Elseworld 52: April 1988 Alternate Reality Mod Jun 8, 2020 12:04:22 GMT 1 Asaemon, Taker, and 2 more like this
Post by mattywood on Jun 8, 2020 12:04:22 GMT 1
February 10, 1984, would forever go down as the date that was essentially the beginning of the end of the storied Von Erich wrestling dynasty that dominated World Class Championship Wrestling. Just a few weeks earlier, Hulkamania started to take over the WWF when Hulk Hogan defeated the Iron Sheik inside Madison Square Garden for the WWF Championship. Hulkamania would wind up running wild across not only the U.S.A., but across the globe as Hogan and WWF owner, Vince McMahon, would make the WWF a household name across the entire United States, and eventually, the globe. Meanwhile, tragedies and scandals would lead WCCW to go out with a whimper. But what if things had worked out differently? Actually, what if one thing had changed, somewhere in the world?
JANUARY 23, 1984
Yes, Hulk Hogan still won the title from Iron Sheik. In fact, the entire card went off as planned... save for one tag team match. The Invaders wrestled Mr. Fuji and Tiger Chung Lee to a time limit draw in the universe we live in. However, in this alternate reality, the Invaders no showed the event... Well, actually, one of the Invaders no showed. Gorilla Monsoon, who had a stake in the Puerto Rican company, World Wrestling Council, had informed the Invaders of the finish hours before the event. Invader #1, Jose Gonzalez, was not happy that his team would be wrestling to a draw. His partner, Invader #2 (Roberto Soto) had no qualms about it, but Jose threw a fit and refused to show up, and went so far as to pack his belongings and fly back to Puerto Rico. His partner stayed and offered to put either Mr. Fuji or Tiger Chung Lee over clean to make up for what had happened. Vince McMahon agreed, and Invader #2 would job clean to Tiger Chung Lee in a shortened 8 minute match that saw Mr. Fuji throw "salt" (really, it was powder, but you know, kayfabe!) into Invader #2's eyes behind the ref's back, allowing Tiger Chung Lee to grab Invader #2 and defeat him by pinfall following a double underhook suplex. Okay, so not exactly a clean finish. But as they say: "Mr. Fuji is a HEEEEEEL!"
So how does this one change in events effect the wrestling timeline four years later? Who will be the major players when the mod starts in April 1988? Did WrestleMania become a thing? Did the Rock 'n' Roll Express feud with the Midnight Express? Is Chris Cruise still a miserable louse that hates everyone and holidays? These questions and more will be answered when this mod releases sometime hopefully in the not so distant future.