Idea for Rewriting the Book Aug 21, 2010 12:24:38 GMT -5
Post by Brain Of F'n J on Aug 21, 2010 12:24:38 GMT -5
1. I get why Teddy wanted to buy the title; what I was asking was sort of an esoteric question, and I worded it horribly. Let me try again: In the scenario, once Teddy bought the title, why did he have to defend it? I wouldn't think that Jack Tunney had the authority to make a man put up something that belonged to him and not the company (for storyline purposes, of course). Of course, if Teddy didn't defend the title, we'd have no angle, but I'm just wondering why you involved Tunney instead of just having Teddy "decide" to put up the belt in his defenses on the theory that no one could beat him anyway. After all, once he bought it, it was his to do with as he wished; the WWF (again, for storyline purposes) had nothing to say about it. Like I said, I was kind of nitpicking.
The buying of the title was not so he could control it; just a shortcut so he didn't have to FIGHT for it.
2. Could Jed or someone please explain about the "FUNB" character (short for "f*** you New Blood", I suppose) that Jed references here? I didn't watch during that time, so I have no clue what he's talking about. I knew there was something about Milliionaires Club vs. New Blood or some such, but beyond that, I'm lost.
For some reason, Hogan became sort of edgy and dark during the Millionaires Club/New Blood feud. Think if Hogan could ever be a bad-ass, instead of an overbearing heel or a baby-kissing face. He wore jean vests, sunglasses, didn't wear red & yellow ... still a face, but a face with a sort of Stone Cold Steve Austin edge.
3. Assuning real life takes over again once the scenario ends, by the time Hogan and Savage tangled again at Mania V, Randy would be a full-fledged heel again, just like in real life, so your logic about making him more over as a babyface by defeating fellow babyface Hogan wouldn't apply. How we'd get there without a Megapower breakup is another matter for another writer at another time.
Could be a face/face match, maybe.
4. Liz was nothing as a manager, outside of Randy, she clicked with nobody, not even Hogan. She needed that "Beauty and the Beast" dynamic that she had with Savage in order to be over with more than her looks. By the time she got to WCW, the wheels had come off; the few times I tuned in for more than a brief look during that period, she was acting like a typical trampy valet, and that really made me sad. Yet more proof that Eric Bischoff didn't have clue one how to book and run a wrestling company. If Vnce had tried that during this time. it would have robbed her of that special something that set her apart from Precious, Sunshine, Baby Doll and many, many others. Besides, she was too damn small and dainty to pull it off, and probably had no interest in taking bumps. even if Randy had allowed her to.
5. This was a great angle for me too; too bad it ultimately led to nothing, thanks mainly to Honky.
Also agreed. I remember being so shell-shocked that Hogan didn't automatically say no, that he strung along the decision ... the day he revealed his answer, I was nearly in tears, waiting for his reply. When he finally said "HELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!", I think I must've screamed with joy. Which is why this story is so favored for me; there's an emotional connection to it for me.
~And if you tell anybody besides the 10,000 other Crappers that I cried, I'll hurt you! (Whomever I'm directing that vague and impossible threat at, I don't know.)