WrestleMania Time Capsule: 2006

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March 28, 2006

The following events also occurred in 2006 ...

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was the highest grossing film with $1,066,179,725 in the worldwide box office.

The Pittsburgh Steelers won Super Bowl XL at Ford Field in Detroit, defeating the Seattle Seahawks 21–10. The MVP of Super Bowl XL was Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward.

The St. Louis Cardinals won the 2006 World Series 4–1 in Game 5. The St. Louis Cardinals (10) advanced to 2nd place for most World Series wins after the New York Yankees (27).

Google purchased YouTube for 1.65 billion in stock.

The Miami Heat defeated the Dallas Mavericks in 6 games in the NBA Finals series for Miami's first-ever NBA World Championship. MVP Dwyane Wade rallied four consecutive 35-point games to come back from a two games to none deficit and win four straight.

The Departed won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup, defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in game 7.

Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" was the best-performing single, topping the Billboard Top Hot 100 Hits of 2006.

American Idol dominated the television ratings, coming in first place.

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