Woo woo woo, you know it. WWE has posted a new video to its YouTube channel in which they show the full ladder match for the Intercontinental Championship from WrestleMania 32. This match featured Zack Ryder, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, Stardust, The Miz, and Sin Cara.
You can see the match in its entirety below:
Owens’ persistent disrespect of his fellow Superstars meant there was a line out the door of guys looking to spoil what he’d dubbed “KO-Mania,” so the match was initially a seven-way scramble with everyone looking to take each other out. Sami Zayn threw hands with KO almost instantly to the delight of the WrestleMania audience; Stardust, whose gear bore homage to his late father, WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, retrieved a polka-dotted ladder from beneath the ring and used it like a helicopter blade on his opponents; Ryder flattened Miz with an El-Bro Drop off the ladder and Dolph Ziggler facebustered Ryder off the top of another ladder in a maneuver that left The Showoff with only one functional leg.
Give credit to Owens, who picked his own spots wisely and found a way to keep control at every turn. He even set about eliminating his competition, sending Sin Cara plummeting onto a ladder-prone Stardust to shatter the steel beneath both of them. The difference between Ryder and Owens proved to be Zayn, who almost exclusively targeted KO and ultimately got the last laugh on Owens with a half-nelson suplex onto a ladder that left The Prizefighter in ruins.
That meant the road was clear for Sami to walk out of his WrestleMania debut as Intercontinental Champion, and the “Olé” chants raining down on Zayn seemed to predict a sure victory … until The Miz ruined it. The Awesome One shoved Zayn off the ladder and, with the Intercontinental Title now within his grasp, did what any actor worth his salt does: Ham it up. A grinning Miz took his sweet time to claim his sure victory, only he never got to leisurely snatch the classic white championship: Ryder had stormed up the ladder to shove Miz to the mat, and with everyone taken out and Owens nowhere to be seen, “Zack Daddy” grabbed the Intercontinental Title out of the Texas sky and came down to earth to celebrate with his father in the ring.
I was at this event live and despite the fact that the officials at AT&T Stadium did not let us into the arena until the end of this match, I still remember the pop that Ryder got when he picked up the win. This was probably the highlight of his career and was a wonderful moment for all wrestling fans around the world! WOO WOO WOO! YOU KNOW IT!
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