I'll still to this day never understand why Rey mysterio won the 2006 rumble. Hell the guy only won it because Eddie died.
Why the hell wouldn't taker win it? He returned that night. He could have won it and saved an epic wrestlemania match with Kurt angle. Because who all remembers taker/angle great match from NWO? Sure us do but it was the wrong decision. Taker/Angle at wrestlemania 22 would have been a special thing to see.
No, I disagree, he was a great call. Two reasons. First, WWE needs their big Mexican star, and there's nothing wrong with that. They need their 'token' characters: giants, monsters, pretty boys, etc. If they had a great arrogant pretty boy, Ziggler wouldn't be as needed. If they had their big bodybuilder that was your friendly buddy (Batista), they wouldn't need Sheamus. And, they need someone kiddies can relate to, and kids LOVE Rey Mysterio.
Also, there are some stars that just need one or two title reigns because they have the credibility to have that to their name, so just give them a title reign to permanently enhance them as characters. Big Show, Mark Henry, Christian (who I can't stand, but ppl love him), and Mysterio. They don't carry storylines well, but they don't devalue the belt cuz they're extremely over, and they're permanently more sellable as stars after they have the belt. So, in a world where world champions don't sell the entire show by themselves anyway, they should carry the strap at some point and have "former world champion" to their name.
Also, putting the belt on Taker is a bit of a waste, cuz his Mania match is a main event no matter what. Use the belt so that Mania can have 3 or 4 main events.