Tonight was the 32nd annual running of the biggest sports entertainment show of the year. For 32 years WWE has held Wrestlemania and tonight history was made. A Wrestlemania attendance record was set and there was over 101,000 people in attendance. That’s just one part of history that was made tonight. A lot of fans said this was the worst card and worst built up Wrestlemania in history. Those people couldn’t be more wrong. There are so many great things that happened this week like NXT TakeOver Dallas, the Hall of Fame and all the media coverage that WWE has gotten this week. It was all capped off by this wonderful night that I will never forget. Before I begin to dive in here are the results of Wrestlemania 32:
-Preshow: Kalisto defeated Ryback to retain the WWE United States Championship
-Preshow: Team Total Divas defeated Team B.A.D. and BLONDE
-Preshow: The Uso’s defeated The Dudley Boyz
-Zack Ryder wins the 7 man Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship.
-Chris Jericho defeated AJ Styles
-The League of Nations defeated The New Day
-Brock Lesnar defeated Dean Ambrose
-Charlotte defeated Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch to retain the WWE Women’s Title
-The Undertaker defeated Shane McMahon inside the Hell in a Cell
-Baron Corbin won the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
-The Rock defeated Erick Rowan
-Roman Reigns defeated Triple H to win the WWE World Heavyweight Title
The intro to Wrestlemania was pretty sweet. I got goosebumps watching the intro and so was the opening match for the Intercontinental Championship. I am so happy for Zack Ryder and for him to finally get his moment is amazing. All seven men put on one hell of a show and I certainly loved the tribute to Dusty Rhodes from Stardust. I think this really showed that all seven men can go and that all of them deserve to be in the spotlight at any given time. Speaking of stars that can go I am also very happy that AJ Styles has finally made it to Wrestlemania. Even though Styles lost and people will complain about it until they are blue in the face he really shined on the grandest stage of them all.
Speaking of shining on the grandest stage I believe the New Day shined with that intriguing entrance that they had. I was really digging the White Ranger look but I also was glad to see all four members of the League of the Nations get a spot on Wrestlemania. The League of Nations got their ultimate Wrestlemania moment when Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels and Cactus came out to the confront them and hit their finishers on them. This will be a Wrestlemania moment that will be talked about for a very long time and it should be. Guys like Shawn Michaels, Cactus Jack and Stone Cold were as tough as they come and they deserved that moment. When it comes to toughness these days I have to say that Dean Ambrose is the toughest guy in the lockerroom these days. Dean Ambrose is tough but his toughness was not shown in his match against Brock Lesnar. This was the most disappointing match of the night.
I really love the fact that the new WWE Women’s Title looks like the WWE World Heavyweight Title. It shows that they are as equal as the men are and at this point they are. All three divas are incredibly gifted. These three had a match that stole the show and proved why they should be highlighted every night they are on TV. When it comes to highlights there is no bigger then The Undertaker’s grand entrance every year. He is Wrestlemania, he is what makes the show and it doesn’t matter what his record is now because he’s had so many great moments like tonight inside Hell in a Cell. I am so glad that Shane McMahon came back to the WWE because he has always been the best performer in the McMahon family and he’s a great businessman. I really enjoyed the Hell in a Cell match because for two men out of their prime they put on a great show. I can’t believe the guts of Shane McMahon and the heart of The Undertaker. Undertaker may have won but I believe this is not the last of Shane McMahon.
The one thing I am so happy about is that the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal got moved to the main show. We had some surprises like Tatanka Baron Corbin, Diamond Dallas Page,and Shaquille O’Neal. I think it was great to see the funny spots between Shaq and Big Show but glad neither one of them won it. I am however so happy to see a newcomer win the Battle Royal and make a name for himself. I was surprised Bray Wyatt wasn’t in the Battle Royal but he did make an appearance an confront The Rock. He and the rest of the Wyatt Family tried beating him down but it turned into a 6 second match against Erick Rowan. After that John Cena returned to help the Rock take out The Wyatt Family. Another great Wrestlemania moment for two legendary superstars. One legendary superstar who has always been a main part of Wrestlemania is Triple H, I don’t care what anyone says about Triple H or Roman Reigns. Both are great competitors and both were perfect for the main event given all the circumstances in WWE right now. Despite the boo’s, the internet wrestling fans and the fact that Triple H is a suit now, the main event was actually really good. Anyone who thinks otherwise doesn’t know pro wrestling.
I thought Wrestlemania was spectacular and honestly the only complaint I had was the Lesnar-Ambrose match absolutely did not live up to the hype. The overall show did live up to the hype and had some great surprises, great matches and moments that will be talked about for a long time. Anyone who complains about this show need to quit taking it seriously, or just needs to stop watching all together. I will give Wrestlemania 32 at solid 8 out of 10 because it was great from bottom to top. There a few moments that made it drop a few notches but as I said it was an overall great show. I hope you enjoyed Wrestlemania 32 and I hope WWE can capitalize on it for months to come.