With the WWE Raw results official for the episode on Monday, Feb. 22, several big WrestleMania 32 matches were announced for the professional wrestling pay-per-view coming in just over a month or so. Among the biggest news was the return of Shane McMahon to the ring, where he confronted his sister Stephanie and dad Vincent K. McMahon about the state of the business. That led to the reveal that Shane’s still been a part of the business and wants to take over Raw as it’s been failing under Stephanie and Triple H’s control. All of that made Vince book his son in a huge match for the Mania PPV, where he’ll have to defeat The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match to gain control of Raw.
According to ProWrestling.net on Feb. 22, there are now three matches officially set for the biggest pay-per-view of the year. The first match, already known since Sunday night’s Fastlane pay-per-view ended, will feature Triple H defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against challenger Roman Reigns. Reigns won a Triple Threat match against Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar to gain entry into the main event and try to win back the title he lost to HHH at the Royal Rumble. However, the two losing parties in that Fastlane match were also booked for a match, mainly due to Ambrose calling out Brock after a vicious attack.
Prior to the Raw at the Joe Louis Arena, footage was shown from a fan of Dean Ambrose making his arrival to the parking area of the arena. Ambrose left his vehicle to the cheers of fans who were gathered in the area. That celebration was short-lived though, as Brock Lesnar came rushing out and attacked Ambrose. Lesnar basically decimated Ambrose tossing him around and power-slamming him onto the hood of a limousine. Later on Raw, Lesnar’s manager Paul Heyman revealed that Brock took Ambrose out of the WrestleMania pay-per-view since Ambrose cost Lesnar the win in the Fastlane main event. Surprisingly, an ambulance showed up to the arena to interrupt their in-ring speech.
That ambulance was driven by Dean Ambrose, who fell out of the driver’s side area and tore off his neck brace from the hospital. From there, he crawled to the ring where Lesnar stepped on his face before leaving up the ramp with Heyman. Ambrose would show just how out of his mind he is, by calling out Lesnar on the mic, challenging him to a No Holds Barred, Street Fight at WrestleMania. To answer the challenge, Brock went back to the ring and delivered an F5 to leave Ambrose on the ground at ringside. Paul Heyman then knelt down to officially state that his client “accepted the challenge.”
With that, there’s three matches set for what will be the biggest pay-per-view card of the year. This year’s WrestleMania 32 takes place on Sunday, April 3 in Arlington, Texas at the AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. As of right now, the Undertaker match is considered the biggest surprise, as fans had been speculating that Taker would face Braun Strowman of The Wyatt Family. There’s still some rumors floating around that if John Cena should turn up healthy enough to go for WrestleMania, he’d be swapped in for Shane McMahon, but as of right now it makes a fitting match between a 46-year-old businessman and 50-year-old legend of the ring.