Monday, April 4, 2016

WWE Wrestlemania 32 Recap #Wrestlemania #WWE

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, brings you the Wrestlemania 32 recap.

This year's Wrestlemania took place live at Jerry's World...aka...AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Triple H, defended the title against Roman Reigns. WWE Intercontinental Champion, Kevin Owens, defended the title in a seven man ladder match. WWE United States Champion, Kalisto, defended the title against Ryback. WWE Divas Champion, Charlotte, defended the title in a triple threat match against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. Dean Ambrose battled Brock Lesnar in a No DQ Street Fight. Shane McMahon battled The Undertaker in an All or Nothing Hell In A Cell match. All that plus many more matches and some surprises thrown in. 

*** Wrestlemania 32 Pre-Show ***

- "WWE United States Championship Match": Kalisto (c) vs. Ryback: The crowd gets hype a little bit with their usual "Goldberg" chants, mocking Ryback. Ryback is able to take advantage of the size advantage during the match and play the full "Big Guy" vs. "Little Guy" gimmick. The match closes out with Kalisto countering a press slam and turning it into a DDT on Ryback for a near fall. Kalisto lands a series of kicks, dodges a Meat Hook and hits a corkscrew on Ryback for a near fall. Kalisto hits another series of kicks, but this time Ryback plants Kalisto with a huge spine buster. Kalisto ends up in the corner, but dragged out by Ryback, ripping off the turnbuckle pad and exposing the steel underneath in the process. Kalisto fights back on Ryback and hits Salida Del Sol on Ryback right into the exposed steel turnbuckle. Kalisto covers, scores the pinfall and retains his championship.
Winner: Kalisto, by pinfall, to retain the WWE United States Championship.

- "Ten Diva Tag Team Match": Bad And Blonde (Lana, Summer Rae, Emma, Naomi and Tamina) vs. The Total Divas (Brie Bella, Nattie Neidhart, Paige, Alica Fox and Eva Marie): Eva Marie still catching boos from the fans. The match closes out with Eva hitting Sliced Bread #2 on Tamina then mocks the fans by blowing a kiss. Summer lands a kick on Eva, Alicia hits a scissor kick on Summer and Emma hits a gut wrench suplex on Alicia. Paige comes in and hits a fall away slam on Emma then Naomi hits Paige with the Rear View.
Brie attacks Naomi and goes for the running knee, but Naomi blocks and hits a drop kick. Naomi misses the split legged moonsault as Brie gets her knees up. Brie goes to the top rope but gets cut off by Lana and shoved off the ropes. Naomi goes to finish off Brie, but gets locked in the "Yes Lock" and taps out. After the match, Nikki Bella returns in a neck brace and celebrates with the Total Divas.
Winners: The Total Divas, by submission.

- The Usos vs. The Dudley Boys: The match closes out with Bubba taking control of Jimmy and pays tribute to hall of famer, Stan Hansen. Jimmy hits an Uso Kick and tags in Jey. Jey hits Bubba with an enziguri, a samoan drop and a corner Uso Splash. The Dudleys regain control, hit What's Up and Bubba calls for the tables. The Usos land double Uso Kicks on the Dudleys. The Dudleys regain control and go for the 3-D. The Usos counter, hit double Uso Kicks again and score the pinfall. After the match, the Dudleys attack and beat down the Usos. The Usos fight back, hit double Uso Kicks and put both Dudleys through tables with Uso Splashes.
Winners: The Usos, by pinfall.

*** Wrestlemania 32 ***

- Lillian Garcia and Fifth Harmony sing America The Beautiful.

- "WWE Intercontinental Championship, Ladder Match": Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. Sin Cara vs. Zack Ryder: Match Highlights: Ryder with a Rough Ryder on Owens and then climbs the ladder. Ziggler intercepts and both he and Ryder fall all the way to the floor. Sin Cara hits a cross body off the ladder taking everyone out. Sami Zayn dives through a ladder and takes everyone out. Zayn and Sin Cara climb the ladder, the ladder gets tipped and Sin Cara hits a springboard off the ladder onto everyone. Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale into a ladder. Ziggler counters the Rough Ryder and throws Ryder into a ladder.
Owens takes Zayn out and hits a frog splash off the ladder on Zayn. Owens counters the Skull Crushing Finale and hits the pop up power bomb on Miz. Ryder hits a Ryder elbow drop off the top of the ladder on Miz. Ryder gets taken out and Ziggler hurts his leg, as he hops on one leg up the ladder. The match closes out with Owens hitting Ziggler with a mid air pop up power bomb. Stardust hits the Queens Arrow on Owens. Stardust gets kicked by Sin Cara and lands on a bridged ladder. Sin Cara and Zayn fight on the ladder. Sin Cara kicks Zayn off then hits a splash off the ladder onto Stardust, putting them both through the bridged ladder.
Zayn hits an exploder suplex on Owens off the top of the ladder. Zayn goes for the title, but gets shoved off by Miz. Miz climbs the ladder and reaches the title. Just before Miz grabs it, Ryder comes out of nowhere,  knocks Miz off the ladder and grabs the title for the upset victory. After the match, Ryder celebrates with his dad.
Winner: Zack Ryder, by title retrieval, to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

- AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho: AJ Styles arrives in his debut Wrestlemania match. The match closes out with Jericho hitting the Code Breaker, but Styles kicks out. Jericho argues with the referee, talks trash and goes for Styles' own Styles Clash. Styles counters out, hits a hurricanrana and eventually the Styles Clash for a near fall on Jericho. Styles and Jericho trade shots, until Styles drops Jericho. Styles with a running forearm, but gets booted in the face by Jericho. Jericho goes for the Lionsault, but Styles gets his knees up.
Styles hits a springboard 450 and gets a near fall on Jericho. Styles goes back to the apron and goes for the springboard forearm. Jericho catches Styles in mid air and hits the Code Breaker. Jericho covers and scores the pinfall. In their fourth meeting this ties Jericho and Styles at two wins apiece now.
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Zack Ryder says if he retired today he would be happy after what he accomplished tonight.

- "Six Man Tag Team Match": The New Day vs. The League of Nations: The New Day get their own 20 foot tall box of Booty O's cereal on their entrance. The match closes out with Sheamus blocking Trouble In Paradise from Kofi. Barrett starts distracting the referee, allowing Rusev to thrust kick Kofi. Big E finally tags in, nails a belly-to-belly on Sheamus and suplexes Rusev over the top rope. Rusev holds on but eats a spear by Big E as Big E spears everyone in the LON.
Woods comes off the top rope with a stomp on Sheamus for a near fall. Del Rio hits a backstabber on Woods, but gets tossed to the floor by Kofi. Del Rio nails a double stomp on Kofi from the apron. Woods sends Rusev to the floor and rolls Sheamus up. The referee is distracted again allowing Barrett to crack Woods with a Bull Hammer. Sheamus covers Woods and scores the pinfall.
Winners: The League of Nations, by pinfall.

- League Of Nations Promo: The LON celebrate their victory and claim that there isn't any 3 man tag team that can beat them. Shawn Michaels' music hits and out comes Mr. Wrestlemania. Next up, Mick Foley dressed as his alter ego Cactus Jack arrives. Glass shatters and out comes "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The former WWE World Champions head to the ring and begin brawling with the LON. Michaels unloads on Del Rio, Cactus unloads on Sheamus and Austin mud hole stumps Rusev.
Cactus puts Mr. Socko on Sheamus, Michaels plants Sweet Chin Music on Del Rio and Austin hits the Stunner on Rusev. Barrett gets tossed into the ring by The New Day and gets hit with all three finishers. Austin demands beers as New Day dances. Austin plants a friendly Stunner on Woods and shares beers with Cactus and Michaels.

- "No Holds Barred, Street Fight Match": Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose: Match Highlights: Ambrose with kendo stick shots early, but takes five german suplexes from Lesnar. Lesnar snaps the kendo and hits german six and seven. Ambrose tries to mount an offense but gets laid out with german eight. Ambrose takes Lesnar to the floor and grabs the chainsaw. Lesnar stops Ambrose and hits a belly to belly. Ambrose lands a head shot on Lesnar with an IPad and unloads chair shots. The match closes out with Ambrose spraying a fire extinguisher in Lesnar's face, unloading steel chair shots and then drop kicking the chair in Lesnar's face.
Ambrose flies off the top rope with the steel chair elbow drop and gets a near fall. Ambrose fills the ring with steel chairs, but takes a ninth german suplex from Lesnar. Lesnar goes for the F5 on top of the chairs, but Ambrose counters with a DDT on top of the chairs for a near fall. Ambrose goes under the ring and grabs the barbed wire baseball bat and enters the ring with it. Ambrose swings, but Lesnar ducks and hits the tenth german suplex on top of the steel chairs. Lesnar plants Ambrose with the F5 on top of the steel chairs and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Brock Lesnar, by pinfall.

- This year's Class of 2016 Hall Of Famers are introduced.

- "WWE Women's Championship, Triple Threat Match": Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch: It was announced earlier today that the WWE Divas Championship no longer exists, a new belt would be introduced and it will now be referred to as the WWE Women's Championship. Sasha's cousin Snoop Dogg accompanies her to the ring. The match closes out with Charlotte hitting a double Natural Selection on Becky and Sasha and gets two near falls. Charlotte goes for a power bomb, Sasha counters and ends up on Charlotte's shoulders.
Becky hits a drop kick off the top rope and takes both ladies out. Becky locks Charlotte in the Dis-Arm-Her submission, but Sasha breaks it up. Sasha applies the Bank Statement submission on Becky, but Charlotte breaks it up and applies the Figure Four on Sasha. Sasha tries to fight it, but Charlotte comes back and turns it into the Figure Eight bridge. Becky pulls Sasha away from Charlotte to break the submission. Charlotte unloads the flair family chops and Becky and Sasha return with blows of their own.
Charlotte hits a spear on Sasha, but gets taken to the corner by Becky. Becky and Sasha trade blows and Sasha ends up in a tree of woe. Becky superplexes Charlotte and Sasha follows with a Backstabber on Becky. Sasha goes for the Bank Statement submission on Becky, but Charlotte tosses Sasha to the floor. Charlotte applies the Figure Eight submission on Becky and forces her to tap out.
Winner: Charlotte, by submission, to win the WWE Women's Championship.

- "All Or Nothing, Hell In a Cell Match. (If Shane McMahon wins he gets RAW and The Undertaker Is Permanently Banned From Wrestlemania)": Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker: Match Highlights: Shane comes to the ring with his three sons. Taker sent Shane into the steel wall repeatedly at one point in the early stages. Taker hits the Last Ride on Shane and gets a near fall. Taker grabs the steel steps, but gets trapped in a Shane triangle lock submission. Taker escapes and eventually choke slams Shane right on top of the steel steps, for a near fall. Shane pulls Taker in with a DDT on the steel steps and a near fall.
After trading blows Taker locks Shane in the Hell's Gate submission. Shane escapes and locks Taker in a Sharpshooter submission. Shane grabs a trash can, places it on Taker in the corner and hits the Coast To Coast top rope drop kick and gets a near fall. Shane grabs bolt cutters and cuts the cell wall, where Taker eventually puts Shane through the wall. Taker slams Shane repeatedly on the downed cell wall. Taker hits Shane with TV monitors, and tosses Shane on a platform. Shane counters the Tombstone on the platform and applies a sleeper submission. Taker leaps backwards and Taker and Shane crash through the announcers table.
Shane grabs a toolbox and hits Taker in the face twice knocking Taker onto announcers table #2. Shane climbs all the way up the cell to the roof and looks down at Taker. Shane leaps off the cell, but Taker moves, causing Shane to crash and burn through the announcers table. The match closes out with Taker dragging a half alive Shane into the ring. Shane tells Taker to "Bring It". Taker hits the Tombstone and scores the pinfall, going to 23-1 at Wrestlemania. After the match, Taker looks to have smiled at the carnage as Shane is loaded onto a stretcher. Shane gives a thumbs up as he's taken away by paramedics.
Winner: The Undertaker, by pinfall.

- The 3rd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: NBA Legend, Shaquille O'Neal, Baron Corbin, Mark Henry, Kane, Diamond Dallas Page, Jack Swagger, Tyler Breeze, Darren Young, Goldust, R-Truth, Heath Slater, Curtis Axel, Bo Dallas, Adam Rose, Tatanka, Fandango, Konnor, Viktor, Damien Sandow are the participants: The final four come down to Baron Corbin, Kane, Mark Henry and Darren Young.
Kane and Darren Young double team Henry and eventually eliminate the world's strongest man. Kane then turns on Young and tosses Young to the floor for the elimination. Baron Corbin sneaks up behind Kane and dumps Kane to the floor for the victory. After the match, the fans chant "NXT" as Corbin stands next to the trophy.
Winner: Baron Corbin.

- The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders do a quick performance on the stage.

- The Rock Promo: The Rock comes to the ring shooting a flame thrower and greets the Cowboys cheerleaders. The Rock says he sees a lot of happy people, so happy that they'll make Wrestlemania babies. Rock announces that the WWE have broken their Wrestlemania attendance record set at Wrestlemania 3. There are 101,763 present and Rock says things are about to get hot. The lights suddenly go out and out come The Wyatt Family. Bray says he came here as a reminder of the truth, Rock represents nothing but lies, this is Bray Wyatt's moment and he plans to take out The Rock in front of his fans.
The Rock says Bray sounds like he's been smoking a bong for eight straight days, Erick Rowan's parents are obviously related and Braun Strowman looks like he was breast fed into adult years. Rock begins to compliment Bray, but says he shouldn't be threatening The Rock, because Bray doesn't look like the eater of worlds, he looks like the eater of hot pockets. Bray warns Rock that he doesn't know who he's dealing with. Rock demands a referee because he's either kicking Bray's ass or one of Bray's Duck Dynasty inbreed bitches. Rock takes off his clothes and reveals he had his wrestling gear on.

- The Rock vs. Erick Rowan: Rock hits the Rock Bottom immediately on Rowan and scores the pinfall. After the match, The Wyatt's surround Rock. John Cena's music hits and out comes Cena. Rock hits the Rock Bottom on Strowman. Cena hits the Cena Slam, Five Knuckle Shuffle and the AA on Rowan. Bray attacks Cena and goes for Sister Abigail, but Cena blocks it. Rock hits the spine buster and The People's Elbow on Bray, chasing the Wyatt's away. Rock hugs Cena, welcomes him back and does the "If You Smeeeelllll" catchphrase.
Winner: The Rock, by pinfall.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Triple H (c) vs. Roman Reigns: Triple H comes down with an army of hooded men. Roman Reigns comes out, punches the stage titantron and makes pyro shoot everywhere. As expected Reigns catches boos from the crowd. The match closes out with Reigns hitting a sitdown powerbomb on Triple H for a near fall. Triple H works over Reigns injured arm he suffered earlier in the match. Reigns gets to his feet and hits another sitdown powerbomb. Reigns goes for the spear, but runs into a Triple H knee.
Reigns blocks the Pedigree and backdrops Triple H outside. Back in the ring Reigns hits the spear, but gets a near fall, as Stephanie McMahon pulls the referee outside. Stephanie argues with the referee on the apron. Reigns goes for another spear, but accidentally nails Stephanie, knocking her out. Triple H hits the Pedigree, but Reigns kicks out. Triple H and Reigns trade punches, Triple H hits a jawbreaker, but Reigns comes back with the Superman Punch.
Reigns goes for another spear, but Triple H hits the running knee to the face on Reigns and gets a near fall. Stephanie is back up and slides Triple H his sledgehammer. Reigns charges and nails a Superman Punch and then follows with a second one. Reigns ducks Triple H's sledgehammer swing and nails the spear. Reigns covers and scores the pinfall, winning the championship. After the match, Reigns celebrates as fireworks and pyro go off to end the show.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall, to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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