Not sure if many play early classics. I am feverishly playing to connect the dots to may active fed (been at it for many years but have picked up pace in recent months)
Anyway I am at a point where the arrogant Big Superstar has waltzed in and I just wonder how others may have used him and how they did. I am trying to write him as a bit of a laughing stock who thinks he’s great but cannot get over with the fans. I did kind of push him a bit figuring his charisma might get him title shot. And was actually glad when he upset Caiman to win it. But hoped he’d drop it immediately but to my surprise he held off a challenge from Grogan. So he seems a bit better than I thought. Of course he know believes he is the greatest thing in the galaxy and I’m still trying to set him up for a fall. Just interesting how he has done because although there are a few losses to the likes of Omega (ec2083 card), Caiman (1 loss and 1 win) and Star Warrior among them he has beaten the likes of Caiman, Morpheus, Cosmos and Grogan (twice). Surprised by this
wayne, Big Superstar is definitely doing better for you than he did for me in the Early Classics Period.
Those are some impressive victories by Big Superstar for you as Caiman (one of my personal favorite Early Classics cards) was a 2 time champion for me, Morpheus was a 4 time champion for me, and Grogan was a 6 time champion for me during the Early Classics Period.
I like the card too. I just got surprised at his moderate success so far. It seems as long as the other guy isn’t too agile he can mix it up. I think the level 2 comeback on his level 3 defense helps him quite a bit. A few times he’s been on the ropes and rolled that for me
Admittedly I did give him a big initial push reasoning Morpheus (and to to a less extent Omega) got sucked in by his charisma and felt he was a big draw and capable of headlining shows. He unexpected grasped the opportunity. Am still working towards him leaving in frustration and something of an unpopular laughing stock for all his Hogan-esque behaviour but it’s been an interesting swerve on the pre laid out plan
Here's how I plan to book the Big Superstar angle (when I get to it). Please note that in my EC fed, Magnus Colby is the GWF director of marketing.
Magnus Colby convinced Omega to hire “The Big Superstar”. Due to his appeal to the fans, Colby suggested to Omega that the muscular sensation be booked in more prolific matches and be given a shot at the Galaxian Heavyweight Title. Omega refused, alleging the conceited brawler was a “no-talent phony” that did not even deserve to be in the GWF, let alone receive a title shot. His assessment was not far from the truth, as Big Superstar could execute very few actual wrestling maneuvers; nor could he compete at a respectable level. However, Colby persisted, and argued that the company could take advantage of the newcomer’s celebrity value, using it to rake in larger profits from merchandising deals. Omega stood his ground, and stated that Big Superstar would have to “climb the ladder” and prove himself, like all the other fighters contending for the sport’s richest prize.
Colby, never one to retreat, went to “Plan B”. In desperation, he solicited his ally Morpheus to purposely lose to Big Superstar at Galactic Wars ’84. He explained that by defeating an individual of such superior caliber, Big Superstar would appear to be a major player in the federation, thus causing Omega to reconsider his earlier opinion. Initially, Morpheus declined the unethical request, but suddenly “re-evaluated the circumstances” when Colby enticed him with a briefcase containing $250,000.
Oblivious to the fact that Morpheus was “laying down” for him, the “victory” further inflated Big Superstar’s ego, in addition to his popularity. Yet, in the months that followed, the fan favorite could not seem to beat anyone else he faced. The losing streak raised Omega’s suspicions as to how the accomplished Morpheus was overtaken by the unskilled narcissist, so he enlisted the services of the bizarre sorcerer, Phantast. The next evening, the majestic wizard slipped a hypnotizing agent, called Faltax, into Morpheus’ energy drink, and when the notorious one consumed the tainted beverage before his match that night, he temporarily “blacked out”. The Code Enforcer then ushered a sedated Morpheus down to the boiler room of the arena, where Phantast and Omega were waiting. Phantast interrogated him if as to whether or not he had accepted money to lose his match against Big Superstar. Morpheus incoherently admitted he was paid, and labeled Magnus Colby as the man who compensated him.
Omega immediately reported the corrupt act to the GTI Board of Directors, and called for Colby (who was now a member of the Board himself) to be fired for bribery, and for Morpheus to be permanently banished from the federation for throwing the match. GTI ruled that technically, Colby did not breach any regulations by offering compensation to a competitor to lose, but that Morpheus had committed an unforgivable crime against the wrestling industry by accepting the bribe, and more so, by “fixing” the match. However, due to the fact that he had done so much to spur the growth of the GWF during its infancy, and that GTI did not want the fans to know of the scandal, the conglomerate decided not to expel Morpheus, but to allow him to “voluntarily” retire within the next six months. Morpheus cautioned Omega that he would soon regret his whistle blowing, as the judgment turned their resentment towards each other into pure hatred. Although his job was spared, GTI was not thrilled with Colby’s mischievous conduct, and began to keep a watchful eye over him. This surveillance caused animosity to simmer between the dubious tycoon and Omega as well. Humiliated by the entire incident, Big Superstar pathetically fled the GWF, never to return.
Fantastic stuff. Wish I want past the point where Morpheus has left. I did have Morpheus leave over a bribe paid to him by Big Superstar to help push him but the whole Colby, Phantast and falltax angle is superb
Old-timers here will remember Magnus Colby was doing just that in my fed: Bringing in Greatness!
Circa 2010 / CPC 2107: Big Superstar debuts with his buddies: Big Daddy Kash, and Big Diamond (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, obviously!)
I created playing cards for Kash & Diamond, each with a lower Rahl Rating than Superstar. Added them to my fed for a bit. (I'm still surprised the WWE didn't sue FG for copyright infringement since Superstar's artwork was CLEARLY Hogan!)