Brand new commercial and critical acclaim had finally started to creep into 2015's WWE ahead of that year's 'Show Of Shows', thanks respectively to eye-watering new television rights opportunities and the tangible growth of Triple H's rebooted developmental system. Between USA (future monies) and NXT (future megastars), the company finally appeared to refocus their eyes on the future in sync with their attempts to remain prosperous.
WrestleMania 31 was an advert for both...and also Terminator Genisys.
A year into the WWE Network era, the company was firmly rebadged and ever-willing to accept massive pots of cash for ostensibly innocuous gestures. Such as donating the entire stage to a film tie-in, or Triple H's ostentatious entrance to a film tie-in, or a 2K trailer to a film tie-in. Indeed, WWE's doors were wide open, so much so that longtime stay-away Sting finally even strolled through them to relive his best years as a vigilante on the 'Grandest Stage'.
Or so he thought...