The 2014 Superstar of the Year earned the title opportunity in January by outlasting 29 other competitors to win the Royal Rumble Match. When The Authority tried inserting a roadblock on Reigns’ Road to WrestleMania, forcing him to defend his position against the winner of a match between Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins, he overcame that challenge, too, eventually downing The “Yes!” Man in a grueling No. 1 Contender’s Match at WWE Fastlane.
The nearly 300-pound Beast Incarnate — the only athlete in history to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title, the NCAA heavyweight wrestling title and the UFC Heavyweight Title, not to mention the same Conqueror who broke The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak — has carved a warpath nearly every time he has appeared in the ring, whether in a sanctioned match or not. From dismantling John Cena at SummerSlam, to F-5’ing Big Show and Kane with ease on Raw, Lesnar has established himself as WWE’s most intimidating juggernaut.
Pegged by many as a future main eventer the second he stepped in the ring, Reigns — a second-generation Superstar and member of the famed Anoa’i wrestling dynasty, which also produced former World Champions The Rock and Yokozuna — had an equally remarkable run-up to WrestleMania 31. In 2014, he broke the record for the most eliminations in a single Royal Rumble Match, and though an injury took him out of action for several months, he picked up right where he left off upon returning late in the year, Spearing and Superman Punching his way through certified monsters like Big Show.
What will happen at The Showcase of the Immortals on March 29 when The Beast Incarnate and The Big Dog square off with WWE’s top prize on the line? Will Lesnar maintain his fierce grip on the WWE World Heavyweight Title? Or will the ever-popular Reigns Superman Punch Lesnar off the throne?
|WrestleMania 31 previews|
Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns • Sting v Triple H • Intercontinental Championship Match • John Cena v Rusev • Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal • The Undertaker v Bray Wyatt • AJ Lee and Paige v The Bella Twins