Event: WWE WRESTLEMANIA 32 Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas
Results by Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
Mountain Dew Kick Start is sponsoring the WrestleMania Kickoff Show. Renee Young welcomes us to the show. WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Lita join her. The WrestleMania set certainly looks impressive. In the Social Media Lounge is Tom Phillips and Cathy Kelley. They talk about how excited they are. Corey Graves is outside with a bunch of rabid wrestling fans. Graves talks about how this is the biggest WrestleMania in history.
On today’s WrestleMania Kickoff Show, Kalisto will defend his WWE United States Championship against Ryback. On the second half on the USA Network, Team Total Divas will take on Team B.A.D. and Blonde. We’ll also see The Usos take on The Dudley Boyz.
JoJo is backstage with Kevin Owens. She says he has a high profile match at WrestleMania with six men against him in a Ladder Match. Owens asks if she thought that question through. Owens says he deserved a high profile match, but he was put in this match. Owens understands he’s at a disadvantage, but he still has a shot. Dolph Ziggler is the least funny comedian of all time. Ziggler has made a career of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. If there’s a wrong place, it’s in a ring with him and ladders. Sin Cara means “no face” in English. Owens says he has no chance. As for Stardust, he’ll be busy building a spaceship out of the ladders, so he’s not worried. Zack Ryder just a few weeks ago was going to buy tickets to come to the show, so he’s lucky to be here. The Miz is The Miz, so yeah, he has a good show. JoJo asks about Sami Zayn. Owens derisively asks who that is. JoJo says he’s Owens’ former best friend. Owens says K-O-Mania is the showcase of one man only – Kevin Owens.
The WrestleMania Kickoff panel breaks down the WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match and give their predictions on it.
Video Package: Chris Jericho vs. AJ Styles
WrestleMania is presented by Snickers – you’re not you when you’re hungry.
Corey Graves is outside with some wrestling fans. Some matches they’re excited for are the Divas triple threat match, the ladder match, and seeing Brock Lesnar kick some ace – his words, not mine.
Video Package: Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the WWE Divas Championship
The panel breaks down this match, and Lita really puts over how this could be a breakout performance for all three women involved. They then talk about the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and give their thoughts on that match.
A replay is shown of The New Day retaining their WWE Tag Team Championships against The League of Nations on RAW a few weeks back. The League of Nations immediately decimated The New Day following that match. The New Day will face the League of Nations in a 4-on-3 Handicap Match tonight at WrestleMania 32. Booker T initially picked The League of Nations to win before flip-flopping to The New Day. Lita called him out for that.
Video Package: Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose
Tom Phillips and Cathy Kelley are in the Social Media Lounge with Paul Heyman. They ask how Brock Lesnar will keep a man down that doesn’t stay down. Heyman says Lesnar will do it with his hands and his impressive sports background. As a collegiate wrestler for a top-notch school, that involved holding men down. Lesnar will give Ambrose an F5 and pin him. The next question is how many times will Lesnar suplex Ambrose. Heyman says that is up to Lesnar and at his pleasure. Lesnar will hit Ambrose with as many suplexes as he needs to or feels he needs to. How would Heyman feel if Ambrose conquered Lesnar? Heyman laughs heartily and asks if they’re telling jokes or asking questions. Heyman wants substantive questions predicated on a factual basis. Heyman doesn’t deal in “what ifs.” Lesnar will conquer Dean Ambrose before saying Tom Phillips did a horrible job. Heyman was pleased with Kelley’s performance.
The panel breaks down the match. Booker T thinks this will be the last time we see Dean Ambrose.
Corey Graves is on the WrestleMania stage and shows a camera angle down the ramp.
Video Package: WWE Hall of Fame highlights
Mauro Ranallo, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Byron Saxton are ringside to call the first match of the WrestleMania Kickoff Show.
WWE United States Championship Match
Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback
There are a lot of empty seats in the crowd. The word is that the lines are moving extremely slow and it is not well organized getting people admitted in. They show a tale of the tape for the two men showing the incredible size difference. Eden Stiles does the introductions in the ring. Heavy boos for Ryback. Decent amount of cheers for Kalisto.
The bell rings, and they stare at each other in the center of the ring. A “Goldberg” chant breaks out. The disparity in size is impressive. Kalisto hooks a side headlock on, but Ryback slams him off. Ryback taunts him before lifting him up in a waistlock. Kalisto elbows out and clubs him. Ryback stops a whip and viciously throws him out of the ring. Ryback continues to taunt him. Kalisto rolls into the ring and runs into a rough shoulder block. Ryback shoves him to the corner, but Kalisto kicks and punches him back before hitting a second rope diving bulldog for a two count. The kick-out sends Kalisto out of the ring. Kalisto gets in the ring as Ryback gets out. Kalisto hits him with a baseball slide and flips to the apron. Kalisto then takes him out with a flying double knee off the apron. Ryback immediately pops up and starts throwing him into the barricade. Ryback press slams him and walks up the steps before throwing him into the ring. Kalisto desperately kicks him back before running into a military press slam.
We come back from the break to see Kalisto kick out of a pin attempt. Ryback argues with the referee over the count. Ryback picks him up, but Kalisto kicks him away. Kalisto hits the ropes, but Ryback takes him out with a back elbow for a two count. Ryback clubs the back before digging his knee into his chest. Ryback knees him in the back. Kalisto gets to his feet and kicks away at him. Kalisto hits the ropes and goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Ryback counters into a modified Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Kalisto rolls to the apron, and Ryback starts slapping away at him. Kalisto kicks him in the head and goes to the top rope. Ryback cuts him off and clubs away at him. Ryback then hits a delayed vertical superplex, but Kalisto counters into a pin for a near fall. Ryback immediately annihilates him with a clothesline. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but Kalisto counters into a DDT. Kalisto connects with a head-scissor DDT for a near fall.