WrestleMania 22 (2006) - News Poster

(2006 TV Special)


The Undertaker: a look at his 23-1 WrestleMania record

Gavin Jasper Apr 3, 2017

As the Undertaker announces his retirement, we look back at his Wrestlemania record...

This article is from Den Of Geek Us.

WrestleMania XXX was an eventful show. It calmed the fears of those afraid that it would crash the WWE Network and cause major damage to the company's latest venture. Cesaro broke away from his tag team and broke out by winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Trophy. Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and the Rock hung out in the ring and had a blast. Mr. T and Roddy Piper buried the hatchet. Daniel Bryan went through an endless supply of punishment before being defeating Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista.

That was a big moment and a major story, but the thing people will be talking about for a long time is the end of Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. For the first time ever, Undertaker lost at
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'Making a Murderer' Star -- I'll Take This Crib Over Prison Beds Any Day (Photo Gallery)

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Brendan Dassey's coming home to a hero's welcome -- from his parents, anyway -- and a room filled with reminders of how famous he's become while incarcerated for more than 10 years. Brendan won't be going home to his old bedroom ... instead he has a newly furnished one in the Manitowoc County, Wi home his family moved into about a year after his 2006 arrest. It's loaded with a shrine of sorts -- posters, letters, even
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'Making a Murderer' -- New Prison But Still ... No WrestleMania For Brendan Dassey

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"Making a Murderer" star, and controversial convict, Brendan Dassey's lost all hope in his new prison -- he will not get to see his favorite show, WrestleMania ... TMZ has learned. Dassey transferred to Columbia Criminal Institution in Wisconsin in January, and prison officials tell us there's a strict rule against violence, foul language and nudity for TV viewing. That means the WWE's main event is off the table, so avid wrestling fan Dassey is screwed.
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Flickering Myth’s WrestleMania Retrospective: WrestleMania 22

In the build-up to WrestleMania 32, the Flickering Myth writers look back at previous installments of the ‘Showcase of the Immortals’.

The Card:

World Tag Title Match: Big Show & Kane vs. Carlito & Chris Masters

Rob Van Dam vs. Ric Flair vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Finlay vs. Matt Hardy (Money in the Bank Ladder Match)

United States title Match: Jbl w/Jillian Hall vs. Chris Benoit

Edge w/Lita vs. Mick Foley (Hardcore Match)

The Boogeyman vs. Booker T & Sharmell (Handicap Match)

WWE Women’s Title Match: Trish Stratus vs. Mickie James

Mark Henry vs. Undertaker (Casket Match)

Shawn Michaels vs. Vince McMahon (No Holds Barred Match)

World Heavyweight Title Match: Kurt Angle vs. Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio (Triple Threat Match)

Torrie Wilson vs. Candice Michelle (Playboy Pillow Fight)

WWE Title Match: John Cena vs. Triple H


Sometimes it proves a little bit difficult to single out
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Kurt Angle To Wrestle Rey Mysterio In Phoenix


Kurt Angle has left Tna after nearly ten years with the promotion, and now the next step in his career has been announced. Angle will take on former adversary Rey Mysterio at Ur Fight’s March 20th event.

Ur Fight is a fledgling hybrid promotion mixing various forms of combat sports. Angle versus Mysterio (hyped as “one final match” between the two) is one quarter of a quadruple main event on the March show, to be held at Phoenix, Arizona’s Celebrity Theater. The other advertised matches include an Mma bout between legendary rivals Dan Severn and Ken Shamrock, a grappling match pitting Chael Sonnen against Michael Bisping, and boxing icon Roy Jones, Jr. taking on a fan with $100,000 on the line.

Angle and Mysterio clashed many times in WWE, with the multi-time Cruiserweight Champion taking on the Olympic Gold Medalist in Mysterio’s Pay-Per-View debut with the company.
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Brother Of Making A Murderer Subject Trying To Get Former WWE Stars To Visit Him


In one of the more bizarre news stories you’ll probably read this year, Brendan Dassey’s brother Brad is apparently trying to contact some wrestling personalties in order to ask them if they would visit his sibling in jail. Brendan was sentenced to life in prison for his alleged role in the October 2005 murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach in 2007.

Prosecutors argued that Dassey assisted his uncle, Steven Avery, who is also serving a life sentence.

Of course, since the release of the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, doubt has been cast on Steven’s and (especially) Brendan’s supposed guilt. Brendan was 16-years-old at the time he was arrested and questioned, has a below-average Iq and learning difficulties. His defense team argued that detectives coerced a confession out of him, among other irregularities.

Astute viewers will note that, during a phone call to his mother, Brendan
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10 Fun Facts About My Trip To WWE WrestleMania 23


If you’ve been following this series of articles, you’ll have read about my first trip to the Us for WrestleMania Xix, my New York trip in 2004 and then again for when WrestleMania went Hollywood in 2005.

I decided to take a break in 2006 in order to pay off some student debts and let my bank balance recover a little. Shortly after making that decision, WWE announced that Bret Hart would be inducted into the Hall of Fame during WrestleMania 22 weekend. I wish I’d seen the ceremony that year (featuring the inductions of Hart, Sensational Sherri, Gene Okerlund and Eddie Guerrero) but in terms of WrestleMania 22 itself, I was Ok to give the show a miss that year.

After my year off, I decided I’d go back the following year and set about booking up for WrestleMania 23 in Detroit, Michigan. With it being twenty
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WWE Debate: Does Mark Henry Deserve A WWE Hall Of Fame Induction In 2016?


WWE Superstar Mark Henry was on a promotional appearance tour in India where he told the Times of India that his career could be nearing its conclusion: “I may retire next year. It may be the swan-song of my wrestling career; but definitely not the end of Mark Henry!”

Talk of the World’s Strongest Man retiring has been around for some time now as his career has slowly declined after a prolonged stay in the main events ran its course. Not since his interactions with John Cena in 2013 – and that fantastic hoax retirement speech on Raw – have we seen the 400-pounder booked in a position to showcase his talents. Recently, we’ve only seen Mark in less than flattering situations, jobbing to Rusev in next-to-no-time on consecutive RAWs before heading into the abyss.

2016 represents a fairytale-like scenario for the former WWE World Heavyweight Champion to retire. Henry
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WWE: 12 Moves Brock Lesnar Must Use To End The Undertaker’s Streak


For the past half-decade, one of the built-in storylines that has excelled as a drawing card for Wrestlemania has been building the belief in ability of the Undertaker’s opponents to end his now 21 match undefeated streak at the event. This year, the task of defeating the Undertaker falls on the shoulders of ex WWE and Ufc Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar.

While yes, many fans are led to believe that Brock doesn’t stand a chance in hell of defeating the Dead Man, there’s now nearly three decades of proven maneuvers that could defeat the streak. Thus, in this article, I will list moves that either from the realm of reality or from that of the supernatural, could prove effective.

12. Setting The Undertaker On Fire


Though having successfully competed in the first two Inferno Matches in WWE history, the time may have come for the
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‘Shawn Michaels: Mr WrestleMania’ Blu-ray Review

We are fast approaching the 30th annual WrestleMania event and it is the time of year when many wrestling fans look back on the famous event and revisit the moments that, for whatever reason, were memorable to them. Through the years there have been plenty of memorable moments at WrestleMania and dozens of wrestlers have carved themselves into the tree-bark of history with their performance on the grandest stage in professional wrestling. One of those wrestlers, of course, is the man who called himself “The Heartbreak Kid” and was labelled by fans and critics alike as “Mr WrestleMania”. That man is Shawn Michaels, and this DVD/Blu-ray package is about his legacy on WWE’s main stage.

Shawn Michaels made his WrestleMania debut as part of The Rockers tag team with Marty Jannetty to take on The Twin Towers in 1989 at the fifth annual show, and his last wrestling appearance
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WWE: 20 Most Prolific PPV Wrestlers Of All Time

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As fans pour through the vast library of the WWE Network, you’ll see many of the same faces again and again. While more than seven hundred wrestlers have appeared on WCW and WWF pay-per-views, there’s a select group of top stars that have wrestled on dozens and dozens of times on PPV.

Using data collected from CageMatch.net and WCW PPV and WWF PPV star ratings from Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, I’ve compiled a list of the most prolific PPV wrestlers. Also, I’ve included match suggestions covering many of their finest in-ring accomplishments. To be on a list like this you need longevity, star power and a lot of tenacity.

Let’s see who qualified!

20. Mick Foley

57 WWE PPVs + 18 WCW PPVs + 9 Clash of the Champions = 75 PPVs and 9 other events

All three of Mick Foley’s famous personas (Cactus Jack,
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WWE: 6 Divas That Must Return In 2014


The life of a woman in WWE isn’t that easy because it’s fair to say that the professional wrestling business is a man’s world. To get to the top of the divas division you have to maximize every opportunity you get because the reality is there just aren’t as many opportunities as there are for the men on the roster.

On most editions of a three hour episode of Raw, there’s usually just one divas segment on the broadcast whether it’s a singles match or tag match. Often times those segments get under five minutes. That’s how little WWE thinks of their women at times.

Do you see a lot of the women on the roster get the chance to cut a promo to further a storyline? It doesn’t happen often. Aj Lee gets to talk the most,
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WWE TLC 2013 Results: 5 Happenings You Ought To Know From Sunday’s PPV


Sunday night, the WWE presented its fifth TLC pay-per-view, headlined by Randy Orton vs. John Cena for the Unified WWE and World Heavyweight Championships in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. We were promised the first clean finish to a PPV since the summer.

Unlike in previous years, the other variations of the TLC – the ladder and tables matches, namely – were not co-features to the PPV’s namesake. Instead, two handicap matches involving Daniel Bryan and Cm Punk were the secondary attractions along with a hodgepodge of throw together mid-card bouts that included defenses of the Intercontinental, Tag Team, and Diva’s Championships.

Here are the 5 things most noteworthy occurrences:

5. Aj Lee Continues To Bring Back Respect To The Women’s Division

Earlier this year at Payback, Aj not only won the Diva’s Championship, but combined with Kaitlyn for arguably the best women’s match
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‘WWE Straight to the Top: Money in the Bank Anthology’ DVD Review

Hosted by The Miz, the compilation features every Money in the Bank Ladder Match in history. The match debuted at WrestleMania 21 in 2005, quickly becoming a WrestleMania tradition and in 2010 proved so popular that it was given its own annual PPV event. Several top Superstars have been Money in the Bank winners including John Cena, Kane, Edge, Cm Punk (twice!), Rob Van Dam and many more. 11 of the first 12 winners have used the match as a springboard to winning a championship, and several times the match has helped a Superstar who has never win a World Championship break through to claim their first. Much like the Royal Rumble Match, the Money in the Bank match represents a golden opportunity for a Superstar to achieve immortality, and its entire lineage is presented here.

It is nice to see this match receive its own box-set release. The “Money in the Bank” concept
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5 WCW Superstars Who Made It In The WWE

The WCW was a promotion full of misused talent, the older stars kept the younger stars from blossoming into their full potential, However, there are many examples of WCW talent being misused in WWE, such as Dean Malenko, Ultimo Dragon, Scott Steiner and Perry Saturn, who were all misused in Vince McMahon’s company.

Yet despite this, there are a few examples of WCW talent reaching high levels of success in the WWE. So without further ado, I ask you to cast your eye over these WCW success stories.

5. Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio made his name in Mexico fighting the likes of Juventud Guerrera and Psicosis in fresh and innovative matches, emerging as the main draw of an influx of Mexican superstars coming over to the States to make a name and some money for themselves. He firstly appeared in Ecw first before making his debut in the WCW, taking
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Win WWE Cm Punk: Best in the World on Blu-ray

WWE Cm Punk: Best in the World is available now on DVD and Blu-ray from Silvervision and we have 2 copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.

On June 27, 2011, Cm Punk forever altered the course of WWE history with a blistering rant, proclaiming, “Day in and day out for almost 6 years I have proven to everybody in the world that I am the best… on this microphone, in that ring, even on commentary. Nobody can touch me!”. Since riding into the scene as an extra in John Cena’s entrance at WrestleMania 22 to defending the WWE Title in main events all over the world in recent years, the “Voice of the Voiceless” has backed up that statement.

Now, WWE fans get an unprecedented look inside the life and career of the most controversial Superstar of this generation. The first ever documentary to focus on Cm Punk
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WWE Money in the Bank: Whatever Happened To The Winners?

Winning the Money in the Bank briefcase is almost as prestigious as wearing one of the many title belts in WWE at the moment. It is almost a sure thing that the winner will become World Champion at some point and it has done wonders for the careers of many top stars. But what about the others? Has the title Mr Money in the Bank always brought good luck and fortune?

WhatCulture! examines the history of the event and what happened to the winners.

2005, Wrestlemania 21Chris Jericho Vs Christian Vs Chris Benoit Vs Edge Vs Shelton Benjamin Vs Kane

The first ever Money in the Bank was held at Wrestlemania 21 and featured many of the WWE’s most exciting talents at the time. The eventual winner was Edge who cashed in the briefcase at the January 2006 News Year’s Revolution PPV. We don’t need to remind you
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DVD Review: WWE Top 50 Superstars Of All Time- Oh Yeaaaahhhhhhhhh!

As you may have noticed recently, the WWE and Owf have joined forces to create a heavy-weight tag-team the likes of which hasn’t been seen since The Natural Disasters burst onto the professional brawling scene in 1991.

The latest title we have the pleasure of reviewing is WWE – Top 50 Superstars of All Time, which is available to buy from today on DVD. And by the beard of Macho Man Randy Savage it’s a good ‘un.

The format is as simple as it is familiar in these list compilations: teaming up archive footage with talking head evaluations of each of the top fifty superstars, with an extended dedication to each of the top five choices, WWE Top 50 Superstars of All Time may not be the definitive list- as it is necessarily as subjective as all of these list features will always be- but it is certainly a well put together,
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