It starts at Survivor Series in the Vince/Taker Buried Alive match. (This is really currently planned) Taker looks to have the match won when Steph cracks him in the back of the head with a head shovel. Her and Vince then throw him in the ground and bury him. Tgis allows Taker off T.V for some months.
On SD! the next week, Steph explains how she had much more power being Daddys Little Girl and being on Vince's good side hs much more benefits. She couldnt leave the buisness and this was the only way back in. Vince then says she madethe right decision and he's giving her back the GM position. He then calls out Heyman. Vince thanks him and tells him to go back to being an agent and basically fres him. Heyman begins laughing. He explains how he signed a guaranteed contract to be GM until Wrestlemania and theres nothing Vince can do about it.
This sets up a Vince/Stephanie vs. Heyman feud. A Sports Entertainment vs. Wrestling feud. Vince coud have his usual suporters while Heyman could have a lot of former ECW guys.
As for Taker he would return as the Dead Man, and take Vince out once and for all before taking out Kane at Wrestlemania XX in what should be his final match.
Originally posted by fuelinjectedUndertaker can beat Brock and Big Show but he's going to get buried alive by Vince and Stephanie. Oh what a message.
Of course it makes perfect sense: A McMahon and his daughter are infinately more powerful in the ring than a former amateur champion who is the current World Champ and a 500 pound giant who is the US Champ. Sure, its an insult to people's intelligence to even suggest Eddy Guerrero were to go over either of those wrestlers one on one, but its just a minor supension of disbelief to have the man who went over the US and World Champ in one match lose to a McMahon and Daughter.
I have absolutely no problems with this proposed scenario. Firs tof all, it gets rid of Taker for four months. Secondly, it turns Steph heel-which is much more bearable than face SuperSteph. This leaves a spot open for, potentially, a face Paul Heyman as a foil. Thirdly, it leads to what could be a huge-drawing final blow-off between old-style 'Taker-who will be awesome to see again-and new-style Kane. And fourth, it's a retirement angle. For a guy who really should retire.
And I have to say that the only people making those connections (Taker beat Brock and Show but got put down by the McMahons) will be the guys or girls desperately trying to pick holes in the booking. It won't send any message to the fans whatsoever, other than "Dang, those McMahons sure are nasty".
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Originally posted by oldschoolhero And fourth, it's a retirement angle. For a guy who really should retire.
Outside of Foley (who is borderline at best), how many times have they gone through retirement angles for wrestlers and then the wrestlers actually stay retired for longer than 2 months? I'd live with it if it was guaranteed that Taker would disappear for good after Mania, but I doubt he's going away anytime soon. Unless they are dead, blackballed, or physically unable to get in the ring (and in some cases, that doesn't matter), wrestlers don't go away.
(edited by redsoxnation on 26.10.03 1111) The Public Demands: Fire Grady Little or Else.
I'm sorry, but any "idea for the future of SD" that revolves around McMahon's and other sundry non-wrestlers is a bad idea.
A better idea would be to push guys like Eddie, Hardy, and Cena up the card, not jobbing arguably your best team (TWGTT) to a returning comedy team, making Angle a serious wrestler (i.e. not so dependent on comedy promos), utilizing the cruisers,and not making Taker this unstoppable force at the expense of your younger guys (like Cena & Brock). Not "Steph & Vince team up to feud w/ Heyman." Even though they'd use wrestlers to carry the feud, they end up playing second fiddle to the non-wrestlers.
There's no way Stephanie's ever taking herself off TV for any considerable length of time unless HHH knocks her up. She's gotta justify those gazongas somehow and playing TV star is her way.
I love Vince's performance (I WILL STRIKE DOWN THE FACE OF DEFIANCE!) but as great as he is, he always ends up dominating the main feuds and programs. It's time for another Vince sabbatical. It seems with him he either has to be off TV or the main focus, he can't just take a minor supporting role.
Also, I'm calling a Paul Heyman vs Stephanie McMahon match by the end of 2003, so they can really humiliate Heyman by having him job to Steph.
The Rumble 1992 is, IMHO, in discussion as one of the best PPV's of all time, let alone Rumble. The commentary is the best you will hear. Monsoon even subtly references the history Flair has with folks ("Barbarian doesn't like Flair")