The time to launch a major new storyline is when the company makes its next big move in production. From the title you can gather that the big move in this thread would be a return to Monday night, live (every week), and more often on the road.
Impact Wrestling is leaving Thursday night and will begin airing at 7PM Eastern/6PM Central on Monday nights (and there will be no replays cannibalizing the audience on Thursday night). The advertisement of live television in addition to existing and newly signed stars will supply the crowds. It's been shown that advertising a road show as a television taping can turn out 5,000 fans; and the addition of the word "LIVE" will only increase the size of the audiences.
The big angle for the maiden episode would be the debut of Goldberg.
The Goldberg title reign would last for many months. The guy he doesn't wrestle in the first year and the guy that is set up to end the streak would be Gunner.
Production changes: The ring would be expanded a few feet; a fourth rope would be added; full length pads would be used in the corners (and the pads would feature sponsor logos); the entrance screen and ramp would be removed; the wrestlers would enter at ground level through a hall as in pro boxing and MMA; the walls and floors of the entrance hall would be covered in LED screens creating a hall of light; MMA gloves would be enforced; mouth pieces would be enforced; refs would be strong and attentive; refs would wear surgical gloves during matches; women refs would be used in all women’s matches; Eric Bischoff would replace Tenay and a third chair would be added for Hemme; a new weight division would be introduced for wrestlers over 265lb; the TNA name would be replaced by Impact Wrestling Championship permitting fans and journalists to talk about the product with a three letter name; and new belts would be created featuring the new logo.
The cruiserweight division would be folded into the heavyweight division and the X-belt unified with the heavyweight title.
The heavyweight championship would transition to Bill Goldberg who would carry it most of the year.
The super heavyweight belt would be awarded to The Samoan Submission Machine in a match against Bully Ray in the main event of the second Monday night show. During the year; the giant Zuluzinho would be signed and ultimately become the number one contender, while Joe drops the belt to Morgan. Morgan loses the belt in his first defense against Zinho, who is not knocked off of his feet for a year before he drops the belt via submission.
To Be Continued