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  • Connor Ewens

Fantasy Booking: Wrestlemania X

We have reached a milestone in our Wrestlemania coverage so far. We are a quarter of the way through every Wrestlemania ever. Everything we have covered has been the Golden era, but now we are in New Gen territory. Expect a lot more changes to storylines and existing champions. With Hogan gone from the company there was a hole in the main event scene, hopefully my previous booking has helped the company not completely suck throughout the early 90s. Wrestlemania X was a pretty fun show. Here is the card:

Owen Hart vs Bret Hart

Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon vs Doink & Dink the Clown

Randy Savage vs Crush, Falls Count Anywhere

Alundra Blayze (c) vs Leilani Kai, Women's Championship

Quebecers (c) vs Men on a Mission, Tag Championships

Yokozuna (c) vs Lex Luger, WWF Championship

Earthquake vs Adam Bomb

Razor Ramon vs Shawn Michaels, Ladder for IC Championship

Yokozuna (c) vs Bret Hart, WWF Championship

2 matches on here are amazing, some decent matches too but 4 pretty bad matches in the mid-card. The Hart brothers had one of the best wrestling matches ever. Razor Ramon and HBK tore the house down with a thrilling ladder match. Not a perfect show but leaps and bounds beyond Wrestlemania IX. There is still plenty of room for improvement though. WWE, here is what I would do.

The show begins exactly like it did in real life. Bret Hart vs Owen Hart is one of the best wrestling matches. Perfect wrestling, pacing, storytelling, selling. A huge chef kiss. I would also keep the mixed tag match between Bigelow, Luna, Doink and Dink. It was fine, the roster is really limited guys. I like watching Luna and Bigelow wrestling, it was far from the worst thing on the show. It fills a spot on the card.

Next we get the WWF women's championship match that was reintroduced the previous December. Alundra Blayze defends it against Bull Nakano. These two end up feuding over the title from May until 1995 anyways, so why not have a match between the only 2 good women's wrestlers in the WWF. Give them more than 3 minutes, just under 10 minutes to work a good match. I would have Nakano defeat Blayze, she can take the title with her to Japan for the rest of the year. It's exposure for the WWF overseas and Blayze is a more interesting chaser than champion.

Heavenly Bodies vs Smoking Gunns. It's a random tag match, because it would be better than half of the matches we got for reals. The Bodies were very good wrestlers, the Smoking Gunns could hold their own even if their gimmick was dated. The Bodies were not regular WWF talents at this point, they were part of the Smokey Mountain Wrestling promotion who had signed an agreement with the WWF for talent crossover. Because of that, I would have the Gunns get the win.

At the Royal Rumble, Yokozuna defeated Undertaker in the casket match and he disappeared to heaven, I think? The reason for this was so Taker could have some time off. I would keep that, but Yokozuna is not the WWF champion. Following the Rumble, Paul Bearer goes on the hunt for a wrestler who can take down Yokozuna. He starts mentoring Adam Bomb as an answer to Yokozuna, because he was relatively gifted in the ring. Bomb gives his all to Yoko but the Japanese Samoan takes all of the shots. A banzai drop from him seals the victory.

Next up is another match just for the sake of it because they're both good teams. Steiner Brothers vs Rock 'n' Roll Express. Feels like quite a dream match here. The Steiners went back to WCW in 1994 but they still worked some tapings post Wrestlemania so they were still signed at this time. The RnR Express were part of Smokey Mountain Wrestling and had competed in the WWF previously. Just put these two legendary teams together for 10-15 minutes and enjoy the result. Who wins? It doesn't really matter but let's say The Steiners since they actually WWF talent.

IC championship ladder match of course stays exactly the same as it was. It was a phenomenal match that was also booked and worked superbly. Razor should still win because Diesel should still take it from him shortly after.

The penultimate match on the card is for the tag team championships. The Quebecers defend them against Randy Savage and the 1-2-3 Kid. I'd have the Quebecers defeat the Steiners at the Royal Rumble, ending their year long reign. In the lead up to Wrestlemania X, Randy Savage probably knew that his time in the WWF was coming to an end. After once wanting to retire and being brought back, he was now wanting to wrestle but Vince wanted him to stick to commentary. After being eliminated from the Rumble, Savage says he hasn't got much left undone in the company, except the tag team titles. He goes on the hunt for a partner. He works alongside a few different faces but they never click. The 1-2-3 Kid approaches Savage and asks him to take a chance on him. The Macho Man accepts and they work well together, getting a big victory over the Heavenly Bodies and challenge the Quebecers for a Wrestlemania match. It should be a good match, Savage wins with the elbow drop and becomes the third ever Triple Crown champion, behind Pedro Morales and Bret Hart. Something Macho can say he has done that Hogan has not. ha ha.

The main event is Bret Hart challenging the heel world champion, Lex Luger. It'll be better than either man vs Yokozuna, trust me. I think Luger should have never turned face, he was a more compelling heel in WWF. Following Wrestlemania IX, Bret Hart defends his title against Yokozuna at King of the Ring. Also at the event, Lex Luger wins the King of the Ring tournament and challenges Hart to a match at Summerslam. Luger is no longer the Narcissist after beating Hogan. He parades himself around as the new face of the WWF. He even occasionally says that "Lugermania" is running wild. He basically thinks that because he beat Hogan, he is the man now and acts like he is the top good guy, but in a dickhead way if that makes sense? He is dickhead hypocrite who thinks he is a hero but he's actually, an arse. Luger defeats Hart at Summerslam using his reinforced steel forearm and after that, he creates the Lex Express. He parades around the country believing himself to be the hero of the people. We see vignettes of him doing media press, opening bookstores, kissing babies, all that public relations nonsense. I know Luger didn't really get over well in the WWF, but I think that is because they pushed him as a Hogan replacement and he was bland and uninteresting as a face character. I think heel Luger presented this way has much more potential to be enjoyable. Bret Hart focuses on his family as Owen gets more and more unhinged. After the heel turn at the Royal Rumble, Bret competes in the namesake match with an injured leg and wins. Hart goes into this main event pretty beat up after his classic in the opener. Luger should be motivated since he has had a good title reign so hopefully he and Bret will have a good main event showing. In the finish, Luger goes to use his bionic forearm once again but this time Hart dodges and catches him with a crucifix pin to win his second world championship.

There we have it, the 10th edition of Wrestlemania rebooked. Here is a card recap:

Owen Hart vs Bret Hart

Bam Bam Bigelow & Luna Vachon vs Doink & Dink the Clown

Alundra Blayze (c) vs Bull Nakano, Women's Championship

Heavenly Bodies vs Smoking Gunns

Yokozuna vs Adam Bomb

The Steiner Brothers vs Rock 'N' Roll Express

Razor Ramon (c) vs Shawn Michaels, Ladder for IC Championship

The Quebecers (c) vs Randy Savage & 1-2-3 Kid, Tag Championships

Lex Luger (c) vs Bret Hart, WWF Championship

Did I cook? Did I serve it raw? Let me know and check back tomorrow when I rebook Wrestlemania XI in 1995, the worst year for WWFs business and booking. Until then, see ya!


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