Since I finally have been able to keep a podcast going regularly (check out Who Booked This? on the PWO Podcast Network), I think it's time to get back into some armchair booking.
What better place to start then WCW in 2000?
Souled Out 2000 is a few days away and it's now come out that WCW World Champion Bret Hart is injured and may have to retire, and WCW United States Champion Jeff Jarrett is injured and can not compete. The main event and semi-main event are now cancelled.
Head booker, Vince Russo's plan to fix this is to give the title to Tank Abbott. He is fired on the spot.
This is when Steven Graham comes in to take over the head booking position, while Kevin Sullivan will be his assistant. Rumours are talents like Chris Benoit and Shane Douglas are unhappy with this decision and may walk out after the ppv.
January 16, 2000
Live from the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, Ohio on PPV!
The original line up was:
WCW World Champion Bret Hart vs Sid Vicious
WCW US Champion Jeff Jarrett vs Chris Benoit (Triple Threat Theater Series)
Terry Funk vs Kevin Nash (Hardcore Match, winner becomes Commissioner of WCW)
Buff Bagwell vs Diamond Dallas Page (Last Man Standing)
WCW Tag Team Champions David Flair & Crowbar vs Vampiro and a Dream Tag Partner
Big Vito & Johnny the Bull w/ Disco Inferno vs The Harris Brothers
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Madusa vs Oklahoma
WCW Hardcore Champion Brian Knobbs vs Fit Finlay vs Norman Smiley vs Meng
Booker T w/ Midnight vs Stevie Ray
Tank Abbott vs Jerry Flynn
This card will obviously change come Sunday's Souled Out as the new booker is now in place, but how. Will Benoit and company walk? How will they handle the top two matches?