Something I've been meaning to do for a while, this is the first in what hopefully becomes regular coverage of the WWE and the wrestling world in general here on TAY. Obviously, Spoilers for last night's Wrestlemania 31 inbound!


As I sat down with my ten year old daughter and a few friends to watch WWE's Wrestlemania 31 last night, I have to admit, I was not all that excited. The only match I was hyped for Taker/Wyatt. And I felt like the rest of the show was going to be a big middle finger that I was going to have to smile through because my daughter was just so hyped (this was going to be her first ever Wrestlemania viewing).

I don't think I've ever been so happy to be so wrong.

First, the tag match. So glorious. Or not. I have no clue because I missed it. Hey, WWE, when you tell me the "kickoff" is at 6:30, I don't expect the first match to start before that time! That's why it's called the Kickoff.

Next up was the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. As basic battle royal matches go, this one wasn't bad. I was pretty surprised to to see this not go to Ryback, who I had thought for sure was winning this. But, why Big Show of all people? Still, it was good to finally see the Mizdow/ Miz meltdown.

Then came the IC title ladder match. This was surprisingly good! And some of those shots were brutal. I'm still unsure if Ambrose is legitimately injured or not. LittleBoots#1 was unhappy her man BNB (why??) lost, and even more unhappy my guy D-Bry won.

LittleBoots#1 Match Quotes:

"Okay, Ambrose is dead."

"They only gave him that win so you don't cry when Reigns beats Lesnar later and Taker beats Wyatt" (How is this my child??).

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Next, the Rollins/Orton match. This was entertaining, but ultimately forgettable. Some good spots, and a very unhappy Jolly when it ended.

LittleBoots#1 Match Quotes:

None. Just pointing and endless laughter.

Triple H/ Sting: This match was incredible. It was dumb. Nothing made sense. Why was DX out there? Why did the NWO help Sting? Didn't they use to hate him? Did Hogan take a bump? Nash's quad, no! Since when were sledgehammers hollow? Why would Sting even accept that handshake? Does any of that matter? It was pretty fun to watch, at least.

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LittleBoots Match Quote:

"I hate the authority. I hate them so much."

The Divas tag match: At least it seems the divas are improving. Not a horrible match.

Cena/Rusev: Pretty much what I was expecting. Cena gets the crap kicked out of him for a while just to "overcome the odds" as per the usual. At least he isn't in the main event scene right now. Not a bad match though.

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LittleBoots Match Quote:

" John Cena rocks! You can't see me!"

Does that stupid hand motion at me.

Taker/Wyatt: Damn, Undertaker looks a hell of a lot better than last year! The biggest enemy of this match was the sunlight. Neither of their entrances looked right in bright sunlight. Once again, not a bad match. I don't think the right man won though. What use did Undertaker have for winning that match? Why make Wyatt look weak, again? Taker is leaving for another year. Exactly where does this leave Wyatt?

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LittleBoots Match Quote:

"Good, Wyatt is creepy anyway."

Reigns/Lesnar for the WWE Title: This was the one all eyes were watching. And it was glorious! Lesnar was in full beast mode until the shot to the post busted him open. Reigns even got to go super Cena for a few seconds. And just as it looked like super Cena might win it, Rollins came out and cashed in his MitB briefcase, winning the WWE title.

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This was all done just perfectly. Lesnar still looked every bit the monster. Reigns looked pretty good, eating more finishers than anyone has ever eaten. And Rollins winning satisfied the fans. Well, most fans.

LittleBoots Match Quote:

"I hate the authority. I hate them so much."

Overall, "not bad" seemed the order of the night. Ending was awesome. Can't wait to see where it goes from here.

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What did you think. What were the worst/best moments of the night? where do you think WWE heads from here?