The Weird and Wonderful of WrestleMania: WrestleMania 32

In front of a record braking 101,763 fans at the AT&T Stadium, Roman Reigns looked to walk out of the main event as a three-time WWE Champion, while Shane McMahon went head-to-head with The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell.



Date: April 3, 2016
Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Attendance: 101, 763


1. Zack Ryder df Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, Sin Cara in a Ladder match to become new Intercontinental Champion

2. Chris Jericho df AJ Styles

3. League of Nations df New Day in a six-man Tag Team match

4. Brock Lesnar df Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight

5. Charlotte df Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat match to retain the WWE Women’s Championship.

6. Undertaker df Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match

7. Baron Corbin won the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal

8. The Rock df Erick Rowan

9. Roman Reigns df Triple H to become new WWE Champion

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5 Facts about WrestleMania 32

1. WrestleMania 32’s attendance record of 101, 763 saw the event shatter the record that stood since WrestleMania III in which 93,173 flocked to the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. However, like the WrestleMania III number, this figure was disputed. Wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer claiming the figure was 93,730, but this figure would still be a record seeing that WrestleMania III reportedly only housed 78,000.

2. WrestleMania 32 also set the record for the shortest ever match at WrestleMania when The Rock defeated Erick Rowan in six seconds in an impromptu match, beating the record from WrestleMania XXIV when Kane defeated Chavo Guerrero in 11 seconds. Moments after announcing the record attendance, the Wyatt Family interrupted The Rock leading to the short-lived match between Rocky and Rowan. After the match, John Cena returned to save The Rock from an attack by the Wyatt Family.

3. Shane McMahon wrestled his first match at the showcase of immortals in 15 years as he came up short in his attempt to gain control of Raw losing to The Undertaker in only the third ever Hell in a Cell match at WrestleMania. A missed elbow drop by Shane O’Mac off the top of the Cell was the highlight of the night. Despite losing the match, Shane would run Raw for the next few weeks before being appointed Smackdown commissioner when the brand extension returned. Undertaker was originally slotted to face John Cena at WrestleMania 32 but Cena would need to undergo shoulder surgery in January meaning he would not compete at WrestleMania for the first time since WrestleMania XIX.

4. Charlotte Flair entered WrestleMania as Diva’s Champion but during the pre-show, it was announced that the title would be replaced by the reinstated Women’s Championship. Charlotte managed to win the title defeating fellow debutants Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat match. It was the first time that a women’s match at WrestleMania went longer than ten minutes. This was also a first WrestleMania for the likes of AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and Andre The Giant Battle Royal winner Baron Corbin. Neville was also supposed to make his debut in the Intercontinental Championship Ladder match, but he suffered a serious ankle injury just three weeks before the show. Neville would be replaced by eventual winner Zack Ryder, who secured his first WrestleMania victory and his first Intercontinental Championship.

5. League of Nations picked up a surprise win over fan favourites New Day. After the match, Bad News Barrett said there are no three men in history that can match them, which was the cue for Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin to come and take out the group. The next night on Raw, League of Nations kicked Barrett out of the group while Sheamus, Rusev and Alberto Del Rio quietly went there separate ways soon after. Batista turned down a spot to be the fourth man to take down the League of Nations as he had other commitments to film Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

Watch WrestleMania 32 on the WWE Network at this link.

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