I started a booking thread way back but had to abruptly stop doing it as things came up. I’m starting again now, heres my roster, there will be one show up a week, enjoy, I hope! This is a new show that starts in January.
General Manager: Shane McMahon F
Chris Benoit (WWE Champion) F
Charlie Hass (US Champion) H
Billy Kidman (WWE Tag Team Champion) F
Paul London (WWE Tag Team Champion) F
Kurt Angle H
Eddie Guerrero F
Rob Van Dam (Injured)
Chris Jericho F
Shelton Benjamin F
Shawn Michaels F
Booker T (Injured)
John Cena F
The Rock F
Rey Mysterio F
Bubba Ray Dudley H
D-Von Dudley H
Doug Basham H
Danny Basham H
Miss Jackie H
Torrie Wilson F
Stacy Kiebler F
Dawn Marie H
F=FACE H=HEEL SUBJECT TO CHANGE!
First PPV is the Royal Rumble
WWE Phoenix 07/01/2005 Los Angeles Staples Center
Before the first ever edition of WWE Phoenix begins general manager Shane Mcmahon is shown backstage in his office.
Shane: To usher in a new era of pure, unrivalled sports entertainment, my show WWE Phoenix will bring, tonight to the LA fans and the millions watching at home the first four matches in a randomly drawn WWE No.1 contender tournament here tonight! Each match will also have a random stipulation drawn and announced by ring announcer Tony Chimel before each match begins! So sit back, kick out, you'll going to enjoy this.
The screen fades out, muisc hits, followed by pyro...
Jim Ross: Welcome to the first ever edition of WWE Phoenix, live from LA. Im sitting here with my co-commentator Tazz, and what an announcement Tazz, a No.1 contender tournament begins here tonight, each match with its own stipulation!
Tazz: JR, No.1 Contender tourmnament, Random Stipulations, This is what Phoenix is going to be all about my friend!
Match 1: WWE Tag Team Championships
Tajiri and Akio vs. Billy Kidman and Paul London (C)
The finish: As Paul London and Akio trade blows on the outside Kidman goes for a vertical suplex on Tajiri. As kidman stops Tajiri in the vertical position Tajiri reverses, into a tornado DDT, Kidman narrowly kicks out at 2. Tajiri heads up to the top rope only for London to pull his leg and for Tajiri to lose balance and crash and burn on the top turnbuckle. Kidman recovers and superplexes Tajiri from the top rope. On contact with the ring mat Kidman rolls out to confront Akio as London heads to the top rope hitting his signature Shooting Star Press for the three count and victory!
Winners: Still Champions...Billy Kidman and Paul London
Backstage with interviewer Josh Matthews is none other than Chris Jericho.
Josh: So then Chris, tonight the quarter finals of this randomly drawn No.1 Contender tournament take place, Can you confirm, or deny your participation?
Chris: Josh, Chris Jericho is not only competing in this tournament, that starts tonight but Chris Jericho is going to win this tournament, and do you know why Josh, because..............Phoenix Is Jericho. Crowd pops
And Josh it does'nt matter who Y2J, the ayotaoalah or rock and rollah faces tonight, it does'nt matter what stipulation is announced for the match, because Chris Jericho is going to win this tournament, win the WWE title, beat whatever jackasses the GM wants to put in front of me and go to Wrestlemania as the WWE champion. Crowd cheers
Match 2: No.1 Contender Tournament Quarter Final 1
Steel Cage (Escape only)
Christian vs. Eddie Guerrero
The steel cage descends from the rafters of the Staples Centre as the crowd goes wild.
The finish: Firm fan favourite Guerrero proceeds to hit the three amigos, with Christain flat out he asks the referee to open the door. As the fans cheer though he goes back proceeding to the top rope. As he flies of looking for the Frog splash Christain gets his knees up and Guerrero crashes to the mat in pain. Christain unwisely proceeds to the top of the cage. Guerrero quickly follows and the two stand on the top rope trading right hands. Eventually Christian swipes Guerreros leg and he falls, straddling the top rope screaming in pain. Christain picks him up slowly and places him in the impaler position on the middle of the top rope using the cage wall as balance. Him and guerrero fly of the top rope, Christain hitting a devastating impaler from the top rope. Christain slowly crawls out, and the heel picks up the victory, the crowd seem quiet, still stunned by the top rope impaler.
Winner: And advancing Christian
Promo plugging the Royal Rumble
HBK is shown walking towards the ring with a purpose.
Match 3: No.1 Contender Tournament Quarter Final 2
No Holds Barred
Shawn Michaels vs. Edge
The Finish: Edge more accustomed with this hardcore like atmosphere has dominated Michaels for much of the match but as he goes for the spear Michaels moves out of the way. Edge stops but HBK hits him with a back drop. HBK goes up for the custom elbow drop. Edge somehow moves out of the way and Michaels back plummets to the canvas. Edge once again prepares for a spear. Somehow HBK jumps over the oncoming Edge whose shoulder crashes into a steel chair pushed between ring ropes in the ring post area, he turns around straight into sweet chin music. 1,2,3.
Winner: And advancing HBK
Don't try this at home video
The crowd cheers as Chris Benoit's theme hits and he approaches the ring. He is passed a microphone and has something to say.
Benoit: 9 months, since Wrestlemania 20 this beautiful WWE championship has sat prodly around my waist. 20 years of my life were devoted to that day, that night, that moment. And now a new year begins, two new shows, both with amazing rosters with some of the best wrestlers ever assembled. Well I'm out here to let everyone in the back know, every man in this tournament know and any man in the wrestling business know that I'm ready. To defend this belt at Wrestlemania will be the greatest honour yet and over the next three months its gonna be my quest to make sure when the ring announcer announces at Wrestlemania the WWE Champion, the name he reads is Chris Benoit. (Crowd pops)
Suddenly The Rock’s theme hits and out struts the Rock.
The Rock: Finally The Rock has come back to Los Angeles. You know Chris Benoit, you come out here, you run your mouth about how you’ve been champion for nine months well the Rock says son, step into the ring with the great one and it won’t be nine months you’ll talking about, it’ll be the three seconds The Rock takes to beat your candy ass and take that WWE championship. (Crowd pops)
The Countdown suddenly begins, 5,4,3,2,1 as Y2J Chris Jericho approaches the ring.
Jericho: Does LA know why the king of the world has come out here? I think it does. It’s because there are two ass clowns standing in Y2J’s ring talking about things that are never and Y2J means never happen. The Rock winning the title, Benoit holding the title until Wrestlemania, No guys that just ain’t gonna happen.
Shane: Hey guys, up here.
Shane Mcmahon is shown in his office on the titantron.
Shane: Guys when I said this was going to be the wrestling show ever I was.nt lying, that’s why I announced that the first four quarter finals in my No.1 contender tournament would take place tonight. Now gents I find talk rather cheap that’s why I just finished drawing the quarter final brackets and their stipulations. And tonight in the main event, the last quarter final its going to be Y2J, Chris Jericho versus….The Rock in a 15 minute time limit match. If a decision is not reached in that time frame both of you will both be out of the tournament.
Startled faces from Y2J and The Rock are shown in the ring as the camera fades out…
Match 4: No.1 Contender Tournament Quarter Final 3
Kurt Angle vs. Rey Mysterio
The Finish: In undoubtedly the match of night, this battle climaxes after fifteen minutes. Rey continuously applies the arm bar until Kurt establishes a vertical base with Rey still grabbing his arm. Rey shifts into a sleeper hold from behind on Kurt. Kurt begins punching Rey until the grip is loosened allowing Kurt to snapmare Rey of his shoulder to the canvas. Kurt goes for the ankle lock but Rey rolls through, Kurt chases after Rey straight into a drop leg toe hold sending kurt onto the second rope, Rey successfully hits the 619 and waits for Kurt to stand up. Kurt reaches his feet quite a way away from Rey but he still attempts a west coast pop. Kurt though simultaneously on Rey’s body contact with himself flapjacks Rey onto the adjacent set of ring ropes. Rey’s impact on the ropes sends him sprawling to the middle of the ring where Kurt applies the ankle lock for two minutes and the submission victory.
Winner: And advancing Kurt Angle
The ever arrogant Charlie Hass is shown backstage alongside Miss Jackie.
Hass: What the hell does Shane think hes doing Jackie, not even putting the current US Champion who has reigned for now for three entire months on the card?
Jackie: Don’t worry baby, theres always next week..
Hass: You damn right theres next week, that’s why to make sure I’m on the card I’m offering an open contract next week, to any guy in the back, who thinks he can come and beat me…
Carlito Caribbean Cool walks past eating an apple..
Cool: Open Contract, next week, now dats cool. Charlie Hass whining backstage, Dude, That’s not cool
Carlito walks off.
We cut to ringside with JR and Tazz, announcing a few things about next weeks show…
JR: Tazz next week live from Seattle we’ve got the Tournament semi fianls, plus Hass’s open contract and just announced I’m hearing by Shane Mcmahon is John Cena vs. Batista in both man’s Phoenix debut.
Tazz: You damn straight JR, next week from Seattle its gonna be a rocketbuster.
Match 5: No.1 Contender Tournament Quarter Final 4
15 Minute Time Limit
The Rock vs. Chris Jericho
The Finish: As the fourteen minute mark approaches and no man shows any sign of letting up, The Rock goes for a DDT which is reversed into the walls of Jericho. Suddenly Kane’s music hits and the big red monster approaches the ring. The beast pulls the ref from the ring to the outside where he hits him with a tombstone piledriver onto the floor! With The Rock tapping but no ref Y2J screams at Kane “You son of a bitch what the hell are you doing?”. Y2J turns around staright into the rock bottom but when the Rock peers outside he realizes the carnage. As the fifteen minute mark is made Kane stands laughing at a shocked Y2J and Rock who have both been eliminated from the tournament.
Winners: N/A Time expired
End of show