Re: Re-Booking WCW in 2000-2001
I’ll briefly run through the PPVs after Bischoff and Russo called for a reboot. Instead of the reboot, I’m keeping the champions intact (with a swift and immediate change in the direction of booking, whilst still retaining most of Russo's unpredictability). New announce teams are set. Nitro will be manned by Schiavone and Heenan, with Mean Gene as the interviewer. Thunder will feature Schaivone and Mike Sanders on colour, with Stacey Kiebler the new interviewer.
Spring Stampede (Bischoff is the commissioner)
1Steiner d. Sid © - world title, clean
2.... ..... d. The Wall
3Sting/Vampiro d. Harris Bros © - tag titles
4Booker T d. Jeff Jarrett © - us title
5(the departing) Curt Hennig d. Buff
6The Artist © d. Michael Modest - cruiserweight title
7Hacksaw Jim Duggan © d. Dustin Rhodes - tv title
8Chris Candido d. Evan Karagias
Between PPVs: Steiner dominates free-to-air. He makes Bischoff's job impossible. Bischoff re-introduces Nash w/ Chae as the permanent authority. Nash brings in Flair as Steiner's next opponent. Jimmy Hart manages a fake Goldberg (Sean 'Haire with a hairless head) who begins his own streak.
1Steiner © d. Flair - world title, clean
2Sting/Vampiro © d. ..../Horace - tag titles
3(the returning) DDP w/Kimberly d. Jarrett
4‘Goldberg’ w/Jimmy Hart d. Buff
5Booker T © d. Tank Abbott - us title
6Mamalukes d. Jung Dragons
7 (the new partnership...) of Reno w/Lucky (formerely Tygress) d. Hacksaw Jim Duggan © - tv title
8The Artist © d. Chris Candido - cruiserweight title
9(the new team of... )Rey Rey & Bam Bam d. Harris Bros.
Between PPVs: Nash elevates DDP to challenge Steiner at GAB. Lex Luger returns and appeals to Buff Bagwell and the inactive Shawn Stasiak, to curb their recent misfortunes. They form 'Michelangelo Enshrined (ME).
Great American Bash
1Steiner © d. DDP w/ Kimberly - world title - Kimberly turns on DDP, she becomes Steiner's new valet (of course, Kimberly left WCW because of Steiner; I’m adding to the tension by forcing her to work with him. Should make for good TV.)
2Lex Luger d. Booker T © - us title
3‘Goldberg’ w/ Hart d. Jarrett
4ME (Buff/Stasiak) d. Sting/Vampiro © - tag titles
5Chris Candido © d. Evan Karagias, Shannon Moore, Shane Helms- four-way cruiserweight title
6Rey Rey & Bam Bam d. Konnan/Kidman
7Reno w/ Lucky © d. Hacksaw Jim Duggan - tv title
8Harris Bros d. Jung Dragons
Between PPVs: ME are adorned with gold. Torrie Wilson follows the wealth on her return... joining the threesome (deliberate wording). DDP takes time away after his wife deceived him. Nash has a new opponent for Steiner... .... .....! Sting and Vampiro dissolve their union, they feud. The real Goldberg returns and gets his match against 'Goldberg'! The tag team of (Mike) 'Awesome Storm' (Lance) debuts in WCW. Shane Douglas returns searching for Flair who was fortuitously shelved by Steiner. Douglas begins to dismember past legends until Flair answers his request for a match. The Wall talks Duggan out of retirement. Reno challenges both to handicap match (the implication being that Duggan isn't a man).
Bash at the Beach
1Steiner © w/Kimberly d. ..... - world title - ..... rendered unconscious in Steiner recliner (..... must be convinced to do partial job to continue Steiner's dominance). ..... is promised return match... but management refuses to take his calls.
2Goldberg d. ‘Goldberg’ w/Hart
3Sting d. Vampiro
4Lex Luger © vs. (the returning) Sid - us title - no winner
5Douglas d. Funk
6Rey Rey & Bam Bam d. ME w/Torrie Wilson - tag titles
7Reno w/ Lucky © d. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and The Wall - tv title – Duggan voluntarily calls it a career.
8Awesome Storm d. MI Smooth/The Cat
9Candido © d. Chavo - cruiserweight title
Between PPVs: In a desperate attempt to end Steiner's dominance, Nash goes to his old friend, Sting! Booker T costs Luger his title in a match against Vampiro (Daffney begins to accompany him in an unholy union). The Wall offers to put his own burgeoning career on the line against Reno to salvage something for the disenfranchised Duggan. Booker T has new allies in his fight against ME; it's the re-emergence of former tag team partners, Chris Kanyon and Bryan Clark as 'Cold Blooded' (a rip on the old angle that was going to promote Glacier and his foes to the top of WCW's ranks.)
1Steiner © w/Kimberly d. Sting - world title - Vampiro attacks Sting
2Goldberg d. Sid
3Storm d. Rey
4Douglas d. JJ Dillon
5Booker T & Cold Blooded (Kanyon/Clark) d. ME (Luger, Buff and Stasiak) w/ Torrie
6Muta d. Jarrett (more jobbing for The Chosen One)
7The Wall d. Reno w/ Lucky © - tv title
8Bigelow d. Awesome
9Skipper d. Candido © - cruiserweight title
Between PPVs: The beloved but broken-down Nash finally agrees to return and face the wrath of Steiner and his thunderous dominant run, but Steiner makes sure - after all the baiting - that it will only be in the War Games cage. Steiner assembles his team of Douglas,Buff, Stasiak, and O'Haire. Nash calls on Goldberg, Sting, and Cold Blooded. Booker T declines the offer, to continue his rivalry with Luger. After dismissing former Horseman, JJ Dillon, Douglas airs some dirty laundry on Flair with his newly appointed valet, Miss Elizabeth.
1Sting/ Goldberg/Cold Blooded/Nash d. Steiner/ Douglas/Buff/Stasiak/O'Haire - war games
2Vampiro © w/Daffney d. Muta - us title
3Booker T d. Luger w/ Torrie
4Awesome Storm d. Rey and Bam Bam © - tag titles
5Sid vs. Meng - no winner
6Skipper © d. Lash Leroux - cruiserweight title
7The Wall © d. Brian Adams - tv title
8Jason Jett d. Evan Karagias
Between PPVs: Nash accelerates his Starrcade plans and sets the match that he intended to headline the final PPV of the year with for Halloween Havoc; it will be Steiner defending against Booker T! Douglas becomes the new US champ after Sting costs Vampiro the title, furthering their feud. They will meet in the first ever 'rafters match'. (The winner must secure his opponent on a hook and pull the lever to make the body ascend towards the heavens. Luger sets Stasiak the mammoth task of ending Goldberg.
1Steiner © d. Booker t - world title, clean
2Sting d. Vampiro - 'rafters match'
3Goldberg d. Stasiak w/ Torrie
4Cold Blooded d. Awesome Storm © - tag titles
5Douglas © w/ Miss Elizabeth d. Jarrett - us title
6Rey Rey & Bam Bam vs. ME (Luger/Buff) w/Torrie
7O’Haire d. Reno w/ Lucky
8(the returning) Hugh Morrus d. the Wall © - tv title
9Skipper © d. Jett - cruiserweight title
Between PPVs: Nash has put in place a MOTY spectacular at Starrcade. It will be Steiner defending the WHC next against who? Goldberg! To protect the match, Steiner has what Nash refers to as a "night off" at WW3; a non title match against Meng! DDP returns and starts anew. He candidly states that he isn't bitter about what has transpired. It will fuel him in his quest to regain the WHC. The paths of Sting and Vampiro, and Booker T and Luger are about to drastically alter.
World War 3
1 60 Man Battle Royal Rumble - final four: Booker T, DDP, Vampiro and Storm. Storm caps a career defining night, winning the chance to face the WHC at Superbrawl, the coming year.
2Vampiro/Luger d. Sting/Booker T
3Steiner d. Meng - non-title match, clean
4Cold Blooded © d. Rey Rey & Bam Bam - tag titles
5Douglas © d. Awesome - us title
6Madusa d. Yang - mix gender
7Skipper © d. Juvi- cruiserweight title
Between PPVs: After months of silence, Flair returns and costs Douglas the US title to WHC challenger-in-waiting, Storm! Flair announces that he is finally ready to face Douglas after losing him his prized possession, while Storm and WW3 runner up, DDP feud over the belt. In a battle of the nimble big men, Hugh Morrus will defend his newly claimed TV crown against Bam Bam Bigelow. The quiet achiever, Skipper, will get a dream match of sorts against Rey Mysterio! Sting and Luger will participate lower on the card to facilitate the show of newer talent.
1Goldberg d. Steiner © - world title - in the process winning his second world title reign.
2Booker T d. Vampiro
3Douglas w/Miss Elizabeth vs. Flair - no winner - I doubt you could get either man to relent.
4Storm © d. DDP - us title - DDP puts the heel over, clean.
5Skipper © d. Rey - cruiserweight title - clean
6Sting d. Luger
7Cold Blooded© d. ME w/ Torrie - tag titles
8Morrus © d. Bigelow - tv title
93 Count and Madusa d. Jung Dragons and Meow - mixed gender
26/ 11/ 06