With WrestleMania 32 just days away, I wanted to provide fans with a detailed insight at the show of shows. Below, you will find stats on the competitors, championships, stipulations, and more!
(*Note - While I have spent over a week researching these facts, I am human and you may find errors. If you disagree with something you read, simply drop a comment below or shoot me a private message. Thanks!)
This year’s show will feature the third annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. There have been 8 televised battle royal matches in WrestleMania history. Here’s what else we know:
- Kane - Out of the announced participants, Kane has the most wins at Mania with 8. He also has 8 losses.
- Big Show - Has participated in 15 WrestleMania bouts, but has only won 4, with one of those being last year’s Battle Royal.
- Heath Slater: 0-3
- Bo Dallas: 0-1
- Adam Rose: 0-1
- Curtis Axel: 0-2
- Goldust: an unfortunate 0-7
- This will be Tyler Breeze’s first WrestleMania match
The kickoff show will also feature a tag team grudge match between The Usos and The Dudley Boyz.
- The Dudley Boyz are 0-4 at WrestleMania, having competed in four multi-man tag team matches.
- The Usos are 1-2, with their win coming from successfully defending the WWE Tag Team Championship in a four-way at WM30.
Five stars from the cast of Total Divas will unite to take on Team BAD & Blonde in a 10-Diva Tag Team Match as part of the Kickoff show. The following Divas have worked more than one match:
- Brie Bella: 0-2
- Alicia Fox: 1-2
- Natalya: 0-2
As for the rest of the field, Paige is 1-0, while the rest of the participants are 0-1, except Lana, after competing in the Vickie Guerrero Divas Championship Invitational at WrestleMania 30.
The only 10-Diva Tag Team Match to occur at WrestleMania was six years ago at the 26th edition. The heel team won the match in a little over four minutes.
Kalisto will defend the United States Championship against Ryback in a singles match. This show will mark Kalisto’s first Mania match. His opponent, though, hasn’t had much luck with a record of 0-4.
United States Championship stats:
- The title was first defended at WrestleMania 20 and has been defended 3 times since
- The U.S. Title has only been successfully defended once, at WrestleMania 23
- The title has changed hands 3 times (20, 22, 31)
- Orlando Jordan (21) and Sheamus (27) worked dark matches
- Cesaro is the only U.S. Champion to have not appeared at Mania while holding the title (WM29)
Kevin Owens will be defending his Intercontinental Championship against six opponents in a ladder match.
- Sin Cara: 0-2
- Zack Ryder: 0-3
- Stardust: 1-4 ~ competed in last year’s IC Title Ladder Match
- Dolph Ziggler: 1-5 ~ competed in last year’s IC Title Ladder Match
- The Miz: 4-2 ~ captured his second IC Title at WM29; has never been pinned/submitted at Mania, and that will continue this year
- First WrestleMania for Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
There have been eleven ladder matches at the show of shows, with two of those being for the Intercontinental Title. The rest were either for a Money in the Bank briefcase or the Tag Team Championship.
Here are additional stats on the Intercontinental Championship itself:
- The Intercontinental Title holder has appeared at every WrestleMania event
- The title has been retained 12 times, but half of those ended in disqualification or count-out
- The title has changed hands 9 times
- For the 10 times the title was not defended, the champion did work a match
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day will take on The League of Nations in a handicap match for Tag Team Supremacy. Most of these stars have generally competed in midcard matches throughout their careers, so the win/loss records aren’t spectacular.
- Kofi Kingston: 1-6
- Big E: 0-3
- Xavier Woods: 0-2
- Sheamus: 1-3
- Alberto Del Rio: 1-2
- King Barrett: 0-3
- Rusev: 0-1
This will be the first 4-on-3 handicap match, but it will be the sixth handicap match overall. Only once (at WM20) has the team with the advantage won.
It appears the Tag Titles won’t be on the line, but here are the stats anyway:
- Between the World and WWE Tag Team Championship, the belts have been successfully defended 18 times (4 matches ended in disqualification, count-out, no contest)
- The titles have changed hands 10 times
- The Tag Team Title holders have worked 5 dark matches
- Between both editions of the titles, the belts were not defended 11 times, but the champions worked the show 5 out of the 11. That number will increase to 6/12 this year.
Charlotte has the task of defending the Divas Championship against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch in a triple threat match. This will be the first WrestleMania match for all competitors.
There have only been 2 three-way women’s matches before. These bouts took place at back-to-back editions and featured the Women’s Championship on the line:
- WM18: Jazz (c) def. Trish Stratus & Lita
- WM19: Trish Stratus def. Jazz & Victoria (c)
Here are stats on both the Divas and Women’s Titles:
- The Divas Championship was defended for the first time at WrestleMania 30 and has yet to change hands
- Eve (27) and Kaitlyn (29) did not appear at the Mania while they were champion
- Beth Phoenix (28) and Nikki Bella (31) both worked tag team matches and lost
- The Women’s Championship was defended 10 times (6 retains, 4 title changes)
- There have been 9 WrestleMania events with a female competing in one of the matches (3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13)
Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar are set to wreak havoc in a No Holds Barred Street Fight.
- Dean Ambrose: 2-1 ~ has yet to win a Mania match by himself
- Brock Lesnar: 2-3 ~ won WWE Title (19) & conquered Undertaker’s streak (30), but lost a No Holds Barred Match to Triple H (29)
From my findings, there have been 7 No Holds Barred/Street Fight matches to take place at the grandest stage of them all. Competitors in these previous matches include Ahmed Johnson, Legion of Doom, Nation of Domination, Shane McMahon, Vince McMahon, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, Triple H, and even Brock Lesnar. It should noted that Vince has competed in 3/7 of these.
Chris Jericho and AJ Styles went from opponents, to enemies, to friends, and back to bitter enemies in the matter of the last two months. AJ will be making his Mania debut, but Y2J has some experience at the show of shows:
- Chris Jericho: 4-7 ~ lost his last two Mania matches (28 & 29 to CM Punk & Fandango)
Shane McMahon returns to the ring for his first WrestleMania match since 2001 as he faces The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell. If Shane somehow wins, he will have control of Monday Night Raw. If Taker loses, this will be his last Mania.
- Shane McMahon: 2-0
- The Undertaker: 22-1
If the odds weren’t already stacked against Shane... There have been 2 Hell in a Cell matches at Mania, and Taker won both of them. (15 vs. Big Boss Man; 28 vs. Triple H)
This year’s show will be headlined by Triple H defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns.
- Roman Reigns: 2-1 ~ main evented/challenged for WWE WHC last year
- Triple H: 9-10 ~ main evented 6 times, is 4-4 in World Title Matches
Per request, here are some interesting numbers on who has appeared at the most WrestleMania’s and who has main evented more:
- Undertaker - 23
- Shawn Michaels - 21
- Triple H - 19
- Kane - 16
- Big Show - 15
- Bret Hart - 14
- Hulk Hogan - 13
- The Rock - 13
- John Cena - 12
- Randy Orton - 12
Most Main Events
- Hulk Hogan - 7
- Triple H - 6 (going on 7 this year)
- Shawn Michaels - 6
- John Cena - 5
- The Rock - 5
- “Stone Cold” Steve Austin - 4
- Bret Hart - 4
- The Undertaker - 3
- “Macho Man” Randy Savage - 3
Lastly, we will be witnessing the in-ring WrestleMania debuts of the following Superstars and Divas: Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Kalisto, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, AJ Styles, Lana, Tyler Breeze, and most likely Braun Strowman.
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