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The following is simply a short collection of ideas that I have had over the years. Most of these ideas are from 2002 to 2004, since I wasn’t attempting to do full bookings then, so instead they just hung around in my brain, waiting to be enjoyed.
Storylines and Angles:
- I had originally planned to headline “Judgment Day 2006” with Shawn Michaels defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Marty Jannetty, but Jannetty was gone by the time that rolled around.
- Here's a way to give somebody the rub of beating the Undertaker at "WrestleMania", without actually sacrificing the streak: a two-out-of-three-falls match. Taker's opponent wins one fall, with Taker winning the other two falls and the contest. This would work especially well with a young loud-mouth, like Kennedy, who could then brag that he pinned Taker at "WM".
- With Batista having to take time off for an injury in early 2003, and still being relatively new, craft Batista as a man so singularly focused on competition that he never changes out of his wrestling tights. Shoot some vignettes of him going to the bank, grocery-store, etc., wearing nothing but his tights, and intimidating everyone around him. Another vignette would have him at a Laundromat, wearing a towel, washing his one pair of tights.
- Kizarny would lead a group of weirdos, called "The Kizarnival" - members would include The Boogeyman, Goldust, The Great Khali, and Hornswoggle.
- With the crew of "Jackass" supposedly going to be having a match or two at Summerslam 2007, they should compete in a big multi-man tag match against several of the "monsters" on the roster. Have five guys from the "Jackass" crew take on Umaga, Khali, Henry, Viscera, and Snitsky, with the heels stiffing the hell out of the celebrities.
- Vignettes would begin airing, hyping the return of The Rock. After several weeks, Sonny Siaki makes his debut, playing a role that he is so delusional, he actually truly believes he is The Rock. A similar idea could also be used for Eric Angle, who would pretend to be his brother Kurt, claiming all of Kurt’s accomplishments to be his own. Of course, nobody would buy it, but Siaki/Eric would hold firm in their stance, either out of some psychotic belief that they truly are the person they say they are, or because they just want to be able to claim the accomplishments as their own.
- The nWo would slowly morph from being a bunch of rebels brought in by Mr. McMahon to an almost mob-like group, wearing blacks suits and following Vince’s orders. Tajiri would join and serve as Mr. McMahon’s personal bodyguard.
- Gangrel and Kevin Thorn form a tag-team, with Gangrel depicting the “old school” style of vampires and Thorn representing the “new school”. They would then split and feud, with them eventually competing in a “First Blood” match.
- Here's an idea for a return: next time a football team is in the audience, the face world champion will be forced to defend his title in a "Lumberjack" match, with the football team serving as the lumberjacks. Near the end of the match, just as the face is about to retain, one of the players gets in the ring and spears the hell out of the champ. The player then unmasks to reveal himself to be Brock Lesnar.
- Maven turns on Al Snow, claiming that, since he [Maven] was able to get into WWE after only one year – whereas it took Al roughly thirteen – the student had now surpassed the teacher, and didn’t need to listen to anymore of Al’s advice.
- After seeing how both members of “3 Minute Warning” (Jamal and Rosey) were able to execute high-flying offense, I had the idea of moving them to “Smackdown!”, where they would pick a feud with various cruiser-weights, in an “anything you can do, I can do better” program.
- After Rhyno turned on Chris Benoit and used Doink as a substitute for a match, Benoit would continue to feud with “gimmicky” wrestlers from the past (T.L. Hopper, for instance) in an effort to prove his belief that the steak is more important than the sizzle. This could end with Benoit feuding with Vince himself, in a "sports vs. entertainment" program, leading to a match between the two.
- During The Rock’s “Hollywood” phase, just before his music cues up, a stage-hand should roll out a giant red carpet for him.
- Ted Dibiase’s sons, who are both training to be wrestlers, make their debut as a tag-team; their theme music is the same as their father’s, except with “white boy” rap lyrics dubbed on top (“Cuz I’m the Million Dollar Man!” “Yeah, and we his boyz!”).
- Form a tag-team between (Dave) Batista and Sean O’Haire, where they play two loud, in-your-face psychos.
- Backstage, Booker finishes an interview with "Now can you dig that?", but walks off before finishing the line. An hour later, he interrupts someone else's interview to yell "SUCKAAAAA!!!"
- Carlito and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. decide to team up, noting their many similarities: they're both latin, both on the smaller/faster side, and are both looking to break into that upper echelon. They would then go by rhyming names: Carlito and Chavito.
- Gangrel targets Val Venis, citing that Val quite obviously has “a lot of blood”. Val Venis manages to give Gangrel a “Blood Bath”, but in Val’s version, the liquid is, well, white…
- I mentioned this in one of my full-bookings, but I think a tag-team "Elimination Chamber" match would be truly unique. You could have three teams constituting the six men needed for the match, allowing the match to progress as usual, or the rules could be modified in a number of ways: you could either have each team-member eliminated individually, or rule that one elimination counts for both members; you could have six teams involved, with two men in each chamber and two teams beginning the match; etc. This would be a great way to have a face team come from behind for the win, with one member of the faces getting mauled by multiple heels while his partner waits to get out of his pod.
- Here's an idea for a ladder match: don't hang anything above the ring. Eliminating the widget above the ring would also eliminate the need to do the "slow climb", where one man slowly and awkwardly climbs the ladder while waiting for his opponent to pull him off. Just a straight-up brawl where ladders are legal would be quite a sight, especially if it were between people with a history of ladder-matches under their belt (Shawn, Jericho, the Hardys, etc.).
- The Eddie/JBL "bull-rope" match gave me an idea: The signal-lights that were set-up in the four corners could allow a slight modification of the usual "touch four corners in a row" ending. Instead of simply touching all four corners, the contestants would have to touch all four corners before their opponent even touched ONE. I'll use that match as an example of how it would work (JBL = green, Eddie = red): If JBL touched a turnbuckle, his green signal would light-up, but if Eddie then touched the same turnbuckle, the signal would CHANGE from green to red. At that point, it wouldn't matter if JBL hit the other three turnbuckles, cuz that first one he touched is now "possessed" by Eddie; in order to win, JBL would have to change that one back to green, but at the same time, Eddie could keep JBL from winning if he managed to change a DIFFERENT green signal to red before JBL turned that one red signal back to green. In addition, the signals would remain on indefinitely, instead of having the touches of the turnbuckles no longer count after a few seconds. This could also lead to spots where the two men run circles around the ring, keeping the lights at 2-2, or a spot where one man thinks he managed to hit all four turnbuckles uninterrupted, only to find that his opponent managed to change one back. In fact, this type of match wouldn't even need the bull-rope/chain/strap, since there would be more psychology involved in switching the signals. The end result would be that the only way to win would be to literally beat the other man so senseless (or handcuff him outside the ring, etc.) that he couldn't hit ANY of the turnbuckles, instead of having the two men "follow" each other, only to fight over the last corner.