Booking Challenge: WCW One Night Stand
by, 07-25-2013 at 09:13 PM (8546 Views)
People debate all the time about what if ECW had the resources that WCW had, how would have ECW turned out? People ask after the Rise & Fall of ECW, when will they do a WCW version? People wonder what would happen if WCW had a One Night Stand like ECW has had on several occassions. So to not make this ridiculous and say if they did it now. How about if they did it in June of 2005 like when ECW had their event. How do you think it would or should have been booked. Which is why I challenge you to give me your best card. You book WCW One Night Stand June of 2005 event before all the back surgeries to Hogan to where he can no longer compete. So Benoit, Eddie, and others who were still around can compete on your card if you wish to have them on there. 10 match max as always, book the way you want to. If you want to book based on backstage garbage, old rivalries, or dream matches that never happened. That is your choice here and now to give other WCW fans the goodbye they could have remembered. How do you want WCW to be remembered? Here is how I would have booked WCW One Night Stand:
HM:I would have loved to have used Randy Savage, Lex Luger, Ricky Steamboat, and the list goes on. However, I don't believe during that time period they would have competed aka 2005. Maybe an appearance on the show, but not to compete. I booked only 9 matches leaving one off in their honor. I know it sounds corny, but I don't care.
Disco Inferno vs Alex Wright-I figure everyone would go nuts to hear their music again. You know a lot of active WCW guys will be there including the big stars on the promos. The battle of dance.....Fandango should be in this match!!
Lumberjack match: Raven vs Billy Kidman-Raven is one of those ECW guys who was great, but when he went to the top company's he never did reach his level of potential in my eyes. He did however win the NWA world title in TNA, but it isn't the same. Raven's flock, you know the deal, at ringside as these two go at it one last time.
Special ref Road Warrior Animal: Harlem Heat vs Steiner Brothers-2 of the best tag teams not only in WCW, but in the history of wrestling. No doubt in my mind if Hawk was alive in 05, I'd have him and Animal in this tag match. Greatest tag team of all-time in my mind. However, I would like to book this as a special guest ref matchup with Animal doing the job for us all.
Chris Jericho vs Chris Benoit-It would be ideal to have another Benoit/Eddie match, but when you look at what I booked see why I didn't. Got Jericho vs Benoit which is gonna be a good match anyway. For those who hate on me for having Benoit on my card, I have him losing to Jericho here.
Eddy Guerrero vs Rey Misterio-Who can forget the classic they had at Halloween Havoc? Need I say more as to why to have this match? Rey's favorite match all-time. Now it is time to try and top it....LOL! Good luck with that.
Ric Flair vs The Giant(Big Show)-Any of the guys I have in the list really I would have loved to have Flair face. However, no one really other than the Giant. The Giant was one my favorites in WCW. Him and Sting battling NWO back in the day. They could clear the ring whether it was The Giants headbutts or Sting's baseball bat. Two main event guys vs each other. I'd like to have Flair win here, but having him tap out....isn't a good idea!
Scott Hall vs DDP-Who can forget the time when DDP almost joined the NWO. Instead diamond cutter like we all loved. DDP yet again talk is still about how he was misused in WWE. I was excited and happy that DDP was there. However, I was scratching my head at the storyline. Liked him better with the long hair as well. Self-high five type of thing. He did wrestle at a Mania vs Christian and won, but how bad did he have to get? Scott Hall is a fav among many wrestling fans. The promo no one will forget when he came out through the crowd during a match on WCW. His debut one could say. He was the bad guy, hey yo! Perfect match for both of them especially since I'm using match elsewhere on here. Could have Hall competed? Don't know.....DDP was on a TNA ppv in 05 so...yea!
Kevin Nash vs Goldberg-Who can forget the streak ending at Starrcade 98? The ultimate revenge is coming because Nash is next! Nash was a booker at the time and some criticize Nash claiming he booked himself to defeat the streak. Some think it was a terrible way to end it, but what would have been the perfect way? That is why I hate winning streaks in wrestling. Goldberg wanted to actually get tasered with a real one that is the only thing he would changed about that.
Hollywood Hogan vs Sting-In my opinion, the best rivalry of all-time in WCW was Sting vs Hogan. The build, anticipation, the most watched WCW match of all-time. Sting's shining moment and WCW's!! Every week, Sting would be up in rafters pointing his bat at Hogan, sending dummies, and attacking members of NWO other than Hogan. That made that match in 97 so anticipated. That is why I want, Sting vs Hollywood Hogan to end the show. Some folks feel that is when WCW was at their peak. Who can argue with that?
There you have it!! That is how I would have booked WCW One Night Stand in June of 2005. Like my card? How would you have booked WCW One Night Stand? Leave that and more in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!!
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