This is the first in a series of sideshows I'll write every so often based partly on a writing exercise I do in my spare time and partly on my own childish fantasies of being a real-life wrestling booker.
The rules of my writing game are usually take anything from 20 minutes to an hour depending on the story-line to plan and write how I'd book a certain angle or event in either WWE, TNA or general wrestling history. Book what I want, with who I want, with full control over the roster and such, within the limits of reality...well, within the reality of what the company of the time could actually do.
Anyway...the WCW invasion angle was one that interested me considering how WWE played it out, considering not only that they lacked the big stars of WCW but also how the storyline progressed more into a WWE wrestlers v WWE with some WCW and ECW guys who generally got buried before, during and after the angle.
I'm also a big fan of the Guest Booker series and Jim Cornette's was perhaps my favourite and his booking of the angle was superb, so my booking of the angle will be in a similar vain to Cornette's yet I don't intend to follow much of what Cornette would have done.
I will use a similar roster with some similar ideas but when I started writing my ideas it gradually became apparent the time-scale of this angle would stretch beyond a year and would in fact last from the first Raw after Wrestlemania X7 to Wrestlmania X8. The storyline would expand beyond that by a few months and lead in to the start of the WWE brand extension. It took also about one hour in thinking time to really get this down on paper.
THIS WILL BE A LONG AND HOPEFUL ENTERTAINING JOURNEY...THERE WILL BE WWE V WCW. ICONS OF BOTH PROMOTIONS GOING ONE-ON-ONE AGAINST EACH OTHER. FEUDS WILL BE RESOLVED, BLOOD WILL BE SPILLED. IT MAY EVEN GET A LITTLE EXTREME!