WrestleMania 31 was so much better than I expected, in terms of recent years this may have been the best WrestleMania that WWE has put on. There were a few unnecessary spots at WrestleMania but it didn’t really take away from the event, the wrestlers knew that they had to bring their A-game and they did (John Cena even produced a 6th move). The most amazing thing about WrestleMania was that WWE’s creative team showed that they have more than one brain cell between all 20+ of them (they have two, maybe even three).
From a wrestling standpoint WWE are going to find it hard to outdo WrestleMania 31 because all of the wrestlers showed that they could bring more moves to the table when it counts. With that being said, WWE still found a way to showcase their distinctive style meaning that the wrestlers didn’t show what they were fully capable of.
There are a lot of reasons for me to bitch about WrestleMania 31 but after seeing what WWE did with Triple H vs. Sting, I won’t. The match itself wasn’t great (I don’t even think it was good) and I won’t get started on the whole DX vs. nWo scenario however the result of the match was unexpected (for me anyway), it was a (not so) classy gesture from WWE towards WCW fans worldwide as we were all reminded that WWE won the Monday Night Wars.
A lot of the results were unexpected with one of them being very frustrating. The Undertaker defeated Bray Wyatt and it didn’t make much sense, however fans were happy to see it so there wasn’t too much damage done.
The event was a spectacle and it made me excited (something that WWE hasn’t done since 2013). It looks like WWE is heading towards sunnier days with John Cena as the United States champion and Daniel Bryan being the Intercontinental champion and I want to see where they are at the end of the year.
The best part of WrestleMania was undoubtedly Seth Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and becoming the new WWE world heavyweight champion. It was well deserved and it was one of the very few things WWE has done right in terms of talent direction in the past year.
I guess Vince McMahon doesn’t have to go… yet