Idea for Rewriting the Book Jan 25, 2008 9:22:29 GMT -5
Post by Brain Of F'n J on Jan 25, 2008 9:22:29 GMT -5
morganwick said:I noticed something on the first page of this thread:
brainofj said:While a neat idea in theory, it violates a rule I have for Re-Writing The Book concepts: the "what if" question being posed must spring from a real moment where the outcome I explore is possible. We all know that Heyman would've rather set his genitals on fire then do business with the WCW organization (he hated the whole company, not just Bischoff), and there was never even a rumor of this happening, so that more or less puts the kibosh on this particular idea.
Which is why you had Heyman buying out WCW because he "didn't want to see McMahon disrespect it" in your DX/Nitro RWTB, right?
While, on the surface, that'd seem like a contradiction, I can defend myself on that one:
The Heyman-buys-WCW bit in the DX/Nitro story wasn't the central issue. This was something that happened as a snowball effect, "years" down the line from the story's central question. And, in the narrative itself, it could be defended by saying Heyman also wanted to buy it to get revenge on WCW and, by extension, Bischoff, once and for all by owning it years after being fired (turning the "disrespect" thing into a kayfabe angle of sorts). Or Heyman hating the company, but respecting the wrestlers and knowing how Vince would bury them. But, in the end, it all comes back to Heyman buying WCW as being a side-effect of answering the primary what-if.
Bischoff buying ECW, however, is unrealistic from the opening bell. There was never so much as a hint of Bischoff buying ECW, and nobody in their right mind could believe that Heyman would sell ECW to Bischoff as opposed to letting it go bankrupt. It just isn't plausible.
~Reminds me of an idea someone sent to me once ... "What if Trish Stratus joined the Four Horsemen?". Really. I really got that once.