Re: The Booking Game
Triple Threat WWF Championship Match
The Rock (c) vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Mankind
The match Vince Russo originally planned but I agree with Shawn Michaels that the main event rightfully should've been one-on-one between Rock and Austin but per your rule of not being able to the book the same match, I'm going with this as this is the only other rightful option for the main event of this Wrestlemania. Austin still wins the championship rightfully, finally getting it back after getting screwed out of it at Breakdown last September and beating Vince's chosen one in The Rock, sending the fans home happy.
The Undertaker vs. Ken Shamrock
Would've used Shamrock for this Ministry vs. Corporation match as he was more of a threat than Bossman being the legit badass he was and Shamrock had a good match with Undertaker the following month at Backlash, so I would just move that match down to Wrestlemania. The Undertaker still wins of course but Shamrock gives him a run for his money.
Shane McMahon (c) (w/ Chyna) vs. Triple H
I'd book the two future brother-in-laws against each other and I'd have Chyna & Test interfere on behalf of Shane, leading to X-Pac doing a run-in to help his pal out against Chyna and Test, only to end up accidentally costing his buddy the match, giving Shane the victory and allowing him to retain the belt. Triple H can turn heel on X-Pac the next night on Raw out of frustration and join The Corporation, reuniting with Chyna and starting his new path as "The Game".
Four Corners Elimination Women's Championship Match
Sable (c) vs. Tori vs. Ivory vs. Jacqueline
I'm going to cheat here a little assuming we can't use anyone from the Heat pre-show and promote Ivory & Jacqueline to the main card and add them to the Women's Championship match. These four did have a Four Corners match for the Women's belt on Raw anyway. But as far as Sable vs. Chyna goes, Chyna was so above the Women's Title at this point and was put to much better use and much more effective in the main storylines with the top guys. Putting her in a match for the Women's Title at this point in time is a downgrade for her and they didn't need her for a programme with the other women as Sable was already a top draw and was booked as an ultimate vixen like Chyna, so you didn't need two fearless top women in the Women's division at the same time. Sable retains with Nicole Bass debuting.
World Tag Team Championships
Owen Hart and Jeff Jarett (c) (w/ Debra) vs. X-Pac and Kane
X-Pac and Kane teamed up a week later after Wrestlemania XV and beat Owen & Jarrett for the titles, so I would just move that match and title change up to Wrestlemania. Either have Kane get kicked out of The Corporation earlier for failing to help Chyna beat Triple H and X-Pac the previous month at St Valentines Day Massacre or in a rematch on Raw and have X-Pac take sympathy on Kane and help Kane out from an attack from Owen and Jarrett after a Handicap Match against them as he did, forming their new tag team or have X-Pac and Kane win the Battle Royal on the Heat before Wrestlemania, being the last two remaining in the ring, earning them a title shot against Owen and Jarrett on the main card, have them win the titles to the shock of everyone as it's a DX member and Corporation member winning the belts in their first tag team match together, and then have The Corporation kick Kane out the next night on Raw for being co-champions with the enemy and for refusing to give up his half of the belt and ditch X-Pac as his partner when the group demands him to, not wanting to be a puppet for The Corporation anymore, which would lead to X-Pac and Kane's brilliant storyline with X-Pac humanizing Kane and becoming his only friend.
Test vs. The Big Show
Have Vince kick Big Show out of The Corporation a little earlier after failing to defeat Austin on Raw and have Vince send Test to try and get payback on Show for Chokeslamming Vince after he slapped him & kicked him out of the group. I'm okay with either winning whether it's Show putting over the younger lion, Test or Big Show getting his first WWF PPV win in his first WWF PPV match.
Road Dogg (c) vs D-Lo Brown (w/ Ivory)
D-Lo and Henry were originally supposed to face Owen and Jarrett for the Tag Team Titles or have a 6-Intergender Match with D-Lo, Mark and Ivory against Owen, Jarrett and Debra but with Henry getting hurt and being out, I'd have D-Lo face Road Dogg for the IC belt, rekindling the DX/Nation feud here a little. I think these two would put on a show for the fans with their charisma, personality and entertaining theatrics. "Oh you betta recognize!" "Oh you didn't know?". I'd have Road Dogg retain and save the IC Title for D-Lo later in the year with his big Euro-Continental Title win, becoming the first person to hold the European and IC belts simultaneously.
Billy Gunn (c) vs. The Big Bossman
We've already got Ministry vs. Corporation and DX vs. The Nation on the card, add DX vs. The Corporation in the form of this match. Bossman, the former Hardcore Champion, wants his belt back but comes up short against The Assman.
Val Venis vs. Goldust (w/ Ryan Shamrock and The Blue Meanie)
Despite them feuding and facing each other twice on PPV at Breakdown and Judgment Day, have them face each other again one-on-one but just with Venis as the babyface and Goldust as the heel this time with Ryan getting Goldust to try and get payback for her on Venis for dumping her. Unfortunantely for her, I'd have the popular Venis win.
Al Snow vs. Hardcore Holly
A continuation of their feud and indeed this would be a fun opener for ECW's homebase with their hardcore battle. I've given them a Dumpster Match as I already have a Hardcore Title match without them involved later in the card, so adding the Dumpster stipulation makes this hardcore match a little different from the one for the title. Dumpster matches are usually fun as evidenced by the previous year's Dumpster match between The New Age Outlaws and Cactus Jack & Chainsaw Charlie at Wrestlemania XIV and I'd expect no different with Snow and Holly competing in one. I like the idea of Snow and Holly taking it out to the streets in Philly like they usually did in their hardcore matches, maybe the match could end outside on the street with Snow dumping Holly or vice versa in a Dumpster that's on the street. Or they could just come back brawling to the arena and one of them gets dumped in one at ringside. I'm good with either.
Last edited by Nightrow; 06-19-2017 at 08:34 PM.