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Rebooking CM Punk's 2011 Return Run
2020.08.27 00:11 DGenerationMCRebooking CM Punk's 2011 Return Run
SummerSlam 2011: John Cena(c) def. CM Punk(c) to win the Undisputed WWE Championship with Triple H as special guest referee Near the end of the match, Punk executed a GTS for a near-fall. Cena later performed the Attitude Adjustment on Punk for a near-fall. Cena executed a second AA to win the title, despite Punk's foot being on the bottom rope. As Cena celebrated his WWE Championship win, Punk attacked Triple H for the blown call. Alberto Del Rio cashed in his Money in the Bank contract and performed a Step Up Enziguiri on Cena to win the title. Night of Champions 2011: Alberto Del Rio(c) (with Ricardo Rodriguez) vs. John Cena ends in a No Contest A vindictive Punk would take his aggression out on Triple H and his wife Stephanie McMahon through constant verbal insults, especially to Triple H whom Punk believed to have purposefully screwed him out of the title. On the August 22 episode of Raw, Kevin Nash returned to reveal himself as the Anonymous Raw General Manager and suspended Punk for attacking the COO. As a result, Cena gained the right to a rematch with Del Rio. During the match, Del Rio applied the Cross Armbreaker, but Cena powered out of it. Ricardo Rodriguez tried to interfere, but Cena knocked him off the apron. At the end of the match, Cena executed an AA on Del Rio and applied the STF on Del Rio. As Del Rio was about to submit, Punk came to the ring from the crowd and attacked them both, causing the match to be thrown out. Punk then started to attack referees and cameramen as John Laurinaitis came down ringside trying to restore order. As Laurinaitis was seen texting someone from ringside, Punk attacked him as well. Then, Nash appeared with the Buffalo Police Department. After Punk was arrested, Nash attacked him. Hell in a Cell 2011: Alberto Del Rio(c) (with Ricardo Rodriguez) def. CM Punk & John Cena in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match to retain the WWE Championship On the following night's episode of Raw, Triple H returned to announce the first-ever Triple Threat Hell in a Cell match, in which Del Rio would defend his title against Cena and Punk, giving Punk the rematch clause he never received. During the match, Del Rio performed a Belly to Back Suplex on Cena through a chair. Cena performed an Attitude Adjustment on Punk but Del Rio voided the pinfall. Del Rio applied the Cross Armbreaker on Cena but Punk broke up the hold. Punk performed a GTS on Cena but Del Rio pulled Punk out of the ring, voiding the pinfall. Del Rio pushed Cena, causing him to fall off the top rope through a table. Punk applied the Anaconda Vice on Del Rio but Ricardo Rodriguez opened the cell door and threw a lead pipe into the ring. Punk performed a GTS on Rodriguez outside the cell but Del Rio hit Punk with the lead pipe and locked the cell door. Punk attempted a GTS on Del Rio but The Miz and R Truth emerged from under the ring, attacking Punk. Del Rio hit Punk with the lead pipe and pinned Punk to retain the title. Vengeance 2011: The Miz & R-Truth def. John Cena & CM Punk The incidents since Punk's return caused every wrestler, broadcaster, ring announcer, referee, and cameraman to all walk out on Nash. The next week on Raw, Nash cut a promo about the walkout. The only wrestlers that did not walk out were Del Rio, Miz, Truth, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger. They all expressed their allegiance to Nash. On the October 10 edition of Raw, Triple H relieved Nash from his duties of running Raw, telling him that the WWE Board of Directors did not believe that Nash control Raw and named Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis the new Interim General Manager. All the people that walked out, came back in the arena and congratulated the general manager. Cena and Punk attacked Miz and Truth before Laurinaitis made the match later that night. Cena & Punk controlled the match until Kevin Nash attacked Punk whilst the referee was distracted. Miz & Truth then executed a Shut Up/Skull Crushing Finale combination on Cena, with Miz pinning Cena to win the match. Survivor Series 2011: Team Cena (John Cena, The Rock, CM Punk, Zack Ryder & WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston) def. Team Del Rio (WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, R-Truth, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger) (with Ricardo Rodriguez and Vickie Guerrero) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match The following night on the October 24 episode of Raw, Nash attacked Triple H, hospitalizing him with a fractured vertebra. Cena decided to form a team to face the Nash loyalists but Miz and R-Truth ambushed Evan Bourne, leaving the team a man down. Laurinaitis booked Cena's team against Del Rio's with a match at Survivor Series with a partner of his choice, with Cena choosing his WrestleMania XXVIII opponent, The Rock, as his partner. Billed as the most charismatic team of all time, The Rock accepted his offer the following week. Ziggler was the first man eliminated after a Rough Ryder. Swagger was then eliminated after Trouble in Paradise by Kingston. Kofi was eliminated after an armbar from Del Rio. There were many reversals and counters to Punk and Del Rio's various finishers and submission holds. This resulted in Punk eliminating him with Del Rio submitting to the Anaconda Vice. Following a distraction by Del Rio, Punk was pinned by Miz. Throughout the match, Cena was targeted and was almost pinned many times. After taking Truth out of the match, the Rock performed a spinebuster followed by the People's Elbow to pin the Miz, giving Team Cena the win and leaving Rock and Cena as the survivors. After the match the Rock performed the Rock Bottom on Cena. TLC 2011: CM Punk def. Alberto Del Rio(c) (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a TLC Match to win the WWE Championship Punk requested to have another one-on-one rematch for the championship. Del Rio objected but accepted the challenge after Punk locked him into an Anaconda Vise. At the outset Del Rio and Ricardo double teamed Punk. Punk ducked a double clothesline and knocked both opponents down. Ricardo & Del Rio recovered and landed a superplex. Ricardo and Del Rio went to the floor to grab a ladder. Del Rio grabbed a ladder but Punk dove onto Del Rio. Punk returned to the ring where Del Rio stomped on Punk and landed a chair shot to Punk's gut. Punk put his knee in Del Rio's face, but missed a running bulldog, allowing Del Rio to drop Punk head first into the chair. Del Rio handcuffed Punk to the ladder. Punk broke the ladder but was still handcuffed. Punk used them to backdrop Del Rio onto the ladder. Punk climbed the ladder, but Del Rio knocked him down and attempted an armbar, but Del Rio escaped. Punk and Del Rio went to the top rope, where Punk tried to superplex Del Rio. Del Rio kicked Punk through a table onto the floor. Del Rio used the chair against Punk and applied a Cross Armbreaker on Punk, whose arm was trapped in the chair. Del Rio headed back to Punk and attacked him with a chair shot. Del Rio laid a cross armbreaker on Punk and then climbed the ladder. Punk knocked him off and the ropes end up between his legs. Ricardo came into the ring and climbed the ladder. Punk tipped the ladder over, sending Ricardo into a table on the floor. Both men blocked the other's finisher. Del Rio went to the corner, where Punk tried to execute a high knee only to go into the ring post. Del Rio hooked Punk's handcuff to the turnbuckle. After missing some punches, Punk knocked Del Rio out of the ring with a roundhouse kick. Punk broke the turnbuckle to free himself and pulled a ladder into the ring. Kevin Nash would interfere, attacking Punk before Triple H made his return and hit Nash with his sledgehammer. Both men climbed the ladder. Punk knocked out Del Rio down to the mat. He and Del Rio finished the fight in the ring where Punk executed a GTS, climbed the ladder, and retrieved and won the championship. Punk celebrated with the crowd after the match. This would be the start of Punk’s reign that would last for over a year.
2020.07.29 20:02 apehasreturnedBooking Cesaro Post WM30 - Part Two: Carving a Path
Part One Here! Raw, November 24th, 2014 After a huge win at Survivor Series, Team Cena all celebrate to open Raw, with Cesaro being put over by the rest of the team for keeping their jobs intact and removing the Authority from power. He looks elated to have scored the victory for the team, and Cena says he's a future World Champion, clearly piquing his interest. Out comes Seth Rollins, who insists HE'S the only future World Champion in this arena before holding up his money in the Bank briefcase. Cena shrugs and says he has a date with Lesnar at the Royal Rumble, leading to Seth shaking his head. "John, you think you're so special, so allow me to make a challenge. You fought so hard to get your hands on me at Hell in a Cell, and you couldn't. So I'll face you, as long as if I win, you are no longer Number One Contender." Cena agrees, and the match is set for TLC - but not before Cesaro pokes fun at Rollins for taking the pin on Sunday. Raw, December 8th, 2014 Cesaro is set up for TLC with a match against Rusev, having been the first man to be responsible for a Rusev loss. He cuts a promo talking about how he eliminated Swagger, Rusev and Rollins in one night by himself, and the crowd are lapping it up as he says he's coming for what's his at TLC. Smackdown, December 12th, 2014 Cesaro is set to work a match against The Miz, and makes an entrance to a huge pop, only to be BASHED IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD WITH THE MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE! Seth Rollins stands over Cesaro, dented briefcase held high, before closing it around Cesaro's head... CURB STOMP WITH CESARO'S HEAD SANDWICHED IN THE STEEL! He goes for one more, but John Cena chases him off, Rollins leaping into the crowd as Cesaro is helped by medical officials. It's announced later in the show that Rusev will instead defend his gold against Jack Swagger at TLC, as Cesaro will be taking time off for "severe head injuries." At TLC, Rusev knocks off Swagger, while Seth Rollins shockingly defeats John Cena. Cesaro is unseen at the show, but there are chants for him throughout the Cena/Rollins match, with Cena going as far as to dedicate the match to his newfound ally before the bell rang. On the last Raw of the year, everything happens as it did in real life, with Seth Rollins threatening to gravely injure Edge to force John Cena to reinstate the Authority. Triple H comes out, unceremoniously firing Ziggler, Rowan, Ryback and Cesaro for teaming up with Cena, and says he's going to make John's life hell. Raw, January 5th, 2015 Seth opens the first Raw of the year, talking the big talk about how Cena is no longer Number One Contender, and is about to announce himself for that spot now that the Authority is back, when some very familiar music hits. IT'S CESARO! CESARO IS BACK! The crowd are ecstatic as the Swiss Cyborg runs down and absolutely DECIMATES Seth Rollins with an uppercut, followed by a SWISS DEATH, AND A NEUTRALIZER! Cesaro grabs the microphone and roars to the back that if Seth is ready to hurt Edge to get what he wants... Cesaro is ready to hurt Seth. He wants his, and his tag team partners, jobs back, and he wants in on the Brock/Seth match, having pinned Rollins at Survivor Series. Triple H's music hits, and the Game stares at Cesaro with murderous intent as Cesaro holds Seth's head up by the hair. He shakes his head, and Cesaro grabs the briefcase, sandwiching Seth's head in it, before finally, the Game acquiesces. Ziggler, Rowan, Ryback and Cesaro are rehired - and Cesaro has his first ever World Title match in WWE. Raw, January 12th, 2015 Paul Heyman cuts a promo saying Brock Lesnar is ready for any and all comers, but acknowledges it may be the first time he's facing someone who's pound for pound stronger. Cesaro, however, is still not even medically cleared to compete, and will only just make it in time for the Royal Rumble. Despite this, he promises not to underestimate Rollins or Cesaro, but says the Beast WILL walk out of the Royal Rumble still champion. Raw, January 19th, 2015 It's the go-home Raw, and Rollins, Cesaro and Heyman are all on the scene for a contract signing. Cesaro is out first, followed by Rollins, and the two look ready to go at each other's throats as Heyman walks out. Rollins signs, followed by Cesaro, but ROLLINS HITS HIM WITH THE BRIEFCASE WHILE HE'S LEANED OVER! Rollins gets onto the table to try and dive on Cesaro, but CESARO DRIVES HIM THROUGH IT! He looks at Heyman and yells at him to sign, the manager quickly doing so before ducking out of harm's way. Cesaro stands tall over Rollins, but then... oh... oh dear. Lesnar comes out on the stage, and hops onto the apron, straight into an UPPERCUT BY CESARO! Cesaro chases him out and goes for another uppercut, but BROCK WITH A GERMAN INTO THE BARRIER! Cesaro keeps putting up a fight, but soon enough, he falls to an F5, the Beast standing tall ahead of the Rumble. Royal Rumble 2015 Cesaro vs Brock Lesnar (c) vs Seth Rollins for the WWE World Title Seth is out first alongside J&J Security, followed by Cesaro, and finally Lesnar. The three men are in their own corners for ring introductions, and then the bell finally chimes for Cesaro's match at the 2015 Rumble - not the pre show like in real life, but the World Title match. Rollins instantly slides out of the ring, and the crowd all erupt as Lesnar and Cesaro go toe to toe. Lesnar manhandles Cesaro after some offense from the Swiss Superman, getting a few suplexes before Rollins runs interference with a springboard knee. Rollins takes something of a beating too, before Cesaro and Seth reluctantly try to work together, only for Seth to take Cesaro out with a superkick before getting BODIED BY LESNAR! Rollins is lying in a puddle of his own drool as Brock lifts him up for a tremendous suplex, and then J&J try to get involved, only to be taken out as well. Seth falls out of the ring, and Brock follows him out, throwing him into the steps before CESARO TAKES HIM DOWN WITH A SUICIDE DIVE! He lays in uppercut after uppercut against the barrier, and then hops up onto the apron for a FLYING UPPERCUT INTO THE ANNOUNCE DESK! Cesaro strips down the table as Brock stirs, calling for Seth to handle Brock with a CURB STOMP! He throws Brock onto the table, but CESARO NAILS A GUTWRENCH POWERBOMB ONTO SETH, THROUGH THE SECOND ANNOUNCE DESK! Cesaro throws Brock into the timekeeper's area before rolling Seth into the ring for two, and then calls for the Swiss Death, only for an INHUMAN BROCK TO SPRINT IN WITH A HIGH KNEE! Brock throws Cesaro into the turnbuckles before going to work with the body shots, but Srth gets a sleeper hold. Brock tries to shake him off, but CESARO HITS AN UPPERCUT ON BROCK! Brock is dazed, and Seth releases to go for a Curb Stomp, only for LESNAR TO HIT AN F5! Cesaro tries to stop the cover, but Brock hits a belly to belly, rubbing his hands together before following Cesaro out to ringside. The champion picks Cesaro up, but CESARO HITS HIM WITH AN UPPERCUT! He grabs the wooden table covering and bashes Brock with it til it splinters, and hits punch after punch until Brock falls over on the table... SETH ROLLINS HITS AN ELBOW THROUGH THE TABLE FROM THE TOP! OH MY GOD! Cesaro is in awe, and then tells Seth to help him pick Brock up. Both carry him to the corner of the barrier... SPEAR INTO THE TIMEKEEPER'S AREA BY CESARO! Cesaro is dazed getting up, and SETH HITS A STOMP ON THE FLOOR! Rollins rolls Cesaro in with a desperate look in his eye, and the two have some amazing back and forth action. Cesaro gets the upper hand after a Big Boot, and calls for the Neutralizer, but SETH COUNTERS AND HAULS CESARO UP... BUCKLE BOMB! SUPERKICK! He goes for the Curb Stomp... CESARO HITS A LARIAT! NEUTRALIZER! INTO THE COVER - ONE! TWO! THR-BROCK BREAKS IT UP! OH MY GOD, HE'S ALIVE! Brock suplexes Cesaro out of the ring before hitting a huge F5 on Seth for the one, two and three, remaining champion despite the incredible efforts of Rollins and Cesaro. Brock Lesnar def. Cesaro and Seth Rollins (23:43) to retain the WWE World Title After a gruelling Royal Rumble, Cesaro goes full steam ahead on his feud with Seth Rollins. The two trade blows every week on Raw and Smackdown in increasingly spectacular ways and interfering in one another's matches. Cesaro def. Sin Cara (5:12) Cesaro def. Stardust by DQ (9:02) The bout is made for Fastlane: Cesaro vs Seth Rollins. Fastlane 2015 Cesaro vs Seth Rollins Cesaro makes his entrance first, and awaits the arrival of Rollins, only to get J&J Security. Cesaro rolls his eyes and heads up the ramp before commiting brutal crimes against humanity on the two men, UPPERCUTTING NOBLE OFF THE STAGE! He powerbombs Mercury into the LED screens and calls for Seth, but now it's Big Show that comes out, followed by Kane. Kane and Big Show's size are a lot to handle, but Cesaro survives them, only for SETH TO RUN OUT WITH A CLOTHESLINE! He throws Cesaro off the side of the stage, Cesaro rolling through as Seth follows him, and the two battle into the crowd, exchanging blows left and right. Soon enough, they reach a tech table, and Seth hits a superkick before trying to flee upwards, clambering onto a balcony. Cesaro tries to follow him up, and hits an uppercut, only for SETH TO PULL HIM DOWN AS WELL, BOTH MEN CRASHING AND BURNING THROUGH THE TABLE! The match is called a no contest as the two are aided by doctors and referees, but it's clear this is far from over. Cesaro vs Seth Rollins went to a no contest Raw, March 2nd, 2015 After months of bad blood, Cesaro is the first man to bring up the idea - Seth Rollins vs Cesaro at WrestleMania. Seth takes his sweet time to respond, and soon enough, the Authority assault Cesaro backstage, with Seth walking into frame and grabbing him by the jaw, yelling that he accepts before CURB STOMPING CESARO ONTO THE CONCRETE FLOOR! Smackdown, March 12th, 2015 Brock Lesnar opens the show, but he's attacked by Seth Rollins, who seeks to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Cesaro rushes out and puts a stop to it with an uppercut and a Swiss Death, before HITTING A NEUTRALIZER ON SETH! Brock rolls out of the ring, impressed, as Cesaro grabs Seth and promises ot haunt his dreams until he gets his hands on him properly at Wrestlemania. Raw, March 23rd, 2015 It's the go-home, and both Cesaro and Seth get into a huge backstage brawl, Cesaro being held back as Seth gets into an Authority-branded car and gets the hell outta dodge. Later that night, Cesaro finds it parked out back, with a bystander saying Seth got in a limo and ditched the marked car, leading to Cesaro tearing the vehicle apart with his bear hands because, well, he's a freak of nature, so why the hell not? He stomps on the Authority symbol on the destroyed hood of the car to end the segment, perhaps a harbinger of Rollins' fortune come Sunday. WrestleMania 31 Cesaro vs Seth Rollins It's a year on from winning the Andre, and now Cesaro's in a highlighted match on the card against Seth Rollins. Seth wears his iconic black and gold, while Cesaro opts for the classic red and white as he stares down his foe. The bell rings to an ovation, and WE'RE UNDERWAY WITH ROLLINS VS CESARO, HERE AT WRESTLEMANIA! Seth instantly rolls from the ring as Cesaro BARRELS OUT WITH A TOPE CON HILO! Cesaro sends Seth back into the ring and hits an uppercut into the corner, wearing Seth down with strikes before connecting with a gutwrench suplex for two. He grabs Rollins for another uppercut, but Rollins lands an enziguri, followed by a high knee and a SETHWALKER FOR TWO! Rollins keeps the pressure on with a PHOENIX SPLASH, but it again garners two. Seth is getting more and more frustrated as he tries every trick in the book, but Cesaro keeps kicking out. Rollins heads up for a diving knee, but CESARO CATCHES HIM FOR A RICOLA BOMB! He stacks Seth for two, and then pops up... NEUTRALIZER! ONE! TWO! THR-NOOO! Cesaro's in control now, and he hits a cravate suplex before adjusting his jaw and landing a double stomp. He goes for a Swiss Death, but SETH RAKES THE EYES! Cesaro clutches his face as Seth grabs him... SMALL PACKAGE DRIVER! ONE! TWO! THR-CESARO SOMEHOW KICKS OUT! Seth is seething, but he calls for a Buckle Bomb all the same, hauling Cesaro up, but CESARO UPPERCUTS HIM OUT TO THE APRON! The Swiss Cyborg goes up top for a deadlift superplex, but SETH COUNTERS INTO THE SUNSET FLIP - BUCKLE BOMB! SUPERKICK! Seth measures his target... CURB STOMP, BUT CESARO THRUSTS HIMSELF UP! SETH IS HIGH IN THE SKY - SWISS DEATH! CESARO COUNTERS WITH A POP-UP SWISS DEATH! ONE! TWO! THREE! CESARO BEATS SETH ROLLINS AT WRESTLEMANIA! Cesaro def. Seth Rollins (14:10) Raw, March 30th, 2015 Rollins comes out with the Authority to celebrate his victory at the END of WrestleMania 31, but he's quickly interrupted by Randy Orton - then Roman Reigns - then Cesaro. All three men stake their claim to the World Title, and it's announced for later that night that they'll face off for the right to challenge Seth Rollins - in an elimination match next week. However - today, he faces off with new Intercontinental Champion Daniel Bryan. Cesaro vs Daniel Bryan These two have a great back-and-forth match to close out Smackdown, going about twenty minutes, with Cesaro maintaining control for the bulk of the bout. They start technical before working their way into grappling and headbutts, with Bryan landing on his feet out of a Cravate Suplex to land a roundhouse to the head, followed by a KNEE PLUS FOR THE WIN! Daniel Bryan def. Cesaro (20:12) After the bout, Bryan raises Cesaro's hand high and congratulates him on a match well fought. Cesaro leaves the ring and heads to the back, leaving Bryan to celebrate to close the show until he's attacked by a returning Sheamus. Raw, April 6th, 2015 Cesaro vs Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton in an Elimination Match Orton and Reigns have their own history, so they take it to each other, with Cesaro occasionally getting involved. Reigns is in bad shape after a night with Brock, and, alongside interference from the Big Show, is eliminated. Leaving Cesaro and Orton, Cesaro is able to counter an RKO into a Ricola-Plex, followed by a Swiss Death Uppercut to earn a rematch. Cesaro def. Randy Orton and Roman Reigns to earn the right to face Seth Rollins It's announced that at Extreme Rules, the main event will see Seth Rollins take on Cesaro in the titular stipulation for the WWE World Title. the build remains much the same as before WrestleMania, with increasingly inflammatory actions - Seth sics Show and Kane on Cesaro, but over the weeks, Cesaro gradually takes out all of Seth's allies, with Roman Reigns entering his feud with Show to keep him occupied, and with J&J and Kane being taken out by Cesaro in the build to Extreme Rules. Extreme Rules 2015 Cesaro vs Seth Rollins (c) for the WWE World Title in an Extreme Rules Match The challenger is out first, followed by a very alone Rollins, who knows Cesaro's pinned him twice now. Both get formal ring introductions, and we get underway with an UPPERCUT OUT OF THE GATES! Cesaro lays in the uppercuts on Seth in the corner before hitting a gutwrench suplex and rolling out of the ring to grab every weapon he can - tables, chairs, a ladder, bat, fire extinguisher, the works. Cesaro grabs the fire extinguisher and bashes Seth in the face with it, dousing him in the fire retardant before throwing the canister aside and going for a Neutralizer. Seth counters and hits a Buckle Bomb for a reprieve, before setting up two tables in the ring. He tries to lay Cesaro out on them, but Cesaro fights free, before sending Seth to the outside and into the crowd. Both men battle through the audience, but soon enough Seth rushes out of frame after gouging Cesaro's eyes. Cesaro is confused as to where he is, and looks up to see SETH ROLLINS LEAPING FROM THE BALCONY! CESARO UPPERCUTS HIM OUT OF THE AIR! Seth is knocked right on out, and Cesaro tries to drag him back to ringside. He powerbombs Seth onto the announce table, but it doesn't break, causing Cesaro to... oh no... he's setting up a ladder. He grabs Seth by the hair, but SETH GOES LOW! Cesaro crumples - CURB STOMP ON THE OUTSIDE! A beaten and bruised Rollins sends Cesaro back in, hooking the leg... ONE! TWO! THR-NOOOO!! Seth is in shock as Cesaro is somehow still alive, and he calls for one more, only for CESARO TO KICK HIM IN THE GUT! Cesaro grabs a chair from the mat and GOES TO TOWN! He hits Seth over and over and over until the chair breaks, and then covers... ONE! TWO! THR-JOEY MERCURY WITH THE SAVE! J&J are out there, bandaged up, and Cesaro loses his damn mind, beating both down with uppercuts before laying Noble out on the second announce table and POWERBOMBING MERCURY ONTO HIM, THROUGH THE TABLE! He turns around to see Seth, and GETS HIT WITH A SUPERKICK! A dazed Cesaro falls against the Spanish table, and Seth gets up on the apron before climbing up that side of the ladder. The crowd are awestruck as Seth reaches the top, but CESARO STARTS HEADING UP AS WELL! Seth spits in Cesaro's face, and Cesaro hits an uppercut, hooking Seth's arm and looking fifteen feet below... HE'S GOING FOR A SUPERPLEX! WAIT A MINUTE! WHO THE... BAD NEWS BARRETT! BARRETT IS LIFTING CESARO'S SIDE OF THE LADDER! Seth takes the momentum from the tipping - SETH BRINGS CESARO CRASHING INTO THE RING, THROUGH THE TWO TABLES! HE DRAPES AN ARM OVER... ONE! TWO! THREE! Seth Rollins def. Cesaro (23:51) to retain the WWE World Title Seth is helped up by Barrett, who seems to be the newest member of the Authority! We're giving him this since Neville's going to get KOTR, so why not give Bad News Barrett, an awesome gimmick, something to work with by delivering Bad News on behalf of the Authority? Seth looks down upon Cesaro, a man who clearly had it won, and cackles to close the show. Raw, May 4th, 2015 Right after seeing old enemy Sami Zayn take on John Cena, Cesaro comes out to the ring, bandaged up from his Extreme Rules Match, and challenges BNB to a match at Payback. Barrett comes out to apologize, saying that it wasn't personal before HITTING A BULLHAMMER! He vows that at Payback, he's afraid he'll have some bad news for Cesaro, walking over the Swiss Cyborg on his way backstage. Payback 2015 Cesaro vs Bad News Barrett Cesaro's out first, followed by Barrett. The bell rings and it starts surprisingly slow, not with Cesaro sprinting from his corner and going for the kill, but with a wearing down process as he targets Barrett's leg. Barrett is able to get control early, though, and keeps the pressure on Cesaro as the match continues. Barrett targets Cesaro's midsection with strikes and even manages to land a Wasteland for two, but Cesaro starts to rally after being thrown into the ropes and SPRINGBOARDING OFF WITH AN UPPERCUT! He kicks out Barrett's leg for a basement uppercut, followed by a Ricola-Plex for two and a CESARO SWING! The swing goes to 25 before Cesaro relents, and Barrett clutches his leg from the G-Forces of the move. Cesaro hauls Barrett up for a powerbomb, again garnering two, and calls for the Neutralizer, but Barrett drops down for a Big Boot, and then lands a WINDS OF CHANGE! ONE! TWO! THR-NOO! Cesaro's in trouble as Barrett turns over the elbow pad, winding up... BULLHAMMER MISSES! CESARO WITH THE BRIDGING FALLAWAY SLAM FOR TWO! Both men are exhausted, Bad News nursing his leg as he gets to his feet, and Cesaro throws an uppercut, only for BNB to trap his arm in the ropes. He hits a headbutt on Cesaro and traps the other arm before landing several knees, and calls for a Bullhammer, only for CESARO TO HIT AN UPPERCUT! BARRETT'S DOWN - CESARO LOCKS IN THE SHARPSHOOTER! Barrett is struggling, screaming out... BARRETT FORCED TO TAP! Cesaro def. Bad News Barrett (14:02) Later in the night, Daniel Bryan vacates his title, putting it up for grabs in the Elimination Chamber. Raw, May 11th, 2015 The Chamber contestants are announced as Cesaro, Bad News Barrett, Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Kofi Kingston (having been banned from the tag chamber) and new KOTR Neville. All six men have a staredown, cutting promos about how they'll all be the next champion, and the showdown ends with Ryback standing tall. Raw, May 18th, 2015 Cesaro vs Bad News Barrett vs Neville vs Ryback vs Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston in a Gauntlet Match The six men have a gauntlet match to decide who enters the Chamber last, with Cesaro and Kofi starting things off. Kofi gets a lot of help from the New Day, but Cesaro is just able to overcome the odds against Kingston, and then Ziggler. Ryback gives him a hell of a run for his money, but he rolls the Big Guy up, and Neville is assaulted by Bad News Barrett backstage as revenge for beating him in the KOTR Finals, leaving Cesaro and Barrett as the last two men. BNB picks Cesaro's bones to come away with the win, meaning he'll enter the Chamber last. Bad News Barrett def. Cesaro, Neville, Ryback, Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston (31:02) to earn the last spot Elimination Chamber 2015 Cesaro vs Bad News Barrett vs Neville vs Ryback vs Dolph Ziggler vs Kofi Kingston in an Elimination Chamber Match for the Intercontinental Title It's Ziggler and Kofi who start things off, with Cesaro, Ryback, Neville and Barrett in pods. They go back and forth to try and score some time to prepare for Number Three, but neither of them are able to score a fall. Despite this, The New Day are outside the Chamber trying to distract Ziggler, giving Kofi the opening to shove Dolph headfirst into the chains as the clock counts down. Out comes Ryback, and he turns Kofi inside out with a Meathook before hitting a Belly to Belly on Ziggler onto the floor. He pins Ziggler for two before targeting Kingston, but Ziggler and Kofi begrudgingly work together to handle the Big Guy. The clock starts counting down as Ziggler and Kofi hit a tandem suplex, only for KOFI TO HIT A TROUBLE IN PARADISE ON ZIGGLER FOR TWO! Next up is Cesaro like a house of fire, with UPPERCUTS FOR EVERYONE! He throws Kofi into the Chamber wall and takes the fight to Ryback, with Ziggler starting to stir. Cesaro calls for a Cesaro Swing on Ziggler, but Kofi rushes in with a dropkick... CAUGHT! DOUBLE CESARO SWING! He throws them around the ring before releasing at 18, and is taken out by Ryback with a Stinger Splash. Neville rushes out next with a flurry of kicks on Ryback, followed by a POISON RANA! ONE! TWO! KICKOUT! He bolts up and hits a superkick on Kofi, before heading to the top of the pod... RED ARROW ON KINGSTON! ONE! TWO! THREE! Dolph goes for the finish on a downed Neville, but Cesaro shoves him aside and throws Neville out of the ring before hauling Ryback up for a NEUTRALIZER! He picks Ryback up and calls for Dolph... SUPERKICK! Both cover Ryback for the One, Two, THREE! Barrett comes out last, and CESARO BLASTS HIM WITH AN UPPERCUT BACK INTO HIS POD! Cesaro gets on top and rains down punches before hauling him out and THROWING HIM THROUGH THE PLEXIGLASS! Neville hits a springboard shooting star onto the steel, and Ziggler rushes onto the KOTR winner as Cesaro hits a SWISS DEATH ON BARRETT FOR THREE! Ziggler and Neville go after one another, and Neville lands a big move before going for a Red Arrow, only for Dolph to rush up to try for a superplex... CESARO WITH THE TOWER OF DOOM! Neville drapes an arm over Ziggler... ONE! TWO! THR-KICKOUT! It's down to three men, and Cesaro hauls Ziggler up, throwing him into the corner as Neville rises for an UPPERCUT TRAIN! Neville falls flat, and CESARO LANDS A POWERBOMB ON ZIGGLER, ONTO NEVILLE FOR TWO! Cesaro picks Ziggler up, calling for a Neutralizer, but NEVILLE HITS A SUPERKICK! Cesaro stumbles back as Ziggler lands on his feet... TANDEM SUPERKICK! ZIGGLER WITH THE ZIG ZAG! He goes for the cover, but NEVILLE CAPITALIZES WITH A POISON RANA, INTO A RINGS OF SATURN! ZIGGLER IS OUT! IT'S DOWN TO TWO! Now with only two remaining and Cesaro down, Neville starts climbing onto the pod, and then... keeps going. Oh my god - HE'S ON THE CEILING! NEVILLE IS HANGING FROM THE CEILING! He looks down, and tucks his legs in before falling back - CESARO WITH A SWISS DEATH ON A FALLING NEVILLE! HOLY HELL! HE HOOKS THE LEG - ONE! TWO! THREE! CESARO IS THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION! Cesaro def. Neville, Dolph Ziggler, Bad News Barrett, Ryback and Kofi Kingston (32:33) to become Intercontinental Champion Smackdown, June 4th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Ryback for the Intercontinental Title Cesaro starts running open challenges on Smackdown against Cena's on Raw, and the first is answered by Ryback. They have a back and forth bout, with both feeling the effects of the Chamber, but Cesaro carries Ryback to a good match before eventually putting him away with a Neutralizer, proving that it doesn't need to take multiple men to get Ryback down - just one superman. Cesaro def. Ryback (10:18) to retain the Intercontinental Title Smackdown, June 11th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Luke Harper for the Intercontinental Title Harper has rejoined the Wyatt Family, but he's still a former IC Champ. These two have a predictably fantastic bout, with both men breaking out the power moves and even some of their high-intensity maneuvers like suicide dives. Harper even manages to drive Cesaro through the barricade, but in the end, a Discus Clothesline is caught with a Swiss Death counter, leading to another defense for Cesaro. Cesaro def. Luke Harper (13:30) to retain the Intercontinental Title Money in the Bank 2015 Cesaro makes his way out to the ring for his PPV open challenge, Sheamus having just won Money in the Bank. The crowd are on their feet as he lays the title on the mat, and tells anyone to come and get it. IT'S NEVILLE! The crowd leap from their seats as we get to bear witness to Neville vs Cesaro with the gold on the line after the sneak peak in the chamber, and WE ARE UNDERWAY! Cesaro (c) vs Neville for the Intercontinental Title We start off with a bang, as Neville and Cesaro charge, Neville getting the dropkick to the knee before running the ropes, gaining momentum for a BACK HANDSPRING INTO THE DDT! ONE! TWO! KICKOUT! Neville nearly got Cesaro very early, and keeps the pressure on with a back heel kick, followed by a DROPSAULT, INTO THE SUPERKICK OFF THE ROPES! He goes for a Dragon Suplex, but Cesaro counters before throwing Neville from the ring, nailing a BIG BOOT, FOLLOWED BY A SUICIDE DIVE! Cesaro hurls Neville into the barricade, working a more brutal style than we're used to against the incredibly popular Neville, before hitting a - oh god - DOUBLE UNDERHOOK POWERBOMB ONTO THE EDGE OF THE BARRIER! Neville screams out in pain as his vertebrae misalign, and Cesaro tosses him into the ring apron before sending him inside. The champion lifts Neville up for a Ricola-Plex, but NEVILLE FLIPS OUT OF IT! NEVILLE WITH THE SUPERKICK! Cesaro is stunned as Neville runs the ropes to go for a springboard tornado DDT - CAUGHT WITH AN UPPERCUT! ONE! TWO! KICKOUT BY NEVILLE! Cesaro grabs Neville by the legs, and roars as he delivers a DEADLIFT POWERBOMB, STACKING HIM FOR TWO BEFORE HAULING HIM UP FOR A SITOUT POWERBOMB FOR ANOTHER NEARFALL! Neville is still in this fight as Cesaro picks him up, hitting an uppercut, but Neville fires back with a back heel kick, followed by a DRAGONRANA FOR 2.9! Cesaro pulls himself up on the ropes, but NEVILLE HITS A LEG LARIAT OVER THE ROPES! Cesaro's on the apron as Neville gets up on the turnbuckles - BLOCKBUSTER OFF THE APRON, TO THE FLOOR! Both men are down, but Neville is the first to get up, sending Cesaro in before calling for the Red Arrow, but CESARO MOVES, AND NEVILLE LANDS ON HIS FEET! OH MY GOD! He goes for the superkick, but Cesaro catches the foot, spinning it around to deliver an UPPERCUT! Neville is dazed, and Cesaro picks him up for A UFO! WE HAVEN'T SEEN ONE OF THESE IN AGES! He falls into the cover - ONE! TWO! THR-NOO! Cesaro's shocked that Neville is still in it, and throws Neville into the corner to go for an uppercut, only for Neville to KICK HIS LIGHTS OUT! Neville scrambles up to the top rope, setting up for a Red Arrow, but CESARO MOVES FOR A DEADLIFT RICOLA-PLEX! He grabs Neville without a second's delay - NEUTRALIZER! ONE! TWO! THREE! WHAT A WAR! Cesaro def. Neville (16:01) to retain the Intercontinental Title Smackdown, June 18th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Stardust for the Intercontinental Title These two have a quick open challenge match, with Stardust getting some help from the Ascension to further their work as a team. Cesaro's able to overcome the odds, though, and Neville neutralizes the Ascension in a show of respect to help set up the SummerSlam tag match with Stephen Amell. Cesaro hits a Swiss Death for the win, and shakes hands with Neville to end the segment. Cesaro def. Stardust (9:53) to retain the Intercontinental Title Smackdown, June 25th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Xavier Woods for the Intercontinental Title The two men battle it out for a little while, with the New Day failing to successfully interfere and Cesaro managing to put Woods away. He holds the title high, until he hears this. The crowd erupt as Kevin Owens, moving on from his feud with John Cena, comes out and challenges Cesaro to a title match at Battleground, keeping with the Prizefighter gimmick. Cesaro chuckles and agrees, before the New Day lay Cesaro out for knocking off Xavier as Owens sits in the corner, eyeing the gold. Cesaro def. Xavier Woods (10:41) to retain the Intercontinental Title Smackdown, July 2nd, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E in a Handicap Match for the Intercontinental Title This is a pretty one-sided beatdown for the most part, but Cesaro catches his moment against Kofi with a flurry of uppercuts, knocking Woods and Big E off the apron before going for a Neutralizer, only to be TAKEN OUT BY OWENS! The crowd boo as the bell rings, and Owens hits three successive Pop-Up Powerbombs, sending a hell of a message to the champ. Cesaro def. Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big E (12:32) by DQ After this, Cesaro takes the next few open challenges off to sell his injuries, sending us to Battleground. Battleground 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Title Owens is out first, followed by the Swiss Superman. The two men stare down as the crowd's intensity grows, and commentary talks up Owen's win over Cena. He's trying to rebound from losing his NXT gold to Finn Balor, but Cesaro's looking for a seventh successful defense on TV in just two months. The bell rings, and here we go! Still feeling the effects of the handicap match, Cesaro's having a tough time getting the ball rolling against Owens. Kevin gets control early, heeling it up and taunting the St Louis crowd as he wears the champion down. Soon enough, Cesaro's strength comes into play as KEVIN GOES FOR A CANNONBALL, ONLY FOR CESARO TO HOLD ON, STAND UP, AND POWERBOMB HIM FOR TWO! Cesaro's taped up in the shoulders and nurses the joint as he heads over to Kevin, but Owens rolls out of the ring to recover. Cesaro heads out after him, but Owens targets the shoulder with a toss into the barricade, then the apron, THEN THE STEPS, THEN THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! RELENTLESS BY OWENS! Kevin props Cesaro up against the barrier, before RUNNING AROUND THE RING FOR A TREMENDOUS CANNONBALL! Kevin sends Cesaro back in, calling for a Popup Powerbomb, but CESARO COUNTERS INTO A DROPKICK! Astounding athleticism on display as Cesaro unleashes uppercut after uppercut, before GOING FOR THE CESARO SWING! He rotates and rotates as the crowd count ever higher, before FINALLY SLAPPING IN THE SHARPSHOOTER ON THE CANADIAN! The challenger is in trouble, screaming out as he tries to get to the ropes... he scratches and claws, before CESARO TRANSITIONS INTO AN STF! Owens tears at Cesaro's fingers, before he tears the bandage off his shoulder and slings it around the rope, using it to PULL HIMSELF TO THE ROPES! Cesaro releases immediately, and hits a GUTWRENCH SUPLEX! RICOLA POWERBOMB! BICYCLE KICK, FOLLOWED BY A SWISS19, and finally a MATCH KILLER FACEBUSTER! ONE! TWO! THR-NOO! WHAT DOES HE HAVE TO DO? St Louis are stunned by the incredible sequence, but Owens is still in it as Cesaro cranks his neck to call for the Neutralizer, only for OWENS TO GET THE THROAT WITH A PUNCH! Cesaro crumples as Owens cackles, throwing him into the ropes for a POPUP POWERBOMB! ONE! TWO! THR-NOO!! CESARO IS STILL ALIVE! Everyone in the arena are on their feet as Owens stumbles up, grabbing the champ for another Popup Powerbomb, but CESARO HITS A DIVING UPPERCUT! The champion throws Owens over the ropes to the apron before getting onto the second turnbuckle, calling for his deadlift superplex, but OWENS COUNTERS WITH A HEADBUTT! He rushes up... INVERTED FISHERMANS SUPLEX FROM THE TOP, BUT CESARO BOUNCES UP TO HIS FEET! TREMENDOUS UPPERCUT! THE CROWD ARE ROARING AS CESARO GETS OWENS UP - NEUTRALIZER! ONE! TWO! THREE! CESARO RETAINS IN THE MATCH OF THE NIGHT! Cesaro def. Kevin Owens (22:07) to retain the Intercontinental Title Smackdown, July 23rd, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Curtis Axel for the Intercontinental Title It's literally the day before Hogan was fired, so this is the curtain call of Axelmania, where Cesaro promptly beats the ever-loving hell out of the former Intercontinental Champion in a pretty quick affair, although Axel still gets a chance to hulk up before getting turned inside out with a Swiss Death for three. Cesaro def. Curtis Axel (8:28) to retain the Intercontinental Title Smackdown, July 30th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Title Cesaro gets another successful defense over a relatively established star in Zack Ryder, picking up the win with raw power and leg work before putting Zack away with a Sharpshooter, elevating the move as a legitimate finisher in his arsenal. Cesaro def. Zack Ryder (11:31) to retain the Intercontinental Title Later on in the night, Cesaro's impressive winning streak as champion is noted - by one Roman Reigns, who's still looking for a SummerSlam opponent. Smackdown, August 6th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Tyler Breeze for the Intercontinental Title Another opponent for Cesaro, this time a surprise from NXT, with Tyler Breeze getting a big match in the second hour of Smackdown to build him up for his match with Jushin Liger in Brooklyn. Breeze gets a few solid nearfalls, looking strong, and even gets out of a Cesaro Swing with a selfie stick across the face. However, Cesaro catches a Beauty Shot, flapjacking Breeze into a SWISS DEATH FOR THREE! Cesaro def. Tyler Breeze (15:00) to retain the Intercontinental Title After the bout, this hits. Out comes Roman, and he stares down Cesaro, neither taking their eyes off each other until Cesaro raises the title high. Smackdown, August 12th, 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Big Show for the Intercontinental Title Cesaro does big strong lad things, breaking out a Neutralizer to put the Big Show away in a definitive manner ahead of the now-scheduled Roman Reigns bout at SummerSlam. Cesaro calls out Reigns to the ring, and the two share... words before the segment ends. Cesaro def. Big Show (9:50) to retain the Intercontinental Title SummerSlam 2015 Cesaro (c) vs Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title The challenger is out first for a blockbuster title bout, and everyone is wondering - is Roman really leaving the World Title picture and walking out with the Intercontinental gold, or is Cesaro about to beat one of that year's WrestleMania main eventers? Cesaro enters last as champion, wearing black and gold trunks. He enters the ring and nods at Roman before pushing the title into his face, Roman shoving Cesaro away before the ref tells them to split it up for introductions. The bell rings for what's sure to be a competitive bout, and we are underway! Starting off with a test of strength, Roman's stunned when Cesaro backs him up into the corner, clapping him on the chest for a clean break. Reigns comes out with a bit more steam to back Cesaro into his corner, but the champ simply spins around and hits an uppercut on Reigns, Roman having to roll out of the ring. Reigns was banking on his size playing a bigger role, but he doesn't have much time to dwell as CESARO COMES OUT WITH A DROPKICK UNDER THE ROPES! Cesaro seamlessly breaks into a run to uppercut Reigns, followed by a belly to back suplex ONTO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Cesaro gets on top of the table and throws his arms up to the joy of the crowd, taunting Reigns before trying to pull him up, only for Roman to pull him down into a SAMOAN DROP ONTO THE FLOOR! Roman sends Cesaro packing back into the ring before pulling him back over one of the ropes for a DRIVE BY! He scrambles in and covers for two, before picking Cesaro up to lay in the heavy shots, backing him into the turnbuckles, landing a corner clothesline before sending Cesaro into the ropes for a series of shoulder tackles, capping it with a SCOOP POWERSLAM FOR TWO! Now firmly in control, Roman smells blood in the water and turns up the heat with increasingly damaging strikes, but CESARO LANDS AN UPPERCUT TO STOP THE ONSLAUGHT! He lands a few more, and then CONNECTS WITH A BICYCLE KICK, FOLLOWED BY A SWISS UPPERCUT TO THE BACK OF THE HEAD! STRAITJACKET GERMAN! ONE! TWO! THR-NOO! Cesaro grabs Roman for a Sharpshooter attempt, but Reigns kicks him off, bolting up to land a SUPERMAN PUNCH! HOOKS THE LEG... ONE! TWO! THNOO! Roman calls for a Spear, but CESARO LEAPFROGS OVER! EUROPEAN UPPERCUT! ANOTHER FLURRY OF UPPERCUTS, FOLLOWED BY A RICOLA BOMB! ONE! TWO! REIGNS POWERS OUT AGAIN! He picks Roman up for the Neutralizer, but ROMAN DROPS DOWN! SUPERMAN PUNCH... SPEAR! ONE! TWO! THR-CESARO GETS HIS FOOT UNDER THE BOTTOM ROPE! Brooklyn erupt as they see Cesaro is still in it, but Reigns just takes it in stride, heading to his corner and calling for another Spear. He OOAAAHHS, and rushes, but CESARO POPS HIM UP INTO A SWISS DEATH! ONE! TWO! THR-NOOOOO!!! REIGNS STILL IN IT! Cesaro is in disbelief, and immediately hauls him up for a Neutralizer, but REIGNS FLOATS OVER! Spear avoided by Cesaro, who goes for the springboard uppercut - SPEARED OUT OF MID AIR! ONE! TWO! THREE! ROMAN REIGNS WINS THE INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE! Roman Reigns def. Cesaro (19:41) to win the Intercontinental Title Reigns celebrates with his first singles gold in WWE, raising the title high as Cesaro looks on in the corner, dejected. He was on such a roll, eleven successful defenses... and it all got derailed in three seconds. He stares daggers through Reigns as he rolls out of the ring, the crowd applauding his efforts in the brutal battle, but the question looming over Cesaro is... what now?
2020.07.24 21:38 Cyborg800_2004Dr No (Bond 1 Review)
https://preview.redd.it/x4mbhdw9yuc51.png?width=1000&format=png&auto=webp&s=63ea6e4036addffc15fbbc9eb59b01d19796cef8 I’ve decided to rewatch the Bond films again in preparation for No Time to Die, especially because I have more time if the film gets (unfortunately) delayed. I had posted some reviews recently, but I decided to revisit the films again. Dr. No is a film that may not hold up in some areas, especially compared to its successors, but deserves credit for managing to get so many things right from the start. Connery gives a great performance, probably one of his best, with him successfully capturing Bond’s ruthlessness while still being charming. Ursula Andress is beautiful as Honey Ryder and her introduction is iconic, but she unfortunately does not do much in the film. Joseph Wiseman only appears in about two scenes as Dr. No, but he leaves an impression with his cold demeanor; like Connery’s performance, I consider Wiseman’s to be one of the best villain portrayals of the era. The supporting characters are memorable. Quarrel is a useful partner and a fairly positive portrayal of an African-American for the time. Jack Lord’s Felix Leiter comes off as the American version of Bond, which is a shame considering later portrayals made Leiter more of a sidekick than an equal. The story is quite faithful to Fleming’s original novel, which I have not read in years, from what I remember. I previously criticized the pacing of the film but I now think it’s pretty good, with every scene having relevance. The problem is the lack of excitement and thrills, which is rather unfair considering this was the first film. There are several memorable scenes, such as Bond and Honey’s introductions respectively, Bond’s slaying of Professor Dent, and the dinner scene. Monty Norman’s score does not hold up well and comes off as over the top at times. Thankfully, John Barry rectified this in the next film. The film’s presentation is decent; Terrence Young’s direction is quite good, with highlights being Professor Dent’s visit to Crab Key or Dr. No’s first on-screen scene. Ken Adam’s Crab Key sets are just a glimpse of what the man could achieve. Dr. No is a film that has to be looked from the lenses of its time. It’s subject to scrutiny today, especially if you’ve seen the later films, but there were very little like it back then. In terms of story, characters, and production design, Dr. No holds up. It was a strong start for the franchise that would be quickly surpassed by its successors. Edit: Feel free to share your thoughts below, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with me.
2020.07.23 22:08 LegitInfowarriorThe Arkham Knight should've been an entirely new character, instead off an established one like everyone seems to want.
If you're even semi-familiar with the video game Batman: Arkham Knight, you no doubt know that it introduces a "new, original character" in the form of the titular Arkham Knight, a dark reflection of the Dark Knight who partner with the Scarecrow and occupies Gotham City with a militia army in a bid to destroy him. And if you're semi-familiar with the Batman mythos, you could've seen his identity coming from a mile away, in a dark tunnel, blindfolded. He was Jason Todd. The game wasn't even subtle with how obvious this twist was; there were several hallucination sequences when Batman witnessed the Joker torturing and "killing" him. Throw in how he seems to know everything about him - from the weak points of his suit to his allies - and was there really any doubt? There are a few reasons I think the Arkham Knight being Jason was a bad decision.
We got almost no indication that Jason even existed before this game, aside from an off-handed comment by Joker when he asks Robin whether he's killed him already when you play as him in the Joker's Carnival challenge map. This makes it feel like Jason was retconned in just for the sake of having him.
His motivations are shaky at best. The reason his initial reveal as the Red Hood was compelling was because he wasn't mad at Bruce for not saving him - he was mad at Bruce for not avenging him by killing the Joker. Since Joker's already dead, his vendetta against Batman makes little to no sense.
His transformation into the Red Hood was done way too quickly and didn't fit at all considering his prior actions. He spent all this time directly working with super-villains and now he decides he wants to hunt and kill them? It's idiotic.
Off course, people for whatever reason started talking about who the Arkham Knight should've been and almost everyone fell for the same trap of putting an established character behind the visor. All of them are equally as bad, if not worse then it being Jason. Damian Wayne This theory falls apart for the following reasons. 1.) The time range between Origins and Knight makes it so if Damian really did exist, he'd barely be 10 years old by the events of the game. 2.) It has the same problem as Jason being retconned into the story despite there never being any indication he even exists. 3.) The main motivation many people thought up for him, which is seeking revenge for the deaths of his mother Talia and his grandfather Ra's, would completely be nullified by the existence of the Lazarus Pits. Quincy Sharp This one is nowhere near as prominent as the others, but I did see a few people speculating that the Knight was really Sharp controlling some sort of robot. I don't really have to go into detail about how this is rather silly, but Sharp's psychological belief that he is the reincarnation of Amadeus Arkham at least provided some reasoning for this theory. Hush Here's the big one. After the Identity Thief side mission in Arkham City, many players developed this idea that Thomas Elliot would play a huge role in the sequel. This turned out not to be the case, as he not only turned out to have no involvement with Scarecrow or the Arkham Knight, but was also relegated to a short side mission. And I say good. For the following reasons. 1.) Elliot's beef was with Bruce Wayne, not Batman, so having him take up the mantle of the Arkham Knight as a stark contrast to him would make no sense. 2.) The twist would've been even more predictable if he had been the Knight, and if he was, what would've been the point keeping us in suspense? He already has an established villain persona - if you're going to include him, just use that one. 3.) The game would essentially devolve into a retread of Batman: Hush, what with having Elliot pitting Batman against his greatest enemies and gradually working to destroy him both physically and psychologically. 4.) Would he really have been able to acquire such a vast army and pool of resources in only nine months? To do something like that, he'd need a lot more time. 5.) He sucks. I really don't want to diss on people's preference in villains, but what is it about this guy that people clamor so hard for? His motivations are fucking stupid and he's not even close to being the mastermind everyone thinks he is; even in his debut comic, he gets upstaged by the Riddler, the actual mastermind behind the whole thing. Now, here's the thing; if I were in charge of writing this story, I'd make it so the player is always second guessing who the Arkham Knight actually is, initiating a type of "process of elimination" leading up to his eventual reveal. Here are a few examples... Jason Todd: Batman might not initially suspect him, but the player off course would. There would be certain hints of a new masked vigilante that's been growing in notoriety over the past few months, targeting the various gangs in the city. At some point in the story, Alfred contacts Bruce to inform him someone contacted him anonymously and requested a meeting with Batman, saying he has information that may be off use to him. This off course turns out to be the Red Hood, which leads to a side mission where Batman works to stop Black Mask's attempts to reassert his authority in Gotham, with the chaos Scarecrow stowed as cover. Quincy Sharp: The former mayor had been quiet since his impeachment after the events of Arkham City, with his violent hatred of criminals and psychological belief he is the reincarnation of Amadeus Arkham that Batman uncovered in the Asylum leading him to consider him a suspect. This leads to a side quest where we investigate Sharp's actions, discovering tapes that reveal his ever-growing psychosis. We either find him alive, but deeply disturbed or dead by suicide. Azrael: His encounter with him in Arkham City leads Batman to suspect him as the Arkham Knight. This gets dashed once he reveals himself as a side mission like in the main game. Deacon Blackfire: This suspicion comes about after interacting with Jack Ryder in the GCPD, where he reveals he's been investigating a cult. I'm only really including this here because I had this idea to expand the mission to have Batman tracing Ryder's steps after he leaves the precinct, eventually confronting Blackfire alongside the reporter's alter ego, The Creeper. Ra's al Ghul, or someone connected to the League of Assassins: After Arkham City, the League has kept a low profile, which as well as the fact they're among the only suspects who could reasonably have access to the Knight's resources, puts them on the top of the list. This would culminate in the Shadow War side mission, which plays out about the same and eliminates them from the running. Thomas Elliot: Batman suspects from the beginning that Elliot is the one behind the visor, but much like Azrael, this turns out not to be the case. He instead turns out to have his own agenda, which is explored through another - albeit vastly extended - side mission. Anarky: Once enough suspects have been crossed off, Batman asks Alfred to check on any recent records on Lonnie Machin, who hasn't been seen in Gotham since the incident on Christmas Eve from almost a decade ago. He notices the Knight constantly talking about how Gotham is rotten to the core and isn't worth salvaging, very reminiscent of Anarky's M.O; coupled with the fact the villain would reasonably be at the right age by this point and you have a solid connection. So after all this investigating, he finally confronts the Arkham Knight and demands to know who he is. To this, the Knight replies by saying... "You really have no idea, do you? Hmph, of course not...why would you?" Then he takes off the visor and it turns out that he's actually... nobody important. Let me explain. In my version of Arkham Knight, a key topic of exploration in the games story is this idea that Batman makes Gotham less safe, which'll be the main fear Scarecrow exploits. The story beats will stay mostly the same, with the Joker appearing as a hallucination like he does in the main game to drive the point home, as just about every version off the character agrees that he exists as a result of Batman appearing in Gotham for one reason or another. The Arkham Knight also plays into this fear, because his motivation isn't just revenge against Batman, but also revenge against Gotham as a whole; a city he constantly claims is rotten to the core and that it isn't worth saving. When the time comes, it's revealed that the Arkham Knight is in fact someone that Batman had all but forgotten; a small-time criminal who worked for one of his major adversaries - most likely the Joker. We learn that he found himself turning to crime because he had no other options; perhaps he was diagnosed with some sort of mental illness, couldn't get the help he needed and was struggling to find steady work; maybe he used to be a guard at Blackgate or Arkham, only to turn to crime because he struggled to make ends meet; I don't have a concrete origin for him, but one thing would be certain - his life was marred with financial worries and he had a run-in with the Batman. Perhaps he was a criminal with a heart - doing his best to stop his fellow gang members from harming civilians or causing unnecessary damage, but that didn't matter to Batman. He took him down with the same brutality he did with any other common thug and had him thrown into prison, with his criminal record destroying any chance he had of making an honest living. For all intents and purposes, Gotham ruined him, and the Batman was what destroyed him. He would spend the next several years closely studying Batman and Gotham as a whole. He trained himself to a point where he could physically challenge him and spent years putting together the invading force that we see in the game; even in the actual game, several of them mention how they were lacking in purpose or finances before the Knight found them, so that would've been even more profound here. Unlike Jason, him occupying his home city and allying himself with a super-villain like Scarecrow would be perfectly in line with his motivation. It would also drive the whole "anti-Batman" thing home even further; Batman sees the good in Gotham and wishes to protect it, while the Knight sees only bad and wishes to destroy it. This would off course lead to Bruce realizing that he had inadvertently created yet another great threat to the city he had pledged to protect, through an action he had forgotten almost the day after it happened. How many other downtrodden citizens had he - and by extension you, the player - ruined through his crusade? For every genuine monster he puts away - for every Joker, or Zsasz, or Scarecrow - there's countless other minor criminals he brutalizes without a second thought. To drive the point home even further, I would have the Knight say something like... "You know that code you cling too so much? How you think killing would make you no better then us? Well, you know what...I wish I was dead. Because the life you left me to live - where my only option was to lie, and steal, and kill just to get my next meal - it's worse, Batman...much worse. The only difference is that...I had a chance to avoid ending up in Hell...and you stole it from me!". It's a grim reality of the justice system that a life of crime can be a cycle. People with criminal records have trouble escaping that life because it's hard to find a legit job that would accept them, as well as prison sentences preventing them from acquiring helpful skills to put them on the straight and narrow. Batman - perhaps unknowingly - helps perpetuate that cycle with every criminal he busts. It's an issue that's criminally unexplored in stories as a whole and I think would work very well in a Batman story. I know there might be some holes in my version of events; I literally thought of this sequence in a couple of hours and it isn't refined by any means. But I do think that Batman overcoming the Knight and Scarecrow after this confrontation, as well as cleaning up Gotham one final time before he fakes his death would've been much more cathartic, because it proves that for all that has happened because of him, he was a force of good to the city. And yes, I know they made another, original version of the Arkham Knight in the comics, but it was painfully stupid, so I won't say anything else about her.
2020.06.08 00:15 JarfolomewBooking Every WWE PPV from WrestleMania 1 to WrestleMania 37 (Part 60)
TLC 2011 United States Championship Ladder Match: Zack Ryder def. Dolph Ziggler (c) Chairs Match: Mark Henry def. Big Show WWE Tag Team Championship: AirBoom (c) def. Primo & Epico Divas Championship: Eve Torres (c) def. Tamina Tables Match: Sheamus def. Wade Barrett Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) def. Randy Orton WWE Championship TLC Match: CM Punk (c) def. Daniel Bryan Royal Rumble 2012 United States Championship Steel Cage Match: Zack Ryder (c) def. Dolph Ziggler Divas Championship: Eve Torres (c) def. Kelly Kelly Last Man Standing Match: Mark Henry def. Big Show WWE make the announcement that The Rock will be on Raw tomorrow night WWE Championship No DQ Match: CM Punk (c) def. Triple H (CM Punk gets into it with John Laurinaitis, after he cuts a promo stating that CM Punk is nothing but a joke champion. CM Punk says Laurinaitis is just like every other suit and tie backstage who just can't stand that someone like him is the WWE Champion. That him and Daniel Bryan got to main event a PPV not once but twice. Punk mentions Vince and recently made COO, Triple H. HHH claims he's happy for Punk. Punk calls bullshit on that and says HHH has never liked him. Punk continuously calls out HHH until HHH books a match between him and Punk for the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble. Punk says he knows why HHH actually booked the match. "He misses the glory of beinf able to hold up the championship. Unfortunately he's not taking it from me.") Royal Rumble Match: Chris Jericho wins by last eliminating Sheamus (The final 3 is Jericho, Sheamus and Bryan. Sheamus eliminates Bryan) The night after on Raw, The Rock calls out John Cena. And what follows is a good 10 minutes of them roasting each other until John Cena challenges Dwayne Johnson to become The Rock once again at WrestleMania. The Rock accepts and the match is on Elimination Chamber 2012 United States Championship: Zack Ryder (c) def. Jack Swagger Intercontinental Championship: Cody Rhodes (c) def. R-Truth Divas Championship: Kelly Kelly def. Eve Torres (c) Chris Jericho def. John Cena (Cena loses to a distraction from The Rock on the tron) WWE Championship Elimination Chamber Match: CM Punk (c) def. Mark Henry, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Wade Barrett & Randy Orton (Ziggler gets eliminated by Sheamus. As the door is open to let Dolph out, Bryan runs in and hits Sheamus with a Running Knee. Mark Henry takes advantage and eliminates Sheamus. As Punk is celebrating, Chris Jericho runs in and hits Punk with a Codebreaker) WrestleMania XXVIII WWE Tag Team Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: Primo & Epico w/Rosa Mendes def. Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c), The Usos & Tyson Kidd & Justin Gabriel (After Evan Bourne goes down with an injury, Kofi is forced to look for a new partner) Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan w/AJ Lee (Same thing that happened in real life. Sheamus beats Bryan in 18 seconds after the "Kiss of Death.") Intercontinental Championship: Randy Orton def. Cody Rhodes (c) Divas Championship Triple Threat Match: Beth Phoenix def. Kelly Kelly (c) & Eve Torres United States Championship: Zack Ryder (c) def. Mark Henry via DQ Hell in a Cell Match with Shawn Michaels as Guest Referee: Undertaker def. Triple H Kane def. Big Show (Kane returns with a new look to help Big Show as he's being attacked by Mark Henry. But Kane turns on Big Show a moment later) WWE Championship: CM Punk (c) def. Chris Jericho The Rock def. John Cena
2020.06.04 17:08 ChildfreeFamilyHelp fact-checking a list of well known Childfree people
I'm compiling a list of childfree people for a blog. I have found a few lists online (which have been helpful). But in some cases they were not up-to-date. A person may have had children since being added to their list (example: I had to remove George Clooney who appeared on a number of lists). Or there might be some people missing who should be on the list. If you have a moment to scan the list and let me know of any other errors or omissions it would be appreciated. It has been fun working on this list. A few people on it surprised me. Thanks again for any help. \Edit for clarification: the term "childfree", in the sense of this list, will be in regards to people who never had a child from a live birth, fostered a child, adopted a child, or was a step-parent.* Herbert Samuel Adams – Sculptor Charles Addams – Cartoonist (The New Yorker) Jane Addams - Social Worker, Political Activist, Co-Founder of the ACLU, & Nobel Peace Prize Winner Nancy Addison – Actress Louisa May Alcott – Author Cynthia May Westover Alden – Author, Philanthropist Grover Cleveland Alexander – Baseball Player Suzy Allegra – Author Marty Allen – Comedian John Murray Anderson – Musical Theatre Producer Laurie Anderson – Performance Artist Marian Anderson – Concert Singer Louis Andriessen – Composer Jennifer Aniston – Actress Susan B. Anthony – Womans’ Suffragist Samuel Appleton – Politician, Philanthropist Geoffrey Arend - Actor Louis Armstrong – Musician (Contested: The Louis Armstrong Museum states he had no children, but in 2012 Sharon Preston-Folta has claimed to be his daughter from Lucille “Sweets” Preston, a dancer at the New York Cotton Club) Boris Artzybasheff – Artist Dorothy Arzner – Film Director Dr. Robert C. Atkins – Diet Doctor, Author, Creator of the Atkins Diet V.C. Andrews – Author Jane Austen – Author Max Baer Jr. – Actor Francis Bacon – Politician, Philosopher, Scientist Florence Bailey – Author, Naturalist, Ornithologist Tallulah Bankhead – Actress Abdullah al-Baradouni – Yemeni Poet Bob Barker – Game Show Host Joe Barr – Canadian Politician Lynda Barry – Cartoonist Clara Barton - Nurse, Humanitarian, Founder and First President of the American Red Cross Kathy Bates – Actress Jaya Battacharya – Actress King Baudouin – King of Belgium Samuel Beckett – Author, Playwright, Poet Ludwig Van Beethoven – Composer Joe Besser – Actor Isabella Bird – Author Jacqueline Bisset – Actress Lewis Black – Comedian Eubie Blake – Musician, Composer William Blake – Artist Brenda Blethyn – Actress Marc Blitzstein – Composer, Dramatist Baroness Karen Blixen – Author Rosa Bonheur – French Painter and Sculptor Pierre Bonnard – Artist William Edgar Borah – Politician Lara Flynn Boyle – Actress Georges Brassens – Singer Alison Brie – Actress Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom – Author, Movie Critic Raymond Briggs – Children’s Book Author Poppy Z. Brite – Author Anne Bronte – Author Louise Brooks – Actress Helen Gurley Brown – Feminist, Editor Reno Browne – Actress, Equestrian Delta Burke – Actress Kathy Burke - Actress, Comedian James Buchanan – 15th U.S. President Pat Buchanan – Politician, Presidential Candidate James Burke – Creator of the PBS Series “Connections”, Scientific American columnist Raymond Burr – Actor Caryl Lee Burroughs – Hollywood Animal Trainer Leo Buscaglia – Author Brett Butler – Actress, Comedian Julia Cameron – Director Phyllis Carlyle – Film Producer Dora Carrington – Bloomsbury Artist Laura Carroll – Author Mary Casatt – Artist Roger Casement – Irish Patriot Nina Cassian – Poet Barbara Castle – British Politician Kim Cattrall – Actress Mary Chapin Carpenter – Singer, Songwriter Rosamond Halsey Carr – Founder of Rwanda’s Imbabazi Orphanage, Author, Fashion Designer Richard Chamberlain – Actor Coco Chanel – Fashion Designer (Contested: Following her elder sister’s suicide, she looked after her son) Stockard Channing – Actress RuPaul Andre Charles - Drag Performer, TV Personality Judy Chicago – Artist Margaret Cho – Comedian Julia Child – Professional Chef, Cookbook Author Helen Clark – New Zealand Prime Minister Patricia Clarkson – Actress Dorothy Clewes – Children’s Book Author Imogene Coca – Actress Claudette Colbert – Actress Billy Collins – U.S. Poet Laureate C. Collodi – Author William Conrad – Actor Frances Conroy – Actress Storm Constantine – Fantasy Writer Jill Ker Conway – Author, first woman President of Smith College Anne Cool – Canadian Senator Pat Coombs – Actress Copernicus – Scientist John Corbett – Actor Joseph Cornell – Artist and Creator of the Cornell Box Ann Coulter – Political Commentator Alec Sadler Craig – Australian Politician, Philanthropist Quentin Crisp – Author, Actor Tim Curry – Actor Charlotte Curtis – First woman on the masthead of The New York Times Patrika Darbo – Actress Simone de Beauvoir – Author Mahmoud Darwish – Palestinian Poet Leonardo Da Vinci – Artist Gray Davis – Governor of California Ellen Degeneres – Comedian Jeffery Deaver – Author Eugene Victor Debs – Activist Bessie and Sadie Delaney – Authors Dana Delany – Actress Don DeLillo – Author Del Rubio Triplets – Musical Group Bo Derek – Actress Rene Descartes – Philosopher Portia De Rossi – Actress Emily Dickinson – Poet Benjamin Disraeli – Politician, Author Steve Ditko – Cartoonist, co-creator of the Spider-Man Comics Dorothea Dix – Educator, writer, philanthropist Hannah Dobryn – Author Tamara Dobson – Actress Richard Donner – Film Director Lauren Shuler Donner – Film Producer Lizzie Douglas aka Memphis Minnie- Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter Marjory Stoneman Douglas – Environmentalist, Founder of Friends of the Everglades Maureen Dowd – Columnist, Pulitzer Prize winner Sir George Downing – Founder of Downing College, Cambridge, England Gabriel Dumont – Native American Tribal Leader Lena Dunham - Actress, Director, Producer Francis Drake – Explorer Fran Drescher – Actress Esther Dyson – Author, Internet Expert Amelia Earhart – Aviator Deborah Eisenberg – Author Liubov Egorova – Dancer Anita Ekberg – Actress T.S. Eliot – Poet Havelock Ellis – Psychologist, Author Tracee Ellis Ross – Actress Harlan Ellison – Author Elizabeth I – Queen of England Joan Elm – Canadian Politician, Community Activist Bonnie Erbé – PBS Commentator and Columnist Dame Edith Evans – British Film and Stage Actress Linda Evans – Actress Rupert Everett – Actor Anne Ewers – CEO of the Utah Symphony & Opera Jane Fallon – Author Chow Yun-Fat – Actor Barbara Feldon – Actress Pamelyn Ferdin – Actress Ralph Fiennes – Actor Lynn Fontanne – Actress Margot Fonteyn – British Ballerina Juliana Rieser Force – Whitney Museum Director Richard Ford – Author, Editor of Granta Margaretta Forten – Abolitionist Dian Fossey – Anthropologist Janet Frame – Poet Felix Frankfurter – Supreme Court Justice Tanya Franks – Actress William Frawley – Actor Frank Frazetta – Artist Alice Freeman – First woman to be President of a liberal arts college, (Wellesley), helped establish the University of Chicago. Elsie Freund – Artist, Jewelry Designer Louis Freund – Artist Robert Fripp – Composer, Musician Stephen Fry - Actor, Comedian Eva Gabor – Actress Magda Gabor – Actress Maxwell Gage – Noted New Zealand Geologist Diamanda Galas – Singer Tess Gallagher – Author Paul William Gallico – Author Janeane Garofalo – Actress, Comedian Greta Garbo – Actress Ava Gardner – Actress Henry Garfiled aka Henry Rollins - Musician (Black Flag, Rollins Band) Greer Garson – Actress Gloria Gaynor – Singer Anthony Geary – Soap Opera Actor Ricky Gervais – Comedian William Schwenck Gilbert – Composer for Gilbert & Sullivan Althea Gibson – Athlete Dorothy Gish – Actress Lillian Gish – Actress Katharine Bruce Glasier – Author Susan Glaspell – Playwright Sharon Gless – Actress Crispin Glover – Actor Christoph Willibald Gluck – Composer Paulette Goddard – Actress Robert Hutchings Goddard – Physicist Kurt Godel – Author Alexander Godunov – Actor, Dancer Stephen Goldin – Author Emma Goldman – Activist, Feminist Valeria Golino – Actress Jan Goodwin – Author, Travel Writer Edward Gorey – Artist Lotte Goslar – Dancer Lauren Graham - Actress (Contested - Her long-term partner has a child.) Martha Graham – Choreographer Cecil Green – Former CEO of Texas Instruments, Philanthropist Johnny Green – Musician Gael Greene – Food Critic, Author Baroness Susan Greenfield – Director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Synaptic Pharmacology at Oxford University, Neurologist John Robert Gregg – Inventor of the Gregg Shorthand Method, Publisher Joyce Grenfell – British Actress Nanci Griffith – Singer, Songwriter Martha Griffiths – First Female Michigan Lieutenant Governor Terry Gross – NPR Host James Grout – Actor Mabel Dole Haden – Former President of NABWA Catherine Hakim – British Sociologist Daryl Hall – Singer, Musician (Hall & Oates) Jon Hamm - Actor Celia Hammond – Former Model and Animal Activist Lionel Hampton – Musician Georg Friedrich Handel – Composer Chelsea Handler - Comedian Howard Harold Hanson – Pulitzer-Prize Winning Composer Setsuko Hara – Japanese Actress Warren Gamaliel Harding – 29th U.S. President E Chambré Hardman – Photographer Jean Harlow - Actress Debbie Harry – Singer (Blondie) Alex Heard – Author Sir Edward Heath - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Susan Helms – Astronaut Christina Hendricks - Actress, Model Adrian Henri – Poet, Painter Marguerite Henry – Children’s Book Author Katherine Hepburn – Actress Milton S. Hershey – Founder of the Hershey Chocolate Company Lorena Hickok – AP Political Reporter Taiko Hirabayashi – Author Nicole Hollander – Cartoonist Thelma Holt – Actress, Theatre Producer Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. – Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (USA) Grace Murray Hopper – Computer Scientist Rima Horton - Politician Soad Hosni – Egyptian Actress Lila Kedrova Howard – Actress Mick Hucknall – Singer Howard Hughes - American Business Magnate, Investor, Pilot, Engineer, Film Director, Philanthropist Bonnie Hunt – Actress Kristin Hunter – Children’s Book Author Lauren Hutton – Actress, Model Patricia Ireland – President of the National Organization for Women, NOW George J. Irbe – Creator of the Great Lakes water temperature climatology John A. “Jack” Jackson – Philanthropist, Oilman Tove Jansson – Children’s Book Author Randall Jarrell – Poet Anna Jarvis – the “Founder of Mother’s Day” Joan of Arc – Christian Saint Jack Johnson – First African-American to win the heavyweight boxing championship of the world. Margaret Johnston – Actress Martin and Osa Johnson – Authors, Photographers, explorers, and naturalists. Richard Mentor Johnson – U.S. Vice-President Samuel Johnson – Author, Editor William Hugh Johnston – Labor Leader Carolyn Jones – Actress Renee Jones – Actress Spike Jonze – Film Director Ashley Judd – Actress, Activist Madeline Kahn – Actress Immanuel Kant – Philosopher Julie Kavner – Actress Nikos Kazantzakis – Author Odette Keene – Musician Helen Keller – Author Joyce Kennard – Judge Joe Kernan – Politician Maynard Keynes – Economist, Founder of the Vic-Wells Ballet, Financed the Arts Theatre in Cambridge, England King Louis XVI – King of France William Lyon MacKenzie King – Former Canadian Prime Minister William Rufus King – U.S. Vice-President Robert Kiyosaki – Author Caroline Knapp – Author Aleksandra Kollontai – Author Dean Koontz – Author Tadeusz Kościuszko – Polish Patriot Jerzy Kosinski – Author Jonathan Kozol – Author, Activist Lee Krasner – Artist Albert Kroc – Co-Developer of McDonald’s Fast Food Chain Henry Richardson Labouisse – Diplomat, Former Head of UNICEF Karl Lagerfeld - Fashion Designer Princess Lakshmi – Indian Princess Elsa Lanchester – Actress Philip Larkin – Author, Poet Charles Laughton – Actor, Director Dan Lauria – Actor Frank John Lausche – Politician Tom Lehrer – Singer, Musician Jay Leno – TV Host Richard Lewis – Comedian Lyn Lifshin – Poet Queen Liliuokalani – Queen of Hawaii Siân Lloyd – Weather Broadcaster Carole Lombard – Actress Jack Lord – Actor Pauline Lord – Actress Patty Loveless – Singer Alfred Lunt – Actor John Lyon – Philanthropist, Regarded as the Founder of The Great Public School Of Harrow Rose McClendon – Actress Robert McCormick – Former Owner of the Chicago Tribune Mary Jackson McCrorey – Politician, Activist Hattie McDaniel – Actress Roddy McDowall – Actor, Photographer Odd McIntyre – Newspaper Columnist Ian McKellen – Actor Kristy McNichol – Actress Janet McTeer – Actress Christine McVie – Singer, Songwriter (Fleetwood Mac) Dora Maar – Photographer René Magritte – Artist Bill Maher – TV Personality Katherine Mansfield – Author Shirley Manson – Singer Vito Anthony Marcantonio – Politician Francesca Marciano – Actress Miriam Margoyles – Actress Mary Ellen Mark – Award-Winning Photographer William III & Mary II of England – King & Queen of England, Ireland, and Scotland Bobbie Ann Mason – Children’s Book Author Mari Matsunaga – Creator of i-mode, Named One of the Top 25 Tech Women of the Web Theresa May - Politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Giuseppe Mazzini – Italian Patriot Fradique de Menezes – President of Sao Tome and Principe Melina Mercouri – Greek Actress Freddie Mercury – Musician Angela Merkel – German Chancellor George Michael – Musician Oscar Micheaux – Film Director, Producer, Author Edna St. Vincent Millay – Poet Alley Mills – Actress Brenda Milner – Renowned Professor of Neuro-Psychology: Mcgill’s Faculty Of Medicine And At The Montreal Neurological Institute Kylie Minogue - Singer Helen Mirren – Actress Margaret Mitchell – Author Eugenio Montale – Nobel Prize Winner, Poet, Author, Editor, Translator Vicki Moore – Spanish Animal Rights Philanthropist John Morgan – Founder of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, and Medical Director of the Continental Army Lady Morgan (Sydney Owenson) – Author Morrissey – Musician Rob Morse – Columnist (San Francisco Chronicle) Marjorie “Mo” Mowlam – Britain’s Secretary of State for Northern Ireland John Mulaney – Comedian Annamarie Tendler Mulaney – Artist Diana Muldaur – Actress Megan Mullally - Actress Ona Munson – Actress Haruki Murakami – Author Iris Murdoch – Author Mikayil Mushfig – Poet Modest Mussorgsky – Composer Kanagarajah Muthiah – Tamil Activist Ralph Nader – Activist Taslima Nasrin – Author Alla Nazimova – Actress Noel Neill – Actress Bebe Neuwirth – Actress Sir Isaac Newton – Scientist Stevie Nicks – Singer (Fleetwood Mac) Friedrich Nietzsche – Philosopher Florence Nightingale – Nurse Ursula Nordstrom – Children’s Book Editor Jessye Norman – Opera Singer Kim Novak – Actress Rudolph Nureyev – Dancer Anita O’Day – Jazz Singer Georgia O’Keeffe – Artist Frederick D. O’Neal – Actor, Playwright Joyce Carol Oates – Author Nick Offerman - Actor Sandra Oh - Actress Claire Parker – Director, Animator Dorothy Parker – Author Suzanne-Lori Parks – Playwright Rosa Parks – Activist Dolly Parton – Singer, Actress Julia Pascal – Playwright Ann Patchett – Author Alicia Patterson – Editor Wolfgang Pauli – Physicist Linus Pauling – Winner of Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and Peace Sarah Paulson – Actress Michelle Paver – Author Anna Pavlova – Dancer Molly Peacock – Poet, President Emerita of the Poetry Society of America Minnie Pearl – Singer Samuel Pepys – Author Matthew Perry - Actor Bernadette Peters – Actress Jean Peters - Actress Arthur Phillip – First British Administrator Sent to Australia Wendell Phillips – Orator and Reformer William Phillips – Co-founder and Editor of Partisan Review , Writer, Critic Marge Piercy – Author, Poet Plato – Philosopher Martha Plimpton - Actress Edgar Allan Poe – Author Jackson Pollock – Artist Katherine Ann Porter – Author Parker Posey – Actress Beatrix Potter – Children’s Book Author Charles Edward Potter – Politician, Philanthropist, Administrator of the Cheboygan County Bureau of Social Aid Joyce Purnick – Former New York Times Metro Editor, Journalist Edna Purviance – Silent Movie Actress Colin Quinn – Comedian Robin Quivers – Radio Host Raffi – Children’s Musician Bonnie Raitt – Singer, Songwriter Joey Ramone – Musician Ayn Rand – Writer, Philosopher, Author A. Philip Randolph – Politician Jeanette Rankin – 1st Female US Representative Man Ray – Artist Rachel Ray – Celebrity Chef Lou Reed – Singer, Musician George Reeves – Actor Frances Reid – Actress Leni Riefenstahl – Filmmaker Janet Reno – Former U.S. Attorney-General Judith Resnick – Astronaut Jennifer Rhodes – Actress Condoleezza Rice – National Security Advisor Cliff Richards – Musician Miranda Richardson – Actress Alan Rickman – Actor, Director Elizabeth Riddell – Journalist Sally Ride – First American Female Astronaut Bridget Riley – Artist John Ringling – Founder of Ringling Brothers Circus Mary Roach - Author Morgan Andrew Robertson – Author Debbie Rochon – Actress Norman Perceval Rockwell – Illustrator Eric Rohmann – Author, Winner of the 2003 Caldecott Medal for Best Illustrated Children’s Book Ginger Rogers – Actress Richard Roeper – Film Reviewer, Chicago Sun-Times Wilhelm Rontgen – Awarded the first Nobel Prize for Physics in 1901, discoverer of X-Rays William Bruce Rose Jr. aka Axl Rose - Musician (Guns N' Roses) Mickey Rourke – Actor, Boxer Patricia Routledge – Actress Joan Ruddock – Activist John Ruskin – Author Winona Ryder – Actress Yves Saint-Laurent - Fashion Designer Dr. Lee Salk – Child Psychologist Renu Saluja – Indian Film Editor Diana Sands – Actress Aligi Sassu – Artist John Sayles – Director Jean-Paul Sartre – Existential Philosopher Diane Sawyer – TV News Anchor Rosika Schwimmer – Author, Activist Ed and Thelma Schoenberger – Co-founders of the Indiana Flower & Patio Show Ellen Browning Scripps – Newspaper Columnist, Philanthropist Joel Schumacher – Film Director Maurice Sendak – Children’s Book Author George Bernard Shaw – Playwright Lionel Shriver – Author Sarah Silverman – Comedian, Actress Michael Sinelnikoff – Actor Siouxsie – Singer, Musician (Siouxsie and the Banshees) Robert Smith – Singer, Musician (The Cure) David Shogren – Bassist (Doobie Brothers) Betty Smith – Author Dodie Smith – Playwright, Author of The Hundred and One Dalmatians Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford - Actress, Producer, Screenwriter, Businesswoman Howard Worth Smith – Politician Kate Smith – Singer Lemony Snicket (Real Name: Daniel Handler) – Children’s Book Author David Souter – Supreme Court Justice Jill St. John – Actress Mabel Stark – Female Tiger Trainer Gertrude Stein – Author, Patron of the Arts Victor Strauss – WWII Journalist Gloria Steinem – Activist, Writer Maria W. Stewart – Author, Activist Lily Strickland – Composer, Writer, Artist Patrick Swayze – Actor Loretta Swit – Actress Henrietta Szold – Holocaust Heroine Wislawa Szymborska – Nobel Prize Winning Poet Amy Tan - Writer, Author Sara Teasdale – Poet Toni Tennille – Singer (Captain and Tennille) Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma – French-Spanish Political Activist and Academic Nikola Tesla – Scientist, Inventor Theodora – Empress and wife of Justinian I Susanna Thompson – Actress Georgianne Thon – Actress M. Carey Thomas – President of Bryn Mawr College Willie Mae Thornton – Singer, Songwriter Jennifer Tilly – Actress Wendy Tokunaga – Author Lily Tomlin – Actress, Playwright Ann Turkel – Model Randy Travis – Singer Edward Tylor – Anthropologist ----------------------------------------------------------------EDIT--------------------------------------------------------- Names "U - Z" will be in a comment below (the new additions put the list over the character limit).
2020.06.02 07:40 LALakers4Lyf(Rebooking Every WWE PPV Since 2010) Episode 15: The Trials of Seth Rollins
(Timeline: Post-WM 31 till Summerslam 2015, the time when I realized that WWE sorely needed to revive the Brand Extension due to the rising amount of talent being wasted simply because of the lack of available screen time vs the size of the roster. Also the point where I really might as well have made a completely separate post titled "How WWE Should've Booked The Wyatt Family") I'd like to note that the reason I don't script the finishes to the matches and matches themselves too much unless it's really needed is because I have the utmost trust in all the performers involved that they would be able to make the best possible match that suits the story being told. Instead, my aim is to give each match I book the appropriate match time so the wrestlers can properly tell their stories. Winners and champions-heading-into-the-match are marked in bold. Matches with no write-ups to them are generally kept the same, both in buildup and in the actual match. Some storylines from real life have been preserved, with likely just a few tweaks here and there. Links to the real-life PPV will be provided so you can check how things went down irl. Link to Ep 14: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gu3cjp/rebooking_every_wwe_ppv_since_2010_episode_14/ Link to Ep 1: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gf7ad0/rebook_every_wwe_ppv_from_fatal_4way_2010_onwards/ BACKLASH ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Rules_(2015)) ) (Pre-Show) Naomi (w/ Tamina Snuka) vs Natalya 13:35 Naomi is looking to establish herself alongside her relative Tamina, and they first target Natalya for the same reasons she was targeted by the Bella Empire. Antonio Cesaro vs Bad News Barrett (c) vs Adrian Neville vs Tyson Kidd vs Dolph Ziggler vs Ryback (IC Title) (Six-Pack Challenge) 11:40 The storyline that led to the ladder match for the IC Title at WM irl is done here, with everyone vying for the IC Title but the match is made to be just a Six-Pack Challenge, with Cesaro winning. Subplots include the Sheamus-Ziggler rivalry from real life as Sheamus costs Ziggler the match here, the debut of Neville and altercations with Tyson Kidd, and Ryback looking to rebuild his singles career. Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) (c) vs Goldust & Stardust (Tag Team Titles) 11:18 We're simply replacing Cesaro & Tyson Kidd with Goldust & Stardust so the buildup will be influenced as well, combining the theatrics of the brothers with the power of positivity with a heelish ignorant feel of The New Day. Damien Sandow vs The Miz 11:46 Everything about the build in this feud is unchanged, with the only difference being that in this universe, the two men actually have a blow-off match with Sandow going over, something we never had irl. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan vs Bo Dallas, Braun Strowman, Leo Kruger 12:16 The story this time has further intensified with both teams playing mind games with each other every week, particularly Kruger who got into Wyatt's head for the death of Sister Abigail that factored into the Outcasts' Wrestlemania win. This time, the Wyatts pick up the win here, evening up the score at 1-1. Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) (c) vs Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) (Russian Federation Title) 13:36 The build to their Battleground 2014 match irl takes place here, and Swagger's babyface run is solidified by this feud. The match ends in a double-countout, suggesting a future rematch. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella, Summer Rae, Alicia Fox) (c) vs Paige 10:37 The buildup from this point becomes similar to this vid (Hint: It's another Adam Blampied how WWE Should've Booked):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lou0TOkiVp4&t=420sBasically, Paige becomes like a female Stone Cold and runs amok throughout the Bella Empire's campaign, building to a match at Backlash. Paige nearly gets the win, but the Number's Game overwhelm her. After the match, Naomi & Tamina come out, and just when it looks like they'll face off with the Bella Empire, they attack Paige and pledge allegiance to the Bellas. Seth Rollins (w/ Alex Riley & Zack Ryder) (c) vs Randy Orton (WWE WHC Match) (Steel Cage Match w/ Big Show as Gatekeeper) 21:02 Originally built to be a Daniel Bryan vs Seth Rollins match, plans change when Bryan suffers a injury like irl. Rollins can take credit for ending Bryan's career in order to build more heel heat. The build to this match is similar irl, except this time it's Big Show in Kane's place and him & A-to-Z Security trying to prevent Ambrose & Reigns from ruining the match and Rollins' parade. Orton is named the No. 1 Contender because of his status as Royal Rumble winner, and everything else plays the same. Except Rollins' finisher is not the pedigree, and the Curb Stomp is not banned. If they can bring back the Stomp irl, surely they can find legal ways to keep the Stomp and just change the name of the finisher. Because of Ambrose & Reigns stalking Rollins outside the ring after laying out the Authority, he does not leave the cage after winning by pinfall. Tons of security approach to try to hold off Rollins' former Shield brothers. PAYBACK ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payback_(2015)) ) (Pre-Show) Antonio Cesaro (c) vs Bad News Barrett (IC Title) 14:41 Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler 12:22 Big E Langston & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) (c) vs Titus O'Neil & Darren Young (Tag Team Titles) 7:23 Replace Cesaro & Kidd with Titus O'Neil & Darren Young. Goldust at this point needed surgery irl so Stardust is now a singles competitor. New Day retains. Adrian Neville vs Tyson Kidd (Winner Faces John Cena at MITB) 17:53 John Cena returns the night after Backlash as he talks about his plans, acknowledging that a new era is being ushered in but that era has to go through him first. It is here that both Tyson Kidd and Adrian Neville appear as they both want to make a name for themselves by facing Cena. Cena, being the competitor that he is, tells them that he would face both of them separately. However, Kidd first costs Neville his match vs Cena, then later Neville costs Kidd his match against Cena, both times leading to Cena wins. The two then recall their history in NXT, and decide to have a match at Payback, with John Cena watching from commentary. Neville wins and he & Cena have a staredown afterwards. Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) vs Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) (c) (Russian Federation Title) (No DQ Match) 15:41 The build to their Summerslam 2014 Match takes place here, only this time without the Flag Match but instead the Russian Federation title is on the line and is a No DQ match. Swagger picks up the huge win here after Rusev taps to the ankle lock. Swagger & Colter reveal that they have brought back the US Title, much to the delight of the crowd. As Swagger stands at the entrance ramp with the US Title and with Colter by his side, IC Champion Cesaro appears. The former Real Americans look at each other, shake hands, and hold their respective titles high up in the air. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan vs Leo Kruger, Braun Strowman, Bo Dallas (No Holds Barred Elimination Match) 23:01 Another layer is added here: Bray questions his brother Bo and the black sheep Strowman for their actions in the past had one goal for Bray: And that is to bring down the machine. He asks why can't they put their differences aside and fight for that common cause. Ofc, the Outcasts don't accept this just yet, as they still have the deciding match, which is No Holds Barred Elimination. The Wyatts vow to show The Outcasts just why they are the perfect family to bring down the machine. Rowan & Harper eliminate Bo, Strowman eliminates both Rowan & Harper, Wyatt eliminates Strowman, then Bray Wyatt & Leo Kruger finally have their long-awaited 1v1 encounter, which ends with Bray Wyatt winning. Harper & Rowan then emerge and the three bring Kruger to the back as commentary wonders what happened to Bo & Strowman. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella, Naomi, Alicia Fox, Tamina Snuka, Summer Rae) vs Natalya (w/ Paige) (Divas Title) 6:13 Natalya becomes No. 1 Contender to the Divas Title, and Paige is in her corner. However, they both are still unable to overcome the Bella Empire's Numbers Game, and Nikki retains again. Seth Rollins (w/ Alex Riley & Zack Ryder) (c) vs Randy Orton vs Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns (WWE WHC Match) 20:51 MONEY IN THE BANK ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_in_the_Bank_(2015)) ) (Pre-Show) Fandango (w/ Rosa Mendes) vs The Miz 8:41 Kalisto & Sin Cara vs Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) (Tag Team Titles) 16:20 We're just replacing Titus O'Neil & Darren Young with Kalisto & Sin Cara. John Cena vs Adrian Neville 19:13 Neville has clearly taken Kevin Owens' spot here, and the two have a show-stealing match, and the story is simple: Neville wants to make a name for himself while Cena claims that the new era has to go through him. Cena wins after a hard-fought match and since it's face-vs-face feud, the two men shake hands after. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Bad News Barrett, Ryback, Darren Young, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga promo Ever since their previous feud was over, The Wyatt Family has targeted certain people: They start by attacking Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel. After a falling-out between Titus O'Neil & Darren Young that led to a match between the two and Titus winning, the Wyatts emerge and attack Darren Young. They then attack David Otunga, who was at a panel. They then cost Bad News Barrett and Ryback the chance to compete in the MITB Ladder Match. Bray's reasoning is simple: It is time to bring down the machine. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella, Tamina Snuka, Alicia Fox, Naomi, Summer Rae) vs Paige (Divas Title) 11:18 Paige becomes the No. 1 Contender again, and this time, she calls unto the rest of the Non-Bella twins members of the Bella Empire as to why they are supporting the Bellas, who are only using them to stay on top. She asks Brie why she continues to support Nikki, trying to cause a rift between the twins. The Bella Empire remains steadfast, and Nikki tells Paige that her time ended as quickly as it began. The Numbers Game once again overwhelms Paige, and then she's beat down afterwards. Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler vs Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns vs Damien Sandow vs Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) (c) vs Antonio Cesaro (c) vs Stardust (MITB Ladder Match for WWE WHC Contract) 20:33 The IC Champ and US Champ immediately qualify. Everyone else wins qualifying matches to compete. Not much change in the match itself except for the participants, and the beginning of a rift between Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns. Seth Rollins (c) vs Randy Orton (WWE WHC Match) 24:40 We're simply replacing Ambrose with Orton, who has more cause to demand a clean 1v1 match against Rollins. it's also around this time that Rollins has a rift with Big Show & A-to-Z Security, who all abandon him eventually and leave him to this match alone, reminiscent of Orton's feud with Christian 4 years earlier, when the Usos eventually abandoned him. Except this time, Rollins emerges victorious at the end. BUILD TO BATTLEGROUND: Seth Rollins continues to get tested by Triple H. This time, the No. 1 Contender is revealed to be The Undertaker, who is back for revenge against all three members of the Shield for the beating they gave him two years ago, and he's after Rollins first. Triple H also says that whoever wins at Battleground will defend the title at Summerslam inside the Elimination Chamber, and that the second participant is revealed to be someone invoking his rematch clause for the Chamber: Brock Lesnar. Out comes Brock and the segment of him and Rollins remains the same, and Lesnar declares that whether it's Rollins or Undertaker, it is he who will walk out as champion at Summerslam. Undertaker's mind games with Rollins continue throughout the build as he terrorizes Rollins. 20-Man Battle Royal to determine No. 1 Contender to US Title or IC Title, as both champs automatically qualify for the Chamber. The winner gets to choose the champion they'd like to face, then the runner-up faces the other champion. Damien Sandow wins and elects to face Swagger. The runner-up, Stardust, faces Antonio Cesaro. Both matches are deemed to be solid, and a potential classic between Stardust and Cesaro. Two qualifying match tournaments for the two remaining spots of the Elimination Chamber are held. Participants for Group A: Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, Sheamus, Titus O'Neil, Diego, Fernando. For Group B: John Cena, Adrian Neville, Roman Reigns, Curtis Axel, R-Truth, Zack Ryder, Big Show, Fandango. BATTLEGROUND ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleground_(2015)) ) (Pre-Show) Adrian Neville vs Sheamus 15:24 Dolph Ziggler vs Randy Orton (EC Qualifying Match) 16:53 A lot of focus has been spotlighted on Ziggler lately, on how he has come up short every time ever since he lost the World Heavyweight Title prematurely. There has always been a ready-made underdog story for Ziggler, WWE just never capitalized on it irl to the point where that underdog story has turned Ziggler heel. Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) (c) vs Damien Sandow (US Title) 11:53 Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) vs Kalisto & Sin Cara (c) (Tag Team Titles) 10:50 In a rematch, the New Day wins and sets up a potential rubber match. Nikki Bella (c) vs Paige (Divas Title) 11:28 By order of Stephanie McMahon, Paige goes through a series of matches with each member of the Bella Empire in order to get the chance to face Nikki without anyone in the latter's corner. Paige beats Summer Rae, then Alicia Fox, then Tamina, then Naomi, then Brie. By the time Battleground rolls around, the matches have left Paige exhausted but she continues to be resilient against Nikki Bella. However, the Bella Empire emerge from the top of the crowd, distracting Paige enough to be rolled up by Nikki. After the match, the entire Bella Empire beat down Paige. Antonio Cesaro (c) vs Stardust (IC Title) 20:08 Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, Bo Dallas, Leo Kruger, Wade Barrett, Ryback, Justin Gabriel, David Otunga, Darren Young, Heath Slater segment Slater, Gabriel, Young, Otunga, and Ryback all enter the ring. Barrett, who has now changed his name to Wade Barrett again, enters and the six men have a summit. Throughout the weeks, they could not focus on any other aspects of their careers as they have been brutalized by the Wyatts on every turn. Barrett then asks forgiveness from the other men for how tyrannical he became during their time in Nexus. The other men simply look at him and acknowledge that apart from Ryback, their best moments came during Nexus. Before anything else could be said, the Wyatt Family emerge. Bray admired the Nexus once upon a time but sees that they have been taken down by the machine at the end, and he will show them what it's like to bring down the machine. As he says this, the Wyatts inch closer to the ring, then the Outcasts emerge from the crowd and to everyone's surprise, joins the Wyatts as they circle the former Nexus members. A brawl is made, with the Wyatts and Outcasts standing tall due to the other six men not united. John Cena vs Roman Reigns (w/ Dean Ambrose) (EC Qualifying Match) 22:12 Dean Ambrose accidentally costs Reigns the match, allowing Cena to win and causing a bigger rift between the Shield brothers. The Undertaker vs Seth Rollins (c) (WWE WHC Match) 0:16 When the match starts, Rollins kicks the Undertaker in the groin, causing a DQ win for Undertaker but Rollins retains. Because of that, Undertaker is enraged and demolishes Rollins, completing 1/3 of his revenge tour against the former members of the Shield. Rollins is still the champ, but Undertaker stands tall to close the show. SUMMERSLAM ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SummerSlam_(2015)) ) (Pre-Show) Curtis Axel & R-Truth vs Titus O'Neil & Fandango (w/ Rosa Mendes) 4:34 (Pre-Show) Naomi & Tamina vs Summer Rae & Alicia Fox 6:21 With the debut of Charlotte, Naomi & Tamina sense blood and destroy the Bella Empire from within, revealing that it has been their plan all along to destroy the Bella Empire, but they were smart about it unlike Paige. It then leads to a tag match between them and the other members of the Empire, Summer Rae and Alicia Fox. Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) vs Kalisto & Sin Cara vs Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs Diego & Fernando (w/ El Torito) (Tag Team Titles) (Tag Team Elimination Match) 20:06 Ambrose & Reigns, distraught over the past couple of months, decide to strengthen their bond by competing for the tag team titles. This is the change that is made from the real life match, apart from it being an elimination match. Ambrose & Reigns eliminate Los Matadores, but then Reigns turns on Ambrose and spears him, allowing Kalisto to pin Ambrose. Eventually the New Day and the Luchadors settle their score, with the New Day winning at the end. Randy Orton vs Sheamus 12:14 Adrian Neville & Stephen Amell vs Stardust & The Miz 11:35 Only changes made are Miz being the partner instead of Barrett and the match runs longer to spotlight the tension between Amell and Stardust more. Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) vs Zack Ryder 3:50 Ryder wants a match to associate himself away from the Authority. Rusev makes his return and becomes Ryder's opponent in a squash match to highlight the return of the Bulgarian Brute. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Braun Strowman, Bo Wyatt, Leo Kruger vs Ryback, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater, Darren Young, David Otunga 13:25 After months of being terrorized by The Wyatt Family, the six men finally reunite and the crowd pops to the return of the Nexus as they fend off the Wyatts during one RAW. However, a real life injury to Erick Rowan dampens the plans, and to adjust the storyline, the Wyatts take out Wade Barrett, the leader of Nexus. Forced at Summerslam to face the Wyatts minus Rowan without their leader, the remaining Nexus members fight valiantly, but they end up losing, Before the Wyatts can do anything, Wade Barrett returns and helps fend them off, before tending to his fallen Nexus brethren. Big Show vs Damien Sandow 8:55 Big Show questions if Sandow can ever amount to anything, and Sandow earns Big Show's respect at the end after a hard-fought physical match. Paige & Charlotte vs Nikki Bella & Brie Bella 10:17 Continuing Adam Blampied's story, Paige brings in Charlotte to even the odds with the Bella Empire. This does even the odds because of Naomi & Tamina betraying the Bellas. At Summerslam, Paige finally picks up a win over the Bellas as she and Charlotte stand tall. Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins (c) vs John Cena vs Antonio Cesaro (c) vs Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) (c) vs Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) (c) (WWE WHC Match) (Elimination Chamber) 40:26 Swagger is looking to return to prominence, Cesaro seeks his first world title reign, and the two former Real Americans have their shared history with each other. Lesnar wants revenge and a continuation of his part-time reign of terror. Cena is determined to prove the WWE still runs through him. Ziggler has the ultimate underdog story and is also the remaining ultimate anti-authority. And this is the biggest test of Rollins' reign. Lesnar is eliminated first because after dominating much of the match, once all six participants are in they all work together to beat Brock and they all hit their finishers on him. The rest, the performers can build the story from there, what's important is Rollins survives till the end when Ziggler, the bigger underdog, eliminates him and wins, finally having his big PPV moment. Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler (c) (WWE WHC Match) 0:15 Much like how he interrupted Regins' parade irl at Survivor Series 2015, Sheamus does the same to Ziggler here, and wins the title. A beat-down Ziggler is laid out, and Sheamus stands tall with the title to close the show. Link to Ep 16: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gw90wo/rebooking_every_wwe_ppv_since_2010_episode_16/
2020.05.31 19:43 LALakers4Lyf(Rebooking Every WWE PPV Since 2010) Episode 14: Overcoming The Odds
(Timeline: RR 2015 till WM 31) I'd like to note that the reason I don't script the finishes to the matches and matches themselves too much unless it's really needed is because I have the utmost trust in all the performers involved that they would be able to make the best possible match that suits the story being told. Winners and champions-heading-into-the-match are marked in bold. Matches with no write-ups to them are generally kept the same, both in buildup and in the actual match. Some storylines from real life have been preserved, with likely just a few tweaks here and there. Links to the real-life PPV will be provided so you can check how things went down irl. Link to Ep 13: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gsunja/rebooking_every_wwe_ppv_since_2010_episode_13_wa Link to Ep 1: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gf7ad0/rebook_every_wwe_ppv_from_fatal_4way_2010_onwards/ ROYAL RUMBLE ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Rumble_(2015)) ) Naomi (w/ Tamina Snuka) vs Cameron 5:27 Naomi and Tamina teamed up irl due to their real-life family ties, we're just making that a legitimate thing here this early. And their first victim? Naomi's former partner Cameron. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella, Summer Rae, Alicia Fox) (c) vs Paige vs Natalya (Divas Title) 14:25 The Bella Empire have taken the first swing by putting AJ on the shelf. Nikki claims that she and her ladies will dominate the Divas' Division after being disrespected since the days of Beth Phoenix. Out comes Paige and Natalya, unto which a triple threat match is ultimately booked. Nikki wins due to the numbers' game. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) (c) vs Seth Rollins (w/ Alex Riley & Zack Ryder) vs John Cena (WWE WHC Match) 22:42 Slight change here comes after the match. Daniel Bryan does not make his return pre-RR and declare himself in the rumble. Instead, he comes out after this match and attacks Brock Lesnar, then does that belt gesture around his waist before pointing at the Wrestlemania sign as Lesnar looks on. Randy Orton wins 30-man Royal Rumble 59:35 The Wyatt Family dominate the Rumble up until a countdown begins after the #30 participant (the returning Randy Orton) has already entered, much to the bewilderment of everyone. All of a sudden, the arena turns black. On the screen appears a building on fire. Wyatt looks on in horror as a voice starts to speak, about how Wyatt has felt for months that something is coming. And just like how they killed Sister Abigail in the past, they are coming for Wyatt again. Three men then appear in front of the burned Wyatt house: Bo Dallas, Bray's long-lost brother who disappeared on him when he found Sister Abigail. Braun Strowman, the black sheep of Sister Abigail. And Leo Kruger, the hunter who dealt the killing blow to Sister Abigail. They challenge the Wyatts before the screen fades to black and the arena lights are on again. The Wyatt Family, dazed and distracted, are eliminated by the remaining competitors. The final five men are Ambrose, Reigns, Orton, Rusev, and Ziggler. A-to-Z Security (Alex Riley and Zack Ryder) arrive and distract Ambrose and Reigns, long enough for them to be eliminated. It is then revealed that they were sent by Authority to help Orton as they try to do the same to Ziggler but Orton tells them to f\ck off. Ziggler eliminates Rusev then Orton eliminates Ziggler.* FASTLANE ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fastlane_(2015)) ) (Pre-Show) Antonio Cesaro vs Heath Slater (w/ Justin Gabriel) 5:43 (Pre-Show) The Miz, Damien Mizdow, Paul Heyman segment Seth Rollins, Big Show, Titus O'Neil, Tyson Kidd, Alexander Rusev (c) (w/ Lana, Zack Ryder, Alex Riley) vs Dolph Ziggler, Ryback, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) 13:01 The difference here is that it goes from a 3v3 match irl to 5v5 here. Swagger is added as it is in this build that he and Zeb begin to confront Rusev and Lana. Rollins' team escapes with a win due to the number's game after pinning Ryback, and Rollins escapes the clutches of an enraged Ambrose and Reigns. Bad News Barrett (c) vs Curtis Axel (IC Title) 10:00 Bad News Barrett won the title from Ziggler with the help of the Authority upon his return. Curtis Axel turns face by calling Barrett a loser who has disappointed and underachieved ever since the days of Nexus. This irates Barrett and makes their match a little more personal, planting the seeds of a future storyline for Barrett. The match is hard-fought, but BNB prevails at the end. Goldust & Stardust (c) vs The Miz & Damien Mizdow (Tag Team Titles) 9:33 Goldust & Stardust won the Tag Team Titles on the road to the Royal Rumble, and this is Miz and Mizdow invoking their rematch clause. The Usos are on commentary whilst this happens. John Cena vs Kane 6:54 This storyline will take from here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccm8_hFYC5s . Basically, Cena wonders what's next for him, and instead of a rivalry with Rusev, it becomes him demanding a match with The Undertaker, who does not respond. This match happens as Cena tries to goad Kane to get him a WM match with Undertaker. Kane does not comply and the two have a match. Cena wins and just as he's about to turn heel by further beating down Kane, the Undertaker's gong sounds, and the Undertaker accepts a WM match, much to the delight of Cena. Braun Strowman, Leo Kruger, Bo Dallas vs Big E, Kofi Kingston, Xavier Woods 18:41 Labeled "The Outcasts", the team of Strowman, Kruger, and Dallas talk about how Sister Abigail terrorized their area alongside the Wyatt Family, which Strowman was also a part of. Kruger convinced the black sheep of the family to turn his back on their terror and join him and Bo, the long-lost brother. This led to them killing Sister Abigail and would begin Bray Wyatt's chain of events that led to the establishment of the Wyatt Family. The New Day interrupt The Outcasts with the same power of positivity talk that they tried to give the Wyatts, and it leads to The Outcasts' debut match. It's another glorified enhancement match but The New Day still end up looking formidable while making The Outcasts look good. After the match, The Wyatt Family appear on the screen in front of their burned down home, with a creepily smiling Bray Wyatt declaring war on Wrestlemania. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella, Alicia Fox, Summer Rae) (c) vs Natalya (Divas Title) 9:25 The Bella Empire put Paige on the shelf before turning their attention to Beth Phoenix's former ally during the cleansing era, Natalya. The Bellas want revenge for being humiliated years ago, and their faction does just that, making Natalya's life a living hell then using the numbers game to beat her in the match. Afterwards, however, before they could do any more damage to Natalya, Paige comes for the save, then Naomi & Tamina join the fray before locking eyes with Paige. Then AJ makes her return and a wild brawl ensues. Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton (No. 1 Contender’s Match for WWE WHC) 20:10 Replace Roman Reigns with Randy Orton and you've got yourself a more personal match due to the superstars' past history and past rivalry. This also becomes the clean 1-on-1 match D-Bry and Orton never had the year prior. In the buildup, Orton refuses aid from the Authority, clearly still having issues with Rollins and how things turned out a few months back, and enters the match by his lonesome. D-Bry wins the match, and Orton shakes his hand after. For failing to beat D-Bry and defend the Authority the previous year, Orton has been suspended. WRESTLEMANIA 31 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WrestleMania_31 ) (Pre-Show) Natalya vs Layla 8:12 Big E & Kofi Kingston (w/ Xavier Woods) vs Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso vs Goldust & Stardust (c) (Tag Team Titles) (Ladder Match) 16:45 The tag title match has 1 less team than irl, and it's a combination of a rematch between the Usos and the Rhodes brothers slowly building, and the New Day turning heel while still maintaining their persona and inserting themselves into the match, making it a Ladder Match. The New Day's reign starts here, as Jey Uso gets sidelined with an injury, like irl. Big Show wins 30-man Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal 18:32 The midcard champs may only be eliminated in the Final 8, allowing for Rusev and Barrett to have their moments of dominance. The final 8 are Rusev, Barrett, Big Show, Miz, Mizdow, Ziggler, Swagger, Cesaro. Potential built storylines include Swagger eliminating Rusev, and Miz & Mizdow imploding. Big Show still wins as it occurred to me that he hasn't really had a proper WM moment since forever, plus he is the closest wrestler that WWE has to Andre The Giant. Bo Dallas, Braun Strowman, Leo Kruger vs Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan 15:16 The Wyatts and The Outcasts have a hard-fought war, with Bray vowing to avenge the death of Sister Abigail. However, the Outcasts shock everyone here by emerging victorious. Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella, Summer Rae, Alicia Fox) (c) vs AJ Lee vs Paige vs Naomi (w/ Tamina) (Elimination Match) (Divas Title) 14:40 An Elimination match is made between four hungry divas. The Bella Empire wish to continue their reign. AJ vows to reclaim what's hers, as does Paige. Naomi claims it is her time now. Considering this is around AJ's last match, we gotta put more heat on the Bellas by having Nikki pin AJ to retain the title. Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins & Triple H (No Holds Barred Match) 20:36 The buildup to their match leads to this, and in my opinion actually writes itself. Just don't script their lines too much and all four would be able to properly deliver the story of Reigns and Ambrose finally getting their hands on not just Rollins, but Triple H himself. During the match, Orton makes his return by attacking A-to-Z security, then stalking Stephanie McMahon to the back, making this a proper 2-on-2 match, and it is a brutal one until the faces pick up their long-desired revenge win. The Undertaker vs John Cena 22:13 The story here writes itself as well, given the legendary status of both men in WWE. With the win, Undertaker is now 23-0 at Wrestlemania. Seth Rollins vs Daniel Bryan vs Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) (c) (WWE WHC Match) 16:44 The classic David-vs-Goliath feud that we were all robbed off, that predicates on Bryan not just ending Lesnar's reign, but taking back what's his. Have Rollins' cash-in still come in, and considering that this is the over Bryan and not a hated Reigns, hopefully Rollins' victory draws more heat. Link to Episode 15: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gv1fl6/rebooking_every_wwe_ppv_since_2010_episode_15_the/
2020.05.29 03:15 dragonthingyr/AFL Compendium of History – AFL Collapse: How the Port Adelaide Football Club collapsed horrifically, but then sort of recovered maybe?
Greetings everybody. The topic I wanted to cover for the History Compendium is inspired by SB Nation's Collapse, a really interesting series on how a sports team or athlete can collapse quickly, and go from a strong team, to a weak one. I don't even follow most of the sports they discuss, but I still find it interesting, as rarely does such a collapse happen due to a single event; normally it takes multiple events to truly make it set in, such as Sega dropping out of the console manufacturing business. Port Adelaide in the 2000s was a strong team, a traditional powerhouse of South Australian Football that took it to the Vics and showed them what they could do, making two Grand Final appearances in four years and consistently making finals. They had a team coached by football royalty Mark Williams, and players such as future Richmond coach Damien Hardwick, future Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew, future Port Adelaide coach Matthew Primus, Darryl Wakelin, Domenic Cassisi, Shaun Burgoyne, Gavin Wanganeen, Warren Tredrea and Josh Carr would win their club its 35th senior premiership (after its 34 in the SANFL before joining the AFL). They even had Alastair Clarkson, future four-time Premiership coach at Hawthorn, as their midfield coach. But despite this on-field and off-field strength, within just a few years they would become the biggest laughing stock in the competition, source of the greatest footy meme ever, and some even wondered if they even deserved to be in the AFL. The power to win, 1997-2004 Port Adelaide entered history as the only non-Victorian team to join the AFL, unlike the other non-Victorian sides, who were either created from scratch, merged with a Victorian team, or relocated from Victoria as Sydney did. Port Adelaide is one of the oldest and proudest clubs in Australian Football history (in the AFL, only Melbourne, Geelong, Carlton and North Melbourne are older), and since their formation in 1870, have consistently been the strongest and most successful team in the SANFL. Their application to join the AFL was a key ingredient in the merger between Fitzroy and the Brisbane Bears, as the AFL desired a second team in Adelaide. Port Adelaide joined the AFL using a mix of players from other AFL clubs, South Australian zone selections, their own SANFL players, and concession draft picks. This allowed them to quickly cement themselves in the competition; from 1999-2007, they made finals each year (except 2000 and 2006). The club became a dominant force in the early 2000s, but despite this, gained an infamous reputation for choking. In 2001, they finished 3rd with 16 wins, but went out in straight sets to eventual premier Brisbane and to Hawthorn. In 2002, they finished 1st with 18 wins, but lost their qualifying final to Collingwood, who had 13. They won their semi final against Essendon, but then lost their preliminary final against eventual premier Brisbane. In 2003 they finished 1st, again with 18 wins, but lost their qualifying final to Sydney, who had 14. They won their semi final against Essendon, but then lost their preliminary final against Collingwood. The pressure was immense; seemingly the club had blown its chances to make the most out of its talented list, and it was possible that this amazing list would become a wasted opportunity. But in 2004, after finishing with its third consecutive minor premiership, they blew away the haters, and won their qualifying and preliminary finals (including a heart stopper against St Kilda), reaching the AFL Grand Final for the first time, but crushingly, without their captain Matthew Primus, who had sustained an ACL injury. Up against the threepeat Brisbane Lions, who were aiming for their fourth premiership in a row, the Power won decisively 17.11 (113) to 10.13 (73), finally throwing off the image of being chokers. In a famous display, Mark Williams choked himself with his necktie, proving that he was not a choker… by choking himself. In 2001-2004, they had a record of 74-25, one premiership, and six finals losses. Compare this to Hawthorn in 2012-2015, who had a record of 80-21, three premierships, and two finals losses. So while they did win a premiership, and they indeed had the power to win, they didn’t have the power to win when it counted more often. 119 reasons why, 2005-2007 The club slumped in 2005, but still made finals, finishing 8th. Despite this slump, their form later in the year was much stronger than at the start, and this continued as they flogged the Kangaroos (as they were called at the time) 26.8 (164) to 11.11 (77) in Melbourne, to advance to the semi-finals, against their greatest rivals, the Adelaide Crows. Adelaide had finished top of the ladder, but had lost its qualifying final. The two South Australian teams prepared to face off in the Ultimate Showdown, a derby that had greater stakes than any previous game the two sides had played against each other before or since. The game started evenly, with Adelaide leading 4.7 (31) to 3.6 (24) at half-time but what had been an even first half quickly descended into a slaughter comparable to Order 66, as Adelaide outscored them by 76 points in the second half, defeating Port Adelaide 18.15 (123) to 5.10 (43). The 2005 season was Primus’ last, and he retired, but stayed at the club as an assistant coach. The 2006 season was a disappointment, the club that had been strong for much of the 2000s finishing 12th. But the club had a resurgence in 2007, finishing 2nd with 15 wins, behind the juggernaut that was the 2007 Geelong Cats. Port Adelaide won a close qualifying final against West Coast, and blew away the Kangaroos in the preliminary final, and reached their second AFL grand final, up against Geelong. Despite Geelong’s very strong season, there was good reason to be on the fence over who would be premiers. They had beaten each other once each in the home and away season, and both sides’ finals campaigns so far were similar; Geelong had flogged the Kangaroos in their qualifying final, but had a nailbiting close win against Collingwood in their preliminary final. The team Port Adelaide fielded had 9 of the players from their 2004 Premiership, as well as a mix of new players, including youngsters such as Justin Westhoff and Travis Boak, father-son Brett Ebert and dancing legend and umpiring hero David Rodan. Port Adelaide raced to an early lead, and by race I mean they kicked two points, until a few minutes later the Cats kicked a point and a goal to get in front. With seven minutes to go in the first quarter, Shaun Burgoyne kicked a goal to bring Port Adelaide’s score to 2.2 (14), and the Power still looked to be in it. But fate had other ideas, and by the time they’d kicked their next score, a goal from Chad Cornes 25 minutes later, Geelong had scored 56 points, and weren’t going to be letting up. The rest of the game was a humiliation, the greatest defeat a team has ever had in an AFL Grand Final, as Geelong were merciless, scoring 24.19 (163) to 6.8 (44), a final margin of 119 points. The huge margin was like a collective bout releasing pent-up frustration; Geelong hadn’t won a premiership since 1963, despite five attempts (in 1967, 1989, 1992, 1994 and 1995). Many felt that Port’s younger players couldn’t handle the scoreboard pressure, which only exacerbated things. Refusing to stop even though Port Adelaide were already dead, eleven of Geelong’s players kicked goals, with Cameron Mooney kicking five, in what commentator Tim Lane called “an orgy of Geelong goal kickers”. The game was a turning point in history, a real door that slides instead of using hinges moment; Port Adelaide went from a team to fear to a laughing stock for much of the next 13 years, while Geelong, a team that was a laughing stock after multiple lost grand finals and poor seasons, became a powerhouse and formed their 2007-2011 dynasty, one of the greatest teams ever assembled. Maybe if they’d kept cat killer and unlikely bulky hero Stewey Dew they’d have had a chance, but who knows? Never tear up our tarps, 2008-2010 Port Adelaide lingered around in 2008-2009, never threatening, but did gain numerous draft picks via trading out Shaun Burgoyne to Hawthorn. Burgoyne, 27 at the time, was having knee troubles, and the fact that Hawthorn gave up Pick 9 as part of the deal looked absurd; what is truly absurd is the fact that as of the 2020 season, Burgoyne is still playing aged 37, and has played more games and won more premierships at Hawthorn than at Port Adelaide. The 2009 off-season was painful for another reason, as Brendon Lade and Peter Burgoyne, the last players from Port Adelaide’s inaugural AFL squad, retired. By 2009, the club had acquired a debt of $5.1 million, and was unable to pay its players. They were denied financial assistance by the AFL, but would later get a $1 million loan from them, and a further $2.5 million debt relief from the SANFL, who owned their licence. With declining crowds at Football Park, Adelaide’s equivalent of Waverley Park, Port Adelaide was reduced to covering vast numbers of empty seats with tarpaulin. While their press release in 2010 claimed that such a move was pioneering and encouraged by global trends, it was just another sign of a club that was in laughable condition and not having an appealing product for their fans and supporters; a club that had won 36 SANFL Premierships could barely get bums on seats. Few were sad when they were eventually put away for good. By round 15 2010, with a record of 5-10, Mark Williams was sacked, and Matthew Primus became caretaker coach. Primus had been a good on-field leader, most obvious with his time as Captain. Primus was expected by many to only serve as a temporary caretaker until a more experienced coach was found, but he won five out of seven games, and was given a two year contract; among the coaches interviewed for the job was Chris Scott, who the very next year would win a Premiership in his first season as Geelong’s coach, and has since kept Geelong as consistent finalists. Port Adelaide had a tradition of only taking on players from the club as coaches, going back to 1949 when Fos Williams crossed over from West Adelaide. Since then Geof Motley played for Port, John Cahill played for Port, Russel Ebert played for Port, and Mark Williams (son of Fos) played for Port, as did Mark’s brother Stephen, who was their first SANFL coach after they joined the AFL. The point is, Port Adelaide was still trying to be steeped in tradition, something becoming increasingly harder to do in the cutthroat professional sports industry. Kane Cornes, by now one of the oldest players in the group, said that he felt confident going into the 2011 season, as they had gained plenty of kids, and seemed to be heading into a bright future; unfortunately, the bright lights by have well been coming from a freight train. Bye bye dignity, 2011-2012 Primus had played with the older players on the list, and knew the others from his time as an assistant. He was therefore not the boss, but one of the boys. And in his attempts to not dog the boys, he took things too easily in his first pre-season as coach. A pre-season trip to the Gold Coast had just one serious training session, the rest of the trip being like a sight-seeing holiday. Compare this to Hawthorn marching the Kokoda track and Gold Coast hiking through Middle-Earth and the difference is clear as day. Due to Gold Coast entering the competition, there were 17 teams, so each round had at least one bye. Gold Coast, who were terrible for other reasons, would be referred to the “the second bye”, due to giving their opponent a free win or two. However, they didn’t account for Port Adelaide. Port Adelaide would suffer the indignity of the first team to lose to Gold Coast, a team who in 2011 had three wins and a percentage of 56.3. The defeat in turn spawned possibly the greatest AFL meme ever made, Port Adelaide v The Bye, a video that will always be funny regardless of how good or bad Port Adelaide actually are. It is a perfect historical document, summarising just how poorly performing they were in 2011. Port Adelaide also finished the season with three wins, but ahead of Gold Coast on percentage. Port Adelaide’s performance was the second most cancerous thing in the 2011 season, behind the substitute rule, which no-one wanted and would be retracted in a few years. The season was statistically the worst they’d had in 141 years, and in round 20, lost to Collingwood by a record margin of 138 points. But this record was short-lived, and Hawthorn would beat them by 165 points the next week. CEO Mark Hatsman and President Brett Duncanson disliked some of the older players, even though Kane Cornes had recently signed a three-year contract extension on good money, and having played nearly 200 games in a row. Primus was under directives to play the kids, which led to a group of players called the Forgotten Seven (Daniel Motlop, Jacob Surjan, Brett Ebert, Danyle Pearce, Steven Salopek and Chad and Kane Kornes). The result was multiple younger players playing games that they weren’t ready for, at the expense of older players who could already contribute. Despite this directive to play kids, the talk in the pre-season was about returning to finals, presumably based on their late 2010 performances under Primus. Primus was unable to have the direct, upfront conversations he needed to have as the senior coach of an AFL team. When dropping players such as Kane Cornes or Danyle Pearce, he wouldn’t tell them they were being dropped; he’d tell them they were being “rested”. Reflecting being dropped the way he was, Kane Cornes stated “I think the plan was almost to humiliate me out of wearing the Port jumper and force me to walk away.” By the end of the 2011 season, things were already becoming even more dysfunctional. Keith Thomas, recently made chief executive, overruled Primus and the rest of the board, who wanted Kane Cornes sacked from the club and his contract paid out. But the club finances couldn’t afford dumping him and paying him the $900,000 he was owed, so the club had a talented old player playing in the SANFL far more then he should, playing at a club whose coach didn’t want him. Dean Brogan and Chad Cornes would be traded to GWS, where they acted as mentors to their mostly youthful squad, a role they easily could have fulfilled at Port Adelaide. But wait, there’s more!
Port Adelaide at the time didn’t have a reserves team; the Port Adelaide Magpies in the SANFL was a distinct entity, and Port Adelaide’s AFL players would be split amongst the various SANFL teams if they weren’t selected.
The club also had the very bad idea to have players beat the shit out of each other with boxing gloves in “punishment sessions” after big losses, such as the Gold Coast game.
Port Adelaide had assistant coach Dean Laidley, based outside of Adelaide, relying on skype sessions for his communications with the players.
Despite finishing second-last, their first pick was Pick 6, due to GWS having the first five picks. Their later picks were also pushed back, making recruiting talented youth via the draft harder.
Some good news finally came at the end of the year, as the AFL and SANFL worked out a plan to give the SANFL control over Port Adelaide, underwrite huge amounts of their debt, and prepare to move their home games to a refurbished Adelaide Oval, a much better, more modern, and centrally located stadium than Football Park. Port Adelaide would be given $3 million a year, per year, for three years. The 2012 season started off okay, and despite multiple poor results, things seemed like they wouldn’t be changing too much the next year. But in round 19, they went up against the Greater Western Sydney Giants, who like Gold Coast the year before, were playing in the first ever season, and were performing terribly; their record at this point was 1-16, compared to Port’s 5-12. All but assured of a contract extension, Primus and Duncanson’s reigns fell apart to a team of 18-year-olds and a few old boys, losing 16.11 (107) to 10.13 (73).; they had given Gold Coast their first ever win, and GWS their second. This was a GWS that finished the year with a record of 2-20 and a percentage of 46.2. The board announced the next day that Duncanson and Primus would not be at the club the next year, and Primus immediately stood down, replaced by Garry Hocking as a caretaker coach. In their next four games, they had a draw and three losses, and seemed to be beyond hopeless, before Ken Hinkley was brought in as coach for the 2013 season, the first coach hire from outside Port Adelaide since 1949. Are we a good team?, 2013-2019 Defying all expectations, the club had a much better season in 2013, with a new strategy from Hinkley, a better coaching structure (including coaches who were actually in Adelaide) and a new emphasis on fitness and hard running. The club returned to finals, finishing 7th, a far cry from their poor performances in recent times. 2013 also saw the club merge with the Port Adelaide Magpies team in the SANFL. When Port Adelaide joined the AFL, the intention was always to leave the SANFL, but a new Port Adelaide Team, disconnected with the Port Adelaide in the AFL, was created to help draw crowds. The two teams were distinct, and the Magpies could no longer play at their traditional home ground of Alberton Oval. The merger meant the like teams from other states, that Port Adelaide would have its own reserves team, and play its AFL players there instead of splitting them up across the SANFL. The move was highly applauded by fans, and led to the possibly endearing, possibly cringy use of Never Tear Us Apart at their games, even though New Sensation is a much better INXS song. Feeling confident of their finals chances, they traded their first pick as part of a deal for wingman Jared Polec. The move from Football Park to Adelaide Oval, the change in off-field staff, better resources, the merger with their SANFL team, and better results led to a resurgence at the club. The club did much better in 2014, making it all the way to the Preliminary Final, only to lose to eventual premiers Hawthorn. Their time since then has been spotty to say the least. The club wanted to trade in a forward who could ruck in order to partner with Matthew Lobbe; they ended up paying their first and second round picks in a trade for Paddy Ryder from Essendon, who ended up being more of a ruckman who occasionally plays forward. The trade failed to help the club, who went from hot stuff in 2014, to just missing the finals, placing 9th in 2015 with a record of 12-10. Two of their losses were against bottom 2 Brisbane and Carlton, costing them dearly. The club tried trading hard again, giving up their first pick in a deal for tall forward Charlie Dixon from Gold Coast. However they once again just missed finals, finishing 10th with a record of 10-12, with Paddy Ryder and Angus Monfries being suspended for the season due to the Essendon supplements saga. Lobbe, their other main ruckman, was injured for most of the season, and recent recruit Dougal Howard did his ACL while rucking for them. Their main forward Jay Schulz succumbed to age, and Charlie Dixon failed to deliver consistent results. Unlike the previous few drafts, they emphasised drafting youth in 2016, and traded their future first round pick to help do so, and ended up with picks 16 (Todd Marshall), 18 (Sam Powell-Pepper), 32 (Joe Atley) and 33 (Willem Drew) in the first 2 rounds of the draft. Port Adelaide returned to finals in 2017, with Polec, Dixon and Ryder on fire, and finished 5th. Despite this, their strong record had a poor trend; against teams that didn’t make finals, they had 12 wins and 1 loss (against Melbourne, who finished 9th), but against teams that did make finals, they had 2 wins (against Sydney, who lost their first six games due to injury and poor form, and West Coast, who finished 8th) and 7 losses. This inability to defeat top 8 teams would prove cruelly true in their elimination final. West Coast, who as the 8th place team was the weakest finalist that year, got a big lead early but Port was able to level the scores. In the last minute of the fourth quarter, their last shot to get in front was blocked by Eric MacKenzie in the greatest defensive spoil I have ever seen, literally crashing into the behind post to get the ball out of bounds without rushing a behind, not that Baz felt it was worth mentioning. The siren went with scores level, so for the third time in AFL finals history, a game went to extra time. Port stormed in front (get it, like a lightning bolt?), but it all came to naught as Luke Shuey, who may or may not have shrugged a tackle to win an underserving free kick, kicked a goal after the siren, sending West Coast through the to the Semi Finals, and Port Adelaide crashing in a heap after one of the most remarkable games in Australian football history. In the off-season, the club faced two challenges; lacking a first round pick due to trading it the previous year, they traded their second pick for Jack Watts, and stocked up on free agents Tom Rockliff, Steven Motlop, Trent Mackenzie and Jack Trengove. You see, its really funny because Watt is a unit of measurement of power, and Power is the name used by Port Adelaide in the AFL. That’s why its so funny. The other challenge was that multiple fringe players requested to leave the club, including Matthew Lobbe, who had been squeezed out by Ryder and Dixon, Brendon Ah Chee, Jarman Impey, Aaron Young, Logan Austin and Jackson Trengove all left, with Trengove and Impey’s departures in particular stinging. In 2018 they started strong, winning 11 of their first 15 games. But then Port did what Port does, and they won just 1 of their next 7, finishing 10th with a record of 12-10. This included another after-the-siren loss to West Coast. In 2019, they finished 10th again, with a record of 11-11. But in these seasons, they defied their recruitment trends for much of the 2010s. The club traded out multiple best 22 players, including Paddy Ryder, Dougal Howard, Jared Polec, Chad Wingard and Jasper Pittard in order to draft talented juniors who were ready-made for AFL football. They drafted three players in the top 30 in 2018 (Conner Rozee, Zak Butters and Xavier Duursma) and another four in the top 30 in 2019 (Miles Bergman, Mitch Georgiades, Dylan Williams and Jackson Meade). Port had the least games played by 24-27 year-olds of any club in 2019. These kids are some of the most exciting in the competition, but their recruitment was taken by many as a sign that the club, which had recently been pushing hard for finals, was trying to enact a youth policy again, with the only big recruit from another club being free agent Scott Lycett. Only time can tell. 150 years young, in summary Port Adelaide was a strong team in the 2000s, despite their choking at critical moments, and won a well-deserved premiership in 2004, but the combination of aging stars, a terrible club culture, mismanagement from the board, a lack of resources, and financial difficulty led to the club stagnating and enduring a period of poor performances rarely seen in the history of the modern AFL. In 2011-2012, the years under Matthew Primus, the club had a record of 8-35-1, endured their worst ever loss twice in two weeks, and seemed like a basket case with no hope. If it weren't for the entrance of Gold Coast and GWS in this time, they likely would have "won" back-to-back wooden spoons. Despite this, a new chairman, board, president, home ground and reserves alignment helped the club immensely, and returned to be a mid-tier, sometimes finalist, team. What Port Adelaide did in 2013-2014 is remarkable, and in another universe, led to an amazing 2014 premiership. Instead, the club has been disappointing, finishing 9th, 10th, 5th, 10th and 10th since their last finals win in 2014. The club traded its first round picks in 2013-2015 to trade in Jared Polec, Paddy Ryder and Charlie Dixon. Then in 2016, they traded their future first, and made a series of trades to draft multiple players early in the draft. In 2017, with no first round pick, they targeted free agents, and traded in Jack Watts. This inconsistent drafting and recruitment strategy showed a club that couldn’t make up its mind; do they want kids for the future, or developed players for a flag push? There is also immense pressure from Port Adelaide’s supporters to do something about Ken Hinkley. The coach who nearly pulled off a miraculous 2014 Premiership has instead brought the team to several years of mediocrity, sometimes being good, sometimes being bad, and only making finals once since. The “Sank Hinkley” topic is currently on its third thread on bigfooty, which started in May 2019, currently has 957 combined pages as of the writing of this article. One of Port Adelaide’s many longstanding traditions was that the captain always wears the number 1 guersey, which dates back to Clifford Keal in 1924. However in 2019, the club had two co-captains intead, with Tom Jonas wearing number 42, and Ollie Wines wearing number 16. Flames of supporter anger over this break in tradition was further fanned by Wines dislocating his shoulder in a pre-season waterskiiing accident, and Jonas became the sole captain, wearing number 1, for the 2020 season. Port Adelaide announced its 150th anniversary celebrations for 2020, an immense accomplishment, but they found ways to make it lolworthy; they announced a new logo that may have been ripped off and new beanies with the date wrong (they were formed in 1870, not 1820). Things may be uncertain, and it is yet to be seen if Port can improve themselves from here, but something that is certain is that Port Adelaide is a proud, traditional club with a rich history, and passionate loyal supporters. But also one that is occasionally very funny by accident. I hope people enjoyed this AFL Collapse. I'm keen on possibly writing more, such as St Kilda's collapse after the 2010 grand final, and Sydney in the late 1980s. I also want to know if there's anything innaccurate in the post, or anything I missed that would be useful information to have. I've also written collapse articles on Brisbane after their threepeat, Essendon after the 2001 Grand Final, and Carlton after the 2012 season.
2020.05.27 10:47 LALakers4Lyf(Rebooking Every WWE PPV Since 2010) Episode 12: A New Era
(Post-WM 30 till Summerslam) Wrestlemania 30 gave off that feeling that it was time for a new era, and this universe would properly build towards that, with storylines rebooked for that very purpose. Lesnar is about to begin his part-time reign of terror, CM Punk is about to retire, the Wyatts have been legitimized and will still feud with Cena but with a twist, the Shield embark on the next chapter of their careers, the Authority takes a twist, Rusev has arrived, but Bo Dallas and Adam Rose do not debut yet. The Tag Team division enters multiple feuds. Winners and champions-heading-into-the-match are marked in bold. Matches with no write-ups to them are generally kept the same, both in buildup and in the actual match. Some storylines from real life have been preserved, with likely just a few tweaks here and there. Links to the real-life PPV will be provided so you can check how things went down irl. Link to Episode 11: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gputh1/rebooking_every_wwe_ppv_since_2010_episode_11/ Link to Episode 1: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gf7ad0/rebook_every_wwe_ppv_from_fatal_4way_2010_onwards/ BUILD TO BACKLASH An 8-man tournament is held to determine the No. 1 Contender to Big E's US Title, much like irl with Big E's IC Title. The participants are: Alexander Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Antonio Cesaro, Jack Swagger, Titus O'Neil, Zack Ryder, and Big Show. The finalists are Rusev and Cesaro, which ends with Rusev winning after Swagger accidentally costs Cesaro the match. Cesaro, Swagger, and Colter have a segment that brings up Swagger slowly getting jealous of Cesaro's recent success and Colter convincing the two to shake hands and make up. Swagger however genuinely apologizes and tells Cesaro to hit him, unto which Cesaro does. And then they look at each other again, and shake hands. Another side story from here is Ziggler being costed a match by Damien Sandow due to a side feud between them developing via backstage altercations, with the main source being Ziggler somewhat similar to Daniel Bryan, who has been on the thorn of the Authority's side. Meanwhile, the Wyatts and the Shield agree to put their differences aside for now as they have some business they need to take care of. For the Wyatts, it's revealed to be Cena. For the Shield, it's revealed to be the Authority after a backstage segment of Stephanie McMahon belittling the Shield for not ensuring the Authority's victory over Daniel Bryan due to them being too busy with the Wyatts. BACKLASH ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extreme_Rules_(2014)) ) (Pre-Show) El Torito (w/ Diego & Fernando) vs Hornswoggle (w/ Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Jinder Mahal) (WeeLC Match) 10:55 Very underrated match. Ryback & Curtis Axel (c) vs Cody Rhodes & Jimmy Uso (Tag Team Titles) 9:34 Ryback & Axel attacked Goldust and Jey Uso, laying them out. Cody and Jimmy are forced to team up for the tag team gold. Rybaxel's unity allows them to prevail over the compromised team, but afterwards Goldust and Jey Uso return and chase away Rybaxel before the two teams of brothers stare each other down. Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) vs Big E Langston (c) (US Title) 7:53 We're bumping their match from Payback irl to Backlash here, only this time it's for the US Title. Sheamus vs Bad News Barrett vs Drew McIntyre (c) (IC Title) 15:55 The League of Nations have fully imploded and they look to settle it in a triple threat match for Drew McIntyre's IC Title. The story is ultimately a simple one: Who's the best member of the League Of Nations? In a classic hard-hitting affair that all three men are known for during their matches, Sheamus manages to win at the end. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns vs Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton 19:53 Bray Wyatt (w/ Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) vs John Cena 19:12 We're simply bringing the story and buildup to their WM match and of the match itself here. Except this time, Cena goes through Harper & Rowan to get to Bray Wyatt, who then wins the match due to the numbers game. And just when the Wyatt Family is about to end Cena's legacy, the Real Americans (Cesaro and Swagger, w/ Colter) come rushing out and save Cena from the Wyatts, officially turning them face. Paige (c) vs Tamina Snuka (Women's Title) 6:16 Daniel Bryan (c) vs Kane (WWE WHC Match) (Damien Sandow as Guest Referee) 22:29 The main difference here is that while Evolution is set on ending The Shield, Damien Sandow is tasked with ending Daniel Bryan's reign, and he does so by bringing back Kane. The feud draws on their history in Team Hell No, and while Kane is proud of how far D-Bry has come, he has yet to beat Kane during that time. Sandow proclaims himself the Guest Referee but during the match, Ziggler comes out and attacks Sandow, distracting Kane. Daniel Bryan takes advantage and hits Kane with the running knee for the pinfall win. PAYBACK ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payback_(2014)) ) (Pre-Show) Diego & Fernando (w/ El Torito) vs Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (w/ Jinder Mahal & Hornswoggle) 4:14 This match serves as the blow-off to this mini-feud. (Pre-Show) Bad News Barrett vs Alberto Del Rio 10:21 Sheamus (c) vs Drew McIntyre (IC Title) 11:38 Drew McIntyre invokes his rematch clause. Barrett promises to stay out of it, but tells both men that he's going to come after whoever wins this match. Sheamus wins once again, and this marks Drew McIntyre's final WWE match for now as it is around this time that he was released irl. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso vs Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs Ryback & Curtis Axel (c) (Tag Team Titles) 10:50 Demanding a rematch, the three teams square off once again. The Usos win the gold here and now at this point, all three teams have held the gold at some point during this feud. Dolph Ziggler vs Damien Sandow (If Sandow loses, he is fired from the Authority) 9:31 The feud between Ziggler and Sandow leads to this match, with Stephanie McMahon putting Sandow's position as Director of Operations on the line. Ziggler wins this match, and Sandow is subsequently fired. Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) (c) vs Big E Langston (Russian Federation Title) 8:50 Their match and build at Money In The Bank irl is simply put here. Rusev and Lana also declare that because of Rusev's allegiance to Russia, which they say is far superior to the US, they junk the US Title and replace it with the newly-christened Russian Federation Title. Big E vows to bring the US Title back, but Rusev comes out victorious at the end. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan vs John Cena, Antonio Cesaro, Jack Swagger (w/ Zeb Colter) 19:17 The feud comes to a blow in a match between the Wyatts & Cena, Swagger, and Cesaro. We're basically replacing the Usos with the Real Americans here and instead of a Last Man Standing Match, it's a six-man tag team match. The Real Americans' rationale for aiding Cena has a lot to do with their ideologies as being the ideal Americans who leave no man behind because that's how great they are. In an incredible tag-team affair, the Wyatts go over in the end to end the feud. Bray then proclaims to Cena that hopefully this encounter would help bring out the monster inside Cena because if he doesn't, then he will be doomed soon. Daniel Bryan, Brie Bella, Stephanie McMahon segment Paige (c) vs Alicia Fox (Women's Title) 6:33 Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns vs Triple H, Randy Orton, Batista (No Holds Barred Elimination Tag Match) 30:57 VENGEANCE ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Money_in_the_Bank_(2014)) ) (Pre-Show) Big E Langston, Kofi Kingston, Diego, Fernando (w/ El Torito) vs Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, R-Truth, Zack Ryder 7:12 Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns vs Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan 20:23 Batista still quits, but Triple H's plan B is not Rollins immediately betraying the Shield, but rather the Wyatts coming back to resume their feud with the Shield. The Shield pick up a big win here, and it must be emphasized that the score between the two teams is now 1-1. That's right, they never face each other at RAW or any TV Show, all their six-man bouts are reserved for PPV. Antonio Cesaro (w/ Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter) vs Titus O'Neil 7:35 Titus O'Neil wants to make a name for himself as Darren Young has been out with an injury. He takes on Cesaro as a result, but the latter wins. Layla vs Summer Rae (Fandango as Guest Referee) 3:08 Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso (c) vs Ryback & Curtis Axel vs Cody Rhodes & Goldust (Tag Team Titles) (TLC Match) 23:15 Looking to settle the score once and for all, the three teams agree to a blow-off match at Vengeance, in a TLC match for the tag team titles. This has all the excellent makings of an intense match, with the Usos ultimately winning to cement their reign. Kane vs Damien Sandow 4:17 Sandow wants his job back, but he'll get it if he beats the Authority's new monster, Kane. And he doesn't. Paige vs Naomi (w/ Cameron) (Women's Title) 7:03 John Cena vs Randy Orton vs Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) vs Alberto Del Rio vs Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler (WWE WHC Match) (Elimination Chamber Match) 32:45 With D-Bry forced to vacate the title due to real-life injuries, an Elimination Chamber bout is announced to determine the new WWE WH Champion. The story is basically nearly identical to real life, except the match type is different and some of the participants are different. Rusev and Sheamus automatically qualify due to their status as IC Champ and Russian Federation Champ. Orton qualifies because of his connections to Triple H. Cena, Del Rio, and Ziggler win some qualifying matches to be included. Cena ends up winning in the end, much like irl. After the match, CM Punk returns and has a staredown with the new champion Cena. BATTLEGROUND ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleground_(2014)) ) (Pre-Show) Layla & Summer Rae vs Naomi & Cameron (w/ Fandango) 6:55 Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) (c) vs Alberto Del Rio (Russian Federation Title) 10:50 Rusev defends his title against ADR in what would be ADR's final WWE match in a while. Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso (c) vs Cody Rhodes & Goldust (Tag Team Titles) (2-Out-Of-3 Falls Match) 17:55 The Rhodes Brothers win a No. 1 Contender's Match against Rybaxel and they and the Usos make it decisive 2-out-of-3 Falls Match. The match is billed as Brothers vs Brothers, with the Usos ultimately winning 2-1 at the end to finally complete their feud with the Rhodes Brothers, who then disappear for a while as their real-life story of Cody feeling like a weak link and trying to find a suitable partner for Goldust ensues. AJ Lee vs Paige (c) (Women's Title) 11:13 The Miz wins 20-Man Battle Royal for IC Title 14:12 Originally scheduled to be Sheamus vs Barrett, it becomes a 20-Man Battle Royal for the IC Title due to Barrett's injury. The final six men are Sheamus, Miz, Ziggler, Cesaro, a returning Jericho, and Orton. Cesaro eliminates Orton, Jericho eliminates Cesaro, Sheamus eliminates Jericho, Ziggler eliminates Sheamus, but Miz eliminates Ziggler just like irl. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan vs Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns (HIAC Match) 23:54 The blow-off feud between the two factions is placed inside Hell In A Cell. The longer the feud goes, the more both teams are at each other's throat, so it's only fitting that their blow-off match takes place inside the Cell. The Wyatts win at the end because they need the win more than the Shield. John Cena (c) vs CM Punk (WWE WHC Match) 25:27 CM Punk made his return and challenged Cena for the title. Orton and the Authority disagree so Punk and Orton have a No. 1 Contender's Match, which Punk wins. The story here is that CM Punk declares this match his final match because he has accomplished everything he could ask for in WWE (in real life, he would not renew his contract this time due to nagging health issues. He could probably still have some kind of role in WWE here, but no longer as a wrestler) and wonders if he should walk away with what is his once again. Cena claims that unlike last time, he won't fail against Punk and agrees that for all his redemption, Punk has been the one person Cena has never been able to beat 1-on-1. The match then ends up being how their match played out at the Feb 25th 2013 RAW Episode, with Cena finally overcoming his demons and beating Punk. After the match, Punk and Cena share an embrace and Punk walks out of the WWE ring one last time. BUILD TO SUMMERSLAM Night after Battleground, the Shield are in the ring as supposedly, Reigns would have a match against Orton. They cut a promo about how they may have lost to the Wyatts, but their spirit isn't broken and are about to challenge the Wyatts to another fight, when Triple H and Orton come out. Triple H reveals that the final part of his Plan B is set in motion, and the segment where Rollins betrayed the Shield plays out. SUMMERSLAM ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SummerSlam_(2014)) ) (Dark Match) Titus O'Neil vs Damien Sandow (Lumberjack Match) 4:29 (Dark Match) Titus O'Neil wins 20-Man Battle Royal Hulk Hogan Promo Segment Jimmy Uso & Jey Uso (c) vs Ryback & Curtis Axel (Tag Team Titles) 14:47 To formally end the storyline that began on the road to WM is a match between Rybaxel and the Usos for the tag team gold, as both teams claim to be the rightful holder of the titles. The Usos end up winning at the end to finally end the three-way feud once and for all. Chris Jericho vs Luke Harper & Erick Rowan (w/ Bray Wyatt) 12:57 Feud proceeds as it does irl, except here there's more emphasis on Bray Wyatt finally turning his attention towards bringing down the machine after feeling like he has been legitimized by feud wins over D-Bry, the Shield, and Cena, as everything has been going according to plan. Jericho is unable to get to Bray as he beats Rowan but loses to Harper, so he ends up facing them in a handicap match. Jericho wins on a flukey schoolboy pin, and escapes before the Wyatt Family can lay their hands on Jericho, but it was obvious that the feud is still far from over. Big E Langston vs Kofi Kingston (Xavier Woods as Guest Referee) 11:17 Big E and Kofi are disgruntled that their careers have gone nowhere and they have been unable to break the glass ceiling. Xavier Woods appears not with a Nation-Of-Domination-esque vibe, but simply to prove that Big E and Kofi are indeed talented and that with the Authority's permission, he has booked them into a match against each other wherein he is the guest referee. Big E wins in a solid match, but Kofi and Xavier see potential in what was accomplished and the three men nod at each other post-match, as they proclaim that it is going to be the start of a new day. Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose vs Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton vs Alexander Rusev (w/ Lana) vs The Miz vs Antonio Cesaro vs Jack Swagger (Money In The Bank Ladder Match) 24:25 Orton and Rollins are embroiled in heated feuds with Ambrose and Reigns. To ensure that the latter don't win, Triple H entrusts Kane to act as enforcer for the MITB Ladder Match. Rusev and Miz automatically qualify due to their midcard titles. Swagger and Cesaro qualify after eliminating Ziggler and Sheamus respectively. During the match, Ziggler and Sheamus cost the Miz the MITB. Orton's interference and Kane's involvement allows Rollins to win and escape the clutches of Ambrose & Reigns afterwards. AJ Lee (c) vs Stephanie McMahon (Women's Title) (Lumberjill Match) 11:07 The Bellas don't feud with Stephanie; they are merely victims of Stephanie McMahon that forces AJ to confront Stephanie and the feud is set: Replacing Brie Bella with AJ Lee and it is for the Women's Title in a Lumberjill Match. It becomes a mess at the end but AJ prevails. Brock Lesnar (w/ Paul Heyman) vs John Cena (WWE WHC Match) 16:06 This ends one of Cena's final title runs in WWE and the official transition of Lesnar into a suplex machine. Link to Episode 13: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/gsunja/rebooking_every_wwe_ppv_since_2010_episode_13_wa
2020.05.08 17:31 CorporalClegg72Eight Months of WWE Raw
As some of you know I had written my own wrestling sim/game with original data/characters; Someone recently sent me some rough data with present day WWE info and asked me to check it out for the game's purposes; I did some adjustments to the schedule and the alliances and the finishers and I think it's working pretty well. If anyone has the game and is interested, I can link to the data (or the game itself) if you want. This is eight months of results using that data; Used the booking tool for the most part except early on when I let the computer set things up. Most of the events happened in the game but I did add some details. The best way to describe it is a collaborative game between me and the computer, I think...(I'm probably going to finish out December with this data in the next few days... make it kind of a Season of Raw type thing... January Week 2 WWE Raw Ep 1
Paul Ellering promises to bring a new era to WWE Raw - starting with the destruction of Randy Orton.
Mike Kanellis managed a victory over Mojo Rawley with the small package at 10:23 (42)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Usos defeated The Good Brothers with the Samoan Splash on Luke Gallows at 16:32 (5)
Celebrating his victory backstage, Mike Kanellis knows that things will only get better when his wife, Maria, joins him at the next show - WWE Battlebrawl - closing the interview by stating that the 'Power Of Love Is Unstoppable!'
Buddy Murphy took a difficult victory from Shelton Benjamin by landing the Murphy's Law at 12:47! (36) 10:44-After sending Buddy Murphy to the ropes, Shelton Benjamin with the front layout backdrop! (13: Brawling) 11:08-With Shelton Benjamin trapped in the corner, Buddy Murphy with a charging elbow! (14: Charisma) 12:47-Buddy Murphy does some damage with a shining wizard but Shelton Benjamin fires back with a double hammerlock takedown! Buddy Murphy gets caught by Shelton Benjamin's elbow smash directly in the jaw! Buddy Murphy clotheslines Shelton Benjamin and then follows with a series of chops! Shelton Benjamin lands the guillotine choke on Buddy Murphy and is looking for the Fisherman Suplex! Buddy Murphy reaches out and grabs the ring ropes in order to counter Shelton Benjamin's advantage! Buddy Murphy takes advantage of the situation to land the Murphy's Law and get a sudden win!
Randy Orton defeated Rezar with the Punt Kick at 8:33 (73)
In a #1 contender match for Drew McIntyre's title, Erick Rowan defeated Seth Rollins with the Full Nelson Slam at 10:21 (80)
January Week 4 WWE Raw Battlebrawl
Curt Hawkins defeated Mike Kanellis at 10:46 with a small package after Mike became distracted by Maria's instructions from the ring apron! (42)
Jinder Mahal defeated R-Truth by disqualification at 11:18 when R-Truth attacked Sunil Singh, landing the 'What's Up' on Jinder's follower! (56)
Kevin Owens managed a victory over Akira Towaza with the Stunner at 10:02 (50) 10:02-Kevin Owens does some damage with a stomp but Akira Towaza fires back with some forearms and then a diving elbow drop attack! Kevin Owens uses a fistdrop and is trying to build up some strength here! Kevin Owens uses a wild clothesline on Akira Towaza to send him sprawling! Akira Towaza counters with the quick takedown and splash and sets up for the Floatover Suplex! Kevin Owens uses a stiff elbow to the face in order to counter Akira Towaza's advantage! Kevin Owens takes advantage of the situation to land the Stunner and get a sudden win!
Bobby Lashley was in a tough match against Andrade but ended up winning by DQ at 11:07 when Andrade pulled Lana away from Zelina outside the ring and Lana used her acting skills to make it look like an attack! (34)
WWE Universal Championship: Drew McIntyre defeated Erick Rowan following a disqualification at 13:01 when a frustrated Rowan used a chair across the back of the champion! (43)
Randy Orton defeated Akam with the RKO at 7:11 (86)
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Rusev defeated Buddy Murphy with the sudden roll-up at 11:51 (8) 9:58-Rusev with the irish whip and the foot to the head of Buddy Murphy! (12: Charisma) 10:55-Buddy Murphy delivers a scoop slam on Rusev! (27: Buddy Murphy) 11:51-Buddy Murphy and Rusev are both looking for a win here! Buddy Murphy with the second rope elbow drop and is now setting up for the Murphy's Law! Buddy Murphy goes for the Murphy's Law but Rusev, using his strength, narrowly avoids it! Rusev counters the finisher with a quick roll-up to score the victory and retain the title!
February, Week 2 WWE Raw Episode 2
The Good Brothers defeated Ricochet and Cedric Alexander by disqualification at 19:31 after Ricochet inadvertently collided with the referee who saw it as an attack! (13)
Despite Curt Hawkins trying to talk him out of it, Zack Ryder resigned from WWE Raw after verbally ripping the promotion!
After a back and forth match which saw both Lana and Zelina Vega intervene, Bobby Lashley defeated Andrade at 11:05 with the Dominator (50)
Shelton Benjamin defeated Curt Hawkins with the Fisherman Suplex at 8:06 (71)
The Authors of Pain defeated Kevin Owens and Randy Orton with the Last Chapter on Kevin Owens at 16:10 set up by Paul Ellering's interference! (3)
In a #1 contenders match, AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal with the Phenomenal Forearm at 11:42 (60)
February Week 4 WWE Raw Elimination
In the opening promo, Paul Ellering talked about the original Legion of Doom and announced that just as the Road Warriors supported Jake Roberts, the Authors of Pain would be supporting his newest charge - Big Cass!
In a difficult and evenly fought battle, Luke Gallows managed to defeat Humberto Carillo with the fallback onto attempted slam at 12:38! (22)
Vignette: Sin Cara issued a brutal attack to knock Mike Kanellis out in the locker room!
Ricochet defeated Seth Rollins, a last minute substitute for Mike Kanellis, with the Inverted DDT at 11:41 (33)
In an absolute war, Bobby Lashley and Lana ended up with a difficult DQ victory over Andrade and Zelina Vega at 14:09 when Vega used hairspray in Lashley's eyes to prevent him from delivering his finisher! (22)
Seth Rollins got his revenge over being brought in as a last minute substitute by defeating Sin Cara with the Curb Stomp at 7:56 (78)
The Authors of Pain defeated Randy Orton and Kevin Owens this time landing the Last Chapter on Randy Orton at 19:54 (2)
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Rusev got the advantage late against Shelton Benjamin and got the victory at 8:33 with a small package counter out of a specialty suplex! (49)
A brutal assault by The Authors of Pain on Big Cass did some serious damage to him as they spike powerbombed him onto the hood of a car in the parking lot!
March, Week 2, 2019 WWE Raw Ep 3
Mike Kanellis couldn't keep up with Sin Cara and the match ended with the Shooting Star Press at 11:05 to easily win (41)
Vignette: On his way to the ring, Seth Rollins and Cedric Alexander were separated after a brief brawl!
Seth Rollins defeated Rezar with the Shield Powerbomb at 7:17 (89)
Vignette: Near the entrance ramp, Drew McIntyre has a great deal of fun making the Jimmy and Jey Uso look foolish!
Akam defeated Big Cass, who is still injured from the previous attack, with the Last Chapter at 7:38 (65)
After the match, The Authors of Pain announce that they are not support for anyone and that Seth Rollins' name is now in their Book! While backstage, Seth Rollins is in a mood having seen the Authors of Pain public call-out and he verbally dismantles Mojo Rawley!
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso defeated Humberto Carillo and Akira Towaza when Jimmy Uso delivered the Samoan Superkick on Humberto Carillo at 10:49 (37)
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Bobby Lashley took the win over Rusev at 12:13 using a roll-up with a handful of tights following Lana's interference! (24)
WWE Universal Championship: AJ Styles defeated Drew McIntyre with the Phenomenal Forearm at 10:28 (67)
March Week 3, 2019 WWE Raw Ep 4
After a back and forth match, Shelton Benjamin swung a victory over Humberto Carillo at 8:54 with the small package (42)
In a battle, Karl Anderson defeated Akira Towaza by disqualification at 14:52 when Towaza dove down onto Luke Gallows at ringside! (9)
Seth Rollins won a match over Rezar by countout at 10:58 after landing the Curb Stomp outside the ring! (49)
Mike and Maria Kanellis deliver a vicious promo about the WWE Universe in general and Shelton Benjamin in particular!
Buddy Murphy defeated Mojo Rawley with the Murphy's Law at 9:10 (67)
The Viking Warriors defeated Ricochet and Cedric Alexander with the Viking Experience on Ricochet at 18:32 (10)
March Week 4, 2019 WWE Regional Tour I
WWE Intercontinental Championship: In a back and forth battle, Edge stole a victory with the pinfall using the ropes for leverage on Bobby Lashley after the Authors of Pain interfered at 13:58 (16)
In a back and forth battle, Drew McIntyre stole a victory with a quick pinfall on No Way Jose after Samoa Joe interfered and landed the Muscle Buster at 12:10 (13)
Shelton Benjamin defeated Mike Kanellis with a small package at 11:06 (37)
The Good Brothers defeated The Viking Warriors with the Running Powerslam on Erik at 16:02 (8)
Ricochet defeated Jimmy Uso with the sunset flip at 14:32 (24)
April Week 2, 2019 WWE Raw Ep 5
Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander ending the match with the Knee Strike KO at 6:50 (44)
WWE Universal Championship: AJ Styles defeated No Way Jose with the Phenomenal Forearm at 8:32 (87)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso defeated The Authors of Pain (w/Paul Ellering) by disqualification at 13:42 after Edge speared Jimmy Uso as he was setting up for the Samoan Superkick! (16) After the match, flanked by the Authors of Pain, Edge is introduced by Paul Ellering as a member of the Legion of Doom 2020!
Interference by Buddy Murphy allowed Drew McIntyre to claim a victory over Shelton Benjamin after the sudden pinfall at 10:24 (47)
Seth Rollins was in a war with Andrade but used the Curb Stomp at 13:06 to get the win! (15)
April, Week 4, 2019 WWE Raw Ep 6
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Edge (w/Paul Ellering) defeated Bobby Lashley at 9:46 using the Spear! (29)
After a back and forth match, R-Truth swung an upset victory over Rusev at 11:20 with the sudden roll-up after R-Truth pretended to be distracted by an invisible stranger! (41)
WWE Universal Championship: AJ Styles defeated Jinder Mahal (w/the Singh Brothers) with the Phenomenal Forearm at 5:15 (102)
Vignette: In a backstage area, Alistair Black used a Double Armed DDT and a Black Mass to leave Humberto Carillo out cold!
The Authors of Pain (w/both Paul Ellering and Edge) defeated Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre landing the Last Chapter on Seth Rollins at 20:08 after Edge speared McIntyre outside the ring! (7)
Some confusion with Zelina Vega led to Andrade getting caught off guard by Buddy Murphy and the match ended with a small package at 9:39 to easily win (59)
May Week 2 2019 WWE Raw Ep 7
No Way Jose controlled the match from the midway and got the win over Mojo Rawley with the Fastball Punch at 8:09 (46)
After a grueling and difficult battle,Luke Gallows defeated Cedric Alexander by countout at 13:33 when Karl Anderson grabbed Cedric's leg preventing him from getting back into the ring! (32)
Vignette: After the match, R-Truth completely dismantled The Good Brothers' reputation by pranking them with a fake award ceremony!
Drew McIntyre defeated Akam (w/Paul Ellering) with a counter to the Last Chapter at 10:54 (10)
Buddy Murphy managed a hard-fought victory over Shelton Benjamin with the Murphy's Law at 11:21! (15)
Fighting off interference by Rezar's partner and manger, Seth Rollins managed a difficult victory over Rezar (w/Akam and Paul Ellering) with the Curb Stomp at 12:55 (32)
May Week 4 2019 WWE Raw Wrestlemania I
Humberto Carillo defeated Bobby Lashley by disqualification following Lana's interference at 13:51 (29)
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Drew McIntyre defeated Edge (w/Paul Ellering) by countering the Spear with a bridging rollup at 14:23 (8)
Buddy Murphy defeated No Way Jose with the Murphy's Law at 7:49 (60)
Karl Anderson couldn't keep up with R-Truth and the match ended with the What's Up! at 11:21 to easily win (43)
WWE Universal Championship: After exhanging finishers and devastating moves, Seth Rollins finally surprised AJ Styles late using the suplex counter into a small package at 12:22! (28)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Usos defeated The Authors of Pain (w/Paul Ellering) with a double small package victory on Akam and Rezar at 12:32 (18)
June Week 2 WWE Raw Ep 8
Buddy Murphy defeated Enzo with the Knee Strike KO at 9:16 (70)
AJ Styles defeated No Way Jose with the Phenomenal Forearm at 6:12 (86)
Edge (w/Paul Ellering) managed to defeat Shelton Benjamin by countering the Fisherman Suplex at 11:38! (34)
After the match, Edge fired Paul Ellering as his manager!
Vignette: Just outside the ring area, US Champion Drew McIntyre used the Rebound Claymore Kick in response to Samoa Joe's challenge and attack!
After a back and forth match, R-Truth swung a victory over Luke Gallows at 8:10 with the sudden roll-up following Luke's collision with Karl Anderson on the apron! (39)
Vignette: Backstage, a wounded and angry Samoa Joe confronted Cedric Alexander for no apparent reason and the two of them had a pull-apart brawl!
Erick Rowan cut a promo from somewhere under the building where he announced that there will be a Reckoning soon!
Alistair Black managed to defeat Rusev by turning the Accolade into a pinning combination at 11:56! (34)
June Week 4 2019 WWE Raw Ep 9
Rusev and Curt Hawkins defeated The Good Brothers pinning Karl after miscommunication between the Good Brothers at 18:11 (21)
Vignette: Just outside the ring area, Bobby Lashley and Lana tried to damage Akira Towaza's credibility through a promo but he ended up getting the Diving Senton Bomb instead!
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Drew McIntyre defeated R-Truth with the Claymore Kick at 7:47 (71)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Usos defeated Alistair Black and Jinder Mahal by disqualification at 9:46 when the Singh Brothers attacked the Usos as they set up for the Samoan Splash (27) Black and Mahal fled the ring as The Usos delivered Samoan Superkicks on both Samir and Sunil
Samoa Joe battled it out with Cedric Alexander but executed the Muscle Buster at 14:58 to get the win! (19)
With Universal Champion Seth Rollins on commentary, AJ Styles claimed a hard-fought victory over Shelton Benjamin with the Phenomenal Forearm at 8:50 (46)
Randy Orton emerged from backstage after the victory - applauding AJ Styles and pointing at Seth Rollins!
Mid Year WWE Raw Ranking WWE Universal Championship: Seth Rollins WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: Jey Uso/Jimmy Uso WWE Intercontinental Championship: Drew McIntyre
Seth Rollins (Utica NY, 245) (3300)
Drew McIntyre (Glasgow Scotland, 255) (2432)
Jimmy Uso (Samoa, 265) (627)
AJ Styles (Nashville TN, 255) (525)
Erick Rowan (Savannah GA, 285) (490)
Buddy Murphy (Omaha NE, 250) (488)
Randy Orton (Miami FL, 233) (433)
Ricochet (Parts Unknown, 215) (374)
Jinder Mahal (India, 275) (341)
Alistair Black (Los Angeles CA, 255) (334)
Raw Saturday Night Special TV July Week 2
Mojo Rawley defeated Humberto Carillo at 10:05 with the sudden roll-up (42)
Vignette: At ringside, Curt Hawkins issued a brutal attack on Sin Cara, executing the Test of Pain to close the deal!
Randy Orton defeated Sin Cara with the RKO Out of Nowhere at 9:02 (69)
The Viking Raiders defeated Enzo and R-Truth with the Running Powerslam on Enzo at 20:09 (1)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Usos defeated Curt Hawkins and Rusev with the Samoan Splash on Curt Hawkins at 17:07 (2)
Vignette: Feeling disrespected, The Usos verbally attacked Vince McMahon after their match!
Using the interference of Paul Ellering, Erick Rowan took a victory from Buddy Murphy with the Full Nelson Slam at 12:04 (50)
Vignette: Backstage, A frustrated Curt Hawkins and Rusev attacked and absolutely destroyed Sin Cara with yet another brutal attack!
WWE Raw Ep 11 July Week 4
Cedric Alexander defeated Akira Towaza with the Lumbar Check at 8:53 following interference by Ricochet (51)
Vignette: In the ring, Erick Rowan is accompanied by Paul Ellering as he refuses the assistance of The Good Brothers, then completes an outstanding promo attacking Edge!
Taking advantage of Paul Ellering's distraction, Erick Rowan defeated Buddy Murphy with the sudden pinfall at 10:45 (27)
Andrade managed to defeat Edge with the Hammerlock DDT at 11:31 after interference by Erick Rowan (43)
Vignette: At ringside, Drew McIntyre issued an attack on Shelton Benjamin, executing the Claymore Kick to close the deal!
Jinder Mahal got a step ahead of Ricochet with the sudden roll-up at 10:05 after one of the Singh Brothers shoves Ricochet off the top rope before he can land the 630! (49)
Vignette: The Authors of Pain announce their impending return on the videotron!
In a #1 contenders match, AJ Styles defeated Randy Orton with a counter to the Punt Kick at 13:09 (17)
WWE Raw Ep 12 August Week 2
Buddy Murphy took the win over Akira Towaza at 11:43 after a missed Diving Senton Splash! (22)
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship: The Usos defeated The Viking Raiders when Jey Uso delivered the Samoan Splash on Erik at 9:41 (34)
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Samoa Joe was in a war with Drew McIntyre but used the Kokina Clutch at 14:03 to get the win after putting a foot on the ropes just before the three count after the Claymore Kick! (17)
Vignette: Erick Rowan and Paul Ellering verbally attacked Vince McMahon during the show!
In a back and forth match, Randy Orton finally defeated Cedric Alexander with a small package at 11:24! (24)
Vignette: Sick of being overlooked, Buddy Murphy resigned from WWE Raw after verbally ripping the promotion on the way out!
WWE Universal Championship: After a short but exciting match,AJ Styles defeated Seth Rollins by countout at 11:05 after Seth crashed painfully into the guardrail going for a risky dive! (56)
WWE Raw Summerslam August Week 4
Andrade defeated the debuting New Jack at 8:57 with the quick cover after Zelina got in the way of New Jack's attacked Spike Attack on Andrade and he held back! (59)
Sin Cara defeated Curt Hawkins with a sunset flip at 11:17 (23)
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Samoa Joe battled it out with Drew McIntyre but executed the Kokina Clutch at 12:46 to get the win and retain the title! (13)
Jinder Mahal defeated Ricochet at 11:58 using the Khallas! (30)
Vignette: Sin Cara and Vince McMahon settled some differences during the show with Vince promising Cara a shot at Rusev, as well!
Erick Rowan (w/Paul Ellering) defeated Edge with the Claw Chokeslam at 8:39 (84)
WWE Universal Championship: A clean victory to retain the title, AJ Styles defeated Seth Rollins with the Styles Clash at 9:24 (87)
2020.04.08 20:29 matthewisgonzoReplicating uc113’s iconic Steve Austin Post but with the WWE alumni page (part 1)
Abdullah The Butcher is just like Steve Austin if he gave some guy HIV from his fork Adam Bomb is just like Steve Austin if he entered at number 30 in the 1994 Royal Rumble Adam Rose is just like Steve Austin if he liked to party AJ Lee is just like Steve Austin if he was a cute ethnically ambiguos woman Akeem is just like Steve Austin if he was the African dream Aksana is just like Steve Austin if I didn’t remember her Alberto Del Río is just like Steve Austin if he beat the shit out of Paige after cheating on his wife Alicia Fox is just like Steve Austin if she was featured on the Raw legends night for some reason Armando Estrada is just like Steve Austin if he managed a giant Samoan man Austin Aries is just like Steve Austin if he was really annoying on social media Bad News Brown is just like Steve Austin if he wasn’t relatable Bam Bam Bigelow is just like Steve Austin if he got a bunch of flame tattoos on his skull The Berzerker is just like Steve Austin if I always confused him for The Barbarian Big Cass is just like Steve Austin if he was seven feet tall and couldn’t draw a dime Big Daddy V is just like Steve Austin if he was the worlds largest love machine The Big Show is just like Steve Austin if he lost to Floyd Mayweather at wrestlemania Bill Demott is just like Steve Austin if his real name was Hugh G. Rection Billy Gunn is just like Steve Austin if he was still a good wrestler in his 50’s (I think) Billy Kidman is just like Steve Austin if his theme song sounded like a DMX B-side Blue Meanie is just like Steve Austin if he got really buff for some reason in 2000 Bob Armstrong is just like Steve Austin if he was The Bullet The Boogeyman is just like Steve Austin if he was coming to get you Brad Maddox is just like Steve Austin if his career high point came when his sex tape was leaked Brian Pillman is just like Steve Austin if he was taken from us too soon Brie Bella is just like Steve Austin if he was the female Marty Janetty Brodus Clay is just like Steve Austin if he became a republican talk show panelist and had a sexual assault charge filed against him The Brooklyn Brawler is just like Steve Austin if he was an angry homeless man Bubba Ray Dudley is just like Steve Austin if he made a living brutalizing women in Ring Of Honor Bull Nakano is just like Steve Austin if he was a waifu The Bunny is just like Steve Austin if he only ever had one match Butch Reed is just like Steve Austin if he was in the 1988 Royal Rumble Camacho is just like Steve Austin if he was the Mexican Marty Janetty Cameron is just like Steve Austin if he was Naomi’s less talented tag team partner Candice Michelle is just like Steve Austin if he was a 24/7 champion Cherry is just like Steve Austin if he was from the other side of the tracks Chris Jericho is just like Steve Austin if he was Le Champion Chris Masters is just like Steve Austin if his whole gimmick was having a good finisher Christian is just like Steve Austin if he never had a bad theme song Christy Hemme is just like Steve Austin if he was the winner of the 2004 Diva Search Chyna is just like Steve Austin if he was the eighth wonder if the world CM Punk is just like Steve Austin if he had a really underrated match against JBL at summerslam Crash Holly is just like Steve Austin if he weighed more than he looked Crush is just like Steve Austin if he was from Hawaii Damien Sandow is just like Steve Austin if he was the intellectual savior of the masses Darren Young is just like Steve Austin if he was gay, did you know he’s gay? David Hart Smith is just like Steve Austin if he was HELD DOWN BY VINCE MCSHITLER Dawn Marie is just like Steve Austin if he was hot Dean Ambrose is just like Steve Austin 🖕🤬🖕 Dean Malenko is just like Steve Austin if he was underrated Demolition are just like Steve Austin if he was a beloved tag team Disco Inferno is just like Steve Austin if he hated women’s wrestling Doing The Clown is just like Steve Austin if he was played by like 294020 different guys “Dr.Death” Steve Williams is just like Steve Austin if JR insisted he was a real life badass every chance he got Duke Droese is just like Steve Austin if he was a trash man Dusty Rhodes is just like Steve Austin if his son wouldn’t shut up about him D-Von Dudley is just like Steve Austin if he got the tables Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is just like Steve Austin if he was only 50% relatable Earthquake is just like Steve Austin if he was a shootfighter Eden is just like Steve Austin if he married Cody Rhodes El Torrito is just like Steve Austin if he had a really good TLC match with Hornswoggle Emma is just like Steve Austin if she used to date Zack Ryder Eva Marie is just like Steve Austin if he always found excuses not to wrestle Evan Bourne is just like Steve Austin if he was in a tag team with Kofi Kingston Eve is just like Steve Austin if I didn’t know who he was Ezekiel Jackson is just like Steve Austin if he was he last ECW champion Finlay is just like Steve Austin if he loved to fight The Four Horsemen are just like Steve Austin if he was listed as a group instead of an individual for some reason Francine is just like Steve Austin if she sort of looked like Mickey James Giant Gonzales is just like Steve Austin if he gave us the worst wrestlemania match of all time Gilberg is just like Steve Austin if he was a direct shot at the competition The Gobbledy Gooker is just like Steve Austin if he did a square dance with Mean Gene Goldust is just like Steve Austin if he was an under appreciated legend The Great Kahli is just like Steve Austin if he was the Punjabi playboy The Great Muta is just like Steve Austin if he had really cool face paint Haku is just like Steve Austin if he was the real king of strong style Hakushi is just like Steve Austin if he had a bunch of Japanese characters tattooed onto his body Hardcore Holly is just like Steve Austin if he wrote a really good book Hideo Itami is just like Steve Austin if he kept getting injured HoHo Lun is just like Steve Austin if her wrestled in the cruiserweight classic and then left Hornswoggle is just like Steve Austin if he was Vince McMahons illegitimate son Hulk Hogan is just like Steve Austin if he told his fans to say their prayers and eat their vitamins brother The Hurricane is just like Steve Austin if he beat the rock somehow I.R.S is just like Steve Austin if he was a tax collector Ivan Koloff is just like Steve Austin if his dick fell out during a match Jack Swagger is just like Steve Austin if he was transphobic James Ellsworth is just like Steve Austin if he creepily messaged a child Jamie Noble is just like Steve Austin if I wasn’t sure if he ever wrestled Jazz is just like Steve Austin if he was a woman who wasn’t relatable Jillian is just like Steve Austin if he was a pop star Jim Cornette is just like Steve Austin if he was an NWA Mark Jim Neidhart is just like Steve Austin if he tried to hang Virgil at some indie show Joey Mercury is just like Steve Austin if his most memorable moment was getting his face fucked up Joey Styles is just like Steve Austin if he was an annoying commentator John Lauranitis is just like Steve Austin if everyone hated him Josh Matthews is just like Steve Austin if I forgot about him JTG is just like Steve Austin if he was one half of the least relatable tag team in history Justin Gabriel is just like Steve Austin if he was an extremely forgettable flippy South African Justin Roberts is just like Steve Austin if he had really good lungs Kaitlin is just like Steve Austin if he was the winner of Season 3 of NXT Kamala is just like Steve Austin if he was an unrelatable shootfighter Kelly Kelly is just like Steve Austin if he was the first female 24/7 champion Ken Shamrock is just like Steve Austin if he was the worlds most dangerous man Kenny is just like Steve Austin if he was a male cheerleader Kevin Sullivan is just like Steve Austin if he left the dogs in the enclosed pool area Kharma is just like Steve Austin if he had really bad luck King Barrett is just like Steve Austin if he was a commentator for the NWA King Kong Bundy is just like Steve Austin if he had the best match at Wrestlemania 2 Konnor is just like Steve Austin if he fucking sucked
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2020.03.06 22:35 mrsimpson928FBE Firestorm XXXIV: If Tyson Kidd Was Never Injured (Part 2)
Build to Survivor Series ‘15 Tyler and Tyson have a rematch set for the next episode of Raw, but before the match, Tyler pulls a Tonya Harding and attacks Tyson with a selfie stick to the ankle, shattering it in the process. After he breaks his ankle, he steps on it and takes the selfie stick to Tyson’s shin. It is announced that Tyson Kidd will have to take 2 months off for the hairline fracture in his shin and the shattered ankle. Royal Rumble ‘16 The crowd is ecstatic when they learn that Tyson Kidd is the #2 to Tyler Breeze’s #1, meaning that we will finally get to see them face off. Tyler and Tyson tangle, before Tyson aggressively dumps Tyler over the top rope, before calling for #3 to come out. He makes one big mistake though, he turns his back on Tyler, who gets back in the ring and throws Tyson over the top rope. The ringside referees separate the two and send them both backstage. Build to WrestleMania 32 At Fastlane ‘15, Tyson manages to defeat Tyler Breeze fair and square, putting him in the Sharpshooter and winning that precious United States Championship that has eluded him for the longest time. Going into WrestleMania 32, it is announced that there will be a 6-man United States Championship ladder match, and Tyler Breeze will be getting his rematch there as well. Eventually, the other four participants are revealed to be Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Zack Ryder, and Sin Cara. These six men have what is essentially the IC ladder match from the real Mania 32, except this time, Kevin Owens is about to win the title but he is Powerbombed off of the ladder by Sami Zayn, giving a huge pop to the crowd. Build to Payback ‘16 It’s the Raw after WrestleMania 32 and after his hellacious performance in the 6-man Intercontinental Championship ladder match, Tyson Kidd is set to compete in a Fatal 4-way for the #1 contendership to Roman Reigns’ WWE Championship. Other competitors in the match include AJ Styles, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens. However, Sami is found unconscious backstage 30 minutes before his match, and a returning Cesaro takes his place. Cesaro and Kidd have many friendly interactions throughout the match, only brawling with each other after they’ve double teamed on Styles and Owens. In the end of the match, Tyson manages to get the Sharpshooter locked in on Cesaro, but AJ gets on the apron and blasts Tyson with a Phenomenal Forearm, pinning him to win the match and the #1 contendership for the WWE Championship. As the four competitors lay in the ring after their exhilarating bout, the lights go out. They come back on, and Bray Wyatt is seen about to give Cesaro a Sister Abigail, hitting it and teleporting out of the ring. On the next episode of Monday Night Raw, Bray and the Wyatt Family interrupt a backstage interview with Sami Zayn via video segment. They call out Cesaro and say that their attack on him last week was a reminder that Bray Wyatt is here and he is coming for you. Later in the night, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro talk backstage, where Tyson reminds Cesaro that he has his back. Another attack on Cesaro prompts Cesaro vs. Luke Harper to be made for SmackDown, where Cesaro has Harper about to tap but Wyatt teleports Harper out and sits with Cesaro in the ring. Cesaro goes to attack, but he is caught in Sister Abigail position. Tyson runs out with a chair to save Cesaro and cracks it over Bray’s back, who teleports away. On the Raw before Payback, Tyson Kidd and Cesaro vs. Wyatt and Harper is announced for the show. Payback ‘16 During the tag match, we see Kidd and Cesaro working as a unit, keeping Harper in the ring and in their tag corner. When Wyatt tags in, he wreaks havoc on the two, but they still are good at keeping Harper down. Eventually for the finish of the match, Cesaro locks Harper in the Sharpshooter. While he looks at his tag partner, Kidd, he notices his facial expression change from happy to angry, and Kidd gets in the ring and takes Cesaro out with a Roundhouse Kick. Harper tags Wyatt in, who then hits a Sister Abigail to pin Cesaro and win the match. Build to Extreme Rules ‘16 A new Tyson Kidd comes out for Raw this week, straight off the rip this one looks more cocky and more sadistic. He cuts a promo on Cesaro and says that when they first split due to Cesaro’s injury, the fans would not shut up about Cesaro, saying “Tyson Kidd will never be anything without Cesaro” or “When Cesaro returns, we could get a Kidd/Cesaro reunion and Kidd could stop chasing that United States Championship.” He then says that the fans made him kick Cesaro’s face off, before leaving the ring. Cesaro is interviewed backstage by Renee Young, and he challenges Kidd to a match at Extreme Rules, saying that the fans had no mind-control hold over Kidd, and that he needs to stop making excuses for being the weaker link in their tag team. Later that night, Tyson attacks Cesaro backstage. Next week, Cesaro faces off with Bray Wyatt in a huge singles match, but Kidd distracts Cesaro during his match, allowing Wyatt to hit Sister Abigail and win the match. Wyatt and Kidd have a face to face interaction, before Wyatt hits Cesaro with another Sister Abigail and gestures to Kidd, essentially saying, “He’s all yours.” Kidd picks up Cesaro and lays him out with a Fisherman’s Neckbreaker, before locking in the Sharpshooter and making Cesaro tap. Cesaro walks around backstage with a vendetta next week, demanding to know where Tyson Kidd is. Later on in the show, Tyson Kidd cuts a promo from an undisclosed location backstage, saying that Cesaro will get a match at Extreme Rules, but it won’t be what he expects. Extreme Rules ‘16 Cesaro comes out for the match that he was promised, but instead of Tyson Kidd, Erick Rowan comes out. The two have a match that ends when Erick is caught in the Cesaro Swing, before being hit with a Neutralizer and being pinned. As he prepares to leave, Harper comes out and gets in the ring, signalling another match. Cesaro defeats Harper via Sharpshooter, albeit not as quick as he would’ve before due to the Rowan match. As Cesaro prepares to leave, Braun Strowman comes out and gets in the ring, but before the bell is rung, he attacks Cesaro, powerbombing him over and over again before Tyson Kidd comes out and submits Cesaro with the Sharpshooter. Build to Money in the Bank ‘16 Tyson is interviewed by Renee Young later, and she asks about the Wyatt Family/Kidd connection. Kidd simply says “the enemy of my enemy is my friend,” but dispels any rumors of him joining that cult. He also says that he has his sights set on Money in the Bank as his qualifying match is tonight, adding that he will make quick work of United States Champion Sami Zayn and potentially score himself a title match down the line. During Kidd vs. Zayn, Kidd goes for every dirty trick in the book, before nearly winning via roll-up. As he gets back to his feet, a siren goes out in the arena and Cesaro sprints out. While Kidd is focused on Cesaro, Zayn goes for a roll-up and gets the W. As soon as the match is over, Cesaro gets in the ring and hits a Neutralizer before rolling out and leaving. Next week, Cesaro is found out cold backstage before his qualifying match against Baron Corbin, leading him to be replaced by Sin Cara who doesn’t fare well against Corbin. With both men out of the Money in the Bank ladder match, Cesaro vs. Tyson Kidd is set for Money in the Bank. Money in the Bank ‘16 Cesaro and Kidd have a technical clinic of a match, with neither man looking like they have the clear edge in the match, even in the finish. For the finish of this match, we see Cesaro roll-up Kidd, who transitions it into a roll-up on Cesaro. The two men start going back and forth with the pins until we see Kidd roll-up Cesaro with his feet on the ropes, securing him another victory over Cesaro. Build to Battleground ‘16 Cesaro storms around backstage again, demanding that he see Tyson Kidd. When he learns that Tyson is holed up in a closet cutting promos, he waits to strike. Later on in the night, Kidd cuts a promo from that closet, saying that now that he has beaten Cesaro for good, he can focus on what he’s always wanted, the World Championship. Before he calls out Dean Ambrose for it, the door is kicked off of it’s hinges and Cesaro throws Kidd out of the closet before picking up the broken door and smashing it over his back. He says that at Battleground, they have a rematch and nothing is going to stop Kidd from taking this beating. Kidd is interviewed next week, and he says that he is purely a better wrestler than Cesaro, adding that he’s been trained in the Hart Dungeon by the best of the best, so if he really wants to take another loss, all he has to do is pull up at Battleground. Next week, the two men have a contract signing, where Cesaro reveals that the contract that Kidd signed was for a submission match, and this one is no disqualification, so anything goes. Battleground ‘16 Cesaro and Tyson Kidd have an absolute barnburner of a match, almost topping Owens vs. Zayn earlier in the night. These two men pull out submission after submission, with the Hart-trained Kidd inventing a couple new ones. In the end, Tyson has Cesaro in the Sharpshooter, but Cesaro powers out and flips over, but Kidd transitions it into a kneebar. Cesaro uses the ropes to stand up on one leg while still in the kneebar, then transitions the kneebar into his own Sharpshooter, synching it in real real deep before Tyson is forced to tap. Both men are stretchered out of the arena. Epilogue Cesaro goes to SmackDown to contend in the main event scene, while Tyson Kidd is stuck on Raw with no momentum after the Cesaro feud. He goes into the cruiserweight division and dominates, working his way up the rungs after feuds with Jack Gallagher and Cedric Alexander before dethroning TJP for the Cruiserweight Championship at Roadblock. He then goes on and has a Neville like run for a whole year before dropping the title to none other than Mustafa Ali.
2020.02.22 02:59 DGenerationMCWhat If Jeff Hardy Returned to WWE in 2010? Pt. 3
Link to Part 1: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/f6kp7x/what_if_jeff_hardy_returned_to_wwe_in_2010_pt_1/ Link to Part 2: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/f70ofy/what_if_jeff_hardy_returned_to_wwe_in_2010_pt_2/ SummerSlam 2011: The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) def. Jeff Hardy, John Morrison & Alex Riley in a Six-Man Tag Team Match With the MITB contract in his position, Jeff becomes even more isolated and mysterious. Refusing to converse with his partners after being unwillingly added to the match, Hardy walks out on his team, leaving A-Ry to be pinned after Miz and Truth's new tandem maneuver. SummerSlam 2011: Jeff Hardy def. John Cena(c) in a Money in the Bank Cash-in Match to win the WWE Championship As Cena celebrated his WWE Championship win over Rey Mysterio, The Charismatic Enigma came down to the ring with his MITB briefcase. Kevin Nash returned and attacked Punk with a Jackknife Powerbomb. Cashing in the contract, another title match started immediately. Following two executions of the Twist of Fate, Jeff pinned Cena to once again become champion. Night of Champions 2011: Jeff Hardy(c) def. John Cena to retain the WWE Championship While Cena understood why Hardy cashed in MITB, he had an issue with the WWE Champion's change in attitude. Breaking his silence, Jeff vowed to be the locker room leader WWE could rely on to not take unnecessary risks, taking a shot at Cena losing the WWE Title to the departing CM Punk. Taking up a more grounded, brawling style, Jeff did his best to keep Cena down but grew frustrated when he could not do it fairly. Grabbing the chair, Hardy nearly lost the match when Cena made a comeback. This is when John Laurianitis appeared again, distracting the referee. Suddenly, Alberto Del Rio snuck in and gave Cena a Step-Up Enzuigiri. Considering going up for Swanton Bomb, Hardy stopped himself and elected to finish the challenger off with a Twist of Fate instead. Hell in a Cell 2011: Jeff Hardy(c) def. John Cena & Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match to retain the WWE Championship Del Rio explained his reasoning for help Jeff, which was for selfish reasons. Seeing as how Jeff had never beaten him one on one, Alberto felt miffed the man who let WWE's richest prize walk out was given an opportunity before him. The man revealed as Raw's anonymous GM, Kevin Nash, killed two birds with one stone and made the title match involving all three competitors. Like the previous PPV, this ended in controversy as well. After Cena had Del Rio ready to tap in the STF, Ricardo Rodriguez managed to snuck into the cell and distract the ref from seeing his employer tap out. When Cena left to deal with Ricardo, Awesome Truth entered and beat him down. Meanwhile, Alberto set up to superkick Jeff only to be blasted by a lead pipe. Hardy pinned Del Rio to retain the title and high-tailed it to the back when Awesome Truth continued attacking Cena, Del Rio, Ricardo, the referee and anyone else within arms' reach. Eventually, WWE COO Triple H ordered security to apprehend them, ending the PPV in a calamity. The now-former WWE Tag Team Champions were escorted out in handcuffs as things faded to black. Vengeance 2011: Jeff Hardy(c) def. Triple H in a No Disqualification Match to retain the WWE Championship The Game caught on real quick to Hardy and Laurianits' plan in crowning The Charismatic Enigma as the new Face of WWE. With no more credible challengers left, Triple H took it upon himself to challenge Hardy and put his COO position on the line. Citing their past history, HHH broke the Enigma's evasive persona, drawing emotion out of Jeff for the first time in months. With The Game in his head, Hardy fought furiously and took more risks than usual since his dark transformation. A missed Swanton Bomb opened the door for Triple H to possibly win the match. Following a Pedigree, out came Awesome Truth to mug the COO. Armed with a sledgehammer, HHH barely fended them off long enough for GM Nash to lumber down and back up his Kliq buddy. then tried to nail Triple H with a Jacknife Powerbomb but Punk prevented the attack on his competitor. In retaliation, Nash attacked Punk and laid him out with a thunderous Jacknife Powerbomb. Before he could throw down with Miz and Truth, Big Sexy hit his longtime friend with a thunderous Jackknife Powerbomb. Awesome Truth followed up with a What's Up and proceeded to deliver The Game to Hardy. Sensing a chance at finality, Jeff ended his nearly 10-year rivalry with The Game, hitting a chair assisted Twist of Fate to win the match and possibly break Triple H's neck. After the match, it was revealed that Hardy, Nash, Miz and Truth were in cahoots the entire time and their takeover was complete. Survivor Series 2011: Team Cena (John Cena, The Rock, Alberto Del Rio, John Morrison & Zack Ryder) (with Ricardo Rodriguez) def. Team Hardy (WWE Champion Jeff Hardy, Awesome Truth, United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger) (with Vickie Guerrero) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match Realizing the threat Jeff Hardy and his gang posed for the WWE, Cena tried to rally the troops but had a rough time given his MITB folly could be attributed to start the whole ordeal. Luckily, Ryder was able to convince Morrison and Del Rio to help fight back. Needing one more member to their team, there was a momentary tease of CM Punk returning but instead The Rock emerged instead. While Cena did not appreciate Rock stealing his thunder, it was better than nothing at all. Hardy did his best to pick on Ryder while staying away from Rock and Cena, but ended up getting caught in an armbar from Del Rio, eliminating him near the end of the match. The Great One and The Champ were the sole survivors as their own issue took center stage to close the show. All the while, Hardy's contention with Alberto had risen once again. TLC 2011: Jeff Hardy(c) def. Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) in a TLC Match Alberto got another chance to achieve his "destiny" and used his slick talk to get under Jeff's skin. However, Hardy's promise to never sacrifice himself for the fans again paid off as he sent handcuffed the challenger to the ropes, forcing him to watch as Ricardo took abuse and crashed through a table. On top of the world, Hardy enjoyed the moment and posed with GM Nash. Royal Rumble 2012: Jeff Hardy(c) def. Chris Jericho to retain the WWE Championship with John Laurianitis as Special Guest Enforcer As 2012 began, The Enigma's backing fell apart. Awesome Truth began to split due to ego, Dolph Ziggler lost the US Title to Zack Ryder and Nash was forced from his position thanks to Laurinaitis trying to save his own skin. Turning his ire to Johnny, Hardy was dismayed when he was challenged by a returning Chris Jericho, personally signed by the new Raw GM. On numerous occasions, Hardy getting in the enforcer's face nearly cost him the match. Luckily, a ref bump and pinfall mistake by Laurianitis distracted Y2J long enough to allow Jeff to hit a low blow and a Twist of Hate to retain. His skin saved, the WWE Champion experienced the shock of a lifetime when the winner of the Royal Rumble ended up being CM Punk, who was back in WWE. Elimination Chamber 2012: Jeff Hardy(c) def. John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Zack Ryder, R-Truth & The Miz in a Elimination Chamber Match to retain the WWE Championship While Laurianitis initially backed the Hardy/Nash coalition, Jeff's ego had gotten out of control and made him a risky pick to lead the company. Seeing this, The Charismatic Enigma began acting out and erratic, smoking on-screen and calling himself The Anti-Christ. Embracing the bad role model image, Jeff welcomed any obstacle in his way. Against all odds, Hardy kept his title inside the chamber, taking advantage of a fatigued Cena. After the match, CM Punk ran in and laid Jeff out with a GTS before spitting on him retaliation for Hardy's slandering of him since his return. This indicated that Punk had selected to challenge for the WWE Title at WrestleMania, bringing the most personal feud in recent memory to the main event. WrestleMania XXVIII: CM Punk def. Jeff Hardy(c) to win the WWE Championship The Voice of the Voiceless spent his six months away from WWE globetrotting, "defending" his title everywhere from American indies to the Tokyo Dome. Admitting he had been holding the company up for money and perks, Punk came back once he got an offer he could not refuse from Laurianitis. Seeing that his arch-rival had been consumed by darkness, The Best in the World felt this was the perfect time to return and prove himself as the real champion. Absolutely dismayed at the reappearance of Punk, Hardy let three years of hidden anger towards him out, lambasting the fans for cheering a quitter over a man who had spent half of his life sacrificing his body for entertainment. Recalling Punk's past as a cult leader, turncoat, anarchist and everything in between, Jeff could not understand how his challenger was the hero in this situation. Showing personal and professional growth, the Chicagoan owned up to his past but did not apologize, showing he was no longer concerned with proving that he was morally better than everyone else or prejudice. No longer was his addiction superiority, but rather competition. In the time since their last encounter, it was Punk who had found himself and Hardy who had lost taste, feeling entitled and seeing himself as a God. With all the personal animosity, history and stakes, the WWE Title match would be the main event over the monumental Rock/Cena dream match. Right before the match, Laurinaitis told Hardy before the match that if he got disqualified, he would lose the title. In the contest, callbacks to their rivalry were made. The Enigma blew a casket when Punk kicked out of numerous Twists of Hate. Deciding to leave the ring in the hopes of getting counted out, Jeff was dragged back by Punk. After some more back and forth, Hardy grabbed a chair and tried hit the challenger but took a GTS, which he reached the ropes in order to prevent a pinfall. At the match's climax, Jeff successfully hit the Swanton Bomb for the first time in a year. Breathing a sigh of relief, the champion slowly went for the pin only to be rolled up in a crucifix pin. After the count of 2.9, Punk transitioned into the Anaconda Vice and forced Hardy to tap out, winning the championship and proving himself to be the true WWE Champion as well as the winner of this war. In a complete departure from the arrogant Punk known for years, the champ offered his hand to end the grudge once and for all. While it felt like an eternity, Hardy eventually obliged and shook. A brief flinch transpired as Jeff didn't believe Punk wouldn't betray him but was surprised that was not the case. Looking out into the crowd, Hardy realized it was he who had been wrong. The calling to the light was strong, so it was apropos that The Ultimate Risk Taker rejected it and elected to leave in darkness, knowing exile and self-observation was the only way back to normalcy. There was a disease inside that needed to end and the only way for Jeff Hardy to make this time in his life just a memory seemed to be to take some time away from the limelight. The End
2020.02.15 19:11 MrDerpneesHow I'd book the US Title (After 2011 Brand split End) - PART 1
So first we start off with Dolph Ziggler having it right before the brand split ended, and that's where we start. (Sorry if some stuff is off, just using a 2012 roster I found online) It's the build to TLC, Dolph has defended the title before by beating the likes of R-Truth & Heath Slater, not getting much traction, but a new man is coming for that title, and it's Drew McIntyre, he attacked Dolph and is still going by that whole chosen one stuff, they have a build up and are the match before the main event, being one of the most hyped up TLC 2011 - Dolph Ziggler(c) vs Drew McIntyre TLC Match We get to this match, the match right before the main event, it is hyped, they have a big spot match, where it shows that these men will go through anything, as Drew flung Dolph off of the top rope and onto a table that had a few chairs piled onto it, Drew was now climbing the ladder, knowing he's about to get a major title until Kane's music hits, he walks out and Drew is still climbing the ladder, Kane gets in the ring and pushes the ladder Drew was on, Drew falls and ends up landing on the ropes, flying to the outside also, Kane sets the ladder back up and climbs up it, grabbing the United States Championship, everyone is confused on how this happened, and the winner is unknown. Winner: ??? (21:12) We're on RAW the following night and Dolph Ziggler calls out Kane for taking it, but instead Drew walks out to the ring and says he's still owed a United States Title match, that is when Triple H walks out and announces that what will happen is a Triple Threat match will happen at the Royal Rumble for the United States title, Dolph Ziggler vs Drew McIntyre vs Kane, so we get a build where Kane terrorizes Drew & Dolph for a short period of time, we come to the go home show and Triple H says that a tag match will happen on this show, Dolph & Drew vs Kane & a partner of his choice, the unlikely partnership of Drew & Dolph is surprising and they spend a lot of the show trying to find out what to do, Kane walks out and so does his partner.... Mark Henry, nobody saw it coming, Dolph & Drew know they're going to have to fight their hearts out and that's what they do, but they end up losing to Henry & Kane, after the match Kane beats them up a little more and that takes us to the 2012 Royal Rumble Royal Rumble 2012 - Dolph Ziggler vs Drew McIntyre vs Kane This match was to determine who was going to be for the vacant United States championship, each man with a point to prove, and they have a brawl and selling match, Kane hit multiple chokeslams on the men who would either kick out or be broken up, in the middle Dolph hit a Superkick on Drew and tried to get the win but he kicked out, Drew was never able to hit a Future Shock DDT though, the ending sequence is when Dolph fails to hit the Fame-asser and instead Kane pushes him off and gets him in position for the chokeslam, even picking him up, but Drew comes out of nowhere and knees Kane in the stomach and gets him in position for the Future Shock DDT, he hits it but while falling down to plant Kane's head, Dolph jumps on the back of Drew and hits the Zig-Zag then a pin to win the United States Championship back Winner: Dolph Ziggler (And New US Champion) (17:53) There's a big celebration the next night until it's broken up by Kane, who drags Dolph through the ring and then fire comes out of that hole, Dolph is not seen for the next weeks, but Triple H announces that Dolph Ziggler will face Kane at the Royal Rumble, No DQ for the United States Championship and that if Dolph doesn't show up it's a forfeit, so we then get to Elimination Chamber Elimination Chamber 2012 - Dolph Ziggler(c) vs Kane (No DQ Match) Nobody thinks Dolph will show up, he hasn't been seen for weeks and doesn't look like he's about to come out now, the referee is about to call the bell for Kane to be the new champion, but Dolph's music hits and he walks out, looking kind of burnt and beat up, he gets in the ring and the match is started, Dolph Ziggler shows a glimmer of hope throughout it, but Kane is just too strong against the beat up Dolph Ziggler, and Kane ends it early with chokeslamming him through the announcers table and throwing Ziggler back in the ring to pin and win the United States Championship Winner: Kane (And New US Champion) (9:53) Ziggler doesn't show up the week after and it's announced he's injured and will miss WrestleMania, that's terrible, Kane & Triple H make the decision to find his next challenger for Wrestlemania, there will be a 6 man match, the participants will be, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Zack Ryder, Wade Barret, Jinder Mahal and... Mark Henry, it's a shock, they were just partners last month and now they could face at WrestleMania, it's an intense match with everyone, and in the end, Mark Henry ends up getting the win and going to WrestleMania to face Kane, after the match Kane & Mark Henry have a staredown, then the next week a contract signing, and finally we get to WrestleMania WrestleMania 28 - Kane(c) vs Mark Henry It's the typical Big man vs Big man, but the crowd his hyped up about this WrestleMania match, the 2 guys put on a hell of a match, it was in the middle of the card, and Henry hit 2 Strongest Slams that were both kicked out of, Kane hit 1 Chokeslam that was kicked out of and these men have no clue how to put each other away, but in the end, Kane gets Mark Henry in position and hits him with a Tombstone Piledriver to get the win and retain his championship Winner: Kane (And Still US Champion) (11:48) -Edit: I didn't watch in 2011 so sorry for some things being weird.
2020.02.14 00:07 OnanoAnonaClass #4 - Male and Female Archetypes
Feminine Archetypes To know oneself more fully as a woman is to know which goddesses one is primarily ruled by and to be aware of how different Goddesses influence the various stages and turning points in one's life. Every woman is a complex mixture of all of the Goddess types, and these Goddesses may conflict and lead to an internal argument. To achieve a healthy balance we need to integrate characteristics of each of these archetypes into our lives. By identifying the qualities of the goddesses in yourself, you can recognize needs you have left unfulfilled; by attending to those needs, you can become happier and more self-confident. ATHENA (Jodie Foster, Gloria Steinem) She rules everything to do with civilization: and “civilized pursuits”. Athena rules technology and science and all practical crafts, as well as the literary arts, education, and intellectual life in all of its forms. She is shrewd, resourceful and inventive. With friends, she is the wise counselor -- always ready with an empowering message. She believes strongly that women can accomplish anything men can. She puts a lot of time into her career. Athena women tend to be ruled by their heads, not by their hearts. She is concerned with achievement, career, education, intellectual culture, social justice, and politics. She guards her intimate side, protecting her emotions and vulnerability. She does tend to seek out the company of men rather than women – seeing the intellectual and business pursuits as more fitting. She is impatient and judgmental of women who stay in abusive or unhealthy situations. Sex is not very important to her, and her relationships must be intellectually stimulating. She relates to men mainly as heroic companions in arms, with whom she shares ideals, ambitions, and struggles, an intellectual companion or friendly rival. Her God counterpart would be a Companion Hero and the Father figure (as non-personal authority). The Wounded Athena Her wound tends to manifest as body armor, ignoring physical needs and desires to pursue intellectual or political challenges - watch for anorexia. APHRODITE (Marilyn Monroe, Mata Hari) Aphrodite is the embodiment of femininity and a passionate spirit. It does not matter what body shape she has it is her passion for life and interest in even the smallest sensation that attracts others. She is more than the goddess of love – she is interested in the experience of life, the sensual nature of being, and the creative world. An Aphrodite is apt to be the center of a salon of her creating. She is charismatic and self-assured, comfortable with her body and unrestrained sexually. She is easily distracted and her interests vary greatly and so to others she may seem to be fickle as she moves from experience to experience, sometimes leaving a trail of destruction behind her. She is fascinated with the senses, with experience and of all of the creative arts. She is intellectual and spirited though sometimes naive at how the world works. Aphrodite admires virility and sexual excitement in her partners. However, she tends not to form permanent attachments with lovers because she values her sexual freedom, which may leave her feeling lonely and even depleted once a relationship ends. She tends to be in love triangles or non-traditional relationships and will marry or divorce as it suits her. She is looking for Hermes or Aries, but isn't interested in fighting with them, only urging them on and playing. The Wounded Aphrodite Her wound is a tendency towards promiscuity, in an attempt to find the lover who touches her heart. She can be superficial and never go beyond the surface. At times does not realize the effect she has on others and thus may make enemies of former lovers and other women. PERSEPHONE (Sylvia Plath, Wynona Ryder's character in Beetlejuice) Persephone starts out as a maiden, she ventures into the underworld and emerges a Queen. As Queen of the Underworld, she is ruling over all aspects of contact with the spirit realms. Having suffered greatly and emerged reborn she serves as a guide and counselor to others. She is in contact with the greater transpersonal powers of the psyche. In modern psychological terms, we could say that she rules over the unconscious mind, the dream world, and everything to do with paranormal and mysticism. She is thus concerned and sometimes preoccupied with, the occult, psychology, healing, and death. Those who exemplify the qualities of Persephone have most likely experienced great loss -- the loss of your health or your emotional or physical security, the betrayal of a friend or lover, the loss of a child, your own divorce or that of your parents. These experiences pulled you down into the dark side of the psyche. Those who are able to reemerge and transform into a stronger, more independent, more accepting and more loving person become Persephone as Queen of the Underworld. A Mature Persephone is capable of embracing, integrating and accepting difficult experiences. Because of this skill, they offer others the gift of empathy – for Persephone knows where they are or have been. The Wounded Persephone Her wound tends to manifest as a complete absence from the real world (also called denial), and from her body, and she can be prone to depression and suicide. She may also seek out mates who are emotionally distant or seek out those who have great potential and become seriously hurt or deny herself when they do not reach their potential. ARTEMIS (Sigourney Weaver, Martina Navratilova, Jackie Joiner Kersey) She is the ruler of the wilds, and nature in its untamed or virgin form. Her independent spirit belongs to no one but herself. She stands in strict contrast to Athena. Artemis is especially close to animals and the hunt and those cycles of nature. As a moon Goddess, she rules over all instinctual life, emphasizing the body rather than the head. She lives for all physical, practical, and outdoor activities, which include athletics and dance. She is the Goddess of the Hunt--survival of the physical. Artemis understands the death of the body and accepts this transformation as the cycle of life. Artemis is related to the ancient practice of shamanism. She likes solitude and is concerned with the protection of the environment, alternative lifestyles, children, and women's communities. When she does seek out company it is usually with other women/maidens. Her body is vibrant, her attitude robust and her manner vigorous and alive. She is driven by physical rather than mental energy and would never compromise her essential nature for a romantic partner. Artemis can be quite shy sexually. She appreciates reserve and diffidence in a man, one who will work alongside her in her practical pursuits. Her partners must be able to keep up with her physically and treat her as an equal. Friend, companion, or brother best describes what she wants in a man, though her main relationship is with herself. Artemis tends to either be completely uninterested in sex or view it as an athletic event. She is skilled at establishing personal boundaries and enter into relationships on her own terms -- in short, she can take care of herself and does not seek a man to complete her but rather to stand beside her. The Wounded Artemis Her wound leads her to become isolated and hermit-like, and she may grow to be completely unable to have even friendships with others, though she is terribly lonely. She may even outdo or push away the one she loves to maintain her independence. DEMETER (Olivia Walton, June Cleaver) She is the Goddess of Motherhood and everything connected with the reproductive functions, particularly the inner experience of the moon cycles and childbearing cycles. Because she rules seed and fruit, she is often called The Lady of Plants. This symbolizes her deep connection to all aspects of growth, cycles, and life. She is intimately bound up with nurturing and caring for the organic growth of the body. The Demeter archetype is a nurturer and caretaker with a generous heart. She enjoys extending love to others and is motivated by the most powerful of instincts -- to give life. She often devotes herself to the life she has created – be it child, career, or creative expression. She feels compelled to care for all those around, even if they are not her own children. In short, she feels the need to be all things to all people and, therefore, frequently her own needs sometimes go unmet. She is not particularly interested in sexual or intellectual relationships, but rather wants a partner to give her children and provide for them, and she will mother him as much as her children. Her approach to sex is earthy and uncomplicated, with a tendency to fill her partner's needs at the expense of her own. The Wounded Demeter Her wound can take the form of over-protectiveness, co-dependency, and self-sacrifice for others at the expense of herself. If her family grows and leaves her she will feel abandoned and possibly lash out at those she loves. HERA (Gov. Anne Richards, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Margaret Thatcher) Hera is Queen of Heaven and is concerned with power and rulership. She rules over marriage, partnership and all public roles where a woman has power, responsibility or leadership. She is concerned with social morality and the upholding of the integrity of the family and oversees all aspects of tradition and the cohesiveness of the larger community. She is also a Goddess of civilization, though the maintenance of hierarchical values. The Hera archetype tends to find fulfillment in relationships and look on marriage as a permanent union. In marriage, she feels she is an equal partner with her spouse. She seeks men who are self-confident and highly successful such as politicians, rulers, and high-level business tycoons. She is the force behind the man – and in reality, he is successful because of their union. As long as her partner honors the marriage as much as she does and appreciates her, she will be happy. She is confident and has no trouble asserting her authority in and out of the relationships. The Wounded Hera Her wound occurs when her power is removed. She may become rigidly controlling, manipulative, gossipy, and shrewish; setting standards that no one can achieve thus giving her mate and children a feeling of failure, the kind of failure by which she is perpetually tormented. She must concentrate on her own growth and discover an identity independent of the marriage.
· The Goddess in Every Woman; Jean Bolen · The Goddess Within; Jennifer & Roger Woolger Masculine Archetypes To know oneself more fully as a man is to know which gods one is primarily ruled by and to be aware of how different Gods influence the various stages and turning points in one's life. Every man is a complex mixture of all of the God types, and these Gods may conflict and lead to an internal argument. ZEUS: King and Father (John F. Kennedy, King Arthur) Best exemplified as the older man, one who has grown into his power. King of Heaven, King of Emotion, King of Mystery. A young man of another archetype can grow into a King in later years, sometimes surprising everyone. Gandhi, President Clinton, any man of power probably has a lot of the King archetype in him. On the positive side, the King can be wise, benevolent, and merciful, and protector of the weak. He obtains and yields power to serve his people. On the negative side, he may abuse his power and privilege (Zeus' many indiscretions) and see his word and actions as above reproach. He may domineer his children to living the life he thinks they should live. Men who embody Zeus's qualities like to be in control of their work and personal lives. Zeus men are born politicians. They are intellectual and surround themselves with people who admire and respect them. While they are capable of passion and even romance, they're not skilled at forming long-lasting, monogamous bonds. DIONYSUS/APOLLO: Poet, Lover, and Scholar (mind) A Dionysus is of the mind and the spirit, he is preoccupied with humanity. All consumed by the desire to understand and to create. Best exemplified as Dionysos/Apollo, they are two sides of one coin. The scholar usually (not always) supports the prevailing system, while the poet is more likely to challenge the system. While the poet immerses himself in his endeavors to create and understand and throws himself into emotions, art and experience life, sometimes to a dangerous level. Positive qualities are creativity, originality, brilliance, and persistence in pursuing truth. They are imaginative, intuitive and inspirational and can sometimes have feminine qualities. Negative qualities can include drug/alcohol addiction (for the experience), "Ivory Tower" syndrome, loneliness, self-destructive tendencies, and a tenuous relationship with "reality." HEPHAESTUS: Craftsmen - (objects) Men who have Hephaestus qualities are extraordinarily creative, interested in the arts and dedicated to their work; their talents are their strong suit. The Hephaestus may be the quintessential woodworker, dedicated architect, brilliant computer programmer, or photographer. He looks at things from a technical standpoint and loves attention to detail. However, he possesses few social skills and is more at home with work than relationships. They are not comfortable when it comes to love and seem lost in the world of intimacy, yet they like children. Society today is run by the Craftsman (Bill Gates). Beneficial traits are creativity in working with one's hands and mind, dedication to one's profession and skill, the innovation of new technologies, and the creation of great beauty and/or uncomfortable truths. He is gentle, kind, generous and loyal. He is quite a good friend once you get his attention. The Craftsman can, on the downside, have no social skills, may be overly focused on his work, is difficult to get emotions from when outside his calling, and absorb himself in his work to the exclusion of eating, sleeping, and human companionship. ARIES: The Warrior (Hercules, Lancelot) Aries men are competitive, adventurous and live life to the fullest. He lives the life of the body and the physical. He is good at following orders and really dislikes thinking about things too deeply - he is the soldier, not the General. Once committed to the rightness of a cause, he refuses to surrender. Their unlimited energy can be used positively or negatively. While their mindless aggression can get them into criminal trouble, their assertiveness, courage, and quest for achievement can lead to revolutionary advances in business, sports and elsewhere. Love and war are his hobbies. The positive Warrior is loyal, courageous, tenacious, and jovial. He holds honor and ability as sacred qualities. The Negative warrior is violent, abusive, bigoted, and/or self-destructive, drinking or using his way into further violence, repressing his true will and engaging in "Right man" disease. PAN: Wildman (Jack Kerouac, members of Greenpeace, Forestry service members) Hard to find in the city, the Wildman is the perfect compliment to Artemis. Pan is exuberant, loves nature, and doesn't like to be in more "civilized" The Wildman cares passionately for nature and for animals, usually more than he cares for humans. He lives a natural life usually without luxury or unnecessary comforts. He will sleep outdoors or try to bring it in with him. He can be skilled in tracking, hunting, living off the land, farming, and environmentalism. On the shaky side, he can forget about hygiene, be hostile to other people, and wind up isolating himself. He may not experience loneliness if he has animal companions, and even if he is in a relationship, he will need a lot of alone time. HERMES: Trickster (Coyote/Loki) He is an excellent communicator but has a roguish sense of humor. You can recognize Hermes by the mischievous twinkle in his eye. Hermes men are not especially heroic or dignified, but they are clever, witty, full of energy and spontaneity. They delight in spurring friends out of their routine – though not always with the best intentions. Hermes men are constantly trying to move forward and transform -- themselves and those close to them. The Trickster's good qualities are negotiation, salesmanship, charm, and creativity in communication. The Trickster can also be superficial, deceitful, crafty, a consummate liar, malicious, and downright dangerous to the health of others. He can stir up trouble just to see what will happen and what they can get away with. Give him positive work, and he can grow out of it.
· King, Warrior, Magician; Moore · The God in Every Man; Jean Bolen
2020.01.27 18:19 swoldow[S] Swoldow's Survivor: The Cook Islands
Hello one and all and welcome to season 8 of Swoldow's Survivor. In the Cook Islands, Exile Island will return, and two new twists will be implemented. Tribes are divided by race, and there is a final 3 instead of a final 2. Meet The Cast: Aituaki Tribe:
Andrew Sanchez, 27, Broadway Script Writier (u/courage94)
Living a fairytale life with the perfect job, Andrew thinks he has it all. He isn't a very nice person, and knows people will butt heads with him, so he hopes Survivor can help him change for the better.
An orphan growing up who gave his whole life up to help out his younger brother. Nando is a serious and to-the-point man, but he hopes his natural wit can help him outlast his competition and help his family by winning the prize money
A chill guy who has always gone with the flow, Carlyle has a heart of gold. He is willing to help anyone in need of it, and be the person to lean on when things get bad. He also hopes he is relied on for the food, and is liked by everyone because of it.
An amazing vocalist who is somewhat shy and is scared of the attention she can get from her big break. Deciding now is the best time to put her name out there, Gen has auditioned for Survivor to start her rise to stardom.
An aspiring street artist who isn't as much of a workaholic as most normal people. Still living with his parents, Alvin wants to use Survivor as a way to change his life for the better, and pursue art full time.
A woman who puts on a welcoming smile to everyone she meets. She hopes that in the game, she is the person everyone depends on in practically everything, and be considered an asset to be kept around in place of less hardworking people.
After flunking out of Kindergarten, Jess has made sure she would never fail anything again. She is now a star student who excels in brain, brawn, and beauty alike. Will this jack-of-all-trades get far, or will her many great qualities be the end of her?
An unemployed man with a surprisingly large amount of wit. He hopes to play dirty, as that is what got him to win Patrick's Survivor. Not much is known about him despite being in the spotlight and on TV before this season.
From a family of doctors, Ryder felt obligated to join the trade of his parents. He may be introverted, but he is incredibly intelligent, and has a strategic mind to back it up.
THE SEASON: http://brantsteele.net/survivocookislands/r.php?c=T3LZ7xPG Episode 1: Four helicopters fly to the Cook Islands, and land on a sandy beach. 5 contestants from heach helicopter exits, and they all realize the tribes are divided by race, as this seasons twist. Hispanic-Americans make up the Aituaki Tribe, African-Americans make up the Manihiki Tribe, Asian-Americans make up the Puka Puka tribe, and Caucasians make up the Rarotonga Tribe. At Aituaki, Astrid, Nando, and Leonardo show their physicality and quickly get the shelter built. Factions begin to form as Cattleya and Nando are both looking for people to work with and stumble upon eachother. They underestimate eachother and both believe their partner would be a loyal number. Andrew, Astrid, and Leonardo aren't approached by anyone, because all three of them give off bad vibes to Nando and Cattleya. The two start strategizing on who to take out first, and they realize they both are smarter than they look, and decide to become a truly dynamic duo. At Manihiki, Al and Ivy immediately begin to be social with eachother, and the two form a connection over being the same age, and through their sexualities. Al wants to flirt with Ivy, but Ivy tells her she has a girlfriend at home. Despite this, they continue strategizing. Nobody else is active in the tribe, but Jordan isn't a fan of Carlyle and Gen's relaxed natures, and believes the two of them have done the least work. Jin and CJ are the two most active people on Puka Puka. CJ begins to socialize with everyone, causing Jin to get worried. The whole day, he silently paints a target on CJ's back, by having quick side conversations with Chen, Alvin, and Yumi over how socially dominant CJ is being. The four agree to target CJ first. At Rarotonga, The Man has a huge target on his back coming into the game, due to his recent win on a similar show. He hopes he isn't recognized, but Ryder knows who he is, due to also competing on that same show. The two agree to keep their past appearances on reality TV a secret. Celine and Kylie begin to bond, and feel like if they can rope in Jess, they can do an all-girls alliance and take out The Man and Ryder for the first few votes. At the first immunity challenge, Aituaki, Rarotonga, and Manihiki win immunity sending Puka Puka to tribal. Puka Puka is also given the ability to send anyone who won the challenge to Exile Island. They choose to send Astrid because they see her as shady, and hopes her isolation could get a target painted on her back. At Exile, Astrid knows that an idol is likely hidden, so she looks all day and manages to find it. She hides it in her hat as she returns to Aituaki camp, and manages to lie about being unable to find one to everyone. Nando has his suspicions, but everyone else trusts her. Before Tribal, CJ feels uncertain, so she attempts to try and get Alvin or Chen to flip. Chen doesn't budge, which angers her, and Alvin thinks about it. CJ then tries to spread lies about Jin at camp so people can blindside him, claiming he is giving himself bigger rations of rice, since he's in charge of cooking it. People are rubbed the wrong way by it, but they stay loyal to Jin at tribal. CJ is voted off unanimously. Episode 2: At Puka Puka, the majority now has to turn against eachother, given their only opposition has been booted. Jin feels like the biggest threat now, so he makes sure to start to bond more with Alvin and Yumi. He also started to put his culinary skills to the test, and managed to cook good-tasting fish for his tribe. Nobody wants Jin off anymore because of his cooking. Cattleya and Nando continue to bond at Aituaki, and they continue strategizing for their potential first vote. Nobody else knows of their duo, and Nando believes Astrid has an idol, but now isn't a good time to flush it because the numbers are low. At Manihiki, Al and Ivy continue to bond, and Gen and Carlyle also start to get closer, and plan to use Jordan to vote out Al or Ivy. Jordan decides to tell them, and they are swept with paranoia, weakening their duo. At Rarotonga, Kylie and Celine are in the only alliance, and Kylie tries to bond with Jess so they can do a girls alliance. She feels manipulated and uncertain, so she goes to Ryder and The Man, and the three make a pact to take out Celine or Kylie. Rarotonga, Puka Puka, and Manihiki win the challenge, sending Aituaki to tribal, and Carlyle to Exile. Astrid has the idol, and Carlyle can't get it. Cattleya and Nando see Andrew and Astrid as easy numbers, so Cattleya approaches them and manages to persuade them both to vote out Leonardo, who is a wildcard, and is starting to talk with everyone. Leonardo also tries to persuade Cattleya and Nando to vote for Andrew, who rubbed him the wrong way, and is kind of rude. They saw Andrew as a more loyal number than Leonardo however, and Leonardo goes home in a 4-1 vote. Episode 3: The tribes are told they are about to swap and dissolve. Cattleya and The Man are picked as captains, and they both try to weaken the other tribes, while dominating with their own. At Aituaki, Nando is the only one to stay, and is alone, while Chen and Yumi join from Puka Puka, Ivy and Jordan join from Manihiki, and The Man, Celine, Jess, and Kylie join from Rarotonga. The Man wants to have the majority on his tribe to take off people on the bottom one by one. Cattleya adopted a similar strategy and separated Ryder from The Man after The Man separated Nando from her. Al, Alvin, Andrew, Astrid, Carlyle, Gen, and Jin also join the tribe. At Aituaki, Nando is completely alone and has nobody to align with. Ivy and Jordan don't want to work with eachother but they have to since they are in the minority. Chen and Yumi also decide to work together as they are previously aligned. Meanwhile, The Man builds a hefty majority from his old tribe with Jess, Celine, and Kylie. Even with The Man's masterful plan, the majority starts to butt heads, as Jess doesn't want to work with Kylie. She has only felt used by Kylie thusfar, and the group splits. Jess only trusts The Man. Meanwhile, Cattleya's attempt at building a majority isn't fruitful either. The Aituaki and Manihiki tribes have 3-3 in numbers, with Jin, Alvin, and Ryder as swing votes. Paranoia sweeps Cattleya as she doesn't trust Andrew or Astrid. The group quickly dissolves. Rarotonga wins immunity, and Jin, fearing Yumi or Chen would be targeted, convinces his tribe to let Chen go to exile and skip tribal completely sparing at least one of his numbers. Chen can't find the idol. Before tribal, Celine tries to bring the majority back together to get out Yumi, which prompts an argument between Jess and Celine. Jess has no intentions with working with the other girls, and asks The Man to flip with her. The Man hates this decision, but Jess is his most loyal number so he agrees. He tells Yumi that Kylie wants her gone, and convinces her to vote Kylie. He also approaches Ivy and Jordan to get a majority again, but after how he organized his tribe, they both see him as power hungry and decide to vote against Jess. Jess leaves in a 5-3 vote. The Man is pissed. Episode 4: The Man knows he is screwed, and Celine and Kylie believe they aren't safe either as they practically gave up the majority. They had to vote out either one of the Puka Puka or Manihiki members so they could even have a tiny chance of regaining control. Celine makes up to The Man and the two bond and are willing to play together. Celine loves being the one that keeps the peace because it keeps her reliable and unlikely to be voted off. At Rarotonga, Ryder feels alone, but doesn't have it in him to try and turn the majorities against eachother. Astrid wants to stay united with her Aituaki members, and is afraid of Cattleya jumping ship, so she does more around camp in an attempt to manipulate Cattleya into rejoining her group with Andrew. Aituaki wins reward and sends Gen to exile, in which she can't find the idol. Aituaki also wins immunity. Ryder approaches Jin and Alvin and asks the two of them for a potential partnership to weaken Manihiki, the only tribe who hasn't lost anyone yet. They agree and plan to vote for Carlyle, which would weaken Manihiki as he is the heart of the group. Andrew expresses similar sentiments and wants Al gone due to her flirtation. He cant come to an agreement with the rest of Aituaki, who has the majority, and wants to work with Manihiki to vote out Ryder and further weaken Rarotonga. Andrew doesn't get his way, and Ryder goes home in a 5-3-1 vote. Episode 5: Jin and Alvin believe they're next and everyone else knows it. The Manihiki alliance continues to prosper and have the number on Puka Puka. At Aituaki, Yumi contemplates working with The Man or Chen, and isolates herself from the rest of the group because she can't come to a decision. The Man is still trying to find a way to regain the majority. Aituaki wins reward, and wanting to weaken Manihiki, they choose to exile Gen again. Rarotonga wins immunity, sending Aituaki to tribal. At the tribe, The Man is angry that Ryder, his right hand man got the boot, and that Rarotonga had the lowest amount of castaways left. He plans with Celine and Kylie to turn everyone against Puka Puka so both tribes have equal numbers and they can still somehow find a way to regain numbers in the merge. With Yumi away from the tribe, The Man tells Chen that she is plotting against him, which shocks Chen. He doesn't know what to do, and starts to ask people to help him blindside Yumi. Later, Celine and Kylie start painting Chen as an untrustworthy bad guy, and successfully are able to rally everyone but Yumi against Chen. Yumi is socially out of the loop, but doesn't trust Celine and wants her out. Chen goes home in a 6-1-1 vote. The Man is happy he could regain power in this game. Episode 6: At Aituaki, The Man, Celine, and Kylie rejoice, but Nando has his suspicions over the last vote. He believes Celine and Kylie played everyone, and talks to Ivy, Jordan, and Yumi about potentially blindsiding one of them. Meanwhile The Man starts to rally people against Yumi, a very easy vote who isn't very social to everyone. At Rarotonga, Andrew rubs the wrong tribe away by badmouthing Alvin for being lazy around camp. Nobody wants to work with Andrew anymore, besides Astrid. At the reward challenge, the tribes are told that both of them are going to tribal, and the reward is for getting to listen to the other tribe's tribal, and kidnapping someone from the losing tribe. Aituaki wins, and Nando, Yumi, and The Man come to an agreement that Manihiki needs to be weakened somehow. They plan to kidnap Gen in hopes that Al or Carlyle would be voted off. At Aituaki, Celine continually tries to work Ivy, but the two get into a fight. Ivy tells Jordan, Nando, and Yumi that Celine has a manipulative and hostile side, and she should go next. Everyone agrees and Celine is blindsided in a 4-3 vote. The Man is very angry over this outcome, but as promised, the tribe kidnaps Gen from the Rarotonga tribal and get to watch it. Andrew gets up and talks to Jin and Alvin, telling them now is a good time to vote for Carlyle and get a Manihiki out of the game. Carlyle and Al, both wanting safety go to Astrid and Cattleya to strategise. The four agree to vote Alvin and weaken Andrew's spontaneous alliance. They all believe Andrew is harmless and worthy to keep around. Alvin is booted in a 4-3 vote. Episode 7: The Man is hopeless. Any attempts at him getting power are completely squandered. His alliance with Kylie weakens as they both lose faith with themselves. Jin is also completely alone, after losing Alvin, his closest ally. The chef gets into a fight with Al over his situation and overall anger over losing his friend. Aituaki wins reward and picks Astrid to be exiled. She already has the idol so she just treats her second exile trip as a vacation. Rarotonga wins immunity, sending Aituaki to tribal. The Man and Kylie still want Yumi out to lower Puka Puka numbers lower than Rarotonga's Nando doesn't want to continue voting off Rarotonga, because there are still 5 Manihiki's left in the game. Nando goes to Yumi and since both are allianceless and on the bottom, they plan to vote Jordan. Ivy and Jordan want Kylie out for being sneaky. At tribal, there is a 2-2-2 tie between Yumi, Jordan, and Kylie and a revote occurs. During the revote, Kylie has a talk with Ivy, telling her the merge is upcoming and Jordan is too much of a challenge beast to keep around. Kylie successfully sways Ivy, and she flips on Jordan, sending him home in a 2-1 vote. Episode 8: Both tribes meet in the challenge area and are told that contestants have the opportunity to mutiny if they aren't happy with the current position of their tribe. Carlyle sees Ivy alone, with Jordan blindsided, and assumes she's at the bottom of the numbers, so he mutinies over to Aituaki. Both The Man and Kylie mutiny to Rarotonga in fear they're the next two players to go, and hope they can stir up trouble on the other tribe. The castaways are also told the jury has started, but there wont be a merge for awhile. At Rarotonga, The Man and Kylie plan to connect with outsider Jin to eliminate the Aituaki majority, or Manihiki. Rarotonga wins reward and chooses to exile Nando in hope that Aituaki will be weakened further, and people plot against him. However, Aituaki pulls out a surprise immunity, sending Rarotonga to tribal council. Andrew, paranoid over The Man and Kylie being in his tribe, decides to cement a bond with Astrid, so the three members of Aituaki can be together in the next few votes. Astrid talks to The Man and he takes a liking to her. Astrid convinces The Man that the best and easiest way to go further is to eliminate more Manihiki, especially since Carlyle just flipped. The Man agrees, and after roping in Jin to go along with the plan, Al goes home in a 6-2 vote, and becomes the first juror. Episode 9: The Rarotonga and Aituaki majorities are pleased with the recent tribal. Gen and Jin are the next two, incredibly easy votes according to The Man. Meanwhile, on Aituaki, Yumi wants to join Ivy and Carlyle in voting for Nando. Ivy is starting to get a little cocky which rubs the tribe the wrong way. Rarotonga wins reward and chooses to exile Ivy, who is unable to find the idol. Aituaki wins immunity, and after the challenge, Rarotonga is given a bottle and told not to open it until after tribal. The Man and Astrid plan to vote for Gen, and take out every Manihiki on the tribe. Kylie has other plans, however, and talks with The Man. She proposes blindsiding someone in Aituaki, preferably Andrew. To further try and achieve this, Kylie has private talks with Jin and Gen, who both are trying to be free agents. The two listen to Kylie but see her as a snake, and decide to take matters into their own hands. They rope in Cattleya, and convince her now is the time to start playing with cross-tribal relations, and she agrees to help them blindside Kylie. Kylie becomes the second juror in a 3-2-2 vote, and The Man is the last Rarotonga member standing. Angrily, he opens the bottle and reads what inside, only for the tribe to find out they have to vote another person off. In a fit of rage, The Man gets into a heated argument with Andrew, who bites back nastily, and rubs the tribe a very wrong way. Even Astrid, who has worked with Andrew the whole time believes he stepped over the line. Nobody wants to work with Andrew anymore, and The Man decides to use Andrew as a fluke vote to take the target off of him. He ropes in Jin to vote off Gen, and Andrew, feeling unsure puts his vote on Gen too. Votes for Gen and Andrew tie, and angrily, The Man changes his vote during the revote, booting off Andrew, who becomes the third juror. Episode 10: After the complete and utter chaos of that tribal, everyone needed a break, so they were glad the merge hit when it did. The Man is completely alone, so he decides to become a free agent. He makes social bonds with practically everyone, and through this, decides to get dirt on people. Through getting to know Carlyle, The Man finds out that Ivy has made some enemies, so that is exactly who The Man decides to go for. Both Carlyle and Gen are willing to work with him to try and get Ivy out, and he also talks to Jin and Yumi in an attempt for them to assist him with this endeavor. He doesn't talk to any Aituaki members. Nando, Cattleya, and Astrid reunite, and the three see The Man socializing with everyone and want to target him. Astrid wins the first immunity, and Aituaki decides to try and sway Puka Puka into working with them. Cattleya has a long talk with Yumi and the two girls bond. Yumi tells Cattleya that The Man and Carlyle were planning on blindsiding Ivy, and Cattleya starts to paint The Man as a manipulator. Yumi is convinced and talks to Jin about it. The two decide to work with Aituaki. The Man goes home in a 6-3 vote, and becomes the fourth juror. There are no more Rarotonga members left in the game. Episode 11: Now with The Man gone, everyone believes the next few votes would be Manihiki vs Aituaki with Puka Puka as the swing votes. This isn't the case, however, as Astrid is approached by Carlyle and Gen, and told that they still want Ivy out, and as soon as possible. Astrid is livid, and believes both are incredibly stupid for giving up one of their own numbers out of hate. Astrid feels like they are now in the palm of her hands, and she tells Nando and Cattleya of this. They all agree to vote for Ivy next. Astrid wins the survivor auction, and decides to send Carlyle to Exile. Ivy sees Astrid as a challenge threat and approaches Yumi. The two plan on voting Astrid due to being such a beast. Jin wins immunity, but Carlyle, upon getting back from Exile, questions his plan to work with Aituaki and especially Astrid. Nando decides to use this as an option to potentially get jury votes, and gets to know Carlyle, and has a genuine talk with him about their lifestyles. Carlyle grows close to Nando and the two fully agree to vote Ivy. Ivy becomes the fifth juror in a 6-2 vote. Episode 12: Astrid, Nando, and Cattleya are in the majority, and have control of the game. Yumi, noticing this, wants to dismantle the Aituaki tribe by working with Manihiki. She wants Astrid out first, as she sees her as a huge untrustworthy villain and challenge threat. To further cement relationships with those on the outs, she wins reward and shares it with Carlyle and Jin so they can be on the same page. Jin wants to use this knowledge to his advantage and tells Astrid they are out to get her. She gets incredibly mad at this knowledge and she argues with Jin on how they could possibly be voting for her. Nando witnesses this argument, and has a private talk with Cattleya. The two are sick of Astrid and don't want to work with her anymore. Cattleya wins immunity, and everything falls into Astrid's hands. Astrid plays her idol and nullifies the 5 votes given to her. Gen leaves in a 2-0 vote. Episode 13: Because of Astrid, Carlyle is completely alone. Jin and Yumi begin to plan their endgames, and they both believe the person they want to keep around the most is Astrid, as everyone hates her, especially Carlyle. They plan to vote with Astrid against Carlyle so they can have another person who isn't find of the Tattoo Artist on the jury. Yumi, Cattleya, and Jin win reward, and Cattleya proposes they exile Astrid again. Both Puka Puka members agree, knowing it will take the target off of their backs. At Exile, Astrid finds her second idol, and plans on playing it if she isn't immune. Jin wins immunity. Nando wants to bring in Yumi and Jin to provide a second vote for Carlyle just in case Astrid found the idol, and Cattleya doesn't like that idea, causing them to fight. They make up and she decides to go with the flow. She persuades the Puka Puka free agents Jin and Yumi, to vote Carlyle, and if they tie, vote Astrid in the revote. Both Jin and Yumi will go on with the plan, but aren't afraid to stay voting for Carlyle during the tie. At tribal, Astrid doesn't play her idol and a tie is forced. Nando and Cattleya both assume Jin and Yumi will flip, but they decide not to, forcing a rock draw to decide who has numbers. Cattleya draws the purple rock and becomes the seventh juror. Finale: Nando and Carlyle have no idea what just happened. Jin masterminded a way to get the majority with Yumi and Astrid, combining luck and strategy. Yumi wins immunity and Jin, Yumi, and Astrid plan on voting for Carlyle. Carlyle and Nando have no idea what to do from here and the two can't decide if voting for Astrid or Jin was a better option, as they both were villains that did great moves. Carlyle goes home in a 3-1-1 vote. Jin wins the final immunity challenge and has a guaranteed spot in the final 3. He believes that him, Astrid, and Yumi will all vote for Nando and he goes home at final four, but Astrid has other plans. She knows she isn't in the best standing with the jury, so she decides to downgrade Jin's game, by planning to not let his closest ally, Yumi, make the top three. She shared this with Nando, who felt like Jin bringing Yumi with him would be a major argument he could have in his favor at final tribal. Astrid and Nando decide to vote for Yumi. At tribal, Astrid plays her idol, negating Jin and Yumi's votes, making Yumi the ninth and final juror in a 2-0 vote. Nando, Jin, and Astrid all plead their cases to the jury. Each person had a huge move and reason for winning. Nando argued he played the best game because he was on the bottom for the entire swap and avoided elimination due to his social bonds and strategic prowess. He made many bonds with people on the jury, and was well liked. Astrid's main argument for winning was her two idol plays, while Jin argued that he dominated physically and strategically, by winning 3 immunities, and masterminding the rock draw that led to Cattleya's elimination. Nobody on the jury liked Astrid, and felt disrespected by her low and villainous gameplay. Andrew would be the only person to vote Astrid, due to working with her. Everyone else felt like Jin and Nando deserved it more. After the votes were cast, the host, u/swoldow enters and tells everyone that the votes were tied 4-4-1. Astrid becomes the final juror and has to cast the deciding vote to win. She liked Nando, but she worked with Jin and felt like he deserved it because of his blend of strategy and physicality. Jin Choi is crowned the winner of Swoldow's Survivor: The Cook Islands Andrew is crowned the fan favorite due to being an entertaining social pariah. Potential All-Stars: Jin, Nando, Astrid, Yumi, Carlyle, Cattleya, The Man, Kylie Potential Second Chance: Alvin, Celine, Chen, Ryder, CJ This was an amazing season, and probably in my top three with All-Stars and Exile Island. This is also probably the best final tribal roster we've had. Jin was an amazing, and well rounded player, who wasn't afraid to play dirty, and won because of it. Nando was a great hero who worked his way from the bottom to the top on multiple occasions. And even though the jury didn't respect her gameplay, Astrid is a legend. She was such an amazing villainess whose idol juggling was the best I've seen in the series. She ranks up there with Taylor and Charlotte as one of the best female villains we've had. I am absolutely stoked for season 10, Swoldow's Survivor: Second Chance, but before that, we have one more newbie season: Swoldow's Survivor: China
2019.12.14 20:34 DGenerationMCRebooking The Fall of Punk Pt. 5 - Perks
Link to Part 1: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/e8z77x/rebooking_the_fall_of_punk_pt_1_summer_vacation/ Link to Part 2: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/e9fshm/rebooking_the_fall_of_punk_pt_2_see_you_next_fall/ Link to Part 3: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/e9td59/rebooking_the_fall_of_punk_pt_3_havoc/ Link to Part 4: https://www.reddit.com/fantasybooking/comments/eaapi6/rebooking_the_fall_of_punk_pt_4_homecoming/ Survivor Series 2011 Team Rhodes (Cody Rhodes, Wade Barrett, Hunico & Jinder Mahal) def. Team Orton (Randy Orton, Big Show, Sin Cara & Santino Marella) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match Cody and Barrett end up as the sole survivors, as Cody takes adavantage of Orton RKOing the illegal man, allowing him to eliminate his former mentor last. Beth Phoenix(c) (with Natalya) def. AJ (with Kaitlyn) to retain the WWE Divas Championship Mason Ryan def. John Morrison Ryan has been attacking various members of the Raw roster at the behest of GM Kevin Nash, setting his sights on Morrison. The Shaman of Sexy put up a fight, but it was not enough as his final PPV outing would be a loss as Ryan is credited for driving him out of WWE. Team Kelly (Kelly Kelly, Eve Torres, Alicia Fox & Tamina) def. Team Bella (The Bella Twins, Rosa Mendes & Maxine) in a 4-on-4 Survivor Series Elimination Match Kelly is the last woman standing, hinting at her to get one last shot at Phoenix's title. Sheamus defeated World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry(c) by disqualification The World's Strongest Man is unable to keep Sheamus down like he did at SummerSlam, so he gets himself disqualified. The Celtic Warrior would get revenge by attacking the champion with a steel chair. Team Cena (John Cena, The Rock, CM Punk, Kofi Kingston & Zack Ryder) def. Team Power Alberto Del Rio, Awesome Truth, Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger) (with Vickie Guerrero & Ricardo Rodriguez) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series Elimination Match Despite the stain of Money in the Bank still looming over him, Cena is able to rally some troops against Kevin Nash's chosen few. Ryder immediately signs up, while Kofi is left without his partner Evan Bourne due to the latter found injured in a backstage attack on Raw. Punk feels responsible for putting Raw in the mess and volunteers. The Rock ends up in the last spot after Cena's insistence. The clash of egos between Punk, Rock and Cena are prevalent. It started at the entrances where Punk tried to one-up everyone by having Howard Finkel announce him to the ring. Ryder manages to pin Ziggler during the match, building a case to be the next challenger to the US Tite, before getting eliminated by Del Rio. Cena is once again pinned by Miz after miscommunication between he and Rock, who manages to take out Miz with a Rock Bottom. Del Rio is left all alone with Rock and Punk, who submits him with the Anaconda Vice following a blind tag on Rock, who just hit The People's Elbow. The PPV ends with Rock laying Cena out with a Rock Bottom as he and Punk gauge crowd reactions to see who MSG is behind more. It was close to say the least. The sixth and final part of this booking will be up tomorrow, thanks for reading!
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