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DragonChase: Royal Rumble 2014, Part 2
The 2014 Royal Rumble Match

#1: John Cena
#2 Seth Rollins


And without even letting Cena get up, Rollins is sent out. For added fun, Triple H is offering a bonus of $100,000 to whoever eliminates the #1 guy from the Rumble. Rollins and Cena go at it.

#3: Damien Sandow

And here comes the last World Heavyweight Champion. He hasn't gotten his consolation prize, but he's willing to help eliminate Cena here to get that bonus. Could get him a fine art piece for his home.

#4: Cody Rhodes

And Cody comes in to pull off Sandow, looking to deprive him of the Rumble win given how Sandow deprived him of the Money in the Bank briefcase.

#5: Kane

And here comes the Corporate Demon to help Rollins in trying to eliminate Cena.

#6: Alexander Rusev

So, I remember when I first saw Alexander Rusev. It was a Skype call watching this Rumble and everyone in there, myself included, pegged Rusev as another lumbering big man wrestler who wasn't gonna make it long. And then he just shot out like a fucking cannonball and hit Rollins with this amazing spinning heel kick and everyone was shocked. And he brings the noise here, just throwing superkicks at everyone before turning to help Rollins and Kane.

#7: Jack Swagger

Now, Swagger would certainly like the hundred grand, but he also doesn't like this big Bulgarian dude and really, who doesn't wanna see these two hosses throw each other around.

#8: Kofi Kingston

Kofi jumps in after Rollins, breaking them off and leaving Cena to mount a comeback against Kane.

#9: Jimmy Uso

Jimmy goes in to help Kofi against Seth while Rusev and Swagger duke it out. Cena manages to toss Kane out (30, Kane) and Sandow sends out Cody (29, Cody)

#10: Goldust

Goldust goes in to avenge his brother while Cena charges into the Rusev/Swagger fight, helping Swagger to send out the Bulgarian Brute (28, Rusev) before Swagger turns on Cena.

#11: Dean Ambrose

Ambrose rolls in to save his Shield running mate. The fights are now Cena/Swagger, Goldust/Sandow, and Kofi/Jimmy vs. The Shield.

#12: Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler goes to help Cena against Swagger since the two have history to play off of. It's looking like Swaggie Time might be over.

#13: R-Truth

R-Truth joins Kofi and Jimmy in fighting the Shield while Ziggler and Cena toss out Swagger (27, Swagger) and Sandow finishes off the presence of the Rhodes brothers in this match (26, Goldust) Ziggler goes after Sandow while Cena joins the babyfaces fighting the Shield. The Shield stand their ground, but things aren't looking good.

#14: Kevin Nash

And now things are about to get worse for the Shield. It's Big Sexy Daddy Diesel Cool Steel Oz! It's now become five against two and it looks like the Shield might not make it much farther. The two try to focus on Cena but get pulled off him no matter what.

#15: Roman Reigns

IT'S TIME TO MAKE ROMAN LOOK REALLY STRONG! Roman charges in with Spears for everyone! Nash gets a Spear! Kofi gets a spear! Jimmy gets a spear! R-Truth gets a Spear! Cena gets a Spear! SPEAR CITY, BITCH!

The Shield toss out some bodies. Ambrose sends out R-Truth (25, R-Truth) and Jimmy Uso (24, Jimmy) while Roman sends out Kevin Nash (23, Nash) and Kofi Kingston (22, Kofi) though he does the guardrail save so it takes longer than usual.

#16: The Great Khali

And without even a blink, the Shield go ahead and toss this lumbering log of a man out (21, Khali) before turning their attention to Cena. Meanwhile, Dolph has sent Sandow packing (20, Sandow) and is looking to help out Cena.

#17: Sheamus

And Sheamus comes in to help even the score, making it the Shield vs. Cena/Ziggler/Sheamus as we draw closer to the end.

#18: The Miz

Miz opts to come in and stick to a corner to watch the fireworks as the six-man brawl gets underway.

#19: Fandango

Fandango dances his way to the ring, and as soon as he gets in, he gets dropped with a Skull Crushing Finale.

The fight stops and everyone looks as the fallen Fandango rises... only to catch a Spear from Reigns. Who then tosses him to Sheamus for a Brogue Kick. Fandango then gets Curbstomped by Rollins and then staggers into a Zig-Zag. As he begins to come back to, he's hit with a Dirty Deeds from Ambrose and then tossed to Cena for the AA. Roman then grabs him and sends him out (19, Fandango)

It's these moments that always make me happy when I book Royal Rumbles.

Everyone goes back to fighting, Miz settles into his corner and here comes the 20th man.

#20: Bray Wyatt

Miz makes a point to give Bray space, taking another corner while Bray settles himself in his own corner. Just sits and waits.

#21: Antonio Cesaro

Cesaro goes after Ziggler, looking to pay him back for eliminating Swagger. This causes some problems for the team fighting the Shield, especially when Miz pulls Cena away to fight him. Poor Sheamus is now left on his own and gets sent out as the three manage to overpower him, Reigns spearing him off the apron (18, Sheamus)

#22: Luke Harper

Oh, here we go. As soon as Harper is in, he and Bray start attacking the Shield. It's 3-on-2 in the Shield's favor, but Bray and Harper are newer and Seth's been in since #2, so it evens out.

#23: Jey Uso

Jey comes in to help his cousin fight off Harper, but ends up getting thrown out (17, Jey) which riles Roman up.

#24: JBL

An attempted Superman Punch to Harper sends JBL over and out (16, JBL)

#25: Erick Rowan

And now it's a party. Shield vs. The Wyatt Family in the Royal Rumble! Meanwhile, Cena sends out Miz (15, Miz) and Ziggler overcomes Cesaro (14, Cesaro)

#26: Ryback

Ryback charges right for Cena, the two throwing hands. Roman eliminates Rowan (13, Rowan) while Harper takes out Ambrose (12, Ambrose)

#27: Alberto del Rio

And here comes Del Rio to fight Ziggler. The Wyatt/Shield fight thins down again Roman sending out Harper (11, Harper) and Bray tossing out Seth (10, Rollins)

#28: Brock Lesnar

Ohhhhh shit. Lesnar shoves Roman and Bray aside as he beelines for Cena, suplexing Ryback off of him and then clotheslining John right out of the match (9, Cena) before climbing out himself (8, Lesnar) and just destroying Cena. It's absolute devastation. If there's an announce table left, Cena's going through it. Lesnar gives him an F5 on stairs, lets out a primal scream and storms off, $100,000 richer.

#29: Big E Langston

Langston comes in to face off against Ryback, leaving us with Roman/Bray, Ziggler/Del Rio, and Langston/Ryback. The last one. Who is the final entrant in the Royal Rumble? Who is gonna face Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania XXX?

#30: Triple H

Yep. You knew this was coming. But Triple H doesn't get in immediately. First, he waits to see who is left. Roman eliminates Bray (7, Wyatt) while Ziggler sends out Del Rio (6, Del Rio) and Ryback does a Gorilla Press to send out Big E (5, Langston) Ziggler plays pinball for the two hosses, but Roman fights Ryback for the elimination and Ryback instead gets tossed out (4, Ryback)

Then Triple H walks in, gives Ziggler a Pedigree and leaves him for Roman (3, Ziggler) only for Roman to be sneak tossed out by Hunter at the end (2, Reigns)

Let's get some NOs going here. 1.) Triple H wins the Royal Rumble. NO! 2.) He did it after only being in the match for five minutes. NO! NO! 3.) He deprived a newer talent of the main event spot. NO! NO! NO! 4.) If my math is right, he deprived Reigns of his record-breaking twelve eliminations. NO! NO! NO! NO! 5.) He's going to try and take the world title from Daniel Bryan.

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!
 
DragonChase: Elimination Chamber 2014
Elimination Chamber 2014

Venue: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 15,000
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Jerry Lawler/JBL​

Pre-Show Match: Cody Rhodes/Goldust d. The New Dangerous Alliance (Curtis Axel/Ryback)

Instead of RybAxel (that sounds like some sort of terrible OTC drug. Post in the replies what you think RybAxel is meant to be taken for,), we'll go with them being Heyman's New Dangerous Alliance. Same match as OTL, though.

Big E Langston (c) d. Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Same match as OTL, but Big E gets to keep his surname.

The Prime Time Players d. The Usos

We'll save the break-up between Darren and Titus for later. No need to break them up, really.

The Wyatt Family (c) d. The Shield for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Same match as OTL, but with the added twist that when Reigns goes for the Spear on Bray, the lights suddenly cut out and Kane is left laying where Bray would've been. Then Bray lands Sister Abigail to keep. So, Kane's here in the Wyatt Family. Seeds of a future TL but also to fix a later booking problem for WrestleMania XXX.

Cameron d. AJ Lee (c) (w/Tamina Snuka) for the WWE Divas Championship by disqualification

Yeah, keep this match too...

Daniel Bryan (c) d. Alberto del Rio, Antonio Cesaro (w/Zeb Colter), Christian, John Cena and Sheamus in an Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

Also, Cesaro keeps his forename as he and Sheamus meet first. Del Rio comes out third, followed by Christian. Then Cena arrives and D-Bry is last out.

We get Sheamus eliminated by Christian, followed by D-Bry ending Christian's in-ring career (this was his last PPV match.) John Cena sends out Del Rio while Bryan eliminates Cesaro. Finally, we end on Bryan vs. Cena, which ends after another Solid Knee Plus. Daniel Bryan wins again, shakes Cena's hand and as he leaves... Batista and Orton storm the chamber, taking it to D-Bry. Batista Bomb, RKO, it's a prison beating. Cena goes for the save but is met with a sledgehammer shot by Triple H. Hunter walks into the chamber, where he is handed the American Dragon. He hits a spinebuster before picking D-Bry up, putting his head between his legs, does a crotch chop, hooks the arms.

Pedigree, followed by a three-count by Orton. The message has been made. WrestleMania XXX.
 
DragonChase: WrestleMania XXX
WrestleMania XXX

Venue: Pontiac Silverdome Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 75,167
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Jerry Lawler/JBL​

Pre-Show Match: The Usos d. The Colons, The New Dangerous Alliance and The Prime Time Players in a Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Elimination Match

There are no tag titles on this, but it's a fun match. The Colons get taken out by the PTP to kick things off, followed by Ryback taking the fall, given the PTP two eliminations. However, a Double splash to Darren Young gets them the win and we do the break-up here, Titus hitting a big Spinebuster to Darren before storming off.

Damien Sandow d. Big E Langston (c) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

We got extra time, so we give these two ten minutes to work, but Sandow finally gets his consolation prize. Terminus victory, Sandow gives a courtsey to the crowd. You're welcome.

The Shield d. The Wyatt Family (c) (Luke Harper/Erick Rowan/Kane) in a Six-Man Tag Team Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

So, in place of the Outlaws, Kane is put with the Wyatts and takes the Triple Powerbomb. We give this an extra ten minutes, though it is seen as a weaker match to their Elimination Chamber bout. Kane gets bounced out for his failure.

Antonio Cesaro wins the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Yep. Keep this OTL match as well. Antonio wins the big trophy. King of Swing!

Brock Lesnar d. John Cena

I was gonna do the OTL match, but I realized that I had a storyline to tell here after the Rumble. Brock destroys Cena here. Just Suplex Cities him before hitting three F5s and puts him away.

AJ Lee (c) d. Natalya in a Lumberjill Match for the WWE Divas Championship

Lumberjills: Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Cameron, Emma, Eva Marie, Layla, Naomi, Nikki Bella, Summer Rae, Tamina Snuka

Just have this match to get some Divas on the card, do some Lumberjill spots and end it with the Black Widow. Have it go for ten minutes.

Bray Wyatt (w/Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) d. The Undertaker

And Bray Wyatt ends the Streak. It's a risk, but there's no chance people are ever gonna turn Bray face, so we give him the hard push to the new face of fear in the WWE. Undertaker is tenacious, fights off Harper and Rowan. Tombstone to Rowan, to Harper, to Wyatt. Bray spiders up from the Tombstone, crawling back to the corner. It all ends with Sister Abigail. Bray Wyatt has claimed the Streak and the power of the Deadman.

Daniel Bryan (c) d. Triple H in a No Holds Barred Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship

And we have the OTL opener with some added plunder and interference from Orton and Batista. The American Dragon overcomes the run-ins and the beatings, even while Triple H kicks out of the Solid Knee Plus, he soon locks in the Yes Lock and while Hunter struggles to break free, he soon taps. Daniel Bryan retains at WrestleMania XXX! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

...Yes.
 
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Amazing.

...but that still ain't it, right? He has to lose it again.
Oh no, that's it. I mean, he'll probably drop the title to Bray at Extreme Rules, but the story of DragonChase ends on a high note, with him keeping at WrestleMania XXX. It's not a year-long reign, but six months with the title is still better than what we ultimately got.
 
Oh no, that's it. I mean, he'll probably drop the title to Bray at Extreme Rules, but the story of DragonChase ends on a high note, with him keeping at WrestleMania XXX. It's not a year-long reign, but six months with the title is still better than what we ultimately got.
Fair tbh. I mean, Brock's still winning at Summerslam, but at least you haven't butterflied away Brock destroying Cena for fifteen minutes straight ITTL. You just moved it to Wrestlemania, and I love that.
 
Here's one idea: part of the reason the Sting/Hogan match at Starrcade '97 was bad was, besides the fast count that really wasn't (which was Hogan showing his Creative Control card) was the fact that Sting hadn't wrestled since September of 1996, IIRC (according to Bischoff, and take this with a grain of salt, Sting was not ready physically and, also, was going through some personal issues in his life which made him not ready for the match with Hogan). So, I was thinking (again, assuming Bischoff ain't lying), after Uncensored 1997 (Sting's official return and beating up Hogan with a baseball bat), Sting is booked into matches with each member of the NWO in terms of importance, taking them out one by one until he gets to Hogan, who he decisively beats at Starrcade 1997.

How does that sound, @Megafighter3?
 
Here's one idea: part of the reason the Sting/Hogan match at Starrcade '97 was bad was, besides the fast count that really wasn't (which was Hogan showing his Creative Control card) was the fact that Sting hadn't wrestled since September of 1996, IIRC (according to Bischoff, and take this with a grain of salt, Sting was not ready physically and, also, was going through some personal issues in his life which made him not ready for the match with Hogan). So, I was thinking (again, assuming Bischoff ain't lying), after Uncensored 1997 (Sting's official return and beating up Hogan with a baseball bat), Sting is booked into matches with each member of the NWO in terms of importance, taking them out one by one until he gets to Hogan, who he decisively beats at Starrcade 1997.

How does that sound, @Megafighter3?
That would be great. Savage gets a good match, Nash gets a good match, Hall gets a good match, Hennig gets a good match, Konnan gets a good match, X-pac gets a good match, and the other jabronies gets a rub.
 
Here's one idea: part of the reason the Sting/Hogan match at Starrcade '97 was bad was, besides the fast count that really wasn't (which was Hogan showing his Creative Control card) was the fact that Sting hadn't wrestled since September of 1996, IIRC (according to Bischoff, and take this with a grain of salt, Sting was not ready physically and, also, was going through some personal issues in his life which made him not ready for the match with Hogan). So, I was thinking (again, assuming Bischoff ain't lying), after Uncensored 1997 (Sting's official return and beating up Hogan with a baseball bat), Sting is booked into matches with each member of the NWO in terms of importance, taking them out one by one until he gets to Hogan, who he decisively beats at Starrcade 1997.

How does that sound, @Megafighter3?
Hrm, while it is a tempting idea, I did have a TL set up with a similar premise, just set from Starrcade '97 and onward, so I might pass on this one. I will bump up that TL a spot to make up for it, though.
 
The NWA Invasion
The NWA Invasion

Suggested by @TheMatthew25 we begin a timeline looking into Jim Cornette's failed NWA stable, created by Vince Russo purely to rib him. But let's go with Cornette having a little more say in the idea and with it, a change to who goes in. Basically, the problem with the NWA stable besides poor booking was poorer membership. Among its membership were Cornette (fantastic mouthpiece), Jeff Jarrett (underrated in his time in the WWF), The Rock 'n' Roll Express (past their prime), Barry Windham (same), The New Midnight Express (why) and Dan Severn (talented, but uncharismatic.)

So, let's whittle down some members to a core group. Cornette obviously stays, then go with Severn. He's NWA World Champion. We keep Jarrett since he's a solid worker and he's good for part of what I want to do with the stable, tearing down the cartoon bullshit of the WWF. Who better to represent that than a guy who got his start as a country-singing cowboy? Finally, we drop the Rock 'n' Rolls, Windham and Bob Holly, trade them in for Bradshaw and have him team up with Bart Gunn instead. Just two tough brawling dudes, a lot younger than any other team I could pick since I wanted to focus on younger stars, and two guys who also started off with a bit of goofiness who are now showing that they can mess you up.

This all starts in January, so you'd think there'd be some messing around on the PPV. Well, apart from some run-ins on the lower card matches, no. Sure, they'll target Goldust (for being a cartoon character, especially now that he's becoming TAFKA Goldust), they'll target the Outlaws (they have the tag titles and Bart's got a grudge against Billy) and maybe Jarrett will jump the Rock (currently holding the IC title) but tonight the plans are to jump straight into the Rumble to kick things off.
 
The NWA Invasion: Royal Rumble 1998
The 1998 Royal Rumble Match

#1: Cactus Jack
#2: Chainsaw Charlie


Oh, hell to the yeah! Let these two go full boar on each other to start things off.

#3: Tom Brandi

And he's tossed by both men, who continue brawling (30, Brandi)

#4: The Rock

Rocky comes in and the two turn on him, now making it 2-on-1,

#5: Mosh

Mosh dives in to help Rock, making for an odd tag team.

#6: Phineas I. Godwinn

And Phineas charges in to help with the Jack/Charlie team, turning the tables.

#7: 8-Ball

And 8-Ball peels off Phineas, making for the worst fight here, Phineas/8-Ball. Also, why wasn't he set for #8? Come on, Vince! It's right there!

#8: Bradshaw

No longer a Blackjack and now just Bradshaw, he joins 8-Ball in attacking Phineas.

#9: Owen Hart

Goes right for the Rock, leaving poor Mosh to fend for himself against Cactus and Chainsaw. It doesn't end well for him (29, Mosh)

#10: Steve Blackman

In comes the karate man to fight 8-Ball because fuck it, why not? Meanwhile, Bradshaw clotheslines Phineas out (28, Phineas) and then sits back. Fights right now are Cactus/Chainsaw, 8-Ball/Blackman and Owen/Rocky.

#11: D-Lo Brown

YOU LOOKIN' AT THE REAL DEAL NOW! D'Lo comes over to help Rock eliminate Owen.

#12: Kurrgan

Kurrgan lumbers his way to the ring and boots out Blackman (27, Blackman) and 8-Ball (26, 8-Ball) before everyone in the ring crowds him and throws him over (25, Kurrgan) before things resume as normal.

#13: Marc Mero

Mero goes right after Bradshaw, the two throwing hands while Chainsaw Charlie sends out Cactus Jack (24, Cactus) and goes right after the Rock, making it the weird combination of Owen/Funk vs. Rock/D'Lo

#14: Ken Shamrock

And things aren't looking good for Owen now. Though Shamrock just gives suplexes to him and Rock, making it a three-way while Chainsaw Charlie pounds away at D'Lo.

#15: Thrasher

Thrasher goes to avenge his buddy Mosh as Charlie takes out D'Lo (23, D'Lo) but Thrasher fares no better against the old sumbitch (22, Thrasher)

#16: Mankind

Mankind, however, is gonna do pretty good against Chainsaw Charlie. He's here to avenge his good friend Cactus Jack, and he'll make sure Funk pays for sending him out. Meanwhile, Mero got sent out by Bradshaw (21, Mero)

#17: The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust

Oh holy hell, I'm doing this... okay, so Goldust goes for Bradshaw, getting all freaky and getting his head taken off with a lariat for his troubles.

#18: Jeff Jarrett

And Jarrett goes to help out Bradshaw, the two working over Dustin.

#19: The Honky Tonk Man

Bradshaw stops to throw Honky out with a clothesline (20, Honky) before turning back to Goldust. Mankind finally heaves Charlie out (19, Charlie) before targeting the Rock, splitting him off from the triple threat and leaving Owen and Shamrock to duke it out.

#20: Ahmed Johnson

Oh shit, Ahmed's in a bad moon, you guys. I think he forgot to take his medication. He goes right for Rocky and starts pounding on him while Dustin gets sent out (18, Goldust)

#21: Mark Henry

And here comes the World's Strongest Man to take care of Ahmed.

#22: Skull Triple H

It was supposed to be Skull, but he got jumped by Los Boriquas, so instead, we get Hunter, who goes after Rocky. Rock has just tossed out Mankind (17, Mankind) so he's ready to meet Triple H.

#23: Kama Mustafa

Kame makes his way out to help Mark tossed out Ahmed (16, Johnson) before deciding to fight Jarrett and Bradshaw. So far, the fights are now Owen/Shamrock, Triple H/Rocky and the NWA vs. the Nation.

#24: Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stunners for everybody! And he throws out a few dudes while he's at it! He takes out the entire NWA/Nation fight (15, Kama) (14, Bradshaw) (13, Henry) (12, Jarrett) and wrecks the Owen/Shamrock fight by sending out Shamrock (11, Shamrock)

As the dust settles, we now have Austin, Rock, Owen and Triple H.

#25: Henry O. Godwinn

And Henry eats a Stunner before being sent packing (10, Henry)

#26: Savio Vega

And Savio also eats a Stunner, into a Rock Bottom, followed by a Pedigree before Owen dropkicks him out (9, Vega)

#27: Faarooq

You'd think Rock would want Faarooq's help, but instead he tosses him out too! (8, Faarooq)

#28: Dude Love

Dude Love comes in to avenge Mankind, but gets sent out by Rocky instead (7, Dude Love)

#29: Chainz

Everyone tosses out Chainz (6, Chainz) and we get the last man!

#30: Vader

And it's Vader Time! Vader just tosses everyone around, sending out Owen (5, Owen) and Triple H (4, Triple H) before Rock and Austin work together to send him out (3, Vader) and Austin, as he does, wins by tossing out the Rock (2, Rock)

Yeah, you know the drill, Austin wins and Michaels retains the title while fucking up his back. This is more about planting some seeds.
 
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If you're thinking about an ultimate Austin-Jarrett feud, IIRC, Austin wouldn't feud with Jarrett because of bad blood they had from 1989-1990 (I forget what the reason was) and, since Austin was the top draw at the time, this is believed to be one of the reasons Jeff Jarrett left...

OTOH, if this leads to a Dr. Death-Austin feud, that would be fine, too...
 
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