WRESTLEMANIA! The showcase of the immortals, where every superstar on the roster brings their A-game to the ring and nobody leaves unscathed. Here’s what went down, at the grandest show of them all.
Kalisto defeats Ryback – WWE United States Championship match
Ryback takes early control after the two kick the match off with some taunts, but Kallisto comes back with a top-rope bulldog and a two-count for his efforts. Not pleased, Ryback initiates a ringside attack, manhandling Kallisto through the ring-posts and barriers, using his ridiculous size to devastating effect. Kalisto eventually starts a comeback, hitting Ryback with a DDT, but Ryback again changes the momentum with a spinebuster out of nowhere.
Eventually, Kalisto would land the Salida Del Dol on Ryback using an exposed turnbuckle, to retain his gold for the night.
The Total Divas (Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Alicia Fox and Eva Marie) defeat B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Summer Rae, Naomi, Emma and Tamina) – 10-Diva tag team match
Eva Marie and her Diva team aren’t showing any teamwork in the opening minutes of this match, as the heels are clearly dominating. Kicks, submissions and slams run wild as Lana makes her in-ring debut, while Bad & B.L.O.N.D.E shows off some impressive teamwork. Eventually, Brie and Naomi tag in, while the rest of the Divas make illegal run-ins as the Bella twin hits the X-Factor and makes Naomi tap out.
The Usos (Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso) defeat The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) – Tag team match
Classic Dudley Boyz heel action, as Bubba Ray starts with an offense that includes strikes and trash talk. Bubba Ray’s big mouth eventually gets shoved full with a superkick, as the Usos clash in a match that is quickly shifting to either side at any time. Near the end, the Usos land double superkicks on the Dudleys, who respond with an inverted 3D on Jimmy. It’s Jey Uso who saves the day however, hitting D-Von Dudley with another superkick and getting the three-count.
Zack Ryder defeats Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Sin Cara, The Miz, Stardust and Kevin Owens – WWE Intercontinental Championship match
In one of the biggest Intercontinental matches of all time, just about everybody was introduced to the wrong side of a ladder. Owens hit Zayn with a big back body drop onto a ladder. Stardust would throw both Dolph Ziggler and Zack Rydr out of the ring as they attempted to climb a ladder. Sami Zayn would launch the mother of all suicide dives onto the cast outsideand follow up with a huge tornado DDT on Owens. One of the best matches of the night that probably shaved several years off of the superstar in-ring life-spans inside the ring.
But it would be Zack Ryder who pulled off the surprise win for the night as the Long Island miracle climbed the ladder to grab the gold.
Chris Jericho defeats AJ Styles
AJ Styles take early control with a hurrincanrana and a clothesline that sends Jericho to the outside of the ring, who then proceeds to throw the kind of tantrum usually reserved for people who get pineapple on their pizza. AJ keeps the heat on, with a springboard dropkick that sends Jericho back outside and attempts to follow this up with a splash. Instead, Styles flies right into a kick from Jericho, which gets both performers back in the ring. Jericho manages to lock in the Walls of Jericho, but AJ manages to reach the ropes in time.
More back and forth from the two, from reverse DDTs, reverse suplexes and plenty of near-counts as they bring their A-Game to this Wrestlemania match. But its Jericho who walks away with bragging rights, as he caught the Phenomenal Forearm in the air from Styles and reversed it into a Codebreaker for a very clean win.
The League of Nations (King Barrett, Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio and Rusev) defeats The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods) – 3-on-4 Handicap match
After emerging from a gigantic box of Booty-Os (WRASSLIN’), The New Day hit the ring. It’s Sheamus in first from the League of Nations, but the New Day is on fire with quick tags and solid teamwork. Alberto Del Rio eventually tags in, and starts to work Xavier Woods over, before Kofi Kingston and Sheamus tag back in. Everyone got a moment to shine last night, but the League of Nations would have their hands raised in victory instead as Kingston fell victim to a big boot from Sheamus.
Naturally, the League can;t help but soak up their victory by trash-talking their competition straight after the match. A promo which is quickly interrupted by the appearance of Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley and the shattering glass of Stone Cold Steve Austin. The legends hit the ring to deliver a Wrestlemania beatdown.
With the League of Nations laid out, the New Day hit the ring for a party. That predictably ends when Stone Cold decides to deliver a Carlton Banks dance Stunner to Xavier Woods.
Brock Lesnar defeats Dean Ambrose – No Holds Barred Street Fight
This match was just brutal. Ambrose would come out swinging with kendo stick, a faulty chainsaw, a fire extinguisher, steel chairs and the infamous barbed wire bat. But none of that helped when faced with the might of Brock Lesnar, who took Ambrose on what appeared to be a helicopter tour of Suplex City with the amount of air that the Lunatic Fringe caught. Lesnar would eventually suplex Ambrose into a pile of steel chairs, and follow that up with an F-5 on top of them, keeping his current Wrestlemania record intact.
Charlotte defeats Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks – Triple Threat WWE Divas Championship match
The trickiest Diva in the industry secured her victory last night, after a hellacious match that had plenty of two-counts as all three competitors raged inside and outside of the ring. Charlotte would walk away with the championship yet again, after taking advantage of a Bank Statement from Sasha on Becky Lynch and rolling the damaged Diva up into a Figure Four lock for the submission win.
The Undertaker defeats Shane McMahon – Hell in a Cell match
Shane McMahon and the Undertaker started this match off by trading blows once the cell had been lowered, but the bigger fists of the deadman won this initial engagement, ending with Taker throwing Shane into the ring walls a couple of times.Taker started getting creatively brutal, tossing steel stairs into the ring and hitting Shane’s head on top of them with a big leg drop and then following that up with a Last Ride slam.
Shane is still alive however, and locks in a triangle choke but Taker gets out and proceeds to chokeslam Shane on top of the steel steps. Another 2-count, followed by an elbow drop that Shane narrowly avoids. It’s Shane’s turn to land a DDT on the Undertaker on top of those deadly steel steps, but Undertaker revives and locks in Hell’s Gate on the younger McMahon.
The match is just brutal so far, proper extreme rules stuff, that has the Undertaker succeeding in using a Spinebuster to break his way out of the the hellish cell. It’s just one-sided action from this point on, with Shane McMahon being beated around the ring and receiving a TombStone Piledriver through the announce table. Somehow still alive, Shane comes back with a toolbox to the head of the Undertaker, positioning him on the table and climbing the cage so that he can throw an elbow drop from the top.
Shane tragically misses however as the Undertaker rolls out of the way and watches the younger McMahon crash and burn. Shane is somehow still breathing, or has at least managed to kick Death in the nards, as he wants more. The Undertaker ends the match back in the ring, with another Tombstone Piledriver for the three-count. One of the best Wrestlemania matches ever.
Baron Corbin wins the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal – 20-man Battle Royal
Everyone is in the ring, including none other than Diamond Dallas Page as a surprise entrant. BAM! And Shaquille O’Neil! Tatanka is there as well, as all the competitors are standing in a ring still fresh with whatever was left of Shane McMahon. It’s pure chaos as everyone forms impromptu alliances to eliminate everyone else, but it looked like Kane would be triumphant. SURPRISE! It was Baron Corbin who would win with a sneak top rope tumble.
The Rock defeats Eric Rowan
FINALLY. The great one has returned…TO WRESTLEMANIA! The Rock is here to be electrifying, revealing that the Wrestlemania attendance record has been broken as there are 101 763 people in attendance that night. The Wyatt family decides to interrupt, leading towards a verbal match between the Great One and Bray Wyatt that is more one-sided than the German invasion of Poland in World War II.
This all leads to a match between the Rock and Erick Rowan, that is a slobber-knocker that rages inside and outside of the ring as the Wyatt Family member puts the most electrifying man in all of sports entertainment through a gauntlet of moves and holds. Just kidding. The Rock ends the match in six seconds flat with an instant Rock Bottom for the quickest Wrestlemania win of all time. The rest of the Wyatt Family then surrounds the Rock, when all of a sudden…JOHN CENA!
The two clear the ring, and the Rock apparently welcomes Cena back to the ring.
Roman Reigns defeats Triple H – WWE World Heavyweight Championship match
Despite this being the match wherein the Authority have been hyped as the ultimate villains and Roman Reigns the Jesus with muscles who will save the WWE, the fans are having none of that. The crowd is clearly there to see Triple H win, with the crowd notably booing Reigns. Or Boo-urns. Reigns and Triple H put on one hell of a great show however. Flying clotheslines, dropkicks and atomic drops aplenty as the two go at it.
They brawled inside and outside of the ring, they used ropes and tables and punctuated their moves with powerbombs. Victory would belong to Reigns however, as he dodged a sledgehammer with two Superman punches and locked in the spear. One-two-three and Roman Reigns is the new WWE World Heavyweight champion.
And that was Wrestlemania 32! See you guys next year in Florida!
Last Updated: April 4, 2016