The story starts on the first Smackdown after Extreme Rules. It is said that Randy Orton has an announcement to make that will shake the foundation of the WWE. He announces that after his hellacious match at Extreme Rules against Sheamus, he has suffered an injury that could leave him sidelined for 3-6 months. I didn't specify what injury because I couldn't think of one ;D.
Stephanie McMahon announces a 16 man tournament featuring Superstars from both Raw and Smackdown. A cutscene is shown that shows Sheamus won the first tournament match. The rest of the matches are irrelevant, except for the last one. Cody Rhodes takes on Christian in a first round matchup. Cody Rhodes advances. The other matches are mentioned after the match concludes, detailing who has advanced.
On week 2, Sheamus is set to face Daniel Bryan in the first match of the night. Daniel Bryan is discovered unconscious in the backstage area by a WWE Doctor. The finger is pointed as Sheamus, who has received a bye in the second round of the tournament and advances to face the winner of the CM Punk vs John Cena match the following week.
Cody Rhodes has a match against Triple H. It is set up so you may only win by count out, insinuating that the match was barely won by Cody Rhodes. Cody wins and it is announced that he will face Kane the following week. (Kane won his tournament match).
During Week 3, John Cena is run down as he is entering the arena. It is still unclear who had done it, but the finger is pointed toward Sheamus once again, as he receives another bye round and is advancing to the finals at Over The Limit against the winner of the Cody Rhodes vs Kane matchup.
Cody Rhodes defeats Kane. This can be done however, so long as Cody wins.
On Week 4, it is announced at the start that the official contract signing for the Over The Limit match is set to take place. Cody Rhodes and Sheamus sign the contracts. Shortly afterward Stephanie announces that due to Sheamus having free rounds into the finals, he must face John Cena and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match (his past two opponents) or the match would be turned into a Fatal Four Way at Over the Limit. Cody Rhodes was the special guest ref. Due to the fact you can't do a Special Ref match in Story Designer, the cutscene shows that Sheamus had won.
Over the Limit is here. It starts with Stephanie in the ring. She announces that investigations have been concluded and Sheamus was the one responsible. She announces Cody Rhodes as the new World Heavyweight Champion, but says she will keep her promise of a WHC match. She says Cody will defend the championship in the main event. She also suspends Sheamus indefinitely.
A cutscene shows backstage where Cody (with the championship) is talking to Stephanie McMahon, thanking her. Daniel Bryan overhears it and walks off.
Cody Rhodes's music hits and he comes out for his championship match. Santino Marella is the surprise superstar, but he is already badly hurt. The match is meant to be quick, you can pin him immediately if you wish. Cody retains the Championship and goes into Smackdown as the new WHC.
On Week 5, Daniel Bryan begins the show saying that he had seen his attacker, and overheard the conversation between Cody and Stephanie. He mentions that Cody Rhodes was his attacker, not Sheamus. Additionally, he says that Cody Rhodes was "sleeping" his way to the top with Stephanie McMahon, and he had blamed Sheamus for the attacks. He also makes reference to the fact that he won the last year's Money in the Bank match and will cash in tonight in a submission match. No Countouts, No Disqualification.
Cody Rhodes accepts the challenge in his first address as Champion. Makes no mention of Stephanie and says that his victory will be the first of many triumphs in his reign as champion.
He beats Daniel Bryan via submission and retains the championship. After the match he is celebrating and Stephanie comes out. He kisses Stephanie and the story ends there.
I will most definitely be working on a part two. I want to include a storyline where a new GM is put into place after the Board of Directors fires Stephanie, Sheamus returning from suspension once the new GM steps in, continue the Cody vs Daniel feud. Once Randy Orton returns, he would be cool to add too. This will split into a few more parts. The next part will be much longer.