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Straight off the bat, you’ve gone with a nice hard-sell from Cole, having him hype then fuck out of Mania. It’s good to see you really trying to hammer home just how big of an event it is, and really sell it. You sold me on tonight too, with the big clash of the champions, and of course the whole Lesnar/Triple H/Austin situation which I’ve been loving.

I don’t know why you had Albright and Kash in the ring when the broadcast was only just beginning. Small thing, i know, but it makes them look jabronified, despite being champions. You’ve continued the psychology of Big Dave as a threat to Albright well here with Albright wanting no part of him, and it’s good to see you allowing Batista to back it up. Again, good psychology with Albright not being afraid of ‘Tista when he’s removed from the ring, with a very unique and different type of a way to swing the momentum. Impressive. Batista was always going to own Kash from here, though again, you’ve kept the solid psychology in place by having Albright just plain run for his life after narrowly escaping ‘The Animal’. Good way to get the crowd going with a face win early, with smart booking behind it. Impressive start.

@ MVP’s plan backfiring. Orton’s dialogue was good here too btw, as it was spot on, and you used that old smartass he had about him at the right time.

Fun tag match really, with some psychology at the start, though none by the end. Only problem I had with this match at all was that afterwards with the banter between Cole and Tazz, the saying is ‘Hit the nail right on the head.’ Apart from that tiny thing, nothing at all wrong with any of this.

Badass angry Edge is definitely the way to go. The message of the start of the promo coincides well with Edge’s old character well, and the dialogue was pretty good. I don’t think you added the pauses in at the right times, as it took away from the flow of the promo, rather than added to the characterization. Edge pauses quite frequently, and I don’t think you did it quite enough, nor at the appropriate times. The other thing Edge does is that he repeats himself every now and then. He repeats his words to try to drive home extra emphasis. In an intense promo like this, he would have really used it to drive the point home. That’s probably the main thing that needed work with Edge here. The basic message was fine, and most of the execution was right. Just some of the small characterizations from Edge that we see that I think weren’t used properly.

Hype for the no doubt huge confrontation tonight is good. Builds anticipation and all that good stuff.

Happy to see The Bashams squashed, to be honest. I’d be lying if I said I thought they added much to WWE. The Hardy Boyz got a chance to showcase their skills, and maybe work off any last rust there may be as a team before WrestleMania since they only just reunited, which is good. The AMW promo started out great straight away, interrupting and just looking like tools. While it carried on well the whole way through, the promo itself seemed to end a bit early. No talk of what AMW would do to the Hardy Boyz? Just, this isn’t a fairytale, we’ll beat you? I think more could have been added. You have the AMW characters down fine, you just needed to travel further in depth to really make the promo worthwhile.

Van Dam was very bland, though that’s just generally him. A bit like Edge, I think you missed his characterizations a but here (the laid-back while also serious at the same time attitude, the dude, man etc), though I guess that’s because you were trying to make this more serious. Not sure on the smoking up reference from Van Dam in WWE either, but I’m glad to see you kept this short and sweet and had Van Dam make a point of exactly that.

Basic win for Angle just so he can really show his intensity to ‘Taker is fine. Not sure about the squash matches being one after the other (as you mentioned) when you could have put The Hardy Boyz on second with no different, but I guess it’s not that important. Intense Angle is rather for the win, as this calling out showed. Not sure on ‘Taker not just appearing in the ring, as that’s pretty much his gimmick, though I guess you were trying to show his intensity as well. Excellent, excellent preview of Sunday, with insane, quick paced counter wrestling really at its best. The action was frenetic, and quite frankly, it was awesome. The ending really put an exclamation point on how deadly the Ankle Lock is and how easily Angle can go for it well. A very strong angle heading into ‘Mania, where despite this momentum gained, angle will no doubt fall.

Jericho’s story about his journey to the main event this Sunday was alright, though like Van Dam, with the serious nature, the ‘Jericho’ as such was taken out of the promo. Appreciate that you’re trying to keep it serious and all business though, making the match seem as big as possible.

Nice way to lead to the Money in the Bank match with the all in brawl. While I thought coming in Orton had this wrapped up, generally in booking people set their talent up for a fall. The whole segment has definitely given an extra dimension to the match at WrestleMania, as you’ve made it seem like the result isn’t perhaps as clear cut as first thought.

Good small segment just to put emphasis on how vicious McMahon is. Serves its purpose well.

Nice concept on the last show before Mania to have champion vs champion. A rather odd match, as you said both men were very cautious, and that’s why it started slowly. Thing is, seemed like all of a sudden both men just went for broke, as all of a sudden we hit the homestretch. There was no in between or anything, and it just made the psychology of the match disappear, as well as really just making the match seem odd. It was definitely much too much of a rushed match, after a slow start. The Edge run in makes sense, and it fits in with the type of character he is, especially considering you’ve had him running in quite a bit in the lead-up to Mania. The brawl seemed a bit off, as I wasn’t a fan of how Cena was weak enough to get a Spear, but RVD wasn’t. Also would’ve rathered have seen Jericho run in maybe when Edge was perched for the Spear, because while I think you were trying to paint a picture of him being smarter, it seemed like he doesn’t have that intensity or that hatred for his opponents. The Christian just walking out thing was a bit strange too. It turned out well done, and I liked how it’s kept with the angle you’ve had thus far about Christian thinking the ‘real’ John Cena is one to take a cheap shot, but I found it hard to imagine at first. The little exchange of speeches between Cena and Christian was beautiful, especially Christian. That was top notch stuff for sure. Not sure about ending with Cena, because while the message showed intensity, I think you were better off ending with Christian. It just seemed like it could have and probably should have ended before Cena spoke again.

Nice little sell job there for Mania. Lol.

Nice cheap heat tactics from McMahon early, especially the nice little slight mention of the beatdown of Lesnar. Very smartly done. Tyson being at ringside? Meh. Seems like he’s just thrown in there for no reason, though no doubt he’ll interfere on behalf of Lesnar and do the face thing. It should have been announced earlier imo, since someone like him could draw a few more buyrates, and well, it should be better hyped. I know it’s BTB and you don’t have to worry about that, but you’ve been selling the event like people are buying it anyway (which is good), so I think this should have been added to the WrestleMania hype. Triple H’s portion of the promo was short, but very good. Perhaps the best you capture a character, as pretty much everything was very easy to see. Austin was much the same as Triple H, as in very good. Simple but good. The brawl was quite simply great. You put Lesnar over huge, which is great. Great shock to see him show up, and he looked like an absolute beast. Lesnar F-5’ing Austin is huge, as it means Austin will have no favourites come Mania, which is good. Guarantees us the best match possible. The jobbers being moved away is right, as you need to leave the last scene before WrestleMania as a selling point. Having someone in OJ in the background doesn’t help that. So yeah, good work. Awesome segment all-round.


Overall, a pretty damn good show. It did its job in building the event up, and that’s really all it was required to do.


WrestleMania Predictions


Final Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXIII:
Date: 18th March 2007
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Music: U2 & Green Day; The Saints are Coming & Killers; Sams Town


10) World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

It just needs to happen. It simply needs to. Christian overcame so much to get to the Rumble, let alone win it. To have him lose from here would be rather baffling.

8) WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

Shock victory.

3) WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

I can't see the big reunion going sour.

2) One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

MNM have been built to lose.

6) Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

Kendrick isn't the man to own the division.

1) United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

It all points to this.

4) Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

You have me doubting him on SmackDown!, but he's still the biggest star in the match.

9) FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

Everything about this feud points to a Lesnar win.

7) The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

Obviously.

5) Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

Can't see an actual full-time wrestler losing to Foley.


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40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

Just because he's Booker T, sucka.

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Bonus Questions:

What will be the longest match?? The Undertaker vs Kurt Angle

What will be the shortest match?? Kid Kash vs Brian Kendrick

Will there be any special appearances?: Yeah. Heyman will be here, and we'll probably see the return of Naitch in some way, shape or form.

Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match: Punk.

Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal: Booker T, Ken Doane, Jerry Lawler and Dusty Rhodes

Predict the location of WrestleMania 24: Detroit, Michigan
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WrestleMania 23 Predics


Boy, you’ve made it! Your third Mania! And I, personally, love the lineup this year. Stop apologizing for it’s lack of star quality. I think the card looks great, and I expect your best work from this show. Some great stories to be told. Let’s just hope these jobbers actually READ it, rather than reading results and adding those to their preconceived ideas. Anyway, here’s what I think after pondering on the ten issues at hand…


Final Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXIII:
Date: 18th March 2007
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Music: U2 & Green Day; The Saints are Coming & Killers; Sams Town


World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

Gonna go against the grain here. I know it’ll kill his run, and blah … blah … blah. I think you are going for shock value, and that goes back to when this match was originally booked. It was to be Christian vs. Trips the world thought. I said no. This match brings about that “unpredictable” Mania feel. After that feeling was created, it sort of sunk into predictable again. That being the idea that Captain Charisma will obviously win. Surely, that could happen. And in real life, that would be an awesome story. But I think it’s time for one of your Mania’s to end with a Champion retaining, and a TRUE shocker. Cena wins. And honestly, he’s the bigger star. Whether I, or anyone else likes it. Christian to turn heel (where he belongs) following this loss, and then to take the strap shortly thereafter.

Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

So hard to call. Nearly impossible. It could go all three ways tbh. Four years ago (when ¾ of these bookers weren’t around), who’d of thought you’d have RVD as WWE Champ? Not me. I gotta go with MITB though. It seems obvious, but it has to happen. Edge has been waiting longer than these three to be champ in this thread – the proof – he’s the only one to not hold the belt! He HAS to win. Sure, it may seem predictable on paper, but I think other finishes will make up for that, not the least of which is the World Title Match.

WE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

Gotta go “feel good” on this one. AMW has been hot in this thread for years now – TOO long tbh. Whilst, the Hardy’s haven’t done fuck as a team. Matt and Jeff to win what I’m sure you’re planning to be a tag classic.

One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

Nice story it would be for the faces to win, sure. But the thing is, they’ve all the time in the world to win. Straight Edge is the only reason everyone thinks the faces will win. They have plenty of opportunity, and have a better upside in winning one on one against MNM. Furthermore, MNM is still “new” to the thread, and will look better over the long haul as a team with a win here. Team heel to win, with the loudmouth himself – cough- release him – cough – also leaving with gold.

Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

Haven’t a fuck, tbh. Haven’t read enough to understand the feud either. Gonna go with Kash though, for the FOI.

United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

Another curious match. The history suggests either outcome making sense. Gotta go with Dave though. It’s hard to imagine him these days as not being a top tier player, and here in BTB, you’ve not yet pushed him to ANY level. It’s time.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

Another really hard one here. I understand why those who picked London did so. I gotta go with Randy though. Two years in the title match, only to be reduced to midcard status this last year, landing in MITB? Orton to win plz? And to create an intriguing MITB storyline NONE of the other seven could pull of. BTW, glad you used eight guys. I did last year. No harder to write, and gives two more guys an opportunity on the grand stage.



FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

Gonna be a mess of a situation. Mania needs at least one overbooked fiasco imo, though. And this will be perfect. Again, I could understand H winning for that heel win/shocker. But I personally see Brock picking up the win. He solidifies himself FINALLY against WWE’s “best”, thus claiming that moniker. I think a Brock win harms H less that an H wins harms Brock. If H wins, I’ll get the feeling Brock is on his way out the door. This Mania is already “downsized” so to speak. Don’t go Patsy on me now! (<3 you Pat)

THe Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

Shame such a great match HAS to have such a predicable outcome, eh? Should be absolutely scintillating though.

Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

Gonna be a barn burner for sure. Best built (promo wise) match on the card. HBK to win in an absolute war. One for the all time record books here I’m sure. I predict fire will be used for the “first” time in Mania history.

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40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

Meh, Booker T? I know you hate him, but FFS, he’s the biggest star in the match. If he don’t win, just release him already. But, gotta go with Dusty, after Booker outlasts Goldy and Cody in the final four.



Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007;
Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Paul Orndorff, Sensational Sherri, Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Mike Tyson (Celebrity Wing)

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PREDICTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!!!

1 point for each winner correctly predicted.

Bonus Questions:

1) Predict the match order, *not counting the pre-show match*. (1 point for each match correctly placed)

1- Cruiserweight Title
2- US Title
3- MITB
4- Tag Titles
5- Foley-HBK
6- Eight Man Tag
7- Angle-Taker
8- WWE Championship
9- Lesnar-Trips
10- World Title



2) What will be the longest match?? (1 point)

Gotta go with Lesnar vs. Trips

3) What will be the shortest match?? (1 point)

US Title Match


4) Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*)

Hulk Hogan. He’s getting inducted into the HOF after all. Don’t like him and Bret going on the same night tho. They each deserve the top spot, regardless if Bret screwed Bret.

5) Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points)

Mr. Kennedy

6) Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points)

Goldust, Dusty Rhodes, Cody Rhodes, and Booker T


7) Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points)

Orlando. You’ve never done the same venue as the E. Time to do so, as WM24 was purely magical.



Can’t wait old timer. With luck on your side, I’ll get you some comments for the show. And oh yeah, I’m coming…
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10) World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

8) WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

6) WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

2) One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

1) Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

4) United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

3) Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

9) FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

7) The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

5) Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

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40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007;
Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Paul Orndorff, Sensational Sherri, Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Mike Tyson (Celebrity Wing)

Err wait...this isn't a match :P.

***

PREDICTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!!!

1 point for each winner correctly predicted.

Bonus Questions:

What will be the longest match?? (1 point): WWE Championship Tripe Threat Match.

What will be the shortest match?? (1 point)US Championship Match.

Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*) The Big Show

Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points)Melina

Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points) Goldust, Dusty Rhodes, Cody Rhodes, and Booker T

Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points) Atlantic City, New Jersey
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My holiday pretty much ruined my desire to hand out feedback, so apologies for that. Since you are now ready for WrestleMania and it’s been a few shows since I’ve given any feedback, I’m going to leave some in-depth predictions, comments, and get back into full show feedback after the PPV.

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World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

As NatureBoy said, this match is all about the predictability. I've considered, as I'm sure you have, a number of factors in this match when considering who should go over in this match. Firstly, let's look at each character's personal story. Christian; the man who was robbed of the world title (god I sound like Michael Cole) and has gone through the Royal Rumble to get to this match, the chance to finally take back what is "his", on the biggest stage that there is. John Cena; another man who was robbed of the world title time and time again but finally managed to overcome the odds and win the title in an epic Iron Man match one short month ago. Listening to those stories, I'd say Christian has come a longer way to get to the main event, so point- Christian. Another thing to consider is who will lose the most by losing at WrestleMania? Christian could be hurt by winning the Rumble but not the title. Yes, Christian has been wanting the belt back since he lost it, but I count the Rumble as where he really started the road to (hopefully) reclaiming the gold. Yet, John Cena could be hurt even more by losing the title; after losing TWICE to Triple H before finally winning the gold just one month ago, to lose it to Christian, after all of Christian's taunts and jabs about the "real" Cena, would be damaging to the character's credibility (at least in my eyes). So considering this factor; point- John Cena. Now, what else to consider? ...Heel turn. Now, there is no confirmation that either man is actually going to turn heel, but with Brock Lesnar's face turn, surely one of these two is going to need to cross over to the other side. The question here is; who will have more cause to turn heel? Well let's see. Heading into WrestleMania, it seems the focus has been more about "will we see the real Cena?" rather than "who could turn heel?". Christian has been the one doing more taunting, suggesting that it is actually him who is going to turn. By taunting and trying to bring out this "real" John Cena, I'd say in actuality, Christian is bringing out the "real" Christian. With that in mind, I'd say point- Cena, as in Christian loses, snaps and turns heel. I believe you have a bigger face in Cena and Christian's heel turn has kinda already begun. One final factor is of course the other main event. I am 100% certain that Edge must go over, so for Cena to retain wouldn't be so bad. One of the most difficult WrestleMania main events in the history of BTB to predict, but after all this analysis , I believe I've found the right man to go over.

...PLUS

...you think I wouldn't notice?
Cena has defeated Randy Orton for the world title two years in a row. The third year, Orton is in MITB and Cena is champion. Hmmmm...WHAT A COINCEDENCE! I wouldn't be totally shocked to see Cena retain then have Orton cash in to finally do what he's always wanted to do, defeat John Cena at WrestleMania for the world title.


WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

As much as I LOVE the guy, what business does Jericho have in this match? I still think it would've made for a much better "WrestleMania story" for the man who's been champion since SummerSlam to face the man who's been a "champion in wait" since Backlash last year, one-on-one. The only reason I see Jericho being in this match is to bring an extra dimension to the contest, and possibly act as an extra who can get pinned so that Van Dam can chase Edge after WrestleMania. For me, the outcome of this match is far more straight forward than the RAW main event. Van Dam has been champion for so long that it's 100% definitely time for him to drop the belt. He just doesn't need to be the champion anymore. Jericho's been champion before. Edge has been waiting for months and months and again, as NatureBoy also mentioned, Edge is the only man here not to be a former world champion. As I said a bit earlier, specially if Cena is retaining, I think the booker owes it to the fan to have at least one major world title switch at WrestleMania. I do like my WWE traditions and I really do believe at least one title should swap should happen. Unlike Cena/Christian where I was trying to predict who would go over by weighing up different factors, here (for me at least), there aren't really any major factors that'd convince me to think Jericho or Van Dam should go over. Simply put, Edge MUST win!


WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

Again, this is one those matches where I look at the other brand's offering to make my decision. I'm sure that Kennedy and MNM will go over, so I think to balance things out, The Hardys should win the tag titles. To be honest, I haven't followed this story that much, but I did catch the promo where AMW ripped on The Hardys "fairytale story". Well at WrestleMania, fairytales do come true. The Hardys to win the tag team championships and give the fans a "feel-good" moment on the grand stage of WrestleMania.

One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

LOL, it seems like me and NatureBoy agree on a lot of things booking wise. This is not the way the heels should drop the titles, and of course; I'm talking about the tag team champions. For Rey to lose the Intercontinental Championship is fine since he retained it at Superbrawl, but I think that Straight Edge should win the tag titles in a fair, clean match with no Melina, Alexis Laree, Kennedy or Rey Mysterio involved. Personally I think I know where the feud is going; Straight Edge to face MNM in a Ladder Match for the World Tag Team Championships (probably at Backlash) and finally win the belts. But for WrestleMania, Kennedy and MNM to go over. Since this match isn't really about the tag gold and certainly not about the Divas, I expect Kennedy to pin Mysterio, possibly clean.

Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick
The Cruiserweight Championship isn't THAT important and it's one of those matches where you can give the fans that "feel-good" WrestleMania moment. I could easily be wrong if you have plans for Kash as champion, but personally, I'd go the old fashioned way and put the face over at Mania. Kendrick to win the gold.

United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

Come on man, this is Big Dave we're talking about here! I know he's not as dominant in this thread as he has been in real life, but I think again, this is another match where you can afford a title change. Albright has been champion for long enough; now let The Animal have a nice little run with the belt. Also I see Batista as someone who you could push to the main event, so giving him a little run with the US Championship first would be a good idea. As far as I can remember Albright has escaped Big Dave pretty much every time they've collided, so I'm calling Batista to give that Albright a huge Batista Bomb and pin his ass for the 3 count.

Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin
- For two years, Randy Orton has gone to the main event of WrestleMania. One year as challenger and one year as champion; both times, Orton lost. Orton finally defeats his arch-nemesis, John Cena, in the Hell in a Cell match. Yet here we are, WrestleMania 23 - where's Orton, and where's Cena? Orton is in the midcard MITB match whereas Cena is the world champion. Orton has more reason than anyone else in this match to go over, and so he should. Orton to win and cash in the same night, so that for the third year, Orton finally beats Cena for the title at WrestleMania.

FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

Does anyone actually think that Triple H is going to win here? I just can't see it. With both the McMahon Family Empire and Steve Austin at ringside, there is most certainly going to be F-5s and Pedigrees galore in this match, another match with a fantastic build. I feel Lesnar vs. Triple H is one of the best examples of how RAW has pretty much owned Smackdown heading into WrestleMania. Especially after that huge beatdown where Lesnar got the shit kicked out of him and Triple H escaped, as well as everything else that's happened and the way Lesnar has broken free from the chains of the McMahon's, Lesnar has to go over. Triple H think it's time for Lesnar to play the game? I think The Game's gonna get fucked.

The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

In what should be a SUPERB match, since it is my WrestleMania DREAM match, I fully expect the Dead Man to defeat Angle and retain the greatest streak in sports entertainment. No question about it. I mean this isn't even one of those years where the man facing Taker has a legitimate claim to over Taker like Orton or Kane. Taker will defeat Angle in a WrestleMania CLASSIC. Who knows...this could be the greatest match you've ever written.

Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

Much like the Angle/Undertaker contest, Foley has nothing to gain by going over Michaels. He can very very easily get his "WrestleMania moment" that he craves without going over. Besides HBK is an active competitor whilst Foley is a non-wrestler; for that alone, Michaels should 100% go over. By the way, the Mick Foley character you've created is BRILLIANT. Well done.

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40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty
- Burchill to win and get big push plz.

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Bonus Questions:

1) Predict the match order, *not counting the pre-show match*. (1 point for each match correctly placed)
- Money in the Bank
- Kash/Kendrick
- Punk/Helms/Mysterio/Mickie vs. MNM/Kennedy
- Albright/Batista
- AMW/Hardys
- Foley/Michaels
- Angle/Undertaker
- Lesnar/Triple H
- Edge/Jericho/RVD
- Cena/Christian
-*Orton to cash in and beat Cena for the world title.

2) What will be the longest match?? (1 point)
Angle vs. Undertaker plz.

3) What will be the shortest match?? (1 point)
Albright vs. Batista plz.

4) Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*)
Umm...Ric Flair?

5) Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points)
Mr. Kennedy.

6) Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points)
Paul Burchill, Harry Smith, William Regal, Dusty Rhodes.

7) Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points)
Wembley Arena plz. Doubt it, but plz.
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Final Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXIII:
Date: 18th March 2007
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Music: U2 & Green Day; The Saints are Coming & Killers; Sams Town

8...World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

9...WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

5...WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

7...One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

4...Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

2...United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

1...Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

10... FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

6...The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

3...Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

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40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007;
Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Paul Orndorff, Sensational Sherri, Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Mike Tyson (Celebrity Wing)

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PREDICTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!!!

1 point for each winner correctly predicted.

Bonus Questions:

1) Predict the match order, *not counting the pre-show match*. (1 point for each match correctly placed)

2) What will be the longest match?? (1 point) Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

3) What will be the shortest match?? (1 point) Kid Kash vs. Brain Kendrick

4) Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*) Ric Flair

5) Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points) Alexis Laree

6) Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points) Booker T, Paul Burchill, Elijah Burke & Mark Henry

7) Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points) Toronto, Ontario

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Final Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXIII:
Date: 18th March 2007
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Music: U2 & Green Day; The Saints are Coming & Killers; Sams Town

10World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

First off this card has been booked greatly. With that said the buildup for this match has been off the charts. Cena though champion has shown signs of turning heel, however I don't see him turning in this match. That I believe will take place with Christian. Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if this match doesn't turn out to be like Austin/Rock from Mania X-Seven. Christian wins this is in a Mania classic, while turning heel in the process.


8WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

As Legend mentioned it does seem that it was somewhat of an annoyance to have Edge as MITB. However it wouldn't make sense for Edge to have that briefcase for a year without cashing it and not winning it. While Van Dam has been a great champion, I believe his run is up. While I do think Jericho will be champ soon in this thread, it won't be at Mania.

7WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

Seriously if AMW doesn't win the match, it makes no sense to put them on Mania. I say that because the last two years that have lost at this event in this thread. While The Hardys have been on fire since teaming up again in this thread, I think AMW steals the win in what should be a good match.

3One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

First off man following Mania, can you please call Alexis Laree by her actual name of Mickie James? With that said while Kennedy is going to be a big star in this thread over the next couple of months, I see Mysterio's team winning this, as to me this match is more about Straight Edge vs. MNM then it is about the other two titles.

4Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

While this seems like a filler match, it can be a great match if given the time. Cruiserweight matches at Mania in BTB have been great given time(see Legend's CW match from Mania). With that mentioned, Kendrick wins the title as it seems like Kash's momentum is finally going to run out at the big show.

2United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

You've mentioned for a while that Big Dave wasn't a main eventer when this thread started. However I see this feud being the beginning of him becoming a ME player in this thread. Big Dave wins the title here in a good but hard fought match.

1Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

While I might be wrong, I see you staying with the favorite to win this match in BTB, which is MVP. I say that because myself, Mac, NB, and I think Nige all had him win the match at our respective Mania PPVs.


9FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

Like someone said this match needs to be overbooked as well as the buildup has been thus far. I expect nothing more than a WrestleMania classic with this match, that sees Brock getting the WIN and finally cementating his legacy in the WWE.

6The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

While Mac had the chance and here you have one as well, I don't think you're going to let Taker lose at Mania like I did. Taker gets the win in a possible MOTN.

5Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

Michaels winning would probably happen as you're probably going to put over Foley's theory of having a good match over getting the win.

---

40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

You've mentioned how you plan to push him and this would be a good way to start that.

***

Bonus Questions:

What will be the longest match?? Undertaker vs. Angle

What will be the shortest match?? Albright vs. Batista

Will there be any special appearances?? Hogan and or Hart

Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match-Gregory Helms

Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal Paul Burchill, Lawler, Guerrero, Regal

Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. Orlando, FL.
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Final Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXIII:
Date: 18th March 2007
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Music: U2 & Green Day; The Saints are Coming & Killers; Sams Town

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina
Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

---

40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007;
Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Paul Orndorff, Sensational Sherri, Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Mike Tyson (Celebrity Wing)

***

PREDICTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!!!

1 point for each winner correctly predicted.

Bonus Questions:

1) Predict the match order, *not counting the pre-show match*. (1 point for each match correctly placed)
1) Kid Kash v Brian Kendrick
2) Money In the Bank
3) One Fall, Triple Jeoprady Match (World Tag Team, Intercontinental and Women Championships)
4) Mick Foley v Shawn Michaels
5) Brent Albright v Batista (Us Title)
6) Americas Most Wanted v Hardy Boys
7) Kurt Angle v Undertaker
8) John Cena v Christian (World Heavyweight Championship)
9) Triple H v Brock Lesnar
10) Rob Van Dam v Edgev Chris Jericho
11) Edge v Randy Orton
2) What will be the longest match?? (1 point)
Triple H v Brock Lesnar
3) What will be the shortest match?? (1 point)
Edge v Randy Orton
4) Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*)
Green Day
5) Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points)
Mr Kennedy
6) Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points)
Jerry Lawler, Booker T, Orlando Jordan , Nick Dismore
7) Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points)
Ceasar's Palace, Las Vegas Nevada

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Final Card for WWE Wrestle Mania XXIII:
Date: 18th March 2007
Location: Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Event Music: U2 & Green Day; The Saints are Coming & Killers; Sams Town

World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho

WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
With The McMahon Family Empire in the corner of Triple H, and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin as special guest enforcer.

The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

---

40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

***

1 point for each winner correctly predicted.

Bonus Questions:

1) Predict the match order, *not counting the pre-show match*. (1 point for each match correctly placed)
1. Kid Kash vs Brian Kendrick
2. Money in the Bank Ladder Match
3. Brent Albright vs Batista
4. One Fall, Triple Jeopardy Match
5. Mick Foley vs Shawn Michaels
6. AMW vs The Hardy Boyz
7. Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker
8. Triple H vs Brock Lesnar
9. RVD vs Edge vs Chris Jericho
10. John Cena vs Christian


2) What will be the longest match?? (1 point)
Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker

3) What will be the shortest match?? (1 point)
Brent Albright vs Batista

4) Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*)
Hulk Hogan and/or Bret Hart seem likely

5) Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points)
Alexis Laree

6) Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points)
Paul Burchill, Orlando Jordan, Jerry Lawler, Goldust

7) Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points)
Orlando, Florida

Looking forward to this Wolfy, may not get a review in but I will definitely be reading what should be an amazing Pay Per View.
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3 DAYS TO GO!!

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{Best Kiefer Sutherland impression}The following takes place 3 hours from the beginning of WrestleMania...


WrestleMania T-3 Hours; Backstage news and notes:

In late, breaking news that has rocked all kinds of booking plans, there has been a widespread rumour developing this morning that a major star has FAILED a wellness policy test, which has thrown plans for his match into disarray. The as-yet un-named superstar IS set to compete tonight, but will be immediately suspended following tonight for the thirty day period. Management are said to be furious over the incident, although some have speculated that conducting wellness tests on WrestleMania weekend to be an awful decision to employ.

On a positive note, the feeling from all other angles is said to be high. The hall of fame ceremony last night went down superbly, with incredible ovations for both Bret Hart and Hulk Hogan, whilst the sight of Mike Tyson accepting his place from Shawn Michaels was another highlight. Coming off the back of an electric week of WrestleMania themed events in New Orleans, including a Bikini Contest on Bourbon Street, won by Kelly Kelly, and a WWE mini Mardi gras, the entire city is said to be pumped for tonights show.

Spotted last night, and even captured on television a number of times was none other than Ric Flair. Flair, who walked out on the company last December, has, in recent weeks, been said to be back on terms with the McMahons, and given his appearance last night, many are speculating that the Nature Boy could well be in line for a shocking appearance, or even a run in, at tonights event. And, should he do that, it’s more than likely that Flair would be coming for the man that ran him out of the company (in storyline terms) last November, Randy Orton. However, there has been NO sightings of Flair today at the Superdome.

With the expectation levels high, the pressure will most certainly be on the main event duo of John Cena and Christian. Not only will they face the unenviable task of following a number of blistering contests, but both will be feeling a vast amount of extra pressure. Last year, John Cena came under a lot of criticism for a poor showing with Randy Orton in a marquee match that promised to deliver, but fell below expectations. Should Cena again fail to deliver the goods this year, there will be a number of questions to answer in terms of his longevity as a main event player if he cant pull out the stops when it matters most.

Meanwhile, Christian will have his own critics to answer, in order to prove he is capable of carrying the company himself, after years of hitting the glass ceiling. Given his Royal Rumble win, Christian is favoured to go over to cement his spot at the top of the food chain, but management have given nothing away, with triple threat matches involving Triple H listed for the coming month at house shows, with differing shows placing Cena as champion, and others listing the champion as Christian. Another factor being considered is Cenas six week reign as champion, with many believing he shouldn’t have the belt taken off him so soon into his run. If there is a time though to give Christian the ball to run with - it’s tonight.

Whilst John Cena and Christian will close the show, the opening match has been up for debate all week long. All five of the under card matches have been considered, and today, early drafts of the match order have seen the Triple Jeopardy Match and the WWE Tag Team Championship matches in the opening position. It’s likely that it will be one of those two matches, and the determining factor could well be if the face team goes over in either match, with top brass wanting to start the night with a face win.

Given Rob Van Dams newly signed contract, some have speculated he could walk out with his title in tact as a reward for his loyalty. The general consensus though is that Edge will win his first ever WWE Championship, with many believing the title win is long overdue. As previously reported, before Chris Benoit went down with his injury, Edge had been expected to cash in his contract at Cyber Sunday to pick up the title, but with RVD only winning the vacant belt at Summerslam, the decision was kyboshed and put back, with Armageddon the initial date, but postponed again, as management felt RVD was gaining a terrific amount of momentum as champion.

Even though he is in the equation, Chris Jericho is not expected to win the title. Jericho was slotted initially into the money in the bank ladder match, but then pulled into the WWE Championship picture, as the feeling grew that RVD and Edge didn’t have enough to build on alone for an epic WrestleMania match. And, with Jericho set to go on a leave of absence in the summer, a win for the Fozzy leader looks highly unlikely. Again though, much like the World Championship, management have given little away for the coming weeks of house shows, listing "A WWE Championship Match" at the top of those advertisements, but not naming any competitors.

Another winner that looks unlikely is Randy Orton. Despite being the cast iron favourite in the Money in the Bank match, Orton is not expected to be in the running for the briefcase, having only been placed into the match after his proposed match with Ric Flair was scrapped due to Flairs walk out. Given the possibility of a Ric Flair appearance tonight also, Ortons chances of victory look slim at best.

Initially, Umaga was the early rumoured front runner, with many of the writing team firmly behind the Samoan Bulldozer, and firmly intending to push him into the top of the card. Now though, with Smackdown beginning to look incredibly weak on top faces, Paul London and Carlito have come forward as big favourites. Smackdown is in need of credible faces to compete with the top heels, and winning the MITB ladder match could help propel either man to that echelon. The only two men though that are all but ruled out are Finlay and Charlie Haas. Finlay is said to only be in the match as a reward for his work over the last year and to keep the match together, whilst Haas isn’t likely to be heading up the card anytime soon. Whilst unlikely, wins for Shelton Benjamin or MVP aren’t ruled out.

There has been major discussion over the WWE Tag Team match, with a major split between the writing staff over who should go over. One of Matt and Jeff are expected to be drafted to Raw next week on the draft show, but the feeling for many is that they should go over for a feel good WrestleMania moment, before either dropping the titles back to AMW next week on Smackdown, or vacating once they are split in the draft next week, SHOULD that come to pass. Meanwhile, the camp in favour of AMW have been pushing the idea of having AMW hold onto the titles for ‘the foreseeable future’ given their successful heel turn last Autumn, with a short term title change doing nothing but harm for the team that will be holding the Smackdown tag team scene together. If Matt and Jeff are to go over, expect this match to open the show.

As previously stated, the other candidate for opening the show is the eight person triple jeopardy match. After chasing MNM for so long, Straight Edge and Alexis Laree have been expected to go over and take the titles from the trio. However, some feel that perhaps stretching the chase for the belts one more month to Backlash could be beneficial to Straight Edge and Laree, as they could win the titles in separate matches, rather than share the spotlight tonight with each other and of course Rey Mysterio. The other factor is the direction of Mister Kennedy. Kennedy is said to be in limbo with the writing team as of now. Vince McMahon is known to be a keen admirer of the 2006 King of the Ring, and has made it aware that he wants Kennedy to become a central figure on Raw, but the writing staff are unsure whether to put the Intercontinental title on him again first, and allow him to develop further, OR to bypass the IC belt, and push Kennedy immediately following WrestleMania. That decision will be made clear by the result of this match.

Many people have been looking to Kurt Angle and The Undertaker as the potential show stealing match. Angle and Taker have been itching to work together for years, and if it hadn’t been for the Bret Hart angle last year, these two could have met at WrestleMania 22. Both men are said to be highly motivated, and highly excited that they could pull out a match for the ages tonight, and blow away the other main matches. The feeling is mutual amongst a number of superstars on the roster, viewing this match as ‘the one to watch’ tonight.

Both Kid Kash and Brian Kendrick had been hoping to make some headlines themselves, but as planning has come to a close, it’s looking increasingly likely that the two men could lose precious minutes from their showdown, which was likely to be short as it was. The result is said to be up in the air, with Kash only champion for two months, but having plenty against him backstage given certain attitude and personality clashes, whilst Kendrick is said to be a popular member of the roster, and someone that could follow in the footsteps of Paul London in moving up the roster off the back of a strong run as Cruiserweight champion.

It’s likely to be the end of the road for Brent Albright as United States Champion this evening. Batista has been groomed to take the title for a number of months, and was expected to take the title in January, but changes had been made, and with Lashley (originally expected to face Batista for the title at the show) going down with an injury, Albright has found himself walking into WrestleMania as champion. It’s been an unlikely run for the champion, one which was only expected to last for a number of weeks, has now ran into five months. With Batista set to take the title, it’s being seen as another step on the rung towards main eventing for The Animal.

And don’t expect anything other than a win for Shawn Michaels. Having lost at the previous two WrestleManias to The Undertaker and The Rock, HBK is all but certain to beat Mick Foley tonight. There have been rumours though that Mick Foley has surprised Michaels with some outlandish ideas for their un-sanctioned match, ideas that are said to be really pushing some boundaries that have even made HBK have to think twice. The entire angle has been Foleys brainchild, and the hardcore legend is determined to close the angle off with a massive bang, and leave New Orleans as THE most talked about man coming out of the show.

Perhaps the most talked about match going into the show will be the first ever meeting of Brock Lesnar and Triple H. Hopes are extremely high for this to deliver, after the majority of television on BOTH Raw and Smackdown has been based around promoting this contest in recent weeks. The consensus is that whilst they could deliver an epic match alone, the ringside presence of the McMahon Family Empire, and Stone Cold Steve Austin is likely to take away from that aspect, but add to the drama. Undoubtedly, this will be the ‘bells and whistles’ match, likely to have all kinds of chaos involved, BUT, the hastily assembled WrestleMania Army WILL NOT be accompanying Triple H, with the purpose of the group being put together was solely for Brock Lesnar to run through on Smackdown this past Friday.

Many of the superstars involved in the Army had been initially intended to be off air completely tonight as a result of Brock Lesnars return on Friday, but the hastily arranged forty person battle royal has changed those plans. It’s likely that the commentary team will refer to the WrestleMania Army as being ‘scared off’ from helping McMahon, in fear of Brock Lesnar coming for them again. As for a winner, expect Brock Lesnar to go over, despite arguments coming from Triple H, who has already had to give up his main event spot against his wishes for John Cena, and will not want to also lose a semi-main event that he wasn’t sold on initially.

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And that’s a wrap. Some of the news is total bullshit, some of it has some truth in it, and some is spot on, just like your average piece of wrestling gossip. The next post I’ll make in the thread will be the pre-show, in a format similar to Mac and Legend in the past, and that’ll be posted sometime on Saturday. I’ll be getting around all the reviews I need to do on Saturday / early Sunday as usual, before posting WrestleMania about this time on Sunday.

As for the predictions, two people are tied on 16 points at the moment, so there is still time to jump in and nab the victory. 16 points is definitely beatable imo.

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10) World Heavyweight Championship Match:
!!COLLISION COURSE!!
World Heavyweight Champion, John Cena vs.
2007 Royal Rumble Winner, Christian

8) WWE Championship; Triple Threat Match:
WWE Champion, Rob Van Dam vs.
Mr. Money in the Bank, Edge vs.
‘Highlight of the Night’ Chris Jericho
Edge to cash in MITB right after match

5) WWE Tag Team Championships Match;
Americas Most Wanted vs. The Hardy Boys

2) One Fall; Triple Jeopardy Match:
Intercontinental, World Tag Team & Womens Championships all on the line:
Rey Mysterio, CM Punk. Gregory Helms & Alexis Laree vs. Mr. Kennedy, Mercury, Nitro & Melina

1) Cruiserweight Championship Match:
Kid Kash vs. Brian Kendrick

3) United States Championship Match:
Brent Albright vs. Batista

4) Money in the Bank Ladder Match:
WINNER HAS AUTOMATIC TITLE SHOT ANYTIME IN NEXT 12 MONTHS
M.V.P vs. Umaga vs. Paul London vs. Finlay vs. Carlito vs. Randy Orton vs. Charlie Haas vs. Shelton Benjamin

9) FIRST TIME EVER:
!!FIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING!!
Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar

6) The Irresistible Force vs. The Immovable Object:
Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker

7) Non Sanctioned Match:
Mick Foley vs. Shawn Michaels

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40 Person Pre-Show Battle Royal:
Orlando Jordan, Rodney Mack, Mark Henry, Garrison Cade, Nick Dinsmore, Ken Doane, Booker T, Elijah Burke, Snitsky, Val Venis, Kevin Thorn, Michael Knox, Harry Smith, Paul Burchill, Rob Conway, Rico, Stevie Richards, The Boogeyman, Simon Dean, Victoria, Dusty Rhodes, Goldust, William Regal, Hardcore Holly, Robbie MacAllister, Rory MacAllister, Trevor Murdoch, Festus Murdoch, Jamie Noble, Super Crazy, Chavo Guerrero, Cody Rhodes, Jerry Lawler, Akio, Danny Basham, Doug Basham, Deuce, Domino, Funaki, Scotty Too Hotty

Hall of Fame Ceremony 2007;
Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Paul Orndorff, Sensational Sherri, Jim Ross, Tony Atlas, Mike Tyson (Celebrity Wing)





PREDICTIONS ARE WELCOME!!!!!

1 point for each winner correctly predicted.

Bonus Questions:

What will be the longest match?? (1 point): Triple Threat Match

What will be the shortest match?? (1 point)US Championship Match.

Will there be any special appearances?? (Predict one) (3 points for correctly predicting any correct appearance *HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES DO NOT COUNT*) The Big Show

Which competitor will score the fall in the Triple Jeopardy Match (2 points)CM Punk

Name the final four in the pre-show Battle Royal (1 point for each correct prediction) (4 points) Booker T, Goldust, Mark Henry and Kevin Thorne

Predict the location of WrestleMania 24. (3 points) Chicago Illinois
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