Actual main event: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (vs. Seth Rollins)
What the main event should have been: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (vs. Seth Rollins)
I know I’ve said that I’m not the biggest fan of multi-person matches for the main event of WrestleMania, and outside of the Triple Threat at WrestleMania XX, I haven’t gone that route, but it’s hard for me to say that the main event of WrestleMania 31 wasn’t done perfectly. And it wasn’t a traditional Triple Threat anyway, so I’m good with it.
Seth Rollins had lost earlier in the night to Randy Orton via one of the most awesome RKOs in history and was seemingly done for the night, even if there was some suspicion that he might cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase later on. Had he done it or not, Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns closing out the night was the only way to go, even if I’m not the biggest fan of part-time guys in the main event at WrestleMania. But those two put on a very physical match, which we’re likely to see once again in New Orleans.
So you’ve got this brutality happening and it’s actually not clear which way things are going to go. Are they already going to give Roman the spotlight or is Brock going to retain? Well, neither. Rollins’ music hits as both men are on the ground and he makes that long run down the ramp and cashes in. Only it’s not as easy as it looks like it was going to be and he gets caught by Lesnar. But Reigns actually helps out his former Shield brethren and spears Lesnar before taking a Curb Stomp for the 1-2-3, and Rollins steals the win and the WWE Championship. Beautiful. Wouldn’t change a thing.