Death of the Territories Released
TEW07: Death of the Territories
Author: Eric Baker
Location File by: Dolfanar
Johnny Fenoli - backgrounds
Eric Baker - profile pictures
With testing contributions by the Cyclops Lair:
Dolfanar, Tsu-Mirren, DownNDirty, Sartagis,
The Ismailite, Jaded, MattQ, and Rick Arnold
And DJtheFunkChris for his tireless hyping of this data
* Wrestling Spirit 2: DOTT v1.75 -Author: Eric Baker
* TEW05: DOTT - Author: Eric Baker, with Japanese data by Ryan Russell
** The files can now be found at http://www.poetry-addicts.com/DOTT/ -- thanks to Troy Perry for setting up the page for me.
Current Release: v1.35
Latest Profile Cuts
Screens and New Title Music
*Screens go into your GDS/Screens folder (overwrite)
*Music goes into your GDS/Music folder (overwrite)
*It is Highly Recommended that you use the Optional Files, as it greatly enhances the scenario. I have backed up all old files and attached 'OLD' to the ends of those files names. If you wish to revert back, simply rename the files in your 'Screens' and 'Music' folders.
Note: Please read the TEW07: DOTT Microsoft Word Document, located in the D.O.T.T. folder. There you will find scenario background information, a history of professional wrestling from 1982-85, a list of alter egos for wrestlers, and full scenario credits.
Starting Date: April 1983
New Workers: 192
Promotion Pacts: 113
Tag Teams: 478
Worker Relationships: 1000
Title Lineages: 2,437
TV Shows: 29
TV Slots: 24
TV Networks: 61
Other TV Shows: 52
PPV Carriers: 13
Dojo Graduates: 95
Alter Egos: 30
Central States (Regional)
Pacific Northwest (Regional)
International Championship (Small)
Dick the Bruiser's WWA (Small)
Maple Leaf (Regional)
All Star (Small)
All Japan (Regional)
New Japan (Regional)
All Japan Womens (Small)
All Star (Regional)
By: Eric Baker
$5,000 Body Slam Challenge (A Manager and his client pose a $5,000 Body Slam Challenge, which a hero takes up. Manager steals money, setting up a three match series. Hero wins the Blow Off match.)
A Victory Cigar (In honor of the great angle which saw Boris Malenko's cigar being used by Masked Superstar to almost put the Mighty Igor's eye out)
Andre v. Studd, Part One (In homage to the seemingly never-ending war between Big John Studd (along w. his manager) and Andre the Giant. Within the frame is a foreshadowing of an eventual Andre turn)
Arm Wrestling Challenge (A Villain challenges a Hero to a series of arm wrestling contests. The last and deciding contest ends when the Villain attacks. This, of course, leads to a blow off match, which the Hero wins)
Attack of the Living G.I. Joe (Three Parts) (WWF, circa 1984: Brute villain Sgt. Slaughter turns hero when he bumps across the Iron Sheik during a television taping. The resulting war was a huge success for not only Slaughter and the Sheik - but also the WWF, who used the Slaughter v. Sheik war as the 'B' Main Event during the early Hulkamania years)
Bad to the Bone (WCCW, 1984-85: In homage to the Gino Hernandez & Chris Adams war against the Von Erichs, it is a typical storyline centering on a tag team feud with a 'family member', in this case Mike Von Erich, serving as punching bag inspiration for the final blow off match. The swerve is that a mystery team has been attacking Mike all along)
Bald to the Bone (WCCW, 1984: In a two month long build-up to a Stipulated Hair vs Hair match, Gino Hernandez and Chris Adams terrorize the hair of the World Class roster, until losing their own against Kevin & Kerry Von Erich. **Spin off of the 'I am YOUR Champion!, Part Three storyline**)
Battle of the Valets (Three Parts) (World Class - 1983: Jimmy Garvin and Sunshine have their hands full with David and Kevin Von Erich, losing a 'Valet for a Day match' to David - yet beating Kevin for WCCW American Title... Jimmy Garvin beats Chris Adams for the TV title and rewards Sunshine with a valet of her own, Precious. Precious worms into Garvin's favor, resulting in the firing of Sunshine. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... Sunshine's thirst for revenge ends with her teaming up with Chris Adams to battle Jimmy Garvin and his new valet, Precious, in an epic war)
Billy and Pedro (Superstar Billy Graham returns to the WWF and immediately makes his presence known by engaging in an Arm Wrestling contest w/Tony Atlas. Billy then challenges WWF Intercontinental Champion Pedro Morales to a series of matches, which Pedro wins)
Birth of the Masked Superstar (In his continuing feud against Wahoo McDaniel over busted dentures, Boris Malenko secures a Loser Leaves Match between Wahoo and Bolo Mongol, played by Bill Eadie. Bolo loses. The next night, Eadie transforms into the Masked Superstar)
Charlie Brown from Outta Town (Two Parts) (Mid-Atlantic, 1983: Jimmy Valiant, one of the most popular men in the area, became entrenched in a bitter war against The Great Kabuki and Gary Hart. After several twists, Valiant would lose a Loser Leaves Town Match...)
Dynamic Duo Split Up (Two Parts) (Tully Blanchard & Gino Hernandez have troubles brewing w/in their relationship. After winning the Southwest Tag Team Championship v. The Grapplers, Blanchard destroys Hernandez with his newly won belt. This leads to a pitifully short feud)
Dynamic Duo Split Up, Redeux (WCCW, 1985: Blaming his partner for a big loss at the hands of the Von Erichs, Gino Hernandez turns against Chris Adams during a match, splashing Freebird Hair Remover in Adam's eyes. A feud was meant as result, but Hernandez would die from a drug overdose **Spin Off of 'The Saga of the Cosmic Cowboys' storyline**)
Everybody's got a Price (GCW - During what some say is the last great run of the promotion, Larry Zybszko and Paul Orndorff feud over the National Heavyweight Title. Frustration leads to Larry Z offering a hired gun $25,000 to take title and sell it to him)
Evil Russians (Two workers, both nationalists of a 'foreign land', make it their new cause to inflict upon another worker as much grief as possible. Storyline allows break to add more workers)
Feud Blow Off, Cage Match (Two workers feud their way to a Cage match)
Feud Blow Off, Indian Strap (A feud specialty of Chief Wahoo McDaniel: Two workers feud their way to an Indian Strap match)
Flair for the Gold (Three Parts) (After losing the NWA World Title to Harley Race, Ric Flair has a bounty placed on his head by Race - leading straight into Flair's reclaiming the title at the Starrcade '83 cage match)
Formation of the Horsemen (Two Parts) (Centering on the formation of the Four Horsemen stable (Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Ole & Arn Anderson w/ James J. Dillon) through a multi-pronged war with Dusty Rhodes and Magnum T.A.
Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats...)
Free Agent Bidding ver1 (A worker fires his/her manager and declares themself a Free Agent. Three Managers then get into a bidding war over the worker, with the third winning out)
Free Agent Bidding ver2 (A worker declares themself a Free Agent. Three Managers then get into a bidding war over the worker)
Grumpy Mentor (Two Parts) (Mid-South wrestling, late 1983: Mr. Wrestling II takes on Magnum T.A. as his protege. The relationship sours and the saintly Wrestling II eventually turns on Magnum)
Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow (Two workers feud their way to a Hair v. Hair match, which the antagonist loses)
Heel Saves Brother (A brutal heel turns his back on his evil ways (and his stable) after saving his previously unknown brother from attack. In doing so, his former manager and cronies attack him. Re: Buzz Sawyer v. Legion of Doom)
Hotrod and the Superfly (In homage to one of the greatest 'Talk Show segments that led to a feud' storylines in the history of the business. The actual feud was woefully short due to Snuka's drug rehabilitation, kayfabed with the story that Piper broke Snuka's neck)
Hotstuff International (Missy Hyatt really got her biggest break in this, a storyline originating from Memphis. Eddie Gilbert and Jerry Lawler feud to the death. In the process, Gilbert and Hyatt con a young buck into attacking Lawler with a date opportunity w/Missy)
Howdy Doody to Hulkamania (Two Parts) (In an effort to get the belt off Bob Backlund, Freddie Blassie challenges Backlund to match the Iron Sheik in a Persian Club Workout Routine. Bob accepts, gets attacked and injured, then loses the strap to Sheik. This opens the door for Hogan coming in and winning it)
Hypodermic Madness (It what was considered a tasteless angle in Angelo Poffo's ICW promotion, 2 workers attack another and inject him with a 'controlled substance'. Inevitable madness soon follows)
I am YOUR Champion!, Parts One, Two, and Three (WCCW, 1984: Gino Hernandez makes a huge splash in World Class, winning that promotions top two singles titles. Ego drives the Handsome Halfbreed to take a new partner (Chris Adams), and then pushes towards further promotion dominance in tag team and 6 Man tag team action. **Spin Off of 'Turning of Chris Adams' storyline**... In Gino Hernandez' continued quest to rule World Class, The Dynamic Duo and a partner (was Jake Roberts) beat the Von Erichs for the 6 Man Title. Chris Adams' feud with Kevin Von Erich results in an I Quit loss; resulting in Adams firing Gary Hart. **Spin Off of 'I am YOUR Champion!, Part One' storyline** ... Gino Hernandez' dominance of the World Class promotion begins to wane, as the 6 Man title is reclaimed by the Von Erichs. Still, the Handsome Halfbreed has the last laugh - he and Chris Adams destroy Kevin Von Erich's brand new Lincoln Continental, then win a bout where the Duo gets to pick the rematch stipulation: The Duo pick 'Losers get Shaved' **Spin off of the 'I am YOUR Champion!, Part Two' storyline**)
I Broke Wahoo's Leg (Re: Greg Valentine v. Wahoo McDaniel, 1977... Valentine and Wahoo feud over the Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Title, leading to a televised bout between the two. During the match, Valentine locks on a 'leg suplex' and breaks Wahoo's leg)
I'm From Hollywood! (While the angle was a borderline failure at the time - at least to the actual fans in Memphis, the Andy Kaufman v. Jerry Lawler feud has grown to epic proportions. And rightfully so: Kaufman was a Quasi-Deity)
Magnum T.A. vs. Tully Blanchard (Tully Blanchard's ongoing quest to destroy Magnum T.A. leads to an infamous I Quit match *Spin off of the 'Formation of the Horsemen, Part 2' storyline)
Man with the Cast Iron Stomach (In homage to the Pepper Gomez v. Ray Stevens feud in San Francisco: A hero proves his cast iron stomach by allowing wrestlers to leap upon his abdomen from a ladder. A heel tries and fails. When trying again, the heel leaps off onto hero's throat)
Mask vs. Mask (A Masked Man arrives in an area and puts out an open challenge to anyone that can beat him by pinfall or submission. If they do, the masked man will unmask AND pay the opponent $5000. A Masked Hero accepts, and a war takes place...)
Mask vs. Mask - ver2 ([Stripped down version of ver1])
Masked Man Challenge ver1 (A masked man makes a challenge where if he loses 2 straight falls in a 2 out of 3 falls match, he will unmask. In homage to Don Jardine; AKA The Spoiler, though it is alignment generic)
Masked Man Challenge ver2 (A masked man and his/her manager makes a challenge where if he loses 2 straight falls in a 2 out of 3 falls match, he will unmask. In homage to Don Jardine; AKA The Spoiler, though it is alignment generic)
Midnights v. Rock 'n' Rollers (Mid South, 1984: The Midnight Express v. Rock and Roll Express feud takes off after the Midnights celebrate a title victory and the Rock and Rollers crash their party. An epic storyline that starts with Cornette's feud with Bill Watts)
Persian Club Challenge (In an effort to build up the Iron Sheik wherever he went, promotions would often run this angle where Sheik openly challenges anyone to match him in a Persian Club Workout Routine. Inevitably, this leads to a Hero show down)
Persian Club Challenge ver2 ([Stripped down version of the original; three participants])
Pose Down Challenge (Typical story between bruisers who want to show off their oiled muscles for the girly men in the audience.
I'm looking at YOU, McMahon!)
Revenge of the Little People (A puppet master pays a group of midgets (or jobbers!) to wreck havoc on the promotion in which they work)
Rock and Wrestling (Two Parts) (Roddy Piper, Captain Lou Albano, Cyndi Lauper, Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Bob Orton, Paul Orndorff, and a delightful midget getting a haircut... Whew)
Sgt. Slaughter's Summer Camp (In homage to the storyline in the Carolinas where Sgt. Slaughter offers to make champions out of anyone willing to suffer the training. Don Kernodle and Jim Nelson accept, and Slaughter lives up to his promise)
Snidley Whiplash Returns! - Parts One and Two (In homage to the many angles run of the nature: A cad villain uses the deed of a bumpkins family farm as means to control the bumpkin for evil doings. A local hero eventually frees the poor sod from the servitude)
Stable Construction (In homage to Paul Ellering's War against Ole Anderson, GCW '83 - A manager arrives in an area and sets about forming a dominating stable whose sole purpose is to eliminate a thorn in the manager's side)
Steamboat vs. Flair (MACW, 1977: The beginnings of a feud that would enthrall an entire industry. A rookie Steamboat catches grief from Ric Flair and Greg Valentine, eventually convincing Flair to put up his Mid Atlantic title. Steamboat surprises the world with a convincing win, an act that causes Flair to swear eternal revenge for the insult)
Superstar's Quest for the Gold (The Grand Wizard comes up with a scheme to get his client, The Masked Superstar, into the ring with WWF champion Bob Backlund. Superstar attacks one of Bob's proteges to inspire an illogical rage in the champ. Bob accepts challenge... hijinks ensue)
Tag Team Mega Push ver1 (After winning a tournament for vacant belts, a tag team receive a mega push into the main event of a roster. There, the team meet a Dream Team... which the brute tag team destroys. RE: Road Warriors, GCW - May 1983)
Tag Team Mega Push ver2 (A tag team receive a mega push into the upper card of a roster while being guided by a manager)
Ted Dibiase vs. Mr. R (After beating Tommy Rich in a Loser Leaves Town match, a mysterious stranger appears - Mr. R. After an excellent swerve which sees Brad Armstrong donning the mask, Dibiase loses the National Heavyweight title)
The Apt Pupil (In homage to the many 'protege turns on beloved local hero' bits)
The Badstreet Chronicles (Two Parts) (In homage to the many exploits of the Fabulous Freebirds: In this episode, a 3 man group (1-3) cause a mischief that forces a Hero to miss a scheduled tag team bout ... and ... Mid-South, 1980: After the formation of the Freebirds as we know it, a feud breaks out between the 'Birds and Junkyard Dog & Buck Robley. After a tag team match, Michael Hayes blinds the Dog with Hair Cream, leading to a Dog Collar blow off)
The Ballad of Stagger Lee (Mid-South, 1982: After a Loser Leave's Town match against Ted Dibiase & Matt Borne, the Junkyard Dog departs... to the arrival of a masked man, Stagger Lee. Lee, there to avenge the kid (JYD) who Lee would steal lunch money from, vows to make good. *Spin off of 'The Rat Pack v. Junkyard Dog' storyline*)
The Best of Seven Series (In homage to the series of matches between Magnum T.A. and Nikita Koloff during the Great American Bash '86. The villain wins the series, despite a comeback by the plucky hero. This is Allen's last major story before his career-ending accident)
The Birth of Hillbilly Jim (WWF - circa 1985, After being picked on by bully talk show host Roddy Piper, a fan (Hillbilly Jim) turns to Hulk Hogan, begging the Hulkster to train him. Roddy Piper is not amused, brother)
The Bounty Hunters (After a bounty is called upon a wrestler, a series of bounty hunters are brought in to 'do the job'. The third attempt seemingly succeeds in injuring the hero, resulting in a pay off)
The Canadian Bumblebee (Angelo Poffo's ICW, 1982: A chapter in the epic Ronnie Garvin vs. Randy Savage feud; Garvin causes embarrassment to the frantic Savage by unleasing a vicious Canadian Bumblebee... *requires a midget!*)
The Cobra Clutch Challenge (Typical story of the day, though in this case... Sgt. Slaughter poses an open challenge to anyone that can break his dreaded Cobra Clutch hold. After a series of losers, a Hero accepts. The Hero comes close to winning, when the Sarge attacks)
The Cobra Clutch Challenge ver2 (Typical story of the day, though in this case... Sgt. Slaughter (w. a cronie) poses an open challenge to anyone that can break his dreaded Cobra Clutch hold. After a series of losers, a Hero accepts. After being taught the secret to escaping by a turncoat Private (Role 6, Cronie), the Hero comes close to winning when the villains attack)
The Devil and the Dream (Two Parts) (Kevin Sullivan announces his alligence to the dark ones, collects an army, then focuses on Dusty Rhodes)
The Dirtiest Player (A Villain champion continually uses underhanded tactics to save his title against a rampaging hero. The series sees a bizarre finish during a match that results in the title being held up. The two face off for the coveted belt... you decide winner)
The Final Conflict, Parts One and Two (MACW, 1983: What begins as a bloodfeud between Sgt. Slaughter & Don Kernodle vs. Ricky Steamboat & Jay Youngblood - one that leads to a 'Losers Must Never Team Together' cage match, eventually will morph into a heel turned Brisco Brothers vs. the popular Steamboat & Youngblood)
The Freebirds v. Von Erichs (Two Parts) (The beginnings of a war that would enthrall a nation: The Von Erichs v. Freebirds)
The Gladiator Unmasked '76 (In a well thought out angle from Florida (1976), Bob Roop gets 'injured' and demands a move get banned. A masked worker appears - Roop under a mask - he gets unmasked - denounces everyone)
The Hero's Quest (After witnessing a friend fall to the hands of a group of villains, a hero makes it his goal to exact revenge on the brutes)
The Hero's Revenge (After seemingly being injured by two villains, a hero makes his just (and quick) revenge known)
The McMahon Formula ver1 (A favorite formula of Vince McMahon Sr. - a Champion (protag) gets into a three match series with a Challenger (antag), losing or drawing the first two on DQ-types, only to rebound in the Final Match to win clean)
The McMahon Formula ver2 (A favorite formula of Vince McMahon Sr. - a Champion (protag) gets into a three match series with a Challenger (antag) and their manager, losing or drawing the first two on DQ-types, only to rebound in the Final Match to win clean)
The Miss Macho Man Contest (In a highly entertaining angle run in Angelo Poffo's ICW, Randy Savage announces that a contest will be taking place to determine a new valet, 'Miss Macho Man'. As was often the case, Ron Garvin spoils the fun - but an eventual winner would be named: Brenda Britton)
The Rat Pack Get Poisoned (Mid-South, 1983: The Rat Pack, a stable consisting of Ted Dibiase, Jim Duggan, and Matt Borne splinters when Dibiase aligns with the Anti-American Skandar Akbar. Duggan, not able to stomach the betrayal, turns hero in defense of his country)
The Rat Pack vs. Junkyard Dog (Mid-South, 1982: A feud erupts between recently turned villain Ted Dibiase and his cohorts in the Rat Patrol: Matt Borne and Jim Duggan versus The Junkyard Dog. Leads to Duggan donning a gorilla suit to help JYD lose a Loser Leaves Town Match)
The REAL Champion (MACW, 1983-84: Shortly after Starrcade '83, Dick Slater creates a replica of the NWA World Title and claims he is the true champion - much to the chagrin of Ric Flair)
The Rich vs. Sawyer War (Three Parts) (GCW: One of the last epic feuds of the territorial days, Buzz Sawyer v. Tommy Rich lasted well over 2 years. Typical of the era, it's final blow-off match, the infamous Last Battle for Atlanta in a Cage, was never filmed)
The Saga of the Cosmic Cowboys (WCCW, 1984-85: The Dynamic Duo thwart the Von Erichs by wearing masks to avoid embarrasment after losing the 'Loser Gets Shaved' match. In a Cage match for the held up American Tag Team Titles; Duo wins, but get unmasked. As champs, the Duo block the Von Erichs from challenging, resulting in a masked tag team getting a match: The Cosmic Cowboys. **Spin Off of the 'Bald to the Bone' storyline**)
The Saga of the Midnight Rider (Florida: After Losing a Loser Leaves Town match, a mysterious friend of the loser appears on the scene, vowing revenge. Everyone in the world knows who it is, but the race to unmask the Rider still takes place)
The Saga of the Saddle (Two Parts) (CWF: A gloriously goofy storyline involving Ron Bass turning against - and then stealing Dusty Rhodes' prized saddle)
The Samoans Go for the Gold (The Wild Samoans target, then defeat the Strongbows for the WWF Tag Team Title. Lou Albano pulls the strings, despite not having an active role)
The Sawyers vs. The Road Warriors (After saving Brett Wayne and revealing they are brothers, Buzz and Brett Wayne Sawyer battle the Road Warriors. The actual series would see the Sawyers winning the National Tag Titles every night on an Ohio tour - not officially credited)
The Turning of Butch Reed (In an attempt to gain a new African-American lead face, Bill Watts turned 'Hacksaw' Butch Reed from brute bad ass to face bad ass in the Fall of 1984. Skandar Akbar tries to buy Reed's services, using Reed's partner as prodding - but the plan backfires. Nice sequel to the 'Rat Pack Gets Poisoned' storyline)
The Turning of King Kong Bundy (Needing a new good guy to face the terror of the Legion of Doom Stable, King Kong Bundy (Protaganist) arrives in the Georgia area as a monster-in-training. Paul Ellering, thinking he is off camera, insults Bundy - forcing a confrontation)
The Turning of Chris Adams (WCCW, 1984: As means of furthering his career, Chris Adams takes on the services of Gart Hart as his 'advisor'. After an argument between Kevin Von Erich and Adams over the Gentleman's berating his valet after a loss, Adams superkicks Von Erich. This leads to a 1 v 1. Von Erich wins, claiming that all will be forgotten if Adams fires Hart. Adams responds with a chair across the head, sealing the turn)
The Villain's Revenge (After a hero has humiliated them, a villain sets about a diabolical plan to utterly destroy the hero and his friends)
Tournament for Vacant Tag Team (A standard 4 team tournament for a vacant tag team title spread out over a period of 6 cards)
Turning of the Superfly (Two Parts) (After a brutal 3 match series with Bob Backlund is for naught, Lou Albano blames the losses on Snuka. Buddy Rogers, good guy manager, gains proof that Albano was ripping off Snuka. Once questioned, Albano has Ray Stevens destroy Superfly ... and ... After Jimmy Snuka turns face and dumps him in favor of Buddy Rogers, Lou Albano swears revenge in the form of The Magnificent Muraco. This leads to the infamous Cage Match where Snuka loses, yet nails Muraco with the Superfly Leap off the cage)
Worker Suspended (As a means of covering an injury, or outside tour: A worker no-shows an important bout and is suspended by an authority figure)
As always, I hope you enjoy. And Power to the Imagination!
Last edited by D. Boon's Ghost : 05-28-2008 at 07:56 AM.
Let me be one of the first to say a HUGE thank you for all of your effort and time that has went into this. I am downloading it now and can say this: I am glad I don't have anything to do the rest of the day.
Keep in mind that the Locations file is not complete at release.
And I cannot even play this due to a legit windows machine malfunction. So when you want to complain about something, try to keep that in mind.
As I have in past scenarios, I will update this.
Thanks to everyone that has supported this project since TEW04 when it was stricken with the oh-so original title 'TEW04: 1983'. Without the inspiration, I would have quit this hobby long ago.
Thanks to you, three years, five games, and one shot to hell computer later, I'm still trying to keep the kayfabe spirit alive.
What luck, I sit down at my computer, my plans to go out cancelled at the last minute, thinking "What shall I do to pass the time now?" I click on here and BOOM!
Thank you very much, now I can relive the good old days of the 80's (even if I did get into it during the later half...).
Now I don't even want to go back to school... Maybe I'll email my professors
All i can say is a big "THANK YOU" goes out from me, and many others here.
Super markout. Cheers for all the hard work, D. Boon, I really appreciate it.
Now for the download...
Last edited by Sensai of Mattitude : 01-29-2007 at 11:26 AM.
Magnificent! I'd been holding off on getting into TEW2007 until I found a good scenario... and now one of the scenarios I've been looking forward to with baited breath has been completed. Much thanks.
Well that is my plans for the evening all taken care of as well as no doubt many plans for many evenings to come.
Thank you to D. Boon's Ghost and the team.