RockySmith Posted November 21, 2016 Share Posted November 21, 2016 swffanatics.com Rumors Confirmed: Jerry Eisen Out as Head Booker The rumors that have been circulating since mid-November that the SWF was hiring an experienced former employee of either USPW or TCW as head booker, and that Jerry Eisen's transitional reign would soon come to an end, have been confirmed as true. Before we tell you who it is, lets go over the top 4 storylines of the Jerry Eisen era: 4. Paul Huntingdon's North American Title reign Although he certainly wasn't booked to look overly strong, Paul Huntingdon had a very good slimy heel title reign. His smug sense of entitlement with the belt garnered great heel heat with the audience. Between ducking opponents, buying friends, and just straight up cheating to win most of his matches, Huntingdon managed to escape every match with the title and everyone couldn't wait to see him lose it. Joey Morgan, in our opinion, was a perfect choice to take the title from him. Morgan is Huntingdon's opposite in almost every way, having a blue collar work ethic and never backing down from a fight. (Plus having a former TCW World Champion have to fight his way up to become a midcard champion in the SWF does wonders for the prestige of the title.) As there is already a rematch set for When Hell Freezes Over, this feud will continue into the new year. 3. The Amazing Bumfholes vs the Awesomeness Fast paced, high flying action is not something the SWF is generally known for, but we love it and enjoy watching every combination of matches these 4 have fought each other in over the last 6 months. The verbal sparring has made for some fun interviews as well. The feud has a sense of evenness to it that keeps the matches intriguing and unpredictable. The Awesomeness finally captured the tag titles in early December, and it was a fun touch to have all 4 men be on the same Christmas Clash team a week later, with both Stardust and Zimmy surviving the match. They already have another title match booked for When Hell Freezes over this month, so look for this feud to continue. 2. The World Title Picture Eisen took over as head booker in August, shortly after the Supreme Challenge. He got to inherit the long awaited World Heavyweight title reign of Angry Gilmore. Gilmore was booked as a fighting champion who would defend his belt in more than just the obligatory once a month PPV match. Sometimes he would just come out on Supreme TV and issue an open challenge cause he felt like it. This meant that in addition to the stellar matches that he had with the likes of Rogue, Eric Eisen, and Brendan James, we got to see people like James Prudence, John Greed, and even Marshal Dillon get some world title shots on free TV. The tournament leading to Remo's victory over Gilmore for the title did a lot to highlight the importance of the belt and how much everyone involved wanted a shot at it. There were some feuds that splintered off of the tournament, such as Valiant vs Brandon James. Remo looks poised to be a dominating champion, and his first defense will come against Gilmore and, after last week's reveal, Rogue in a triple threat match at When Hell Freezes Over. 1. The Crippler The creation of The Crippler was Jerry Eisen's first major booking move. Lobster Warrior ripping off his mask and throwing it away before taking a chair and completely dismantling an unsuspecting Jack Bruce while the camera panned around to see the shocked faces and children's tears in the crowd is one of the most shocking moments in SWF history. The ultimate babyface hero snapping and turning into a no nonsense heel with no redeeming qualities was a joy to watch. With Bruce out of the picture, The Crippler naturally feuded with his former Heroes United! stable mates, Captain Atomic and Jungle Lord, who were just as shocked and betrayed by his turn. The successful stable, which was responsible for disbanding the Chase Agency in late 2014 by winning the 3v3 elimination match, was a favorite among the crowd. This feud was very one sided in The Crippler's favor, though Jungle Lord did manage to get one upset victory in. Removing Jack Bruce from SWF television for over 4 months and counting was also a bold move. As he has been the main focus of the show for many years now, this has definitely given the SWF a different look for a while, whether that has been for better or worse. Jack's return date has been a well kept secret so far, and he has still been spotted in public wearing a neckbrace as recently as last week. Maybe Kayfabe is alive and well. Now that that is out of the way, the new SWF head booker as of January 1st 2016 is ... http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p410/Rocky-Smith/SWF/Shane%20Sneer_zps8ufevygb.jpg Shane Sneer Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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