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Wrestling Rewind: WWE WrestleMania 22

WrestleMania 22
April 2, 2006
Allstate Arena
Rosemont, Illinois

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Big Show & Kane (c) vs. Carlito & Chris Masters For The World Tag Team Championship 

Kane  and Masters will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Masters applies a side headlock. Masters drops Kane with a shoulder tackle. Kane leapfrogs over Masters. Kane dropkicks Masters. Show follows that with a HeadButt. Kane tags in Show. Show is lighting up Masters chest in the corner. Show delivers another HeadButt. Show bodyslams Masters. Masters rakes the eyes of show. Masters tags in Carlito. Carlito applies a wrist lock. Show dumps Carlito crotch first on the top rope. Show SuperKicks Masters. Show connects with a Military Press Slam. Show launches Carlito out of the ring.

Kane lands a Flying Double Clothesline. Carlito dropkicks Show into the exposed steel. Masters and Carlito with a Double Flapjack for a two count. Carlito is choking Show with his boot. Carlito tags in Masters. Show creates distance with a Double Vertical Suplex. Show tags in Kane. Kane is dishing out multiple haymakers. Kane with a Back Body Drop to Carlito. Kane follows that with a BodySlam to Masters. Kane transitions into a Corner Mount. Kane drops Masters with a Corner Clothesline. Carlito kicks Kane in the face. Kane responds with a Side Walk Slam.

Kane goes for the Flying Clothesline, but Masters counters with The Masters Lock. Show breaks the submission hold. Show with the snake eyes to Masters. Carlito hits The BackStabber. Show has Carlito in position for a ChokeSlam. Masters chop blocks Show. Masters and Carlito blocks The Double ChokeSlam from Kane. Kane kicks Masters in the chest. Kane uppercuts Carlito. Masters inadvertently takes out Carlito with the Flying Double Axe Handle Strike. Kane drops Masters with a Big Boot. Kane plants Carlito with The ChokeSlam to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still The World Tag Team Champions, Big Show & Kane via Pinfall 

Second Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Finlay vs. Matt Hardy vs. Ric Flair vs. Shelton Benjamin in a Money In The Bank Ladder Match 

Lashley starts things off with a collection of haymakers. Lashley with a Corner Clothesline to Finlay. Lashley kicks Flair in the gut. Lashley delivers a Military Press Slam. Benjamin drops Lashley with a Leg Lariat. Hardy grabs a ladder. RVD fires off a Baseball Slide Dropkick. RVD takes out Hardy and the ladder with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Benjamin repeatedly hits Finlay with a ladder.

Benjamin lands an Avalanche SomerSault Plancha. Flair starts scaling the ladder. Flair and Hardy are trading back and forth shots. Hardy connects with a SuperPlex off the ladder. Flair heads to the backstage area for medical attention. RVD SuperKicks Finlay. RVD drop toe holds Benjamin face first into the ladder. RVD goes for Rolling Thunder, but Benjamin ducks out of the way.

Lashley is slowing making his way up the ladder. Benjamin pokes Lashley in the eye. Lashley blocks the Sunset Flip PowerBomb from Benjamin. It took Finlay, Hardy, and Benjamin to PowerBomb Lashley off the ladder. Benjamin with forearm smashes to Finlay. Finlay drives Benjamin face to the canvas. Finlay throws a ladder at Hardy and Lashley. Finlay has the ring all to himself, but wait a minute. Flair is hobbling down the ramp. Flair with a series of knife edge chops to Finlay. Flair bounces Finlay’s head on the ringside barricade.

Flair kicks Benjamin in the chest. Finlay hits Flair with The Shillelagh. Lashley knocks Finlay and Benjamin off the ladder. Lashley connects with The Dominator. RVD sends Lashley crashing into the canvas with The VanTerminator. Hardy follows that with a Diving Leg Drop. Finlay and Hardy are exchanging blows on the ladder. Hardy with The Side Effect to Finlay. RVD lands a Frog Splash off the top of the ladder. Benjamin is trying to prevent RVD from grabbing the briefcase. RVD sends Benjamin and Hardy crashing to the outside. RVD procures the briefcase to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rob Van Dam 

Third Match: Chris Benoit (c) vs. JBL w/Jillian Hall For The WWE United States Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. JBL backs Benoit into the turnbuckles. JBL and Benoit are exchanging haymakers in the corner. JBL applies a side headlock. JBL drops Benoit with a shoulder tackle. Benoit responds with a drop toe hold. Benoit repeatedly HeadButts the back of JBL’s head. JBL blocks the Crippler Cross Face. JBL tackles Benoit. JBL applies a side headlock. Benoit transitions into a Ground and Pound Attack. Benoit drives his knee into the midsection of JBL. Benoit is lighting up JBL’s chest. JBL creates distance with a Big Boot. Benoit lands a deep arm-drag. Benoit goes for The SharpShooter, but JBL blocks it. JBL rolls himself out of the ring.

JBL uses Jillian Hall as a protective shield. JBL pokes Benoit in the eye. JBL delivers a clubbing blow to Benoit’s back. JBL tosses Benoit back into the ring. JBL kicks Benoit in the face. JBL follows that multiple haymakers. Benoit side steps JBL into the turnbuckles. Benoit connects with The Hat Trick Suplex. JBL and Benoit are exchanging nasty blow on the top turnbuckle. JBL with The SuperPlex for a two count. JBL mocks Eddie Guerrero with The Three Amigos. Benoit fires back with Muay Thai Knee Strikes.

JBL drops Benoit with a Big Boot for a two count. JBL applies a nerve hold. Benoit gets back to a vertical base. Benoit with a Belly to Back Suplex to JBL. Following a haymaker exchange, Benoit delivers the Three Amigos. Benoit lands The Diving HeadButt for a two count. Benoit ducks a clothesline from JBL. Benoit goes for a German Suplex, but JBL is tugging on Nick Patrick’s shirt. JBL decks Benoit with a Back Elbow Smash. JBL goes for The Clothesline From Hell, but Benoit counters with the Crippler Cross Face. JBL uses the middle rope for leverage to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE United States Champion, JBL via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Edge w/Lita vs. Mick Foley in a Hardcore Match 

Edge tries to hit Foley with a baseball bat. Foley is throwing haymakers at Edge. Foley whips Edge into the turnbuckles. Foley with a Running BullDog to Edge. Foley gets Edge tied in the tree of woe. Foley delivers a Diving Elbow Drop. Edge responds with a Big Boot. Edge drops Foley with a straight right hand. Edge whacks Foley with a metal cookie sheet. Edge with a Road Sign Dropkick to Foley. Edge Spears Foley. Edge’s shoulder is busted open. Foley has barbed wired wrapped around his t-shirt. Foley jams the barb wire into Edge’s shoulder. Foley brings out Barbie. Lita applies a Sleeper Hold. Foley connects with The Cactus Clothesline for a two count.

Foley follows that with a Swinging Neck Breaker on the floor for a two count. Foley with rapid fire forearms to Edge. Foley goes for a Running Knee Lift, but Edge counters with a Hip Toss. Edge bounces Foley’s head on the ringside barricade. Edge sends Foley shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Edge fires off a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Edge sets up a table on the outside. Edge drives Foley’s head to the steel ramp for a two count. Edge rolls Foley back into the ring. Edge is dosing Foley with Liter Fluid. Foley drops Edge with a Spike PileDriver for a two count. Foley grabs a steel chair. Lita distracts Foley.

Edge with a DDT on the metal cookie sheet for a two count. Edge rams Barbie across Foley’s head. Edge connects with a Running Bulldog on Barbie for a two count. Edge dumps a collection of thumbtacks in the corner. Edge is unloading haymakers in the corner. Foley regains momentum with a Belly to Back Suplex on the thumbtacks. Foley with an Extreme Mr Socko to Edge and Lita. Foley is mauling Edge with Barbie. Foley starts spraying liter fluid on the table. Lita attacks Foley with Barbie. Edge Spears Foley through a flaming table to pickup the victory.

Winner: Edge via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Booker T & Sharmell vs. The Boogeyman in a Handicap Match 

Sharmell and Boogeyman will start things off. Booker attacks Boogeyman from behind. Sharmell tags in Booker. Booker is dishing out multiple strikes in the corner. Booker repeatedly stomps on Boogeyman’s chest. Boogeyman starts choking Booker. The referee is distracted by Sharmell. Booker kicks Boogeyman in the gut. Booker follows that with a SuperKick for a two count. Boogeyman is having a hard time getting back on his feet. Boogeyman blocks a Big Boot from Booker.

Boogeyman goes for a Clothesline, but Booker counters with The Book End for a two count. Boogeyman fires back with big haymakers. Booker goes for a Scissors Kick, but Boogeyman ducks out of the way. Boogeyman uppercuts Booker. Boogeyman drives Booker shoulder first to the steel ring post. Boogeyman starts eating worms. Sharmell grabs the bamboo stick. Boogeyman makes out with Sharmell. Sharmell runs to the backstage area. Boogeyman side steps Booker into the turnbuckles. Boogeyman plants Booker with The BoogeyBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Boogeyman via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Trish Stratus (c) vs. Mickie James For The WWE Women’s Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Mickie applies a waist lock. Mickie repeatedly slaps the back of Trish’s head. Trish decks Mickie with a Back Elbow Smash. Trish unloads multiple forearms on Mickie. Trish delivers the Lou Thez Press. Trish transitions into a ground and pound attack. Trish is putting the boots to Mickie in the corner. Trish with a series of knife edge chops. Trish has Mickie doing the splits. Trish kicks Mickie in the face. Mickie rolls herself out of the ring.

Trish knocks Mickie off the ring apron with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Trish goes for a Leg Lariat, but Mickie ducks out of the way. Mickie drives Trish injured leg to the steel ring post. Mickie and Trish are trading back and forth shots. Mickie with a Low Dropkick to Trish. Mickie wraps Trish’s leg around the middle rope. Mickie applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Mickie bounces Trish’s head on the canvas for a two count. Mickie continues to apply pressure on the injured leg of Trish.

Mickie with a SlingShot Stomp to the back of Trish’s knee for a two count. Mickie applies a Standing Knee Bar. Trish creates distance with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Following a forearm exchange, Trish clotheslines Mickie. Trish with a SpineBuster for a two count. Trish goes for a Stinger Splash, but Mickie counters with a Big Boot. Mickie blocks the Ma-Trish Revolution. Mickie drives Trish’s leg to the canvas.

Mickie goes for another Single Leg Boston Crab, but Trish counters with an inside cradle for a two count. Trish connects with a Running SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Trish out of frustration goes back to the ground and pound attack. Trish avoids a Knee Lift from Mickie. Trish has Mickie in position for the StratusFaction. Mickie puts her hands in between Trish’s legs. Trish drops Mickie with a Big Haymaker. Mickie responds with The Chick Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE Women’s Champion, Mickie James via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: The Undertaker vs. Mark Henry in a Casket Match 

Henry attacks Taker before the bell rings. Henry repeatedly HeadButts Taker. Henry is mauling Taker in the corner. Henry launches Taker back first to the turnbuckles. Taker creates distance with a Big Boot. Taker with running lariats clotheslines to Henry. Henry responds with a Western Lariat. Henry is choking Taker in the center of the ring. Henry tosses Taker out of the ring. Taker decks Henry with a back elbow smash. Henry bounces Taker’s head on the steel ring steps.

Henry rolls Taker back into the ring. Taker is throwing right hands at Henry. Taker kicks Henry in the gut. Taker applies a wrist lock. Taker goes for Old School, but Henry blocks it. Henry levels Taker with a Knee Lift. Henry tells the referee’s to open the casket. Taker kicks the left knee of Henry. Taker follows that with another Big Boot. Taker connects with Old School. Taker goes for a FlatLiner, but Henry counters with an STO.

Henry goes for a Running Senton, but Taker ducks out of the way. Henry and Taker are exchanging blows in the casket. Back in the ring, Henry hits Taker with The World’s Strongest Slam. Taker HeadButts Henry. Henry responds with a clothesline. Henry transitions into a Corner Mount. Taker with a Last Ride PowerBomb to Henry. Taker lunges over the casket with a Suicide Dive. Taker plants Henry with a TombStone PileDriver. Taker rolls Henry into the casket to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Undertaker 

Eight Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Mr. McMahon in a No Holds Barred Match 

Michaels attack McMahon before the bell rings. A pier six brawls breaks out on the outside. Michaels delivers multiple knife edge chops. Michaels launches McMahon over the announce table. Michaels wraps a headset around McMahon’s neck. Michaels hits McMahon with a Microphone. Michaels rolls McMahon back into the ring. Michaels breaks The Muscle & Fitness Poster over McMahon’s head. Michaels slaps McMahon in the face. The Spirt Squad attacks Michaels from behind.

Spirt Squad sends Michaels back first to the canvas. Kenny goes for a Diving Leg Drop, but Michaels ducks out of the way. Michaels hits Mitch with The Megaphone. Michaels takes out the entire Spirt Squad with a Massive Biel Throw. McMahon clotheslines Michaels. McMahon is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Michaels. McMahon is choking Michaels in the corner. McMahon repeatedly whips Michaels with the leather strap. McMahon wraps the leather strap around Michaels neck.

Michaels blasts McMahon with a Knife Edge Chop. McMahon responds with a Big Lariat. McMahon goes for Sweet Chin Music, but Michaels blocks it. Michaels fires up with a Chop/Haymaker Combination. Michaels drops McMahon with a Running Forearm Smash. Michaels is giving McMahon an old fashion ass whipping with the leather strap. Michaels bodyslams McMahon. Michaels lands The Flying Elbow Drop. Michaels sets up for Sweet Chin Music. Shane McMahon hits Michaels with a Kendo Stick.

McMahon takes off his pants. Unfortunately Shane McMahon is the newest member of the Mr McMahon Kiss My Ass Club. Michaels low blows McMahon. Michaels clotheslines Shane over the top rope. Michaels handcuffs Shane on the middle rope. Michaels throws away the keys. Michaels does the Rocky Shuffle. Michaels brings Shane to the woodshed with the kendo stick.

Michaels delivers a Massive Chair Shot. McMahon is busted open. Michaels drives a ladder into McMahon’s face. Michaels places a garbage can over McMahon’s head. Michaels puts McMahon through a table with a Diving Elbow off the ladder. The medical team makes their way to the ringside area. Michaels snaps. Michaels gives Shane the DX Hand Gesture. Michaels connects with Sweet Chin Music to pickup the victory. After the match, McMahon gets taken out on a stretcher.

Winner: Shawn Michaels via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Kurt Angle (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE World Heavyweight Championship 

Orton attacks Angle with the World Title before the bell rings. Mysterio kicks the hamstring of Orton. Mysterio slides under Orton. Orto kicks Mysterio in the gut. Mysterio goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Orton counters with a dropkick in mid-air for a two count. Angle responds with a German Suplex. Orton decks Angle with a back elbow smash. Mysterio kicks Orton in the face. Mysterio goes for a WheelBarrow Bulldog, but Angle counters with a Double German Suplex for a two count. Orton with a Neck Breaker for a two count. Angle reverses out of the irish whip from Orton. Angle with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex to Orton. Angle places Orton on the top turnbuckle. Mysterio with a Big Boot to Angle. Mysterio follows that with a Pop Up FrankenSteiner.

Angle throws Mysterio out of the ring. Angle with the cover for a two count. Angle with a SlingShot Suplex for a two count. Angle goes for the Ankle Lock, but Mysterio gets in the way. Angle clotheslines Mysterio for a two count. Angle unloads a big haymaker. Mysterio turns a sunset flip into a roundhouse kick for a two count. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Angle. Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors TakeOver to Angle. Mysterio goes for the 619, but Angle counters with The Ankle Lock.

The referee is distracted by Orton who’s holding a steel chair. Angle and Orton are trading back and forth shots. Angle brings Orton and Mysterio to Suplex City. Angle sends Mysterio crashing to the outside with the Angle Slam. Angle gets Orton trapped in the Ankle Lock. Mysterio breaks the submission with a SpringBoard Leg Drop for a two count. Mysterio dives over Angle. Angle kicks Mysterio in the gut. Angle whips Mysterio shoulder first to the steel ring post.

Angle goes for the Angle Slam, but Orton counters with the RKO for a two count. Orton ascends to the top turnbuckle. Angle connects with an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex. Mysterio misses on the Ring Post 619. Mysterio lands a Spring Seated Senton for a two count. Orton kicks Angle out of the ring. Orton with a Reverse Neck Breaker for a two count. Angle responds with The Angle Slam for a two count. Angle goes for another Angle Slam, but Mysterio counters with a deep arm-drag. Mysterio kicks Orton to the middle rope. Mysterio delivers the 619. Mysterio plants Orton with The West Coast Pop to pickup the victory.

Winner: New WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Rey Mysterio via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: Torrie Wilson vs. Candice Michelle in a Playboy Pillow Fight

Winner: Torrie Wilson via Pinfall 

Eleventh Match: John Cena (c) vs. Triple H For The WWE Championship 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. HHH applies a side headlock. HHH transitions into a hammer lock. Cena reverses the hold. HHH grapples around Cena. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. HHH applies a wrist lock. HHH kicks the back of Cena. HHH tells Cena to bring it. HHH backs Cena into the turnbuckles. HHH drives his knee into the midsection of Cena. HHH decks Cena with a back elbow smash. Cena goes for a Attitude Adjustment, but HHH lands back on his feet. HHH drops Cena with a big haymaker. HHH with a knee lift to Cena. HHH throws Cena out of the ring.

Cena fires back with multiple haymakers. Cena delivers a Back Body Drop for a two count. Cena repeatedly whips HHH into the turnbuckles. Cena with a Fisherman’s Suplex for a two count. Cena applies a rear chin lock. We have a quick stale mate in the corner. Cena with straight right hands to HHH. Cena launches HHH over the top rope. HHH pokes Cena in the eye. HHH goes for a PowerBomb, but Cena counters with a Back Body Drop on the steel ramp.

Cena rolls HHH back into the ring. Cena with the cover for a two count. Cena transitions into a ground and pound attack. Cena ducks a clothesline from HHH. HHH drops Cena with a Jumping Knee Strike. HHH is mauling Cena on the bottom rope. HHH whips Cena shoulder first to the steel ring step. HHH breaks the referee’s ten count. HHH rolls Cena back into the ring. HHH with the lateral press for a two count. HHH with a Snap Vertical Suplex to Cena. HHH follows that with a Running Knee Drop for a two count. HHH hits The FaceBuster. HHH clotheslines Cena for a two count. HHH continues this sequence with a neck breaker for a two count.

Cena kicks HHH in the gut. Cena is throwing right hands at HHH. HHH responds with a Swinging Neck Breaker for a two count. HHH applies a Sleeper Hold. Cena gets back to a vertical base. Cena is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of HHH. HHH kicks Cena in the face. Cena responds with a clothesline. HHH and Cena are trading back and forth shots. Cena PowerSlams HHH. Cena follows that with a Spinning Side Slam. Cena goes for a Five Knuckle Shuffle, but HHH counters with a SpineBuster for a two count.

Cena with two shoulder tackles to HHH. Cena hits The Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena drop toe holds HHH into the STFU. HHH crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. HHH blocks the Attitude Adjustment. HHH low blows Cena and Mike Chioda. HHH gives Cena the DX Hand Gesture. HHH hits Cena with the sledgehammer for a two count. HHH goes for a Pedigree, but Cena counters with a Back Body Drop. Cena connects with The Attitude Adjustment for a two count. HHH avoids a Flying Crossbody Block from Cena. HHH goes for a Pedigree, but Cena counters with the STFU which forces him to tap out.

Winner: Still WWE Champion, John Cena via Submission 

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