The Roman Era Has Begun.
There is one night of the year that is larger than life for WWE and fans around the world, a night where careers are made, legends are showcased, and moments are created that will last a lifetime and, for over three decades, “The Show of Shows” has done just that and this year would be no different as WWE presents WrestleMania 32, which came to you, live on the WWE Network, from the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX. One name that has been synonymous with WrestleMania for over twenty years is The Undertaker, who boasts an unparalleled 22-1 record on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” and, in those twenty-three years, “The Phenom” has faced a who’s who of WWE greats at WrestleMania, including the likes of Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, Edge, Sycho Sid, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Kane, Brock Lesnar, and Ric Flair. However, The Undertaker may have never faced someone as driven and fearless as Shane McMahon as “The Prodigal Son” has never backed down and never shown an ounce of fear, even when face-to-face with his sinister father Vince McMahon.
The day after Fastlane, Shane McMahon shocked the world when he returned to WWE after a five-year absence to confront his father, Vince, and his sister, Stephanie. Shane declared that he had returned to WWE with the intent of bringing some much-needed change into his father’s company. However, the Chairman would not relish the return of his son and agreed to give Shane control of Monday Night RAW, but only if Shane competes in “one match, one night” and that match would be against The Undertaker and the night would be at WrestleMania. Not only that, but Shane would step into the ring against “The Deadman” in The Undertaker’s demonic playground, Hell in a Cell. Locked inside the most infamous and dangerous structure in WWE history, both “The Phenom” and “Shane-O-Mac” would put it all on the line on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” as, per the orders of Vince McMahon, if The Undertaker loses and Shane McMahon gains control of RAW, then The Undertaker will never compete at WrestleMania again! With his future at “The Show of Shows” on the line, what lengths will The Undertaker go to in order to preserve his WrestleMania legacy and what lengths will the fearless Shane McMahon go to in order to bring change to WWE and preserve the company’s future for generations to come?
For the better part of a year, Roman Reigns has butted heads with The Authority on numerous occasions as Triple H & Stephanie McMahon have sought to keep Roman Reigns far away from the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, first utilizing Seth Rollins and later Sheamus to carry out their plans to keep Roman from the championship. However, Roman Reigns would go right for the source of his turmoil at WWE TLC in December when Roman snapped, assaulting WWE COO Triple H, putting Triple H on the shelf for over a month. During this time, Roman would finally achieve his dream of becoming the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, but that is when a plan was put in place by the McMahon family that culminated at the Royal Rumble when Reigns was forced to defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match and, just when it looked like Roman would overcome seemingly impossible odds, the #30 entrant would be revealed and, much to the shock of the champion, it was none other than “The Game” Triple H.
Mere moments later, Roman Reigns was a former champion as Triple H eliminated Roman and Dean Ambrose to reign once again as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Having awoken Triple H’s “obsession” to be the champion, Roman would feel the wrath of Triple H in February when “The Game” assaulted Reigns and left Roman busted and bloody to the point that Roman required nasal reconstructive surgery. Reigns would make a grand return a few weeks ago on RAW with payback in mind and the #1 Contender would pay Triple H back in spades, beating the champion throughout the arena, leaving “The Game” bloody and battered. Now, on “The Grandest Stage of Them All”, Roman Reigns would main event his second straight WrestleMania and Roman would be in the main event against one of the greatest competitors of all-time with the top prize in the industry on the line. Can Roman Reigns make his way back to the top of WWE as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion and can Roman overcome the legendary fourteen-time World Champion Triple H to etch his own name in the history books?
Throughout his career in WWE and UFC, Brock Lesnar has made a reputation out of not being someone you want to anger and “The Beast” has proven time and time again that he is capable of destroying just about anyone at any time. However, one man is crazy enough and seemingly impervious enough to not only get in the face of Brock Lesnar, but challenge “The Beast” to a No Holds Barred Street Fight at WrestleMania and that is Dean Ambrose. Even after repeated beatings at the hands of Brock Lesnar, “The Lunatic Fringe” keeps coming back and asking for more and, no matter how much Brock dishes out, Ambrose keeps coming back. Ambrose has proven himself to be the one Superstar just crazy enough to go head-to-head with Brock Lesnar, but when Lesnar and Ambrose collide in an anything goes environment, will “The Beast” prey on Ambrose or will “The Lunatic Fringe” be able to use his unpredictable fighting style to conquer the conqueror on “The Grandest Stage of Them All”?
In what has become a WrestleMania tradition in recent years, a multi-man Ladder Match would be featured at WrestleMania and, this year, the Intercontinental Championship will be hanging high above the ring with seven Superstars vying for the prestigious title as Kevin Owens will defend the Intercontinental Championship against his former friend Sami Zayn, “The Show Off” Dolph Ziggler, the self-proclaimed “A-Lister” The Miz, “The Prince of Dark Matter” Stardust, the masked high flyer Sin Cara, and “The Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder where the only way to win the match is by climbing a ladder and retrieving the Intercontinental Title belt hanging high above the ring. Which Superstar will ascend to greatness and walk out of WrestleMania as the Intercontinental Champion?
Ever since AJ Styles made his much anticipated debut in the Royal Rumble Match, “The Phenomenal One” has remained the focus of Chris Jericho. Initially rivals who had an incredible trilogy of matches, AJ Styles and Chris Jericho would form the tag team known as “Y2AJ” and, together, Y2AJ would ascend up the tag team ranks, but after failing to win the WWE Tag Team Titles, Chris Jericho turns on AJ Styles, dropping “The Phenomenal One”, ending their partnership. Jericho would then explain that he was tired of hearing the fans chant for AJ Styles when the focus should be on him. This intense rivalry will come to a head on the grand stage of WrestleMania as “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles will make his WrestleMania debut against the six-time former World Champion Chris Jericho.
Since arriving from NXT, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, & Becky Lynch have ushered in a new era in the Divas division with Charlotte being the first to climb to the top of the division when she defeated Nikki Bella to win the Divas Championship. Now these three Divas who know each other possibly better than anyone else will make their grand debut at WrestleMania as Charlotte will put the Divas Title on the line in a Triple Threat Match against “The Boss” Sasha Banks and “The Irish Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch where the first Diva to earn a pinfall or submission will walk out as the Divas Champion. Also at WrestleMania, there would be a collision of two dominant factions as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day would face all four members of The League of Nations in a 4-on-3 Match for group superiority in WWE. Can even the WWE Tag Team Champions overcome four accomplished athletes the caliber of Sheamus, Rusev, King Barrett, & Alberto Del Rio?
Andre The Giant will always be remembered for his size, his dominance, and his unparalleled impact on every person he encountered throughout his lifetime and, in what has become a WrestleMania tradition, a battle royal would take place in the WWE Hall of Famer’s honor as WrestleMania would be home to the third annual Andre The Giant Memorial where twenty Superstars, including last year’s winner “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show, “The Big Red Machine” Kane, The Social Outcasts, R-Truth, Goldust, and “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, will all do battle for not only the glory of a victory on “The Grandest Stage of Them All”, but to earn the Andre The Giant Memorial Trophy, earning them a rare spot in the history of WrestleMania and immortalizing their name forever alongside that of Andre The Giant’s.
- United States Championship: Kickoff Exclusive: Kalisto (c) def. Ryback by pin following the Salida del Sol to retain.
- 10-Diva Tag: Kickoff Exclusive: The Total Divas def. B.A.D. & Blonde by Naomi tapping out to Brie Bella’s Yes Lock.
- Kickoff Exclusive: The Usos def. The Dudley Boyz by Jey Uso pinning D-Von Dudley following a super kick.
- Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: Zack Ryder def. Kevin Owens (c), Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Stardust, & Sin Cara to win the Intercontinental Title.
- Chris Jericho def. AJ Styles by pin following the Codebreaker.
- 6-Man Tag: Sheamus, Rusev, & Alberto Del Rio (with King Barrett) def. The New Day by Sheamus pinning Xavier Woods following the Brogue Kick after a Bull Hammer Elbow from King Barrett.
- No Holds Barred Street Fight: Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman) def. Dean Ambrose by pin following the F-5 on a pile of steel chairs.
- WWE Women’s Championship: Triple Threat: Charlotte (with Ric Flair) def. Sasha Banks & Becky Lynch by Becky Lynch tapping out to Charlotte’s Figure-Eight while Ric Flair keeps Sasha Banks from entering the ring. As a result, Charlotte is crowned the first ever WWE Women’s Champion.
- Hell in a Cell Match: Control of RAW vs. The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Career: The Undertaker def. Shane McMahon by pin following the Tombstone Piledriver. As a result, Vince McMahon retains control of RAW and The Undertaker retains the right to compete at WrestleMania.
- Third Annual Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal: WINNER – Baron Corbin
- Big Show elim. Fandango
- Shaquille O’Neal elim. Damien Sandow
- The Remaining Superstars elim. Shaquille O’Neal
- The Remaining Superstars elim. Big Show
- Diamond Dallas Page elim. Viktor
- Konnor elim. Diamond Dallas Page
- R-Truth & Goldust elim. Konnor
- Baron Corbin elim. Tatanka
- Kane elim. Jack Swagger
- Heath Slater & Adam Rose elim. R-Truth
- Curtis Axel elim. Goldust
- Kane elim. Curtis Axel
- Baron Corbin elim. Adam Rose
- Mark Henry elim. Heath Slater
- Mark Henry elim. Tyler Breeze
- Kane & Darren Young elim. Mark Henry
- Kane elim. Darren Young & Bo Dallas
- Baron Corbin elim. Kane
- The Rock def. Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt & Braun Strowman) by pin following the Rock Bottom in a record-breaking six seconds.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Roman Reigns def. Triple H (c) (with Stephanie McMahon) by pin following the Spear to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
See page 2 for detailed results.