Instead of having Orndorff in the main event match and Snuka and Orton in each team's corner I would put Snuka with Steamboat who was in a meaningless match against Matt Borne against Orndorff & Orton.
I would have Piper actually beat Hogan for the title and Hogan chase the title all year and have Piper put everyone in Hogan's way and Piper would do whatever he had to do to keep the title every time he had to defend it.
I would have the Warrior win the IC Championship in a squash here instead of SummerSlam. That way there would be 2 big championship wins and would make WrestleMania IV a more fondly remembered PPV.
I would have Bret go over in the battle royal to keep his push towards breaking out as a singles star strong.
I think Jake Roberts v.s. Mr Perfect would have been a really good match and can't believe they didn't do it at a big PPV.
I also believe we should have seen a face v.s. face match between the Hart Foundation & The Rockers and put the Rockers over since they were at their highest point as a tag team.
Dusty v.s. Savage in a singles match would have been just as good as the tag match and wouldn't have had to the stupid spots when Sapphire was in the ring.
I would have had the Virgil face turn happen here and build he and Dibiase's match up for a whole year by having vignettes showing Piper training Virgil and becoming a mentor to Virgil and preparing Virgil for Dibiase.
This would be where Perfect got his much deserved run at the top against Hogan. Heenan would come out and tell Hogan that he has beat everyone that he has put in his way, but now Heenan has the perfect opponent for Hogan. Also I would have had Mr Perfect win the Royal Rumble that year instead of Hogan because Hogan didn't need that win.
I switched the main event matches because I don't care what anyone says about how the match was drawing at house shows and stuff this would have been Hogan v.s. Flair the match that everyone wanted as the main event of WrestleMania. So because of this
I put Savage v.s. Sid which could be ok not as good as the Flair v.s. Savage match was, but I sacrificed that match to get the anticipated Hogan v.s. Flair match.
Instead of the horrible WrestleCrap that was The Undertaker v.s. Giant Gonzalez I decided to put The Undertaker v.s. Doink the Clown who was somewhat over at the time for being a devious mean heel who could actually play mind games with The Undertaker and anyone could have a better match with Taker than Gonzalez did.
I decided if Hogan wanted to wrestle against Yokozuna and close the show he could do so, but it would not be for the WWE Championship. That match would go to Lex Luger who I would have had win The Royal Rumble and face Bret at the PPV. This way Bret could leave WrestleMania as the WWE Champion and not be screwed by Hogan.
Since Hogan is in the main event Beefcake needs another partner for his tag match against Money Inc. I would have it where Beefcake would ask Hogan, but Hogan would say he has business to handle with Yokozuna, but he knows someone who can get the job done against Money Inc and in the weeks leading up to Mania they would keep it a secret and everyone would be wondering who it was and finally Hogan would reveal it to be Savage.
If they were going to put on a women's match at WrestleMania they needed to get someone who was in her prime and was an actual threat to Alundra Blayze. They should have brought in who I have against Alundra, Bull Nakano, now I know they brought her in later that year, but if you want a WrestleMania quality match you bring her in then.
So instead of doing the two separate WWE Championship matches I would have had the first triple threat match in WWE history (or at least I think) I know it's the first in WrestleMania history.
I know what WWE was going for when they booked Bret Hart v.s. Bob Backlund at WrestleMania, but what they were going for and what actually happened was two different stories. This match was far from their classic back at Survivor Series 1994. Instead I would have Backlund hire Crush to take his place and really beat Bret Hart down.
One of the matches I would add is Hakushi v.s. The 1-2-3 Kid. I think it is a crime that Kid didn't make it on this card since at this time he was on fire and having amazing matches. I decided to put him against Hakushi who could match Kid in high flying and fast paced action and they had actually had a really good match at SummerSlam that previous year.
Now in my fantasy world Razor Ramon wouldn't have been suspended in what was to be his final WrestleMania for 6 years. I would have him against Hunter Hearst Helmsley who was coming up, I would have Hunter go over Razor to build him up more and Razor would have had no problem with that since him and Hunter were Kliq buddies. Also I think that this the only Kliq member v.s. Kliq member match we have never seen on PPV.
I also added the tag title match which was the pre-show match on the actual WrestleMania XII card except for I would change the Bodydonnas for the Smokin' Gunns.
Instead of having that cluster of a 4 way tag I would have broken it down into two separate matches. I would have had a non-title brawling match between the Goddwins & The New Blackjacks. Then I would have the tag title match between Furnas/Lafon and The Headbangers.
One of the other matches I feel really brought down this card was Rocky v.s. The Sultan. Instead I would have him go against Goldust and since Goldust was this androgynous character I would have him do his thing and play mind games with the rookie Rocky Maivia. I would have it where Rocky could not get past the mind games and would lose the title to Goldust.
Since I put Goldust in the previous match I needed someone for HHH to face so I put him against Marc Mero.
I would also have the other two guys that were originally in the tag team champsionship match go against each other in a singles match as it would be Vader v.s. The British Bulldog.
It still amazes me how in one of the hottest years of the WWE comes one of the most disappointing WrestleMania cards off all time, but I plan to fix that right now.
First off The New Age Outlaws should have never been broke up at this time so I have them in the tag team championship match against Jarrett & Owen.
I replaced Billy Gunn in the hardcore championship match with The Big Boss Man, because at this time he along with Snow & Holly were the three top guys in the hardcore division and he fits in well right here.
Next up I added a match in the Ministry v.s. Corporation feud as I put Test & Shamrock against The Acolytes.
Now for the Intercontinental Championship match I replaced Road Dogg & Shamrock with The Godfather & D'Lo Brown who were both pretty hot acts at the time and deserved more of a meaningful match or in Godfather's case a match at all at WrestleMania. The Sable v.s. Tori match was terrible at WrestleMania XV so I decided to add Jacqueline & Ivory who are better workers to make it a 4 way.
Now instead of having Boss Man v.s. The Undertaker I decided to put The Big Show in Boss Man's place as this would be Show's first real test to see what he could do against a main event WWE guy. I would have it where Vince was pissed at Show due to him screwing up at St. Valentine's Day Massacre allowing Austin to win and threatens to throw Show out of the Corporation. Big Show asks Vince to just give him one more chance so Vince says Show can prove himself against The Undertaker (who at the time was giving McMahon hell) and take care of his Ministry problems once and for all. I would have the same after match antics where after Big Show loses Vince is pissed and screaming at him until Show hauls off and knocks him out.
Finally for the WWE Championship I decided to go with the match that was originally talked about but would later be changed as I put Steve Austin v.s. The Rock v.s. Mankind. I think Mankind was at the hottest time in his WWE career around this time and more than deserved to be in the world title match. I would still have Austin win and become the new WWE Champion.
This was another disappointing WrestleMania for another hot year in WWE.
I would start out by cutting the 4 way and just make it a one on one match between The Rock v.s. Triple H
The 6 man tag match was actually pretty pointless and the only story going into that match was the one between Eddie & Chyna so I just decided to put Eddie v.s. Chyna and if Eddie won he would get a date with Chyna.
I put the other two men on the Radicalz team in a tag match to open the show in what would be a clash of styles as it would be the brawling Acolytes v.s. the more technical Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn.
I actually liked the Hardcore Battle Royal idea, but I would change some of the participants and take some of them out (13 participants down to 7) so it wouldn't be quite as clustered and hard to watch.
I would have Stephanie actually give her Women's Championship to fellow D-Generation X member Tori a couple of weeks earlier and when she does this brings out Jacqueline who says she never got her re-match and Steph would book Tori v.s. Jacqueline at WrestleMania.
I also decided to take 8 guys who were all entangled with each other and were all in the main event spots and just put them in an 8 man tag match. I would actually have Shane McMahon wrestle here instead of just being a manager.
This is what I would like to call the WrestleMania with the biggest missed opportunity. This was the one chance WWE had of doing the Austin v.s. Hogan dream match and they didn't come through with it, yes I know the egos of both would have been hard to deal with and neither one of them would have wanted to lose, but Vince should have put his foot down and been the boss and tell them they need to do business and that they should be more worried about the money that would come into their pockets since this match would draw huge money. I also for one year would have this as the main event, because if they thought anything could follow this they would be crazy. The crowd would be wore out after this and probably almost horse from screaming so loud.
Since I have Austin v.s. Hogan I need something for The Rock so I'll just stick him where Austin was and put him against Scott Hall and I actually think it could be a good feud since both are really good on the mic and are both really good wrestlers.
Also I could be wrong, but I think the reason Kevin Nash didn't wrestle on here was that he was hurt (imagine that) well in my dream world he wouldn't be hurt and would face another giant in Kane who had some momentum at the time.
Another dream match they missed out on doing at this WrestleMania was Mr Perfect v.s. Kurt Angle. The one WrestleMania where they had Perfect back and they decide to stick him on the pre-show I don't think so. This would be a wrestling fan's dream technical match and could steal the show as far as best in ring action.
I also made a 6 man tag match with 6 young talents that could all put on amazing matches as I put Christian, Lance Storm, & Test (later on known as the Un-Americans) against Edge & The Hardy Boyz.
Since Christian is in the 6 man tag I put two former WCW wrestlers against each other as I put DDP v.s. Booker T.
Ok first off I enjoyed WrestleMania XX as it was, but there are some adjustments and different booking that could have made it even better.
First off I made there be only one tag title match and it would be between 3 teams that the crowd actually cared about. The Dudleys & Evolution (Flair & Batista) had been feuding over the past few months so I would keep that going and just insert Booker T & RVD.
Next up I didn't change this match, but I just want to say the Chris Jericho v.s. Christian match could be one of the most underrated WrestleMania matches of all time.
I would have ended the Orton v.s. Foley feud right here and have the match they had at Backlash the next month happen here. There was no reason to make this a 2 on 3 handicap match since the main heat of the feud was between Orton & Foley.
I took out some of the lesser known and jobber guys in the cruiserweight championship match and I would let this match last a few minutes longer and instead of having 2 in the ring at a time I would let them all be in the ring and then have the elimination rule. I would have Mysterio win this which I still don't know why they let Chavo win this should have been a WrestleMania moment for Rey Mysterio since it didn't happen at WrestleMania XIX.
Next is a match I think everyone wants to see and has never happened or at least hasn't happened since The Rock has been the big star. Crazy this match was never booked, but it should have been booked here since this would be the last match for The Rock for 8 years. I mean I would have rather seen this over the Hogan v.s. Michaels match at SummerSlam 2005. Also Rock would have been easier to work with on Shawn's part since his ego is not as big as Hogan's.
I added a match between Kane v.s. A-Train since I decided to give The Undertaker another opponent and Kane deserved a match at WrestleMania. I put him against A-Train who was on fire at the end of 2003 and was a big name on the Smackdown side. I would promote this as an interpromotional match like they did with Batista v.s. Umaga at WrestleMania
I added Trish to the Women's Championship because I can't figure out why she didn't have a match at the 20th anniversary of WrestleMania since she was the top diva in WWE. She could have still done the stuff at the end of the Jericho & Christian match.
I decided to make the WWE Championship match a triple threat match because I put Lesnar's opponent in another match so Lesnar would need something to do and this would be a perfect fit plus he never got his rematch for the WWE Championship even though he left right after this.
Instead of putting The Undertaker in a match against someone he had already face before at WrestleMania I decided to book him in a match I would have loved to see against Goldberg. Unfortunately WWE didn't do a streak with Goldberg, but had they done that they could have built this up as Streak v.s. Streak.
I only changed a few things on this Wrestlemania b/c alot of it was really good as it was.
I added a opening match just because I feel this card needed one more match. I just put a simple MITB Qualifying match so that I could get Booker T on the card since it was really weird not having him on there.
I put Victoria in the Women's Championship match because Christy was not ready nor would she ever be ready to be in a Women's Championship match let alone at WrestleMania.
I added The Big Show to the WWE Championship match b/c the match as a one on one was nothing special and I decided to make it a triple threat to add some spice to it. Cena would still win and become WWE Champion.
This in my opinion is one of the underrated WrestleManias that don't get enough praise, but with that said there are some things that could change to make it better.
First off I take out the two meaningless matches in Torrie v.s. Candice & Booker T/Sharmell v.s. Boogeyman. Also I believe in getting as many championships featured on WrestleMania as you can which I did here by adding 3 extra championship matches.
I switched Carlito & Chris Masters out of the Tag Team Championship match and put in Cade & Murdoch b/c I have other plans for Carlito & Chris Masters and I think Cade & Murdoch deserved a WrestleMania main card oppurtunity.
I put a Intercontinental Championship match on here pitting Shelton Benjamin v.s. Carlito v.s. Chris Masters. Masters & Carlito had already been arguing leading up to WrestleMania so I would continue this hear where they start out double teaming Shelton, but something happens to get them fighting each other and Shelton would capitalize and retain the title.
Next up I added a Crusierweight Championship match between two of the hottest Cruiserweights at the time Gregory Helms & Chavo Guerrero. Chavo at the time was still getting sympathy cheers due to Eddie's death, but I would not put the title on him here like WWE did Rey Mysterio because Helms was getting ready for an amazing year upcoming so I wouldn't ruin that.
Ok one of the main heel teams on Smackdown who were also in main events were MNM and I can't believe they didn't make the WrestleMania 22 main card, well on my card they do and they take on London & Kendrick and retaining their titles.
For this WrestleMania's Undertaker streak match he is going to go against a man who I was begging for WWE to book him against later in 2006 and in 2007 Umaga. Now Umaga had not actually debuted in WWE at the time of WrestleMania 22, but he would debut the night after so I would just make him debut a few months sooner and build this match up.
I added a Cruiserweight Championship match to start off the card, because that always gets a crowd pumped up and ready for the night.
I would scrap the Khali v.s. Kane match and just put Kane in the MITB. I also would remove The Hardy Boyz, Edge, & Randy Orton from this match, because I felt that Orton & Edge at this point were above this.
I would have Rated RKO keep their World Tag Team Championship until WrestleMania and drop them here to The Hardy Boyz who would end up winning the titles the next night anyway. I would make sure Orton took the fall so Edge would technically stay undefeated at WrestleMania so I don't ruin next year's main event.
I would make the match between the ECW Originals & The New Breed a Extreme Rules match because they had that match the next Tuesday after WrestleMania and it was amazing so I would put it on WrestleMania instead.
I would have my girl Mickie James take Ashley's place, because just like Christy at WrestleMani 21 she wasn't ready for a WrestleMania match.
I couldn't figure out why they let JBL win the Belfast Brawl it made no sense and it would have been better way to close the whole Hornswoggle as McMahon's child storyline with Finlay winning.
I would have Mr Kennedy win MITB again since he got it basically stolen from him the year before since he was going out with an injury and I would actually build him as a top star. I didn't put Punk in this spot because they ended up doing nothing with his title win so it was pretty much a waste.
I think Batista was bigger than some 3rd match match that meant nothing so I would instead put Kane in Batista's spot against Umaga.
I would keep CM Punk as ECW Champion and put him in a Fatal 4 Way and let Tommy Dreamer get the win. This would be a moment in ECW history that people would remember an ECW Original winning the ECW Championship at WrestleMania would be huge.
I placed Mickie in the match tagging with Maria b/c someone needed to actually be able to wrestle on that team against two of the top women's wrestlers in Melina & Beth Phoenix. Plus Mickie was super popular at this time and I'm sure everyone would have rather see her in this match instead of Ashley.
I would add Batista to the WWE Championship match since he was a big star and deserved to be in a big time match for a title and I think he would fit in perfectly with Orton, Cena, & Triple H since he has major history with all of them.
I would have built The Undertaker v.s. Edge match as a Streak v.s. Streak match
I would have had Jeff Hardy win the MITB, because just like the previous year I feel WWE were not ready to push Punk like he deserved to be. Yeah they did more with him when he won at WrestleMania XXV, but still not like I wanted. Jeff was the most popular superstar at this time and since he got screwed and lost his championship I would let him win to get back on the title path. I would have had him get revenge on Matt at the PPV in February instead of here.
I cut down the number of divas in this battle royal by alot because alot of them ended up getting lost in the shuffle anyway. Also I would not do anything with that stupid Santino Marella gimmick, that did nothing but really piss me off when it happened. I would let Beth show her dominance and win the match. Also I made it for the Women's Championship since if your a woman in wrestling at that time it was the ultimate prize to win. I also put in some divas who weren't actually in the battle royal just because if there was going to be a battle royal with the best women in the 25 years of Wrestlemania both Trish & Lita deserved to be in there.I tried to put in a good mix of girls that were just T&A and girls who could actually wrestle.
Ok let's be honest in the legends match at WrestleMania XXV both Piper & Snuka were useless and could barely do anything, but Steamboat stole the match and that's why I would just make the match a 1 on 1 match and have other legends just act as lumberjacks that way you can actually have more legends out there being shown, but have to do pretty much nothing. I would actually have Steamboat win because this would not have hurt Jericho at the time since he was just coming off that major feud with Shawn the year earlier.
In order to get Punk on the card I would just put him in Jeff's place against Matt Hardy not sure what the feud would be to spark the match, but I'm sure WWE could come up with something.
In late 2008 and early 2009 Vladimir Kozlov was dominating people on Smackdown and then by the time WrestleMania came around he was nowhere to be seen, I wouldn't have that I would have him keep doing what he was doing and then he would end up meeting his biggest challenge in The Big Show. I would let The Big Show be the one to stop Kozlov since Show had no business in the World Heavyweight Championship scene.
Just like everyone else complains about the Triple H v.s. Randy Orton match I have those same complaints that this should have been a knockout dragout slobberknocker fight after everything Orton did to Triple H and his family. So I would throw out the whole Triple H would lose the Championship if he got DQ'd stipulation and make this a No Holds Barred match. I would let Triple H be so caught up in just beating the shit out of Orton he would lose focus and make a mistake allowing Orton to capitalize and hit and RKO and get the win and become the new WWE Champion.
The first thing I wanted to change on this card was a way to make the Bret Hart v.s. Mr McMahon more interesting so since Bret Hart was in no shape to be in a singles match I changed it into a 6 man tag match. I put Bret Hart with The Hart Dynasty who could work majority of the match and put McMahon with ShowMiz who would actually go on to feud with The Hart Dynasty after WrestleMania.
I would have had Legacy as the Tag Team Champions going into WrestleMania and feud them with John Morrison & R-Truth instead of feuding with Orton.
I think this would have been the year to have CM Punk win MITB since he was really over as a major heel and would go on to have a pretty crappy year so this MITB win would put him in a different direction for later in the year.
Since Punk is in MITB I needed someone to face Rey Mysterio so I chose Randy Orton who's WrestleMania opponents I already had in another match.
There was no since of having 10 divas out there when the real storyline in the women's division was the alliance between Vickie Guerrero & LayCool and the girls they had done wrong so I just made it a 6 Diva tag and put them against the girls the done the most wrong to.
Just like WrestleMania XXVI there was one match I had to change before I looked at everything else and that was the Cole v.s. Lawler match. Why in the world did they make The Miz WWE Champion and even more so why did he make it to WrestleMania with it is beyond me. I take the belt off Miz and give it to Cena. I team The Miz with his personal cheerleader Michael Cole and then for Jerry Lawler I pick a guy that got screwed at this WrestleMania for being promised a match on the main card only to be regulated to the pre-show I pick Daniel Bryan also over the last year every time Daniel Bryan was on screen Michael Cole would talk crap about him so what better way for Bryan to get back at both Cole & The Miz.
I would make the WWE Championship match between The Rock & John Cena. I mean that's what it felt like anyway as The Miz was just an after thought during the match anyway everyone was wondering when The Rock would interfere.I know they wouldn't have long to build this, but with these two huge stars there is not much buildup needed. The story pretty much writes itself.
I would have made the World Heavyweight Championship match between Orton and Edge and would have had Orton win the Royal Rumble instead. As far as Del Rio goes I would have put him against Christian.
I would have replaced Santino Marella with Evan Bourne in the 8 man tag match.
Since Bryan is already in a match I would have put Sheamus defending his United States Championship against fellow European Drew McIntyre.
I felt that with the momentum John Morrison had at the time it was absolutely an idiotic idea to put him in a 6 man tag with women. So instead I put him against one of the top heels of Raw CM Punk. I think they could have tore the house down and had an amazing match. I also would do the same story leading into WrestleMania where if Morrison beat the other members of the New Nexus they would be banned from ringside.
I would have R-Truth take John Morrison's place in the 6 man tag.
I really liked WrestleMania XXX and think it was the best booked WrestleManias. However I wondered what would have happened if they changed it around some.
I would most definitely had the Wyatt Family v.s. The Shield match at WrestleMania instead of Elimination Chamber. It would go down as one of the best matches in WrestleMania history if they did it there.
I would have had Dolph Ziggler win the battle royal because he deserves to be pushed toward the top and winning this battle royal if I were running things would have done just that. I would have capitalized on the win more than WWE has with Cesaro.
Speaking of Cesaro I would have had him be the one that fought Brock Lesnar. I think this could be a very stiff hard hitting match mixed with some technical wrestling and I would also have Cesaro go over on Brock which would shoot him into main event level where he should be. I don't think it would hurt Brock to lose to Cesaro especially if they have the caliber match I think they could have.
Being that this could be the last WrestleMania match for The Undertaker I put him against the man that he has never faced at WrestleMania but it he should have, the face of the WWE John Cena. I would not let Cena beat The Undertaker and if this is his last match then I would have him go out undefeated.
I cut down the number of divas in the match and made it under elimination rules so it wouldn't be as much of a cluster and I also would have had Paige debut a few months before so she could be in this match. After this her and AJ could have feuded with each other like they currently are.