Today on Sunday, April 3, WWE will present WrestleMania 32, live at 7/4 p.m. ET/PT at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. For those who are unable to attend the live event, it will be available for viewing exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
However, the Inquisitr understands not everyone in the WWE Universe (or wrestling community in general) will be able to spend up to three hours watching WrestleMania 32. Therefore, results will be presented live as they become available.
Similar to past WWE pay-per-views, the WWE is providing a kick-off, courtesy to those who do not have a paid subscription to the WWE Network. Two hours before the special event at 5/2 p.m. ET/PT, WrestleMania 32 Kickstart will take place, which will include a panel of WWE personalities and commentators discussing the matches in WrestleMania 32. Not only that, but there will be three matches that take place at this time. The first will be a tag team match between The Usos and The Dudley Boyz. Second will be a 10-Diva tag team match in which the Total Divas (Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Alicia Fox, and Eva Marie) take on B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Naomi, Tamina, Emma, and Summer Rae). Finally, Kalisto will face Ryback in a United States Championship match.
The WrestleMania 32 Kickstart can be viewed not only on the WWE Network, but also on WWE’s official website, WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and Pinterest.
Prior to this, the Inquisitr reported on the latest news leading up to WrestleMania 32, which may or may not assist in fan predictions on what will take place.
- Vince McMahon is said to be planning a change-up in the Triple H versus Roman Reigns main event match.
- It is rumored that Shane McMahon will do a “major stunt” during his Hell in a Cell match against The Undertaker.
- John Cena is confirmed to be medically cleared to return to WWE action. An appearance at WrestleMania 32 is likely.
Nevertheless, the following match card shown below is what is provided at this moment, and can change for any reason. The Inquisitr will update this article with the latest results as they become available live but as for a synopsis, it will be fully-updated after the event is done. Also, since the Wrestlemania 32 Kickstart is technically free-to-watch, results for its three matches will not be included below.
The New Day vs. The League of Nations (3-on-3 Match) — Since WWE Fastlane 2016, these two factions/stables have been arguing and bickering against each other. It is believed this will be the final night for King Barrett as it has been reported he has not renewed his contract with WWE. It is a story which will come to a close resulting in the end of King Barrett as the “Show of Shows.” Besides, it is believed The New Day’s next opponents will be popular NXT tag team stable, Enzo Amore, Colin Cassady, and Carmella.
RESULT: The League of Nations defeat The New Day via pinfall after Sheamus connects with the Brogue Kick on Xavier Woods after a Bull Hammer assist by King Barrett.
SYNOPSIS: For starters, The New Day came out in the best entrance ever for their gimmick: a 20 foot tall box of Booty O’s clad in Saiyan armor from the Dragon Ball Universe. The League of Nations, not so entertaining with their entrance. Still, there was one thing the League of Nations had that would usually be in favor of The New Day: numbers. That fact played a vital role for the match.
The match technically picked up in the second half because the first half was just The League of Nations purely dominating Xavier Woods with quick tag-in/tag-outs. By luck on Woods behalf, he was able to tag in Kofi Kingston and the momentum changed for a bit. Unfortunately, that momentum would actually hurt Big E as he did a tackle through the ropes into three of the League of Nations’ members. It probably did not show well on screen but Big E must have gotten hurt because he was nowhere to be seen after that move.
In the end, the four-on-two (because Big E was out) advantage for the League of Nations proved well for them as they cheated to win. Sheamus pinned Xavier Woods after a Brogue Kick which was earlier assisted by a Bull Hammer by King Barrett from outside the ring.
André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal — First initiated back in Wrestlemania XXX, this battle royal was made in honor of the most-popular “big man” in WWE history, André the Giant. So far, this match had winners who are either big men or did feats of strength synonymous with big men. In the inaugural battle royal, Cesaro scooped up Big Show and eliminated him to win. The following year, Big Show won the match. This year, it is expected the match will either honor a veteran WWE wrestler or jump start the main roster career of a NXT wrestler being called up. Given the criteria, a returning Kane or main roster debuting Samoa Joe would fit the bill.
RESULT: Baron Corbin wins the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal by eliminating Kane last.
SYNOPSIS: This match was easily made to be part of the filler switch between Shane McMahon versus The Undertaker and Triple H versus Roman Reigns. However, it is still entertaining to watch nevertheless. The favorite to win was easily Mark Henry since he is the hometown boy and he is retiring too. If he wasn’t going to win, at least an up-and-coming NXT wrestler won.
There aren’t any stand-out wrestling in a match that has 20 wrestlers in the ring at the same time, but there are some stand-out participants. Tatanka and Diamond Dallas Page made special appearances. Also, Shaquille O’Neal participated in the match too. Ergo, him versus Big Show was a memorable moment. The only other moment that surpassed that was when the Social Outcasts dominated. In the end, the “Big Men” were the victors as Kane and Baron Corbin cleared the ring. In the end though, Corbin snuck up behind Kane and eliminated him last to win.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho — Continuing their feud which initiated at WWE Fastlane 2016, these two veteran technicians in the ring will settle their score once and for all at the “Show of Shows.” It is believed AJ Styles will come out of top given news that Chris Jericho will take another one of his mini-retirements since he has not renewed his contract. Nevertheless, Jericho is known these days not for winning but for pushing younger or newer talent. Also, Styles needs to move forward to another story, probably against a more-established heel such as Kevin Owens.
RESULT: Chris Jericho defeats AJ Styles via pinfall after countering Styles’ Phenomenal Elbow into a Code Breaker.
SYNOPSIS: This was a match that was perfect in its execution. A lot of back-and-forth action with no sure-fire signs pointing to a clear-cut winner. Summarized, it kept viewers on the edge of their seat. The match got a decent amount of time. That is good because the pay-per-view has four hours to fill and only eight matches to air along with the fact time gives AJ Styles and Chris Jericho a chance to tell a story.
Anyways, all of the decent action of the match happened in the second half after AJ Styles kicked out of a Code Breaker. Chris Jericho was also tested as he fought out of the Styles Clash and kicked out of the Springboard 360 Splash. The end came as a surprise for Styles though. In control of the match, Styles hyped up the crowd to connect with another Phenomenal Elbow. However, he was distracted in midair as Jericho had the referee in front of him. That distraction was all Jericho needed as he pushed the referee out of the way and countered the Phenomenal Elbow into the Code Breaker. That was enough to put away Styles and seal the victory for Y2J.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match (WWE Intercontinental Championship) — This will surely be the most-physical match of the night. The champion, Kevin Owens, will defend his title against Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Sin Cara, The Miz, and Stardust. Given the real-life friendship and story feud Owens has with Zayn, this would be an excellent match for Zayn to win. Also, a win for Zayn will help cement his main roster move. However, the match is up-in-the-air on the victor.
RESULT: Zack Ryder climbs the ladder and attains the WWE Intercontinental Championship to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
SYNOPSIS: This was a very enjoyable ladder match to watch and should have received more air time to really showcase itself. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn revived their NXT rivalry and beating each other into oblivion. Dolph Ziggler super kicked everyone back-to-back. Even Stardust brought some entertainment to the match with his Dusty Rhodes’ polka-dot attire and ladder.
Nevertheless, there wasn’t really any order to the match as each wrestler was given a chance to showcase their abilities, if they had abilities worth showcasing. Starting with Sami Zayn, he dived over the top rope and landed into a mass of opponents outside the ring followed by his through-the-turnbuckle DDT on Kevin Owens. Sin Cara was about to be pushed off the ladder but he turned it into a springboard off the top rope into a backflip splash to everyone else outside. Owens popped out his Pop-Up Powerbomb at unique times and even connected with a Frog Splash on a prone Zayn on a ladder elevated by the bottom rope.
What’s amazing is the winner of the match was someone who put in all his dues and all of his time outside of Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder. There was a moment when The Miz looked as if he would win the title until Ryder came out of nowhere and dropped him. With nobody around to stop him. Ryder was able to attain the belt to become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion. Not bad for Neville’s replacement.
WWE Divas Championship Triple Threat Match (WWE Women’s Championship) — This match is being recognized as the match that will truly highlight a return to women’s wrestling simply because all three contenders are a part of the Four Horsewomen of NXT. Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch (the fourth being Bayley who is still in NXT) helped lead the Divas Revolution. Their matches have been recognized as thoroughly entertaining and highly-technical, unlike the matches the other Divas (with the exception of Natalya and Paige) have been able to produce. Since Sasha Banks is over, she is favored to win the championship. Charlotte, on the other hand, is proving to be a great heel champion, winning by cheating in her last two title defenses.
RESULT: Charlotte defeats Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch via submission on Lynch with the Figure-Eight Leglock to become the new WWE Women’s Champion.
SYNOPSIS: This is the first time in a long time a women’s wrestling match was worth watching at any Wrestlemania. Apparently, the WWE put a lot of emphasis on the triple threat as shown in their entrances. Becky Lynch had steam. Sasha Banks had a personal performance with her cousin Snoop Dogg. Charlotte had the pomp and circumstance.
Just like the match between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho, there was enough back-and-forth action among all three wrestlers in which nobody knew who would win. The favorite however was easily Sasha Banks simply because she was out of action for some time due to injury. Anyways, their match showcased all they could do and then some. Sasha flew through the ropes and cannon balled into Charlotte outside the ring. Charlotte at one time did a moonsault off the top turnbuckle to both Sasha and Becky. Finally, Becky actually took out Ric Flair with a suicide dive of her own.
After a reversal/counter set with submissions, Charlotte got the upper hand and tossed Sasha Banks outside of the ring and locked in the Figure-Eight Leglock on Becky Lynch in which Lynch tapped out. There is a bit of controversy to the win though as Ric Flair interfered, holding Sasha’s leg while she tried to get back into the ring to break the submission. In the end though, Charlotte retains, retiring the WWE Divas Championship and becoming the holder of the new WWE Women’s Championship.
To be frank, the new belt is a step in a new and positive direction as the WWE Universe, mostly the older fans, have wanted the Divas Division to retire and actually call them Women Wrestlers or actual Superstars putting them on par with the men. Maybe now the WWE will take the Women’s wrestling division seriously.
Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker (Hell in a Cell) — Nobody saw this match coming when it was first made, but it is becoming the most-anticipated match of the night. It is very rare to see the WWE Universe split on an Undertaker match at any WrestleMania event. The last time they were truly split down the middle in him winning or losing was when Undertaker faced Randy Orton. However, the WWE Universe feared Undertaker would lose because Orton was a “Legend Killer” and what better legend to kill at WrestleMania than Undertaker. In the case of McMahon, they want him to win because he will gain control of WWE RAW, a show that many fans believe need an overhaul. On the other hand, they don’t want Undertaker to lose anymore given the weak defeat he suffered two years ago.
RESULT: Undertaker defeats Shame McMahon via pinfall after the Tombstone Piledriver.
SYNOPSIS: This was the most brutal match thus far even though not much really happened. In the beginning, Shane McMahon kept the pace quick by avoiding The Undertaker, scoring hits and retreating before Undertaker could do anything. That was until Undertaker was able to get his hands on Shane. The match suddenly took a slow turn as it was nothing more than Undertaker beating down Shane. Undertaker even brought steps in to use as a weapon, though they were rarely used. Why a trash can received more use for Shane’s Coast-to-Coast.
The match really picked up when Shane McMahon used bolt cutters to remove the bolts from a panel of the Hell in a Cell. Undertaker was the one who utilized it to his advantage as he did a Gravedigger slam into the panel as they exploded out of the Hell in a Cell. Undertaker had the advantage and was going to Tombstone Shane through the announcement table but was countered into a Sleeper Hold. Risking his body, Undertaker took both he and Shane through an announcement table though yet it was Undertaker who suffered more, enough for Shane to sprawl him across another announcement table for a phenomenal high-risk maneuver: an elbow off the top of the Hell in the Cell. Sadly for Shane, his high risk returned no dividends as he crashed through the announcement table with no Undertaker.
Fortunately, Undertaker ended the match with a Tombstone Piledriver to Shane McMahon in the middle of the ring followed by a pin. Despite losing, Shane was the true winner as he was able to go toe-to-toe with The Undertaker. Even when he was carted off by emergency services on a gurney, he raised his right arm in the air with a thumbs up.
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (No Holds Barred Street Fight) — The Beast Incarnate, a man who can deal a ruthless amount of punishment, versus a the Lunatic Fringe, a man who gets back up from any punishment he endures. This match will be violent and be known as the “hardcore match” of the night. For Lesnar, he will showcase his strength and power as he sends Ambrose to Suplex City while showing he is an impregnable fortress whenever he is assaulted. Ambrose, on the other hand, will show his endurance and perseverance as he gets up from bouts of punishment just to inflict hardcore damage. The winner will be decided on what lasts longer: Lesnar’s brutality or Ambrose’s insanity.
RESULT: Brock Lesnar defeats Dean Ambrose via pinfall after the F5.
SYNOPSIS: To really summarize what this match is about, it is if Brock Lesnar is truly the “Beast Incarnate” in the face of someone who is willing to use weapons and fight dirty. Throughout the match, Dean Ambrose used chairs, Kendo sticks, and even a fire extinguisher. He even utilized nut cracker blows too. However, every attempt of momentum Ambrose gained was ruined by a suplex, 13 of them actually.
There was a moment when Dean Ambrose actually had the chance to win when he pulled out a barbed wire bat, a gift from Mick Foley. Unfortunately, Brock Lesnar dodged a swing from that bat and Ambrose paid for it with a suplex followed by an F5 on a stack of chairs. Ambrose could not kick out of that.
Triple H vs. Roman Reigns (WWE World Heavyweight Championship) — Sadly, this main event is being queued as a low point among wrestling fans. For months, the WWE has been shoving down the throats of their viewers this story but it cannot be sold well simply because it is a story best-suited for a PG-13 audience yet WWE wants to present it as a PG storyline. Let’s hope they can put on a descent show that does not cause the rumored boycott to happen. Some people believe many at attendance will walk out during the main event.
RESULT: Roman Reigns defeats Triple H via pinfall after a Spear to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
SYNOPSIS: Prior to the match starting, it was evident the WWE Universe was in favor of Triple H despite the fact he is the heel in this story. Every single time Reigns scored a hit, boos would flood the arena. On the other hand, whenever Triple H scored a hit, cheers would echo followed by “Roman sucks!” chants. After two minutes, Reigns was in full control, landing his corner haymakers and hitting his Drive By Kick. Momentum returned back to Triple H after a low blow, a move the WWE Universe would boo but instead cheered for.
The match continued to be a back-and-forth game until Roman Reigns Speared Triple H through the barricade. Though the impact hurt Triple H, Reigns suffered an injury to his arm. Triple H utilized the injury with multiple arm submissions. Reigns was able to power out of each submission, but the damage was done. At one point, Stephanie McMahon interfered on behalf of her husband but was inadvertently taken out with a Spear by Reigns.
After more back-and-forth wrestling of Superman Punches, Spears, High Knees, and Pedigrees – in which Roman Reigns and Triple H kicked out of – Triple H got desperate as he pulled out his signature sledgehammer. Before he could use it though, Triple H was hit with two Superman Punches and a Spear, enough for Roman Reigns to score the pinfall victory and become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
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