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Hello. Today is July 1, 2010. You don't need to know who I am because it is not important. What you do need to know is that I am the new owner of World Wrestling Entertainment. How can that possibly happen you ask? Well, let's retrace the steps that led to this moment.


On June 14, tragedy struck the wrestling world. A bigger tragedy than the deaths of Eddie Guerrero or Chris Benoit. Upon flying home to Stanford, Connecticut from a live Monday Night RAW in Charlotte that night, Vince McMahon, his daughter Stephanie, and his son-in-law Triple H tragically lost their lives in a horrific plane crash. When trying to fly safely through a storm, the private jet was struck by lightning and headed into a downward spiral towards the earth. It crash landed outside of Philadelphia and through the wreckage, no bodies were ever recovered. Authorities knew that it was Vince's by the WWE logo on the side of the jet, or at least part of the logo could be seen.


It was taken as the largest blow to the wrestling industry the world had ever seen. The man who took professional wrestling out of the territories and made it a mainstream media event was now gone. Their head of creative was now gone. Arguably one of the top stars in the entire industry today was now gone. Several higher-up staff members went about canceling the next several weeks worth of shows besides the pay-per-view that Sunday to try to figure out where to go from there. Shane had left the company to pursue other interests in the world of MMA. Linda with her senate campaign wanted nothing to do with the company. No McMahon was in charge and now no new shows were coming out.


The next couple weeks were some of the worst ever seen by WWE. The Fatal 4 Way pay-per-view was a financial disaster. USA's contract with them came up and with the company in shambles the way it is now, decided not to renew. SyFy withdrew their contract for SmackDown and NXT and as it stood, MyNetworkTV was no longer expecting any new shows from them anytime soon. On Saturday, it was announced that the upcoming Money In The Bank pay-per-view was now canceled. Seeing how devastating of a hit the company took and the possibility of no recovery, many of WWE's top sponsors walked out. Pepsi, Mattel, you name them, they left. With no television shows, few sponsors, and no pay-per-view, it seemed as though World Wrestling Entertainment was about to go bankrupt. But, at least they had the talent.


Many superstars stuck by under the belief that things would look up. However, some of them saw the writing on the wall. After going back and forth between websites, it has been reported that a number of WWE superstars requested their release. Primo was one of the first to go, presumably to join his brother back in Puerto Rico. Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco left for personal reasons. Many other staff members left. Then came guys you would figure would be seeing on TNA programming very soon. R-Truth, Matt Hardy, and Gail Kim left with direct intention to join TNA. Jamie Knoble and Chavo Guerrero left. John Morrison shockingly left in hopes TNA will hire him, and with him went his friend Joey Mercury and his girlfriend Melina. The same went for Vance Archer and Curt Hawkins. Many more decided to leave for undisclosed reasons. Alicia Fox, the Bellas, the Dudebusters, Chris Masters, Cody Rhodes, Ezekiel Jackson, Hornswoggle, Jillian, Jay and Jimmy Uso, Tamina, Mark Henry, The Great Khali and Ranjin Singh, Rosa Mendes, Shad Gaspard, JTG, Vladimir Kozlov, Tiffany, and Eve Torres all left for reasons of their own. Bret Hart left cause he's off to marry some 25 year old. Soon, the development cuts started. And by development cuts, I mean FCW broke away and became their own promotion. Hey, they at least have TV time.


The biggest things were the men who decided it was time to retire after the incident. Finlay retired and left. Jerry Lawler left to go back to Memphis, Jim Ross called it a career and went back to Oklahoma, Theodore Long has decided to retire, and as announced yesterday, The Undertaker has decided to hang up his boots and retire back to Texas.


After over two weeks of this, a meeting was held amongst the shareholders. They all agreed it was time to sell. Shane sold his stock, Linda sold her stock, as well as Vince and Stephanie's stock from the will. No one wanted to be a part of this sinking ship. I never have had an accountant or economic skills, so therefore, as WWE"s stock plummeted, I bought as much as I could under the vain belief that it would get better. After several hours, many of the shareholders sold their stock as I bought it. After counting it up, I saw how much I had. It amounted to 51% of the company. Not a proud moment being known as the majority shareholder of World Wrestling Entertainment by this point. Then, the realization sunk in. With 51 percent of stocks in my possession, I now became the new owner of World Wrestling Entertainment.


Where do I go from here? I don't have any real business or booking background, but I do have one thing that most stockholders do not. A love of this business, and major knowledge of this business. Maybe I could do something about it. Maybe I can turn this company around. It has enough money to hold out for a little bit, but for too long. Could someone like me, just an obsessed fan run a company like this? What do I have to lose? Sponsors aren't there to tell me how to dictate my product, money is hemorrhaging out of our pockets, no TV, no pay-per-view, why not give it a shot? How can this situation possibly get any worse?



I just received an e-mail stating that Rey Mysterio has been granted a release from his contract.

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July 18th, 2010







After over a month of not hearing a word on the state of World Wrestling Entertainment after the tragedy of June 14th, WWE announced their comeback event with WWE Summerslam.


WWE over the past few weeks has lost a large amount of momentum and massive amounts of popularity, and there has been talk of WWE coming back to television, although contract periods have yet to begin. It is almost guaranteed however, that USA Network, if they happen to re-air RAW, it will not be in its usual prime-time slot.


There has been many big surprises promised as it has been indicated that many independent stars have been signed to 2-year deals with WWE.



Most of the championship matches have been announced for the show so far.


---John Cena vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton in a 3-Way Dance for the #1 Contendership to the WWE Championship

---Sheamus will defend his WWE Championship against the winner of the Triple Threat Match

---Big Show vs. CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho vs. Jack Swagger in a 4-Way Dance for the World Heavyweight Championship

---Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre for the Intercontinental Championship

---The Miz vs. MVP for the United States Championship

---The Hart Dynasty defends their Unified Tag Team Championships against 2 unnamed opponents

---Layla vs. Maryse for the Women's Championship


Summerslam will be live on Pay-Per-View August 11. WWE is now home to the new breed of superstars!

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August 6, 2010






As predicted, USA Network will once again pick up Monday Night RAW, but for now, it will be a short-term 3 month contract and RAW will have a new run time of 11 PM-12:30 AM eastern time as opposed to their usual 9-11 PM time slot, which has now been filled with Law & Order re-runs.


No word yet on if this time slot will change in the future, but for now, RAW is going to be on 2 hours later.

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Good backstory, but I do not agree with Linda not wanting anything to do with the company because of her senate campaign. If this actually happened, Shane and Linda would both take control of the company and run it as it should, Vince would probably want it that way if he were dead.
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Good backstory, but I do not agree with Linda not wanting anything to do with the company because of her senate campaign. If this actually happened, Shane and Linda would both take control of the company and run it as it should, Vince would probably want it that way if he were dead.


If this actually happened, yes, it would have happened that way no doubt. I just felt that among other WWE diaries, something different was needed. This backstory is exaggerated but hopefully is at least a little different especially since the dramatic change in the way the product is now means different guys are allowed to be on top. Plus, the product change meant popularity loss so WWE literally overnight fell to Cult level. (it warned me, I did it anyway. Hey, now TNA is legit competition to WWE :D) So now I have to fight my way back up to where WWE once was.

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Sunday, Week 2, August 2010










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Ted DiBiase vs. Kane

In a bout that had great heat and great wrestling action, Ted DiBiase defeated Kane in 8:12 by pinfall with a Dream Street.



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The NXT Generation (Wade Barrett & Justin Gabriel) vs. Santino Marella & Yoshi Tatsu

In a match that had some good action and average heat, The NXT Generation defeated Yoshi Tatsu and Santino Marella in 7:43 when Wade Barrett defeated Yoshi Tatsu by pinfall with a Forward Fireman's Carry Slam.







The arena turns dark as a video package plays for the upcoming Cena v. Edge v. Orton match.



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Kofi Kingston © v. Drew McIntyre

WWE Intercontinental Championship


Back and forth action between the two. Your typical WWE-style match to start off. Kingston starts off strong, but Drew slows down the pace and takes control for several minutes. Kofi fights back and hits Trouble In Paradise for the win.

Kofi Kingston defeated Drew McIntyre in 8:29 by pinfall.

Kofi Kingston is STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion.





Evan Bourne is walking through the backstage area when he notices something. He looks through the pile of boxes, cables, and other trash to discover MVP laid out amongst them.

Bourne: Somebody get some help!


Backstage officials run over as they tend to MVP while Bourne looks distraught.




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John Cena v. Edge v. Randy Orton

Three-Way Dance

#1 Contendership to the WWE Championship


The crowd was definitely fired up for this match. Edge immediately flies out of the ring, leaving Cena and Orton to go at it. Cena and Orton go back and forth for several minutes before Edge makes his way in to pick the bones. Orton is thrown over the top rope by Cena, who is then Speared by Edge. Edge pins Cena, but gets only a 2 count. Edge, with the psychotic look in his eye, prepares to spear Cena again. Edge spears Cena again and gets the pin to eliminate him. Orton comes out of nowhere with a punt and pins Edge for the win.

Randy Orton defeated John Cena and Edge in 14:21.

Randy Orton is the #1 Contender to the WWE Championship





Josh Matthews is backstage with Chris Jericho.

Matthews: Chris, tonight, you are in the World Heavyweight Championship match against CM Punk, Big Show, and Jack Swagger. Your thoughts?


Jericho: My thoughts? Let me tell you something you little parasite. I am Chris Jericho. I am the best in the world at what I do. I'm not like Jack Swagger, where he only had the World Heavyweight title by a fluke. I'm not like CM Punk where I have to hide my shame behind a mask and a gorilla named Luke Gallows. I'm certainly not like Big Show, where I throw my weight around and knock people out with one punch. That's just not who I am. You know, people always talk about how 9 years ago, I beat The Rock and Steve Austin in the same night to become the first-ever Undisputed Champion. Tonight, I'm going to show the world that history can repeat itself much like it already has with me. When I tell people I'm going to win, I win. When I tell people I'm going to do something, I do it. I'm not all talk like some people. Tonight, I'm going to show you that I am a man of my word. Tonight, I will beat Big Show, CM Punk, and Jack Swagger in the same night and win the World...Heavyweight...Championship.

Jericho walks away.





“I Came To Play” plays as The Miz makes his way out to the ring dressed to compete and with his United States Championship belt. Miz grabs a mic.

Miz: Well, what a shame this is. MVP was just laid out a while ago and I've received word that he may not be competing tonight. You know, I was looking forward to beating him again much I've beaten many of the best stars here in WWE. You people chant that I suck, but you haven't looked at the facts! I am a multi-time WWE Tag Team Champion. I am a multi-time United States Champion. Hell, I held both of them at the same time! Who else has done that? Can anybody answer that for me... oh that's right... NOBODY! Nobody has ever been able to do what I have done and will certainly be long after I have cemented my legacy here that someone will do it again! Tonight, I was looking forward to proving myself against a “worthy opponent” but he was so scared of me that he took himself out! He would rather be hospitalized than to face me man-to-man in this ring! You know why he would do that? Because I'm the Miz!... and I'm....




Vickie: EXCUSE ME!


Vickie Guerrero walks out to the stage with a mic as the crowd almost drowns her out with boos.


Vickie: Excuse me!


Miz: Really? You're going to interrupt me when I'm talking? Really?!? What are you doing out here?


Vickie: I just wanted to let you know that as of right now, I have been appointed the the new Commissioner of the WWE.

Miz: What?... Okay... what does this have to do with me?

Vickie: Despite the fact that MVP is unable to compete tonight, I have found a last second opponent for you.


Miz: Well, that's great. I haven't had any time to prepare for him, but you know what? That's the nature of the business. Be ready for anything. He's just one more stepping stone on my way to becoming a legend!

Vickie: I'm glad you see it that way. Allow me to introduce you to your opponent.


“The Final Countdown” plays as groups of fans spring to their feet. Bryan Danielson walks out.



Vickie: “American Dragon” Bryan Danielson!


Miz's eyes widen as he starts to flip out in the ring. Danielson pulls off his robe and sprints to the ring.



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The Miz © vs. Bryan Danielson

United States Championship


The majority of the match was Danielson laying a vicious beat-down on Miz. Danielson went for a head kick but Miz caught it and spun him into a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz covers Danielson, but Danielson gets the shoulder up at the last second. Miz looks frustrated as he leaves to grab a chair. The ref grabs the chair from Miz when he gets back in and Miz argues with him. Danielson recovers and hits Miz with his own Skull Crushing Finale. Danielson grabs Miz's arms and locks in the Cattle Mutilation. Miz taps out almost immediately.

Bryan Danielson defeated The Miz in 5:37 by submission.

Bryan Danielson is the NEW WWE United States Champion.





Josh Matthews is backstage with Big Show.


Matthews: Show, you too will be the World Heavyweight title match, and you heard earlier what Chris Jericho said, what is your reaction?


Show: You know, I've known Jericho for some time now. He has always had a big mouth, except for those few days after I punched him in the mouth. I have to admit, watching his face as he collapsed to the mat; priceless. He never fails to entertain me. Now, tonight, the thing that will entertain me more than that, will be the look on Jericho's face when I have the world's largest hands clinched around his throat; just when he's about ready to be choke slammed. That, to me, will entertain everybody.

Big Show walks away.





The Hart Dynasty's music hits as all three walk out to the ring together.


Justin Roberts: Ladies and gentlemen, this next bout, set for one fall, is for the WWE Unified Tag Team Championship! Introducing first, the champions, being accompanied to the ring by Natalya, at a combined weight of 445 pounds, they are Unified Tag Team Champions, David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd, the Hart Dynasty!


The Hart Dynasty waits in the ring for their mystery opponents to come down to the ring.





“Gimme Back My Bullets” plays as Mark and Jay Briscoe run out to the ring. Most of the crowd don't recognize them but many small groups of people are on their feet roaring.




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The Hart Dynasty © vs. The Briscoes

WWE Unified Tag Team Championship

From the start, it was an outright physical and high-flying match. The Briscoes try to mount an offensive, but the Hart Dynasty overpower them as they eventually hit the Hart Attack on Jay Briscoe. Mark Briscoe is thrown to the outside as Tyson Kidd locks in the Sharpshooter on Jay for the win.

The Hart Dynasty defeated The Briscoes in 11:18 when Tyson Kidd defeated Jay Briscoe by submission.

The Hart Dynasty are STILL the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions.





Layla and Maryse come out respectively for their championship match. Before the bell could ring...



Vickie: EXCUSE ME! I have one more announcement to make tonight. I have signed another competitor for this match. It will now be Triple Threat Rules for the Women's Championship. Introducing the third competitor in this match, Mickie James!


Mickie James comes out as the crowd goes nuts. Maryse and Layla stand in the ring with bewildered looks on their faces.



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Layla © vs. Maryse vs. Mickie James

Triple Threat Rules

WWE Women's Championship

Mickie cleans house early in the match and takes care of Layla, then focusing on Maryse. Mickie bounces around Maryse and prepares for the Mick Kick. Layla comes in from behind and plows over Mickie. Layla and Maryse seem to be on the same page, when Maryse throws Layla out of the ring. Mickie stands back up for another Mick Kick, but Maryse ducks and rolls up Mickie with her feet on the ropes and a handful of tights to get the pin.

Maryse defeated Layla and Mickie James in 9:26.

Maryse is the NEW WWE Women's Champion.





“This Fire Burns” plays as CM Punk makes his way out to the ring with the rest of the Straight Edge Society. Punk grabs a mic.


Punk: Despite all that has happened in past couple months, I am still here and I still am your savior. Tonight is going to be the biggest night for straight edge. Tonight is the night that I prove once again that when you live the clean and sober life, when you dedicate your life to straight edge, you too can be better than everyone else. Because when you dedicate your life to the Straight Edge Society, you have a part of the greatest entity the world has ever seen. It open up your eyes to the world around you. You have no regrets. You have no nights where you wake up, and that woman you took home from the bar that looked like Angelina Jolie now looks like Steven Tyler. You can shave your head, and proudly proclaim to the world, “I am straight edge, and I am better than you!”



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CM Punk vs. Big Show vs. Chris Jericho vs. Jack Swagger

4-Way Dance

World Heavyweight Championship

At the beginning, Jack Swagger was triple-teamed. After only a few minutes, Jericho locked in Walls of Jericho on Swagger as he tapped and was easily eliminated from the match. Big Show would go on to clean house. Punk and Jericho were on the outside when Gallows and Serena caught the referee's attention. While the ref was busy with Gallows and Serena, Jericho slid in with a chair and clobbered Show in the back with it. After laying in 4 or 5 shots, Show was down on his knees when Jericho hit the Codebreaker on Show for the pin. Punk and Jericho stared each other down as they spent the next several minutes in a technical bout of one-upsmanship. Jericho eventually got Punk in a headlock and attempted to remove the mask. Punk fought out and landed a head kick on Jericho. Punk gathered up some momentum and soon had Jericho up for the GTS. Jericho fought out and looked to lock in the Walls of Jericho. Punk fought out into a small package for a near fall and Punk quickly picked Jericho back up for the GTS. Jericho in mid-air turned to counter with a Codebreaker on Punk to get the pin.

Chris Jericho defeated CM Punk, Big Show and Jack Swagger in 21:07; the order of elimination was Jack Swagger first, then Big Show, and finally CM Punk.

Chris Jericho is the NEW World Heavyweight Champion.




A video plays hyping the Randy Orton vs. Sheamus match.




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Sheamus © vs. Randy Orton

WWE Championship


Sheamus and Orton went back and forth through the first part of the match. Randy then took advantage and slowly, methodically beat down Sheamus. Orton nails Sheamus with the RKO but Sheamus gets the shoulder up at the last moment. Orton, now fuming, stalks Sheamus once again, preparing for a punt. Sheamus pulls the ref in the way and Orton stops short. Sheamus rolls out and reaches under the ring. With Orton blocking the ref's sight, Sheamus grabs his lead pipe and nails Orton in the head with it. Orton stumbles backwards and collapses to the mat. Sheamus puts the pipe back under the ring and slides back in. Sheamus grabs Orton and hits the Celtic Cross on Orton for the pin.

Sheamus defeated Randy Orton in 15:48 by pinfall.

Sheamus is STILL the WWE Champion.




Christian runs down to the ring and blindsides Sheamus. Christian kicks him out of the ring and dives after him. As Orton attempts to recover, Edge runs out and takes him down. Christian whips Sheamus against the ring steps and then dismantles the announce table. Orton attempts fighting back to Edge but Edge spears him. Christian rolls Sheamus onto the announce table as the crowd roars. Christian hits the Killswitch on Sheamus through the announce table. Edge, meanwhile, grabs a table and sets it up in the corner. Orton recovers and stands up, but Edge spears Orton through the table. Edge starts angrily yelling at him.




Edge stands up and turns around. Christian is now in the ring looking at him. They both stand there looking at each other while the crowd cheers. Christian extends his hand to Edge. Edge looks around at the crowd and the hand. Edge then slaps away the hand. Christian looks confused until Edge comes up and embraces him. The crowd roars as Edge and Christian stand together in the middle of the ring.



Show Rating – D

(I completely forgot to change the match intensity and danger before the show and that definitely hurt all my match ratings. Making sure I change that before RAW.)

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