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Unread 06-12-2018, 12:27 PM
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So about a week ago I asked for the GDS community to help me decide on either WWF '91 or WCW '92 dynasty. The results of that post had me leaning to taking WWF '91 on.

As I began making my plans for that potential diary, I realized how much fun writing for big personalities like Hogan, Savage, Heenan, Monsoon, etc. could be and I got really excited to have some fun with those characters. That realization got me thinking that a WWF '91 diary would also most likely see me trying to get the focus off some of those personalities and inherently doing the opposite of what I was excited about. Hence WWF 1987. I'm really looking forward to sinking my teeth in with those big time WWF stars of the late '80's/early '90's in their prime.

To that end, I'm also going to work hard to try and capture the feel of this era with both my scheduling and presentation. I plan to run both Prime Time Wrestling and Superstars as "A" shows with Wrestling Challenge as a "B" show. I hope that the 2 "A" shows will both capture the feeling of the time while simultaneously playing TEW as the mechanic intends to a certain degree. I won't be playing this save with the goals of getting the best ratings/most income/achieve global growth...rather I'll be playing to simulate and have/make fun of the era, and tell stories that seems like they could've happened in real life.

I do expect to make adjustments based on the TEW's game engine...but I really do want to capture the era as much as possible. All and all...I expect, in the immortal words of late, great Gorilla Monsoon, "It'll be a happening!"

The Data: Obviously I'll be using the classic mod, The Golden Age by Genadi (and his Mod Squad peers). Big shout out to those guys and the countless hours they've put into all of their mods!

I have been slowly making some minor adjustments to the data before starting. The biggest of which is probably taking WWF's television off of regional US broadcasters and putting all of their shows on the USA Network (which I bumped to Medium level coverage). While I know the regional broadcasters and syndication are more historically accurate, I just didn't want to negotiate all those contracts individually and moving to the USA Network was obvious choice for a national broadcaster.

I also cut the entire Women's Division. I have no interest in booking The Fabulous Moolah or trying to rebuild a division with the likes of Misty Blue Simmons, etc. The Women's Revolution will have to wait until there is an abundance of female talent that I'm excited to book around.

Lastly, in the interest of full disclosure, I will admit to some other small changes to stats, removing some decline ages (and replacing them with random), altering some worker habits, chemistry etc. As the game progresses, feel free to question me about any individual worker or their stats and I'll happily share.

Format and Presentation: My user avatar will be Vince McMahon, but I don't imagine that'll influence things much. At the moment I don't plan on any first person style write-ups. I plan on posting mostly the shows. It'll be quicker, less detailed presentations for TV with a more involved presentation for Events. I'm still undecided how much Observer-type information I'll give...most likely some as needed.

Prediction Contests: I def. expect to run some (especially for events like SNME and PPV's). I'm not sure how much I'll do with posting predictions for TV shows...I may want to find my footing first.

To conclude, thanks for checking this little passion project out. I hope to go longer than my last few dynasties have. I feel encouraged because my 2 two longest running diaries were using this mod (albeit with the NWA). My longest TEW game ever was an AWA game with this mod on TEW 13 (in that game I brought the AWA well into 1991 before I lost the save to a crash).

Feedback is always welcomed and encouraged! Roster and Show Index to follow shortly!

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Unread 06-12-2018, 12:28 PM
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Current Champions:

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WWF World Heavyweight Champion:


Hulk Hogan (January 1984-present)


WWF Intercontinental Champion:


Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat (March 1987-present)
Randy "Macho Man" Savage (June 1985-March 1987)


WWF World Tag Team Champions:


The Hart Foundation--Bret "The Hitman" Hartand Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart (February 1987-Present)
Current Roster:
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*Faces in blue; Heels in red

Top of the Card:

Hulk Hogan
Jake "the Snake" Roberts
The Junkyard Dog
Ricky "the Dragon" Steamboat
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

"Adorable" Adrian Adonis
Andre the Giant
"Cowboy" Bob Orton Jr.
Brutus Beefcake
"King" Harley Race
"The Ugandan Giant" Kamala
King Kong Bundy
"Magnificent" Don Muraco
"Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
Randy "Macho Man" Savage
The Iron Sheik


Middle of the Pack:

Billy Jack Haynes
Davey Boy Smith
The Dynamite Kid
Hillbilly Jim
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan
Tito Santana

Bret "the Hitman" Hart
"The Natural" Butch Reed
Demolition Ax
Demolition Smash
Greg "the Hammer" Valentine
Hercules Hernandez
The Honky Tonk Man
Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart
Nikolai Volkoff


Looking for a Chance:

Brian Blair
Corporal Kirchner
Danny Spivey
Haku
Jacques Rougeau
Jim Brunzell
Jim Powers
"Leaping" Lanny Poffo
Koko B. Ware
Outback Jack
Paul Roma
Raymond Rougeau
Rick Martel
Siva Afi
Tama
Tom Zenk

Dino Bravo
Jimmy Jack Funk
Sika
"Outlaw" Ron Bass


Personalities, Managers and Occasional Wrestlers:

Blackjack Lanza
"The Living Legend" Bruno Sammartino
Chief Jay Strongbow
"Mean" Gene Okerlund
George "the Animal" Steele
Gorilla Monsoon
The Haiti Kid
Jack Tunney
Ken Resnick
Little Beaver
Lord Alfred Hayes
Miss Elizabeth
Pedro Morales
S.D. Jones
"Superstar" Billy Graham
The Crusher
Vince McMahon

Bobby "the Brain" Heenan
Danny Davis
Freddie Blassie
Frenchy Martin
Jesse "the Body" Ventura
"The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart
"Luscious" Johnny V.
Kim Chee
Little Tokyo
Lord Littlebrook
"Iron" Mike Sharpe
"The Devious One" Mr. Fuji
"The Doctor of Style" Slick
The Wizard
Tiger Chung Lee


Tag Teams:

The British Bulldogs (Davey Boy Smith & The Dynamite Kid)
The Can-Am Connection (Tom Zenk & Rick Martel)
The Islanders (Haku & Tama)
The Killer Bees (Brian Blair & Jim Brunzel)
The Rougeau Brothers (Jacques & Raymond)
The Young Stallions (Jim Powers & Paul Roma)

Bob Orton & Magnificent Muraco
Demolition (Ax & Smash)
Iron Shiek & Nikolai Volkoff
The Dream Team (Brutus Beefcake & Greg Valentine)
The Hart Foundation (Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart)


Stables & Manger Affiliations:

The Heenan Family:
Andre the Giant
Bobby Heenan
Harley Race
Hercules Hernandez
King Kong Bundy
Paul Orndorff

Managed by Jimmy Hart:
Adrian Adonis
Honky Tonk Man
Bret Hart
Jim Neidhart

Managed by Johnny V:
Greg Valentine
Brutus Beefcake
Dino Bravo
Ax
Smash

Managed by Mr. Fuji:
Don Murraco
Bob Orton Jr.

Managed by Slick:
The Iron Sheik
Nikolai Volkoff
Butch Reed

Managed by The Wizard:
Kamala
Sika
Kim Chee


Managed by Miss Elizabeth:
Randy Savage
Show Index:
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March 1987:
Week 1: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge
Week 2: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge; Saturday Night's Main Event X
Week 3: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge
Week 4: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge; WrestleMania III Part I Part II

April 1987:
Week 1: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge
Week 2: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge
Week 3: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge
Week 4: Prime Time Wrestling; Superstars of Wrestling & Wrestling Challenge

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Unread 06-12-2018, 02:12 PM
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The hype is real! Can't wait to see what you do with this time period.

Also, not a knock on anyone who also does this mod as their diary whatsoever, but you can not imagine how much it tickles my OCD that you have the correct title belts. Crossface's diaries: come for the adherence to realism, stay for the awesome booking and writing!
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Unread 06-12-2018, 11:36 PM
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Is that Hogan, or is it a murderous rabid blonde man?
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Unread 06-13-2018, 06:11 AM
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Will people be literally hanging off the rafters in this diary?! Will this thread be jam-packed as always?!

I think your 91/92 diary not coming to fruition is going to work out for the best here because I really enjoyed your NWA diary where Tony Schiavone's mustache became the breakout star. I wonder which inanimate object will bust out and break the glass ceiling this go 'round. Maybe Bret Hart's greasy long hair? The Macho Man's robe? Hulk Hogan's bandanna? I can't remember if he's in the data set already or if I had to import him, but if you ever hire Doyle King, maybe his deep, booming voice can be a contender.

All this to say that I cannot wait to get to start following this diary.
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The hype is real! Can't wait to see what you do with this time period.

Also, not a knock on anyone who also does this mod as their diary whatsoever, but you can not imagine how much it tickles my OCD that you have the correct title belts. Crossface's diaries: come for the adherence to realism, stay for the awesome booking and writing!
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Will people be literally hanging off the rafters in this diary?! Will this thread be jam-packed as always?!

I think your 91/92 diary not coming to fruition is going to work out for the best here because I really enjoyed your NWA diary where Tony Schiavone's mustache became the breakout star. I wonder which inanimate object will bust out and break the glass ceiling this go 'round. Maybe Bret Hart's greasy long hair? The Macho Man's robe? Hulk Hogan's bandanna? I can't remember if he's in the data set already or if I had to import him, but if you ever hire Doyle King, maybe his deep, booming voice can be a contender.

All this to say that I cannot wait to get to start following this diary.
Thanks for the compliments and support guys! Both of you guys have been super supportive and positive for all of my projects (as well as countless others on these boards!) so thanks for the encouragement!

Matt, thanks for shouting out Tony's Schiavone's sweet and silky snot catcher! I fully intend to interject some more of my warped humor into my writeups!

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Funny...that was almost the name of the diary! One of things I am most looking forward to incorporating in to this project are all of the Gorilla-isms!
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Unread 06-16-2018, 08:38 AM
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Prime Time Wrestling

Jacques Rougeau vs. Randy Savage
Billy Jack Haynes vs. Dusty Wolfe
The Young Stallions vs. Kamala & Sika
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Jimmy Jack Funk
Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. King Harley Race & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff

Plus: A replay of the Hulk Hogan/Andre the Giant contract signing! Comments from The Hart Foundation, Jake Roberts, and Bobby Heenan takes Gorilla Monsoon to Andre's private training camp!

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OOC: Sorry, no contest running yet, still have a lot of feeling out to do with my shows write-ups and what not, but wanted to post the first card anyway to build a little anticipation. I expect to get the whole first week of television (Prime Time, Superstars, & Wrestling Challenge) all posted over the next few days. I'll be experimenting with different formatting on all of them to give them all different a slightly different feel, while not burning myself out too early.
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Great to see you up and running again, and it will certainly be interesting to see you working with the WWF after your last two trips to WCW....1987 is about 18 months or so before my Wrestling addiction took hold so I have to try and remind myself of which people are relevant around now, luckily we have a handy roster guide for that I'm curious to see how you manage to handle capturing the feel of the times while still booking around the mechanics of the game....as always I shall be following closely.

Prime Time Wrestling

Jacques Rougeau vs. Randy Savage
Babyface Jacques Rougeau is just wrong, turn those all American boys heel sharpish please

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Dusty Wolfe

The Young Stallions vs. Kamala & Sika
I'm hoping Kamala & Sika are set to be a regular team.....not because I particularly want to see them as a regular team, but because I don't see Kamala being happy about putting the Stallions over, even if it is Sika taking the fall, and I'm loathed to pick two singles wrestlers over a team if it's just a throwaway match....the Stallions were a good team too. I know Roma gets a lot of flack in the wrestling world, but he's a damn good tag team wrestler.....the Young Stallions, Power and Glory, Pretty Wonderful, all teams I personally enjoyed

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Jimmy Jack Funk
I hate Jim Duggan, him and his stupid face.....mainly because I don't think I've ever....EVER seen him do the job clean.....in fact 90% of his losses are from him getting himself disqualified, even as late as 1997 and I don't know why he was so protected....but I digress, he's winning here

Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. King Harley Race & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
File JYD under Jim Duggan too, can't stand him either......Paul Orndorff however is the sh!t and definitely gets my vote here
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Jacques Rougeau vs. Randy Savage
-I agree with to4sty, turn the Rougeaus heel as quickly as possible...

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Dusty Wolfe

The Young Stallions vs. Kamala & Sika
-I'd love to see a Kamala run! I loved that belly-slapping cannibal as a kid!

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Jimmy Jack Funk
-HOOOOOOO!!!

Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. King Harley Race & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
-I see this ending in a shmoz
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Unread 06-16-2018, 02:24 PM
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Looking forward to this!

Savage
Haynes
Kamala/sika
Duggan
Race/Orndorff
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Jacques Rougeau vs. Randy Savage
Billy Jack Haynes vs. Dusty Wolfe
The Young Stallions vs. Kamala & Sika
"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Jimmy Jack Funk
Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. King Harley Race & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
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I guess if everyone else is predicting, then I will too, just to make it look good Plus I've had my own 1987 game going on my own time, so it's kinda nice to see what you're doing with the time as well.

Randy Savage - Definitely your next top star, protect Savage at all costs right now.
Billy Jerk Haynes - When I was watching some stuff to prepare myself for my own game of it, Bobby Heenan cracked me up when I heard him call him "Billy Jerk" so I've been using it ever since.
Young Stallions - I know it doesn't play into anything but they hadn't debuted as a team yet so giving them this big win sets them up for big things in the future.
Jim Duggan - Having just come in from the UWF, Duggan at this time would be a breath of fresh air into the midcard... but in the future, I agree with to4sty about him. And guys similar to him like Piper, JYD, and Bad News Brown.
King Race and Orndorff - This is a good place for the Heenan Family to sneak a cheap win in.
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Really looking forward to this!
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Jacques Rougeau vs. Randy Savage
Gotta have the IC Champ look strong going into WM.

Billy Jack Haynes vs. Dusty Wolfe
Well, this is assuming Billy Jack doesn't do something crazy that warrants a pre-show incident first.

The Young Stallions vs. Kamala & Sika
Have Kamala & Sika look strong so that can be believable cannon fodder to Hogan. Meanwhile, the Young Stallions can always be built up slowly, if Paul Roma doesn't become a headache backstage first.

"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan vs. Jimmy Jack Funk
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! USA! USA! USA!

Junkyard Dog & Tito Santana vs. King Harley Race & "Mr. Wonderful" Paul Orndorff
Look for Weasel, I mean Bobby Heenan interference here.
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