Could it be... could it be!? Oh my God, it is! WCW 2001: The Trio Ownership is indeed back! However, let me inform you all on something! When we last left off, I was oen Nitro away from Fall Brawl. I'm going to not write that Nitro, nor am I going ot actually write Fall Brawl. Instead, I will give a quick recap of those two shows later on. However, the BTB will return with backstage segments... several of them actually. I will post backstage segments, that in BTB time, take place before, during, and after, Fall Brawl. Drama is about to fuck WCW up two ways from the side... so sit back, and enjoy the soap opera life of World Championship Wrestling!
Phillips Arena, Georgia- Backstage
Meeting W/The Trio Ownership- 2:49 PM
The Plans … The Set-Up
*Eric Bischoff and ‘Sting’ Steve Borden know something was going on with Ric Flair and Jarrett. Flair has been talking about Jarrett being the World Champion out the ass for months now at all of their meetings. Jarrett has apparently been saying it’s only a matter of time until he’s World Champion. Both Bischoff and Borden suspect that Flair has guaranteed Jarrett a World Heavyweight Championship reign, but now, they must find a way to set-up Jarrett, so Flair can realize what has happened. It will be tricky, and it will be shady. However, political decisions like these have to be done. Flair’s decision is the kind of thing that almost killed WCW before, and now, Bischoff and Borden have to do whatever it takes for the greater good of WCW.*
The three owners of World Championship Wrestling, Eric Bischoff, Ric Flair, and Steve Borden, all were backstage in Flair’s locker room. The three have been conversing for a while now, discussing what they wanted to do with the War Games match, where the winner became the World Heavyweight Champion. Almost every name had been thrown out to win the match; Booker T, Curt Hennig, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, Ric Flair, and Sting. Also, the question was whether or not Hulk Hogan was to turn on WCW, or stay on the side of good and feud with the New World Order. However, after much conversing, it seemed they had finally made a decision.
Okay, so Jeff Jarrett gets to win his World Heavyweight Title!
Steve and Bischoff share quick glances. Flair grasps the handle of his briefcase as well. Flair had been doing that all day it seemed. But then again, inside that briefcase lays the secret stipulation/agreement that Flair and Jarrett had made, promising Jeff a guaranteed World Title run.
Jarrett will make Flair pass out to the Figure Four Leg Lock, thus becoming the new Champion…
…And of course, Jarrett applies the Figure Four after Sting swerves, attacking Team WCW.
Flair looks at Borden and Bischoff a bit confused.
But I thought we wanted Hogan to swerve? That way, Hogan cold feud with Booker, while Jeff gets a money feud with me, and I can put over the new Champ!
Well that’s what we wanted, yes, but after me and Eric talked a bit earlier today, we think it’d be more of a ‘holy crap’ moment, than Hogan turning. No one would expect me to turn on WCW and side with the NWO. It’s just a great swerve!
Flair clutches the handle of his briefcase again, while Borden and Bischoff share a smirk and wink.
And Hogan will tease a swerve, not showing up during his entrance. However, he’ll show up later, tease another swerve, only to attack the nWo. It’s great!
And now, Ric Flair has been swerved. Bischoff and Borden know Sting turning would be irrational, and bad booking. Hogan is supposed to turn, but they figure they can make the late change, as only Flair thinks Sting is turning. Hogan already knows he will be the one turning in the match, so everything should be fine. Now with Flair swerved, Borden must swerve Jarrett.
Eric, how about you fill in Ric with more of the details why we want me to turn. My stomach, it’s not feeling so good. That Chik-Fil-A didn’t taste too normal today. The Chicken Tenders and Ice Cream… plus that ice team…I think it’s all about to come out in a liquid form. I’ll be in the can… ugh!
Borden hurries out of the room, clutching his stomach. As soon as the coast is clear, he removes his hand from his stomach, and marches down the halls of the Phillips Arena, searching for Jeff Jarrett. No luck. Ten minutes, he walks and walks, but is unable to find Jeff, until finally, he spots him, talking to Mike Awesome, presumably about the War Games match. Borden puts on a sly smirk, and walks over to Jarrett. Borden puts on a voice similar to Flair
Heya Nai… Steve!
Jarrett turned as he said ‘Naitch’, thus him changing to Steve as he saw it was not Flair. Jarrett looks worried, but tries to regain his composure. Awesome just stands there, looking on blankly.
I thought you were Ric there for a minute, Steve.
Why, was my voice different or something? Oh, and Mike, can we have a minute?
Borden quickly changed the topic to prevent Jarrett from answering the question, trying to put doubt and paranoia into his mind.
So Jeff, I want to about the end of the War Games match. We changed the ending from what we had originally thought… Ric has told you the original ending with you winning the Title right?
Here was the bait. Sting knew Jarrett’s ego should come out to play here, and bite down on the bait. Truth be told, Jarrett has no idea what the actual ending to the match is, just that he should be winning.
Yeah… he did.
Okay, so he told you that you would be making Booker T tap out to the Figure Four Leg Lock after you took out he and Hogan with a guitar?
Uh huh, of course.
Okay, well, we changed our mind. We want to really put you over big, and put you right into a feud with Hogan. So you’re going to take out Hulk, and make him submit to the Figure Four to win, okay?
Jarrett smirked, loving the huge push he thinks he is getting.
Alright, that sounds great.
Okay, good. Now just remember one thing, Jeff. Don’t tell anyone about the change in plans. We want to wait until the last minute so nothing leaks out. In due time, we will tell everyone else. So until then, just sit back, hang out, and enjoy the fact that after tonight, you’ll be the cornerstone of WCW. …See you around, Jeff.
Steve gave Jeff one final (fake) smile, before leaving. Borden knows he has set Jeff up, and that when Ric rushes to tell Jeff the ending, and what they buy as the ending doesn’t match up, they’ll know their secret has been revealed. Now… all Steve has to do… is wait.
So does that make sense with you, Ric?
Yeah, that seems like a good idea. Sting will turn, but Jeff still wins the Title.
Yepp! Jeff wins, and he becomes the cornerstone of World Championship Wrestling.
Alright, well I am going to go tell Jeff the ending to the match… and the rest of the nWo. You and Steve can tell WCW.
Ric gives the handle of his briefcase one last squeeze, and heads out of the room. Bischoff walks over to the briefcase, and lifts it up onto the chair that Ric was sitting on. Inside this briefcase, Bischoff guaranteed laid some sort of agreement between Ric and Jeff. It was too obvious. However, Eric leaves the room, giving the briefcase a cocky smirk. He knew Sting had swerved Ric and Jeff thanks to Bischoff’s brain power, and now, as a team, he wanted to watch everything unfold…