WWE REcreated: The Club REbooked

 Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson a.k.a. “The Club” have been a part of WWE for over a year now since debuting on Monday Night RAW – April 11, 2016. Watching them over the last year I have found them to be nothing more then “just another team”. These two superstars had the background to be great within WWE. But between lacklustre promos, predictable feuds and an uneventful Tag Team Championship reign you have to wonder where did WWE go wrong. Although I feel bad for both superstars, this is not the first time WWE has lead Luke Gallows down the path of mediocrity. From his time as Festus, the simple-minded companion with anger issues to his under utilization with the Straight Edge Society (a storyline that could have done wonders for his career) Gallows has never been pushed the way he should be.

One thing I will give WWE is the way The Club debuted. Coming out of the audience and beating done a well-known team like The Usos was a way to turn the spotlight on them but like many of these moments the spotlight did not stay on them and it was turned into something that more benefited the feud of Roman Reigns and AJ Styles at the time. From there they joined forces with AJ Styles to join the battle against John Cena and starting the faction of “The Club”, a take on the Bullet Club from NJPW/Ring of Honour. As that storyline continued we approached the WWE Brand Split which saw Anderson & Gallows on the RAW roster while AJ Styles headed up the Smackdown Roster. From that point on Anderson & Gallows enter into an endless circle of empty threats and disappointing loses. While the WWE Universe waited for The Club to receive the push and title reign as a top heel tag team which would make sense looking at their resume, we were treated to embarrassing moments. These moments included countless matches with Enzo Amore & Big Cass, segments that did nothing to their quest to win the title and finally one of my least favourite moments a handicap match LOSS to Roman Reigns which made them look incredibly weak.

Finally on the pre-show for Royal Rumble Anderson & Gallows captured the WWE RAW Tag Team Titles. Now this should have been day one of a push this team has earned and could accomplish great things with. Sadly this was not the case and they seem to be treated like a place holder. They were the equivalent to the nerdy best friend that treats the prom queen (The WWE) like gold until the captain of the football team (The Hardys) became available. So the night after Wrestlemania Anderson & Gallows received their rematch but after that loss they were sent back to nothing.


In my opinion the two competitors pictured above deserve more and given the correct booking could be a tag team set in WWE history. The key part to that statement is “given the correct booking”. So going forward in this post I will describe three times so far in their [Anderson & Gallows] current WWE run where if handled different or even slightly tweaked could have steered them in a better direction.

1. The Debut
          I must lead off by telling you that I thoroughly enjoyed how Anderson & Gallows debuted. They came off as wrecking machines coming out of nowhere with a slightly unknown past and attacking The Usos, one of the most well-known tag teams of the last several years. But quickly their entrance seem to have one purpose and that was to blend in and build the AJ Styles vs Roman Reigns feud.

The Club should have continued its run in attacks on the tag team division. At the time of their [The Club] debut the WWE was having a Contenders Tournament which would have made it easier for them to slowly make their way through the division. Teams such as the Social Outcasts and El Matadors were in need of re-branding so they could have been written off TV with injury stories. Throughout their interfering moments I would have had Shane being seen becoming very frustrating wondering how this is continuing. He [Shane] would add more security, offer a bounty on Gallows & Anderson for  any superstars that catch them and even add stipulations to tag matches like Steel Cage and Lumberjacks to deter any inference. Having the conclusion of the tournament at Payback would still be booked. But would never take place due to The Club attacking both teams (Enzo Amore & Big Cass/The Vaudevillians) backstage. This would lead to The New Day [Champions at the time] calling out The Club and a brawl ensuing between the two teams. Shane and security would come out to break up the brawl.

The following night on RAW Shane would come out stating that he started this tournament to ensure that every team got their chance to prove they deserve a shit at the champions, The New Day. He would continue saying that because of the constant interference that did not happen but nonetheless business with go one so at Extreme Rules The New Day will defend their titles in a Triple Threat Match against Enzo Amore & Big Cass and The Vaudevillians. This cues all the teams to come out and cutting a promo. Stephanie would interrupt this promo and announce the she will be changing that match at Extreme Rules to a Fatal 4-way Elimination match and adding the newest members of the roster and then Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson walks out.

This build-up would set up The Club as more of threat to the division and through doing it this way you are drawing more attention to the Tag Team division. They could still have ties to AJ Styles but they don’t need to be supporting characters in what he is doing.

2. The 2016 DRAFT
          So in the summer of 2016 WWE announced they were doing a brand split and drafting all available talent to either Smackdown or RAW. During this draft AJ Styles was split from the other two members of The Club, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. This to me was a waste of the introduction of The Club which was just established months prior. Smackdown needed that solid heel presence seeing RAW was still going strong with Seth Rollins and his ties to The Authority at that moment. Styles was finishing his feud with John Cena and then moving on to a program for the WWE World Championship. So looking at that and adding Anderson & Gallows becoming the first WWE Smackdown Tag Team Champions you get a group of superstars controlling the top spots and allowing the build of true faces within the blue brand.

Gallows & Anderson were not needed on RAW post-draft. They were at a time in their build where they were still establishing themselves to the WWE Universe and more importantly the casual fans. Smackdown would have been perfect for them for 2 reasons;

  1. AJ Styles was about to go on a solid run and needed to build himself as a heel. The Club could have assisted building some strong heel heat for Styles while getting the rub from him launching them to the top of the roster.
  2. WWE was building a new tag division and through that they could have focused on building and re-branding teams. One of those teams were American Alpha, a squeaky clean band of All-Americans. Having them build fans by taking on anti-establishment tough guys like Anderson & Gallows would have been the first feud they needed.

Anderson & Gallows have the making of a dominant team and truly the centre of any future The Club may have as a faction in the WWE. Having them introduced only to be split up made no sense at the time and really left Anderson & Gallows floating out in “creative limbo” after the draft. They needed more and keeping them with AJ Styles would have done more for every superstar involved.

3. Superstar Shake-Up
Just after Wrestlemania this year a “Superstar Shake-up” was announced and it gave most of us fans some hope for the superstars that were currently not doing much creatively. I believe that with the Shake-up some superstars were merely moved to do the exact same thing on a different brand. In the case on Gallows & Anderson I believe they needed to be moved to get away from the same old thing. Having them on the “blue brand” opens the door for one of two things;

  1. Added to the tag division…right now the tag division on both shows is lacking in the area of mid-card storylines. I have said multiple times but there was once a period in WWE where every tag team was involved in some sort of feud and the universe was paying attention to every feud. Having a rough around the edges team like The Club would add to feuds against American Alpha and The Hype Bros.
  2. New enemies for SD’s new babyface AJ Styles… At the time of the superstar shake up AJ Styles had just finished his program with Shane McMahon and had declared that Smackdown was the “house that he had built”. So why not bring in a wrecking crew. Having The Club debuting on Smackdown the following week they could come in congratulating AJ Styles on a victory. And as they meet in the ring and exchange hugs and greetings then boom kick to the gut and Gallows & Anderson drop the Phenomenal One with a Magic Killer and end the show standing over him. This could lead to an angle where The Club starts a feud with AJ Styles and a partner, such as ShinskeNakamura. This would give credibility to the feud seeing all these men have a storied past in NJPW. Once this feud started to faid and The CLub needs something to keep them on top a new member could be added to The Club. My choice would be Adam Cole (former Bullet Club member from Ring of Honour) due to the fact that it puts a big spotlight on his debut and has him starting off with a big feud.
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Conclusion

Like I said above I feel that Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are a very talented team that have the tools necessary to be a top tiered tag team in the WWE now and the foreseeable future. But for this to be the outcome they need the right stories and the right direction from a booking standpoint. If WWE Creative were to really focus on them and where they want them to be we can see some fantastic moments. Currently the WWE is in need of some serious heel antics and heat and The Club can provide that. There are Hardy’s that need to be “broken”, an Architect that needs “tearing down” to be built as a top face and a Beast that needs slaying to make way for the future.

 

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WWE REcreated: Wyatt REbooked

Bray Wyatt, The Eater of Worlds, a man who claims he is a god and destroyer of the ordinary men he shares the ring with. But have we seen this. No. We have seen this man drop a majority of main feuds he has had. And honestly at any point if handled properly those feuds could have made this man live up to every thing that has been said about him. Seriously imagine Wrestlemania 30 Bray Wyatt pinning John Cena on the same night that The Undertaker lost for the first time, that would have been monumental. It would have a true statement of the changing of the guard. Nonetheless this didn’t happen and Bray Wyatt has gone on a very unpleasing WWE run.

Look at the numbers. According to Internet Wrestling Database Wyatt has a win percentage of 30.39% in his main roster time and on top of that he has 19-15 pay-per-view win-loss record (most of which are multi-man matches with the Wyatt Family).

So now Wyatt has been re-positioned on RAW and WWE has given us hints that his next feud will be with “The Demon King” Finn Balor. This has already given me the impression that Bray Wyatt will be losing this feud as well because they aren’t going to have Finn Balor lose in his first major feud since returning. I just can not make heads nor tails of WWE’s creative direction for Wyatt. In fact I believe they have booked themselves into a corner that they will be stuck in unless there is a big push in Wyatt’s future.

So for the first time since starting WWE REcreative I will be doing a REBOOK. I am going to be discussing three matches for Bray Wyatt that if booked properly would have given us a far better superstar today.

MATCH #1: Bray Wyatt vs John Cena at WRESTLEMANIA 30

So as wrestling fans I am assuming that we are all fairly knowledgeable on the build-up that was done for this match. I believe this was fantastic storytelling. In fact the scene with all the children singing around the ring is still one of my favourite moments of the modern era. The match on the other hand left much to be wanted. I understand that this statement will break “WWE’s Law” but John Cena doesn’t always need to win. One loss is not going to stop the lil’ ones from purchasing his wristbands and hats. So in order to put over what could possibly be the next big heel of WWE Cena needed to take that pin.

So as Cena would start is flurry of signature moves in the later portion of the contest then the lights start flickering as children start walking down the aisle. Each child would be wearing a sheep mask as well as a shirt resembling Cena’s merchandise at the time but it reads “Flock. Follow. Blindly.”. Cena turns around into a kick to the gut, a mocking “You Can’t See US!” and a Sister Abigail for the pin. After the match we see the children leave the ramp and wrap around the ring.  The referee goes to raise Wyatt’s hand he pulls it away and continues to attack Cena with the assistance of Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Wyatt delivers a second Sister Abigail. He then drops to his knees with his arms open and the Wyatt Family behind him and the children singing “He’s got the whole world…” from ringside as we cut to darkness.

The commentators can even up the dramatic expression with statements like,”Did we just see the death of Cenation”, “What does this mean for John Cena?”, ETC. This would add to the mystery of what this win actually means for John Cena and more importantly Bray Wyatt.

The Aftermatch: 

In true WWE ways John Cena isn’t allowed to look weak for an extended amount of time so he would end up getting the best of Bray Wyatt. I would be completely fine with this due to the fact that the “damage” would already be done. John Cena would have a moment of weakness on the grandest stage of them all which would give Bray Wyatt a huge spotlight for future storylines.

After Wrestlemania 30 the creative team had this feud go through two mores matches; A steel cage match at Extreme Rules and a Last Man Standing  match at Payback. Instead of having  Wyatt go over in the steel cage match I would have Cena being shaken from the top of the cage by the Wyatt Family. Have it a victory wrapped in chance and nothing concrete leading to the Last Man Standing match. Cena could go over in this match after a hard hitting affair. After the match Braun Stroman would debut taking out Cena after the match and helping Wyatt to the back. Their feud would successfully fizzle out after the Money in the Bank pay-per-view the next month. John Cena could still go on with his WWE Title reign into Summerslam. Bray Wyatt should graduate into a mid-card title reign with either the US or Intercontinental Championship.

MATCH #2: Bray Wyatt vs The Undertaker at WRESTLEMANIA 31

This match should have been booked as one thing, the final days of the Undertaker reign over the WWE Universe. Bray Wyatt should make a point that “The Streak” was only part of the Deadman’s power. He would come across envious of the Undertaker’s power. This would be imperative to building Bray Wyatt as the next “entity of the unknown”. Undertaker would remain on the defence that Bray Wyatt is not ready to step in the realm of the Deadman. This build would be the best way to book this match, all psychological with “little to none” face-to-face altercations. The week before Wrestlmania Bray Wyatt should preach the end of an era, the end of the reign of the Deadman. The Undertaker should interrupt this segment saying that Bray is not strong enough to end his reign and it will not be until Bray takes control of the darkness within that he will realize this.

This match needs to be very physical to build the ora that each man is taking his opponent to the limit. There would have to be a major spot from Wyatt such as a table smash or a big move on to the metal stairs. This would lead to Bray Wyatt getting the upper hand. He would deliver a Sister Abigail and crossing the arms of the Undertaker for the classic pin and Undertaker kicks out just before a 3-count. Wyatt then picks up the Undertaker sets him up for a second Sister Abigail, Undertaker spins out and delivers a chokeslam. He picks up Wyatt and delivers a Tombstone Piledriver for the 1-2-3. Undertaker would then pose on one knee raise his hand and lightning strikes the ring the light comes up Undertaker is gone and Bray Wyatt sits up quickly almost looking like he is coming back to life.

The Aftermatch:

So coming out of this match we should see Bray Wyatt almost reborn. He would come into a more aggressive ring style. Shortly after Wrestlemania he would renounce the Wyatt Family causing Braun Stroman leading Luke Harper and Erick Rowan against Bray Wyatt. This would fill most of the year with Bray Wyatt slowly taking on more of a face role as he battles back against the “Orphan Wyatts” (Stroman, Harper & Rowan). During this transformation of Bray Wyatt we should see a shift in his presentation as well maybe different music and a more “Deadman” type attire. This period should focus on Bray Wyatt starting to embrace “the darkness” and attempt to control it. He would shed the security of the Wyatt Family and become a dominant force in the WWE.

Bray Wyatt could even tie into some of the storyline with Brock Lesner and The Undertaker. Even have him defending the Undertaker from a Brock Lesner beat down. This would tie into Bray Wyatt wanting to avenge The Undertaker’s loss at the hands of the conqueror, Brock Lesner.

MATCH #3: Bray Wyatt vs Brock Lesner at WRESTLEMANIA 32

It seemed at Royal Rumble 2016 that WWE was building towards an eventual showdown with The Beast and The Eater of Worlds but unfortunately for some reason this was scrapped. The alternative was Brock Lesner vs Dean Ambrose in a match that led nowhere with either man and Bray Wyatt jobbing out to The Rock and John Cena. So basically both men were part of matches that did nothing for future stories and left the audience wanting more.

This match could still be seeded in Bray Wyatt eliminating Brock Lesner at the Royal Rumble. Have Wyatt in the Triple Threat match with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at Fastlane in stead of Lesner but Lesner would return at the pay-per-view costing Bray Wyatt his chance at the title shot. Paul Heyman would be well utilized in this feud because of his level of “bull-slinging” mixed with Bray Wyatt’s theatrical style would build this feud fantastically from a promo standing. Throughout the build I would also hint at The Undertaker’s involvement in this match. Brock Lesner would get into many face-to-face stand-offs with Wyatt but have Wyatt standing tall and Lesner almost looking spooked and leaving. Finally the week before Wrestlemania have Lesner jump Wyatt and beat him down in the middle of the ring. Wyatt would get to his knees spread his arms lightning hits the ring and Wyatt is gone.

The match at Wrestlemania would be billed as the attempt of Wyatt to control the darkness and defeat the conqueror. Bray Wyatt would continuously come back in this match no matter what Lesner throws at him. But at the same time Lesner is too strong and continues to be on the offensive and Wyatt remaining on the defensive. Finally as Lesner has Wyatt up for an F-5 the Undertakers Gong would hit and the arena fills with the ominous purple light and it almost looks like a silhouette of The Undertaker standing on the stage. Lights come back on the figure is gone and Lesner turns into a Sister Abigail but this is reversed into the F-5 and the pin. Brock Lesner and Paul Heyman exit to the back as Bray Wyatt is seen on his knees apologizing to no one. He would just keep screaming “I will control it”.

The Aftermatch

This would continue into a 2-3 month program with Lesner concluding in some sort of a stipulation match between Lesner and Bray Wyatt. Through this feud have Wyatt seen often talking to someone, almost as a child would speak to an imaginary friend. This would come across as him talking to who believes to be the Undertaker’s presence and this would also give the impression that Wyatt is going insane.  I would have Wyatt get the final win in this series over Lesner finally getting retribution for The Undertaker. As Wyatt kneels in the ring after his win he would seem to be boasting his accomplishment. “I did it. I have defeated the conqueror and have reclaimed our darkness”. But no one would be where he is facing. Finally the lights go out the gong hits and the purple light fills the arena as the Undertaker stands in front of a knelled Bray Wyatt. Into the microphone Undertaker would say, “The darkness is not yours to possess until you defeat the man that controls it”. Bray Wyatt would rise to his feet and stand face-to-face with the Undertaker only to have Undertaker kick him and deliver and a Tombstone and the arena goes to darkness when the move connects leaving Bray alone in the ring when the lights return and this would close the pay-per-view.

 

The Conclusion:

This rebooking to meant for one thing; Have Bray Wyatt become the new “darkness” of the WWE. I think it should have been Wyatt to finish the Undertakers career. Wyatt’s gimmick is though provoking and can withstand time much as The Undertaker made his do. I believe this path would have lead to a showdown between the two at Wrestlemania in a stipulation made famous by The Undertaker such as; Hell in the Cell, a Casket Match or even a Buried Alive Match. Having Wyatt defeating The Undertaker to me is the best example of a “passing of the torch” and would truly set Bray Wyatt up for a strong future. Wyatt would be set-up into title contention  and with such a strong run over the three years mentioned he would be in a position to better help talent coming in such as Finn Balor, Shinske Nakamura and others. The Undertaker was a brand the rarley needed repackaging and withstood time and fads and in my opinion with proper booking Bray Wyatt has that ability as well.

 

Wrestlemania 33 Recreated: The Smackdown Shuffle 

WARNING: This is going to be a lengthy post because there are three matches I would change up by shifting and adding a few elements. The three matches I am going to discuss are Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton, AJ Styles vs Shane McMahon and Miz/Maryse vs Cena/Nikki. I believe by using these stars WWE can produce matches that would grab the fans attention and produce better storylines. WWE could do this by booking three matches in their places; John Cena vs AJ Styles for the WWE Title, Bray Wyatt/Randy Orton vs Luke Harper/Eric Rowen and finally The Miz vs Shane McMahon.

Authors FYI to the Readers: An “*” indicates the topic will be revisited in future articles.



Part I: Bray Wyatt/Randy Orton vs Luke Harper/Eric Rowen

First of all Orton would not have won Royal Rumble*. Instead Orton would have sacrificed himself in the Royal Rumble for Wyatt. Harper would have Wyatt lined up for an elimination with running move, Orton jumps in the way. Wyatt retaliates by eliminating Harper and then for history’s sake Lesner or Undertaker eliminate Wyatt as he is distracted by Harper attacking Orton on the outside. Orton would be kept off Smackdown for a week selling Harper’s attack at Royal Rumble. With Elimination Chamber coming up in two weeks Daniel Bryan would set up qualifying matches for four spots in the chamber match (the other 2 spots will be explained later on). Wyatt would face Harper in one of the matches the second week of qualifying matches. Wyatt goes over Harper clean but after the bell Harper attacks Wyatt with a chair. The lights go out and Orton flashes on to the screen in Wyatt form. When the lights come back on Orton is standing in the ring. Orton hits and RKO leading to Harper vs Orton at Elimination Chamber. Orton would go over Harper clean and it would be a fast match. As Orton poses in victory Harper is seen laughing on his way up the ramp.

In the Chamber match Wyatt would deliver a Sister Abigail to Cena and as he poses Styles steals the pin. Wyatt looses it on Styles destroying him with multiple Sister Abigails. As he delivers the last one the Wyatt glitch out hits the arena but instead of black and white it’s black and red only with sheep masks. Lights come back and In the ring standing on both sides of Wyatt is Harper and Rowen in black sheep masks. Orton runs down but can not get into the cage. Harper/Rowen hit a strong double team on Wyatt lights glitch again and they are gone leaving Styles laying on top of Wyatt, 1-2-3 Styles goes over Wyatt.

This sets up for Wyatt/Orton to call out Harper/Rowen. During the build up this gives Harper and Rowen mic time. They can slam Wyatt for bringing a snake (Orton) into the compound and into the family. This would bring in the possibility to keep the burning of the compound and grave of Sister Abigail but this time it would have Harper and Rowen do the damage. This would lead to Wrestlemania. 

The Aftermath:

Wyatt would start the match and immediately he would be mauled by Harper and Rowen with continuing illegal double teams. Orton would attempt to come in but get stopped by the referee. Finally Wyatt gets to tag in Orton. We have a stare down between all 4. At this point Orton delivers an RKO to Wyatt with Harper and Rowen joining in on the mugging. All three men decimate Bray Wyatt. Referee calls it a no contest. Finishes with Orton on one knee holding his arms up for his pose with Harper and Rowen behind him. A red and black glitch of sheep masks being covered with vipers is shown. This finish would allow a face turn for Wyatt as he seeks his revenge. Also a strong heel turn for Orton. Finally a chance of a small push for Harper and Rowen as they fend off Wyatt and possibly leave Orton to fend for himself to go on their own. 
Part II: John Cena vs AJ Styles – Iron Man WWE Title Match

So from a booking standpoint let’s keep the ending to their match at Royal Rumble as is seeing this storyline works well with John Cena and Ric Flair tied at 16 for the record. 

On the Smackdown Live following Royal Rumble Styles would start the show. He would drop a rant on Cena getting lucky and getting a shot handed to him. So since Cena can just demand title shots he is going to do the same. Daniel Bryan comes out saying the Elimination Chamber is coming up and Cena will be defending the title there. Styles comes back saying since he is the ex champ he has a rematch clause. Bryan says he is right but that rematch will have to take place in the Chamber. This is where Bryan would also announce the qualifying matches for the remaining spots (Example: Wyatt vs Harper). 

So as read in the above Cena, Wyatt and Styles would be the final three competitors. Styles steals the pin over Cena. Wyatt then gets jumped leading to Styles winning and walking away WWE Champ.

The next Smackdown Live starts out with Styles coming out. He preaches how no matter what John Cena and the Cenation (including Daniel Bryan) throw at him he will always be on top. Cena comes out says he is sick of this back and fourth with Styles and wants it finished. Styles replies saying it is finished. Cena says no because as you reminded us after Royal Rumble the former champ gets a rematch. Cena goes on to say that he doesn’t want any match because if he wins he will be the 17th time World Champion and he would take this time to give Ric Flair a plug for a crowd pop. To prove that he is worthy of the record he needs to know he is “The Man”. He proposes an Iron Man match. Styles agrees to the match on one condition; if he wins Cena can’t fight for the championship as long as he [Styles] is the champion. Cena agrees. Match is set as an Iron Man match.

The Aftermath:

The match would be very competitive for the first half. Slowly towards the end they each get a fall in. Match is tied at 1-1. Clock winding down. Cena showing frustration. Hits two Attitude Adjustments and Styles still kicks out. Cena goes for another but Styles counters into a Styles’ Clash. Roll up for a pin with Styles using the ropes but referee doesn’t see it. Styles up 2-1. Cena pops up starts questioning the pin. Styles lands a kick from behind. As Cena gets up Styles realizes there is only 30 seconds left ad ducks out of the ring. There is a chase in and out the ring. Cena is catching up to Styles causing a quick jump out of the ring Cena lands funny. Styles can’t believe it and quickly rolls into the ring. Cena can’t get to his feet as the referee checks on him. Clock finishes … 3-2-1. Styles has done it. At this point Styles would go after Cena focusing on the “injured” leg. This finish would accomplish a lot of things for the company;

1. It writes Cena off television.

2. Sets Styles up as a top heel. His constant taunting of killing “Cenation” alone would cause so much natural heat.

3. Gives opportunity to create new top faces for Styles to feud with such as NXT call-ups after Wrestlemania, Superstars traded in from RAW or even a newly babyfaced Bray Wyatt. 

4. Finally with Cena waiting in the outside unable to challenge for the it allows for a cornucopia of creative opportunities to bring him back. IE: Money in the Bank winner waiting for his chance, Royal Rumble surprise entrant or even ground work for a possible heal turn*.
Part III: The Miz vs Shane McMahon

 This match would organically come from Miz’s taunting of Daniel Bryan. Going into Elimination Chamber Miz would qualify by defeating Apollo Cruise from a dirty finish; either Maryse or even Ziggler in order to keep his feud with Apollo going on. In the Chamber match Miz would be in the final four after going on a huge run of offence. He would get into his mockery of Daniel Bryan. He would finish by applying the Yes Lock on John Cena would gain strength and stand up reversing it into and AA and pin The Miz.

Miz would cut a promo on the following Smackdown Live saying that for months he has been bullied and mistreated by management and we all know exactly who he means by management. He would make mention to being scrutinized by Daniel Bryan, forced into one sided Intercontinental Title matches after adding prestige to the title and finally having the “boss’ bro-in-law” costing him his chance of winning the WWE World Title and once again main eventing WRESTLEMANIA. The Miz finishes by saying he will be the one laughing last Daniel Bryan. This would lead to weeks of baiting Daniel Bryan with insults of his ties to Cena, how he quit, etc. Daniel Bryan would then put Miz in impossible matches. Finally when it seems Miz has had enough Bryan would be found in the back injured.

The Miz would come out the following week offering his condolences in a mockery (even possibly holding a funeral for Daniel Bryan’s Career). This would bring out Shane. Shane would call out Miz saying he knows it was him who attacked Daniel Bryan in the back and he is the reason why Daniel Bryan is laid up right now. He finishes by saying if Miz wanted a fight with management all he had to do was ask. Crowd pops. And Shane goes on to announce that the Miz will get his marquee match at Wrestlemania… with Shane McMahon. The Miz asks what happens if he doesn’t agree. Shane says I thought you would ask that so I have prepared this contract if you wanted to leave Smackdown. Miz laughs and says where do I sign. Then he realizes it’s for NXT. Looses his mind attacks Shane. Shane rallys back and sends him over the top. Shane rips up the contract and says I’ll see you at Wrestlemania. 

The Aftermath:
I would have Shane do crazy spot in this match maybe even an elbow through the announce table or coast to coast. Miz would have a good spot where he runs through his Daniel Bryan moves and would even say he locks Shane into the Yes Lock. When Shane reaches out for the ropes after fighting for a long time have Maryse pull the ropes back enabling Shane to reach for them. Referee catches her and and sends Maryse to the back. Miz would let go at this point and starts yelling at the ref. Miz turns around Shane ducks a punch and turns it into a Skull Crushing Finale for the 1-2-3. Shane rolls out of the ring to Daniel Bryan waiting on stage and him and Shane start a Yes chant well Miz looses his mind in the ring. This gives Shane his final moment and hopefully would finish his run for awhile allowing Daniel Bryan to step in a stronger leadership role and continuation of the feud with Miz*.