Welcome to live coverage of WWE WrestleMania 31 results updates. This year’s event is scheduled for Sunday, March 29, 2015 from Levi Stadium in California. The main event will feature Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Also on the card will be Sting vs. Triple H, John Cena vs. Rusev, Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker and Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton among other matches. A seven man ladder match for the Intercontinental Title will also highlight tonight’s show.
Tyson Kidd & Cesaro defeated The Uso Brothers, Los Matadores & New Day to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships.
Big Show won the 2015 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
WWE WrestleMania 31 Results & Match Recaps:
7-Man Intercontinental Title Ladder Match
At one spot, Ambrose was climbing the ladder but Harper grabbed him and power bombed him out onto a ladder set up across the outside. Ambrose fell through it and appeared to hurt his neck, requiring medical personnel for the rest of the match. The finale saw Barrett hit multiple Bull Hammer elbows to knock out R-Truth and Stardust. Daniel Bryan managed to get up the ladder, with Dolph Ziggler climbing to try to prevent it. The two traded shots including multiple headshots with Ziggler falling off and Bryan snatching the title for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan won the 7-man ladder match to become new Intercontinental Champion.
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins
Late in the match, Orton stunned Rollins. They traded a few moves and Seth went to grab Orton but got flipped over top of him. Orton hit the quick RKO but Rollins kicked out last second. Orton went for the punt kick, but J&J got involved. Orton RKO’d each guy, and Rollins quickly kicked down Orton. He hit the Curb Stomp but Orton kicked out. Rollins went for the corkscrew moonsault but Orton rolled away. Rollins landed to his feet and Orton tried for an RKO but Rollins shoved him to the ropes. A few seconds later, Rollins tried for a Curb Stomp but got pushed up in the air by the back of Orton’s head. Orton RKO’d Rollins down from the air for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton wins via pinfall over Seth Rollins.
Sting vs. Triple H
Triple H made his entrance complete with Terminator-style robots rising up alongside him. He arrived out wearing a skeleton mask and arms in Terminator style, and then had an intro from Arnold Schwarzenegger saying "This is Judgment Day." Lilian Garcia announced the only way to win is by pinfall or submission. Michael Cole listed off Sting's various accomplishments with WCW, but ignored referring to anything TNA.
During the match, Sting had the upperhand and put on the submission hold. Out of nowhere, DX theme music hit and out came Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac. Each man got punched or knocked off the apron. HHH tried to hit a Pedigree but Sting backdropped him out of the ring. From there, The Icon dove out on top of everyone to crash in a pile. Back in the ring, HHH reset and hit the Pedigree, but Sting kicked out. A frustrated HHH went out and got his sledgehammer since there were no DQ’s. More theme music hit and it was the NWO. Out came Kevin Nash, Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall wearing black and white NWO shirts. The three older legends walked down the ramp to confront DX, knocking them down at the bottom of the ramp as Cole yelled “The Monday Night War has come to WrestleMania!” In the ring, Sting grabbed HHH and hit the Scorpion Deathlock, but HHH kicked out. Sting put the submission on him and HHH tried to grab the sledgehammer but Hogan pulled it away. The DX and NWO guys all fought outside the ring while Sting kept the submission on HHH in the ring. Triple H eventually reached and grabbed a bottom rope to break it.
Out of nowhere, Shawn Michaels appeared in the ring wearing a DX shirt. Sting turned and saw him just as Michaels hit the Sweet Chin Music. Michaels hit a DX crotch chop and left the ring as Triple H rolled on top of Sting. The ref counted with Sting barely breaking out of the pin.
Winner: Triple H defeated Sting via pinfall.
Triple H crawled on top of Sting and made the surprising pinfall win. Post-match, the members of DX helped up HHH while NWO helped up Sting. They faced each other from opposite corners. HHH walked to center ring and extended his hand for Sting. Sting shook as the two shared some words.
Backstage, Maria Menounous interviewed new IC title holder Daniel Bryan who spoke about how great it was to win for the first time. He was interrupted first by Pat Patterson congratulating him and then Rowdy Roddy Piper. Ric Flair stopped by next, followed by Ricky The Dragon Steamboat and Bret Hart. They all started up a “Yes” chant, but then Ron Simmons came in and looked at them, drawing silence. Maria asked if he ever won the IC title. Simmons looked around a moment then yelled “DAMN” into the mic before walking off. They started back up their “Yes” chant again.
They had a performance by Travis Barker, Skylar Grey and rapper Kid Ink.
Paige & AJ Lee vs. The Bella Twins
Paige & AJ Lee defeated The Bella Twins via submission. The early story was the Bellas isolating Paige to wear her down as they knocked AJ off the apron several times to get rid of a tag partner for Paige. Eventually, Paige threw both Bellas to the outside and then dove onto them from the apron. She managed to crawl over and escape Nikki to make a hot tag to AJ. AJ took it to Nikki, with Paige grabbing Brie on the outside and tossing her into the ring steps. From there, AJ slapped on her Black Widow and Nikki eventually tapped giving Paige and AJ the big win.
Winners: Paige & AJ Lee defeated The Bella Twins via submission.
They showed highlights from last night's WWE Hall of Fame 2015 induction ceremony. Members of the 2015 Hall of Fame were all introduced on stage in front of the WrestleMania crowd including Rikish, Larry Zbyszko, Alundra Blayze, Steve Michalek on behalf of his son Connor "The Crusher" Michalek, The Bushwackers, Tatsumi Fujinami, Lanny Pofo on behalf of his brother Macho Man Randy Savage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin Nash.
John Cena vs. Rusev - United States Championship Match
The close saw Cena power up with Rusev holding The Accolade on him. Cena broke out of it. Lana tried to cause some interference on the apron. The ref started to try to get her to get off the apron. Meanwhile, Rusev charged at Cena who stepped aside with the ref. Instead, Rusev bumped Lana who flew off the apron and onto the outside floor near the ramp. Rusev was distracted and Cena grabbed him to hit a winning Attitude Adjustment and the pinfall. Post-match, Rusev yelled at Lana who was being checked on by refs and medical staff. Rusev walked off without her, still angry at his first loss and losing the title. Cena went over and kissed some family members in the front row.
Winner: John Cena defeated Rusev via pinfall to become new United States Champion.
Stephanie announced a new record of 76,976 in attendance for the event. Triple H gloated about defeating Sing and all of the fans watching there and around the world tonight. He said he owns Sting, just like they own all the superstars, divas and fans. Triple H said The Authority always wins. Just then, The Rock’s theme music hit and out came The Rock to interrupt.
Rock said HHH doesn’t own the people backstage and damn sure doesn’t own him. He talked about how they can talk all this trash or simply create another WrestleMania moment. HHH got in Rock’s face and said they had a hell of a rivalry, but he remembers kicking Rock’s butt for most of it. He said he has nothing to prove and walked away. Rock told him it sounds like he left his balls in Stamford, CT. HHH took off his jacket and prepared to fight, but Stephanie got in between them and reminded Rock that he wouldn’t be anywhere if not for the McMahons. Rock made a comment that Steph wouldn't be in power if not for Vince McMahon's "Johnson." Steph shook her head for a few moments then said "still crass as always" and slapped Rock in the face. She asked what he was going to do about it, hit a woman? Steph told Rock to leave, and he got out of the ring and went up the ramp, but stopped, then walked back to ringside.
Rock walked over the crowd and stopped at Ronda Rousey of the UFC who was in the front row. They shared a look and then Rock invited her over the barrier and into the ring with them. Rousey obliged. Steph tried to pretend that she and Ronda were friends, but Rhonda shook that off. Ultimately, Triple H said he was getting fed up with this whole routine. He tried to walk over and strike Rock, but Rock fought back and beat up HHH in the corner. HHH went across the ring and Rhonda threw him down with an armbar takedown. Steph yelled at Rhonda over what just happened, and tried to hit her, but Rhonda grabbed Steph into an armlock several times. She eventually let go and Steph rolled out of the ring to HHH to back up the ramp. Rock got on the mic to say that was the WrestleMania moment of the night with The Rock and Ronda laying the SmackDown on The Authority.
The Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
Wyatt arrived out carrying his lantern down the ramp and was trailed by staggering faceless scarecrows who acted like zombies. Wyatt stopped at one who was motionless on the ramp, tapped it on the forehead and it was able to follow along with the others to the ring.
Late in this one as both guys were worn down, Taker hit a huge clothesline and then stumbled near the ropes. He signaled the cutthroat and then picked up Wyatt for a Tombstone Piledriver. Taker had the cover, but Wyatt kicked out of it to everyone’s surprise. Taker signaled another cutthroat and went for a Tombstone but Bray reversed to hit Sister Abigail for a near fall of his own. The WWE Network video feed cut out but audio stayed on. Later, Wyatt went for Sister Abigail again, but Taker countered and hit the Tombstone Piledriver another time on Wyatt. This time, the pin was good for the win, giving Taker a 22-1 record at Mania. JBL yelled “The Deadman does it again!”
Winner: The Undertaker wins via pinfall over Bray Wyatt.
Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE Championship)
Reigns hit another big Spear on Lesnar but was recovering near the corner. Just then, Seth Rollins’ theme music hit and he arrived out with the MITB briefcase sans J&J Security. Rollins headed down to the ring quickly as both wrestlers were still on the ring mat. He handed over the briefcase to the ref, who gave it to the outside. Lilian announced that Seth was cashing in for the championship, making this a Triple Threat. He went over and kicked Rollins out of the ring, then set up in the corner. As Lesnar started to got on his hands and feet, Rollins rushed over and hit a Curb Stomp on him. He went over to check the outside for Reigns to make sure he was down, then went for a second Curb Stomp on Brock. This time, Brock caught him and prepared for the F5. Just then, Reigns came in and Speared down Brock for a pinfall. Rollins hit the ropes, came over and Curb Stomped Reigns, then pinned him for the win with Brock out of it. Rollins posed at top of the stage with the WWE Championship as fireworks went off in the stadium to celebrate his victory.
Winner: Seth Rollins defeated Roman Reigns via pinfall in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship.
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