WrestleMania 31 exceeded all expectations of the fans who have been following the build to the event, but the WWE’s booking still left a lot to be desired in certain matches and at different moments throughout the pay-per-view.
From Sting taking an unfathomable loss to Triple H in his WWE debut to Damien Mizdow being robbed of his moment by The Big Show, there were several glaring weaknesses that will discount how this event is viewed in the long run.
Here are the most disappointing moments from WrestleMania 31.
|2015 WrestleMania 31 Results|
|Seth Rollins Defeated Brock Lesnar (c) and Roman Reigns||WWE World Heavyweight Championship|
|Triple H Defeated Sting|
|Undertaker Defeated Bray Wyatt|
|Daniel Bryan Defeated Bad News Barrett (c), R-Truth, Dean Ambrose, Luke Harper, Dolph Ziggler and Stardust||Intercontinental Championship|
|John Cena Defeated Rusev (c)||United States Championship|
|Randy Orton Defeated Seth Rollins|
|The Big Show Won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal|
|Tyson Kidd and Cesaro (c) Defeated The New Day, Los Matadores and The Usos||Tag Team Championship|
|AJ Lee and Paige Defeated The Bella Twins|
Sting Takes the Loss
Most wrestling fans will look immediately to Sting taking a loss to Triple H in his WWE debut as the most disappointing moment at WrestleMania 31, and the WWE Universe has every right to be upset.
The moments created during the match with DX and the nWo were cool and something that added to the allure of the spectacle, but letting Sting take a loss to Triple H doesn’t make sense. Triple H had nothing on the line and is the top heel regardless of the outcome.
Sting should have taken the victory in this match to build credibility with new wrestling fans and remind old-school members of the WWE Universe why they loved The Vigilante in the first place. Instead, the loss makes many question why he made the jump to WWE.
The booking for the former WCW champion moving forward will be paramount to his success in another WrestleMania match, but it is clear that he will not be given the proper treatment by his newest employer.
Mizdow Loses Another Moment
As a huge fan of Damien Mizdow, watching him finally stand up for himself and attack the Miz was a moment months in the making, but it was ruined when Big Show won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal for no reason.
Big Show doesn’t need this victory the way Mizdow did.
Mizdow and The Miz have been involved in arguably the most consistently entertaining portions of WWE programming every week. The hope was that Mizdow would turn on his former boss and earn a victory that would lead to bigger and better things.
Instead, poor Mizdow will likely be relegated to a one-on-one feud with The Miz that will not lead anywhere. Sandow has the crowd support to be a legitimate star, but he needs a moment and the support of entertaining storylines.
Bray Wyatt Doesn’t End The Undertaker
Watching The Undertaker work the match against Bray Wyatt on Sunday revealed that the 50-year-old legend still has some gas in the tank. It also helps having a Superstar like Wyatt who can help carry a match of this magnitude.
Unfortunately, the spectacular performance from Wyatt did not result in a much-needed victory.
Stepping into the ring with Undertaker was a huge rub for Wyatt and standing toe-to-toe with the legend proves the WWE has put its faith in the right man, but a victory would have been monumental.
Win or lose, the WWE Universe would want to see Undertaker next year. Instead of giving The Deadman a victory that really means nothing to him, this could have been the moment Wyatt put himself on another level.
Instead, Wyatt will now depend on the WWE Creative Team to book him in a proper storyline that will capitalize on the momentum following his bout against Undertaker. My lack of faith in Creative makes me quite skeptical.
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