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Welcome to New York… Where we’re losing our religion…

Before Welcome to Boston, I received a number of complaints about Solomon Gold, who unbelievably had been spreading his religion. I gave him a stern warning, because frankly these were grown men and they could just tell him to leave them alone. Nothing happened as a result of my actions.

Meanwhile Cameron Vessey’s army of protégés grew as he took on Leroy Howard. What a hero.

Welcome to Boston 24: Vessey/Liotta vs. The Family
Thursday, Week 3, November, 2021
The Laurent Ballroom, Burlington, Vermont
Attendance: 4,248

FOURWAY TAG TEAM MATCH: Elemental Fury defeated Montaigu Gauthier and Leroy Howard, Li Hwang and Nigel Svensson and Ryunosuke Hiraoka and The Great Hisato Jr in 10:20; the order of elimination was Ryunosuke Hiraoka and The Great Hisato Jr first, then Li Hwang and Nigel Svensson, and finally Montaigu Gauthier and Leroy Howard. (D)
When in doubt, book what you know. Like loads of teams together in a schmozz with the challengers getting the win.

SINGLES MATCH: Solomon Gold defeated Mandel Savard in 8:28 by submission with a Gold Standard Sleeper after blatantly cheating. (E+)
We liked gold, despite his religion, and we’ve decided he deserves a mini-push to see where we can get him.

NYCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Legacy (c) defeated Azrael and Kyle Borden in 7:45 when Robin DaLay defeated Kyle Borden by pinfall with a DaLay Down. (D+)
Another surprisingly good match as I think I’ve accidentally booked Legacy so strong that they’re becoming a draw themselves. Which is actually really cool.

SINGLES MATCH: James Wolfsbaine defeated William Jetterson in 8:21 by pinfall with a Smash Hammer. (D)
The continued destruction of Jetterson by Wolfsbaine continues. The matches aren’t up to much, but the story is working well enough.

SINGLES MATCH: Richard Trewman defeated Rust Dillon in 8:03 by pinfall with a handful of tights. (D)
A genuine upset as it’s time for Dillon to start putting over the next generation of midcarders. It was a tainted result, so not terrible news for him. I never did find him a suitable tag team partner though, which was an oversight.

NYCW US TITLE MATCH: The Hangman (c) defeated Perren Cloutier in 8:03 by pinfall with a Choke Slam. (D+)
The Hangman’s matches are getting better and better in his role as US Champion. Clean win here and he’s getting closer to the epic showdown with Wolfsbaine.

ANGLE: Vessey and Liotta cut a promo hyping their upcoming match with The Family. (B-)

TAG TEAM MATCH: Austin Smooth and Garry Walker drew with The Architect and Bradley Blaze in 28:24 following a double count out. (C+)
Continuing the trend of big tag team matches ending in a draw. By the time we reach the big show, hopefully all four men will be in fantastic shape ready to try and steal the show.

ANGLE: The Family cut a promo hyping their upcoming match with Vessey and Liotta. (B-)

TAG TEAM MATCH: Cameron Vessey and Ralph Liotta drew with The Family in 28:26 following a double count out. (B-)
And as above, but with more popular workers, this match stole the show comfortably as the Vessey/Vessey connection raises everyone’s game. Larry would be so proud.

ANGLE: Cameron Vessey and Chuck Vessey are in the ring and are squaring off, unhappy about something. The argument soon turns physical, and they are joined by David Stone and Ralph Liotta for a wild brawl, with the chaos spilling out all around ringside. Eventually a number of officials and other wrestlers have to hit the ring and pull them apart before they kill each other. (C+)

OVERALL: C+

Elsewhere in the wrestling world USPW went and signed SWF World Heavyweight Champion Remmy Skye to a monster contract. It’s quite the career rehabilitation for a man caught in possession earlier in the year. Was there anyone who could stop USPW’s ascent?

Anyway, we had one last show to get through and then it was time for arguably, our biggest show ever. We’d meticulously planned this one out and top-to-bottom it was probably the strongest line-up we’d ever seen in terms of potential.

We decided this show would simply be a rehash of the last, to squeeze every bit of popularity and build we could.

Old School Wrestling
Thursday, Week 4, November, 2021
The Laurent Ballroom, Burlington, Vermont
Attendance: 4,188

EIGHT-MAN TAG MATCH: Elemental Fury and Legacy defeated Leroy Howard, Nigel Svensson, Ryunosuke Hiraoka and The Great Hisato Jr in 7:45 when American Elemental II defeated Leroy Howard by pinfall with an American Earth Breaker. (D)

SINGLES MATCH: James Wolfsbaine defeated William Jetterson in 7:52 by pinfall with a Smash Hammer. (D+)

NYCW US TITLE MATCH: The Hangman defeated Rust Dillon in 8:14 by pinfall with a Choke Slam. (D+)

ANGLE: Vessey and Liotta cut a promo hyping their upcoming match with The Family. (B)

EIGHT-MAN TAG MATCH: Austin Smooth, Cameron Vessey, Garry Walker and Ralph Liotta drew with Bradley Blaze, The Architect and The Family in 27:37 when the referee lost control and stopped the match. (B-)

OVERALL: C+

SWF call-up Kelly Naess from RIPW, presumably to help fill the void left by Remmy Skye. Meanwhile the USPW spending spree continued as they stole Bulldozer Brandon Smith and Edd Stone from TCW. Their roster was utterly unbelievable.

We however, lost another boatload of money, and despite all of our work over the years, were teetering dangerously close to financial ruin.

Still with a big show built and the arena potentially sold out in advance, we just might turn things around.

NYCW Empire City Showdown VI:
Empire World Title: Chuck Vessey (c) vs. Cameron Vessey
No. 1 contenders: Ralph Liotta vs. David Stone
US Title (Streak vs. Streak): The Hangman (c) vs. James Wolfsbaine
World Tag Titles: Legacy (c) vs. Elemental Fury
Grudge Match: The Architect vs. Austin Smooth
Singles: Garry Walker vs. Bradley Blaze
15-Man Battle Royal: Everyone else on the roster

Next time on Welcome to New York… Empire City Showdown VI…
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NYCW Empire City Showdown VI:
Empire World Title: Chuck Vessey (c) vs. Cameron Vessey
Cameron is too big to lose to the younger Vessey, and the loss won't hurt Chuck. I see the belts moving around between the Vesseys and Stone for a while with great results.

No. 1 contenders: Ralph Liotta vs. David Stone
Kind of dictated by my pick above. I know that is a matchup you had to avoid, but I think it will be fresh enough again by the next big show. They should tear the house down.

US Title (Streak vs. Streak): The Hangman (c) vs. James Wolfsbaine
Another title change! Let Wolfsbaine win and then Hangman chases him to end Wolfsbaine's streak like he did to Hangman.

World Tag Titles: Legacy (c) vs. Elemental Fury
You can't change the ALL the titles. I could see some cheating or a Elemental win that keeps the belts on Legacy, but they leave champs.

Grudge Match: The Architect vs. Austin Smooth
I think we have a split in these next two, and I like Blaze as an interim foil for Cam Vessey. So here, Smooth gets the win for Team Face...

Singles: Garry Walker vs. Bradley Blaze
...and Blaze wins for Team Heel. He can do what he has always done: give the top face in the company a good match until the big events.

15-Man Battle Royal Nigel Svennson
I like Svennson, and I think he could be the top midcard guy if given the chance. At least he gets a win to act as gatekeeper for the midcard, putting new "graduates" over while getting wins to build his pop up in the meantime.
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NYCW Empire City Showdown VI:
Empire World Title: Chuck Vessey (c) vs. Cameron Vessey
No. 1 contenders: Ralph Liotta vs. David Stone
US Title (Streak vs. Streak): The Hangman (c) vs. James Wolfsbaine
World Tag Titles: Legacy (c) vs. Elemental Fury
Grudge Match: The Architect vs. Austin Smooth
Singles: Garry Walker vs. Bradley Blaze
15-Man Battle Royal: Richard Trewman
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NYCW Empire City Showdown VI:
Empire World Title: Chuck Vessey (c) vs. Cameron Vessey
I think Cameron wins here as you have two strong heels to challenge

No. 1 contenders: Ralph Liotta vs. David Stone
Because of my pick above I’m taking Stone, but I miss the true Ralph Liotta as I’m not into the babyface punk he’s temporarily turned into

US Title (Streak vs. Streak): The Hangman (c) vs. James Wolfsbaine
Not sold yet on Diaz/Logansbaine so this is either a double DQ/CO or a non title changing decision

World Tag Titles: Legacy (c) vs. Elemental Fury
Always like Legacy

Grudge Match: The Architect vs. Austin Smooth
Smooth needs the win this time around


Singles: Garry Walker vs. Bradley Blaze
Probably not going with the correct pick but I like Blaze better

15-Man Battle Royal: Solomon Gold
Tough pick here as I believe it’s between 2 guys although I have probably forgot someone. I think it’s between Solomon Gold and Nigel Svennson. Using the name test as my ultimate decider, Solomon Gold sounds more Gold like than the other guy

Well with Larry under the weather and cash flow being an issue I hope that this great NYCW promotion is not on its last legs. Hopefully both the company and a Larry see 2022. While I figure Larry made some deal way back when with Packer I hope time hasn’t run out on that deal
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Welcome to New York… Showcase of the Immortals…

NYCW Empire City Showdown VI
Saturday, Week 1, December, 2021
Evanovich Riverside Arena, Trenton, New Jersey
Attendance: 10,000 (SOLD OUT!)

FIFTEEN-MAN BATTLE ROYAL: We kick off the big show of the year with a big battle royal. While Rust Dillon finally gets himself a big win on the big show, the real story here is the debut of The Masked Mauler VII. Following in the footsteps of the multi-time NYCW World Tag Team champion, the seventh iteration of the character fought like a champion and was only halted by a resurgent Dillon.
Rust Dillon won a battle royal in 10:17. The other members of the 'final four' were The Masked Mauler VII, Leroy Howard and Perren Cloutier, with The Masked Mauler VII being the final elimination. Perren Cloutier got the most eliminations over the course of the match. (D)
Solid start and Mauler VII looks like a good prospect, although his attitude absolutely stinks.

NYCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Building for months, the awaited showdown between the two hottest teams in the promotion was actually a disappointment. The champions, Legacy didn’t have it their own way for the whole match as the high-flying masked duo put them through their paces. However, the Elementals were unable to capitalise on their recent momentum. The crowd seemed disinterested, no doubt clamouring for later matches.
Legacy (c) defeated Elemental Fury in 7:36 when Robin DaLay defeated American Elemental II by pinfall with a DaLay Down. (E+)
Eurgh. Ugly match considering those involved. Still the champs win clean on the biggest show of the year, because frankly, they deserve it.

NYCW US TITLE MATCH: In arguably the most important match outside of the main event, the unpinned Phenom The Hangman put his US Title on the line against the undefeated James Wolfsbaine. The match was way better than it had any right to be, with both men slapping lumps out of each other to the delight of the crowd. Just when it looked like Hangman had the win in the bag, he setup Wolfsbaine for a Choke Slam and the challenger slipped out, landed on his feet and smashed the giant with a spear. All that was left was for him to hoist the champion up for the Smash Hammer and the pin. Hangman has finally been pinned.
James Wolfsbaine defeated The Hangman in 8:17 by pinfall with a Smash Hammer. James Wolfsbaine wins the NYCW United States title. (C)
What a fantastic match between these two and finally history has been made in NYCW as The Hangman proves he can actually be pinned. Biggest win of Wolfsbaine’s career by a mile.

SINGLES MATCH: Dragged into the destruction of The Marvelous Ones, ‘Cowboy’ Bradley Blaze and the patriotic monkey man Garry Walker were tasked with following the previous epic showdown. They not only took up the challenge, but they exceeded expectations. A back-and-forth encounter, Blaze looked to have it locked up, when a Pants Pull Sunset Flip and a flash pin gave the monkey man the win. Both men could stake a claim to move into World title contention after this showing.
Garry Walker defeated Bradley Blaze in 7:49 by pinfall with a Pants Pull Sunset Flip. (C+)
Hell of a match from two of our best as this show looks set to be an absolute world-beater. Three shows to beat Empire City Showdown IV.

SINGLES MATCH: With months of build-up, the grudge match of the year took place in front of a raucous crowd. The former tag team champions, Austin Smooth and The Architect took each other to the limit, in a no-holds barred brawl. While expectations were high, and probably unattainable, the match itself was still good. Both men have proven themselves adept at many different styles of wrestling, but something lacked in this blood-soaked match. While it seemed that Austin Smooth, after weeks of being attacked and bullied, would finally slay the antagonist, it was actually The Architect who proved successful, thus staking a claim as a dominant singles performer in the process. After the match, the two men looked at one another and The Architect offered his hand in a sign of respect, which Smooth accepted and they embraced.
The Architect defeated Austin Smooth in 26:14 by submission with a Blueprint. (C-)
Disappointing considering the build-up, but the handshake face turn for The Architect makes things interesting for the immediate future.

SINGLES MATCH: Continuing the trend of story-based showdowns came the number one contenders matchup between ‘Flash’ Ralph Liotta and David Stone. These two have been feuding for months and this wasn’t their first match-up, but it was their best. Brimming with drama and excitement, the two young stars let it all hang out for the delighted crowd. Both men had refused any outside ‘help’ so that they could show once and for all who was the better man. With Lucy Stone-McFly outside, David’s superior submission skills came into play as he time and time again tied up his faster and more flashy opponent. But Liotta proved once and for all just how tough he was by escaping every move Stone had up his sleeve. The crowd moved onto the edge of their seats as Liotta, in a lightning quick reversal, tied up Stone in his own version of the Ankle Stretch. With his cousin screaming for mercy on the outside, David had no where to go, but refused to tap out, eventually passing out through the pain and giving Liotta his biggest ever win. Truly a star-making performance by both men.
Ralph Liotta defeated David Stone in 27:48 by submission with a Fake Stone Ankle Stretch after botched interference from Lucy Stone-McFly. (B-)
Wow! What a match. I was really happy with the build-up to this one, but the fact Liotta could go toe-to-toe with one of our best in-ring workers shows just how far he’s come. Clearly the constant training with Steve Flash has helped him. Heroic stuff.

ANGLE: Cameron Vessey makes an elaborate entrance. (B-)

ANGLE: Chuck Vessey makes an elaborate entrance. (C)

ANGLE: With both men squaring off in the middle of the ring, two surprise guests appear at the entrance. Larry and Bryan Vessey. Bryan looks fantastic, but Larry looks old and frail and can’t walk without a cane. They head down to ringside and take their seats in the front row, ready to watch their boys go toe-to-toe for the gold. (B-)

NYCW EMPIRE WORLD TITLE MATCH: With the crowd on fire, and with the entire Vessey family in attendance, NYCW proudly presents what could be its biggest main event ever. Vessey vs. Vessey. Challenger vs. Champion. A truly epic showdown riddled with intrigue and drama. Just like their dads, both men are expert in-ring talents, with Cameron being the more charismatic and Chuck having the edge in terms of viciousness. Technical wrestling, high-flying and hard-hitting styles are employed as both men do everything in their power to stake their claim as the best of all time. Chuck maintains control for the majority of the match, with Cameron resurging at perfect times to get the crowd firmly on his side. After nearly forty minutes the two men begin to speed up their assaults and, fighting through exhaustion, they get into a slugfest. Cameron kicks out of a half-hearted Stampede Forearm and with a quick point to his dad in the front row, he scoops up the half-dead champion and nails a Vessey Driver II for the win and the title.
Cameron Vessey defeated Chuck Vessey (c) in 38:09 by pinfall with a Vessey Driver II. Cameron Vessey wins the NYCW Empire World title. (B)
Boom!

ANGLE: Having picked up the victory, Cameron Vessey celebrates in the ring. Bryan and Larry get into the ring to congratulate him and Bryan even forces Chuck to shake his hand. As the show closes, all four Vesseys stand together in the ring, lapping up the applause of the audience. (A)

OVERALL: B

Next time on Welcome to New York… The End of the World…

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Weston Cemetery, New York City, Boxing Day…

I stood, drenched in rain in a long overcoat. A gift from Larry for the success of Empire City Showdown. I was starkly reminded of my first visit to New York all those years ago. The more things changed, the more they stayed the same. But really, nothing was the same now. Around me stood familiar faces. Bryan, Chuck and Cameron Vessey were directly beside me. Behind were Ralph Liotta, The Hangman, Bradley Blaze and David Stone with Lucy Stone-McFly. Elsewhere were the likes of Sam Keith, Ernest Youngman, Roger Cage, Logan and James Wolfsbaine, Bulldozer Brandon Smith, Rick Sanders, The original Masked Mauler, Marv Statler and Dean Waldorf. Even Mitch Naess was there, looking tired and dishevelled.

It was like looking into the past. Only we weren’t looking into the past. We were gazing, starkly into the future and for the first time in six years, the future seemed meaningless. Everything we’d meant to achieve and accomplish. All eyes on the big prize and now we stood here, in front of an open grave, lowering our mentor and our friend back to the Earth.

Larry had called me for a private meeting after Empire City Showdown. That’s when he’d given me the coat and we’d had an open and honest conversation about the future and what would happen with NYCW.

It was the last time I’d seen him. The last time anyone had seen him alive. The following day, while I made notes ready for the landmark Welcome to New York 50, I’d received a call saying he’d passed away peacefully in his sleep. He’d fought for so long, with so many people, that the idea of him doing anything peacefully seemed strange.

The next call came from someone else. I’d expected it of course. Larry had told me about it and how you can be the best promotion in the world, but if the bills don’t add up, you’re nothing. I’d argued with the man for over an hour and in the end he’d agreed to let me book the final show. A farewell to everything we’d achieved in six years.

It all seemed pointless though.

Funeral arrangements were made and invitations sent out. I had to sit down with all the talent we employed to explain what was going on. Some were sad, others angry, but generally everyone agreed that they wanted to go out with a bang. Give Larry one last show to call his own. Actually, before he’d passed he’d told me what he thought would make a great main event for a show. So we intended to give the crowd exactly that.

After the service I spoke to Ross Henry to see if he could get out of his commitments to make an appearance for old times’ sake. He couldn’t. I understood of course, but sometimes you have to ask the question. He did promise to be in attendance though, on the opposite side of the hard camera.

There were so many things I wished I’d done differently. So many mistakes, missteps and miscalculations. But there was no point thinking about that now.

We had one show left. One final hurrah and we intended on making it the best we could.

Next time on Welcome to New York… The Memorial Show…
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Welcome, for the last time ever, to New York…

Welcome to New York 50: Larry Vessey Memorial Show
Saturday, Week 4, December, 2021
Evanovich Riverside Arena, Trenton, New Jersey
Attendance: 10,000 (SOLD OUT!)

ANGLE: Cameron Vessey cuts a promo paying homage to his dad and what he’s built here. As was his last wish, he’d give a title shot to a man who has seen it all and never put a foot wrong… Ralph Liotta. (B)

FIFTEEN-MAN BATTLE ROYAL: Elemental IV won a battle royal in 10:13. The other members of the 'final four' were Rust Dillon, William Jetterson and American Elemental II, with Rust Dillon being the final elimination. William Jetterson got the most eliminations over the course of the match. (D)
Everyone deserved a spot on the card and we thought Elemental IV deserved a win to make up for his failed tag team title run.

ANGLE: Bradley Blaze says that tonight, for the last time, him and The Hangman are going for the gold. The Texas Rough Riders ride… (C+)

NYCW WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: Texas Rough Riders defeated Legacy (c) in 12:37 when The Hangman defeated Robin DaLay by pinfall with a Choke Slam. Texas Rough Riders win the NYCW World Tag Team titles. (C)
A fitting end to the tag team titles as two of our most talented workers leave the promotion with their heads held high and gold around their waste. Legacy were great champions in their own right, but I owed it to Blaze especially to give him one last big win.

NYCW US TITLE MATCH: James Wolfsbaine (c) defeated The Masked Mauler VII in 9:54 by pinfall with a Smash Hammer. (D+)
With the crowd roaring behind him, the undefeated Wolfsbaine dismantled the old school throwback Masked Mauler VII. The match was exactly what it needed to be.

SINGLES MATCH: Austin Smooth defeated The Architect in 10:03 by submission with the Smooth Hold. (C+)
It seemed right to let The Marvelous Ones tear each other apart one last time. Plus Smooth deserved to blow-off the feud with a decisive victory. After the match the two men made up and celebrated as a team one last time.

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH: David Stone defeated Chuck Vessey in 13:12 by submission with a Stone Ankle Stretch. (C+)
Another great match as everyone is doing their absolute best to steal the show one last time. David Stone gets the win, because the Chuck Vessey character needed to go out with a loss. Villains never truly prevail, unless their name is Stone.

NYCW EMPIRE WORLD TITLE MATCH: In the final match in NYCW history, ‘Flash’ Ralph Liotta challenged the new champion Cameron Vessey for the Empire World Title. The crowd gave both men a standing ovation before the opening bell and duel chants for both competitors rang throughout the arena for the full duration of the match. Not wanting to disappoint and each wearing an armband with the initials LV, the two top faces of the company held nothing back in a thrilling spectacle of showmanship and athleticism. Liotta kicked out of now fewer than three Vessey Driver IIs and Cameron returned the favour by reversing multiple attempts at a Flash Bang or a Flash of Brilliance. When Cameron locked in an Ankle Stretch, sweat pouring down his face, Liotta knew exactly what to do. He rolled through, sending the champion flying across the ring. By the time Cameron got to his feet, Liotta was standing in the corner, with a finger pointing to the heavens. Vessey staggered towards his opponent as Liotta unleashed a perfectly executed Flash of Brilliance Super Kick. Using the momentum from the kick into a pin with both legs hooked as referee Michael Bull counted the 1-2-3 and sending the NYCW faithful into raptures.
Ralph Liotta defeated Cameron Vessey (c) in 30:15 by pinfall with a Flash of Brilliance Super Kick. (B+)
Fitting way to end as the young kid finally gets his hands on the title and fulfils his boyhood dream. Match was the second best we’d ever put on, just failing to dethrone the Henry vs. Blaze vs. Valentine triple threat from Empire City Showdown IV.

ANGLE: The entire locker room come down to the ring to celebrate. Friend and foe, together, for one last time as the crowd deafen the surrounding area with a ‘Please don’t go’ chant.

OVERALL: B

Next time on Welcome to New York… The end…
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New York City…

Allen Packer had wasted no time in announcing the purchase of NYCW as a developmental territory for USPW. The news had been met with shock around the world, matched only by the death of Larry Vessey. He’d quickly installed Steve Flash as the head trainer and signed up most of our talent onto developmental contracts. Larry had confided in me that this was always the plan. Larry had signed a deal with him years ago to build up the base, destroy the competition and then we’d step in and buy the company. In exchange Larry had been given a huge retainer and basically whatever he wanted. Partners with wrestling’s biggest businessman and the only reason it had taken so long, was because of me. Nobody had expected us to achieve what we did, but, like all things, it had to come to an end.

Some of our workers, like Bradley Blaze and The Hangman had come to me asking for advice, I’d told them in no uncertain terms to accept the offer and wished them well. Making sure to also tell them that I’d be keeping a close eye on their progress and not to let me or the old man down.

I felt numb. Not sad, or relieved, just numb. So much of my life had gone into making NYCW one of the most prestigious and forward-thinking promotions in the world. But at the end of the day, money talks. And Allen Packer had executed his plan to perfection. He followed his purchase of us by doing the same to MAW and disbanding them immediately. The wrestling world had changed drastically in the last four years and now SWF and USPW were locked in a titanic struggle for all the marbles.

But that didn’t matter to me. I was done with it. The politics, the egos and the constant stress. Sure there were amazing moments and some genuine long-term friendships, but I couldn’t face starting it all again. I’d come so close to real success that the thought of going back to the beginning was too much to bare.

It was time to call time on my brief stint and take a job back home.

As I left the city limits, I saw a sign. The sign which had served as inspiration to me all those years ago. I stopped and took a photo and smiled. Larry’s stern face appeared in my mind.

We’d done pretty well old man.

As I drove away and looked back one last time, the sign became smaller and smaller and eventually it disappeared. And then I couldn’t see ‘Welcome to New York’ any more.

The end…
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Note from me:

Thanks so much for everyone who read this diary and guessed on results. It’s by far my most long-running game of TEW 2016 and I’ve really enjoyed it. Sadly reaching Cult (for the first time ever while playing) proved a little more complicated than I expected and needless to say, I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Turns out the game is more challenging than I expected. Which I’m pretty sure makes it an awesome game.

If you're looking for an alternative in the short, I can highly recommend 'SCW: You've Gotta Have Faith' by HRTVAndrew, which is written in a similar style to my approach.

Now that I have a better idea of what is expected, I think I’m going to run another diary, only this time I’ll pick a different company and (where possible) aim to hire different workers to the ones heavily pushed here. If anyone has any ideas on what they’d like to read, let me know.

I don’t particularly want to run any of the big boys (TCW, USPW or SWF) and no women’s or hardcore promotions. But I could be persuaded to most others. Or, if someone has a great idea for a fictional promotion with a strong theme (I’ve tried Texas-themed before, that might be fun to revisit seeing as it ended with my top draw committing suicide and me following him off the deep end) then I’m open to that too.

Basically, I’m looking for inspiration, in whatever form. Would there be interest in a Texas-themed promotion? Perhaps Bradley Blaze as the figurehead? Let me know.

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I'd be interested in a Texas fed, yeah. Though perhaps it doesn't have to be in 2016, but rather something like the 2013 or 2014 versions?
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I'd be interested in a Texas fed, yeah. Though perhaps it doesn't have to be in 2016, but rather something like the 2013 or 2014 versions?
I suppose I could find an older Cornellverse mod from say 2013 (is there one?) and then sim up the promotion from the ground up and start in 2016? I'm reluctant to go back as far as 1997 though, because there's way too much history and knowledge of the time I think I'd find it overwhelming?

I'd need to think about starting size and potential owners too? I'm thinking it might be fun to start with the company the same size as CZCW but in Texas not Cali?
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I was afraid this was the end. You found a good way to wrap things up in story though. So how much money did you lose in the last year once you made the jump to cult?

I would vote an area where there would be competition like the southwest or maybe Canada. Texas would be interesting as well
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I loved this from start to finish, and you wrapped it up very well. The end made complete sense, and I'm looking forward to seeing whatever it is you come up with next.

Southern-themed promotions are fun (and the lack of competition in the Mid-South area is a big reason I put SCW there!). I also wouldn't be opposed to doing something in Canada. Maybe see if you can grow something to take down NOTBPW and the DeColt boys?
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Great read TCP1, I really enjoyed it! There haven't been many CornellVerse diaries that go on long enough to really see what the writers long-term plans were, so it was a delight to see it. It was very reminiscent of the old Welcome to the Coastal Zones.

For a curveball suggestion, you could always give DIW a try. Hardcore company with a lot of interesting characters and a easy owner character to write, comes with a war between APW and RAW so there will be easy conflict. Takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to try a whole plethora of new workers you've never used before.
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I suppose I could find an older Cornellverse mod from say 2013 (is there one?) and then sim up the promotion from the ground up and start in 2016? I'm reluctant to go back as far as 1997 though, because there's way too much history and knowledge of the time I think I'd find it overwhelming?

I'd need to think about starting size and potential owners too? I'm thinking it might be fun to start with the company the same size as CZCW but in Texas not Cali?
Well, what I'd be thinking is that you convert TEW 2013's 2013 and 2014 databases into TEW2016.

One of the things I like about CVERSE Mid-South is that you have the legacy of TWL, but also there's the controversial AMW as well. WPL is supposed to be the revival of the scene, so you could run with that. Otherwise, there's a few cool renders like Southern Wrestling Academy, Outlaw Championship Wrestling, etc... that you could adapt. SWA could work as a training school promotion concept, while OCW could work as an anti-COTT effect if you wanted.
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