Originally Posted by XXXNoahXXX
I'd actually be interested in hearing some of your ideas.
*WARNING* Holy crap this is long. No cliff notes.
1. Get rid of ECW. I already said this earlier but really, its a joke and nobody cares about it. When Vince fired Paul E., that really should have been the end of it. Fire Mike Knox and Tommy Dreamer, move everyone else to main roster or to FCW (developmental territory).
2. Turn Cena. The company desperately needs a solid heel in the main events since Orton is not great on the mic. The only heel who is good on the mic is Edge. The fans want to boo him, just get it over with already. I think one major issue of turning Cena is that he'll have to be on offense for the middle part of matches and that's not a great plan but oh well, learn some ****ing moves. I'd also turn Jericho but I think that's gonna happen anyway. Jericho is a much more entertaining heel than a bland babyface.
3. I disagree with the idea of losing house shows altogether. That's free money and it also allows wrestlers to practice for PPVs and such. I think December should be an off-month completely. Start fresh with 3 RAWs leading into the Royal Rumble.
4. End the Brand Extension. This idea was fine during its inception because WWE already had many main eventers and then they had a bunch of main eventers from WCW coming in and things got crowded. People from other shows just randomly show up on the other show anyway so what's the point. There's several things needed to make this happen:
a. Merge all titles. Having a WWE title, US/IC title, and Tag title is fine.
b. Fire dead weight. Why does Jim Duggan have a job on the RAW roster? He is absolutely worthless. GTFO. Also Val Venis must have compromising pics of Vince or something. He's been on the roster forever and has never been over. Get lost. I'd trim the roster to look like this:
Main eventers (10):
HHH, HBK, Cena, Edge, Orton, Taker, Batista, Big Show (Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio)
CM Punk, Carlito, Jericho, Kennedy, JBL, Santino, Chavo, MVP, Benjamin, Kane, John Morrison (Gregory Helms)
Curtain jerkers (10):
Finlay, Mizark Henry, Jamie Noble, Chuck Palumbo, Matt Hardy, Burke, Stevie Richards, Paul Burchill, The Miz, Kofi
Tag teams (7):
Cade/Murdoch, London/Kendrick, Rhodes/Holly, Deuce/Domino, Jesse/Festus, Edgeheads, Moore/Yang
All of em, let me see those awesome rockin' tits
People in parenthesis are either injured or smokin a fatty in their trailer in North Carolina. That makes nearly 50 active male wrestlers and however many women. That is more than enough. Everyone else, get the fudge out.
c. Now we have to figure out what to do with these people. I keep RAW and Smackdown going (dumping ECW ldo), but I'd make Smackdown more oriented towards the wrestling aspect. This is similar to what WCW did with Thunder. I'd have 1-2 main eventers wrestle on the card and I'd make the US/IC title the main title of the show. I'd NEVER have the WWE title defended on this show. The only reason for the WWE champ to appear on this show is to give an interview, maybe to answer something that happened on RAW. Basically, this show would feature most of the midcarders and curtain jerkers, giving them TV time and allowing them to progress storylines through matches and an occasional interview. Yes, it relegates Smackdown to the B show but everyone, including Vince, already portrays it as second to RAW so might as well go all the way. I would also limit all tag teams to being on Smackdown and I would not allow tag teams to have singles matches. Those cutesy matches where one guy on a team faces another guy on a team in a singles match with their partners rooting them on are worthless and time-wasting.
d. RAW is going to be slightly different. First, Vince GTFO. We don't need to to do 1 in-ring segment and 4 backstage segments. Enough already. I actually have an awesome angle to not only be a company-wide storyline involving many people and several turns but also serves to get Vince off TV for awhile. Most matches would be main eventers vs top midcarders or ME vs ME, but I'd actually have less televised matches between top stars. With 8-10 MEs and 10-12 midcarders, I have plenty of options for matches that don't give away matches that should be saved for PPV. I can also get away with the occasional tag team match between top guys since those don't count, I guess. Second, if you're not involved in a storyline or feud, you are jobbing or not appearing. I want storylines/feuds advanced every week, even if it's just a little advance. Most shouldn't last more than 1-2 months anyway so why waste time.
5. Ok let me get to more broad topics. I would try and limit televised ring time to whoever is main eventing the PPV. I'd like to create the belief that the guys in the main event are training and are not about to put their health on the line before the PPV in a meaningless match. I'd still have them on the show for promos and such. It's somewhat difficult to do this as selling the PPV usually relies on the main event so I'd have to cover it up a bit with pre-packaged stuff, but that's fine by me. That takes pressure off guys to deliver solid in-ring promos all the time when they can't (Hi Randy Orton). Plus I make up for it with my solid midcard and other top matches featuring main eventers not in the main event.
6. Bring back stables, managers, and valets. WTF happened to all this? Wrestlers who have little to no mic skills used to have managers do their talking for them. Plus it created great tension between the two which led to more believable turns when necessary. I still remember how awesome it was when Virgil turned on DiBiase after years of being his slave. And Virgil sucked ass at everything yet his face turn was credible and entertaining.
Stables are one thing I really want to see, but I want to see them do it right. The 4 Horsemen had a purpose to being a group: keep the WCW title around Ric Flair's waist by any means necessary. There was no dissension, nobody "wanting a shot" and if they did, GTFO Lex Luger. I'd like to see a prominent heel stable led by Armando Alejandro Estrada, as he is a fantastic heel manager and is strong on the mic in getting heel heat. Of course you have to try and not get out of hand like with the nWo.
Also valets are severely missed IMO. Not every hot chick in the company needs to be an active wrestler, just let them be somebody's girlfriend or whatever and you have constant feuds. This isn't rocket science.
7. Drop a couple of PPVs. Since I'm making December the "offseason", there's no December PPV. I'd also dump the February PPV and allow for all of February and 3 weeks of March to hype Wrestlemania. That's roughly 7 weeks of build-up, which allows for a slower build instead of just rushing everything. Here's my schedule:
January: Royal Rumble
April + May: 2 random PPVs
June: Great American Bash
July: King of the Ring (rename)
September + October: 2 random PPVs
November: Survivor Series
I'd bring back King of the Ring but I'd probably rename it because the King gimmick is lame. I'd still make it an 8-man single elim. tourney held on one night, winner gets a WWE title match at Summerslam.
That's all I can think of right now.