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Before we begin, allow me to present my credentials.


Dec 2012 Welcome to the Reinvention

Jan 2010 Welcome. You Know The Drill.

July 2008 WWE Aftermath (part 2)

June 2008 Tradition dictates that you be Welcomed...

March 2008 Victorious Kaiju Melee

March 2007 WWE: Aftermath (part 1)

Dec 2006 Welcome... to the Coastal Zone

Sep 2005 Ultimate Welcome to the Coastal Zone

Nov 2004 Fox Mask: Farewell to the Coastal Zone

Somewhere 2004 Welcome to the Real World (Seriously, I used to have a copy of this, not sure where it went)

Jun 2004 Welcome to the Coastal Zone


That's right, kids. Daddy's home. Oh, that last link there? Thanks to the guy who motivated me to do this again, I found an oooooold backup while rereading some old stuff. Which means updates that were previously thought lost to the old .400 forums closing. So that'll be updated on a fairly regular basis now, too.


Anyway... guess where we're going in a few days?



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"Oh, you. You just couldn't let us go, could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable gamer...meets an immortal game. You truly are unable to quit, aren't you? Huh? You won't quit me...out of some misplaced sense of ownership. And I won't leave you...because you're just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever."


Welcome... to the Coastal Zone.


It doesn't matter, really, how it all began. A phone ringing with a job offer. A gunshot in a crowded room. A winning lottery ticket. Any of a thousand things could have happened to put me where I was today. But the reality of the situation, the weight of the proceedings, meant the only details that mattered was the fact that I was sitting across a desk from Cliff Anderson as he gave me a job.


"You realize, I've been out of the game for years now. Two and a half years. I'm out of touch."


A small stack of manila folders was slid across the desk. I allowed myself to be impressed at how Cliff could do that without any of them sliding off the stack.


"Get reading then. Revolution is tonight.. And you've gotta book it."


I opened the first folder. They were roster notes.




Coastal Zone Combat (formerly Championship, formerly Combat, but we're bringing sexy back so that's what we're going with) Wrestling is 'The Eternal Indy'. They've never grown big, they've never died, they're simply the place where anyone who does high-flying has spent time in for at least a few shows. They hold a spot in their world much like Ring of Honor does in ours; A place where their biggest names get grabbed up, and the has-beens go back to to prove they still have it.


In recent years, they've become something else; an experiment for the mixing of American, Japanese, and Mexican styles of wrestling. This hodge-podge is yet another thing ensuring they'll never hit the big time... but it's also going to ensure they never lack an audience.


The Zone's Main Event picture is made up of The Big Five. Fox Mask and Masked Cougar fulfill our 'masked animal-themed warriors' quota, while Donnie J and Fumihiro 'Super Ninja' Ota are both the classic "Has-Been Looking To Prove Himself", in various stages of that quest. Rounding out our top five is P-Dawg, Frankie Perez. He's big in Japan but hasn't forgotten where he came from, so he still shows up from time to time.


Our midcard is a typical mix of old and new. Matt Sparrow -could- be up there with Donnie and Ota, but he lacks motivation. Air Attack Weasel and California Love Machine are both absurdly-named perpetual motion machines who personify the Zone. Newcomers Marvel Milloy and Storm Spillane are the up-and-coming young stars that, when they win their first tag titles on a National level, nobody will be surprised to hear they came from us. We've got Jackpot and Idol, two guys who somehow outperformed all expectations to become pretty decent. We've got Jonnie "I'm Not Frankie" Perez and Frankie-Boy "I'm Not Perez" Fernandes, two guys trying to stand out. We've got Al Coleman, who's trying to show he's not a never-was. American Flash, who's trying to break out as an American Luchador, and Tigre Salvaje Jr, a Mexican import trying to spread his fame into America.


In the undercard, we have some interesting names I wasn't expecting. Carlos Barrera and Miguel Rivera, known as 'Notorious', aren't just jobbers anymore and are getting a reputation for being good to watch. Waylon Walls, a brawler, holds the Xtreme Title (Not the apathy of the audience as I expected). El Jaguar is Tigre's tag-team partner and another bigger name in Mexico than he is here. Simon Waves and Chet Chavez are kids looking to hone their craft and get noticed. And finally, Bullseye is a potential rock star in the making... if the Zone can teach him to work better.


As always, the backstage team is Cliff Anderson, announcer and owner; Dylan Sidle, road agent; Pee-Wee Germaine, referee; and Brittany Hollywood and Willow, Managers. And of course, me.


My name is William Peers. I've done this before. Sometimes it's been great. Sometimes it hasn't. But it's always an adventure.


This time around, the Zone has local competition in the form of Grimm SoCal Wrestling and Invincible Pro Wrestling, both with more hardcore, punch-y styles but still sources of concern. We've lost our TV show, but still have an event every month... and as per tradition, that'll probably be changing shortly...


But first, we've got a show to book.

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<p>OH YES! I checked your profile to see if you were active around launch, and feared we wouldn't.</p><p> </p><p>

'Welcome' was the first dynasty I ever read over a decade ago (we called them diaries back then didn't we?), so I am glad to have you with us here.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="TCP1" data-cite="TCP1" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="41689" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Classic Welcome to the Zone start right there.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Know your history, sonny. CZCW was Combat in the first TEW game. The name was changed in the next iteration of the series. Nobody knows why. But I assume it's for the same reason that CZCW's May event got renamed to Welcome to the Coastal Zone...</p><p> </p><p> History lesson over. Let's live in the now, shall we? Welcome to the Coastal Zone!</p><p> </p><p> --------------------------</p><p> </p><p> January 1, 2016. </p><p> Live, from the Gorski Ballroom, it's--</p><p> <span>http://i.imgur.com/vpZARmo.png</span></p><p> </p><p> OPENING MATCH</p><p> (The Wild Cats def Notorious via pinfall, 12:12, D-)</p><p> We're kicking things off with a bang... in theory. Notorious aren't performing as well as they're hyped up to be, and Tigre was missing a step here or there, so things didn't exactly set the crowd on fire as planned. But it was action, and our champions make their first title defense under out new booker, so there's that. </p><p> </p><p> ANGLE</p><p> Cliff Anderson comes out to announce tonight's main event has changed from whatever it was before I got hired, and is now a triple-threat #1 Contendership match between Super Ninja, Masked Cougar, and Frankie Perez. (D)</p><p> </p><p> XTREME TITLE HARDCORE MATCH</p><p> (Waylon Walls def. Jake Idol via pinfall, 12:23, E+)</p><p> So, apparently Jake Idol wasn't the right weight for the Xtreme Title and this confused some of the crowd. Zone fans are strange. They don't care if you're a face or a heel, but weigh five pounds too much and they get concerned about continuity. Anyway, Idol tried to bring a good show out of Walls, as he was the best brawler we had available, but it didn't seem to work.</p><p> </p><p> SINGLES MATCH</p><p> (Jackpot Jordan def. Al Coleman via pinfall, 11:43, D)</p><p> We had a feeling the crowd would be a bit down after that last one, so Jordan and Coleman were sent out to deliver a perfectly average match and get the crowd involved in things. Well, they did. There's not much to say about this one, but two guys went out there and did exactly what I needed them to do. That's a good mark in their records.</p><p> </p><p> CZCW TITLE MATCH</p><p> (Donnie J def. Air Attack Weasel via pinfall, 14:24, C)</p><p> If the last match was two guys doing what I wanted, this was two guys going out and doing what I wanted, only better. Donnie and Weasel turn out a good match, and I think us having the title match here let the fans know that we had even bigger things in store for them later. </p><p> </p><p> ANGLE</p><p> Donnie takes a moment to talk about how he's not worried who wins the contendership match tonight, he'll continue to be CZCW Champion. 'cause champions make money, and he likes to keep his girl Britanny happy. ©</p><p> </p><p> SINGLES MATCH</p><p> (Matt Sparrow def. Bullseye via pinfall, 6:02, E)</p><p> Sparrow was having a really bad night, and Bullseye was, well, Bullseye, still learning the details. As a way to cool the crowd down a bit, I think this worked a bit too well.</p><p> </p><p> SIX-MAN TAG</p><p> (American Cobras & Johnnie Perez def. Going Coastal & Fox Mask via surprise rollup, 13:56, D+)</p><p> We continue the feud that's been brewing between the Cobras and Coastal by both of them picking a third man and facing off. The Cobras pick a younger guy, Coastal picks a long-time Zone name, and that pretty much tells you what you need to know about their philosophies. CLM had a bad night, but Fox was there to help ring-general and pull everyone into a cohesive unit. The plucky young underdogs steal a win here, so you know things aren't over between these two teams, not by a long shot.</p><p> </p><p> TRIPLE THREAT MATCH</p><p> (American Flash def. Chet Chavez & Simon Waves via pinfall on Chavez, 7:52, D-)</p><p> Our young luchadores (well, two of them, and Waves) go out to showcase what they've been learning. We're more impressed with Waves than Chavez at this point.</p><p> </p><p> MAIN EVENT</p><p> TRIPLE THREAT #1 CONTENDERSHIP MATCH</p><p> (Super Ninja def. Masked Cougar & Frankie Perez via pinfall on Cougar, 12:46, C+)</p><p> I told them to steal the show. They stole the show. Not much to say beyond that. Except possibly...</p><p> </p><p> ANGLE</p><p> Masked Cougar challenges Donnie J to a match next month. Mainly because I forgot who I booked to win the contendership. Oops. (D+)</p><p> </p><p> Show Rating: D+</p><p> Attendance: 3,229</p><p> Notes: We apparently have at least one rival with better production values than us in each of the four categories. The question is, how badly do we want to fix that, and how much will it cost us?</p><p> </p><p> On the next Welcome to the Coastal Zone: Peers spends a month getting a handle on things before he decides if he wants to go back to the well one more time for weekly shows. How badly will he mess up finances? What changes have been made that he knows nothing about? Will he forget who he booked to be his #1 Contender again? Stay tuned!</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="infinitywpi" data-cite="infinitywpi" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="41689" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> ANGLE</p><p> Masked Cougar challenges Donnie J to a match next month. Mainly because I forgot who I booked to win the contendership. Oops. (D+)</p><p> </p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> This match might happen in USPW instead. <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>The more things change, the more they stay the same. Welcome to the Coastal Zone!</p><p> </p><p>

January 2016</p><p> </p><p>

This was a good month for getting the lay of the land, so to speak. As usual, the Zone’s big names received a slew of offers. AAA wanted The Guru; GSW made offers to Donnie, CougarFox, Jackpot, and Idol; and USPW reached out to Cougar. We… had a feeling he’d be taking that one. We didn’t want to even try to get into that bidding war without knowing what our finances looked like. </p><p> </p><p>

And then a week later, USPW came for Donnie J as well. This had the potential of being very, very bad for us. We quickly schedule CZCW Bon Voyage for Week 3, even knowing that this could cause some financial havoc. We set some gimmick changes for Air Attack Weasel and Bullseye, as their previous ones weren’t good for them. Bullseye would now be trying to mimic Waylon Walls’ Gangsta gimmick, while Weasel would be going for more of a Loose Cannon thing. We were also going to need to look for people to fill missing spaces… but we’d handle that in the second half of the month.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

January 2016, Week 3, Monday</p><p>

Live from the Gorski Ballroom, it’s…</p><p>


... wow, that logo looked a lot better before I posted it. Remind me to make a better one for next year.</p><p> </p><p>


(Wild Cats© def. Rich & Famous via pinfall, 13:17, D+)</p><p>

Nothing special here, just go out and start the show. It worked a lot better, and could go a bit longer, than last show, so we know our champs aren’t the ones to blame for that.</p><p> </p><p>


(Air Attack Weasel def. Johnny Perez via pinfall, 12:55, D-)</p><p>

Weasel was having a bad night. Pity, as I was really hoping for something special from him on this one.</p><p> </p><p>


(Marvel Malloy def. Frankie-Boy Fernandez via Storm-distraction pinfall, 9:20, D)</p><p>

Okay, this one I was expecting to go much better, but Frankie-Boy kinda stunk up the ring. I was hoping for an action-packed back-and-forth… I only got half of that.</p><p> </p><p>


As the Cobras beat down on Frankie, California Love Machine runs out for the save and to run them off before challenging Storm to a match later tonight (D-)</p><p> </p><p>


(Flash Sparrow def. Notorious via pinfall, 8:33, D-)</p><p>

Yeah… the less said about this, the better. Flash and Sparrow were both out of it for some reason, and Notorious didn’t have the experience to deal with it. </p><p> </p><p>


(Waylon Walls© def. Al Coleman, pinfall, 7:56, E+)</p><p>

If this is what a match with great chemistry looks like… I am seriously wondering if Cliff had a stroke when he booked Walls to be a champion. We may want to move that belt off him soon.</p><p> </p><p>


(Fox Mask def. Simon Williams via pinfall, 7:09, D)</p><p>

Just to prove that Fox can drag any worker to a half-decent match. </p><p> </p><p>


(California Love Machine draws Storm Spillane by count-out, 11:56, D)</p><p>

The grudge continues as these two spend so much time outside the ring that both men get counted out.</p><p> </p><p>


Annnd then their partners come out, but Going Coastal runs off the Cobras before challenging them to a match next month (D-)</p><p> </p><p>



(Super Ninja def. Masked Cougar, Donnie J©, 13:44, C)</p><p>

You tell them to steal the show, they steal the show. Our #1 Contender takes the title, and two of our big names get a great match to leave with. Not much to be said about this except damn, we won’t be able to do that on a regular basis like we had hoped.</p><p> </p><p>


GOING AWAY PARTY w/live music by local band</p><p>

Let’s face it, we have to give these guys some sort of celebration, and a party with music and dancing just feels right. (C-)</p><p> </p><p>

Show Rating: D+</p><p>

Attendance: 3,210</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Cliff had given us some goals to shoot for. Don’t shrink. Grow. Which really, that’s just one goal, but apparently it was important. Also, no hiring anyone with legal trouble, over the age of 42, or MMA guys. That shouldn’t be a problem, boss. But we were going to need to find at least one or two new people to fill in, so we’ll need to take a look there… but we won’t have anyone signed before our next show, so we’ll keep you in suspense.</p><p> </p><p>

Regional Battle results are in, we took second place, after AAA. Their January show was a C-, so now we knew what we should be shooting for quality-wise. We’ll just do a few more Masked Cougar ma-- no, wait. Donnie J mat-- gah. Okay, well, we’ll figure something out.</p><p> </p><p>

Oh, and financially? We actually made twelve grand last month. Which meant we now had to decide if we wanted to stay at two shows a month, or go with more. Well, we need to upgrade our production, so let’s see what AAA has… they’ve got better Production values, and that’ll cost us at least 7-8 grand a month is we up ours. We would also need to spend a couple thousand a show to not have Cliff’s nephews sell tickets at the door...So, doing the math… we can do that and be breaking more-or-less even. For a shot at winning the regional battle? It’s worth it.</p><p> </p><p>

Anyway… we close the month with some sad news. RIP Rip Chord, passed away at the age of 66. </p><p> </p><p>

Next time, on Welcome to the Coastal Zone: Two main eventers gone, and a handful of workers doing dates for the competition. A rival with whom we can’t directly compete. Where do we go from here? Full speed ahead.</p>

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If Necessity is the mother of Invention, then Ignorance is the father of Apathy. Welcome to Night Va… erm, The Coastal Zone!


We decide to have Donnie’s girlfriend Brittany manage Matt Sparrow, as we need to push him into the main event out of necessity. And because we couldn’t find the ****ing button to fire her.


We also send out contracts to a couple of names, and decide we’re going to have to utilize our alliance ties to their fullest if we’re going to make this work for the short-term.


February 2016, week 1, Monday

Live from the Gorski Ballroom, it’s…




(Wild Cats© def. Chet Chavez & Simon Waves via pinfall, 7:38, D-)

Chavez still isn’t looking too hot, but Waves was able to hang with the others fairly well. Tigre again seems like he’s off his game, and I’m starting to worry about him. Still, we have a nice, short match that lets the champs beat a couple of low-carders and look good, and get the crowd going.



COTT Champion Nicholas Lopez is in the house, and making an open challenge. Air Attack Weasel is the first one to rush out and accept. (D-)



(Al Coleman def. Waylon Walls© via submission, 11:25, D-)

We decided to give Coleman the title and see if we could move up from Waylon… but in this match, Waylon worked a lot harder than Al did. Did we just make a big mistake?



(Flash Sparrow def. Rich & Famous via pinfall, 15:46, D)

We put these two teams out there because we had a feeling we would need a decent match, and we got… a decent-ish match. But it’s mainly there for the post-match



American Flash, jealous over Sparrow not tagging him in for a lot of the match, turns on his teammate and clobbers him before leaving (E)



(American Cobras draw Going Coastal via double DQ, 14:20, C-)

The grudge continues as these two teams can’t keep their hatred for each other in check, but it’s a hot brawl and Malloy comes out of it really looking dangerous.



(Nicholas Lopez© def. Air Attack Weasel via pinfall, 19:29, D+)

We were hoping Weasel would do better in a one-off situation like this, but I think the crowd was a bit worn out from the previous match. Still, it didn’t suck, and Nicholas showed that he was a useful one-off to bring in when we needed help.



(Fox Mask def. Jonnie Perez via pinfall, 10:26, C-)

Just a typical ‘have a good match’ setup, with Jonnie doing something stupid and diving over the ropes and tumbling into the front row head-first. The crowd is really pumped up right now for what comes next.




(Super Ninja© def. Frankie Perez via pinfall, 14:13, C)

Well, this was a bit of a train wreck. No chemistry between these two, and near the end Perez screwed up and nearly dropped Ota on his head. Ota was able to roll through it part-way, but he’s obviously hurt as he delivers a very pissed-off Ninja Strike and gets the pinfall.



Ninja and Perez shake hands afterwards, but neither one really looks comfortable doing it after how that match ended. (D-)


Show Rating: D+

Attendance: 3,297


We get Ota to a hospital; they tell us it’s a broken collarbone. He’ll be out for most of the month. So if we hold a second show, it’ll be without the Championship. Well… it could have been far, far worse. Still puts a bit of a speedbump under our feet. We decide to hold a second show this month, and since we won’t have our champion, we’re going to call it Contenders Series and have contendership tournaments. That should be fun.


On the next Welcome to the Coastal Zone: Who do we bring into the Zone? And after a sub-par show, what can we do to recover?

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Oh, my god. You don't even know how happy I am for another "Welcome To..." diary.


"Welcome to the Reinvention" was the first diary I ever read on these boards after I stumbled across it by chance. It really helped get me into the game, so thank you for that. I cannot wait for this one--should be epic.

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<p>What the hell, it worked twelve years ago. Welcome to the Coastal Zone!</p><p> </p><p>

Before we get to our show, we have a couple signings… three, actually. And we’ll be using all of them this show, so prepare to be amazed! Or not. We’ll see. Also, we’re kicking around the idea of a three-show month; two at home, and one travelling. We’re going to see what the month’s finances are like with the new people and the new production levels first.</p><p> </p><p>

Our theme for this show is tournaments; we will be running a four-man CZCW Championship tournament, a four-team CZCW Tag Titles tournament, and a nine-man triple-threat Xtreme Title tournament.</p><p> </p><p>

February 2016, week 3, Monday</p><p>

Live from the Gorski Ballroom, it’s…</p><p>

<span>http://i.imgur.com/6CFWwi2.png</span></p><p> </p><p>


(Going Coastal def. Notorious via DQ, American Cobra interference, 7:34, D)</p><p>

Just something nice and simple to whet the crowd’s appetite. The story here is American Cobras know that Going Coastal are going to win, so they’re softening them up early on.</p><p> </p><p>


(Hellech def Waylon Walls & Simon Waves via pinfall, 8:24, E+)</p><p>

Our first new signing of the night, the evil clown that calls himself Hellech. Hellech, unfortunately, appeared to have opening-night jitters and didn’t stand out very much, despite the fact we put him in there with two of our greenest. Hopefully he’d get over it; he had another match later.</p><p> </p><p>


The Guru is in the ring to announce… a future announcement later tonight, promising a big, huge name signed to the Zone and making a number of football references. Could it be? ©</p><p> </p><p>


(Fox Mask def. Matt Sparrow via pinfall, 12:21, C-)</p><p>

We put those two out there here because we were worried that last match would turn out exactly like it did. So they’re here to put on an action-packed high-flying match and it appears that it all worked out well.</p><p> </p><p>


(Air Attack Weasel def. Chet Chavez & Davis Wayne Newton via pinfall, 7:27, D+)</p><p>

Our second new signing, Davis Wayne Newton, puts on a good show and is almost able to keep up with Weasel. This gives us good feelings for him in the future.</p><p> </p><p>


(Frankie Perez def. American Flash via submission, 13:43, D)</p><p>

Okay, I goofed on this one. I wasn’t expecting that Xtreme match to be that good, so these two were told to involve the crowd a lot… the crowd just wanted more action. I won’t blame either of these two for that one.</p><p> </p><p>


Fox Mask comes out and says he has the honor of announcing the newest member of the Coastal Zone, and the surprise entrant in the Xtreme Title Tournament. He is a former pro football player known nationwide, and he knows the Zone is the place where anyone who is anyone gets their start. Give is up for former Colorado Rapids star Ross Henry! ©</p><p> </p><p>


(Ross Henry def. Johnnie Perez & Bullseye, pinfall after Johnnie does something stupid, 7:48, D+)</p><p>

Henry may be green and untested, but he took to the ring easily and naturally. This may be the best signing I could have made in this situation.</p><p> </p><p>


(Rich & Famous def. American Cobras via pinfall off distraction by Going Coastal, 14:23, C-)</p><p>

Idol was having a bad night, and you coud tell the match got worse when he was in the ring. But the Cobras got cocky and thought they were shoo-ins for the contendership, and their egos get the better of them here.</p><p> </p><p>


(Ross Henry def. Hellech & Air Attack Weasel via pinfall on Hellech, 9:22, D+)</p><p>

We were half-expecting this to be a horrible train wreck, but Henry again managed to pull everything together and turn out a pretty decent match while Hellech looked lost among the other two. Henry’s already looking like a veteran.</p><p> </p><p>


(Going Coastal def. Rich & Famous via pinfall, 17:20, C-)</p><p>

CLM was looking a bit tired, but either Idol snapped out of the funk he was in earlier or CLM’s slowdown made him look not so bad by comparison, because these two teams pull it together and give us a great sub-main.</p><p> </p><p>


Frankie Perez comes out and cuts a short promo on Fox (The wrestler, not the network) (D+)</p><p> </p><p>



(Frankie Perez def. Fox Mask via submission, 23:06, D+)</p><p>

We found the limits of Fox’s stamina, and two long matches in a night appears to be it. If we had trimmed a couple minutes…</p><p> </p><p>

Show Rating: D+</p><p>

Attendance: 3,285</p><p> </p><p>

Our new contenders: Frankie Perez, Ross Henry, and Going Coastal. Ross Henry is going to be huge, it seems. There’s a big temptation to build around him, but we had the same thought with Cougar and Donnie, so we’re not going to make huge long-term plans. But short-term? Welcome to the Coastal Zone has a soft spot for legitimate athletes who come out of nowhere and decide to sign with us when they could be somewhere bigger… (Yes, that was a plug for the original Coastal Zone, now updating on a regular basis with lots of old content)</p><p> </p><p>

Next time, on the Coastal Zone: Frankie Perez vs Super Ninja. Going Coastal vs Wild Cats. Ross Henry vs Al Coleman. None of these matches looks bad on paper, right? Right?</p>

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infinitywpi! Welcome back! it's been WAY too long! The level of awesomeness just went through the roof around here, and not only do we get a brand new Coastal Zone, we also get the original Coastal Zone, which is hands down the most entertaining thing I've ever read.
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<p>Like putting on a pair of old, familiar slippers… and finding maggots in the toes. Welcome to the Coastal Zone!</p><p> </p><p>

February ends. Super Ninja heals. Bullseye and Jonnie Perez have been hanging out a lot more. We’re #2 in the region again. No big surprises anywhere. Labbu, a luchadore with SOTBPW that we would consider hiring if he were available, broke his neck. Oh, and TCW was the first to fall from National to Cult. MArio Heroic came back to wrestling, but he wouldn’t be worth it to bring in; he can’t go as fast anymore and isn’t a big enough name in America. </p><p> </p><p>

So, until recently, Waylon Walls was the biggest man on the roster, as a muscular Middleweight. Davis Wayne Newton is almost as big, but now we have Ross Henry, who is a ripped Heavyweight. The man simply looks huge compared to our roster of mostly lightweight fliers and technicians. That alone gives him an edge, but combined with his popularity he’s going to be an obvious draw for any show we have him on. Add to that the fact that he’s a natural locker-room leader from his time in pro football, and we think he’s the perfect signing. </p><p> </p><p>

… he’s also making over twice as much as anyone else on the roster except Fox Mask, so hopefully this works out.</p><p> </p><p>

Speaking of finances, we made a little over two grand last month. Production costs had nearly tripled. We decided to stick to two shows a month for now, at least until we were back into a five-figure profit range. Goals are good to shoot for, right?</p><p> </p><p>

March 2016, week 1, Monday</p><p>

Live from the Gorski Ballroom, it…</p><p>

<span>http://i.imgur.com/uvCxLgA.png</span></p><p> </p><p>


(American Cobras def. Bullseye & Jonnie Perez via pinfall, 8:22, D+)</p><p>

We were not expecting this mach to be this good, but Bullseye apparently has learned how to blend in with others. Or maybe his new buddy helped cover for him. Either way, we’re pleasantly surprised.</p><p> </p><p>


(Hellech def. Chet Chavez via pinfall, 7:13, F+)</p><p>

Wow. That sucked. Nobody seems to be enjoying Hellech’s act here. We may need to try something drastic to make him relevant, or he won’t even be useful as a jobber.</p><p> </p><p>


(Matt Sparrow def. Air Attack Weasel via pinfall, 17:39, D+)</p><p>

We knew the last match would be bad, but not -that- bad. Luckily we had these two ready to go out and win back the crowd, and that’s just what they did. </p><p> </p><p>


(Ross Henry def. Al Coleman© via pinfall, 7:40, C-)</p><p>

And once again I forget that the Xtreme Title has weight restrictions. Dammit.</p><p> </p><p>


Ross Henry then makes an open challenge after he’s informed of the weight restriction. He doesn’t care. He’ll face anyone, anywhere, anytime, title, no title, it doesn’t matter, because he’s here to do what he does best: Be Dominant. He has the size and the skill to be unbeatable. From now on, Ross Henry -is- The Zone. (B)</p><p> </p><p>


(Fox Mask & Rich & Famous def. American Flash & Notorious via pinfall, 9:31, D+)</p><p>

This was mainly to let Fox show off and remind people why he was one of the best in Zone history. And to give people paychecks. Flash as an egotistical heelish type doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, sadly.</p><p> </p><p>


(Waylon Walls def. Simon Waves via pinfall, 8:02, D-)</p><p>

We actually wanted this to chill the crowd out a bit. People have been talking about Walls as a future superstar… we just can’t see it, honestly.</p><p> </p><p>


(Wild Cats© def. Going Coastal via pinfall, 14:04, C-)</p><p>

We used the ‘Mayhem’ tag here and have the Cobras run in at various points to try and get things to go out of hand. It worked, even with Tigre getting a bit lost on the script at a few points. In the end, the champs retain, but…</p><p> </p><p>


The Cobras and Going Coastal are still beating on each other post-match. The Wild Cats look at each other, shrug, and toss all them out to ringside, telling them all they’re unprofessional and not worthy of being champions (D)</p><p> </p><p>



(Super Ninja© def. Frankie Perez via ref stoppage, 17:26, C-)</p><p>

We decide to forego high-flying action here and go with a story instead. Frankie put Ninja out for a month. Ninja wants revenge. The match ends when Ninja goes too far and the ref stops things, hopefully before Frankie gets too injured. In theory, Ninja looks more badass than he did before the injury.</p><p> </p><p>

Show Rating: D+</p><p>

Attendance: 3,107</p><p> </p><p>

We’re still getting complaints about our broadcast quality (For the DVDs/digital streams, I guess) and our music. We wondered if we could afford to compete in those areas… we had boosted up to meet AAA, but maybe they’ve been active as well…</p><p> </p><p>

On the next Coastal Zone: Who faces Ross Henry? Who faces Super Ninja?</p>

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Insert Witty Tagline Here. Welcome to the Coastal Zone!


Tigre Salvaje Jr announced that his paperwork had come through; he was now residing in California. That would cut down a bit on travel costs.


NOTBPW has fallen to Cult size. This was the benefit of being the Zone. Even in times when the big boys are struggling, we do just fine, thank you very much. USPW and SOTBPW have begun taking shots at each other in the media, that was going to be fun to watch.


March 2016, week 3, Monday

Live from the Gorski Ballroom, it’s…




(Jackpot Jordan def. Davis Wayne Newton via pinfall, 7:32, C-)

The only thing holding Davis back right now is the fact nobody knows him. It’s our job to change that. The question is, who is he going to go over when we decide to start pushing him?



The Cobras and Going Coastal have agreed to a cease-fire to discuss the Wild Cats and their allegations of ‘unprofessionalism’. To prove they can be professional, tonight they will do mixed tag teams and show they can put aside their animosity when professionalism demands it. Sadly, we forgot to give these guys a script, and only CLM did well with it (D-)



(Marvel Malloy & Frankie-Boy Fernandez def Notorious via pinfall, 11:54, D+)

We tease a little few moments where Malloy and Fernandez could turn on each other, but we play things mostly straight… although the two refuse to shake hands afterwards.



(Storm Spillane & California Love Machine def American Flash & Jonnie Perez via pinfall, 12:40, D+)

And we do the same thing here, only afterwards there is a grudging handshake.



Frankie Perez calls out Fox Mask and goes over Ross’ comments last show about how he ‘is the Zone now’. Shouldn’t Fox be upset about that? Fox feels as long as Ross can back it up, he’s okay with it. Frankie thinks Fox needs to stand up for the Zone instead of letting the new guy run all over him. (C-)



(Jake Idol def. Al Coleman© via pinfall, 14:05, D)

… Idol weights too mu-- didn’t we do this already? Hold on… if there’s a weight limit, how did Waylon… y’know what, nevermind. Jake won, Al retains, and we’re thinking of making his gimmick that you must be a specific weight to challenge for his title…



(Ross Henry def. Air Attack Weasel via pinfall, 14:15, C)

We put Ross in a longer match to see how well he could do in something that went over ten minutes. The answer is, so far, so good. Henry is also continuing to find little ways to work football into his gimmick, his most recent one being a ‘huddle’ with some fans in the front row before his match.




(Frankie Perez & Matt Sparrow def. Super Ninja & Fox Mask via pinfall, 18:58, C)

And finally, just to get these guys out there and see if we can snape Sparrow out of his funk and get a sense of how badly Frankie wants to try and beat some sense into Fox.



After the match, Ross comes out and stares down Frankie and Fox, begging one of them to make a move. Neither one does, and we cut the DVD taping just before everyone leaves the ring (C-)


Show Rating: C-

Attendance: 3,309


Our best show so far! We had no idea what Ross’ individual skills were like yet, but we were pretty sure at this point matching him with any main-eventer was going to result in a good match. We would have to test this theory…


We sign Jake Idol to an extension. Hopefully he snaps out of the funk he’s been in lately. El Jaguar have moved to New York, and Frankie…



GODDAMMIT. Frankie signed with WLW earlier, and apparently it was a written deal. And he just left us. Well, crap. That leaves that storyline dangling in the wind…


Ah, well. Jonnie was collecting friends, this time Frankie-Boy. Whose contract was coming up, I’d have to send him a new offer.


Now, what to do about that Frankie Perez issue… hrm.


Next time, on the Coastal Zone: The Ross Henry experiment continues. We finally get a challenger at the right weight for the Xtreme Title… we hope… and a roster re-arrangement moves some interesting people up the card.

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<p>Always the bridesmaid, never a bride. Except for that one time. But what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Welcome to the Coastal Zone!</p><p> </p><p>

#2 in the region again. But we’re getting closer. AAA must feel us breathing down their necks. We lost eight hundred bucks for the month, mainly based on Ross’s salary, but that was going to start paying dividends real, real soon. </p><p> </p><p>

Anyway, I know I haven’t posted for all weekend, that’s because I ran out of backlog and I didn’t have time to do more. Because, well, VR programming distracted me. So we’re doing this somewhat quick and dirty, just so you don’t have to wait longer.</p><p> </p><p>

April 2016, week 1, Monday</p><p>

Live from the Gorski Ballroom, it’s…</p><p>

CZCW Spring Break Bash!</p><p> </p><p>

… yeah, no logo. I told you, quick and dirty.</p><p> </p><p>


(American Combras def. Wild Cats © via submission, 14:18, C-)</p><p>

Well now. I wasn’t expecting that good a match when I put that here. But I want the Cats for some singles work, and putting the Cobras as champs gives me quite a few good match options for them.</p><p> </p><p>


(American Flash def. Bullseye via pinfall, 7:20, E+)</p><p>

Annnnnd we get the crap out of the way early. Well, some of it.</p><p> </p><p>


COTT Heavyweight Champions Nick Lopez is in the house! And he’s here to challenge the guy making a name for himself in the Zone, Ross Henry. Henry comes out, the two exchange words, and we have our main event. (C+)</p><p> </p><p>


(Notorious def. Waylon Walls & Chet Chavez via pinfall, 8:13, E+)</p><p>

There’s the rest of the crap I was mentioning earlier.</p><p> </p><p>


(Super Ninja © def. Air Attack Weasel via pinfall, 12:08, C-)</p><p>

I was expecting a bit better here. SUper Ninja has been in a funk lately, it may be time to take the title off him and let him rest a bit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>


(Al Coleman © def. Hellech via submission, 13:07, D-)</p><p>

Well, not quite crap, but pretty close. Hellech has been really underwhelming me.</p><p> </p><p>


(Fox Mask def. Matt Sparrow via pinfall, 19:22, D+)</p><p>

Sparrow got tired out by this one. We’re still running the storyline of Sparrow being angry Fox isn’t being more protective of long-time Zoners and accepting that new guys might just be better. Fox, however, is backing up his side of things in the ring, while Sparrow isn’t.</p><p> </p><p>


(Ross Henry def. Nicholas Lopez © via pinfall, 17:33, C)</p><p>

Both men were tired at the end of this, as we maybe pushed them a bit hard. But we got the match of the night, and yes, Ross is now the alliance champion… because he needed a title, and we weren’t giving him the Zone title yet. And this way, he can get experience faster as the other companies use him.</p><p> </p><p>

Show Rating: C-</p><p>

Attendence: 2,000? Wait, what do you mean, Grissom Auditorium????</p><p> </p><p>

On the next Coastal Zone: Oh, crap, Industry and Economy are both falling. Oh, man. This is gonna suck.</p>

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<p>Where sometimes, we juggle multiple obsessions at once. Welcome to the Coastal Zone!</p><p> </p><p>

… what can I say. I’m very close to being able to claim being the first in the world to release something. So I’ve been programming. But I still love you folks, so more Zone!</p><p> </p><p>

It’s the last stop before Welcome to the Coastal Zone. Our newest prospect is now COTT Champion. Matt Sparrow has easily slotted into Frankie Perez’s spot for the feud with Fox over if Ross is ‘Zone’ or if he is ‘not-Zone’. Meanwhile, Ross is just kicking ass. I’m sure the fact he’s known nation-wide doesn’t hurt the fan reaction to him. Now if only our scouts could tell us a bit more about his skills, so we could maybe tailor a few opponents to him.</p><p> </p><p>

April 2016, week 3, Monday</p><p>

Live, from the Grissom Auditorium, it’s…</p><p>

CZCW Last Chance</p><p> </p><p>


We start off with a new concept, as Cliff, Guru, and Britney hype up the card in the middle of the ring, noting that for the main event, Ross has yet to select his challenger. (D)</p><p> </p><p>


(Tigre Salvaje Jr def. Frankie-Boy Fernanez via pinfall, 14:06, C-)</p><p>

Well. That was a lot better opener than I expected. Both men brought it, and I was just expecting it to be all-Tigre. We may have made the right call moving him to singles competition.</p><p> </p><p>


(Al Coleman © def. Davis Wayne Newton via submission, 9:25, D+)</p><p>

The jobber made Coleman look good here. Al has lost a few steps, it seems. We may need to consider doing something to reinvigorate him.</p><p> </p><p>


(American Cobras © def. Rich & Famous, 14:18, C+)</p><p>

Hot damn, this may be one of the best matches we’ve had this year! The Cobras are good, Rich & Famous know their tag-team tricks, it all turns out to be a great match. Idol looks a little woozy tho…</p><p> </p><p>


Sparrow and Fox are out to debate just what being part of the Coastal Zone means. After they argue for a bit, Ross Henry comes out to announce his challenger tonight: Both of them, in a triple threat match. © </p><p> </p><p>


(El Jaguar def. Air Attack Weasel via pinfall, 13:34, D+)</p><p>

Good match, just overshadowed by the last one. We may have to give these guys another chance somewhere else on the card to see what they can do with a crowd.</p><p> </p><p>


(California Love Machine def. Waylon Walls & Jonnie Perez via pinfall, 11:06, D+)</p><p>

CLM carried this entire match. Walls looked horrible. Let’s face it, maybe the kid graduated too soon. Or maybe he’d fit in better somewhere else. But we’re starting to think he’s just not Zone material.</p><p> </p><p>


(Super Ninja © def. American Flash, 13:45, D+)</p><p>

… only a D+? C’mon, guys, I was hoping for more out of you. Flash really stunk up the joint. Hopefully it was just a bad night for him. </p><p> </p><p>


(Ross Henry © def. Fox Mask & Matt Sparrow via pinfall, 14:14, C+)</p><p>

Another hell of a match, that’s two on the same card. And we’re starting to realize something about what we have here. Fox and Sparrow are veterans. Skilled. Experienced. And Ross simply blew them away in the ring tonight. Forget the COTT title… we should have made him CZCW Champion. </p><p> </p><p>

Show Rating: C</p><p>

Attendance: 2,000</p><p> </p><p>

Best show yet this year, that was. Jake Idol got a concussion somewhere in that ladder match; he’ll be out for four weeks, which means he’ll be missing our biggest show of the year. We’d have to find Jordan something to do…</p><p> </p><p>

But, despite both the wrestling industry (C+) and economy (E) falling, we had some good news: Our first won regional battle! Also, a loss of twenty-five grand. Screw the Grissom. Gorski or bust!</p><p> </p><p>

On the next Coastal Zone: Our biggest show of the year. So what better way to do it than to exploit the hell out of our new phenom?</p>

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Where sometimes, we just get right down to business. Welcome to Welcome to the Coastal Zone 2016!


May 2016, week 1, Monday

Live from the Gorski Ballroom!



(Wild Cats def. Jonnie Perez & Frankie-BoyFernandez via pinfall, 12:09, C-)

We go for a strong opener, and we get what we wanted, with Jonnie doing something foolhardy to cause his side to lose. But it looks like El Jaguar picked up an injury in the process. We’ll have to hope that it’s not too bad.



(Notorious def. Simon Waves & Bullseye via pinfall, 7:10, E+)

This is solely here because Fox Mask has taken Waves and Bullseye on as proteges, and we wanted to show that we were 100% behind his decision, even if we thought it was an amazingly poor one.



(Davis Wayne Newton def. Hellech via submission, 7:49, D-)

If we can use Hellech to get Davis over, then he’ll be worth it. Otherwise… Hellech has pretty much stalled out. He’s not performing as well as an evil luchador clown was supposed to.



Ross Henry comes out and announces that tonight, he proves he’s the total package. He’ll be competing three times: A submission match, a dog collar brawl, and a ladder match. Thecrowd seems to like this (C+)



(Ross Henry def. Al Coleman via submission, 11:43, D+)

Possibly Ross’ worst match so far, but that’s praising with faint damns. Al is going to be dropping the Xtreme Title soon, I think.



(Matt Sparrow & American Cobras def. Fox Mask, Air Attack Weasel, and California Love Machine via pinfall, 14:06, C)

There’s nothing wrong with loading most of your talent into one match and telling them to go nuts. That’s exactly what we do here, and it pays off. Match of the night… so far.



(Ross Henry def. Jackpot Jordan via pinfall, 11:27, C+)

Yes, Jackpot Jordan may have just been part of the match of the night. Henry continues to impress the heck out of everyone.



(American Flash def. Waylon Walls via pinfall, 8:20, D-)

Turns out these two have great chemistry. And yet, still not that good a match.



(Super Ninja © def…. MARIO HEROIC via pinfall, 16:54, C-)

Hey, a little one-shot contract nostalgia can’t hurt anyone, right? Turns out Mario really has missed a few steps, he didn’t do well at all. But that’s okay… it was really all to set this up.



Ross Henry is out to tell Super Ninja that his ladder match is against the CZCW Champion. Super Ninja shames his head. Ross points out that he’s wrestled twice tonight, while Ninja has only wrestled once. Ninja still refuses. “Fine. Title for Title, then.” Ninja pauses, and accepts. (B-)



(Ross Henry def. Super Ninja, 13:54, C)

Well, that was a bit of a letdown; we were hoping for the match of the night, given how hot the crowd was supposed to be. Ninja just was not feeling it, probably unhappy at what the planned result was. Oh, well.


Show Rating: C-

Attendance: 3,481


Aftermath: El Jaguar has a bruised pec; most of the roster blamed Frankie-Boy for it. And we had a perfect idea for the next show: Strange Bedfellows. Or as some universes call it, Lethal Lottery. Winners of the tournament get American Cobras at a future show. Oh, and Ross Henry defends both titles. ‘Cause what the hell, let’s work the crap out of him!


On the next Coastal Zone: How long can we push the former football star before he starts pushing back?

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