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411’s WWE WrestleMania 31 Report

March 29, 2015 | Posted by Scott Slimmer

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The Kickoff Show begins with Renee Young, Booker T, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves. Tom Phillips is in the Social Media Lounge, and he’ll be joined by WWE Hall of Famer in the second hour of the Kickoff Show.

Next up is a video package for Rusev vs. John Cena for the United States Championship followed by a recap of John Cena on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week.

Backstage, Eden tries to get an interview with Triple H to get his final thoughts on his match with Sting. She knocks on Triple H’s office door, but Kane answers and tells her that this office is off limits. With that we head to a video package for Sting vs. Triple H.

J&J Security are in the back psyching each other up and run into the original stooges, Jerry Brisco and Pat Patterson. Joey Mercury wants to give the Brisco and Patterson a piece of his mind, but Noble reminds him that they need to get ready for Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton. That leads us to a video package for Orton vs. Rollins.

We check in with Tom Phillips, and #AskLita is trending worldwide on Twitter. You can use that hashtag to submit questions for Lita to answer in the second hour of the Kickoff Show. Next up is a recap of the Superstars’ many promotional appearances this week. That’s followed up by a recap of the relationship between AJ Lee and Paige leading into their match with the Bella Twins. That leads us to a video package for the Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt.

Renee Young announces that Aloe Blacc will be performing American the Beautiful at the start of the main card. Next up is a recap of Brock Lesnar announcing that he had re-signed with WWE and retired from MMA followed by a video package of Roman Reign’s rise to the top of WWE. That brings us to the end of Hour 1 of the WrestleMania Kickoff Show.

Hour 2 of the WrestleMania Kickoff Show starts begins with Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Championship Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro (Champions) w/ Natalya vs. The Usos w/ Naomi vs. The New Day w/ Xavier Woods vs. Los Matadores w/ El Torito
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Cesaro and Kingston start the match. Cesaro whips Kingston to the ropes, but Kingston slides between Cesaro’s legs and connect with a drop kick. Cesaro makes the tag to Diego, but Diego immediately eats a monkey flip. Cesaro heads to the outside and pulls Jimmy Uso off the ring apron. Cesaro whips Jimmy over the announce table, and it appears that Jimmy has re-injured his shoulder. Cesaro heads back to the ring and gets the tag from Diego as medics attend to Jimmy Uso on the outside. Kidd gets the tag and hits a low drop kick as Jimmy is lead out of the arena. Diego makes the tag to Jey Uso, and it looks like Jey is going to go solo now that Jey is out of action. Jey hits a volley of stink faces and follows up with a super kick to Kidd for a two count. Jey eats a back elbow shot from Kidd, and that allows Big E to make the blind tag. Cesaro gets the tag from Kidd and deliver the European uppercut to Kidd, but Big E (who is the legal man) breaks up the pin. Big E tags Kingston and Diego gets the tag from Cesaro. Los Matadores hit a sweet sunset flip powerbomb / backstabber combination on Kingston for a two count. Kingston rolls out of the ring, but El Torito flies to the outside and connects with a hurricanrana. Natalya locks in the Sharpshooter on El Torito on the outside. Naomi flies out of the ring and takes out Los Matadores. Diego and Big E head back into the ring, but it isn’t clear who the legal men are. Kidd rushes the ring, but Big E lifts Kidd and Diego. It appears that Jey Uso and Big E are the legal men. Jey super kicks Big E but eats a European uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro delivers another uppercut to Kingston and sets him on the top turnbuckle. That sets up a Tower of Doom spot with Kingston and Kidd getting superplexed by Los Matadores, who in turn get powerbombed by Cesaro and Big E. Jey Uso heads up top and connects with a top rope splash to Big E. Cesaro got the blind tag as Jey was launching off the top turnbuckle, so he pulls Jey off Big E and gets the cover for the three count.

Match Result: Cesaro pins Big E after a top rope splash from Jey Uso.
Match Length: 10:00
Slimmer’s Rating: **¾ for ten minutes of non-stop action

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
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AxelMania runs wild to start the match, but the rest of the participants quickly eliminate him. It looks like all seven (still healthy) men who were in the Tag Team Championship Match are also in this match. Hideo Itami is also in the match after winning the tournament on NXT. Adam Rose and Fandango brawl on the ring apron but eliminate each other with double big boots. Titus O’Neil tries to dump Goldust, but Goldust rolls under the bottom rope to save himself. Miz starts giving orders to Mizdow, and they team up on Alex Riley. Riley goes after Miz, but Miz lands on the ring apron. Mizdow eliminates Riley, but Miz takes credit for it. Zack Ryder sets up for the Broski Boot on Heath Slater, but Bo Dallas eliminates him from behind. Dallas celebrates boisterously, but Hideo Itami eliminates him with a big boot. Big Show sets his sights on Itami and punches him off the apron for the elimination. Kane dumps both members of Los Matadores as Cesaro eliminates Sin Cara. Mark Henry launches Tyson Kidd to the outside as Miz and Mizdow work over Ryback. The Ascension eliminate Mark Henry and then turn their attention to Ryback. The Ascension go for the elimination, but Ryback dumps them both at the same time. Ryback quickly follows up by eliminating Darren Young and Heath Slater. O’Neil goes after Ryback, but RYBACK HITS TITUS O’NEIL WITH A BELLY-TO-BACK SUPLEX OVER THE TOP ROPE FOR THE ELIMINATION. That was hella sweet. Big Show eliminates Jack Swagger, but then New Day gang up on him. Show regains control and eliminates all three members of New Day. Erick Rowan traps Show in the corner. Show eliminates Rowan as Ryback tosses Goldust. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked on Big Show, but Kane makes the save. Cesaro eliminates Kane, and Big Show tosses Jey Uso. The final four are Miz, Mizdow, Cesaro, and Big Show. Cesaro goes after Big Show but can’t get him over the top rope. Big Show turns the tables and eliminates Cesaro, but he turns around and walks right into a spinebuster from Ryback. Ryback goes for the Meat Hook clothesline, but Show blocks and eliminates Cesaro. We’re down to Miz, Mizdow, and Big Show. Miz and Mizdow strategize… but MIZDOW TURNS ON MIZ! “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Miz pleads with Mizdow and then starts berating Mizdow. MIZDOW ELIMINATES MIZ! MIZDOW ELIMINATES MIZ! MIZDOW ELIMINATES MIZ! The final two are Mizdow and Big Show. Miz is irate on the outside, and it takes an army of referees to force him back up the ramp. Mizdow and Show face off in the middle of the ring. Show goes for the elimination, but Mizdow skins the cat. Mizdow hits a clothesline, but Show doesn’t even budge. Show levels Mizdow with a clothesline of his own. Show charges at Mizdow, but Mizdow low bridge the top rope. Show tumbles to the ring apron, but he doesn’t fall off. Mizdow charges at Show, but Show catches him and climbs back into the ring. Mizdow leaps into a front headlock and drags Show to the ropes, but Show lifts Mizdow and tosses him out for the final elimination.

Match Result: Big Show wins the match, last eliminating Mizdow.
Match Length: 18:00
Slimmer’s Rating: **½

The main card begins with the Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship.

Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Bad News Barrett (Champion) vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose vs. R-Truth vs. Stardust vs. Luke Harper
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A brawl erupts right from the start, and Ambrose dives to the outside to take out Harper. R-Truth dives onto Barrett, and Stardust launches himself at all four men. Harper heads back into the ring and tosses Ziggler on to everyone on the outside. Ambrose scales a ladder on the outside and drops an elbow on the other competitors. R-Truth is the first to bring a ladder into the ring, but Barrett grabs the ladder and drives it into Truth’s gut. Barrett uses the ladder to knock Ambrose off the apron, but Bryan connects with a top rope drop kick to Barrett and the ladder. Bryan traps Stardust and Barrett in the corner and delivers a volley of drop kicks, but Harper slams the ladder into Bryan’s face. Harper sets up a ladder and tries to climb, but Bryan ties him up in the tree of woe and lands multiple kicks to the gut. Ziggler, Truth, and Ambrose all try to climb, but Stardust hits a top rope drop kick to tip the ladder and send all three men tumbling to the mat. Stardust picks up the ladder and drops it on Harper on the outside. Stardust heads to the outside and retrieves his own Bedazzled ladder from under the ring. Barrett steals the ladder from Stardust, destroys it, and uses the shattered rungs to beat Stardust down to the ground. Stardust tosses a ladder into the ring, but Harper quickly follows with a ladder of his own. Harper launches his ladder at Ambrose before leveling Ziggler with a straight right hand. Harper sets the ladder on Ziggler and catapults them both into the bottom rope. Harper wedges the ladder between the turnbuckles and tosses Ambrose head-first into it. Harper takes out multiple men with the old Terry Funk Three Stooges spinning ladder spot, but Truth drops Harper right onto the ladder. Stardust and Barrett climb a massive ladder, and BARRETT SUPERPLEXES STARDUST OFF THE GIANT LADDER! Bryan and Ziggler set up a new ladder and climb, but Ambrose tips the ladder. Ambrose sets it up again and climbs, but Harper drags him back down to the mat. Ambrose clothesline Harper and begins to climb again, but Harper pulls him down once again. HARPER POWERBOMBS AMBROSE OVER THE TOP ROPE AND THROUGH A LADDER BRIDGING THE RING APRON AND BARRIER! Ziggler locks in a sleeper on Harper, but Harper climbs the ladder with Ziggler on his back. Harper eventually fades and crumbles back down to the mat. Ziggler climbs the ladder all alone, but Barrett makes the save at the last instant. BULL HAMMER TO ZIGGLER! BULL HAMMER TO STARDUST! Truth climbs, but Barrett delivers a Bull Hammer up top. Bryan knocks Barrett off the ladder and connects with the running knee shot. “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Bryan climbs all alone, but suddenly Ziggler climbs the other side. Bryan and Ziggler brawl up top and start trading head butts. BRYAN KNOCKS ZIGGLER OFF THE LADDER AND WINS THE MATCH!

Match Result: Daniel Bryan wins the match.
Match Length: 13:58
Slimmer’s Rating: ****

Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security
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Orton and Rollins circle each other to start. They lock up, and Rollins quickly transitions to a side head lock. Rollins traps Orton in the corner and stomps him down to the mat. Orton fights back and slams Rollins’ head into the mat. Orton lands a volley of uppercuts and goes to work with mounted punches in the corner. J&J Security try to make the save, but Orton hits them with a double DDT off the ring apron. Rollins takes advantage of the distraction and connects with a suicide dive to Orton on the outside. Rollins rolls Orton back into the ring and gets a two count. Rollins drives Orton into the corner and chokes him against the bottom turnbuckle. Rollins hits a snap suplex in the middle of the ring and gets another two count. Orton regains control and whips Rollins to the corner, but Rollins catches Orton when he charges and drives his head into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins works over Orton in the corner, but Orton back body drops Rollins to the apron. Rollins heads back into the ring and charges at Orton, but Orton counters into his patented power slam. Orton hits an Exploder suplex that sends Rollins out to the apron. Orton goes for his patented rope-assisted DDT, but Rollins counters and kicks Orton to the outside. Rollins hits an Asai moonsault and takes out Orton on the outside. Orton heads back into the ring and Rollins heads up top. Orton hits the ropes to make Rollins lose his balance and goes for a superplex, but Rollins tries to counter into a sunset flip powerbomb, but Orton counters into a back body drop from the top. Orton connects with a crossbody from the top, but Rollins rolls through and gets a two count. Orton quickly regains control and hits his patented rope-assisted DDT. Orton hits the RKO but only gets a two count. Orton sets up for the skull punt, but J&J Security make the save. RKO to Noble! RKO to Mercury! Curb stomp to Orton! Rollins makes the cover but only gets a two count. Rollins looks to have tweaked a knee on the curb stomp. Rollins heads up top and goes for the Phoenix Splash, but Orton rolls out of the way. Rollins goes for a second curb stomp, but Orton counters into a GORGEOUS mid-air RKO for the three count.

Match Result: Randy Orton defeats Seth Rollins with the RKO.
Match Length: 13:21
Slimmer’s Rating: ***½

Sting vs. Triple H
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Sting and Triple H circle each other to start. Sting drops Triple H with a running shoulder tackle to take the early advantage. Sting whips Triple H to the ropes, but Triple H connects with a shoulder tackle of his own. Triple H gives Sting a quick crotch chop, but Sting hits a arm drag and a standing drop kick to quickly regain control. “You still got it! You still got it! You still got it!” Triple H levels Sting with a punch to the face and follows up with a face buster, but Sting totally no-sells it. Sting goes for the Scorpion Deathlock, but Triple H counters and rolls out of the ring. Triple H methodically climbs back into the ring and traps Sting in the corner. Triple H tries to whip Sting to the opposite corner, but Sting reverses and whips Triple H out of the ring. Sting follows Triple H to the outside but misses a splash and crashes into the barrier. Triple H brings the action back into the ring and hits a running knee drop. Triple H goes to work with mounted punches and hits another knee drop to the back of the head. Triple H locks in a rear chin lock on the mat. Sting fights back to his feet, but Triple H catches him with a spinebuster. Triple H goes back to the rear chin lock, but Sting again back to his feet. This time Sting successfully locks in the Scorpion Deathlock, but HERE COMES D-GENERATION X! BILLY GUNN! ROAD DOGG! X-PAC! Sting fights off DX and then launches Triple H to the outside and onto all three of them. STING HEADS UP TOP AND FLIES ONTO DX! Sting rolls Triple H back into the ring, but Triple H hits the Pedigree. Triple H goes for the cover, but Sting kicks out at two. Triple H heads to the outside and retrieves Sledgie. Triple H heads into the ring with Sledgie… BUT HERE COMES THE NWO! HOGAN! NASH! HALL! We’ve got DX vs. the NWO at WrestleMania!!! DX and the NWO brawl on the outside. Hogan crotch chops Triple H, and the distraction gives Sting the chance to hit the Scorpion Death Drop. Triple H kicks out at two, but Sting locks in the Scorpion Deathlock. Triple H reaches for Sledgie, but Hogan pulls it out of the ring. X-Pac takes out Hogan, but Nash takes out X-Pac, but Gunn takes out Nash. Hall goes for the Razor’s Edge on Road Dogg on the outside, but Dogg counters into a back body drop. Triple H finally makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Sting goes for the Scorpion Death Drop… BUT SHAWN MICHAELS APPEARS OUT OF NOWHERE AND HITS SWEET CHIN MUSIC ON STING! Triple H makes the cover, but Sting kicks out at two. Billy Gunn hands Sledgie to Triple. Triple H sets his sights on Sting… but Hall hands the bat to Sting! Triple H charges at Sting but eats a bad shot to the gut. Triple H swings Sledgie, but Sting breaks it in half with the bat. Sting traps Triple H in the corner and beats him down to the mat. Stinger Splash in the corner! Sting goes for a second Stinger Splash, but Triple H nails him with the head of the sledgehammer. Triple H makes the cover and gets the three count. After the match, DX heads into the ring to help Triple H back to his feet and celebrate. The NWO heads into the ring to lift Sting back to his feet. DX and the NWO stare at each other from across the ring. Triple H steps forward… and offers to shake hands with Sting. Sting shakes Triple H’s hand, and DX heads back up the ramp.

Match Result: Triple H defeats Sting with a sledgehammer shot to the head.
Match Length: 18:39.
Slimmer’s Rating: ****½ (**½ for the action, ** more for the epic over-booking)

Maria Menounos is backstage with the NEW Intercontinental Champion, Daniel Bryan. Pat Patterson, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat, Ric Flair, and Bret Hart all show up to celebrate with Bryan and chant Yes! Yes! Yes! Ron Simmons then appears because, well, DAMN.

AJ Lee & Paige vs. The Bella Twins
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Paige and Nikki start the match. Nikki knocks AJ off the apron, and AJ hits the ground hard. Nikki slams Paige down to the mat, drags her to the corner, and makes the tag to Brie. Brie locks in a modified surfboard before breaking the hold to knock AJ off the apron again. Brie makes the tag to Nikki, and the Bellas hit a springboard double-team suplex for a two count. AJ climbs back up onto the apron, but Nikki AGAIN knocks her off with a drop kick. Nikki hits the Rack Attack but only gets a two count. Paige knocks Brie off the apron and whips Nikki out of the ring. Paige hits a somersault senton off the apron to take out both Bellas. AJ climbs back up onto the apron, and Paige FINALLY makes the hot tag. AJ connects with a Thesz press to Nikki and follows up with a drop kick. AJ goes for a tornado DDT out of the corner but modifies it to drop Nikki neck-first onto the top rope. AJ lands a kick to the gut but misses a roundhouse kick. Nikki lifts AJ onto her shoulders, but AJ counters into a tornado DDT for a two count. AJ locks in the Black Widow, but Brie make the save. Paige tosses Brie out of the ring and whips her into the ring steps. AJ again locks in the Black Widow, and his time AJ has no choice but to tap.

Match Result: AJ Lee defeats Nikki Bella with the Black Widow.
Match Length: 6:32
Slimmer’s Rating: **¾

United States Championship Match
Rusev (Champion) w/ Lana vs. John Cena
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Cena charges at Rusev to start and levels him with a clothesline. Rusev springs back to his feet, whips Cena to the ropes, and drops him with a spinning back heel kick. Rusev takes control with a volley of kicks and head butts. Rusev rolls Cena and lifts him into an overhead gutwrentch suplex. Rusev splashes Cena in the corner and follows up with a running rolling senton for a two count. Lana hands Rusev the Russian flag so that he can gloat over Cena’s fallen body. Rusev taunts Cena with a You Can’t See Me, but Cena kicks Rusev in the shoulder. Cena hits a pair of shoulder tackles and follows up with the Protobomb. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Rusev counters into a belly-to-back suplex. Rusev goes for a kick to the head, but Cena ducks. Rusev takes Cena up top and goes for a superplex, but Cena knocks Rusev back down to the mat. Cena hits the diving leg drop but only gets a two count. “Let’s go Lana! Let’s go Lana! Let’s go Lana!” Cena again goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but this time Rusev counters into a thrust kick to the face for a two count. Rusev goes for a splash in the corner but eats a big boot. Cena heads up top and connects with a tornado DDT for a two count of his own. Both men get back to their feet and slug it out in the middle of the ring. Rusev hits a knee to the temple and follows up with a vicious spinebuster for a two count. Rusev heads for Cena, but Cena picks the ankle and locks in the STF. Lana throws her shoe into the ring as Rusev makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Rusev regains control with a fall away slam. RUSEV HEADS UP TOP AND HITS A TOP ROPE DIVING HEAD BUTT! Rusev covers Cena but again only gets a two count. Rusev crush! Rusev stomps on Cena’s back and tries to lock in the Accolade, but Cena spins and kicks Rusev away. CENA HITS A SPRINGBOARD STUNNER FOR A TWO COUNT! Cena again goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Rusev counters into a spinning side slam, but Cena counters into a crucifix pin for a two count. Rusev kicks Cena in the face, slams him face-first into the mat, stomps on his back, and locks in the Accolade. Cena’s fading… but he gets his knees under him and powers up to his feet. Cena slams Rusev into the turnbuckle and breaks the Accolade. Cena catches Rusev with a drop toe hold and locks in the STF. Rusev almost makes it to the ropes, so Cena breaks the hold to drag him back to the middle of the ring. Lana climbs up on the ring apron to distract the referee. Rusev charges at Cena, but Cena side steps him, and Rusev inadvertently knocks Lana off the ring apron. That distraction gives Cena enough time to catch Rusev from behind and hit the Attitude Adjustment for the three count.

Match Result: John Cena defeats Rusev with the Attitude Adjustment.
Match Length: 14:29
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¼

Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come down to the ring to announce that that the fans at WrestleMania have set a new attendance record at Levi’s Stadium. Stephanie hypes the WWE Network, and she realizes that none of this would be possible without… her. WWE would be nothing without Stephanie and Triple H. Triple H says that some people might not like what Stephanie said, but the truth hurts. Triple H feels so good about beating Sting tonight, because it’s like he beat everyone who’s ever bet against the Authority. He owned Sting, just like he and Stephanie own every Superstar and Diva, just like they own every fan in the WWE Network. Because whether you like it or not, the Authority always wins.

IF YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKIN’!!!! THE ROCK IS HERE!!! Rock makes his way down to the ring, the crowd is loving every minutes of it. The crowd chants for the Rock so loud that he has trouble starting his promo. He says that the Authority doesn’t own the fans, and they damn sure don’t own the Rock. They run down the people and they run their mouth, but the Rock is an East Bay boy. The Rock was born in the East Bay. So the Rock thinks we have two choices. Triple H can go back there and dress up like the Terminator again, or we can have a WrestleMania moment right here, right now. Triple H says that they had a hell of a rivalry, and he remembers kicking Rock’s ass for most of it. He’s got nothing to prove to the Rock. Just like the Rock left his heart in San Francisco, Rock says that Triple H has clearly left his balls in Stamford, Connecticut. Stephanie says that Rock clearly has a chip on his shoulder and is going take as many cheap shots as he can. But she says that Rock knows that without the McMahons, there would be no Rock. High Chief Peter Maivia, Rocky Johnson, and Dwayne Johnson would be NOTHING without Vince McMahon, Vince McMahon Jr., and Stephanie McMahon. Rock says that Stephanie loves to run her mouth about the McMahon’s and the Johnsons, but she would be NOTHING without Vince McMahon’s johnson. Stephanie slaps Rock (hard) and asks him what he’s going to do about it. Is he going to hit a woman? She orders him to get out of her ring and out of her arena. Get to steppin’, Rock. Rock begins to head up the ramp, but then he turns. Rock paces at ringside and stops in front of Ronda Rousey. Rousey jumps the barrier and heads back into the ring with the Rock. “Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!” “Ronda Rousey! Ronda Rousey! Ronda Rousey!” “Ronda’s gonna kill you! Ronda’s gonna kill you! Ronda’s gonna kill you!” You see Steph, the Rock would never hit a woman. But he’s got a very good friend who would be happy to. Stephanie says that she and Ronda are actually friends. She’s a big fan of Ronda’s, and Ronda is a big fan of hers. Tell him, Ronda. Tell him… Ronda may be the most dangerous unarmed woman on the planet, and Stephanie would never mess with Ronda in the world of MMA. But this is the squared circle. This is Stephanie’s ring. Stephanie tells Ronda to get the hell out of the ring. Ronda grabs the mic and tells Steph that she needs to understand something. Any ring she steps into is hers. If Stephanie wants her to leave, why doesn’t she make her? Rock tells Stephanie that she is dangerously close to having Ronda play jump rope with her fallopian tubes. Triple H tries to put a stop to all of this… AND THE ROCK UNLOADS ON TRIPLE H! ROUSEY JUDO TOSSES TRIPLE H! Stephanie tries to slap Rousey, but Rousey catches the arm. Rousey has the arm trapped, but she takes mercy on Stephanie and lets her go. Rock and Rousey celebrate in the ring as Triple H and Stephanie retreat back up the ramp.

The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
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Wyatt charges at Taker and immediately eats a big boot. Take traps Wyatt in the corner and goes to work with stiff punches. Taker drives his shoulder into Wyatt’s, drops him down to the mat, and drags him back to his feet. TAKER HITS OLD SCHOOL! Taker charges Wyatt, but Wyatt catches him with a clothesline. Wyatt clotheslines Taker out of the ring, but Taker lands on his feet on the outside and stares at Wyatt. Taker pulls Wyatt out of the ring, beats him down to the ground, and positions him on the ring apron. Taker hits his patented apron leg drop and rolls Wyatt back into the ring. Taker splashes Wyatt in the corner and hits snake eyes. Taker goes for a Big Boot, but Wyatt counters with a running back elbow shot. Wyatt sees the glazed look in Taker’s eyes and goes after him. Wyatt traps Taker in the corner and beats him down to the mat. Wyatt slugs Taker, traps him in the corner, and works him over with knees to the gut. Wyatt splashes Taker in the corner and gets a one count. Wyatt locks in an arm and head lock on the mat. Wyatt rolls Taker to his stomach and pounds on the back of Taker’s head. Wyatt drags Taker to the corner and slams his head into the ring post. Wyatt backs up, charges, and splashes Taker’s head into the ring post. They’re definitely selling the lingering effects of last year’s head trauma in Taker’s match against Brock Lesnar. Wyatt rolls Taker back into the ring and Taker locks in the Devil’s Gate, but Wyatt quickly breaks the hold. Wyatt hits a side slam and follows up with a running senton for a two count. Wyatt goes for Sister Abigail, but Taker counters into the choke slam. Taker hits the Tombstone Pilerdriver… BUT WYATT KICKS OUT AT TWO! Taker slowly climbs to his feet and goes for a second Tombstone, but Wyatt counters into Sister Abigail for a two count. Wyatt crabs up… BUT TAKER SITS UP! Both men climb to their feet and slug it out in the middle of the ring. Wyatt gets the better of the exchange and beats Taker down to the mat. Wyatt goes for a second Sister Abigail, but Taker counters into a second Tombstone for the three count.

Match Result: The Undertaker defeats Bray Wyatt with the Tombstone Piledriver.
Match Length: 15:31
Slimmer’s Rating: **¾

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Brock Lesnar (Champion) w/ Paul Heyman vs. Roman Reigns
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Reigns lands a single punch, but Lesnar lifts Reigns into a bear hug and slams him into the corner. GERMAN SUPLEX! F-5! Lesnar is bleeding from that first punch, but Reigns is down on the mat. Lesnar drives a volley of knees into Reigns’ ribs and follows up with a fisherman’s suplex. Reigns fights back to his feet and clotheslines Lesnar, but Lesnar doesn’t even budge. GERMAN SUPLEX! Reigns is smiling, and that just makes Lesnar beat him down to the mat even harder. BELLY-TO-BACK SUPLEX! “Suplex city, bitch!” – Brock Lesnar. Reigns lands two right hands, but Lesnar easily hits ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX! Lesnar kicks the legs and goes back to work with knees to the ribs. GERMAN SUPLEX! Lesnar hits more knees to the ribs and drops Reigns ribs-first onto the top rope. Lesnar charges at Reigns and knocks him of the apron with a stiff forearm. Reigns slowly climbs back up onto the apron and catches Lesnar with a knee to the face when Lesnar charge him. Reigns momentarily takes control, but Lesnar breaks free and damn near decapitates Reigns with a clothesline that knocks Reigns back off the apron. Lesnar follows Reigns out of the ring and delivers more knees to the ribs. Lesnar rolls Reigns back into the ring and hits snap suplex. Lesnar drags Reigns up onto the ring apron and belly-to-belly suplexes him over the top rope and back into the ring. F-5! Lesnar covers, but Reigns miraculously kicks out at two. Lesnar takes off his gloves, and it’s bare knuckle time. Lesnar repeatedly slaps Reigns across the face. HARD. Reigns is bleeding from the mouth, but he’s also laughing. GERMAN SUPLEX. ANOTHER GERMAN SUPLEX. THIRD F-5, but Reigns somehow manages to kick out again. Lesnar tosses Reigns out of the ring and follows him to the outside. Lesnar tries to slam Reigns into the ring post, but Reigns reverses and slams Lesnar head-first into the ring post. Lesnar is busted wide open and bleeding heavily. Both men roll back into the ring, but Lesnar is definitely woozy. SUPERMAN PUNCH! Lesnar is wearing the crimson mask, but he doesn’t go down. ANOTHER SUPERMAN PUNCH! Lesnar goes to his knees but doesn’t go down. Reigns goes a third Superman punch, but Lesnar counters. Reigns breaks free and hits the third Superman punch. SPEAR! ANOTHER SPEAR! Reigns covers and gets a loooooong two count. Reigns goes for another Superman punch, but Lesnar catches him in mid-air and hits the F-5. HERE COMES SETH ROLLINS! Can he cash in in the middle of a match? Seth Rollins is making this a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH! Rollins knocks Reigns out of the ring and turns his attention to Lesnar. CURB STOMP! Rollins goes for another curb stomp, but Lesnar catches him in mid-air. Lesnar sets up for the F-5, but Reigns spears him. CURB STOMP TO REIGNS! ROLLINS COVERS REIGNS AND GETS THE THREE COUNT!

Match Result: Seth Rollins defeats Roman Reigns with the Curb Stomp.
Match Length: 16:41
Slimmer’s Rating: ****

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WrestleMania 31, WWE, Scott Slimmer