When Shane McMahon vs. The Undertaker in a “Hell in a Cell” match was announced for WrestleMania 32, every wrestling fan was giddy with anticipation that Shane was going to have an insane moment.
And boy did he deliver.
With the assistance of his custom-made Jordan 30s, Shane O’Mac jumped from the top of the 20-foot cell and CRASHED through the English announce table.
Here’s the incredible moment in GIF form:
It’s been almost 20 years since someone has taken a fall from the top of the cell (Mick Foley in 1998) and it’s the first time that someone has plunged from the top of the 20-foot version of the cell (Foley’s fall was 16-feet).
The Undertaker would later hit a Tombstone piledriver and pin Shane. McMahon was taken to the back on a stretcher after the match. He was heavily favoring his right shoulder.
While this was easily the craziest moment of the night, a ton of stuff happened during the SIX AND A HALF HOUR broadcast.
Yes, those caps were intentional.
Good Gawd, is that Shaq’s music??
This was shocking. It had been six years since Shaquille O’Neal appeared on WWE television and there was no mention of the four-time NBA champion on Raw or Smackdown leading into WrestleMania.
O’Neal entered the ring and immediately got in the face of the Big Show. The pair were eliminated from the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal about five minutes after their stare down.
The Rock has a flamethrower and a surprise match
The Rock lit WrestleMania on fire (literally) as he brought out a flamethrower:
After announcing the record-setting attendance number — 101,793 — The Wyatt Family interrupted The Rock, which led to an impromptu match between Rock and Erick Rowan, which Rock won in six seconds. Afterwards, the Wyatt’s surrounded the People’s Champ and were about to attack The Rock when John Cena returned from his five month absence to help clear the ring.
Stone Cold, Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley!
After the League of Nations beat The New Day –who had the best entrance of the night IMO — Wade Barrett issued a challenge to anyone who was willing to step up and face the LON, so the combination of Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley (in Cactus Jack form), and Stone Cold Steve Austin (!) answered the challenge:
Austin got the best reaction of the night and delivered a massive Stone Cold Stunner to Xavier Woods:
Roman Reigns leaves with his daughter and the WWE title
After defeating Triple H to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in a 27-minute match, Roman Reigns carried the gold and his daughter out of AT&T Stadium.
Ladders, ladders, ladders
The new Women’s Championship is unveiled
The Diva’s Championship era came to an end as the new Women’s Championship was unveiled during the TWO HOUR pre-show:
Charlotte, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks proceeded to have one of the best matches of the night. Charlotte won the title thanks to the assistance of her father, the legendary Ric Flair.
Ryback vs. Kalisto: 3 1/4 out of 5 stars
10 Women tag match: 3 out of 5 stars
The Uso vs. The Dudleys: 3 out of 5 stars
IC title ladder match: 4 1/4 out of 5 stars
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho: 3 out of 5 stars
League of Nations vs. The New Day: 2 1/2 out of 5 stars
Dean Ambrose vs. Brock Lesnar: 1 1/2 out of 5 stars
Women’s title triple threat: 4 out of 5 stars
Hell in a Cell match: 3 out of 5 stars
Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal: 3 out of 5 stars
The Rock vs. Erick Rowan: NA
WWE World Heavyweight Title: 3 3/4 out of 5 stars