I remember what I was thinking when Roman Reigns won the 2015 Royal Rumble. I can actually tell you exactly, because I was writing for a website at the time, and I covered the event. I won’t direct you to that site, because honestly, I have no respect for the clown show it’s become.
However, I will tell you how I felt: I, like every other wrestling fan, didn’t think that Roman was ready for the main event of WrestleMania. Then, within minutes, I realized how silly that was, and instead, I became convinced that the match was going to be a brutal brawl. I knew that those two beasts would throw everything possible at each other, and that’s exactly what happened.
It started from jump street, too. Brock was busted open (the hard way) within minutes. He had also rocked Roman with some suplexes (rather famously so), and an F-5. It looked like he could have ended the bout within minutes.
The whole thing was a blast to watch. In the pantheon of WrestleMania main events, Roman versus Brock is up there as one of the best ever.
We all know how this match ended, obviously. Seth Rollins came down, cashed in his Money in the Bank Briefcase, made the match a triple threat, and then dropped curb stomps like they were going out of style, until he ended up winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
It was the best finish to a WrestleMania in a very long time. Hell, I might go so far as to say that it is the best finish in the history of the Showcase of the Immortals.
For me, it was about the unexpected nature of it all. I don’t know why, but I did not expect Seth to hit the ring. He had lost earlier in the night, after that glorious RKO. I figured he was done for the show. Oh, how wrong I was.
WrestleMania 31, as a whole, was the best WWE pay-per-view in a long, long time. If you haven’t seen it, hit the WWE Network and watch it – right now.
It’s only $9.99 per month!!
Oh, and don’t be a jabron – hit the comment section. Let’s talk about this banger!