01-01-2007, 06:34 AM
As was with TEW and TEW05; TEW07 will also get the Beyond The Mat addon to the CornellUniverse.
For those who aren't sure what that is, it's basically alot more workers, promotions, TV shows, etc. to the original data. So yes, this is an ORIGINAL DATA MOD for all those who aren't sure.
For any of you who did download and play around with last years BTM, thank you, and I hope you enjoy this one as I've tried to update the world 1 year on, much like with the CornellUniverse. It will be available to download in two packs:
1. Stand alone - The raw BTM data for you to use/play with however you want. Feel free to use it in your own Fictional Worlds, or add it to someone elses. That's what its there for, to add a few more wrestlers and larger feel to the world.
2. Mixed - Basically the BTM data mixed into Adam's CornellUniverse data. CornellUniverse data hasn't been touched and it is how it was when it was released with TEW07.
What's in it?
*20 New Promotions - Mainly concentrating on the UK scene adding alot of local feds, as well as a few US feds. Most, if not all, Promotions will have their events added into the data too. As well as Promotion pacts.
All promotions come with a txt file detailing their past to help you understand what it was and is all about.
*280 New Workers - Ranging from Free Agents to Veterans, from Refs to Announcers. Worker relations have been added as well.
*50 New 'Other TV Shows' - Basically to help simulate a real world with TV!
Just thought I'd drop a line to, hopefully, create some interest in this.
I'll update this thread as needed. If wanted, I'll post some of the promotions backstories up.
Thanks for reading,
01-01-2007, 12:56 PM
Promotions - More Info to follow
Promotion Name - Location - Style
B Wrestling Show - London, South UK - Women's Wrestling
Created: Jan 2005
Profile: Amber B started her own wrestling show at the end of 2005 to challenge Mack Daddy Wrestling's hold on the women's wrestling scene in the UK.
Rumour had been going around in the closing months of 2004 that UK TV Personality Amber B was looking to establish her own wrestling promotion concentrating souly on the ability of female wrestlers. Many believed it was her failed relationship with The Chaos Society's Mark Foster, and his involvement in the T&A Heavy Mack Daddy Wrestling, that led to her putting her money up.
Word spread quickly amongst the UK and it's many female wrestlers that were often used as bit part to shows or as 'sex' objects at ring side, many of which had been working for 'Mack Daddy Wrestling'. Before she knew it Amber B had a respectable roster of talented individuals from across the UK, as well as some international stars.
Janurary 2005 'B Wrestling Show' put on it's first show called 'New Year's Self Improvement'. Thanks to off the cuff promotion via Amber B's TV show, BWS 'New Year's Self Improvement' was held infront of a large crowd at Atkin's Gym, London.
The opening show pretty much set the tone for what was to come as the crowd slowly warmed to the idea of the female competitors actually wrestling and not being used as sex objects. By the end of the show the crowd were on their feet applauding the efforts as all the workers stood in the ring together and took a bow led by Amber B.
The rest of 2005 saw BWS establish its roster and its credability to a fast growing and loyal crowd every month at the Atkin's Gym. As 2006 approached BWS slowly started to involve small storylines to help carry fueds between the workers. This was helped by the arrival of its soon to be #1 heel Mary Pride. The arrogant American had worked her way up the card at a blistering pace and soon found herself as the BWS UK Champion, something many wouldn't have been able to predict happening so soon. Having won the BWS UK Championship, Pride soon declared it the BWS US Championship as 'who in their right mind would want to be a champion of the UK?'.
Overall, BWS has managed to start to turn the opinion on a Competative Female Promotion, many across the South respecting what Amber B and her team have done to restore some respect to what, in any other promotion, would have been something to gork at.
BWS UK Female Championship - Mary Pride
BWS Southern Championship - vacant
Jan 3 - BWS New Year's Self Improvement
Feb 2 - BWS None Night Stand
Mar 1 - BWS Southern Comfort Zone
Apr 2 - BWS Fool's Sold
May 3 - BWS Reclaiming Pride
Jun 2 - BWS Summer Love Affair
Jul 1 - BWS Action Packed Night
Aug 2 - BWS Big Wrestling Show
Sep 3 - BWS Making a Point
Oct 2 - BWS Southern Revenge
Nov 1 - BWS Prove Yourself
Dec 2 - BWS Stone Cold Love
Birmingham Powerhouse Wrestling - Birmingham, Midlands UK - Cutting Edge
Type: Cutting Edge
Created: April 1971
The most succesful promotion in the Midlands, and one of the longest running. Originally a traditional based company, until it's change over of management which geared up to change with the times. Now one of the most Cutting Edge promotions in the UK.
When BPHW opened its doors in April 1971 few would have predicted the level of success it enjoys today. It was billed as the showcase of the most technically gifted wrestlers in the UK, with some major stars from Europe and America making guest appearences. It was true to its word.
Then opening show had such legends (at the time) as Toka To from Japan, Mandrake Grunt from Germany, as well as Hector Smith, Walter Brown, Jerry and Harry Bradshaw from the UK. The night was a great success, and led the way for BPHW to continue to offer great shows once every few months.
Over the following months it introduced its own stars, local youth that turned up hoping for a chance to learn the ropes from the legends that booker and owner Kit Kasper had managed to draw into the promotion. One such youngster was John Thompson who would later establish himself as a great legend himself; not only in his hometown of Birmingham, but all across the UK.
Throughout the 70's BPHW set the tone and the speed across the UK for Professional Wrestling, whilst many promotions still held true to the 'old school' shooting and circus style shows, BPHW was very much the 'Cutting Edge' promotion of its time. Offering angles, storylines and character development to their shows, all thanks to the vision of Kip Kasper.
The bulk of the shows would centre around the BPHW's Midland Title that was introduced in 1973, after the BPHW Invitational Title was dropped (Toka To would be it's last champion) once BPHW turned its attention to running a monthly show in Birmingham called 'Birmingham Brawl' rather then the bi/tri-monthly 'mega billed' event that would attract 'major stars' from the UK and Around the World.
The idea was a great success, which would go on to draw a large amount of interest across Birmingham, and started to cause ears to perk up around the rest of the UK. International talent that had appeared occasionally for the bi/tri monthly show started to appear at the monthly show (most notably Toka To, Danzig Zew and Alex Ray).
The first Monthly event was held on May 1973 and was called fittingly enough 'Birmingham Brawl - Night of Champions'.
In a night that, literally, saw Champions fight for the new BPHW Midlands Championship, Toka To fought bravely into the semi final bracket where he fought Alex Ray. Rumour has it, even to this day, that Alex Ray went out of his to put Toka To out of action in that match out of spite, after learning Toka was due to win the title that night.
With Toka out of action Alex Ray went through the final match where he fought Ted Ramsgate, a local industrial wrestler, which only added fuel to fire against Ray who had instantly became hated. When Ray tried to pull off the same trick to injure Ramsgate, Ramsgate broke Ray's nose. Ray went on to win the match, and become the first ever BPHW Midlands Champion.
He would defend that title for just under a year dropping it to Toka To on his return from injury. Giving the crowd what they wanted, Kip Kasper booked Toka in an unsanctioned match against Alex Ray. Toka, more wry towards Ray's shoot style wrestling and bad attitude, went into the match prepared and came out the winner, humiluating Ray in the process with a serious of Strong Holds, counters and slaps to the face.
Toka's run as a champion would last exactly a year, where in his farewell match to the UK crowd that had adopted him so well, he lost the belt to Danzig Zew.
Danzig Zew would go on to hold the title for almost 2 years, defending all comers, and in the process developing a highly ****y character that would wind up the fans. Zew would often say at shows that there wasn't a wreslter alive that could beat him, and that even Toka To himself fled from the country after losing the title for the fear of having to take another beating from the 'Incredible Mr Zew'.
This 'calling out' of Toka To would get the fans chanting for Toka almost at every show. Toka, who was enjoying a break back in Japan with his family, would often recieve letters and phonecalls pleading for him to return to BPHW to put a stop to Zew's arrogant ****y reign as Champion.
Finally, and somewhat reluctantly at first, Toka To returned to BPHW to start a fantastic fued with Danzig Zew. The fued went on for 2 years, each passing month it got hotter and hotter with one worker getting '1up on the other one', and with Zew's put downs and ****ey mic work. Sadly Toka To suffered a relapse of the injury to his leg that Alex Ray had caused years ago, and could no longer wrestling in the fued. Not wanting the fued to die on its arse, Toka To continued to appear and interrupt Danzig Zew's matches, before bringing out a 'replacement' wrestler that he would start to manage.
Toka To passed the belt on, in a passing of the torch moment, to a young Alan Bucks.
Bucks however didn't have the in ring ability to pull off the transistion, however he did have a good presence and charasmatic attitude on the mic.
Bucks went on to lose the title to Zew, and went on to blame Toka To for not helping him, causing Bucks to turn heel in the process and align himself with Danzig Zew, who he proclaimed was the true force in BPHW.
Danzig Zew was champion again, with Alan Bucks by his side throughout as a backup and bodyguard/cheerleader. The two would become a very entertaining heel pairing.
Even though Toka To had recovered from his injury he once again left BPHW heading back home to Japan to rest and spend time with his family once more.
Danzig Zew w/Alan Bucks had free reign of BPHW which resulted in some very entertaining segments and matches against no bodies that often led to Zew bad mouthing Birmingham and all British Wrestlers. It wasn't until a young Paul Pallman stepped up into the ring and scored a surprise win over Zew that things started to change.
Zew and Pallman would start an intense 2 year fued, which would lead to Pallman be christianed the 'Birmingham Brawler' as he uphold the pride and honor of all the homegrown wrestlers and Birmingham on his shoulders.
It was during this time, and Pallman's extended holding of the Midlands Championship that Zew would introduce a new title. The BPHW UK Championship, citing that only a complete wuss and loser would be happy to proclaim themselves a champion of such a run down backwards place as the Midlands and Birmingham.
Zew crowned himself the UK Champion at Night of Champions, to a hail of boos.
The 1980's saw the strength of the foundations BPHW had layout throughout the 70's come to fruit, with the young talent making a bulk of the roster, all home grown, all with a sense of pride and honor to be wrestling in BPHW. One such worker was Paul Pallman, who would wrestle under his own name for a few years, but later adopted the name the crowd and local newspapers had started to dub him; 'The Birmingham Brawler'.
The 80's would also bring a change to the way that the promotion would handle it's monthly events.
The long time event of 'Birmingham Brawl' that had ran for almost a decade, was dropped as a weekly TV Deal 'BPHW Weekly Slam' was struck up, meaning that BPHW was one of the first wrestling businesses in the UK to be giving a TV deal.
However, the creation of the TV show wasn't the end of the Monthly Event in Birmingham. At the end of every month a 'Mega' Event would take place, each one with a different name to reflect what was going on the promotion. The TV deal and the monthly 'mega' events would open the UK up to wrestling, as well as attract new stars, both established and ones for the future.
One of the big fueds of the time was between the 'Birmingham Brawler' and the self proclaimed King of Germany Danzig Zew (who would no doubt have became a future BPHW Hall of Famer if his time in BPHW hadn't ended in a shroud due to a Steriod Scandle). The fued would last for almost 2 years, as the pair would fight back and forth over the newly created BPHW UK Championship, that Zew himself had created.
Sadly the Birmingham Brawler/Zew fued came to an aburpt end when Zew was found to be taking steriods, and going back on the one of the '3 Golden Rules' that Kit Kasper had installed in BPHW since it's creation.
1. No drug abuse.
2. Don't go out to injure your opponant
3. Don't go back on your word.
Alan Bucks, who had acted as Zew's tag team partner and somewhat manager, would briefly take over the role of Zew to allow the fued to end in a more 'authentic' way, rather then just dropping it off screen.
How the fued ended wouldn't matter however, as Birmingham Brawler had elevated in status over the years to become the #1 face in the promotion, and the Champion of Birmingham ready to defend its honor.
The Birmingham Brawler would go on to defend the title for 3 years (85-88) taking on all comers, and in the process making 'BB' look unbeatable.
In stark contrast to the 'Birmingham Brawler' was 'Leaping' Larry Zerg, one of the first wrestlers in the UK (if not the first) to embrace and use the Luchadore style of the Mexico wrestlers (a place he had spent several years training). Some would say that Larry Zerg opened the door for the next generation of wrestlers to appear across the UK and BPHW, and made it acceptable for the 'little man' to get a chance in wrestling.
While Birmingham Brawler upheld the honor of the UK and Birmingham, 'Leaping' Larry was fighting in the lower cards and usually getting beaten down and laughed at.
The last few years of the 80's were much of the same, with the development of home grown stars from trainees into wrestlers. The only upset came in 1988 when Birmingham Brawler lost the title, due to an injury outside of Kayfabe (he was injured in a car accident). The title was placed up for grabs in an open tornament.
The winner was Australian Born, Trent Hammer.
Trent Hammer's hold on the title lasted little over a month before he lost it to a Mexican by the name of 'Pura', who had developed an insane hardcore style of in ring wrestling (much frowned upon back home in Mexico). Pura winning the title would see a new generation of matches happening across BPHW, most notably, his matches against the young Aussie Trent Hammer. Cage Matches, Weapon Matches, First Blood matches all made an appearance, for most fans it was the first time anything like that had been seen before. For the most part it was hugely excepted and the response was accepted well, though they were toned down after a while after Kit Kasper's fears grew that someone was going to get hurt or killed due to the all out approach both Hammer and Pura had developed with each other.
A year after his injury, Paul Pallman (Birmingham Brawler) made his return during an intense match between Trent and Pura in a cage. Running down the ring to an insane pop, Pallman entered the cage and attacked both Trent and Pura, knocking them out cold. Taking the Mic he signalled his return and claimed that both Pura and Trent had been spitting and disrespecting the legacy that was BPHW with the insane matches of violances over Honor and Pride they had been having over the last year or so. This would start a 1-v-2 fued that would spill over into the next decade. However, as the 80s ended so the TV interest in BPHW and the show was dropped. BPHW however decided to continue with its Monthly Mega Events.
The 80's trailed into the 90's with much of the same, it wasn't until the mid 90's (notably Rivals Collide 94) that saw the emergence of 'The New Breed'.
'Next Generation' Kidd Holmes led the way, and would ultimately create and become leader of the stable (ironically named) 'The New Breed', which would contain the 'future' of, not only BPHW, but professional wrestling across the world.
Holmes broke onto the scene and straight away launched a verbal attack on the Birmingham Brawler, Trent Hammer and Pura, for hogging the lime light. Claiming they should all move to one side and let him take the #1 spot that was rightfully his, as he was, after all, the Next Generation. Kid Holmes would come close to winning the title in 1996, but was destroyed in the ring by both Pura and Trent Hammer.
In 2001 Kit Kasper sold BPHW to a new owner after Kasper had major health concerns and feared that he wouldn't have enough time to sort his 'child' out if he left it any longer. On 21st Feburary 2001, Kasper sold BPHW to Dante Valuax, who promised to uphold BPHW honor, tradition and take it into the feature and set the future trend of wrestling in the UK, much like Kasper had done from the 70's-00's.
True to his word at the Annual Mega Event BPHW's Night of Champions, which over the last decade or so had introduced a legend of the past into the BPHW's very own Hall of Fame, Kit Kasper himself was introduced as 'The Greatest Champion to never have won a title' in BPHW. The crowd gave kasper a 10minute standing ovation, despite Kasper asking for them to sit down and let the show continue, holding back the tears as he spoke.
Valuax also went on to announce that a BPHW wrestling school would be opening, which would be called 'Honor&Pride' no less. A tag that BPHW had been called for many years, so much so that some people thought BPHW stood for Birmingham Pride and Honor Wrestling. On August 2001, 'Pride&Honor' wrestling school and sister company opened its doors to new trainees and hopefuls looking for a chance to prove their worth.
Jan - BPHW Blue Side of Town
Feb - BPHW Battle for Respect
Mar - BPHW Night of Champions
Apr - BPHW There Can Be Only One
May - BPHW Rivals Collide
Jun - BPHW Confliction
Jul - BPHW Hot Time
Aug - BPHW Summer in the City
Sep - BPHW Monsters of Wrestling
Oct - BPHW Halloween Party
Nov - BPHW Back to Basics
Dec - BPHW Ultimate Showdown
BPHW UK Championship - Birmingham Brawler
BPHW Midlands Championship - Trent Hammer
BPHW Rookie Title - Southern Dogg
BPHW Tag Team Titles
BPHW Invitational Championship - Inactive
BPHW Hall of Famers:
Leaping Larry Zerg - 1993
Hector Smith - 1994
Toka To - 1995
Walter Brown - 1996
Jerry & Harry Brawshaw - 1997
John Thompson - 1998
Dorian Dollenge - 1999
Ian Horn - 2000
Kit Kasper - 2001
Joe Berg - 2002
John Johnson - 2003
Big Brown - 2004
Blackpool Resort Wrestling - UK North - Seaside Family Fun
Type: Seaside Resort Fun
Created: December 2003
Profile: Only open during the summer months when the Blackpool Resort is at its busiest.
Opened its 'doors' in December 2003 when he offered training for would be wrestlers at a small gym in Blackpool. There wouldn't be an actual match until 14th May 2004. Operating solely around the British Summer months BRW paced itself slowly, and naturally at the Families on holiday. With a single month in Feburary set aside to train young talent before the major summer months.
Sadly, BRW is often seen as 'joke' promotion and as such has been treated as a stepping stone, by some wrestlers, towards greater things. One surprising worker to have been trained at the BRW Gym was Justin Dark, who went from a nothing to a star in Blackpool in 1 season. Dark, however, quickly thought of himself as a big fish in a small pond, and left once the season ended, causing a falling out between himself and BRW owner Fred Mince.
This was the year that during the summer months BRW would hold it's annual King of Blackpool Tower challenge, which invites workers from all over the world to come and compete for the title.
2006 was the best year for BRW with it having be billed as an 'Other Attraction' in the Official Blackpool Tour guide. It had also raised in appeal to rookies across the UK looking for a place to start their career.
Events: None - Touring Schedule
BRW Blackpool Rock Champion - Ian Speed
BRW King of Blackpool Tower - Trevor McKinnley
Baltic Brawler Circle - Western Europe - MMA/Cage Fighting
Dugger's Hardcore League - Europe - Hardcore
Fatal Backyard Wrestling - UK North - Finger to the Mainstream
Great Lakes Wrestling - Great Lakes - Pure
Great Lakes Wrestling Academy - Great Lakes - Cutting Edge
Mexican Fighting Pit - North Mexico - Breaking from Tradition
Pride&Honor Wrestling Camp - Midlands UK - Traditional Schooling
Backyard Boarder Wrestling - US North-West - Backyard Hardcore Comedy
Mack Daddy Wrestling - UK North - Women's Sport Entertainment
Midlands: Alliance - UK Midlands - MMA Training Ground
North-East Wrestling Championship -UK North - Experimental Tradition
Rocking Wrestling Entertainment - UK North - Sports Entertainment
Slackeye's Ranch - US South-East - Old School
Southern: Alliance - UK South - MMA/Fight Club
World Martial Artists Forum - US Tri-State - MMA
The Proving Ground - US - MMA Training Ground
UK: Alliance - UK - Mainstream MMA
01-01-2007, 03:14 PM
im def interested cant wait for you to get some info and data posted
Ok posted 3 UK Promotions Bios from the txt files. I'll be posting more now and again, so check back :)
Later on I'll post some 'random' bios for workers as well.
Any questions, requests, feedback & suggestions are welcome,
01-04-2007, 04:40 AM
Things are coming along nicely, seem to have the right balance for the standalone mod, just need to see how to works imported into the CornellUniverse data.
Reduced BPHW overness across the UK down, so they're now down to a regional size promotion. Though still 100% over in the Midlands.
Reduced NEWC's overness across the UK down to regional as well. They are now mainly over in the North and Scotland with no exposure in the Midlands or South.
If everything goes to plan look for BTM07 released around Feb time, after that maybes I'll turn some effort towards a ForumVerse mod, as that seems to have some interest across the board :)
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