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As we speak I have just downloaded the new database and patch to this game, having purchased it a few minutes beforehand. I'm watching 1979's The Warriors as well, in the apartment where I now reside. A lot has changed.


Notably, and most relevantly, I don't know about many changes to this game. I'm a 2010 vet who wasn't as pleased with 2013's mechanics, and the little that I saw from the patch notes leaves me intrigued. Though I'm not sure what botching is going to have to do with anything? Oh well.


Point is, I know that there are some new companies. I know there's some...stuff that's changed. And that's it. No patch notes, no checking through the devlogs, nothing. I'll be reading up as I play the game on the in-game help, but...well, we'll see.


Oh, and no auto-save, as usual. I'll be running through the intro in the next post.


I wanted to say now that it's going to be interesting. Tommy Cornell is late 30s, right? mid-to-late? Same with Gilmore, and I think Rich Money is 40-something. Bruce is mid-40s, Faith better be retired. This is a large change from my love, 2010, and a small-enough move from my last foray that I'm worried. I'm going to have to rely on new people, y'know? That's crazy. Old men and mainstays ain't working up here. And I don't have the glory of 2005 Gilmore...


I hope his wife is still hot.


This movie has so much stuff that looks like stuff; it's awesome. Old actors looking like current actors, grittier West Side Story...fun. Lot of afros.


Sooooooo I suppose it's time to get started. Been 2-3 years since I was active, right? Maybe more? Dunno what'll happen.


Oh, and sorry about the cursing. I'll try to curb that.

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<p>Nah, we skipping what's new.</p><p> </p><p>

Checking data integrity of worker Demon Spite. So...cool? I'm glad my computer paused on that list.</p><p> </p><p>

I'd be running screenshots, but nah, I'm good. New game..."Diary".</p><p> </p><p>

Them baseball weirdos remind me of Sting and Roddy Piper. Great.</p><p> </p><p>

Processing Akihiro Hisato...The Great Hisato? Huh. Wasn't he the jerk, floated around and maybe now got kicked out of...WLW?</p><p> </p><p>

All this running, in canon this guys gotta be in crazy shape. What I think is cool is the racial diversity here. Annnnd now we got Raphael trying to throw down. And a bat sneak attack.</p><p> </p><p>

Ah, 1-player game.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>*snaps fingers*</em> We don't got 2010's Jack Avatar. Darn. Not gonna be David nor Lucy, because yeah let's-hey Warriors those are prostitutes! The prostitutes gang!-not rassle in a rasslin game-don't hit her up she's all alone! Wait, she's a lookout!-at all.</p><p> </p><p>

Lemme see...bad*** Michael Cera is weeeeeird. Sorry, lemme see about who I want to be...El Avatar is 27, 7-year experience, with 49 psychology. Gut tells me that ain't playin right. Jack's 22 with 51. Good. KP is 25 with 68, which...do I think Jack would pop up double digits over three years? Kate, aside from Hellcat Hernandez and Hell Monkey being great partners (I want that trios team), ain't got the psych. Masked Avatar. 42 and 76. Not...not gonna happen, guys. Sheik AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA no. Skip Grand Avatar. Great's 27 with 62. I'm...yeah, KP. Jack? KP.</p><p> </p><p>

All 5 talents, obviously; gut says jack up negotiating, though.</p><p> </p><p>


Um...</p><p> </p><p>

No fog, stats as numbers, goals rosters and repeats on, crowd management off (because I'm terrible at it shut up), gimmick worker and locker is on, Dirt Sheet *hidden* is off, right side is on. Love that I gotta have hookers for the guys.</p><p> </p><p>

-Aw man we're going to Twin Peaks. Be back later, yo!-</p><p> </p><p>

WHAT THE **** HOW THE **** DID</p>

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<p>Well, we saw Deadpool. A bit overrated I'd feel, in that I don't think I'll want to see it again (and thus the immense praise it got doesn't seem to gel with what I'd think). I'm also a bit of a Colossus fan, and...yeaaaaaaah. But woo woo Gina Carano!</p><p> </p><p>

If you didn't want stuff'n'such spoiled, you might want to skip this post. About TEW, I mean. Namely companies etc. The OOC posts in this dynasty will potentially spoils characters' stats-by-numbers as well.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>*cough*</em></p><p> </p><p>

</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Obvs not going with "None", lulz.<br /></li><li>21CW: Unless things have massively changed, this is not going to be an easy company. UK didn't...well, <em>maybe</em> it has National sustainability. Matravers is...probably mid-30s. I think...Faust is old, there's a tag team that's old, and Dark Angel better be gone. So I think National is scary here. I see that they have competition, somewhere, so...yeah. Unless National means being able to hire International again.<br /></li><li>5SSW: Eh. Whatever. Fuyuko Higa or bust. And yes, I'm not looking at the rosters unless I care.<br /></li><li>ACPW: Okay, I meant unless I care <em>to work as them</em>. Having Ogiwara as a permanent road agent is awesome. The alliance is meaningless, as they won't trade with anyone. And ACPW is and always will be trash due to no tag teams.<br /></li><li>AAA: Wait, that's VWA. Shoot. Quine...I thought she had worked in AAA as head for awhile. I guess she owns it now? Point is, they ain't hitting cult any time soon.<br /></li><li>APW: Eh. Australia actually has a surprising amount of great talent.<br /></li><li>BCG: <em>*shrug*</em><br /></li><li>BHOTWG: Well the new schedule works way better for me, but the tournaments and such they had...that might be really, really not cool (see Angry Gilmore).<br /></li><li>4C: Regional...isn't that where they were before? Nice little company.<br /></li><li>CGC: Wait, Jack's a figurehead? What's that? I just noticed; BHOTWG also has one, and so might others. Whatever. Point is, that sucks that...uh...Alex? retired? I do think that it's more that they don't have talent that kills the company. A lot of good guys are super old now. SSD is hopefully still good. Wait...yeah, Jack, Ricky, SSD, maaaaaaybe Chandler still? Machines are out, so...<br /></li><li>CZCW: More like I don't care nothing's changed.<br /></li><li>CILL: So this is AAA I guess. Real life, without the history. Yes I know they already had luchadoras in 2013.<br /></li><li>DIW: It's still here? Why? I mean I know why because it says why or how. No, yes. Why? Not how, but why?<br /></li><li>EWA: Oh, new logo. That's weird. Anyway, no more German shows good for them?<br /></li><li>EX2010: Ah, Burning Exile is the guy I got mixed up with...uh...Hisato. Nevermind about that earlier. WAIT A SECOND I THOUGHT HE WAS WITH WLW!<br /></li><li>EMLL: VWA, but a larger roster pool of talent. Maybe.<br /></li><li>FCW: Isn't PRP really old now?<br /></li><li>GCG: I thought Hooded Kudo DOHOHOHOHO was with BCG. Oops.<br /></li><li>GSW: I don't care.<br /></li><li>IPW: Seriously, I might raid both rosters just to try, unsuccessfully, to end both companies.<br /></li><li>MAW: I'll raid, but not out of spite.<br /></li><li>NYCW: I still dislike their treatment of 3D. Dazzling Dave Diamond, btdubs.<br /></li><li>NOTBPW: Yep, still good. Except...no, no, that's not true. Sean's old, Dan's old, Steve can't carry, Bloodstone can't carry...I forgot the other big workers.<br /></li><li>OLLIE: Oh, SOTBPW is a hit success? I wonder how many wrestler of the years are Lover's.<br /></li><li>PSW: I still don't care. And everyone's old.<br /></li><li>PGHW: Can't play as it, but unless there's some major overhauling that's been done, the roster's shot, yo!<br /></li><li>SAISHO: Wait, I can run a dev company? And it's Modern Japan, unlike its parent? Cool depending on implementation and though understandable why?! respectively as responses.<br /></li><li>QAW: Got Hesketh and Quine mixed up.<br /></li><li>RAW: Hesketh is the most "attractive", as in well-rounded, entitiy in the CVerse, I think. If she was still semi-active. Anyway, WHY IS MCCARTHY A FIGUREHEAD? Can RAW hit National? <em>Inter</em>national?<br /></li><li>RIPW: I think the lost of Nero is devastating. I hope Cattley is still in-ring, semi-retired at worst. I hope? Maybe?<br /></li><li>SNP: Is this the first new company? Makes sense so as to not make 21CW a monopoly, obviously. WHY IS THE SCOTSMAN NOT OWNING THIS COMPANY? Or...the...Highlander? Whoever? That one guy that owned MOSC? Gatekeeper/FLorence should be commentary team (and road agent, naturally). Wait wait wait. Northern England, Scotland, and Ireland. No North Ireland, no Wales, and no...Southern England? Is Scotland South of England? I want to make a joke here.<br /></li><li>SOTBPW: Of <em>course</em> Lover is the figurehead. Whatever that means. I want to see if I can nab his end-of-year...nope. And I learned that "Muscular Middleweight" is a thing? And his gimmick is awful?<br /></li><li>SWF: WAIT **** THEY LOST MAJOR STARS? HA WHATEVER ANGRY GILMORE IS TOP DOG **** YOUUUUUUUUU MARIPOSA!<br /></li><li>TCW: Wat. Cornell is poachable? WAIT CORNELL IS POACHABLE? And Rhodes is perma-commentator? Wait, is he the jerk, or Azaria? Or someone else...wait, where's Tommy Cornell? No...<br /></li><li>UEW: Little disappointed Louis Figo Manico didn't return to the business.<br /></li><li>USPW: TOMMY'S WITH 21CW? Uh...WATWATWATWATWAT And if they're first richest, whose second? There are at least 3 3rds (SWF, 21CW, and SOTBPW).<br /></li><li>VWA: NO.<br /></li><li>WEXXV: I misread Dallas and Dean McWade as Doug and Eddie Peak. I was excited.<br /></li><li>WLW: Lucha Underground sans-women? <em>*shrug*</em><br /></li><li>ZEN: Who the hell is Kalliope Woodchuck? Oh.<br /></li></ol><p></p>

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<p>I get why I don't get to see everything as numbers yet, but that still irks me. I set it in settings to show numbers...</p><p> </p><p>

SWF is really, <em>really</em> rough. Money leaving is terrible, Gilmore's 37, and I have no idea about any new guys. I'll also note that the descriptions seem to be a lot of cut-and-paste; while that makes sense and saves time, it also seems a little lazy. <em>*shrug*</em> Or looks like it, I should say.</p><p> </p><p>

WHY IS JESSIE ONLY 93 SEXIES?</p><p> </p><p>

Minnesota's a good nab. That...could work.</p><p> </p><p>

The aforementioned "laziness" strikes me hardest with Big Smack Scott; why hasn't he either been arrested or suddenly turned super-nice?</p><p> </p><p>

The hell did they nab Mikey Lau? They can't get him (or KC Glenn) normally...</p><p> </p><p>


~~~</p><p> </p><p>

3D looks terirble in TCW. Can't find Peter Michaels in the USA...</p><p> </p><p>

Why does Hawkins not have a blurb about Tommy Cornell?</p><p> </p><p>

~~~</p><p> </p><p>

Does Dusty Ducont have great chemistry with Elizabeth Cartier?</p><p> </p><p>

~~~</p><p> </p><p>

We're going old school. I'm sticking it with SWF till death, yo. Angry Gilmore or death, yo.</p>

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<p>Final post before sleep-sleep:</p><p> </p><p>

Glad they kept the top recognizable. Turned off auto-save, turned on super high worker generation for January 2013 (old habit; 2015 would have made more sense, obviously) with organic bios. Relationships super high, random deaths off (injuries at medium).</p><p> </p><p>

Oh, I had grades <em>instead of numbers</em> checked. Fixed that.</p><p> </p><p>

Lover is 2015 Wrestler of the Year in the bio, but it's Cornell in the Power 500?</p><p> </p><p>

Tag Teams in the Hall? I mean of Immortals; there's now a Hall of Fame for companies?</p><p> </p><p>

God the office screen is cluttered as hell; that's a terrible UI at first glance.</p><p> </p><p>

Trying to see if I break my computer due to Gilmore being in time decline...</p><p> </p><p>

Nope. I'll uh...figure out how the hell to book a show tomorrow. And in-canon stuff yay!</p>

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AWESOME. Welcome back! Very much looking forward to this. And, the owner of SNP, Mark Carnie actually IS The Scotsman. You're going to love the news stories that come up about him. Sleeziest promoter of all time.


So true about Mark Carnie. If he goes 4 months without upsetting someone on his roster I think the game crashes. :p


Good to see you are still around Eidenhoek. Good luck with your running of SWF.

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<p>Ah. So he is. Highlander is...whatever.</p><p> </p><p>

Marbella is a stripper. Fun. Randomly clicked on the name. Bet her and Marky-boy get busy. <em>*cough*</em></p><p> </p><p>

So I'm totally "creating my own broadcaster" to check out what those options mean. I'm going to move forward a day, get my goals, <em>then</em> start...doing things.</p><p> </p><p>

Huh. 145 million for a PPV broadcast Enormous everywhere. Plus running costs.</p><p> </p><p>

PPV: So PPV cares about live people. High money (hopefully), low popularity. Interesting?</p><p> </p><p>

-As an aside, I'm not sure how to feel about the way National Battles work. It <em>does</em> mean I can tank myself on shows and still godpush people to kill off the other companies. Ignoring that, y'know, bad shows are bad.</p><p> </p><p>

Commerical: Standard show, it seems. Good for regular old tv, I guess.</p><p> </p><p>

Free-to-Air: Assuming building popularity also refers to <em>worker</em> popularity, this might work for a B-show. Would be hilarious to make one of these right now as huge as I have everything set to.</p><p> </p><p>

Subscription: Uh...cool? I'd make money with this?</p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Written contracts apply daily?!</p><p> </p><p>

I upgraded all production to the highest level, by the dubs. Gotta spend money to kill USPW money. Rich Money.</p><p> </p><p>

Time to move forward! (Lone Shark is the first loading guy).</p><p> </p><p>

Annnnnd I can have a roids doctor woo!</p>

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I walked into my office, the last guy having evacuated with little fuss. I can't even remember who it was. Jerry, I think. Whatever; it'd be hilarious if the son faced the wrath of Eisen, what with Peter Michaels having been shipped off, but we need something new.


Actually, we need something stable is what it is. USPW pulled...I don't know. But USPW is a huge problem for us and we need to be mindful of that. They're the economic powerhouse, not us. They don't have the star power of even TCW-more on that later-but they have money. And I'm not talking Rich-though again, more on that later. I'm talking the fact that they can, and will, pull what SWF been doing for years. They can nab Enygma all over again-and they did. They can eliminate all the small companies if they wanted to and become a maniacal megahouse.

IT'S THE FAMOUS SCENE YESSSSSSSSS wait why would you put your knife in your pants where they can clearly see it?


Wait wut that's the end of the fight?


Dag, yo, that movie's awesome! It's...not something that I want to see again, necessarily, but I think so many things play off HEY MIKE JAMES this movie/archetype. Anyway, it's like Deadpool, kinda; good movie, sure, but not...I dunno. Better than Deadpool, though, and really could be remade easily.

Well, actually, that's where things get interesting. According to some rather relevant statistics:


  1. Bruce and Remo are very strong top-tier guys in a National Battle; Rocky Golden is actually the biggest of the three companies, which pushes TCW over USPW. If TCW books even halfway-decently, UPSW is going to fall. Slowly. And Rich Money is only third-place for us. Champion's barely second, and Frehley's 4th. God we need to steal Golden.
  2. SOTBPW, PGHW, and BHOTWG are all more influential than us. Since no one is anywhere close to International, USPW included, we're actually still top-choice for workers in the USA.


So yeah, Rich and Frehley aren't issues in theory. Champion and Golden, however, absolutely are (again, we are going all-out for Golden).


I've got my list of priorities in a minute, but I want to note that Eric Tyler got fired by PSW. Nabbed; great personality, really varied worker, and if we can get the Shooter later, all the better.

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  1. Long Term: Find the next Figurehead: Jack Bruce is not in time decline. Yet. He's 43 and his star power is not the juggernaut it once was. Again, see Rocky Golden; younger, more polished as an individual, and thus a better pull in the ratings. I think Jack could bring in 950 votes, at best? While that's not insignificant by any means, given that he's only going to get worse and probably is going to start dropping in a year or so, we really need to groom his replacement. More on this later.
  2. Get Rocky Golden: See point 1. And point whatever-the-hell down there.
  3. High: James Prudence must have reached 71 popularity: See item 1. He's not nearly the star I need of him, but pushing him up high is probably in the cards. Kinda like Gilmore, I guess...
  4. High: Big Smack Scott must have reached 71 popularity: ...So why I'm putting this as high as I have is while I don't care, Richard does. I need to keep this in mind very much as I book.
  5. Get a talented, young midcard: Related to points 1 and 3; Jack is not reliable, and our only Franchise Player South of 35 is Remo. Angry Gilmore is 37, and the rest are older than 40. Sure, we got guys like Minnesota, Bumfholes, and some others, but we need guys ready to launch into the main event. We need about six people in the next three years; I'd like to hammer that in the next six months.
  6. Average: Cannot hire/extend contracts of any wrestler who has less than 53 Basics: I...don't see this being a problem, really; if Eisen gets mad at developmental hires, then...I won't hire them if they're terrible. Basically.
  7. Long Term: End TCW: Aside from nabbing Rocky Golden (this would be the point whatever-the-hell mentioned in point 2), TCW is financially wrecked. They're low in influence, bottom of our game in Importance, and most pertinently: Wolf Hawkins is a far cry from being anywhere significant as a Figurehead than...well, he's pretty low down there. Golden leaving makes them lose about 300 points, leaving them a distant third in the battle.
  8. Average: Can't hire any wrestler over 45: And...why would I?
  9. Critical: SWF cannot fall into debt: The reason why this is so low is that "be successful" is an obvious and natural plan. And even with us expanding our production-again, we're burying the other companies-we're not going to be falling below 9 million at any point.


As far as our current potential figureheads go:

  • Angry Gilmore: Never going to happen. Doesn't have the star quality, and I'm not going to not hire high star quality individuals due to the National Battle implications. He can be a champion just fine, he can pull in big matches, but he is not a figurehead. For us. CGC? Figurehead. Well, actually, Jack DeColt would be better, but you get the point.
  • Brandon James: Missing charisma. He's okay otherwise, assuming I pushed him, but why would I? He's going to need...who was Emma's replacement? Krissy Angelle?
  • Eric Eisen: What's most interesting is the fact that apparently he's viewed as possibly too injury prone. Ignore that in literally every way he's outclassed and doesn't work well in this spot; he's injury prone.
  • Jack Bruce: Remo's a better star. Seriously, that's the data. Remo is a better star, meaning that Remo could actually pull a bigger weight on the National battle. It also means I'm never going to have them fight because that's a match waiting to fail. Badly. Oh, and I need to change his gimmick. I guess.
  • Remo: Uncharismatic, suprisingly, and not a good babyface. Still the biggest star, apparently.
  • Rogue: Actually a potential candidate, as the thing pulling him down is somewhat-low charisma and his current disposition.
  • Skull DeBones: Too old, too injury-prone, overshadowed (by Jack Bruce), and also in decline.
  • The Crippler: Hm. If only he was AN OVER BABYFACE. I'd throw out a hashtag-Lobby thing, but that's idiotic. I'm an adult. I'm going to act as such.


As far as our Franchise Players are concerned, I'm not going to do an official list or nothing. Jack's on top, Remo's second, and Angry Gilmore is third. That's...a problem. Skull DeBones hits fourth; expect him to slowly fall as he's in decline, but that's solid. The Crippler...meh. I'm a Lobby fan.


Next Big Things: Hollywood Bret Starr. If his star improves, if his star improves, he's...he's able to replace Skull in the National Battle. Jefferson Stardust sadly sits up next without Huey Cannonball in this category. And then there's me.


Seriously, I'm third.


Hot Prospects: Bret, Robbie Retro, Jimmy Hernandez, Myself, and Jefferson. Odd that we're misordered.sidenote: Jimmy's name reminds me of Jimmy...McGill? Berkin Berd guy. Dunno why, as Hernandez is...uh...three syllables.

Time Decline: Everest is five years or so out, Jungle Lord is 3-4, Skull DeBones has started, and John Greed plus Big Smack Scott are pretty much starting decline.

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<p>Before I forget, a few things I set up that might, y'know, change things.</p><p> </p><p>

Rhode Island Pro Wrestling no longer will allow spinal-impact moves nor high risk moves. Rhode Island isn't about match quality; it's about training our new guys. One could argue about whether or not to call all matches in the ring, but I'll leave that up to...er...Cattley, right. And Carlisle.</p><p> </p><p>

Speaking of notes, two things I forgot in my official list:</p><p> </p><p>

1. We need to win the National Battle every month. To that end, we're nabbing Marat Khoklov again. He's an easy 200 points in the battle, which is the difference between 3rd and 1st. We <em>need</em> him.</p><p> </p><p>

2. We need good workers. I've shortlisted the most popular workers, I've shortlisted the most star quality workers (see that thing about the Figurehead and also about the National Battle), but we need a Rich Money. Frehley was the biggest insult, sure, but Rich leaving took away a strong heel to counterpoint Bruce et al. (such as Frehley, by the way). We need that. Angry Gilmore is carrying the company, and he really can't. And he's only one alignment. We need a Rich money. We need a Rip Chord.</p><p> </p><p>

I grouped together all the guys with below average gimmicks. The statistical analysis says that they're under "50 points", but really it's just the guys with Below Average and worse.</p><p> </p><p>

First up is American Machine. He's got a Patriot gimmick (surprise) that's Below Average. According to my "Theory of Gimmicks", I don't touch a gimmick that's not giving anyone trouble. Nothing appears to imply that the gimmick is stale, thus it's my impression that Machine will grow into said gimmick. Admittedly, if it <em>is</em> stale and he's already hit rock bottom, I have no reason to change his gimmick. Oh no, he's going to not be seen as a great actor forever and ever. And?</p><p> </p><p>

Ana Garcia is a difficult case. Her gimmick is poor, and it's the wrong alignment. She's also at the booth, so why should I care? She's a Staff Member now.</p><p> </p><p>

Angry Gilmore is a Below Average Straightedge...uh...main eventer guy. There's another cat out there with a Straightedge gimmick, and it's pretty poorly suited to our company. Time for...uh...ARCH COMPETITOR GILMORE! As to why I break from the American Machine rule? Gilmore is main event. I want good gimmicks from the outset.</p><p> </p><p>

Bear Bekowski is back to development. Pretty sure he was just below average.</p><p> </p><p>

Duane Fry has no gimmick. It's also just Below Average. <em>*shrug*</em></p><p> </p><p>

Eric Eisen was a Poor Arrogant Heel. Now he's an unknown Chosen One!</p><p> </p><p>

Huey Cannonball is an Average Rock Star. Not messing with Average; I'm glad Stardust has the better gimmick, as...next big thiiiiiiiiing...</p><p> </p><p>

Jack Bruce is a Poor Rock Star. So...yeah...Show Stealer time! If this works, that gets us better crowds and merchandising. Or, y'know...not.</p><p> </p><p>

Jerry Eisen's non-gimmick is Poor. So...Staff Member?</p><p> </p><p>

Jessie has a notably-Poor Girl-Next-Door gimmick. Given that Tom is switching to something no-nonsense, Jessie's going with Clean Cut.</p><p> </p><p>

Jimmy Hernandez is an Awful Dude. He's sexier than he is a star; he needs to swap with...James Prudence, I think? I get them mixed up. Add "Surfer" to the gimmick, and there you go.</p><p> </p><p>

Justin Sensitive was a Poor Cocky Youth. Back to development, though, for the moment.</p><p> </p><p>

Myself, but that's just because I haven't debuted. Rapper yo. Sugarhill Gang entrance music.</p><p> </p><p>

Mikey Lau is an Average Martial Artist. <em>*shrug*</em></p><p> </p><p>

Paul Huntingdon is Average High Society. Someone needs to tweak that into a weed gimmick. Because #yolo. Sidenote: if anyone backstage says either of those things, I'm decking them.</p><p> </p><p>

Randy Bumfhole is a Below Average Teen Idol. I'm only switching him when Zimmy needs it too.</p><p> </p><p>

Remo is a Below Average Badass; I'm not touching that yet.</p><p> </p><p>

Ric Young is Average with no gimmick.</p><p> </p><p>

Richard Eisen is Below Average with no gimmick. And also not going to appear on the shows.</p><p> </p><p>

Rogue is an untweakable Average Soundrel.</p><p> </p><p>

Skull DeBones is a Poor Avenging Angel. That's...I'm going to let this one play out a bit. I'll tweak if if it hasn't improved in a month or so.</p>

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<p>I'll go over the show in detail later, but for the moment:</p><p> </p><p>

Ana Garcia had a Very Good gimmick change, whereas Kristen Pearce is merely Average.</p><p> </p><p>

I have a Great Rapper gimmick <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>

The Pain Alliance have Excellent chemistry.</p><p> </p><p>

I forgot to add Ana Garcia to the official announcing crew.</p><p> </p><p>

Angry Gilmore is a Below Average Arch Competitor. Jessie [Gilmore] is Above Average in her Clean Cut...tedness?</p><p> </p><p>

Jimmy Hernandez is now an Above Average Surfer Dude.</p><p> </p><p>

Eric is an Average Chosen One.</p><p> </p><p>

Valiant and Hannah work well together.</p><p> </p><p>

Jack is a Below Average Show Stealer.</p><p> </p><p>

We lost popularity.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Eidenhoek" data-cite="Eidenhoek" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="41939" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><p> We lost popularity.</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> A good start then?</p>
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<p>The tag match to open the pre-show wasn't bad, really. I kept things safe with the moves, I just wanted an open match with a script. And I randomly picked two guys to come in midway through the match-again, just to muse along.</p><p> </p><p>

Sammy Smoke-more on him later, but he's one of the late entries-and John Greed were a team; Brett Biggins-one of the late entrants-and Steve Parker; Everest-should have had <em>him</em> come in late-and Monty Trescarde-who actually did really well in learning things; Southern Comfort.</p><p> </p><p>

Sammy and Greed won the fight. Fun little elimination match; everyone did kind of okay, and Everest...has popularity to spare at least?</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 58</strong></p><p>

<em>I'm not sure if my match was entirely necessary, then; this match didn't have a whole ton of good and popular workers, so it seems they're already fairly hyped.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Krissy Angelle, Hannah, Kristen Pearce, Emmy. All in bikinis. Joe Sexy off-script.</p><p> </p><p>

I know it's a cheap way to get the gals over, but they have nice tits.</p><p> </p><p>

What? They got nice tits! And yeah I'd rub oil on any or all of their asses, sure. Have you seen them?</p><p> </p><p>

I'm pretty sure that the sale of tissues trebles when we're in town. Just shut up about it, okay?</p><p> </p><p>

Point is, Joe Sexy is <em>excellent</em> with a mike. This segment was hampered by just being about the sex, which means <em>he could do even better on his own!</em> I'm hoping the other gals aside from Angelle-who is the one with clients, remember?-got more popular.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 70</strong></p><p>

<em>As far as a vehicle for getting our manageresses over, this is probably going to be the pre-show. I'd host it, ha ha, but I </em><em><strong>would</strong></em><em> like the segment to do well, and I'm not going to push them higher up the card that way.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Hollywood Bret Starr vs. K.P. Avatar</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Spoilers: I lose. Going to lose every match my first year; I figure hovering around 30 or so popularity would allow me to re-activate and win the Shooting Star title without a huge issue. Maybe.</p><p> </p><p>

Point is, I decided to have us Work the Crowd. It's not that we're bad at it, mind; he's better than me at everything but, curiously, being menacing. We're both able to do some 10-punches, the back-and-forth string, and we're able to play to the crowd very well after any given move.</p><p> </p><p>

I wanted to up the pressure-of a pre-show match, yes-by having us call it in the ring. Not that it was open, just call it in the ring and see what happens. Fairly simple, fairly short, and shows me that <em>I</em> got a ways to go. He carried me admirably.</p><p> </p><p>

And yes, no dangerous movements. We automatically ban spinal impacts, but I've been dropping the dives and such too just to experiment. And not die.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 56</strong></p><p>

<em>Ana Garcia did not announce here; oops?</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>

Not necessary to work the crowd after the prior segment.</em></p>

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<p>I'll bring up that thing I mentioned with Sammy Smoke earlier. After the show, two things happened:</p><p> </p><p>

</p><ol style="list-style-type:decimal;"><li>Sammy was used way too much.<br /></li><li>Skull DeBones emails me saying that Sammy's a good guy and to watch him in the future.<br /></li></ol><p></p><p> </p><p>

Skull got to beat down on a new guy. Skull needs to get tweaked, and it sucks that he's a bit old already, but that's still really, really good to see. Barring Jack for obvious reasons, I'm a big, big fan of Skull. Vengeance. Going old school, <em>Ares</em>. And I'm not a huge hardcore fan, usually.</p><p> </p><p>

Come to think of it...I'm fairly menacing myself. Next year I'm turning heel, beating up the openers, and <em>then</em> bringing back the Shooting Star Title.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 63</strong></p><p>

<em>Yeah, I need at least a midcarder to get beaten down.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Pain Alliance versus Hero Squad.</p><p> </p><p>

Now this is interesting, as Lord and Scott are a bit hurt there, yeah?</p><p> </p><p>

Very, very strong match. Scott and Laramee absolutely could challenge for the titles, as their experience and chemistry is a monstrous combination supplemented by excellent entertainment skills.</p><p> </p><p>

We scripted it, with Scott over Jungle Lord. I'm trying to run a bit of a long-term story here with Jungle Lord slowly getting worse over time. Aging king of the jungle, if you will. Again, they worked...really, really well. I wish Pain Alliance was about 5 years younger; they'd be tearing it up out there.</p><p> </p><p>

And we didn't have any spine stuff and flying stuff! That means a rematch would be even better on PPV!</p><p> </p><p>

<em>*sigh*</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 74</strong></p><p>

<em>Just misses being second-best, this.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Angry Gilmore and Jessie went on a date together. This was actually because I wanted them to have a moment to actually have a bit of romance.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 71</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Squeeky McClean vs. Jimmy Hernandez</strong></p><p> </p><p>

This was a solid technical match. McClean actually improved a bit <em>and</em> Hernandez had a great gimmick change. Sadly, that was <em>after</em> the match, but still...</p><p> </p><p>

This kind of technical match really hits Squeeky right in the heart of his style. Remember how I've been looking for a capable heel to call in the ring? It's him.</p><p> </p><p>

Man, Gilmore versus McClean...that, that my friends? That's going to be magic.</p><p> </p><p>

Oh, McClean won, obviously. Open, called in the ring.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 75</strong></p><p>

<em>Hernandez is very good, by the way, too.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

DeBones then destroys Eisen. Watch how this does better than with Smoke.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 75</strong></p><p>

<em>Or main eventers get beaten down?</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>The Amazing Bumfholes vs. The Awesomeness ©</strong></p><p> </p><p>

17 minutes of mayhem. It's a draw, a called draw via sports entertainment shmozz affair. James Prudence attacked Cannonball, whereas Randy got attacked by Frederique.</p><p> </p><p>

It's important to keep this feud going, so I didn't want to have a clear victory for The Awesomeness. This allows a third team-probably our best three now-to hop in and give some variety to the matches. Guest commentary, that kind of thing.</p><p> </p><p>

Still, even with it deliberately being a bad match, and...as I recall, one of the brothers either was really good or really bad. Point is, crowd was pretty mad at the ending, which again is actually promising for the real match.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 63</strong></p><p>

<em>Yeah, this is a disaster. I expected it to be, but still, this didn't help the rating.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Generic angle with a Menacing Remo and Entertaining Gilmore. Sadly, Tommy doesn't have a great gimmick, so he's a bit less happy about things. Him and Jack. Not...not ideal.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 81</strong></p><p>

<em>I expected Remo to carry this higher, to be honest.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rogue vs. Mikey Lau</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Standard booking. Slow build, an open, called match. Beautiful, beautiful work from a B-Team Main Eventer and a hyper-talented midcarder. Mikey is <em>not</em> a potential figurehead, but he <strong>is</strong> easily capable of pulling big numbers in the National Battle. This was a great match. Brilliant co-main event. Ignoring that...well...again, it was my first show!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 81</strong></p><p>

<em>Mikey is getting involved with the North American Title hunt if I can help it.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Jack Bruce and The Crippler brawled, with Brandon James, Frederique Antonio Garcia, Joey Morgan, Paul Huntingdon, Valiant, and Squeeky McClean keeping them apart.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 78</strong></p><p>

<em>Good: Many storylines intermixed here.</em></p><p><em>

Bad: Terrible angle.</em></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<em>Jack Bruce pulled his own little promo.</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 90</strong></p><p>

<em>Surprisingly low?</em></p><p> </p><p>

~~~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Overall: 77</strong></p><p>

<em>Yeah...Sammy Smoke a bit too much.</em></p>

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<p>I refuse to comment on the rumors that we paid fans to go to USPW's show with a whole bunch of SWF chants.</p><p> </p><p> <span style="color:#C0C0C0;"><em>Totally true.</em></span><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> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="41939" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>OOC:<p> NOTBPW pulled a 100 match between...Duane and Johnny, I think? Maybe DeColt? Point is, that was when I was save-scumming for the above to not backfire, so I lost a MOTYC match ON THE FIRST SHOW NOTBPW HAD.</p><p> </p><p> Oh well.</p><p> </p><p> <em>*shrug*</em></p></div></blockquote>
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A few developments:


By the way, Scott started running his mouth about his pay, so I gave him a stern warning. Nothing happened.


James Prudence (yes, the other of the two to push) told some road stories backstage. Pretty neat guy!


Oh, right, why is there another show? So USPW decided to bring another show to air, a B show.


Since I realize we need popularity, and money would be nice, I did two things:


-Get Pay-Per-View coverage in Mexico.


-Start a new show.


Brought back Elite.


On a subscription network.


Called Reverie.



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<p>OOC Time:</p><p> </p><p>

So I'm save-scumming to get an 85-or-better on this upcoming show. It's <em>really</em> difficult; I've hit 84 (and I think 78), and I <em>think</em> I've found the right order, but a few things to note:</p><p> </p><p>

Randy Bumfhole and Steven Parker are changing gimmicks.</p><p> </p><p>

The Awesomeness are hurting each other by being the same gimmick-as an aside, I should put a suggestion that a "Unit" tag team not be docked for that, as...they're the same team, same gimmick. I get that one being outshadowed by the other is a thing, but at the same time, I'm not having Huey and...uh...Brandon James be the same gimmick.</p><p> </p><p>

My tag teams are decidedly midcard; more on that later.</p><p> </p><p>

I think I burned out the crowd \(._.)/</p><p> </p><p>

Oh! I got a note that Mikey...uh...whatever, Mikey James, debuted a new spot that showcases his athleticism, and his psychology will be improved by making that a go-to spot! That's a really cool note that I don't understand and likely will scum around it, sadly.</p>

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<p>I gave a moment for The Amazing Bumfholes and Hannah to mess around on the mike. And for Zimmy to change his gimmick.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 68</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Primus Allen vs. K.P. Avatar</strong></p><p> </p><p>

A Called Match with domination on the part of Allen. Figured I might as well test out one of the RIPW prospects.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 37</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

American Machine, Robbie Retro, Marshall Dillon, Oliver Kobb, Steven Parker, and Jimmy Hernandez chat it out. Good change for Parker.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 65</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Joe Sexy hosts a bikini contest with Emma Chase, BJ O'Neill, Ana Garcia, and Kristen Pearce.</p><p> </p><p>

Chase wins.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 67</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Pain Alliance vs. Joey Morgan and Jimmy Hernandez</strong></p><p> </p><p>

I took Scott pretty much out of the quality of the match. Kept him limited, kept it open, and...meh.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 70</strong></p>

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<p><strong>Hero Squad vs. The Amazing Bumfholes vs. The Awesomeness©</strong></p><p> </p><p>

I took out the bans on moves'n'such because I wanted to rock it out on the debut of the show.</p><p> </p><p>

I also wanted to continue The Platinum Blondes (is that who they're called?) interfering on the Bumfholes.</p><p> </p><p>

I <em>also</em> wanted to continue the ongoing story of Jungle Lord's downfall.</p><p> </p><p>

Great story-telling match opportunity.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 73</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Brandon James pwnt Valiant. Again, I hate slang.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 76</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Skull DeBones pwnt Joey Morgan. Good selling.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 80</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Remo pwns Rogue. BEST BOOKING EVER.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 81</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Squeeky McClean vs. Mikey Lau, Submission Match</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Lau was off his game, and they've clicked a lot better in some experiments running against each other.</p><p> </p><p>

<em>*shrug*</em></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 77</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Jacky-boy Bruce and The Crippler-who...Ray Kingman needs to decapitate him-brawl. Good hype for a match.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 86</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Angry Gilmore vs. Rogue</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Remo ruined things for everyone. And Rogue was off his game. That's sad. The latter; the former was fine.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 75</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~</p><p> </p><p>

Bruce and Remo faced off with Starr, Smoke, Huntingdon, Trescarde, Biggins, and Everest. Woo!</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 95</strong></p><p> </p><p>

~~~~~</p><p> </p><p>

And Eric told his father he's banned from the arena. Unscripted, per his request. He bombed.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rating: 71</strong></p><p>

<em>Yes, this was post-show.</em></p>

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<p>So we lost Roger Cage to USPW <em>and</em> they nabbed Nelson Callum, who I hadn't even considered.</p><p> </p><p>

We got Masked Cougar.</p><p> </p><p>

And Marat Khoklov.</p><p> </p><p>

We're now a cool 300 points ahead in the Battle.</p><p> </p><p>

~~~</p><p> </p><p>

Brandon James pulled a rib on Runaway Train. <em>*sigh*</em></p><p> </p><p>

Gave him a stern warning. No issue.</p><p> </p><p>

Biggins did some impressions. Woo!</p><p> </p><p>

Now I <em>could</em> rib Runaway Train if I wanted to be a colossal a-hole.</p><p> </p><p>


<span style="color:#FFFFFF;">So yeah that Elaborate Plot would have been a bad idea.</span></p>

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