Post by TDalton on Apr 19, 2015 19:22:43 GMT -5
So I’m going to attempt a fed based on my WWWF 1977 bootleg set. I won’t be playing often, but will post results when I do get some time to roll the dice. Here’s the grand plan:
1. There will be four shows per month. The final show in each month will be an actual card that the WWWF ran at a bigger venue during that month in 1977. January will feature the Boston Garden show.
2. I may have to alter some of the big shows if there are “unexpected” results, title changes or injuries. Not sure how I’ll handle that right now, just going to wing it and see what happens.
3. I’ll be rolling once for DQ and countout as there were a lot of those results back in 1977, even in undercard bouts.
4. There won’t be a lot of undercard storylines and angles, and the matches in the first three cards of each month won’t necessarily build to the big show at month-end. No reason for that other than it really wasn’t done. The weekly TV would promote any particular angles, and localized interviews in each market would push the upcoming matches for that city. I’ll try to work some of that in as I go.
5. I may bring a few guys in at slightly different times (for example, I’m using Jose Estrada all year when he wasn’t a regular until around July) but it won’t happen with any of the big names.
6. I’ll be using the LOW Mister X card to represent the 16 different low-level preliminary wrestlers noted in my handbook, so there isn’t an actual game card for guys like Silvano Sousa and Rocky Tomayo.
The roster at the beginning of 1977 will look like this:
Fan Favorites: Bruno Sammartino, Chief Jay Strongbow, Billy White Wolf, Ivan Putski, Gorilla Monsoon, Bob Backlund, Larry Zbyszko, Tony Garea, Domenic DeNucci, Carlos Rocha, Jose Gonzalez, Johnny Rivera, S.D. Jones, Manuel Soto and Pete Sanchez.
Rulebreakers: Nikolai Volkoff, Baron Von Raschke, Ken Patera, Stan Stasiak, Tor Kamata, the masked Executioners, Baron Mikel Scicluna, Gashouse Doug Gilbert, Irish Davey O’Hannon, Johnny Rodz and Jose Estrada.
Special Attractions: Andre the Giant, Mil Mascaras and Bobo Brazil may make a guest appearance here and there.
WWWF Champion: BRUNO SAMMARTINO
1. Nikolai Volkoff
2. Baron Von Raschke
3. Ivan Putski
4. Tor Kamata
5. Chief Jay Strongbow
6. Ken Patera
7. Stan Stasiak
8. Gorilla Monsoon
9. Bob Backlund
10. Executioner #1
WWWF Tag-Team Champions: JAY STRONGBOW & BILLY WHITE WOLF
1. The Executioners
2. Tony Garea & Larry Zbyszko
3. Tor Kamata & Nikolai Volkoff
4. Johnny Rodz & Jose Estrada
5. Jose Gonzalez & Johnny Rivera