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    Create Your All-Time Dream Roster

    Have we ever done this before? I think this could be fun.

    Using any organization (WWF, WWE, NWA, WCW, ECW, AEW…) and any time (I expect to see tons of Lou Thesz picks), create your dream wrestling roster. The only rule is you can only pick each person one time. So if you pick "The Hart Foundation", you can not pick Bret Hart alone.

    I am willing to increase/decrease the spots if people want. This was just my first idea. Feel free to pick a specific version of a wrestler if you want.

    Basic Roster (27 singles + 11 Tag Teams + 9 Females)

    7 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion:
    Main Event Challengers (3 good guys; 3 bad guys):

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion:
    IC Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys):

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions:
    Tag Team Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys):

    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    Pick Your Title (US, TV, Hardcore, anything…) Champion:
    Your Title Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys):

    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion:
    Ladies Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys):

    ANNOUNCERS: One play by play; one analyst

    Feel free to add anything else you can think of.

    Managers and/or valets? Sounds like a great idea to me (and no they don't count for the other spots)….
    Use the "Freebird" rule and get three people on a tag team? A-OK…
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    Fuuuun. I'll ponder this a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    Fuuuun. I'll ponder this a bit.
    I was watching an old Mr Perfect match and was wondering about him versus Y2J Jericho. Got me thinking…

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    This is the kind of thing I love.

    I'll be back

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    Forgot to add, let get some stables / groups / organizations going too. Free picks to fill out the stables if needed.

    EDIT: This is even harder than I expected. My first pass at "Main Event" is about 20 people. If we want to make bigger rosters, sounds OK to me. I just didn't want to make too big of an assignment. But bigger might be easier. We can let the group decide.
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    11 tag teams seems like a lot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    11 tag teams seems like a lot...
    We can definitely cut back. I just thought it would be an easy way to get more names into the mix. Figured people would use guys who were more successful as singles guys but get Edge'd out by the numbers.

    New Day; Outlaws; LOD; Demolition; Outsiders; Hardyz; Dudleyz; Edge and Christian; Steiners; Harlem Heat; Arn and Tully.

    That is 11 without even really trying. We don't need that many tag teams for sure but when you start going through the names, there are a lot of people that you would want to pick.

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    I think I will have an easier time predicting @Donald's list than I will coming up with my own list.


    Jack Swagger
    Braun Strowman
    Tony Nese


    etc.

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    I'm going to go with a 40- person roster. It'll roughly break down to 20 heels and 20 faces on each side of the divide.

    Main Event

    Faces:

    1. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - 1998
    2. The Undertaker - 1998/1999
    3. John Cena -- 2016/2017
    4. Triple H -- 2000
    5. Ric Flair -- 1980's

    Heels:

    1. Brock Lesnar -- 2002
    2. CM Punk -- 2013
    3. Randy Orton -- 2020
    4. The Fiend -- 2020
    5. Chris Jericho -- 2020

    Upper-Midcard

    Faces:

    1. Cody Rhodes -- 2020
    2. Jeff Hardy -- 2001
    3. Booker T -- 1998
    4. Alester Black -- 2020
    5. Daniel Bryan -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. Finn Balor -- 2020
    2. Adam Cole -- 2020
    3. Kevin Owens -- 2020
    4. AJ Styles -- 2020
    5. MJF -- 2020

    Lower Midcard

    Faces:

    1. Perry Saturn -- 1998
    2. Al Snow -- 1998
    3. X-Pac -- 2000/2001
    4. Rob-Van-Dam -- 2001
    5. Golddust -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. Raven -- 1998
    2. A-Train -- 2003
    3. Test -- 2001
    4. William Regal -- 2014
    5. Lance Storm -- 2001

    Tag-Teams

    Faces:

    1. The Usos -- 2020
    2. The Steiner Brothers -- 1993
    3. The Dudley Boyz -- 2001
    4. The Young Bucks -- 2020
    5. The Legion of Doom -- 1992

    Heels:

    1. Miz and Morrison -- 2020
    2. The Revival -- 2019
    3. The Midnight Express -- 1980's
    4. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko -- 1999
    5. The Dirty Heels (Bobby Roode and Austin Aries) -- 2013

    Women

    Faces:

    1. Trish Stratus -- 2001
    2. Becky Lynch -- 2018
    3. Asuka -- 2020
    4. Alundra Blayze -- 1995
    5. Gail Kim -- 2010

    Heels:

    1. Mickie James -- 2020
    2. Lita -- 2005/2006
    3. Awesome Kong -- 2010
    4. Ronda Rousey -- 2020
    5. Charlotte Flair -- 2020

    Stables

    Faces:

    1. Degeneration-X -- 2020 Triple H, 1998 New Age Outlaws, and retired 2020 Shawn Michaels as the mouthpiece.
    2. Team RECK -- Rhyno, Edge, Christian, Kurt Angle -- 2001
    3. The Filthy Animals -- Konnan, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, Juventud Guerrera, Torrie Wilson -- 2000
    4. The Misfits In Action -- Hugh G. Rection, Corporal Cajun, Lt. Loco, Private Stash, and Sargent A-Wall -- 1999/2000.
    5. SoCal Uncensored -- Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky, and Kazarian -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. The Shield -- Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns -- 2014
    2. The NWO -- "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash -- 1998
    3. Camp Cornette -- Vader, Yokozuna, British Bulldog and Owen Hart -- 1995.
    4. Contra Unit -- Jacob Fatu, Josef Samael, Simon Gotch, and Ikuro Kwon -- 2020
    5. The Nexus -- 2010

    Announcers

    Play-By-Play -- Jim Ross -- 1998
    Color -- Bobby "The Brain" Heenan -- 1980's

    Managers/Valets

    Faces:

    1. Sunny -- 1995
    2. Afa The Samoan -- 1990's
    3. Torrie Wilson -- 2001
    4. Tully Blanchard -- 2020
    5. Arn Anderson -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. Vicki Guerrero -- 2020
    2. Jim Cornette -- 1980's
    3. Bobby "The Brain" Heenan -- 1980's
    4. Cyrus "The Virus" -- 2001
    5. "The Quintessential Stud Muffin" Joel Gertner -- 2001
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    So... it turns out my attempt at a 40-person roster wound up with that classic "WCW bloat".

    I tried to have 40 and wound up with 110.

    And I wasn't even able to grab everybody I wanted.

    Oh well, this was still fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    So... it turns out my attempt at a 40-person roster wound up with that classic "WCW bloat".

    I tried to have 40 and wound up with 110.

    And I wasn't even able to grab everybody I wanted.

    Oh well, this was still fun.
    I had the same issue when making the roster size. I kept bumping it higher and higher because I wanted to include more people. Maybe doing pre-merger team and post-merger team might have be a easier way to go.

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    OK, let's have a go.


    Main Event

    Faces:

    1. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
    2. The Rock
    3. John Cena
    4. Daniel Bryan
    5. Bret Hart

    Heels:

    1. Brock Lesnar
    2. The Undertaker
    3. Ric Flair
    4. Randy Savage
    5. Vader

    Upper-Midcard

    Faces:

    1. Rowdy Roddy Piper
    2. Ricky Steamboat
    3. Eddie Guerrero
    4. Mankind
    5. Kevin Owens

    Heels:

    1. Mr Perfect
    2. Kurt Angle
    3. Shawn Michaels
    4. Jake the Snake Roberts
    5. MJF

    Lower Midcard

    Faces:

    1. RVD
    2. Jerry Lynn
    3. Goldust
    4. CM Punk
    5. Zack Sabre Jr

    Heels:

    1. Raven
    2. Brian Pillman
    3. Rhyno
    4. Samoa Joe
    5. Razor Ramon

    Tag-Teams

    Faces:

    1. LoD
    2. Steiners
    3. Hardy Boyz
    4. American Alpha
    5. New-Age Outlaws

    Heels:

    1. Regal and Tajiri
    2. FTR
    3. The Midnight Express
    4. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko
    5. Dudleys

    Women

    Faces:

    1. Trish Stratus
    2. Becky Lynch
    3. Asuka
    4. Rhea Ripley
    5. Sasha Banks

    Heels:

    1. Mickie James
    2. Bayley
    3. Awesome Kong
    4. Io Shirai
    5. Charlotte Flair

    Stables

    Faces:

    1. DX
    2. The Shield
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Heels:

    1. Wyatt Family
    2. The NWO
    3. Camp Cornette
    4. Heenan Family
    5. The Radicals

    Announcers

    Gorilla and Brain

    Managers/Valets

    Faces:

    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.

    Heels:

    1. Cornette
    2. Heenan
    3. Jimmy Hart
    4. Mr. Fuji
    5. Sherri

    Shall have a think and try to fill in the blanks later.
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    MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair
    Main Event Challengers
    Andre The Giant
    CM Punk
    Randy Savage

    Hulk Hogan
    Steve Austin
    The Rock

    Reasoning: This was my toughest part to choose as I am not really a main event type of guy. So instead of trying to push guys up the card who do not really belong there I went with 7 who I thought would create a good buzz. Flair is the most synonymous with being a champion to me so he gets the belt.

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion: Bret Hart
    IC Challengers:

    Rick Martel
    The Great Muta
    Mr Perfect
    Rick Rude

    Chris Jericho
    Shawn Michaels
    Daniel Bryan
    Jerry Lawler

    Reasoning: Probably will be most peoples most fun part of the roster. Lawler may come as a surprise to some, especially as a face but he was super over and was always a solid worker. All my faces can easily flip to heel which is handy.

    TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: Demolition
    Tag Team Challengers

    Road Warriors
    Steiner Brothers
    The New Day
    Dudley Boys

    Midnight Express
    The Revival/FTR
    Fabulous Freebirds
    The Brainbusters

    Reasoning: If I was going for my favourite teams I would probably find some room for The Rougeau Brothers or Power and Glory. Put Demolition as champs as the Road Warriors are better chasing. I could have easily replaced The New Day with the Hardyz or British Bulldogs

    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    US Champion: Walter
    Your Title Challengers

    Rusev
    Mark Rocco
    Adrian Street
    Goldust
    Earthquake

    Ricky Steamboat
    Cesaro
    Booker T
    Eddie Guerrero
    1-2-3 Kid

    Reasoning: A US title scene dominated by nasty foreigners. Makes sense really. Have out Cesaro as a face, I find it mad that he is always a heel. Goldust and Street can turn into a tag team at some point.

    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion: Charlotte Flair
    Ladies Challengers

    Molly Holly
    Leilani Kai
    Bull Nakano
    Shayna Baszler

    Asuka
    Piper Niven
    Wendi Richter
    Sasha Banks

    Reasoning: Tougher than I thought it would be. Niven gets in as I wanted a face beast to match the heel beast of Nakano. People don't realize how good Lelaini Kai was. I went with Richter over Stratus for the big babyface role.

    ANNOUNCERS: Kent Walton and Jesse Ventura

    Reasoning: My play by play guy can be anyone as long as they are welcoming. What I mean here is back in the day the main commentator used to talk to you like you are his friend, you were welcomed to the show and brought up to date on all the news going on in wrestling. He was a good guy, you can trust him. So Walton, Monsoon, Solie, Ranallo even works here. Someone like Michael Cole does not. Not his fault but the way WWE shows are done make me feel like Cole hates me. Ventura is just the best so he was an easy pick.

    10 OTHER (Managers or other on screen rolls)

    Bobby Heenan
    Jim Cornette
    Sherri Martel
    Elizabeth
    Lana
    Jimmy Hart
    Paul Heyman
    Gene Okerlund
    William Regal
    Howard Finkel

    Reasoning: First of all Lana and Elizabeth are purely there to compliment their men. I think they both add massively to Savage and Rusev's act. Both are worthless beyond that. Heenan, Cornette, Martel and Hart are the greatest ever managers for me. Heyman is very close too and has multiple uses. Wrestling is not the same without Okerlund and Finkel and William Regal is my GM.
    Last edited by MMH; September 16th, 2020 at 9:12 AM.

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    I considered having WoS guys in, but my roster ended up being Les Kellett, Kendo Nagasaki, and the rest.

    Kent Walton is a fantastic shout on commentary. If it wasn't for Gorilla and Brain's chemistry as a pair I think I might well have gone for that too.

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    If you're using Andre The Giant right, I think you're going to find that signing him full time to any promotion for too long is a bad idea.

    Until the WWF locked him down in his declining years, Andre was the best traveling gimmick attraction in wrestling. He's not best used as a full time roster member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    If you're using Andre The Giant right, I think you're going to find that signing him full time to any promotion for too long is a bad idea.

    Until the WWF locked him down in his declining years, Andre was the best traveling gimmick attraction in wrestling. He's not best used as a full time roster member.
    I do kind of wonder what semi-modern angle you could use "prime Andre" in. I know he did the traveling thing in his time but maybe with a good story it could work? The problem is he has no mic skills so that limits him. That is why Andre + Heenan was so good. Andre didn't have to hardly say anything. Just mumble and look menacing…

    Playing up Andre as some mysterious "freak of nature" that a manager found to "take down" the hero would be pretty damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    I do kind of wonder what semi-modern angle you could use "prime Andre" in. I know he did the traveling thing in his time but maybe with a good story it could work? The problem is he has no mic skills so that limits him. That is why Andre + Heenan was so good. Andre didn't have to hardly say anything. Just mumble and look menacing…

    Playing up Andre as some mysterious "freak of nature" that a manager found to "take down" the hero would be pretty damn good.

    With your roster? I'd go with The Rock vs. Andre The Giant. Heenan and Rock firing promos back and forth at each other. Rock was always a superb mic guy, could Bobby Heenan keep up?

    You could even get your big "Hogan slams Andre" moment, but with The Rock. And instead of the Atomic Leg, he drops The People's Elbow on Andre and pins him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    With your roster? I'd go with The Rock vs. Andre The Giant. Heenan and Rock firing promos back and forth at each other. Rock was always a superb mic guy, could Bobby Heenan keep up?

    You could even get your big "Hogan slams Andre" moment, but with The Rock. And instead of the Atomic Leg, he drops The People's Elbow on Andre and pins him.

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    7 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammurtino
    Main Event Challengers (3 good guys; 3 bad guys):
    Faces - Cena, Rock, Austin,
    Heels - Savage, Lesnar, Flair

    Reasoning - Sammurtino had the strength and ability to adapt his wrestling style to have a great match with anyone. All but Lesnar could work a crowd and were unquestionably qualified as legit long-term champs

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion: Mr. Perfect
    IC Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys):
    Daniel Bryan
    Eddie Guererro
    AJ Styles
    Brett Hart

    Kurt Angle
    Shawn Michaels
    Jake the Snake Roberts
    Chris Jericho

    Rationale - I wanted to add Chris Benoit here but we're trying to forget him

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: Kane/UnderTaker aka Brothers of Destruction
    Tag Team Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys):

    Faces -
    The Usos
    Hardys
    New Day
    Edge/Christian
    Legion of Doom


    Heels -
    The Dudleyz
    Midnight Express
    Arn/Tully aka the Brain Busters
    The Wild Samoans
    The Shield

    Rationale - Putting Kane/Taker in allows me to get Taker on the card, the best gimmick ever, and I have always loved Kane. With them on the roster, we'd be able to get Team Hell No - which was IMHO a huge part in bringing Bryan to all-time great level. I think the Usos might be becoming one of the very best all-time face tag teams, and I'd love to have seen them battle their grandfather's team of the Wild Samoans - the heel heat the Samoans got was incredible.


    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    Pick Your Title (US, TV, Hardcore, anything…) Champion: Rikishi
    Your Title Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys):

    Chico Santana (I have Jesse Ventura in the booth so he'd be called that)
    Sting
    Steamboat
    Owen Hart
    British Bulldog

    Paul Orndorff
    Rowdy Roddy Piper
    Big Bossman
    Golddust
    The Miz


    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion: Charlotte
    Ladies Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys):

    Ivory
    Wendy Richter
    Beth Phoenix
    Becky Two Belts

    Heels -
    Bayley (perhaps I am looking at this too fondly but her heel run has been amazing)
    Trish
    Chyna
    Moolah


    ANNOUNCERS: One play by play; one analyst - Monsoon/Ventura. Gorilla was as good at his role as anyone. And Jesse invented the heel announcer role. And I have Heenan below under managers

    Feel free to add anything else you can think of.

    Managers and/or valets? I'll pick ten

    Heenan - best heel manager ever
    Heyman - second best heel manager
    Paul Bearer - he added so much to Taker/Kane in terms of story
    Capt Lou Albano (managed both the Samoans as a heel, as well as in Wendy Richter's corner as a face with Cyndi Lauper)
    Classy Freddie Blassie

    Miss Elizabeth
    Sherri Martel
    Vicki Guererro

    Mean Gene Okerlund
    Howard Finkel


    One more category that will be needed -

    Heard but not seen - Jim Johnston, composer His music will be with us forever, but his talent is missed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    I'm going to go with a 40- person roster. It'll roughly break down to 20 heels and 20 faces on each side of the divide.

    Main Event

    Faces:

    1. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - 1998
    2. The Undertaker - 1998/1999
    3. John Cena -- 2016/2017
    4. Triple H -- 2000
    5. Ric Flair -- 1980's

    Heels:

    1. Brock Lesnar -- 2002
    2. CM Punk -- 2013
    3. Randy Orton -- 2020
    4. The Fiend -- 2020
    5. Chris Jericho -- 2020

    Upper-Midcard

    Faces:

    1. Cody Rhodes -- 2020
    2. Jeff Hardy -- 2001
    3. Booker T -- 1998
    4. Alester Black -- 2020
    5. Daniel Bryan -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. Finn Balor -- 2020
    2. Adam Cole -- 2020
    3. Kevin Owens -- 2020
    4. AJ Styles -- 2020
    5. MJF -- 2020

    Lower Midcard

    Faces:

    1. Perry Saturn -- 1998
    2. Al Snow -- 1998
    3. X-Pac -- 2000/2001
    4. Rob-Van-Dam -- 2001
    5. Golddust -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. Raven -- 1998
    2. A-Train -- 2003
    3. Test -- 2001
    4. William Regal -- 2014
    5. Lance Storm -- 2001

    Tag-Teams

    Faces:

    1. The Usos -- 2020
    2. The Steiner Brothers -- 1993
    3. The Dudley Boyz -- 2001
    4. The Young Bucks -- 2020
    5. The Legion of Doom -- 1992

    Heels:

    1. Miz and Morrison -- 2020
    2. The Revival -- 2019
    3. The Midnight Express -- 1980's
    4. Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko -- 1999
    5. The Dirty Heels (Bobby Roode and Austin Aries) -- 2013

    Women

    Faces:

    1. Trish Stratus -- 2001
    2. Becky Lynch -- 2018
    3. Asuka -- 2020
    4. Alundra Blayze -- 1995
    5. Gail Kim -- 2010

    Heels:

    1. Mickie James -- 2020
    2. Lita -- 2005/2006
    3. Awesome Kong -- 2010
    4. Ronda Rousey -- 2020
    5. Charlotte Flair -- 2020

    Stables

    Faces:

    1. Degeneration-X -- 2020 Triple H, 1998 New Age Outlaws, and retired 2020 Shawn Michaels as the mouthpiece.
    2. Team RECK -- Rhyno, Edge, Christian, Kurt Angle -- 2001
    3. The Filthy Animals -- Konnan, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, Juventud Guerrera, Torrie Wilson -- 2000
    4. The Misfits In Action -- Hugh G. Rection, Corporal Cajun, Lt. Loco, Private Stash, and Sargent A-Wall -- 1999/2000.
    5. SoCal Uncensored -- Christopher Daniels, Scorpio Sky, and Kazarian -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. The Shield -- Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns -- 2014
    2. The NWO -- "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash -- 1998
    3. Camp Cornette -- Vader, Yokozuna, British Bulldog and Owen Hart -- 1995.
    4. Contra Unit -- Jacob Fatu, Josef Samael, Simon Gotch, and Ikuro Kwon -- 2020
    5. The Nexus -- 2010

    Announcers

    Play-By-Play -- Jim Ross -- 1998
    Color -- Bobby "The Brain" Heenan -- 1980's

    Managers/Valets

    Faces:

    1. Sunny -- 1995
    2. Afa The Samoan -- 1990's
    3. Torrie Wilson -- 2001
    4. Tully Blanchard -- 2020
    5. Arn Anderson -- 2020

    Heels:

    1. Vicki Guerrero -- 2020
    2. Jim Cornette -- 1980's
    3. Bobby "The Brain" Heenan -- 1980's
    4. Cyrus "The Virus" -- 2001
    5. "The Quintessential Stud Muffin" Joel Gertner -- 2001
    I am not trying to pick your roster apart as it's your roster. But why do you have two of the best heels as faces? Triple H and Ric Flair should obviously be heels. RVD was never a lowcard guy either. Team Reck were never faces either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurePlayer View Post
    I am not trying to pick your roster apart as it's your roster. But why do you have two of the best heels as faces? Triple H and Ric Flair should obviously be heels. RVD was never a lowcard guy either. Team Reck were never faces either.
    Well that's the thing. You can bring guys in however you want, but nobody said you can't turn them.

    I had a real cool CM Punk/Ric Flair feud planned out, based on Punk as a Straight Edge heel and Flair, straight from the 1980's in his physical peak and prime, bringing all of that era's excesses with him. Punk would take issue with Flair's drinking, his cocaine use, his addiction to women and sex and he'd claim to be a better wrestler and a better athlete, because he doesn't abuse substances or waste his time chasing pussy.

    And you could get a five month feud out of that without a World Title involved.

    Triple H as a babyface, in an angle against a 2020 Chris Jericho has an appeal. Jericho's in the same spot now, in AEW, that Hunter was then. He's a very privileged main event player who's had his position handed to him. Imagine a Triple H, transplanted from a time when he was the uncrowned king of his own company, brought into 2020 where he gets to be the hungry upstart against a guy who he was trying to hold down.

    Rob Van Dam is great, because you can move him up and down the card whenever and however you need to. He's an underneath guy fighting for the Hardcore Title one month. The next month, he's a World Title contender. He's constantly over and you can beat him like a drum and people never seem to lose faith in him. The reason he's only "lower midcard" on my wrestling totem pole, is because I've got more "current" and "relevant" guys higher than him. His position might not seem like a perfect choice, but he's malleable. You can bump him around for anything.

    Team RECK were never faces? Eh. Fair. But I'm a mark for all four guys. If I'm booking my dream roster, they're all at their sort of early-2000's level and they're feuding with Contra Unit. Edge, Kurt, and Christian are underneath, comedy faces. Rhyno eventually breaks off and goes heel.

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    Basic Roster (27 singles + 11 Tag Teams + 9 Females)

    7 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (97)
    Main Event Challengers (3 good guys; 3 bad guys): Steve Austin (97), The Undertaker (09), John Cena (2017), Ric Flair (92-93), Triple H (00-01), and AJ Styles (16-17)

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho (09)
    IC Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys): Daniel Bryan (14), Bret Hart (93), Chris Benoit (00-01), Razor Ramon (93), Kurt Angle (00), Mr. Perfect (90-91), Macho Man (86-87), Eddie Guerrero (02-03)

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: Edge and Christian (01)
    Tag Team Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys): Hardys (00-01), Steiners (93), APA (01), Legion of Doom (91), The New Day (15-16), Dudley Boyz (00-01), The Wyatt Family (13-14), The Brainbusters (88-89), Rated-RKO (06), John Morrison/Miz (Current)

    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    US Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura (16-17)
    Your Title Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys): Cesaro (14), Al Snow (00), The British Bulldog (97), Owen Hart (98), Rob Van Dam (02) Kevin Owens (16-17), D-Lo Brown (98), Seth Rollins (15), Rusev (14), William Regal (08-09)

    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion: Charlotte Flair (17)
    Ladies Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys): Becky Lynch (19), Trish Stratus (02-03), Alundra Blaze (95), Lita (04), Asuka (Current) Mickie James (06), Sasha Banks (16-17), AJ Lee (14), Io Shirai (2019), Shayna Baszler (18-19)

    ANNOUNCERS: Jim Ross (98-00) and Bobby Heenan (88-90)

    Managers: Paul Heyman (16-Current), Miss Elizabeth (87-88), Jim Cornette (96), Zelina Vega (18-Current), Vickie Guerrero (09-11), Freddie Blassie (80s)
    Last edited by kdestiny; September 18th, 2020 at 4:11 PM. Reason: Macho Man

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    Tried to use people who were either champion in that division or were heavily involved in the title picture. Took a bit more free reign in the lower card due to there being several possibilities of lower card title I could use.

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    I'd like to make this an on-going thing if I may.

    7 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion: CM Punk (2009)
    Main Event Challengers (3 good guys; 3 bad guys):
    FACES:
    1. Ric Flair
    2. The Big Show
    3. JBL

    HEELS:
    1. AJ Styles
    2. Scott Hall
    3. Chris Jericho

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion: Edge (2008)
    IC Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys):
    HEELS:
    1. Tazz
    2. Carlito
    3. Matt Striker
    4. Abyss

    FACES:
    1. Randy Orton
    2. Finlay
    3. Robert Conway
    4. The Miz

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: The Two Man Power Trip (Triple H/Stone Cold Steve Austin) 2002
    Tag Team Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys):
    HEELS:
    1. Shawn Michaels/Kevin Nash
    2. The World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas/Shelton Benjamin)
    3. Team Xtreme (Jeff Hardy/Matt Hardy)
    4. Mark Jindrak/Snitsky
    5. Heidenreich/Tatanka
    If I had six more picks -6. MNM (Johnny Nitro and Joey Mercury)
    7. The Brothers of Destruction (The Undertaker/Kane (unmasked))
    8. Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard/JTG)
    9. Spike Dudley/Jamie Noble
    10. The Basham Brothers (Danny Basham/Doug Basham)
    11. The Highlanders (Robbie/Rory McAllister)

    FACES:
    1. Christian's Coalition (Christian/Tomko)
    2. Sharkboy/Eric Young
    3. The New Breed (Elijah Burke/Marcus Cor Von/Kevin Thorn)
    4. Batista/Rey Mysterio
    5. Tajiri/William Regal
    If I had six more picks -6. The Spirit Squad (Johnny, Mikey, Kenny, Mitch, and Nicky)
    7. Team 3D (Brother Ray/Brother Devon)
    8. Los Guerreros (Chavo Guerrero/Eddie Guerrero)
    9. The Motorcity Machine Guns (Alex Shelley/Chris Sabin)
    10. The Mexicools (Super Crazy/Psicosis)
    11. Lance Cade/Trevor Murdoch

    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    Pick Your Title (US, TV, Hardcore, anything…) Champion: Hardcore Champion Maven 2001
    Your Title Challengers (5 good guys; 5 bad guys):
    HEELS:
    1. Kenny Dykstra
    2. Rick Martel
    3. The Great Khali
    4. Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka
    5. Samoa Joe

    FACES:
    1. Jay Lethal
    2. "The Guru" Sonjay Dutt
    3. Mick Foley
    4. Gregory Helms
    5. Muhammad Hassan

    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion: Melina
    Ladies Challengers (4 good guys; 4 bad guys):
    HEELS:
    1. Michelle McCool
    2. Mickie James
    3. Asuka
    4. Charlotte Flair

    FACES:
    1. Layla
    2. Gail Kim
    3. Sasha Banks
    4. Trish Stratus

    ANNOUNCERS: One play by play; one analyst Michael Cole/Todd Grisham

    Managers and/or valets? Sounds like a great idea to me (and no they don't count for the other spots)….
    Jimmy Hart
    Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
    Miss Elizabeth
    Mr. Fuji
    Theodore Long

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    So... Mark Jindrak and Snitsky and Hedenreich/Tatanka?

    I'll give it to you. That's... err.. creative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    If you're using Andre The Giant right, I think you're going to find that signing him full time to any promotion for too long is a bad idea.

    Until the WWF locked him down in his declining years, Andre was the best traveling gimmick attraction in wrestling. He's not best used as a full time roster member.
    That's fine, I can easily rent him out.

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    Fuck it, then. If we can just pair random dudes up as tag-teams, I want to add Chuck Taylor and Matt Cardona from 2020 AEW as a team.

    They're the "Best Action Figure Friends". Chuck Taylor deserves to be left in a ditch somewhere and Matt Cardona's last partner was always a big 'ol "whatever". Take the two best guys from each team and make them into a jobber to the stars super team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MMH View Post
    That's fine, I can easily rent him out.
    Team Andre up with Shawn Michaels against The Brainbusters or The Revival. Since you don't have Marty "I Killed A Bowling Alley Attendant" Jannetty, you could run the "Andre as a special partner" angle. That was always big with him.

    What's especially funny is that Shawn used to piss off Andre when he'd drink too much and get too boisterous and loud, and Andre would always tell him to shut the fuck up. There's a story about The Rockers wrestling Andre and Haku and Shawn Michaels being terrified Andre was going to kill him if he got his big mitts on him. Andre was super professional in the ring and handled Shawn as carefully as he did anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    So... Mark Jindrak and Snitsky and Hedenreich/Tatanka?
    Yeah, IIRC all of them, with the exception of Snitsky, were in the tag team division at one point.

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    can't believe I left out Macho Man.

    This was difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    I think I will have an easier time predicting @Donald's list than I will coming up with my own list.


    Jack Swagger
    Braun Strowman
    Tony Nese


    etc.
    Haven't liked Swagger ever since he debuted in AEW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    Fuuuun. I'll ponder this a bit.
    I would definitely have a brand split.

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    I've got enough guys for a brand split.

    70 wrestlers on each show?

    Maybe a three-way brand split?

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    7 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race
    Main Event Challengers: (face) Bruno Sammartino, Austin, Sting
    (heel) Flair, Angle, Vader

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion: CM Punk
    IC Challengers: (face) Bret Hart, Daniel Bryan, RVD, Eddie Guerrero
    (heel) Jericho, Savage, Owens, Styles

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: Kane/Taker
    Tag Team Challengers: (face) British Bulldogs, The Rockers, The Hardyz, Rock 'n' Sock connection, Roadwarriors/LOD
    (heel) Edge & Christian, Dudley Boys (ECW variant), Demolition, Brainbusters, Harlem Heat

    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    US Champion: Cesaro
    Title Challengers: (face) Tazz, Raven, Johnny Gargano, Tajiri, Jerry Lynn
    (heel) Regal, Haku, Rusev/Miro, Owen Hart, Jake Roberts

    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion: Asuka
    Ladies Challengers: (face) Megumi Kudo, Paige, Rhea Ripley, Becky Lynch, Beth Phoenix
    (heel) Awesome Kong, Gail Kim, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Charlotte Flair

    ANNOUNCERS: Monsoon/Heenan

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    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    I was watching an old Mr Perfect match
    I was thinking him and The McMahons as a 3 man stable. I loved heel Mr. Perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    I was thinking him and The McMahons as a 3 man stable. I loved heel Mr. Perfect.
    I would have loved to see him get a chance against Hogan. He could have been a great WWF Champ.

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    Very true.

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    Thanks to Stan, I'm now incredibly intrigued by the idea of Bruno Sammartino vs. Vader. Really, if Vader would have been alive and wrestling like 20 years before he was, he'd have been the perfect guy to beat Bruno.

    Imagine Vader doing to Bruno what Vader did to Antonio Inoki. Instead of a riot clearing out the Tokyo Dome, they'd have to call in the entire NYPD to keep people from setting the seats on fire at Madison Square Garden.



    I need to work on that time machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    This is the kind of thing I love.

    I'll be back
    It's such a great concept. I wonder if this HAS ever been done here before?

    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    EDIT: This is even harder than I expected. My first pass at "Main Event" is about 20 people. If we want to make bigger rosters, sounds OK to me. I just didn't want to make too big of an assignment. But bigger might be easier. We can let the group decide.
    I think you should just instill the brand split idea, or just use different shows like who would you put on AEW, WCW, TNA, etc.
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    7 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion:Stone Cold Steve Austin
    Faces:Undertaker, Sting, Rock
    Heels:Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle

    9 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion:Chris Jericho
    Faces:Eddie Guerrero, RVD, Bret Hart, Ricky Steamboat
    Heels: Mr Perfect, Owen Hart, Rick Rude, Randy Savage

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: Demolition
    Tag Team Challengers
    Faces: Rockers, Road Warriors, Steiner Brothers, Team Hell No
    Heels: Dudley Boyz, Harlem Heat, Midnight Express, Edge & Christian

    11 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    Pick Your Title (US, TV, Hardcore, anything…) US Champion: John Cena
    Faces: Chris Benoit, Rey Mysterio, Magnum TA, Dean Ambrose
    Heels: Steve Regal, Roddy Piper, Fit Finlay, Tully Blanchard

    9 LADIES
    Ladies Champion: Charlotte Flair
    Ladies Challengers
    Faces-Madusa, Becky Lynch, Trish Stratus, Lita
    Heels-Chyna, Paige, Beth Phoenix, Nattie

    ANNOUNCERS: Jim Ross, Bobby Heenan

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    Welp, I thought I'd taker a stab at this. Not an easy task. Roster's a bit beefier than the initial post suggested but I'll say I rotate my on-screen talent so they all get rested and not run ragged. Here's what I got:

    11 MAIN EVENT
    Heavyweight Champion: Ric Flair (heel)
    Main Event Challengers:
    Faces:
    1. John Cena
    2. The Undertaker (purple gloves era look but late 2000's era in-ring)
    3. Shawn Michaels
    4. Mick Foley (can dabble in all three faces as needed as well as just being himself)
    5. Sting (neon surfer era)

    Heels
    1. The Rock (Hollywood heel run '03)
    2. Vader
    3. Edge
    4. The Great Muta
    5. Mark Henry (Hall of Pain World title reign era)

    11 MID-LEVEL
    Intercontinental Champion: Randy Savage (face)
    IC Challengers:
    Faces:
    1. Daniel Bryan
    2. Goldust
    3. Aleister Black
    4. AJ Styles
    5. Keith Lee

    Heels:
    1. CM Punk
    2. Cesaro
    3. Kevin Owens
    4. Bam Bam Bigelow
    5. Kurt Angle

    11 TAG TEAMS
    Tag Team Champions: The Hardy Boyz (face)
    Tag Team Challengers:
    Faces:
    1. The Usos
    2. Chris Benoit & Chris Jericho
    3. Legion of Doom
    4. APA
    5. Cryme Tyme

    Heels
    1. The Dudley Boyz
    2. Miz & Morrison
    3. Cade & Murdoch
    4. World's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin)
    5. Bad Intentions (Giant Bernard & Karl Anderson)

    15 LOWER ROSTER SPOTS
    Television Champion: DDP (face)
    Your Title Challengers:
    Faces:
    1. Dexter Lumis
    2. Perry Saturn
    3. R-Truth
    4. Mustafa Ali
    5. Ricochet
    6. Sonny Kiss
    7. Steve Blackman

    Heels:
    1. Cameron Grimes
    2. Raven
    3. Bobby Lashley
    4. Big Daddy V
    5. Neville
    6. Mortis
    7. Papa Shango

    Ladies Champion: Asuka (face)
    Ladies Challengers:
    Faces:
    1. Molly Holly
    2. Rhea Ripley
    3. Abadon
    4. Kairi Sane
    5. Shotzi Blackheart
    6. Piper Niven

    Heels
    1. Charlotte Flair
    2. Mercedes Martinez
    3. Jazz
    4. Awesome Kong
    5. Ronda Rousey
    6. Trish Stratus

    MANAGERS/VALETS/ETC.:
    Vickie Guerrero - heel, managing Awesome Kong
    Paul Heyman - heel, managing Cesaro but without the Lesnar bullshit to undermine it so it actually works
    Hornswoggle – heel manager like when he was with 3MB, managing Bad Intentions
    William Regal – face, authority figure like he currently is in NXT
    Robert Stone – heel, managing Big Daddy V
    Alexa Bliss – heel, she's a better talker than wrestler so she'll shine on the mic and only get physical as needed, with the Harley Quinn-esque gimmick she's going into these days but with Raven as her Joker (they'll eventually turn face and feud with the Wyatt Family as Raven starts to build his Flock by “freeing” members)
    The Boogeyman – face, haunts the arena and pops up to spook folks, occasional in-ring appearances to attack folks but doesn't actually wrestle in matches
    Dusty Rhodes – backstage role developing talent like he had in NXT
    Triple H – backstage role like currently in NXT but occasionally pops up when shit really goes sideways and Regal alone can't control it

    STABLES:
    Face:
    The New Day (Xavier Woods/Kofi Kingston/Big E) – primarily in the tag team scene, Freebird Rule if champs, occasionally dabble in singles pursuits but with the support of the group
    The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott/Liv Morgan/Sarah Logan) – functioning as a well-oiled unit like at Evolution but turned face as the “alternative” upstarts with Ruby pursuing the Women's title
    The Shield (Roman Reigns/Dean Ambrose/Seth Rollins) – same situation as New Day but they'll eventually split up

    Heel:
    Team B.A.D. (Naomi/Sasha Banks/Tamina) – basically just to get Naomi and Sasha so I can have them in the women's division, this stable would go for a bit before Naomi/Sasha's egos get in the way, they feud, Naomi turns into her Feel The Glow face while Banks goes full-on Boss heel with Tamina as her bodyguard
    The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt/Erick Rowan/Luke Harper/Braun Strowman) – Wyatt sits back and fights far less often while the big boys do his dirty work, he'll gun for a singles belt here and there, Rowan/Harper pursue the tag titles, Strowman's basically Wyatt's right hand man and eventually will snap and leave the group awhile down the line, we'll hire local wrestlers to bulk up the cult as well
    El Legado de Fantasma (Santos Escobar/Raul Mendoza/Joaquin Wilde) – Escobar pursues the US title while Joaquin/Raul pursue the tag team titles
    The Spirit Squad (Johnny/Mikey/Nicky/Mitch) – Freebird rule, tag title scene

    ANNOUNCERS:
    Play by Play: Mauro Ranallo
    Color: Corey Graves
    Hosting Duties: Renee Young, Scott Stanford

    Feel free to ask any questions about this hot mess.
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    Why not turn AJ Styles heel so you can feud him with Randy Savage?

    That's a legitimate dream match.

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    I actually had Styles on the heel side originally but then I switched him around with Bam Bam 'cuz I thought it was redundant having both Bigelow and Lee as agile hefty boy faces and according to my research (since his run was before I was watching) Bam Bam was primarily a heel and probably better suited for that role. Plus AJ's great face or heel and I could always do face/face Styles/Savage and/or turn AJ down the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    I actually had Styles on the heel side originally but then I switched him around with Bam Bam 'cuz I thought it was redundant having both Bigelow and Lee as agile hefty boy faces and according to my research (since his run was before I was watching) Bam Bam was primarily a heel and probably better suited for that role. Plus AJ's great face or heel and I could always do face/face Styles/Savage and/or turn AJ down the line.
    If you've got Keith Lee and Bammer on opposite sides of the roster, that needs to be a feud in your dream roster.

    Keith Lee goes over on his way up the card.

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    That was the idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    11 tag teams seems like a lot...
    And yet I still found myself adding in more.

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    Whereas I found myself struggling in the tag team department. Initially had two empty spots on the heel side and had to do some research to fill things out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    Figured people would use guys who were more successful as singles guys.
    Just so that they could get in as many people as they could, but there are a lot of good teams that I couldn’t even put in.
    I didn’t even get to use London and Kendrick.

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    Main Event

    Heavyweight Champion-
    97 Bret "The Hitman" Hart

    Faces-
    98 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
    00 The Rock
    97 The Undertaker
    01 Kurt Angle

    Heels-
    97 "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan
    86 Ric Flair w/ 86 J.J. Dillon
    12 C.M. Punk w/ 96 Paul Heyman
    89 "Macho Man" Randy Savage w/ 85 Miss Elizabeth

    Mid-Card

    Intercontinental Champion-
    08 Chris Jericho

    Faces-
    03 Eddie Guerrero
    89 Ultimate Warrior
    98 Rob Van Dam
    92 "Rowdy" Roddy Piper
    96 Rey Mysterio Jr.

    Heels-
    90 Mr. Perfect w/ 89 Bobby Heenan
    93 Yokozuna w/ 89 Mr. Fuji & 87 Jim Cornette
    96 "Slammy Award Winning" Owen Hart
    91 "Ravishing" Rick Rude w/ 89 Bobby Heenan
    97 Triple H w/ 99 Chyna

    Women

    Women's Champion-
    16 Charlotte Flair

    Faces-
    15 Bayley
    16 Asuka
    00 Lita
    94 Alundra Blayze

    Heels-
    18 Becky Lynch
    15 Sasha Banks
    04 Trish Stratus
    94 Luna Vachon

    Tag Teams

    Tag Team Champions
    86 Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard w/ 86 J.J. Dillon

    Faces-
    91 The Rockers
    92 The Steiner Bros.
    85 The British Bulldogs
    98 New Age Outlaws w/ 99 Chyna
    87 The Road Warriors w/ 87 Paul Ellering
    00 The Hardy Boyz

    Heels
    97 The Outsiders
    00 Edge & Christian
    96 Harlem Heat w/ 89 Sister Sherri
    87 The Midnight Express w/ 87 Jim Cornette
    89 Andre The Giant & Haku w/ 89 Bobby Heenan
    15 The New Day

    Lower Tier Superstars

    T.V. Champion-
    93 "Lord" Steven Regal w/ 93 Sir William

    Faces-
    99 Mankind
    16 "Broken" Matt Hardy
    88 Jake "The Snake" Roberts
    00 Rikishi
    99 Super Crazy
    90 Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart

    Heels-
    97 Syxx
    95 Brian Pillman
    97 Chris Benoit w/ 86 J.J. Dillon
    99 Tajiri
    93 Doink
    91 The Mountie w/ 91 Jimmy Hart

    Enhancement Talent

    94 "Double J" Jeff Jarrett
    08 The Brian Kendrick
    20 Orange Cassidy
    92 Barry Horrowitz
    93 Bastion Booger
    98 Goldberg

    Enhancement Tag Teams

    92 Money Inc.
    90 Power and Glory
    84 The Sheepherders

    Stables

    Hart Foundation- Bret, Owen, Pillman, Neidhart, Bulldog & Dynamite Kid

    N.W.O.- Hollywood Hogan, Hall, Nash, Syxx, Savage

    The Four Horsemen- Flair, Anderson, Blanchard, Benoit & Dillon

    D-Generation X- Triple H, Chyna, Road Dogg, Gunn

    The Heenan Family- Andre, Haku, Rude, Perfect & Heenan

    Referees

    94 Mike Chioda
    00 Earl Hebner
    87 Joey Marella
    96 Brian Hildebrand
    00 Charles Robinson
    99 Teddy Long (For Tag Team Matches Playas)

    Commentators

    "A" Show
    00 Jim Ross
    97 Jerry "The King" Lawler

    "B" Show
    92 Gorilla Monsoon
    92 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan

    Backstage Interviewer

    85 "Mean" Gene Okerlund

    Ring Announcer

    89 Howard Finkel

    Time Keeper/Austin's Beer Tosser

    03 Mark Eaton

    PPV Pre Show Hosts

    95 Todd Pettengill
    18 Renee Young

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    Jack Swagger
    Braun Strowman
    Tony Nese


    etc.
    You forgot Jimmy Wang Yang.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    I'm going to go with a 40- person roster. It'll roughly break down to 20 heels and 20 faces on each side of the divide.
    I'm going with my brand split idea

    MAIN EVENT (3 each):
    SMACKDOWN:

    FACE:
    1. Petey Williams
    2. Finlay
    HEELS:
    1. Test (World Heavyweight Champion)
    2. Rene Dupree
    3. Carlito

    RAW:
    FACES:
    1. Kurt Angle (WWF Champion)
    2. Tajiri
    HEEL:
    1. Kevin Thorn
    2. Randy Orton
    3. Abyss

    UPPER Midcard
    SMACKDOWN:

    FACE:
    1. CM Punk (United States Champion)
    2. Robert Roode
    HEELS:
    1. Joey Mercury
    2. Matt Striker
    3. Sting

    RAW:
    FACES:
    1. Brian Kendrick (Intercontinental Champion)
    2. Hulk Hogan
    3. Jeff Hardy
    HEEL:
    1. Sheamus
    2. The Sandman

    Lower Midcard:
    SMACKDOWN:
    FACE:
    1. Kenny Dykstra (Television Champion)
    2. Paul London
    HEELS:
    1. The Big Show
    2. Rick Martel
    3. Umaga

    RAW:
    FACES:
    1. Eric Young (European Champion)
    2. Zack Ryder
    3. Curt Hawkins
    HEEL:
    1. Scotty 2 Hotty
    2. William Regal
    3. Dolph Ziggler

    Tag Teams:
    SMACKDOWN:
    FACE:
    1. Chris Jericho/Christian
    2. The Rock 'n' Sock Connection (The Rock/Mankind)
    HEELS:
    1. John Morrison/The Miz (World Tag Team Champions)
    2. Robert Conway/Sylvain Grenier (La Resistance)
    3. The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Mikey, Johnny, Nicky, and Mitch)
    RAW:
    FACES:
    1. Jay Lethal/Sonjay Dutt (WWF Tag Team Champions)
    2. Tazz/Spike Dudley
    HEEL:
    1. JBL/Orlando Jordan
    2. The Highlanders (Robbie/Rory McAllister)
    3. Team 3D (Brother Ray/Brother Devon)

    Women (3 each):
    SMACKDOWN:
    FACE:
    1. Mickie James (Divas Champion)
    HEELS:
    1. Layla
    2. Michelle McCool

    RAW:
    FACES:
    1. Natalya (Women's Champion)
    2. Gail Kim
    HEEL:
    1. Asuka

    Stables:
    1. Team Canada (Petey Williams/EY)
    2. LayCool

    Announcers:
    RAW: Jim Ross/Gorilla Monsoon
    SMACKDOWN: Michael Cole/Joey Styles

    Managers/Valets:
    1. "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart (Managing Zack Ryder)
    2. Bobby Heenan (Managing Morrison/Miz)
    3. Mr. Fuji (Managing Tajiri)

    NXT:
    Main Event
    Faces:
    1. Owen Hart (NXT Champion)
    2. One Man Gang
    3. Jesse and Slam Master J
    Heels:
    1. Ultimo Dragon
    2. Festus

    Upper Mid-Card
    Faces:
    1. Daniel Bryan (X-Division Champion)
    2. Trent Barreta
    3. "Primetime" Elix Skipper
    Heels:
    1. Vance Archer
    2. Caylen Croft
    3. Crimson

    Lower Mid-Card
    Faces:
    1. Austin Aries (Global Champion)
    2. Rhett Titus
    Heels:
    1. Nathan Jones
    2. Chase Stevens
    3. Kane (Masked)

    Tag Teams
    Faces:
    1. Skip Sheffield/Heath Slater
    2. Goldust/Stardust
    3. The Funks (Terry/Dory)
    Heels:
    1. Beer Money, Inc. (Bobby Roode/James Storm - NXT Tag Team Champions)
    2. Prime Time Players (Darren Young/Titus O'Neil)
    3. Kenzo Suzuki/Sheik Abdul Bashir

    Women:
    Faces:
    1. Kharma (NXT Women's Champion)
    2. Kelly Kelly
    3. Brie Bella
    4. Nikki Bella
    5. Bayley
    Heels:
    1. Trish Stratus
    2. Lita
    3. Victoria
    4. Molly Holly
    5. Nidia

    Impact:
    Tyson Kidd (TNA World Heavyweight Champion)
    6 Challengers:
    David Hart Smith
    Jerry Lawler
    Doink the Clown
    The Sheik
    Hernandez
    Homicide

    TNA Hardcore Champion: Maven
    8 Challengers:
    Sabu
    Tommy Dreamer
    Goldberg
    Kevin Nash
    Scott Steiner
    Booker T
    Kane
    Lance Cade

    TNA X-Division Tag Team Champions: JTG/Hardcore Holly
    8 Challengers:
    Scott Hall/Mark Jindrak
    AJ Styles/Funaki
    Snitsky/Marcus Cor Von
    The Hurricane/Mr. Kennedy
    Jerry Lawler/Doink the Clown
    Chris Benoit/Eddie Guerrero
    MVP/Bobby Lashley
    The World's Greatest Tag Team

    TNA Legends Champion: Joey Styles
    10 Challengers:
    Kofi Kingston
    The Boogeyman
    Jonathan Coachman
    Mick Foley
    Consequences Creed
    Stone Cold
    Shawn Michaels
    Jeff Jarrett
    Shark Boy
    Heidenreich

    TNA Knockouts Champion: ODB
    8 Challengers:
    Velvet Sky
    Angelina Love
    Madison Rayne
    Torrie Wilson
    Awesome Kong
    Sable
    Melina
    Alicia Fox

    ECW:
    Main Event:
    ECW Champion: Tomko
    Challengers:
    1. Batista
    2. Elijah Burke
    3. Triple H
    4. RhYno
    5. Stevie Richards
    6. Shane McMahon

    ECW Cruiserweight Champion: Jamie Noble
    Challengers:
    1. Cody Rhodes
    2. Kid Kash
    3. Nunzio
    4. Johnny Nitro
    5. Jimmy Wang Yang
    6. Ted DiBiase, Jr.
    7. Chavo Guerrero
    8. Alex Shelley

    ECW Tag Team Champions: Paul Burchill/Chuck Palumbo
    10 Challengers:
    1. Balls Mahoney/Ric Flair
    2. Chris Masters/Matt Morgan
    3. John Cena/Rob Van Dam
    4. Brock Lesnar/Trevor Murdoch
    5. Mr. McMahon/Mr. Perfect
    6. DDP/The Undertaker
    7. Shad Gaspard/Rey Mysterio
    8. Chris Sabin/The Great Khali
    9. Super Crazy/Psicosis
    10. The Basham Brothers

    ECW Light Heavyweight Champion: Gregory Helms
    Challengers:
    1. Senshi
    2. Daivari
    3. Jerry Lynn
    4. R-Truth

    ECW FTW Champion: Tatanka
    Challengers:
    1. Jimmy Snuka
    2. Samoa Joe
    3. Muhammad Hassan
    4. RyBack
    5. Brodus Clay

    ECW Women's Champion: Sasha Banks
    Challengers:
    1. Alexa Bliss
    2. Charlotte
    3. Becky Lynch
    4. AJ Lee
    5. Carmella
    6. Maryse
    7. Paige
    8. Nia Jax

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    So... it turns out my attempt at a 40-person roster wound up with that classic "WCW bloat".
    It's definitely not as negative as you are making it sound.

    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    I had the same issue when making the roster size.
    I say we just create our own shows and go from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Huss Huss Huss View Post
    Ok let's have a go.
    I have updated mine, particularly adding a 3rd brand.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMH View Post
    Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair
    Ideally I would have 4 brands and a development territory, NXT is obviously my development area.

    Quote Originally Posted by 3puppies View Post
    ANNOUNCERS: One play by play; one analyst - Monsoon/Ventura. Gorilla was as good at his role as anyone. And Jesse invented the heel announcer role. And I have Heenan below under managers
    Great announce team.
    Last edited by WWXChairman; October 22nd, 2020 at 9:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huss Huss Huss View Post
    If it wasn't for Gorilla and Brain's chemistry as a pair I think I might well have gone for that too.
    If you had to make it a 3 man team would you go with Walton or somebody else?

    (oops bumped by accident, hoping it revives this thread though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    If you had to make it a 3 man team would you go with Walton or somebody else?

    (oops bumped by accident, hoping it revives this thread though)
    I don't think I would. It's more a style thing insofar as Walton would really have to be the sole voice of the show, which I think was essential to the WoS presentation.

    If I was going for a third person to accompany Brain and Gorilla? Tricky one. I found Ranallo overblown in NXT but I can imagine Brain responding to his animation would have been very funny, so I'd go him.

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    I was thinking somebody like Byron Saxton or a rotating 3rd wrestler.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    Until the WWF locked him down in his declining years, Andre was the best traveling gimmick attraction in wrestling. He's not best used as a full time roster member.
    I disagree. Having him paired with somebody like Heenan works great long-term.

    Quote Originally Posted by _me View Post
    I do kind of wonder what semi-modern angle you could use "prime Andre" in.
    You just put him in matches. What do you mean?
    Last edited by WWXChairman; October 17th, 2020 at 12:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWXChairman View Post
    I was thinking somebody like Byron Saxton or a rotating 3rd wrestler.



    I disagree. Having him paired with somebody like Heenan works great long-term.



    You just put him in matches. What do you mean?
    "Prime Andre" would be a physical freak. I think it would be hard to find the line between "unstoppable force" and "realistic fight". How do you allow Andre to dominate the way his physical size requires but not just turn every match into a squash? Not impossible but it does require planning.

    If he is the face, who is ever going to dominate him before the eventual "hero recovery"? If he is the heel, who is going "comeback" from Andre kicking his ass for 20 mins and keep it realistic?

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    That's a good point, you would just have to make sure you build his opponents up well enough before they take him on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    With your roster? I'd go with The Rock vs. Andre The Giant. Heenan and Rock firing promos back and forth at each other. Rock was always a superb mic guy, could Bobby Heenan keep up?
    What do we think of Jerry Lawler vs. Andre?

    Quote Originally Posted by PurePlayer View Post
    Triple H and Ric Flair should obviously be heels.
    Triple H was a face in D-X, and I have a hard time believing people don't want to cheer for Flair.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    I had a real cool CM Punk/Ric Flair feud planned out, based on Punk as a Straight Edge heel and Flair

    My plan was to start off with a Straight Edge Society vs. Faces of the Company (John Cena/Hulk Hogan) feud, but they ended up on different brands right now, and with Punk as U.S. Champion no less.

    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    Heavyweight Champion: Shawn Michaels (97)
    I am hoping to have Shawn win the Legends Championship, and then cash it in using Option C to compete against Tyson Kidd.

    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    Tried to use people who were either champion in that division
    I am running a fantasy company.

    Quote Originally Posted by MMH View Post
    That's fine, I can easily rent him out.
    Have him compete in his own battle royal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    Fuck it, then. If we can just pair random dudes up as tag-teams
    That's essentially how every team got its start.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudz Mackenzie View Post
    T
    What's especially funny is that Shawn used to piss off Andre when he'd drink too much
    So Shawn was just a typical drunk?

    Quote Originally Posted by kdestiny View Post
    can't believe I left out Macho Man.
    I cannot believe I have not used Jack Swagger yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Haven't liked Swagger ever since he debuted in AEW.
    That's Jake Hager.
    Last edited by WWXChairman; November 14th, 2020 at 10:36 AM.

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