A new WWE attendance record 101,763 fans witnessed Roman Reigns defeat Triple H by spear at WrestleMania 32 on Sunday at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
The previous record was set at Wrestlemania 3 in 1987 when 93,173 witnessed superstar Hulk Hogan body slam Andre the Giant at Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich.
Reigns kept targeting his spear attack throughout the matchup while eating a plethora of knees. Triple H attempted to bludgeon Reigns with a sledgehammer, but Reigns countered with a spear, securing his third heavyweight title win and his first victory in a WrestleMania main event.
Bray Wyatt sent Erick Rowan after former WWE champ The Rock, but “The People’s Champ” only needed six seconds to land the Rock Bottom and slam Rowan on his back for the win.
NXT standout big man Baron Corbin eliminated former WWE heavyweight champ Kane to become the third winner in the history of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. He joins previous winners Cesaro and The Big Show.
Shane McMahon’s strategy against former WWE champ and living legend The Undertaker -- crafted under the guidance of MMA and jiu-jitsu pioneer Renzo Gracie and muay Thai guru Phil Nurse -- was to deplete the Dead Man’s conditioning during their “Hell in a Cell” match. The high-flying 46-year-old son of WWE boss Vince McMahon endured the power of The Undertaker until a critical mistake cost him. Atop the cell, McMahon dove at The Undertaker in a free-fall elbow drop, missing him and going through a table.
The Undertaker’s trademark Tombstone piledriver stopped McMahon for a pinfall, preserving the current McMahon regime -- Vince McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon -- in control of “Monday Night Raw.”
Charlotte survived what challengers Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch had to offer in retaining her WWE women’s title. Charlotte threatened Lynch with her figure-eight leg lock until Banks broke it up with a frog splash from the top rope in tribute to WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero. Charlotte eventually forced Lynch to submit to a figure-four leg lock variant.
Brock Lesnar, the former WWE and UFC heavyweight champion, shut down Dean Ambrose’s violence with brute force. Lesnar’s insistence on sending Ambrose to “Suplex City” eclipsed Ambrose’s will to fight on in the end with an F-5 slam finish onto a pile of chairs.
The New Day’s power of positivity wasn’t enough to keep Big E. Langston, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods from falling at the hands of The League of Nations -- Sheamus, Alberto del Rio, Wade Barrett and Rusev. The New Day utilized their championship savvy until Woods’ offense was shut down by a Bull Hammer elbow strike from “King” Barrett that left Woods susceptible to a Brogue front bicycle kick from Sheamus to end the match for the international stable.
Ex-heavyweight champion Chris Jericho blocked A.J. Styles from a successful first trip to the showcase of the immortals. Jericho defeated the former Ring of Honor and New Japan star with his ability to counter Styles’ flying attacks with the Codebreaker double knee-strike, winning Jericho another WrestleMania match in his storied career.
30-year-old New Jersey native Zack Ryder spoiled intercontinental champion Kevin Owens’ so-called “KOmania” in the evening’s opening match. Immersed in his rivalry with former NXT champ Sami Zayn, Owens let the title slip away when former WrestleMania headliner The Miz sat atop the ladder, assuming victory was imminent. That made way for Ryder to remain the last wrestler in the ring, snagging his first title reign against former NXT champ Zayn, WWE world champs Dolph Ziggler and The Miz, Stardust (a.k.a. Cody Rhodes) and former tag team champ Sin Cara.
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