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Seth Rollins cashes in Money in the Bank at WrestleMania XXXI

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WrestleMania XXXI is in the books and the highly anticipated main event proved to be worth the wait as the WWE Universe were not left wanting.

It was Brock Lesnar vs Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and it will be a match remembered for years.

Both gave valiant efforts as they brought the 76,000+ WWE fans in attendance at Levi's Stadium to their feet for the majority of the match.

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There were shades of SummerSlam, the Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank all condensed into a historic finale.

Seth Rollins became the first man ever to cash in a Money in the Bank briefcase at WrestleMania and he left San Francisco with the title.

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Lesnar and Reigns started with an all out brawl which saw Lesnar cut open just below his eye within a minute of the match.

An early F5 tamed Reigns and for the rest of the match, it was all Lesnar.

The Beast Incarnate delivered 10 suplexes and four F5's to his opponent as he tried to wrap up another title defense.

As Lesnar went to throw Reigns into the ring post, Reigns countered and the Beast was left with a gash on top of his head that saw blood stream from his head.

Reigns would then deliver two spears and three Superman Punches in an attempt to take the champion off of his feet.

When Lesnar was finally down, the music of Seth Rollins hit and out sprinted Mr Money in the Bank to make his intentions clear.

Rollins cashed in his briefcase, and made it a triple threat match with Reigns down outside the ring and Lesnar down inside.

Rollins delivered two curb stomps to Lesnar and when he tried for the third, Lesnar caught him and had him set up for the F5.

A third spear from Reigns and a curb stomp on his former Shield Brother from Rollins would see the former Mr Money in the Bank become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Fans leave happy?

Despite being the biggest heel in the WWE right now, Rollins left with the belt to some huge cheers from the WWE Universe.

People had been worried about the reception that Reigns would receive and it proved to be worthwhile concerns as his entrance was met with boos.

Reigns had altercations with fans and inappropriate hand gestures made during his walk to the ring and whenever he began to gain the upper hand, the crowd showed their displeasure. 

Lesnar was greeted with cheers as he entered Levis Stadium and every time he mounted some offense, the crowd simply cheered louder.

Now what?

Next up for Rollins is RAW in San Jose tomorrow night and it will be interesting to see if he receives as positive a reaction then.

Next up for the WWE however will be Extreme Rules and presumably Rollins' first ever title defense and fans are already beginning to wonder who will challenge the 'Future' of the WWE.

Extreme Rules was trending on Twitter following WrestleMania with fans questioning what matches will happen but more importantly, will Lesnar be there?

Wounded Beast?

The cut Lesnar suffered below his eye early in the match at first appeared to be a simply cut, but as the match went on, it became obvious that that wasn't the case.

The area under Lesnar's eye proceeded to swell up and with the added blow and cut to his head, the existence of Lesnar in the WWE in the next few weeks is now surely in question.

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Wrestlemania
Brock Lesner
WWE
Roman Reigns

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