Tonight, In This Very Ring: A Collection of Wrestling Timelines

Adam Blampied
That was obvious but that was the perfect idea, the mask for Kane should have been a limiter, without it, he is full demon and one is full monster wrestler, taking the old undertaker to beat(i'm the only one liked the bikertaker?)
 
Dragon Unleashed Year 2
Dragon Unleashed Year 2
A continuation of the "Dragon Unleashed" TL as we do another year of Bryan Danielson in TNA, having been fired after the tie incident. In this TL, Danielson held a long reign with the TNA world title, the Nexus lasted a lot logner and better, the Empire formed in its wake and the Fortunate Sons formed to protect DiBiase's US Title. Let's see what year two brings us.

Money in the Bank 2011

Wade Barrett d. Cody Rhodes/Heath Slater/Justin Gabriel/Kane/Sin Cara in a Ladder Match for the World Heavyweight Championship

Basically, Sheamus helps to halt anyone who would keep Barrett from winning the briefcase. The Empire continues its dominance as this is only real change to this card.

Hardcore Justice 2011

Bryan Danielson d. Brian Kendrick (c), Alex Shelly and Austin Aries in a Four-Way Match for the TNA X-Division Championship

Danielson, rather than go for a second world title reign, has decided to elevate the X-Division championship by beating Kendrick for the strap, winning with the LeBell Lock. Everything else can be OTL.

SummerSlam 2011

Wade Barrett d. Randy Orton (c) for the World Heavyweight Championship

Rather than del Rio cashing in, we get Barrett cashing in after Christian's defeat. Wasteland does it for the Empire, Sheamus and McIntyre joining and holding up all the gold they have.
 
Well shit, most of this TL was just the Adam Blampied TL. Whoops.​
Not necessarily, I think the only difference was that I think Adam's story ended when Kane destroyed the game at Unforgiven. But the same idea was kept, and nothing wrong with that being the idea. Honestly, it's what Kane should've been in 2003...probably what Kane should've been up until 2003 and beyond...

Time for the return of Wade Barrett's misadventures as one of the top guys. Really one of those stars who should've gotten a legit run with one of the top titles IOTL.
 
Dragon Unleashed Year 2: September
No Surrender 2011

Bryan Danielson (c) d. Austin Aries for the TNA X-Division Championship

This is the kind of stuff I want with Danielson in TNA. Just putting on the best matches with any worker he gets put with.

Night of Champions 2011

Venue: First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 11,000
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Jerry Lawler/Booker T​

The Empire (Sheamus/Drew McIntyre) (c) d. Evan Bourne/Kofi Kingston for the WWE Tag Team Championship

A rare full card for this event, starting with the Empire ragdolling the high-flying team, Bourne taking the Spinebuster/Brogue Kick combo.

Heath Slater d. Wade Barrett (c) for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Slater, turning babyface over his time away from the Nexus, challenged his former boss for the IC strap. The match has him go underdog against Barrett, but a run-in by Orton leaves him down from an RKO. Slater takes the opportunity and pins Barrett, winning his first singles title in WWE as the crowd cheers.

Ted DiBiase (c) d. Alex Riley, Jack Swagger and John Morrison in a Fatal Four-Way Match for the WWE United States Championship

In place of Ziggler, DiBiase keeps here, once again using Hennig and Rotunda to hold back opponents while Riley takes the Dream Street.

Wade Barrett (c) d. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship

Barrett does keep the World Heavyweight Title, giving a vicious beating to Orton in anger for losing the IC belt earlier. Two Wastelands does it as the Empire still all hold gold.

Beth Phoenix (w/Natalya) d. Kelly Kelly (w/Eve Torres) for the WWE Divas Championship

Flip that result and we're good.

Alberto del Rio d. John Cena for the RAW Money in the Bank Briefcase

He hasn't cashed in yet thanks to constant interference by Cena. Here, del Rio gets a big win by knocking him out with an enzuigiri.

CM Punk (c) d. The Miz (w/Triple H) for the WWE Championship

Hunter establishes his heeldom by choosing Miz as the best representative for the WWE over Punk. We get some shooty stuff before the PPV, maybe have Miz bring up how he main-evented WrestleMania before Punk and have Punk fire back with something like "remember how WWE told these people you were a better wrestler than Daniel Bryan?" The match is sold, ending with a GTS to win and a Pedigree after the match by Hunter.
 
I’m not sure why Barrett didn’t just pull a ruse with Sheamus or Drew to give the IC Title to them ala Shawn giving the European Title to Hunter in 1997. That would have been funny.
 
Dragon Unleashed Year 2: October
Hell in a Cell 2011

Venue: New Orleans Arena
Attendance: 10,000
Announce Team: Jim Ross/Michael Cole/Booker T​

Heath Slater (c) d. Christian for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

We have a match up with a simple story, NXT Rookie vs. Pro. Christian wants the IC strap, but Slater proves his worth, reverse the Killswitch into the E-Minor, keeping the belt.

Sin Cara Azul d. Sin Cara Negro

OTL Match.

The Empire (Sheamus/Drew McIntyre) (c) d. Dolph Ziggler/Jack Swagger (w/Vickie Guerrero) for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Heel vs. Heel, but we have Ziggler and Swagger take the face role here, play up the foreign heel stuff with the Empire. Spinebuster/Brogue Kick combo does in Swagger for this one.

Wade Barrett (c) d. Mark Henry in a Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship

By that same token, people wanna see Henry put Barrett in the Hall of Pain, but nothing doing. Even with Sheamus and McIntyre being held out by the Cell, Barrett manages to sneak a victory thanks to a low blow, setting up for the Wasteland.

Ted DiBiase (c) d. Cody Rhodes and John Morrison in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE United States Championship

Cody was still doing the mask gimmick, right? Well, that plays into the finish as Hennig rips the mask off and blasts Morrison with it, leaving him out for the pin.

Beth Phoenix (c) (w/Natalya) d. Kelly Kelly (w/Eve Torres) for the WWE Divas Championship

Same outcome, but Beth is the defending champion.

CM Punk (c) d. Alberto del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) and John Cena in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship

This would've been Punk/Cena again, but del Rio cashed in and made it a triple threat. Didn't really change things as Punk nails him with the GTS to retain.

Bound for Glory 2011

Bryan Danielson (c) d. Brian Kendrick and Austin Aries in a Triple Threat Match for the TNA X-Division Championship

More X-Division goodness from the American Dragon while the rest of the show... ya know, it's fine. Besides that Hogan/Sting match. Guh...

Vengeance 2011

Venue: AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 10,000
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Booker T​

The Empire (Sheamus/Drew McIntyre) (c) d. Kofi Kingston/R-Truth for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Kofi tries to work with Truth here, but R-Truth snaps on him mid-match, hits the Shut and leaves Kofi prone for a Brogue Kick.

Ted DiBiase (c) d. Zack Ryder for the WWE United States Championship

Another victory for the Million Dollar Kid, more interference from the Fortunate Sons, Dream Street puts Zack away.

Beth Phoenix (c) d. Eve Torres for the WWE Divas Championship

OTL Match.

Heath Slater (c) d. The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Miz doesn't like that a goofball like Slater has a belt while he doesn't. He main evented WrestleMania! He deserves that title! He does put a beating on Slater, but Slater rolls up on the Skull Crushing Finale and keeps once more.

Randy Orton d. Cody Rhodes

OTL Match.

Wade Barrett (c) d. Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship

Sheamus and McIntyre go for the run-in, getting cut off by Henry and Christian. However, in the distraction, Barrett takes a few chair shots to the world's largest athlete, easing him into the Wasteland.

Alberto del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez) d. John Cena in a Falls Count Anywhere Match

OTL match, but without the title or the busted up ring.

CM Punk (c) d. Triple H for the WWE Championship

Punk finally gets a shot at the Game. Triple H wants to wring the little bastard's scrawny neck, but Punk plays mind games with him, getting him so riled up he can't focus and reverses a Pedigree attempt into a GTS. Punk retains once more.
 
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With regards to the Owen Hart TL, I do like that Chris Benoit is alive in that TL...

On a side note, I watched the Dark Side of the Ring two-parter on him and that was just tragic--especially what happened to his mental state after Eddie Guerrero's death. What isn't mentioned in the documentary is that Vince McMahon, after Eddie's death, did one of the most horrific angles (and that ain't hyperbole) ever--Eddiesplotation. What was that, you might ask? Well, here's a link to it: http://wrestlecrap.com/inductions/eddiesplotation-2006-gooker-award-winner/. If you go by Konnan's word, Vince McMahon (who had all the power) was the only one who wanted to do the angle--even Stephanie and Triple H (which is saying something, given some of the stuff they've been involved in) didn't want to do it. Hell, Vince Russo probably would have thought it was a bad idea...

And take a wild guess as to who was one of those involved in the angle (and who finally put his foot down and refused to do it anymore)? Chris Benoit. How horrible does that look in hindsight (hell, it couldn't have helped his mental state any, IMO--by all accounts, he never got over Eddie's death), given what would happen in 2007?
 
What if Mick Foley won at WrestleMania 2000?
What if Ric Flair beat Edge to win the WWE championship in that TLC match they had on Raw?
What if Hulk Hogan went through with the planned program with Jake Roberts in 1986?
What if WWE didn't botch Randy Orton's face turn in 2004?
What if Booker T won at WrestleMania 19?
 
Dragon Unleashed Year 2: November
Turning Point 2011

Bryan Danielson (c) d. Austin Aries, Jesse Sorensen and Kid Kash in a Four-Way Match for the TNA X-Division Championship

Danielson once again retains the X-Division title.

Survivor Series 2011

Venue: Madison Square Garden
Attendance: 17,000
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Jerry Lawler/Booker T​

(Dark: Big Show d. Mark Henry by DQ)

Zack Ryder d. Ted DiBiase (c) for the WWE United States Championship

The Long Island Iced Z tries one more time to get the US title from Ted DiBiase, managing to fight off the Fortunate and rolling DiBiase up in the opening bout. Woo! Woo! Woo!

Beth Phoenix (c) d. Eve Torres in a Lumberjill Match for the WWE Divas Championship

OTL Match.

The Empire (Wade Barrett/Sheamus/Drew McIntyre/Mason Ryan/Jinder Mahal) d. Team Orton (Randy Orton/Kofi Kingston/Sin Cara/Santino Marella/John Morrison) in a 5-on-5 Survivor Series Match

The Empire expands to include additional muscle in Mason Ryan (Welsh rep! Anyone remember the United Kingdom storyline from WWE '12? Why wasn't he in that?) and "Ambassador of India" Jinder Mahal. Orton constructs a team of babyfaces to meet them. Santino scores the first win, taking out Jinder with the Cobra only to be met by the Colossus of Cardiff. Ryan ends up tossing him and Sin Cara around, sending both men out himself before being beating by Kofi and JoMo teaming up.

Things even up here and while McIntyre eliminates Kofi, Morrison takes him out as well. Sheamus and Barrett work together to eliminate Morrison and then Orton, leaving the two standing as the survivors for the Empire.

Heath Slater (c) d. Cody Rhodes for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Another surprise babyface win for Slater, holding his own against Cody and keeping with the E Minor.

CM Punk (c) d. Alberto del Rio for the WWE Championship
John Cena/The Rock d. The Miz/R-Truth


Two more OTL matches, though Punk is defending this time.
 
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Dragon Unleashed Year 2: December
Final Resolution 2011

Bryan Danielson (c) d. Kid Kash for the TNA X-Division Championship

Keeping the ball rolling for Danielson. Like, maybe he didn't amount to as much in TNA as expected (then again, it's TNA, they'd have wasted him eventually anyway) but this is still the good shit.

TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2011

Venue: 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance: 10,000
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Jerry Lawler​

(Dark: Joe Hennig d. Windham Rotunda)

The Fortunate Sons explode! DiBiase forces the two to wrestle each other to see which one gets to stay (though I think Hennig had dropped down to NXT around the same time) and which one is dropped. Have fun in Florida, Windham! Maybe try out that Axel Mulligan bit, that's money!

...What was I booking again? Oh yeah!

Zack Ryder (c) d. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE United States Championship

OTL match, though Zack is now the defending champ rather than the guy chasing.

The Empire (Sheamus/Drew McIntyre) (c) d. Booker T/Kevin Nash in a Tables Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

The Empire face off against the veterans. Booker has had enough of the Empire and wants to make an example of them, so he brings in Big Daddy Cool to help. However, Nash gets Brogue Kicked through a table and while Book manages to Book End McIntyre through one, he still falls to the High Cross.

Beth Phoenix (c) d. Kelly Kelly for the WWE Divas Championship

OTL match.

Wade Barrett (c) d. Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship

And Barrett gets a big win against Hunter. Hunter does get in some Pedigrees on Mahal and Ryan, but he also falls to the Wasteland after a gang up by McIntyre and Sheamus.

Randy Orton d. Jack Swagger

Fuck it, give Orton a match. We got plenty of spare time. RKO to Swagger gets him the win.

Big Show d. Mark Henry in a Chairs Match

OTL mistake.

Heath Slater (c) d. Justin Gabriel in a Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Two former Nexus teammates and close friends facing off for the IC strap. It's mainly a spot match, with the storytelling mainly being friendly competition with the drama ramping up as the match draws to a close. A missed 450 from the top of the ladder costs Gabriel, giving Slater the time to unhook the belt and keep.

CM Punk (c) d. Alberto del Rio and the Miz in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for the WWE Championship

And one more OTL match to end off 2011.
 
Hee's a nice bit of a POD. What if Nick Patrick correctly does the fast count like he's meant to at Starrcade 97, rather than listening to Hogan's instructions and doing a regular count? Friction with Hogan in WCW earlier than OTL sounds nice
 
Hee's a nice bit of a POD. What if Nick Patrick correctly does the fast count like he's meant to at Starrcade 97, rather than listening to Hogan's instructions and doing a regular count? Friction with Hogan in WCW earlier than OTL sounds nice
Even better, what if Nick rats him out to Dr. Schiller when Hogan tries to retaliate?
 
To answer, there is gonna be a TL based around the starting point of Starrcade '97, but it won't really involve Nick Patrick.

Funny thing is, I tend to go with Jim Cornette's opinion on the Nick Patrick count incident, which is that Patrick already counted slow normally, so that was a "fast count" for him.
 
Dragon Unleashed Year 2: January
Genesis 2012

Bryan Danielson (c) d. Austin Aries, Kid Kash and Zema Ion in a Four Corners Elimination Match for the TNA X-Division Championship

Keep the defenses going.

Royal Rumble 2012

Venue: Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance: 18,121
Announce Team: Michael Cole/Jerry Lawler/Booker T​

Heath Slater (c) (w/Brodus Clay) d. Yoshi Tatsu for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

Slater starts things off here, keeping after a Smash Hit to Yoshi. His recent successes have allowed him to hire a bodyguard, which brings Brodus back into things.

The Big Show/Mark Henry d. The Empire (Sheamus/Drew McIntyre) (c) in a Steel Cage Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship

Barrett gets kept out via the cage, the two giants taking the tag straps from the Empire. There's some tense words exchanged between the Empire, Sheamus storming off on his one.

Beth Phoenix (c) d. Kharma for the WWE Divas Championship

Grabbing a match from the Reign of Punk to fill a spot here.

John Cena vs. Kane (Double Count-Out)
CM Punk (c) d. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Championship
Chris Jericho Wins the Royal Rumble


Two OTL matches and a mostly OTL Rumble with flipped results. McIntyre joined in place of Barrett and he took the chance to turn on Sheamus, sending him out before Jericho dumps him out.

CHRIS JERICHO HAS WON THE ROYAL RUMBLE MATCH! We got CHRIS JERICHO vs. CM Punk at WrestleMania!
 
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