|Posted by jammer311 on March 31, 2015 at 12:15 AM|
I usually try to come up with a more creative title for my blogs, but let's be honest.... Seth Rollins cashing in his Money in the Bank contract during the main event of Wrestlemania is worthy of a headline. He finally did it. Since June, Seth Rollins has been carrying around that gold Money in the Bank briefcase and many wondered when he would try to cash in. Sure, he tried to do it a few times - Night of Champions to name one - but it never worked out like he had planned.
Until last night.
First of all, I must say this. It has always sounded so ridiculous on WWE Raw or Smackdown, when someone like Jerry Lawler would say, "When is Seth going to cash in that Money in the Bank contract?" Well the problem with that question is that the WWE Champion was never there!
I like Brock Lesnar, he grew on me, but the simple fact that the announcers would question Seth's motives in when he was going to cash in that Money in the Bank contract when the WWE Champion was never on a WWE show was mind boggling at best. Thankfully last night, the WWE Champion was on the card, and Seth made it his opportunity to cash in and win the WWE Title.
Was it too soon? Perhaps. Should Seth had at least one run with the Intercontinental Title before being WWE Champion? Maybe. But at the end of the day, Seth Rollins is your new WWE World Heavyweight Champion!
As for the rest of Wrestlemania, it was decent. I didn't hate the Wrestlemania event this year, I thought it was better than other ones I have seen. So I guess I will hit on some main points.
Bray Wyatt vs. Undertaker would have made a lot more sense if Taker was still undefeated at Wrestlemania. Hearing Michael Cole say, "Undertaker is now 22 - 1" just didn't have the same ring to it as let's say.... 23 - 0? Also, does this mean Paul Heyman has to change his saying of "the one in 21 and one" to "the one in 22 and one" now? Because that doesn't have the same ring to it.
Sting vs. Triple H. Where do I even begin? Sting, you came to the WWE for that? I get it though, DX vs. NWO was cool. I am sorry, I meant, "DX vs. NWO would have been cool 15 years ago." They are older now, and is there even a feud there still? Also, how can I take Kevin Nash and Scott Hall serious beating up X-Pac and Shawn Michaels when they - along with Triple H - were all together the night before at the Hall of Fame ceremony? But at least everyone got what they wanted, the DX vs. NWO feud, even for a small moment.
Sting shouldn't have lost to Triple H though. That to me, made no sense whatsoever. Sting came into the WWE for that? To lose a big match at Wrestlemania? Well, I guess Sting can at least say now he wrestled on the biggest stage of them all at least once in his career.
The ladder match was fast, but a good opener for Wrestlemania. The right man won. Daniel Bryan is going to make a solid Intercontinental Champion. I am looking forward to seeing him have one on one matches with all the men who participated in that ladder match.
The Divas match was good, considering at one time a Divas match on a Wrestlemania card was almost seen as a bathroom break. Not this year though. They had a good solid 10 minutes or so to really do some fun stuff out there, and they did not disappoint. I would have liked to have seen the Bella Twins win, but you can't always get what you hope for.
Randy Orton vs. Seth Rollins. Probably the match of the night - up until Seth cashing in the Money in the Bank during the main event. All that needs to be said about Orton vs. Rollins is... curb stomp into RKO.
John Cena vs. Rusev was the only feud that really had the proper build up to being a Wrestlemania match. I actually really liked that match, and it seemed weird to see John Cena once again hold up the WWE US Title - belt he hasn't held for the past 10 years. I am hoping we get a rematch at Extreme Rules between Rusev and Cena, and maybe Rusev can get revenge and win back the US Championship.
So over all, I did enjoy Wrestlemania 31. I really enjoyed it too because I finally got the WWE Network. My cable company here in Canada was the last cable company to get the WWE Network, but they got it, and I got to enjoy Wrestlemania live when it was happening. So that was an awesome feeling to have.
I also got to enjoy the night before with the Hall of Fame. A lot of great stars from the past went into the Hall of Fame that night, and I have to honestly say it was one of the best years for sports entertainment stars going into the WWE Hall of Fame. Randy Savage finally going into the Hall of Fame was great, but it was too bad Randy wasn't still here to be there and talk in front of his fans. For me, the coolest moment was to see Kevin Nash go in. I was such a huge Diesel fan when I was a teen, and to see Nash and HBK do the high five that they always did, made me feel like I was 14 years old again, watching 2 Dudes with Attitudes do their thing in the middle of the ring.
So it was a great weekend of fun. Football fans can have their Superbowl, I will gladly take a Wrestlemania weekend over one day of football. I can't wait now to see what next year will have in store for the Hall of Fame and Wrestlemania, I am sure the WWE won't disappoint!
But as for right now....
Your new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.... Seth Rollins!!!