Show: WrestleMania 32
Location: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Date: April 3rd, 2016
Airing Live On The WWE Network
Welcome to the WrestleMania 32 Kickoff show. Renee Young, Booker T, and Lita hype the biggest WWE event of the year. Kevin Owens cuts a promo about defending his Intercontinental Title in a ladder match and how his opponents are lesser than him. Video packages for the Intercontinental Title Match and the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal are shown.
Paul Heyman takes some social media questions from fans. Heyman promised that Brock Lesnar would put down Dean Ambrose at WrestleMania 32.
United States Title Match: Kalisto © vs. Ryback
Kalisto with a jumping headlock to begin the match. Ryback tossed Kalisto to the floor like a ragdoll. Back in the ring, Kalisto kicked him in the face and hit a bulldog off the top rope for 2. Kalisto drop kicked him to the floor and then took him out with a knee drop. Ryback got up right away and threw Kalisto into the barricade and the ring post.
We’re back from break with Ryback in control of Kalisto. Moments later, Kalisto fought back with a series of kicks. Kalisto with a springboard dive. Ryback cut him off with a power slam. Ryback went for a powerbomb, but Kalisto blocked it and hit Salina Del Sol for the win.
The broadcast feed shifts over the USA Network for the final hour of the Kickoff show.
5-On-5 Diva Tag Team Match: Eva Marie, Brie Bella, Natalya, Alicia Fox and Paige vs. Summer Rae, Emma, Naomi, Lana, and Tamina
Summer Rae and Alicia Fox start things off. Fox worked over Rae’s left arm. Rae hit a DDT for 2. Fox caught her with a drop kick and then a backbreaker for 2. Both teams got into the ring, and we cut to break.
We’re back with Emma hitting a suplex to Paige for 2. Emma landed a series of right hands to Paige. Lana was tagged in and hit a kick to Paige. Lana with a head kick that laid out Paige. Tamina was tagged in and hit a slam for 2. Paige pushed Tamina to the floor, and Paige took out the heels with an outside dive. Brie Bella got the hot tag and hit a series of kicks to Naomi. Brie hit the X-Factor for 2. Lana made the save. Natalya took out Lana; Tamina took out Natalya; Eva hit a Sliced Bread to Tamina. Rae kicked Eva and Fox took out Rae with a scissors kick. Emma hit Fox with a slam. Paige hit Emma with a fallaway slam. Naomi hit Paige with the Rear View, and Brie Bella hits Naomi with a clothesline. Naomi kicked Brie in the face and then went for a moonsault, but Brie put her boots up. Lana pushed Brie off the top rope. Brie sold it and then locked in the YES lock on Naomi for the win.
Winners: Eva Marie, Brie Bella, Natalya, Alicia Fox and Paige
Nikki Bella walked down in her ring gear and her neck brace to celebrate with her sister.
Lita was in the ring and introduced the new Women’s Championship. She cuts a promo about how the women in WWE are not just Divas but WWE Superstars.
Tag Team Match: The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
The Dudley Boyz jump The Usos right out of the gate and we cut to break.
We’re back with Jimmy hitting Bubba with a head kick. Jey was tagged in and hit a samoan drop to Devon. Bubba knocked him down and Devon hit the Whatz Up on Jey. The Usos fought back and hit a double superkick to the Dudleys. Jey went for a splash but Devon put his knees up. They hit the 3-D to Jey for 2. The Dudleys went for it again but Jimmy took out Bubba with a kick. Jey hit Devon with a kick and this one is over.
Winners: The Usos.
Post-match, The Dudleys attack The Usos and went for the tables. The Dudleys set up two tables in the ring. The Usos fought back and put the Dudleys through the tables. The Usos stood tall to end the segment.
The main card for WrestleMania 32 is underway. Fifth Harmony sings the National Anthem. A video package to hype WrestleMania 32 is shown.
Intercontinental Title Ladder Match: Kevin Owens © vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. Zack Ryder vs. Sin Cara vs. Stardust.
Everyone went to the floor and got a ladder. Zayn and Owens then went at it. Ziggler hit Zayn in the back with a ladder. Cara drop kicked Owens with a ladder. Stardust hit a slam to Cara, but Ryder hit a neck breaker to Ryder on the ladder. Miz tossed a ladder onto Cara. Miz set up a ladder and climbed it. Zayn and Ziggler pushed him off. Zayn hit the Blue Thunder Bomb to Ziggler. Owens attacked Zayn from behind and back dropped him onto a ladder. Ryder hit the Rough Ryder to Owens. Ryder and Ziggler were on top of the ladder, but Stardust pushed them off. Stardust then climbed, but Cara pushed him off and clotheslined him out of the ring. Zayn went through a ladder and took out the other competitors outside the ring. Zayn then went through the ring post and hit a DDT to Owens. Cara pushed Zayn down and hit an outside dive. Ziggler hit Zayn with a superkick, and he went into the ring.
Ziggler with a kick to Stardust, The Miz and Cara and Ryder. Owens and Ziggler went for a super kick and hit each other. Stardust brought out his own ladder that was black and had polka dots. Stardust hit Ryder, Ziggler, Cara and Zayn with hit. Miz hit the Skull Crushing Finale to Stardust onto a ladder. Owens slammed Miz on a ladder. Zayn attacked Owens in the corner. Owens hit a frog splash off the top rope to Zayn on a ladder. Owens with a series of elbows to Miz and then hit a powerbomb. Ryder hit Owens with a ladder then hit a dive off a ladder onto Miz. Ziggler and Ryder battle it out on the ladder. Ziggler hit a face buster off the top of the ladder to Ryder. Owens power bombed Ziggler and Stardust hit the Queens Crossbow. Cara kicked Stardust in the face and set him on a ladder that was set up between the apron and the barricade. Cara climbed the ladder but Owens pushed him off and that sent Cara onto Stardust through the ladder. Owens climbed the ladder but Zayn met him up there and they exchange right hands. Zayn hit a german suplex to Owens on a ladder. Zayn climbed the ladder but Miz pushed him off the ladder. Miz climbed the ladder but Ryder pushed him off and got the title!
Singles Match: AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho.
They lock up and Styles clotheslines Jericho out of the ring. Jericho rolled to the floor and threw a chair. Styles chased him down and hit a shoulder block once back in the ring. Jericho with an arm drag. Styles fired back with one of his own. Styles hit a springboard drop kick to take out Jericho. Jericho used the top rope to his advantage and then went to the top rope where he hit a flying elbow for 2. Jericho locked in a headlock but Styles fought out. Jericho then locked in the Walls of Jericho. Styles fought out and hit a reverse DDT for 2. Jericho cut him off with a big boot but missed a bulldog and Styles hit a splash into the corner. Styles hit a front suplex from the top rope. Styles went for a kick but Jericho caught it and locked in the Walls of Jericho. Styles reversed and locked in the Calf Crusher submission. Jericho fought out of it and went for the Styles Clash but blocked Jericho blocked and hit the Codebreaker for 2. They exchange right hands and Jericho went for the Styles Clash but Styles blocked and hit a front slam for 2. Styles rolled up Jericho then hit the Styles Clash for a near fall. Jericho landed a big boot but Styles blocked the Lionsault. Styles hit a 450 Splash for a near fall. Styles with a brain buster then went for a springboard move but Jericho reversed and hit the Codebreaker for the win.
Maria Menounos interviews Zack Ryder in the back. Ryder said that this is the greatest moment of his life. Ryder said that he can’t wait to get a photo with Scott Hall.
The New Day pops out of a 20ft box of Bootyo’s and walk down to the ring.
Handicap Match: The New Day vs. League of Nations.
Sheamus and Kofi started things off. Kofi hit him with a crossbody then put the boots to him in he corner. Woods was tagged in and Sheamus hit a suplex. Rusev was tagged in and hit an elbow drop for 2. Del Rio was tagged in and attacked the left knee of Woods. Woods fought back and hit a clothesline. It was short lived as Del Rio cut him off with a backbreaker and a head kick. Moments later, Woods fought back and hit a DDT to Sheamus. Kofi hit a springboard dive and then a series of drop kicks to Sheamus and Rusev. Sheamus went for a submission but Kofi fought out. Rusev kicked Kofi and Sheamus hit a powerbomb. Woods broke up the pin attempt. Kofi hit Sheamus with a big boot and Big E was tagged in. He sent Rusev to the apron. Big E speared Sheamus and Rusev off the apron. Woods hit a double stomp off the top rope to Sheamus for 2. Del Rio hit Woods with a back stabber but Kofi sent Del Rio to the floor and hit a double foot stomp. Sheamus hit Woods with the Brogue Kick for the win.
King Barrett cut a promo about how no three men could beat them. Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, and Stone Cold Steve Austin walk down to the ring. A big brawl breaks out in the ring. Foley brings out Mr. Socko and hits Sheamus. Michaels hit Sweet Chin Music to Del Rio and Steve Austin hit a Stunner to Rusev. They then hit all of their finishers on Barrett. Austin refused to dance with New Day, stunned Woods and drank some beer to end the segment.
No Holds Barred Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar.
Lesnar ran at him and started hitting a series of german suplexes. Ambrose rolled out of the ring and grabbed a kendo stick. Ambrose landed a series of shots with the stick. Lesnar fought back and started to hit suplexes. Lesnar broke one of the kimbo sticks. Lesnar told Ambrose to get his kendo stick but Ambrose hit a low blow to Lesnar instead. Ambrose then hit Lesnar with a kendo stick. Ambrose with an outside dive to take out Lesnar. Ambrose grabbed a chainsaw but Lesnar popped up and hit a suplex. Ambrose hit Lesnar in the head with a laptop then a chair. Back in the ring, Lesnar caught Ambrose with a belly-to-belly suplex. Ambrose sprayed a fire extinguisher in the face of Lesnar and then hit him with a chair multiple times. Ambrose with a drop kick in the corner. Ambrose with an elbow drop for 2. Ambrose tossed several chairs into the ring. Lesnar caught him and hit a suplex. Lesnar went for an F-5 but blocked and Ambrose hit a DDT to Lesnar onto the chairs for 2. Ambrose got the barbwire baseball bat out and said “batter up bitch.” Ambrose missed with the bat and Lesnar hit him with a suplex onto the chairs. Lesnar hit an F-5 to Ambrose on the chairs for the win.
Video highlights of the WWE Hall of Fame was shown.
Triple Threat Women’s Title Match: Charlotte © vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks.
All three girls go for quick pin attempts. Charlotte hit Lynch with a big boot. Banks rolled up Charlotte for 2. Charlotte rolled to the floor as Lynch slammed Banks down. Lynch with an arm drag to Banks. Charlotte sent Banks bck first into the apron and Lynch took out Charlotte with a dive off the apron. Lynch with a knee strike to the face of Charlotte and hit a reverse DDT for 2. Charlotte with a back breaker to Lynch for 2. Banks drove Charlotte into the corner and hit a series of right hands. Charlotte with a rollup for 2. Lynch reversed and locked in an armbar submission. Charlotte reversed and locked in the Figure Four but Banks hit a frog splash Charlotte out of nowhere for 2. Lynch hit a german suplex to Banks and a Rock Bottom to Charlotte for 2. Banks fought back and attacked Lynch. Banks hit an outside dive to take out Charlotte. Lynch then took out Ric Flair with a dive. Charlotte hit a moonsault off the top rope to take out Banks and Lynch. Back in the ring, Charlotte hit double Natural Selection to Banks and Lynch. Charlotte covered both girls and got a two count both times. Lynch drop kicked Charlotte and covered her for 2. Lynch went for the Disarmer but Banks broke it up and hit the Bank Statement to Lynch. Charlotte locked in the Figure Eight to Banks but Lynch broke it up. Charlotte hit Banks with a spear. Banks put Charlotte on the top rope but Lynch got behind Charlotte and hit a suplex. Banks with the Bank Statement to Lynch but Charlotte broke it up and locked in the Figure Eight on Lynch for the win.
Hell in a Cell Match: Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker – if Shane wins he gets control of WWE and Undertaker never wrestles at WrestleMania, but if The Undertaker wins then Vince McMahon gets full control of WWE.
Shane came out and kicked Undertaker in the face. Shane with a lot of movement and strikes in the early going. Shane wants to wear down Undertaker. Undertaker landed a series of strikes and sent Shane to the floor. Undertaker with snake eyes but Shane fought back and hit a flying elbow. Undertaker tossed him to the floor and into the cell. Undertaker hit a big leg drop then hit the Last Ride for 2. Undertaker tossed the steel steps into the ring but Shane popped up and locked in a triangle choke. Undertaker got out of it and chokeslams Shane onto the steel steps for a near fall. Undertaker went for an elbow drop but Shane moved and Undertaker landed on the steps. Shane hit a DDT to Undertaker on the steel steps. Undertaker locked in the Hells Gate out of nowhere. However, Shane slipped out and locked in the Sharpshooter submission. Shane let it go, he put Undertaker in the corner and put a trash can in the face of Undertaker. Shane hit the coast to coast drop kick for a near fall. Shane used bolt cutters to cut away at the cell. Undertaker drove Shane through the cell. Undertaker hit Shane in the head with a monitor. Undertaker went for a Tombstone through the announce table but Shane reversed and locked in the sleeper hold while they’re standing on a table. Undertaker sent Shane through an announce table to break the hold. Shane grabbed a tool box and he hit Undertaker in the face with it. Shane put Undertaker on the announce table and started to climb the cell. The fans chant “please don’t jump.” Shane jumped off the cell and Undertaker moved.
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Shane begged for more as Undertaker looked at him. Undertaker put Shane back into the ring. Undertaker told Shane to bring it. Undertaker hit the Tombstone for the win.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: Shaquille O’Neal, Baron Corbin, Mark Henry, Kane, Diamond Dallas Page, Jack Swagger, Tyler Breeze, Darren Young, Goldust, R-Truth, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Adam Rose, Tatanka, Fandango, Konnor, Viktor, Damien Sandow
Shaq and Big Show started to take out everyone. Everyone dropped under the bottom rope and watched the two big men go at it. All of the superstars jump in and push the two big men out of the ring. DDP hit a Diamond Cutter to Viktor. Konnor attacked DDP from behind and put the boots to him and then eliminated him. Goldust and R-Truth eliminate Konnor. Tatanka hit Rose with a double axe. Corbin eliminated Tatanka. Goldust and Truth are eliminated. Corbin and Kane eliminate Rose. Kane hit a chokeslam to Corbin. Henry eliminated Slater. Kane and Henry exchange right hands. Kane sent Henry to the floor and then eliminated Young and Dallas. Corbin eliminated Kane to win the match.
The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders come out and dance. The Rock comes out right after them with a giant flamethrower. He lights a sign of his name on fire. The Rock cuts a promo in the ring about being back in Dallas and at WrestleMania. Rock said that everyone is happy and they’re going to make babies. Rock said that this is the moment he’s been talking about for months. Rock announced that the attendance was 101,763. Pyro then went off. The Wyatt Family interrupted and walked down to the ring. Bray Wyatt said that he knows who The Rock is and then he introduced himself and his brothers. Bray said that he chose Rock because he represents success and greatness. Bray said that this is his moment. Rock stops him and is upset that Bray tried to threaten him. Rock mocked him for the way he talks. Rock said that Bray is talking like he’s been hitting the bong for eight days straight. Rock said that Rowan’s parents were clearly related and that Strowman looks like he’s been breast fed until he was 26 years old. Rock said that Bray has it all. He has the ability and the charisma to make it. Bray said he didn’t come here to knock on a door but rather to kick one down. Rock took off his shirt and said that they’re going to have a match. Rock was in his wrestling trunks and we have a match.
Singles Match: Erick Rowan vs. The Rock.
Rock hit a Rock Bottom to Rowan for the win in six seconds.
The Wyatt Family surrounds Rock until John Cena ran down to make the save. Rock hit a Rock Bottom to Rowan and Cena hit a side slam then the five knuckle shuffle and then AA. Rock with spinebuster to Wyatt and then the elbow drop. Rock told Cena welcome back and the two men hugged to end the segment.
WWE Title Match: Triple H © vs. Roman Reigns.
They lock up and Reigns hits a shoulder block. Triple H tossed him to the floor as the fans booed Reigns. Back in the ring, Reigns pushed him away and told him to bring it. Triple H slapped him and they lock up. Reigns landed a series of right hands and a clothesline. Stephanie McMahon distracted the referee and Triple H kicked him in the nuts. Triple H with a slam for 2. Triple H started to target the nose of Reigns with right hands. Triple H with a spinebuster for 2. Triple H sent Reigns’ face into the announce table over and over. Triple H hit a neck breaker off the announce table. Back in the ring, Triple H hit a knee drop for 2. Reigns with a right hand that dropped HHH. Reigns hit a series of clotheslines and a samoan drop for 2. Reigns went for the Superman Punch but Triple H rolled out of the way. Reigns took him out with a clothesline. Triple H reversed and set him into the steel steps and into the announce table. Reigns speared Triple H through the barricade. Reigns went for a Superman Punch but HHH blocked and locked in an submission. Reigns fought out of it and hit a powerbomb for 2. Triple H quickly grabbed his left arm and locked in an armbar. Reigns hit a second powerbomb. Triple H kicked him in the face and went for the pedigree but Reigns blocked it and sent him to the floor. Back in the ring, Reigns hits a spear and Stephanie McMahon pulls the referee out of the ring. Reigns accidentally speared Stephanie. Triple H hit the Pedigree on Reigns for a near fall. Reigns fought back and hit a Superman Punch for 2. Triple H hit a big knee for 2. Stephanie handed Triple H a sledgehammer. Reigns hit Triple H with Superman Punch and then a spear to win the match.