WrestleMania 32 results

WWE WrestleMania 32 Results 4/2/16

WWE WrestleMania 32 Results
April 3, 2016
Dallas, Texas (AT&T Stadium)
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com

The show opens with Fifth Harmony singing “America the Beautiful.”

A video package runs looking back at the history of WrestleMania.

A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WrestleMania 32. We go live inside AT&T Stadium in Dallas. A gigantic display of pyro goes off in the entrance area and around the huge WrestleMania star logo above.

Michael Cole, JBL and Byron Saxton officially welcome us to the show as Dolph Ziggler is out first.

WWE Intercontinental Championship – Ladder Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder vs. The Miz vs. Sin Cara

The bell rings and everyone bails except for Kevin Owens who takes a moment to soak in the huge crowd. Sami Zayn is back in with a ladder. Owens and Zayn drop the ladder exchanging shots. Zayn with big elbows. Ziggler nails a ladder against the back of Zayn. Owens pushes Ziggler away. Sin Cara with a shot on Owens. Stardust scoop slams Sin Cara over a ladder. Zack Ryder with a neckbreaker on Stardust over a ladder. Miz clears house and throws a ladder at Sin Cara. Miz sets up a big ladder. Ziggler and Zayn throw him off. Blue Thunder Bomb by Zayn on Ziggler. Owens with a high back body drop on Zayn. Zayn lands back first over a ladder against the ropes. Ryder drops Owens and starts setting up the ladder. Ryder is near the top when Ziggler cuts him off. Stardust pushes over the ladder crotching Ryder and sending Ziggler off. Sin Cara throws Stardust off the ladder and over the top rope. Zayn clears house. Sin Cara off the ladder springboarding himself off taking out Ziggler, Miz, Starudst and Ryder at ringside. Zayn eats a superkick from Ziggler at ringside. Miz eats a superkick inside the ring. Sin Cara eats a superkick as well. Ryder is in next, gets launched into a ladder head first and eats a superkick from Ziggler. Ziggler is climbing up the ladder when Owens cuts him off. Ziggler and Owens both land a superkick at the same time. Stardust pulls out a polka dot ladder and a loud “DUSTY” chant starts up. Stardust clears house on Ryder, Ziggler, Sin Cara and Zayn inside the ring. Miz cuts it off and hits a Skull Crushing Finale on Stardust over the ladder. Owens drops Miz over the ladder. Owens throws the polka dot ladder out and gets in a shot on Sin Cara as another ladder was being brought in. Zayn jumps and throws big rights at Owens. Owens cuts off Zayn. Zayn falls over a ladder. Owens comes off the top and connects with a frog splash on Zayn over the ladder! Owens got some serious height on that jump. Owens with a Pop Up Powerbomb on Miz. Ryder takes out Owens, climbs up the ladder, gets to the other side and drops a flying elbow over Miz from the top of the ladder! Ziggler and Ryder are brawling back at the top of the ladder. Ziggler pulls Ryder off connecting with a facebuster. Ziggler favors his knee immediately. Ziggler hops up the ladder on one leg. Owens pulls Ziggler off the ladder connecting with a Pop Up Powerbomb. Stardust with his twisting neckbreaker on Owens. Stardust is kicked back onto a ladder that was propped up over the ring apron and ring barricade.Sin Cara is near the top of the main ladder by the title. Owens tilts the ladder over. Sin Cara jumps and crashes over Stardust bending the other ladder in half. Owens is climbing up the ladder. Zayn cuts him off. Owens and Zayn exchange rights. Zayn drops Owens’ face off the ladder. Owens with a thumb to the eye. Zayn falls off. Owens reaches up. Zayn pulls Owens down and connects with an overhead suplex dropping Owens over a ladder on the mat! Zayn is now climbing up the ladder. Zayn is at the top. Miz pushes the ladder over and Zayn crashes through the ropes to the outside. Miz is climbing up now. Miz has the title in his hand smiling. Ryder jumps up and knocks Miz off the ladder. Ryder reaches up and pulls the title down.

Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Zack Ryder

After the match, Zack Ryder’s father gets in the ring and hugs Zack. Zack climbs back up the ladder holding up the WWE Intercontinental Championship celebrating with some “WOO WOO WOO” chants inside AT&T Stadium.

A video package runs hyping Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles tonight.

Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles

Lock up and Jericho gets a shoulder tackle early on Styles. Styles with a huricanrana takedown and clotheslines Jericho over the top rope. Jericho is upset and walks around the ringside area to regain composure. Styles chases Jericho on the outside back inside the ring. Styles with a quick kick to the body. Jericho returns with chops. Styles with a springboard dropkick sending Jericho to the outside. Jericho catches Styles with a dropkick as Styles attempts to springboard himself to the outside. Back inside, Jericho with an elbow off the second rope catching Styles. Jericho with a quick vertical suplex. Jericho keeps Styles grounded with a headlock. Styles with repeated strikes to Jericho and follows with a big running forearm. Styles catches Jericho with a big dropkick. Jericho avoids a kick and rolls through going for the Walls of Jericho. Jericho gets Styles turned over and locked in. Styles gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Styles catches Jericho with a springboard inverted DDT for a two count. Jericho crotches himself in the corner courtesy of Styles. Jericho with slaps to Styles in the corner. Both Jericho and Styles are standing up on the top rope. Jericho pulls Styles down face first into the mat off the top. Styles with a cover getting a two count. Jericho blocks a Pele Kick and gets the Walls of Jericho locked back on. Styles is reaching and almost gets near the bottom rope when Jericho pulls him back out. Styles counters and gets the Calf Crusher applied. Jericho with elbows and gets Styles rolled over for a two count. Jericho avoids a Styles Clash attempt. Jericho with a Codebreaker after he avoids a springboard forearm attempt by Styles. Styles kicks out. Jericho can’t believe it. Jericho teases going for the Styles Clash. Styles counters dropping Jericho down face first. Series of counters. Styles Clash connects on Jericho. Jericho power kicks out after two. Jericho blocks another running forearm with a kick to the face. Jericho counters a springboard by Styles in mid air into a Codebreaker. Jericho hooks the leg for the win.

Winner: Chris Jericho

Backstage, Maria Menounos is with new WWE Intercontinental Champion Zack Ryder. Ryder said he lived his dream tonight becoming the new champion.

WWE Tag Team Champions New Day are out next. A giant box of Booty O’s are on the stage. The box falls over and the New Day walk out wearing what looks to be Dragon Ball Z costumes. League of Nations is out next.

4 on 3 Handicap Match
The League of Nations vs. WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day

We start with Sheamus and Kofi Kingston. Kingston with a jumping forearm that catches Sheamus. Tag to Big E who stomps away at Sheamus. Continuous tags between New Day with stomps to Sheamus. New Day celebrates after Kingston is launched by Big E into Sheamus. Xavier Woods plays his trombone. Tag to Rusev who stomps over Woods and drops a quick elbow. Tag to Alberto Del Rio who kicks Woods in the leg. Del Rio with a DDT to Woods. Del Rio chokes Woods on the mat. Woods with an elbow and forearm combo on Del Rio. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Woods. Del Rio with a kick to the head and tag back to Sheamus. Sheamus drops forearms over the chest of Woods chanting “NEW…DAY SUCKS.” Sheamus with a rolling senton on Woods and tags in Rusev. Woods tries to fight back in the corner. Rusev overwhelms him and tags back in Del Rio. Del Rio drops rights over Woods in the corner. Woods launches Del Rio over the top rope. Tag to Sheamus who knocks Big E off the ring apron. Rusev with a superkick to Big E on the outside as well. Inside the ring, Woods with a DDT on Sheamus. Tag to Kingston who connects with a dropkick and chest stomp on Sheamus. Chest stomp by Kingston on Rusev. Kingston with a Boom Drop over both Rusev and Sheamus. Rusev kicks Kingston in the head when Sheamus lifted him up over his head. Kingston with kicks to Sheamus in the corner. Big E is back in with the tag and launches Sheamus with a belly to belly. Big E dumps Rusev over the top rope and Rusev hangs on. Wade Barrett is near both. Big E hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive taking out Rusev, Sheamus and Barrett. Kingston tosses Sheamus back in. Woods gets the tag and comes off the top rope with a huge chest stomp. Del Rio with a backstabber to Woods. Del Rio with his jumping stomp over the chest of Kingston. Woods with a shot to Del Rio. Woods drops a leg over Rusev who was just rolling back in. Barrett with a Bull Hammer to Woods. Sheamus follows with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus covers Woods and gets the pinfall for the win.

Winners: The League of Nations (Sheamus, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio & Wade Barrett)

After the match, Wade Barrett grabs a mic putting over how the lads have won again. Barrett introduces everyone and said no one can go up against them. Shawn Michaels’ music hits to interrupt Barrett. HBK walks out and has his wrestling gear on. Mick Foley is out next in his classic Cactus Jack gear. “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is out next in a “Dallas 3:16” shirt and jeans. Austin, HBK and Foley head to the ring. The League of Nations backs off. A brawl breaks out. HBK has Del Rio, Foley has Sheamus and Austin goes after Rusev. Socko is in the house as Foley applies the mandible claw on Sheamus. Sweet Chin Music by HBK on Del Rio. Stunner on Rusev. New Day throws Barrett in. Barrett takes Sweet Chin Music, a mandible claw and Stunner. Austin tosses Barrett out. New Day gets inside the ring as the New Day music hits. New Day wants to dance. Foley starts to dance with them. HBK starts shaking his butt. Austin is laughing. Woods is trying to get Austin to dance. Austin snaps his fingers to the beat…and a stunner on Woods! Austin jumps up on the turnbuckle calling for some beers.

A video package runs hyping Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose tonight.

No Holds Barred, Street Fight Match
Brock Lesnar w/ Paul Heyman vs. Dean Ambrose

Before the match, Paul Heyman interrupts Eden and does the introduction for Brock Lesnar.

The bell rings and Brock Lesnar charges Dean Ambrose immediately. We get our first german suplex on the night. Lesnar with a second german on Ambrose. Lesnar with knees to Ambrose and a third german. Ambrose has a kendo stick and starts cracking it over the body of Lesnar on the outside. Back inside, Ambrose with more shots to Lesnar using the kendo stick. Lesnar with knees, fourth and fifth german on Ambrose as Dallas counts along. Lesnar grabs a second kendo stick and tosses Ambrose back inside. Lesnar breaks the stick over his knee. Lesnar with a sixth german suplex. Ambrose is trying to pull himself to his feet using the ropes. Lesnar with a snap suplex on Ambrose. Ambrose grabs the kendo stick. Lesnar cuts him off and stands on the stick. Lesnar with another german suplex on Ambrose as Ambrose tries to fight back. Ambrose slaps Lesnar and backs off to the corner. Ambrose with elbows and kicks to the body of Lesnar. Lesnar launches Ambrose back with another big german. Ambrose with a low blow on Lesnar! Ambrose grabs a kendo stick and starts cracking it over the back of Lesnar. Lesnar rolls out. Ambrose with a suicide dive through the ropes catching Lesnar. Ambrose pulls a chainsaw out from under the ring and tries to turn it on. Lesnar with a belly to belly suplex on Ambrose. Ambrose hits Lesnar over the head with a laptop at ringside. Ambrose grabs a steel chair and cracks it over Lesnar’s back. Inside the ring, Ambrose goes up top, Lesnar cuts him off and overhead suplexes him back down. Ambrose sets off a fire extinguisher in the face of Lesnar at ringside. Back inside, Ambrose cracks a chair over the back of Lesnar. Lesnar backs to the corner and Ambrose drives the chair into the ribs of Lesnar. Ambrose dropkicks the chair into the face of Lesnar in the corner. Ambrose with a flying elbow off the top rope using the steel chair over Lesnar! Ambrose gets a two count on a pinfall attempt. Ambrose starts throwing tons of steel chairs inside the ring. Lesnar with another german on Ambrose. Ambrose is able to clear all the chairs. Ambrose counters an F5 into Dirty Deeds over a chair! Ambrose hooks the leg and Lesnar barely kicks out. Heyman almost lost it at ringside. Ambrose pulls a barbed wire bat out from under the ring and starts to kiss it. Ambrose yells, “Batter up bitch!” Ambrose is in the ring, misses a shot with the bat and Lesnar hits a german suplex with Ambrose landing on the chairs. F5 by Lesnar over the chairs. Lesnar gets the win.

Winner: Brock Lesnar

After the match, Brock Lesnar grabs the fire extinguisher and sets it off over the ring at Dean Ambrose.

The Godfather, Stan Hansen, the family of the Big Boss Man, Jacqueline, Joan Lunden, The Fabulous Freebirds, Snoop Dogg and Sting.

Video is shown from earlier tonight of Lita introducing the new WWE Women’s Championship. The new championship will be awarded to the winner of Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch tonight.

WWE Women’s Championship – Triple Threat Match
Charlotte (c) w/ Ric Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks

Snoop Dogg did a rap introducing his cousin Sasha Banks. We got some major introductions for all three ladies. Michael Cole noted how Charlotte’s WWE Divas Championship will be officially retired after tonight.

Charlotte with shots to Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks early. Lynch and Banks double team Charlotte. Banks and Lynch with pinfall attempts early. Series of pinfall attempts between all three girls. Charlotte with a big boot on Lynch. Banks with a springboard huricanrana on Charlotte. Banks with a missed sunset flip and then into a pinfall on Lynch. Lynch with arm drags to Banks and keeps her grounded. Lynch with a knee to the face and reverse DDT on Charlotte. Charlotte drops Lynch off the mat. Banks with shoulder thrusts to Charlotte in the corner. Banks gets tossed over the top rope. Charlotte reverses an armbar attempt by Lynch. Lynch finally gets the armbar on. Flair distracts the referee a bit. Banks is back in to break it up. Charlotte has the Figure Four locked on Lynch. Banks off the top rope over Charlotte with a frog splash for a close two count. Banks with a knee to Charlotte and then a double knee stomp over Charlotte. Lynch breaks it up with a german suplex on Banks. Charlotte with a jawbreaker on Lynch. Lynch with a pumphandle into a modified Rock Bottom on Charlotte for a two count. Banks with double knees to Lynch in the corner. Banks with a suicide dive into a flip in mid air catching Charlotte on the outside! Lynch takes out Ric Flair at ringside. Banks tosses Charlotte back in the ring. Charlotte is going up top and catches both Banks and Lynch with a huge moonsault! Charlotte throws Banks and Lynch back inside. Charlotte with a double Natural Selection on both Banks and Lynch. Charlotte gets a two counts on both during pinfall attempts. Lynch takes out both Charlotte and Banks when Charlotte had Banks on her shoulders. Lynch has the armbar applied on Charlotte. Banks with the Bank Statement on Lynch. Lynch gets close to the ropes. Banks rolls Lynch over back into the Bank Statement. Charlotte gets the Figure Four on Banks. Banks is fighting back turning over. Figure Eight applied on Banks. Lynch pulls Banks out to break it up. Charlotte with chops to Banks and Lynch. Banks and Lynch double team Charlotte with right hands. Charlotte with a spear on Banks. Lynch pushes Charlotte to the corner. Lynch is knocked off the corner by Banks. Banks has Charlotte. Lynch knocks Banks down into the tree of woe. Lynch with a suplex on Charlotte off the top rope. Banks gets the Bank Statement on Lynch. Charlotte tosses Banks out of the ring. Charlotte gets the Figure Eight applied on Lynch. Flair is holding Banks back. Lynch taps out.

Winner and new WWE Women’s Champion: Charlotte

After the match, Charlotte holds up the new WWE Women’s Championship. She leaves the ring and holds up the title on the entrance ramp as we see an outside aerial shot of pyro going off around AT&T Stadium and in the entrance area.

Hell in a Cell Match
The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon

Shane’s kids joined him during his entrance. Shane with a kick early to Undertaker. Shane with some quick jabs. Taker with a knee and right hand that drops Shane. Taker with big body shots to Shane in the corner. Taker knocks Shane to the outside, gets in a few shots and tosses Shane back in. Shane with jabs and Taker cuts him off with a knee. Taker with snake eyes to Shane in the corner. Shane out of no where with a flying elbow! Taker with more shots and kicks Shane out of the ring. Taker tosses Shane into the side of the cell on the outside. Taker grabs the top part of the steel steps and tosses them near the cell. Shane is back up and slides back inside the ring waiting on Taker. Shane with kicks to Taker. Taker drags Shane out and throws him into the side of the cell. Taker drops a leg over Shane on the ring apron. Back inside, Taker connects with the Last Ride on Shane. Taker covers and Shane gets a shoulder up! Taker is surprised. Taker grabs the steel steps and slides them inside the ring. Shane reaches up and pulls Taker down in a triangle! Shane has it locked in tight. Shane is confident as Taker gets his shoulders down for a pinfall attempt and Shane kicks out. Shane with knees to Taker. Taker with a chokeslam on Shane over the steel steps! Shane kicks out during a pinfall attempt. Taker tries to drop an elbow, Shane moves and Taker crashes over the steps. Shane taunts at Taker to come at him. When Taker moves forward, Shane jumps up and drops him with a DDT over the steel steps. Shane drops a quick elbow and Taker sits up after two. Shane with jabs. Taker grabs Shane and locks on Hell’s Gate. The referee is watching the shoulders of Taker. Shane counters and reverses getting a Sharpshooter applied! Taker powers out. Shane leaves the ring and grabs a trash can. Shane with kicks to the face of Taker in the corner. Shane puts the trash can over Taker, climbs up on the top rope and jumps post to post taking out Taker with a huge dropkick to the body into the trash can! Shane rolls Taker over, covers and Taker kicks out. Shane pulls bolt cutters from under the ring and starts cutting up parts of the cell on the outside. Taker with rights. Shane with jabs. Taker picks up Shane and drives him back first into the cell panel. The cell panel breaks as they crash over one of the announce tables at ringside. Taker slams Shane over the cell panel on the outside. Taker starts clearing away the main announce table including the monitors. Taker with a shot to Shane to keep him down. Taker hits Shane with a TV monitor from another announce table that he cleared off. Taker then slams the monitor over the body of Shane. Taker tosses Shane on top of a production box at ringside near the timekeepers area. Taker jumps up top with Shane, gets Shane ready for a Tombstone, Shane counters and gets a sleeper applied. Taker jumps taking Shane with him and they crash through the Spanish announce table! Shane grabs a toolbox at ringside and cracks it over the head of Taker! Shane hits Taker a second time with the toolbox, this time opening it up as tools go flying everywhere. Taker falls over the announce table. Shane looks up and then grabs a TV monitor Shane bounces it off the head of Taker. Shane starts climbing up the Hell in a Cell. Shane reaches the top and drapes over the side looking down at Taker. Shane stands up, jumps and crashes through the announce table coming off the top of the Hell in a Cell as Taker moves! Shane took the bump right on his back! Taker is just now getting back to his feet. Shane is begging for more as Taker puts him on his shoulders and rolls him back inside the ring. Taker taunts at Shane to get him. Shane tells Taker to bring it. Taker slaps the face of Shane, lifts him up on his shoulders and connects with the Tombstone Piledriver. Taker covers Shane and gets the pinfall.

Winner: The Undertaker

After the match, we see a medic cart going down the entrance ramp as referees attend to Shane McMahon. We see a shot of The Undertaker smiling as he heads up the ramp to the back. Shane is put on a stretcher by medical staff. Shane gives a thumbs up as he is taken to the back on a stretcher.

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Surprise entrant is Diamond Dallas Page. Former NBA star Shaq is another surprise entrant and immediately got in the face of the Big Show during his entrance. Tatanka is also in the ring. Shaq and Big Show with a double chokeslam on Kane. Big brawl breaks out. Fandango is tossed out by Big Show. Damien Sandow is in to a big reaction and Shaq throws him out. Big Show and Shaq are tossed out when the rest of the crew jumps back in. Tossed out next (in order): Viktor, DDP, Konnor, Tatanka, Jack Swagger, R-Truth, Goldust, Curtis Axel, Adam Rose, Heath Slater, Tyler Breeze, Mark Henry, Darren Young, Bo Dallas and Kane (eliminated by Baron Corbin). Corbin pulls off a big surprise.

Winner of the 3rd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Baron Corbin

A promo for WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on April 2, 2017 airs.

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders come out to dance inside AT&T Stadium.

The Rock’s music hits to a huge reaction in Dallas. WWE setup large letters spelling out “ROCK” and The Rock set it on fire with a flamethrower. Huge ovation for Rock inside AT&T Stadium. Rock gets inside the ring and grabs a mic. “Finally…The Rock…has come back to Dallas.” Rock talks about having a powerful entrance and turns his attention to the smiling faces in the crowd. He talks about the honor of getting to walk down that aisle and get in this ring. Rock says records are made to be broken. He reveals that tonight the audience has officially broken the WWE WrestleMania attendance record. 101,763 are in attendance tonight inside AT&T Stadium according to WWE. A huge display of pyro goes off in the entrance area as Rock looks on.

The Rock said tells Dallas things are about to get good when The Wyatt Family interrupts. Bray Wyatt introduces himself to The Rock. “And these are my brothers.” Wyatt said he comes here tonight not as a friend or enemy, but as a reminder of the truth. “The truth is I chose you. You represent success. You represent greatness. You represent a lie.” Wyatt said this is not Rock’s moment and it isn’t the fans moment. “This, Mr. Rock, is my moment,” adds Wyatt. He plans to take out The Rock on the grandest stage of them all and make his fans watch every second of it. The Rock wants to get this straight. He tries to understand where Wyatt is coming from, joking about Wyatt’s voice. Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman try to go after Rock and Wyatt holds them back. Rock said it looks like Rowan’s parents were related and that Strowman was breast feed since he was 27 years old. He jokes that Wyatt calls himself the Eater of Worlds when he appears to be the Eater of Hot Pockets. Wyatt tells Rock that he has no idea who he is fooling with, friend. Rock said he has an idea and it goes like this. Rock takes his shirt off and said we won’t have a WrestleMania fight – we are going to have a WrestleMania match. Rock takes off his pants and he’s already in full wrestling gear. Wyatt tries to calm down Rowan and Strowman. Rowan steps up and gets in the face of The Rock.

The Rock vs. Erick Rowan

The referee calls for the bell. Rock Bottom. Rock gets the pinfall.

Winner: The Rock (in six seconds)

After the match, Braun Strowman jumps up and gets in The Rock’s face.

John Cena’s music hits. Cena runs down and hits the ring. Cena says to Rock, “I’m here. You’re here.” Rock and Cena take turns with shots on Strowman. Rock Bottom on Strowman. Cena plants Rowan with his twisting powerbomb. Five Knuckle Shuffle to Rowan. AA on Rowan. Cena avoids Sister Abigail. Rock plants Wyatt with a spinebuster. People’s Elbow on Wyatt.

Rock grabs a mic and tells Cena welcome back. Rock and Cena hug. Both head up the ramp. Cena raises the arm of Rock.

A video package runs focusing on Triple H vs. Roman Reigns tonight.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Triple H (c) w/ Stephanie McMahon vs. Roman Reigns

We got an epic Triple H entrance featuring Stephanie McMahon doing a Mad Max style introduction.

As expected, Roman Reigns gets a mixed reaction. His entrance featured pyro going off outside AT&T Stadium.

Triple H with a side headlock takedown early on Roman Reigns. Triple H slaps the head of Reigns. Reigns returns with a quick shoulder tackle. Triple H with a knee and tosses Reigns over the top rope. Crowd is overwhelmingly behind Triple H in Dallas. Reigns mocks Triple H with a crotch chop. Triple H pie faces Reigns. Lock up and Triple H forces Reigns to the corner. Reigns with a powerful right hand that drops Triple H to a knee. Triple H hits the ropes and connects with a shot to the back of Reigns’ neck. Triple H with another shot to the neck of Reigns dropping him. Reigns with right hands to Triple H. Reigns drops Triple H with a clothesline. Reigns with a jumping clothesline that connects. Reigns drops Triple H off the top rope. Reigns connects with his jumping boot to the head on Triple H from the outside. Reigns with repeated clotheslines to Triple H in the corner. Stephanie jumps up on the ring apron to distract the referee. Triple H with a low blow shot with the referee distracted. Triple H with two atomic drops on Reigns, cover and Reigns kicks out. Triple H throws rights to the bridge of Roman’s nose a few times. Triple H and Reigns exchange right hands. Triple H with a spinebuster on Reigns, cover and Reigns kicks out. Triple H tosses Reigns out of the ring. Triple H bounces Reigns off the one remaining announce table at ringside still standing. Triple H tosses Reigns over the announce table. Back inside the ring, Triple H rolls in as the referee starts the count. Triple H cuts off Reigns with a high knee when Reigns gets up on the ring apron at six. Triple H with a jumping knee that connects with Reigns. Triple H is back on the second rope and this time Reigns catches him with an uppercut on the way down. Reigns with a big clothesline to Triple H in the corner. Triple H gets a boot up stopping Reigns. Reigns with a samoan drop. Cover and Triple H kicks out after two. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch and Triple H rolls out avoiding it. Reigns with a jumping clothesline off the steel steps catching Triple H on the outside. Triple H sends Reigns shoulder first into the steel steps at ringside. Reigns with a spear to Triple H on the outside sending both crashing through the ring barricade! Stephanie is yelling at the referee to start the count. Reigns drags Triple H to the ringside area and rolls in with Triple H just beating the count. Triple H counters a Superman Punch attempt and gets Reigns down working on his left shoulder. Triple H with a reverse armbar on Roman’s left arm. Triple H locks the left arm and goes to work on the right arm of Reigns now. Triple H with a modified armbar on the left arm of Reigns now off his back as Reigns stands up. Reigns powers Triple H up in the air and drops him down in a powerbomb for a two count. Triple H locks an armbar on Reigns again. Triple H with a boot, goes for a Pedigree and Reigns launches him over the top rope. Triple H catches Reigns with a right hand as he jumped for a flying clothesline. Reigns with a spear on Triple H. Stephanie pulls the referee out during the pinfall attempt. Reigns is back in with another pinfall and Triple H kicks out. Stephanie is in the ring arguing with the referee. Triple H is holding the referee. Reigns charges with a spear. Triple H moves and pushes the referee back as Reigns catches Stephanie with a spear. Triple H with a Pedigree, cover and Reigns kicks out! Triple H with a knee to the face. Reigns bounces off the ropes and connects with a Superman Punch. Reigns is in the corner firing himself up. Triple H is fighting to his feet. Reigns charges and Triple H with a running knee cutting off Reigns. Triple H with a cover and Reigns kicks out. Triple H has a sledgehammer. Reigns with a Superman Punch. Reigns connects with a second Superman. Reigns lets out his battle cry. Triple H misses with the sledgehammer. Reigns with a spear, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.

Winner and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Roman Reigns

After the match, Roman Reigns holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as pyro goes off in the entrance area. We see an outside aerial shot of AT&T Stadium where a huge display of pyro is going off including massive fireworks. Back inside AT&T Stadium, we see a shot of Reigns holding up his title on the corner.

111 COMMENTS

  1. If you include the pre-show, imo, great WM thus far (much better than expected and anticipated, again IMO)!

  2. Well, that puts Jericho and Styles at 2-2, so I’m guessing next PPV is the rubber match?

  3. How many people had to get injured for Zack Ryder to become relevant let alone a champion again?

  4. Four? Five? Let’s see:
    Bryan
    Cesaro
    Cena
    Neville
    Orton
    Itami (yup, went to NXT)
    Nikki Bella (cause she made more of an impact the last year than he did)
    So…looks like seven.

  5. How many people were marking the fuck out like children when HBK, Cactus Jack, and Stone Cold came out? XD

  6. Before the final match as the potential to take this card backwards, how many feel this a solid year? This is so much better than I expected and has the potential to be better than many of the sub-par years. Cool WM style moments throughout and finally a WWE Women’s Champ belt!

  7. Apparently after the Lesnar/Ambrose match Adam Martin decided to say fuck it with the match results.

  8. Show has been superb but down to Reigns now – can he ruin the overall vibe? Either way, a great show overall regardless at this point! I’ve been hearing rumours about Golberg appearing – they must have something surprising to put this as the main event over Shane and Taker’s big / great hell in a cell – might that be it? Probably not but fingers crossed it is something big. Perhaps Seth Rollins will return early and turn on Hunter. Wow, Roman is getting booed out of the building right from the jump.

  9. Really good Wrestlemania. I mean, not the best or anything, but good, and really, that’s all it needs to be.

  10. So Reigns got a mixed reaction meaning some people still cheered for him or was it a 100% negative reaction?

  11. So Wrestlemania has accomplished very little, Roman wins clean as all expected, Ambrose goes close but loses (again), Shane loses so will not take over Raw (weird story if that’s the end of it), Charlotte still champion, even AJ lost to a part time legend who does not benefit from the win at all. The only progression i can see is launching Corbin. Some good matches (none great) but Mania is supposed to alter the landscape of WWE and it has not done that at all.

  12. Worst Wrestlemania i saw very first time i thought shane mcmahon will control monday night RAW

  13. Our hosting company was overloaded with traffic and we ran into some issues for around an hour. It was out of my control.

  14. Jeremy, the recap continued even while we exeprienced server issues with large amounts of traffic hitting the website. Pathetic it was not.

  15. I don’t know what you & Jeremy King are talking about. Adam went into great detail about the remaining match results.

  16. To me it seemed like 1/2 nostalgia & 1/2 meh with Zack Ryder winning the IC title as the one really big surprise.

  17. Wyatt’s were put in the ring with 2 future hall of famers. People over use the word “buried”.

  18. With this potentially being the biggest Wrestlemania ever, I had a feeling they’d bring out several past big names as nostalgia acts with Austin & Michaels being at the top of the list since they’re both from Texas and The Rock to add even more star power to what was looking like a below average Wrestlemania on paper. Foley wasn’t much of a surprise either but I was thinking he & Terry Funk (also from Texas) would have something to do with the Lesnar/Ambrose match. Cena was kinda sorta a slight surprise appearance. Shaq made me roll my eyes in disbelief.

  19. I am so happy right now. After 18 months of everyone bitching and crying and more bitching and more crying and then even more bitching and even MORE crying

    Roman Reigns is still champ. Whether you like it or not.

    Go ahead. Unsubscribe from the Network. Delete your DVR Series recordings. Turn off your TV. Clear your internet history and never view another piece of wrestling news again. DOESN’T MATTER. All of your bitching and crying and whining and moaning and screaming and bawling and protesting means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. HAHA. Roman Reigns is the champ and there is NOTHING you can do about it. NOTHING! YOU LOSE. ROMAN WINS. #RomanEmpire

  20. They embarrassed what should be the biggest heel threat on the card after shooting an angle with them and Lesnar. Cena and Rock were not the problem, just the messengers. Wyatt Family isn’t buried, it’s DEAD! How can they recover from the last 3 months? You tell me…

  21. They have to turn Reigns on Raw. Can’t ignore 100,000 boing fans, so just use that. He comes out to start the show and bitches about the fans turning on him, and grow it from there.
    Don’t get the booking behind having semi-retired Jericho not only kick out of AJs finisher but beat him clean. Guess that what happens if you weren’t created by Vince from day 1.
    Very good women’s title match, but I got too distracted constantly thinking Sasha is Marilyn Manson’s twin sister.
    Average show at best, but expectations were low and I didn’t pay anything for it, so can’t gripe about it too much.

  22. Best moments: Zack Ryder winning the Intercontinental title, Baron Corbin winning the battle royal, Seeing HBK-Steve Austin-Mick Foley perform finishers to LON, Rock and John Cena teaming up to destroy Wyatts.
    Worst moments: main event, Shane losing to Undertaker, people booing Reigns so hard (though he performed so well) and of course Rock and John Cena teaming up to destroy Wyatts.

  23. I don’t think Shane’s loss is not the end of this story. And no, it’s not the worst WM ever.

  24. When he entered they were booing in unison but at the end of the match the crowd was like 60% cheering and 30% booing and 10% didn’t dive a damn as always. Well, he did perform well… IMO he earned it.

  25. I thought the whole card was average, was expecting better, Funny that the main event had the same atmosphere and same pace and even the same chick at ringside as was at the main event of WM18 with HHH and Jericho. Anyway glad Reigns won, he is really only missing the element of authenticity, and it doesn’t help when he does constant, `big smiles` PSA’s then we are meant to believe he is a primal warrior? Oh well, still he deserves it, even though it is slim pickings at the moment.

  26. Even if Shane did win, you are aware that Vince & HHH still would’ve been the 2 real-life main creative forces behind Raw, right?

  27. Care to explain? How Sting could have emerged as a roadblock in the path of Zack Ryder’s progress?

  28. this site’s server issues are legendary. the site went down during the lesnar/ambrose match, and wasn’t back up until AFTER wrestlemania was over, sheesh! the hamster on the wheel needs to be upgraded.

  29. Even in his short time there, he was a main event WHC contender like Cena, Orton, Bryan, & Rollins all were. Having that much less main event star power on the roster means they had to fill the time with someone.

  30. I think a lot of them were cheering just because the show was over. 6 hours is a long time to sit through a card and I suspect with most knowing the outcome of the main event before the show ever started they were just glad they could get the hell out of there and go get something to eat.

  31. Ladder Match: Very fun to watch. Loved the tribute to Dusty with the Polka Dot ladder. KO and Zayn stole the show with their moves and Sin Cara had a good showing as well. I liked the surprise with Ryder winning.
    Y2J vs AJ: Solid match. Certainly their best match they’ve had. I really do not want this feud to continue because I believe a rivalry should end at 3 matches but that is neither here nor there.
    LON vs New Day: Fairly forgettable match as the LON are just not interesting. The post match most definitely outshined the match and I was excited to see the legends get a good Mania Moment. Also, what incredible shape H-B-Shizzle is in!
    Lesnar v Ambrose: For me, this was the biggest disappointment of the night. They could have done so much more with this match but it was just nothing memorable. It is a freaking street fight; this is when violence needs to be raised and they didnt do that so it felt underwhelming. Also, it may have been just me but Lesnar just did not seem very enthused in this match. Could be that he was 4th on the card.
    Diva’s 3 Way: For me, the match of the night. When is the last time diva’s got fireworks! Great spots and hard work from these women. With Reigns being lukewarm at best as champ, expect to see these divas main eventing a PPV in the near future. Yes sir, I said it.
    Hell In A Cell: Way too long. This match had no business going for 30 minutes. It showed in the fatigue on both guys. The first half was way too slow and boring but it picked up once they got out the cell. Shane gave one of the greatest HIAC moments with his leap that pretty much writes him out. For those complaining about his loss, WWE backed themselves into a no-win situation because had Shane won, it would have minimized Takers Mania legacy and taken the 1 in 21-1 schtick from Lesnar. In other words, Shane was never going to win because that would have been bad for business.
    Battle Royal: I am in the minority that is actually a fan of Baron Corbin so I marked out huge seeing him win. The prospect of a feud with Kane is sexy on paper but in reality, it is a slow, old dude with a clunky big man. That wont excite me but I liked Corbin being a surprise winner.
    Rock segment: The Wyatts werent buried. They have run their course. There is not much you can do with a team of two followers and a guy who claims he is a god but loses every big match. They’re no more important than the Social Outcasts so I have no problem with them getting fed to Cena/Rock.
    Main Event: Like the HIAC match, way too long. Just slow, dragged on and reminded me of the WM25 match with Trips and Orton. Props to Steph for taking that bump that was the shot in the arm the match needed but not enough to make up. I actually fault Trips more than Reigns because for the first time, Trips looked like an old man who couldnt hang with a young lion.
    Mania had incredible highs and dreadful lows. It was nowehere near the debacle that was 27 or 29, but it wont be making a top 10 list anytime soon either. Other than the attendance record.

  32. I mentioned it earlier but the Wyatt Family has run its course. That scary, dead gimmick can only excite for so long and then it becomes stale. Notice how Kane and Undertaker immediately went to the world title in their first year? That is how those gimmicks lasted so long. That kind of gimmick has to work fast, otherwise the guy loses and the crowd loses interest. Sorry but I am bored with the Wyatts so they are simply just scary looking jobbers at this point

  33. Loved the show! Anyone have an update on Jericho, looks like he may have fractured his jaw at the end.

  34. You’re aware that Shaq is from Texas too right? San Antonio to be exact. He was inducted twice into the city’s Sports Hall of Fame earlier this year, once by himself and once with his 1989 state champion Cole High School basketball team. That was Shaq’s senior year.

  35. Not going to happen. WWE tries to avoid those like the plague after the Lesnar – Angle Iron Man match on Smackdown a few years ago. That match was good but its length cost them a ton of viewers that night. At most it would be a 30 Iron Man Match.

  36. Just one: Neville. Prior to his own injury, it was rumored that he was next in line to get the belt. But thanks to the terrible break in his foot, It will be a while before that chance presents to him again.

  37. I am going to say that this was the best mediocre Wrestlemania of all time where the segments in between the matches were more interesting than the pointless, predictable, “meh-ish” matches. With the exception of Ryder’s IC title win, of course!

  38. It is because the Wyatts refuse to do stupid and unnecessary Southern style accents that Vince wants them to use. They say no, and then get punished for defying his decisions. And Vince cannot fire them for defying him because if he did, a LOT of people in the back who do support the Wyatts will get upset. This could cause a massive pwer rift in the company. And maybe the reason why Shane wanted to come back in the first place.

  39. I was there last night and can tell you two very interesting things…..Dean Ambrose did not have anywhere close the loudest pop of anyone on the active roster. It was a decent fan reaction, but no where close to what my group expected. Roman also had many cheers when he came out. Even the booing live wasn’t nearly as bad as what it was when he was shown on screen at the Hall of Fame. Hate to say it, Roman is going over like Cena did at the start. The match last night with HHH was in the same style as the match vs Cena at WrestleMania in Chicago. We all know what happened from there.

  40. That’s because he is Sting! Even WWE recognizes his achievements as a pro wrestler. I believe (and probably you do too) that Zack Ryder and Sting does not belong to the same category. Sting is called The Icon for nothing, his name should be written with the likes of the Undertaker, Steve Austin and HBK. If he wasn’t injured, yes, a huge spotlight would be on him, yes, he would get a grand match in WM, but it wouldn’t be the IC championship. His path won’t cross with Zack’s, I think that’s pretty clear.

  41. Probably, this HPan guy (Look below) was there live and says that there were lots of fans who cheered for Roman.

  42. Yeah, it was long, but unlike Raw these days it was actually entertaining. It was not all predictable, was it?

  43. Anyone know why Barrett wasn’t in the match? IT was billed as 4 on 3, but he just stayed outside the ring.

  44. But you are forgetting that Smackdown is a two hour show that moves through edited segments at break-neck speeds just to fit it all in a show.

    Now they have a Raw with three hours that has a ridiculous snails pace because they don’t have enough material to cover that amount of time. An Iron Man match on Raw with the right build up and with the right talent could work in theory nowadays.

  45. With so many wrestlers injured, I thought they made the most out of it. Also Cesaro returns tonight to join LON. Book it!

  46. Doesn’t really matter anymore. He’s a HOF alumni. He can pretty much do whatever he wants now. Besides, all three of his personas have something in common, they are all Ms. Foley’s baby boy. They are pretty much all interchangeable, just depends on the match or the opponent.

  47. My bigger issue was I can’t get on the entire time and it hasn’t almost every big event which is the time I would think most people want on and have the worst experience (hence the massive traffic) so wondering (even though it may be cost prohibitive) why you don’t upgrade the servers or add more width? I’m not saying its pathetic as you provide an important service to those in the IWC and I am appreciative of that but it is very frustrating that the time you would want people to have the best experience (when you’re receiving more traffic) is always the time this happens. Again though, appreciative of WV.

  48. Why does it make you happy tho? I couldn’t care one way or another if Reigns gets a title run – I don’t watch the program just for the world title segments but just wondering why you’re so happy about it – do you mean you’re a fan of Reigns and you’re glad he won so you can rub it in other’s faces? or do you mean you don’t like WWE and you want people to tune out because WWE isn’t listening to their viewers?

  49. The thing is though Zach, had they not been booking them to lose over and over and over again (whether in the match or losing face), they may not in the situation they are in right now. I’m kinda of bored with it too BUT only because I know they aren’t a threat as long as they are being booked the way they are now BUT it could have had legs had each person they focused on been put through the ringer or left the feud not wanting to be the focus of the family again.

  50. And the Diva’s title finally changing to the Women’s title – that is actually a big thing for that division and a long time coming. Plus, even though most didn’t want him to win, Reigns winning is still altering the landscape from Hunter having the title (for better or worse) just be definition alone. So, some progression did happen, some things were accomplished BUT for the most part, I agree, not a lot progressed. Still, for me, I watch to be entertained during the show and not just for the progression so I actually (even if in the minority) enjoyed this year for the most part.

  51. No, I’m not forgetting. Smackdown was edited the night of that Iron Man match I referenced, of which about 47 minutes was shown on TV. They know RAW loses viewers now, and that it would lose a ton more with a 60 Minute Iron Man match. Most people would see the beginning, then turn to something else and come back (maybe) at the end of the match, thereby costing WWE’s flagship show millions of viewers. Only the most die hard fans would watch the entire 60 minute match, especially if decisions kept getting rendered during commercial breaks. That happened twice in the Angle-Lesnar match. One was Angle being counted out to put Lesnar up 2-1 and the other was Lesnar being pinned to cut Angle’s deficit to 3-2.

  52. Cesaro may come back tonight but it WILL NOT be to join the League of Nations. If Corbin makes his RAW debut tonight , he’ll be Cesaro’s return feud. They had some great matches in NXT.

  53. Great ppv. Except the lesner vs Ambrose match. Every match lesner has is the same thing over and over and over again.

  54. Yeah, seeing them together in the grandest stage of pro wrestling was a treat, however watching them “bury” Wyatt yet again wasn’t.

  55. I want Becky to be the Women’s Champ, what do they see in Charlotte? Frankly I don’t like her, at all.
    Becky is like the woman version of Dean Ambrose, always so close but always losing.

  56. He was practically insulted. And unlike some others *coughs* booker t *coughs* he has some dignity.

  57. and why did they have to be? what was the point of that… it isnt over used if its the truth

  58. WWE is finally getting a clue that the fans don’t know what the hell they want. They cheer for CM Punk even though he’s nowhere to be found. They go crazy for Reigns but then suddenly say “Wait, he’s not Daniel Bryan so we hate him now”. Then cheer for him again before going ” Wait, the IWC says we must hate this guy so back to booing a week later “! Hell if it was up to the smarks we wouldn’t have Bray Wyatt at all because you would of killed him night 1 with those husky harris chants!

  59. Colby, we were already addressing the traffic issue this morning and we’ve solved many problems to prevent it from taking place going forward.

  60. that was a very good PPV. minor moments of crap like Pric Flair aside, there were some fantastic matches, well worth the money.

  61. You think Shane was in a real fight with the undertaker and wanted to “take control of Monday night RAW” for real?

  62. I wouldn’t mind seeing another iron man match. And AJ and Jericho would be perfect for that. Does anybody remember those wonderful iron man matches years ago between AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels?

  63. I think so. Seriously, do you want to see Steph and Trips running the WWE? And Vince is now in his 70s. He isn’t a “spring chicken” anymore.

  64. I guess since he gave Barby to Ambrose. Also Cactus Jack never came out to the Crash theme music. They wont play Cactus Jacks original music anymore. Heard because porn use it now.

  65. Cool, was wondering why it made you happy, thanks for the explanation. I think perhaps the IWC smarks start the chants, etc. at live events but the it’s not the majority of people (many tag along with their friends, family. etc.) at events don’t check out net sites but I think it’s like a game wave, they simply go along with what seems to catch-on once the chant starts. Which makes me wonder if that many really don’t like Reigns or if it’s just fun to continue to boo when the vocal people start doing it.

    Either way, I pretty much agree and applaud you for saying so.

  66. I did not know that. I guess I was thrown by NBA’s Big Slow calling the Dallas Mavericks “clowns who play clown basketball” and the San Antonio Spurs “a WNBA team.”

  67. Well you took no issue with Andrew Renaldo bringing up Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, or John Cena’s names. They’re all main event names like Sting. The topic question was: “How many people had to get injured for Zack Ryder to become relevant let alone a champion again?” All those injuries played a part, main eventer & roster filler alike.
    And why wouldn’t Sting be an IC champ? Ric Flair was. Even Cena was given a demotion of sorts by being given the U.S. belt most of last year.

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