TCW - The International Era AKA See a Struggling Booker Try to Get an A
So, with TCW just gaining International status in my game, I thought it would be an appropriate place to start a diary. I had originally just been playing around, but I've gotten into it, so here it is. I am using the version of the CV that has everybody available everywhere (except for the newly created workers).
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Saturday, Week 1, March 2006
I quickly looked through the pile of folders I had in front of me, making sure that everything was in order and I wouldn't have to run out for anything. Then the door opened, and Tommy stuck his head out. "Come in."
I settled in front of him. Ever since I had started with TCW some time ago, the man made me nervous. He always did his best to relax me, but it never seemed to work. I settled the folders on the desk in front of me, and nervously sank into the comfortable seat he had ordered for me.
"So," he began. I just waited for him to continue. "So with the first episode of the new show, we rose in stature. Look at all these mentions on the Canadian press. And you pulled out one of your best shows for the deal. Where do we go from here?"
"Well, I've already been in contact with a number of people. More shows and more exposure, we need more people on the roster. I'll be talking with most of them tomorrow."
"Good, good. Anybody from SWF?"
I had to shake my head. "No. None of them will talk to me still. I have hope though."
"All right. So talk me through it. What's your plan now that we've got the momentum on our side."
"Ok. I'll start with the TV shows. TCW Presents was our flagship show, going against SWF Supreme TV. Personally, I think we should make it our B show, because it doesn't reach as many people. TCW International is on Pop!, and it'll get all of the US and Canada. I booked the last show with that in mind, and I think the numbers bear me out. And we don't have any competition in the slot."
"Good, good. Run with that."
"Ok, then the champions. The increase in roster size is going to cause some issues. You're the World Champion still, and with your winning streak in full course, that won't be changing for some time, especially not with Doom in another storyline. Rick is still the International champ, but that's going to have to change. I don't know who I'll have him drop it to, but he's gonna have to go after your belt sooner rather than later."
Whoo. That was out of the way, and he seemed ok with it.
"The Tag Titles are probably going to need a change, too. Hopkirk is a main eventer now, and he should be involved in the World Title scene rather than the tag scene. We can work that into their current storyline though. And the lower level titles--both Doug and Chance jumped up the ranks with all these new people. Doug hasn't even defended the Hardcore title yet, and I wanted to make him out to be a monster, but I don't think that's going to work. Chance has at least had some time with the All Action, and I have some ideas of how to work with that one."
"Ok. What about storylines?"
"Storylines. Well, like I said earlier, I have you winning for some time yet. I may cut it shorter than I had originally planned, but we'll see how things go. We have the two major fueds going on. Doom's Army has started their reign of terror, and Liberty has confronted them. I think shortly, that'll start to gain interest. The tag fued has just started, barely any interest in that yet, but it'll pick up. Freddy's already doing some good work there."
"And the undercard?"
"I'm getting there. Don't forget about Valentine's gambling away his money. Johnson has started to provoke him, and I think it's going well. The undercard is really short on stories right now. Remmy and Jemma's romance isn't drawing a lot of interest, but it fills the time. Otherwise...well, we just finished up Jay's winning streak and the International tourny. The new people haven't been pushed into any roles yet though, and I'm still trying to come up with what to do."
"All right. Just keep me informed on that. So with all these changes, what does our roster look like?"
"Right here, sir. Ranked top to bottom, heels in red, faces in blue, as usual. I've starred the people I'm in talks with."
TCW World Heavyweight Champion Tommy Cornell
Ricky Dale Johnson
TCW International Champion Rick Law
Ronnie V Pain (Managed by Floyd Goldworthy)
TCW World Tag Team Champion Randall Hopkirk (Managed by Floyd Goldworthy)
Troy Tornado (Managed by Floyd Goldworthy)
TCW World Tag Team Champion BJ Shearer (Managed by Floyd Goldworthy)
TCW All Action Champion Chance Fortune (Managed by Blonde Bombshell)
TCW Hardcore Champion Doug Peak
*Puerto Rican Power
Remmy Skye (Managed by Jemma Griffiths)
Ice Man C.A.
"You have a glut of heels, especially among the new people."
"Yes, sir. A couple of them will probably change over to face, but it doesn't help us in the upper card. But I really can't see many of those changing over."
"Work it out. We're through here."
I gathered my stuff and walked out, already thinking through storylines with the new people.
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Storylines currently running:
Cornell's Winning Streak (A)
Tommy Cornell has started winning every fight he's in.
The Romance (C-)
Remmy Skye and his manager Jemma Griffiths have started to show some romantic attraction towards one another.
The Rebellions (C+)
Under Corporal Doom's instructions, Stink, Grunt, BLZ Bubb, and Genghis Rahn have started random attacks. Libery has confronted Doom about it in the center of the ring.
Hunt for the Tag Gold (B-)
Freddie Huggins and Charlie Thatcher, who have started teaming as Idol, Inc., have challenged the tag team champions Painful Procedure to a title match.
The $100,000 Offer (A)
Peter Valentine has put up $100,000 to the next person to defeat him. Ricky Dale Johnson claims that person will be him.
Last edited by steev42 : 04-04-2006 at 02:25 PM.
Preview for TCW Presents Total Wrestling
Tuesday, Week 2, March 2006
Looking good, bud.
I've read through a couple other TCW diaries that have popped up, but nothing really grabbed me. I had almost gotten to the point of starting my own, simply because the imfamous Tommy Cornell NEEDS to be represented here.
I'm looking forward to reading your first show.
Live, from the Shakeshaft Auditorium in the Great Lakes, with 4,938 attending
Tuesday, Week 2, March 2006
So, there I was, sitting in the editor's trailer as usual, all the camera feeds around me. My job was done, and all I could do now was watch, and rely on Archie and Sam to do their jobs. And it was already a bad beginning--this was the first time I could remember our failing to sell out an arena since I arrived. Not very auspicious. And then the preshow started.
The Young Guns and Ice Man C.A. -vs- Nevada Nuclear, Zeus Maxmillion, and Hell Monkey
I threw this match together at the last minute, hoping that I'd see some chemistry in some of the lower heels. I was disappointed.
The Young Guns easily dominated this matchup, and Harry Allen cleanly pinned Nevada Nuclear in 9:37. Otherwise, there wasn't much to say about this match.
A C-rated match. I guess it's not too bad, considering two of them had never been inside a TCW ring before. I watched the opening pyro's go off, and saw as Rick snuck into the ring so he could be standing there when the feed went live.
Rick Law is in the ring. "The way I've been treated lately is a crime. First, I'm forced to defend my title in a tournament that I'm just a normal participant in. I guess I should feel lucky that I wasn't stripped before hand. And tonight, they're putting me up against a debut! Someone who hasn't even been in the company before. Like I can prepare for that."
Ok, I can cut him off there. He went on for some time. Not great, but not bad either. I'll give it a B. Something about Rick just didn't strike me as right though. I'll have to talk with him about it.
This next matchup, though, I threw together for one reason only...
Matt Sparrow -vs- Masked Cougar
Sparrow and Cougar put on a short but spirited matchup, in which Sparrow got the pin cleanly in 5:18. Masked Cougar got up in Sparrow's face afterwards before putting out a hand, which Sparrow took.
I have to sigh. C- match, about as I expected, but the turn rated at best an E. I told him that it wouldn't work if he looked like he was going to attack the guy. I'm not so sure the crowd bought the turn, but they're going to have to. My future plans depend on him being a face. Now it's time to see our workers can handle themselves when they aren't in the lower card.
Chance Fortune walks to the ring, the All Action title over his shoulder. "Ladies and Gentleman! I have come up with an incredible idea, and I've run it past the board and our erstwhile leader in the back, and recieved approval. So I would like to announce that starting next week, I will be taking applications for an invitation-only tournament. The winner of this tournament will be named the #1 Contender to my title."
You get the idea. I was hoping he was more over than that, but the crowd just didn't seem to care. I give it a C+. Need to give him some quality wins, but he'll have to wait for the time being. Of course, we followed this up with dreck.
A taped segment is shown, with Remmy Skye and Jemma Griffiths sitting in a fancy restaurant. They both look sort of awkward, starting to talk at the same time once or twice. This ends with Remmy pouring some wine with shaking hands, and Jemma looking on with a smile.
I didn't buy it. These two get along, but their acting sucks. It's a C. But now we start getting into the meat and potatos. Sort of.
Rick Law -vs- ?????
Rick walks out, handing the ref his belt. The referee picks it up and shows it to the crowd. Law gets restless, before his opponent finally walks out. Melody Cuthill. She looks quite nervous at facing the main eventer, and Law manages to get across that he doesn't want to fight her either. They do eventually lock up, and Rick easily wins the match, pinfall at 5:52.
It was a C. Not bad. I had wanted to do this with somebody else higher up the card...but the contract hasn't started yet. Melody's definitely not ready to be this late in the show though.
Doom makes his way to the ring. "Liberty, you got up in my face on the last show. I can't have that. So, it's time for you to drop. No twenty for you though. Tomorrow, on TCW International, you will be facing BLZ Bubb!"
Yeah, it was longer than that. I'm just giving you the highlights, ok? If you can call them that. Doom got a B, though, so I guess it wasn't too bad.
We cut backstage, where Ricky Dale Johnson is psyching himself up. "Peter Valentine. The great Peter Valentine. Thinks he is so good that he puts up $100,000. Well, tonight, I'm taking it. That money is as good as mine." The camera follows him as he walks to the ring.
Fortunately, that was the lowlight of the segment. Ricky pulls off an A.
Ricky Dale Johnson -vs- Peter Valentine
$100,000 on the line
An good back and forth match, with both men getting a number of 2-counts. Valentine sneaks the win, using the ropes as leverage on a pinfall at 11:41. Valentine gets his case of money and climbs all the turnbuckles, happy with the win as RDJ walks out shaking his head.
I expected better from these two, as the match barely rated a B. The crowd bood the celebration though, getting quite into it. I'll give that bit an A. And then things took a turn for the worse.
Painful Procedure walked to the ring, or at least the ones that hold the belts. "So, this upstart Huggins has come along and challenged us for the titles. Him and his partner, Charlie Thatcher." BJ Shearer started.
"Well, I'll tell you what, Freddie," Randall took over. "You can have a shot, but we're gonna make you pay for it. So get out here, and you'll be facing the Demons of Rage!"
Ugh. That's just...I'm going to have to yell at those two later. B- at best, and they didn't get the point across. But the match happened, at least...
Idol, Inc. -vs- The Demons of Rage
Though Huggins and Thatcher put up a good fight, the Demons proved to be the smarter heels this night, as Spite pulled Huggins out of the ring and beat him down hard enough that he couldn't meet the 10-count. The Demons claim the victory in 11:10.
Damn, that sucked. C+. So not a caliber match for this late in the show. I could only hope that the rest of the show turned out as good as I hoped.
We go backstage, where Ronnie V. Pain is walking. He stops, turns around and looks behind him for a moment. He shakes his head and keeps walking, though he does look behind him again. After he walks off camera, a shadowy figure emerges from behind a crate.
Now that's what I'm talking about. Ronnie can act. A for the man. And now for the main event...
Tommy Cornell makes his way to the ring. "I'm so good that the board has let me choose my own challengers. But it doesn't matter who I bring out, I've beat them all already. So let me introduce you to my challenger for tonight...Madman Boone!"
Tommy can really work that mic. But the Boone announcement really brought the crowd down, they couldn't decide whether Cornell was being cheap or actually getting a challenge. It deserves a B+.
Tommy Cornell(c) -vs- Madman Boone
for the TCW World Heavyweight Championship
Boone put up quite a good fight, and Tommy did have some troubles putting him away. In fact, he had to use a low blow that the ref didn't see to put away the Madman, getting the pinfall in 15:34 and retaining the belt. Afterwards, he went way over the top, completely messing up the ring as he celebrates his victory.
Ah, good ol' Tommy. Of course, I expected him to be able to carry Boone to a slightly better match, but I'll give it a B+. And everyone got into his antics after the match, which really got the crowd going as the show drew to a close. A* all the way.
The show as a whole--well, I've done better, but I've done worse, too. I think I'll give myself a B. Not to mention that Sam came up to me just about the time that the Law/Cuthill match was starting. Apparently, he had seen Liberty just arriving to the show. I've already warned him once. Might be time to try something more drastic...
Of course, I watched Supreme TV afterwards on my DVR, and I rated it a B+, highlighted by Remo defeating Runaway Train to retain the SWF Heavyweight Championship.
Preview for TCW International
Wednesday, Week 2, March 2006
Great show, buddy. I love how you critique your workers throughout. I can almost see you sitting in the control room, pulling your hair out.
Live, from the Varsity Arena in Ontario, with 2,000 attending
Wednesday, Week 2, March 2006
I settled myself in the editors trailer once again, as the crowd was shuffling in. This was the first show I had run in Canada, but I figured it would be worth it in the long run. Before everyone had even settled down, Painful Procedure came out into the ring.
BJ Shearer got on the mic first. "Idol Inc. believes that they deserve our tag team titles around their waist. Well, they aren't going anywhere, not just yet."
Then Randall, using his own microphone spoke up. "No, not yet. And certainly not to you guys. No, but we have arranged for a little...added emphasis to our statement. You guys should get out here right now, cuz you've got a match against the Demons of Rage.
Yeah, yeah. Anyone who watched TCW presents is feeling some deja-vu, but they just screwed it up so badly yesterday that I had to make them redo it for any future DVD releases. At least they didn't screw it up this time, but I can already tell the crowd reaction is going to suck tonight. I'll rate it a C. Of course, since we hyped the match, we had to hold the match, too.
Idol, Inc. -vs- The Demons of Rage
A quick match, with Spite taking out Huggins in short time, losing in 4:15.
I had told them to make it quick, as we just needed to do the match, not play to the crowd. And it showed, pulling in just a C-. But the next dark match was the one I really wanted to see. A debut of sorts, just to see how he clicks.
Stevie Grayson -vs- Billy Russell
This match lasted longer than the tag team one did, and Billy got in some offense. Grayson gets the duke, though, with a pinfall in 6:57.
They did better than the tag people, too, rating a solid C. I guess with the crowd reactions, that's going to be about what I should expect.
The crowd settled in, as the crew went to work. The opening pyros exploded, and the announcers went into their opening pitch. They were quickly interrupted, however, as the workhorse made his way to the ring.
"Something happened yesterday on TCW Presents that, frankly, rubs me the wrong way." Tommy played to the crowd the way only he can. "See, the youngster Chance Fortune came out and said that he was holding a tournament for his title. A tournament! Something about that just didn't feel right. So right here, right now, I'm here to tell you that tonight, Chance Fortune will have an opportunity he could only dream of. I want to destroy him in the ring, so I am putting my title on the line. Tonight, Chance and Cornell, for the TCW World Heavyweight Championship!"
The crowd laps it up. Except that apparently, they can't. Remind me not to televise from Canada anytime soon. So far, it's a C, and Tommy's not through yet.
"Wait, wait, wait. See, I think I need a warmup match. So, in about ten minutes, I'm going to come out here, and pull one of you ingrates from the crowd. Think about it. You get to be in the ring with me, Tommy Cornell. And just for the hell of it, if you manage to beat me, I'll even give you my belt."
Oh yeah! The crowd loves that, giving me my first A-rated segment of the night. But wait, we're not through yet.
Tommy opens his mouth to say something else, but he's interrupted by the music of Ricky Dale Johnson. RDJ has his own microphone, and he stands at the ramp entrance. "Tommy, my boy. I seem to have a thing for taking on gamblers lately. So how about this. If you're really gonna put your belt on the line twice tonight, why not make it a trifecta? You and me, Tommy ol' boy."
Ricky's not as good as Tommy, but he can still get the crowd pumping. Except tonight, apparently, as he pulls in a weak C+.
"Ricky, if you really think I'm scared of you, you're dead wrong. You can't even beat Peter Valentine, for Christ's sake. You're on!"
And we're through. Two main eventers pull off a mighty B-. We got Tommy to hold the first fifteen minutes hostage before we cut to a commercial, and it's all good. I am worried how far the crowd'll drop when we come back though...
Doug Peak(c) -vs- Matt Sparrow
for the TCW Hardcore Championship
Sparrow puts on a good match, but Peak gets the victory with a chair shot to the head.
And Doug makes his first ever defense of the Hardcore title, with that pair rating an...E. It's really a shame that he's so far up the card, I really wanted him to run with it for a while. But I've got plans, and I'm not saying what they are just yet. But after that match, we need to bring the crowd back up, so cue the footage.
We cut backstage, where Ronnie V Pain has just walked into a buffet room. He reaches for a plate, then stops and looks around. He sees nobody, but has obviously been spooked and gets out of there. Just before we cut away, we can just make out a figure hiding behind a divider in the room, but can't figure out who it might be.
This is the third time he's been stalked, and the crowd is starting to realize something might be connecting them. Sometimes I wonder about them--especially when this Canadian crowd doesn't seem to care. C- rating at best. And now a match, just to keep some people active.
The Darkness Warriors -vs- The Young Guns
An open match between two experienced teams, with Jay-D getting the victory, getting Harry Allen to be counted out.
Like I said, I just want to keep people active. It gets a C, which seems to be pretty good for the night. I really don't know what to do with the Guns, but I'll figure something out eventually. But now, back to the main attraction. Yes, I know I'm overusing him this show--don't worry, it won't be a trend. But gotta get the viewers tuning in before I show the normal product.
Cornell walks out in his wrestling gear. He walks around in front of the crowd, as the various crowd members try to convince Cornell to choose them. Finally he points to one dude, and nods his head to the ring. He grabs a mic on the way in. The young man clambers into the ring. "What's your name?"
"You ready to get your ass kicked on international TV?" The kid just nods. Tommy throws the mic out of the ring, and orders the ref to ring the bell.
All in all, not a bad debut. Kid gets his first match against Tommy f'ing Cornell, and a C+ for the acting.
Tommy Cornell(c) -vs- Tim Westybrook
for the TCW World Heavyweight Championship
What did you expect? Cornell squashes the newcomer.
Westybrook gets a B+ for his debut, and sadly enough, possibly a match of the night candidate.
We cut backstage again, where RDJ is standing with a microphone. "Tonight, I go up against Tommy Cornell. Oh, sure, there's a chance, however small, that he won't have the title when he gets there. Really, though, no offense to Chance, but he's not quite at the right level. But when I get a hold of you, Tommy, you're going to wish you hadn't fought twice already tonight."
Well, originally, I was going to have a debut here. The whole being unknown in Canada made me change my mind at the last second though. Next time. RDJ improvises well though, and gets a B-.
We cut to a different spot backstage, where Chance Fortune is stretching in preparation for his match with Cornell. The door opens, and Matt Sparrow walks in. "Hey, Chance. You know, they gave me a Hardcore shot today, but that belt isn't really for me. I was wondering if you might let me have a spot in the tournament?"
Chance looks at him. "I'll add you to the list of requestors. We'll see." He walks out of the locker room.
Ok, those two pulled of a C-. But moving on, as I'm tired of rating things. This match, I'm really looking forward to. I think that Chance has a lot of potential, and this'll tell me just how true I am...I hope.
Tommy Cornell(c) -vs- Chance Fortune
for the TCW World Heavyweight Championship
Chance puts up a good fight, but it's not quite good enough. Cornell retains.
Meh. Westybrook put a better match on. Chance only gets a C+. Maybe if he wasn't in Canada, this would have gone over well. Remind me to get bigger crowds for this sort of thing.
Liberty has walked to the ring. "Doom thinks that he can intimidate me by putting me up against BLZ Bubb? Please. I am a 3-time TCW Heavyweight Champion. There's no way that red headed freak can intimidate me. So why don't you get out here, and let's get this done with."
Liberty -vs- BLZ Bubb
Liberty controls the matchup, until Corporal Doom comes out and nails him with a chair. Bubb makes the academic pin.
Well, Liberty proves he's got some staying power, I guess. Both the interview and the match rate a B-. I need to take a nap.
Madman Boone and Stevie Grayson come out as Doom and Bubb leave, and they help Liberty up. Grayson grabs a mic. "We are here to provide protection for all the workers of TCW. We are the Liberation Front. This is Doom's notice. You are going down!"
We go to a commercial again to give Liberty time to get out of the ring. I think Boone brought them down, as they only rated a C+. And now I'm getting drunk. It's amazing what some malt beverages can do if you down enough of them quickly enough.
We cut to Ronnie, who opens a door and looks relieved. The camera follows him into a locker room, where Troy Tornado is relaxing, playing a video game. "Hey man, can I talk to you?" Troy nods, and puts the controller down. "Hey, I think someone is stalking me. It's creeping me out."
"Man, of course you're being stalked. You're the drummer of the greatest band in history! Come on man, relax. We'll tell security, and they'll deal with it. C'mon." Troy and Ronnie leave the locker room, Troy's arm on his drummer's shoulder.
It's a shame. I think this would have gone over so well in the States. I hope it doesn't hurt the storyline. C+.
We go back to the ring, where Peter Valentine is standing. "So, since Johnson has moved on to other pastures, and nobody has yet to beat me, I am making an open challenge. Any worker in the back, any at all, who want a chance at my $100,000, all they have to do is come out right now."
C+ again. I should put that in a stamp or something.
Wolf Hawkins answers the challenge, but just runs right to the ring to get it started.
Peter Valentine -vs- Wolf Hawkins
$100,000 on the line
What? You expected him to lose the money on an open challenge? Please. Wolf gets a C for rushing the ring, and the match gets up to a C.
Corporal Doom makes his way to the ring. "Liberation Front? I've never heard of anything so funny in my life. But if you two fools insist on getting involved, it's to your detriment. And it'll start next week on TCW Presents Total Wrestling. Madman Boone and Stevie Grayson will go up against the Nation of Filth. But that's not all. Nope, not at all. See, I really want to destroy you. So at Just Another Day, I'm booking Liberty in a match...a handicap match. The Nation of Filth will take you down too, just like your little friends.
But enough about this so-called Liberation front. Tommy Cornell has decided to put his title up for grabs 3 times tonight. Well, as much as you all might like it, I just can't have that. So I'm here to announce that after tonight, the TCW Heavyweight Championship will NOT be defended until Just Another Day, when it will be on the line against Genghis Rahn!"
Three match announcments. C-, C-, and C. Figures. And now for our main event. I've never paired these two up before, so I'm hoping for an awesome match, just so I can recover.
Tommy Cornell(c) -vs- Ricky Dale Johnson
for the TCW World Heavyweight Championship
Cornell retains again, after using some brass knuckles on Johnson.
Wow. Cornell/Westybrook was the match of the night, as this pulls a B. And yes, like I said earlier. I know Cornell was overused, though the crowd didn't seem to notice. Almost an hour on screen tonight. Don't get used to it. I treated it like a 1-day storyline. And the end result? I give it a B-. And I'm not going back to Canada anytime soon.
Saturday, Week 2, March 2006
I went into Tommy's office for my weekly meeting with him. I had all my folders, as usual, in my arms, and I dropped them on the desk.
"International bombed this week." To the point, as always.
"I know. Don't worry, it'll be a while before we get back. Hopefully the tv show there can get us more popular so we can go back."
He just looked at me for a while. Finally, he nodded. "All right. Tell me about the competition."
I nodded. He watched the shows himself, of course, but he always liked me to tell him. "Well, they had Awesome Impact this week. It's was an ok show, I'd give it a B+. Remo defended his title again, but so did High Concept, Lee, and DuBois."
"That's the one. He's their North American champ right now."
"Ok. What else?"
"I heard through the grapevine that Agony is up for renewal. I'm trying to see if he'll talk to me. Don't know what I'll do with him, but since the Warlords were who High Concept defended against, it's possible that I can manage something. Oh, and I've signed [color="red]JD Morgan[/color] and Matt Sparrow to written contracts, since we backed out of our agreement with DaVE."
"He's not on this roster."
"Oh, that...Yeah, I apparently had accidentally slipped his file inside of Jemma Griffiths...You know how that can happen sometimes. Sorry about that."
Tommy didn't seem too pleased, but he let me go anyway. I went immediately to the publicity guys and had them put up the preview for TCW Presents.
Your game looks like mine in the sense that Cornell is usued a lot and always wins. I am feuding him with Sam Strong right now but about to move on to face Bryan Vessey in a small feud. Rich Money is gonna join my STABLE called SWF-Supreme Wrestling Faction and try to feud with Cornell who puts a lot of guys in the way causing a TCW vs SWF feud. I am gonna keep checking in on this diary cuz I like it a lot.
Live, from the McGaw Arena in Tri State, with 5,000 attending
Tuesday, Week 3, March 2006
As usual, I settled myself in the editors trailer behind the arena to watch the show. I had a good feeling about this show, but nervousness abounded as well. We started with a dark match while the crowd shuffled in.
Ice Man, C.A. -vs- Marc Speed
An open match between these two that saw Marc Speed get the pinfall victory.
Not bad, for a dark match. I'll give it a C, I guess. Ice Man complained about the results before the show started, and I told him to shove it. I hope that doesn't come back to bite me. The opening pyros go off, and we immediately go backstage.
The Samoan Wildboyz are walking backstage. They're obviously somewhat known though, because the crowd reacts. They walk past the Darkness Warriors, who are whispering to each other. Akima Brave accuses them of whispering about the 'Boyz, which of course the Darkness Warriors deny. Kid Toma challenges the Darkness Warriors to a matchup, and they respond that they'll consider it.
Ok. C for the most part, but I liked the bit about the whispering a bit better, enough for a C+. This is a great start. I think I'm gonna get the booze now.
Doug Peak(c) -vs- Harry Allen
For the TCW Hardcore Championship
The match goes back and forth for a while, but Peak gets the upper hand in the end with a cane to the head of Harry Allen. The three count comes quickly after that.
As Peak's music is still playing, Tim Westybrook climbs out of the crowd. He grabs a microphone. "Hey, Doug. Last week, Tommy gave me a taste for gold. I think I want yours. Lets do a best of 7 series for your title."
"You want me to kill you 7 times? You're on!"
Ouch. Just, ouch. The match wasn't bad, with a C, but the challenge rated at best an E--apparently Westybrook is popular in Canada, but not the states, and Peak's acceptance gets a D, because nobody cares. That'll hopefully change soon...
Troy Tornado walks into his locker room. After a moment, he notices something taped to his bag; a note. He grabs it and reads it, looks upset, and walks out.
Can you mix alcohol and tylenol? God, but Troy didn't rate above a C+, and that's being generous. This show is looking horrible already.
Demons of Rage -vs- Samoan Wildboyz
The debut match for the 'Boyz goes quite well for some time, until the Darkness Warriors interrupt. The Demons capitalize quite easily, distracting the ref while the Warriors take out the Wildboyz. After that, Anger easily gets the 3-count.
C+. I guess for a debut it's not bad...
Jay Darkness has grabbed a microphone. "You guys want a match, you got one!"
C. And that's not all. They patiently wait for the Warriors to get out of there, but they have a challenge to make too.
"So, we took out Idol, Inc. for you, and today, we took out these new punks. So we are officially putting in a challenge to Painful Procedure for the World Tag Titles."
C+. Guh. I'll be drunk before too long. But before we hit a commercial break...
A car arrives backstage, and Tommy Cornell gets out of it, walking out of the camera shot as it cuts out.
Yep, that got the crowd up. A* effort for Tommy in walking. Yeah, that'll help the rest of this pitiful excuse for a show.
We come back from commercial, and Chance Fortune in in the ring. "My tournament efforts get truly underway today. The following is a tryout match for a spot in the tournament. My opponent, Remmy Skye!"
Chance Fortune -vs- Remmy Skye
Chance dominates the matchup from bell to bell, making the pinfall on Skye fairly quickly. He helps his opponent up and shakes his hand afterwards.
...and the crowd doesn't care. C, C+, and C. At least the match made a good center for the sandwich.
The Tag Team Specialists -vs- Idol, Inc.
Robert Oxford makes the final pin in a boring match.
Yeah, what he said. C+ match again. I think I passed out briefly during it though.
We cut backstage, to where Painful Procedure is standing in front of a scaffolding, their titles over their shoulders. "The Demons want to fight us so badly? Well, how about you go up against the Tag Team Specialists--if you win, then you can face us."
I must be drunk. We finally hit the B range, with a B- segment. And this next segment should only improve it...
Jemma Griffiths walks to the ring. She shoots t-shirts into the crowd for a bit before Doom's Army walks to the ring. She is surrounded and taunted by Doom and his two biggest enforcers, before Remmy Skye rushes the ring. They beat him down mercilessly for five minutes before throwing him out of the ring.
Well, the shooting got an A, the crowd loves her. The self sacrifice only gets a C though, and it went on too long.
Doom is on the microphone. "And now to the favorite part of my job. I have some matches to announce. First and foremost, at Just Another Day, I have scheduled a mystery opponent to face off against Peter Valentine for the $100,000 that he has put up.
Secondly, and the match I'm most proud of. Just Another Day--the World Tag Team Championship will be defended against BLZ Bubb and yours truly, Corporal Doom! Doom then drops his microphone and walks out, sneering at Boone and Grayson as they walk in.
C for the mystery opponent, and C+ for the tag titles. I give up.
Liberation Front -vs- The Nation of Filth
Grayson and Boone totally dominate this matchup, and they have Grunt down for a pin when Bubb pulls Boone out of the ring. Grayson follows them out, and Rahn and Bubb fight them outside of the ring, while the ref is yelling. Finally, they are rolled back in, where Stink makes the academic cover for the three.
C. That seems to be the trend for the day. The crowd goes wild when Cornell's music hits.
Tommy Cornell walks to the ring. "I may not be able to make my own matches, like Doom said. But here's what I can do. Between now, and my match at Just Another Day against Genghis Rahn...I will not be seen. That's right, Cornell has left the building." He walks out to a chorus of boos.
An A. Unless this next match blows the roof off, though, I'm not sure even the long promo he made is going to help this show.
Rick Law -vs- Joey Minnesota
for the TCW International Championship
A good match, that Law just barely gets the three count. Minnesota looks shocked that he lost.
The longest and best match of the night, but that's not saying much. B-. Decent debut for Joey. I look forward to good things from him. Unfortunately, we're not through yet.
Corporal Doom's music interrupts Law's, and he comes to the head of the ramp. "Yes, well done, Law. But I've got news for you. Don't rest easy with that belt, I will get it removed from you one way or another. Tomorrow, on TCW International, you will be defending the belt at an opponent of my choosing. You'll also be facing someone of my choosing next week on this very show. And finally, if you still have it by then, you'll be facing another opponent of my choosing on Just Another Day!"
Thank god it's over. C, C+, and C for the three announcements. I staggered outside, and I could hear people talking about the show. They claimed that the storylines just weren't hot enough. Great. I guess that's what happens when the show rates a C+.
To top it all off, when I woke up in the morning and watched Supreme TV, I had to give it a B. Hich Concept and Marc DuBois both retained their titles on the show, too. God, I hope that International tonight goes better.
Is Rick Law gonna end up facing Corporal Doom? That would be cool and the 3 oppents could join Doomsday or some kind of faction for Corporal Doom. I like how this is shaping up. You could do a lot with that story. I love Joey Minnesota. I hope he has a bright future for your promotion.