dormammu Posted May 6, 2006 Share Posted May 6, 2006 So, I was thinking of creating my own mod... sort of a fictional universe. (Along the same lines as the CornellVerse.) I'm making it for myself, but I figure if it looks like anyone out there is interested in playing it, I may release it. It'll probably be a few weeks until completion. Anyway, here's a quick writeup on it: Sports Entertainment came along very much sooner in this reality, it actually started in the early seventies and peaked in the early/mid eighties. Hardcore came along earlier as well, starting in 1983 or so. It filled the gap of the dying Sports Entertainment. In fact, Hardcore became a nationwide phenomenon. However, one company, World Caliber Wrestling, is holding on with the Sports Entertainment theme, but insiders predict the promotion will be crumbling soon under its own weight unless some drastic changes are made. In Mexico, Wrestling never really caught on. There's one large promotion of traditonal lucha, but not much else. In the far south of the country, there's a new upstart, fusing Lucha with American Hardcore, but it's so small as to have made no real impact anywhere yet. In the UK, the Wrestling scene is different. One of the biggest stars of the "Golden Age" of American Wrestling (mid 1950's) was British and brought Wrestling back to his country. The UK is dominated by Traditonal promotions. Though, there is one Hardcore promotion starting up in Scotland. But so far, it's been barely surviving. Unless something changes soon, it'll disappear. Hardcore has not proven popular in Europe so far. In Japan, where you'd expect Hardcore and Garbage promotion to be thriving, a shock awaits. Not only is Hardcore not popular, it's been banned by the Japanese government. Rumors are they're about to lift this ban, but no one is sure. But, as Japan stands now, Hybrid promotions are the rage. MMA Crossovers are what's big. The Japanese want realistic fights. Cutting Edge has also done very well in Japan. There's also a medium sized Traditonal fed, which is doing fairly well at this time, but is struggling to find a good audience. A quick overview of a few feds: International Extreme Wrestling Alliance -- The IEWA virtually created Hardcore in America, and is the biggest Hardcore organization in the country. Phoenix Championship Wrestling -- One of the "Golden Age" traditonal promotions, it started dying in the late seventies as audiences flocked to Sports Entertainment. It used to be an International level organization, but shrank down considerably. In a desperate move, PCW converted to Hardcore just a year or so ago, right as Hardcore was becoming popular. Unfortunately, they also alienated almost their entire remaining fanbase and struggled to survive long enough to get new fans. PCW is building a new fanbase, but is still very shaky money wise. Grand Tour Professional Wrestling -- GTPW is trying to bring Japanese style Hybrid to the USA. They tour extensively around the West Coast, sometimes going as far East as Texas. Sadly, Hybrid isn't catching on much in the USA. In a strange twist, GTPW is actually more popular in Japan than the USA, and they're looking into having a regular show in Japan. Omni Wrestling East (USA) and Omni Wrestling Japan (Japan) -- OWJ was founded in Japan as a Cutting Edge type promotion. OWE was their extension promotion in the US, based in California. Doing very well in Japan, and acheiving limited success in America. Pure Power Wrestling -- Ironically, PPW is the organization that created Sports Entertainment, but their #1 position was usurped by World Caliber Wrestling. They slowly lost their audience and cash flow, until they made a desperate move similar to PCW. But instead of going Hardcore, they adopted a Cutting Edge type style. They have a loyal fanbase in the Tri-State region, but lack popularity outside that area. PPW hopes to once again revolutionize wrestling. World Caliber Wrestling -- A massive Juggernaut, a Global promotion. They're popular everywhere. Sports Entertainment as a whole has been going downhill for a few years. WCW is virtually the only Sports Entertainment organization left. They have a massive roster and a slowly decreasing cash flow. However, by virtue of being the last of their kind, they have a nearly permanent fanbase of people who like Sports Entertainment still, but have no where else to go to see it. King's Road Wrestling -- Japan's answer to WCW. A regional size promotion in Japan, trying to survive in a country crazy for Hybrid promotions. Realistic angles and technically superior wrestling are all that keeps them alive. I have at least 6-7 more promotions planned on, but that's enough for now. (I didn't even touch on Mexico or the UK and didn't even list Japan's National sized Hybrid promotion.) Anyway, does this seem like anything anyone would be interested in playing once I finish it? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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