Welcome everyone! It’s finally time for WWE Wrestlemania 31! We will have over 6 hours of live coverage for all major matches and events.
Renee Young is with Booker T, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves as the Wrestlemania panel.
Backstage Lana apologizes to Rusev for being weak. Rusev will crush John Cena and thus America
Clips of John Cena on Jimmy Kimmel.
Eden is backstage looking to talk to HHH, but Kane interupts. She can’t go in, and he needs to prepare for the Battle Royal.
Backstage, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury head to a catering table but can’t find sugar. Gerry Brisco and Pat Patterson confront them and they need the sugar for Mr. McMahon. Awesome! J&J Security act tough but then walk away, and Patterson laughs and calls them Stooges.
Video packages, back to the panel discussion.
More panel discussion.
Let us take you back to the WWE Hall of Fame 2015 from last night.
Video packages with the Bellas and AJ/Paige.
The panel talks about stuff.
Now let us take a video package look at Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker.
Video recap of Brock Lesnar on Sportscenter.
Another video package, recapping Brock/Roman.
End hour 1 of video packages in the pre-game show.
Hour 2 begins with Renee Young, Booker T, Bryon Saxton and Corey Graves at the roundtable!
We go almost immediately to the ring for the first of 2 pre-show match-ups. Our announce team is Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler and JBL.
WWE Tag Team Titles
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) w/Naomi vs. The Matadores (Fernando & Diego) w/Torito vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E.) w/Xavier Woods vs. Cesaro & Tyson Kidd (c) w/Natalya
New Day has neon green and white gear tonight. Jey Uso is apparently still injured and was taken to the back. Jimmy is staying in the match solo. It breaks down to Jimmy taking out Cesaro, Kidd, Big E and a Matador in four corners and doing four consecutive stink faces as a tribute to Rikishi. New Day Sucks chant! Big E comes in and match continues. Match breaks down several more times with bodies flying everywhere. Weird sequence where the ref waved off a pin by a Matador on Big E. Finish saw a 6 person double tower of doom in the corner, which left Big E prone. Cesaro does a blind tag on Jimmy Uso’s leg and covers Big E for the pin.
Winners: Cesaro & Kidd
Recaps of the finish show the blind tag by Cesaro.
Tower of Doom shot:
Tom Phillips is in the Wrestlemania lounge interviewing LITA. She talks about the Bellas match and then plugs her promotional tour with Trish Stratus.
Back to the panel.
They throw to “Gruden’s QB Camp” where John Gruden the football coach does a sports style recap of the favorites and dark horses for the Battle Royal.
Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
We come back from the Gruden segment with the wrestlers all in the ring. Los Matadores are in there. To start, Axelmania has everyone clear a spot, does the shirt rip spot, then is dumped by everyone.
The Battle Royal looks cool in the daytime/outside setting. Cool spot where Miz and Mizdow work together to attack former Miz assistant Alex Riley. And they dump Riley. Bo Dallas dumps Zack Ryder, then eliminates himself doing the Bo-Lieve victory lap. He goes back in and is eliminated by Hideo Itami. Thankfully the Big Show then treats him like a jobber and dumps him out with a punch. The Ascension eliminate Mark Henry! Ryback eliminates both. Then Darren Young. More action. Then Ryback eliminates Titus O’Neill. Shell Shock to Jack Swagger, and Big Show dumps him. All three of New Day gang up on Big Show. He is teetering on the apron. Then Big Show powers Big E over the top, and dumps the other two. Match settles a bit. Let’s Go Mizdow Chant. Next elimination is Erick Rowan. Kane saves Big Show from Ryback. Double chokeslam by Kane on Miz and Mizdow. Cesaro dodges Kane then dumps him to a huge pop. Cesaro goes for Big Show. Cesaro picks up Big Show, but cant carry him over to the ropes, and then Big Show tosses Cesaro. Ryback from behind with a spinebuster on Show. Feed Me More chant. Charges Show and Show dumps Ryback. It’s down to Big Show, Miz and Mizdow. Miz goes towards Big Show but Mizdow shakes his head no. Crowd is going crazy. Miz is lecturing Mizdow. Long argument. Miz pokes Mizdow repeatedly in the chest. From behind Mizdow dumps Miz over the top! Miz is super pissed on the floor, keeps trying to attack Mizdow but refs hold him back. Mizdow and Show go at it. Show tosses Mizdow but he “skins the cat” and gets back in. Lots of near eliminations. Finally Big Show goes for a chokeslam, but Mizdow locks in a headlock. Long sequence and Show tosses Mizdow.
Winner: Big Show
Back to Renee Young and the Wrestlemania panel.
More video packages.
Now onto the Wrestlemania Show proper!
Aloe Blacc is here to sing America The Beautiful.
LL Cool J does some kind of narrated promo package.
Intercontinental Title Ladder Match
Daniel Bryan vs. Bad News Barrett (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Stardust vs. R Truth
Ladder match! I’m going to do some highspots and the finish. Crazy spot with Luke Harper. Wade Barrett clears everyone out with bullhammers. Then Bryan gets him. Bryan and Ziggler brawl on the top of the ladder and Bryan knocks Ziggler off.
Winner and NEW IC Champ: Daniel Bryan
Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton
Back and forth quite a bit. Near the end, Randy hits the RKO on both Noble and Mercury. Then Rollins hits the curb stomp and covers but Orton kicks out at 2. Rollins up top, goes for a 450? Splash, but lands on his feet. Reversed each others finishers again into the RKO for the pin.
Ronda Rousey is in the crowd!
Sting/HHH video package
Triple H vs. Sting
There is a crew of drummers doing a drum routine with Sting facepaint. Wait one guy is not doing the face paint. Long drums lead into the WWE Sting theme. Then a bunch of Terminators come out, and HHH comes out like a Metal Skull Terminator. Arnold cuts a promo promoting the Game so I believe that means Arnold has turned heel. They go back and forth all match. Sting has HHH in the Scorpion Death Lock, and the Degeneration X theme plays. X-Pac, Billy Gunn and Road Dogg run down and attack Sting. He fends them off. Goes to the top and Sting does a big splash from the top and clears them out. Back into the ring but HHH hits the pedigree. Sting kicks out! Then the nWo theme plays. Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall and Kevin Nash come to the ring. They fight against DX. Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop but HHH kicks out. More nWo and DX brawling. Sting has HHH in the Deathlock when HBK comes out of the crowd and hits Sweet Chin Music on Sting. HHH covers but Sting kicks out. DX hands HHH a sledgehammer, and NWO hands Sting a bat. Bat vs Sledgehammer! Sting uses the bat to break the sledgehammer in half. But HHH rebounds and hits Sting with the half slegdehammer and covers for the pin. Wow.
Winner: Triple H
After the match, DX flanking HHH and the NWO flanking Sting face off. Finally HHH extends his hand and Sting shakes. They all exit.
Backstage Maria Menonous interviews Daniel Bryan. He is congratulated by Pat Patterson. And then Roddy Piper. Then Ricky The Dragon Steamboat. Then Ric Flair who gives him a Wooooo. Bret The Hitman Hart. They all do Yes! Chant. Ron Simmons comes over and everyone stops. Damn! Then back to Yes!
Travis Barker is here with Skylar Grey. Kid Ink! Music…
Paige & AJ Lee vs. The Bella Twins
Paige has blue/purple hair streaks. Much of the match is Bellas beating down Paige. Finally a hot tag to AJ Lee. House a fire. Thesz Press. Goes up top for a high cross body and Bella turns it around for a pin. Broken up. Nikki goes for a submission or something, AJ Lee floats over awkwardly for a DDT. Paige takes out Brie on the floor, then AJ locks in her submission for the tapout on Nikki.
Winners: AJ & Paige
Hall of Fame video packages.
Presenting the 2015 Hall of Fame. They are all there.
Rusev/Cena video package
United States Title
Rusev (c) w/Lana vs. John Cena
Both come out to huge and lavish entrances. Very negative response to Cena. Cena goes right to work to start. Rusev with a scary looking tumble on Cena in the corner. Cena controls. Goes for “You Can’t See Me” and gets huge boos. Cena grins. Fist drop for 2. Rusev takes control. Very slow part of the match. Jumping knee grazes Cena. Lana tosses a high heel into the ring. Unclear why. Ref kicked it out. Rusev goes to the top and hits a flying headbutt on Cena for 2. Rusev goes for the Accolade but Cena blocks. Back and forth. Rusev locks in the Accolade a second time. Cena stands up and backs Rusev into the corner and breaks the hold. Cole claims this is the first time anyone has broken the Accoldate. Cena then locks in STFU. Rusev gets out. Lana to the apron, Cena yells at her, Rusev charges at Cena but he moves and he knocks Lana off the apron. Attitude Adjustment for the pin.
Winner and NEW US Champion: Cena
Stephanie and HHH come out and talk about the attendance which is 76,976. After a while of seeming like a babyface, Stephanie takes all the credit. Her and her husband HHH. He cuts a promo about beating Sting and owning all the wrestlers. HHH and Stephanie kiss. If You Smellll What The Rock is Cooking.
The Rock paces the stage back and forth and finally goes into the ring to confront HHH and Stephanie. Rock says HHH should go back and dress up like the Terminator. Want to make a Wrestlemania moment? Rock challenges HHH. However HHH said he already kicked his ass in their rivalry. Rock might have left his heart in SF but HHH left his balls in Stanford. Ohhhh. Steph grabs the mic and says The Rock has to feed his ego. Rock and Steph argue and Steph slaps Rock. Then Steph pushes him out of the ring. Rock walks over to the barricade and the crowd chants for Ronda Rousey. Rock brings her over the barricade and they go into the ring together.
Stephanie says they are friends. But she would never go into an MMA ring, this is her ring. Rock gives Ronda the mic and Ronda says any ring she is in, is her ring. You want me to leave? Make me. Stephanie says get the hell out of my ring. Rock grabs the mic and runs down Steph. HHH chimes in and defends Stephanie’s honor. Rock attacks HHH and beats him into the corner. Ronda hip tosses HHH and he exits the ring. Steph attacks Ronda and Ronda has an arm bar before Steph escapes. Rock says he and Ronda just laid the smackdown on HHH and Steph as the Wrestlemania Moment of the night.
Bray Wyatt vs. The Undertaker
Long entrances here. Taker goes right to work on Bray. Taker controls to start. Does a cool leg drop on the apron on Bray. Back into the ring and Bray takes control. Does a flying elbow. Bray slowing controlling over Taker. This is slow. After a while, Undertaker gets Bray in a tombstone. But Wyatt kicks out at 2! Back and forth. Bray hits a wacky Sister Abigail and covers Taker, kick out at 2. Bray does a crab walk. Undertaker sits up and Bray’s crab collapses!! Bray goes for another Sister Abigail, gets the kiss, but Taker floats out and gets a Tombstone for the pin.
Here is the crab/situp part:
Long Roman Reigns/Brock Lesnar video package.
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns
Roman enters through the crowd. No crowd noise, they seem to have turned it off. He does a fist pose in the ring with some fireworks. Brock comes out to a big pop, crowd noise also turned down or off. They do in-ring introductions. Lillian Garcia introduces Roman but Heyman grabs the mic and does the intro for Brock. Roman attacks to start, Lesnar fights him off and hits an F5 in the first minute or so but doesnt cover. Brock is slightly busted open in the face. Match continues. Match is a lot like the Summerslam match against Cena where it’s a complete squash so far. Three German suplexes. Roman oddly laughs in the corner which the announcers note. The squash continues with beatings and suplexes. Roman is kicking out of everything. F5. Kick out. Brawling to the floor. Reigns moves and Lesnar smashes his forehead on the STEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEL steps. Brock is broken open and bleeding more. Back into the ring. Superman punch and Lesnar is wobbling. Another Superman Punch and Lesnar is on a knee in the corner. Third Superman Punch. Spear but he can’t cover. Second spear, cover and Lesnar just kicks out.
Suddenly Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he comes out. He has the Money in the Bank briefcase. He gives in the case and adds himself to the match in progress and turns it into a triple threat match.
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Brock Lesnar (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins kicks Roman to the floor. He then hits a curb stomp on Lesnar and goes for the pin but Brock kicks out. Seth goes for a second one, but Brock no sells, pops up and goes for F5. Roman comes back into the ring and spears Lesnar, which allows Seth to escape. Then hits the curb stomp on Roman for the pin and the title.
Winner and NEW Champion: Rollins
Rollins celebrates and we are out!
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