Wade Posted November 3, 2017 Share Posted November 3, 2017 Hey guys. I'm often lurking here, but I don't really post much. I tried a diary once before, but hadn't really read any and it lasted all of like two events of terrible before I realized I should take some time and read some work. Few years later, I'm taking another swing. Hopefully this one will be more enjoyable for everyone. I really enjoy reading TFC's style in WCW: Heart and Soul, and will follow a pretty similar show format to his. Well, I tell ya, it's been a crazy ten years since I married my wife Laura. I had the perfect life planned out for us -- all set to begin my campaign for election to the US House of Representatives in the '78 voting cycle. When I wound up on the short end of that, I got into oil a bit, making connections in high places so my office could sit alongside theirs. After I sold out of the business, I was all set to help my daddy become the President of the United States, aiding his campaign for the most prestigious office in the world. Behind closed doors, I was wheeling and dealing with some real money investors -- we were looking to put together a package to purchase Major League Baseball's Texas Rangers. Then, it all fell apart. The investor group to purchase the Rangers was all a farce. Headed by rats for the Democratic National Committee, all they wanted from the beginning was a look at the family finances. With them, they planned on attacking Daddy and his campaign. It didn't take long for word to get to Daddy. He was madder'n hell. It didn't take long for him to fire my ass, and I was headed from D.C. back to Texas with my head down and tail tucked. My political career was in ruins. I'd sold out of the oil business. My dream of buying the Texas Rangers was a joke from the jump. What the hell else is a Texan supposed to do? The one thing a Texan knows better than most. Wrasslin. ______________________________________________ It's March of '87 now, and I'm just deciding to get into the business. I know what I like in wrestling -- I see a lot of it right here in my home state of Texas. World Class and Bill Watts' UWF both do a great job of telling a time ol' story of a bad guy and a good guy squarin' off to see who's toughest. It's simple to understand and enthralling all the same. I know the business is getting more and more mainstream every day. Vince and Jim have their eyes on the big picture, and we will, too. Maybe not as much as Vince -- after all, it's the story in the ring that's most important -- but we'd be fools to ignore the importance of generating mainstream attention. One thing I think that can set us apart from the rest is casting a light on high level athletes. I know some are too small to be bought as world champs, ain't no question there, but in terms of what style I want to see in the ring, I'm thinkin' more Steamboat/Flair and less Hogan/Bundy. My name is George Dubya Bush, and I've got Real Plans for Real Business. ___________________________________________ My first move was to secure distribution -- namely, television. I knew the Mid South would be our primary target operating out of Texas, and Channel 4 KFDA gives us a Big platform for what will be our flagship television show. You know how everything's bigger in Texas? So is our reach. I also secured a 6 month deal with Channel 44 WSNS in Chicago. It's a great network for wrestling, but it only reaches a Very Small amount of potential households in the Great Lakes area. Hell, some is better than none, and this at least gives us eyeballs outside our home base. I knew I had a vision, and now I had television distribution in two major markets. What I didn't have, was connections. I'd did all my networking in DC and oil, and needed some help navigating this new world. Bill Apter was the publisher and editor of virtually every wrestling magazine I could get my hands on. If anybody could get me the meetings I wanted with the people I needed, I had to believe it was him. He did just that, too. We'd assembled a starting roster I could be proud of, and made some major announcements regarding our branding moving forward. Nothing speaks to Texans quite like Ol' Glory, and you'd be haaard pressed to find a more American combination than Texas and wrestlin. And of course, we had to announce our new television program. Everything was in place. We weren't starting out with a big outfit -- of the twenty-seven companies identified as true Professional Wrestling Promotions by my guy Bill, we were considered to be a bigger company than only two of them. I had to hope that with good stories, the right characters, and maybe just a bit of luck, we could make a run at Texas and perhaps the rest of the country. At the least, hopefully we can make a few bucks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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