WrestleMania 32 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

By Danny Acosta Apr 3, 2016

Yep, we're covering WrestleMania 32. Why? Because former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will be in action. OK, we'll come clean: we just want to rock WrestleMania. Join us at 7 p.m. ET. Don't worry, we did not take away from any mixed martial arts coverage to execute this play-by-play.

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Stardust vs. The Mix, Zack Ryder, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Sin Cara & Kevin Owens

Owens and Zayn clear the ring, scattered with ladders, and begin exchanging punches. Miz is the first to climb the ladder and he's cleared off by Ziggler and Zayn. Zayn takes a back drop on a ladder angled on the rope from Owens. Ryder climbs the ladder after the wreckage. Ziggler joins him and Stardust dumps them out of the ring. Sin Cara cross body blocks Stardust outside. Zayn takes center ring, tons through the ladder on to everyone, then hits a trademark DDT. Sin Cara tries to stall Zayn's run and gets shoved outside but he counters into an offensive senton on Miz and Ziggler and Ryder. Ziggler downs Zayn with a super kick on the outside. Then catches Miz coming at him from off the top rope, then Sin Cara for good measure. Ryder misses the Rough Rider and eats a Ziggler superkick. It's his own personal superkick party -- on the biggest stage of them all. Owens shoves Ziggler off the ladder and they connect on each other with a double superkick. Stardust pulls a black-and-yellow Dusty Rhodes polkadot ladder in tribute of his father, late WWE Hall of Famer. Miz plants him with the Skull Crushing Finale on it for good measure. Owens then turns a suplex into an across-the-knee neckbreaker drop. Miz is out, and Owens lays a frog splash through a ladder placed on the bottom rope on Zayn.

Owens hits a Popup Powerbomb on Miz. Ryder capitalizes and hits an elbow drop from the second rung of the ladder on Miz. A cross body dive onto a ladder propped up outside across the guard rail sends Sin Cara through Stardust. Owens and Zayn climb the ladder and Owens eye gouges Zayn. Zayn clears him off. Miz foils Zayn. Ryder shoves a boasting Miz seated on the ladder off, reaches for the Intercontinental Championship, and wins the title.

The Result

Zack Ryder wins the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Chris Jericho vs. A.J. Styles

Former WWE champion Chris Jericho walks out first. Former TNA world champion and ROH, New Japan star AJ Styles second. The briefly named Y2AJ split. After the initial lockup, Styles lands a forearm that sends Jericho over the top rope and outside. Jericho back inside, and Styles cruises into a supine armdrag that rips Jericho to the mat. An exchange of chops allows Jericho to breakup Styles' momentum, Jericho tries for his trademark springboard dropkick to the outside, but Styles counters and hits Jericho with it. Jericho resumes control outside by dodging a Styles plancha outside. Jericho's headlock center ring doesn't hold Styles, so Jericho pins Styles with a north-south dragon sleeper. Styles lands a strike flurry. Then a skirting forearm to a seated Jericho. Styles follows up with a phenomenal dropkick. Jericho returns and snags him in the Walls of Jericho crab submission. Styles escapes and lands a moonsault into reverse DDT on Jericho. Jericho slaps Styles while both on perched on the second rope, calls him a stupid idiot. A front face suplex takes him off the top rope. Jericho's second Walls of Jericho holds Styles until he transitions into snatching Jericho into a calf-crusher. Styles attempts a Styles clash but Jericho tosses him over the top rope. Styles attempts to springboard and catch Jericho but Jericho counters with a Codebreaker falling reverse knee strike.

Styles turns his own back suplex into a seated faceplant pancake on Jericho. A back-and-forth leads to Styles landing the Styles Clash finisher. Jericho kicks out. A springboard moonsault attempt from the second rope by Jericho misses. Styles hits him with a springboard 450 splash from the top rope middle of the ring. Jericho hits another top rope springboard counter on Styles into the middle of the ring, securing the victory with a Code Breaker falling reverse double-knee strike finish. The first undisputed champ in WWE ruins AJ Styles' Wrestlemania debut.

The Result

Chris Jericho def. AJ Styles via pinfall

League of Nations vs. New Day

The New Day -- tag team champions Big E. Langston, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods -- enters Wrestlemania 32 through a 20-foot box of their cereal brand, Booty-O's. The League of Nations -- Albert del Rio, Sheamus, Wade Barrett and Russian brute Rusev -- are next. There are two former champions in the League of Nations: del Rio and Sheamus. For The New Day, Big E. Langston is a former NXT champion and Intercontinental titleholder, as is Kingston. The League of Nations has effectively cut off the New Day early on. Xavier Woods in dire straights sends del Rio over the top rope outside tumbling to the mat. He hits a tagged-in Sheamus with a tornado DDT. Kingston takes the hot tag and drop kicks Sheamus and dishes out some additional flying double-knee strikes. Sheamus settles Kingston down but Woods prevents a near pin from becoming a finish. Big E doesn't get Rusev over the top rope with a belly-to-belly suplex, so he spears The League of Nations through the second rope. Kingston holds Sheamus in a backbreaker and Woods flies off the top rope with two downward knees to disconnect Sheamus. Del Rio retaliates with a double-foot stomp on a prone Kingston, who was laying under the bottom rope, spiking him to the outside. Barrett hit a Bull Hammer elbow on Woods after a near fall, and Sheamus nails Woods with a Brogue front bicycle kick to seize the win from The New Day.

Shawn Michaels,"Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Mick Foley come out and beat up The League of Nations. Rusev took a Stone Cold Stunner. So did Barrett, who Michaels hit with a superkick. Sheamus suffered Mr. Socko. They get coaxed into a dancing celebration with The New Day. Austin hits Woods with the Stone Cold Stunner and toasts beers with his fellow WWE Hall of Famers.

The Result

League of Nations def. The New Day via pinfall

Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose

Lesnar tackles Ambrose into the corner and immediately tosses him with multiple belly-to-back suplexes through Suplex City. Ambrose rallies with the help of a kendo stick, but Lesnar holds the belly-to-back suplex next time, and takes his Suplex City tally for Dallas to five. Lesnar's power is overwhelming, but Ambrose seems to be relishing the beating. Ambrose backpedals Lesnar for the first time with a punch flurry, but goes to Suplex City for the ninth time as Lesnar shuts him down again. Ambrose rallies with chair strikes to a cornered, seated Lesnar. Ambrose continues his roll by elbow-dropping the chair over Lesnar in the middle of the ring.

Lesnar takes the tide back by tossing Ambrose in a belly-to-back suplex, missing a pile of chairs center ring. Lesnar endures a near fall from Ambrose, who spiked Lesnar on the chairs. The barbed-wire baseball bat of WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley is snagged by Ambrose. He misses a swing at Lesnar, only to fall to a F-5 slam on the pile of chairs at center ring. Lesnar adds Ambrose to his list of WrestleMania toppled foes, famously topped by The Undertaker's first defeat in 22 appearances.

The Result

Brock Lesnar def. Dean Ambrose via pinfall

Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte

The triangle match between champion Charlotte, "The Boss" Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch begins with each looking for leverage to tilt the match in their favor. Charlotte's power moves and Banks' finesse are on display until Lynch stifles Charlotte with an armbar at center ring. Charlotte counters with a figure-eight submission hold. Banks breaks it up with a frog splash from the top rope, in homage to Eddie Guerrero, to whose trunks she's also paying homage. Banks flies on the wrong side of a belly-to-back suplex toss thanks to Lynch. Banks recovers with a senton tumble through the second rope to clobber Charlotte.

Lynch planchas and takes out WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, Charlotte's father; "The Dirtiest Player in the Game" is rendered a non-factor in her corner. Charlotte hits a moonsault on Banks and Lynch to the outside. Lynch tries to submit Charlotte, then Banks hits Lynch with the Backstabber falling double knee-strike and slaps on a submission hold of her own, The Bank Statement. Charlotte gets her in the figure-eight submission leg lock. They all exchange punches on their knees. Charlotte spears Banks. After a struggle with Lynch, Charlotte retains her women's title via the figure-four leg lock.

The Result

Charlotte def. Becky Lynch via submission

Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker

Shane McMahon walks his three sons to the ring before he meets living legend The Undertaker. Opening punches from McMahon plus a low kick don't faze "The Dead Man." McMahon getting punched around by Undertaker. McMahon is still feeling Undertaker's power despite head movement making "The Phenom" miss. McMahon has a brief moment with a flying spinning back elbow, but Undertaker is still bouncing McMahon around the cell. The Last Ride powerbomb by Undertaker almost puts McMahon out for good.

McMahon, who has trained with MMA legend and jiu-jitsu black belt Renzo Gracie, finally entangles The Undertaker with a triangle choke from his back. McMahon's New York City-based training camp empowers him to strategically deplete Undertaker's gas tank, including knees to the body on the ground. The Undertaker's had enough, smashes McMahon with a chokeslam on the ring steps, which have made their way to the center of the ring. A jumping surprise DDT on the steps by McMahon puts the biggest dent in The Undertaker yet. The Undertaker locks in a triangle choke from his back, but McMahon reverses it into a sharpshooter submission hold, pressuring The Undertaker's lower back.

McMahon tries cutting the lock off the cell door, but in the end it isn't necessary because The Undertaker instead slams him through one of the cell panels, taking the action outside the cage. McMahon slaps a rear-naked choke on The Undertaker while standing on top of the ringside announce table, attempting to cut off the blood supply to The Undertaker's brain. Undertaker counters by driving McMahon through the table. McMahon climbs to the top of the cell and tries to hit The Undertaker with a flying elbow drop, but McMahon only hits the table as The Undertaker rolls away at the last second. A tombstone piledriver by The Undertaker puts McMahon out of his misery for the 1-2-3 pin. The Undertaker is now 23-1 all-time in WrestleMania matches.

The Result

The Undertaker def. Shane McMahon via pinfall

Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Shaquille O'Neal is introduced into the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but he's eliminated after a group effort. Former WWE champs Mark Henry, Kane and Big Show don't survive, and NXT big man standout Baron Corbin wins by tossing Kane over the top rope from behind.

The Result

Baron Corbin wins the 2016 Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

The Rock vs. Erick Rowan

Impromptu match: Former WWE heavyweight champ The Rock just stripped off his street clothes and is in his wrestling gear. He's taking on the Wyatt Family. Erick Rowan goes first. He is immediately caught in a Rock Bottom slam and pinned in 6 seconds, a new WrestleMania record. Braun Strowman is fended off with the aid of the Rock's two-time WrestleMania rival, former WWE champ John Cena.

The Result

The Rock def. Erick Rowan via pinfall

Roman Reigns vs. Triple H

WWE heavyweight champion Triple H enters the ring first, trailed by Stephanie McMahon. Former champ Roman Reigns, the challenger, walks in second. Triple H throws Reigns out of the ring and sits on the second rope, opening a space to offer Reigns a way back in the ring. Reigns can't get past Triple H's roundabout tricks despite occasional showings of force. Triple H punctuates it all with a spinebuster, setting Reigns well behind. He dumps Reigns through the ropes with disdain. Triple H lands a running, swinging neck breaker, slamming Reigns off the ringside announce table onto the outside mat. He follows up inside the ring, dropping a knee across the back of Reigns' neck as Reigns hunches over the second rope. Triple H tries it again, but Reigns lands a counter punch. Reigns connects with a standing boot. Reigns' success continues on the outside with a running clothesline springboard off the ring steps. Even worse for Triple H, Reigns speared his shoulder into the champ, driving him through the ringside barrier.

Triple H shifts the fight back in his favor, attacking Reigns with an omaplata shoulder lock on one side and a straight armbar on other. Reigns battles through the armbar attempt and turns it into a sit-down powerbomb. Triple H counters a spear attempt with a lifting knee before Reigns backdrops him over the top rope to stop a Pedigree finish. Back in the ring, Reigns hits the spear, but Stephanie McMahon pulls the referee out of the ring and breaks up the count. The referee doesn't disqualify Triple H for McMahon's actions. Reigns spears McMahon after Triple H moves out of the way of the tackle. Reigns escapes a near fall following a Pedigree, then another Triple H high knee to the face. Finally, Reigns connects with his Superman punch. Reigns dodges Triple H wielding a sledgehammer and bounces off the ropes to hit the spear. Reigns gets the pin and now is the new WWE world heavyweight champion, the third time Reigns has captured the gold.

The Result

Roman Reigns def. Triple H via pinfall


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