Pro wrestling fans didn’t understand what to anticipate as Wrestlemania 31 took put on Sunday, March 29 from Levi Arena in Santa Clara, Calif.
What they saw was a much better than anticipated show, highlighted by one of the most stunning things in Wrestlemania history, as Seth Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank brief-case in the main event bout in between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns to catch the WWE world heavyweight championship
Likewise on the show, Sting contended in a WWE ring for the first time versus Triple H, John Cena dealt with Rusev for the United States title and Daniel Bryan kicked the show off in a seven-person ladder match for the Intercontinental championship.
With WWE providing WrestleMania 36, on Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, Sporting News will be handing and evaluating out match grades on the anniversaries of professional wrestling’s premier event
Here are match wrap-ups and grades, courtesy of SN’s Steven Muehlhausen.
Wrestlemania 31 match grades
Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. Bad News Barrett vs. Stardust vs. R-Truth in a ladder match for the Intercontinental title
Muehlhausen: What a method to startWrestlemania All 7 individuals put all of it on the line. We saw relocations off the ladder, people tossed into the ladder, and it utilized as a weapon. It appeared that Bryan was on his method to protecting the belt when Ziggler appeared from out of no place to stop Bryan. After an exchange of vicious headbutts, Bryan landed the final blow to send out Ziggler off the ladder and win the Intercontinental title for the first time. You could not request a much better method to kick things off.
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Muehlhausen: We are two-for-two in qualitymatches Rollins revealed he belonged in his first songs bout atWrestlemania He stayed up to date with Orton, and his athleticism assisted make it much better. Rollins sought to have things well in hand after linking on the Suppress Stomp, however Orton tossed out at 2. Rollins’ security team of Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury attempted to interfere, however Orton struck RKO’s on them. Rollins struck a spinning back kick to establish another Curb Stomp, however Orton raised his direct to send out Rollins flying into the air and linked on an incredible RKO for the win.
HHH vs. Sting
Muehlhausen: The commentary did Sting no favors here. Michael Cole and John Bradshaw Layfield made Sting out to be an afterthought in spite of his time as a six-time WCW champ and one of the most popular acts in wrestling for the last 30 years.
The in-ring work was absolutely nothing to compose home about. The main style was it being Sting’s first time contending inside a WWE ring.
When Sting had whatever under control and prepared to put away HHH, DeGeneration X members Billy Gunn, Roadway Dogg, and X-Pac came out to interfere, however Sting warded off the triooff HHH restored control when the NWO threesome of Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall assaulted them. Sting rebounded, however Shawn Michaels came out and superkicked the WCW icon. When he looked to land one more Stinger Splash, sting had HHH ripe for the taking. HHH struck him with a sledgehammer for the success.
A dreadful final 10 minutes. Method excessive disturbance, which took far from what was seeming a good bout. And why could not Sting win? To show WWE transcended to WCW? Pure rubbish. The incorrect person won.