Debido a esto, inició un feudo con el entonces Campeón de la WWE, John "Bradshaw" Layfield y The Cabinet. After the match, both men shook hands in the ring. Angle forzó a Michaels a rendirse con un "Angle Lock". The tournament to determine the number one contender for the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 21 was held between February 1 and February 20, 2005. before WrestleMania, however, JBL interrupted Cena's match against Carlito and had Cena arrested for vandalism and, once Cena was handcuffed, JBL nailed him with a low blow and ended the show by leaving Cena laying defenseless. After the match, Shawn Michaels was given a standing ovation from the audience. It took place on April 3, 2005, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.. El 28 de febrero en RAW, luego de que Michaels derrotara a Edge en un Street Fight, donde después de la lucha Kurt invadió RAW, atacó a Shawn y diciéndole que acepta el reto; aunque Michaels también tuvo el privilegio de invadir el programa Smackdown, para atacar a Angle. brands.  The event featured wrestlers from the Raw and SmackDown! Raw General Manager, Eric Bischoff, booked the match at WrestleMania 21 soon after. The tournament brackets were: 2005 World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event, WWE Championship #1 Contender's Tournament, "WrestleMania 21 tickets sell out in less than one minute", "World Wrestling Entertainment invades Los Angeles with series of public events during WrestleMania 21 week", "WrestleMania 21 highest grossing WWE event ever at Staples Center in Los Angeles as record 20,193 attend annual pop culture extravaganza", "WrestleMania 29 press conference brings WWE to Radio City Music Hall", "WrestleMania is Super Bowl of sports entertainment", "WrestleMania 21 Goes Hollywood with multi-media marketing campaign", "WWE SmackDown! Randy hizo caso omiso y le aplicó un RKO. the week before. Definitely a good WrestleMania, but it could have been much more. Cena lo pensó un poco y aplicó a Long un F-U; Cena fue expulsado de la arena, pero esa misma noche, Cena regresó mientras JBL luchaba y atacó a los demás miembros de The Cabinet.  As a result of Cena's win, he began a feud with John "Bradshaw" Layfield and his Cabinet. Benoit used repeated headbutts to knock Kane to the floor and attempted to retrieve the briefcase once more but was knocked down by Edge, who struck him with a steel chair. WrestleMania 21 was the 21st annual WrestleMania professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Although he praised the booking of the event saying that, "they made all the right moves booking-wise, so while the matches weren't great, they still have a certain historic value. Edge would hold on to his Money in the Bank briefcase until the following year at New Year's Revolution, where he cashed in the briefcase on John Cena after Cena just competed in an Elimination Chamber match, to retain his WWE Championship. Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle would continue their feud and face off again at Vengeance with Michaels picking up the victory. Sin embargo, el 21 de febrero en RAW, cuando parecía que Batista, firmaba para enfrentarse a JBL y a Cena, ante la presencia de los gerentes generales de RAW y Smackdown, indicó con el pulgar hacia abajo que declinaba la oferta, atacando a Triple H y Ric Flair, saliendo de Evolution y cambiando a Face. Celebrity guests in attendance for WrestleMania 21 included David Arquette, Motörhead, Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, The Black Eyed Peas, Billy Corgan from The Smashing Pumpkins, Anthony Kiedis from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ice Cube, Carmen Electra, Sylvester Stallone, Marg Helgenberger, Matt Groening, Rick Rubin, Will Sasso and Macaulay Culkin. Dunn of 411mania response towards WrestleMania 21 was also positive.  In a Six-Man Tag Team match that night, John Cena and the WWE Tag Team Champions, Eddie Guerrero and Rey Mysterio defeated JBL and the Basham Brothers, but Cena had to stop himself from attacking JBL after the bell had rung. Triple H entered to "The Game" performed live by Motörhead.  Orton had been inspired by Superstar Billy Graham, who encouraged him to "go where no wrestler has gone before". , The third match featured The Undertaker and Randy Orton.  During JBL's match that night, Cena returned and attacked The Cabinet. Triple H responded that only the end of the night would reveal who would still be champion.