This seemed to work quite well last time we tried it, so why don't we have another go at it?
Basic premise, I give Scott two options (A or B) and he picks one. Nice and simple. Let's get at em!
Number One: What would have a better chance of getting over?
Option A - Stan Hansen comes in to the WWF in the early 90's to work as a top level heel and has feuds with Bret Hart, Razor Ramon and Undertaker
Option B - Jerry Lawler comes into JCP/NWA/WCW in the late 80's to work as a top level face and has feuds with Ric Flair, Terry Funk and Lex Luger
The Lawler one was supposed to happen and very nearly did, although it was going to be as a heel. Hansen in the WWF? They tried with Justin Hawk Bradshaw and it only got to a certain level. So we’ll say Lawler, because he can get over ANYWHERE.
Number Two: Which scenario would most improve the show it happened on?
Option A - The 1995 King of the Ring Tournament is booked exactly as it was but you replace Savio Vega with the 1-2-3 Kid
Option B - You have Ricky Steamboat beat Greg Valentine at Wrestlemania IV and go with Savage Vs Steamboat II in the next round
If it got a decent amount of time and Savage got his win back, Option B for sure. Kid getting squashed by Mabel holds no appeal.
Number Three: As a Horsemen Member in 1993 instead of Paul Roma
Option A - Bobby Eaton
Option B - Paul Orndorff
Eaton as a Horseman is intriguing, plus it would reunite the Anderson/Eaton team, but Orndorff fits the mold better. I’m going with B here.
Number Four: Which Reversed Title Change would have had the most positive effect on business if it had been allowed to stand?
Option A - Jericho beating HHH back in 2000
Option B - One of the numerous Steiner Tag Title wins during WCW in 97
I don’t think the Jericho win would have affected business much, given that 2000 was the biggest year in the history of the company for profit and has never been touched since. So obviously what they did was right. So we’ll say Steiners.
Number Five: Which of these do you think is the better show?
Option A - No Way Out 2001 (HHH Vs Austin, Rock Vs Angle, Jericho Vs Eddie, Vs X-Pac Vs Benoit)
Option B - Vengeance 2003 (Brock Vs Angle Vs Big Show, TWGTT Vs Kidman/Mysterio, Benoit Vs Eddie)
Oh, I love No Way Out 2001. No contest there at all.
Number Six: As a direction for Wrestlemania 13
Option A: Austin beats Bret at Survivor Series 96, wins Title at the Rumble, Bret wins Rumble, Bret beats Austin for Title at Mania, no double turn
Option B: Vader wins the title at Survivor Series 96, Shawn wins the Rumble, Shawn beats Vader at Mania, Bret Vs Austin goes as it did. Sid Vs Taker is an under card attraction
I like B better out of those two, because the Rumble was way too soon for Austin to be winning that title.
Number Seven: What is a better explanation as to why Sting didn't work as a top level face in the early 90's?
Option A: He wasn't booked the right way and just wasn't given the right opponents
Option B: Sting just didn't have the star power required to carry a company as the top face
He was booked as a secondary attraction under Hogan, so A.
Number Eight: Back during WCW in 2000, what do you think had a better chance of getting a buy rate around 0.5?
Option A: You book Hogan Vs Flair but you promote it as the final meeting between two legends and you have them cut serious promo's about how important the match is to them and how they need to win this final meeting. Add Roddy Piper as the Special Referee and have him cut promo's about it too. Let them have as good a match as they can muster and have them shake hands afterward.
Option B: After Goldberg and Steiner have their great match at Fall Brawl, you don't have them touch again until Starrcade, where Goldberg gets his win back and becomes the new World Champion
I’m gonna go with B, because they were building something with Steiner and just never got there.
Number Nine: What do you think had more chance of succeeding?
Option A : WCW dedicating a show to the Cruiserweights during their hot period and doing a "J-Cup" style tournament with the likes of Eddie, Malenko, Rey Mysterio, Jushin Liger etc
Option B: WWF dedicating a show to the Hardcore Division back in 2000 and doing a hardcore tournament with the likes of Crash Holly, Steve Blackman, Taz, Raven etc
The Cruiserweight show, because I believe it was discussed quite a few times.
Number Ten: What character do you think would have made more of an impact?
Option A: When Shane Douglas comes to the WWF in 95, he keeps his "Franchise" gimmick and is booked as a serious threat.
Option B: When Taz comes to the WWF in 2000, he's allowed to retain his tough guy gimmick and doesn't become a cowardly heel feuding with Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross
Taz by far. He was bigtime when he debuted in 2000 and just died off.
Hope this gives you much to mull. Just remember though, thinkin' ain't drinkin'!
Sounds like you’re not doing it right.