If you missed WrestleMania 32 (exclusively on the WWE Network), then you missed an action packed and emotion filled performance that evoked disbelief.
The historically massive crowd of over 100 thousand people, the highest attendance in WrestleMania history, outright blew the roof off of AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
Here’s what happened on the grandest stage in all of sports and entertainment.
The unorthodox and always entertaining team of the New Day, including Xavier Woods, Big E and Kofi Kingston took on The League of Nations.
The league consists of “the Celtic Warrior” Shaemus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev and Wade Barrett.
The three would take on Shaemus Del Rio and Rusev in three-on-three tag team action with Barrett lurking on the outside, who would become a deciding factor.
The crowd favored New Day would lose the match with Big E and Kingston taken out of commission toward the end with Woos all alone.
Woods would get pushed into the ropes and with the referee unaware, Barrett delivered the “Bull Hammer” elbow, knocking Woods into Shaemus’ “Brogue Kick”, knocking him out for the League of Nations win.
As the league boasted after the match with the fans booing, Barrett would comment, saying “no three men” could ever beat them.
To the delight of the crowd, three hall of famers would come out and prove them wrong.
The “Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels, the “Hardcore Legend” Mick Foley and Stone Cold Steve Austin came out and beat down the League of Nations and then celebrated with The New Day.
The loudest roar of the night easily came from Austin’s entrance music hitting as he is considered one of the greatest of all time.
In Austin-like fashion he would pretend to dance along with Woods before giving him a “Stone Cold Stunner” and throwing a beer drinking bash in the ring.
Next up was the “No Holds Barred Street Fight” match between “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar and “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose. The former WWE and UFC heavyweight,
Lesnar champion dominate, taking advantage of the no disqualifications rule. Steel chairs quickly filled the ring as Ambrose tried to take advantage as well, given he had a major size and strength disadvantage. Ambrose unfortunately went to Suplex City, as the beast gave German suplex after German suplex to Ambrose with crowd keeping count. After an array of antics from Ambrose grabbing different weapons and exciting the crowd, Lesnar delivered his finisher, the “F5”, slamming Ambrose on a pile of chairs for the win.
In the middle of giving a welcomed speech to the Dallas crowd, the legendary rock was interrupted by Bray Wyatt and the ever creepy Wyatt Family.
After telling Rock that he and “the family” were going to eviscerate him, The Rock defeated Erick Rowan in a record six seconds before John Cena made a surprise appearance to help rock clean up the rest of the Wyatt Family.
In the most insane match of the night, the Undertaker took on Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match where both been fought locked inside a 20 foot tall steel cage.
If McMahon won this match he would gain control of WWE, taking it away from his father and owner of the WWE, Vince McMahon.
Both men brawled inside the ring and eventually ended up outside of the cage when they slammed each other through the cage walls.
The match climaxed when McMahon smacked Undertaker over the head with a tool box and left him splayed on one of the announce tables.
He then climbed to the top of the steel structure only to leap onto the table.
Unfortunately for McMahon, Undertake move out of the way to avoid the damage.
With McMahon lifeless, the undertaker then brought him into the ring to deliver the tombstone pile driver onto the steel ring steps to get the victory.
The long awaited and scrutinized main event included “The Game” Triple H defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns.
The match up included Triple H being speared through the outside barricade and Triple H showing off new submission maneuvers. Desperate, Triple H grabbed his signature sledge hammer to disqualify himself, as the title cannot change hands on disqualification. Before he could deliver a blow with the hammer, Reigns countered with a wicked spear to pin Triple H and become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. After Monday Night Raw, fan-favorite and “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles became the number one contender to the title, meaning Style and Reigns will soon square off in epic fashion.
Nick Tocco can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org