Post by on_the_edge on Jul 8, 2015 18:25:51 GMT -5
Truth is I get a lot of inspiration from real wrestling. Either straight up copy or tweaking it the way I think it could/should have gone. From now and all the years of wrestling. And occasionally I come up with original ideas. Of course the dice will sometimes lead things in a different direction. Like if someone scores a big upset and/or a dominating win. That leads to a feud originally unplanned.
I do a combination of angles that I create on my own and and also angles from influences that I get in the feds I watch.
For example, at the end of my most recent episode of ROV TV in my Ring of Vegas fed, Roderick Strong's surprising attack on Drew Galloway is an angle I am working on that is influenced by a combination of recent events in PWG, Ring of Honor, and EVOLVE.
Inspiration comes from everywhere for me... Comics, movies, songs... No word of a lie... One day, I was listening to The Tea Party's cover of Paint It Black and suddenly got an idea for a new tag team... Which then took a life of its own and became a pretty solid story...
I actually just got back into watching wrestling (ROH... Cannot believe what I've been missing), so I'm sure its influence will start to turn up in my writing...
And of course, the feds of other players are a constant fountain of creative ideas... One person's idea might evolve and take on a whole new life of its own when I'm the hands of someone else...
Great topic of discussion... Best of luck with your ROH, my friend... And have fun!
All areas...real life wrestling copying/rehashing. Make it the way I think it should have gone. Comics and movies are huge. A couple of my favorite ideas came out of craptastic Disney shows. Ultimately the dice lords seem to dictate. I just put the players in their spots but the dice determine the direction.
Post by Sinclairiverse on Jul 8, 2015 23:27:27 GMT -5
Some of my best angles have come from the dice themselves. Last Year's NWA Feud of the Year started with a Disqualification roll and it just escalated from there.
Since I also keep track of wins and loses in my NWA some feuds have developed out of guys and gals who are stuck with similar records. One guy will win one match, go onto to lose there next match, while the other guys win their next match. So in a few shows those two are back at it once again.
WORLDS: Chris Sinclair NORTH AMERICAN: VACANT WORLD TAG: Briscoe Brothers SHIMMER: Nicole Matthews HEART OF SHIMMER: Nicole Savoy SHIMMER TAG: Mount Tessa MAPLE LEAF: Adam Page MAPLE LEAF TAG: Young Bucks HOUSE OF PAIN: Dick Justice HOP TAG: Beaver Boys PHOENIX OF RISE: VACANT GUARDIANS OF RISE: VACANT
Post by joebreakdown on Jul 9, 2015 5:50:58 GMT -5
I'm pretty new to this, but as I am booking alongside my girlfriend, our booking really comes from our warped imagination. I am very much into wrestling history, so I present my shows in a very 'old school' format. No real promos, all interviews/cut scenes are either in the ring or at ringside. It's not skit heavy, but there is certainly comedy.
I am a bit heel obsessed so I am trying to swing more faces (or 'blue eyes' as they are known in England) to my fed. At the mo, my top blue eye is RVD, but there isn't anyone around to help him out.
I am a pro musician, so music is also a big influence, along with comedy. My PPVs will be named after song titles (Garageland was my first one.)
I love reading everyone else's feds on here and some of the level of detail is amazing! I try and comment on as many as I can, but I have spent hours reading threads. Really good stuff and inspirational. I have even thinking of adapting things that happen in other feds to my own, for example if a wrestler leaves someone else's fed (and I haven't got him active in mine) perhaps that is a single to me that he is now a free agent and I can snap him up!
H.B.W.A: Heavyweight Champion: Harley Race Television Champion: Mad Dog Vachon Tag Team Champions: The Wyld Studz
SECW (Dice Championship Wrestling territory:) Heavyweight Champion: Jimmy Snuka Tag Team Champions: The Sheepherders
HBWA Presents: Late Night Wrestling...TV Pro Wrestling as you remember it!
This really is a great topic with some great responses as well. As for me I draw inspiration from just about everywhere - movies, music, tv, past wrestling angles and of course fellow promoters. I did an nWo group in my fed years back (complete with a Hollywood Hulk Hogan bootleg) which later spawned the idea of creating my own invading faction - the Axis of Violence - which was a lot of fun.
I also name my indy shows, like CHIKARA and ROH do, and whenver I run a show in Brooklyn (near Coney Island) I name it after something from one of my favorite cult movies, The Warriors. I also make up fun names for matches on my Tokyo Dome cards similar to how it is done in Japan. My other big yearly show, WrestleCade, is a combination of WrestleMania and Starrcade. In that regard this year I actually booked the big WrestleCade IX show to take place in the same venue in Las Vegas as WrestleMania IX.
As others already noted, the dice rule all and are often the reason that feuds develop in my fed. Once in a while I plan my own out, such as the recent reuniting of the Poffo Family to go against the Heenan Family, but the dice have the final say in how those play out.
World Heavyweight: Buddy Rogers World Tag Team: Midnight Express International: Exotic Adrian Street Junior Heavyweight: Marty Scurll Tex-Arkana TV: The Patriot Ring Angels: Jazz SHIMMER: Sara Del Ray SHIMMER Tag Team: Crazy Mary Dobson & Courtney Rush Heart of SHIMMER: Jordynne Grace IWA Heavyweight: Bryan Danielson IWA Tag Team: WALTER & Timothy Thatcher IWA J-Crown: Will Ospreay