WrestleMania 2015 (31)

WrestleMania 31

WrestleMania 31

Date: March 29 2015 Attendance: 76,976 Venue: Levi’s Stadium City: Santa Clara, California

Theme Songs: “Rise” by David Guetta featuring Skylar Grey and “Money and the Power” by Kid Ink | Sponsors: Mountain Dew and Mountain Dew Kickstart


The thirty-first edition of the WrestleMania event aired on 29/03/2015 from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. There were nine matches contested on the card, with two on the pre-show and four championships on the line. The main event featured a WWE World Heavyweight Championship match, originally billed as a one-on-one contest between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns. Midway through the match, it was made a Triple Threat Contest featuring Seth Rollins. The event was aired live across various pay-per-view channels across the globe including a live stream on the WWE Network.

This event marked the first time a WrestleMania was held within the San Francisco Bay Area but overall the sixth to be held within the state of California. There were numerous cameo appearances by various celebrity personalities as well as various WWE superstars past and present, notably for the 2015 Hall of Fame Ceremony. The event also remains notable for the debut match in the WWE of long standing WCW Veteran, Sting.


Pre-Show Contest: Fatal-4-Way Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (c) (w/ Natalya) defeated The New Day (Big E and Kofi Kingston) (w/ Xavier Woods), Los Matadores (Diego and Fernando) (w/ El Torito) and The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (w/ Naomi) to retain the championship

Time: 09:58

Andre the Giant 30-Man Memorial Battle Royal

The Big Show won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, last eliminating Damien Mizdow

Time: 18:05

Ladder Match for  the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Daniel Bryan defeated Bad News Barrett (c), R-Truth, Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler and Stardust to capture the championship

Time: 13:47

Randy Orton defeated Seth Rollins (w/ Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury)

Time: 13:15

Pinfall and Submission Only Match

Triple H (w/ Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, Billy Gunn and X-Pac) defeated Sting (w/ Hulk Hogan, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall)

Time: 18:36

AJ Lee and Paige defeated The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella)

Time: 06:42

WWE United States Championship

John Cena defeated Rusev (c) (w/ Lana) to capture the championship

Time: 14:31

The Undertaker defeated Bray Wyatt

Time: 15:12

Triple Threat Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Seth Rollins defeated Brock Lesnar (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) and Roman Reigns to capture the championship

Time: 16:43

(NB: This was Seth Rollins Money in the Bank Contract Cash In)


Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Info

Elimination Wrestler Eliminator(s)
1. Curtis Axel Everyone
2. Adam Rose Fandango
3. Fandando Adam Rose
4. Alex Riley Damien Mizdow
5. Zack Ryder Bo Dallas
6. Bo Dallas Hideo Itami
7. Hideo Itami The Big Show
8. Diego Kane
9. Fernando Kane
10. Sin Cara Cesaro
11. Tyson Kidd Mark Henry
12. Mark Henry Konnor and Viktor
13. Konnor Ryback
14. Viktor Ryback
15. Darren Young Ryback
16. Heath Slater Ryback
17. Titus O’Neil Ryback
18. Jack Swagger The Big Show
19. Big E The Big Show
20. Xavier Woods The Big Show
21. Kofi Kingston The Big Show
22. Erick Rowan The Big Show
23. Goldust Ryback
24. Kane Cesaro
25. Jimmy Uso The Big Show
26. Cesaro The Big Show
27. Ryback The Big Show
28. The Miz Damien Mizdow
29. Damien Mizdow The Big Show
WINNER The Big Show

Other WrestleMania 31 On-Screen Talent

Event Commentators

Michael Cole, Jerry “The King” Lawler and John “Bradshaw” Layfield

Spanish Commentators

Marcelo Rodriguez and Carlos Cabrera

Pre-Show Panel

Renee Young, Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton

Social Media Correspondants

Tom Phillips and Lita

Musical Performances

Aloe Blacc, Skylar Grey, Travis Barker and Kid Ink

Interviewer

Maria Menounos

Ring Announcers

Lilian Garcia and Eden

Referees

Charles Robinson, Mike Chioda, Rod Zapata, Ryan Tran, Chad Patton, Rudy Charles, Darrick Moore and John Cone

Class of 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Connor Michalek (Warrior Award), Randy “Macho Man” Savage (represented by Lanny Poffo), Rikishi, Alundra Blayze, Larry Zbyszko, Tatsumi Fujinami, Kevin Nash, The Bushwhackers and Arnold Schwarzenegger


WWE WrestleMania Chronology

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-Royal Rumble- | -Fastlane- | -WrestleMania XXXI- | –Extreme Rules– | –Payback– | –Elimination Chamber– | –Money in the Bank– | –Battleground– | –SummerSlam– | –Night of Champions– | –Hell in a Cell– | –Survivor Series– | –TLC

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