The WrestleMania main event shocked the entire WWE Universe as Seth Rollins, Mr. Money in the Bank, successfully cashed in his briefcase to become the WWE World Heavyweight champion. Many fans of the WWE were very skeptical of how the WrestleMania main event would end. Popular ending included a clean victory by Roman Reigns and a double-turn with Paul Heyman and Reigns leaving with the WWE title.
However, Vince McMahon and his team of writers swerved the WWE fan base and created a WrestleMania moment that will last a lifetime. It’s being speculated by WWE fans that the finish WWE chose to go with wasn’t the original booking decision.
Rumors circulated around the Internet about a “big angle” that was supposed to take place at the end of the match with Lesnar and Reigns. Obviously, it had nothing to do with those two competitors walking out with the WWE title. Rollins swooped in and shocked the world. One question still remains: why was the main event so short? According to Daily Wrestling News, the main event of WrestleMania was slated for much longer.
“The original plan for Roman Reigns vs. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 31 was for the match go to 35 minutes with entrances. However, the pay-per-view ran long and the match was cut down. WWE also cut a video for Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker out of the broadcast.
It seemed odd that every match got an intro video other than Bray Wyatt and the Undertaker. Other than Wyatt’s rumored-injury, the match felt very short. That is one complaint that WWE fans have with WrestleMania, as the Undertaker didn’t seem up to par. Since he set a huge level for himself, anything less than explosive is sub-par.
At Taker’s age, 50, it is hard to compete in that ring. Sting, 56, wrestled earlier in the night and did as well as he could’ve. Regardless, the main event of WrestleMania should’ve been given more time. That has happened before with a match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania. His match went on too long, so the rest of the card had to follow suit.
Since WrestleMania was on pay-per-view, they had to end it before 11 p.m. Unlike WWE Raw, McMahon doesn’t have the luxury of going past the set-time. That being said, WWE did a great job with moving things around to give the main event enough time to tell their story.
Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns sold the main event on WWE’s grandest stage. Seth Rollins’ run-in at the end of the match also provided excellent entertainment WWE fans around the world. Even if it wasn’t 35 minutes, like originally planned, the WWE proved once again why they are the best at what they do.
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