WWE PPV Concept Ideas

Pay Per View Concept Treatment

The Royal Rumble:

Have both RAW and Smackdown Live have 10 Rumble spots up for grabs in qualifying matches. This also goes for both the men and women Royal Rumble matches. These qualifiers can be in single or tag team matches. The preference of those matches are at the discretion of the respective General Manager or Commissioner of that brand.

Examples:

RAW (Men Royal Rumble Qualifiers):

  1. Bobby Lashley vs Curt Hawkins: Story is Bobby Lashley is trying to qualify for the Royal Rumble for the first time since the 2006 Rumble while Curt Hawkins wants to stop his losing streak which stands at 250 losses with no wins since 2016.
  2. Finn Balor vs Mojo Rawley: Story is that last year Finn Balor was one of the last 4 men in the 2018 Rumble match, he wants to win it all this year.
  3. Kevin Owens vs John Cena: This would be the main event one of the RAW shows on the road to the Royal Rumble. John Cena’s road to redemption to break Ric Flair’s all-time record of 16 World Title reigns start with getting to the Rumble. Kevin Owens vows to qualify to win the Rumble at all costs or else he will retire.
  4. Bray Wyatt vs Dolph Ziggler: Story is that both these former world champions have never had a strong chance of winning the Rumble and both would do anything to get to the main event of Wrestlemania.
  5. Drew McIntyre vs Zack Ryder: Both these former Intercontinental Champions have barely scratched the surface in their illustrious careers. Can either man make the jump to the next level?
  6. Elias & Baron Corbin vs Heath Slater & Rhyno: Both the Drifter and the Constable want to pave an easy path to the Rumble, but is it wise by overlooking the former Smackdown Tag Team Champions?
  7. Jinder Mahal vs Chad Gable: The former WWE Champion never had a shot to main event Wrestlemania but he going against a man he’s lost before in Chad Gable. Can the former Olympian punch his ticket to the Rumble?
  8. Dean Ambrose vs Bobby Roode: Both these former United States Champions will do whatever it takes to win the Rumble at all costs.
  9. Seth Rollins Open Challenge: Seth Rollins can qualify for a spot at the Rumble but only if he puts his championship on the line. This open challenge is for anybody who hasn’t qualified for the Royal Rumble.

RAW (Women Royal Rumble Qualifiers)

  1. Sasha Banks vs Dana Brooke (1 Spot)
  2. Bayley vs Alicia Fox (1 Spot)
  3. Ember Moon vs Mickie James (1 Spot)
  4. Natalya vs Ruby Riott (1 Spot)
  5. The Bellas vs the Riot Squad (2 Spot)
  6. Nia Jax vs Alexa Bliss (1 Spot)
  7. Second Chance Match (1 Spot)
  8. Second Chance Tag Team Match (2 Spots)

Smackdown (Men Royal Rumble Qualifiers)

  1. Daniel Bryan vs Shelton Benjamin (1 Spot)
  2. The Miz vs Tye Dillinger (1 Spot)
  3. Jeff Hardy vs Cien Almas (1 Spot) (Smackdown Main Event)
  4. Randy Orton vs Rusev (1 Spot)
  5. The Bar vs The Club (2 Spots)
  6. SaNity vs The Colons (2 Spots)
  7. The New Day vs The Usos (2 Spots) (Tag Team Title Match)

Smackdown (Women Royal Rumble Qualifiers)

  1. Asuka vs Carmella (1 Spot)
  2. Naomi vs Zelina Vega (1 Spot)
  3. Lana & Tamina vs Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville (2 Spots)
  4. The Iconics vs the losers of the last tag team match (2 Spots)
  5. Second Chance Tag Team Match (2 Spots)
  6. Women’s Champion & #1 Contender face off against 2 Women who want to qualify for the last two spots. (Tag Team Match) (2 Spots)

The Elimination Chamber:

Qualifiers will be determined on which men and women will be squaring off in the Elimination Chamber. 6 spots will be up for grabs and the brand that didn’t have their respective superstar win the Royal Rumble will be hosting that Chamber. For example, if the Men’s Royal Rumble would have a RAW Superstar winning it, then Smackdown would be hosting the Elimination Chamber to determine who would face their champion at Wrestlemania. The same logic could also be said for the Women’s Elimination Chamber as well.

Example:

RAW (Men Elimination Chamber Qualifiers)

  1. Kevin Owens vs Dean Ambrose
  2. Finn Balor vs Dolph Ziggler
  3. Bobby Lashley vs Jinder Mahal
  4. John Cena vs Drew McIntyre
  5. Bobby Roode vs Bray Wyatt
  6. Last Chance Fatal Five Way Match (Involves all four participants who lost their respective matches) 

After these qualifiers are set, there would be two triple threat matches and the winners of those two matches will face off in the main event of the last RAW before the Elimination Chamber to determine who will be coming out last in the Elimination Chamber.

Smackdown (Women Elimination Chamber Qualifiers)

  1. Asuka vs Peyton Royce
  2. Carmella vs Lana
  3. Becky Lynch vs Zelina Vega
  4. Naomi vs Mandy Rose
  5. Tamina vs Sonya Deville
  6. Last Chance Fatal Five Way Match

After these qualifiers are set, there would be two triple threat matches and the winners of those two matches will face off in the main event of the last Smackdown before the Elimination Chamber to determine who will be coming out last in the Elimination Chamber.

Backlash (Tag Team Tournament)

After Wrestlemania concludes, there will be a Tag Team Tournament on both brands to determine who will face off with the brand’s respective champions at Backlash.

RAW Tournament

The Revival vs

Breezango

The Revival

Vs

Titus Worldwide vs The Ascension Titus Worldwide The Revival

Vs

Authors of Pain vs Slater & Rhyno Authors of Pain

Vs

American Alpha American Alpha
American Alpha vs Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens American Alpha

Smackdown Tournament

The Usos vs

The Colons

The Usos

vs

SaNity vs

Rusev & English

SaNity SaNity

Vs

SaNity
The Bar vs

Tye Dillinger & R-Truth

The Bar

vs

The Club
The Club vs

The Bludgeon Bros

The Club

Money In The Bank

There will be 8 qualifying matches for both RAW and Smackdown to determine who will be in the ladder. There will be 4 matches for the men and 4 matches for the women on each respective brand. The type of matches for these qualifiers will be determined by the general manger and commissioner for each brand.

RAW (Men MITB Qualifiers)

  1. Braun Strowman vs Dolph Ziggler vs Dean Ambrose
  2. Bobby Lashley vs Kevin Owens vs Bray Wyatt
  3. John Cena vs Finn Balor vs Jinder Mahal
  4. Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Roode vs Elias

RAW (Women MITB Qualifiers)

  1. Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox vs Natalya
  2. Bayley vs Mickie James vs Sarah Logan
  3. Ember Moon vs Alexa Bliss vs Ruby Riot
  4. Nia Jax vs Dana Brooke vs Liv Morgan

Smackdown (Men MITB Qualifiers)

  1. Daniel Bryan vs Cien Almas
  2. The Miz vs Rusev
  3. Randy Orton vs Big E
  4. Samoa Joe vs Jeff Hardy

Smackdown (Women MITB Qualifiers)

  1. Naomi vs Carmella
  2. Asuka vs Billie Kay
  3. Becky Lynch vs Lana
  4. Mandy Rose vs Tamina

King of The Ring

The King of The Ring Tournament will be brought back at the RAW after Money in the Bank. This will be a different tournament than in the past. It will be a round robin tournament that will consist of both singles, triple-threat, fatal-four way and tag team matches for 2 months. Both RAW and Smackdown will each have their own block that will consist of 10 superstars who have yet to receive any type of opportunities this calendar year. Each respective general manager will decide what type of matches each superstar will compete in. The winner of each match will be awarded two points, a draw will get you one point and a loss will deduct one point. The top two superstars from each block will face off to determine who will be in the finals of the King of The Ring Tournament at Summerslam.

RAW Bracket

Bobby Lashley
Finn Balor
Drew McIntyre
Jinder Mahal
Bobby Roode
Sami Zayn
Zack Ryder
Elias
Mojo Rawley
Chad Gable

Week 1 Matches:

  1. Bobby Lashley vs Mojo Rawley:
  2. Drew McIntyre vs Chad Gable
  3. Bobby Roode vs Sami Zayn
  4. Finn Balor vs Elias

Week 2 Matches:

  1. Jinder Mahal vs Zack Ryder
  2. Finn Balor vs Mojo Rawley
  3. Chad Gable vs Elias
  4. Bobby Roode vs Drew McIntyre

Week 3 Matches:

  1. Bobby Lashley vs Sami Zayn
  2. Jinder Mahal vs Zack Ryder
  3. Mojo Rawley vs Chad Gable

Week 4 Matches:

  1. Bobby Roode vs Elias
  2. Zack Ryder vs Finn Balor
  3. Drew McIntyre vs Sami Zayn

Week 5 Matches:

  1. Bobby Lashley vs Chad Gable vs Jinder Mahal
  2. Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre vs Sami Zayn
  3. Elias vs Zack Ryder vs Mojo Rawley

Week 6 Matches:

  1. Bobby Roode vs Chad Gable
  2. Elias vs Bobby Lashley
  3. Sami Zayn vs Finn Balor

Week 7 Matches:

  1. Drew McIntyre vs Zack Ryder vs Gable
  2. Lashley vs Roode vs Elias
  3. Rawley vs Zayn

Week 8 Matches:

  1. Lashley vs Gable
  2. Finn Balor vs Roode vs Elias vs Ryder
  3. Zayn vs McIntyre vs Mahal vs Rawley

The top two of the RAW bracket will face off in the semi finals to determine who will face off against their Smackdown counterpart in the finals of the King of The Ring Tournament at Summerslam. If there is a deadlock tie with a few superstars tied for first or second, the semi-final match will be turned into a multi-man match, depending on the participants.

Semi Finals:

Bobby Lashley vs Drew McIntyre

Smackdown Bracket

Daniel Bryan
Randy Orton
The Miz
Jeff Hardy
Rusev
Cien Almas
Shelton Benjamin
Tye Dillinger
Killian Dain
Big E

Week 1 Matches:

  1. Daniel Bryan vs Killian Dain:
  2. Randy Orton vs Big E
  3. The Miz vs Tye Dillinger
  4. Rusev vs Shelton Benjamin

Week 2 Matches:

  1. Jeff Hardy vs Cien Almas
  2. Randy Orton vs Rusev
  3. Daniel Bryan vs Shelton Benjamin
  4. The Miz vs Big E

Week 3 Matches:

  1. Killian Dain vs Tye Dillinger
  2. Big E vs Shelton Benjamin
  3. Daniel Bryan vs Cien Almas
  4. Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy

Week 4 Matches:

  1. The Miz vs Rusev
  2. Daniel Bryan & Big E vs Shelton Benjamin & Cien Almas
  3. Jeff Hardy vs Killian Dain
  4. Randy Orton vs Tye Dillinger

Week 5 Matches:

  1. Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton vs Rusev
  2. Killian Dain vs Big E
  3. The Miz vs Jeff Hardy vs Cien Almas
  4. Tye Dillinger vs Shelton Benjamin

Week 6 Matches:

  1. Rusev vs Cien Almas vs Killian Dain
  2. Randy Orton vs The Miz
  3. Daniel Bryan vs Shelton Benjamin
  4. The Miz vs Big E vs Tye Dillinger

Week 7 Matches:

  1. Killian Dain vs Tye Dillinger
  2. Big E vs Shelton Benjamin vs Jeff Hardy
  3. Daniel Bryan vs Cien Almas
  4. Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy vs The Miz

Week 8 Matches:

  1. The Miz vs Daniel Bryan
  2. Randy Orton vs Jeff Hardy vs Cien Almas
  3. Big E vs Killian Dain vs Shelton Benjamin
  4. Rusev vs Tye Dillinger

The top two of the Smackdown bracket will face off in the semi finals to determine who will face off against their RAW counterpart in the finals of the King of The Ring Tournament. If there is a deadlock tie with a few superstars tied for first or second, the semi-final match will be turned into a multi-man match, depending on the participants.

Semi Finals:

Daniel Bryan vs Cien Almas

Queen of The Ring

The Queen of The Ring Tournament will be brought back at RAW after Summerslam. This will be the exact same tournament as the King of the Ring but for the women on both brands. It will be a round robin tournament that will consist of both singles, triple-threat, fatal-four way and tag team matches for 2 months. Both RAW and Smackdown will each have their own block that will consist of 10 superstars who have yet to receive any type of opportunities this calendar year. Each respective general manager will decide what type of matches each superstar will compete in. The winner of each match will be awarded two points, a draw will get you one point and a loss will deduct one point. The top two superstars from each block will face off to determine who will be in the finals of the Queen of The Ring Tournament at WWE Evolution. The winner of this tournament will be guaranteed a title shot at the Royal Rumble PPV.

RAW Bracket

Nia Jax
Sasha Banks
Bayley
Natalya
Ember Moon
Ruby Riott
Alicia Fox
Dana Brooke
Mickie James
Sarah Logan

Week 1 Matches:

  1. Nia Jax vs Dana Brooke
  2. Sasha Banks vs Mickie James
  3. Bayley vs Alicia Fox
  4. Natalya vs Ruby Riott

Week 2 Matches:

  1. Ember Moon vs Sarah Logan
  2. Nia Jax vs Natalya
  3. Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox
  4. Bayley vs Mickie James

Week 3 Matches:

  1. Ruby Riott vs Dana Brooke
  2. Ember Moon vs Alicia Fox
  3. Sasha Banks vs Sarah Logan
  4. Bayley vs Natalya

Week 4 Matches:

  1. Nia Jax vs Sarah Logan
  2. Dana Brooke vs Alicia Fox vs Ruby Riott
  3. Ember Moon vs Mickie James

Week 5 Matches:

  1. Bayley & Sasha Banks vs Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan
  2. Nia Jax vs Alicia Fox
  3. Ember Moon vs Natalya
  4. Dana Brooke vs Mickie James

Week 6 Matches:

  1. Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan vs Nia Jax & Natalya
  2. Ember Moon vs Bayley
  3. Sasha Banks vs Dana Brooke
  4. Mickie James vs Alicia Fox

Week 7 Matches:

  1. Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan vs Alicia Fox & Mickie James
  2. Ember Moon vs Sasha Banks
  3. Bayley vs Nia Jax
  4. Natalya vs Dana Brooke

Week 8 Matches:

  1. Ruby Riott & Sarah Logan vs Dana Brooke & Ember Moon
  2. Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax
  3. Bayley vs Alicia Fox vs Natalya vs Mickie James

Finals for the RAW Bracket: Nia Jax vs Ember Moon

Smackdown Bracket:

Asuka
Naomi
Carmella
Tamina
Sonya Devile
Mandy Rose
Peyton Royce
Billie Kay
Zelina Vega
Lana

Week 1 Matches:

  1. Asuka vs Zelina Vega
  2. Naomi vs Peyton Royce
  3. Carmella vs Tamina
  4. Mandy Rose vs Lana

Week 2 Matches:

  1. Sonya Deville vs Billie Kay
  2. Tamina vs Mandy Rose
  3. Naomi vs Zelina Vega
  4. Carmella vs Lana

Week 3 Matches:

  1. Asuka vs Peyton Royce
  2. Naomi vs Mandy Rose
  3. Lana vs Sonya Deville
  4. Tamina vs Zelina Vega

Week 4 Matches:

  1. Billie Kay vs Asuka
  2. Carmella vs Sonya Deville

Week 5 Matches:

  1. The Iconics vs Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose
  2. Asuka vs Tamina
  3. Lana vs Zelina Vega

Week 6 Matches:

  1. The Iconics vs Lana & Tamina
  2. Naomi vs Sonya Deville
  3. Carmella vs Zelina Vega

Week 7 Matches:

  1. Asuka vs Mandy Rose
  2. Tamina vs Lana
  3. Carmella vs Mandy Rose

Week 8 Matches:

  1. The Iconics vs Asuka & Naomi
  2. Carmella vs Mandy Rose vs Lana
  3. Sonya Deville vs Zelina Vega vs Tamina

Finals for the Smackdown Bracket: Asuka vs Naomi

Night of Champions 2019:

There will be 5 qualifying matches to determine 5 spots on each brand for the Championship Scramble match. It’ll take place right after Summerslam and it’ll be for both the Universal and WWE Championships. These matches will consist of either singles, triple-threat or fatal-four way scenarios.

RAW Qualifiers:

Match #1: Jinder Mahal vs Finn Balor vs Dolph Ziggler

Match #2: Bobby Lashley vs John Cena

Match #3: Drew McIntyre vs Dean Ambrose

Match #4: Kevin Owens vs Chad Gable vs Elias vs Zack Ryder

Match #5: Braun Strowman vs Baron Corbin vs Bobby Roode

Smackdown Qualifiers:

Match #1: Daniel Bryan vs Shelton Benjamin vs Sin Cara: (W): Daniel Bryan

Match #2: Samoa Joe vs Rusev: (W): Samoa Joe

Match #3: The Miz vs Jeff Hardy vs Tye Dillinger: (W): Jeff Hardy

Match #4: Randy Orton vs Kane: (W): Randy Orton

Match #5: Cien Almas vs Big E vs Killian Dain: (W): Big E

Survivor Series 2019:

Qualifiers are set for both the men and women for both brands to determine the Survivor Series teams for the ppv. The winners for their respective Survivor Series elimination match will capture one Royal Rumble slot, whatever number it will be. Most likely the 30th entrant spot.

RAW MEN Qualifiers:

Match #1: Braun Strowman vs John Cena (Winner also becomes Captain)

Match #2: Bobby Lashley vs Dolph Ziggler vs Jinder Mahal

Match #3: Finn Balor vs Elias vs Baron Corbin

Match #4: Kevin Owens vs Dean Ambrose vs Bobby Roode

Match #5: Drew McIntyre vs Sami Zayn vs Chad Gable

RAW WOMEN Qualifiers:

Match #1: Alexa Bliss vs Natalya (Winner also becomes Captain)

Match #2: Nia Jax vs Mickie James vs Ruby Riott

Match #3: Bayley vs Dana Brooke vs Sarah Logan

Match #4: Sasha Banks vs Alicia Fox

Match #5: Ember Moon vs Liv Morgan

SMACKDOWN MEN QUALIFIERS:

Match #1: Samoa Joe vs Daniel Bryan (Winner becomes Captain)

Match #2: Randy Orton vs Big E vs Shelton Benjamin

Match #3: The Miz vs Rusev vs Tye Dillinger

Match #4: Jeff Hardy vs Killian Dain vs Sin Cara

Match #5: Cien Almas vs Kane vs R-Truth

SMACKDOWN WOMEN Qualifiers:

Match #1: Asuka vs Carmella (Winner becomes Captain)

Match #2: Naomi vs Sonya Deville vs Billie Kay

Match #3: Becky Lynch vs Mandy Rose vs Zelina Vega

Match #4: Lana vs Mandy Rose

Match #5: Tamina vs Peyton Royce

TLC 2019:

5 Qualifiers are set for both the Intercontinental and United States Championship TLC matches. 5 Spots are up for grabs on both ends for a 6 person TLC match for those prestiges titles.

RAW IC Qualifiers:

Match #1: Bobby Roode vs Jinder Mahal vs Sami Zayn

Match #2: Finn Balor vs Dolph Ziggler

Match #3: Kevin Owens vs Chad Gable vs Mojo Rawley

Match #4: Dean Ambrose vs Elias vs Zack Ryder

Match #5: John Cena vs Baron Corbin vs Sami Zayn

Match #6: IC Title Match: Seth Rollins vs Drew McIntyre

Smackdown US Qualifiers:

Match #1: Rusev vs Killian Dain

Match #2: Big E vs Cien Almas

Match #3: The Miz vs Kane

Match #4: Jeff Hardy vs Shelton Benjamin

Match #5: Randy Orton vs Tye Dillinger

Match #6: US Title Match: Daniel Bryan vs Samoa Joe vs Shinsuke Nakamura

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Warsame "Sam" Abdi is a Sports Editor for FanSided and a graduate from Algonquin College in Scriptwriting for Media and Communications. He interned at Affinity Productions in 2011 and was a Production Assistant at Rogers TV in Ottawa for nearly 2 years. He hs also dabbled in the acting world and participated in a few short films, TV shows and movies in both Ottawa and Toronto. He is currently specializing as an Edmonton Oilers Site Expert for FanSided. You can follow him on Twitter @TheSceen. Contact: thesceen@gmail.com

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