Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A full troll idea for the IC title

OK since the IC title is already a joke, here's an idea to A. roll with the idea, and B. maybe come up with a way to make it relevant (but more so to make me laugh)

- Have the elimination chamber be for the IC title

- HHH offers Barrett a spot since he's a 5 time IC champ or whatever, and he looks at him and says "um...well, you know im doing this whole king thing right now...I'm all set man, but thanks"

- Have the next 8-10 people turn down a spot for various reasons ("I have a hair appointment", "Im allergic to steel", etc.)

- The chamber can end up being 6 guys from NXT (or like 2 other guys who need a jump start) that don't know any better

The end result is you'll end up with an awesome match, and it will be funny because the whole plot before/during/after the match can be how the title is bad luck.

I think the best option for a winner would be Bo Dallas, and then he can be the modern day Honky Tonk Man who just lucks out wins.  He can eventually be destroyed by the son of the Ultimate Warrior and the title can return to being prestigious.

Thoughts? Improvements? I'm writing this in the dark so I'm sorry if it doesn't make any sense. 

- Rob

​I don't know about the idea of having guys turn it down, but there's something to be said for doing a bunch of qualifiers on RAW and having all the geeks win in huge upsets for fun. Given that this is a by definitions a free show and you're not hurting anything by screwing around with it, why not have some fun with it? The show is already found money as far as the gate, so do a main event of Neville v. Dallas v. Slater v. three other geeks and give people something different for once. Or have 5 guys win stunning upsets and then, say, Sheamus squashes Zack Ryder to qualify and everyone is like "Oh man, Sheamus is gonna kill all these guys!" and then have him locked in there as the last guy in to really build up the drama. ​

​There's just a lot of different directions you can go and do wacky stuff with it. What we'll get is Barrett v. Sheamus v. Ziggler v. Neville v. Harper v. R-Truth with all the same guys at the same level forever​.



62 comments:

  1. AverageJoeEverymanMay 12, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Scott drove Jericho to those mid life crisis tattoos

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  2. I want the Network to succeed and be a blueprint for the rest of the media, especially sports, to jump on. Plus, I care more about the thought process behind the product than the actual product today, which mostly sucks.

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  3. ". It was a moment that I'm sure he remembers to this day."

    LOLLLLLLLLL loved this ending

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  4. Since no one cares, why not just change the US or IC title to the www Network title and have it defended only on the network (like a modern version of the TV title)? You could even go the full monty and have it as title "suspenders" instead of a "belt" to distinguish it

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  5. What we really need is an elimination chamber match with
    IRS
    Wyatt
    Bo Dallas
    Barry Windham
    Kendall Windham
    Blackjack Mulligan


    THE ROTUNDA FAMILY EXPLODES!!!
    LIVE ON THE NETWORK

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  6. Have it as a tournament. Call it a Rotundo Robin Tournament.

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  7. I don't get it either. Someone was bitching yesterday about WWE not advertising Daniel Bryan showing up on RAW as it would help ratings. Who the fuck cares? Even when something awesome happens they'll find away to take all the joy out of it.


    Wrestling fans (IWC more specifically) are generally depressed losers/haters so I do I get it, but jesus... try and enjoy the good stuff for me one time

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  8. My lunatic idea is as follows:


    The Elimination Chamber match is Sheamus vs. Neville vs. Barrett vs. Ziggler vs. R-Truth vs. Bo Dallas.


    Sheamus eliminates R-Truth.
    Ziggler eliminates Barrett
    Sheamus eliminates Neville
    Ziggler eliminates Sheamus
    Bo Dallas, whose been cowering in the corner most of the match after getting his head taken off by Sheamus steals the match from Ziggler with a flash pin.


    Dallas is the new IC champ.


    He comes out on the next RAW and cuts the following promo.


    "Wow. It's so amazing to be a WWE Intercontinental Champion. An Intercontinental Champion. Wow! You know, I was wondering, what it means to be an Intercontinental Champion. It's an interesting word. Intercontinental. It literally means "between continents." But which continents? So I went on WWE.com and looked at the history of the title and saw that Pat Patterson, the first ever Intercontinental Champion won a grueling tournament in Rio De Janiero, Brazil to become the first Intercontinental Champion. Brazil. South America. And it dawned on me. That's the purpose of the Intercontinental Title. It's a belt to be defend between North America and South America! Now, I'm from Florida. I know most of you haven't heard of it but that's in North America. So in order to restore to prestige and true glory of the Intercontinental Championship, I pledge to defend this title the way it meant to be defended. Against South Americans. So to all the South American WWE Superstars in the back, I declare an open challenge for the Intercontinental Championship. If you want a shot, all you have to do is Bolieve!!!"


    Michael Cole will aptly point out that he's crazy and there are no South American stars on the WWE Roster.


    So a week or two goes by and all of a sudden Bo Dallas starts bringing out "South American" jobbers whom he defends the title against. Makes up fake credentials for like "this guy is a 16x Mega Awesome Champion of Chile, the most prestigious belt in the country."


    All the while, the other midcarders are fuming about this. They beat him in non-title matches, they beat him in tag team matches, but they can't get a title shot because they're not South American.


    And then you finally take the belt off him in Santino Marella fashion one night in the distant future.

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  9. See....you get it.

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  10. The WWE Western States Heritage Title for the Network

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  11. Instead of qualifiers, why not do a lottery drawing? I'd be down with that

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  12. Go old school. Have a 20-man battle royal on Raw and the last two guys have a one on one match for the vacant title.

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  13. Yeah, this is pretty funny.

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  14. We need DLo to come back and represent Helsinki.

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  15. I also like the idea Ziggler, Sheamus, Neville, and Barrett barging into The Authority's office and yelling at Triple H about how ridiculous this is and to just make Dallas defend the title against one them, and Triple H taking them aside:


    "Look, I'm sorry, it's not that simple. You know, he's technically right. The longer I do this job, the more I realize how screwed up some of this stuff is.


    Look, we have a rule book. And back in 1979, Vince was working for his dad, and he came to his dad with this idea for a second singles title. And Vince being Vince, he had these delusions of grandeur. He said to Vince Sr: "Give me eight guys, I'm going to go to South America, and build a new territory for WWE. And when I've built a territory, I'm going to come back and we'll put on shows of global importance. And the name 'McMahon' will be synonymous with this sport."


    "So Vince Sr. gives him eight guys, and he goes to Brazil, puts on the tournament, and Pat wins the Intercontinental Title. And they write into the rule book that title will be defended between the two territories.


    And of course, this whole thing flops, within six months Vince has spent all his money on Brazilian whores and rum, living down there thinking he's some sort of conquistador, and his territory folds, and he comes slinking back to New York to work for Vince Sr and the title is folded back into the WWE and the rest is history. But the rule book was never changed. And people just forgot about it. And when Vince took over the company from his dad, he didn't give a damn about rule books. He never read it, he just did what he wanted. So Bo's technically right. And he can sue us if we breach that. I'm sorry guys, you're going to have to figure out another way to get him to defend it or get the belt off him."

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  16. Some goof wins the title and Honky Tonks it for a while. Pat Patterson gets sick of this cheating bastard and brings up a man to take back the title he proudly wore, fellow Quebecois Kevin Owens.

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  17. I am on board with more content. I wanted them to do the occasional live house show. Anyone not on board is wrong in my eyes.

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  18. My idea for an IC champion angle would be to introduce a new wrestler (Let's call him Simon) who is introduced beforehand in vinettes as someone who was inspired to become a wrestler because of the great IC champions and matches of the past. When Simon debuts, he immediately latches onto whomever is the current IC champion and starts advising/stalking them about the history of the IC title and its former champions and how the current champ can do better. The champion is irritated by this but bemused at the same time by this rapid fan and tolerates Simon's presence at first.

    Then things start getting uncomfortable as before one match, Simon violently slaps the ring announcer across the face because they didn't introduce the champion AFTER the challenger. Then in another match, Simon abruptly beats the hell out of the referee right before an IC match is scheduled to begin... because the referee didn't hold up the IC belt to all four sides of the ring before starting the match, dishonoring the belt in Simon's mind.

    Finally, things come to a head as Simon begins berating the IC champion for not acting like a champion and leads to a match between the two. Simon defeats him and becomes IC champion, promising in an emotional/psychotic post interview that he will restore the IC championship to glory.

    This will eventually lead to a feud with the World Champion as Simon is asked during a regular interview if he plans to challenge for the World title and Simon replies that the World Title is 'beneath him' and everyone knows the IC champion is the only true champion in WWE. This naturally irritates the current World Champion who fires back and Simon immediately goes postal on him, destroying his belt with a hammer, "The Perfect Solution", and eventually challenges him to a match where Simon promises if he wins, he will personally abolish the World Title thus leaving him as the only singles champion in WWE.

    What do you think, sirs?

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  19. That's so nutty it's awesome. I'm in on that.

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  20. This is insanely awesome.

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  21. That's awesome... doesn't even have to be a new guy, could be someone like Ziggler (though probably not Ziggler)

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  22. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMay 12, 2015 at 11:18 AM

    Well, not Harper now...he's back with Rowan in the tag ranks, which I'm perfectly fine with. Wyatts/Kidd & Cesaro could be a hell of a match.

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  23. AverageJoeEverymanMay 12, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Then I do NOT have two words for you.

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  24. Just show a house show from Saturday night once month.

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  25. Pet Rock how is the weather in VT? I'm flying there Thursday night. The snow must be gone by now right?

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  26. It's cool how Bubba let him fuck his wife while he watched though.

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  27. Because I saw them?

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  28. I met Tony Atlas at an indy show when I was like 14. I asked him what he thought of Shawn Micheals and he told me that he would make a good girlfriend to fuck lol.

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  29. They could do a little one hour doc. on the IC belt before the show, then give quickie profiles on whoever is going to be in the match and how much the title will mean to them

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  30. There will be a Battle Royal on the NXT Takeover special with the winner getting into the Chamber and getting a shot at the IC title.

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  31. How would you guys rank the five HBK/UT PPV matches? Here's mine:

    1) Badd Blood '97
    2) Wrestlemania 25
    3) Ground Zero '97
    4) Wrestlemania 26
    5) Royal Rumble '98

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  32. So they let King of the Ring sit in mothballs for years, then suddenly do a tournament with no build and no stars basically unadvertised and I'm supposed to thank them?

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  33. Is that for real or fantasy book?

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  34. That's not bad and all but I don't understand this fully - at what point does Simon start jobbing to every midcarder which will put them in the hunt for his title at some point down the line?

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  35. I agree with you that the lack of build for it was terrible - it was poorly handled, that cannot be argued at all.


    But that being said, my point is would you have preferred another DX Confidential piece or maybe a Total Divas marathon instead?

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  36. It's a good idea, either way.

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  37. those of us old enough to have watched Badd Blood 97 and Ground Zero, putting WM25 and 36 anywhere but the bottom of the list is just buying into the hype... one are guys in their primes, the others are two old men hitting a few power moves but other looking like their were moving underwater

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  38. no better way to connect with a respected tough guy and family man than showing up in public wearing t-shirts

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  39. "What do you know Keith? It's not like I'm going to have a career of forgettable main events and crappy promos with goofy facial expressions before quietly retiring with the company never going to any real effort to get me to ever appear again... I'M EDGE"

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  40. 92 would of been considered a big deal show if Rude hadn't been injured a few weeks earlier with Bill Watts insisted Rude let his son Erik no sell the Rude Awakening (after a year of the entire roster putting the move over as a killer)

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  41. Havoc 94 did such poor business Eric was called to a meeting to be fired by Ted Turner himself where Erik blurted out that he needed a live show to go against Raw to compete with Vince... just like the year before when he was about to be fired that he need Hogan


    and for the record WCW only made money in ONE fiscal year... 1997

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  42. That's not true they made money multiple years. In fact your entire statement isn't true but don't let facts get in the way of a good story

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  43. 1997, only profitable year in the history of WCW (Ted Turner owning the company) ... it's a fact, don't know what else to tell you about it

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  44. Adam "Colorado" CurryMay 12, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Scott is always at his best when he's reviewing crap too.

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  45. Totally agree.

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  46. kbwrestlingreviewsMay 12, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    I'll definitely take bad over boring. Those shows where there's nothing to talk about are really hard to sit through.

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  47. Barrett v. Sheamus v. Ziggler v. Neville v. Harper v. R-Truth happens. One of them wins. Winner loses to the other 5 in singles matches in non-title matches over the next month on Raw/SD. Champ eventually jobs to someone else they sort of want to push. Next champ loses every non-title match for a month.

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  48. Bryan is the one guy I'd most like to meet. I saw him wrestle live at pwg back in 2005 but he wasn't at the merch table. Chris Hero is one of the nicest indie guys I've ever talked to. He seems genuinely interested in what his fans have to say and isn't pushing his merch on anyone.

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  49. Well it's not a fact since 1998 made more money for wcw than any pro wrestling company in history seriously just Google it this isn't even a grey area its fact. So how can 97 be the only year they made money when they broke records financially in 98? You're wrong and a simple Google search proves my point I'm sorry you're unable to operate a basic search engine

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  50. It's what the best of us do.

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  51. Even on a 60" big screen, a 60 man battle royal is impossible to follow until you get down to like 20 guys or so.

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  52. one last message for the passive aggressive troll; gross revenue and profit are different... economics class, enroll


    never heard someone spend so much time trying to defend a company that lost so much money year after year

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  53. I would like to see them keep this trend up. We've got two guys that are basically running in place, put them in a tag team and give them a chance. Tag team matches, when done right, are awesome and it drives me a little crazy that they are given so little regard.

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  54. Why can't the WWE writers come up with ideas this outside-the-box?

    Oh wait, they probably do, but their carny of a boss probably shits all over it in favor of making Simon a midget wrangler.

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  55. Are we talking about the Smackdown NO DQ match?


    I remember Jericho blowing up on his blog or something about match ratings and basically being like "I'm done with the internet for a while"

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  56. If youre in the NY area, the Brain Busters will be at the next big event.

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  57. Is Ultimate Warrior's son related to the son of Andre the Giant?

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  58. Tremendously fun stuff both the original email and Scott's ideas. These would require WWE creative to actually think outside the box however.

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  59. I'm very aware of that. Thats why I said that WCW in 1998 was the most PROFITABLE year in pro wrestling history and that WCW was the most PROFITABLE company in pro wrestling history up until that point. Its mentioned in detail in the Wrestling Observer as well as the Death of WCW as well as in multiple places all around the internet.


    WCW made a PROFIT in 95,96,97 and 98. They lost massive amounts of money before and after that but they made money quite a few years and broke even a few years before that 93 and 94 they broke even. I'm sorry you refuse to do any research in the matter or provide any sources of your own but The Observer, the Death of WCW, Bisschoffs book (I understand if you choose to discredit it but its still a source) as well as Nate Pickering at Cagesideseats. I'm sure I could drum up even MORE sources if you would like.

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  60. It's a bit of fantasy booking, but it wouldn't surprise me at all if they did that.

    Personally, I'd love to see an all NXT Chamber. The winner gets the IC Title and a roster spot

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