Platinum Swords Universe
(This was the original layout for my Universe. Below is a general overtake of years 1 through 14. The idea was for it to be one giant roster with shades of boxing rankings in regards to championships. What’s written below takes place in year seven of my universe as I wanted to involve more intrigue. It remained this way up until year 15 where after WrestleMania/Starrcade, I reintroduced promotions to use more of the roster that was in game. Due to the multiple files I have (some corrupted and lost) Posting timelines consistently will be an issue. So what I'll do instead is start posting from the beginning of year 16 where I think my universe mode was the most interesting.)
Original Layout of Shows from Year 1-14 in Universe Mode
Monday: Main Event roster. Titles used are WWF & NWA World & WWF/NWA Tag Team Championships.
Tuesday: Upper Mid Card roster. Titles used are Intercontinental, United States & WWF/NWA Tag Team.
Wednesday: Mid Card roster. Titles used are Television, National & National Tag Team
Thursday: 2nd Mid Card Roster which consists of regional titles & US Tag Team.
Friday: UWF Roster. Titles used are UWF World, Television & US Tag Team.
General consensus dictates that the NWA & WWF World Heavyweight Championships are the most prestigious titles in the world of professional wrestling. Due to the importance of the championships, these two titles are only defended during Pay Per Views. It is hard to consider one over the other as far as prestige goes. The NWA & WWF titles were merged at one point to make only a single undisputed champion when the Undertaker defeated Magnum TA for his NWA crown and defended the undisputed title for well over a year. The lineage split when Randy Savage defeated Michael Hayes for the WWF version of the undisputed championship to split off the titles. For a shirt time due to this, the WWF title was considered to be the true undisputed championship. However, a non title match between then WWF champion Bad News Brown & then NWA champion Magnum TA put the moniker of undisputed into dispute when Magnum pinned Brown during a live event. The win by Magnum raised the question of weather the championship makes an individual the undisputed champion, or does simply winning grant you the name of undisputed champion.
Being that both the WWF & NWA did not want their championships to be merged into one title, they came upon an agreement that every year at Wrestlemania, the two champions would meet in a non title match to decide for that year what organization would be donned the moniker of true undisputed champion. However, this caused problems from day one as a month before Wrestlemania, Jake Roberts defeated Andre the Giant for the WWF championship. The issue was that Jake Roberts was already signed to take on Sting for the NWA United States Championship at Wrestlemania, however, winning the WWF crown meant that Roberts was also obligated to take on the NWA World Champion Sid Vicious. Sting’s original contract to take on Roberts was delayed for three months, since October, until it was decided that it would take place at Mania. Due to the delay of the match, the contractual match between Sting and Roberts was updated from ‘Open Date’ to ‘Mandatory’ as Roberts had held true to his rank at number one with not a single title match granted. The dilemma came as due to the rules, failing to make any mandatory match would mean a significant fine and a drop of 20 spots on all title rankings. Sting, usually silent, came fourth and stated that he wanted the match and would not back out of it. The World Wrestling Federation was furious as this was seen as the NWA making Sting force the match so that Sid Vicious would face a more tired opponent, and thus, have an easier time defeating Roberts compared to if he was fresh.
The writing was on the wall. The NWA was forcing the Roberts/Sting match thinking Sid would have an easier time winning the undisputed moniker against Jake Roberts for the NWA. The one that stood the most to lose was Jake Roberts. Roberts however, stated that he would take on both opponents, but only if the NWA championship was on the line as he would not put up the WWF title being he would be involved in an earlier match. The WWF released a statement stating that they did not approve of Jake Roberts ultimatum, however, they would be willing to make it a double championship match as long as Roberts received a manditory rematch the following pay per view. The NWA agreed and it appeared as if the world was against ‘The Snake’, but Jake Roberts had other plans as during his match against Sting, he walked out of the match, taking a count out loss with out throwing a punch or taking any punishment. The Champion vs Champion match still took place, but the end results changed wrestling as we know it.
The NWA board of directors were so furious with Jake Roberts actions that (as it was later revealed) they paid Michael Hayes and NWA National Heavyweight Champion Terry Gordy, who were two signed NWA talents, to interfere in the championship match with Sid Vicious, not only costing Roberts his chance to win the NWA World Title, but it also cost Sid Vicious his shot to become an undisputed champion as well.
The unsatisfactory results of the match caused a major backlash against not only the NWA for doing what they did, but also the WWF for forcing Jake Roberts to defend his championship when it was obviously to his disadvantage. The WWF and NWA threatened legal action against one another, however, while all of this was happening on the surface, a ground swell of unhappiness started to rise with contracted wrestlers in not only the World Wrestling Federation and the National Wrestling Alliance, but also within the AWA, WCCW and the Universal Wrestling Federation. The general feeling was that if these two giant promotions would do this to a major name in the world of professional wrestling, then anyone can be a target. This mindset caused the wrestlers to unionize for the first time in history to protect themselves against something like this ever happening in the future again. Due to the newly formed wrestling union, the WWF & NWA board of directors lost most of their power.
As a result, all championship matches and rankings would be controlled by the new Championship Committee which consisted of retired wrestlers such as Harley Race, Ken Patera, Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura among others. This caused a major re-alignment of how the championships were tiered. The new rules and re-tiering was a follows:
‘’The NWA, WWF & UWF World Singles & Tag Team Championships would be seen as equal to each other and will only be defended during Pay-Per-Views. Before trying to claim another world title, said champion would have to have at least three successful title defenses before fighting for a second world championship. This process must be repeated in order to claim the third world title before anyone can claim to be the undisputed world champion. The only exception to this rule is if one individual already holds two world titles and the opponent holds the third, this will be the only time that all three world titles will be defended at the same time. Any other wrestler trying to become undisputed champion must be ranked number one in all three divisions, otherwise, only one championship will be defended at a time.
The WWF Intercontinental, NWA National & NWA National Tag Team Championships will be considered to be the second rung to the top of the ladder as far as championships are concerned. Said titles can be defended in concert with other single or tag championships unless said person or persons win the world title moniker, then the championship must be vacated within 15 days.
The Television, United States & United States Tag Team Championships will be considered to be the third rung to the top of the ladder as far as championships are concerned. Said titles can be defended in concert with other single or tag championships unless said person or persons win the world title moniker, then the championship must be vacated within 15 days.
All other current or future championships will be considered regional unless otherwise amended by the championship committee.’’
The best part about the 2K forums is that people here never let common sense or reasoning get in the way of a good argument.