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Territory Daze is a modification which starts in January, 1970. I began this modification almost three years ago (December, 2013) and I assure you, I've worked on it almost every day in those years whether it's been a full dedicated day - of which there has been a lot - or just an hour or two fiddling with statistics or something equally trivial. There are three reasons I began this modification: 1.) because no one has ever gone this far back in history for Total Extreme Wrestling 2.) because I've always enjoyed history modifications because you get to follow the entire careers of the legends of today and therefore loved the idea of following the careers of absolute icons like Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Jerry Lawler amongst many others, and 3.) because there hasn't been a modification where you can sign people like Verne Gagne, Freddie Blassie and Ray Stevens where they're still wrestling, or at least still wrestling with a degree of physical stability. Almost everything - bar the things that I’ve credited people for towards the bottom of this post - have been made from scratch, which includes every single worker, every picture, every ager, every chemistry, every relationship, every title and every title history, amongst many other things. This was done partly because I didn’t want other peoples mistakes but mainly because I wanted this modification to feel like something new rather than one of those modifications that are simply made up of a whole host of other modifications. The aim was always to make a modification that people will hopefully enjoy but I also hope that people may learn something about what made professional wrestling what it is today, which is why everyone's ‘Biography’ and their ‘Employment History’ has been filled out as much as possible to give you, the player, an insight; whether you've heard of them before or otherwise. Overall? I just hope people give this a chance, and it's a modification that'll not only be played now but in versions of TEW to come. Thanks for reading and more importantly, enjoy.



With the territorial system in full flow, the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) continues to expand and enhance it’s grip on professional wrestling right across the world but more importantly in the United States of America. All this despite the challenge of Vincent J. McMahon’s World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) and Verne Gagne’s American Wrestling Association (AWA) who both left the NWA due to disputes involving the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. With professional wrestling becoming more and more a viable option for television with various shows becoming some stations biggest hits, almost every promotion in the USA is recognised regionally with only the territorial system confining them to their respective regions. With some of the finest athletes and most charismatic figures in sports, professional wrestling in the United States of America continues to grow with more than one promoter setting their sights on bigger and better things.


Like the United States of America, the territorial system is still very much evident in Canada. Despite the "big three" of All Star Wrestling (ASW), Maple Leaf Wrestling (MLW) and Stampede Wrestling all being huge members of the National Wrestling Alliance, it's clear to everyone that they're all trying to outdo each other to establish themselves as the force in Canadian professional wrestling. Although Frank Tunney and Stu Hart offer the best product, Sandor Kovacs ASW continues to grow due to their incredible television deal. Meanwhile, in the Maritimes and Northern Ontario, Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling (AGPW) and Northland Wrestling Enterprises (NWE) continue to tour in the summertime without much fanfare but with great respect.


In comparison with the National Wrestling Alliance in the rest of the world, Joint Promotions - made up of Dale Martin Promotions, Morrell Beresford Promotions, Relwyskow Promotions and Wryton Promotions - continues to be the true force in British wrestling. Controlling almost all the true superstars on British shores and the only television deal in the United Kingdom, the British audience don't have much choice in what they watch if they're professional wrestling fans but fortunately Joint Promotions offer an exquisite product. Despite some of their biggest stars - most notably Billy Robinson - leaving for North America, Joint Promotions continues to make new superstars, with a certain amount of intrigue surrounding a young, masked man by the name of Kendo Nagasaki. Although they don't have any challengers to their throne, a young entrepreneur by the name of Brian Dixon is reportedly looking into doing just that.


Empresa Mexicana de la Lucha Libre (EMLL) is considered one of the oldest professional wrestling promotions in the world and for many, this is no more evident than when you look at their aging roster. It's believed that some people are becoming disenchanted with the way things are run in EMLL with many of the younger luchadores being continually looked over despite being the future of Mexican wrestling. Despite this, it’s thought it would take a lot for anyone to challenge their might so for now, EMLL continues to be the driving force in lucha libre, supported by the National Wrestling Alliance.


Still reeling from the death of Rikidozan in 1963, the Japan Pro Wrestling Alliance (JWA) was continued by a board of four executives: Toyonobori, Yoshinosato, Michiaki Yoshimura and Kokichi Endo but despite a good start, turning Giant Baba into an icon almost over night, JWA hit the skids when Toyonobori was expelled from the organisation for using the promotions money to cover his gambling debts. On his way out, Toyonobori convinced Antonio Inoki - jealous with Baba’s push - to leave with him and together they formed the short lived Tokyo Pro-Wrestling. Inoki eventually returned to JWA in 1967 and he became equally important as Giant Baba. Remaining the forefront of puroresu, JWA are now challenged again by International Wrestling Enterprise (IWE) who’re turning out to be a huge threat to their ranking as the number one promotion in Japan while JWA are also imploding from the inside. Meanwhile, in joshi puroresu (women’s wrestling), All Japan Women’s Pro-Wrestling (AJW) run by the Matsunaga brothers continues to be the shining light in not just Japan, but right around the globe in terms of women’s wrestling.


Proving to be a real golden era for professional wrestling in Australia, Jim Barnett's World Championship Wrestling (WCW) - a member of the National Wrestling Alliance - continues to grow with a huge fan following. Relying heavily on foreign imports, a lot of the lesser known talent from North America have made themselves superstars in Australia while the local Australian talent have been limited somewhat.


Mistakes - I expect there to be a lot of mistakes whether they’re tiny and insignificant like a spelling mistake, something more severe like a wrong picture given to the wrong person/title or a wrong date on a title history, or something trivial like a statistic way out of whack. That said, I’m more than happy to fix any issues/mistakes so please inform me of them when/if you find them, I will not be offended because like I say, I’m expecting people to find them. The way I see it, the more mistakes that you inform me of, the better the modification will be in the long run because I can fix them and then re-release the modification into the world. Just please bare in mind that this is my first modification so although I appreciate criticism, I will not appreciate unhelpful condemnation with no helpful tips.

Further Information - If you have any further/more accurate information on this time period, then I’d still love to hear about it. For example, if you know of a storyline which was unfolding in January, 1970 in any given promotion that I can add to ‘Starting Storylines’ then I’d love to hear about them. Or, if there is someone I’ve mentioned in a biography or someone just in general who isn’t deceased/retired who you believe was still wrestling in this time period that I haven’t yet added to the database, please inform me of them so I can add them to the database as soon as possible, providing there is enough information out there about them.

Championships - It was ridiculous trying to piece together some titles histories, with various incarnations of the same title appearing in more than one territory amongst many other hurdles I had to bypass. Therefore, I don’t expect the titles to be perfect. Firstly, the ‘NWA Americas Tag Team Championship’ in Hollywood Wrestling is vacant despite me knowing they’re in the hands of El Mťdico and Pepe Lůpez at this time and that’s because there is literally no guaranteed information on the man under the hood of El Mťdico so I couldn’t possibly add him to the database. Unfortunately, we can’t have partial tag team champions neither as I would have just gave one title to Pepe and leave the other half vacant. The same can be applied to the ‘Pacific Coast Brass Knuckles Championship’ as El Mťdico was also the holder of that. Then there’s Northland Wrestling Enterprises; hammerglenn informed me of the titles they had but it was just impossible to name the current champions or even attempt the title history. As for the pictures, you may notice that some of them are identical and that’s either because they were more or less the same championship - a separate incarnation as I alluded to earlier - and therefore looked identical or they were literally the same title at one point before being passed around, like a lot of the Southern territories did back then. Also, some pictures may be the newer versions of said championship because I couldn’t find an older version, but I figure "a picture is better than no picture". You might agree with this view in which case, enjoy. Or you may feel it ruins the illusion and if that’s the case, simply remove the picture. Finally on the pictures, if you’re looking for a later version of a championship (a WWE title for example) it’ll either be named under "WWE World Heavyweight" for example or it’ll use the original promotion name like "WWWF World Tag Team 3" depending on if the championship is already part of the promotion and is just a later version or a new championship in it’s own right. If you need more clarification, please just ask. As for the title lineages? I’ve tried to include dates as best I can but obviously, there is bound to be some holes here and there.

Company Relationships - You may or may not notice excessive "Company Relationships" and that's because I've added "Working Agreements" between each and every member of the National Wrestling Alliance to stop them from signing workers to written contracts from other members of the NWA. They've been added with a "*" at the start of them in the database though because it's really up to you, the player, whether you want to play like this because although there is a huge positive in this (as explained) there are a couple of negatives in that companies outside of the NWA will have something of an upper-hand if they were to start signing people to written contracts and even if a company leaves the alliance, the "Company Relationship" will remain (although that is easily removable in-game). That said, members of the NWA can still sign workers who work outside of the NWA to written contracts so in true territory days, all is fair in love and war. So if you'd prefer to play without these relationships, then simply mass delete every "Company Relationship" with a "*" in the record name. "Company Relationships" without a "*" in the title are included because that's how it was in real life, it has nothing to do with the NWA or alliance of any kind so I'd suggest you don't delete them.

Tag Teams - I have included "Yet to Debut" tag teams, but they obviously haven’t got any experience and their "Formed" date (as far as I can remember, every team has been given a "Formed" date and they may not be completely exact, but they’re the earliest date of said team teaming that I can find) is obviously later than January, 1970. Fortunately, it’s a changeable value in the game so it’s up to you whether you wait for said date to come around or bump them up a bit.

Employment Histories - I referred to it earlier in the "Information" part but I just wanted to expand on this: every single worker in the modification has an "Employment History" of some kind unless they’re ‘yet to debut’ and this is done to give you, the player, an idea of the persons background and where he/she has spent most of their time. As you’ll no doubt see, I’ve neglected to include any past promotions which I’ve not included in the modification and this is to increase the playability of it. The way I see it, you want popularity and things of that nature to be limited to what is playable in the game so although many of these guys have varying degrees of popularity in Puerto Rico for example, you’ll notice that no one actually has any popularity there because I haven’t included a Puerto Rican promotion (at the start of the game, anyway). So yes, you may find a worker who should have an "Employment History" with many different promotions and therefore popularity in various regions, but unless the territory/promotion is a part of the game, I’ve neglected to include them. Finally on "Employment Histories", you’ll notice that anybody with a history in Britain won’t be directly linked to a British promotion but rather they’re simply labelled as "Joint". That’s because there is just no way of knowing which promotion they were technically working with at this time so it was just easier for me to generalise it. Again, it’s just to give you an idea of where they’ve worked so hopefully it works for you.

Agers - Agers and pictures in general are in no way exact to the year I add to them. Rather than changing a workers picture every couple of years to reflect the ageing process, I add an ager every ten years so it's more generic and as I say, the picture choice may not be perfect (it may be from a later/earlier decade in real life) but they're chosen on how old the person looks in the picture, not how old they actually are. It took a lot of time to find some pictures so to try and make that time shorter, it was much easier for me to do it this way rather than being exact. After all, that's what agers are for, right? To simulate the experience of them getting older, not to be exact in any way.

Known Holes - There are a couple of holes in the modification, most notably the Northland Wrestling Enterprise (NWE) and the East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) roster’s. NWE was just a severe struggle to put anything together because of their lack of history at this exact time period and because of a lot of the wrestler’s they used were local men and women who have literally no records or information to be found. And as for ECWA, there are a lot of people who don’t believe the promotion was founded in 1967 - myself included - but state Jim Kettner uses the fake provenance to enhance the independent promotion. I can’t find a single record or show that dates back that far but as nobody can prove him wrong, I’ve decided to leave it in there and almost offer it up as a challenge to anyone who wants to take this small promotion with not much money and an empty roster on and attempt the impossible. There may also be some holes involving Gulf Coast Championship Wrestling (GCCW) as their records were a little thin on the ground so I used their title history to piece together a lot of workers ‘Employment History’. If you happen to notice that a worker has held a championship in GCCW in a certain year but I haven’t added it to their ‘Employment History’, please inform me and I’ll fix it as soon as possible.

Additions - I’d love to hear about anything else you’d like included in the next update, whenever that’ll come. Obviously there is a lot that could be expanded on, so I don’t want to hear "more television networks" because I realise that we’re probably going to need more, I want to hear actual lists. So try not to be generic and actually list things that you’d like included so using the previous example, give me a list of television networks that you think would aid the modification and I’ll add them. You can list absolutely anything and I’ll take a look at it so that can be database things or even pictures you’d like to see in future updates like event pictures, logos or banners. Whatever it is, I just want to hear about it. Yes, I want critiquing on what I’ve already done but I also want to hear what will make the modification better in the weeks, months or years to come.

Credits - Thanks go to...
fullMETAL for his "Worker Names Database"
Idolized for his "iNSPIRED Angle Pack"
sockpuppet for both his "Injury Mod" & his "Venue Mod"
Matt Shannon for the Match Types from his "The Main Event" mod
lovegun77 for his help with Japan, some testing and general enthusiasm for Territory Daze
Derek B for his mod making guide
Jaysin for naming the modification
olympia for testing the modification and helping me in many ways
wrestling-titles.com for their title histories
wrestlingdata.com for their amazing website
SLAM! Sports for their equally amazing website
wrestlingheritage.co.uk for their quality website on British wrestling
hammerglenn for information on Northland Wrestling Enterprises
BamaNationFan123 for a couple of locations
Genadi for his "The Golden Age: 1987" mod from which I took a couple of things and, finally,
the GDS community for their help and encouragement.

This modification is completely freeware; mod-makers are free to use whatever they want in their mods and people are free to edit the database however they please. Unlike my gimmick file, I do ask that you credit me on this however because unlike the gimmick file which took me a week or two, this has took me a really long time and I feel like a little credit wouldn't be the worst thing in the world.

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Okay, hereís Territory Daze for TEW 2016. Iíve been quietly (some might say too quietly) working on it since TEW 2016 was first released. With that said, Iíve had a whole lot of things going on in my personal life in that time (which is why I havenít been active on the boards) which has resulted in me having no time to actually play the game and find/get used to all the new features. As Iím sure any mod-maker will tell you, itís very hard to build a modification if youíve never actually played the game but Iíve tried desperately to build a playable modification, hopefully filling in/updating everything that needed to be updated. The only thing I havenít really delved into is the ďHall of FameĒ and have instead left it exactly how the 'Converterí had done so, the reason being that I wasnít really sure where to start with it. Itís probably something that Iíll look at, at a later date but if someone would like to look at it themselves, Iím more than willing to allow that. xD As far as I know, everything else has been done. Another negative about my busy personal life has also been my in-activeness on the boards which has meant that I havenít been in contact with anyone about testing, so Iím also releasing this without any testing and I expect many, many faults. So congratulations, you can all consider yourself a tester. Without further ado, I hope you enjoy playing Territory Daze on TEW 2016...
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Unread 10-23-2016, 06:06 AM
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Thank you Mammoth!

This is like a early xmass!
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Great surprise Mammoth. Downloading now can't wait to play it.
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Great stuff, hopefully get a look at this tomorrow.
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A fantastic surprise, thanks for all the hard work Mammoth
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Whitey Caldwell is missing he didn't die until 72. Also noticing lot figureheads get removed during the first week.
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Thanks everyone, I'm just hoping it's playable. xD

I just realised I didn't do a "What's New" so here goes:

New Workers - It's not a whole lot, but workers are now stood at 1,244 which is up from 1,213.

More Description - I've re-worked descriptions of things like "Companies" and "Alliances" to try and make the game world seem a little fuller, offering you, the player, as much information as possible.

A Change in Canada - What with the addition of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, there's been a change in Canada. Firstly, All Star Wrestling (which was far too popular across Canada) has been restricted to just British Columbia. Secondly, Stampede Wrestling has been adjusted so they're highly popular in Alberta, a bit popular in Saskatchewan and have no popularity in Manitoba because, as far as I'm aware, they didn't run any shows in that region. And thirdly and finally, the American Wrestling Association has been adjusted so they only have popularity in Manitoba rather than across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

New Features - Like I alluded to earlier, I've played with all (by all, I mean all the features that I found in the database as, like I said, I haven't actually played the game) the new features and have hopefully filled them out correctly. Every worker has a set "Body Type" and "Based In"; companies have been gone through; broadcasters have been correctly (hopefully) adjusted to use the new feature to full-effect; I've used "Eras" to reflect that there is no such thing as pay-per-view yet; added an "Excursion" to the workers that needed it (hopefully correctly); added a "Set to Open" date to all locations and a "Set to Close" date to those applicable; added a full "Mask & Hair History"; changed the National Wrestling Alliance titles to reflect the new feature of alliance title; and, finally, added announcers to "TV Shows" that were applicable.

Game World - I've messed with the "Game World" slightly to, with a bit of luck, make the whole modification a bit smoother.

Statistics - Every single worker in the database has been changed, with their statistics thoroughly looked at and updated to better reflect their skills in real life (hopefully) and to also make the modification a better experience for the player, hopefully matching the game mechanics a little more closely.

Pictures - And, finally, a lot of the pictures (predominantly for workers) have been updated because a.) I wanted a few pictures to be more "uniform" in that they match each other more closely and, b.) I simply found better pictures.

I don't think that's everything but it's all I can think of right now so, as I said before, enjoy Territory Daze for TEW 2016...

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Whitey Caldwell is missing he didn't die until 72. Also noticing lot figureheads get removed during the first week.
Okay, I've added "Whitey Caldwell" to my "To Add" list. As for the figureheads, I imagine it's because a lot of the figureheads that I've added as default have been said figurehead for a number of years so the AI feel like it needs a change, but I could be wrong.
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Another thing to reflect TV ratings drop it down to 190000 its better reflects the time period than the default 750000 does. You can thank Stennick for that he figured that out for me. Is there a reason that a Montreal is missing promotions? I do believe All-Star and Grand Prix were running in Montreal at this time.
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Wow, I am waiting for this one since TEW16 has been released. Thank you so much!
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Sounds good, quick question how many future workers are there? Like how long could you play into the future?
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Another thing to reflect TV ratings drop it down to 190000 its better reflects the time period than the default 750000 does. You can thank Stennick for that he figured that out for me. Is there a reason that a Montreal is missing promotions? I do believe All-Star and Grand Prix were running in Montreal at this time.
Yeah, I won't even claim I know how all that works so I'll trust your judgement and drop the "TV Rating Unit" down to 190,000 ready for the next update. As for All Star Wrestling and Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling, I've never found any evidence to suggest they held events in Montreal; I found over 2,000 ASW events in British Columbia and 2 in Alberta (which doesn't really warrant any popularity in that region) and 96 events in Nova Scotia, 48 in New Brunswick, 11 in Prince Edward Island and 4 in Quebec for AGPW. If you have any proof they held events in Montreal (a significant number anyway and not just one or two), then I'm more than willing to look at it again.
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Sounds good, quick question how many future workers are there? Like how long could you play into the future?
There are 248 'Yet to Debut' workers, with workers making their debut in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Both the 70s and 80s are pretty well covered but they become more and more sparse in the 90s so I'd say it doesn't really have much more playability after that in terms of real world workers.
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Yeah, I won't even claim I know how all that works so I'll trust your judgement and drop the "TV Rating Unit" down to 190,000 ready for the next update. As for All Star Wrestling and Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling, I've never found any evidence to suggest they held events in Montreal; I found over 2,000 ASW events in British Columbia and 2 in Alberta (which doesn't really warrant any popularity in that region) and 96 events in Nova Scotia, 48 in New Brunswick, 11 in Prince Edward Island and 4 in Quebec for AGPW. If you have any proof they held events in Montreal (a significant number anyway and not just one or two), then I'm more than willing to look at it again.

There are 248 'Yet to Debut' workers, with workers making their debut in the 70s, 80s and 90s. Both the 70s and 80s are pretty well covered but they become more and more sparse in the 90s so I'd say it doesn't really have much more playability after that in terms of real world workers.
Does this count? http://www.kayfabememories.com/Regio...ingmon20-2.htm
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Thank you, liked it on TEW 2013, doubt that this time it will be any different!
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As for the figureheads, I imagine it's because a lot of the figureheads that I've added as default have been said figurehead for a number of years so the AI feel like it needs a change, but I could be wrong.
It's likely because they are not properly suited to be figureheads and/or there are better options for figureheads available in the promotion.
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