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Lord Zero

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This is a thread for us to discuss real or hypothetical angles or storylines from the past, present, and future and how we would book them. This thread was inspired by the Guest Booker series of shoot interviews (I watched the one with Raven, who was great at it) and by the article posted below (which presents the perfect hypothetical to start with).

http://www.cagesideseats.com/2012/1/18/2715534/how-would-you-book-a-heel-john-cena

How would you book a heel John Cena?
by chaggo on Jan 18, 2012 3:08 AM EST


First of all, this is just pure fantasy booking and is just for entertaining purposes, so chill out before ranting in the comments lol.

Second of all...I'll get this out of the way, i dont like John Cena, and i don't mean John Felix Anthony Cena, the guy, i mean John Cena, the character, i wont deny it was kind of cool back in the day when he was some kind of a bad ass, but nowadays, hes just boring and doing the same old crap most of the time.

But the way i see it, the guy has a lot of potential, the more he stays as a lame boring face, the better he could be as a heel, the way i see it, he could be a one man NWO if they wanted him to, i mean, did you see how he kicked jack swager's ass last Monday? it was kinda bad ass, and quite entertaining.

So, i've been thinking about the whole thing for a while, creating matches and bookings in my mind, and some of the things i'd do would be something like this:

Cena goes heel and decides to screw everyone in the roster, hes angry, hes pissed, he goes around kicking asses and dominating the roster to eventually get the wwe championship, then, on a live smackdown, he goes and literally forces teddy long to book him in a match for the whc and he gets it by cheating or just plain dominating, then sometime after that he goes and gets the IC, heck he could even get the US title, and even the tag team belts, just imagine, he makes a team with some random heel, they win the titles because of course they cheat in some way, and after the match, cena kicks his partner's ass and takes that belt too, now, how awesome would it be to have one guy walking around with every single belt? then i'd probably unify the IC and US titles, and maybe even the WWEC and WHC to make an undisputed title again.

Another thing i'd do would be putting him on a stable a la 4 horseman, he could get new talents to the main event like evolution did with orton and batista, i think that would be an awesome stable for a guy like lets say ziggler, maybe even swagger, ryder could go heel too, to pay the debts he has with cena for putting him over and stuff.

So, what would you guys do with a heel cena? how would you book him?
 

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I would book a fight where Owen Hart was in costume and zip lined down from the ceiling.

Only I would make sure the safety measures were in place.
 

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I thought Jeff Hardy's fall from grace was a golden opportunity do a sleazy angle. Have Hardy lose his house, live in a motel, hint that he's on drugs and then let him fight his way back to the championship belt.
 

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Come on. I know you opinionated assholes have more to add to this.
 
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I would keep Funkasaurus on a winning streak until Kharma has popped out her nigglet and then have her randomly show up and squash him.
 

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Still amazes me that someone will post in a thread about something they claim they don't care about.
Wrecktum you just got paper plated. Hang your head in shame.

I'm a whore for Fantasy Bookings. I'm well aware it's lame and stupid. However, most of the time it's better than what's currently out there.

I had a big long one written out, but deleted on accident. So you get an abridged version.

You take Face Cena and build him up big as a staunch face. Videos of him doing his make a wish crap, going to Iraq to see the troops, kissing babies, fucking dogs, whatever to get people over on him (namely women/kids) even more than now.

Take a fairly big PPV and have him against a big time heel that's being a nudge lately. Miz would be ideal, ADR also, or Barrett even. A good 3-4 weeks of Cena getting boned at every Raw, so going into the ppv everyone thinks he'll win like normal. At said ppv, Cena gets boned again only this time in grand fashion by the Heel, a crooked Ref, and the GM (Johnny Ace sure, or w/e new one is in place). Cena gets laughed at to his face by said Heel. Heel says 'You suck Cena.' and Cena snaps. Loses it. Puts out the heel for a good month or more. Bring back a little blood (whole different issue right there) and we're off.

For the next 3-4 weeks, Cena doesn't even talk about it. He just goes on a batshit crazy rampage, taking out both heels and faces alike. Until at some point he gets between two faces having a dumb face vs face match that everyone hates. Cena can't take them both as their a unified front, so he's getting beat down. Then, one of the heels he took out over the past few weeks comes out to make the save (stable forming). Toss in 3 more over 2-3 weeks and you've got 5 main players running around. It's not oversized like the NWO was towards the end, and not minute like Legacy was.

So we've our dominant stable on a tear, interfering with matches that matter (and some that don't), making a mess of things, because WRAR CENA ANGRY NO ONE LIKE HIM ME NOT SUCK ME HEEL LIKE YOU WANT I SHOW YOU WRAR!

Toss up a ppv with Cena vs Punk or some other loved face. Make it a street fight/no dq/etc/etc. Cena tells his stable to stay home, he's got this, no problem, etc. During the match, Cena grabs a chair and is going to smash Punk or whoever, but they move out the way (they're in the crowd at this point) and some tween gets a chair shot (plant). Cena does his 'OMG' face and loses the match.

Next Raw, Cena kind of brings down his own stable as 'It's wrong to be bad, blah blah' during a beatdown of his whole stable on whoever beat Cena at the ppv the night before. Stops the beating before it goes 'too far'.

The new Cena isn't a goody goody like before, but not 100% evil like when he smashed the kid with the chair.

On a side note, I like the Sheamus, Barrett, Regal, McIntyre from WWE 12 is a great idea. Goddam I'd enjoy that to happen.
 

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Wrecktum you just got paper plated. Hang your head in shame.

I'm a whore for Fantasy Bookings. I'm well aware it's lame and stupid. However, most of the time it's better than what's currently out there.

I had a big long one written out, but deleted on accident. So you get an abridged version.

You take Face Cena and build him up big as a staunch face. Videos of him doing his make a wish crap, going to Iraq to see the troops, kissing babies, fucking dogs, whatever to get people over on him (namely women/kids) even more than now.

Take a fairly big PPV and have him against a big time heel that's being a nudge lately. Miz would be ideal, ADR also, or Barrett even. A good 3-4 weeks of Cena getting boned at every Raw, so going into the ppv everyone thinks he'll win like normal. At said ppv, Cena gets boned again only this time in grand fashion by the Heel, a crooked Ref, and the GM (Johnny Ace sure, or w/e new one is in place). Cena gets laughed at to his face by said Heel. Heel says 'You suck Cena.' and Cena snaps. Loses it. Puts out the heel for a good month or more. Bring back a little blood (whole different issue right there) and we're off.

For the next 3-4 weeks, Cena doesn't even talk about it. He just goes on a batshit crazy rampage, taking out both heels and faces alike. Until at some point he gets between two faces having a dumb face vs face match that everyone hates. Cena can't take them both as their a unified front, so he's getting beat down. Then, one of the heels he took out over the past few weeks comes out to make the save (stable forming). Toss in 3 more over 2-3 weeks and you've got 5 main players running around. It's not oversized like the NWO was towards the end, and not minute like Legacy was.

So we've our dominant stable on a tear, interfering with matches that matter (and some that don't), making a mess of things, because WRAR CENA ANGRY NO ONE LIKE HIM ME NOT SUCK ME HEEL LIKE YOU WANT I SHOW YOU WRAR!

Toss up a ppv with Cena vs Punk or some other loved face. Make it a street fight/no dq/etc/etc. Cena tells his stable to stay home, he's got this, no problem, etc. During the match, Cena grabs a chair and is going to smash Punk or whoever, but they move out the way (they're in the crowd at this point) and some tween gets a chair shot (plant). Cena does his 'OMG' face and loses the match.

Next Raw, Cena kind of brings down his own stable as 'It's wrong to be bad, blah blah' during a beatdown of his whole stable on whoever beat Cena at the ppv the night before. Stops the beating before it goes 'too far'.

The new Cena isn't a goody goody like before, but not 100% evil like when he smashed the kid with the chair.

On a side note, I like the Sheamus, Barrett, Regal, McIntyre from WWE 12 is a great idea. Goddam I'd enjoy that to happen.
Not bad.
 

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Everything old is new again. This is like the prime time opportunity to do the Gorgeous George or Goldust flamboyant character, but have him be a babyface. And like a MAN'S MAN heel will feud with him.

At the end of it, they have a stretcher match, both beat the shit out of each other. They get like a "respect" thing going and do some sort of faggot odd couple thing, like Rock N' Sock or Bookdust. Bam, instant tag champs with a reason to organically tag team, plus the hardcore match will get them over.

I always liked things like that, the odd couple tag team dynamic.
 

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I just thought of a great angle for Taker. Have him come out every week and challenge a big name star like this, but they all refuse him since he hasn't worked in a year and he's irrelevant. Then he ends up working a squash match with Santino at WM.
I have a better idea.

Put 'Taker on a losing streak for a month. Not just a losing streak; a string of nothing but squashes to guys like The Miz. The commentators will constantly speculate about why he fell off track. On the first Raw of March, the Undertaker decides it's time to come clean -- his prostate has been stolen. Kane and Paul Bearer appear on the stage and reveal that they have the Deadman's prostate in Bearer's urn and that the Undertaker can have it back if he can beat Kane at WrestleMania XXVIII in an Inferno match. The two coerce the Undertaker into putting his career on the line by threatening to stomp the prostate into nothingness.

At WrestleMania, 'Taker jobs out in under five minutes, losing all of the hair on his face and head in the process. As a show of respect, Kane and Paul Bearer return the Undertaker's prostate after the match. The Deadman decides he can't live without wrestling. Chyna then comes to the ring and fires her bazooka into 'Takers head at point-blank range, ending WrestleMania on bittersweet note.
 

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I have a better idea.

Put 'Taker on a losing streak for a month. Not just a losing streak; a string of nothing but squashes to guys like The Miz. The commentators will constantly speculate about why he fell off track. On the first Raw of March, the Undertaker decides it's time to come clean -- his prostate has been stolen. Kane and Paul Bearer appear on the stage and reveal that they have the Deadman's prostate in Bearer's urn and that the Undertaker can have it back if he can beat Kane at WrestleMania XXVIII in an Inferno match. The two coerce the Undertaker into putting his career on the line by threatening to stomp the prostate into nothingness.

At WrestleMania, 'Taker jobs out in under five minutes, losing all of the hair on his face and head in the process. As a sign of respect, Kane and Paul Bearer return the Undertaker's prostate after the match. The Deadman decides he can't live without wrestling. Chyna then comes to the ring and fires her bazooka into 'Takers head at point-blank range, ending WrestleMania on bittersweet note.
Then David Arquette pins Daniel Bryan in 10 seconds.
 

Lord Zero

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You never answered the question. What would you do differently? I'll even go first. I'd get rid of the John Lauranitis shit as soon as possible without messing up storylines. I'd turn Cena heel gradually in a way that wouldn't hurt his merch sales (come up with new merch that appeals to the people who would like him as a heel). I'd have Punk feuding with some guys that need a rub, and I mean real feuds. Less Big Show, Kane and Khali. More Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan and Ziggler. I'd get Mick Foley involved again somehow.
 

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Here's another thing I'd do.

Unify the WWE/World and IC/US belts. Too many midcard guys are former World champions and too many jobbers are former US champs. Those titles are useless now.
 

Lord Zero

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I'd have Johnny Ace do the j-o-b in a "Loser Gets Beheaded" match. I have no idea what I'd do after that.
 

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Put Cena in a mask. Call him the Midnight Rapper. Have Michael Cole go insane insisting that it's really John Cena under there while the rest of the announcing crew is certain it is some new Japanese rookie. Have him make run ins helping faces win and heels lose. After a while people will forget John Cena and will cheer for this new masked marauder . In about 12 months bring back a rebooted Cena as a heel.
 

Lord Zero

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Put Cena in a mask. Call him the Midnight Rapper. Have Michael Cole go insane insisting that it's really John Cena under there while the rest of the announcing crew is certain it is some new Japanese rookie. Have him make run ins helping faces win and heels lose. After a while people will forget John Cena and will cheer for this new masked marauder . In about 12 months bring back a rebooted Cena as a heel.
Too much work. Just clone Cena and have the clone grow a Van Dyke.