WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Kurt Angle Vs. Randy Orton Vs. Rey Mysterio
WWE WrestleMania 22 - April 2nd, 2006
To kick off today’s Rey Mysterio appreciation day, we’ll start with this. A true highlight of any performer’s career, winning the World Heavyweight Championship is a goal that many aspire to achieve, but very, very few do. A tiny percentage of professional wrestlers through the years have had the dream realized of holding that championship high, especially after winning it at WrestleMania.
At WrestleMania 22, Rey Mysterio accomplished that dream. After dedicating his entry in the 2006 Royal Rumble to the recently deceased Eddie Guerrero, Mysterio entered at number two to go on to win the match, guaranteeing him a title shot against either the World Heavyweight Champion or the WWE Champion. Despite losing his shot at the gold to Randy Orton at No Way Out, general manager Theodore Long re-added Mysterio to the match to make it a triple threat encounter.
I can tell you from experience, being live at that particular WrestleMania was pretty incredible. Any time a wrestler wins a Heavyweight Championship for the first time, it’s absolutely awe-inspiring. Considering the high volume of Chicano residents in the Chicago area, the emotions ran high when the “underdog” of the match was able to raise his hand high.
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