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Both Former Vikings Manage To Lose Wrestlemania Main Event

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Back in January, right after the WWE held their Royal Rumble event, we went into detail about how the two men that would be vying for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania XXXI. . .the challenger, Roman Reigns (real name Joe Anoa'i) and the champion, Brock Lesnar (real name Brock Lesnar). . .both had connections to the Minnesota Vikings. One would think that would mean that one of them would walk out of Levi's Stadium on Sunday night with the biggest prize in the sports entertainment industry.

One would have thought that. . .and one would have been wrong.

Instead, thanks to some shenanigans, we got a new WWE Champion, but it wasn't Reigns, but rather his former partner in The Shield, Seth Rollins. Last June, at WWE's Money in the Bank pay-per-view, Rollins won a match that guaranteed him a championship match at any time of his choosing. So, he held on to that until Sunday night, and basically waited for Reigns and Lesnar to soften themselves up to the point where they were easy pickings for Rollins. After a couple of minutes of action, Rollins pinned Reigns and left Wrestlemania holding WWE's biggest prize.

So, both of the men in the match with connections to the Minnesota Vikings managed to not emerge victorious in the Wrestlemania main event.

For more on last night's big event, head on over to Cageside Seats, who did a phenomenal job with their coverage as they always do. And yes, I know that professional wrestling is fake and all that good stuff. So is that one show that you like. And so is that one. Yes, that one is, too. I know that plenty of our readers do enjoy the WWE, and the connection to the Vikings is something different.