Rules - The Initial Draft
Here is my ideas for rules. I am completely up for modifying and improving them, but this can set a basis.
Start Date: September 1, 1995 (September 1, 2016)
Following the 1995 calendar, but post on the 2016 calendar.
1) You keep the owner and the announcers and other equivalent staff.
2) You get to keep three pieces of talent from the 1995 roster (4 pieces of talent for Tier A promotions).
1) Promotions will be treated in blocks, by tiers
Tier A: WWF, WCW, AJPW, NJPW
Tier B: ECW, FMW, UWFi
Tier C: SMW, USWA, M-Pro,
Tier D: ECWA, RevPro
1) Round #1 will start with a randomized list of the Tier A promotions, followed by Tier B, Tier C and Tier D. After round 1, each even number round will be randomized for all promotions and the odd rounds will be snaked from the previous round.
2) There will be three lists of talent to pick from: The USA list, the Japan list, and the Other list. If you are a USA promotion you can select from the USA or Other list, while if you are a Japan promotion, then you can pick from the Japan and Other list.
3) You only draft 5 talent that was not born in the country of the promotion you control.
4) Roster Size (Includes anyone draft-able ie managers)
Tier A: 22-44
Tier B: 18-28
Tier C: 16-26
Tier D: 14-24
(Options to have larger rosters is available for indies big shows and Japan touring companies)
5) Once a pick is made, the person on the clock has 10 hours to pick. if they miss their 10 hours then the next person can pick and the person who missed their pick can insert their pick ASAP.
6) If you pick a tag team you forfeit your next pick. Although, feel free to pick only one member of a tag team.
7) Only Tier A promotions can select wrestlers with stars next to their name. (example Hogan is not going to M-Pro.
The Talent and Booking:
1) Keep in mind who your owner is when booking (ie if Giant Baba is your owner, there is no run ins and all clean finishes)
2) Book the amount of shows that you want. If you are a promotion that runs TV, then one show a week is all you need. If you are a smaller indie you can run only a show a month if you want.
3) Try to post shows on the day they occur. Obviously life happens, but it's better to just say "Raw ran this date, nothing of note happened) then to fall weeks and months behind.
4) You can fire anyone at any time. However you can only sign one free agent (or book one for a show/tour) once every 24 hours.
5) If you are a touring company, you can add as many free agents for your tour that no one else can use or get them loaned to you from other companies.
6) If you are a Tier B, C or D promotion, you can add free agents for a mega show as long as they aren't booked out on tours.
7) Every few months there will be a rookie draft where only Tier C & D promotions can participate in.
8) You are limited to having only 35% of your roster consist of wrestlers not born in your home area.
1) Since it's the Monday Night Wars, the US promotions will have a stealing system. If a wrestler is not used on TV or PPV for an entire month by a Tier A promotion, then the other Tier A promotion can steal that talent. If that wrestler is not used again for another week the Tier B promotion can steal them.
2) Every month the Tier A & B promotions will rotate through one attempt to steal a talent (ie WCW one month, WWF next, and ECW the one after, followed by WCW again). The player can pick one talent from an equal sized or lower tiered promotion to steal. A die will determine if they are successful or not.
If the talent you want to steal is on the same tier and is top 6 for that company, then the player selects one number between 1 and 12. Two dice are rolled if that number comes up, they get the talent.
If the talent you want to steal any other talent then the player selects one number between 1 and 6. A die is rolled if that number comes up, they get the talent.