WrestleMania 32 Start Times, Card Line Up & Predictions
It’s WrestleMania season once again and it always has been the pinnacle of sports entertainment for the wrestling world.
WrestleMania 32 comes to you live from technically Arlington, Texas, but the WWE likes to label it as Dallas, Texas. The 32nd annual granddaddy event for WWE will take place at the AT&T Stadium on Sunday April 3rd.
Before the actual WrestleMania PPV begins, there will be a two-hour pre-show that will begin at 5 E.T. on the WWE Network. It will feature several analysts and commentators reviewing WrestleMania and the loads of matches it will have as well as four matches on the kick-off show. As for WrestleMania, it will begin at 7 E.T. and you can watch it on the WWE Network as well or you could order the PPV through your cable provider (but honestly, why would you? The WWE Network is the best thing the WWE has brought out in a long time and it’s a bang for your buck at $9.99/mo.).
The card line-up below is scheduled for a total of 11 matches throughout the night from the pre-show to the ending of WrestleMania.
Kick-off Show – 5pm/ET
– Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal
– United States Championship Match: Kalisto (c.) vs. Ryback
-Tag Team Match: The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
– 5-on-5 Tag Team Match: Total Divas (Brie Bella, Paige, Natalya, Alicia Fox, and Eva Marie) vs. B.A.D. & Blonde (Lana, Summer Rae, Naomi, Emma, and Tamina)
WrestleMania 32 Main Card – 7pm/ET
– Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Kevin Owens (c.) vs. Sami Zayn vs. Stardust vs. Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz vs. Sin Cara
– Singles Match: AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
– 3-on-4 Handicap Match: The New Day vs. The League of Nations
– Triple Threat for the Divas Championship: Charlotte (c.) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
– No Holds Barred Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
– WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H (c.) vs. Roman Reigns
– Hell in a Cell Match: The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon
Andre The Giant Battle Royal
I’m not sure what to expect in this match as I haven’t paid much attention to it. I saw that Cesaro is in Dallas, Texas for the weekend and was noticed with no sleeve on his arm. He could be fully healed up and making a surprise return to possibly win. It would definitely be a big pop from the crowd and with Cesaro being a fan-favorite it would surely start off the event right.
United States Championship: Kalisto (c.) vs. Ryback
I’ll pick Kalisto here, he’s a more entertaining champion by far.
Tag Team Match: The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz
I expect the Usos to win here, since they’ll probably feud with The New Day for the titles later this year. However, nothing would make me happier than to see The Dudley Boyz win at WrestleMania. Their return last August was such a big surprise to the WWE Universe and ever since then it has been nothing but nostalgia watching them compete in the WWE again.
Total Divas vs. B.A.D. and Blonde
I don’t really know but I’ll flip a coin and say the Total Divas will win, unless the WWE wants B.A.D. and Blonde to win to kickoff Lana’s career as a women’s wrestler.
Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match
I’m really looking forward to this match as you have a lot of strong and young talent who want to set the bar for the rest of the night. Guys like Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Dolph Ziggler are notoriously known for their amazing abilities in the ring, and no disrespect to the rest of the competitors in this match either. My prediction is either Kevin Owens or Sami Zayn to win here. If you’re an NXT fan you’ll probably know why I think that. WWE may want to start their rivalry up again as it seems that’s what they were gunning for when Sami Zayn made return to Raw last month attacking Kevin Owens.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
Another fun match this will be and a rivalry that was been really, really good. I think AJ Styles will win this and will do big things in the WWE too. With Chris Jericho only being a part-timer I would expect him to put Styles over in this match. Maybe the WWE pulls a fast one and has Jericho pin Styles.
The New Day vs. The League of Nations
It would be anything but good if the League of Nations beat The New Day. The New Day has been without a doubt the hottest thing in the WWE for a little over a year now. It would be an absolute travesty if they lost to the boring League of Nations.
Divas Championship Triple Threat: Charlotte (c.) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Becky Lynch
Everyone in the upper-echelon of the WWE have very high praise for Sasha Banks as a person and as a female wrestler, as they should too. Her matches in NXT with Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and current NXT Women’s Champion Bayley has been nothing short of spectacular. I think Sasha Banks will win and what better place to do it than WrestleMania. She possibly may pin Lynch to win the title, which could lead to a rivalry with Charlotte.
No Holds Barred Street Fight: Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar
I think this match could be Dean Ambrose’s “WrestleMania Moment” as he is set to take on The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar in a street fight. While I’m really not sure who will win, I expect Dean Ambrose to take a lot of chances in this with a bunch of “OMG” moments. Dean Ambrose will probably eat several F-5’s for his troubles and take some trips to “Suplex City” as well.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Triple H (c.) vs. Roman Reigns
I’m not really a fan of Roman Reigns to start off. I don’t hate him and I don’t put him down, I just don’t like how WWE shoves him down our throats with the whole “hero” thing that’s going on with him vs. the authority. We all expect Reigns to win here, but a part of me wants Triple H to win for much bigger reasons. That reason: Seth Rollins. Rollins, the man who never lost his title but yet had to relinquish it for a torn ACL last November. Originally, Rollins and Triple H were rumored to have a WrestleMania match until the injury. If Triple H retains his title cleanly, it would be even better to have Rollins return ASAP and challenge HHH for the title.
Hell In A Cell: Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker
I’m the biggest Undertaker fan and he’s always been my favorite wrestler growing up. In and outside the squared circle he’s been nothing but amazing to follow throughout his career. This was the last opponent myself and everyone else expected that he would fight at WrestleMania. The match is now scheduled to go on last as the main event of the evening. This could be for that the show wouldn’t end in a long parade of boos if Reigns were to win the title, or it could be for maybe Shane McMahon is going to pin The Deadman. The Undertaker has already lost at WrestleMania so the feeling of him losing again doesn’t hurt as much than it did of him losing for the first time ever. I’m picking Shane McMahon for the upset. 😉
Thanks for reading, WrestleMania will definitely be a spectacle to witness come Sunday.