WWF- POST ATTITUDE ERA 2002
The Invasion angle failed miserably, it's hard to argue any new stars were made except Rob Van Dam and a whole load of top stars saw their popularity slowly decrease as the angle went on including Steve Austin, DDP and Booker T. Following the flop of the "Invasion" angle, WWF was officially leaving the "Attitude Era" and heading in a new direction. Chris Jericho became the first ever WWF Undisputed Champion when he defeated "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and The Rock in the same night at Vengence 2001 to win both WWF and World Heavyweight titles. However, many fans and names backstage are already calling Jericho's reign forgettable. Triple H is still recovering from his quadricep injury caused during a tag match against Jericho and Chris Benoit, who is also out injured. Shawn Michaels is still in rehab trying to fix his back injury but has hinted a return to the WWF in an interview. Ric Flair was brought in as the consortium which bought out WCW from Shane & Stephanie and is now engaged in an on screen feud with Mr McMahon. Many WCW wrestlers have been removed from television following the end of the alliance as they were 'kayfabe' fired. DDP is one of the few to still be on television although his new motivational gimmick is again being criticized by many. With the same stars on top as this time last year the WWF need a shake up in the near future whether it be some of the excellent developmental talent rumored to be getting a call up like Brock Lesnar or free agents rumored to be singing with the company like the nWo and Curt Hennig.
The Undertaker turned heel following the end of the war between the WWF and Alliance by attacking Jim Ross, again another questionable move by the WWF as it seemingly came out of nowhere. Rumors of a potential 'brand split' could be taking place following Wrestlemania. With The Rock attracting more and more attention from Hollywood many wonder if he'll be hanging around the wrestling business much longer.
The plan is to book everything EXACTLY how it happened leading up to Wrestlemania 18, then take over with my own ideas. I think this way we get the cool build-up to Mania then the BTB "becomes my own" and we see where we take it. I know I'm copying what actually happened but it's what I want to do and it's only for two months in game anyway. I will be making signings to the roster and developmental as I go along and I'll keep you updated in WWF.com articles "Kayfabe news" and or Dirtsheets.
WWF Undisputed Champion- Chris Jericho
WWF Intercontinental Champion- Edge
WWF European Champion- Christian
WWF Hardcore Champion- The Undertaker
WWF Cruiserweight Champion- Tajiri
WWF Women's Champion- Trish Stratus
WWF Tag Team Champions- The Dudley Boyz
Big Boss Man
Bubba Ray Dudley
Chavo Guererro Jr.
Diamond Dallas Page
Rob Van Dam
Scotty 2 Hotty
TV SHOWS-Monday- WWF Monday Night RAW
Thursday- WWF Smackdown!
PPV Schedule-January- Royal Rumble
February- No Way Out
March- Wrestlemania 18
May- Judgement Day
June- Badd Blood
October- No Mercy
November- Survivor Series
First show will be up tomorrow, footage will also be uploaded to YouTube. Hope you guys stay tuned for this BTB.