We have finally arrived in Santa Clara, California for WrestleMania 31. All eyes will be on the Levi’s Stadium for one of the most important wresting events of 2015. In the main event, the Royal Rumble 2015 winner Roman Reigns is ready to take on the challenge of Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Intercontinental Championship will be contested in multi-man ladder match, The Undertaker will return to face Bray Wyatt, WCW alum Sting will take on Triple H etc. Here are the results and highlights straight from WWE WrestleMania 31.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) vs. Los Matadores vs. The Usos (WWE Tag Team Championship)
Winners: And still the WWE Tag Team Champions, Tyson Kidd & Cesaro!
Results/Highlights: Cesaro and Kofi began the match. After locking up, Cesaro got in a few good strikes. Kofi took him down with a dropkick, though. One of the Matadores tagged himself in and Cesaro threw one of the Usos across the Spanish Announce Table. Kofi and his opponent got into a nice exchange while one of the Usos got tended to by the doctors. Diego got tagged in and hit a tag team maneuver on Kofi. Jey Uso had to be taken out due to injury while Cesaro tagged himself back in to beat down Kofi. Kidd got tagged in to land his dropkick to a spinning Kofi. Los Matadores ran in to break up the following pin, but they both got thrown out soon enough. Kidd held onto Kofi for a sleeper hold for a bit, but Kofi escaped and tagged in Jimmy Uso. Jimmy went crazy doing superkicks on every man and landing corner bum splashes to men laid out in each ring corner. Kofi hit a springboard splash outside the ring to Los Matadores. Jimmy superkicked Kidd again, but only got a 2-count. The action got crazy again when Cesaro uppercutted Jimmy before a plancha. Big E broke up a pin attempt by splashing both men. Cesaro superplexed Big E, Los Matadores landed a springboard splash and their finisher and more madness ensued. Even El Torito, Naomi and Natalya got involved in a bunch of crazy action outside the ring. The New Day landed their finisher on Los Matadores, but their pin got broken up. Big E landed a belly-to-belly suplex at one point. He lifted two men on his shoulders, but ate a superkick from Jimmy Uso. Things got even more hectic as superkicks and uppercuts were doled out amongst every one. Los Matadores ended up with Kofi and Kidd on the top rope, but Big E and Cesaro brought them down with a Tower of Doom. Jimmy Uso managed to land his splash on Big E, but Cesaro ran in to steal the winning pin.
2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Winner: Big Show!
Results/Highlights: The match kicked off with every participating Superstar already in the ring. Curtis Axel ran wild by tearing off his shirt but getting thrown out first killed his pre-hype pretty fast. Several members from the last match were present for this big battle royal. Hideo Itami threw some stiff kicks at anyone who crossed his path. Big Show and Mark Henry showcased their dominance while Ryback went on a rampage himself. Fandango and Adam Rose ended up fighting on the ring apron. They eliminated each other after a big boot exchange. Show landed his stiff chest slap on Itami in the ring corner. Miz told Damien Mizdow to work with him as they beat down Alex Riley. Riley fought them both off at first, but Mizdow helped throw him over the top rope with a Miz assist. Zach Ryder tried to land his Broski boot, but Bo Dallas eliminated him. Like an idiot, he ran out of the ring celebrate. Once back in, he got kicked out by Itami. Itami got into a brawl with Tyson Kidd, but Show managed to throw the NXT star out. Kane then eliminated Los Matadores and Cesaro threw out Sin Cara. Mark Henry threw out Kidd. The Ascension teamed up on Henry and managed to eliminate him. Konnor actually managed to clothesline Show down in the ring after three attempts. Ryback started going nuts when he eliminated The Ascension, Heath Slater and Darren Young. Titus O’Neal knocked down Ryback with a shoulder block, but Ryback recovered and threw him out the ring. Ryback landed his Shell Shock finisher on Jack Swagger and show was the one to eliminate him. Big E and Xavier Woods almost got rid of the Big Show, but Show amazingly threw out all three members of The New Day. Jimmy Uso put in some work as the only Uso twin to be present. Eric Rowan and Show got into a scuffle that ended with Rowan’s elimination. Ryback got rid of Goldust and then turned his attention to Show. Kane helped his Authority cohort at the last minute and even chokeslammed Miz and Mizdow. Cesaro got rid of Kane with a body slam while Show eliminated Jimmy Uso. Show then repaid Cesaro for Mania 30’s battle royal elimination by getting rid of Cesaro. Show shockingly got rid of Ryback. The last three men came down to Show, Miz and Mizdow. Mizdow decided not to follow Miz’s lead even when The Miz yelled at him to change his mind. The crowd went wild as Mizdow shoved Miz over the top rope. Mizdow began taking it to Show and trying his hardest to weaken him. Show laid Mizdow out with a shoulder block and tried running him over the top rope. Mizdow almost got rid of him, but Show caught him by grabbing his throat. Mizdow jumped onto Show’s neck and tried to lean him over the rope, but Show powered out and threw him over the rope for the final elimination.
Bad News Barrett (c) vs. R-Truth vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Stardust vs. Daniel Bryan (Ladder Match at the WWE Intercontinental Championship)
Winner: The new Intercontinental Champion, Daniel Bryan!
Results/Highlights: Pat Patterson helped lift the Intercontinental Championship to the top and got honored the crowd in attendance. Dean Ambrose wasted little time starting the match. The action got hot and heavy as everyone began beating on each other. Ambrose flew threw the middle ropes right at Luke Harper. R-Truth and Stardust launched themselves over the rope to the Superstars laid out outside. Harper threw Ziggler over to the outside and then followed it up with his own middle-rope vault. Ambrose hopped up onto a ladder and dropped a hug elbow onto everyone below him. Truth grabbed a ladder and tried to climb it, but Barrett stopped him before he could do so. Barrett used the ladder to smash Truth before Daniel Bryan dropkicked him with the ladder in his face. Bryan then pushed Stardust into the corner and laid in some dropkicks to him while Barrett laid behind him. On his 3rd dropkick attempt, Bryan ate a ladder to the face from Harper. Bryan got his revenge a few minutes later when he laid in some kicks to Harper on the ladder. Ziggler knocked Bryan out with a Superkick afterwards. Ziggler and Ambrose fought for positioning on the ladder, but they then teamed up to push Barrett over the top rope. Stardust got back into the match as he beat down Ambrose and Harper. In a shocking moment, Stardust then brought out his own custom ladder. Barrett broke down his ladder and used a piece of it to injure Stardust and Bryan. Barrett almost knocked out Ambrose, but Ambrose fought back by slamming two ladders onto Barrett. Back in the ring, Harper went to town on Ambrose and Ziggler. Harper even used the ring ropes and ladder to smash Ziggler’s face in. Harper drove Ambrose headfirst right into a ladder set up in the corner, then he wrapped it around his neck to lay out everyone that ran in the ring. Truth took Harper down with a drop toehold and a Scissors Kick into the ladder. Barrett threw Truth out of the ring and then turned his attention to Stardust on the top of a ladder. Barrett did the unthinkable by landing a superplex to him right off the ladder. Bryan, Ziggler and Ambrose began fighting on top of the rope for the title. Ambrose pushed his two rivals down and looked to grab the championship, but Harper stopped him. Ambrose landed his lariat and made another attempt at grabbing the title. Harper ran back in and powerbombed Ambrose to the outside on top of a ladder. Ziggler hung onto Harper with a sleeper hold while Harper climbed up the ladder. Ziggler then laid out Harper with a Zig Zag off the ladder. Barrett ended up knocking out Ziggler, Truth and Stardust with a Bull Hammer on his way to grabbing the title. Bryan stopped him and almost won the match, but Ziggler and Barrett stopped him. Bryan landed his finishing flying knee on Barrett and went to grab the championship again, but Ziggler stopped him. Both men laid into each other with repeated headbutts, but Ziggler fainted and fell off the ladder. Bryan stood tall as he finally grabbed the IC Championship.
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Winner: Randy Orton!
Results/Highlights: Rollins used his sly quickness to throw off Orton for a quick second, but Orton got him in a headlock soon after. Both men began running the ropes for a bit, but Orton finally put down Rollins with a dropkick. Rollins almost ate an RKO, but Rollins ran out out of the ring at last second. Rollins began putting the boots to Orton, but Orton got back into the match with his own offense soon enough. Orton landed in some punches to Rollins, but Rollins picked him and powerbombed him into the ring corner. Orton rebounded and clotheslined him right after. Orton then took out Rollins’ goons by landing a double apron DDT to both men. Rollins made Orton pay for being distracted as he launched himself at Orton from the middle ring ropes. Rollins then got the advantage as he began to wear down Orton. Rollins ended up slamming Orton face first into the ring corner and stiffing him with a running elbow. Orton went for his comeback offense after dodging Rollins’ springboard knee attempt. Orton landed a powerslam after Rollins went for his Curb Stomp. In the corner of the ring, Orton managed to lock up Rollins for an Exploder suplex. Orton went for his DDT, but Rollins fought out of it and landed a nice Enzuguri. Rollins then dropped Orton with an Asai Moonsault to the outside. Rollins went to the top rope, but Orton stopped him at the last minute. Orton and Rollins got into a battle on the top rope, but Orton backdropped Rollins at the last second. Orton landed his top rope body splash to Rollins, but he almost got pinned by a sneaky Rollins. Orton kicked out and finally landed his signature DDT to Rollins. Rollins managed to dodge an RKO and superkick Orton. Rollins went for his own RKO, but he ate an RKO for his transgressions. Rollins survived Orton’s pin attempt, though. Orton decided to go for his punt. J&J Security stopped Orton, but they then got smashed with RKO’s. Rollins capitalized by landing his Curb Stomp, but Orton kicked out. Rollins went to the top rope for his big splash, but Orton dodged it. Rollins then went for his Curb Stomp, but Orton launched him high into the air for a final RKO.
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