Unless you were in media blackout mode last night (Feb. 5), despise all things sportsball, or both, you probably know the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI last night in historic fashion, coming back from down 25 points to defeat the Atlanta Falcons.
Whether you watched or not, maybe your curious how your favorite WWE Superstars reacted to the big game. While we’re waiting for Triple H to send Bill Belichick and Tom Brady a WWE title belt with custom Pats side-plates, let’s find out.
First up, New England fans. Fair warning to the many hoping to see a team they consider to be football’s biggest heels get their comeuppance in Houston, the last one might trigger you:
In the immortal words of @RicFlairNatrBoy WOOO!!!!⚡️ “The Patriots complete historic comeback to win Super Bowl 51”https://t.co/HTOaxasLTS— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) February 6, 2017
Celebrating #SuperBowl2017 #PatriotsNation pic.twitter.com/SRfMunPovo— Im a Seahorse (@SashaBanksWWE) February 6, 2017
What a Game!!! #Patriots #SuperBowl Tom Brady is soooo damnnnn HANDSOME!!!!!— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) February 6, 2017
#SuperBowl #Patriots pic.twitter.com/stxCgxF3Bv— Carmella (@CarmellaWWE) February 6, 2017
Then there’s the neutral camp of folks who just enjoyed what turned out to be a great game... interestingly lead by West Newbury, Massachusetts’ own John Cena. He’s cultivating his global fan base, after all, and manages to shout out another hometown hero while working in one of his catchphrases:
"The Best" will forever be debated but #TomBrady should ALWAYS be in that conversation! #SuperBowl #NeverGiveUp @NFL @espn @SportsCenter— John Cena (@JohnCena) February 6, 2017
HOLY MOLY PATRIOTS !!!!!! #SuperBowl— CJ (Lana) Perry (@LanaWWE) February 6, 2017
Congrats @Patriots !!!!! #SuperBowl— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) February 6, 2017
Wow. What a game! I ❤️ sports #SuperBowl— Cesaro (@WWECesaro) February 6, 2017
Then, there’s the poor, poor folks from the ATL. We’ve already seen Xavier Woods deal with the loss - and Pats fan Kofi Kingston - in real-time. Now he’s turning to another of his great loves to get through the pain:
I hate football. @AtlantaFalcons are still the greatest - Going to @GroundKontrol #RiseUp— Austin Creed (@XavierWoodsPhD) February 6, 2017
WWE World champ AJ Styles is keeping his chin up, too...
Well, it's not the first time my team has lost and it won't be the last. It was a great game. Still proud of them Falcons.— AJStyles.Org (@AJStylesOrg) February 6, 2017
... but as he prepares for the UpUpDownDown Madden finals, video games may not be much of a refuge for him. The Prince of Phenomenal will be playing the Falcons against Seth “The Champ” Rollins, who used the Super Bowl as an opportunity to talk a little trash:
Not even the last time they'll lose this season, chump. @UpUpDwnDwn @XavierWoodsPhD @EASPORTS #madden https://t.co/Y2myrM1lnv— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) February 6, 2017
Hope everyone enjoyed the game, and another football season. Now let’s get back on the Road to WrestleMania!