CobheadJake Posted April 13, 2019 Share Posted April 13, 2019 I missed it. There is no thrill for someone like me that feels quite like wrestling. Once upon a time I was a top star in Canada in the DeColt run Canadian Golden Combat (CGC) promotion. A company that, in a modern era, just does not live up to the standards it once held. Canada is Stone country now. I don’t dislike the Stones, and I obviously don’t dislike the DeColts, but I wasn’t getting my fix for wrestling by watching either company. That’s where Ontario Wrestling Association comes in. It’s a boring name, I know. ‘Wrestling Association’. Truth is, it sounds stupid, but I didn’t want a flashy name. If I was going to start a wrestling promotion, if we were known for anything, I wanted it to be for our product. I’m a fan of old school wrestling. Bad guys vs good guys. Stories. None of this 'sports entertainment' crap that those American companies, or 21CW, or seemingly every other god damn promotion promotes. It’s what I knew when I wrestled, and it’s what I wanted to focus on in my own company. If I were to be critical of myself, I’d admit that maybe I should open my mind up to modern wrestling as it has passed me by, but honestly, I truthfully think that old school wrestling has its place in modern wrestling. I hope to provide that. Fortunately for myself, being considered a legend in Canadian wrestling, I had amassed a decent sum of money and, despite OWA only being considered a local promotion, it allowed me to invest a nice quantity of money into my promotion straight away, and it allowed me to start my own wrestling dojo, OWA Dojo – yes, I know, another simple and bland name –, to accompany my promotion, as I truthfully wanted our own stars to be at the heart of the promotion, even though they might not always be the champion. I never want someone to walk into our company and just be made ‘the guy’, but if we create a wrestler in our dojo, mould them into someone who can be a valuable contribution to our company and the world of wrestling as a whole, then we can make an identity out of that. What makes me truly happy is that my friend, and partner from the CGC days, Jon Jetson could join me for this. Is he the nicest guy ever? No, but he’s also not the worst. He knows his place in the history of wrestling and he demands a certain level of respect because of it. He, and I, might not be the most well-known figures across the world, but our names commanded a certain level of respect within Canada. When he finally retired last year, he started to promote some small shows in Canada and, just like myself, produces wrestling matches when our input is needed. Bringing him in though, I wasn’t looking for a road agent. I could do that as long as the company is small. With Jon, I wanted him to be my colour commentator. No matter what though, I just wanted my friend to be a part of what I’m starting here, and I hope he appreciates that. Plus, he’ll be the head trainer at the OWA dojo in the meantime, so I’m sure he’ll be kept busy. So I, Ed Monton, with my friend Jon Jetson, am seeking a new thrill. I’ve been the wrestler. I’ve been a star. But now I get the chance to see others do that. Create new stars. Promote new wrestlers. Entertain an audience of wrestling fans who, like me, might want some old school wrestling to fit into this new, modern school of thought. Big bad guys. Tough underdogs who rise to the top. Nefarious villains who cheat to win. Simple storytelling but with effective conclusions. All I need is a roster of wrestlers who fit those moulds; those ideals. First things first, I want to thank smw88 for whipping up a logo for me to use for this diary and in my game! There will be no particular schedule with this save but I hope to be quite regular. The plan is, for now, to do yearly reviews of our product and what is happening with OWA. After each year review, I may post a few extra pieces that discuss things going on in my save, either in my company or in the entire game, that didn't quite fit within the yearly review. Once I get weekly television, if I get to that point, I may do different styles of write-ups. If anyone has any comments, advice or wants to help out in any way, maybe even with some fancy graphics for Ed Monton or some title belts that I so desperately need , then let me know! I am always open to advice and constructive criticism. Though, be warned, my yearly reviews will be quite text heavy. Thank you everyone, hopefully you enjoy this, and I stick to it! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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