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#1 rainmakerrtv

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:15 AM

Some of this was going on in the Draft Discussion thread, but since the draft is over, I thought it would we worth starting one for the project itself. This is a thread for stray observations that don't require their own thread, bitching, trash talking other promoters, and just general conversation about the project.

 

This project came along at an interesting point in my life. I had been in one of my periodic long breaks from watching wrestling, and it has gotten me back into watching again. The upside is that I have been watching the 80s AWA set along with the Listening Party Podcasts, which have been great for getting the creative uses going. The downside is I am way too easily distracted by tangents. "Hey, this thread makes me want to watch a big bunch of Jerry Lawler matches!" Good advice under any circumstances, but not immediately, directly helpful.



#2 JerryvonKramer

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:16 AM

My one booking tip that I learned before is to book backwards from an endpoint. Makes things easier and lends focus.



#3 rainmakerrtv

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:17 AM

Good advice. Thanks, JVK.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:18 AM

I have the title picture planned out until the summer of 1984 at this point.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:20 AM

Anyone else have their first shows done? I am interested to see how you guys do the house shows. I know JCP was running 6 nights a week with TV one night and a big night on Saturday and even Fridays and Sundays. I don't think I want to go into huge detail on the house shows, but write up the TV with a good amount of detail.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:20 AM

My booking tip would be to have a little patience when you are starting out. Don't throw all your best stuff out there in the first month because then in October you'll be looking at your roster wondering what do you have left to do.

 

I also want to say as a general rule I am going to try and keep the way I run Southwest somewhat realistic in how a real territory loop would work. This means I can't work out a deal with you where you get my top stars like Tully, The Fabs or Duggan during the middle of the week for extended periods because my TV is on Monday & my biggest show of the week is on Sunday. I would still need those guys to draw in my smaller towns outside of San Antonio.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:22 AM

Anyone else have their first shows done? I am interested to see how you guys do the house shows. I know JCP was running 6 nights a week with TV one night and a big night on Saturday and even Fridays and Sundays. I don't think I want to go into huge detail on the house shows, but write up the TV with a good amount of detail.

As far as this, I am just going to keep my shows on the loop mostly the same except for if I need to account for a guy being gone. I will do a lot of detail on my TV show and then my loop will just be a list of results with some notes about any big angles or controversial finishes that happen at the San Antonio show on Sunday.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:23 AM

Since I am only running two shows a week, I will go in to detail.

 

If I was like the AWA or WWF then non MSG/TV shows would be essentially just results.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:24 AM

My one booking tip that I learned before is to book backwards from an endpoint. Makes things easier and lends focus.


When I've done these before breifly, I've always found this the best way to book...

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:26 AM

For non-storyline stuff, I have a lot of patterns and formulas which help ensure that all guys on the roster have a role and to ensure that we aren't getting too many repeat matches.

 

So with Bret Hart, I know he faces a jobber, a JTTS and a star in a three week pattern -- have a grid where the jobber and JTTS change each time so you don't get the same match twice. The star is dicated by who is facing the champ.

 

Under that there's a similar patter for a JTTS guys and others. I may share some of my workings just so people can see the method.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 08:36 AM

Please vote Jerry Lawler so Boon can book Jerry Lawler vs. 'Bullet' Bob Armstrong. Thank you.

 

*This message is not endorsed by any candidate. That is just MY dream match.



#12 KrisZ

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:23 AM

My first house show lineups are in my promotion thread.....gotta get the cards out there to sell tickets.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:25 AM

Right now I have my main event scene planned out for a year and everything else is yet to be determined. My undercards are planned out for July and those will be more month to month, while main event is long term planning.

 

Not sure how all the pieces will fit, but they will somehow.

 

Like Parv, I want to make sure every main guy gets on TV at least once a month, so will need that planned out. I have no problem with keeping guys to multi man tags on house shows to fill up spots if they aren't in an angle.

 

I want my promotion to be patriotic, but also amazing wrestling and angles that hook you in.



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

I've very much centered my promotion around my top 6 guys and planned out the next 3 months or so for them.

To keep my interest going I've decided I've only got ideas for my under card at the moment. That way I find I'm not just writing out weeks to weeks worth of TV for feuds I've cemented in weeks ago. If that makes sense.

#15 El Boricua

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:40 AM

I'm in a bit of a holding pattern waiting to hear if i'm getting the NWA champ for the requested dates. 



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:52 AM

I'm about halfway through writing my first TV show. It's a little harder than I thought because I am trying to stagger debuts and not have everyone on the first show. Luckily I have some trade deals that give me the top 4 babyfaces in Southwest for the first show(s) with Bob Sweetan, Scott Casey, Rick McGraw & Eric Embry.



#17 El Boricua

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:56 AM

I'm also trying to stagger debuts, so I will have talent available for the first few weeks to work outside dates. I'll see if I can post them in the trade thread in case anyone is looking to shore up their cards for the first few weeks with some one-shot appearances (If anyone wants to contact me about someone for the first two weeks i'll let you know if they're available).



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Posted 26 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

Out of my top 6 guys I think ice only got Dutch, Bullet and Jimmy Golden working the first month...

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:32 AM

Just a tad confessed around something, Bruce Hart is drafted to All Star but still booking in Stampede?

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 11:36 AM

I have an outline up to 1/1/84.  I'll probably book all 26 weeks of the MSC and then write the TV that day.





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