TNA 2010: Return Of The Monday Night Wars

January 4, 2010: WWE hypes the return of Bret Hart to confront Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon and bury the hatchet more than 13 years after Montreal. Meanwhile, TNA takes their weekly Impact show to Monday night for the first time by challenging Bret's return with the TNA debut of Hulk Hogan.

In real life, TNA Impact would not return to Mondays until March. It would be there for 2 months, clearly lose the ratings war to WWE RAW, and return to Thursdays in May. The show would suffer from erratic booking, Hogan and Flair in wrestling roles, giving away PPV-calibre matches on free TV, returning such washed up wrestlers as The Band (i.e. The Wolfpac) and the Nasty Boys to the ring, and generally combining the worst of Bischoff-era WCW with Russo era WCW. Things would improve as time went by, but 6 months after the first Impact on Monday and the arrival of Hogan and Bischoff to TNA many would consider it a serious mistake.

Can you do better?

First card: January 4, 2010
Shows: 2 hour weekly show (Impact) and monthly PPVs

Champions As Of Jan 1, 2010
TNA Championship AJ Styles
TNA X-Division Title Amazing Red
TNA Global Title Eric Young
TNA World Tag Team Titles The British Invasion
TNA Knockout Title Tara
TNA Knockout Tag Titles Awesome Kong & Hamada

Roster As Of Jan 1, 2010
AJ Styles
Alex Shelley
Bobby Lashley (w/ Krystal Lashley)
Brian Kendrick
"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero
Daniels (Christopher Daniels)
Desmond Wolfe (w/ Chelsea)
Doug Williams
Dr. Stevie (Stevie Richards)
Eric Young
Jeff Jarrett
Jesse Neal
Kevin Nash
Kurt Angle
Matt Morgan
Rob Terry
Samoe Joe
Shark Boy
Suicide (Frankie Kazarian)
Beer Money Inc (James Storm & Robert Roode)
British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams)
Generation Me (Jeremy & Max)
Lethal Consequences (Consequences Creed & Jay Lethal)
Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
Team 3D (Brother Devon & Brother Ray)
Awesome Kong
Angelina Love
Rosie Lottalove
Taylor Wilde
The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, Lacey Von Erich)
Referees: Earl Hebner, Brian Hebner, Slick Johnson, Mike Posey, Andrew Thomas
Announcers: Mike Tenay & Taz
Ring Announcer: Jeremy Borash
Interviewers: Christy Hemme
Authority Figures: Dixie Carter, Mick Foley

Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff must appear on your first show as new authority figures. Ric Flair should also appear in some capacity. It is up you whether Hogan or Flair ever wrestle or remain entirely in non-wrestling capacity (Hogan as an authority figure and Flair as a manager).

Additional, you may add any of these wrestlers to your starting roster or sign them later in the year:
Jeff Hardy
Ken Anderson (Mr. Anderson)
Orlando Jordan
The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags)
Sean Morley
Shannon Moore
Brooke Adams (as a wrestler or valet)
Rob Van Dam
Sean Waltman
Scott Hall
Tommy Dreamer

You may also attempt to sign indy talent as you see fit. Wrestlers released by WWE in real life can also be signed, but they should not be signed until at least 90 days after their release.