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Encyclopedia > WrestleMania 22
WrestleMania 22
Details
Promotion World Wrestling Entertainment
Brand (s) RAW
SmackDown!
Date April 2, 2006
Venue Allstate Arena
City Rosemont, Illinois
Attendance 17,159
Pay-per-view chronology
No Way Out 2006 WrestleMania 22 Backlash 2006

WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). It took place on April 2, 2006 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Rosemont. The event was the third WrestleMania to take place in the Chicago metropolitan area (following WrestleMania 2, and WrestleMania 13). Tickets sold out in under two minutes, grossing US$2.5 million for the event, making it the highest grossing one-day event at the Allstate Arena. More than 17,155 people from 16 countries and 43 states attended, with millions more watching in more than 90 countries. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Allstate Arena is a sports arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University mens basketball, and the Chicago Rush Arena football team. ... Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. ... No Way Out is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Backlash 2006 was the eighth annual Backlash professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). ... Official WrestleMania logo WrestleMania is an annual professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment since 1985. ... For the video game, see Pro Wrestling (video game). ... Pay-per-view is the name given to a system by which television viewers can call and order events to be seen on TV and pay for the private telecast of that event to their homes later. ... World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Allstate Arena is a sports arena in Rosemont, Illinois, which is home to the Chicago Wolves hockey club, DePaul University mens basketball, and the Chicago Rush Arena football team. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Rosemont is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, founded in 1956. ... Chicagoland is an informal name for the Chicago metropolitan area, used primarily by copywriters, advertising agencies, native residents, and traffic reporters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... WrestleMania 2 was the second annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation (although the first WrestleMania was only on pay-per-view in select areas). ... WrestleMania 13 was the thirteenth annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view event from the World Wrestling Federation. ... USD redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...


WrestleMania 22 was a joint-promotion pay-per-view event, featuring performers from the RAW and SmackDown! brands. The tagline for WrestleMania 22 was "Big Time". The official theme song for the event was "Big Time" by Peter Gabriel. Secondary theme songs included "I Dare You" by Shinedown, "Save Me Sorrow" by Bullets and Octane, and "Baby Hates Me" by Danko Jones. The World Wrestling Entertainment Brand Extension was a device first used in 2002 by said professional wrestling organization as a means of providing separate brands of wrestling through its two top shows, RAW and SmackDown!, with the addition of ECW in 2006. ... WWE Raw is the Monday night professional wrestling television program for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and is the primary broadcast of the RAW brand. ... For the video game series based on the show, see WWE SmackDown! (video game series). ... Big Time is a pop rock song by Peter Gabriel from his 1986 album So (see 1986 in music). ... Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950, in Chobham,[1] Surrey, England) is an English musician. ... Us and Them is an album by the American hard rock band Shinedown, released on October 4, 2005. ... Shinedown is a Hard Rock/Post-Grunge band that originated in Jacksonville, Florida. ... In the Mouth of the Young is an album by the band Bullets and Octane. ... Bullets and Octane are a punk influenced, gritty hard rock band originally from St. ... Sleep is the Enemy is a 2006 album by Canadian rock band Danko Jones. ... Danko Jones is a Canadian rock band. ...

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Rey Mysterio after winning the World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena after retaining the WWE Championship

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Other on-screen talent

Michelle Williams singing America the Beautiful in front of 17,159 fans.
Commentators
Spanish commentators
Interviewers
Ring announcers
Referees

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Notes

  • Michelle Williams sang a rendition of "America the Beautiful" before the show.
  • Other celebrity guests in attendance for WrestleMania 22 included Joe Theismann and P.O.D..
  • WrestleMania 22 marked the first WrestleMania not to feature the winner of the Royal Rumble in the final match of the night since WrestleMania XV in 1999.
  • One of the gangsters in John Cena's entrance was CM Punk, who was wrestling in WWE's "farm territory" Ohio Valley Wrestling at the time.
  • There were two alternate logos released for the event before the third and final logo was decided. The first[1] and second[2] logos were similar to that of WrestleMania 21 and were released in promotional videos and advertisements. The third and final logo released is the first since WrestleMania XV to make use of the classic font from the first fifteen WrestleMania events.
  • This WrestleMania, along with the preceding two, would all take place from the three locations that hosted WrestleMania 2, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles (This one from Chicago, WrestleMania XX from New York, and WrestleMania 21 from Los Angeles).

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References

  • WrestleMania 22 Is Highest Grossing One-Day Event Ever At Allstate Arena

External links

  • The Official Website of WrestleMania 22
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