Wednesday, 6 April 2016

WWE: Re-Booking Wrestlemania 32(Spoilers! Duh)

With the wealth of content coming up on Otterworld, I thought I would show this blog some love. Today's post is a fun one, as I live out every internet fan's wildest dream and play fantasy as I rebook the recent Wrestlemania. Everything included in this re booking is not only entirely realistic, but I wouldn't be surprised if a few of these ideas were on the booking table at some point in time.



I wouldn't change anything about the pre-show, as nothing on there would really cause any significant change in the WWE, sorry guys and gals. The opening ladder match was done perfectly, no complaints there. Jericho-Styles was perfectly fine, and Jericho winning was the right decision. Styles will have other opportunities, and this can be a big send off to Y2J.

It's been all smiles thus far, but it's time to make some changes. This one's easy, with the New Day going over on the League of Nations. The League wasn't legitimate to begin with, so this one's a simple squash match, ala Tazz and the APA v Right to Censor from X-Seven. After the match, the League attempt to jump New Day using their numerical advantage, at which point Austin, Foley and Michaels save the day. This next one's pretty easy, as we're giving Dean his Wrestlemania moment. Now, Lesnar may not like this one, but with some booking magic we'll make him accept it. First of all, we cut time off New Day-League of Nations, and that was for this purpose. We're going to make this a war, which it should've been, but Lesnar will dominate. Only by using his guile and weapon aficionado can Ambrose survive, and he wins by outlasting the Beast, who simply cannot put Ambrose away. After the match, the two men, bruised and battered, shake hands as a sign of respect, but stare down during the handshake, so we can revisit this later down the line if needed.

Once again my job is simple: put the best worker over, and that's Sasha Banks. With her Eddie tights and the fan's respect, she a bonafide champ worthy of holding our new belt. The finish comes when Becky, tired of Ric's interference, takes him out ala real life. Charlotte then destroys Becky in anger, but is so distracted that Sasha rolls her up, holding the tights for the victory. This way, we can continue to toe the line with Sasha over her alignment, and set up some more potential feuds. Shane-Taker is a tough one to call, but Taker going over is the right call, albeit with some modifications. Earlier in the night, Shane confronts his pops, blackmailing him with whatever's in that lockbox. As such, the stipulation is changed. All Shane has to do to gain control of Raw is survive the match, not win, but should he pull off the impossible, Vince will be banished from power, with his only hope being that his son in law, Triple H, wins in the main event. Shane jumps off the cell, Taker eventually pins him off the Tombstone. However, during the match, Shane put up one hell of a match, and Taker is p***ed off that he survived this long. He now wants to make sure Shane will not be walking out, and is going to Tombstone him on the steel steps after the match. Shane is saved the knight himself, John Cena, who knocks down Taker and pulls Shane to safety. Vince then arrives, and thanks Taker for saving his hide. As a result, Vince offer Taker the opportunity to pick his opponent for Mania 33, and as a result of his meddling, The Undertaker wants John Cena in Orlando. Imagine how good that would be.

The Andre Battle Royale was fine, and Baron winning was a good decision. We'll keep that just the way it was, but Ryback takes the spot of Shaq. Earlier in the night, Triple H announced that he will do anything to destroy Roman in the main event, and makes their match no disqualification. Que the lights and start up the band, it's main event time. As a result of the new stipulation, it's run ins galore. The Usos make an appearance, the League of Nations are here, the Legends are back, maybe John Cena is here, is that Sting? Anyone and everyone makes an appearance except for two: the two other members of the Shield, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. Ambrose is selling the effects of his match, and Rollins should not make his return here. In the end, Triple H survives everything, and cheats as much as possible, and is standing over Roman, sledghammer in hand, about to crush the challenger's skull when- IF YOU SMELLLLLLL, yeah The Rock is here. He takes out HHH with a Rock Bottom, Roman hits the Spear, 1, 2, 3. Roman celebrates as Rocky collects a mic. He puts over his cousin, and declares that Roman has overcome the impossible, with his help. He then hands the mic to Roman, who just looks at Rock for a second, and then unleashes a devastating Spear. Dwayne can really sell too, so this should be incredible. Roman then grabs the mic, belt over shoulder, and delivers the greatest Roman Reigns promo you have ever heard. "To hell with you, Rock, to hell with each and every member of this crowd, to hell with everyone that held me back and put me down. I busted my a** to put on a show for each and every one of you(points at crowd) and all you do is boo me, unmercifully and without remorse. Well, I'm done. I'm unstoppable, I'm unbeatable and I don't need you. My name is Roman Reigns, and I am the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Deal with it." Roman drops the mic and celebrates in the ring as AT&T Stadium is about to explode. Next night on Raw, Dean tries to reason with his friends and gets brutally assaulted, taking him out for several months while Roman gets over as a heel, taking out babyfaces like AJ Styles, Sami Zayn and Dolph Ziggler. In the end, we get the Shield triple threat at Summerslam.

Now, you may think that Roman turning is unrealistic, but he's definitely hinted at on the post-Wrestlemania Raw episode. Not only that, but this isn't permanent. Eventually, he can see the error of his ways and turn back a few years down the line, once everyone has forgotten about his previous face run and he's also improved as a performer and can handle babyface duty. We get some good matches, like Taker-Cena at Mania 33, the Shield triple threat at Summerslam, and, in a historic event, I would have a rematch at Payback as the main event for the women's title, which would be Sasha vs Becky vs Charlotte one more time, ala Wrestlemania 20's main event. The new belt gets pushed as the women main event for the first time, and Roman faces AJ Styles in the semi main event, which would be a very good match. Corbin can become the new monster heel and destroy Zack Ryder on Raw, and Shane running Raw means a brand split is imminent. The only real loser is Brock Lesnar, but he's Brock friggin' Lesnar, he can take a loss.

I hope you've enjoyed, stay tuned for more. Thanks for reading.
-Henry