5 little-known tidbits from WrestleMania 32
- 5 little known tidbits you might have missed from WrestleMania 32.
- With a total run time of around 5 hours, WrestleMania 32 was a bit of a drag
WrestleMania. The Grand Daddy of Them All. The Show of Shows. Whatever your feelings towards WrestleMania 32 might be, it’s impossible to ignore the sheer spectacle of it all. After all, it set the record gate for any event in pro wrestling at 17.6 million. With a total run time of around 5 hours, WrestleMania 32 seemed to drag on at points with a lot of forgettable moments interspersed with some true WrestleMania Moments.
Here are five little known tidbits from Wrestlemania 32:
5: Beer comes first, comradeship is for later
One of the most iconic moments in this year’s WrestleMania was the presence of three Hall of Famers. After The League of Nations boast that there isn’t a trio that could outclass them present in WWE, WWE fans were given a lifetime moment as Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels, and Mick Foley graced them with their presence.
On an interesting note, after Xavier woods received a stunner from Stone Cold, the rest of the members were tending him as the three legends celebrated inside the ring. Ah!, but is that true? As seen above, Big E is seen drinking a beer as Kofi tends their fallen partner.
4: Tatanka was in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
Before the Battle Royal began, I was sure that the surprise entrant at the end would be Cesaro. The only individual entrances at the Battle Royal were for Big Show, Kane, DDP, and Shaq. Then as the Battle Royal began, I noticed someone amongst the 21 Superstars in the ring whom I couldn’t place from either the main roster or NXT.
As the match wore on, I eventually realized that it was Tatanka! Tatanka, the man who made his then-WWF debut in 1992 was in a match at WrestleMania in 2016. Fans can be forgiven for not noticing him in the match because he was barely mentioned on commentary and he barely did much other than brawl with DDP before being heaved out of the ring by eventual winner Baron Corbin.
3: Dean Ambrose barely uses Barbie or Chainsaw
In the weeks leading up to WrestleMania, two hardcore legends, Mick Foley and Terry Funk endorsed Dean Ambrose. They handed him a barbed-wire baseball bat and a chainsaw respectively to help him in his street fight with Brock Lesnar.
However, despite weeks of buildup and Dean's repeated promises of one of the most brutal fights in recent years, WWE failed to deliver. Dean barely used either of the weapons in a relatively underwhelming match. Even though we all knew Dean using a chainsaw on Brock Lesnar was never going to happen, Dean didn’t even turn the chainsaw on after taking it out (Finn Balor used the chainsaw for a longer time during his entrance at NXT: TakeOver Dallas).
As for the barbed-wire baseball bat, Dean just kissed it a little bit before Brock swatted his weapon away and suplexed him for the umpteenth time to end the match with an F5 on a pile of chairs.
2: Charlotte’s robe was made with pieces of Ric Flair's WrestleMania 24 robe
As Charlotte made her was towards the ring to defend her title, anyone who thought that her robe was strikingly similar to those worn by her father was correct in their assumption. Charlotte’s robe was made from pieces of her father’s robe from his retirement match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24.
An interesting side note here is that Charlotte was at ring-side during Ric’s retirement match at WM24. With this being Charlotte’s first WrestleMania appearance, it was a nice way of her honoring her father’s legacy.
1: WWE mixes out boos during Triple H vs. Roman Reigns
If you watch WrestleMania 32 again, notice that as soon as Roman Reigns' entrance music hit, the volume instantly went down. It was clear to anyone who knows the basics of sound mixing that WWE were trying to mix out the boos from the live crowd to protect Reign’s status as the face of the company to viewers watching at home.
Once again, WWE pushing Roman down fans’ throats will just turn more people against him.