KnowYourEnemy Posted February 7, 2017 Share Posted February 7, 2017 I've started (another) run-through with the most recent Draft. I want this thread to promote, and discuss, the draft community (in general). In this case, we used the 1994 Rising Storms database. I will be "observing" this as Dave Meltzer. But now, a quick run down of the major companies. http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/f4w/images/4/4b/Meltzer.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070604153316 Australia: AAWC [Regional] The AAWC contains many major American stars from the "new generation": Bret Hart, Razor Ramon and Shawn Michaels call the promotion home. Don't let the lineup fool you, AAWC is an australian old-school puro promotion through and through. AydenReid was smart to add local aussie stars to the mix, too, and Marc Mecedes usually ends up in the main event as well. They're always putting on great shows, but they're going to struggle to get the necessary popularity to expand on PPV or on TV. Europe: German Championship Wrestling [National] German Championship Wrestling mixes traditional British and European stars with hot American talents. GCW mixes modern wrestling with sports entertainment -- if I had to pin it down, I'd say Lucha Underground meets old-school WCW. Tardelli did a good job picking up stars over in Europe, which should come in handy when and if the bigger american companies offer over workers, such as Owen Hart, big contracts to jump ship. America: Championship Wrestling Federation [National] Run by Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Championship Wrestling Federation combines the style of the NWA with the savvy of the WWF. Filled to the brim with classic WCW stars, Ric Flair, Sting and Stunning Steve Austin all call the promotion home, one may accurately state CWF is the youngest promotion out there. ACCBiggz has assembled the stars to take on both American promotions. America: Big Boys Wrestling [National] LucianCarter's promotion resembles the "sports entertainment" model the closest. With burgeoning stars and smark favorite Jim Cornette behind the wheel, his company is an unstoppable force, with the potential to level the playing field and consistently rack up wins in national battles. Hogan, Taker, Warrior, Vader ... all the big boys have come from New England to duke it out on the grand stage. America: Gamma Ray Wrestling [National] Kijar's promotion brings out the fan in all of us -- he has many dream matches in the ring, albeit many of them involving tag encounters. A much more in-ring based product, one has to wonder if they have the star power to compete with both Jim Cornette and Mr. McMahon. However, the matches should be fun to watch in the interim. Japan: Pure Cruiserweight Grappling [Cult] Founded by the Japanese legend Antonio Inoki, Pure Cruiserweight Grappling provides an all-Junior heavyweight take on Japanese wrestling. KYE, or KnowYourEnemy, assembled a fine team of talents, including three tiger masks and two super ligers on one roster, but dissension within the ranks over the weight limit seems to led to the roster being somewhat of an "incoherent mess". Still, PCG offers some of the best in-ring action in the universe, but the star power is lacking. Japan: World Honor Wrestling [National] Uncrewed assembled a more traditional promotion with World Honor Wrestling. His roster, not his design, provides the blueprint for success. Many of Japan's greatest heavyweights and junior heavyweights call WHW home, and insiders think that the promotion will produce 5-star matches on a near monthly basis. Several stars are on the wrong side of time decline, including Terry Funk and Stan Hansen, and overall the heavyweight division may need to be retooled for the future. [Month 1 highlights coming next!] [if anyone feels this should be in diary board, feel free to transfer -- I think it fits better here, as this will only last a couple weeks and is a watcher game] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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