Wednesday, October 10, 2012

#27 - My original idea for Hell In A Cell

I wrote this as a Facebook message to my friends about two weeks before Night of Champions and this was going to be my fantasy story for the Hell In A Cell pay per view. I haven't been as active as I should be on this blog so I figured I should at least share this idea with you and see what you thought of my idea? Comments are welcomed as I would love to debate! Enjoy! Here's to hoping this ends up in front of anyone in the wrestling business and they tell me I might have a good idea! 

The Fallout of Night of Champions ...

CM Punk barely retains the WWE championship against John Cena with some tricks! CM Punk comes out to declare that he is the best in the world ... only to be interrupted by ... KOFI KINGSTON! Kofi comes out to cut a promo to his FRIEND CM PUNK talking about how Punk has changed since RAW 1000. He talks about the Punk DVD having footage of the two hanging out, even playing video games together. Kofi has the last word on Punk which leads to Punk attacking Kofi with the save coming from John Cena. 

AJ Lee announces that the No. 1 Contender for the WWE Title will be determined that night in a singles match between Kofi and John Cena

CM Punk comes out to sit ringside with the fans for this battle ... John Cena has Kofi in the STF when suddenly the bell rings ... Punk is the one who rang the bell ala Brian Pillman during the Austin-Taker Match at IYH15 (May 1997) ... Cena relinquishes the hold thinking he had won only and is distracted. When he notices that it was Punk was the one who rang the bell, he turns back to Kofi who hits him with the trouble in paradise for the WIN! 

The next week, we see Cena cut a in ring promo with Kofi stating that while he don't agree with the way Kofi won, he RESPECTS Kofi more than Punk, puts him over and says that he will be involved in the match at Hell In A Cell! 

Enters AJ Lee announcing that she will not tolerate Cena interfering in the title match which is why it will be contested inside Hell In A Cell, to keep Cena from being involved!

In the weeks leading up to Hell In A Cell, we are shown the clips from Punk's DVD with both Kofi and Punk hanging out (which would help sell the DVD which comes out during this buildup), Kofi attempting to save Punk from being punted by Randy Orton back at Unforgiven 2008 costing Punk a World Title, Kofi and Punk winning the tag titles! etc. We also see Punk attack Kofi at every chance, feeling that Kofi is a serious threat to his record title run! 

Can you imagine what Kofi could do inside the Cell? With his best friend in the business... for the WWE Title? 

From this angle, 
  • we get a break from Cena going for the title, keeping things fresh
  • a renewed interest in Kofi Kingston as a main eventer
  • a reason why the Hell in a Cell is being used in this match
  • Punk continuing his heelish ways
  • keeps Punk - Cena for Survivor Series if that's the way they are headed

#26 - Giving TNA/Impact Wrestling A Fair Compliment

I have re watched this segment a few times and started to realize something ... TNA has been running the same general story line for almost three years now 
  • January 4, 2010 - Hogan and Bischoff come to TNA
  • June 2010 - the They story line begins with Abyss
  • October 2010 - They are revealed, Jeff Hardy Heel Turn, Hogan and Bischoff turn heel, take control of TNA, forms Immortal
  • November 2010 - Dixie Carter puts an injunction on Immortal, Turning Point PPV main event also sees Garrett Bischoff debut as referee Jackson James
  • March 2011 - Dixie Carter loses court hearing and Hogan gains full control of TNA, Sting returns to battle Immortal and take back TNA, wins world title
  • October 2011 - Hogan vs Sting, Sting gains control of TNA back for Dixie, Hogan turns face to save Sting from Immortal beat downintroduction of Garrett Bischoff
  • January 2012 - Hulk returns as the trainer of Garrett Bischoff
  • April 2012 - Team Garrett beats Team Eric in lethal lock down to banish Eric Bischoff from TNA
  • June 2012 - After Sting is chosen to go into the hall of fame, Aces & Eights debut attacking Sting, targets Hulk Hogan as well
  • September 2012 - Garrett Bischoff is told by Hulk Hogan than he is not ready for a TV title match, looks pissed at Hogan
  • October 2012 - The promo I have above ... almost a guarantee Bischoff is involved! It could be a swerve but I think the evidence adds up! 

If this is the direction that Impact Wrestling is heading for, I have to be honest and say I will be impressed. Internet fans will dismiss this as a rehash of the same story but I am going to give them credit. When a TV show moves from season to season, the villains usually stay the same or return back into the show's story. I am a Breaking Bad fan and a character example of this theory is Hector Salamanca (the older gentleman who only communicates by using a bell, for those readers who are unaware or unfamiliar with character names). He returns in each season's story in some form ... With Bischoff's obvious television experience and past track record that he treats wrestling like the episodic television it competes with, this story makes sense and has had longevity. As wrestling fans, we are used to short payoffs but this hopefully will pay off eventually. The only issue ... you can't kill someone off in pro wrestling ... what will be the pay off? We may not know for a long time yet ...