If you're thinking this is going to be the conventional BTB thread with full shows and PPVs as long as the collective works of Stephen King, don't.
I haven't planned this. It may not even make one show.
So you make ask, why am I posting it? Well, because I want to use this place for its original purpose - to enjoy myself. Quite simply, I feel like posting this, so I'm going to.
I may have been tempted by Stojy's insistence that he won't book 2004, and this may be a way of getting him to book again.
Moving on. This is not just a BTB off the top of my head, and I won't even make all the decisions that affect it. Oh yes, I am indeed using the infamous Extreme Warfare Revenge as my stimulus for this thread. Whatever has happened there, comes here. I'm basically just writing out whatever has happened in the game with a bit of extra detail.
As I've said, this is just for fun, and well, it could just be a tester thread before I bring back the other one that I've been banging on about for the past four years. Think DDMac's WrestleMania X8 thread (did that even make a show?) or Nige's WWE 2011 thread. Perhaps it'll blossom into something more meaningful. I don't know and I don't care. It's happening regardless.
This is a wrestling forum. I don't care about "rules" anymore, if I want to post a bloody thread, I will. Sure, when the real deal comes back, I'll be a bit more serious, but for now, I just want to see how this goes.
For the format, it's a PatMan-come-Szumi thread. PatMan, because this thread will most likely chronicle the entirety of 2004, and come WrestleMania 21, I may begin posting what could be considered "full" shows. Szumi, because if I feel like writing a particular promo from a particular show, I will. Otherwise, it'll be some sort of recapped, descriptive, something or another. You'll get the hang of it.
You may read this then not read again. You may not care, since this is essentially me using a diary to write a thread. I don't know. But hopefully "ya'll" can get some fun out of it too.
Anyway I guess I should post a roster. It'll change every month. If you have any whims or quips with the roster, it's EWR, not me. Just for fun, I'll put the SmackDown! portion first.
Scotty 2 Hotty
History of the WWE Championship
BROCK LESNAR (3)
September 18th, 2003 –
Brock Lesnar won his third WWE Championship on the September 18, 2003, edition of SmackDown! The victory came when he defeated longtime rival Kurt Angle in what many fans consider to be the best match in SmackDown! history — a 60-minute WWE Iron Man Match. Lesnar won the match, 5-4.
History of the United States Championship
October 19th, 2003 –
Eddie Guerrero defended the United States Championship at No Mercy against Big Show. Guerrero tried to use his quickness and intelligence to overcome the big man, but Big Show's size and strength was just too overpowering. Big Show was able to win the United States Championship after two Chokeslams.
History of the WWE Tag Team Championship
October 23rd, 2003 –
Tensions had been rising within Los Guerreros and their tag team title defense against the Basham Brothers was no different. Everything was going smoothly at first for Los Guerreros, but the Bashams pulled a switcheroo and nailed Eddie with a foreign object. The Bashams picked up the win and their first WWE Tag Team Championship. Following the defeat, Chavo walked out on his Uncle Eddie.
History of the Cruiserweight Championship
September 25th, 2003 –
Rey Mysterio put his Cruiserweight Championship on the line against Tajiri on an edition of SmackDown! Mysterio was aware of Tajiri's devious ways and had blocked his green mist early in the match. Later on in the match, Tajiri unleashed his red mist and Mysterio couldn't get out of the way this time. Blinded by the mist, the pinfall for Tajiri was simply academic at that point. Tajiri picked up his fourth Cruiserweight Championship.
MONDAY NIGHT FUCKERYRAW
Bubba Ray Dudley
Rob Van Dam
History of the World Heavyweight Championship
TRIPLE H (3)
December 14th, 2003 –
Goldberg had been mowing down the competition for more than two months, but he faced his biggest test at Armageddon in a Triple Threat match against Triple H and Kane. In the end, the numbers game was too much for Goldberg. Kane was able to hit the Chokeslam on the champ, but before he could go for the pin, Batista pulled him out of the ring. Triple H took advantage of the situation and made the cover for the win and his third World Heavyweight Championship.
History of the Intercontinental Championship
December 14th, 2003 –
The 2003 Armageddon pay-per-view belonged to Evolution. Batista and Ric Flair won the World Tag Team titles, Triple H won the World Heavyweight Championship and Orton was able to defeat RVD for the Intercontinental Championship.
History of the World Tag Team Championship
RIC FLAIR & BATISTA
December 14th, 2003 –
The Dudleys put their World Tag Team Championship on the line at Armageddon in a Tag Team Turmoil match. In a Tag Team Turmoil match, two teams start off in the ring. Once one team is defeated another enters and so on, until there is only one team left standing. The teams challenging for the titles were La Resistance, Mark Jindrak & Garrison Cade, Val Venis & Lance Storm, The Hurricane & Rosey and Scott Steiner & Test. The Dudleys, who were the third team to compete, outlasted everyone. But after what they thought was a successful title defence, Eric Bischoff announced there was one more team. With that, Batista & Ric Flair made their way to the ring. Batista decimated The Dudleys as the Evolution members picked up the titles. Ric Flair, who was certainly no stranger to gold, won his first World Tag Team Championship. It was also Batista's first championship.
History of the Women's Championship
MOLLY HOLLY (2)
July 28th, 2003 –
Gail Kim had taken WWE by storm and won the Women's Championship in her very first match, a seven-Diva Battle Royal. But Molly Holly was able to catch her on an off night. Holly hadn't had a taste of the gold in over a year, but she changed all of that on en edition of RAW. She caught Kim with the Molly Go Round and pinned her for her second Women's Championship.
Let the bread, see the butter!
(UK peeps might get that)
Just to clarify, the thread/game/diary starts from January 2004. First month of news/notes/events/recaps/Triple H burials (there's a LOT of them) coming soon.