This is my new project, glad to be back writing. I have big plans on this throughout the Summer, and with school out, I will actually have time to write. I plan on continuing this even when school returns, although it might be less frequent. This BTB is based on a new promotion to rival the WWE and TNA. It is set at the end of 2006/beginning of 2007. The backstory is set into 3 short little parts. The first being this post, The TNA Chapter. The second will be the WWE Chapter. The third will be the backstory on PWE, the owner, how the roster was assembled, etc. I basically made the roster I want, while trying to be slightly realistic. No deceased wrestlers or wrestlers that could not perform in 2007 (ie Bret Hart). Well, lets get this thing rolling. This is TNA Chapter, WWE chapter could be posted late tonight. //
PWE; The TNA Chapter
The end of 2006, and the beginning of 2007 was a new chapter in the sport of professional wrestling. Throughout the year of 2006, WWE and TNA both produced quality shows. However, near the end of the year, both companies hit turmoil. Especially TNA. And to make things worse for both companies, rumblings had been heard from mouth to mouth and all over the internet that a new wrestling promotion was on the horizon, and had their sights set on a TV deal.
TNA's contract with Spike TV had run out, and the contract was not renewed. Despite TNA's recent star power, the ratings just weren't getting it done with the network. No, TNA was not dead, and Jeff Jarrett knew that it would reach a cable deal soon. However, for the time being, the best TNA could do for now was a weekly one hour PPV show. Obviously, everyone within TNA was very disappointed, and Jeff Jarrett knew his roster was not happy. So, despite the consquences, Jarrett held a meeting with a talent and said that he hoped for everyone to bare with the company, but if anybody wanted out of their contract, he would talk to them. Basically, TNA needed roster cuts, but they were not prepared to cut ties with the wrestlers that were happy within the company, no matter what their status was in the company.
was the first to go. He was very apologetic in his departure, but said that his career was to close to being done for him to wait around. Kurt Angle wrestled his last match for TNA at Turning Point 06, losing to Samoa Joe. He had however made his mark in his shortly over a year run in TNA, and was a major loss.
also jumped into the discussion, and said that his contract was running up soon anyways and that he was already unfortunately having his doubts, and said he thinks it is best for all parties if he moved forward with his career.
Jeff Jarrett told both men that he understood, although he was obviously suprised that both men wanted out, as with one leaving, the other could elevate into the clear cut star. However, there was no convincing either men, and Jarrett said he couldn't take anymore for the day and ended the meeting.
Within the next couple weeks, Jarrett was hit harder. Steve Borden
made a phone call to Jarrett. Sting had been requesting for time off already, and apologized to Jarrett, but said his time off was for good. Jarrett thanked Sting for everything he had done for the company, and that was it.
Not 5 minutes later, Jarrett received a phone call from AJ Styles
. AJ claimed that if it wasn't for TNA, he wouldn't still be in the sport. TNA made him, and he would never forget that. But he had accomplished all he could in TNA, he hadn't got the rub in awhile, and although Kurt and Christian Cage were leaving, he was ready to move on and see what was out there for him. Jarrett told AJ that Vince would bury him, before Styles said he wasn't signing with WWE.
So 4 of TNA's biggest stars were out. A few other minor stars also cut ties with the company, several within the X Division, such as Alex Shelley
, Chris Sabin
, and Christopher Daniels
, the X Division Champion. The Dudleys
were also ready to leave. TNA was hit hard by all of this, but luckily the TNA Heavyweight Champion Abyss elected to stay in TNA. Samoa Joe defeated Daniels in his last match in TNA to become X Division Champion. Jeff Jarrett was ready to return to in ring action, and LAX was still a strong draw as Tag Champions. TNA wasn't dead, but the Free Agent class of this sport was stronger than ever.