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WrestleMania 22

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/45/WrestleMania22.jpg/200px-WrestleMania22.jpg Promotional poster featuring Steve Britz and Dustin Simpson

Taglines(s) Big Time
Theme song(s) "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel

"I Dare You" by Shinedown "Save Me Sorrow" by Bullets and Octane
"Baby Hates Me" by Danko Jones

Promotion International Wrestling Entertainment
Brand(s) Meltdown
Date April 2, 2006
Attendance 17,159
Venue Allstate Arena
City Rosemont, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
No Way Out (2006) WrestleMania 22 Backlash (2006)
WrestleMania chronology
WrestleMania 21 WrestleMania 22 WrestleMania 23

WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by International Wrestling Entertainment (IWE). It took place on April 2, 2006 at the Allstage Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois.


The main fued heading into WrestleMania on the Meltdown brand was between Dustin Simpson and Triple K over the IWE Championship. On the February 13 edition of Meltdown, Simpson retained the IWE title by defeating Chris and Mick Foley serving as the special guest referee. After failing to win the Royal Rumble Match, Triple K participated in the 2006 Road to WrestleMania Tournament, where the winner would become the number-one contender to the IWE Championship at WrestleMania. In the final match of the tournament, held on the February 20 edition of Meltdown, Triple K faced KGM and The Big Marc in a Triple Threat Match. Triple K won the match after pinning KGM following a Pedigree. On the March 6 edition of Meltdown, both the IWE Champion John Cena and challenger Triple K won their WrestleMania Rewind Matches. First, Triple K dropped his WrestleMania XV opponent Chris LeGreca with a Pedigree with the help from Michael Ferry and James. Later, with Triple K watching at ringside, Simpson defeated his WrestleMania XX opponent Big Marc after nailing him with an FU for the win.

Tournment Bracket for the IWE Title match at Mania[]

The Road to WrestleMania tournament to determine the number one contender for the IWE Championship match at WrestleMania 22 was held between February 6 and February 20, 2006. The tournament brackets were:

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
The Big Marc Pin
Junior Remeriz
The Big Marc DCO1
Triple K DCO
Ric Flair
Triple K Pin
Triple K Pin
KGM & The Big Marc
James Pin
Chris LeGreca
Michael Ferry



IWE WrestleMania 22 Results[]

# Results Stipulations
Dark Big Daddy K last eliminated Dominic to win 18-man Interpromotional Battle Royal
1 Chris LeGreca and Big Marc (c) defeated Michael Ferry and James Tag Team Match for the World Tag Team Championship
2 KVJ defeated Junior Remeriz, Ric Flair, Dan Hooper, Matt Hooper and Bobby Money in the Bank Ladder Match
3 John "Bradshaw" Goff defeated Kevin Hunter (c) Singles Match for the IWE United States Championship
4 Chris Gomez defeated Mick Foley Hardcore Match
5 Boogeyman defeated Steve Britz & Tia George 2-on-1 Handicap Match
6 Sari Pasma defeated Bailey Dalton (c) Singles Match for the IWE Women's Championship
7 Martin McAlmond defeated Steven Larson Casket Match
8 Ryan Barnhart defeated Mr. Bayer No Holds Barred Match
9 Scott Wright defeated Matt Borske (c) and Kevin McAlmond Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
10 Jessica Wilson defeated Ali Richards Playboy Pillow Fight Match
11 Dustin Simpson (c) defeated Triple K by submission Singles Match for the IWE Championship