Learning to break kayfabe
Join Date: Jan 2012
What is YOUR dream Road to WrestleMania Storyline?
I know that we always give our opinions of dream PPV matches, but one thing that intrigues me is how can YOUR dream WM29 card happen? If you were creative, how would you write out your storyline, PPV by PPV?
Obviously, this will be a thread of long posts because it's up to you to at least write out how you prefer to see it all come about. Mine is below (sorry it is super long):
Team AJ (Team Hell No, Sin Cara and Rey, Miz) vs. Team Booker (Rhodes Scholars, PTP, Orton)
Sin Cara and Rey make short work of PTP. Team Hell No and the luchadors get into a bit of confusion, resulting in Bryan being taken out by Cody Rhodes. Rhodes then uses the confusion and screaming of Bryan to take out Kane also. Rey runs in and gets Rhodes removed. Rey and Sin Cara work together to successfully remove Sandow and Orton. Miz is never tagged in. Team AJ wins!
Brodus Clay, Santino, and Zack Ryder vs. 3MD (Jinder, Slater, Macintyre)
Eve vs. Aksana
Eve wins and is being dubbed a dominant force to be recognized in the divas division. Kaitlyn is seen watching on a screen in anger.
Sheamus vs. Barrett
It is an all out slug fest, but Sheamus defeats Wade Barrett by White Noise.
US vs IC exhibition match:
Caesaro vs. Kofi
Main Event – Survivor Series Classic:
Team McMahon (Cena, Ryback, Justin Gabriel, and Derrick Bateman) vs. Team Heyman (Punk, Brock, Barrett, and Dean Ambrose)
Over the past four weeks, NXT has a tournament showcased on Raw for who gets brought into the main Raw roster. The final tournament is between Dean Ambrose and Derrick Bateman. Bateman wins and McMahon is welcoming him onto Raw when Dean Ambrose snaps and destroys Bateman to the point that security has to tear them apart. McMahon bans Ambrose from setting foot in WWE again.
Meanwhile, this match between Team McMahon (Cena, Ryback, and Justin Gabriel) and Team Heyman (Punk, Brock, and Big Show) is building up with their members facing each other in random matches.
The Raw right before Survivor Series, Heyman announces his fourth member to his team: Dean Ambrose. Cena goes to Vince and says there is no way they can allow a loose cannon like Ambrose in the match. Vince tells him to find someone who can match him in a fight. Bateman with a new edge shows up and tells Cena that he is the guy to join the team.
On the night itself, Big Show makes fun of Barrett after his loss. Right before the match, Heyman sees a brawl happening with Big Show and Barrett back stage. Barrett takes the WMD and gets back up and knocks Big Show down with his own bare knuckled hit. Big Show is out. Heyman rubs his chin asks Barrett if he would like one more fight.
Basically, the match goes back and forth and then finally when Cena hot tags in, Brock spears him, followed by an F5. Punk elbow drops Cena for the 1-2-3. With Cena out, the remaining two are taken out easily. Ryback puts up a fight and takes out everyone. Brock and Ryback have a stare down and Brock F5s Ryback through a table. The referees call it saying that Ryback can’t compete. Ryback gets up and apparently has a broken arm, says he can still fight, but referees tell him the match is done. Team Heyman wins!
Team Hell No vs. Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio
Team Hell No loses and Sin Cara and Rey celebrate.
Big Show vs. Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett wins with outside interference from Ambrose
IC - Ladder Match:
Kofi vs. Justin Gabriel
Kofi retains belt.
WHC - Tables Match:
Sheamus vs. Rhodes
Great back and forth match with Rhodes being portrayed as someone who is, though heel, able to gain respect from Sheamus. The two tear up the show as it ends with Rhodes getting thrown through a table. Sheamus gives Rhodes a respectful nod as Rhodes walks off the ramp.
Divas Match (non-title match):
Eve vs. Kaitlyn
AJ tells Kaitlyn that she wants to give her friend a chance at redemption after what Eve did to her. So she schedules the surprise match to which Eve is not ready for. Kaitlyn wins by roll-up.
Main Event – TLC Match:
CM Punk vs. Cena
Stipulation is that if Punk wins, Cena cannot challenge for the belt in a one-on-one match for 6 months. If Cena wins, CM Punk does not get a rematch and has to admit that he is not the best in the world.
It is an insane match, one for the ages, with the ending becoming a submission match. Cena eventually gets Punk to tap and pass out. Cena runs up the ladder to get to the belt, but Haymen interferes. In the commotion, Punk is able to recover and kick Cena off the ladder into the announce tables below. Punk is able to climb up the ladder and retain his belt. Barrett, Ambrose, Haymen, and Punk stand in celebration at the top of the ramp.
Earlier episodes of Raw have the Haymen guys saying that they are the most dominant force in all of wrestling today. Barrett, Ambrose, Punk, Brock, and Haymen say that there is no one that can prevent them from getting what they want. Cena comes out and makes his usual argument speech and Haymen reminds him of how he cannot touch Punk anymore and neither can he even touch the belt again until June. Cena says, “I can’t but someone else can.” Ryback comes out and clears house except for Brock. He tells Brock he wants him for breaking his arm at Survivor Series and that he still has never lost. Ryback vs. Brock is booked for Rumble.
Winner is – Kane
It’s a very exciting back and forth match with the ending of the rumble being Kane and Daniel Bryan. They hug each other and then after that go at it with Kane eventually throwing Bryan out. Kane wins!
Ryback vs. Brock
Ryback wins and says Brock’s time is over. Ryback’s time is now.
Sheamus vs. Rhodes
Straight up clean fight with Rhodes winning. Respect all around. Ziggler looks on and claps.
Punk vs. Rock
Punk wins by doing a Stone Cold Stunner. ‘Nuff said.
Sheamus, Big Show, Cody Rhodes, Miz, Sandow, Ziggler
It starts with Cody and Sheamus in the ring together again. Chemistry is just great. But then as others get in, the two switch to working together. It becomes obvious at this point that Rhodes is face. It’s finally Ziggler, Sheamus, and Rhodes as the final three. Ziggler dodges brogue kick and Rhodes get clocked with it and is out. Ziggler zig-zags Sheamus and pins Rhodes. He spins around and pins Sheamus, but Sheamus kicks out. He is able to white-noise Ziggler and recapture the WHC belt.
Mark Henry vs. Brodus Clay vs. Tensai
Mark Henry’s return match. Destroys the two and tosses them around like they are nothing.
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio vs Barrett and Dean Ambrose
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio are winning. Then Ambrose is able to twist Rey’s mask and he can’t see, causing him to accidentally do his finisher on Sin Cara. Barrett and Ambrose win and become the new tag-team champions.
Caesaro vs. Sandow
Eve vs. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn wins and AJ runs in the ring to celebrate with her. As they are celebrating, Kaitlyn turns on AJ and blames her for waiting so long to give her her shot at the title. She beats down AJ and throws her around the ring to the point that the crowd is booing her intensely. Kaitlyn laughs as she leaves a beaten down AJ in the ring. Bryan runs out scares Kaitlyn off as he helps AJ.
Rock, Brock, Ryback, Cena, Punk, Bryan
Fight starts with Rock and Cena as the first two. They get a good long fight that is just the two of them. Punk comes in next and the three fight it out. Cena supers up and is able to pin Rock 1-2-3. Rock is out. Cena turns and points at Punk ala Hulk Hogan. Ryback comes in next and the two of them go back and forth with Punk. Brock comes in next and Punk and him work together. Eventually, Brock and Punk both drop on top of Ryback so that even if he is kicking out, he still gets pinned and is eliminated. Cena is left. But Cena supers up once again, but this time, as he has Punk in the pin, Brock isn’t able to get to Punk in time to break up the pin. Punk is eliminated. Bryan comes in next. The three competitors go back and forth, but finally it ends with Brock and Cena. The belt is on the line! They exchange blows and it ends with Brock knocking Cena out with a superman punch. Brock is the new WWE champion!
Road to Wrestlemania:
Raw after Chamber:
Brock, Haymen, Barrett, and Ambrose come out holding the tag belts and the WWE Championship. Punk is strangely not with them. Brock announces that he will not fight at Wrestlemania and plans on quitting on the biggest stage of them all. Cena comes out and tells him he can’t do that, but then Haymen reminds Cena of the contract he signed with Punk that he can’t challenge for the belt until June. Cena is left wondering what to do. Kane comes out and tells Brock that he will face him at Mania. Brock laughs and does an extremely terrible beat down on Kane to the point that he is bloodied and beaten and stretchered out.
Another Raw later:
Bryan opens the show saying that AJ is still in the hospital from the beatdown Kaitlyn gave her. He also shares how Kane is also in the hospital. He says that now he is going to dedicate every match he does to AJ and to Kane.
The Haymen guys are all in the ring again with Brock gloating that no one will stop him. Punk comes in and everyone explodes thinking he will challenge Brock. He goes in and shakes his hand and holds it up. Punk cuts a promo saying that he is a Haymen guy, and if Paulie says Brock is the champ, then Brock is the champ. Cena comes out again and says to Punk that he sold out, that he should get that belt and do everything to get rid of Brock and Haymen. Punk laughs and says the belt doesn’t matter to him anymore. He tells lists his accomplishments (longer title reign than cena’s, beating Rock at rumble, etc). Finally says there is one more thing he wants. And that’s to challenge Stone Cold to one match at Wrestlemania. Glass breaks. Stone Cold comes out and clears the ring out. Grabs the microphone, cuts an awesome promo, and then says, “I accept!” and goes on a drinking spree. Fade to black.
The Next Raw:
Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio have another match with Barrett and Ambrose, but then things go wrong again and the luchadors lose. This time, Sin Cara gets his mask pulled and accidentally hurts Rey. After Rey is pinned, Rey gets up and loses it, beating up Sin Cara. He challenges him to a match in Mania in Spanish.
Punk and Austin cut awesome promos.
Cena sees Undertaker and tells him he has to take down Brock because if he doesn’t, Brock is leaving at Mania with the belt. Undertaker says he will give his answer tonight.
Storyline starts between Smackdown and Raw of unifying the IC and USA belts. Rhodes somehow wins the IC belt, now that he is a face. Ryback and Mark Henry get into a feud. Sheamus hints at WHC/WWE unification.
Undertaker comes out and says he won’t fight Brock. Cena tells him he is quitter, that he has turned his back on the company. Undertaker tells Cena that HE is the quitter, ever since he sold out before. Cena is left standing thinking of what he said.
Daniel Bryan is running around asking everyone if they heard the news, that AJ was okay.
Punk and Austin cut another awesome promo.
Ziggler announces he is cashing in at Mania.
Brock and Haymen are in the center of the ring saying that again Brock is planning on leaving at Mania, just like he did before at Wrestlemania XX. Everyone is booing Then AJ’s music hits. AJ and Daniel Bryan come out together. Daniel Bryan is chanting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” and AJ is skipping. Brock is confused. They go in the ring. And AJ gets a microphone and says that everyone should get ready to Tout cause they have an announcement to make. AJ realized that she was wrong and she saw how Bryan had been fighting for her all along, even dedicating matches, etc. And she has decided to get back with him. They kiss. Everyone is eating it up, but Brock and Haymen are very confused. They keep trying to talk, but Bryan and AJ keep cutting them off. Finally, AJ says, “I have another announcement, Kaitlyn, I want you at Mania! You vs. me for the belt.”
Haymen breaks in finally and says a whole bunch of bad things to AJ and Bryan. Bryan then says, “Oh yeah, I have another announcement,” and he leaps on Brock and is able to get him into an arm bar. Brock is able to break out but is scared at the speed of Bryan. The two of them slide out as Daniel Bryan gets on the microphone and says, “Brock, you took out Kane, and now I’m going to take out you. I’m challenging you to a match at Mania!”
Undertaker and Cena have tension.
Last Raw before Mania:
Brock accepts Bryan’s challenge. David and Goliath story.
Cena, with an edge now, challenges Taker to an I Quit match at Mania
Punk and Austin have a final promo and stare down.
Ryback and Mark Henry are locked in after an intense test of strength.
Rey and Sin Cara are set to fight at Mania.
Sin Cara vs. Rey Mysterio
TLC Tornado Tag Team Championship:
Johnny Curtis and Derrick Bateman, Sandow and Miz, Barrett and Dean Ambrose
Ryback vs. Mark Henry
Rhodes vs. Caesaro (Unification Match)
Ziggler vs. Sheamus (WHC)
Cena vs. Undertaker (streak)
AJ vs. Kaitlyn (Divas)
Brock vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship)
CM Punk vs. Austin (era vs era)