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theHitman
08-18-2010, 02:44 PM
OOC - Very happy to see and Booker thread here, looks like things are slow here but hopefully things will get moving and more threads will pop up. Here is the backstory to my BTB.

The year is 1996. It is the first day of April and one night removed from one of the best Wrestlemania's ever and one of the greatest matches ever to take place in a wrestling ring, that being Shawn Micahels defeating Bret Hart for the WWF Championship in a one hour iron man match. Many wrestling fans expected to tune into WCW Nitro and see Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage to continue their war with Ric Flair and Kevin Sullivan and his hench men and then one hour later change the channel to USA and see the aftermath of Wrestlemania 12. However everyone was in for A bigger night then anybody could imagine as April 1st, 1996 will always be remember as the day Vince McMahon and the World Wrestling Federation merged with Ted Turner and World Championship Wrestling. Very little information was leaked to the public as this was before wrestling spoliers on the internet.

Monday April 1st, 1996 -
WCW Nitro begins with no intro and just Ted Turner sitting at A desk explaining the merger between the WWF and WCW. He says WCW Nitro is going nowhere and will still air on TNT at 8pm on Monday Nights then will be followed by WWF Monday Night RAW at 9pm on USA as always. Turner says Vince McMahon will have more information on RAW and this weeks edition of Nitro will be a recap of the best matches in the short history of Nitro as they work out the final details of the merger.

WWF RAW also begins with no intro but just Vince McMahon standing infront of a black backdrop. He reveals he is the real owner of the WWF for those who did not know. Vince says how WCW will still produce and have full control of Nitro and present ppv's throughout the year as WWF will do the same for RAW and thier ppvs, however now on occasions WWF stars could be invited on Nitro and WCW stars could do vice versa by request or by invitation to make some of those dream matches you never thought possible happen. Vince says more information will be revealed later this week and this weeks RAW will also be a special best of RAW show.

The wrestling world is shocked by this announcement and still not totally clear what is happening. Many questions are still to be answered as the entire wrestling world waits on.


OOC - I will post more information in the coming hours including A complete detail list of what the merger means and how it will work, also rosters will be posted. Hope you enjoy.

jwt15
08-18-2010, 10:43 PM
Intresting It'll be cool to see were you will take this

AGEOFFALL
08-19-2010, 03:04 AM
On paper this would have been awesome if it had happened.

theHitman
08-19-2010, 09:02 AM
First off thanks for the feedback jwt15 & AGEOFFALL, it's really appreciated and hope you continue to follow.




WWF/WCW Merger Guidelines


-WWF and WCW will still have complete control of their respective shows and pay per view events, however WWF superstars will now be able to appear on WCW programming and WCW talent can appear on WWF programming.




- Rosters and championship's will still be kept seperate and talent will be still known as A WWF or WCW superstar, titles will be refered to as either a WWF or WCW title.




-Talent may only appear on another promotions program by request or by invitation and then must be approved by the higher ups. Any uninvited talent will be escorted out of the building right away, refusal to leave may lead to police involvement.




-Championships may only be defended on it's promotions program. So the WWF Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and the WWF Tag Team Championships may only be defended on WWF programming, and same go's for all WCW titles, they may only change hands on WCW programiming, on some very rare occasions will this rule be ignored.




-Championships however can be defended against anyone from any promotion. This mean's that any WWF star can challenge and win any WCW championship and any WCW star can become A WWF Champion. However this must be done on the title's promotions program as stated before.



Complete rosters, titles list, tv and ppv schedule coming soon.

thisbigmike
08-19-2010, 09:34 AM
You have me interested, keep this up. Im looking forward to the rosters and where you are going with this!

theHitman
08-19-2010, 03:05 PM
Here is all the information for WWF. WCW info will be posted soon.



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ROSTER

Main Eventers
"The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels - Face
Bret "The Hitman" Hart - Face
"Big Daddy Cool" Diesl - Heel
The Undertaker - Face
"Psycho" Sid - Heel

Upper Mid - Carders
Owen Hart - Heel
Razor Ramon - Face
"The British Bulldog" Davey Boy Smith - Heel
Yokozuna - Face
Goldust - Heel
Ahmed Johnson - Face
Vader - Heel
The Ultimate Warrior - Face
Mankind - Heel

Lower Mid - Carders
Hunter Hearst Helmsley - Heel
Savio Vega - Face
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Heel
Jake "The Snake" Roberts - Face
Justin "Hawk" Bradshaw - Heel
"Wildman" Marc Mero - Face
1-2-3 Kid - Heel

Openers/Jobbers
Barry Horowitz - Face
Mr. Bob Backland - Heel
Fatu - Face
"The Portugese Man 'o War" Aldo Montoya - Face
Bob "Spark Plugg" Holly - Face
Duke "The Dumpster" Droese - Face

Tag Teams
The Smoking Gunns- Face
The Body Donnas - Heel
The Godwinns - Face
The Buschwackers - Face
The New Rockers - Heel

Manager/Valets
Paul Bearer - The Undertaker
Jim Cornette - Vader, Owen Hart, British Bulldog
Marlena - Goldust
"Million Dollar Man" Ted Dibiase - "Psycho" Sid, 1-2-3 Kid, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
Sable- "Wildman" Marc Mero
Sunny- The Body Donnas




CHAMPIONSHIPS


WWF World Championship

Current Champion - "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
Date Won - March 31st, 1996
Event - Wrestlemania 12
How - Defeated previous champion Bret "The Hitman' Hart in a Ironman match


WWF Intercontinental Championship

Current Champion - Goldust
Date Won - January 21st, 1996
Event - Royal Rumble
How - Defeated previous champion Razor Ramon


WWF Tag Team Championships

Current Champion - The Body Donnas
Date Won - March 31st, 1996
Event - Wrestlemania 12 - Free For All
How - Defeated The Godwinns in a tournament final for the vacant titles



TV & PPV Schedule

TV
Monday Night RAW - 9pm - 10pm on USA with Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler
Superstars- Saturdays 12pm - 1pm on FOX with Jim Ross and Mr. Perfect
Action Zone - Sundays 11am - 12pm on USA with Todd Pettingill and Dox Hendrix


PPV
Royal Rumble - January
Wrestlemania- March
In Your House - April
King of the Ring - June
Summerslam - August
In Your House - October
Survivor Series - November




Remember WCW roster, champions, and schedule still to come.

theHitman
08-20-2010, 10:45 AM
Here is all the information for WCW.



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ROSTER

Main Eventers
Hulk Hogan - Face
"Macho Man" Randy Savage- Face
"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair - Heel
The Giant - Heel
Sting - Face
"The Total Package" Lex Luger - Face

Upper Mid - Carders
Eddie Guerrero - Face
"Diamond" Dallas Page- Heel
Brian Pillman - Heel
"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson- Heel
Konnan - Face
"The Crippler" Chris Benoit - Heel

Lower Mid - Carders
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan - Face
Big Bubba Rogers- Heel
Kevin Sullivan - Heel
The Shark- Heel
Disco Inferno - Heel
Hugh Morrus - Heel
Alex Wright- Face
Dean Malenko- Heel
V.K. Wallstreet- Heel


Openers/Jobbers
Sgt. Craig "Pittbull" Pittman - Face
Brad Armstrong- Face
Max Muscle - Heel
Billy Kidman- Face
Mr. J.L. - Face


Tag Teams
The Road Warriors (Hawk & Animal) - Face
Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott)- Face
Harlem Heat (Booker T. & Stevie Ray) - Heel
Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Saggs)- Face
American Males (Marcus Bagwell & Scotty Riggs) - Face
Public Enemy (Rocco Roc & Johnny Grunge)- Face
Fire & Ice (Scott Norton & Ice Train)- Heel
The Faces of Fear (Meng & The Barbarian)- Face


Groups/Factions
The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Brian Pillman and Chris Benoit) - Heel
The Dungeon of Doom (Kevin Sullivan, The Giant, Shark, Faces of Fear, Hugh Morrus)- Heel
Blue Bloods (Lord Steven Regal, Earl Robert Eaton, Squire David Taylor) - Heel



Manager/Valets
Elizabeth - Ric Flair
Jimmy Hart- The Dungeon of Doom
Woman - Four Horsemen
Sister Sherri - Harlem Heat



CHAMPIONSHIPS


WCW World Heavyweight Championship

Current Champion - "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair
Date Won - February 11th, 1996
Event - Superbrawl VI
How - Defeated previous champion Macho Man Randy Savage in a Steel Cage match.


WCW United States Championship

Current Champion - Konnan
Date Won - January 29th, 1996
Event - Monday Nitro
How - Defeated previous champion One Man Gang


WCW Tag Team Championships

Current Champion - Sting & Lex Luger
Date Won - January 22nd, 1996
Event - Monday Nitro
How - Defeated previous champions Harlem Heat


WCW Television Championships

Current Champion - Lex Luger
Date Won - February 17th, 1996
Event - Live Event
How - Defeated previous champions Johnny B. Badd



TV & PPV Schedule

TV
Monday Night Nitro - 8pm - 9pm on TNT with Eric Bischoff & Bobby Heenan
Saturday Night- Saturdays 6pm - 8pm on TBS with Tony Schiavone & Dusty Rhodes
The Main Event - Sundays 8pm - 9pm on TBS with Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko


PPV
SuperBrawl - February
Spring Stampede- April
Slamboree - May
The Great American Bash - July
Fall Brawl - September
Halloween Havoc - October
Starrcade - December




Hope you all enjoy so far. It's now time to get this thing rolling. My next post will be the preview's for the first Nitro and RAW.