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Additional stuff that is too good to pass up! Rewriting the Book, older features, and, well, more!

Rewriting The Book

14 Submitted by on Sat, 06 May 2017, 19:48
I had some grand plans. I usually do, really. Getting them all to come out is the trick. The thing is, the phrase that starts out with “the best laid plans” exists for a reason. The unaccounted-for can leave them in ruins. RTB has often been a victim of that, whether it’s missed deadlines, writers leaving or ideas stalling out. Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What If Eric Young Beat Robert Roode At Slammiversary ’07? (Part IV)

1 Submitted by on Wed, 01 February 2017, 18:11
Missed the first three installments of Chris French’s contribution to #RTB10? Part I be here, part II be there, and part III be in a third place! TNA IMPACT!, 13 September 2007 The cold-opening for this episode shows two recordings, each a counterpoint to the other. The first is of Robert Roode’s arrival at the IMPACT! Zone. As he walks Continue Reading...
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The Greatest Night In The History Of Our Sport – Issue #1: Day Of The Dead

10 Submitted by on Mon, 30 January 2017, 19:18
There are many iconic events in professional wrestling’s long, illustrious history: Wrestlemania III, Bash At The Beach 1996, Survivor Series 1997 … the list is endless. Every event is promoted as amazing, can’t-miss, unique, one of a kind. We all know that’s hyperbole. Not every event can be that important. By definition, there is only one night that can be Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Eric Young beat Robert Roode at Slammiversary ’07? (Part III)

3 Submitted by on Wed, 25 January 2017, 21:15
Missed the first two installments? Read Part I and Part II! TNA IMPACT!, 16 August 2007 After the bloodbath at Hard Justice, strangely neither Eric Young, nor Robert Roode are seen at the IMPACT Zone in person. Roode appears in a segment “RECORDED EARLIER” — he is seen approaching Frankie Kazarian in the backstage area. In his usual oily business-manner, Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Eric Young beat Robert Roode at Slammiversary ’07? (Part II)

2 Submitted by on Wed, 18 January 2017, 20:57
Missed Part I? Read it here! Onto Part II! TNA IMPACT!, 19 July 2007 This episode cold-opens on one of the backstage areas on The Impact Zone; it is not well-lit, and the piles of equipment create many shadowed alcoves. A graphic in the corner reads “RECORDED EARLIER”. Two voices can be heard, one male, one female. “You know what Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Eric Young beat Robert Roode at Slammiversary ’07? (Part I)

3 Submitted by on Wed, 11 January 2017, 15:32
(Jed’s note: The official year of #RTB10 officially kicks off with a brand new RTB, by a brand new author! Chris French is the man responsible for this. If you have any feedback for him, leave it in the comments; he’s promised to be responsive. Just be constructive on the new guy, eh? We want him to stick around. Also, Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if CM Punk didn’t return so soon after after Money In The Bank 2011? (Part IV)

8 Submitted by on Wed, 09 November 2016, 19:11
by Jon Milne If you missed everything that came before this, the final part, catch up now with Part I, Part II and Part III! Part 4    Our story reaches it’s final stages as the Road to Wrestlemania hits fever pitch. CM Punk, the man who created huge shockwaves in the wrestling industry after his iconic moments of June Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if CM Punk didn’t return so soon after Money In The Bank 2011? (Part III)

1 Submitted by on Wed, 02 November 2016, 18:45
by Jon Milne Catch up with Part I and Part II! Part 3 Our story continues on the very first RAW after Survivor Series. Fresh off their respective victories the previous night, a “Title Unification” match pitting the Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Daniel Bryan, and the returned WWE Champion, CM Punk, is booked as the main event for the Monday Continue Reading...
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REWRITING THE BOOK – WHAT IF CM PUNK DIDN’T RETURN SO SOON AFTER MONEY IN THE BANK 2011? (PART II)

3 Submitted by on Wed, 26 October 2016, 20:08
by Jon Milne Catch up on part I right here! Part 2 Our story continues after the events of Night of Champions. The Undisputed WWE World Heavyweight Title remains in the clutches of the villainous group Charisma, albeit with Christian having regained the title after Cody Rhodes and Wade Barrett screwed John Cena out of what would surely have been his victory. Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if CM Punk didn’t return so soon after Money In The Bank 2011? (Part I)

5 Submitted by on Wed, 19 October 2016, 21:26
(Jed’s note: What I’d planned for September’s monthly update I couldn’t pull off in time. Apologies. It’s still coming, next month. In the meantime, #RTB10 kicks off a couple months early! This is a brand new story from a brand new writer. His email is below, and I hope you’ll send him feedback. His style is different from any we’ve Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – RTB presents … Top 10

36 Submitted by on Wed, 31 August 2016, 14:34
Today’s topic is simple, and directly related to the parent column: ten RTB concepts I won’t do. Ever. Don’t ask, don’t suggest, don’t offer your first born, they ain’t happening. Why? A variety of reasons, from taste to knowledge to … well, you’ll see. As always, top 10 lists are based on opinion, and these here are my opinions. There Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – Summerslam ’97 Aftershow

33 Submitted by on Tue, 02 August 2016, 16:59
Well, here we are. Another Rewriting The Book done and behind us, and now it’s on to the post-mortem. If you follow me on Twitter or in the forums, you know that this one was my Chinese Democracy. Maybe not as long in development as that (and hopefully not as disappointing), but definitely one I went back to a number Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part IV)

21 Submitted by on Mon, 25 July 2016, 21:39
The final chapter is here! If you missed the previous three, here’s Part I, Part II and Part III. Our story continues on the final Raw before Survivor Series. The epochal event has taken shape as the ultimate battleground and final confrontation for many ongoing feuds, including Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Cactus Jack, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Owen Hart, Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part III)

11 Submitted by on Tue, 19 July 2016, 19:35
If you missed the first two installments, here’s Part I and Part II Our story continues the night after In Your House: Badd Blood. Once again, the Hart Foundation turned the night upside-down … but the World Wrestling Federation struck back in kind. Owen Hart recaptured the vacant Intercontinental Championship, albeit with help from Stone Cold Steve Austin. But Davey Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part II)

11 Submitted by on Mon, 11 July 2016, 20:57
Missed Part I? Find it here! Our story continues the night after In Your House: Ground Zero, a night that saw The Hart Foundation continue to wreck havoc on the World Wrestling Federation. A brutal attack by Foundation leader Bret Hart on Vader was only the beginning. The British Bulldog would squeak away with the European Championship, even after Mick Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Bret Hart lost at Summerslam ’97? (Part I)

5 Submitted by on Mon, 04 July 2016, 10:10
Our story begins in the main event of SummerSlam 1997, as The Undertaker defends his WWF Championship against Bret Hart. But there is more at stake then Undertaker’s 5-month title reign: should Bret Hart fail to win the championship he so covets, he will be barred from wrestling in the United States. Throwing another element into the already combustible mix Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: Pre-column edition

2 Submitted by on Mon, 27 June 2016, 22:08
Howdy, everybody. So, if you’re in the forums, or follow me on Twitter (and you should do both!!!), then you already know that I finished the latest Rewriting The Book. If you don’t, well, here’s the deal; of all the RTB’s I’ve personally written, this is the one that I’ve probably talked about more than any other, mainly because it’s Continue Reading...
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“Earthquake” John Tenta Tribute

32 Submitted by on Wed, 22 June 2016, 02:00
June 22, 1963 – June 7, 2006 John Tenta was my friend. Actually, let me rephrase that – John Tenta was our friend, a friend to everyone who ever visited this site. He was probably a friend to everyone he ever met. He was a good, good man, one to whom I owe a debt of gratitude that I can never fully Continue Reading...
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Exclusive Preview of Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs – The Behind-The-Scenes Story of The WWF in 1997-98

3 Submitted by on Mon, 06 June 2016, 16:03
Hey there fellow Crappers! It’s been quite some time since I’ve contributed anything to WrestleCrap aside from the year-ending, and often contention-causing, Look Back In Horror countdowns. Indeed, a couple of years back, I began focusing more time on regular work with Fighting Spirit Magazine, as well as venturing into the book market. Through much of 2015 and early into Continue Reading...
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Merle Vincent Griggs Tribute

8 Submitted by on Fri, 01 April 2016, 02:00
Even though it’s been years since his death, it’s still hard for me to believe that Merle Vincent Griggs is no longer with us. Merle loved pro wrestling – in fact, he promoted the first and likely only NWA Indianapolis event, which featured such stars as Dan Severn, Buddy Landell, and many others. He even gave me the opportunity to Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Epilogue

9 Submitted by on Tue, 12 May 2015, 20:31
(Jed’s note: Apologies for not getting this out last Friday. Had a very busy weekend that kept me away from the computer. Anyway, enjoy this, the final chapter of this RTB book-that-never-was. And send Neil an email with your thoughts, praise, questions, sexual advances and Nigerian financial transfer offers. He put in an obscene amount of work, so he deserves the Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part VI

2 Submitted by on Fri, 01 May 2015, 22:18
by Neil Cathan What if…John Cena’s Worst Year Ever Actually Was? And What if…The Planned Dean Ambrose/Mick Foley Program Had Happened? The Build To The Royal Rumble Randy Orton has survived his TLC war with John Cena and retained the WWE Championship. He has no time to bask in the glory or relax, however, as Paul Heyman announces the return Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part V

3 Submitted by on Fri, 24 April 2015, 10:04
by Neil Cathan What if…John Cena’s Worst Year Ever Actually Was? And What if…The Planned Dean Ambrose/Mick Foley Program Had Happened? The Build To Night of Champions: The first RAW after Summerslam opens with John Cena, still WWE Champion, heading down to the ring, only to be interrupted by Daniel Bryan charging out from the back. Cena turns to face Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part IV

3 Submitted by on Fri, 17 April 2015, 21:05
by Neil Cathan What if…John Cena’s Worst Year Ever Actually Was? And What if…The Planned Dean Ambrose/Mick Foley Program Had Happened? The Road To Summerslam 2013 The Build To Extreme Rules The first RAW after Wrestlemania opens with the man who did what, for 514 days, no-one else could: new WWE champion Dolph Ziggler. Huge grin on his face, he Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part III

3 Submitted by on Sun, 12 April 2015, 15:49
(Jed’s note: sorry about the lateness. The weekend got busy with life and another project and it all got away from me.) by Neil Cathan What if…John Cena’s Worst Year Ever Actually Was? And What if…The Planned Dean Ambrose/Mick Foley Program Had Happened? The Road To Wrestlemania 29 The Build To The Royal Rumble: On the first RAW of the new Continue Reading...
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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part II

3 Submitted by on Fri, 03 April 2015, 17:53
by Neil Cathan What if…John Cena’s Worst Year Ever Actually Was? And What if…The Planned Dean Ambrose/Mick Foley Program Had Happened? The Aftermath Of Summerslam (2012) The Build To Night of Champions Night of Champions this year is announced to be championship matches only at the PPV. Following WWE Champion CM Punk and new talent Seth Rollins’ decision to join Continue Reading...
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Re-writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part I

7 Submitted by on Fri, 27 March 2015, 21:05
by Neil Cathan What if…John Cena’s Worst Year Ever Actually Was? And What if…The Planned Dean Ambrose/Mick Foley Program Had Happened? The Road To Summerslam (2012) The Build To Extreme Rules Following his main event defeat to The Rock at Wrestlemania 28, John Cena comes out to speak at the end of the post-Mania RAW. He picks up the microphone, Continue Reading...
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RTB Editorial 3/25/15 (Quick & Dirty Edition)

4 Submitted by on Wed, 25 March 2015, 21:05
Howdy, dear and patient readers. Two pieces of good news I have for you that I wanted to share with you all today, and a pimping of sorts. First up is that the casting call for new RTB writers went well. Have three new writers hard at work on their debut pieces, one of whom will specialize in old-school stuff Continue Reading...
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RTB Editorial – Updates

19 Submitted by on Sun, 14 December 2014, 11:12
Hey, constant and eternally patient readers. Two issues to discuss today. First is the RTB e-book. This one hurts to talk about … unfortunately, circumstances have arisen that have caused the cancellation of the book. Namely this nasty sticking point called American copyright law. Publishing RTB here on Wrestlecrap is one thing; it’s still probably dicey in the eyes of Continue Reading...
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