It's January 1, 1991, the AWA and Verne Gagne has given you full creative control of the AWA and a budget of $20 million. You still have your weekly 1 hour TV show on ESPN and ties with the USWA, CWA and All Japan.
Your core roster currently consists of Larry Zybzsko, Nikita Koloff, Tom Zenk, The Trooper (Patriot), Ken Patera, Brad Rheingans, Badd Company - Pat Tanaka & Paul Diamond, The Destruction Crew - Wayne Bloom and Mike Enos, Akio Sato, Kokina (Yokozuna), Sgt. Slaughter, DJ Peterson, John Nord (The Berzerker), Jerry Lynn, Curtis "Mr" Hughes, Greg Gagne, Col DeBeers, Wahoo McDaniel and Mr. Saito. How are you going to rebuild the AWA to a position where it would eventually compete with the WWF and WCW? Who will you add to your roster? What are your feuds? etc etc
Champions at time of take over:
World Heavyweight Champion: Larry Zybsko
World Tag Team Champions D.J. Peterson & The Trooper
Lightweight Champion - Buck Zumhofe
Kerry, Kevin, and Chris Von Erich
Scotty The Body Anthony (Raven)
Vic Steamboat (Ricky's little bro)
The British Bruisers
Abdullah the Butcher
I would have hot shotted all the titles...
World Heavyweight Champion:
Giving Gange the title would pop. the Minnesota fans. However Gange's win would be short lived after Tully Blanchard put a bounty out on him and Kokina & Abdullah would collect, injuring him before his match w/ Tully Blanchard. Then after Kokina would break his leg.
World Tag Team Champions
D.J. Peterson & The Trooper
Kokina & Butcher
Butcher & Kokina would destroy DJ Peterson putting him out of action. Trooper would then switch to his Patriot gimmick and start teaming with Sgt. Slaughter.
Chris Von Erich
CVE the kid can't wrestle... So what once again Kokina and Butcher destroy him, ending his wrestling career and starting a feud with Kokina & Butcher and Kerry & Kevin Von Erich.
The Monster Factory
Abdullah the Butcher
Scotty the Body
w/ Curtis Hughes as the Enforcer
AWA World Title
Tully Blanchard (C) vs. Ricky Steamboat
Background: Vic Steamboat debuts in the AWA and is on a roll. Until the Foundation gets upset and take out Vic. Bringing Ricky to the AWA.
AWA Tag Team Titles
Kokina "the Samoan Savage" & Abdullah the Butcher (C) vs. Kerry & Kevin Von Erich
AWA Light Heavy Weight Championship
Dean Malenko (C) vs. Jerry Lynn
Number 1 Contender Match
Larry Zybsko vs. Nikita Kolloff
Sgt. Slaughter & The Patriot vs. Iron Shiek & Col Debeers
The Destruction Crew vs. Bad Company
Tom Zenk vs. Akiao Satio vs. Terry Funk
The British Bruisers vs. Mr. Hughes & Scotty the Body
Sean Waltman vs. John Nord
I like the most of this especially putting the title on Tully. Since Tully's Dad was the NWA President at the Time. You could have went with a power struggle between President & Champ the Blanchards & The Gagne's.
I never understood why Verne never put the belt on Sgt. Slaughter during his GI Joe run. With the ESPN show coming on in the afternoon Verne should have been going after the kids.
Verne really should have pushed the hell out of Kokina, The Trooper, Nord, Norton, The Destruction Crew. I also think Tully & Nikita were working for the AWA in 1990.
With the Von Erich's on the card. Vern could have moved filming out the Sportatorium in Texas instead of that horrid hotel in Vegas. This probably would have helped a ton.
One thing I def. would have done if I was Verne is set up a meeting with the money men behind the GWF. Who had a ton of you talent: JBL, Bobby Duncam, Booker T, Stevie Ray, Cactas Jack, Raven, Jerry Lynn, Sean Waltman, Patriot, and Buff Bagwell.