Today's installment of my "Rewriting WrestleMania" series takes place in 2006 when WrestleMania XXII took place in Rosemont, IL for the 2nd time, 20 years later after it hosted a third of WrestleMania II. The ultimate underdog Rey Mysterio had won the Royal Rumble and would challenge Kurt Angle along with "The Legend Killer" Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Title. For the WWE Championship, John Cena would defend against Triple H. Shawn Michaels would face the owner of the WWE, Vince McMahon in a No Holds Barred contest. The Undertaker would try to keep his streak alive against Mark Henry in a casket match, and Mick Foley and Edge would do battle in a hardcore rules match. WM22 had it's bright spots, but for the most part, I think it could have been booked much better. For me, it was just a so so event that falls in the middle of the pack when it comes to ranking the all-time greatest Manias. Here are the results. April 6, 2006 Allstate Arena (Rosemont, IL) (Dark) 18-Man Interpromotional Battle Royal: Viscera won by last eliminating Snitsky World Tag Team Championship: Big Show and Kane (c) def. Carlito and Chris Masters to retain. Money in the Bank Ladder Match: RVD def. Shelton Benjamin, Ric Flair, Finlay, Matt Hardy, and Bobby Lashley United States Championship: JBL w/ Jillian Hall def. Chris Benoit (c) to become new champion. Hardcore Match: Edge w/ Lita def. Mick Foley Handicap Match: The Boogyeman def. Booker T and Sharmell WWE Women's Championship: Mickie James def. Trish Stratus (c) to become new champion. Casket Match: The Undertaker def. Mark Henry No Holds Barred Match: Shawn Michaels def. Mr. McMahon World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat: Rey Mysterio def. Kurt Angle (c) and Randy Orton to become new champion. Playboy Pillow Fight: Torrie Wilson def. Candice Michelle WWE Championship: John Cena (c) def. Triple H by submission to retain. *Rewriting WrestleMania XXII* 1. United States Championship: JBL (c) w/ Jillian Hall def. Ric Flair by disqualification Just what in the world were they thinking when they put Flair in the MITB ladder match? Ric could not keep up with the younger guys in that type of match made for more of the high flyers and risk takers. Sure enough Flair got himself hurt in that match. I put him in a much more logical match against JBL, who I would have had come in as US Champ instead of Benoit. Flair gets himself DQ'ed with a low blow. 2. Big Show and Kane def. Viscera and Mark Henry In a battle of 4 giants, Kane and Big Show come out victorious. Henry really shouldn't have faced Undertaker. That was a step down for Taker in all honesty in one of his weaker Mania matches. If Big Show and Kane are going to team up, give them some opponents who stand a chance. Carlito and Masters? They're not it. 3. MITB Ladder Match: RVD def. Matt Hardy, Carlito, Booker T, Umaga, and Bobby Lashley I liked putting RVD over and giving him the briefcase (which he would go on to turn in successfully at One Night Stand over Cena), but I'd change up some of the participants. This is a definite improvement for Carlito and Booker T (who deserved better than a match w/ The Boogeyman). 4. WWE Tag Team Championship: MNM (c) w/ Melina def. London & Kendrick The tag division was weak, but I'd have MNM successfully defend the straps for the 2nd straight Mania. 2 sets of titles were ridiculous. I've said this before and I'll say it again. 5. Intercontinental Championship: Chris Benoit def. Shelton Benjamin (c) I always kind of wanted to see these 2 lock up at Mania. Benjamin once again took part in the MITB match instead of defending his belt. They made the IC Title look meaningless back then. I'd have put Benoit over for this title instead of the US gold. 6. Hardcore Match: Edge w/ Lita def. Mick Foley Wouldn't change a thing here. Some would say this was a step down for Edge after cashing in the MITB briefcase that he won at WM20, and that he should have been in the WWE Title match. I wouldn't necessarily disagree, but Foley is a legend and seeing Edge as his opponent was one of the coolest moments of this evening. 7. WWE Championship Triple Threat: John Cena (c) def. Rey Mysterio and Triple H I'd have kept Mysterio as the Royal Rumble winner, but have him go after the WWE Title and I'd insert him into the Cena/Triple H match. I have better plans for Orton and Angle, so I would scrap the triple threat for the World Championship entirely. Cena retains just as he did in reality. Triple H takes the pin so Mysterio gets his 1 on 1 at Backlash. 8. Randy Orton def. Shawn Michaels I'm honestly surprised this match never took place at a WrestleMania. They had plenty of opportunities, and this is where they should have taken advantage of it. Shawn didn't belong in a match against Vince McMahon. Vince taking part in matches had run it's course by this point. It was honestly a huge waste of Shawn's talents and annoys me. "The Legend Killer" gets another huge win to add to his resume. This match made more sense for Orton at the time as well, since he had no business challenging for the World Title. Mysterio won the Rumble so why was he sharing his shot with Orton? 9. Women's Championship: Mickie James def. Trish Stratus (c) Keep this exactly the same. Mickie and Trish are 2 of the best women wrestlers WWE ever had. No reason to change anything. 10. World Heavyweight Championship: Undertaker def. Kurt Angle (c) Angle should have absolutely had his chance to snap the streak and this was the perfect time for it. The championship versus the streak. These 2 met at the previous ppv No Way Out for the title. Why didn't they have this match at Mania instead? They really thought Mark Henry was a better Mania opponent? Maybe if we're talking about 2011 Mark Henry. Taker wins the World Heavyweight Championship and goes 14-0. Feel free to comment and/or post your rewritten WrestleMania XXII.