12 Facts About WrestleMania 32


WrestleMania 32 was the 32nd annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view and livestreaming event produced by WWE.

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WrestleMania 32 is considered WWE's flagship pay-per-view and WWE Network event, having first been held in 1985.

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Jason Powell of Pro Wrestling Dot Net lamented that "the build to WrestleMania 32 has been a creative mess", and that WWE's injury-hit roster does not excuse "sloppy booking or storylines with massive holes and logic gaps".

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Ben Tucker of Pro Wrestling Torch wrote, "Not since WrestleMania 32 13 has WWE's Super Bowl come together in such a bizarre fashion, with WWE making some of the most head-scratching decisions I've seen in ages".

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Two-hour WrestleMania 32 Kickoff show was hosted by Renee Young, with Booker T, Corey Graves, and Lita as analysts, while Tom Phillips and Cathy Kelley served as social media correspondents.

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WrestleMania 32 received generally mixed to negative reactions from critics, who criticized the event for its length and questionable booking decisions.

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Critics who reviewed both WrestleMania 32 and WWE's NXT TakeOver: Dallas event which occurred two days earlier concluded that the NXT event was a greatly superior "professional wrestling show" despite WrestleMania having more "spectacle"; NXT's match of Shinsuke Nakamura versus Sami Zayn in particular was praised as better than any moment or match from WrestleMania 32.

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WrestleMania 32 had further criticism for the company's over-reliance on past stars, writing that "while the implementation of these big names was a lot of fun, it still happened to the detriment of talent currently on the roster".

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WrestleMania 32 described the second half of the show as a "train wreck creatively", adding that "WWE just can't do anything right really".

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Dave Scherer of Pro Wrestling Insider commented on responses that WrestleMania 32 was "great", countering that "unless you are putting the framework in place for the future, you will reach a point where most of your assets are gone and you will be in a barren place".

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Scott Keith of Sporting News wrote that WrestleMania 32 "ended up being a five-hour slog and one of the worst WrestleManias when all was said and done".

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WrestleMania 32 wrote that "Roman Reigns showed that he's not the guy to be the top star despite Triple H's best efforts to get a 'classic' match out of him, and the Shane–Undertaker match ended up being a 30-minute snoozefest instead of the chaotic mess that everyone wanted".

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