Re: WWE 2005: The Aftermath of WrestleMania 21
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Raw, Smackdown, and Snickers
Randy Orton(c) v. Booker T
At StarrCade 2005, Randy Orton became the WWE Champion by defeating Chris Jericho on Christmas Day. At the Royal Rumble, Booker T earned himself a main event title shot at the biggest show of them all in his hometown! The last two months, both men attest to leaving Mania the champion, but there can only be one. Will it be the Book Man, or will the Legend Killer kill another legend?
World Heavyweight Championship:
Shawn Michaels(c) v. Bret Hart
The most storied feud in the history of professional wrestling continues at Mania. Ten years ago, these two men fought in the first ever Iron-Man Match at Mania XII. Michaels at the end of the night won the WWE Championship for the first time. However, 18 months later, the Montreal Screwjob would take place, and their lives would never be the same. At No Way Out, Michaels became the champ for the fifth time in his career, and was greeted by a returning Hart the following night in Montreal! This is going to be one that is off the charts. Can the Showstopper prove why he is Mr. WrestleMania, or will the Hitman stop the Showstopper's show?
The Rock v. John Cena
The Rock entered the 2006 Royal Rumble as the first man. The Rock lasted all the way to the final three. Somewhere in the Rumble, he eliminated Smackdown's John Cena. Cena went nuts over the next couple of weeks upset that Rock cost him his shot at main eventing Mania once again. Cena cost Rock his match at No Way Out against The Game. With the match now a go, can the Doctor of Thugnamoics put away the People's Champ. Or is the Great One going to lay the smackdown on the former champ?
Hulk Hogan v. Randy Savage
They have been friends. They have been enemies. They have been partners. They have been opponents. This Sunday, they are opponents as Savage looks to kill the "cancer" in him by cleanly getting a victory over Hogan. Is the elbow enough to keep down the Immortal one, or will Hulkamania run wild once again?
The Nature Boy Ric Flair v. The American Dream Dusty Rhodes
In the late 70's Ric Flair won the NWA Heavyweight Championship for the first time by beating Dusty Rhodes. At the Homecoming, back in January, Dusty was attacked by the 16 time champion for no reason at all. However, Flair claims that Dusty doesn't respect the Nature Boy. If Flair can beat Dusty, will he be able to gain Dusty's respect, or will Rhodes show Flair why he is The American Dream?
JBL v. Triple H
It's been a feud that has seen both men at each other throats for the past year. Back in May, Triple H lost to JBL on a special Supershow. The two cooled off until the summer, when the two fought at Summerslam, with this time the Game coming out on top. Now, with the final showdown scheduled for Mania, will the Cerebal Assassain once again prove why he is that damn good, or will the self-proclaimed Wrestling God, prove why he is a "True American Hero!?"
Kurt Angle v. Brock Lesnar
Three years ago in Seattle, Brock and Kurt fought in one of the most talked about WWE Championship Matches in WrestleMania history! Brock nearly killed himself after a Shooting Star Press went wrong. And Kurt, who was severely injured going into the match and was injured more in the match, saw two men go for what meant the most to them...The WWE Championship! At the end of the night, a concussion plated Brock Lesnar was the new champ, and Kurt was out of action for a little over three months. The rematch will take place, but will history repeat itself, or will the Wrestling Machine show that Mania was just a fluke!
TLC VI for the WWE Tag Team Championships:
MNM(c) v. AMW v. Dudleys
MNM shocked the world when they defeated Brock Lesnar and Big Show for the belts back in London, a little over a month ago! Smackdown GM made a wrestling's fan dream match for Mania, by putting three of the hottest teams on Smackdown in one of the most brutal matches in the WWE, Tables, Ladders, and Chairs! In a match that the Dudleys are the favorite, while never winning, can prove to be in their favorite, but can AMW use their skills to win, or will MNM prove why they are the WWE Tag Team Champions?
Rob Van Dam(c) v. Chris Benoit
Back at No Way Out, these two fought in what can be considered as an early MOTY canadiate. In the end, RVD pulled out the shocking win and remain the champ. In a stipulation, where Matt Hardy defeated Van Dam thanks to some unintentional help from Edge, RVD is now forced to defend the title against Benoit in a rematch. Will the crippler become the champ, or will it be Van Dam who takes it to the extreme to the challenger?
Edge v. Matt Hardy
Two men who lives go more than just in the ring, look to finally end their beef, here at Mania, where Imagery becomes Reality. Both men went into the sound booth and was on the shelf for close to a month, after the Rumble. Edge, though seems to be on a roll, and is looking to become 5-0 following Sunday. However will Mattitude be enough to stop the Rated R Superstar?
Money in the Bank II Ladder Match:
Ken Kennedy v. Nova v. Batista v. Shane McMahon v. The Miz v. Christian
6 Men. Three from Raw. Three from Smackdown. 1 Briefcase! The Winner gets a WWE/World Heavyweight Championship Title Shot at any time over the next twelve months up to WrestleMania 23! Will it be Mr. Kennedy, the Extreme Nova, The Animal, Shane O' Mac, Mr. Reality, or Captain Charisma who gets that shot, and the title Mr. Money in the Bank?
WWE Womens' Championship:
Melina(c) v. Victoria
These two divas have been brewing since Melina defeated Victoria at the Rumble in San Juan back in January. However Victoria won an interpromotional Diva tournament by defeating Smackdown's Jillian Hall at Raw's No Way Out last month for the right to face Melina for the belt at Mania. Will the psycho once again rule the Diva's world, or can the woman with the "World's Greatest Entrance" defeat her once again?
Match 7 of the Best of 7 Series for the Undisputed US Championship-Last Man Standing Match-Series Tied up at 3:
Chris Jericho v. Billy Kidman
In what started as a cage match back on February 3rd, has turned into one of the greatest feuds in Smackdown and WWE History. These two men have stated their claim to be the champ, but only the one who is left standing will leave Mania with the title over their shoulder. Will it be the King of Rock and Rolla, or the self-proclaimed Smackdown MVP, Billy Kidman?
Rhyno(c) v. Muhammad Hassan
Rhyno became the winner of the European Championship after unifying it with the Hardcore Championship by defeating Nova back at No Way Out. However Hassan believes that he should be the champion, and that America needs to change their values on who they accept and won't accept. Will the last ECW Champion be able to gore away the challenger, or will Hassan be able to overcome the odds and become the new champion?
Carlito(c) v. Chris Masters
Carlito won the title by defeating Rey Mysterio at the Rumble in January, and has been on a roll since then. Chris Masters won a triple threat match for the right to face Carlito for the title at Mania. Will the Master of the Masterlock prove to be too much for his former partner, or will the Prince of Cool show why Carlito as Television Champion, is well um...cool?
Stone Cold Steve Austin v. The Undertaker
For over fifteen years, The Undertaker has built one of the most storied careers in the WWE. A four time WWE Champion he also holds a perfect 13-0record at Mania. However the Bionic Rattlesnake, Stone Cold looks to dethrone the Deadman in Houston. Who will win, the Rattlesnake or the Deadman?
Psicosis(c) v. Juvented Guerrera
Former partners collide as after months of showing jealously Juvi looks like he is ready to once again take back what he believe is his championship. But the champ sent one hell of a message, following the aerial move through the Smackdown Announce Table this past Friday Night. With the momentum in his favorite, will it be enough for the champ to keep the belt, or will the Juice once again become the champ?
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