The Ministry of Darkness era begins.
The Storyline starts at Backlash during a match where Kane puts his Intercontinental Championship on the line against the current World Heavyweight Champion Edge with Ministry Underteker being a lumberjack in Edge's Corner and Christian being a lumberjack in Kane's corner. The backstory is that Kane and Christian were former WWE Tag Team Champions but lost the titles in a match at Wrestlemania due to interference from their brothers Undertaker & Edge. During the past weeks buliding up to this event, Kane captured the Intercontinental Championship and challenged Edge to a match where if Edge lost, he would have to defend his title at Backlash, however the same applied to Kane. Kane lost the match and therefore will have to defend his title against Edge. The Swerve is that predictably Christian turns on Kane during the match to help his brother Edge win the Intercontinental title, but Taker doesn't turn on Edge and the Ministry of Darkness reform as heels taking out Kane.
Raw has a storyline with Edge now being a senior member of the Ministry alongside Taker. They cut a promo and talk about Christian turning on Kane at Backlash and how the Ministry of Darkness is beginning. Edge says he's going to crown a new member of the "Reformed Ministry of Darkness" the Intercontinental Belt as he already holds the World Heavyweight Championship. At this point the Intercontinental Belt is at ringside. Edge introduces the new Intercontinental Champion as a new prodigy. Out comes CM Punk. Edge says that he will not be presenting the belt to Punk but there is someone else who will on his behalf. The Lights go out. When they come back on Paul Bearer is standing behind CM Punk and the MOD have vanished. Commentators are going nuts lol. Bearer walks out the ring, grabs the title belt and then presents the belt to CM Punk. Vince McMahon then comes out and announces that CM Punk will defend his Intercontinental title on RAW right now against a former Intercontinental Champion so Punk can prove that he is championship material. Matt Hardys Music hits. I have made it so Monday Night Raw is live in Charlotte NC, Matt Hardys Hometown. Vince McMahon will be at ringside. During the match The Ministry of Darkness interfere and take out Matt Hardy so Punk gets disqualified but retains the Intercontinental Championship. The Ministry of Darkness continue to beat down on Matt Hardy as Vince McMahon flees backstage and gets into a limo to end Monday Night RAW.
Smackdown has a storyline where Matt Hardy is backstage with his girlfriend and current Womens Champion Melina. Hardy talks about how he was so close to winning the Intercontinental Championship in his hometown but the Ministry of Darkness ambushed him and humiliated him not to mention that he is still hurting from the beatdown. Kane appears and confronts Hardy. Kane talks about how he was screwed at Backlash and lost his Intercontinental Championship as a result. Kane goes on to say that Hardy was lucky to even get a shot in the first place. Later on in the show a fight breaks out in the parking lot. It's Kane taking out Christian and smashing his head through a car window. Christian is left battered and occurs a head injury which puts him out for a while. Later on Matt Hardy is seen backstage beating down CM Punk with a steel pipe. It's all part of a set up between Kane and Hardy to get revenge on The Ministry of Darkness. The Show ends with Edge and The Undertaker calling out Kane and Hardy. Hardy's music hits but they ambush Edge and Taker from behind as Smackdown goes off the air.
Vince McMahon opens Raw and talks about how things have gotten out of hand as of late. He has watch superstars align with each other, cost others their matches and championships, turn on their partners and one point Vince McMahon mentions which he is really livid about is putting superstars out of action i.e The Rock & Christian so far. So Vince McMahon says that he has decided to hire a new WWE Commissioner within the company that will have full rights and privileges in booking matches and eunsuring that each WWE superstar is treated with quality and dignity. Vince introduces the new WWE Commissioner - Chris Jericho! Commissioner Jericho walks down to the ring in a suit and gets on the mic. Jericho says that he promises to give the fans what they want and will run things alot more smoothly. Commissioner Jericho's first rougine will be to decide who the number one contender will be against Edge. He announces a steel cage match involving current rivals, Triple H & Jack Swagger. He also books a Triple Threat match between Kane, Matt Hardy & CM Punk for the Intercontinental title.
All Americans vs D-Generation X Feud
Jack Swagger and Triple H having both been long term rivals with The Rock so a match is set at Backlash where all three compete in a Triple Threat Match. The storyline is that Triple H & Jack Swagger make a plot to team up against The Rock to take him out. Swagger and HHH beat down Rock straight away. So the match has now turned into a 2 on 1 Handicap match. The win condition is set so that the player is Jack Swagger and Swagger must lose by DQ. After the match Shawn Michaels runs in. D-Generation X & Swagger beat down The Rock whilst King & Cole on commentary question if Swagger has joined D-Generation X. Raw has a storyline where The Rock is out on injury and D-Generation X cut a promo to announce Swagger as a new member into the group. Swagger comes out and Triple H talks about how their plot to take out The Rock at Backlash worked, but the swerve is that Swagger declines and says he only used D-Generation X to take out The Rock. Swagger then gets beat down by a very pissed off DX. Lex Luger Runs in! - OMG! Luger and Swagger take out D-Generation X which marks the beginning of their feud. The story is that Lex Luger has been signed by WWE and has teamed with Jack Swagger to form a tag team called The All Americans. On Smackdown D-Generation X call out Swagger and Luger however they appear on the titontron instead. Swagger confirms that this past week on RAW was the start of something great. The start of The All Americans and challenges D-Generation X to a tag team no DQ match later on. This match will also be Lex Luger's debut.
The feud continues on next weeks episode of RAW when new WWE Commissioner Chris Jericho announces that Jack Swagger & Triple H will participate in a Steel Cage match for the number one contenderspot. The winner will face Edge the same week on Smackdown just 2 weeks away from the next PPV, Extreme Rules. Triple H wins the steel cage match and goes on to face Edge on Smackdown for the title. During the title match Triple H gets really close to winning the title but The Rock returns and intereferes taking out Edge and Triple H. Commissioner Jericho comes out on titontron! Jericho gets on the mic and says that this match will now be a Triple Threat match including The Rock! The Rock got screwed out of the number one contenderspot originally at Backlash so Commissioner Jericho decides that The Rock derserves a title shot also. The Rock wins the match and becomes the new World Heavyweight Champion.
The British Legion Debut
William Regal has a match at Backlash against Shawn Michaels for the United States Championship. The storyline is that Michaels beats Regal easily to retain the United States Championship. Raw then has a storyline where Regal comes out and cuts a promo annoucing that he is going to retire and doesn't care about being in the WWE anymore. Drew McIntyre comes out during Regal's promo and says that the British don't give up and that he has always idolised and admired Regal for his talent. This leaves Regal thinking should he retire or not. On Smackdown the WWE Tag Team Champions - Nexus are in tag team action against The Hart Dynasty. After their match William Regal interferes and takes down Wade Barrett on the outside. Drew McIntyre is also out there with Regal and they rush into the ring. Justin Gabriel & David Otunga flee the ring whilst Regal & McIntyre mock them and ask them to bring it! Regal gets on the mic and simply says that The British Legion has arrived and are ready to dominate the tag team division!
Raw has a storyline where The WWE Commissioner Chris Jericho address's the Tag Team division and sets up a match between David Hart Smith and Drew McIntyre. The winning team will earn the chance to face Nexus on Smackdown for the WWE Tag Team titles. McIntyre wins the match clean and Regal comes out to congratulate him. Regal gets on the mic and cuts a promo about how the British are successful and wrestle with dignity. Regal ends his promo by saying to David Hart Smith who is still knocked out "We've had van gogh, we've had picasso - we've even had art deco, but tonight sunshine we are going to paint...you...red!!". This becomes their new slogon and i have already designed a simple fan sign which is red with black bold letters saying "Paint Them Red". lol. (Picasso & Van Gogh are British Artists) When they say this, what it means is that they are going to make their opponents bleed. So i have made it so it's a 2 on 1 brawl and The British Legion have to make David Hart Smith bleed. After they bust David Hart Smith open, Tyson Kidd runs into the ring to make the save. The Storyline will be that The British Legion feud with The Nexus and The Hart Dynasty to capture the WWE Tag Team titles.
World Heavyweight Champion: The Rock
Intercontinental Champion: CM Punk
United States Champion: Shawn Michaels
Hardcore Champion: Rob Van Dam
Cruiserweight Champion: R-Truth
Tag Team Champions: Justin Gabriel & David Otunga
Women's Champion: Melina
Edited by AJ_Nexus, 17 January 2011 - 04:07 PM.