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    ou[R] FED - Phoenix Cup Tournament - Sign Up & Discussion

    ou[R]-FED Phoenix Cup Tournament

    The fact is even a short-term R-fed run with the old structures isn't viable anymore however, we've seen that tournaments like Wilfred's and Fiction Fight are still able to run fairly smoothly and successfully. It is with that in mind that I am suggesting the Phoenix Cup Tournament. It is a one-off tourny run with a similar structure to the debates in the hopes that we can have a brief bit of fun like the days of yore without having to commit to something that is too consuming for any of us to manage.

    We'll need at least 8 participants to compete and 3 judges/”bookers”. Participants will be randomly paired off and compete with three back and forth promos against each other. These promos will then be judged with a set criteria and the judges will determine who they think should win as a result and also how the match itself should play out as a reflection of the promo contest. A full match will be posted that announces the winner advancing to the next round.

    PARTICIPANTS (at least 8)
    Would love to see some of the old guard show up and dust off their promo boots. Would be happy to see some new faces give it a go, as well. It will be a matter of quality over quantity so no word count. The criteria you will be judged on is below. Sign up as a fictional wrestler with some basic stats:
    Height:
    Weight:
    Hometown:
    Wrestling Style/Wrestles Like:
    4x Big Moves:
    Finisher(s):
    Brief Bio:

    JUDGES/BOOKERS (3)
    The criteria you will judge the promos on are as follows:

    Sell the Characters/Story – Your first goal is to sell yourself, presenting your character clearly so we “get them” and why we should cheer/boo them. But you should also sell your opponent's character, too, don't just break kayfabe and/or shit all over them, for example The Undertaker would have never been successful if folks were just like, “You're just a guy dressed as a zombie cowboy” and didn't help get him over. There should also be a story: why you're doing this, the dynamic between the characters/clash of personalities. Old vets looking to prove themselves, young upstarts looking to make a name, old rivalries renewed, personal grudges yet to be settled, etc.. Try to make it more than just “two guys fighting just because”.

    Sell the Match – The ultimate goal of promos is to promote a match and make money. Make sure your promos are focused on the end goal: making people want to pay to see the fight. Hype yourself but make sure you also hype the actual match that will conclude things. Let us know what we can expect and set the tone for the contest. This will also help the match writer who can incorporate your ideas.

    Entertainment Value – No one wants a generic, by the numbers, going through the motions promo. Take us on a journey, make it memorable, make us feel something.

    Grammar/Cohesion, etc. - Basic shit your English teacher would grade you on.

    Judges will PM their verdicts of who should win based on that criteria and also suggest how they think the match might play out to incorporate the story being told through the promos.

    MATCH WRITER
    Uses the promos, verdicts, and booking ideas to write a full wrestling match between the two competitors that is posted after the promo exchange to reward their efforts and present the winner.

    I think that's about everything. Now to see if there's enough interest to make it happen...

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    PARTICIPANTS
    1. Tyson (as Tyson Bell)
    2. Kneeneighbor (as Gehrig Gardner)
    3. kdestiny (as Kris "Fa Sho" Destiny)
    4. MTR (as Millertime Rebel)
    5. King Diamond (as The Jitterman)
    6. mth (as Mr. H)
    7. Rip (as Rip)
    8. Jarrod1983 (as Cypher)

    JUDGES/BOOKERS
    1. @TimeSplitter
    2. Psycho666Soldier
    3. Mazer

    MATCH WRITER(S)
    1. @Caito
    Last edited by mth; November 15th, 2021 at 9:22 PM.

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    Tagging a few names from the Best Of Thread... @Jordo @King Diamond @TraXX @Gangers @Bloodied Fox @Tyson @Rip

    Feel free to tag any other old vets you think might come out of the dirt to give it a whirl. And certainly open to folks who were never in the mix before giving it a try, as well, fresh meat is certainly welcome.
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    As much as I'd love to participate, any time I get involved with e-fed type stuff, I end up delaying it.

    But I'd definitely be happy to judge. I can always find time for that.

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    Those of you may remember from my RFed days, I love match writing, which is why I offered. I won’t enter my former character, as I believe that would lead me to a biased style. However….. y’all, I’m gonna write the shit out of these matches and make everyone look like a million bucks. That is my promise to you.

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    Hmm…

    You’ve set the voices off again mate.

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    Oh this is super interesting. I gotta think it over. I’m not sure I could even dive back into Travis anymore. I don’t know if my brain goes there.

    Fucking hell mth you asshole. Got me thinking feds again

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    I’m in.

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    Interesting....

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    I volunteer to be a judgemental judge.

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    Sure, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rip View Post
    Hmm…

    You’ve set the voices off again mate.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jordo View Post
    Oh this is super interesting. I gotta think it over. I’m not sure I could even dive back into Travis anymore. I don’t know if my brain goes there.

    Fucking hell mth you asshole. Got me thinking feds again
    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    Interesting....
    Don't just shoot me flirtatious glances, boys. C'mon over and give me some sugar...

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    *bats eyes*

    I guess I can give it a go.

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    Ripper and Jordo just told me they're out.

    If everyone's ok with it since I don't have any advantage, I'm hoping I can throw myself in the mix.

    Anyone like @Badger or @Nash Diesel (since your posts are damn-near promos already ) want to jump in the pool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    @Rip @Jordan Given it enough thought to commit?
    Also, if everyone's ok with it since I don't have any advantage, I'm hoping I can throw myself in the mix.

    Anyone like @Badger or @Nash Diesel (since your posts are damn-near promos already ) want to jump in the pool?
    Appreciate the offer but have some offline real-life stuff going on like trying to sell our mother’s house at the moment so don’t want to commit just now. In a Mafia game atm and will see that through but gonna ease back after that.

    I may read and dip my toe in at a later point though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Ripper and Jordo just told me they're out.

    If everyone's ok with it since I don't have any advantage, I'm hoping I can throw myself in the mix.

    Anyone like @Badger or @Nash Diesel (since your posts are damn-near promos already ) want to jump in the pool?

    lol I appreciate the offer but I'm going to decline. Thanks brother!

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    I'm all in!

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    Name: Kris "Fa Sho" Destiny
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 224 lbs
    Hometown: Davenport, IA
    Wrestling Style/Wrestles Like: Flies like Seth Rollins with Ground Game like Samoa Joe
    4x Big Moves: Kiss of Destiny:
    Superkick to the back of the head, can be done to a standing or kneeling opponent
    Destiny Drop: Modified Ace Crusher ala LA Knight
    V-Trigger Knee: Bicycle knee strike
    Brainbuster: Done similarly to Ishii
    Finisher(s): Sho-time!: Double Underhook Piledriver
    Fin': Koji Clutch
    Brief Bio: Kris "Fa Sho" Destiny got his start as Fa Sho wrestling around the world until a tragic accident caused him to sit out almost a full year. Upon doing that time he became famous as an actor on stage as Kris Destiny, though he felt an itch to return to the ring. This man with a big ego still has this tough guy wrestler within him who causes him to become unhinged at times. Sometimes you aren't quite sure which version of him you are up against, but either way you know that you will be in for a battle against a battle hardened warrior or a young star who is willing to do anything to make a name for himself.

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    Happy birthday mth!

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    If you guys were really committed you would have cut a birthday promo.

    -5 points



    Happy birthday mth.

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    Freak out! Freak out! Space is the place...for mth's birthday!!! Oooooohhhhhhh Yeeaaahhhhhhhh!

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    Happy Birthday mth.

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    THE JITTTERMAN

    RING NAME: The Jitterman ...
    NICKNAMES: N/A
    HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6"9/310lbs ...
    HOMETOWN: Unknown ...
    AGE: Unknown ...

    ALIGNMENT: Heel ...
    GIMMICK: Mysterious character. A Monsterous creation with a bad temper! Will do anything necessary to win, whatever it takes to get a cheap shot in he will take it. Isn't afraid of taking risks if it means sacrificing himself he will do it.

    PICBASE: Character from Sinister movie.

    APPEARANCE: Long black hair,same sorta build as Kane but not as tall. Wears a mask similar to that of the picture but instead has eyeholes cut out with dark black piercing eyes. He wears an old vicar style top which looks dirty and torn he also wears black trousers and boots.

    He also has white gloves which look like they have seen better days.

    BIOGRAPHY: The Jitterman is believed to have lived in England and was a man of the cloth. Not much is known about him or why he decided to leave the church behind and come to the world of wrestling.

    He stays a mystery, hiding and lurking in the shadows stalking his next victim. Something that is for certain though is we are all going to learn that The Jitterman has turned down a dark path, to which there is no light anymore. The Jitterman has come to play...HEY I DIDN'T ADD THAT LAST BIT!
    ...


    QUOTES & CATCHPHRASES
    Doesn't speak...just gestures. Alice does the talking.

    MOVESET, STYLE & ENTRANCE

    FINISHERS:

    "Bed Bugs Bite" (Sister Abigail without the kiss to the head he bites at it instead, before smashing their head to the canvas."


    SIGNATURES:

    "Sleep Tight" (Tazzmission)
    "Lights Out" (Running Big Boot ala Test)

    "The Jitterbug" (Draping Rope DDT ala Randy Orton and then proceeds to sit... rocking back and fourth.)

    SETUP MOVES:
    "Night Night" (Superman Punch ala Reigns)


    OTHER MOVES:

    Backbreaker
    Reverse DDT
    Vertical Suplex
    Backstabber
    German Suplex
    Double arm DDT
    Apron Leg Drop
    Death Valley Driver
    Sidewalk slam
    Pumphandle Slam



    WRESTLING STYLE: Powerful/technical likes to pull off some quicker manuevers now and then. He isn't afraid to take risks, will win at any cost.
    ...


    ENTRANCE THEME:





    ENTRANCE DESCRIPTION: The arena goes dark and then the screen flickers on and there appears a forest in the dead of night. a veiled woman comes out onto the stage with some kind of book, she begins speaking to it and then out in the distance a figure emerges closer and closer they come towards us. He gets half way but stops...that's when the music begins to play.

    Then the lights go out once again and when they appear back on The Jitterman is there next to the veiled lady otherwise known as Alice.

    They then slowly and methodically make their way to the ring and then lights eventually turn back to normal.


    ...


    MANAGED BY AliCE


    GIMMICK: when Alice comes to town, trouble will ensue. She is an evil entity, her character is wicked, she has a sick sense of humour and also a very deep love for darkness.
    PICBASE: Woman In Black
    APPEARANCE: Dressed in a dark black dress almost like a sort of wedding dress with a veil. Her face is mainly covered and hidden from our eyes (which is probably a good thing). However we can see her mouth from the bottom of the veil, her black rotting teeth are not a pretty sight. She usually brings out knitting needles which hide inside the book. After The Jitterman has made his entrance she normally sits in a tatty looking armchair as she knits watching The Jitterman have his fun (be warned she will use these as a weapon). She can sometimes freak out the commentary team as she sits by them knitting as she muttered away to herself.

    Alice's identity is that shrouded in mystery, her face never shown...

    MANAGEMENT STYLE: Alexa Bliss with Fiend but the book is her urn... She acts more like Agatha Harness from Wandavision.
    ...

    SIGNATURE MOVE: Takes the chain out of her dress and uses it as a weapon.
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    Oh shit, King Diamond definitely had something all ready to go! Thanks for the birthday wishes. Glad to see some stats going up, hope it encourages a couple more people to round out the roster. @Jarrod1983, you wanna give it a go?

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    I've been thinkin' thinkin' bout it but haven't signed the dotted line yet, uh huh!

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    DOB: February 16, 1978
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    Props to the very talented Mth.

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    Mr. H

    Nicknames: The Electric Hobgoblin, The Neon Nightmare, The Backbone of the Business

    Height: 5'10"

    Weight: 215 lbs

    Hometown: Parts Unknown

    Wrestling Style/Wrestles Like:
    Bulk off offense is strikes/submissions with a high-flying move occasionally thrown in like Bryan Danielson/AJ Styles. Since bulking up in the later stage of his career he'll also sometimes bust out a power move like a spinebuster, powerbomb, or big nasty German suplex. Also uses unorthodox antics (biting, licking, assorted weirdness) to psych out opponents ala Goldust/Dexter Lumis/Boogeyman-types.

    4x Big Moves:
    -XO - slingshot flatliner
    -Eat Me - Sarray's big ol' dropkick to opponent in the ropes
    -Chainsaw Forearm - sliding forearm smash (preceded by pantomiming starting his arm up like a chainsaw)
    -Blue Goo Achoo - blue poison mist (makes opponent sleepy)

    Finisher(s):
    -SFK - Running Enziguri
    -Sweetness Follows - Rolling Butterfly Lock

    Brief Bio:
    A promising artistic rookie overwhelmed by the pressure eventually snapped and became an animalistic mute for awhile before evolving into a face-painted warrior/boogeyman of sorts. At some point the line of kayfabe blurred to the point of erasure as the performer and the gimmick became one. He became a very successful and respected mainstay of the R-Feds with a career spanning nearly 20 years. Now equal parts demon and showman with a splash of drag queen, this charismatic wierdo is back to make sure this tournament has a Backbone.

    Appearance:
    Color scheme is black, white, hot pink, and electric blue. Wears full facepaint that often extends onto upper body. Overall look has a goth/punk/gender bending vibe, often includes things like fishnet tights and fur trim. Full sleeve tattoo on left arm.

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    Well, it was worth a shot but it seems like the interest just isn't there. Much appreciation to those who signed up. Back into the grave you go, R-Feds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Well, it was worth a shot but it seems like the interest just isn't there. Much appreciation to those who signed up. Back into the grave you go, R-Feds...

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    Unless we just go with the six people we have, run three matches, and the final is a triple threat?

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    Do it. Maybe if people see what it is, you'll drum up some additional takers in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Unless we just go with the six people we have, run three matches, and the final is a triple threat?
    I’m down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    Unless we just go with the six people we have, run three matches, and the final is a triple threat?
    I support this if the participants are down. I was pretty hyped to judge these promos

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    @MTR @Kneeneighbor
    You chaps want to put up some stats? Maybe we can still salvage this thing with what we're got...

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    Let me dig around later today to see if I can find an old bio laying around so I don't have to recreate anything.

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    It’s not easy you know…

    When you finally learn that your best, your total, unequivocal best, just isn’t enough.

    When you find yourself backed into a corner that, no matter what, you just can’t fight your way out of.

    When that dawning realisation hits that your time is gone, and you not only missed your chance, but weren’t good enough to take the damn thing anyway.

    When you come to understand that no matter how many times you get up life has always got one more sucker punch waiting.

    One more kick in the balls that you never saw coming.

    When I got the call I was done, hell I’ve been done for years, more years than half these kids have been lacing boots.

    But without her…

    What’s the point?

    My boys are up and away, Penny is across the damn pond with my grandkids.

    He’ll even Jon knows it’s done…

    We’re done.

    I was a dinosaur a decade ago, even then I knew it.

    But there was always her, supporting, cajoling, putting me back together, holding me up, holding me back.

    But now?

    Without her, what’s the point?

    A legacy?

    Got one.

    A belt?

    They just gather dust.

    Pride?

    You soon learn that pride doesn’t mean shit in the darkness.

    So what then?

    I’m broken, inside and out.

    I’m beyond redemption, you don’t play the game this long without knowing when you’re done.

    So why, after all this damn business has taken am I here?

    Because without her, I’ve nothing left.

    Who needs me now?

    Who wants a crippled psycho with no soul?

    No one.

    No one…

    Which means I’m here.

    With nothing left.

    Nothing to lose.

    Nothing to gain.

    Put simply boys…

    I’m here to die.

    Once and for all…

    Final run.

    Tick, Tock…

    Tick, Tock…

    I guess this time that’s my clock running down.

    I guess…






    I’m in.

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    Hell yeah, Ripper. @Jarrod1983 given it any more thought?

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    NAME: Cypher

    HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6'2" 265 pounds

    APPEARANCE: Crazy hair like Bruiser Brody. Long wizard like beard. Slight scar on left cheek down to lip. Body type is like a hardened bar brawler type, not chisled but strong. Attire is a black singlet under a cut off T-shirt (usually featuring a picture of any Nintendo, Marvel, 80s Metal band or any late 80s/early 90s pop culture iconography). Black knee pads. Black boots. Taped fists and wrists.

    FROM: Watertown, N.Y.

    Theme Music- "More Human Than Human"- White Zombie

    WRESTLING STYLE: Bruiser Brody type brawler with a bit of Cactus Jack risk/bump taker. Relies on brawling but can pull out different suplex variations such as a German, T-Bone, Tiger or Belly to Belly. Will go to the top rope for high flying moves but is 50/50 in connecting with them. Has a weak left knee so can be a step behind at times but is still surprisingly agile. Loves to gouge a eye, bite a ear or nose or low blow a man when he has the advantage. Always has his Brass Knuckles hidden on him or around ringside. Loves to blind a opponent with The Mist then clobber him cold with his Brass Knuckles. If you survive that a jumping piledriver from the middle rope will spell certain doom for opponents.

    FINISHER(S): Brainstew (Middle Rope Piledriver). Who Spiked The Punch? (Brass Knuckle Punch ala William Regal).

    FAVORITE MOVES: Snap Suplex (ala Chris Benoit). Lariat (ala Bradshaw). Frog Splash (ala D'Lo Brown). The Mist (ala The Great Muta).

    CHARACTER: Unpredictable but very intelligent. Enjoys women, a joint, video games or a Captain & Coke but fighting is his first love. Won't blindly accept brawls unless he thinks he has a advantage. Good on the microphone but doesn't feel the need to talk much when fighting will do. Has size but will resort to cheating if he feels he has to. Will turn on any "friend" (ala HBK or Owens) he might have if it gets him closer to whatever goal he seeks.

    BIO: A former college hockey defenseman, Cypher spent his younger years learning balance on the ice that comes in handy in a fight now. Spent time drifting doing bar bouncing or bounty hunting jobs to make money. A fan of wrestling since he can remember, after a bit of time lacking direction, it was finally time to give wrestling a try. Having trained, traveled and drank all over the globe Cypher is a well rounded competitor and has arrived to win the prestigious Phoenix Cup while laying waste to anything in his path.

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    Since you need one more.

    Let's do it!

    Hopefully I can guilt you into one mafia game in the future.

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    Suppose I should probably post some details



    Guess you want more than Ripper, old and nasty?

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    Name: Rip, The Ripper, The Tick-Tock Psychotic, The Old Man

    Height: 5’9
    Weight: 300lb

    Hometown: Durham, UK

    Entrance Music: Jerusalem
    Wrestling Style: Brutal, Highly Technical, Without Fear

    Signature Moves: Suplex combinations, heavy punching power, methodical targeting of any sign of weakness

    Finishers: Pendulum - Inverted F5, Ripper - Grapevine Anklelock

    Description: Caucasian Tazz, short, heavily built, shaven head w. goatee, wrestles in sleeveless black t shirt with 3/4 length cut off black light weight combats, black heavy boots, large brace to left knee, black striker mitts.

    History: The Ripper has been around as long as most can remember, he’s appeared in some of the biggest feds and some of the real obscure ones, always hardcore and always up for the fight.

    He’s acted as confident and mentor to some of the greatest names in the business over the years and takes great pride in ‘his boys’ although he is more than willing to face off against any of them if the situation requires it.

    Rip was genuinely retired, planning on splitting his time between his homes in the UK and Canada to spend more time with his children and grandchildren, however a family tragedy left him in a downward spiral until the opportunity for a last run came along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    @MTR @Kneeneighbor
    You chaps want to put up some stats? Maybe we can still salvage this thing with what we're got...
    Can do. How many guys we got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneeneighbor View Post
    Can do. How many guys we got?
    We've got a full eight now, so it seems we can do this properly after all.
    @MTR @Jarrod1983 Stats, boys?

    Would love to be able to get the first round started in the next day or two...
    Last edited by mth; November 9th, 2021 at 6:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    We've got a full eight now, so it seems we can do this properly after all.
    @MTR @Jarrod1983 Stats, boys?

    Would love to be able to get the first round started in the next day or two...
    I posted everything above unless I missed something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrod1983 View Post
    I posted everything above unless I missed something?
    Oh damn, sorry dude, I missed seeing it! Somehow going to the newest post took me to your agreeing to join but that was the top post of a new page and I missed your stats being the last post of the previous page. Yeah, that's it, I'll blame the boards...

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    I will see what I can do and get them up today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    I will see what I can do and get them up today.
    I also will try to get mine up by the end of the night. We are short subs so I am filling in on every prep that I have and then I am buying a car after school for my daughter. This evening though!

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    Going to try something new.

    Name:
    Gehrig Gardner
    Height:6' 4"
    Weight:285 lbs
    Hometown:Minneapolis Minnesota
    Wrestling Style/Wrestles Like:Brock Lesnar
    4x Big Moves:Vertical Suplex, Belly to Belly, Side SuplexFinisher- The Streak: Spear
    Brief Bio: Former professional football player for the Green Bay Packers, Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins. Gardner retired after a shoulder injury. Defensive player of the year 4 years ago. A physical specimen, he is raw in the ring but physical.

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    Thank you, sir. Just waiting on @MTR and I can get the first round matches going as soon as tonight.

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    I was debating between pro football player or Starman knock off.

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    Kin Corn Karn owns Starman.

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    My younger brother always picked Starman. I would use most of the rest of the roster but King Corn Karn had my least favorite move set.

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    I loved the over head chop Karn did. Everyone I played seemed to walk right into that thing. I'd wear my cousins down methodically and would see the frustration grow.

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    Oooo I may have matches to write soon.

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    Dammit. Sorry. Been so focused on son's eagle scout project. Let me see what I can knock out at lunch. I searched for old stuff I had but only found partial stuff.

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    Here you go. Sorry about the delay. Not the best write up but want to get something up.

    Name: Millertime Rebel
    Height: 6’0”
    Weight: 250 lbs
    Hometown: Sikeston, MO
    Wrestling Style/Wrestles like: Typically a brawler but has some technical wrestling ability as well and can move around a bit like a luchadore and cruiser weight.
    4xBig Moves: When opponent has their head down drop down to the mat on his back and punch up, bulldog, jabs with an elbow to the head, lou thesz press
    Finisher(s): Sweet Dixieland(superkick), Rebel Yell (Indian Deathlock)
    Brief Bio: MTR has amassed a fortune and built a financial empire while maintaining his southern roots. He tends to wear jeans and a t-shirt along with his Ole Miss hat. He drives a beat up pick up most of the time despite all the fancy trucks and cars he owns and has access too. When handling his business he will dress up as needed but goes back to his jeans and t-shirt as soon as he can. He was always a big wrestling fan growing up and despite getting his degree and building his empire he always had a desire to get in the ring and did just that. Very accomplished wrestler that has been around the block. Tag team specialist but also an accomplished singles wrestler.

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    There we go. Now we can get this thing rolling. Will try to get things started by midweek. I'm off Weds/Thurs so I can get the first round bouts kicked off then.

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    First round match threads are up. Ties were made with a random number generator.
    Note: First round matches will be taking place in the St. Rajah High School Gymnasium to a crowd of about 1000 because we're on a budget although the venues will improve as the tournament progresses.
    Once all the promos are up, I'll close the thread and post further instructions.
    Any questions/comments about anything, ask here.

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    Any time frame on getting the promos done or being flexible within reason? I will do my best to have something up today but I make no promises. Stupid work and then PTO meetings and such.

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    I'm hoping once people get started, it'll be easy to get the back and forth going, so hopefully everyone can get their exchanges done in a week or so?

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    Okay yeah that shouldn't be an issue.

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    Excited to read these promos. Best of luck everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    I'm hoping once people get started, it'll be easy to get the back and forth going, so hopefully everyone can get their exchanges done in a week or so?
    I will get something up tomorrow if that works

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    Nice to see it’s not just mth and I ranting at each other in the dark any more, about time the rest of you buggers joined in though

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    So... what do I do if he never posts?

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    Knowing how much The Diamond has been waiting for this, I assume he will post soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneeneighbor View Post
    So... what do I do if he never posts?

    Probably win

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeSplitter View Post
    Knowing how much The Diamond has been waiting for this, I assume he will post soon.
    As far as I know, he's been completely MIA from the Mafia game, so I don't think he's been around at all.

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    His profile has shown him being away for a bit.

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    I’ll have one up tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneeneighbor View Post
    So... what do I do if he never posts?
    I'd be inclined to just give you the option to go first as this isn't like a debate where posting order is as significant, and at least that'd get things started for your bout. However, if he's totally MIA then that's not really going to make a difference anyway...but at least it'd let you do a little character work before your dude wins a squash match?

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    Post!

    Everyone has had time now so surely it’s just allowable to go for it now?

    C’mon get going lads

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    Do we all think the coin flip even matters in this environment? Is there are starter's/finisher's advantage in promos? Willing to change it to "first come, first serve" instead if we agree. Probably should just wave the coin toss for this first round given it'll be a week tomorrow since they were posted...

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    First come/First serve makes sense, just with needing it to be back and forth.

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    I'm working on mine and will have something going up tonight hopefully.

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    That was a lot harder than I remember...

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    I am away tomorrow until December 6 so I won't get a response up, but wouldn't mind getting one if there is an opportunity for it.

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    Hoping MTR will be able to show-up for a reply now that Diamond has shown up.

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    @MTR, what’s up man? Where you at?

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    I am sorry. I suck. Life got in the way a bit. I will get something up later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTR View Post
    I am sorry. I suck. Life got in the way a bit. I will get something up later today.
    Everything turn out okay?

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    Yeah. Just been busy. Trying to help son finish what he needs to get his eagle rank and just life in general. wasn't really on a computer at all since the beginning of last week.

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    Okay getting rid of the ring rust here. I have it mostly written out and then need to format. Other ones will go much easier after getting this one done.

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    @MTR, I will have #2 up this afternoon.
    @mth, what kind of timeframe are you looking at?

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    I was hoping folks would be able to bang out their exchanges in a week but obviously we're moving much slower than I anticipated. I'd really like everyone to get to complete their stuff but maybe I need to just nail down a deadline? Thoughts?

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    A deadline is totally fair.

    Another week for promos, then give the judges/matchwriters a month or so to decide/put up results? The “Finals” thread open for business middle of January?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mth View Post
    I was hoping folks would be able to bang out their exchanges in a week but obviously we're moving much slower than I anticipated. I'd really like everyone to get to complete their stuff but maybe I need to just nail down a deadline? Thoughts?
    Welcome to the pain I feel when I run Wilfred’s/Fiction Fight.

    Harsh fact is speaking from experience setting 3 post deadlines in a first round in a set timeframe is rarely going to be adhered to just because due to real-life shit gets in the way for more people nowadays because most of us are older now back when these tourneys were more frequent and have priorities. It’s partly why I decided not to sign up for this when you asked other than got other real-life shit going on. Due to that, I try and give a bit of leeway.

    What I’d do if I was you is try and be harsh but fair at this stage. If it’s gone past the deadline and given it’s coming up for a weekend now, try and give more time into next week for people to try and finish things or at least even it up to 2. If still the same into next week, then let judges vote on what’s been put down.

    Your baby here though so what you do at the end is up to you. Just gamerunner insight though obv a different game.

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    I'm thinking we try to get the first round promos done by the end of the coming week (Dec. 11th) and if everything's not there, we just go with what we have. Judges/bookers try to get their decisions/ideas to Caito a week after that (Dec. 18th). Then he gets the matches written by whenever he can over the holidays and we go from there in the new year.

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    Btw if you need another judge mth or a back-up if you need it, more time on my hands come next week so can lend my services if need be.

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    Thankfully, it seems like most everyone's still motivated to participate, so even if certain deadlines drag, I'm still happy to be a part of the process

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