Booking WWE: SummerSlam edition -- A Revolution is Coming


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Let me just start by saying I have no sources. This is simply how proper booking should be done. It's unfortunate that people are paid to spew out the garbage that comes across our television screens over and over again. However, something in recent years has changed. Someone new showed up in the main event and he brought some people back with him.

And it was entertaining.

I'm talking about CM Punk, of course, and how WWE was back in the mainstream again this past year. Now, a little over a year later, we are on the verge of something that could be great but needs to be properly be booked.

Here's how it all goes down at Summerslam in this edition of Booking WWE.

So let's start out with the YouTube Pre-Show Event:


United States Championship: Antonio Cesaro vs Santino Marella

Antonio Cesaro is someone to look forward to as a wrestling fan. Santino Marella is a comedy act who is holding one of five championships recognized by WWE. Cesaro may be new to some fans, but he is a very nice addition to the roster and has been a bright spot on Smackdown of late. It doesn't hurt that Santino's big backing of fan support has taken a few steps back lately, so taking the title off a stale character and putting it on a fresh one helps the United States title go over just as Cesaro would. Outcome: Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana) defeats Santino Marella via awesomeness and becomes the new United States Champion.


And after, get this, some promos shown by WWE, we finally arrive at the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) of the summer: SummerSlam. All the lights and big wigs in Hollywood are packing the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, eagerly awaiting what stupid thing Charlie Sheen might actually do (I kid, I kid). But in the atmosphere of the arena, there is a feeling that something important is going to happen tonight. No one knows, but the wheels have already been in motion right in front of our faces. Paths will be crossed and worlds will collide tonight. Here's how I see the night going match-wise before my thoughts on the original premise: the Revolution.

  • Kane defeats Daniel Bryan.Charlie Sheen will end up ring-side to cause a distraction, the crowd will chant YES! and D-Bry will continue down the crazy NO! path.
  • The Prime Time Playas (with AW MILLIONS! OF! DOLLARS!) defeat Those Face Black Guys Kofi Kingston and R-Truth to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions.
  • Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) defeats Chris Jericho in a fantastic match. Ziggler establishes himself at the main event level with this showing, and Jericho puts him over like only Chris Jericho could.
  • Layla defeats (insert WWE Diva). I've said too much on this subject.
  • Damien Sandow defeats Brodus Clay and has rid the WWE of at least one ignoramus. We were lucky to have OUR MARTYR grace us with his presence, and he showed the proper manners only Damien Sandow can show. You're welcome.
  • In a decent match, Alberto Del Rio defeats Sheamus via distraction by Ricardo Rodriguez and scissors' kick to the head to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. After the match has ended (reminiscent of what Randy Orton did last year to Christian at SummerSlam) Sheamus leaves Del Rio for dead and then we hear "I'M HERE TO SHOW THE WORLD!" Dolph Ziggler runs down to hit the Zig Zag on Del Rio and becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion.
  • CM Punk pins the Big Show to retain the WWE Championship. Big Show hit Cena with a WMD outside the ring, but Punk hit a headkick on Big Show followed by a Macho Man tribute Elbow Drop off the top rope.
  • In the main event, Brock Lesnar goes over Triple H. Big Show made an appearance coming down the ramp before John Cena made his way out just to get hit with a WMD. CM Punk also got involved, nailing Trips with a head kick that allows Brock Lesnar to deliver an F-5 for the pin. After the match, Triple H and Cena are lying on their backs in the middle of the ring with Punk, Show, Lesnar, and Paul Heyman standing over them. Punk has a microphone and says just a few words that mean so very much: "There's a revolution coming, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. Pipe bomb."

Now I said something about a revolution going down, didn't I? Well, if the main event is any indication in my booking world, it sets up future storylines for something WWE hasn't experienced in some time. But before we get ahead of ourselves, here's the line of thinking for the co-main and main event matches on the card.

Having Punk get the pin on Show allows that storyline to somewhat end, and it keeps Cena from taking a pin via Punk. The slow burn of Punk is in full swing, but it jumps from 10 to 125 mph during the main event. Now, I am pretty confident that Brock Lesnar and Triple H can have a very entertaining street fight-style match, for the record. Show (with an iron-clad contract) comes down and attacks Triple H, which draws out Cena to try and even the score. This draws out Punk and while he comes down, Cena eats a WMD. Punk slides in and while he squares up to kick Show, he turns and hits the headkick on "The Game" that has him fall into a picture-perfect F-5 from Lesnar, who finally gains some legitimate heel heat.

A new heel faction is born.

Lesnar has the limited amount of dates thing, so correctly managing them for proper booking is key in this area; he's booked for the go-home RAW and the night-after RAW of SummerSlam, so he can conceivably be going away until Survivor Series or WrestleMania 29. In this case, the character of Paul Heyman comes back to our television screens to be Lesnar's mouthpiece and be associated with hottest guy on the roster. Punk's infamous shoot promo work had him go off on how he's "a Paul Heyman guy," and now with his heel turn in full swing he can finally be the lead of a legitimate faction and get the exposure he needs.

I'm not saying this will have as big of an impact as some other factions have had when formed, but this stable of Big Show and CM Punk joining Brock Lesnar (managed by the returning character of Paul Heyman) can cause some chaos in today's version of WWE. The backstory is all there as well: Punk still hasn't gotten over Hunter for going over back at Night of Champions last year, not to mention his playing second fiddle to the WWE Cena Championship starring John Cena, and Heyman (the character) begins to take control of the WWE (after the "lawsuits"). Show has an iron-clad contract, so he does what Punk says he will do from now on: Do and say what he wants.

Who better to be the muscle behind Punk?

The possibilities of this turn creative-wise could open the door to all new angles for the upcoming fall and winter schedules. Think about this for a moment: CM Punk, the heel WWE Champion we fans have been asking for. It's within our grasp should someone in Creative get behind it. It can bring back memories of when stables meant something, it can have Cena beat down to where he needs to "Rise Above Hate" and as he can only say "I Will FIGHT," and it throws a curve ball to the fans who are so used to John Cena and Triple H basically going over every time as baby faces.

Last year we were treated to Kevin Nash (not tearing his quad in a surprise) hitting CM Punk with the Jack-knife Powerbomb and costing him his WWE Championship to Money in the Bank winner Alberto Del Rio. Now, as retribution for his buddy's actions, Punk gets his revenge on Triple H at this year's SummerSlam by way of BROCKLE SNAR, and a new heel stable is born. We wanted a revolution; we wanted this. Especially after seeing how much air-time Daniel Bryan has been getting lately with his crazy antics, CM Punk as the leader of a new heel stable as the WWE Champion? It makes dealing with Cena worthwhile in the end, as at least Punk will be in the main event from this point further.

And finally, we'll get our long-overdue brand new WWE Championship belt that Punk can debut. How can anyone say no to that?

Daniel Bryan...snap yo fingas if you down with this idea. Otunga keep flexin' and don't move the mug if you think in your legal opinion if this is the proper route to travel.



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