Category Archives: Rewriting the Book

WrestleCrap Asks….What If?

Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part V

1 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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part IV

2 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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part III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Re-Writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part II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Re-writing The Book: The (Unpublished) Novel, Part I

6 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)

3 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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RTB Editorial: e-book update!

10 Submitted by on Tue, 09 September 2014, 20:53
Hey, folks. Been a few months since I dropped in … guess that makes me Wrestlecrap’s Brock Lesnar, right? Minus the chest and back tats, and propensity for tearing people’s arms off and beating them with the bloody stumps. So, not much like him at all. Guess that was a crappy analogy. I blame owls. Anyway, I wanted to give Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: What if Lance Von Erich returned to WCCW?

6 Submitted by on Thu, 04 September 2014, 20:41
by Simon Rawls What if… Lance Von Erich returned to World Class? Our story begins at the main event of a World Class Championship Wrestling television taping. Things are on an upswing for the fan favorites since the 5th Annual Parade of Champions. After defeating Michael Hayes, Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy abruptly had a change of heart when Buddy “Jack” Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: Goldberg aftershow

39 Submitted by on Mon, 10 February 2014, 21:22
Welcome to the “aftershow” edition of Rewriting The Book. Never done one of these before, so I hope the start isn’t awkward. Before I get into comments and questions, I want to start off by saying thank you. Anybody who writes only for money will put out garbage product. Writing needs to be of the soul and the heart to Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part IV)

18 Submitted by on Mon, 03 February 2014, 22:11
Rewriting The Book – What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part IV) by Jed Shaffer Previously in RTB, Eric Bischoff’s mismanagement of WCW led to extreme fan disapproval, sagging ratings, plummeting PPV buyrates, and most alarming, a talent revolution. That latter saw several key talents walk out less than 24 hours before a PPV. He would be fired two Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part III)

19 Submitted by on Mon, 27 January 2014, 21:49
Rewriting The Book – What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part III) by Jed Shaffer Previously in RTB, Goldberg’s undefeated streak remained intact thanks to corporate protection, but thanks to bad booking, his star power dwindled. WCW honcho Eric Bischoff turned Goldberg heel, and did so by aligning him with a returning Sid Vicious. Crowds chanted for Sting Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part II)

21 Submitted by on Mon, 20 January 2014, 15:07
Rewriting The Book: What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part II) by Jed Shaffer Previously in RTB, Goldberg’s title run and undefeated streak became protected by mandate of Turner Sports executives. Kevin Nash booked Goldberg very weakly, so as to diminish his marquee value. After a couple months of this, Turner Sports demanded Eric Bischoff return from “sabbatical” Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book – What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part I)

23 Submitted by on Mon, 13 January 2014, 18:06
Rewriting The Book: What if Goldberg never lost at Starrcade ’98? (Part I) by Jed Shaffer (Author’s note: Stephen King once said that any story that couldn’t act as its own defense attorney didn’t deserve to be written. Normally, that’s a policy that I agree with; if a story’s quality or direction needs defending, the author should’ve hit backspace a Continue Reading...
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Re-writing The Book – State of the union address

16 Submitted by on Sun, 15 December 2013, 14:29
Howdy. Long time no … anything, I guess. And for that, I need to apologize. I should’ve popped my head up sooner and given you all the low-down. Hope you all aren’t too mad at me. So, it’s been a while since RTB has had any new product, and I’m sure a lot of you are thinking it’s recent dormancy Continue Reading...
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Re-writing the Book — What If Hulk Hogan Never Left the AWA, Part 9

20 Submitted by on Wed, 17 July 2013, 14:47
End of May, 1984 The daily, ongoing struggles; the strategies for expansion and absorption; the backstabbing, lies, accusations and meetings would all have to wait. Friends, foes (and those living or working in the periphery) called or visited. The service itself was relatively short and attended by a small coterie of family, whether by blood or choice. Weather-wise, it was Continue Reading...
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Rewriting the Book — What If Hulk Hogan Never Left the AWA, Part 7

12 Submitted by on Mon, 01 July 2013, 14:53
Winter, 1989 — WWF It was working. Slowly & steadily, chugging & churning; it was twisting & morphing into something bigger than it was. Vince had been right: Andre was a hit with the kids. Children of all ages were enamored with meeting Fezzik. And the press and general media had gone above & beyond (with no bribes) in promoting Continue Reading...
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Rewriting the Book: What If Hulk Hogan Never Left the AWA? (Part 7 Update)

10 Submitted by on Fri, 28 June 2013, 15:27
GREETINGS FELLOW CRAPPERS: Though some readers may no longer consider Me a part of the tribe with my frequent absences and vague (unfulfilled) proclamations of future-installment publication dates in My continuing saga here, I promise I have not left you…even if some of you wish I had;) When I miss a self-imposed deadline, I want you all to know that Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: What if … Bret Hart left WWF on good terms in 1997? (Part I)

10 Submitted by on Fri, 24 May 2013, 19:55
Rewriting the Book By C.G. Scum   “What if Bret Hart left the WWF on “agreeable” terms in November of 1997 as he headed off to WCW?”   Part I   Without question, one of the most talked about and debated incidents in the history of professional wrestling is the now infamous “Montreal Screwjob,” which took place during the WWF Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: What if … Shawn Michaels never lost his smile (Part XI – Final Chapter)

34 Submitted by on Tue, 02 April 2013, 21:36
Rewriting the Book By C.G. Scum   What if Shawn Michaels never “lost his smile” or forfeited the WWF Title in February of 1997?   Part XI: The Final Chapter After over three months and almost nine months of storylines being covered this is the “Final Chapter” of our story. Coming out of the Survivor Series, Bret Hart is to Continue Reading...
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Rewriting the Book: What If…Hulk Hogan Never Left the AWA (Part V)

17 Submitted by on Tue, 19 March 2013, 22:43
Rewriting the Book: What If…Hulk Hogan Never Left the AWA, Part V Saturday, December 1987 NWA-WCCW Show: While scalpers outside debated the worth of being outside MSG in New York weather in late December, the people inside were busy peeling off layers as the frenetic energy inside creating a warm, inviting atmosphere. TV cameras, spotlights, anticipation and 18,000+ fans tend Continue Reading...
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