The WWE WrestleMania 31 results are in for the Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns match, and everyone is shocked by the way it ended with Seth Rollins. Mr. Money In The Bank has cashed in and now we have a new WWE Heavyweight Champion!
In a related report by the Inquisitr, the WrestleMania 31 results for The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt match also gives us hints for The Undertaker’s retirement plans. But the biggest surprise so far for the night was when UFC fighter Ronda Rousey fought Stephanie McMahon in the ring.
For months now, it has long been assumed that Roman Reigns was the designated man to receive the big push toward taking the WWE Heavyweight Championship belt. When rumors claimed Brock Lesnar’s UFC career could be revived, it seemed almost certain Reigns would take the belt, since Vince McMahon wouldn’t a Championship title holder disappearing shortly thereafter into the arms of Dana White. But when Lesnar’s contract with the WWE was renewed for multiple years, many thought it was possible the absentee champion could retain the belt.
Everyone knows there were multiple ways the WWE could take this match. Seth Rollins still retained his Mr. Money In The Bank status, and it was quite noticeable that Rollins’ match against Randy Orton was set hours before Bray Wyatt Vs. The Undertaker. Rollins was also given good reason to want a win of some type, since his WWE WrestleMania 31 results didn’t favor him.
If you missed that part of WrestleMania 31, Seth Rollins was about to do his NXT finisher off of the turnbuckle when Randy Orton rolled out of the way. Rollins was then about to do his curb stomp when Orton popped him into the air with his head and turned it into a RKO out of nowhere. Win by pinfall.
The second big prediction was that The Undertaker would take his revenge for having his WrestleMania streak ended by Brock Lesnar. This type of surprise would provide a big pop, never mind if a twist with Paul Heyman or Sting was added into the blender. Of course, the crowds would have gone insane if CM Punk showed up out of nowhere.
So what really happened?
Brock Lesnar Vs. Roman Reigns Match Highlights
The match began pretty much like all the prior matches against John Cena, with Lesnar taking the advantage right from the start. An F5 came within the first several minutes, and you had to wonder if we should start counting the German suplexes, never mind the other various types of suplexes he punished Reigns with.
The turnabout happened when Roman Reigns was slowly climbing back into the ring under the threat of the ref’s ten count. Brock Lesnar tried to shoulder ram him off the apron, but Reigns managed to reverse that move. But the Beast continued his dominance after that brief respite, and even pulled off a bell-to-belly suplex over the rungs.
At this point, even the crowd was starting to number the buildings in Suplex City, and Brock Lesnar literally, not just metaphorically, took the gloves off. Roman Reigns was slapped multiple times, but The Rock’s cousin took all this punishment with a bloody grin on his face.
That’s when Superman came out to fight. Roman Reigns bloodied Lesnar’s face and managed to land a Superman punch. The two began to trade blows, but Reigns still got in headbutts and another Superman punch in addition to the Roman Spear.
Ringside, Paul Heyman appeared to be praying, but those prayers weren’t exactly answered, since Seth Rollins’ entrance music began to play and out came Mr. Money In The Bank for a Triple Threat match. The three men traded blows, but it was obvious from the start that the relatively fresh Rollins had the advantage. Then Heyman gasped in horror when his client ended up rolling outside of the ring.
WrestleMania 31 ended quickly, with Seth Rollins managing to catch Roman Reigns in the pin and become the champion! Besides being quite the upset, this also sets a new record since (as far as we’re aware) this is the first time anyone has cashed in their Money In The Bank briefcase at the main event for WrestleMania.
What do you think about the WrestleMania 31 results? Do you think the Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar match was too predictable or a fitting end?