Re: Being the booker
Voting has closed in the Fully Loaded voting. There is one clear winner, scoring 24.7% of the voting. Second place scored 22.1%, Third place got 20.1%, 4th place was 17.7% and last place tallied 15.4%. Find out who scored what at Fully Loaded though. Some of the positioning might come as a surprise though.Smackdown; December 15th; Nashville:
I'll post this SD recap now too...
Chris Masters defeats James Storm in one on one action, after a distraction from Simon Dean leads to the Masterlock. Harris chases Dean out of the arena, but Storm falls victim to the submission. We are told the two teams will meet this Sunday at Fully Loaded.
Chris Jericho presents the Highlight Reel, with his four Smackdown opponents for Fully Loaded as guests, but Goldberg doesn’t show up. And in between sniping at each other, they run down the 5 possible guys from Raw that could be in the match, with Triple H stating HBK wouldn’t stand a chance against him, and that Orton and Batista were made by The Game, and if they crossed paths, he’s break them.
Jericho admits he’d prefer HBK to be chosen so he could shut him up once and for all, whilst Austin would like Christian for the same reasons. Matt Hardy doesn’t state a preference, instead he claims that Fully Loaded is his night to reach the pinnacle, and earn a title shot at RR. This leads to a total breakdown between the four men, with Goldberg then taking his chance to strike, which he does, and slides into the ring, spearing Austin!!!
The in ring brawl ends, with Jericho and Hardy teaming up to taking HHH out of the ring, whilst Goldberg flees through the crowd before Austin can get back up.
Paul London defeats Akio, with Maven watching from the ramp way. After the match, Maven announces that they’ll meet again at Fully Loaded, and this time, Maven claims he wont just win the match, but he’ll end London’s career.
Backstage, Kurt Angle pesters Bret Hart once again, telling him how big a match between them would be. Hart nearly snaps, before calmly telling Angle that if he wants to face Bret so badly, maybe he should play Smackdown vs. Raw, because that’s the only place it’ll happen.
Jamie Noble faces Kurt Angle, with Angle picking up the win in a highly competitive match. JBL runs in to cost Angle, but Angle had already seen him, and caught JBL with the Angle Slam, before making Noble tap out. Angle gets a mic after the match, and tells JBL he doesn’t really want a title at the minute, as he has other more important goals, but for the fun of it, he’ll make JBL tap at Fully Loaded.
Backstage, ahead of a six man tag match, Rico attempts to have Chris Benoit insert a special pink AFA fake tooth, to cover his gap. Benoit funnily enough, politely declines the offer, before leaving Ron Simmons to explain to Rico why that type of thing just wont sell.
The 3 members of the Dudley Clan defeat three jobbers in a 6 Man Tables Match as a taster, and preview of what’s to come at Fully Loaded when they meet The Bashams and Noble in a tables match for the CW and Tag Titles. The Bashams watch backstage on a monitor, and look less than thrilled with the possibility of that match on Sunday.
In an interview with Snitsky, the deranged monster goes into depth about what he wants to do to Benoit at Fully Loaded, talking about taking his insides out, and shoving them down his throat, before concluding that whatever happens to Benoit WILL be his fault.
Snitsky teams with Test and Steiner to face Benoit and The AFA. In a fairly entertaining contest, thanks to Benoit and the antics of the AFA, Snitsky leaves his partners, just as Benoit was looking to get some of Gene, but Benoit picks up the win over Test, making him tap to the Sharpshooter.
Brock Lesnar and The Rock engage in a war of words in the ring, just mainly going through the motions to build up the title match at Fully Loaded, with both men claiming to have the edge in the match. Brock, because he has past wins in title matches over Rock, and Rock because right now, he’s on the roll of a lifetime. They end the showdown with a stare down, neither man backing up.
In the main event, Chris Jericho and Goldberg wrestle to a no contest, after Triple H gets involved, attacking both men. Matt Hardy then runs out to attack The Game, leading to a four way brawl. Finally, Steve Austin runs in to a huge pop, making a beeline for Goldberg, nailing him with a Stunner. Austin then goes on a stunning spree, hitting the move on Jericho, Hardy and The Game!!!
He takes a mic, and tells the fans that it doesn’t matter who stands in his way, or who gets picked from Raw, or even what entry he gets in the Gauntlet, Steve Austin will be whooping ass in Dallas at Fully Loaded, stomping a mud hole, and walking it dry, and that’s the bottom line!!!
Austin drinks a number of beers as the show ends with him on top.
Official Card for WWE Fully Loaded:
Date: 18th December 2005
Location: American Airlines Arena; Dallas, Texas
Event Music: Waiting, Not Forgotten
WWE Championship Match:
Brock Lesnar vs. The Rock
WWE United States Championship Match:
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield vs. Kurt Angle
WWE Tag Team & Cruiserweight Championship’s; 6 Man Tables Match:
The Cabinet (Basham Brothers & Jamie Noble - All Champions) vs. Dudley Boys
#1 Contender for WWE Championship @ Royal Rumble; Gauntlet Match:
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin vs. Matt Hardy vs. Goldberg vs. One Raw Superstar Chosen by the fans (Christian, Shawn Michaels, Rob Van Dam, Batista, Randy Orton)
Tag Team Match:
America’s Most Wanted vs. System Success
Chris Benoit vs. Gene Snitsky
One on One:
Paul London vs. Maven
Feel free to leave any predictions, but the show wont be in full ... however, there will be one promo done in full.
News and Notes:
Reports are indicating that WWE have agreed with Shinedown to perform at Wrestle Mania Twenty Two in Las Vegas. It would obviously mean that the band would be providing WWE with the official theme song of Wrestle Mania too.
Right now, Sting is set to see out the remainder of his contract from home. He was frustrated with his role on Raw, and it appears the decision was made before Armageddon, as he was comprehensively beaten by Batista. There is of course a chance that Sting will be back for a match at Wrestle Mania, but that would appear unlikely at this moment in time.
After this weeks Raw, it appears that in the lead up to the World Heavyweight Championship Match at Royal Rumble, that The Undertaker will be playing the 'heel' role, as he challenges John Cena, in a face vs face match.
Christian and Rey Mysterio as well as Edge and Randy Orton are expected to feud into the Royal Rumble, but neither feud is expected to result in a match at the event, with all four scheduled for the Rumble Match itself.
According to reports, a number of ex- WWE stars are in talks for an appearance at the Royal Rumble. This is likely for a surprise entry, or possibly some other role.
There also appears to be concern in the Smackdown locker room over the strength of their roster. Right now, the brand has struggled to put together a line up for the Fully Loaded PPV this Sunday, with the writing team having to revert to use a Raw superstar at the PPV. This is the final single brand PPV before Wrestle Mania, with no event in February, but Smackdown is likely to be the brand to benefit from a draft after Wrestle Mania, with the likes of Steve Austin and Goldberg unlikely to stick around after then.
Another Las Vegas themed Wrestle Mania vignette is scheduled to be taped this weekend, with the commercial to be shown at The Royal Rumble. It has been reported that the theme of this commercial will be based on a WWE hotel in Las Vegas.