Wrestlemania 32 won't go down in history as one of the best ever. Its length, the palpable indifference to the Roman Reigns-Triple H title bout, and its reliance on glory-days stars to provide the big thrills overshadowed the good moments the undercard delivered, particularly in the ladder match and the new women's championship. Except for this: there is no overshadowing The New Day's "Booty O's" entrance.
Yes, wrestling fans — and even non-wrestling fans — that is Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E emerging from an enormous box of cereal dressed up in Saiyan armor, with appropriate coiffure to boot. Props to play-by-play announcer Michael Cole for recognizing Xavier Woods is cosplaying Vegeta, too, and dig that matching trombone Woods is carrying.
What are Booty-O's? Why I'm glad you asked. Check out their nutritional information at right.
On a night when The Rock took a flamethrower to a corrugated metal sculpture of his name as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders looked on; Shaq and Big Show dual-chokeslammed Kane; and Shane McMahon leaped 20 feet from the cage, somehow missing a barely ambulatory 50-year-old man laying on the announce table, New Day's entrance still easily took the cake for most bizarre scene.
Unfortunately, The New Day's match did not live up to this kind of hype, matched as they were against the League of Nations, a salad of mid-card superstars with international backgrounds. That left it to Attitude Era mainstays Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, and Stone Cold Steve Austin to come to the ring to restore order, which they did. Then Xavier Woods thought Stone Cold was his friend and, well, wrestling fans know how that one always turns out.
Wrestlemania 32 set an attendance record with 101,763 asses in the seats at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, obliterating a nearly 30-year-old mark set by Wrestlemania 3 at the Pontiac Silverdome in suburban Detroit.