WrestleMania 22: Edge spears Mick Foley through a flaming table [April 2nd, 2006]
It’s crazy to think that it was only 10 years ago today that I went to my first ever WrestleMania. In my favorite match of the night (for obvious reasons), Edge (w/ Lita by his side) took on Mick Foley in a Hardcore Match; something that Mick Foley excelled in. What Foley may have even slightly underestimated is how much Edge was willing to risk and endure to cement himself as a superstar. Through barbed wire, thumbtacks, and fire, Edge fought the hardcore legend tooth and nail until finally spearing the former WWF Champion through a flaming table for the victory!
On this day: Two months after shocking fans everywhere by winning the Royal Rumble, Rey Mysterio does it again when he defeats Kurt Angle and Randy Orton in a triple threat match to win his first World Heavyweight Championship the night after posthumously inducting his best friend Eddie Guerrero into the Hall of Fame. (4/2/06)
Rob Van Dam delivers the 5-Star Frogsplash to Finlay WWE WrestleMania 22 - April 2nd, 2006
This is perhaps the most awkward line-up for a Money In The Bank match, ever. It was 100% clear that the winner of the match would be one of two men: Rob Van Dam or Shelton Benjamin. Other participants included Bobby Lashley, Finlay, Ric Flair, and Matt Hardy. Van Dam won the match by retrieving the briefcase, then went on to defeat John Cena for the WWE Championship at ECW One Night Stand.
Former WWE superstar says he’ll buy Brendan Dassey WrestleMania tickets [August 14th, 2016]
If you haven’t watched the documentary series Making A Murderer, first of all, HOW and WHY, because it’s AWESOME. One of the “stars” (I guess?) of the series is Brendan Dassey, the nephew of convicted murderer Steven Avery who was tied into the crimes and jailed for his involvement. A judge recently ordered that Dassey be released, which is great news for obvious reasons, but will also have a neat silver lining for Dassey. In the series, during a phone call with his mother, Dassey complains that he’s going to miss WrestleMania 22 to his mother, which for any wrestling fan, is truly heartbreaking as he’s a bit “touched”, as they say in the South, and doesn’t realize the severity of the situation.
Well, former WWE superstar X-Pac has stated that he’ll buy Brendan Dassey tickets to WrestleMania 33 in the event that he’s released. To me, that’s a great show of class and an awesome move by a genuine guy. That being said, can we possibly kill the phrase “X-Pac heat”? Dude seems like a pretty rad guy. How about “Eva heat”?