Re: Rebook a WrestleMania
The Undertaker defeats Shawn Michaels
In order not to hurt any match that would have to follow this, or the feelings of those in said match-up, this match would be the main event. No one gets hurt alright? Except The Undertaker, who almost broke his damn neck with that dive. Arguably the two greatest figures in Wrestlemania history go on to steal the show as they did. Greatest match ever?
Triple H(c) defeats The Big Show | WWE Championship
Ever since Triple H got drafted to Smackdown in the summer of 2008, Vickie Guerrero has been on his case. After HHH regains the WWE Title inside the Elimination Chamber, Big Show is named #1 Contender for the WWE Championship by Vickie. But why? Triple H uses his investigative skills to find that Show and Vickie are having an affair. Sound familiar? Triple H retains after a sledgehammer shot, followed by a Pedigree.
CM Punk defeats Randy Orton(c) | World Heavyweight Championship
My decision to rebook WM 25 came from thinking of how CM Punk's 2008 run as WH Champion could've been better. Cause it fuckin' sucked. At Unforgiven 2008, Orton would indeed punt Punk, costing him the WH Title. Orton would cost Punk the title two more times: Cyber Sunday against Jericho which involved Stone Cold, HBK, and Orton as referees/enforcers and the 800th episode of RAW against Jericho in a steel cage. After being on opposing SS teams and Punk scoring an upset one-on-one at Armageddon 2008, Orton had had enough of Punk. On an episode of RAW, Orton even took out Batista. with his punt kick. Then he punted Punk in the head...again. It was determined that Punk was to be out "indefinitely", missing the Royal Rumble and maybe even Wrestlemania. Orton then punted Mr. McMahon himself in the head to send a message that Orton was truly back to be on top of RAW and more dangerous than ever before. Then, the unexpected happened. Orton and his newly formed Legacy would dominate the Royal Rumble match until CM Punk returned to win, eliminating Orton last. But, this would only derail Orton's momentum for a short while as Orton became World Heavyweight Champion for the second time inside RAW's Elimination Chamber. The next night on RAW, Punk announced he would face Orton at Wrestlemania for the title. The stage was set. Going into Wrestlemania, Punk would have to contend with all three members of Legacy. He would get help from friend and former tag partner Kofi Kingston and the vengeful Shane McMahon here and there, Punk knew that this was his time to shine and he had to beat Orton on his own. Leading up to Wrestlemania, Punk and Orton would go back and forth, trying to discredit the other. Punk said Orton had been handed everything while Punk had to fight the system and earn his keep. Orton claimed Punk was a fluke and would never be on Orton's level. At Wrestlemania, Rhodes and DiBiase would interfere. But, Shane McMahon would run-in to even the odds, alongside Punk's best friend Colt Cabana (errrr....Scotty Goldman?) and Batista! With Orton's cronies gone, Punk and Orton would continue to go back and forth, with Punk going over with the Anaconda Vice to prove himself among WWE's elite and become the World Heavyweight Champion.
Edge & Christian defeat The Hardyz | Extreme Rules
Another big storyline that made me want to rebook WM 25 was the head scratching as to why in the hell Christian was sent to ECW when he returned to WWE in 2009. He was rumored to have been the one who tried to kill Jeff Hardy on numerous occasions. Then, I was disappointed when he didn't win MITB. So, let's get started. During Jeff Hardy and Edge's Royal Rumble WWE Title Match, Matt Hardy comes down to seemingly help. But in the build-up to the match, both Edge and Jack Swagger have planted seeds of dissension and doubt between the Hardyz as they accused Matt Hardy of trying to kill Jeff. The question heading into the Rumble was whether or not the heels were making these accusations to get under their respective Hardy rival or is Matt behind the incidents. Back to the match. Matt has a chair raised to hit Edge but Jeff stops him and gets in his face, leaving Edge to recuperate. Then, suddenly Christian comes through the crowd to give both Hardyz chairshots. He and Edge lock eyes in a staredown....then embrace. Edge waits for Jeff Hardy to get up for a Spear as Christian continues to beat down Matt Hardy. 1, 2, 3. Edge is the WWE Champion again, raising it high as he and Christian stand tall over the carnage they have left The Hardyz in. On the following Smackdowns, Christian would explain his actions, calling Jeff Hardy out on his troubled past and showing his frustration in how he's been gone for over 3 years after failing to break through WWE's glass ceiling, while Jeff has had opportunity after opportunity. He goes on to say Edge is more deserving and that is why he helped him, besides the fact that they've been best friends since they were teenagers. Matt Hardy would come out to brawl on both Smackdown and ECW until a match is made for the two at No Way Out. Edge goes on to lose the WWE Title inside the Elimination Chamber after he is the first to be eliminated by....Jeff Hardy. Christian wins his WWE PPV return against Matt Hardy. Going into Wrestlemania, both teams display how "extreme" they can get, leading to a Tornado Tag Extreme Rules Match. The Hardyz, more specifically Jeff, take many risks to inflict many on their long-time rivals with tables, chairs, etc. However, the pair of brothers take one risk too many as E&C pull out the win.
Chris Jericho defeats John Cena w/ Mickey Rourke | Legends' Lumberjack Match
Pretty similar to what actually happened. Jericho disrespects legends like Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Ricky Steamboat and Jimmy Snuka as well as make Mickey Rourke look like a btich. But, the twist is that John Cena, the white knight himself, stands up for those who came before him. I have Jericho win in a dirty fashion, with the legends surrounding each side of the ring and Rourke in Cena's corner. After the match, Jericho beat up the legends with punches and Codebreakers before getting in Rourke's face. All of this gives Cena enough time to recover. Rourke shoves Jericho into Cena's AA but Jericho tries to slither out. So Rourke knocks Jericho the fuck...out. Cena hits the AA, then raises Rourke's hand in celebration.
Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase) defeats The Colóns(c) and John Morrison & The Miz(c)| Match to unify the WWE Tag Team Championship and World Tag Team Championship
Rhodes and DiBiase didn't do jack shit at Wrestlemania 25, so why not even them win the titles? The Colóns can chase them and Miz & Morrison can split like they did afterwards. BOOM! And this match will be on the main card!
MVP defeats Kane, Mark Henry, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston, Finlay, Evan Bourne, and Vladimir Kozlov| Money in the Bank ladder match
No CM Punk. No Christian. With MVP being on the roll he was on in early in 2009, he can continue to ride the wave of momentum as he goes to RAW in the draft later on. I was surprised to see Vladimir Kozlov not on Mania that year due to how dominant he was in later 2008. Benjamin does his usual show stealing stuff and comes up short...as usual. Evan Bourne wants to win MITB so he can become ECW Champion. Kofi Kingston comes in as the former IC champ. He and Punk won the World Tag Team Titles from Rhodes & DiBiase back at No Mercy 2008, only to lose the titles at a house show later that year to Miz & Morrison. Kofi would rebound with winning the #1 Contender IC Title Tournament, defeating Rey Mysterio in the finals in a Match of the Year candidate, before chasing and finally beating William Regal for the title just before Royal Rumble. MVP wins the match, becoming Mr. Money in the Bank as well as already being U.S. Champion.
25-Diva battle royal to crown Miss Wrestlemania
Santina? Nope. Beth Phoenix establishes her dominance as WWE's premier Diva. Now, if Trish Stratus was in the match, it would be a different story.