Lol at the people saying "yes" you're all smart marks on your computers just like me and everyone else on this message board.
I said yes. So your statistic of 'all' is invalid. I have plenty of booking experience in the real world. And Steen and The Wolves wouldn't be anywhere near my hit list.
But you're partially right, I'd want to completely rebuild the roster because most of what's there is old, stale and uninteresting. I'd be looking for guys to bring in to freshen up the product. I'd be looking for young talent that I can package into something special, or guys that have been horribly misused elsewhere.
I'd want five or six new tag teams, and to completely overhaul the undercard with guys that were worth the investment, to slash the wage budget to about a fifth of what it currently is and to make the KOs more of a focal point.
Once I had my talent in place, I'd book Slammiversary. And work backwards from it. What would I be working towards? Well, fag-packet booking - so no real thought - I'd make Slammy 2014 a four-hour show looking a little like this:
TNA World Heavyweight Title
Bully Ray (c) vs. Kurt Angle
TNA World X Division Title
Austin Aries (c) vs. Kenny King vs. AJ Styles
TNA World Tag Team Titles
Full Metal Mayhem
The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Rockstar Spud & John Morrison (w/Rob Terry) (c) vs. Matt & Jeff Hardy vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
TNA Knockouts Title
Queen Of The Mountain Match
Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky vs. Taryn Terrell vs. ODB vs. Mickie James vs. Lei D'Tapa vs. Brooke Tessmacher
TNA World Television Title
Abyss (c) vs. Mike Bennett (w/Maria)
Career vs. Career for control of the company
Jeff Jarrett vs. "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan (w/Dixie)
Sting vs. Bobby Roode
James Storm vs. "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
Mr Anderson vs. Magnus
Ultimate Submission Match
Samoa Joe vs. Vordell Walker
So, there are new faces there, there are old faces there. There are probably one or two faces missing (with good reason.) But I could set that in stone as the Slammiversary card right now AND book the company there from Impact to Impact, PPV to PPV. And I make you want to watch every step of it.
For example, to make this work, I need to do the following groundwork in the next eight months or so:
- Convincingly turn Hogan heel and align him with Dixie.
- Bring Jeff Jarrett back to TV.
- Bring in, and establish, Vordell Walker as an unstoppable submission expert. And build Joe up as the only guy who can stop him.
- Reunite The Guns, The Hardys and put Morrison and Spud together with Rob Terry. As heels.
- Introduce Mike Bennett as a heel but, more importantly, get Maria over as an intelligent heel manageress.
That may not seem like much, but it's enough for me to fill four-to-six months with.