“Anything can happen in the World Wrestling Federation” was the mantra associated with the company that is now known as World Wrestling Entertainment, and that proved to be the case at WrestleMania 31. A popular opinion heading into the event was that Brock Lesnar was going to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship following his declining an invitation to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship and instead remaining in the WWE. Lesnar retaining made even more sense when Daniel Bryan won the Intercontinental Championship and John Cena defeated Rusev for the United States title.
The company instead went a different way. With the previously mentioned Lesnar and Roman Reigns beating the hell out of each other to the point that both legitimately bled during the encounter, Seth Rollins emerged from the shadows and cashed in his “Money in the Bank” contract in the middle of the contest. Rollins then picked his spot and eliminated Lesnar from the contest before hitting his “Curb Stomp” finisher on Reigns, his former “Shield” partner. Rollins then pinned the defeated Reigns to win his first ever major WWE singles championship, his biggest moment since joining the company.
This was the second WrestleMania in a row that saw a former Ring of Honor champion take home the most coveted title in all of the WWE. Could Rollins spark up a feud with another former ROH performer? That program would make for some excellent matches, but WWE fans should not hold their breaths waiting for that storyline to be booked by the company. There are instead two performers that Rollins should realistically be linked with, and those are the two men that he defeated at WrestleMania 31. One of those individuals may, however, be set to take a break from the WWE.
10 Triple H
9 Big Show
8 Bray Wyatt
6 Dean Ambrose
5 Daniel Bryan
4 John Cena
3 Randy Orton
2 Brock Lesnar
1 Roman Reigns
This is the one program that makes the most sense coming off of WrestleMania 31. Reigns and Rollins were partners during their time with The Shield, and it was Reigns who took the bulk of the punishment from Lesnar and who was on the receiving end of the pinfall from Rollins at the biggest event of the year. Assuming that Lesnar is on the verge of taking some time off per the terms of his contract extension, linking Reigns and Rollins is logical and it is also the feud that fans would expect and want to see following WrestleMania 31.
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