The panel is beginning as Renee Young, Booker T and Lita!
Corey Graves is a man of the people!
Jojo interviews Kevin Owens about the Intercontinental Title Ladder Match.
Back to the panel. Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles video package.
Booker T’s ShuckyDuckyQuackQuack moment of the week. Is it the match itself? AJ vs Jericho?
Divas Revolution video package. Focus on Charlotte, Becky and Sasha Banks.
Back to the panel and Lita talks about this new generation of divas.
Conversation turns to the New Day vs. League of Nations. Video package.
Paul Heyman is in the Social Media Lounge! Brock Lesnar will take Dean Ambrose to suplex city! Etc
United States Title
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback
Mauro Ranallo and Jerry Lawler are doing the announcing for this match. There are very few people in the crowd so far. Hard to judge pops. They go for a minute or two then we take an inexplicable.
Ryback has his knee on Kalisto’s neck as we return. A Michinoku Driver by Ryback! Wow! Cover for 2. Ryback is dominating. Ryback charges the corner but Kalisto moves and Ryback hits the exposed turnbuckle. Salida Del Sol and Kalisto retains. Winner: Kalisto
We are moving to the USA Network!
10 Divas Tag
Lot of short spots.
Winner: Team Total Divas
Nikki Bella comes down and celebrates with her sister. They lift her up and… immediately cut away.
Lita is shown in the ring. She cuts an empassioned promo about the title. And she unveils the all new Women’s Title! Awesome and long overdue.
The Usos vs. The Dudleyz
Short match. The crowd was totally on the side of the Dudleys. Dvon went for the wazzup headbutt. Usos recovered with a variety of superkicks. Winners: Usos
After the match, the Dudleyz went to get tables from under the ring. They set them up in the ring, but the Usos stopped them. Huge boos! Usos went up top and did flying splashes onto each Dudley thru a table.
Roman Reigns video package vs. HHH.
We are outta time on the pre-show!
WWE Wrestlemania 32
Announcers are Michael Cole, JBL
Live from Dallas, TX
Fifth Harmony comes out to sing America, The Beautiful.
Intercontinental Title Ladder Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Sin Cara vs. Zack Ryder vs. Stardust vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sami Zayn vs. The Miz
Crowd pops big for Dolph, should be interesting to see if the crowd mic stays on all night. Lot of crazy spots already. Stardust has a polka-dotted costume. Crowd is hot. Kevin Owens poses early in the match to a big reaction.
Sin Cara is tipped off a ladder but lands on his feet on the top rope then springboards onto a group of guys on the floor. Crazy!
Stardust also has a polka dotted ladder!
Later Stardust goes through a ladder on the floor.
Finish sees Sami Zayn climb the ladder, Miz knocks him off, then Zack Ryder knocks him off. Winner and NEW IC champ: Ryder
AJ Styles/Chris Jericho video package.
A.J. Styles vs. Chris Jericho
Really good match. Both guys hit multiple finishers. Jericho teased using the Styles Clash at one point.
Styles hit the Styles Clash but Jericho kicked out. The finish saw Styles play to the crowd for too long and then get caught with a codebreaker by Jericho on a springboard. Surprisingly clean finish. Winner: Jericho
Styles is upset
Maria Menunous interviews Zack Ryder backstage about his IC title win.
New Day vs. League of Nations
The New Day has a huge Booty-O box on the stage. It tips over with large cereal coming out of it. Then the New Day emerge from the box to a huge pop. They are dressed as anime characters. They get a huge reaction.
It looks like a 3 on 3 match. Surprisingly, the League of Nations won. Winners: League of Nations
After the match, King Barrett took the mic and said no 3 man team could beat them.
Then the strange combo of Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley and Steve Austin came to the ring and cleared house with their finishers. The New Day came back in to celebrate.
Celebration beers all around!
Brock Lesnar w/Paul Heyman vs. Dean Ambrose
Brock comes out first to an enormous pop. Heyman cuts a short promo in the ring to a big reaction. Ambrose gets a decent reaction.
They tangle right away and Lesnar is tossing Ambrose around. Crowd is counting along with the suplexes. They dont hate Ambrose but this crowd LOVES Brock Lesnar.
Ambrose gets the chainsaw from under the ring, but Lesnar cuts him off. They brawl on the floor then back in. Ambrose hits a top rope chair flying shot. Ambrose tosses many chairs into the ring. Dean hits a DDT onto a chair and gets a 2 pin.
Dean goes back to the floor under the ring and gets the barbed wire bat. Back in and Lesnar grabs Dean for F5 on the chairs for the pin. Winner: Lesnar
They introduce all of the members of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016.
Video package reviewing the new Women’s Title. Then a video package for the three way title match.
WWE Women’s Title
Charlotte (c) w/Ric Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks
Becky came out first to a nice reaction. Sasha came out being introduced by Snoop Dogg and the singer of her theme.
She got a HUGE reaction. Charlotte came out in a cool outfit with Ric bowing.
Really great match. Nice spots by all three. Sasha flies onto the floor:
Surprise finish with Ric Flair holding down Sasha from the floor as Charlotte put Becky in the Figure Eight. Winner: Charlotte
Shane/Undertaker/Vince video package
Hell in a Cell
Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker
Shane comes down with his 3 sons.
Brawling and they are going toe to toe. Wow. In the ring, Undertaker hits the Last Ride and Shane kicks out.
Undertaker gets Hells Gate and Shane is fading. However, he turns it around and gets free.
Shane takes bolt cutters and opens up one segment of the side of the cage. Undertaker later grabs him and they break through the cage.
Brawling to the floor. Undertaker goes to tombstone Shane from the security barrier onto an announce table, but Shane grabs a sleeper hold. Then Undertaker jumps and backs them both through an announce table. Shane recovers first and climbs to the top of the cage! Will he actually do it?
He does! He flies off the top, but the Undertaker moves. Shane is totally out of it as he has crashed through the announce table.
Shane is defiant but Undertaker brings him into the ring and hits the Tombstone for the pin. Winner: Undertaker
Stadium is bathed in black light.
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Social Outcasts, Mark Henry, Baron Corbin, Kane, Tyler Breeze, Goldust, R-Truth, The Ascension, Tatanka, Jack Swagger, Fandango, Damien Sandow
Many of hte guys are in the match when we are back from the video package. Entrances for Mark Henry, Kane… Now DDP came out as a surprise entrant. SHAQ!!! Shaqueille O’Neill is a surprise entrant! The crowd doesn’t know what to do with this.
Staredown with Big Show. Kane goes to choke them both, then they do a double team chokeslam on Kane.
Shaq and Big Show first dump Fandango. Then Damien Sandow who gets a big pop before immediately being dumped.
Finally everyone gangs up and eliminates both Shaq and Big Show. Match slows way down.
Near the end, Mark Henry and Kane dump the Social Outcasts one by one. Kane dumps Mark Henry, but after he tosses Bo Dallas and Darren Young, Baron Corbin dumps Kane. Winner: Baron Corbin
Wrestlemania Sun comes to us from Orlando next year.
The Rock is here! First he has what appears to be a t-shirt gun, but instead is a flamethrower. He then lights a “Rock” sign on fire:
He heads to the ring and does a little promo then announces a new Wrestlemania attendance record.
His music plays, and then stops, and The Rock goes to speak again. But then the Wyatt Family music plays and they head to the ring.
Long promo segment. Rock puts over Bray’s charisma and how over he is, but calls him fat. They set up a match. Rock has tearaway pants and is wearing his gear! Turns into:
The Rock vs. Erick Rowan
The bell rings and Rock hits Rock Bottom for the immediate pin. Winner: Rock
After the “match”, Bray and Braun Strowman come into the ring and look to do a 3 on 1 beating, but John Cena’s music plays and he comes down and helps Rock clean house. Cena got a HUGE pop when his music played, but by the time he was doing spots in the ring, the crowd was booing him again. He looked amused about it though. Rock and Cena clear out the Wyatts and celebrate and go to the back.
HHH/Roman Reigns video package.
WWE World Heavyweight Title
Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns
An army of skull-men appears, then a skull-mask… revealed to be Stephanie! She cuts a promo running down the crowd.
She then continues on behalf of HHH who then enters with a druid-like procession of skull people.
Roman Reigns comes out to a gigantic chorus of boos.
Match is methodical. Towards the end, Roman does a spear on HHH sending both through the safety barrier on the floor. Stepahnie calls for the ref to begin a 10 count, so Roman gets up and drags HHH back to the ring.
Stephanie pulls the ref out, then gets into an argument with the ref that brings her into the ring. This eventually leads to Roman going to spear HHH but him moving and Stephanie eating the spear instead. This gets a mild pop.
Stephanie hands HHH a sledgehammer from the floor. He goes to use it but Roman hits two Superman punches then a spear for the pin and the title. Winner and NEW champion: Reigns
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