In front of a WrestleMania record crowd, over 100,000 fans booed new WWE Champion Roman Reigns out of the AT&T Stadium after the Roman Empire dethroned Triple H to win his third WWE title.
The build-up to the main event was not a strong one and the match was equally just as bad. I had been defending Reigns in the months prior to WrestleMania but this match proved fans have the right to dislike him after a horrible main event display.
This was one of the worst WrestleMania main events ever. It was boring, it was very stop and start with no rhythm, too much time was spent outside of the ring and a very underwhelming finish. The only good moment was a spear through the barricade.
When Stephanie McMahon got in the ring, a sudden thought came over me thinking Stephanie would turn on Triple H, but it was not the case as Reigns connected her with a spear and sealed a clean-win with a spear on The Game.
I had expected something big to happen with Reigns turning heel with the idea of Vince McMahon or Triple H’s wife Stephanie turning on The Game, but it seems WWE is deaf to the situation.
After Reigns left the stadium to a chorus of boos, it looked like Triple H was bidding farewell on his in-ring career with the majority inside the AT&T Stadium applauding The Game leaving the question: was this Triple H’s final match?
The sooner they realise a heel Reigns is “best for business” the better is will get. The fans have rejected Reigns so stop trying to push him as the top babyface. It’s not working WWE, it is time to shake things up.
Thankfully, the rest of the show was not as bad as the main event with Shane McMahon’s battle with The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell better than I anticipated with a WrestleMania moment that will be replayed for years to come.
The match did not offer much wrestling wise but it was a very entertaining match with Shane bringing his A-game to the Deadman but one crazy moment cost Shane from winning control of Raw.
After coast-to-coast with the trashcan was not enough to put Undertaker away, Shane resorted to desperate measures when the two men crashed through the cell wall, as Shane O’Mac made his way to the top of the cell.
Shane took a risk as he leaped from the top of the cell but Undertaker moved out of the away sending Shane crashing through the announcers desk, the first time since 2000 that someone came off the top of the Devil’s Playground.
That was the beginning of the end for Shane’s Raw dream as Undertaker sealed victory with a tombstone piledriver to make sure that WrestleMania 32 was not Undertaker’s last.
It was a thrilling match with a ‘heart in your mouth’ moment when Shane crashed off the top of the cell but in my opinion, there were two standout wrestling matches at WrestleMania 32.
I expected AJ Styles and Chris Jericho to put on a much improved effort after their FastLane disaster and they did not disappoint. You could not take your eyes of this one with both men putting on a brilliant offense and showcasing their best ability.
After a number of near falls, it was Jericho who picked up a surprise win when he caught an in-flight Styles with a codebreaker. It was a surprise to see Y2J win but he did prove he’s still got it but I question whether we will see Jericho back at WrestleMania again.
However, my match of the night goes to the Triple Threat Women’s Championship match as Charlotte defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in the best women’s match in WrestleMania history.
The good thing about this one is that WWE gave them plenty of time to showcase their skill and each woman did just that putting on a great effort and a very entertaining match with high-risk offense and pure wrestling.
In the end, it was Charlotte who won the new Women’s title thus retaining the Divas Championship as Becky Lynch submitted to the figure 8 while daddy Ric Flair held back The Boss.
It was great to see women’s wrestling steal the show at WrestleMania and it is hard to find another women’s match at WrestleMania that can match this. Charlotte may not be a crowd favourite, but she was a deserving winner and a great leader for women’s wrestling.