Because of the surprise finish amid rumors of Lesnar's return to UFC, the crowd of 78,133 went from hating the night's final match to cheering it in an instant.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal -- Matt Hardy eliminates Baron Corbin (Kickoff Show): The annual 30-man cluster to start the kickoff show, featuring a smattering of mid-card performers, was boosted considerably by an entertaining finish.
After Corbin dumped Kane to narrow the field down to three, he teamed up with Mojo Rawley for a double stomping of Hardy.
The finish to the match was also well set up as The Miz hit his finisher on Rollins from the top rope before Balor broke the pin with a Coup de Grace.
At one point, Triple H overruled the referee's attempt to prevent him from fighting with Rousey and the wrestling between the two produced some of the best moments in the match.