WWE 2K22 Universe Mode: Chapter 4 – CYBER(?) Sunday!

So as I said in the previous chapter, my next PPV in my WWE 2K22 Universe Mode is Cyber Sunday. Back in the mid-late 00s it was a show where numerous matches and stipulations on the show would be picked by public vote… which… “apparently” was a shoot vote…

For my Cyber Sunday show I decided to incorporate that idea into the booking of my PPV, and I did that my having a number of match stipulations, stakes and participants in different matches decided upon by me putting different things on small pieces of paper, and picking from the options at random. I’ll admit, this made the build to the show difficult at times, but it was a lot of fun. This was helped a little by my change to my series, and from now on each of my Raw and SmackDown shows will be 6 matches as opposed to the previous 8, just because going forward I want my shows to be more action and less ‘filler’… So, before we get to my latest PPV, here’s how we got to Cyber Sunday!


Raw – July, Week 1

Retribution (Mustafa Ali, Mace & T-Bar) cut an in-ring promo, Keith Lee interrupts

Raw Tag Team Championship: AJ Styles & Omos (C) defeated Lucha House Party to retain – Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin cost LHP

‘The IIconics’ defeated Mickie James & Nikki A.S.H – Toni Storm interferes

Alexa Bliss defeated Asuka in a backstage brawl

Sheamus is told about his US title Cyber Sunday match stipulation in a backstage interview

Bobby Lashley (with MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin) defeated Drew Gulak

Lashley cuts an in-ring promo after

New Mr MITB Edge locks eyes with WWE Champion Keith Lee backstage

Damian Priest, R-Truth & Braun Strowman defeated Sheamus, The Miz & John Morrison

Imperium video package

Io Shirai defeated Carmella, Mickie James and Toni Storm in a fatal 4 way match to become the new number 1 contender for the Raw Women’s Championship

SmackDown – July, Week 1

Roman Reigns (with Paul Heyman) & The Usos in-ring promo , The New Day interrupt

Shotzi (with Tegan Nox) defeated Bayley

Bianca Belair backstage interview, Sonya Deville and later Tamina interrupt

Cesaro defeated Kevin Owens

Edge locks eyes with Universal Champion Roman Reigns & Paul Heyman backstage

Edge cuts an in-ring promo

Shayna Baszler attacks Naomi backstage

Alpha Academy video segment

Drew McIntyre defeated X-Pac (Seth Rollins is seen watching on backstage)

Bayley locks eyes with Charlotte Flair backstage

Finn Balor defeated Murphy

SmackDown Women’s Championship Number 1 contenders match: Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville) vs Sasha Banks (with Tamina) ends in a double count out – Bianca Belair on commentary

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (with Big E) defeated The Usos (with Paul Heyman)

Raw – July, Week 2

Sheamus in-ring promo

US title Open Challenge: Sheamus (C) defeated R-Truth to retain

Keith Lee backstage interview, T-Bar interrupts

Miss MITB Liv Morgan defeated Carmella

Imperium backstage interview, Moustache Mountain interrupt

Mickie James and Nikki A.S.H backstage promo

Toni Storm defeated Mickie James

Rhea Ripley in-ring promo, Io Shirai interrupts

Omos (with AJ Styles) defeated Braun Strowman

AJ & Omos cut an in-ring promo, unhappy at their PPV match stipulation

The Hurt Business (Alexander & Benjamin) defeated Lucha House Party (Dorado & Metalik)

Alexa Bliss video package

Keith Lee defeated T-Bar (with Mustafa Ali & Mace) – Samoa Joe comes out and helps Keith Lee fend off Retribution after

SmackDown – July, Week 2

Edge cuts an in-ring promo, Jeff Hardy interrupts

Bayley defeated Tegan Nox (with Shotzi) – Charlotte Flair interrupts and helps Bayley

Ricochet backstage Interview, interrupted by Paul Heyman

Ricochet defeated Akita Tozawa

Xavier Woods (with Kofi Kingston) backstage interview

Roman Reigns defeated Big E in a backstage brawl

Alpha Academy video segment

Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville defeated Sasha Banks & Tamina (with Bianca Belair)

Seth Rollins goes into the ring and calls out Drew McIntyre, the two then brawl

Street Profits vs The Mysterios ends in a no contest when the Usos interrupt

Cesaro backstage interview , interrupted by Kevin Owens

Roman Reigns (with Paul Heyman) defeated Xavier Woods (with Kofi Kingston)

Raw – July, Week 3

Carmella & Io Shirai defeated Liv Morgan & Rhea Ripley

Randy Orton & Riddle are backstage, AJ Styles & Omos interrupt

Pete Dunne defeated Walter in a backstage brawl

Mustafa Ali backstage interview, Samoa Joe interrupts

Lucha House Party confront The Hurt Business backstage

Moustache Mountain defeated Imperium

The IIconics & Toni Storm backstage promo

R-Truth backstage with Damian Priest

Alexa Bliss defeated Nikki A.S.H – Asuka attacks Bliss after

Sheamus video package

Bobby Lashley (with MVP) defeated Lince Dorado (with Gran Metalik)

Samoa Joe & Keith Lee defeated Mace & T-Bar (with Mustafa Ali)

SmackDown – July, Week 3

Usos in-ring promo

Street Profits & The Mysterios defeated The Usos, Sami Zayn & Happy Corbin

Alpha Academy defeated Breezango

Ricochet defeated Apollo Crews

Bianca Belair – Tamina – Sasha Banks backstage segment

Edge defeated Jeff Hardy in a backstage brawl

Charlotte Flair backstage interview, Shotzi interrupts

Drew McIntyre defeated Seth Rollins by count out

Murphy backstage interview

Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks & Tamina defeated Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville & Shayna Baszler – Naomi interferes

Raw – July, Week 4

Retribution cut an in-ring promo, where Mustafa Ali tells Keith Lee ” This Sunday, when I win the WWE Championship, I will rid you of your pride. But tonight, WE will take, your, HEART!” …

AJ Styles (with Omos) defeated King Nakamura

Rhea Ripley video package

Liv Morgan confronts Carmella backstage

Asuka, Mickie James & Nikki A.S.H defeated The IIconics and Toni Storm – Alexa Bliss does ‘weird shit’ to Asuka after

Keith Lee backstage interview… interrupted by RECKONING!

Reckoning defeated Dana Brooke

The Hurt Business backstage promo

Sheamus defeated R-Truth in a backstage brawl

Io Shirai video package

‘British Strong Style’ in-ring promo, as Pete Dunne turns face and aligns with Moustache Mountain … this leads to a huge brawl when Imperium interrupt

Liv Morgan defeated Carmella in a No Holds Barred match

Keith Lee attacks Mace backstage

Mustafa Ali (with T-Bar) defeated Samoa Joe (with Keith Lee)

SmackDown – July, Week 4

Roman Reigns (with Paul Heyman) in-ring promo, interrupted by Ricochet

Ricochet defeated Jinder Mahal

Edge in-ring promo, interrupted by Jeff Hardy (stipulation set for PPV match)

Shayna Baszler (with Sonya Deville) defeated Naomi (with Tamina)

Montez Ford (with Angelo Dawkins) defeated Dominik Mysterio (with Rey Mysterio)

Usos backstage promo

Tegan Nox & Shotzi defeated Charlotte Flair & Bayley

The New Day promo backstage

Murphy, Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens defeated Cesaro, Drew McIntyre & Finn Balor

Contract signing between Bianca Belair, Mandy Rose & Sasha Banks

The Usos (C) defeated The New Day to retain the SmackDown Tag Team titles – Roman Reigns interfered


The way I’m going to do this is explain each match’s unique and randomly decided stipulation and then show you what went down… I really quite enjoyed playing out this show on the game itself, and we finally had the first time a result went against what I wanted to happen… see if you can spot that… so here we go then… here is my third PPV in my 2k22 Universe Mode… CYBER SUNDAY!

Cyber Sunday – July, Sunday Week 4 (Miami, Florida)

We started our PPV with Raw tag team champions AJ Styles & Omos defending their titles…

Their opponents were to be 2 of the following (picked at random): Randy Orton, Damian Priest, Braun Strowman, Riddle, King Nakamura or R-Truth…

And the two names chosen at random were…

I had so much fun playing this out. They’ve finally released the first DLC, including OMOS! So no more shitty CAW Omos for me in my Universe Mode! Had to be the champs to retain here for me, I have big plans for them as a team and individually going forward…

Match 2 was the Raw Women’s title match between Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai… The stip for this tbd was either a Falls Count Anywhere match, TLC or Last Woman Standing… and it was the later of these that was chosen. This was one of the better matches I’ve ever had on this game, going a legitimate 25-30 minutes! So naturally it was impossible for me to upload the whole match of that… But I can assure you it was FANTASTIC!…

Rhea finally got the win, keeping Io down with Sledgehammer shots as she was already down. It was a very closely fought match with both women getting near-wins. I may have to run this one back…

Match 3 was between our Mr Money In The Bank Edge, and the Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy. To be randomly decided upon with this match was what would be at stake, The IC title or the MITB briefcase…

And with the MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE on the line, these two old rivals locked horns once again…

I was very happy with how this match turned out, particularly the finish. Jeff took most of the match, and Edge almost seemed to sneak the win with the Spear ‘out of nowhere’ for the win. I genuinely did consider either result regardless of what was at stake, but I think for the main ideas I have this was the result that made most sense to me.

Next up was another BANGER! Keith Lee vs Mustafa Ali, in either a match where the rest of Retribution would be banned from ringside, a No Holds Barred match or a Cage match! The stipulation selected would be NO HOLDS BARRED (A great chance for Keith Lee to unleash some of his anger on what Retribution had done to him in the recent weeks).

Another one I was very happy with! I LOVED the finish here, with Keith Lee SMASHING Ali through the table. Big Keith will walk into my biggest PPV so far (next up) holding the WWE Championship…

In not a Tables or an Extreme Rules match, but a LADDER match we would see the SmackDown Women’s championship on the line in a triple threat…

I’ll be honest… this finish was not my plan… but it worked out the way it did… and going into SummerSlam season, lets see what I do now that we have a new SmackDown Women’s Champion!!!

Our penultimate match of the PPV would be Sheamus defending his US title against one of the following: Samoa Joe, Pete Dunne, Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison, Gran Metalik or Bobby Lashley… and we got:

Please forgive me for this finish… I didn’t want Sheamus to drop the title, and I didn’t want to beat Lashley. So I decided to have the heel champion, who has becoming increasingly agitated as the weeks have gone on and insecure as he tries desperately to keep hold of his championship. So I went with him being frustrated he couldn’t beat Lashley, and fearing for his chances of retaining he went and grabbed a chair and escaped. Yeah a weak finish, but I promise you with this Sheamus US title reign, the ends will justify the means…

And so for our main event, THE head of the table, tribal chief and Universal Champion…

His challenger would be randomly chosen out of… Ricochet, Montez Ford, Kofi Kingston… or…

This played out pretty much how I would’ve wanted to once it was Rey who was chosen. Another notch in the Reign of the Tribal Chief!

And so that’s how my Cyber Sunday PPV would end… or would it???

I want you next to skip to 35:10 of this YouTube video… and imagine in your mind that the Money In The Bank PPV logos and arena etc. is instead that of Cyber Sunday… and then you will SEE exactly how I’d of had my PPV finish…

The Summer of Cena has arrived to my Universe Mode!!!

Josh.

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