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Randy Orton vs Kane (a far better idea to get heat) and kickstar an evil era

Randy Orton and Kane have a match tonight that was based around nothing until Kane revealed that he didn’t like feeling human when Randy Orton beat him in a match last summer. Wow what a meh reason for a match at WrestleMania. Basically they had no place for either one of them, so they stuck them together.

Now here is a better idea that should have been done weeks ago (sorry I’m so late on posting this): Randy Orton, you’re too pretty. I hate pretty things. Your male model looks I’ve always liked scarecrow frankenstien good looks. I’ll make you so gruesome you’ll fall out of life and be to embarassed, humiliated and humbled to ever show your face in public let alone wrestling. I don’t want to win at wrestlemania. Just disfigure you. Put your pretty face between the stairs and stomp the pretty out of you.

I think the interest from my version of Kane vs Orton would be seeing Randy’s face stomped in the stairs. In fact he can do it to Tyson Kidd, Ted Dibiase Jr and take them out for 2 months. Get the staircase face stomp  over.

Kane can even terrorize the Divas because they’re pretty. Kane can take Kelly Kelly outside the ring, throw the top set of stairs off and put Kelly Kellyh’s head down on the lower stairs only to have Orton save her. Kane can be suspended, because WWE doesn’t allow violence against women… even though they do. Suspend Kane til Mania.

The week before Mania, Orton can even question the logic behind why Kane has his mask back and vows to unmask the Big Red Monster after he pins him. However, at Mania Kane can get the upper hand and just staircase Orton’s face to put him out of action briefly enough time for Kane to go onto other things. Things such as why is Kane wearing the mask… because his mask was taken from him by the wrestler HHH. The wrestler HHH has now been replaced by some corporate suit wearing shell of a man and if someone wants Kane’s mask, they can take it from him.

Kane then goes on to destroy people and Kane wants revenge on HHH who is no longer a wrestler. Kane will make HHH a wrestler again by taking out guys on the show. If there are no wrestlers left, HHH will be forced to wrestle. Then you either have HHH win and take off Kane’s mask… but more interestingly let’s say Kane injures HHH and beats him to a pulp and puts him on the shelf.

The night after Kane takes out HHH the red monster can laugh and point out he got what he wanted… not revenge on HHH, but now no one runs the WWE, there will be chaos! The WWE will turn into the wild west where only the strong survive. John Laurenitus can try for a power play to take over the WWE and some face like Punk or Cena can prevent him while the rest of the card has monsters destroying guys. Khali, Henry, Big Show, and Kane destroy guys for months. Kane can convince guys like Brodus Clay to embrace the hate and shed his red jump suit to be himself and destroy the weaker wrestlers. T-Rexx, Drew McIntyre can kill low end guys. It will finally culminates at Survivor Series where the top 4 faces take on the top 4 monsters to restore order. The next month HHH could come back and take out Kane.

Kane can create a unique situation with no one in power and kickstart an evil era. They can brand that idea and it would provide for 6 months of shows that lead into and after Surivor Series. This could even lead to Kane getting the belt, which with an entire era revolving around him creating this chaos.


Everything Wrong with TNA Impact (and how it should have been) (in my mind) (03/01/12)

Video recaps how dumb the Roode & Storm ‘I’m done’ statement was.
Kurt Angle has cue cards to explain why he did what he did to Jeff Hardy. He’s laughing because he knows how stupid this is…
TNA got a new intro. Looks good … but generic. No intensity to the opening. It doesn’t get me fired up to watch TNA, but it does look good. 

KURT ANGLE PROMO (to explain how stupid his program is with Jeff Hardy)
Look he has cue cards because he knows how stupid this is, so he’s gonna make it stupider. Jeff Hardy is not a wrestler he’s a performance artist. Jeff Hardy reminds me how fake wrestling is with his loose and sloppy work. That was not part of his speech. That’s my speech. Kurt Angle’s top reasons to hate Hardy are meh at best… bottom line is that he’s jealous of Jeff Hardy. This should have been explained half a month ago… OR THEY COULD HAVE STARTED THE FEUD BETTER! 

An Olympic gold medalist even from a decade ago should be dominating a backyard wrestling risk taker. To me… Jeff Hardy should be proving he’s the wrestler that I think he’s not. And by I… that means Kurt Angle. The Olympian shouldn’t be jealous he should be dominant and a joke like Jeff shouldn’t hold a candle to him and Jeff should train mat wrestling to even hang with Kurt. Then Kurt Angle destroys hardy at the PPV… and Hardy challenges Kurt to his type of match, a ladder match. Then it is tied 1 – 1 with all the marbles in a match that benefits neither man. Do this over the span of 4 or 5 months.

Austin Aries is over because he’s the top dog in his division. Personally I feel Aries is the top heel if not top star and they should open up his pool. If someone on top like Angle or Bully or Roode disappears, Aries should lose his title and take their place. 

TNA MERCH COMMERCIAL (and how stupid it is)
It is March, let’s sell jerseys. All of the Knockouts in the commercial are wearingJerseys… so they must be selling them. How much? Who the hell knows. But… Knockouts are wearing them or it’s to hype up basketball. Perhaps an AJ Styles basketball jersey or a Bully Ray one for the heels. I’ve noticed TNA has 2 weeks of commercials with the Knockouts then 2 weeks of commercials that sell merchandise. The point is selling merchandise not using the Knockouts under contract. 

GAUNTLET MATCH >> AJ vs DANIELS (a staple of AJ’s month)
AJ wants answers… well Kurt Angle gave answers… so why not Daniels giving answers? At least this match has heat on it unlike the last 2 times they had it. Sure it’s a good match, but they have burnt it out for me and they need to make me want to see it and promise of an answer gets heat on the match. As I’ve said for weeks feuding over a title could get heat on their feud and the belt even if it is the TNA title. AJ would have something Daniels and KAZ both want. Daniels and KAZ or AJ & KAZ can light a fire in the TNA tag division. 

GAUNTLET MATCH >> AJ vs KAZ (excellent)
This was handled excellently. Kudos TNA with how this was handled. Didn’t give away the match. But there’s one problem… now we’re still searching for an answer.

ODB vs RAYNE (and a storyline that combines 2 of TNA’s favorite things)
So the Rayne vs Kim program combines 2 of TNA’s favorite things… a feuding tag team and heel vs heel for the championship. Then this match combines another one of TNA’s things… Eric Young. ODB still has heat because of Eric. Eric should still be a manager of someone dull like Crimson or Shannon Moore. PreferablyShannon. 

This was a bad match with way too much going on. EY running around, Gail pretending to run in. The right woman won, but your #1 contender lost. I smell a TNA Knockout’s tag title defense at the next pay-per-view… which I assume isVictory Road, but a trailer or some hype for the PPV itself would help.

BULLY RAY BACKSTAGE (and about Storm Storm Storm Storm)
Oh Christ not another Bully Ray vs Storm match (it seemed like it). I don’t want to see another for 3 months. TNA should have kept that match for a PPV. Now I don’t care. Bully, Angle, Roode, Hardy, Storm and Sting are money for TNA. They need to stay away from one another unless it’s for money. I don’t want to see matches on free TV when they are the moneymen. I’d rather see Bully Ray vs Shannon Moore, Storm vs Daniels, Roode vs Morgan, Angle vs Crimson every month than seeing a constant combination of those 6 guys every week.

Thank goth this was kept to less than a minute. Their backstage brawls always went too long. Thank goth Velvet didn’t talk for more than 5 seconds. I still remember how Sarita the heel was looking good as a face over that heelish face Velvet Skye. Then they come back from commercial to have Velvet complain longer and get beat down longer. Remember what I just said about at least it wasn’t long. I take it back. This was too long. Why was it Angelina and Sarita and not Sarita and Rosita or Angelina and Winter. This wasn’t the worst segment, but it sets up a match for later on.

Flair promo. I’m sure people will love it. I didn’t care. Flair got paid. 

ROODE, ARIES & BULLY RAY PROMO (and why a heel authority is better than  a face)
Heel promo. I’ve heard Roode talk way too much. Please pass the mic. If you have something more interesting to say that doesn’t sound the same as last week then please say it! Roode is done afterVictory Road. Bully talks about his calves and he blames Sting for bringing in Brandon Jaccobs. So the heels have a problem with face management. I’m not sure I like heels complaining against a face authority figure instead of a heel authority figure and the faces fighting the authority. Sure it’s been done before and maybe that’s why they went the other route. That and it puts too much heat on Sting, because a face authority figure will fight by himself instead of a heel authority figure will throw wave after wave of wrestler! Several wrestlers have the heat put on them by authority. 

Austin Aries makes sense and he delivers intensity. I appreciate and enjoy his promos and logic instead of Roode’s promos that just drone on with no real logic behind them. Again if some main eventer gets injured, Aries should take the place. Imagine Aries vs Storm, Aries vs AJ, Aries vs Hardy. Maybe Aries isn’t in their pay grade.

Sting appears and verbally makes sense that they’re all wrestlers and they need money. Sting makes the main event, halfway through the show. I can imagine how that would bother some people. 

Oh no don’t talk about him getting back into the ring. No talk about getting back to being able to sit up. Its great that he will return, but it’s a long term thing, lets work on being able to sit up. 

This was great, but I guess I didn’t want to hear it at the moment. 

Good I’m happy they have this match. Zima is coming into his own with his ugly ass fro and arrogance. Good throw away match. Good to seeShannon. Good flashy maneuvers. It is a shame when a top rope head scissors doesn’t finish someone off. Very good flashy finisher that looks very safe, a backward fireman’s carry into an over knee face buster. Very good. Especially after my complaints for the past three weeks. Zima is coming along nicely and evolving into something all within the past month. 

TNA LIVE EVENTS COMMERCIALS (and how awesome they are)
These little commercials really sell TNA live events. As much as I’ve complained about the TNA Shopzone commercials being terrible, these are awesome and sell the interaction that you get when attending a TNA live event even if its not televised.

I don’t think they need a reason for this match. Mickie gets ratings, Sarita is great in the ring, Velvet is TNA’s golden girls and Angelina is underrated and been stuck in the mud for at least a year. Mike Tennay & Tazz talk about entertainment in music and TV, not exactly sure why, but whatever. Maybe it is to make TNA seem more current. This match had a lot more energy and heat than ODB vs Rayne earlier on tonight, which is a surprise since there is no reason for this match to be so good. At the end of all of this… it means nothing. 

I have this crazy idea… feed men to Abyss. 1 minute jobs, intense, powerful destructions against Moore, Anthony Neese, and Doug Williams. Destroy them. Feed your monster for a month before you sent out a gladiator to take on the monster and build to that. First Crimson. Abyss can laugh at the boy trying to take him out. Feed Crimson to Abyss. Then Morgan. Month by month… Abyss eats 3 jobbers for lunch with an even match at the PPV. After a few months of destroying people have him go through a main eventer like Hardy or Bully Ray. Then take on the top face or top heel and that’s where Abyss can get defeated in 5 months. A man who has destroyed wrestlers and won 16 matches in a row finally falls to your great warrior. It is simple booking or have him go through your champion or top warrior too and become an unstoppable monster that can last another 6 months. But I guess they’re busy pushing Roode as a cheat to win champion. 

STORM / MAGNUS / JOE vs ROODE / ARIES / BULLY RAY (and why I give a damn)
You know what I’m thrilled at this, a fresh main event. Sure it still involves the 3 guys I complain about, but that’s only 50% of the match. It elevates Aries, Joe and Magnus. Those three that I mentioned each have a fire under them right now with the fans firmly behind them and a hunger for them. Those 2 things mean a lot. Fans chant for Joe and Aries. The one complaint is when did Joe & Magnus turn? Oh it doesn’t matter; they’re faces in the eyes of the fans due to their amazing chemistry, speed and finesse. Everything that Aries has as well.

It was a great start that was generously slow burning. My first complaint was when Storm was tagged in and Roode bailed… Storm just stopped dead in his tracks, he should have attacked Bully Ray, Aries and gone to the floor to fight Roode before getting poked in the eyes and beaten down. That’s not what I want to see in your top face… I don’t want a guy that just stops dead in his tracks. Maybe if they had weapons or something. Your top face should be able to take out everyone but your top heel. Oh and to top it off Storm has tangled with Roode a few times since being screwed out of the title a few months ago.

Joe & Bully Ray. This could be a money match and just this sample of it is awesome. I’m sure if this wasJapanthey’d work a 20 minute classic, but since this isAmericait would be slow when they have a 1 on 1 match. Speaking of Joe, wow his chest is red.

This match has a fire to it that I haven’t seen in months for TNA. The crowd is chanting for workers in the ring. The match has a freshness seeing Joe in there with anyone. It has me getting into this match and that’s something I haven’t said about a TNA Impact match in months.

Storm has a fire in his hot tag and this feels like a main event and not just another match. I actually give a damn about who will win and there it was.

As for the post match I would have had a celebration, but hey it’s TNA. Gotta end it on a low note, at least they didn’t just cut to some Sting angle.

My WWE booking my TLC to Royal Rumble (and the 6 weeks inbetwen)

At people’s requests… This is a continuance of my Survivor Series to TLC. To summarize… Del Rio is looking strong going over Punk at Survivor Series and Cena at TLC. Henry beat Kane who retaliated, Punk went over Nash with help from a returning HHH, Miz & Truth went over Bourne & Kofi for the titles, Daniel Bryan’s briefcase was stolen assumingly by Christian, but no it wasn’t, Ziggler lost the IC belt to Ryder and Big Show went over Barrett in a KO challenge.

TLC to ROYAL RUMBLE (6 weeks) (so far taken me 6 hours to write and book)

ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH (big players on RAW: Cena & Punk)
– Week 1: Punk lost his singles match against Del Rio. Cena lost his singles match against Del Rio. All hail Del Rio who reminds Cena that he promised the Rock he would be champion at Wrestlemania, but over Del Rio’s dead body. Brodus is Del Rio’s bodyguard. Cena vows to win the Royal Rumble to get his title shot and win the title at WrestleMania before his match with the Rock. Cena says Del   Rio is nothing but a road block on his way to the Rock. Punk interrupts and says Cena is nothing but dead weight Punk needs to dump over the top rope to go into Wrestlemania. GM John Laurinitus appears to say that if Punk or Cena ever want a title shot again, they’ll work as a team and beat the tag champs Miz & Truth. If Punk and Cena fail to win, they’ll have a singles match at the Royal Rumble. CENA & PUNK over MIZ & TRUTH. Afterward Cena goes after Del   Rio, Brodus defends Del Rio and Punk is left to take the beating from Miz & Truth.
– Week 2: GM John Laruinitus comes out and congratulates Punk & Cena on their victory. He enjoyed Punk & Cena working together. He wants to make another match. Punk comes out and stops him. One tag match was fine, but he’s a singles competitor and thinks Cena would agree. GM John says very well. Tonight it will be Punk alone against a mystery tag team. You’ll wish you had someone to tag out to. Oh and Punk, if you or John Cena lose or interfere in any match between now and Royal Rumble, neither of you will be in the Royal Rumble match and won’t see a title shot as long as I’m in power. GM John summons the tag team. PUNK over TYLER REKS & MASONRYAN(Cena is watching backstage). Cena comes out to cheer Punk on. Punk takes a beating. Punk waves off any potential help from Cena and still wins. After the match, GM John comes out and tells Cena to prepare for his match next week.
– Week 3: Backstage GM John is with Otunga & McGillicutty. They’ve fallen off of the tag team map. How would they like to get back in the picture? Face Cena tonight. CENA over OTUNGA & MCGILLICUTTY.
– Week 4: Backstage, GM John is looking for someone to face Cena. Everyone shakes their head no. They know Cena will kill them. Finally, Cena gets to Vicki, Dolph and Swagger. Vicki wonders what’s in it for her clients? If they beat Cena they’ll get individual WWE title shots. She agrees then she wonders what’s in it for her? GM John says he’s a married man if that’s what she’s implying… but just for Vicki he’ll throw in a honey glazed ham. CENA over DOLPH & SWAGGER.
– Week 5: Backstage, Nash wants a match from Laurinitus who then gives him Punk. If Punk loses he won’t be going to the Royal Rumble. Nash pins Punk… who had his foot on the rope. Then after the fact, the ref notices the foot and the terrible mistake. He tries to restart the match, but gets roughed up by Nash! Punk pulls Nash away, GTS and a pinfall. The referee runs away.
– Week 6:John Cena comes out and thanks GM John Laurenitus for making life so interesting over the past few weeks, but Cena has had his fill of handicap matches. He’s ready for the Royal Rumble match. CM Punk comes out and agrees… GM John comes out and says that there’s still one last match they’ll have to have. It’s a singles match… Remember GM John said if either of you lose or interfere between then and Royal Rumble, they’ll be taken out of the match. Well you don’t have to worry about the interference… because it will be against one another. Cena vs Punk to a no contest. In the match, Cena throws Punk over the top, Later, Punk throws Cena over the top. During the match, Del Rio comes out and points out the fact that Cena and Punk have made a lot of enemies this past six weeks and neither man will win the Royal Rumble since they’ll both have a big target on their back. Out march Dolph, Swagger, Mason, Reks, Otunga, McGillicutty, Miz & Truth to beat down Cena & Punk causing the no contest. No one lost… but no one won.
– PPV: Cena and CM Punk are the final two. CM Punk wins the Rumble match, since WWE has always cemented guys with the Royal Rumble. This was all about putting heat on the 2 guys that might win it.

DEL RIO vs JOMO (JoMo’s streak)
Why? Because the title match doesn’t sell Royal Rumble. Why JoMo? To build him for Elimination Chamber.
– Week 1: JOMO over JTG. JTG laughs at JoMo and says once he loses tonight, he’ll be at the bottom of the barrel. JoMo says he’s been near the top before and reached for that shiny brass ring. That brass ring is worth more than the gold in JTG’s grill. JoMo goes over and looks effective while doing it.

– Week 2: JOMO over SWAGGER. Swagger and Vicki come out and belittle JoMo for his accomplishment of beating JTG. JoMo mentions that was the start of a winning streak.
– Week 3: Del Rio says his oponent has 2 wins in a row, but Del Rio is there to crush his hopes of ever getting to the top. JoMo is sent out. NON TITLE >> JOMO over DEL RIO by a 3 quarter nelson out of the blue. This was supposed to be a standard match, but Del Rio gets pinned and then he and Brodus Clay beat down JoMo afterward for the embarrassment.
– Week 4: JOMO over MASON. While JoMo is still in his coat… Mason poses to the crowd to boos. Then JoMo shows off his abs to the crowd to cheers. Mason attacks and after a quick match, JoMo goes over. Jim Ross goes out to compliment JoMo on his victory and having 4 wins in a row. Del Rio comes out and says last week was a fluke, he wants another match. JoMo says no. He won the last match and they’ve had several. Why does he need another? Del   Rio holds up the belt… because you want this… JoMo asks Jim Ross, what do you think? Jim says I’d like to see that at Royal Rumble myself. JoMo says then it’s on. Royal Rumble.
– Week 5: JOMO over ZIGGLER. JoMo compliments Ziggler on his loss to Cena last week. Two on one and he still lost. That takes talent to do that. Vicki says that JoMo’s ego is as big as his hair now… JoMo says no Vicki, my ego is about the size as your looks around at her posterior, before Ziggler takes a swipe at JoMo to start the match. Del Rio and Brodus come out in the match. After the match, Del Rio and Brodus beat down JoMo.
– Week 6: Backstage, Del Rio wants Brodus to squash JoMo. Break him so Del Rio can have Royal Rumble off. JOMO over BRODUS without Del Rio at ringside. Then later… After Punk vs Cena… and Del Rio is commanding the troops, JoMo attacks Del Rio!
– PPV: JoMo loses to the mighty Del Rio. This was all about building JoMo to get fed to Del Rio.

Why? Because Henry beat Wade Barrett.
– Week 1:  Big Show went over Wade Barrett in the knuckle knockout challenge at the TLC PPV. Teddy Long comes out and proclaims Big Show gets the next title shot against Mark Henry at the Royal Rumble. Henry comes out and asks who has Big Show pinned? This is wrestling, not boxing. Mark Henry wrestles people and wins. He wants to face other men that wrestle people and win. Find me competition Teddy or do I have to start breaking every leg I come across? He starts looking intimidating to Teddy. Big Show comes out and Teddy bails. They have a stare down. They collide. Neither man falls or flinches. Pyro in the ring posts goes off and Kane comes to the ring. Kane who had beat down Henry at the TLC PPV. Kane wants the belt too. Henry backs out of the ring. Teddy Long makes #1 contender match Kane vs Big Show for later tonight! In between now and then… BARRETT over SHEAMUS. Later… BIG SHOW over KANE. Wade Barrett runs down and blatantly attacks Big Show for the DQ. Kane choke slams Wade then Big Show leg drops him. The faces raise their arms in victory.
– Week 2: Wade Barrett comes out and says what he and Big Show started at the TLC PPV isn’t over and his interference last week was calculated. Wade says Kane was a mere casualty of his attack on Big Show. Kane appears. Flames go off.  The two men brawl. Teddy says they’ve got a match tonight and its next. KANE over BARRETT
– Week 3: BIG SHOW over CHRISTIAN and Show then plugs the fact he’s been champion more times than Mark Henry and held the belt longer than Henry. Wade Barrett appears and says but that was in the past, Mark Henry is a champion and you are a big oaf with a lucky punch (at TLC). Barrett would win in a wrestling competition. We’ll see next week. The match is made.
– Week 4: BIG SHOW over WADE BARRETT by DQ when Henry appears to interfere by giving the Big Show some belly-to-belly suplexes and splashes. Wade gets some stomps on Big Show before Kane comes down for the rescue! The heels leave after the damage has been done.
– Week 5: ARM WRESTLING CONTEST >> HENRY vs BIG SHOW and it doesn’t matter who wins. Either way, Henry will end up using the table to beat down Big Show.
– Week 6: Big Show is angry about last week and doesn’t want to wait for the Royal Rumble. He challenges Henry to a match tonight and Henry doesn’t even have to put his title on the line. Henry comes out and says a finely tuned athlete like him needs prep time and refuses the challenge. So Big Show attacks him and it leads to a brawl between Henry & Big Show, neither man falls, but the brawl ends up disappearing backstage.
– PPV: Henry over Big Show to keep the title strong!

NASH vs HHH (and the typical craziness)
– Week 1: HHH is in the arena storming through backstage… He’s on a mission. Some fan in a suit tries to give HHH a piece of paper, but the commentators say he’s got no time for autographs. Later on… HHH returned from the injury to interfere against Nash in his match with Punk. HHH returns to RAW after a 6+ week absence to unleash hell on Nash. He challenges Nash to a match at Royal Rumble. Nash appears… He refuses. That was just business putting HHH on the shelf. You’ve gotta make yourself noticed to get anywhere in the WWE and it’s all about getting to the top and making the most money. HHH goes with his sledgehammer to meet Nash on the stage. Security arrives and HHH destroys them. Then the cops arrive. Why? Nash called them. He has a 500 foot restraining order against HHH after his attack the previous night! HHH has a history of punching men in cuffs. He has anger issues. That fan with the piece of paper was trying to serve HHH with the restraining order.
– Week 2: Nash will be in action tonight!!! HHH has been stricken from the building due to the restraining order. Nash is in the ring, out comes his opponent. NASH destroys SANTINO who parades around the ring, while Nash stands there like a lump. Then Nash boots him in the gut and jackknives him. One foot pin. HHH appears on the Titan tron with a sledge hammer next to some beautiful car that just so happens to be Nash’s. Its more than 500 feet away and everything that Nash bought with his hefty contract… HHH is gonna destroy unless Nash says yes to a match at the Rumble! Yes or no? Nash says no. Then sees his car sledge hammered. Later on Nash can find what was his car and get angry.
– Week 3: Nash isn’t here this week. HHH comes to the ring asks the fans what they thought last week about Nash’s car. You know Nash bought a home with that WWE contract money. Maybe HHH should find a big enough sledge hammer to destroy it or maybe get a tank to blow it up. Just say yes to a match and it will all stop.
– Week 4: NON TITLE >> NASH over RYDER. Nash never gets taken off his feet. Josh Matthews asks Nash what is his answer for HHH to a match at Royal Rumble? Nash powerbombs Matthews.
– Week 5: It is revealed for powerbombing Josh Matthews… Nash is fined quarter of a million dollars. Nash says with his contract, that’s chump change. Nash wants a match and goes to GM John Laurinitus, who makes Punk vs Nash. CM PUNK over NASH who in the match roughed up a referee. After the match, HHH comes on the big screen. He’s outside a very nice house. What was just business to Nash was trying to end HHH’s life and take him from my family and the WWE fans. HHH says the cops won’t make it in time! You and me at Royal Rumble. Yes or no? Nash says yes! Then the camera pulls out to reveal a projected screen of Nash’s house and HHH is in a studio. He then says that’s one of the perks of being WWE COO. He adds that he could fire Nash, but what fun would that be when he can legally kick his ass.
– Week 6: HHH vs Nash has been signed… There is a video highlighting their friendship over the years. HHH’s rise to the top. Nash’s rise to the top 5 years earlier. Sit down interviews with guys talking about who is better in the ring and their tactics. Both guys are straight ahead, but Nash tends to cut corners and cheat. Will the sledge hammer be the equalizer at Royal Rumble? Sit downs with Jim Ross interviewing Nash who calmly says HHH always tries to make things personal… but didn’t Nash make things personal with that attack? Nash would attack whoever the top guy is and from where I sit that’s HHH. Even if they were friends, if it comes down to living in a mansion and making sure his wife and kids drive around in Ferraris, he’d pick that over a friend any day.
– PPV: HHH over Nash. But it won’t end there… It will get worse, because now to Nash it will be personal and he can be a true heel and blame HHH for driving him to such extremes.

SMACKDOWN’S ROYAL RUMBLE (big players: Orton, Wade, Christian, Sheamus)
– Week 1: Orton comes out and says he misses the title around his waist, RKOing everyone that challenged him. Christian appears and says he misses the fame. Sheamus appears and says the great part about the Royal Rumble is a loser like Christian can get a second chance and weasel his way into an opportunity. Wade Barrett comes out to say he looks in that ring and sees 3 has-beens. The Royal Rumble is about crowning a fresh champion at WrestleMania. Look at the long line of worthy contenders who have gone on to win the title on the grandest stage of them all and I will be no different. They all get busy and fight in the ring with Christian and Wade getting sent to the outside. Teddy Long appears to say there’s gonna be a match tonight. SHEAMUS & ORTON vs CHRISTIAN & BARRETT. Sheamus & Orton win when Wade just walks away from his partner. This match is counter productive to him being healthy enough for the title.
– Week 2: CHRISTIAN over GABRIEL. KANE over BARRETT as explained in the Big Show & Henry storyline. Tag team champions Miz and Truth appear on Smackdown. Teddy Long says that last week Orton and Sheamus had a victory over Christian and Barrett. That puts them in line for a shot at the champs. Miz refuses for them. There’s no way they’ll defend the tag team against a team that was just born the previous week at a GM’s whim. Teddy agrees, it doesn’t have to be for the titles, but it does have to be for tonight! ORTON & SHEAMUS over MIZ & TRUTH by DQ when Christian runs in to interfere! Then he escapes before Sheamus & Orton destroy him.
– Week 3: WADE over GABRIEL to get Wade on the winning path again. SHEAMUS over HUNICO. ORTON over JINDER. After Orton’s victory, Sheamus congratulates Orton on his win, Sheamus says they’ll have to thank Christian. Thank Christian? If they won that match next week they’d be well on the way to tag team gold. Both guys don’t want a partner tying them down. Its about their own personal glory and don’t be surprised if I throw you over the top in the Royal Rumble. No don’t be surprised if I throw you over the top… Christian appears and wonders who would win in a match. The Great White or the Viper. One hunts on land, the other on sea. They are both useless in their opponent’s home turf. Orton looks at Sheamus who tells Orton to settle down. Christian is just wondering who would win because he knows who would win if one of them had a match. No matter if Christian faces Sheamus or Orton. He’d lose, because he’s just a weasel. Wade and Cody then attack from behind and beat them down.
– Week 4: BIG SHOW over BARRETT. KANE over JINDER. CHRISTIAN over TATSU. ORTON over BARRETA Baretta and Orton is announced. Barreta goes to Wade and asks him for advice. Wade tells Barreta some tips to defeat Orton, but concludes it by saying never come to me again. SHEAMUS over KIDD. Afterward Cody and Christian both come out, but Sheamus grabs a chair and chases the heels off.
– Week 5: Teddy Long makes: CODY & WADE & CHRISTIAN over ORTON & SHEAMUS. KANE over KIDD. It is announced that there will be a 10 man battle royal next week to determine the #1 and #30 Royal Rumble slots.
– Week 6: Since there are only 10 slots… Teddy Long gives 4 low end guys the chance of a lifetime to get the #30 slot, but only if they make it into the battle royal tonight. Teddy says Yoshi Tatsu, Ted Dibiase Jr, Jinder and Tyson Kidd will all be in singles matches against Orton, Wade, Christian and Sheamus.WADEover DIBIASE. CHRISTIAN over TATSU. SHEAMUS over JINDER. ORTON overKIDD. OVER THE TOP ROPE CHALLENGE >> 10 MAN BATTLE ROYAL (big players: Kane, Orton, Christian, Wade, Cody & Sheamus). The winner gets the #30 slot. The runner up gets the #1 slot. It comes down to Orton vs Wade vs Christian. Christian just takes a dive over the top rope instead of risking the #1 slot. Orton eliminates Cody, Christian throws out Sheamus, Wade throws out Kane and Wade throws out Orton.
– PPV: Orton is first, Wade is last. Cody throws out Orton. Sheamus throws out Christian, Kane lasts a long time as he always does. It comes down to Sheamus & Wade & Cody, Cena & Punk & Ryder.

Daniel Bryan’s briefcase was stolen before TLC. He’s on a quest to get it back.
– Week 1: Bryan is on a quest backstage, who stole his blue briefcase. Everyone is a suspect. Before the show Bryan goes to the time keeper that was holding his stuff. The time keeper looked away for a moment and poof the briefcase was gone. He’s sorry that he can’t be more help. Later Bryan goes to Big Show and says Show tried to buy it, would he just take it? Show points out that if he stole it, he wouldn’t be able to use it, but if he bought it from Bryan he would be able to. Who wouldn’t want Bryan to use the title shot?
– Week 2: Bryan comes out. It’s pretty obvious who doesn’t want him to use his title shot. Mark Henry. He comes out. Don’t think its Henry. He fears no man… little man. Don’t you need to be a heavyweight for this belt? Henry gives Bryan the world’s strongest slam for the trouble. Then he adds time is runing out before Wrestlemania. Christian appears and sits on Bryan. Remember going into the TLC PPV I told you that I’d find your briefcase and bring it? Well I found out a lead. Christian slaps around a weak Daniel Bryan who struggles to his feet. Christian then gives him the kill switch. I want a rematch! Beat me next week and I’ll tell you my lead.
– Week 3: BRYAN over CHRISTIAN via tapout. Bryan keeps the Labell Lock on long enough to hear Christian give up the name Hunico knows who did it!
– Week 4: Bryan goes into WWE gang territory. Hunico’s thug locker room with Primo and the other guy. What does Bryan want? To know who stole the briefcase. What’s it worth? How much money? Bryan says its worth them not paying their hospital bills. Tough talk for one man, but Hunico says they’ve got nothing to hide, some white wrestler wanted to hire them to steal the briefcase, but they didn’t pay well enough, so they said no… and now they didn’t pay well enough to keep their mouths shut so they’re telling Daniel. Now that Bryan knows, how’s he gonna get out of there in one piece? Primo shuts the door and they attack him, beat him down. Sin Cara and Ted Dibiase run in for the save after the job was done.
– Week 5: BRYAN & SIN CARA & TED DIBIASE over HUNICO & PRIMO & OTHER GUY. At least now I know who Hunico is. Bryan goes over Hunico and looks effective while doing it. Sin Cara & Dibiase get beat down and Bryan does the work. Afterward, Bryan sends Hunico’s boys running and Bryan asks Hunico who wanted his briefcase? Hunico says he told Bryan some white guy wrestler. That’s not good enough! Tell Bryan who! Hunico doesn’t know some guy with a gun’s name…
– Week 6: Bryan calls out Trent Barreta. He comes to the ring with a rousing “who is this guy?” or boos. Hopefully boos. Where’s the briefcase? How should Trent know, he’s not a luggage handler. Bryan is really gonna trust Hunico’s word? Bryan says he’s not, but then asking around he found a man with a video from weeks ago. Roll the footage. The big screen shows Trent Barreta and Hunico with his boys looking mean and ugly. Trent says that he has a buyer for the briefcase and that buyer is willing to pay to make sure Daniel Bryan doesn’t get that title shot by WrestleMania. Hunico says whatever Barreta is getting paid, Hunico wants 90%. Baretta refuses and says 50 / 50. Eventually Hunico sends Baretta packing. So that leaves Bryan with the question… Who has the briefcase? Trent gets out of the ring with Bryan chasing him. Trent pushes a cameraman at Bryan and gets away. Teddy Long comes out and says Trent you can get away today, but next week it’s you and Bryan and you’re gonna give up the briefcase or get fired. No amount that you’ve been paid can equal your job here at the WWE.
– PPV: Daniel Bryan gets his hands on Trent Baretta in the Royal Rumble match throws him out, then gets thrown over himself then Bryan goes after Trent who runs!!!

TAGDIVISION STORYLINE (establishing tag teams and building to WrestleMania)
– Week 1: RAW: NON TITLE >> CENA & PUNK over MIZ & TRUTH which is explained in the Cena & Punk Royal Rumble match storyline. Feed them to higher talent.
– Week 1: SMACKDOWN: NON TITLE >> MIZ & TRUTH over USOS. Miz & Truth kick their asses and look effective. Miz and Truth retain the titles.
– Week 2: RAW: ZIGGLER & SWAGGER over SANTINO & RYDER. Santino gets pinned by Swagger here. I’m building Swagger to have a padding feud for Elimination Chamber before WrestleMania.
– Week 2: NON TITLE >> SMACKDOWN: ORTON & SHEAMUS over MIZ & TRUTH by DQ. Since Orton and Sheamus had a tag victory over Christian & Barrett this match is made.
– Week 3: RAW: AIRBOOMover REKS & RYAN>> Reks & Ryan are a new team made by GM John Laurinitus. Air Boom gets the victory, but then Reks & Ryan destroy Air Boom.
– Week 3: SMACKDOWN: HUNICO & PRIMO over DIBIASE & SIN CARA by cheating. Maybe it should be Yoshi Tatsu instead of Dibiase, but this match is intertwined with Daniel Bryan’s quest for the briefcase…  Dibiase can take the pin. Sorry Dibiase fans, not everyone can get pushed. Next week they get their revenge.
– Week 4: RAW: AIRBOOMover OTUNGA & MCGILLICUTTY. Otunga & McGillicutty get fed to Air Boom. But more interesting after that, Reks & Ryan come down to the ring and destroy Air Boom again! Otunga & McGillicutty bail.
– Week 4: SMACKDOWN: GABRIEL & HEATH over USOS. It is a friendly match between the two teams. Miz does commentary.
– Week 5: RAW: REKS & RYANover GOLDUST & SANTINO. The wrecking crew of Reks & Ryan destroy Godust & Santino. Muscle beats comedy. Post match beat down, followed by Air Boom saving Goldust & Santino.
– Week 5: NON TITLE >> SMACKDOWN: MIZ & TRUTH over GABRIEL & HEATH by cheating. After having a win over the Usos, Gabriel & Heath get a non title shot. Miz & Truth cheat to win, but Gabriel & Heath send the heels packing.
– Week 6: RAW: AIRBOOMover SWAGGER & ZIGGLER by DQ when Reks & Ryan just interfere and destroy Air Boom. Swagger, Ziggler & Vicki bolt.
– Week 6: SMACKDOWN: GABRIEL & HEATH over HUNICO & PRIMO. To continue pushing Gabriel & Heath they go over Hunico & Primo.
– PPV: All of these tag teams are in the Royal Rumble. The RAW teams are part of a bigger storyline gunning for Cena and Punk. There will be a culmination of tag teams at WrestleMania. This is just a start to establishing some teams.

– PPV: At the Royal Rumble, a video package can roll for Undertaker to appear at WrestleMania (assuming he would want to, it is his career after all).

My Booking Survivor Series 2011 to TLC 2011 and all the weeks between.

WWE Survivor Series is one week away, and the next WWE pay-per-view is WWE TLC (tables ladders and chairs oh my). I will neglect my thoughts on the poor buildup to Survivor Series and say the point of this is to book Survivor Series to TLC. Here we go!

I say Cena gets the win, Rock bottom on Cena to close the show. I think that’s what people want to see. Nevermind a heel turn from Cena to beat down the Rock… Fans won’t want to see Rock return and get beat down and Cena just came out with a new shirt, and he needs to sell it. I’d rather he make $$$ for the company.

Punk doesn’t need the belt. Screw job him over. Del Rio is your classic heel. You can have the ring announcer interfere, ref bump, plunder. Anything to keep Punk from getting the belt… if not have the ref wake up when Punk has a chair in his hand and call the match. Orrrrr you can really shock people by having a 30 minute time limit draw.

It’s the Survivor Series, time for a shakeup. If this was Wrestlemania, I’d say the faces should beat the heels. In this case I say Heels win with Swagger and… other guy getting pinned (who is he?). Cody Rhodes goes over Orton, Christian over Sheamus, Swagger over Kofi, Barrett over Sin Cara and Mason Ryan.

Keep Henry strong, you didn’t just make him champion after a 4 month build to have him lose the belt. Plus Kane is coming back… just as the Big Show did.

I’m only thinking this match is on Survivor Series, since Zack Ryder has an online petition to get the title. Seeing as how his videos only get 200,000 views when he’s in the main event of RAW that has 3 million+ viewers… that’s not a positive. Since Survivor Series is at MSG not far from Long Island, Zack wins to make a star. That’s how WWE works sometimes.


WWE TLC matches and the buildups to them. There are 4 weeks between Survivor Series and TLC.
Why? Cena won his match at the Survivor Series… and so did Del Rio.
How? Cena went over Miz & Truth by himself on RAW, and won the match on Survivor Series… but that won’t be good enough. Punk was screwed. So Punk vs Cena #1 contender. or… both men need to go through someone to get that #1 contender match.
Week 1: Cena won… all hail Cena… he was Rock Bottomed… but since Rock won’t be here, he wants the next biggest fish and that’s the one with the biggest title. Del Rio. Who then comes out and says winning a tag match doesn’t get you a title shot. How about winning some singles matches like he did last night. Punk comes out. He knows he was screwed over. He wants a rematch tonight… GM John Laurenitus comes out, says Punk doesn’t make the matches. It will be Cena vs Punk for the #1 contendership… Cena over Punk. I’m sure we’ve all seen it before…
Week 2: Non title: Alberto Del Rio over Kofi (without Evan). I think having Cena go over guys week after week would be meaningless. Alberto however it would be more competitive because he hasn’t been cemented. John Cena does commentary. After the match there is a scuffle… Brodus Clay rips John Cena out of the chair and destroys him. Puts him through a table and Del Rio applauds!
Week 3: Del Rio appears to introduce his old apprentice, Brodus Clay. Non title: Alberto Del Rio over JoMo. Brodus stands guard with his back the match watching the entryway. Just stand there looking intimidating. After the match, John Cena challenges Brodus to a match next week in order to make sure that he isn’t a factor in his title match.
Week 4: Cena over Brodus Clay. Afterward Del Rio and Brodus destroy Cena.
TLC: Del Rio wins… with help from Brodus of course. It can setup a feud between Brodus and Cena.

Why? Since Team Orton will lose… Kane returns to get revenge on the man that put him out.
How? Kane can mystery return, flames and all. He can get into Henry’s mind with caskets, fire and so on. Henry ain’t scared. He’s the champ!
Week 1: Henry cleaned out the heavyweight division. He went over Orton, Sheamus, Bryan, Big Show. There’s no one left? Does he need to stack Sin Cara on top of Tyson Kidd to get a heavyweight challenger? Lights go off… crowd pops. Lights go red. Flames jet out of the ring posts. Henry isn’t scared.
Week 2: Henry over Ezekiel Jackson. In the match, the lights go red and Henry still wins. Show yourself Kane! Stop with these games. Henry isn’t scared!
Week 3: Henry over Ted Dibiase Jr. After the match in the celebration, lights go dark. Lights go red with Kane in front of Henry who is dumbfounded. Kane puts his hand on Henry’s neck and Henry bolts from the ring.
Week 4: Teddy Long makes a match for TLC, Henry vs Kane for the heavyweight title. Since Henry injured Kane with a chair, it will be a chairs match! Henry is interviewed about Kane. He’s not scared. He looks forward to putting Kane back on the shelf. Henry and Kane have been around the longest out of anyone, but there’s only one man that has the longevity and that’s Henry.
TLC: Henry over Kane, because Kane will be so motivated to hurt Henry he won’t bother pinning him! After the match Kane will continue to beat Henry!

Why? Kevin Nash needs a debut match and he has history with Punk.
How? Punk loses his #1 contendership… Laurenitus makes the match. Or…. CM could politic, by GTSing the man who put COO on the shelf, Punk would get HHH’s favor… Nash can say the same thing, it’s about getting noticed, that’s why he hospitalized HHH.
Week 1: Nash is ready to wrestle, he wants competition. JoMo is sent out to be slaughtered. We all love JoMo… feed him to Nash. If this was a JoMo vs Nash program, then Nash can get beat.
Week 2: Nash promo… he wants a match. Enter Punk who can respect the fact that Nash took out the COO HHH… But this isn’t about revenge, this is about making sure that big lazy Kevin Nash doesn’t work and take someone’s spot that is more deserving. Nash says its business and when he goes over Punk, he’ll be in the title picture and Punk can go down to the US title or something. Laurenitus sends out security to prevent them from fighting.
Week 3: Punk over McIntyre. Punk wonders where is Nash? GM John Laurenitus answers that Nash missed his flight. So Nash stays home and gets paid, while guys like Punk are wrestling week in and week out.
Week 4: Punk over Swagger. Where’s Nash now? Did he miss his flight? Nash emerges unseed from the crowd, blindsides Punk, powerbombs him. Raises his arms, walks away.
TLC: Punk over Nash when HHH returns.

Why? Barrett is on a winning streak and show came back and has momentum.
How? Barrett will tout his winning streak and shun Big Show for losing his title.
Week 1: Big Show needs to get in the title hunt again. Mark Henry refuses him. Show asks Daniel Bryan how much is the money in the bank title shot worth? Show has been wrestling in big time companies. He’s got some coin. $100,000… $200,000…. $500,000? He can’t go one million, his wife would kill him. Wade Barrett scorns Big Show for trying to buy something that he can just take, but even if he took it, he’d fail like he did twice in a row! They brawl.
Week 2: Big Show over Jinder. Wade Barrett over Daniel Bryan (Money in the Bank doesn’t mean you get a year-long push). Show saves Daniel Bryan afterward.
Week 3: Big Show over 3 jobbers (why not?). Wade Barrett over Ezekiel Jackson.
Week 4: Wade Barrett issues a gentleman’s challenge to the big show. They have a KO Challenge on TLC. How novel. They both have 2 wins going into TLC. Wade was a bare knuckle fighter and Big Show has been known to knock people out with his punch.
TLC: Big Show over Barrett. Since a heel has the belt, a face should go over.

Why? This match had a lot of incarnations… 6 man tag with Orton, Rhodes, Sheamus and so on. But to be honest. I don’t think anyone wants to see those guys again and again. I feel I could make people care about this match.
How? Someone takes the briefcase…
Week 1: Daniel Bryan over Heath Slater. Big Show tries to buy Bryan’s money in the bank title shot. Bryan refuses.
Week 2: Christian wonders why Bryan didn’t sell the title shot to Big Show? Daniel Bryan explains it for the millionth time. Christian mentions having a match for it… Bryan refuses. He went through hell for it. Christian laughs and says you’ll go through hell to keep it. Wade Barrett over Daniel Bryan with interference from Christian.
Week 3: Daniel Bryan over Tyson Kidd… after the match Bryan looks for his briefcase its gone! Who took it? He assumes Christian and beats him senseless. Puts him in the Labell lock and Christian passes out and can’t tell Bryan where he hid it!
Week 4: Christian comes out. He doesn’t know where the briefcase is. If Daniel Bryan agrees to give Christian a shot for that money in the bank at TLC he will find the briefcase for Daniel and bring it to TLC. Teddy Long shows up to amend the match… There will be no tables, ladders or chairs… or DQs or count outs… or pinfalls. It will be a submission match!
TLC: Christian doesn’t show up with the briefcase… why? Because he didn’t steal it. Bryan goes over thus begins the push… The quest for the briefcase and who stole it.

Why? Not many tag teams… and Miz & Truth are the hottest heel tag team now which isn’t saying much.
How? Miz & Truth go on a tear through the tag division. Winning every week building to TLC.
– Week 1: Miz & Truth lost the previous night. They make an open challenge… answered by Santino & Goldust who get murdered…. saying Do you think this is funny???
– Week 2: Miz & Truth over JoMo & Alex Riley… two guys that Miz had tagged with and even Truth tagged with JoMo
– Week 3: Truth with Miz over Kofi… alone.
– Week 4: Miz & Truth cut a promo about how Evan hasn’t been on TV for a month. They’ve been beating teams left and right! They make a pay-per-view challenge. Kofi and Evan accept on one condition… if its a Ladder match!
TLC: Your pick. Go ahead and pick.

Why? Ziggler just lost the title to Ryder.
How? Ziggler goes on a killing streak to get his title shot.
– Week 1: Zack comes out to a celebration! Ziggler, Swagger and Vicki show up to rain on it. Ziggler wants his rematch tonight! Zack says start your own online petition and you’ll get one! Dolph & Swagger beat down Zack.
Week 2: Zack over Drew McIntyre. Dolph over Alex Riley.
Week 3: Dolph over Mason Ryan. Zack over JTG. Santino compliments Zack backstage on his victory. Then Swagger and Ziggler attack. Next week a tag match.
Week 4: Zack & Santino over Swagger and Ziggler. Ziggler does not get pinned.
TLC: Zack.

My version of the path to Roode vs Storm with a year long build to October 2012 (12 PPV matches and basic build)

Here’s the basic skeleton worked out in less than an hour. With more time everything can be hammered out, but here’s a year’s worth of stuff between Robert Roode & James Storm building to October 2012.NOVEMBER PPV (1 week away)
– Since th…is week’s TV already filmed you might LOL at me for being wrong
– Storm is injured from the bottle and can’t do the rematch
– Sting makes Roode vs AJ after AJ goes over a top level guy

>> ROODE over AJ

– ROode wins: Ref bump, Roode gets a chair, AJ gets the chair, ref wakes up and Roode drops to the mat like he was hit and ref calls the bell.
– Roode does anything to keep the belt!


– Storm is still out
>> NO DQ >> ROODE over AJ
– No DQs, no running to keep the belt
– Roode wins with a chair

– Storm returns… wants Roode he warns Roode so Roode knows he’s coming instead of a blindside
– Jeff Hardy has earned the title shot
>> ROODE draws with HARDY
– Double pin, time limit draw…
>> ANGLE over AJ

– Hardy can do a crazy bump and Roode can pin him
– Angle’s foot will be on the rope

– Building to the PPV, Angle protests next week!!! Sting gives in…
– Before the #1 contender rematch on TV, Roode hires Stiener to lead pipe Storm’s leg and Angle wins
– Sting saw what Angle did so he makes a 3 way
>> JARRETT over AJ
– Jarrett takes out AJ
>> GUNNER over KAZ
– Gunner takes out KAZ
– Bully Ray, Gunner & Jarrett run in for the beat down!!!
– Kaz & AJ have already been taken out in previous matches by Immortal

– Uh sleeping your way to the bottom
– Anderson wins by cheating
– Roode pays Immortal to be his goons and make sure no one from Fortune is healthy enough to face him
>> RVD over JOE

– Anderson earns another title shot in the month
– Uh sleeping your way to the bottom
– Immortal runs in for the beat down… Fortune save Storm!
>> Storm breaks something of Jarrett’s like a hand or a foot, something that doesn’t stop him from talking
>> AJ over STIENER

>> ROODE draws with RVD
– time limit draw
– Uh sleeping your way to the bottom
– Stiener lost his match and Jarrett had his hand broken

BFG SERIES STARTS >> Storm is in it
– BFG is a 12 man round robin 1 on 1 tournament
– Points are giving for pins, submissions, draws and deducted for DQs
– Matches held at house shows, PPVs and TV tapings
– 4 guys with the most points at the end have their match at September’s PPV

– RVD pins Angle
– Maybe in Philly

>> ROODE over RVD
– Remember the broken hand?

– Two guys that would be considered above the BFG
– Remember that #1 contender match?

– The big first match after a year of not having the match
– A feud that over the next year 2012-2013 should have 5 matches including this one.
– Roode can win 2, Storm can win 2 building up to October 2013 with the tiebreaker…

James Storm comes back from the concussion. Gets screwed out of any kind of rematch. Roode pays Immortal to be his goon squad.
Roode defends against Hardy, Anderson, RVD, AJ.

Wrestling Title Tiers and My Ideas on the Requirements to get to them

Wins and losses do matter. Characters matter too. After a week of having champions lose on both WWE and TNA I think they should get back to basics. There are tiers and divisions in both companies marked by championship titles. Top tier (WWE / Heavyweight / TNA), middle tier (US / Intercontinental / TV), lower tier (tag team), and special divisions like (divas / knockouts / X division).

10 or 8 people or teams in each division. Including tag teams. Its not that hard to make tag teams even if you don’t want to.

Traditionally to get a title shot is to pick a fight with the champion even if you’re on a losing streak. That’s all it seems to take. Samoa Joe and CM Punk seem to do it. Works well for them. But you know what works better. Momentum and proof. UFC would rarely if never have a loser get a title fight. It doesn’t make sense. Its not difficult. Another quick way to get a title contender is to lose a non title match… which again would make that person the champion so why do it?

So what I propose is having requirements… based on how many people are in each division.
– Top tier title shot requirements: Win 4 matches in a row with a 12 person division.
– Middle tier title shot requirements: Win 3 matches in a row a 10 person division.
– Tag title and special division shot requirements: Win 2 matches in a row with an 8 person or team division.

If you think that’s too much to do in 4 weeks between pay-per-views… it might be … but the catch is you have them do their 4-3-2 matches in the first month and if you don’t have the title match at the pay-per-view have the 4th, 3rd or 2nd match at the pay-per-view as a #1 contender match… but never announce #1 contendership, because that would give away a title match finish since there is a heel / face dynamic in wrestling.

Or have the 4th, 3rd or 2nd match as the first week after a pay-per-view to set up the next pay-per-view’s challenge. Then in month 2 you can have the champion vs challenger rivalry. That way you can have all of your title shot build up and craziness. So to break down the formula and start in week 2….

– Top tier match 1
– Mid tier match 1
– Women’s division match 1

– Top tier match 2
– Mid tier match 2
– Tag tier match 1

– Top tier match 3

PPV 1 or WEEK 5
– Top tier match 4
– Mid tier match 3
– Women’s division match 2
– Tag tier match 2

WEEK 6 (new week 2 starts for fresh people)
– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

– Top tier title match
– Mid tier title match
– Tag tier title match
– Women’s division title match

WEEK 9 (fallout)
You can tie this week into week 5 by having the old challenger / old champion vs the person who is about to earn a title shot.

You can even mix it up and have 2 weeks of women’s or X-division or tag matches then a title shot on week 3. Or have 4 weeks of women’s or X-division or tag matches but the catch being… Team A wins match 1. But Team C beats Team A week 2, and team B beats Team C week 3 and then team B beats Team D week 4 in order to challenge team E for the titles at the pay-per-view.

That way it keeps the lower card moving and shifting. Your challengers can look strong and have momentum going into a pay-per-view. If you think it doesn’t work, it sure worked for Mark Henry.

Mapping out a year long Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes feud

Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes: Their big match is tonight… even though they’ve had TV matches with Cody going over and they’ve even had another feud when Cody and Ted Dibiase broke away from Legacy. We saw how well that went.

Cody has a lot of things working for and against him. He’s heavily gimmicked with a mask, the intercontinental title and he’s the son of a son of a plumber, the great Dusty Rhodes. He has a lot working against him, such as his height, his lack of weight… and well he is Dusty Rhode’s son and Goldust’s brother. WWE has a tendancy to push the tall, chizzled men who are sons of legends like like his opponent Randy Orton.

Well after posting on someone’s blog I thought that I would flesh out a year long feud with Randy Orton vs Cody Rhodes. Leading up to tonight’s Vengeance pay-per-view Cody has a few TV victories over Randy Orton.

VENGEANCE >> CODY cheats to win
Sure Cody has won clean before, but this is a grander stage… well kind of. pay-per-views seem to mean more even if its a C level pay-per-view. But pay-per-view matches become something of legend… because only 100,000 people see them instead of the 3-4 million that watch RAW. Another thing that helps is the fact they will talk about the match afterward.

SURVIVOR SERIES >> CODY cheats to pin Randy in a survivor series match
On Randy’s side will be Sheamus, the Big Show and Kane… or Daniel Bryan, but who care’s this is all about Cody. On Cody’s team will be Mark Henry, Ted Dibiase and Christian. Cody will cheat to win over Randy before Cody himself gets booted and pinned by Sheamus. Then Randy Orton puts Cody through a table for revenge!

DECEMBER PPV (TLC?) >> RANDY wins a tables match
They go into a tables match. Cody wants Randy to suffer. In fact he wants to inflict facial pain and promises that he will put Randy through a table face first to leave his face mangled and disfigured! Cody wastes so much time doing this that Randy wins…. Subtly saying… Cody can’t be pinned…

ROYAL RUMBLE >> CODY and RANDY in the rumble match eliminate each other
Their feud has simmered for a while. During an in ring interview with Randy, Cody cuts him off. Randy won’t win the Rumble. Not while Cody is in there with him. Cody has several pins over Randy… but Randy hasn’t pinned Cody in a while. Pinned??? No… beaten yes. Royal Rumble isn’t about pins, its about throwing your opponent over the top rope and Randy has the size and leverage. They end up brawling heading into the Royal Rumble.

ELIMINATION CHAMBER >> CODY and RANDY are in the chamber match CODY cheats to pin RANDY but doesn’t win the title
Even though neither man will win the Royal Rumble… they’ll still get a title shot at Elimination Chamber because that’s how backward the WWE is. With Daniel Bryan claiming he will take his heavyweight title shot at Wrestlemania, having a Smackdown elimination chamber match seems pointless.

Anyway, Cody steals a pin over Randy. Steals as in Mark Henry slams Randy and gets distracted then Cody picks up the scraps. Then Mark Henry slams him as punnishment for the pin. Randy and Cody can brawl on the outside.

Building up to this match Cody can boast about how long its been since Randy has pinned him. Well at Wrestlemania, there will be a guest enforcer to watch the match and make sure that Cody doesn’t cheat to win. Randy goes over clean thus… falsely ending the fued.

No one pins Cody Rhodes! No one! Randy brags in an interview and Cody beats Randy with a lead pipe and takes him out for several months. There is blood (even if the WWE doesn’t do blood, cut to black and white) and a stretcher to get the injured Randy. Full neck brace and all. Randy should look comatose. Officials should take Cody away. Cody gets suspended for such poor sportsmanship.

When Cody Rhodes is brought back, he goes on a tear through cruiserweights and smallar guys. At pay-per-views Cody faces larger opponents. Kane, Big Show, Khali and so on. GM Teddy Long punnishes him for his brutality at every pay-per-view. If Cody wants to brutalize he’s gonna know how it feels playa!

Cody’s bagmen increase. They help him win matches and turn into a villainesque army. Imagine Cody leading 10 bagmen down to ringside to just lumberjack around the ring for TV matches. They don’t interfere, just look laughably imposing and beat up any face that tries to enter. These bagmen should have black lucha masks underneath incase a bag gets knocked off.

MAY 2012 >> CODY over KANE
This match gets built for a TV match when Kane is swarmed by the bagmen. He can even light the bags on fire… but the WWE won’t do that now. Instead they will have a pay-per-view match.

JUNE 2012 >> CODY and BIG SHOW go to a no contest
Big Show trains for the match by punching meat and punching the face off manniquens. That’ll be Cody and his bagmen. In the match, the bagmen rush the Big Show who destroys them all, but Cody runs. Big Show didn’t need the bell to be rung!!!

JULY 2012 >> NO DQ >> CODY over BIG SHOW
Big Show demands a rematch. No DQ. He’s the Big Show. He can take out 10 bagmen and Cody! So GM Teddy Long makes the match! Bagmen get destroyed… Cody chops down the Big Show. He has help. A lot of help. Cody gets hoisted up by the bagmen! Hurray! But then Randy Orton takes off a bag and RKOs Cody and bolts after punching a few more bagmen out!

Randy wants blood (even if the WWE doesn’t do blood). Nothing will save Cody. He wants a cage match. But going into the cage match… Randy takes out the bagmen one by one. RKOing them all so no one will be left by Summerslam. The bagmen can still rush out in the cage match to keep Randy from winning at first, but Randy will RKO them one by one and destroy them with the cage as a weapon. With all of the chaos Cody escapes.

By now if you’re not dead from reading… Cody has gained enough steam to go for the heavyweight title. Let’s say against Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan brings backup to protect himself from the bagmen. Big Show, Randy Orton and Kane. If they help Daniel tonight, he’ll give them each a one on one title shot. Well it never happens since he loses the title! Randy, Kane and the Big Show destroy the bagmen quickly so they don’t make a joke of the match. Then they all disappear.

Randy wins a #1 contender match the Smackdown after Night of Champions to set up Cody vs Randy. Hell in a Cell. There’s a top on the cage. No one gets in. No one gets out. 2 men go in 1 champion comes out. It’s Hell in a Cell. Cody cuts a promo with the bagmen who have bolt cutters. You think Cody is afraid?

Teddy Long comes out and says enough is enough. No more bagmen at any WWE live event. Either they leave or Cody is stripped of the title and fired. Teddy won’t have a mockery of Smackdown anymore. You think Cody needs the bagmen? No. He’s beaten Randy on his own and he’ll do it again!

I’d say keep the title on Cody since he just won it. Logic dictates that Randy would go over to conclude the feud.