Today's installment of my "Rewriting WrestleMania" series takes us to Seattle, Washington's Safeco Field, one of my personal favorite WrestleMania venues, in 2003 for WrestleMania XIX. It marked the return of "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels in his first match since 5 years prior, when he dropped the WWF Championship to Steve Austin and then left the company due to serious back problems. It was the first WrestleMania in WWE history after the F was dropped and it was also Brock Lesnar's first career Mania, as he challenged Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship in the main event of the night. One of the marquee matches was Rock/Austin III, where The Rock would again go after the win that had eluded him against The Rattlesnake in the 2 previous tries. And in another match that was 20 years in the making, Hulk Hogan took on Vince McMahon in a street fight. Here's the results from WrestleMania 19. March 30, 2003 Safeco Field (Seattle, WA) (Dark Match) World Tag Team Championship: Lance Storm and Chief Morley (with Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley) defeated Kane and Rob Van Dam to retain Cruiserweight Championship: Matt Hardy def. Rey Mysterio to retain Handicap Match: Undertaker def. Big Show and A-Train Triple Threat Women's Championship Match: Trish Stratus def. Jazz and Victoria to become new champion Triple Threat WWE Tag Team Championship Match : Team Angle pins Chavo Guerrero to retain Shawn Michaels def. Chris Jericho Cat Fight: Stacy Keibler, Torrie Wilson and the Miller Light Cat Fight girls went to a no contest World Heavyweight Championship Match: Triple H w/ Ric Flair def. Booker T to retain Street Fight: Hulk Hogan def. Mr. McMahon The Rock def. Stone Cold WWE Championship Match: Brock Lesnar def. Kurt Angle to become new champion *Rewriting WrestleMania XIX* 1. Cruiserweight Championship: Matt Hardy (c) w/ Shannon Moore def. Rey Mysterio I wouldn't have changed a thing about this match. I liked Hardy's singles run when the Hardy Boyz split and I thought this was a good decision for the opening contest. 2. Six Man Tag: Booker T, RVD & Kane def. Big Show, A-Train & Rhyno I personally didn't like how any of these guys were booked. Booker T shouldn't have been in the World Title match, RVD and Kane shouldn't have been in the dark match, and Big Show and A-Train as Taker's opponents? One of the worst Mania bookings of Taker's career (next to his match vs. Bossman at WM16). So I'd throw them all in a 6-man tag here to at least still get them on the card. 3. WWE Tag Team Championship: The Dudleys def. Team Angle (c) I hated the fact that WWE had 2 sets of tag team titles back in this era. It was just absolute overkill. 1 champion is all you need, no matter how big the roster. The Dudleys deserved not only a match, but a title match. I'd have them go over Haas and Benjamin on the grandest stage. Reward them for being the 1 team left standing from the TLC days. 4. Intercontinental Championship: Chris Benoit (c) def. Eddie Guerrero I originally booked this for WM18 before I realized that both were on the shelf at the time, so I'd have them go 1 on 1 here instead of competing for the tag team championship. This is high on my list as a Mania match that never happened, but should have. 5. Street Fight: Ric Flair def. Vince McMahon I think Hulk Hogan could have been used so much better at WM19, as you'll see below. Flair and Vince could have been an entertaining match as well. Give Flair a spot on the card instead of just being in Triple H's corner. 6. World Heavyweight Championship: Brock Lesnar def. Triple H (c) Lesnar deserved a high profile match, but not the main event in my opinion. He and Angle just didn't deliver for me. Lesnar was a face at this time after Paul Heyman turned on him. They could have possibly even put Heyman with Triple H, but it's not absolutely necessary. Lesnar goes over as the new World Champion instead of WWE Champ. 7. Undertaker def. The Rock As I said earlier, Taker was so misused here it's disgusting. The Rock/Austin III was fine, but not necessary. I'd have rather seen Rock go in trying to end Taker's streak as a heel and come up short. Could have been a terrific match. 8. WWE Championship Triple Threat: Shawn Michaels def. Kurt Angle (c) and Chris Jericho Michaels and Jericho was an awesome match, the best of the night. But it could have been even better. In Shawn's first Mania match in 5 years, I'd have him win the WWE Championship. 3 of the greatest wrestlers to ever lace up a pair of boots in the same match? Would have been epic. 9. WWE Women's Championship: Trish Stratus def. Victorio (c) w/ Steven Richards I'd have Trish win here, but in a 1 on 1. I saw no need to include Jazz in this match. 10. Icon vs Icon: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan That's right, I said when I rebooked WM18 that I would have left Rock and Hogan as it was and this is why. I decided to put off Austin and Hogan until here at WM19 to make it the last match of both men's careers. This would have brought the show to a close because there's no following this match. Very rarely does a match that isn't for the championship deserve to close WrestleMania, but if there ever was one, this would be it. Feel free to comment and/or post your rewritten WMXIX.