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<p>Rotator Cuff tear. We're Small. Masked Stranger injured (three total).</p><p> </p><p>

I also was doing a lot of letting people blow off steam, so I'm not nearly as feared at all. I decided to hire/fire someone.</p><p> </p><p>

I think a week later:</p><p> </p><p>

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<p>Decided to take a stab at this challenge. I've never officially attempted this before but I am a frequent lurker in the thread so I am very confident in getting this done. I'm already halfway through year one so I'll probably be getting another post up soon but wanted to make sure I got the initial post off before going further.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>My UC:</p><p>

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My Stats:</p><p>

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Full Throttle Wrestling Product:</p><p>

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<p>Love the low safety; that's hopefully a good gamble and/or you kill people. Either way, that's gonna be fun!</p><p> </p><p>

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Also I'm stagnant. I keep bouncing Small->Regional->Small. I have TV at the moment, but I can't beat MHW (who should be bankrupt; they're at -$1million), CILL, EMLL, <em>and</em> OLLIE.</p><p> </p><p>

That said, I <em>did</em> hit a B- match with Payaso Jr. Yay!</p>

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<p>Welp.</p><p> </p><p>

The game refuses to even <em>hint</em> that the OVER 1.5 MILLION DOLLAR DEBT MHW HAS is an issue, so I've hoisted myself by my own petard. Through TV, I'm losing about a hundred thousand a month, meaning that now EWWG is bankrupt. Well, we have $2k or so, but I gotta abandon this save (I'll go back to where I was NGL).</p><p> </p><p>

That said:</p><p> </p><p>

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There's another show that got a D+ when it was, main event down, C+ B- C+ C- C-</p><p> </p><p>

Wrestler of the Year: El Alborotador Confiado! I see five A* from this year in his top ten, so...sure! He's kinda like a sexier Angry Gilmore, by his stats.</p><p>

Company of the Year: SOTBPW, again.</p><p>

Tag Team of the Year: The Cornell Family</p><p>

Match of the Year: Pirata Malvado draws El Alborotador Confiado at SOTBPW Lucha Libre. That's their <em>third</em> best this year. Him versus EL FUERZA was better. Possibly FROM THAT SHOW.</p><p>

Show of the Year: SOTBPW El Dia Nacional De Lucha. Not their best of this year, <em>and</em> also only an A. That's bad.</p><p>

Young Wrestler of the Year: Bakin Sakamoto. #108 overall, had a few A matches.</p><p>

Veteran Wrestler of the Year: Duane Stone. #14, no A* matches, worst was a B-.</p><p>

Female Wrestler of the Year: Tiffany Jade. 143, up from 180. Brooke Tyler is unemployed and not on the list. Higa's 173. ALICIA STRONG IS UNRANKED? She's in NOTBPW! Ah, must not be enough matches; her and Jade were opponents and really similar.</p><p>

Most Improved Company of the Year: </p><p> </p><p>

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Independent Wrestler of the Year: Gentleman Jim King</p><p>

Manager of the Year: Emma Chase.</p><p>

Announcer of the Year: Duane Fry</p><p>

Colour Commentator of the Year: Tom Townsend</p><p>

Referee of the Year: Francis Long</p><p> </p><p>

And I knocked EMLL to Small.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>rolls a 12.</em></p><p> </p><p>

12. “Forgive Me Father, For I Have Wrestled…” +20% to your character’s religious behaviours/habit.</p><p> </p><p>

...</p><p> </p><p>

<em>rolls a 31.</em></p><p> </p><p>

31. “Solid? Liquid? Gas?” You have devoted your holiday season to training in the ring +5 to your Consistency skill</p><p> </p><p>

<em>cheers! </em><img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p>

I end this with 55 defenses of my title, including that 2-month stint of injury. Oh! I was #387!</p><p> </p><p>

~~~</p><p> </p><p>

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55 respect, 79 reputation. And 4 colour</p><p> </p><p>



I got the popularity for the company/worker roll</p><p>

+Brawling roll<-This is where I am now in NGL.</p><p>

In alternate universe, 2018 roll was +weight</p><p>

AU was +consistency, though I did not apply that.</p>

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<p>Year one is finally in the books!</p><p> </p><p>

As always with this challenge, my financials were a big concern for the first year. Luckily, the wrestling industry was at an A and rising, which really helped me with pop gain early on. Magnus Ivansson is my owner and I started off with hiring Seth Whitehead, JOJI, Austin Smooth, Faith McGee, and Mercutio Sleep. My UC was the initial champion and even though he lost it in May, he got it back right before year's end.</p><p> </p><p>

We started making decent money towards August and even though we're still in the negative, we made $2k profit in December. Halfway through the year I bought in Laura Flame (who ended up Full Throttle Champion), Logan Wolfsbaine, Little Dragon, Marcel LeFleur, and Frankie-Boy Fernandes.</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>UC stat gain:</p></div><p></p><p></p><p>

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My goals for year two are to get out of the negative and start making consistent money. Also, want to work on my UC's perf skills and inch towards "small". I want to have a decent amount in the bank so I can make some upgrades on production.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>22. “Link To The Past” You have devoted your holiday season to training in the ring +5 to your Chain Wrestling skill</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Not exactly what I wanted to see but I guess it's better than nothing.</p>

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<p>Wrestler of the Year: Champagne Lover</p><p>

Company of the Year: SOTBPW</p><p>

Tag Team of the Year: The Cornell Family</p><p>

Match of the Year: SOTBPW Infierno: Pirata over Gino and Xtinction. Second-best match ever, to Axxis Jr. over Champagne Lover, from SOTBPW Lucha Libre IN 2018.</p><p>

Show of the Year: SOTBPW Batalla de las Mascaras (A*; three shows this year A*, and Muertos from 2016 is still their best.)</p><p>

^Those are my old notes, and it's accurate. Weird. Not all of this is the same, mind.</p><p>

Young Wrestler of the Year: Bakin Sakamoto! BAY-CON BAY-CON BAY-CON</p><p>

Veteran Wrestler of the Year: El Demonio</p><p>

Female Wrestler of the Year: Lauren Easter! At #137, she beats Alicia Strong at #198, the-unranked-but-with-5SSW Brooke Tyler, and #190 Fuyuko Higa</p><p>

Most Improved Company of the Year: USPW.</p><p> </p><p>

...really, ga-</p><p> </p><p>

THEY'RE INTERNATIONAL HOLY ****</p><p> </p><p>

Week 3 June they hit, Week 4 June they dropped, Thursday 4 August they hit.</p><p> </p><p>


Independent Wrestler of the Year: Juan Andres. A rangen with C- pop (C in West Central) in Mexico. Two year veteran, 32 years old. Same as from the...whatever.</p><p>

Manager of the Year: Emma Chase</p><p>

Announcer of the Year: Jerry Eisen</p><p> </p><p>

waitwut</p><p> </p><p>

HIS ANNOUNCING IS 95. Sure, Duane Fry is 97 but JERRY EISEN IS EXCELLENT.</p><p> </p><p>

Colour Commentator of the Year: Tom Townsend</p><p>

Referee of the Year: Okura Umeki</p><p> </p><p>

That's neat; I re-ran 2018...well, half of it, I guess, and yeah, <em>some</em> stuff changed. And we're 4th in the regional battles. They're hitting the C-level.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

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Yeah, SQ is weird. It jumped from 78 to 87, hasn't moved. It'll hit 100 probably in March I guess.</p><p> </p><p>

~~~</p><p> </p><p>

<em>rolls a 37</em></p><p> </p><p>

37. “Eeeehhhhhhhhhhh” or “It’s Not Arrogance If You Can Back It Up” You can choose to add 20 points to your Cool Performance rating OR Cocky Performance rating OR use a random number generator to score between 0 and 50, adding the number to either rating. </p><p> </p><p>

...</p><p> </p><p>


<em>rolls a 51</em></p><p> </p><p>

51. "Paging Dr Zahorian" Your owner thinks the roster looks a bit small. Hire a 'dirty doctor' using the backstage rules menu.</p><p> </p><p>

NO.</p><p> </p><p>

Also, I have two super-heavyweights on the roster.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>rolls a 4</em></p><p> </p><p>

4. "Chance Encounter" While on holiday abroad you have befriended a wrestler and offered them a job (choose a wrestler in another regional area who is unemployed, make them active in your area and create a Strong Friendship between you and them)</p><p> </p><p>

I assume this means a wrestler in another area, as in <em>not available in Mexico.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<em>le ponders</em></p><p> </p><p>

Okay, in the default data, 2,226 workers are active. Moving to 2019, that's 2,328. 674 of them are available in Mexico, so that's uh...1654 workers that <em>aren't.</em> Ignoring rangens.</p><p> </p><p>

Eh, random number between 1 and 1,654, whatever.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>rolls a 1,072.</em></p><p> </p><p>

Great, now I just have to SCROLL THROUGH god why</p><p> </p><p>

Big Harv is 100</p><p>

Cip Conduit is 200, and I think I have dead guys in the list. I'm running through unemployed people <em>within my game,</em> not those in the database itself, by the way.</p><p>

Doctor O'Haire is 300 (and available in Mexico, obviously).</p><p>

Fuyuhiko Wakabayashi is 400. Also, I realize now that I didn't use <em>unemployed</em> numbers in the earlier calculation. Oops.</p><p>

Hellech is 500 (I'm making a note so if I mess up, like I thought I did with Doc up there, I can go back)</p><p>

Jennifer Cornell is 600. Dang.</p><p>

Kid Fantastic is 700. Or 690. Eh. Never been employed. Only has that old broken arm. /shrug</p><p>

Louie Peyton is 800.</p><p>


Pat Deacon is 1000. Oops.</p><p>

1072 iiiiiis...</p><p> </p><p>

RED DRAGON.</p><p> </p><p>

Who is <em>not</em> retired and <em>not</em> available in Mexico yaaaaay!</p><p> </p><p>

He is, however, 40 and<span style="color:#C0C0C0;"> in time decline</span> sufferred a herniated spinal disc April 2016. I'll nab him for a year.</p><p> </p><p>

By the way, there's a guy that I and another guy hate, and he feels isolated backstage. Probably gonna publicly fire him next show.</p><p> </p><p>

Dang it why didn't I roll James Diaz...</p><p> </p><p>

Whoa! Our Merchandise revenue went up like $6,000 (and expenses went up too, but not <em>that</em> much)!</p><p> </p><p>

Fired Edmundo, who was isolated due to me and Junior Youth hating them I guess. Er, strong dislike. So I publicly fired him, AND NOW JUNIOR YOUTH DOESN'T HATE THE FINE I GAVE HIM YAAAAAY BACKSTAGE!</p>

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<p>Welp.</p><p> </p><p>

I COULD become owner of MAW.</p><p> </p><p>

So.</p><p> </p><p>

That's an alternate storyline that <em>could</em> become a diary.</p><p> </p><p>

Oh, and Sam Keith died. February 2019.</p><p> </p><p>

Stuart Ferdinand took over in reality...2? I wanted to book.</p><p> </p><p>

NATHAN COLEMAN. REALLY.</p><p> </p><p>

Also, MHW and us are hostile (EMLL has been for awhile).</p>

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<p>Officially done with Year 2! This year was pretty much building up so that I can let up on my local limit and make the jump to small. We are sitting at $62k in the bank right now, making around $9k a month off of two shows. This was a pretty eventful year filled with roadblocks and injuries. We ended up losing Logan Wolfsbaine to RIPW's dev deal and my UC got injuried for two months, which forced me to vacate the belt.</p><p> </p><p>

Laura Flame, Frankie-Boy Fernandes, and Electric Dreamer have been my three golden geese for good match or angle ratings (besides Scott). FBF, in particular, has been giving Scott a run for his money as company figurehead since he blows him out of the water in SQ. Electric Dreamer is the "In" wrestler right now due to her in-ring skill and the young female demographic being fond of her.</p><p> </p><p>

WotY: El Leon (x2)</p><p>

CotY: PGHW</p><p>

TTotY: Yoshimi and Masaru</p><p>

YWotY: Brooke Tyler</p><p>

VWotY: Soul Taker</p><p>

FWotY: Amber Allen</p><p>

IWotY: Atlantis Jr</p><p>

MICotY: VWA</p><p>

MotY: Valiant/Axxis def. Leon/Rich Money (SOTBPW - A*)</p><p>

SotY: PGHW Night of GLORY</p><p>

Manager: Emma Chase</p><p>

Announcer: Duane Fry</p><p>

Colour: Adrian Garcia</p><p>

Referee: Baby Jaime</p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>UC Stats:</p><p>

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</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p>

For Year Three, I'm planning to just do one monthly show for a bit since I am able to make consistent money. Plus, this will allow me to use more of my roster since I get a lot of complaints from leaving guys off the cards. But on the bright side, I achieved my critical owner goal of obtaining $10k or more in a two years.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>9. "Like A Chimney" +20% to your character’s Smoking, also tick the “Known” checkbox.</strong></p><p>

22. “Link To The Past” You have devoted your holiday season to training in the ring +5 to your Chain Wrestling skill</p><p> </p><p>

Heavy smoking is definitely going to limit my already-slow growth <img alt=":(" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/frown.png.e6b571745a30fe6a6f2e918994141a47.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p>

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<p>So, I've tried this in the past, but this one actually seems to be flowing a bit, so I thought I'd share. Keep me honest, and hopefully continuing to move forward.</p><p> </p><p>

I started out recording it, thinking I might keep a diary...but...well, I've got a toddler and it's damned hard to find a quiet time to play the game. Regardless, if you want to watch me meander through the first month and stammer about what I'm doing, you can. It's

</p><div class="ipsEmbeddedVideo"><div><iframe width="200" height="113" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/5yPuy3uRDnw?feature=oembed" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" title="Road to Glory Episode 1"></iframe></div></div>. <p> </p><p>

<strong>User Character</strong></p><p>

My user character is Richard Pennyworth III; modeled after one of my e-fed characters. He's a legit millionaire, which I did change from the original starting conditions, but that doesn't seem to have any effect as long as a user is playing him, so all's fair. He's a technician, was great in college amateur wrestling. Tried to write him up in that same way.</p><p>

Initial stats</p><p>

Toned Middleweight</p><p>

Brawling 23</p><p>

Puro 0</p><p>

Hardcore 0</p><p>

Chain 48</p><p>

Mat 64</p><p>

Submissions 59</p><p>

Aerial 2 [i honestly don't remember why I did this.]</p><p>

Flashiness 0</p><p>

Basics 49</p><p>

Psych 38</p><p>

Safety 48</p><p>

Consistency 36</p><p>

Selling 28</p><p>

Athleticism 48</p><p>

Power 42</p><p>

Stamina 49</p><p>

Toughness 39</p><p>

Mic 18</p><p>

Charisma 28</p><p>

Acting 23</p><p>

Star Quality 58</p><p>

Sex Appeal 48</p><p>

Menace 2 [Twice? I dunno.]</p><p>

Announcing/Color/Referee 0</p><p> </p><p>

Face 20/Heel 80.</p><p>

Cool 45, Cocky 75, Crazy 10, Legit 75, Weasel 50, Wholesome 45</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Company</strong></p><p>

The company is again, based on the same e-fed, a company he would have started. He obviously didn't in this case, but I had a logo, so Wall Street Wrestling was born in the Tri-State region.</p><p>

<em>This is actually the second attempt. My first went about a year and was so far in the red it wasn't funny...and I'd forgotten to update the location, so WSW was in the North West.</em></p><p>

For an owner, I did some sort of searching that I haven't been able to replicate (you'll see me try if you watch that video), and inspired by Historian's "The Climb" diary, I went with Riley McManus as my owner. A starting salary of $700 is rough, but since he doesn't charge me for a while it works out.</p><p>

The product - Heavy Traditional, Medium Mainstream, Very Low Cult, Medium Modern, Heavy Realism, and Low in Hardcore, Lucha, Pure, and Daredevil. There is a face/heel divide, and women are integrated. 60% intensity, 40% danger, match ratios of 90/80.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Year 1 - 2016</strong></p><p>

The first year was rough. I was hemorrhaging money, and slowly but surely whittled my roster down to people I could pay under $200, with a couple of exceptions. It turned out Fearless Blue had great chemistry with Riley, and JOJI had great chemistry with Pennyworth, so both of them got to stick around despite larger paychecks. At the end of the year, I was about $10k in the red, though I don't think I ever quite hit that 5 figure mark. I only have one championship [can't afford tag teams, and with a roster hovering in the 7-10 people range, there's no need for an undercard belt--even 4 years in, that remains the same]. The inaugural WSW Openweight Champion was RileyMcManus, naturally. He held it for 10 months, defending it 7 times. In the meanwhile, Pennyworth was losing his way up the card, and by October was being classified as a Main Eventer. Pulled the trigger, and gave him the belt in October, and he was still champ at the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Year 2 - 2017</strong></p><p>

My frugality was starting to pay dividends, and in April 2017, I finally managed to turn a profit for a month. I think it was around a $20 profit, but it was indeed a profit. Running bare bones refs, no announcers or color commentators, no locker room leaders, and Reese Paige is sitting on the sidelines as Riley road agents most matches, with someone else filling in for whatever match he's in on the card.</p><p> </p><p>

This is good, because his owner goals were to have a $10,000 balance by the end of 2018 and to not fall below #40. But two promotions have opened, and I'm sitting at #42...rough.</p><p> </p><p>

Pennyworth holds the title until June of 2017, defending it 5 times. In the meantime, I'd hired Logan Wolfsbaine for around $200 or so, and he was lighting up the ratings, pulling (relative) A* matches out of everyone he was up against In June, he took down Pennyworth and grabbed the belt, and would hold it for the rest of the year.</p><p> </p><p>

At the end of my second year, goals trip. I fail the one--I'd gotten up to #41, but hadn't had enough closings/wins in the regional battles to bump back up to 40. However, at the end of the year, I had around 14k in the bank, so yay me.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Year 3 - 2018</strong></p><p>

Riley's given me two compatible goals this time. Don't go into debt. Ok, fine--I wasn't planning on it. Second, have a bank of $25k by the end of next year. My profits are around $600 each month at this point, but I'd have to play this right.</p><p> </p><p>

The profits continued, and relatively early in this year I made the jump to Small. Immediately started taking penalties for my production values, but there was just no way I could afford to bump them up. Dropped back down to local. Then the next two months, did the hokey pokey again. After that, I fixed max size at Local for the time being. I'll let my popularity bump up a bit without being considered a 'competitor' of RIPW, NYCW, MAW, and GSW. (I think PSW was still around at this point as well, but they've since closed so I don't remember exactly when). I do cheat on occasion to get my exact popularity score, and see that even with the regional battles still hitting, I'm gaining slowly but steadily (usually around 0.1% a month. It's a SLOW battle, but I'm winning). Usually RIPW takes #1, but I'm doing fairly well holding at #2 most months. Occasionally MAW takes that slot, dropping me to #3, but I don't think I ever hit #4.</p><p> </p><p>

Logan continues his reign as champion, bringing me my first matches rated in the Cs. He is finally defeated in July 2018 after over a year as champion and 13 successful defenses by Seth Whitehead. Seth holds it for a couple months, but his contract is up and he's wanting a huge pay raise (I think he was going from the $230 range to the $650 range), and that's just not happening. He drops it in October after only a single successful defense to Riley McManus, now a 2-time champion. Riley holds the title through the rest of the year.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Year 4 - 2019</strong></p><p>

The plan had been to turn Logan heel and have him fued with Riley, eventually becoming a 2-time champ in his own right. RIPW had other plans, however, and snagged him (where is now champion). He remains the only stolen worker thus far.</p><p> </p><p>

I've started actually using storylines -- my product doesn't require them, but it's keeping me focused. A lot of the undercard is still kind of just hanging out, but I still don't think I have enough of them to justify their own belt. </p><p> </p><p>

Riley held the belt until July, where he dropped it to someone who's been around since our second show, Claire Winters. The first female to hold the belt (I've had 2-4 on the roster at most times), but it was time. She was auto-pushing to Main Event for a while, and most of the other top heels had already had at least small programs with Riley, while Pennyworth was busy with another story. She took the belt, and around August or September turned face thanks to Pennyworth finishing up his other program and starting one with her. As of January 2020, Claire still holds the belt, and has 3 successful defenses. Right now, I'm thinking Pennyworth will be the one to take it off of her, but probably not right away. </p><p> </p><p>


In the absence of Logan, American Elemental II has been carrying the bulk of the 'carry people to amazing matches' duties. He's only up to a Midcard status right now, and still has negative momentum because I was jobbing him out for so long. He's gone 7-13 since he started in June 2017.</p><p> </p><p>

Another guy that has been slowly moving up the ranks is Texas Hangman. He was the big man for a while, destroying the lower rank little guys and losing to the higher rank little guys. He's currently up to an Upper Midcard status, having gone 11-6 with 2 draws since his debut in June 2017.</p><p> </p><p>

Bruce Garofalo, who I think is a generated worker (I turned it on to medium in late 2016 or early 2017) from the TITAN Factory has been up and down the card based on the number of people. He's an Obese Heavyweight with a Slob gimmick rated Great, and is consistently in the Creative Meeting's 'next big thing' category.</p><p> </p><p>

And finally, Joaquin Sanchez. Came out of WWA:Mexico and is the protege of Cique Jr. I'm actually not sure if he's generated or not. He is a Super Heavyweight with the Giant gimmick, and has been in WSW for a year. In that year, he is undefeated, with 9 wins. At least two of those wins were when he was down the (Lower Midcarder both times, I think), and an upper-carder was on their way out. Destan Boucher wanted a pay raise from $210 to $740, so he looked at the lights for the giant. The very next month, Robin DaLay wanted a $300 raise, so he jobbed out as well. He has climbed the card to the Main Event, and is currently aligned with Pennyworth. I was going to have Logan be the one to eventually knock him off, but, well, that's changed. I've pulled in a couple more expensive guys as I start to make more money, but none of them seem quite right for the task yet. So he may be undefeated for a while longer.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Mystery Box</strong></p><p>

January of 2017 gave me Pop Goes the Weasel...+20 to Weasel performance. Eh. Whatever.</p><p>

2018 rolled Forgive me Father. +20 to Religious. Groan.</p><p>

2019 was where Joaquin Sanchez came from. Chance Encounter was rolled. I rolled randomly (it says you can pick, but whatever), and came up with Mexico. Counted how many people were active and unemployed in Mexico, and rolled randomly on that, and Joaquin Sanchez became my friend. I offered him a job, and he came stat.</p><p>

2020, just rolled, is Link to the Past, +5 to chain wrestling. That's nice, because that didn't seem to be growing on it's own.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Current Status</strong></p><p>

WSW stands at Small, routinely coming in 2nd in the regional battles. My bank account is at $29,096 with 3 days left to hit Riley's $25,000 goal. I think I'll be ok there. I did just take a $5,000 loss in December, but that's because I was selling out the Weston and seeing about 45 to 50 people not getting a seat, so I made my own venue, The Exchange, which seats 450. I had previously created one called The Trading Floor that sat around 125, which worked until I allowed myself to make the jump to Small. Sold that one, and upgraded. I don't know if Selling Out an arena makes a difference, but I like the idea of using my own home instead of a generic location.</p><p> </p><p>

WSW is a F+ in popularity still in the TriState, but last time I looked we were around 15.5%, so pushing towards that E-. Spillover has brought the Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic, and New England to an F. Current "Hot Prospects" are Blue Phantom, Bruce Garofalo, American Elemental II, Marjorie Deleon, and JOJI.</p><p> </p><p>

Pennyworth is an E+ popularity in the TriState, an F+ in the Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic, and New England, and an F in Mid West, South East, Quebec, and Ontario.</p><p> </p><p>

For Skills in the last year:</p><p>

Brawling 30->32</p><p>

Puro 7->8</p><p>

Hardcore 8->9</p><p>

Chain 52->53 (naturally, 58 now, though the progress doesn't show it)</p><p>

Mat 66...and has been sitting there for some time.</p><p>

Submissions 60...and has been sitting there for some time.</p><p>

Aerial 9->11</p><p>

Flashiness 8->10</p><p>

Basics 60->62</p><p>

Psychology 52->54</p><p>

Safety 64->67</p><p>

Consistency 51->53</p><p>

Selling 37->39</p><p>

Athleticism 51</p><p>

Power 44</p><p>

Stamina 59->60</p><p>

Toughness 41</p><p>

Resilience 100</p><p>

Microphone 22->24</p><p>

Charisma 33->37 (took a 2 point jump in October, though I'm not entirely sure why)</p><p>

Acting 28->30 (a similar 2 point jump in June)</p><p>

Star Quality 78; this has taken jumps a couple times, once when Pennyworth switched to Muscular, and again when he switched to Ripped.</p><p>

Sex Appeal 64; the same two jumps for toning.</p><p>

Menace 10; ditto.</p><p>

Announcing and Reffing have stayed at 0, but I've gotten a point in Colour. Respect has gone 14->18 in the last year, and Reputation has gone from 74 to 89, with an 11 point jump in August that I can't explain.</p><p> </p><p>

Pennyworth's best match is a C- against Logan Wolfsbaine in Juine 2019. In fact, 6 of his top 10 have come with Logan. Another 3 have had Claire Winters in it. </p><p> </p><p>

Full Roster at this time is:</p><p>

American Elemental II</p><p>

Aubrey Morel</p><p>

Beth Deeley</p><p>

Blue Phantom</p><p>

Bonnie Clyde [was dating Christopher Ball, who was going up the charts...then cheated on him with Logan Wolfsbaine. Sorry, Chris. Bu-bye]</p><p>

Bruce Garofalo</p><p>

Claire Winters [Current WSW Openweight Champion]</p><p>

Dewey Libertine [Referee]</p><p>

Frankie-Boy Fernadnes</p><p>

Joaquin Sanchez</p><p>

JOJI [Just rehired, hasn't re-debuted yet]</p><p>

Katie Jones</p><p>

Kip Keenan</p><p>

Marjorie Deleon</p><p>

Raheem Stash [Just hired, hasn't debuted]</p><p>

Richard Pennyworth III</p><p>

Ricky Turner</p><p>

Riley McManus</p><p>

Swipe Romero</p><p>

Texas Hangman</p><p>

Vixxen [Road Agent]</p><p>

Zel Quinn</p><p> </p><p>

When I hired Dewey, he was a locker room leader. Then he suddenly wasn't anymore. I was starting to make money at that point, so I brought in an announce team for a while in Herb Stately and Rob Miskovsky. At the same time, I brought in Vixxen, swapping Reese Paige out. Herb and Vixxen were then my locker room leaders. After the bouncing around, and trying to counter the production values of my rivals, I had to drop the announce team. Soon after that, Vixxen lost her locker room leadership. NOW, Dewey has it again. It's official, I don't know how locker room leadership works.</p><p> </p><p>

TL;DR: In 4 years, I've gotten up to $29k in the bank, I'm small and growing, and my user character has gotten ripped and sexy.</p>

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When you limit the company size, you can still gain popularity, right?


I was, yes. You still deal with regional battles (that's based on popularity itself), but don't have to deal with the production-levels based on rivals at small, which is what was hurting me.

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Wrestler of the Year: Sammy Bach. Two A* this year and a few As, so that's fine. USPW, by the way.


Company of the Year: WLW. Which is National. As of June.


Tag Team of the Year: Champion Force. He...he got an A. Against Frehley and Hawkins. O...okay.


Match of the Year: USPW American Wrestling (Nov), Rocky Golden over Enygma by DQ. Their third best match WHAT THE HECK GAME also USPW has a lot of A* matches this year.


Show of the Year: WLW Time & Space, December this year, their best show ever, and it was only an A. That does not bode well, potentially, if the game world is slipping. Which is it.


Young Wrestler of the Year: Bakin Sakamoto AGAIN! BAY-CON BAY-CON BAY-CON


Veteran Wrestler of the Year: Duane Stone


Female Wrestler of the Year: Alicia Strong. #134 beats Lauren Easter, the unranked and unemployed, Brooke Tyler, the unemployed-but-221, and Fuyuko Higa, the unemployed-yet-216.


Most Improved Company of the Year: WLW. That's crap. USPW is still International. Er, it's crap that they're promotion of the year.


Independent Wrestler of the Year: Jaime Romero. I jobbed him out bank in my first year, and uh...that...was bad.


Manager of the Year: DRAGON ASSASSIN?!


Announcer of the Year: Duane Fry


Colour Commentator of the Year: Tom Townsend


Referee of the Year: Drum-roll please! Our Referee Of The Year is...Canadian mat-slapping, rule-enforcing, count-out-giving kingpin Francis Long!




k then




We're at 11.6/11.6/19.7, which is painfully slow growth. That's bad. I HAVE managed to scout Josefina (who's dating a Japanese guy ;_;) to some degree, though!




Great. Stamina, Charisma, and Star Quality are capped. I gotta change size grumble grumble.


rolls a 32


32. “Snow To An Eskimo” You have devoted your holiday season to training in the ring +5 to your Selling skill




rolls a 5


5. "Lean On Me" Gain Strong Friendship with random wrestler in your promotion. -15 to both your character's and the random wrestler's Bad Personal Extras (Smoking, Drinking etc), and set to Reformed.




rolls a 16


16. "Chance to Train" You have been offered the chance to train with a Wrestling Legend. Gain +20 points to spend on any performance row stats. (Basics, Psychology, Safety, Consistency, Selling)








Yeah no I don't know why I put like a bunch of whitespace up there beats me no don't highlight it shut up I'm not cheating I haven't cheated at all shut up


So 12, 9, 10, and 13 are what I need to max the non-basics stats. Obviously I should slam Psychology, and...Consistency up 8? Yeah.


You guys do understand that I am now, without question, the best brawler in the world. That there is NO reason I shouldn't be in USPW, right?



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<p>5th year of Wall Street Wrestling is in the books.</p><p>

I introduced a mid-level title for the undercard to fight over in February, with a multi-month tournament leading up to it's being awarded at the June finale show. Americal Elemental II claimed the inaugural Blue Chip Championship, and held on to it for 3 months before losing to Frankie-Boy Fernandes in a fatal-four-way match. Fernandes has defended it twice in the three months since then. I suspect that the title reigns for this belt will fall in the 2-6 month range most of the time. Pushing too many wins on a guy with the belt gets them up out of the range of where the belt is supposed to be.</p><p> </p><p>

Claire Winters started 2020 as the Openweight Champion, but dropped it in March after 5 successful defenses to Richard Pennyworth III, making him a 2-time champion. He spent 6 months ducking challengers, defending the belt 3 times in that period, once losing due to a countout. He defeated California Love Machine in October to retain, something CLM was absolutely furious about. I couldn't make him willing to lose, but I'd already decided who was going to be the next to hold it. In December, Ekuma took the belt off Richard, and ends the year as champion.</p><p> </p><p>

In other news, I hired Bulldozer Brandon Smith in May, planning on him taking the title off Pennyworth sometime around August. He signed a touring contract with PGHW, and went and broke his neck after I had used him in one match--a Called Shot battle royal. He's got another 9 months or so before he's back. I almost thought it had happened a second time; I hired Cali Slick and 3 days later I get note that he was injured...but it was just an 8-day injury that didn't even end overlapping any of my shows.</p><p> </p><p>

In November, RIPW declared hostility towards me. First promotion relationship right there. McManus and Cattley (the current CEO) gained a simmering tension relationship out of it.</p><p> </p><p>

In regional battles, I've now won the last two in a row, and it's now in a field of 5, as Vibert is trying the whole hardcore thing again, opening up PWC in the Tri-State. So now the Tri-State region has W$W, PWC, NYCW, RIPW, and MAW fighting.</p><p> </p><p>

Unfortunately, some promotion that doesn't even have a logo, Radical Wrestling Forever in Mexico, took the Most Improved Company this year, even though W$W won it last year.</p><p> </p><p>

On the User Character front</p><p>

Brawling 32->34</p><p>

Puro 8->10</p><p>

Hardcore 9->11</p><p>

Chain Wrestling 53->58 (No change it looks like after last year's roll)</p><p>

Mat is stuck at 66 and Submissions at 60</p><p>

Aerial 11->14</p><p>

Flashiness 10->12</p><p>

Basics 62->64</p><p>

Psychology 54->57</p><p>

Safety 67->70</p><p>

Consistency 53->56</p><p>

Selling 39->41</p><p>

Physicals are all locked; Athleticism at 51, Power at 44, Stamina at 60, and Toughness at 41.</p><p>

Microphone 24->27</p><p>

Charisma 37->40</p><p>

Acting 30->33</p><p>

Star Quality stuck at 78, Sex Appeal at 64, and Menace at 10</p><p>

Respect 18->22</p><p>

Reputation 89->94</p><p>

Colour sticking at 1, Announcing and Refereeing at 0. I've tried to bump his reffing skill up a little, but despite using him as ref in a bunch of dark matches, I'm seeing no improvement (not even in the editor). Anyone know if he needs to be pushed as a ref to get gains there?</p><p> </p><p>

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel : +20 to Weasel Performance</p><p>

2018: Forgive me Father : +20 to Religious Habit</p><p>

2019: Chance Encounter: Strong Friendship with: (Mexico) Joaquin Sanchez [Already active in USA]</p><p>

2020: Link to the Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2021: They Love Me/They Hate me: +20 total to add to Face/Heel</p><p> </p><p>

With my heel performance at 97, I think I'll just bump that up to 100, and put the rest in face, bumping that to 37.</p><p> </p><p>

For once, moving forward, owner goals have nothing to do with money. I can't fall below Small, and I can't fall below #33 (currently #32). Means I'm ok spending a bit on contracts to try to break that D+ ranking. I have hope for January's Main Event of Juana Huracan vs Ekuma for the Openweight Championship...</p><p> </p><p>

EDIT: So much for that. Ekuma got snaked by RIPW before my January show. Back to the drawing board.</p>

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<p>2021 is done.</p><p>

With Ekuma stolen before January show, Openweight title started the year vacant. I created a tournament title to be held every January (The Buy-In Tournament), and decided the winner would be given a title shot against Juana Huracan in February. California Love Machine was given the bump as thanks for his complaints. He would go on to claim the title in February, and hold it until August, when Riley McManus would become 3-time champion after pinning Fro Sure in a triple threat. Riley has turned heel (I didn't have anyone better at heel, and my split was way off), and is dodging challengers left and right. Claire Winters is the top face right now, though JOJI and CLM are both up there as well.</p><p>

Blue Chip Championship started the hear with Frankie-Boy Fernandes. He held it until February, losing to Joaquin Sanchez, who passed it on to Amber Allen in June. She has the best reign thus far, defending three times in 5 months before losing to Cali Slick in November. He is the current champ.</p><p> </p><p>

PWC joined RIPW in declaring hostility towards W$W.</p><p> </p><p>

I got Brandon Smith back, joining Running Wolf as my top faces in a program with Riley. Then TCW went national. Both of them signed pretty quickly -- I got two more matches out of Smith. Guess it was not meant to be.</p><p> </p><p>

Up to the 30th most important promotion in the world. Last show had an attendance of 883; closing in on that 1000 mark. Roster was reloaded a bit after TCW called, and now my main event is heel-heavy with Nick Booth, Charger Siaki, Riley McManus all being heels and Claire Winters being the only face. I'm surprised she's stayed up there, honestly. I never expected her to be the original signing to stick around.</p><p> </p><p>

End year roll was to hire a dirty doctor...and yeah, that's just not going to happen. I can't see Riley telling me to do that, and I wouldn't. So, for the first time, I'm rerolling. And I swear, that's all the cheating I'm doing.</p><p> </p><p>

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel : +20 to Weasel Performance</p><p>

2018: Forgive me Father : +20 to Religious Habit</p><p>

2019: Chance Encounter: Strong Friendship with: (Mexico) Joaquin Sanchez [Already active in USA]</p><p>

2020: Link to the Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2021: They Love Me/They Hate me: +20 total to add to Face/Heel</p><p>

2022: Link To The Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p> </p><p>

Brawling has finally crossed into the D- range. Chain Wrestling has now gone up to a 64. Other in-ring stats just plodding along. Basics has cit C+, Psychology a C, and Safety a B-. Entertainment stats seem to have hit a plateau; none of them have effectively changed this year, though I think I wasn't doing as many angles with Pennyworth either. Respecct has crossed into the E range, and Reputation has reached that magical 100 mark.</p><p> </p><p>

Pennyworth has been having some decent matches, a C match against Amber Allen in September being the best. I'm trying to work him with her a bit, because she's better at technical. He went 5-6 this year, yet his momentum is still high.</p>

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<p>2020: I started a game with TheWho's most recent real world mod and played a character based on me but half my age. I'm still booking my starting fed which I've stuffed with the cheapest local talent I could hire. We still have yet to turn a profit, and as the rookie midcarder I've been jobbing to everyone in the federation nonstop. My highest rating of the year was an E- match against Maria Maria.</p><p> </p><p>

Then I ate too much Christmas pudding and now I'm a light heavyweight.</p><p> </p><p>

The End of Year Awards for 2019 were:</p><p>

Wrestler of the Year: Hiroshi Tanahashi</p><p>

Tag Team of the Year: Austin Creed and Kofi Kingston</p><p>

Young Wrestler of the Year: Dragon Lee II</p><p>

Veteran Wrestler of the Year: Tomohiro Ishii</p><p>

Female Wrestler of the Year: Meiko Satamura</p><p>

Independent Wrestler of the Year: Stu Bennett</p><p>

Company of the Year: NJPW</p><p>

Match of the Year: Hiroshia Tanahash defeated Kazuchika Okada by DQ </p><p>

Card of the Year: WWE Hell in a Cell</p><p>

Manager of the Year: Paul Heyman</p><p>

Announcer of the Year: Shinpei Nogami</p><p>

Colour Commentator of the Year: Arturo Rivera</p><p>

Referee of the Year: Tiger Hattori</p>

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<p>Year three is done! It's actually been finished for a while now but I haven't been up to date on my progress so here we are. It was a pretty big year for us and we had tons of company highs and I definitely found a new building block for years to come hopefully.</p><p> </p><p>

For starters, we lost FBF early into the year when TCW came knocking. Luckily, he was the only poach from us but CZCW got hit really hard. Frankie-Boy, Cali Love Machine, Air Attack Weasel, Aldous Blackfriar, and Marc Speed got signed to TCW and that was a big hit to their main event scene. This allowed us to get a few first place spots in the monthly battles and by year's end, we reached Small status.</p><p> </p><p>

Frankie being signed allowed me to fully explore Electric Dreamer's potential as a champion and I was not disappointed. She gracefully defended the belt for eight months and managed to get the belt's prestige to A*. Scott won it back though in July 2018 and carried it on his shoulders into 2019. He is so far the only person in FTW's short history to be a multi-time Full Throttle Champion.</p><p> </p><p>

When we moved up to small in December, I had to go out and hire a bunch of guys to fill up the roster so we wouldn't incur penalties. I decided on Kamikaze, American Flash, Sonny Wildside, Sterling Whitlock, Dustin Deuce, and AmEl II. My plan is to get AmEl introduced very quickly and he will probably be the next challenge for Scott to overcome in the middle of the year.</p><p> </p><p>

Scott Wilson's skills:</p><p> </p><p>

Brawling: 9 to 13</p><p>

Puro: 9 to 11</p><p>

Hardcore: 9 to 12</p><p>

Chain: 14 to 18</p><p>

Mat: 9 to 13</p><p>

Subs: 9 to 13</p><p>

Aerial: 79 to 86 (Working with ED and American Flash really helped this one out)</p><p>

Flashiness: 79 to 81 (This one moves much slower for me. Very disappointing)</p><p> </p><p>

Basics: 80 to 80 (I hope this isn't capped at 80 <img alt=":(" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/frown.png.e6b571745a30fe6a6f2e918994141a47.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" />)</p><p>

Psych: 52 to 58 (Good to see this one is still moving though)</p><p>

Safety: 60 to 68 (Surprisingly, Scott never caused any injuries. And I play with injuries on high)</p><p>

Consistency: 80 to 80</p><p>

Selling: 80 to 80</p><p> </p><p>

Athleticism: 81 to 84</p><p>

Power: 6 to 9 (hehe)</p><p>

Stamina: 80 to 80</p><p>

Toughness: 4 to 6</p><p> </p><p>

Mic: 41 to 48</p><p>

Charisma: 86 to 86 (This will occasionally go up to 87 but then drop back down. I think it's just a soft cap for now)</p><p>

Acting: 39 to 45</p><p>

SQ: 78 to 79 (I mean, come on now)</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>15. "I told [WWE] to have Triple H pick me up in a limo, then we could go test together. They never asked again" +20 to your steroid use checkbox</strong></p><p>

9. "Like A Chimney" +20% to your character’s Smoking, also tick the “Known” checkbox.</p><p>

22. “Link To The Past” You have devoted your holiday season to training in the ring +5 to your Chain Wrestling skill</p><p> </p><p>

This is definitely not the way I wanted to go about increasing my physicals and SQ but what more can be done. Random.org has spoken.</p><p> </p><p>

My goals for year four are to just basically survive. We're getting to that point where we have to offer downsides and pay for production. Expenses are getting up there but hopefully we can weather the storm for a while longer.</p><p> </p><p>

WotY: Soul Taker</p><p>

CotY: PGHW</p><p>

TTotY: Koiso and Kozue</p><p>

YWotY: Bakin Sakamoto</p><p>

VWotY: Yoshimi Mushashibo</p><p>

FWotY: Brooke Tyler</p><p>

IWotY: Buddy Garner</p><p>

MICotY: FTW (!!!)</p><p>

MotY: Yoshimi Mashashibo def. Seiji Jimbo (PGHW - A*)</p><p>

SotY: SOTBPW Aniversario XXI</p><p>

Manager: Emma Chase (x2)</p><p>

Announcer: Duane Fry (x2)</p><p>

Colour: Tom Townsend</p><p>

Referee: Domingo Castillo</p>

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<p>2022 in the books.</p><p>

W$W has risen to the point that it would be regional if I hadn't capped it at small. I'll probably remove the cap in March; just trying to get some buffer against the bouncing that seems to happen.</p><p> </p><p>

The W$W Buy-In Tournament has it's second year, and Nick Booth claims victory this year.</p><p> </p><p>

The W$W Blue Chip Championship started the year held by Cali Slick. He held it through April, losing it to 2-time champ Frankie-Boy Fernandes. Fernandes kept it until October, losing it to Richard Pennyworth.</p><p> </p><p>

The W$W Openweight Championship started the year held by 3-time champ Riley McManus. He held it until August, defending it 8 times, losing to Amber Allen. Allen promptly got autopushed down to midcard when I hit the F+ popularity in other regions, then signed a written with NOTBPW. With no other heels good to go, she lost the title in September with no defenses to the now 4-time champ, Riley McManus. He still holds the title at the end of the year.</p><p> </p><p>

The W$W Tag Team Championship was introduced in August, with Going Coastal (Frankie-Boy Fernandes and California Love Machine) winning a gauntlet to claim the initial reign. At the end of the year, they have defended it twice and remain champs.</p><p> </p><p>

W$W's finances have dramatically improved, ending the year with $95k in the bank. Their momentum is an A, and their prestige has gotten to a C-. They have improved to #26 in the promotion rankings, surpassing RIPW and NYCW, as well as the Sean McFly owned GWC.</p><p> </p><p>

July was a crazy month, as PWC and DIW both closed their doors, and CGC was bought out and closed by SWF. December saw both MAW and NYCW declare hostility against W$W on the same day, joining RIPW in their hostility. </p><p> </p><p>

In the top 500 we have Cali Slick (469), Fro Sure (458), Jackpot Jordan (480), Ray Snow (330) and Rob Reynolds (352).</p><p> </p><p>

User Character Pennyworth continues to make small gains. Brawling jumped a point, being the only non F level in ring skill that gained at all. All of the performance skills increased; basics 67 to 69, Psychology 59 to 62, Safety 74 to 76, Consistency 59 to 61, and Selling 43 to 44. Physical skills all stagnant. Charisma went up a point, but all other entertainment skills held steady. Respect has gone up from 26 to 30.</p><p> </p><p>

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel : +20 to Weasel Performance</p><p>

2018: Forgive me Father : +20 to Religious Habit</p><p>

2019: Chance Encounter: Strong Friendship with: (Mexico) Joaquin Sanchez [Already active in USA]</p><p>

2020: Link to the Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2021: They Love Me/They Hate me: +20 total to add to Face/Heel</p><p>

2022: Link To The Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2023: “LEGEN… wait for it… DARY!” Gain a Best Friend relationship with someone on your roster then add +10% to your Drinking habit.</p><p> </p><p>

For Legendary, I'm ignoring the whole 'suit' thing though my announcer/colours are both kind of in suits. It just seems like there are too few. So I'm just picking a random member of our roster; This becomes Cameron Jones.</p>

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<p>Seems I'm the only one going right now.</p><p> </p><p>

W$W has finished 2023 with $107,500 in the bank, easily surpassing McManus' goal of $60k. They're up to 25th in the ranking. Usually winning regional battles, but occasionally a month will see one or more of my rivals getting a huge show (McFly's promotion pulled out a B- one month, for instance) and pushing me down. Tri-State popularity is *right* on the edge of a D-.</p><p> </p><p>

And apparently Riley decided that NYCW was the devil, and he declared war on them in December. So...that's awesome.</p><p> </p><p>

The Buy-In Tournament in 2023 was won by Juana Huracan, who had a fairly decent year thereafter. She never was able to turn that into an Openweight title run (kept bouncing around the card), but was definitely in the picture having a long fued with one of the champs that lasted most of the year.</p><p> </p><p>

The W$W Blue Chip Championship started the year in the hands of my user character Richard Pennyworth III, but he lost it in February after only 2 defenses to JOJI. JOJI held it until June, defending it successfully twice, before losing it to the current 2-time champion Cali Slick. Slick has now held it for 6 months and defended it 4 times, both of those current records for the belt. He also held it for 5 months and 3 defenses in 2021/2022, making him one of the most relevant Blue Chip Champions of all.</p><p> </p><p>

The Tag Team champions were Going Coastal entering the year, but they lost the belts in April after 4 defenses to The Dynamite Express (Jones and Collier), turning heel in the process. Express held it until November, with 2 successful defenses, losing it to Money Talks (Pennyworth and Sanchez). Pennyworth becomes the W$W's first Grand Slam champion.</p><p> </p><p>

Our owner entered 2023 as the 4-time Openweight champion, but he lost the belt in February to Fro Sure. Fro held on to the belt for most of the year, being tormented by Juana for a good portion of it, in and around his 6 successful defenses, before being bested by Jillian Jarvis in November. He had dropped down to a Midcard autopush, so it was time to get it off him. Jarvis held the belt for a single month before losing to her feud partner Jackpot Jordan in her very first defense.</p><p> </p><p>

In other news, SWF called up our very own Logan Wolfsbaine in April. He spent 3 months as a jobber up there before his contract expired, and SWF didn't pick him up...so I did. He's come in hot, but hasn't had a shot at the title yet. His 13 month reign in 2017-2018 remains the longest reign in W$W history, so it's probably only a matter of time before he takes the belt again.</p><p> </p><p>

The W$W Hall of Fame pre-check shows only one eligible candidate at this point, that being Riley McManus. That's actually a little surprising to me. But we'll see how it goes moving forward.</p><p> </p><p>

I'm keeping my eyes open for a potential Cult opening. I don't really WANT to leave W$W, but getting some better workers might help Pennyworth advance. He isn't getting any boosts from working with others now, for the most part. Brawling 37->38, Puro 14->16 (+5 for year-end, see below), Hardcore 15->17, Chain 64->65, Mat 67, Submissions 61->62, Aerial 17->19, Flash 16->18, Basicas 69->71, Psychology 62->65, Safety 76->79, Consistency 61->64, Selling 44->46. Physicals all stagnant. Entertainment all stagnant. Respect 30->34. </p><p>

Popularity wise, he's up to a D- in Tri State, but only has the spillovers elsewhere it looks like, with an F+ in Great Lakes, Mid Atlantic, and New England, and an F in the South East.</p><p> </p><p>

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel : +20 to Weasel Performance</p><p>

2018: Forgive me Father : +20 to Religious Habit</p><p>

2019: Chance Encounter: Strong Friendship with: (Mexico) Joaquin Sanchez [Already active in USA]</p><p>

2020: Link to the Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2021: They Love Me/They Hate me: +20 total to add to Face/Heel</p><p>

2022: Link To The Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2023: “LEGEN… wait for it… DARY!” Gain a Best Friend relationship with someone on your roster then add +10% to your Drinking habit. (Cameron Jones)</p><p>

2024: Feet of Fury: +5 to Puroresu</p>

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<p>2024 in the books.</p><p> </p><p>

NYCW, having declared war on me in December 2023, was bought out by SWF in January 2024. So much for that war.</p><p> </p><p>

Claire Winters (one of my originals) and JOJI had been dating since JOJI's first run with my company, back in April of 2017. They broke up on Wednesday, Week 1, August 2024. On Saturday of that same week, Claire started dating California Love Machine. Hmmm....</p><p> </p><p>

On Wed, Week 3 November, Zimmy Bumfhole tore his rotator cuff. This was unfortunate for him, as he had been the reigning SWF World Champion since November 2023, defending 11 times in that span.</p><p> </p><p>

On Thursday, Week 3 November, Ed Monton retires from the business. He had been the owner of TCW. A little over a week later, Pee Wee Germaine took over. TCW was Cult. I'm regional...</p><p> </p><p>

I decided against going for the company switch because even though TCW was Cult, it was popular enough to be National, but was in the safety period. I decided that went against the spirit of the rules. Still, I made a copy of the game just to see if I could have made the jump -- and they hired Phil Vibert anyway. Ah well.</p><p> </p><p>

In W$W History, the Buy-In Tournament for 2024 saw Logan Wolfsbaine emerge victorious. He was able to later use that momentum to claim his 2nd Openweight title, but more on that in a moment.</p><p> </p><p>

Money Talks opened up 2024 as the Tag Team Champions (user character Pennyworth and Joaquin Sanchez). They would lose the belts in June after 4 successful defenses to Los Technicos (American Elemental II and Blue Phantom). Los Technicos ended up splitting on the card, with AE2 being a main eventer and BP being an opener, so with no successful defenses, they lost the belts in October to The Anti-Establishment (Hellcat Hernandez and Pamela Rojo). They have 1 defense so far.</p><p> </p><p>

Cali Slick opened the year as the 2-time Blue Chip Champion, but would be dethroned in February 2024 after 4 defenses by Fro Sure. Fro would defend it 3 times before being sniped by TCW, leaving the belt vacant. Cali Slick would win the belt again in a July fatal four-way, and he leaves the year the way he entered it, a 3-time champion after 5 successful defenses. Though he currently remains champion, he's in a program with the Openweight champ...</p><p> </p><p>

2024 was a fairly quiet year for the Openweight Championship. Jackpot Jordan had won the belt in December 2023, and he held it until June 2024, defending it 3 times in the meantime. Logan Wolfsbaine would use his Buy-In victory to earn a shot at the title, and take the belt to become a 2-time champion. He has defended it 4 times, and ends the year still champion.</p><p> </p><p>

Financially, we are not as well off as we were at the beginning of 2024, having lost almost $30,000 in February on an experiment of going weekly in other areas (abandoned with main eventers started complaining) and again in July when I tried to run my normal event elsewhere, but couldn't make the ticket sales. We do still manage to end the year with almost $72,000 in the bank.</p><p> </p><p>

6 of W$W's top 10 events came in 2024, including a C+ in August at #1. Match-wise, 8 of our top 10 came in 2024, topped off by a B rated match between American Elemental II and Riley McManus that was basically a throwaway (giving AE's storyline opponent a reason to taunt him after) earning a B. AE is a member of 4 of my top 5 matches -- he's really becoming a star for me.</p><p> </p><p>

Hall of Fame check has Logan Wolfsbaine join Riley McManus as eligible to be entered -- apparently floating titles count as Main Event level, because it shows that he has 3 of them now.</p><p> </p><p>

Award-wise, Champagne Lover has bumped up to the Veteran Wrestler of the Year category, leaving Wolf Hawkins to be the Wrestler of the Year. David Stone has taken the Young Wrestler 4 years running. W$W won the most improved back in 2019, but the last three years have seen WLW and SOTBPW trading wins back and forth.</p><p> </p><p>

For the user character, Pennyworth's popularity has been mostly stagnant at a D- in the Tristate and the spillovers from that...though he has bumped up to an E- in New England. His skills continue their slow plodding increase except for the Technical/Submission skills that I want to increase. At least his Psychology is up to 68 and his Selling to 48. He's getting to be a decent worker...time to push him back up the card, I think. </p><p> </p><p>

And finally...</p><p>

2017: Pop Goes the Weasel : +20 to Weasel Performance</p><p>

2018: Forgive me Father : +20 to Religious Habit</p><p>

2019: Chance Encounter: Strong Friendship with: (Mexico) Joaquin Sanchez [Already active in USA]</p><p>

2020: Link to the Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2021: They Love Me/They Hate me: +20 total to add to Face/Heel</p><p>

2022: Link To The Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling</p><p>

2023: “LEGEN… wait for it… DARY!” Gain a Best Friend relationship with someone on your roster then add +10% to your Drinking habit. (Cameron Jones)</p><p>

2024: Feet of Fury: +5 to Puroresu</p><p>

2025: Real Rock n' Rolla: +10 between Mic and Charisma [8 mic, 2 chr], become Musician.</p>

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So, 2025 was an interesting year for Wall Street Wrestling. But before we get into that, some news, coincidences, and other fun stuff from the game at large.


In January, Acid II died. Acid is still around, but neither of them are set to regenerate, so that kind of ends the legacy there. Sad.


Coincidence -- Friday, Week 4 of January, Logan Wolfsbaine successfully defended the W$W Openweight Championship against California Love Machine. Four days later (Tuesday, Week 1 of February), Logan Wolfsbaine defeated California Love Machine to win the Coastal Zone Championship.


On Saturday, Week 4 of September, Dewey Libertine retired from the business. This was notable because he'd been my only referee since September of 2016. The day after he retired, he became the first inductee into the W$W Hall of Fame.


And finally, on Saturday, Week 2 of December, Tommy F'N Cornell retired from active competition. He was unemployed. I jumped on that, you'd better believe. Somehow, I was the only one. Right now I have him pushed as an Authority Figure (and his debut got an A rating when he was all alone), and he's also sitting in the commentary booth as an additional Colour guy. But he'd also make one hell of a road agent. I dunno. He might just bounce around as I need him.


Annual awards saw Lucy Stone-McFly dethrone David Stone as the Young Wrestler of the Year after 4 straight wins for David. I wonder if he's too old now, or if she was actually better than him.


In other news, starting in October, W$W finally got their Public Relations tour up and going permanently, having a 1-hour show every month in New England. Despite the extra expense, we still made relative buttloads of money this year, jumping from about $77,000 to $210,000 over the course of the year.


Title Histories

The Blue Chip Championship had it's most memorable reign thus far, with Cali Slick's third reign lasting from July '24 until October '25, through 10 successful defenses. He lost the title to Jackpot Jordan thanks to Richard Pennyworth attacking Slick in a high-IQ move to give Jordan the belt during their feud. Jordan has defended the title twice thus far, but Pennyworth has not gotten his shot yet.


The 2025 Buy-In Tournament saw American Elemental II victorious...


The Tag Team championship was held by The Anti-Establishment (Hellcat Hernandez and Pamela Rojo) from Oct '24 until June '25. They were defeated by a newly-returned-face Riley McManus and Claire Winters, teaming as The Originals. McManus and Winters remain champions, having defended the belts 5 times thus far, more than any other tag team champs have done.


The Openweight Championship was held by Logan Wolfsbaine in his second run as champ from June '24 until May '25, with 7 successful defenses. He was defeated by California Love Machine, making his second run. CLM held the belt until November '25, making 4 successful defenses before losing it to American Elemental II. AE2 has had 1 successful defense thus far.


I'm particularly proud of AE2's climb. He debuted in June 2017, and was decidedly low on the card. I'm pretty sure he was an opener. He didn't see his first victory until November 2018. Won the Blue Chip Championship in June 2020, the Tag Team Championship in June 2024, and finally the Openweight Championship in November 2025. In his time with W$W, he has compiled 42 wins, 36 losses, and 2 draws. And yet, he puts on one hell of a show. Undoubtedly helped by his time in other companies (particularly BCG in Japan and GWC in the US), but I'm very pleased with how he's had a slow push that's actually worked. He is W$W's 2nd Triple Crown Champion (Pennyworth was the first).


Popularity wise, we've reached a D in the Tri-State, pushing towards that elusive D+. New England hit E- in November; the Mid Atlantic and Great Lakes regions hit it in December. First goal - get to Cult by hitting D+ in Tri State and New England. Second goal - Hit D in the Mid Atlantic so I can get a TV show on East Coast Today.


Pennyworth's skills remain relatively stagnatn. 2 point games in Brawling, Puro, Hardcore. 3 point gains in Aerial and Flashiness. 0 gain in Chain, Mat, and Submissions. Basics to a 75, Psychology to a 70 (almost can call in ring!), Safety looks capped at 81, Consistency to a 69, Selling to a 50. Physical stats look capped in the Ds. Entertainment has Mic at 36, thanks to the last year's roll. Respect is up to a 42, but everything else seems stagnant.


2017: Pop Goes the Weasel : +20 to Weasel Performance

2018: Forgive me Father : +20 to Religious Habit

2019: Chance Encounter: Strong Friendship with: (Mexico) Joaquin Sanchez [Already active in USA]

2020: Link to the Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling

2021: They Love Me/They Hate me: +20 total to add to Face/Heel

2022: Link To The Past: +5 to Chain Wrestling

2023: “LEGEN… wait for it… DARY!” Gain a Best Friend relationship with someone on your roster then add +10% to your Drinking habit. (Cameron Jones)

2024: Feet of Fury: +5 to Puroresu

2025: Real Rock n' Rolla: +10 between Mic and Charisma, become Musician.

2026: “Solid? Liquid? Gas?” You have devoted your holiday season to training in the ring +5 to your Consistency skill

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