The New Day sold the most merchandise at WrestleMania 32

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WrestleMania 32 has been and gone, with some of the lasting memories being the Intercontinental Championship ladder match, where Zack Ryder came out victorious, Charlotte becoming the first ever Women's Champion against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, and The Undertaker defeating Shane McMahon in a Hell in a Cell match.

Also, The New Day came out of a giant box of cereal...

Yes, the widely speculated special entrance for Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods, and Big E was coming out of a huge box of Booty O's cereal at The Showcase of The Immortals. Not only was their entrance extravagant, but so were their merchandise sales.


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New Day member Big E revealed the news on his Twitter account, saying: "Less than a year ago, we had to damn near beg for a single item on shop. This Wrestlemania week, The New Day was #1 in Merch sales.

"Thanks to everyone who decides to wear a phallus on their head, buy a box of fictional cereal, and wants wrestling to be fun."

A truly remarkable achievement considering they have to compete against other fan favorites like John Cena, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns, and also considering how far they have come in the last year and a half since their official WWE debut.

During the early days of the stable, they received largely negative reactions. It was only after the group had turned heel in April 2015 that fans started to react more positively towards the group, as they became more entertaining with their crazy catchphrases and props, such as Francesca the Trombone, and the unicorn headbands.

Since that heel turn, not only has The New Day held the Tag Team Championship twice, but in 2015, they also became the first trio to win the Pro Wrestling Illustrated award for Tag Team of the Year, and they also won the Best Gimmick of the year by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Despite losing in a non-title match to the League of Nations at WrestleMania, The New Day did win in a title match against the same stable the night after. Looking for a new opponent, they decided to set up a March Madness-style bracket for all the tag teams in the WWE, with the winner going on to face the current champions at Payback on May 1.

Big E, Woods, and Kingston should be very proud of what they have managed to accomplish as The New Day, as they definitely have put in the hard work to deserve it. While they might not be the Tag Team Champions for much longer - depending on the outcome at Payback - they will be considered as one of the best Tag Teams in recent years.

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