Friday 25 March 2016

Creative Has Got Nothing For You: Number 3 Paige

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Is it her house?.......

     Welcome one and all to another edition of Creative has got nothing for you, a series which looks at various wwe superstars and divas who many fans feel are being misused while trying to give potential stories for each superstar to get back on track to becoming a force in the sport. Today, we take a look at the former anti diva Paige who has lost a tonne of momentum since her debut on the main roster in 2014. From getting demolished by The Bellas to becoming an afterthought in The Divas Revolution, things need to change for Paige and I just might have the answer..... So let us waste no more time and try to figure out what would be best for business.

                               Changes: Introducing Paige's new manager...........

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        Oh yes, you see if Paige is to recover from her better slump, what better way to make her a badass again that allowing her to become the first ever Paul Heyman Girl. Think about it, Paige originally stood for everything a typical Diva was not, she was the anti diva, it was not glitz and glamour, it was Paige Turners and ass whoopings damn it! With the endorsement of Paul Heyman as a manager, Paige could return to her roots as the Anti Diva who runs through the current roster. Plus, imagine the promos of Heyman ripping on all the barbie dolls of the division, imagine Heyman running down The Bellas or Rosa Mendes or Eva Marie if she makes it to the current roster. The potential for a feud involving the first ever Paul Heyman girl is quite high and Paige could be the perfect candidate for that experiment.

Feud 1: Natalya

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Can you believe she only held this belt once?

      Natalya, the only diva on the roster who can be given nothing but still put on one hell of a match while maintaining  credibility. I feel WWE really missed the boat on Natalya but that's a story for another time. So as mentioned previously, Paige should tear through the divas who are simply just there on the roster. The likes of Alicia Fox, Tamina Summer Rae all come to mind. You could through Brie Bella in there too as she is on her way out of the company so she might aswell put over talent which is sticking around. Anyways, Paige finally finds a roadblock in Natalya, the Diva who can out wrestle Paige, the Diva who can beat her and The Veteran Diva on the roster who will not be beaten so easily. Paige continually calls out Natalya, noting the failures of members of the Hart Family when it comes to gold besides Bret, brining up that Paige one the championship more in one year than Nattie has her whole career.

 Heyman really lays into Nattie, claining that she is a dinosaur among the crop of current Divas, her time has past her by. She ,ight have experience on her side but she will have no answer to The Rampaige or the PTO. The pay per view comes around with both women having a great match. Nattie locks int he sharpshooter before Paige powers out hitting a superkick which sets up a Rampaige for the victory. With this victory, Paige has killed off the last of what she sees as the Divas and now turns her attention to championship gold in the form of the Divas Championship.

                                Feud 2: Sasha Banks

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      The Divas championship is held by none other than The Boss, Sasha Banks. The future of the business who will without question carry this division for the next couple of years. Things are looking bright for the Divas as Banks in not afraid of Paige nor her recent streak. Paige laughs off the threat of Banks by reminding her that before she was tearing it up in NXT with Becky and Charlotte, it was Paige who was the first ever NXT Women's Champion. Obviously, Banks is the babyface by this time while Paige is clearly the heel. Paige berates Banks week after week with cheap attacks and a barrage of insults. We want to keep Banks as strong as possible as she is the face of the division so before the PPV, Banks is assaulted backstage by the challenger who injures Bank's arm.

 It makes sense as Banks needs her arms to lock in the Bank Statement and it also softens her up for the PTO. Coming into the match for the title, Sasha has her hand heavily taped up, she is a wounded animal and Paige smells blood. From the beginning it is a systematic breakdown of Banks by Paige who zeroes in on the injured arm of the champion. Back and forth they battle before Paige finds herself locked in the Bank Statement. However, Sasha does not have the strength to lock in the move fully so Paige battles out laying her out with a superkick before locking in the PTO. Banks struggles, fighting for all she has but in the end succumbs to the pain as her hand is too hurt to continue. She taps outs and Paige is crowned the new champion while both women look like warriors coming out of this match.

                          Feud 3: Bayley

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Please Vince do not screw this up

       Having defeated the champion, Paige gets to work building a credible reign as champion. The Divas championship is replaced by the newly reinstated Women's Championship while Paige knocks back challengers such as Becky Lynch and Charlotte. Heyman proudly boasts of his client's conquering of the division while asking is there anyone left? Can anyone stand up to the might of the champion? Cue Bayley's music, the most lovable character in all of wrestling and the closest thing WWE has to another John Cena. Sasha may carry the division but Bayley will surely be the most popular Diva of the next few years if she is provided with good feuds. Obviously, Paige scoffs at the sight of this squeaky clean happy go lucky clueless buffoon who thinks she is championship material. Paige offers Bayley the championship match while extending her arms for a hug, overjoyed Bayley goes to hug Paige but gets planted with The Rampaige.

 A tag match is set for later in the night as Paige and Charlotte take on Bayley and Sasha Banks. Bayley shocks the WWE Universe by pinning the champion with a small package that night. Paige is furious she cannot believe that Bayley had pinned her in the middle of the ring. The next week Paige takes on Sasha Banks in a singles match, the referee is knocked out during the match so Paige goes to the outside to grab a chair from ringside. Bayley rushes to ringside grqbbing the chair, allowing Banks to pin the champion. The champion has been beaten twice in two weeks after going undefeated for months on her path to the championsip. Slowly but surely, the once calm and composed champion is starting to show signs of cracking. This innocent fun loving girl Bayley is making the champions' skin crawl and makes her sick to her stomach.

 Paige lays out Bayley after a match and lets her know exactly what she thinks of her. I was born into this, I wrestle , my mother wrestles, my sister wrestles, my brother wrestles, this is in my blood, I have been doing this for years, I was doing this when you were playing with your dolls, I am the real deal, I am the champion and placing the belt next to the face of Bayley, Paige states "this is the closest you will ever get to the women's championship".
 It all comes to a head at the pay per view, Paige may be confident on the outside but she is not going to understimate her opponent, Bayley had pinned Paige, Bayley has cost her a match against Sasha Banks, Paige would not lose what matters most to her, the title. Flanked by Heyman the champion enters the ring staring down her challenger. For the majority of the match, Paige taunts Bayley at every chance she gets.

 Slaps to the head, kicks to the face screaming insults, everything including the kitchen sink. Time after Time, Bayley fires up, she will not stay down. frustration builds for the champion, a Paige Turner is not enough and Bayley kicks out of The Rampaige. It is time for the PTO but Paige cannot lock it in, no matter how hard she tries, Bayley is not going down. Paige stands on the top rope. Playing possum Bayley rises from the mat to deliver a second rope Bayley to Belly 1.....2.......3  New Champion and new star made in the shape of Bayley. Paige was an annoying heel this whole match who finally paid for all her trash talk. The better woman won and Bayley overcame the odds.

      Thus, brings an end to another session of Creative has nothing for you, Paige is only 23 years of age and is a two time champion. She has plenty of years left and is a good wrestler. By giving her Heyman, she could become better on the mic and she could really benefit from being the first ever Paul Heyman Girl. Plus, she has always been better as a heel/tweener. Going back to her roots could really help her connect with fans once more instead of being stuck in multi women matches at Mania against the likes of Lana. I hope you enjoyed this edition and I look forward to seeing you next time!

Wednesday 16 March 2016

Creative Has Got Nothing For You: Number 2 Bray Wyatt

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     Welcome one and all to the second edition of creative has got nothing for you, a series dedicated to highlighting superstars who are being misused and providing them with potential feuds so that they may reach the heights that we all know they could if booked properly. Tonight's edition looks at the eater of worlds, Bray Wyatt. You could trace the decline of Wyatt back to Wrestlemania 30 where he faced John Cena but Wyatt has never had much credibility when it has come to feuds. Wyatt is portrayed as an upper card heel but he never beats any of the top stars, it has been beaten like a drum and that is not including his tag matches with Wyatt Family members. Bray was beaten by Cena, beaten by Roman, beaten by Undertaker and in all likelihood, when the day comes, be beaten by Brock Lesnar. Well,  the challenge is simple for this edition: How do we make Bray great once more?

Feud  1:  Randy Orton
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      First, let's set the scene, Bray is going to need a few adjustments before being ready for the proposed feuds in this section. The first change for Bray is becoming a face rather than a fully fledged heel. Wyatt has teased turning face on at least two separate occasions against The Authority, having grown stale as a heel, I feel it is time to pull the trigger on a face turn for The Wyatt Family leader. The random attacks on superstars will also cease, there is a clear focus for Wyatt, that is the world championship. Wyatt will not take orders from anyone, including The Authority and Triple H. Wyatt wants the title but he has to work his way towards Triple H and standing in his way, is the returning Randy Orton. Orton is so much better as a heel, and with the lack of current main event heel talent, it is almost certain Randy will fill the role as the main heel opposing Roman Reigns as I don't think they are ever going to turn Ambrose at this stage. A freshly returned Orton looks at Wyatt and laughs, claiming that Bray does not have what it takes to make it to the top of the WWE. As this is the so-called Reality Era, Bray will not be a cookie cutter babyface but rather an anti hero who blurs the lines between fact and fiction. Using Wyatt's promo abilities, Bray can anger Orton through taunts of his failure of drug policies, his divorce and his friendship with the Game.

 Week after week, Wyatt's character morphs from the eater of worlds to a man who believes that he is the only pure being in the company, the light in a world of darkness, the white where all else is black. Bray is already over with the audience and so many are dying to see a face turn for the character so this feud would not be difficult to set up. You could use subtle little touches to add to Wyatt's turn so as distancing himself from the family as he wants to beat Orton on his own or having Orton get the heat on Wyatt by punting members of the Wyatt Family. Regardless of the method, it builds towards a match between Orton and Bray with Bray emerging victorious by beating Orton clean in the middle of the ring. From the very beginning of the turn, you have Bray look good coming out of the blocks and he has beaten a top star in the WWE on his own, without distractions and without cheating. Wyatt is gaining momentum as he continues to pursuit what he feels is rightfully his destiny.

                                                     Feud 2: Triple H
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  With Triple H's running buddy Orton out of the way, Wyatt turns his attention to the man who likes to call all the shots on Raw, Triple H. Assuming this takes place after Mania, Triple H no longer has the championship but Wyatt still wants to take down The Game for he sees Triple H as everything that is wrong with the company. Mixing reality with feuds is nothing new for Wyatt, he feuded with Cena over the idea that Cena was the ideal role model for every person who watched WWE(an idea that they push down our throats every time we see the man) and also with Roman Reigns because of the "Anyone But You"feud(which was connected to the fact that the fans wanted anyone as champion except Reigns as we felt it was too soon for such a push). Here the idea is simple, Bray believes that Triple H is the source of all the problems, the bully who needs to be taught a lesson, if Bray is to advance in his quest for the title, he must destroy everything that Triple H stands for.

 Bray will not be a sheep in the flock so he challenges The Game to a match where The Authority must disband forever if Bray defeats Triple H at the pay per view. The match is billed as a no holds barred match/street fight/extreme rules match(who cares? they are all the same match right?). Bray and Triple H battle all over the arena using chairs tables, kendo sticks, you name it and they use it. Triple H hits a pedigree on Bray but Wyatt powers out at 2 to the shock and surprise of The Cerebral Assassin. As all else has failed, Triple H opts for his last resort, the trusty sledgehammer. Attempting to knock Wyatt's brains all over the floor, The Game misses and is caught for a sister Abigail for the victory. Bray has pinned Triple H, another impressive notch in his belt and the momentum for Wyatt has been building solidly for months now. It is time for the title match.

 Feud Number 3:  Roman Reigns

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     Following an impressive victory over Triple H at Mania, Reigns was to become the top face of the company. All his hard work and determination had paid off, he had beaten the man who had tormented him for so long and it was an incredible journey but he was champion now, and he thought the people were behind him every step of the way. However, as Reigns traveled from city to city , the boos and jeers from the crowds started affecting the new champion. He wasn't getting the respect he deserved from the people so he turned his back on them, including his brother Dean Ambrose. Reigns had found his calling a the top heel in the company, he had no respect for anything or anyone. Conquering the likes of his brother Ambrose and John Cena, it seems nobody can stop ournew world champion. Enter Bray Wyatt, who has toppled Randy Orton and Triple H int he past few months, enter the man who week after week, the fans have gotten more behind him due to his promo abilities and the fact that it is something new in the main event. Wyatt wants the gold, he wants to be the champion.

 Reigns wants respect and if Wyatt won't respect him , he will beat respect into him.Wyatt notes the similarities between Reigns and The Rock, criticizing Reigns for being the chosen one due to family connections and criticizing The Rock for claiming he would never ever leave the fans again but Hollywood came calling and The Rock is nowhere to be seen. Wyatt ends his promos by stating, you might think you are the chosen one the powers that be believe that you are the chosen one but this Sunday you will be looking at a real god as I tear you limb from limb. Thus, the stage is set for a showdown between Wyatt and Reigns for the title with Reigns being the heel and Wyatt being the face. Wyatt's journey culminates with Bray pinning Roman Reigns in the middle of the ring to end Reign's dominant run as champion. Due to pinning the likes of the former Evolution members, Wyatt finally had credibility to his name, Wyatt could regain most of if not all the momentum he had lost during his feuds with Undertaker and Cena, placing Reigns in the heel badass champion role is perfect as if anyone is to take Reigns seriously, he needs to turn heel, the fans will love to hate him and he can express how he truly feels, he will not have to sit and smile while 90% of the audience are telling him to shut his mouth and go away. With the championship win, you have a new top star  in Bray Wyatt, you could continue the series with Roman, you could have the match between him and Brock, there are a lot of possibilities arising from Wyatt's title win but that is a discussion for another time..

            I hope you have enjoyed this little fantasy booking session, what would you do? What would you keep? What would you change? Should Wyatt turn face? Should Wyatt stay heel? Feel free to comment and let me know what you thought. I am the Seanomaniac and I will see you all later for more reviews!

Monday 14 March 2016

Creative Has Got Nothing For You: Number 1 Tyler Breeze

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     Welcome one and all to a series I like to call creative has nothing for you, a series which will take a look at many WWE superstars who in the fans' eyes are being misused or treated poorly. The goal of this series is to suggest potential feuds for the superstar in question in order for them to regain momentum and potentially become a star. I thought it was appropriate for the first edition to take a look at a superstar who never even had a chance on the main roster, Tyler Breeze.

     After his debut feud with Dolph Ziggler, it seems the only thing that Breeze can get is heat from everyone backstage. Squash matches and rumors of backstage politicking have left Breeze at the very bottom of WWE, it looks as if Prince Pretty would struggle to fight his way out of a wet paper bag but fear not, loyal wrestling fans as we will now try and rebuild Tyler Breeze as a credible competitor to any championship with three simple feuds.

Feud Number 1 : Sami Zayn

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      In WWE, nothing is ever for 100% sure unless it involves John Cena and to a lesser extent, Roman Reigns. However, it is clear to see that Breeze will have no important match as we edge closer to the grandest stage of them all. He could be either a participant in the Andre Memorial battle royal or simply a body in the rumored ladder match for the Intercontinental Title match. Regardless of the match, the odds of Breeze winning are slim to none so let's look towards after Wrestlemania. After Mania, Zayn has defeated his rival Kevin Owens for the title while Owens is being moved to the main event as the company is severely lacking in main even heel talent. To establish Breeze as a major player to watch in the future, Breeze attacks Zayn the next night on Raw, proclaiming that he is the greatest wrestler to ever come out of NXT, not Zayn. For weeks leading up until the PPV, Breeze will use mind games and underhanded tactics to gain the advantage over Zayn, pinning him in multi man matches or his partner(It is up to you).

 At Extreme Rules, Zayn and Breeze battle it out in the opening match, setting the tone for the rest of the night as they tear the house down for 15 minutes. Breeze attempts a supermodel kick but it is reversed into the exploder suplex by Zayn who follows it up with the helluva kick for the win. Frustrated and in denial, Breeze cannot accept the fact that he was bested by everyone's favorite redhead so in order to gain the attention of Zayn, Breezes goes after his friend and frequent tag team partner Neville, injuring him in the process, taking him off tv. This could be a good thing for Neville as he is constantly placed in random tag matches on television so missing a few weeks won't do him any harm. Disgusted by Breeze's acts, Zayn accepts the challenge of Prince Pretty and they battle on pay per view once more. These two know each other inside out by the time this match comes around and it seems no matter what Breeze does, he cannot keep Zayn down. Zayn throws Breeze to the corner for his finish but Breeze grabs the referee pulling him in front of him.

 The referee is down as Breeze grabs his selfie stick and whacks Zayn over the head, Zayn is not moving and the referee counts the pin. A new champion has been born in Tyler Breeze as he walks to the top of the ramp and reveals that his his selfie stick was a concealed lead pipe. Simple booking right here, the heel cheats to win and everyone wants to see the babyface kick his ass. Breeze could simply win with a handful of tights but I like the idea of the selfie stick being used as a weapon and it would not be hard to hide that it is a lead pipe, considering it is usually wrapped in feathers. So it is time for the blow off match, Breeze vs Zayn number three to decide who is the champion. Breeze squirms at every turn, declaring he beat Zayn and there is no need for the match to take place as he is the greatest superstar to ever come out of NXT. Zayn explains he has a rematch clause but also he doesn't want any cheap tricks by Breeze this time so Zayn declares that it will be a ladder match for the title(Or a selfie stick on a pole match if your name rhymes with Rince Vusso).

 A ladder match between these two would be great, I cannot describe any key spots in the match because I am sure these guys would blow away anything I could think of. So as we have Zayn and Breeze battle for the belt high above the ring, Zayn looks as if he has the belt, its within his grasp but Breeze sends Zayn tumbling to the outside. Breeze stands atop the ladder, still the Intercontinental Champion. Both men come out of this feud looking  better than they did to begin with, Zayn beats the hell out of Breeze for tormenting Neville while Breeze looks strong in the fans' eyes as he is still champion, he was by no means a dominant victor, he did not crush or bury Zayn, Breeze simply survived.

        Feud Number 2 : Neville
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         The night after stealing the show in an incredible ladder match with Sami Zayn, Tyler Breeze is on cloud nine, he is the champion and the greatest superstar to ever come out of  NXT. Breeze's celebration is interrupted by none other than the returning Neville who comes out of the crowd, attacking the champion who leaves that ring quicker than Drew Carey leaving the Royal Rumble(Bonus Points for a Hall of Famer joke). Neville has returned after being injured at the hands of Breeze and he wants Breeze and he wants the title. In the weeks building up to the pay per view, Breeze attacks Neville verbally in interviews calling him short and making fun of Neville's look as there is nobody more vain in the world than Prince Pretty. (Perhaps Breeze could dust off the paper bag treatment, placing one on Neville's head?). However, whenever the two meet inside the ring, Breeze is constantly undermined by Neville who's pace and athletic ability exceeds Breeze.

Before their match at the pay per view, Breeze gives an interview where he is asked about tonight's title defense. So Breeze states he will beat Neville tonight etc etc, but the two key lines that Breeze notes are that 1:" He is the greatest superstar to ever come out of NXT" and 2 "that Neville is not the only one with a surprise or two". The commentators play up the fact that Breeze says he has something new for Neville, pondering what it could be as the match begins. To keep Neville grounded, Breeze targets the right knee of Neville, Breeze is relentless in his assault of the knee, imagine everything from the figure four on the ring post to stomping on the leg. Neville is like a wounded animal but he musters a comeback which sets up for The Red Arrow. It connects but Neville cannot capitalize as his knee is preventing him from making the pin, he crawls over to Breeze's broken body placing an arm over him 1...2.. Breeze grabs the rope and Neville has to break the hold. Neville had Breeze beaten had it not been for the ropes.

Neville decides to risk it all ascending to the top rope. Neville goes for the dragonrana which connects on Breeze but Breeze rolls through into a single leg Boston crab, a move adopted from his mentor Lance Storm which he regularly used in NXT but nobody has really seen it or drawn attention to the move on the main roster. The announcers realize that this was what Breeze was talking about, a new submission move to take down Neville. Neville crawls and crawls edging closer to the ropes but Breeze drags him to the center of the ring meaning there is no escape for the man gravity forgot. Neville taps as Breeze walks away as the champion. Once more, both competitors come out looking strong from the feud, Neville has build up a repetition as a courageous fighter and daredevil with the fans while Breeze continues to be an obnoxious pain in the ass who the fans want to see get killed before their very eyes.

   Feud Number 3 : Finn Balor
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      If you haven't guessed by now, you might have noticed I love stories which make sense, that happen for a reason and help superstars become established and look good even in defeat. Remember how Breeze would continually mention he was the best superstar to ever come out of NXT? Yeah there was a reason for that and that reason is Finn Balor. So Prince Pretty has conquered Zayn and Neville, there is no other former face NXT wrestlers to challenge him for his Intercontinental Title. Enter The Demon Finn Balor and the rest basically writes itself. Balor has a problem with Breeze saying that he is the best to ever come out of NXT, and wants a match to see if Breeze can back up what he has been saying for months.

 Balor debuts preferably in a big WWE town/city to a monster pop from the audience as the crowd and the internet almost wets itself as Balor is on the main roster and he is going for the Intercontinental Title. The explanation for Balor going for the Intercontinental Title is it would be wrong to push him straight to the top, I would disagree with putting him in the main event from the start, let him build up his fans and some credibility first. Anyways, Tyler is livid as another NXT star has gotten in the way of his quest to become the greatest of all time. Breeze continues building up wins with his new finisher, the single leg boston crab as more and more, allowing the move to get over with the audience. Finally, the pay per view comes, Demon Balor makes his entrance as the fans goes crazy in anticipation for the title match. Breeze enters the arena second as a champion always should, looking confident the entire way down to the ring. Breeze has a game plan, Balor is quick and has a lot of kicks but he is not that good on one leg. Balor dominates Breeze, Breeze is backed into the corner as he cannot find an opening to attack the leg of Balor. Balor executes his signature offense, setting up for a somersault plancha  over the top rope. Breeze dodges as Balor lands on his feet, eating a chop block in the process.

 Breeze has his opening and you can bet he is not going to waste his chance. Breaking down Balor, Breeze mocks his challenger with repeated kicks to the head. This fires up the challenger who reigns hell upon Breeze, shotgun dropkick in the corner and its coup de grace time. Balor goes for it but Breeze evades and locks in the single leg Boston Crab. The crowd are chanting please don't tap at Balor as Breeze is sure the match is over. Balor reaches for the rope but Breeze drags him back, Balor is fading and he is fading fast. Getting strength from what little he has left, Balor reaches the ropes. Breeze is in shock who sets up for the beauty shot Balor dodges and the referee is out cold. Breeze hits the unprettier  and looks at the downed referee. Seizing the opportunity, Breeze grabs the selfie stick, he is going to smash Balor over the head. However, it is not Breeze's night as Breeze misses and eats a Pele Kick from Balor. Finn goes onto the top rope and hits the coup de grace for the win. Finn is the new champion, an instant star on the main roster is born and while Breeze may not be the champion anymore, he certainly has established himself with a credible program that has spanned a number of months that included a lot of great matches.

         So what did you all think?  Was it too NXT centered ? Did it make sense? Did you enjoy reading through ? Could Breeze be booked better by creative? Could you do it better ? Who do you want to see next?
 All comments and feedback is appreciated as well as criticism!