After one of the most controversial Royal Rumbles in WWE history, the fans of Memphis, TN were treated to a night of action and surprises while WWE set the table for WrestleMania 31. The capacity crowd at FedExForum witnessed the return of one of WWE’s biggest superstars, a Championship changing hands & a couple of very shocking defeats.
It has been 8 years since WWE brought a pay-per-view event to Memphis. Was it worth the wait?
1. In his first advertised appearance with WWE, Sting made his return to Memphis to square off with Triple H. The two men will meet at WrestleMania 31 for Sting’s first match ever in the WWE.
2. Randy Orton shocked FedExForum by making his long-awaited return. He cleaned house after the six-man tag team match and is gunning for Seth Rollins. The roof blew off the Forum!
3. Rusef shocked the world by defeating John Cena. Whether the fans were cheering or booing – John Cena had the loudest reaction of the night. Cena was defeated with Rusef’s patented Camel Clutch.
4. Just when we thought The Undertaker was making his way to the ring, the casket opens to reveal Bray Wyatt. Wyatt laid out a challenge to The Deadman for a showdown at WrestleMania. Some say Wyatt “stole the show” with his promo. The takeaway? The Undertaker is coming back!
5. Roman Reigns defeated Daniel Bryan via pinfall – clean victory with the spear. Who saw that coming? The road to WrestleMania ends a little short for Bryan. As for Reigns – he’s headed to WrestleMania to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
What a night it was. If you attended WWE Fast Lane at FedExForum, be sure to share you photos and highlights by tweeting myself or @MemphiSport. Also, be sure to listen to our predictions and interview with Dave Meltzer from The Wrestling Observer to see how well we did (or didn’t) do.
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