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So I got this idea for a mod that I want to share with you guys, the problem? It sounds like something you'd hear in a fanfic. But hey, there have been worse ideas so; if there's enough of a positive reception or request, I'll consider making it a reality.


Here's the deal: Three years ago, four popular figures within the internet wrestling community (three of which were not nearly as well-known as they are now) were invited by a mysterious and shadowy figure. Folks simply called him 'The Grand Avatar', and there he made a deal. They would be put in an alternate universe where they had their very own promotions and had the power to create their own rosters, titles and storylines. To his surprise, they accepted; feeling that this would be their shot to prove how good of a writer and promoter they could be. But they had to keep a promise, they could never reveal to anyone; no matter who they are or what they were the secret, if they did; they would be thrown out of the game and their promotion would cease to exist. As the years went on and people inevitably found out, six more hopefuls would join in. As of now, there are ten promotions currently playing a dangerous game. A game that only the smartest of smarks know.


A game simply known as The Pact.


The Chosen Ones


1. Pro Wrestling Revival

Owner: Dalyxman

Located In: South East

History: The first one to take the opportunity, Dalyxman hit the ground running; declaring that "your boy" would create a revival not seen since the Attitude Era. Naturally, some were skeptical about this claim; as up to this point, he had not proven himself to be a writer. Three years later, he can now claim to be the dominating leader of all of wrestling; thanks in large part to backing from legends such as Mick Foley and Paul Heyman, but also thanks to combining the rebellious, counter-culture feel of the Attitude Era with the workrate and ability of the New Era and the storytelling and world-building of Lucha Underground and NXT.


At first, the company rallied around wrestlers such as Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Jay Lethal and Kurt Angle; but as time passed, they began to host big time wrestlers such as A.J Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Chris Jericho, Sasha Banks and Bayley. Legend says, the very moment A.J Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura signed with PWR was the moment PWR officially cemented itself as the company to beat. Since then, Dalyxman's Pro Wrestling Revival has continued to exceed even the most optimistic of projections and looks to stay on top the Pact for a long time to come.


2. Wrestling With Respect

Owner: Brian Zane

Location: South West

Like with Dalyxman, he too got on the right foot picking up wrestlers such as John Cena, Seth Rollins and Charlotte to represent his figureheads. When his roster was finished, it was clear he had the star-power and muscle to take the wrestling world by storm. But there was only one problem...what was his product? Facing criticism for having an awfully similar roster akin to WWE, he decided to switch things up and create a 'respectful blend', mixing the sports entertainment melo-drama seen in WWE with the current, modern indy wrestling seen in ROH, PWG and LU. The end result, Wrestling With Respect, a play on the words 'Wrestling With Wregret', the then fledgling show which showcased the worst of pro wrestling.


So far, the move seems to have paid off and has racked up quite the fan-base; both amazed at how well the conflicting styles actually complimented quite nicely. But it hasn't all been perfect, dealing with the pressures of running a company soon got to Brian and soon, he called on an old friend to lend him a hand. Since then, he's found himself neck and neck with PWR as to who the more dominant company really is.


3. WhatCulture Pro Wrestling

Owners: Adam Blampied and Adam Pacitti

Located: North England

Life-time wrestling fans in their own right, The two Adams saw the Pact as an opportunity to finally achieve a life long dream they had always perused. Owning a wrestling company. At first, it felt as if the two would crumble under the pressure, but thanks in part to a highly publicized signing of C.M Punk; they began to run a wave of momentum that saw them be virtually the second biggest company in all of wrestling.


In 2016, the Adams finally made their dream a reality and made history when they became the first company ever to transcend from The Pact and into the real world. Unfortunately, this came at the cost of their commitment to their other WCPW; which began to cool significantly. Luckily, they came to a deal; with help from The Grand Avatar, they were able to create clones of themselves to take care of The Pact's WCPW while they took care of the real world's WCPW. As of today, 'This Culture' has found itself as the solid alternative to the hybrid WWR or the indy-kings at PWR and it doesn't seem that they'll be slowing down anytime soon.


4. Meltzer Mark Wrestling

Owner: Dave Meltzer

Location: South West

Perhaps the most shocking thing about this promotion is how Dave actually agreed to do it. (He didn't do it willingly, but was eventually goaded by Bryan Alveraz to try it out) A long time wrestling columnist and reviewer, Dave decided to do something completely different and headed to Japan...kind of.


Gathering a healthy balance of American grown talent (Samoa Joe, Rob Van Dam, Matt Sydal) with some of Japan's finest exports, (Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada and Hideo Itami or KENTA as he referred to back then) and he created a brand new type of puroresu called 'Meltzer-Resu', combining the traditional American style of wrestling with Japan's heavy-hitting ways.


The experiment has been a surprising success, thanks in part to Dave Meltzer's high quality booking and for hosting in ring talent on par (and in some cases better than) with PWR. As of right now, they are currently engaged in a respectful rivalry with WCPW to determine who the better 'alternative' is.


International Flair

5. Maple Leaf Wrestling

Owner: Lance Storm

Location: Alberta

Six months passed, and eventually The Grand Avatar got bored of the same four promotions duking it out and decided to invite one more person to join The Pact. Lance Storm gladly accepted the opportunity and decided to set up his promotion right where he lived: Alberta, Canada! Already, Lance promised to stay true to his technical roots while adding very little frills or flips. With a roster mixed with technical wizards (Daniel Bryan, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa) and unproven talent, (David Hart Smith, Chad Gable and Zack Sabre Jr) MLW was set to take off.


MLW got off to a relatively slow start, but after a historic deal with SMW in which the two put on a once in a lifetime 'super-show'; MLW started to take off and has become the pride of not just Canada, but a good part of the globe as well. Currently, there are rumors that Lance will start a women's division once he reaches the 'National' level.


6. Total Extreme Wrestling

Owner: Adam Ryland

Location: South England

From game developer to wrestling promoter, Adam Ryland's life used to be pretty normal until he joined The Pact; creator of the popular EWR and eventually TEW series, Adam had never thought of starting his own wrestling promotion. But thanks to The Pact, he got his wish.


Having a love of CHIKARA, he decided to base his promotion on making it about the weirdest and boldest of wrestlers. Initially laughed off, people stopped laughing with Randy Orton, A.J Styles and Cesaro signed on and for awhile, it seemed that TEW would actually find it's way in The Pact...that was until a year later when most of his roster was purged by PWR (which meant bye-bye A.J Styles) and he had to fill in the holes, he found gems in Xavier Woods, Dalton Castle and Matt Hardy and soon the company began to slowly but surely rise from the ashes.


Recently, the company hit another setback when Adam had to take a break to work on the latest WMMA game, WMMA 5. The company has since then been run by of all people Vince Russo who always seems to live things a little weirder than they are. Rest assured, as long as they're around; who knows what wacky adventures will happen next?


The Unlikely Alliance


7. Smoky Mountain Wrestling

Owner: Jim Cornette

Location: South East

Jim Cornette is not shy about the wrestling world and his opinions on it, but unlike all of his other collegues; he was not invited to join the game at first. He was actually contacted by his good friend Brian Zane, who was currently struggling with having to run his own company in WWR; Jim came in and showed him the ropes, which got The Grand Avatar's eye.


Intrigued by his booking skill and mind for the business, he was given the right to bring his own promotion into the forefront. An offer he simply couldn't refuse. Fueled with a new kind of power, he immediately hired Roman Reigns and Dolph Ziggler to take the forefront; eventually he delved into The Briscoe Brothers and a then unknown Braun Strowman. Faced with the threat of PWR trying to buy away some of his stars, he decided to form an alliance with the then struggling TOW to take care of each other and always provide a helping hand when needed.


8. Torch of Wrestling

Owner: Wade Keller

Location: Mid West

While not on the same level as Dave Meltzer when it comes to internet notoriety, Wade Keller was and still is a well-respect journalist of wrestling in his own right. He made a surprising jump into The Pact after so many of his readers began questioning him about it. Thinking that it wouldn't be the hardest thing he's ever done, he went in and gave The Grand Avatar his vision. (Which was basically WWE for more unproven and underutilized talent)


The Grand Avatar loved this preposition and soon, TOW was born. Everything seemed to be going very well for the upstart promotion until he realized that PWR, WWR and WCPW were getting in the way of success. (Not many people remember when Adam Cole, Damien Sandow and even Jay Lethal were part of TOW) And soon, financial decay started to swallow them.


Approaching bankruptcy and seeing how Jim Cornette helped WWR in their time of need, TOW turned to SMW and the two immediately worked out a deal. The two promotions would help each other whenever possible and leave all of their wrestlers exclusive to another, that way; they would never run out of wrestlers to book. This strategy has helped to revive TOW and now they seem to have a bright future in The Pact.


9. PS3-Wrestling

Owner: LugeyPS3

Location: Mid Atlantic

More than a year after the last person to enter, The Grand Avatar decided to do something completely unprecedented in the Pact and invited YouTube reaction video star and fellow wrestling fan in her own right LugeyPS3 to join The Pact. Without any question, she accepted and created her soon to be empire in PS3-Wrestling...unfortunately, she immediately hit a snag when she realized, she had absolutely no experience in booking a wrestling promotion.


Confused, she immediately turned to SMW to give her a hand and thanks to a little training from Jim Cornette; she became a relatively decent booker in her own right and made her promotion a household name in New York and the third member of the alliance between SMW and TOW. Some continue to question what it is she wants out of this, to that her answer is simple. All she wants is to have fun and show the wrestling world that you don't need to be a master promoter to put on a good show. All you need is a heart and a passion for the business and everything will fall in it's place.


10. Diamond Wrestling Alliance

Owner: Diamond Dallas Page

Location: Mid Atlantic


As a former wrestler turned health fitness/yoga instructor, it would come as to no surprise that Diamond Dallas Page would want in on building his own wrestling promotion. And when some of his followers began telling him about The Pact, he had to see what it was about. And thus, Diamond Wrestling Alliance was created as a sort of 'modern day tribute to old school southern wrestling'.


But it wouldn't be long until he hit a snag, Jeff Jarrett found his way into the new promotion and began to hog the world title, burying other wrestlers who were more deserving of it like with in TNA. It didn't help that he brought along old WCW/TNA friends such as Scott Steiner, Raven, Bully Ray and even Hulk Hogan.


In a last ditch effort to save his promotion, DDP joined the growing alliance of SMW, TOW and PS3-W to form 'The Unlikely Four', getting it's name from the fact that the four owners involved were all completely different people. Has it completely redeemed the struggling promotion? No. But for now it seems, it has at least stopped the bleeding.

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="DatIsraeliGuy" data-cite="DatIsraeliGuy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43799" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>This looks really fun and weird, I like it.<p> Is it ready to release?</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I'm glad you like the idea.</p><p> </p><p> I've only gotten starting with planning the universe out, I haven't really gotten to adding all of the wrestlers in yet and everything else about it. But once I get through with all the planning and world building, it should someday be out. Maybe by some time in October-December? There's a possibility.</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="EdinburghBoy" data-cite="EdinburghBoy" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43799" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>If this is good to go, I will be more than happy to play it?<p> </p><p> How many wrestlers are you thinking aboout using in the database? And are you keeping any real life companies around or will all be brand new standalones?</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I'm thinking of porting all of the wrestlers from MildlyAmusing's 2016 mod and making a few fixes to some of the stats to fit how they would have probably grown in this environment, some of it my personal opinion, some of it a majority agree on, but overall; something that satisfies many people. It is an alternate universe, anything is possible!</p><p> </p><p> No real-life companies, this is an alternate universe for a reason. If the Grand Avatar knew what was happening, he'd be exposed for who he really was!</p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Wheelz316" data-cite="Wheelz316" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="43799" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>No Chris Denker?</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Sorry man, I don't know enough about him. Maybe if there is a request after the initial release, i'll include him.</p>
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