Expansion: Booking Slammiversary
by, 04-17-2012 at 11:50 AM (2323 Views)
TNA has been getting some bad publicity recently, maybe fairly or maybe its harsh. However Lockdown should have been titled Letdown, it was a truly terrible show. TNA needs to recover in two months at Slammiversary so they must produce a great show with a great card. I have posted my ideas on someone elses blog but here I go into more detail about what I would do. It's always fun to play booker so enjoy!
DM: Eric Young (w/ODB) v Robbie E (w/Robbie T)
Eric Young and his comedy wrestling opens the show against Robbie E and his… well I’m not really sure how to describe what he does. Anyway, EY gets the crowd warmed up nicely by putting Robbie E away. ODB gets in the way of Robbie T to stop him getting involved at some point.
01: X Division Title; Austin Aries (c) v Zema Ion v Kazarian
A 3 way X division match will open this show. The company was built on the X division and at Slammiversary this is honoured. It has the makings of a great match and ultimately Aries retains going on to Destination X where the Ultimate X match will return. This is where Aries will finally drop the belt and enables him to move into the world title picture.
02: TV Title; Devon (c) v Magnus
Joe and Magnus drop the tag belts to MCMG at Sacrifice. On the first Impact after, Joe and Magnus do an in ring promo demanding a rematch but Hogan says he has booked Joe in a KOTM qualifying match later that night instead. He tells Joe he must choose whether he wants the KOTM qualifier or tag title rematch, he chooses the qualifier. Magnus shouts at Joe for being selfish as Joe heads to the back before asking Hogan who he will face in a qualifier. Hogan tells him he isn’t included in the qualifiers and Magnus threatens Hogan demanding that he change his mind. Hogan says he can’t do this as the matches have been decided but offers Magnus a TV title shot at Slammiversary instead. He accepts but ends up losing to Devon at the PPV. The Impact after he challenges Devon to a rematch which he wins, it gets the title back on TV and in the hands of a solid young wrestler.
03: Jeff Hardy v Christopher Daniels
In my mind Hardy is currently next in line for a world title shot after beating Angle at Lockdown (but I realise the recent tapings that have taken place probably contradict this.) In my version of events though, Hardy loses to Roode at Sacrifice and is excluded from the KOTM qualifiers as he has just had a shot at the title. Hardy issues an open challenge as he isn’t set to face anyone and it is Daniels who accepts, could be a great match.
04: Knockout Title; Gail Kim (c) v Madison Rayne v Velvet Sky
Gail Kim remains champ going into the PPV but Sky ends up pining Rayne to become the new champion coming out of the PPV. Kim blames Rayne and takes her out which finally ends their friendship leading to a Rayne/Kim feud. Sky goes on to defend against the rest of the knockouts.
05: Tag Titles; Motor City Machine Guns (c) v Mexican America
As I’ve noted above, MCMG win the titles at Sacrifice, the rematch that would normally happen never does for the reason I have explained in match 2. Instead at Slammiversary MCMG defend against Mexican America and retain. At the following PPV, Destination X, they defend against their fellow X division tag team of Kazarian and Daniels.
06: No.1 Contender; Samoa Joe v Mr Anderson v Rob Van Dam v Matt Morgan
In the weeks running up to the PPV there will be 4 qualifiers for the main event King of the Mountain match. These guys are the 4 losers of those matches. Joe, Anderson and Van Dam all got into the qualifiers as previous title holders; Morgan was awarded his spot after beating Crimson at Sacrifice. They each get one more chance of earning themselves a title match and it is Joe who comes out victorious and will get his title shot at Destination X.
07: Sting and Garett Bischoff (w/Hogan) v Crimson and Gunner (w/Flair)
The controlling powers will require the likes of Hogan, Flair, Sting and Bischoff to be on the card. This match gets them all out of the way in one go. In the first Impact after Sacrifice (where Crimson will lose to Morgan) Hogan announces that Morgan will be in the KOTM qualifiers but Crimson will not. Upon hearing this news an angry Crimson does a backstage promo saying he will start taking people out until he gets noticed. Flair approaches him saying he has a proposal for him and leads him away from the cameras. Later that night there is a match between Gunner and young Bischoff, Bischoff gets the upper hand and then Crimson arrives in the ring and takes him out. Gunner goes to piledrive Garett on the concrete like he did before but Sting makes the save leading to the creation of this match. Being a tag match, Garett can stay out of the ring for most of the match and when he comes in can be taken apart by Crimson, hence keeping Crimsons reputation alive. Ultimately Bischoff will pin Gunner thanks to Sting and Hogan’s involvement in a match that will be short so as to not damage the card.
08: TNA World Title; Roode (c) v Storm v Angle v Styles v Bully Ray
The return of the King of the Mountain match main events Slammiversary. Roode remains champion after beating Hardy at Sacrifice and at Slammiversary he faces the winners of the 4 qualifiers I have mentioned above. The title could go to any one of the contenders as they are all fully deserving but I choose my winner as AJ Styles. This sets up AJ Styles v Samoa Joe as the main event of the X division focused PPV Destination X. At destination X I would have AJ retain over Joe after Magnus ruins the main event by costing Joe the match (very TNA.) On the next Impact he says he did this because Joe was selfish for choosing his KOTM qualifying match over a tag title rematch which leads into a feud between the TV champion Magnus and Joe, for the TV title.