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WrestleCrap Asks….What If?

Rewriting The Book: What if … Hulk Hogan never left the AWA? (Part I)

12 Submitted by on Mon, 28 January 2013, 19:17
Welcome to the Newest Chapter & Incarnation of “Re-Writing the Book” here at the Crap. While I’m fairly certain I’ll never fill the shoes of Jed (I wear a Nike, size 8), I’m here nonetheless. Rumor has it by default. That’s right, Crappers: There are apparently plenty of fans but not enough writers to go around. De Fault; the 2 Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: What if … Shawn Michaels never lost his smile? (Part III)

1 Submitted by on Sun, 27 January 2013, 17:19
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 III Following WrestleMania, there is now a new WWF Champion, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, however, many of the other major players despite the outcomes of their respective matches have a lot of unfinished business Continue Reading...
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Rewriting The Book: What if … Shawn Michaels Never Lost His Smile? (Part II)

18 Submitted by on Fri, 18 January 2013, 15:29
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 II   The road to WrestleMania 13 continues with several hot feuds building as WWF heads towards its biggest event of the year and major changes in the company continue to build toward what Continue Reading...
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What if…Muhammad Hassan Didn’t Leave WWE?

4 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:25
  Text By Neil Cathan What if…Muhammad Hassan Didn’t Leave WWE? Our story begins on the night of July 24th, 2005, after a match between Muhammed Hassan and The Undertaker, won by the Undertaker. Cheered on by the crowd, the dead man rocks Hassan up the entrance ramp with punch after punch. To the crowd’s delight, he gets Hassan to the Continue Reading...
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What if…Bruiser Brody Hadn’t Died?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:23
  Text By Neil Cathan What if…Bruiser Brody Hadn’t Died? I need to step in firstly as an author and apologise. I’m a big fan of Brody’s work, and the question of what he would have done had he stayed with us has been a fun game to play in my mind and on EWR. While I feel I have a Continue Reading...
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What if…Raven defeated Tommy Dreamer at Wrestlepalooa 1997?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:21
  Text By Neil Cathan What if…Raven defeated Tommy Dreamer at Wrestlepalooa 1997? He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster - Fredrich Nietzsche Our story begins on June 7th, 1997, in the closing moments of Tommy Dreamer vs Raven, in Raven’s last match in ECW, and Dreamer’s last chance to beat his nemesis. Tommy Dreamer Continue Reading...
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What if…Saddam Hussein Hadn’t Invaded Kuwait in 1990?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:20
  Text By Simon Rawls What if…Saddam Hussein Hadn’t Invaded Kuwait in 1990? Part IA (Author’s Note:  In writing alternate history on a serious historical event not happening, pertaining to the world of professional wrestling, rest assured that I am in no way making light of the actual event. Nor am I taking away from the death and suffering of innocent Iraqis, Continue Reading...
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What if…the InVasion Hadn’t Failed?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:17
  Text By Jed Shafer What if…the InVasion Hadn’t Failed? Our story begins on Raw, the night after Judgement Day. Despite Steve Austin’s successful defense against The Undertaker, Vince has little to celebrate: his Two-Man Power Trip is in jeopardy of coming apart, and the threat of Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho as the #1 Tag Title contenders looms large. But Continue Reading...
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What if…Kevin Smith Wrote an Episode of Raw?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:13
Text By Neil Cathan What if…Kevin Smith Wrote an Episode of Raw? We here at Wrestlecrap lead difficult lives. Sometimes we have to tell jokes about men in their underwear pretending to fight as often as once a week. When we’re not doing that, however, we have lives. Families. Friends. Lovers. Jobs. Well, the rest of them do. Me? I dig through Continue Reading...
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What if…Barry Windham didn’t join The Four Horsemen in April 1988?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:11
  Text By Simon Rawls What if…Barry Windham didn’t join The Four Horsemen in April 1988? Part I Our story begins just two days before the NWA’s 3rd Annual Jim Crockett Cup Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament. Trying to regain the World Tag Team Titles, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard have champions and arch-rivals Lex Luger and Barry Windham reeling. After Continue Reading...
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What if…Sting Beat Hogan Clean at Starrcade ’97?

1 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:07
  Text By Neil Cathan What if…Sting Beat Hogan Clean at Starrcade ’97? Part I   Our story begins on the 28th of December, 1997, at WCW’s annual flagship show, Starrcade, where the WCW roster has promised that the New World Order will finally get their comeuppance.   And after the blinding opener between Eddy Guerrero and Dean Malenko, WCW has its Continue Reading...
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What if…Hulk Hogan didn’t turn heel at Bash At The Beach ’96?

1 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:05
  Text By Neil Cathan What if…Hulk Hogan didn’t turn heel at Bash At The Beach ’96? Part I Our story begins on July 7th, 1996, during the main event of ‘Bash At The Beach’, a ‘Hostile Takeover’ match between The Outsiders and the team of Randy Savage, Lex Luger and Sting, representing WCW. With Luger already out of action, and Continue Reading...
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What if…Ric Flair helped Dusty Rhodes after the cage match?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 16:02
  Text By Simon Rawls What if…Ric Flair helped Dusty Rhodes after the cage match? Part 1  Our story begins on September 29, 1985 at the Omni in Atlanta. Ric Flair has just successfully defended the NWA World Title against Nikita Koloff in a grueling cage match. After the match, Nikita’s Uncle Ivan and Krusher Khrushchev enter the cage and triple Continue Reading...
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What if…The Gobbledy Gooker didn’t hatch from the egg at Survivor Series 1990?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:59
Text By Simon Rawls What if…The Gobbledy Gooker didn’t hatch from the egg at Survivor Series 1990? Part I Our story begins on Thanksgiving Night 1990 at the Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut for the WWF’s annual Survivor Series pay-per-view. The crowd has just watched the five main “Survivor” matches and was waiting for the “Ultimate Match of Survival” with the Continue Reading...
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What if…Kerry Von Erich decided to take Michael Hayes’ help against Ric Flair?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:55
  Text By Simon Rawls What if…Kerry Von Erich decided to take Michael Hayes’ help against Ric Flair? Our story begins on Christmas Night 1982- Kerry Von Erich is in a cage match with Ric Flair for the NWA World Title. Michael Hayes is the special guest referee. Michael Hayes has just knocked down Ric Flair with a hard right hand. Continue Reading...
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What if…Vince Wasn’t the Higher Power?

1 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:54
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…Vince Wasn’t the Higher Power? (Editor’s note: this is my second-ever column. I was still making adjustments to the style, format and pacing. I say all this to explain why this story reads so different from the rest. I had intended to re-write it so it matched my current works, but I figured for historical Continue Reading...
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Jed Shafer: Arm Chair Booker, Part One

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:49
  Text By Jed Shafer Jed Shafer: Arm Chair Booker, Part One “Jed, what would you do if you were in charge?” I get that a lot. I don’t know if I can say I get it more then other IWC writers, but the nature of my column kinda pre-loads the question into most any email or message I get. But if you’re Continue Reading...
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What if…Tully Blanchard didn’t fail the drug test and returned to WCW in 1989?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:46
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…Tully Blanchard didn’t fail the drug test and returned to WCW in 1989? Our story begins at the 1989 edition of Starrcade. The event is dominated by a round-robin tournament dubbed “Night Of The Iron Men”, awarding points for the method of victory for the four men involved: The Great Muta, Lex Luger, Sting and Continue Reading...
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What if…Mankind had been Vince McMahon’s choice for the Corporate Champion?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:44
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…Mankind had been Vince McMahon’s choice for the Corporate Champion? Part I   Our story begins in the closing moments of the finals of the World Title tournament at Survivor Series ’98. The Rock has defied overwhelming odds—including risking his own job—to get to the finals of the tournament. His opponent, the confused Mankind, believes Continue Reading...
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What if…I Just Did a Bunch of Random “What If’s?”?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:41
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…I Just Did a Bunch of Random “What If’s?”? What if Triple H used his sledgehammer to solve all his problems? Triple H looks to the left and snarls. To the right; more disappointment. People are paying for a pack of gum and a National Enquirer with a debit card. Someone has seventy-eight cans of chicken noodle, Continue Reading...
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What if…Randy Savage beat the Ultimate Warrior in their WrestleMania VII retirement match?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:39
  Text By Jed Shaffer This week’s RTB comes to us from very constant reader Joseph Violet What if…Randy Savage beat the Ultimate Warrior in their WrestleMania VII retirement match?   Our story begins in the closing moments of the retirement match at WrestleMania VII. After failing to put away Savage with his gorilla press/big splash combo, the Warrior has gone outside the Continue Reading...
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What if…The Montreal Screwjob Never Happened?

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  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…The Montreal Screwjob Never Happened? In 1997, the wrestling industry had reached a point no one ever thought possible: the WWF, the bull-in-the-china-shop that killed the AWA, crippled Jim Crockett, neutered the NWA, and obliterated countless other competitors, was on the losing end of a new war. The Ted Turner-owned WCW, long a limping, galumphing Continue Reading...
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What if…CM Punk took the Ring Of Honor World Title to WWE?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:32
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…CM Punk took the Ring Of Honor World Title to WWE? (Author’s note: This story requires you, Loyal Reader, to allow one minor suspension of disbelief with me: a working relationship between WWE and Ring Of Honor. If you can get past that caveat, then we should be fine.) Our story begins on August 13th, Continue Reading...
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What if…Paul Orndorff Landed First?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:28
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…Paul Orndorff Landed First? Part I Our story begins on Saturday Night’s Main Event, in the closing seconds of the main event steel cage WWF Title match between WWF Champion Hulk Hogan and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. Bitterness and jealousy over Hogan’s success led to Orndorff to stab his friend in the back, and with Continue Reading...
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What if…Tommy Dreamer took Terry Funk’s place at ECW’s Barely Legal?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:27
  Text By Jed Shaffer What if…Tommy Dreamer took Terry Funk’s place at ECW’s Barely Legal?   Our story begins at Barely Legal. Three men of divergent backgrounds and ideals have been brought together in one match, all inextricably tied by one common enemy and one common goal: to take the ECW World Championship from Raven. But the degenerate slacker will Continue Reading...
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What if…Sting didn’t injure his knee at Clash Of The Champions X?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:25
Text By Jed Shaffer What if…Sting didn’t injure his knee at Clash Of The Champions X? Our story begins in February, 1990, on the first episode of Saturday Night following Clash Of The Champions X: Texas Shootout. The Horsemen’s positive energy over victory over Gary Hart’s team is short-lived: Sting is the number-one contender and will face Ric Flair at WrestleWar Continue Reading...
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What if…the Finger Poke of Doom Never Happened?

0 Submitted by on Thu, 27 December 2012, 15:22
Text By Jed Shaffer What if…the Finger Poke of Doom Never Happened? Part I Our story begins on Monday Nitro. Kevin Nash is one week removed from winning the WCW World Title and ending Goldberg’s undefeated streak at Starrcade, thanks to the unexpected (and unwelcome) interference of Scott Hall and a tazer. Goldberg, looking for vengeance, has been arrested on trumped-up Continue Reading...
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