WrestleMania 32 was billed as the biggest WrestleMania in history with WWE hoping to break the attendance record for the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
The build up to the event failed to impress and the fact that WWE were missing key superstars like Seth Rollins, John Cena and Randy Orton meant that many of the WWE audience didn’t expect much from the event itself and many fans even decided to boycott the event all together.
WWE didn’t help themselves by allowing Shinsuke Nakamra and Austin Aries to debut at NXT Takeover Dallas two days before, which essentially raised the bar for the weekend and WrestleMania seemingly failed to live up to the hype that they had created for themselves.
WrestleMania is the biggest event of the WWE calendar, as it is the place where WWE’s year leads up to and then the Raw After WrestleMania begins the road to SummerSlam. However, the Road to WrestleMania this year felt like it was thrown together week by week with many matches left to the last week to be announced with very little build up.
It is unclear as to whether or not WWE regard WrestleMania 32 as a success or not, but many of the WWE Universe definitely do not. There are many reasons for fans to have felt like the show was a failure but the following is a list of 15 of the main things that the WWE Universe want to forget about the show of all shows.
15 Becky Lynch’s Injury
Left it all in the ring... But didn't leave without this souvenir from the toughest battle of my life with two of the strongest women in the business. 7 stitches, an eye swollen shut, but a heart wide open. No one said it would be easy, they said it would be worth it. #wrestlemania32 #womenschampionship #dreamchaser #straightfire
WWE made one of the best gestures in the history of the Women’s Division at WrestleMania 32 when they unveiled the WWE Women’s Championship and retired the old Divas Championship and the term 'Diva'. Becky Lynch proved that she definitely was not a diva when she walked away with a nasty bruise on the side of her face.
14 No Tag Team Title Match
For the first time since WrestleMania XXVII, the Tag Team Titles were not on the line at WrestleMania because WWE wanted to job The New Day out to The League of Nations, so they could then job The League of Nations out to Steve Austin, Mick Foley and Shawn Michaels.
13 7 Hours Long
For the first time in WWE history, WrestleMania was seven hours long after WWE decided to add an hour fall out show to the already six hour extravaganza.
12 Roman Reigns Entrance
WWE has prided itself on its WrestleMania entrances. This year, Triple H went all out and even included his wife Stephanie in his entrance. The WWE Universe has seen John Cena make his entrance in a car, Rusev make his in a tank and The Undertaker emerge from smoke, but it seems Roman Reigns wasn’t given the memo.
11 Shaquille O’Neal
The Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal has become WWE’s annual WrestleMania match as a way to pay homage to the greatest giant of all time, but for the first time ever, this year’s version was pushed towards the end of the main card, which left many fans anticipating a big return.
10 The Usos’ vs The Dudley Boyz
This one is not just a forgettable WrestleMania match, it’s a forgettable feud all together. As of yet, WWE have failed to tell the WWE Universe what the problem between these two teams is. The Dudley Boyz have taken away the tables and had plenty of matches with The Usos over the past few weeks that many fans have lost interest.
9 Lana’s Wrestling Debut
This has been building for months, as between her feud with Summer Rae and now with Brie Bella, Lana has been teasing her debut for the company for almost a year and finally she was put in the ring in a match that was overshadowed by Brie Bella’s retirement.
8 Shane McMahon’s Loss
The most anticipated match of WrestleMania was Shane McMahon vs The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell, with not just The Company on the line, but also The Undertaker’s WrestleMania career.
7 Zack Ryder’s Title Reign
The seven man Intercontinental Championship ladder match was the opener to WrestleMania 32 and whilethe match itself was a memorable one, the winner probably won’t be.
6 AJ Styles Losing
One of the matches of the night saw AJ Styles take on Chris Jericho for the fourth time in recent weeks. after Styles had won their rubber match. The duo had then gone on to tag together before Jericho turned on Styles and the match was set up.
5 The Rock and John Cena
John Cena had been teasing the fact that he was set to be at WrestleMania for weeks and this lead to rumours that he was set to return in the Andre The Giant Battle Royal or to help Shane defeat The Undertaker. Instead, he came out to save The Rock.
4 No build up
Many matches for this year’s event were not announced until the final week and lacked a lot of build up. Total Divas v Bad and Blonde made no sense and was literally thrown together on the Go Home episode of Raw.
3 Fake Figures
WrestleMania 32 will be remembered as the biggest WrestleMania of all time and this is mostly due to the fact that WWE apparently broke the attendance record for the AT&T Stadium with 101,763 packed into the Stadium in Dallas, Texas.
2 Sasha Overlooked
Lita appeared at WrestleMania and unveiled the new WWE Women’s Championship ahead of what was one of the greatest female matches in the history of WrestleMania. The worst parts of this match were the finish and the eventual winner.
1 Three Time Champion
Not only did WWE have to mute their audience throughout the main event because they were booing the Roman Reigns vs Triple H match almost from the outset, but WWE even sacrificed Stephanie McMahon in order to gain a cheap cheer for their new champion. Unfortunately for them,. neither of these ideas worked since fans still continued after the bell.
Add this to the fact that Roman Reigns is now a three time WWE World Heavyweight Champion inside just six months and it gives the impression that the biggest title in WWE has managed to lose a lot of prestige over the last few months.
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