Looking back at the Wrestlemania's of the past its time to revisit another Wrestlemania to redo an event that could done better. This show puts on display the lacking booking style that WWE had even back during this time with WWE having started the new superstar initiative around a year before this event. A year ago we saw the debut of NXT the talent show with the future Nexus as the starring class for the show. The one sticking point of the event is Michael Cole vs Jerry Lawler got more time then half the matches on the event including two multi person matches that went a grand total of 4 minutes.
The fact that Wade Barrett held the Intercontinental Championship and not only lost but had an insignificant filler match. The six man tag team match later in the show was unneeded and a waste of valuable Wrestlemania time. Starting small I would move the United States Championship Match to the main show and would add both Dolph Ziggler and John Morrison making the match a fatal four way. I would keep the pre-show battle royal but take Sheamus, Daniel Bryan, and any one else who is already booked out of the match and have anyone who didn't have something going on heading this event be apart of the match. I would also move The Corre (Justin Gabriel, Ezekial Jackson, and Heath Slater) to the pre-show against Santino Marella, Kane, and Yoshi Tatsu instead of the eight man tag we got.
In my opinion, Snooki would've done more as the host of Wrestlemania then The Rock only, because Rock getting involved in the main event took the spotlight away from the WWE Champion. I would instead have Rock appear on the next edition of Raw following Mania to set the stage for the next year of build for Wrestlemania 28. I would cut Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler down from 13 minutes 45 seconds to around 5-6 minutes, because it's suppose to be an attraction match and not a focus of the show. At the time fans just wanted to see Cole get his but kicked and not have anywhere close to a competitive match. This match was suppose to be designed to give Lawler his Wrestlemania moment and didn't need the match they gave him.
The last note for this part is that Wade Barrett would be defending his Intercontinental Championship against Big Show and Kofi Kingston to stake the odds against the current champion to build him up. My main grip with this Wrestlemania is the fact that neither of the secondary championships are featured on the show in a match of any meaning. This is the reason why both titles fell so far and mean absolutely nothing at this point, because WWE didn't show they cared about the champions. Clearly my other grip was Snooki competing in a match and not instead being a manager or the host in place of The Rock.
Dark Match: Shemus (c) vs Daniel Bryan for the United States Championship
Dark Match: The Great Khali won by last eliminating Sheamus
WWE World Heavyweight Championship:
(c) Edge w/ Christian vs Alberto Del Rio w/ Ricardo Rodriguez & Brodus Clay
Cody Rhodes vs Rey Mysterio
Big Show, Kane, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston vs The Corre (Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Ezekial Jackson, and Heath Slater)
Randy Orton vs CM Punk
Special Guest Referee: Steve Austin
Michael Cole w/ Jack Swagger vs Jerry Lawler
No Holds Barred
The Undertaker vs Triple H
John Morrison, Snooki, and Trish Stratus vs Dolph Ziggler, and LayCool w/ Vickie Guerrero
WWE Championship Match:
(c) The Miz w/ Alex Riley vs John Cena
Note: As always stay tuned for Part 2 coming next week when I explain my changes and show off the card I would've booked for Wrestlemania at the time. Might be working on something special!!