Today's installment of my "Rewriting WrestleMania" series takes us back to the WrestleMania that WWE will never acknowledge again due to the terrible crimes that Chris Benoit committed. This Mania was a big step down from WM19 in my opinion, and it's too bad. They could have really delivered an epic card with the roster that was available at the time to them. Goldberg vs Lesnar is one of the dullest, most boring matches of all-time and the Madison Square Garden crowd was not shy about letting them know it. MSG hosted it's 3rd WrestleMania on the 20th anniversary of the event. Here are the results. March 18, 2004 Madison Square Garden (New York City, NY) United States Championship: John Cena def. Big Show to become new champion Fatal Four Way World Tag Team Championship Match: Booker T & Rob Van Dam def. La Resistance, Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade and the Dudleys to retain Christian def. Chris Jericho w/ Trish Stratus Handicap Match: Randy Orton, Batista & Ric Flair def The Rock & Mick Foley Evening Gown Match: Sable & Torrie Wilson def. Stacy Keibler & Miss Jackie Cruiserweight Open: Ultimo Dragon def. Shannon Moore; Jamie Noble def. Ultimo Dragon; Jamie Noble def. Funaki; Jamie Noble def. Nunzio; Billy Kidman def. Jamie Noble; Rey Mysterio def. Billy Kidman; Rey Mysterio def. Tajiri; Chavo Guerrero w/ Chavo Classic def. Rey Mysterio to retain Goldberg def. Brock Lesnar (Stone Cold was special guest referee) Fatal Four Way WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Scotty 2 Hotty & Rikishi def. Basham Brothers, World's Greatest Tag Team and APA to retain Women's Championship Hair Match: Victoria def. Molly Holly to retain WWE Championship Match: Eddie Guerrero def. Kurt Angle to retain Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer def. Kane Triple Threat World Heavyweight Championship Match: Chris Benoit def. Triple H and Shawn Michaels to become new champion *Rewriting WrestleMania XX* 1. United States Championship: John Cena def. Big Show (c) There are only 3 matches I would keep the same and this is one of them. Cena was over big with the crowd back then and crowning him new US Champ to start the show was a great move. 2. Rey Mysterio def. Christian While I liked the Christian/Jericho match and feud, I'd have taken Jericho in another direction and put Mysterio in this spot instead of the Cruiserweight Title open. Mysterio picks up the win in a hard-fought battle. 3. WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way: APA def. Booker T & RVD (c), The Dudleys, and The World's Greatest Tag Team Not only was it ridiculous for them to have 2 sets of tag team titles, but they had 2 fatal 4-way matches. That's just overkill. I could understand maybe if the tag team division was on fire at the time, but most of them were mediocre at best. Faarooq and Bradshaw become new champs here. 4. Ric Flair def. Mick Foley I went back and forth a lot between this and Foley vs Orton, but finally settled on this since Orton and Foley's feud should have really been wrapped up by this point. I hated The Rock & Sock Connection vs Evolution match personally. I always hate to see handicap matches at WrestleMania. 5. Batista def. Goldberg With Goldberg leaving the company after this event, shouldn't he have lost? It's kind of tradition to go out with a loss. Why reward him with a win over Lesnar? No way would I keep that match the same as it was horrible from start to finish. Even Austin as guest ref couldn't save it. I'd have an up and coming Batista send Goldberg packing. 6. Intercontinental Championship: Randy Orton (c) def. Chris Jericho It bugs me that Orton didn't defend the IC Title at WM20. I'd put him up against Jericho and retain it. Jericho fits here because if he wasn't a legend at the time, he was at least the winningest IC Champ. Randy was the "Legend Killer", and adds another victim to the list. 7. Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer def. Kane While I usually hate rematches, if there's anyone that deserved another shot at The Streak, it was Kane. There's nothing I'd change about this since Kane was clearly one of Taker's best feuds, if not the very best. 8. WWE Championship: Eddie Guerrero (c) def. Kurt Angle Here's the 3rd and final match I'd keep the same. A great match between 2 great wrestlers. No reason for change. I loved the ending also, with Eddie tricking Kurt by slipping out of his boot while in the ankle lock. 9. Shawn Michaels def. The Rock One of the all-time dream matches for most people, the only chance it had to actually happen was at WM19 or 20, and I chose 20 to make it happen since I had Rock face Taker and Shawn in the triple threat main event at WM19 vs Jericho and Angle. The Rock in a handicap match against Evolution was a waste I think. He could've been in a much higher profile contest against Shawn Michaels. Shawn wasn't misused at WMXX, being in the main event, but he also didn't need to be. Triple H and Benoit could have gone 1 on 1 or someone else could've been the 3rd man as I'll show you below. I think Shawn and Triple H going against eachother had been done a little too much by this point. I'd have much rather seen this one. It could arguably even gone on last. 10. World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat: Chris Benoit def. Brock Lesnar (c) and Triple H I think they should have gotten the absolute most possible out of Brock Lesnar before he left, the same way they are going into WM31. I won't argue with anyone who says it should have been just Triple H and Benoit, because that match would have been fine too and I nearly booked it that way myself. But why not have Lesnar head into Mania 20 as World Champ? Yes, everyone knew his contract was up and he had 1 foot out the door, but with a triple threat, you still could have flipped a coin with who would have won between Hunter and Benoit. Again I'll say that the Lesnar/Goldberg match was God awful. This would have been a huge step up. I'd have kept the finish the same, with Benoit forcing Triple H to tap in the crossface, then celebrating with Guerrero to close the show. Even with it being a moment in WWF/E history that the company would like to pretend never happened, at the time it was terrific. I don't think they should regret the decision because at the time nobody could have known what a piece of garbage Benoit would turn out to be. At the time it was a great sight, seeing 2 amazingly gifted wrestlers hold the championships and show that it's not always about promos and gimmicks. Wrestling still mattered on this night. Feel free to comment and/or post your rewritten WrestleMania XX.