Welcome to PWInsider.com’s live coverage of Wrestlemania 32. Make sure to check out all of the coverage on the site including Dave Scherer’s live blog during the show as well as the Wrestlemania 32 Post Game Show in the Elite Section of the site after Wrestlemania.
We are in Arlington, Texas and your hosts are Renee Young, Lita, and Booker T.
Renee brings up they are one person short, but Corey Graves is outside AT&T Stadium. Corey says it is awesome and exciting outside. He says he will be inside shortly.
Tom Phillips and Cathy Kelley are in the WWE Social Media Lounge.
Cathy mentions that Paul Heyman will be in the Social Media Lounge later during the Kickoff Show.
Corey Graves is back outside the stadium and he says this is his favorite day of the year. Corey says the stadium is the biggest structure he has been in and it is fitting because it is the biggest Wrestlemania ever.
We go back inside and Renee mentions the three kickoff show matches. The US Title Match will be on in the first hour while the second hour will feature the Ten Diva Tag Match as well as the Usos versus Dudleys. The second hour will also air on USA Network.
They talk about what you can get with your WWE Newtork subscription.
We go to JoJo with Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens. Kevin is asked about being in a high profile match for his first Wrestlemania Match. She asks him if he thought this through.
Kevin says he deserves a high profile match. He did not ask for this match, he was put in this match. Kevin says that he is in this match with Dolph Ziggler, the least funny comedian and the man who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Sin Cara is in this match and it means No Face in English. Tonight it will be Sin Oportunidad . . . no Chance. He learned that word for this interview. Stardust will be building a spaceship with the ladders. Zack Ryder was going to buy a ticket for the show if he wasn't in the match. The Miz is the Miz.
JoJo asks about Sami Zayn. Kevin asks who is Sami Zayn. Kevin says he does not care about the past, he cares about the present. Tonight is KOMania. Wrestlemania is the showcase of the immortals, but KOMania is the showcase of only one man . . . Kevin Owens.
Renee asks what does Kevin have to do to win. Booker says he needs to keep doing what he does. Kevin is a two time Intercontinental Champion. He won in a fatal five way and he is in a Fatal Six Way (sic) ladder match. Lita says she was going to disagree but she says she saw some false confidence when he was talking.
Booker says that Kevin has a chip on his shoulder.
Renee mentions Sami Zayn. Booker says that Sami is a good kid. Zack is a good journeyman and Lita calls him a carpenter. Lita mentions Sami's match against Nakamura on Friday night.
Renee asks if there is a dark horse. Lita says that everyone wants it and Zack wants it more.
It is time to talk about the match between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho.
We have a video package for the match.
Booker says this is his Shucky Ducky Quack Quack moment, but the graphics are missing and Booker is disappointed so he does it again. Booker says this is a lovefest like Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. It was good at first but then it blew up. Booker says he knows Chris Jericho well and he is self centered. Booker says it will all culminate tonight.
Renee asks Lita if she is surprised at the reaction to AJ Styles. Lita says that fans watch other types of wrestling and AJ has been making a name all over the world. Chris has always let his ego get in the way. Booker says that Jericho was trying to steal the thunder from AJ. AJ is not called phenomenal for a good reason.
Renee asks what will a win for AJ mean for his career. Booker says it could lead to AJ headlining Wrestlemania. Lita says that it is a way for AJ to make his name in the WWE after everything he has done all over the world. Both Booker and Lita pick AJ to win.
Corey Graves is now inside the building and he asks some fans what they are looking forward to the most.
It is time to talk about the Divas Title Match. We have a video package.
Renee asks why is it those three women to headline the division.
Lita says there has been talent in the past, but the three of them together have been able to pull out more to raise the bar for women everywhere.
Renee asks Lita what does it mean to see the women in the forefront tonight. Lita says looking at that visual of three women in the center of the Wrestlemania program she has to wipe off the goosebumps.
Lita says she has a big announcement during hour two of the Kickoff Show.
Renee asks about Charlotte's confidence. Booker says you need to have confidence. He says Charlotte has the best tutelage from Ric Flair. She will know how to finish off the match and win in a spectacular fashion. He says Charlotte is the future of the Divas Divsion.
Lita says that Charlotte's confidence is hard to get past with Ric on her side. She is at home in the ring. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks have the experience. None of them have wrestled at Wrestlemania before.
Booker talks about the regime among the women has changed. Booker predicts we will see the women in the main event some day.
It is time to take a look at the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.
Lita agrees with Renee that it is a tall order. Lita says that whoever wins will have huge shoes to fill.
Renee asks if Big Show can repeat. Booker says he thinks he can do it. The match benefits guys like Big Show.
Renee asks Lita who else she thinks can win. She says that if someone can stay under the radar and then sneak in and get the win.
Booker says to expect the unexpected and you need to have eyes in the back of your head.
The hosts talk about the New Day versus League of Nations Match. We have a video package.
Booker says he likes the New Day, but the numbers are going to be a factor. Booker says that if him and his brother could corner one person they would take over. Lita says the League of Nations are coming together as a team. The New Day have always been that way. Maybe they doubted the League of Nations.
Renee asks about an angry Alberto Del Rio.
Booker says he believes in the Power of Positivity.
Renee asks for predictions. Lita thinks the League of Nations will win but Booker thinks the New Day will pull it out tonight.
It is time to talk about the No Holds Barred Street Fight between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar.
We have a video package.
Tom Phillips and Cathy Kelley are in the Social Media Lounge with Paul Heyman.
Paul points out that Brock is the star of the match, not Dean.
Paul is asked about how can Brock keep Dean down. Paul says he will do it with his hands. He has been wrestling since age five. He was a Division One Wrestling champion. That is predicated on holding the other man down. He will hold Dean down, figuratively and literally. He will take Dean to Suplex City and give him F-5s until he pins Brock.
Paul is asked how many times will Brock suplex Dean. Paul says he will do it as many times as he feels necessary. He will hit Dean with as many suplexes as Brock needs to or as many as he feels he has to.
Paul is asked what would happen if Dean conquers his beast. Paul laughs and he asks if they are doing comedy. Paul asks if they are telling jokes tonight. He wants substantive questions predicated on facts, not hypotheses. Paul asks Tom what would happen if Cathy looked at you in a serious manner. Paul says he does not deal in what ifs, he deals in facts.
Fact, Dean Ambrose is the beast. Fact, Brock will conquer Dean Ambrose.
We go back to the panel and they are thankful that Paul is not sitting with them, giving them the third degree.
Renee asks about Dean Ambrose and what will we see from him. She brings up the meetings with Terry Funk and Mick Foley.
Booker says that Dean is the purest fighter. He only has one speed and that is to go forward. He can dish it out, but Brock is the most dangerous man in WWE history. Dean has been taken out in an ambulance before. He wonders if Dean can keep taking it until Brock does not want to give it any more. Booker says this could be the last time we see Dean Ambrose.
Lita says weapons helps Dean Ambrose against Brock, but she points out that Brock can use the weapons too.
Renee mentions how much space they will have tonight.
Booker and Lita both think that someone will get hurt tonight. Brock is about solidifying his destiny in the WWE.
Corey Graves is now on the stage, showing the view down the ramp to the ring.
Corey says he is a little home sick as we see the distance between him and the panel. Corey says he is coming up.
We take a look at the WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony from last night.
We go to ringside with Mauro Ranallo, Jerry Lawler, and Byron Saxton.
Jerry talks about the experience of hosting the Hall of Fame.
Byron says it was a blast to be involved last night.
Before our opening match, we see a tale of the tape for the United States Title Match.
Match Number One: United States Title Match: Kalisto versus Ryback
Ryback and Kalisto are face to face and Kalisto teases coming off the ropes but he stops. Kalisto with a side head lock and Rybakc picks him up and sends Kalisto to the mat. Ryback picks up Kalisto with a waist lock but Kalisto with elbows. Kalisto with kicks. Ryback flings Kalisto over the top rope to the floor. Kalisto gets back into the ring and Ryback with a shoulder tackle. Ryback pushes Kalisto into the corner and Kalisto with kicks and bulldog off the turnbuckles for a near fall and Kalisto is thrown out of the ring on the kick out.
Ryback goes to the floor and Kalisto with a baseball slide to Ryback. Kalisto with a double knee strike from the apron but Ryback throws Kalisto around the ringside barrier and ring post. Ryback presses Kalisto over his head and Ryback climbs the steps and drops Kalisto into the ring. Kalisto with a kick but Ryback tosses Kalisto into the air and face first into the mat.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ryback gets a near fall. Ryback drags Kalisto around on the mat and Kalisto with kicks. Ryback with a back elbow for a near fall. Ryback chokes Kalisto and the referee warns him. Kalisto kicks Ryback in the legs. Ryback with a running Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Kalisto goes to the apron and Ryback slaps him in the head. Kalisto with an enzuigiri and then he goes up top. Ryback punches Kalisto to stop him. Ryback sets for a superplex and connects with forearms to the back. Ryback with a delayed vertical superplex but Kalisto counters and turns it into a lateral press for a near fall.
Ryback with a shoudler tackle. Ryback says it is over. Ryback sets for Shellshock but Kalisto counters into a DDT and Kalisto with a rana driver and he gets a near fall. Kalisto with a kick to the ribs. Kalisto with a springboard corkscrew press and he gets a near fall. Kalisto kicks Ryback in the ribs and Ryback blocks a kick and hits a spinebuster. Ryback picks up Kalisto from the corner, but a pad falls off. Ryback tries for a power bomb but Kalisto gets to his feet and Kalisto sends Ryback into the exposed turnbuckle before hitting Salida Del Sol for the three count.
Renee asks about the result of the match. Lita says Kalisto made his Wrestlemania moment. Booker says he was not surprised that Kalisto won.
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