CHAMPION: Daniel Bryan won his first Intercontinental championship after a series of back and forth headbutts on top of the ladder resulted in Dolph Ziggler falling to the mat, allowing Bryan to claim the title.

Match 2

Randy Orton vs Seth Rollins

Randy Orton defeated Seth Rollins via pinfall after reversing Rollins’ curb stomp and turning it into an RKO.

Match 3

Sting vs Triple H

Triple H defeated Sting via pinfall after using the sledgehammer. This was Sting‘s first ever match in WWE. The match also featured cameo’s from D-Generation X (Road Dogg, Billy Gunn & X-Pac) and the NWO (Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall & Kevin Nash) plus Shawn Michaels. After the match Sting and Triple H shook hands in the middle of the ring.

Backstage, Daniel Bryan was interviewed by Maria Menounos. As he celebrated his Intercontinental championship victory he was joined by Pat Patterson, Roddy Piper, Bret Hart, Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat. The group began a yes chant until Ron Simmons interrupted with his trademark “Damn!”

Match 4

Diva Tag-Team Match

AJ Lee & Paige vs The Bella Twins

AJ Lee and Paige defeated the Bella’s via submission after Nikki Bella tapped out to AJ Lee‘s Black widow.

The Hall of Fame class of 2015 were introduced to the crowd. This years inductees were:

The Bushwhackers, Larry Zbysko, Alundra Blayze, Tatsumi Fujinami, Rikishi, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Nash, ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage and Connor ‘The Crusher’ Michalek.

Match 5

WWE United States Championship

Rusev (c) w/Lana vs John Cena

NEW CHAMPION: John Cena defeated Rusev via pinfall after the ‘Bulgarian Brute’ inadvertently knocked Lana from the ring apron, allowing Cena to hit the Attitude Adjustment. 

The Authority (Triple H & Stephanie McMahon) came to the ring to announce that the crowd inside Levi’s stadium had broken an attendance record. Then they began to gloat about Triple H‘s earlier victory over Sting. This caused The Rock to hit the ring. Stephanie slapped The Rock and taunted him that he wouldn’t do anything to her because he’d never hit a woman. The Rock brought in UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey to the ring. After a verbal back and forth, Rousey threw both Triple H and Stephanie out of the ring.

Match 6

The Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt

The Undertaker defeated Bray Wyatt via pinfall after hitting a second Tombstone Piledriver. 

Main Event

WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs Roman Reigns

NEW CHAMPION: With both men down, Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to make the match a triple threat match. Reigns hit Lesnar with a spear only to find himself on the receiving end of Rollins‘ Curb-Stomp. With Lesnar out of the ring, Rollins pinned Reigns to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.