Wrestlemania 32 comes to you from Dallas in front of 100,000 + fans, the largest crowd in Wrestlemania history. Mauro Renallo and Steve Regal are your announcers. This is the 117th PPV in WWF history.
The show opens with what looks like the type of clip package that might open a Wrestlemania, Aerosmith’s “Dream On” plays over a Super 8 clip of Dynamite and Bret in the dark match at WM, stills of the Funks, of Piper, of Ali, then a clip of Steamboat about to beat Windham in the first ever main event – but then the package dissolves and into the frame steps the Bullet Club.
Devitt and Styles do the talking - “Blah, Blah, Blah, Ricky Steamboat wins, we get it, let’s zip this forward a few years (the video fast forwards) Wrestlemania V Randy Savage – nope, still sucks, move it along (fast forward) XI – Bret Hart. Shawn Michaels. Sucks (fast forward). XVII, another Texas Wrestlemania, Stone Cold and Steve Regal – yeah this is terrible, let’s get to the end (fast forward to last year) hey, we know these guys, there’s The Shield, there’s Brock Lesnar…..yeah, they all suck. 31 years of crappy, sucky Wrestlemanias come to an end tonight. Because tonight – The Bullet Club takes over Wrestlemania.”
We go to the announcers to set up the card, it’s Renallo’s 3rd PPV and Regal’s 13th. Regal, as he’ll do all night, really favors Underground without any sort of attempt to hide it. Critics who have been arguing for balance in the WWF booth won’t get satisfied tonight. Eagle eyed viewers will also note that Austin Aries was scheduled to make his return to the ring tonight in the dark match against Prince Devitt (he has been out since being attacked by the Bullet Club after his debut) he did not, that’s not going to be explained until Dark Ride Wrestling on Wednesday (you’ll have to wait until July).
We then cut to the ring for a big announcement from the Championship Committee – here comes Michaels – there’s a clip of Shawn’s first Mania, 27 years ago, WM V, where the Rockers lost a shot at the tag belts to the Brainbusters, as the clip plays there’s a shot of Arn Anderson in the back, who stands with The Revival, his developmental tag team.
Now, here comes Steve Austin, with a clip of his first Mania, WM XII, 20 years ago – he and his tag partner, Dustin Rhodes, kept the tag belts against Chris Candido and Savio Vega. There’s a shot of Dustin, in the back, loosening up with his brother Cody, both intensely focused as their match will begin Mania.
Michaels and Austin do some comedy about their debut Mania matches, do some comedy about each having a big announcement to make and who will go first, do some comedy about how Edge is getting ready to be a special guest referee tonight so they can finally get a word in, and then they announce that look, here’s the thing – tonight’s the last night for all 3 of them. Tomorrow night, a new WWF Commissioner will be named, the fans won’t be disappointed, and they promise to still come around from time to time – they thank the fans for coming and hope they enjoy the show.
Applause comes as it will.
And we’re off.
-Rock then turns to the Cuck, does the types of Rock lines one would expect – the Cuck only speaks when reading from the cards, so he pulls a card from his latex outfit and begins to ask the Rock if he would like a night with his wife and that draws more verbal fire from the Rock – who closes the segment by laying the Cuck out, Rock Bottom/People’s Elbow – posing and whatnot.
Entertaining the people. Is there a future for the Cuck? (yeah, actually, there is)
AJ Styles is WWF Champion the 55th WWF Champion ever– the Bullet Club hits the ring to start the beatdown on Steen. Generico still selling his beating drags himself from the back and (in contrast with Cody at the top of the show) goes into the chamber and just goes right at the Bullet Club.
He gets in some good shots on all 5 guys, enough that Steen staggers to his feet and Steen and Generico fight side by side against the Bullet Club until the numbers overwhelm them and they’re put down and eventually buried under the Bullet Club flag as Wrestlemania 32 comes to a close. All 3 men's titles change hands,
That’s our show. I’ll do something in May and June, like I’ve done every month for the last 11+ years, July will be the build and then August will be Summer Slam 2016, the main event of which, to be announced by the new WWF Commissioner tomorrow on RAW, will be AJ Styles defending the WWF Title against Kevin Steen.