So… here’s where I’m at with this series… it is A LOT of work to put in to see this game and this mode through to its fullest. And to put in the level of detail I feel I need to in order to do Universe mode justice, it takes me a lot of effort.
My idea for doing this blog series and playing this mode on the game, was to show people how I would book wwe, cause wwe was SHIT. Now… HHH’s WWE is actually REALLY good. So that in turn has made me try and up my game for my own booking, and it’s made me book stuff that has really gone against my own beliefs. So those things and also a lack of motivation has meant I really can’t do these blogs as I have done, booking all the TVs and rosters and PPVs. But also given I’ve just finished my Royal Rumble ppv, I do want to see this blog series and my Universe mode out to at least a full year.
So here’s what I’m going to do… instead of as I did before where I listed each TV shows for both Raw and SmackDown, I’m going to say what happens on my post Rumble Raw and SmackDown tv shows, then I’ll list my new rosters for both brands, then my Elimination chamber PPV line up, then I’ll show you all how my PPV went. Next blog will be Fastlane. I’ll list my Fastlane card and the build I’d of done for those matches. Then I’ll have each of those matches in full (via YouTube). After that I’ll go back to how I was. So the blog after that will be my full build to my WrestleMania. So 4 Raws and 4 SmackDowns where I will explain my full builds to WrestleMania, plus the conclusions to everyone else’s storylines on my roster, for those who didn’t quite make the Mania card. And finally… after that I will have my full WrestleMania card, with each match in full (again via YouTube). This way I can finish the series whilst also not overworking myself to the point I scrap the series altogether. And to do that given how far into it I am, would do all my previous work a disservice.
So… that’s that! And now… on with the show!
Here’s my post Royal Rumble Raw and SmackDown shows, followed by my rosters for both shows going forward!
Raw – Monday February Week 1
Stone Cold Steve Austin in-ring promo, talks about the Rumble match, WrestleMania and that he’s “coming for The Beast!”…
Rhea Ripley defeated Mickie James – Ronda came out after to attack Ripley. Lynch makes the save
Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell backstage… they talk about the Women’s tag titles, Candice says “I know THE WAY…”, the Austin Theory enters… followed by JOHNNY GARGANO!
Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) defeated Rey Mysterio in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
AJ Styles backstage interview… MVP interrupts, followed by Omos!
Ricochet defeated John Morrison (with The Miz)
Edge backstage interview
RK-Bro in-ring interview… then a ‘blackout’… then Retribution attack!
‘The Monday Night Messiah’ Seth Rollins (with Murphy) defeated Braun Strowman in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
Shayna Baszler backstage interview
The Way (Candice LeRae & Indi Hartwell) (with Austin Theory & Johnny Gargano) defeated Carmella & Dana Brooke in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Number 1 Contender’s Tournament Quarter Final Match
Tommaso Ciampa backstage promo
AJ Styles defeated Omos (with MVP) in an Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match
SmackDown – Monday February Week 1
The Bloodline (Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman and The Usos) are in the ring. Roman cuts a promo: Says this is ‘MY SHOW’, wants to get rid of both The New Day from SmackDown and Goldberg from all of WWE for good, says that tonight it’s Usos vs New Day for the titles, losers leave SmackDown. The New Day then come out, all 3 speak and cut face promos accepting the challenge.
Raquel Gonzalez defeated Bayley – with Dakota Kai’s help (both are heels now). Kai and Raquel attack Bayley after the match, but Sasha Banks makes the save (her and Sasha are now babyfaces)
Bianca Belair & Kacy Catanzaro backstage …
Charlotte Flair in-ring promo… on Elimination Chamber… and WrestleMania… Liv Morgan then comes out, and says she will be cashing in her MITB contract for a title match AT WrestleMania
Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler
Kay Lee Ray and Nikki Cross backstage promo…
Drew McIntyre backstage interview
Drew McIntyre defeated Roderick Strong
Bobby Lashley (with Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander) in-ring promo. Says “Enough is enough with this ‘Beast Incarnate BULLSHIT!… I want my rematch!”
Nikki Cross & Kay Lee Ray defeated Kacy Catanzaro & Bianca Belair in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Number 1 Contender’s Tournament Quarter Final Match
Drew McIntyre backstage … Apollo Crews (with Commander Azeez) confronts him…
Finn Balor defeated Mansoor
The New Day backstage… The Bloodline backstage…
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (c) defeated The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods with Big E) to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship – Roman helped The Usos win… as a result The New Day must leave SmackDown.
GOLDBERG comes to the ring and goes face-to-face with Roman Reigns… and says “YOU’RE NEXT!”
WWE Champion: Edge – Heel
AJ Styles – Face / Big E – F / Samoa Joe – F
Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) – H / ‘The Monday Night Messiah’ Seth Rollins (with Murphy – H) – H
Raw Women’s Champion: Rhea Ripley – F
Sonya Deville – H / Ronda Rousey – H / Asuka – H / (Teamed with Asuka) Io Shirai – H / Shayna Baszler – H / Shotzi – H
Becky Lynch – F / Tegan Nox – F / Ember Moon – F / Toni Storm – F / Mickie James – F
United States Champion: Damian Priest – F
Tommaso Ciampa – H / Robert Roode – H / Santos Escobar – H (With Joaquin Wilde – H & Raul Mendoza – H)
Ricochet – F / Rey Mysterio – F
Raw Tag Team Champions: RK-Bro (Randy Orton – F & Riddle – F)
Viking Raiders (Erik – H & Ivar – H) / The Way (Johnny Gargano – H & Austin Theory – H with Candice LeRae – H & Indi Hartwell – H) / Retribution (Mustafa Ali – H & Mace – H with Reckoning – H)
The New Day (Xavier Woods – F & Kofi Kingston – F) / Alpha Academy (Otis – F & Chad Gable – F)
Moustache Mountain (Tyler Bate – F & Trent Seven – F) / R-Truth – F / Carmella – F / Dana Brooke – F / Titus O’Neil – F
Pete Dunne – H / John Morrison – H & The Miz – H / The IIconics (Peyton Royce – H & Billie Kay – H) / Akira Tozawa – H
Universal Champion: Brock Lesnar – H
Bobby Lashley (of ‘The Hurt Business’) – F / Keith lee – F / Drew McIntyre – F
Roman Reigns – H (With Paul Heyman) / Finn Balor – H
SmackDown Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair – H
Bianca Belair – F / Sasha Banks – F & Bayley – F / Alexa Bliss – F / Miss MITB: Liv Morgan – F / Kacy Catanzaro – F
Raquel Gonzalez – H & Dakota Kai – H / Kay Lee Ray – H & Nikki Cross – H / Natalya – H
Intercontinental Champion: Sheamus – H
Cesaro – F / Dominik Dijakovic – F / Shinsuke Nakamura – F
Walter (of Imperium) – H / Roderick Strong – H
SmackDown Tag Team Champions: The Usos (Jimmy – H & Jey – H With Naomi – H)
Street Profits (Montez Ford – F & Angelo Dawkins – F) / The Hurt Business (Shelton Benajmin – F & Cedric Alexander – F) / Breezango (Tyler Breeze – F & Fandango – F)
Kevin Owens – H & Sami Zayn – H / Imperium (Fabian Aichner – H & Marcel Barthel – H)
Braun Strowman – F / Dolph Ziggler – F / Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott – F / Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik – F & Lince Dorado – F) / Mansoor – F
Otis (with MVP – H) – H / Apollo Crews (With Commander Azeez – H) – H / Happy Corbin – H / Humberto Carrillo – H & Angel Garza – H / Jinder Mahal – H
Elimination Chamber – February, Sunday Week 4 (New York City, New York)
Thought I’d start the show off with a BIG banger and a great contrast of styles…
BIG win here for Keith Lee, who is slowly trying to rebuild himself up after suffering for a while form the shock of losing the WWE Championship… But he’s back on track here with a win to kick off the PPV.
Following that match was our first of TWO Elimination Chamber matches of the show… this one for the SmackDown Women’s title on the line!
A fairly dominant win for the champion here, and it sets up our match for WrestleMania… or does it…? But for now it is Charlotte Flair who is STILL the SmackDown Women’s Champion!
Next is a match I was really looking forward to, 3 of my absolute favourites!
AND NEW! Yes indeed it is Tommaso Ciampa’s time now as my United States Champion!!!
A HUGE match next, a rematch from the Royal Rumble, but this time with NO HOLDS BARRED!
OK… so yes this was essentially a squash, and a domination for Brock at the expense of Lashley who I’ve somewhat protected on my Universe Mode… but my justification was simply I got to build up Brock for the main event of Mania against Steve Austin… which I think speaks for itself…
Match 5 was another blockbuster match, with 4 of the biggest names in the women’s division battling for the Raw Women’s Championship!
A quite chaotic match eventually saw Rhea Ripley’s amazing reign as Raw Women’s Champion continue! A title she won at the previous WrestleMania and looks to take it all the way to this year’s showcase PPV…
The semi-main of the show is another Elimination Chamber match! This time to decide who challenges for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania!
After being denied at the final hurdle during the Royal Rumble match, this was BIG E’s time! Who against is TBD, but one thing for sure is that Big E will be going to WRESTLEMANIA!!!
AND FINALLY… It is time for the main event! A dream match for the ages, and after failing in his quest to reclaim his spot by winning the Royal Rumble, Roman Reigns looks to take out Goldberg once and for all!
I must add, this was the first time I have seen Goldberg’s entrance on this game… and they’ve done a remarkable job with it!
So a win for Reigns, which was to be expected. It gets Roman back into the swing of things, but he was not satisfied as the post match attack shows…
And if I were to get to book this show in real life… Just as Roman was standing over a beaten down Goldberg and the show looked to be over… is when I would have this…
(again use your imagination here and go with me… pretend it’s at this Elimination Chamber PPV, and Roman is in the ring etc etc…)
Yep… I’m doing it! HE IS BACK!