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WWE Goes Regional

In 2004, the WWE was facing a crisis. Even though initially after Wrestlemania, ratings were holding constant, gates and PPV buyrates were still falling drastically. In fact, Judgement Day, headlined by Eddie Guerrero vs. John 'Bradshaw' Layfield, garnered one of the worst buyrates in the history of wrestling since the PPV era. Desperate for a turn-around, Vince McMahon decided to return the WWE to its roots…….literally. In a rash decision, Vince split the WWE into 5 separate factions. Aware that he would be significantly low in star power, Vince renegotiated contracts with superstars such as Brock Lesnar, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, and Golbderg.

Northeast - led by Vince McMahon himself. It is based around the tri-state area. It contains brawlers like HHH, John Cena, John 'Bradshaw' Layfield, and the Dudley Boyz. Vince, being Vince, also took Kane, citing "Limited Main Eventers" as the primary reason. The Madison Square Garden channel has graciously offered a prime-time slot for the Northeast on Monday evenings.

International - originally called Canada, it was expanded to WWE World for the purpose of the inclusion of Japanese talent as well. Shane McMahon has taken control of this wrestling-oriented fed. Hart alumni Chris Benoit, Chris Jericho, and Lance Storm all belong to WWE International, stationed outside Toronto. Tajiri, Ultimo Dragon, and William Regal also belong to this federation. It has a show on CBC on Tuesday nights. The show airs Early Evenings.

Southeast - snatched by Stephanie McMahon, this federation is based out of Miami, Florida. With superstars such as Goldberg, the Rock, and Ric Flair, it is full of star power. However, it also has a nice array of cruiserweights like the Hardy Boyz, The Hurricane, and Jamie Noble. Wednesday nights, the Southeast has a show on the Sunshine Network.

Southwest - With the McMahons gone, Vince is putting his business in charge of two of his biggest rivals, starting with Paul Heyman and the Southwest. The Southwest is an unique blend of brawlers like the Undertaker and Booker T, along with high fliers like Rey Mysterio and Eddie Guerrero. Operating out of Dallas, Texas, its TV show is on Thursday nights on America One.

Midwest - Finally, Eric Bischoff also gets his shot at running a company with the Midwest. With superstars such as Rhyno, Rob Van Dam, Shelton Benjamin, Brock Lesnar, and Kurt Angle, the Midwest has a little bit of everything. Eric Bischoff has secured a TV spot at Fridays on the Local Network.

Each promotion has its own distinct characteristic and its own distinct way of booking. With five talented bookers(ok, 4 and Stephanie McMahon) heading their own writing team, the future of the WWE has certainly taken a turn for the interesting. See what happens when WWE Goes Regional!

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This *seems* to be a bit better than the majority of the other WWE split attempts. Just from the tidbits, you've appeared to divy up the roster pretty good.

Edit - Blue, you better do good with the 'ol Southwest. Or else ... *insert cheesy 80's menacing threat here* *insert evil world taker over laugh here*

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<center>WWE Northeast

Main Event

Triple H (H)

Upper Midcard

John Cena (F)

John 'Bradshaw' Layfield (H)

Kane (H)


A-Train (H)

Batista (H)

Bubba Ray Dudley (H)

D-Von Dudley (H)

Sean O'Haire (H)

Steven Richards (F)

Lower Midcard

Billy Kidman (F)

Chris Nowinski (H)

Johnny Stamboli (H)

Mark Jindrak (H)

Nunzio (H)

Spike Dudley (F)


Dawn Marie (H)

Stacy Keibler (F)


Mick Foley (F)

Tazz (F)

Vince McMahon (H)


Size: Regional

Public Image: 10

Money: $8,000,000

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WWE: Southeast

Main Eventers


The Rock

Upper Mid-Carders

Big Show

Billy Gunn


Matt Hardy


Brian Christopher


Hardcore Holly

The Hurricane

Jamie Noble


Lower Mid-Carders

John Heidenreich

Orlando Jordan

Rodney Mack

Shannon Moore


Ric Flair

Theodore Long



Stephanie McMahon


Josh Matthews

Gene Okerland

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WWE: Midwest

Owner: Eric Bischoff

Active Roster

(People you will see wrestling regularly)

Garrison Cade

Randy Orton


Scott Steiner

Shelton Benjamin

Rob Van Dam

Charlie Haas

Danny Basham

Doug Basham



Tyson Tomco

Brock Lesnar

Inactive Roster

People you won't see wrestling regularly/at all, but will be on-screen)

Jonathan Coachman


Torrie Wilson

Miss Jackie

Kurt Angle

Al Snow

Eric Bischoff

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Guest Small Blue

WWE Southwest

Owner: Paul Heyman

Chuck Palumbo

Johnny Nitro

Mark Henry

Molly Holly



Shawn Michaels


The Undertaker

Booker T

Eddie Guerrero

Rey Mysterio

Chavo Guerrero Jr.

Chavo Guerrero Sr.


Paul London

Tommy Dreamer

‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

Scotty 2 Hotty

Paul Bearer

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WWE:Northeast presents.......


Preview - August 2nd, 2004

A new era is about to begin! WWE goes regional kicks off with Unscripted Monday night on the Madison Square Garden network!

The owner of WWE:Northeast, Vince McMahon, will be present at the show. Expect major announcements to be made from Mr. McMahon regarding the future of WWE:Northeast.

Three big matches have already been signed. John 'Bradshaw' Layfield will wrestle in his adopted home town of New York against Steven Richards. Billy Kidman will have his hands full when he goes one on one with the monster, Batista. Finally, Chris Nowinski will make his return to the ring in a contest against another scholarly young man, John Cena.

With only 3 matches signed, you can expect a whole lot more news to be announced. Don't miss Unscripted. Mondays at 9:00 PM on the MSG network.

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