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WrestleMania 32 Recap: Shane McMahon’s epic leap, The Rock wrestles, Stone Cold Steve Austin returns, Roman Reigns triumphs

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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.

Match ratings

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

 

Sports world goes all-in on 2017 solar eclipse

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Nick Saban may not have had any interest in checking out today’s much-hyped solar eclipse, but he seems to be the only one in the sports world.

At least according to these epic #SolarEclipse2017 sports Twitter moments.

The NASCAR community was on point with their eclipse celebrations, seriously you’re missing out if you’re not following any of these teams/drivers on Twitter.

But they weren’t the only ones.

Justin Rose, Rickie Fowler, Jason Day and Billy Horschel weren’t the only golfers taking in the views (with proper glasses), Tiger Woods bought into the hype too.

The Rome Braves had their break, but Bartolo Colon watching the eclipse will be your moment of zen.

And remember, if you were truly amazed by #SolarEclipse2017 goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has some more mind-blowing universal knowledge for you.

Helicopter carrying WWE exec makes emergency ocean landing

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GILGO BEACH, N.Y. (AP) The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York.

Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island’s Gilgo Beach late Wednesday morning. The red aircraft could be seen bobbing on its bright yellow pontoons as small boats circled.

Shane McMahon is also a WWE executive. His mother is Linda McMahon, who heads the Small Business Administration in President Donald Trump’s White House.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter had taken off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains. The pilot issued a mayday call before going into the water.

It’s not yet clear what went wrong.