Re: Being The Booker
Official Card for WWE Survivor Series:
WWE Championship vs. General Managers Contract
5 on 5 Survivor Series Elimination Match:
- If Van Dam wins, Heyman is Fired -
- If Heyman wins, Van Dam must relinquish WWE Championship -
Rob Van Dam --- Chris Jericho
Batista --- Edge
Matt Hardy --- Brent Albright
Lashley --- James Storm
Tommy Dreamer --- Chris Harris
As revealed before Nemesis, this match was signed, and since then, the two teams have been completed. AMW signed up with Heyman instantly, whilst Batista sided with Rob Van Dam. In the coming weeks, Heyman attempted to sway as many people as possible to his side, offering Matt Hardy a title shot if he joined ranks with him, moments before Hardy was set to face Brent Albright in a rematch for the U.S Title. Hardy declined, and faced the consequences, as his title match was changed to a handicap match, pitting him against Albright AND Mister Money in the Bank, Edge, which he failed to win. Batista & Van Dam took on AMW, with AMW stealing the win, thanks to the newest member of Team Heyman, Chris Jericho. The following week, Albright and Edge would complete Team Heyman, whilst Hardy officially joined with RVD. Edge met Matt Hardy in a No Holds Barred match to end their issue, and the numbers game proved to be the deciding factor, as Heymans 5 demolished Van Dams 3, and Edge won the match.
However, the numbers would be evened up the following week, as the impressive, unbeaten, Bobby Lashley sided with Van Dam, but it appeared the WWE Champion would head into Survivor Series a man down before the thing started. He was scheduled to face Paul Heyman one on one, but stated he knew Heyman had a plan, as he could beat the GM blindfolded. Heyman picked up on this, and forced Van Dam to wrestle him blindfolded. Somehow, RVD was actually getting the better of Heyman, until all hell broke loose, and both sides spilled into the arena, causing a massive brawl. With the odds stacked against Van Dam 5 on 4 … suddenly … a blast from the past saved Van Dam … TOMMY DREAMER!!! The former ECW alumni sided with RVD saving the day with a Singapore cane, blasting Heyman, and his team, evening the scores heading into the elimination match.
But there would be a final twist in the tale. With just two days until Survivor Series, Paul Heyman signed a 6 on 5 main event, him and his five men, against Team Van Dam … before banning Batista, Hardy, Lashley and Dreamer from the arena, meaning RVD would face a 6 on 1 challenge. RVD valiantly gave his all, but was no match for the 6, with the ultimate humiliation, as Heyman pinned the WWE Champion not once, not twice, but THREE times, as he and his group stood over the broken down WWE Champion, with all the momentum, headed into Survivor Series.
World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels
Just one night on from his unreal effort in the TLC Match at Nemesis, Shawn Michaels was forced to dig deep down, and find another gear from somewhere, as he was the survivor of a special ‘Survival Series’ gauntlet type match, where ten Raw superstars, John Cena, Mark Henry, Carlito, Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, Mr. Kennedy, Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, and Rey Mysterio, competed and in the end, Michaels would prevail. Cena defeated Henry, then Carlito, then Finlay, before the Irishman attacked Cena to allow Benjamin a priceless win, but he was upended by the former IC Champion, Mr. Kennedy, but both he and Brock Lesnar would be eliminated by a double count out, as HBK then defeated Randy Orton, and finally Mysterio to earn a shot against Christian or Triple H.
Of course, Triple H would become champion, setting up the first one on one showdown between The Game and Michaels in over two and a half years, but there would be a figure in the middle … Mick Foley. For months, Foley had been seemingly on another planet, even introducing The Boogeyman as the man to save wrestling, hailing Boogeyman as a modern day ‘Hulk Hogan’. That bombed, and Foley disappeared for a few weeks, before returning on the 700th edition of Raw, and exclaiming he ‘had it’. Foley would go on to announce that he would referee the Raw title match at Survivor Series. Foley instantly disappeared after the announcement, strangely not appearing at any point after the announcement. Speculation mounted that perhaps he had second thoughts, with many not convinced that Mick Foley refereeing a match was an ‘earth shattering’, ‘controversial’, piece of business, to complete his personal goal, and ‘save wrestling’. What was / is Foleys agenda?? Has he lost his mind??
It wouldn’t take long for Michaels and Triple H to become reacquainted, as they met in the ring on October 30th, and quickly dredged up old stories, and reunited their storied rivalry. This led to Michaels taking on Shane McMahon, and winning, but The Game would have the last laugh with a beat down after the bell. Of course, HBK would have his revenge on the final Raw before the PPV, posing as a cameraman at the wedding, scoring with Sweet Chin Music to the champion. It’s sure to be another classic between these two great rivals, but what role will Foley play in this scenario … if he plays a role at all??
Triple Threat Match:
Super Crazy vs. Juvi vs. Psichosis
After months of falling apart at the seams, the Mexicools finally appeared to have disbanded as the greed for the Cruiserweight Championship became too much, setting this title match up. If you’ve followed the last couple of updates, you’ll be aware of the story, so I’m not wasting time reliving it. It all goes down at Survivor Series, as the Mexicools go for singles gold.
5 on 5 Survivor Series Elimination Match:
- Sole Survivor(s) Match - Survivor(s) gets a title shot within next 28 days -
Brock Lesnar --- Christian
Finlay --- John Cena
Shelton Benjamin --- Mr. Kennedy
Mark Henry --- Rey Mysterio
Umaga --- Rhyno
Eric Bischoff announced this match on the 700th Edition of Raw, instantly making the stipulation clear - any survivors on the winning side, be it one or all five, will receive a championship match within the following 28 days. With many singles feuds carrying into this match - Cena vs. Finlay, Mr. Kennedy vs. Benjamin, Umaga vs. Rhyno, and of course recent history such as Christian vs. Lesnar and Mysterio vs. Lesnar, the tension will be off the charts in this high stakes survivor series contest, with plenty to fight for. Can Kennedy gain redemption on Benjamin and secure the last laugh … or will Benjamin find himself with an opportunity of double gold?? Can Captain Charisma earn a rematch at the man he should’ve have never lost to?? Who can possibly stop Umaga?? Will John Cena find himself back in line for his first title shot since losing the belt in April?? Will Lesnar set up a first ever meeting against either Michaels or Triple H?? Are Finlay or Mysterio or even Mark Henry set to win a first World Title shot?? And is Rhyno ready to recreate his past ECW glory??
5 on 5 Survivor Series Elimination Match:
John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield --- The Undertaker
Kurt Angle --- Kane
Jamie Noble --- The Rock
Basham Brothers --- Paul London & Brian Kendrick
JBL quite possibly pulled off the biggest swoop in Smackdown history, just two weeks before the PPV, by drafting in a reinvigorated Kurt Angle into his Five man Survivor Series squad. It appeared JBL was in deep trouble, as his lightweight group faced the all star cast of The Brothers of Destruction, the tag team champions, and a hungry for redemption Peoples Champion, The Rock. Despite the Undertaker and Kane making it known they didn’t want or need any partners, London & Kendrick signed up, and The Rock would make it known he’d be at Survivor Series for revenge, whether he was wanted or not. Months after putting The Great One on the shelf, JBL would be faced by the proverbial ghost of Christmas past, as the ten time World Champion would be the final man on Team Destruction, not offering his services, but demanding them. *The Rock is only back on a one off appearance*. So with his back to the wall, JBL somehow called Kurt Angle off the sidelines, not seen since Cyber Sunday, and the two month break looked to have done just the trick for Angle, with the Olympian seemingly back to his best, taking Team Destruction apart, setting the stage for what promises to be an awesome Elimination match at the Survivor Series.
4 on 4 Survivor Series Elimination Match:
Randy Orton --- Ric Flair
Ken Doane --- Carlito
Garrison Cade --- CM Punk
Nick Dinsmore --- Gregory Helms
RIP Four Horsemen - Welcome to the New Wave. The night after Nemesis, the Horsemen would meet in the ring to iron out recent differences, which had saw communication issues between Flair, Cade and Dinsmore. The end result would be from the lips of Orton to Flair - ‘Sorry Naitch, but we’ve evolved.’. This led to a three on one beating, as Orton kicked Flair out of the Horsemen, before declaring that the Horsemen died over a decade ago, and Randy Orton represents the future, not the past, renaming his band The New Wave. In the coming weeks, Flair would be out for revenge for the sickening betrayal, and with unlikely help in the form of Carlito & Straight Edge who he had only feuded with a month previous, Flair had a group of men to take into Survivor Series, whilst Orton handpicked a fourth member of his own group, replacing the greatest of all time with a former cheerleader - Ken Doane. Building up to the event, Orton stated that Flair should’ve retired when he had the chance, because at Survivor Series, he wont have a choice, because his career will be killed off. Will Ortons prophecy come true?? Or will The Nature Boy roll back the years, and shock the world by ousting The New Wave??
Classic Survivor Series Elimination Match Relived:
- Once one tag team member is eliminated, his partner is eliminated too -
MNM --- Booker T & Elijah Burke
The Mad Murdoch Twins --- William Regal & Hardcore Holly
Deuce & Domino --- The Highlanders
The Cult Society --- Road kill & Danny Doring
Just a filler match added to the card, celebrating the twentieth annual Survivor Series with a modern take on the original Survivor Series which featured 10 tag teams in a 5 on 5 match. This time, there are eight, and one elimination eliminates his partner too.
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