Background: I had a few of the Be the Booker threads a couple months back, but school interfered and I kind of let go. However, I am off of school and manage my time a lot better now, so how about I do something fun in my spare time! The matches will, for the most part, not be long, written matches. However, they'll be decent sized reviews with good info that keeps you compelled and hopefully interested! I am using EWR to follow my shows, but I will not be following the game completely because that game limits the player so much. NO ROSTER SPLIT!!
RAW General Manager: Eric Bischoff
Smackdown! General Manager: Stephanie McMahon
Sunday Night HEAT Manager: Theodore Long
Bubba Ray Dudley
Rob Van Dam
Scotty 2 Hotty
World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H (6/1/03-)
Brock Lesnar (6/18/03-)
Randy Orton (6/1/03-)
United States Championship
Big Show (6/1/03-6/17/03)
Chris Benoit (6/17/03-)
WWE Tag Team Championship
Basham Brothers (Doug & Danny Basham) (6/1/03-6/4/03)
Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray & D'Von Dudley) (6/4/03-)
World Tag Team Championship
Evolution (Ric Flair & Batista) (6/1/03-6/14/03)
The World's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas)(6/14/03-)
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
WWE Hardcore Championship
WWE Women's Championship
Molly Holly (6/1/03-6/14/03)
Trish Stratus (6/14/03-)
Triple H (c) vs The Rock - World Heavyweight Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs Goldberg vs Shawn Michaels - WWE Championship
Re: WWE 2003
Sunday Night HEAT
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: American Airlines Center
Sunday Night HEAT kicks off with Theodore Long, the general manager of Sunday Night Heat, making his way out to the ring with some cheers from the Dallas crowd. Theodore Long introduces himself as the general manager of Sunday Night HEAT and adds his signature ‘playa’ into his introduction. He thanks the WWE Universe of supporting him through all these years and, although he has been demoted to what he calls the WWE’s C show, he will prove to the Mr. McMahon and the rest of the board that Teddy Long is the best general manager in the company. Long proceeds to get June started with fire, so he announces Goldberg vs Kurt Angle for later tonight. Teddy Long heads to the back, as the announcing duo of The Coach and Al Snow welcome the television audience to HEAT before our first match.
HEAT comes back on air backstage where Josh Matthews introduces himself and says he is interviewing none other than Y2J Chris Jericho. Jericho interrupts Matthews mid-sentence and states that he has done everything to earn respect in this company, but he does not get that respect. He talks about how he was the Undisputed Champion, but yet we still have about as many titles in the WWE as Dawn Marie has sexual partners in a week. Jericho attributes this to all the egos the company has. He asks Josh if Josh believes Jericho is the best. Josh mutters something that is hard to pick up and Jericho says that proves his point. Jericho claims he is sick of the cocky, arrogant superstars who think they are the best when in reality, Chris Jericho is the best. He makes his point know that there is only room for one superstar who claims he is the best, so he is going head hunting against those who think they are the best. He says he will begin with Randy Orton. Jericho walks away, as HEAT goes back to ringside.
HEAT comes back with Evolution in their locker room. Triple H walks out of the locker room laughing, leaving Randy Orton, Batista, and Ric Flair. These three men laugh about Chris Jericho’s interview earlier. Batista continues to ensure Orton that there is no way that Jericho will get close to you with Flair, Hunter, and himself around. Orton says that he knows that and is only worried about Jericho after he learns that he is not the best in the world.
Re: WWE 2003
Good start. I think those matches were too good for Heat though. Goldberg vs. Kurt Angle is a PPV Match.
Also, what's the point of having a World Heavyweight and WWE Title if there's no brand split. Same goes for United States/Intercontinental and Tag/World Tag titles..
Re: WWE 2003
Re: WWE 2003
Monday Night RAW
Location: Dallas, Texas
Venue: American Airlines Center
RAW kicks off with the usual pyro, while JR and King introduce us to Monday Night RAW. They tell discuss that John Cena will face Booker T tonight. Also, they talk about Goldberg’s statement win on HEAT by beating Kurt Angle. Evolution’s music hits and the crowd boo the stable of Triple H, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, and Batista. The four make their way to the ring in suits and ties. Triple H has his World Heavyweight Title on his shoulder, as he addresses the crowd. Triple H talks about how Evolution is one of the most dominant groups in history and the proof is that they hold the Tag Team Titles, Intercontinental Title, and the most prestigious title in wrestling. Triple H feels they ended the brand split because Evolution was running out of competition. Evolution dominated RAW and now they need some new competition. However, the end of the brand split will not end Evolution’s domination.
Triple H says that when Summerslam, Survivor Series, Royal Rumble, and even Wrestlemania come up, Evolution will still have these titles on their shoulders. Triple H walks over to Randy Orton and puts his arm around Orton. Triple H talks about Chris Jericho and how Jericho wants to challenge Orton because he wants to prove Orton is not the best. Jericho, also, wants to prove again that he is the best in the world. Triple H says that it was awkward listening to that interview because Evolution has the titles to prove they are the best and Jericho has, well, nothing. He gives Jericho permission to go after Orton, but has to remember that when he messes with Orton, he is messing with all of Evolution.
HBK’s music hits and the crowd pops. HBK makes his way to the ring and Triple H does not look too thrilled. HBK grabs a microphone and he says he is proud to be back in his home state of Texas. He is excited to be in his hometown this Thursday on Smackdown! but wants to start the party tonight. Shawn says he wants a chance at Triple H’s title. They have been through so much together, so Shawn tells him the opportunity is the least Triple H can do. Triple H says Shawn has tried, and he has not succeeded. Triple H says he is standing on the top of the world and Shawn is back to being a mediocre, washed up superstar yet again. Triple H says he feels bad they have been lifelong friends and they both went in separate directions. Triple H politely asks Shawn to turn around, go backstage, and never interrupt Evolution again.
Kurt Angle’s music hits and Angle makes his way to the ring. Angle slides into the ring with a microphone and his gold medals around his neck. Angle looks at HBK and then turns his attention to Triple H. Angle asks Hunter if he thinks he is truly the best. Triple H turns around to Flair and they both smile and nod. Angle grabs his gold medals and points them at Triple H. Angle asks if Triple H has ever won a gold medal. Triple H raises his World Heavyweight Title into the air. Angle asks if he did it with a broken freakin’ neck. Triple H smiles and tells Angle that he didn’t really expect Angle to come to the ring, but expected a more competent, tough superstar to come down by the name of Goldberg. Angle looks pissed.
The Rock’s music hits and the Great One makes his way down with another huge pop. The Rock stands outside the ring and introduces himself: “Finally, the Rock has come back…to Dallas!” Rock admits that Angle and Michaels have great cases to face Triple H for his title. However, the Rock is not named the Great One because he is second best. The Rock says he came back to the WWE to beat jabronis like Triple H and send them back to reality. Rock is cut of mid-sentence by the music of Eric Bischoff. Eric Bischoff makes his way to the stage and is smiling ear to ear. Bischoff says he is going to make his short and sweet. He understands Rock, Angle, and HBK have legitimate reasons to face Triple H for his title, but I have a plan for Triple H, which will be revolutionary for RAW and will prove to everyone that I, Eric Bischoff, have the best mind in wrestling. Bischoff apologizes to the competitors and turns around to head back.
However, the boss Vince McMahon’s music hits and Bischoff looks shocked. Vince McMahon comes out intent on something. McMahon stops Bischoff and asks him to join the party on the stage. Mr. McMahon says he did not plan on coming out tonight, but sitting backstage in his office watching this go on, he thought of a huge business opportunity written on it. Not to mention, he feels the fans would benefit from all of this. McMahon asks the crowd who deserves a title shot; Angle, Rock, or HBK. They all get equal responses. Mr. McMahon says he does not care what plan Bischoff had with Triple H because tonight he will choose ten superstars which will face off in a battle royal for the opportunity to face Triple H at Badd Blood for the World Heavyweight Title. Vince smiles at Bischoff and walks off as RAW goes to commercial.
RAW comes back on air and Chris Benoit is walking around backstage. Benoit walks past the United States Champion, Big Show. Benoit mumbles ‘what a disgrace.’ Show hears this and runs up at Benoit. The two go face to face and yell at one another. Agents, officials, and referees come and separate the two, as we go ringside with JR and King. They talk about how the Basham’s lost yesterday on HEAT to A.P.A. and Bischoff was not happy. Bischoff set up a match tonight where told the Basham’s he expects more and he motivates them to win by putting their tag team titles on the line. Bischoff thinks they should win this and has high hopes in the brothers.
Bischoff hangs up the phone, walks over, and explains to him how it has not been a good night because he had another plan for this tag situation, but he was just on a conference call with Vince and the Smackdown! GM, Stephanie McMahon. They had a plan, but I put my little twist on it and they liked it so here we go. Bradshaw demands a title shot and Bischoff tells him to calm down because he has this figured out. On Smackdown!, A.P.A. will face the Dudley’s in a non-title match. If A.P.A. wins, they will get a title shot next Monday night against the Dudley’s and the Basham’s. If A.P.A. loses, Basham’s get their rematch against the Dudley’s next Monday. The two teams think about it. Bradshaw looks over at Bubba and laughs. Bradshaw tells Bubba that the A.P.A. are going to make a statement Thursday and that is a fact. The A.P.A. walk out and RAW goes to commercial.
RAW comes back on air with Ric Flair and Randy Orton warming up backstage. JR informs us that Mr. McMahon just told those two that they will be a part of the battle royal tonight to determine the number one contender for the World Title and face Triple H at Badd Blood. King hypes up the chance of an Evolution vs Evolution encounter for the title.
RAW comes back on air with Lesnar in his locker room with Heyman. Lesnar is holding his ribs in pain and is visibly upset about what just happened in the ring. Lesnar says he wants to get his hands on Goldberg immediately and hurt him. Heyman says that will be too easy. Heyman tells Lesnar he has a plan and to just let it all play out because in the end, Brock Lesnar will always win.
Re: WWE 2003
WWE Badd Blood
June 17th, 2003
From The Ford Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
World Heavyweight Championship
Triple H (C) vs The Rock
Re: WWE 2003
I've never commented on a Be The Booker thread, but it's always been bugging me.
What do people get out of doing these? What's the point?
Are you under 15 years old?
Were you ridiculously addicted to GM Mode in the old Smackdown Vs Raw games?
Do you have a life away from your laptop?
These aren't snide comments. I'm just genuinely wondering.
You say you're off school. Should you not be looking for work and maybe try to earn money, thus having a life away from your laptop.
Re: WWE 2003
Rather than doing a 4 paragraph rant, I'd rather just say this statement. "Everyone has a hobby, you never know about the user beyond the screen and you have no power to tell someone how to live, let alone advise."
Although this is my Review for the latest show.
I've seen this heat feud between Show and Benoit and I think this shouldn't fade in...lets say...4 weeks like WWE usually does. They argued, Big Show assaulted Benoit and I wonder what Chris Benoit will do next.
The intro was outstanding. I liked how there is 3 main guys after Triple H's title. You can carve a feud out of that. The Eric Bischoff part, which was minor, still played a part in the promo. Even though you don't use Play-By-Play I see where you are going and I think that was throughput.
It is very rare that title's change on live television and I expected the Basham Brothers to win...even if they lost on HEAT. I hope you are going somewhere with this. "If A.P.A. wins, they will get a title shot next Monday night against the Dudley’s and the Basham’s. If A.P.A. loses, Basham’s get their rematch against the Dudley’s next Monday." I am looking forward to this.
I didn't follow the Divas match but judging by my skimming and the content it probably was solid.
The day where a legitimate match between Booker T and John Cena is written so brief and even less than the Divas match means that, that match alone should have been longer than the Divas match. I didn't like that match at all.
Solid match between Holly and Lesnar.
The battle royal was nicely put in terms of creativity, length and content. That shows potential in you.
The feuds are easily distinguished, most of the matches were written with quantity and quality evenly balanced and the organization was average. Maybe bold the eliminations, the title or italicizing the segments would have made it a 'tad better.
Raw Overall Score: 89/100
Re: WWE 2003
Re: WWE 2003
Thursday Night Smackdown!
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Venue: AT&T Center
Smackdown! kicks off with Tazz and Michael Cole at ringside. They discuss the Rock winning a shot at Triple H’s World Title at Badd Blood. Also, they mention Shawn Michaels dedication to get that title shot, but Shawn came up just short and was devastated. Also, they talk about how Lesnar and Heyman have plotted to get back at Goldberg, but how? Goldberg’s music blasts and Goldberg makes his way through the smoke on the stage. Goldberg comes out with a crowd that is solely behind him. Goldberg stands in the middle of the ring, while he takes his time and pauses to listen to the crowd chant his name. Goldberg speaks and he threw down the challenge on RAW to Brock Lesnar and let him know that he is next. Goldberg says he is sick of Lesnar being called the ‘Next Big Thing.’ Goldberg discusses his historic run in WCW and how wrestlers got the hell out of his way. He mentions how the superstars backstage look at Lesnar and back away, just like they did to Goldberg when he was in WCW. He mentions that not all the wrestlers look at Goldberg the way that they look at Lesnar, and that infuriates Goldberg. They think Goldberg is past his prime. Goldberg wants to prove to Lesnar that his prime has not passed and Lesnar will have to take a backseat to the real beast of the WWE, Goldberg. Goldberg promises that the WWE Title will soon be around his waist and when he is done, superstars will look at Goldberg with that same, scared look. Goldberg demands Lesnar to come out.
Goldberg waits for Lesnar, but Shawn Michaels music hits. Michaels walks out without doing his poise on the ramp and the pyro goes off without Michaels. Michaels walks down with causal clothing and a depressed look upon his face. Michaels gets in the ring and grabs a microphone. Goldberg speaks up before Michaels and expresses his unhappiness about HBK’s interruption. Michaels nods his head and he says he understands, but says he needed to get something off his back and then get the hell out of here. A ‘HBK’ chant begins and Michaels thanks his home crowd, but he says not even the hometown crowd could cheer him up tonight. Michaels talks about how he came out on RAW and demanded a title shot from Triple H. It turned into chaos, as guy after guy came out and demanded a challenge as well. All he wanted was a match against Triple H, but it turned into a battle royal. He mentions his career needs a jump start and he needed to win his battle royal for the sake of his career. He had the battle royal won and set himself up against the Rock for a victory. He says he simply didn’t execute and Rock took advantage and won. HBK congrats the Rock, but says the Rock did not need that win as bad as he needed it.
Goldberg knocks down HBK’s microphone and Goldberg stares him down. Goldberg asks if Shawn’s speech is going anywhere or if he is just throwing himself a pity party? He tells Shawn to grow a pair and do something about it. Goldberg tells Shawn that he is the number one contender for the WWE Title and nothing is going to get in the way of him kicking Lesnar’s ass. Shawn picks up his microphone and tells Goldberg that he has no intention of getting between him and his title shot. Goldberg asks if Shawn is telling the truth because it just seems that Shawn has come out here to try and get himself into another title picture because he was kicked out of another one. Goldberg tells Shawn that he has no problem making him next if he is going to get himself involved in this.
Shawn is about to talk, when Paul Heyman appears on the screen. The crowd boos Heyman and Heyman gets Goldberg’s and Michaels’s attention. Heyman condemns Goldberg’s assault on Lesnar on RAW. Heyman says that his client will make Goldberg pay eventually, but Heyman mentions he has bigger fish to fry. He mentions that the GM Stephanie McMahon has a meeting at headquarters, so she will not be here tonight. Heyman mentions that his WWE contract has an administration clause in it, so he technically considered an admin of the WWE and tonight he will be making sure Smackdown! is a fully running and operational show. He says that Stephanie has left a rough outline on how she wants the show to run, but Heyman wants to keep all his superstars happy. Seeing HBK upset and down is a sight Heyman does not want to see. Heyman announces that tonight’s main event will pit Goldberg and Shawn Michaels in the same ring. The winner of the match will become the new #1 contender for the WWE Title. Heyman wishes both men good luck and leaves. Goldberg is furious and storms off to the back, as Smackdown! goes to commercial.
Smackdown! is back on air with Chris Benoit and Josh Matthews. Matthews begins by asking Benoit how is doing after Big Show’s attack on RAW last week. Benoit flexes his shoulders and says he is fine, but ready to avenge what Big Show did to him on RAW. Benoit says that Big Show is gutless and simply afraid that I am real competition for his title. Benoit promises revenge against the Big Show and leaves.
Goldberg is shown backstage looking locker room to locker room for Paul Heyman, as Smackdown! goes to commercial.
Rey Mysterio and Tajiri are shown warming up. Tazz talks about how it is a big opportunity for Mysterio tonight, seeing that Tajiri is the Cruiserweight Champion.
Goldberg is shown, as the commercial ends. Goldberg continues to open locker room doors and finally opens the right one and finds Heyman on the phone. Heyman hangs up and asks Goldberg if he should be warming up for his big match tonight instead of rudely barging into his office. Goldberg tells him to shutup and asks what the hell happened out there earlier tonight. He asks Heyman why Michaels gets a shot to be the number one contender after he did absolutely nothing, while he defeated Angle to earn his shot. Heyman laughs and asks Goldberg if he doubts that he can beat Michaels tonight. Goldberg says that is beside the point and if Heyman thinks he can play games with him, he is surely wrong.
Heyman continues to laugh and tells Goldberg that he is just another wrestler past his prime trying to get another shot at the top to prove they are not washed up and pathetic has been’s. He says that Goldberg needs to take a step down and let the Next Big Thing continue his rise up the ladder. Heyman says that when Lesnar humiliates Goldberg, Goldberg will be the one in the ring talking about how his career is in ruins, just like Shawn Michaels was tonight. Heyman says he doesn’t want to see Goldberg like that. He says he can give Goldberg a shot at the United States title, or maybe the vacated Hardcore Title. He just doesn’t want to see Goldberg humiliated because Heyman says Goldberg was embarrassed enough in WCW, always being second to the nWo. Goldberg is furious and gets face to face to Heyman. Heyman smiles and Goldberg says he was the best WCW ever had. Heyman laughs and simply says yeah right. Goldberg is about to lay a punch on Heyman, when Heyman mentions that he is untouchable and anybody who lays a hand on him will be arrested.
Goldberg stays face to face and Heyman continues to provoke Goldberg. Heyman mentions how Goldberg was an embarrassment in the NFL. He turned to pro wrestling because he couldn’t make it and simply wasn’t good enough in football. Heyman says there are so many similarities to then and now because he couldn’t make it in football and now he can’t make it in the WWE. Heyman tells him to leave and get out before he embarrasses himself yet again. Goldberg grabs Heyman by his suit and slams him against the wall. Goldberg gets in Heyman’s face, as Heyman is screaming for help. Goldberg says he does not need to prove anything to Heyman and that he will be wearing the gold sooner than later and then we will see who is embarrassed. The cops come swarming into Heyman’s office and arrest Goldberg on the spot.
Smackdown! comes back on air with Josh Matthews backstage. He announces that due to Goldberg’s arrest earlier tonight, tonight’s main event will feature Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle, with the winner still becoming the number one contender for the WWE Championship. Matthews announces he is with The Rock, who steps into the picture. Rock talks about how he won the battle royal on RAW and now he will get the chance to face Triple H at Badd Blood. He said he will be the number one contender and he proved it. Now the People’s Champ will say he will win the World Heavyweight Champion and at Badd Blood he will prove that he will win the World Heavyweight Championship and bring back the World Title to the millions…(and millions) of Rock fans across the globe. Rock walks out toward ringside.
Smackdown! comes back on air with Chris Benoit walking into Big Show’s locker room with a steel chair. Big Show is not in there and Benoit drops the chair. Big Show is shown from behind running toward Benoit, but Benoit counters and drop toe holds Show into the dropped chair. Benoit quickly applies the crossface to Show, who taps immediately. Benoit does not let go of the hold and Show still taps. Benoit lets go and smiles, as he takes his chair from under Big Show and leaves.
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