Welcome to part 2 of our WWE WrestleMania 32 results coverage. This article will feature the start of the main pay-per-view and the first two hours of results from the latest WWE event in Dallas, Texas. Among the matches early on the match card were AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho and the seven-man ladder match for Kevin Owens’ Intercontinental Championship. Find the latest match-by-match recaps and results below!
Lilian Garcia introduced the group Fifth Harmony to start things off. They sang “America the Beautiful” for the fans to kick off Mania. After a video package and a bunch of pyrotechnics shot off inside the AT&T Stadium, Michael Cole welcomed fans to the pay-per-view. He said a record crowd of over 100,000 fans is expected to be in attendance.
Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
Current IC Kevin Owens defended his title in the match against Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, Stardust, Sin Cara, Sami Zayn and The Miz.
Late in the match, Sami Zayn was climbing the ladder, but The Miz ruined his chance at the title by knocking him off the ladder. Miz started to climb as the crowd booed him. He started to brag he was going to win the title but Zack Ryder came and climbed up the ladder to push Miz down from behind. Ryder was all alone and eventually reached up to pull down the title belt for the big win. Post-match, he celebrated up on the ladder as the new champion. His dad came into the ring and met Ryder as he got down off the ladder. They showed a replay of Ryder’s win and then cut to him back on the ladder “Woo-woo-ing” with the crowd. Cole said after 10 years, Ryder has accomplished his dream.
Winner: Zack Ryder won the 7-Man Ladder Match to become new Intercontinental Champion.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho went for a Lionsault after the midway point of the match with Styles blocking with knees. He went for a springboard 450 splash and hit but Jericho kicked out of the pinfall. Styles got fired up and hit a snap-duplex, then got up to take off his elbow pad. He went for the Phenomenal Forearm but Jericho pulled the ref into the way, then grabbed Styles for a mid-air Codebreaker. Jericho with the big pinfall cover for the win.
Winner: Chris Jericho defeated AJ Styles via pinfall.
New Day vs. League of Nations (Six Man Tag)
The tag team belts were not on the line for New Day in this match and it wasn’t a four-on-three tag match either. Barrett didn’t participate for his side but Sheamus, Rusev and Del Rio did. Late in the bout, Kofi and Woods hit a top-rope double stomp on Sheamus for a near fall. Del Rio was able to grab a distracted Woods for the Backstabber. Del Rio hit a double stomp on Kofi’s chest on the apron. Back in the ring, Xavier Woods got hit by a Bullhamer from Barrett the ref missed. Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick to collect the pinfall win.
Post-match, the League celebrated and Barrett got on the mic to say no three man team in the history of WWE could outdo them. Shawn Michaels music hit and he came out on stage to pose. Mick Foley’s music hit and he came out as Cactus Jack. Stone Cold Steve Austin’s music hit to get a huge reaction from the crowd. All three posed on stage, then Austin led them to the ring. They hit moves on each of the League members. Barrett was tossed back in the ring and took a Superkick, claw and Stone Cold Stunner. The trio then celebrated with the New Day dancing in the ring. Austin danced with Woods a bit then hit him with a stunner, causing New Day to leave. From there, Austin called for beers to celebrate with Foley and Michaels.
Winners: The League of Nations defeated New Day via pinfall in a non-title six-man tag match.
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar (Street Fight)
The match lasted 13 minutes and saw the use of a variety of weapons by both men including kendo sticks, the chainsaw and barbwire bat that Ambrose got as gifts and steel chairs. At one point, Ambrose went out of the ring and threw about 12 chairs into it. Brock recovered and almost hit an F5 with Ambrose onto the chairs, but Dean landed on his feet and DDT’d Lesnar near the chairs for a near fall. Ambrose took off his shirt and looked fired up. He mocked Brock’s pose and then got the Barbwire bat from under the ring. He got in the ring and took a swing at Lesnar who blocked it and then German Suplexed Ambrose onto all the steel chairs. Heyman yelled for Brock to finish him and Brock hit the F5 onto the chairs, then covered Ambrose for the win.
Winner: Brock Lesnar defeated Dean Ambrose via pinfall in the Street Fight.
Howard Finkel was off screen but did the announcing of the newest Hall of Fame class members who were on stage. They included The Godfather, Jacqueline, Joan Lunden, The Fabulous Freebirds and Snoop Dogg along with Big Boss Man’s family. Sting’s music hit and he came out to center stage.
Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte for Women’s Championship
WWE Hall of Fame women’s wrestler Lita was in ring holding the new Women’s Championship belt which the winner would get. The Divas championship would officially be retired after the match. Becky was introduced first, followed by Sasha in Eddie Guerrero-themed gear. She got a song from Snoop Dogg and then was escorted to the ring by him. The champion Charlotte came out in a Ric Flair-inspired robe with Flair walking behind her on the ramp. Cole noted this is the first WrestleMania match for all three women.
Late in the contest, Sasha recovered from being superplexed by Lynch. She went for a Bank Statement on her, but Charlotte threw Sasha to the outside. From there, the champion put the Figure Eight onto Becky. Sasha went to get back in the ring, but Ric Flair grabbed her feet to prevent her from breaking up the submission hold. Becky soon tapped out, helping Charlotte to retain the championship.
Winner: Charlotte won via submission to claim the new Women’s Championship.