Quarantine has been rather weird for me, as good things and bad things have happened. One thing that hasn’t changed this year is boredom sneaking up on me and simulations being the only way out of it. I started to wonder, “what was my next simulation going to be”, until I read The Great Simulation Do-over thread by Sancty. What he’s doing with WWE 2k19 is really cool for someone who loves trying to figure out "what if ", so I decided to do my own and post it here. However, I do have a limitation: I don’t have WWE 2k19. But, I figured out a way to do something different that’s still similar to his simulation.
In short, the backstory here is that WWE started to suffer some not-so-good financial losses in the late 2000s. Eventually, they decided to have a smaller roster (36, including women), which in turn made them have to discontinue some championships (leaving the WWE, Intercontinental, Tag Team and Women’s titles). They kept having one PPV per month, as that made them money, but only one, as not to spend too much. All these changes came into play after Wrestlemania XXVI, with the Raw afterwards setting up for the title unification matches on Smackdown (Smackdown would continue, but be a shorter show and more like Main Event) The current champions after that Smackdown are as followed:
WWE: Jack Swagger (4/2/10) - Yes, I kept the MITB cash-in. In short, it was Cena vs Jericho for the unification match, and Jericho rolled Cena up after the ref was distracted by Swagger’s music while counting a pin for Cena. Swagger then cashed in, and with Cena being attacked after the match by Batista, won the title off of Jericho.
Intercontinental: Drew McIntyre (12/13/09) - defeated United States Champion The Miz to retain the title during the unification match.
Tag Team: ShoMiz (2/8/10) - With the titles already being unified, they just dropped the Unified moniker and kept the WWE Tag Team Championship name.
Women’s: Maryse (4/2/10) Divas Champion, defeated Michelle McCool to unify the titles after Layla interfered, causing a DQ win for Maryse, which because the winner would be new Women’s Champion, Maryse won the title.
I’ll try to update every “week” (after one Raw show and Smackdown show results are in) as we head towards Backlash ( rather than have Extreme Rules right after a massive shakeup, I moved it into the Fatal-4-Way June spot and brought back Backlash). Constructive criticism and some suggestions are welcome. Shoutout to Sancty for the inspiration.