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Old 12-02-2009, 10:03 PM   #4201
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Oh, there's definitely worse out there.

There's also a few decent guys left. More decent than Catman.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:04 PM   #4202
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Wasn't The Cat the guy that had a thing for a little while where he hand people from the audience lick his feet for $100?
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:21 PM   #4203
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Anyone want to give some feedback on my roster thus far?

Macho Man
Jake the Snake
Honky Tonk Man
Brian Pillman
Billy Gunn
Al Snow
Goldust
Adrian Adonis
Brutus Beefcake
Mike Rotundo
King Kong Bundy
Tons of Gimmick matches available, real solid balanced roster, definitely be served by having a secondary belt as well as the world title it would intensify the fueds since you have alot of top IC/US title type guys. You could make interesting tag teams (Rotundo/Gunn, Adonis/Goldust, Gunn/Honky, Snow/Roberts, Gunn/Pillman) essentially Gunn is extremely versatile and adds a modern wrestler to the older genre, since he can mold to many generations. And you have a bonafide star in Macho Man, who could have plenty of fueds, Snake, Pillman, Gunn and of course Bundy(great value and good compliment for Savage if he's and uber face) Eventually Savage could snap like Hogan did and form a sick stable. Goldust and Bundy could make a good fued if you made it like Goldust/Razor Ramon. Where Bundy would get super fustrated. Also don't sleep on Ed Leslie, he could be a key IC guy and one of the roadblocks for the Heel to get through before they challenge Savage. Also would be a legitmate tag partner for Savage
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:43 PM   #4204
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Golden_Rhino or Assani or whoever has Ric Flair [sorry don't remember who] is winning this draft so far imo.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:47 PM   #4205
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Flair in Assani's promotion would be LOLtastic. His head would explode.
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:51 PM   #4206
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I don't think Flair would want to be in a promotion of "glorified stuntmen"
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Old 12-02-2009, 10:57 PM   #4207
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Is what the Wrestler showed with Necro Butcher actually a fair representation of those sorts of matches? Like, people pay to watch that, and other people actually make a career out of getting staple gunned and bodyslammed on to panes of glass, or whatever it was they did there?
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:35 PM   #4208
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The Cat was pretty awesome/hilarious imo
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Old 12-02-2009, 11:37 PM   #4209
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

The Miz?!?!?!?

True story: Once saw the Miz and other Tough Enough members at a prominent Dayton strip club.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:18 AM   #4210
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A little OT, but what happens to wrestlers when their careers are over? It's hard to believe they have any education or enough money saved up to be comfortable.
lots of different things is the vauge answer

a good amount keep on wrestling at indy shows, while many go into other walks of life. Some open up gyms or other things that they have interest in. A fair amount of wrestlers end up doing things like selling cars, etc. I've taken acting classes with some ex-midwest wrestlers and some are cops and firemen.

Its not the greatest answer, but there are so many different guys and girls that go into the biz and they end up doing lots of different things afterwards to where there's no real concrete answer

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Anyone want to give some feedback on my roster thus far?

Macho Man
Jake the Snake
Honky Tonk Man
Brian Pillman
Billy Gunn
Al Snow
Goldust
Adrian Adonis
Brutus Beefcake
Mike Rotundo
King Kong Bundy
a bunch of random thoughts:

HTM and Gunn are your weakest links, but I like the options you have. I would love to see a Pillman/Roberts program a lot as the promos between them would just be off the hook.

You have two really good faces up top with Roberts and Savage while having some heels that can do good programs with them in Pillman and Adonis.

I think overall, Pillman is the key to your fed and he should be the base top heel. He can do interesting stuff with a lot of different guys on your roster, and its a shame IMO that he was wasted the way he was in the mid 90s when he was really showing everything off.

As far as working goes, its not the greatest fed, but where your strength is, is that you have a bunch of guys that can cut mean promos and have some very interesting guys that can work around their deficiencies.

I would also say, use Snow and use him a lot. He's an extremely versatile wrestler that can really work in teh ring, can do really good promos and can get heat, but also get the crowd behind him as a face too.


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come on guys, not the world's worst pick! (ref: the cat)

he's athletic, he can move, and can cut a pretty good promo.

you'll have to youtube him yourselves because there's too many undrafteds in those videos (late 90's WCW), but this isn't awful.

edit: look at it this way. if you had a guy with miller's skill set, what would you do with him? because i guarantee you can do better than russo and co.

I think that miller would make a great manager in any fed. He isn't neccessarily a great worker, but his promo work I always thought was really good and he seemed to be under used a lot. When he finally had his go as the commissioner in WCW, he was really entertaining and fun to watch
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:04 AM   #4211
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Wow...I can't believe somebody got Nikita Koloff and Magnum TA past pick 200...huge value. Koloff was basically Batista (big, strong, very well built guy with adequate ring work), except more convincing as either a heel or a face during his best years. NWA was huge when these guys wrestled also; not as big as it was during the early NWO days but bigger than it was from 1990-95. It's ratings were also better than WWE current ratings, despite having WWF to compete with. Bascially you got two stars from a top federation during a time in which the promotion was doing quite well. Others in these rounds are picking lower midcarders or guys from less major federations.

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:24 AM   #4212
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Anyone want to give some feedback on my roster thus far?

Macho Man
Jake the Snake
Honky Tonk Man
Brian Pillman
Billy Gunn
Al Snow
Goldust
Adrian Adonis
Brutus Beefcake
Mike Rotundo
King Kong Bundy
You have a suprising combination of several guys that can work and several guys that can play a wacky gimmick very well...Snow, Goldust and especially Rotundo can do both. Rotundo was an outstanding worker in the 80s and still good in the 90s. You also have legitmate tag team potential.

The weakness of your organization is lack of top star power after Savage. Honky, frankly, was a terrible pick at that point...he is and was just something of a joke, an Elvis impersonator who can't really wrestle. Jake is a decent midcarder; really not somebody you want in the main event/main storyline. Other than a face Savage/Heel Pillman feud and a 'who is more crazy' feud, I think your best hope would be to use Savage as a 'always seems to have the belt' heel to try and elevate Billy Gunn or Mike Rotunda to face superstardom (Both, I think, both narrowly missed getting such a shot by circumstance-Steamboat and Hogan were around when Rotunda was in the WWF, then when he went to NWA they had a young Sting and Luger to make into stars. Billy Gunn obviously faced serious competition also...). 80s Rotundo and pre-late 90s Savage could work some awesome matches I bet.

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Old 12-03-2009, 02:32 AM   #4213
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Man the Cat is awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9a_xKjEV4E

Him as the evil commissioner was in WCW was gold.

Mene Gene - "Thank goodness you don't sell used cars"
The Cat - "Man, I can sell my foot to your ass"
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:34 AM   #4214
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Wow...I can't believe somebody got Nikita Koloff and Magnum TA past pick 200...huge value.

to me the reason that these guys fell was because of 1) alot of people picking itt didn't watch Magnum TA or Koloff in their primes before injuries destroyed their careers and 2) both of those guys had their careers cut short because of injuries. I don't know what to think about Koloff as I liked him as a kid, but I can say that if Magnum TA hadn't dumbassedly crashed his car, he would've been picked much much higher. He had it all, and ruined it. Thankfully he's still alive but he could've easily turned out like David Von Erich

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You have a suprising combination of several guys that can work and several guys that can play a wacky gimmick very well...Snow, Goldust and especially Rotundo can do both. Rotundo was an outstanding worker in the 80s and still good in the 90s. You also have legitmate tag team potential.

The weakness of your organization is lack of top star power after Savage. Honky, frankly, was a terrible pick at that point...he is and was just something of a joke, an Elvis impersonator who can't really wrestle. Jake is a decent midcarder; really not somebody you want in the main event/main storyline. Other than a face Savage/Heel Pillman feud, I think your best hope would be to use Savage as a 'always seems to have the belt' heel to try and elevate Billy Gunn or Mike Rotundo to face superstardom. 80s Rotundo and pre-late 90s Savage could work some awesome matches I bet.

I agree with Honky tonk being a bad pick, but the genius in his fed is Pillman. Pillman can do so much on so many different levels, that it almost negates some of his bad picks. I really think that if Heyman had been booking Pillman, we would've seen one of the best heels of all time in him before his death. Pillman was really coming into his own when he died, and that man was a pure genius. TBH, if he didn't pick Pillman, his fed would be in dire straights, but Pillman being there helps on so many levels that its really hard to fully quantify it all.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:41 AM   #4215
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Ernest "The Cat" Miller

Pretty entertaining heel, didn't wanna turn the tv off when he came on, which is more than I can say for some.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:46 AM   #4216
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Pillman looked like he was developing into a top heel when he died. I was always a huge fan of his in ring also.
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:52 AM   #4217
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Pillman looked like he was developing into a top heel when he died. I was always a huge fan of his in ring also.


the bad ankle ****ed him up badly, but yea, he was developing into an utterly sick heel when he died. his death deprived people from seeing what could've been quite frankly one of the best heels of his era. A program with him and Austin would've done amazing business for the WWF from 98-01.

Its really hard to fully express how great he was, he lived his gimmick and he just knew the business in and out. I truly believe that we were robbed as fans with his death. Pillman was a pure genius and its a real shame that he died(it sometimes brings a tear to my eye with him, he really was special)
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:10 AM   #4218
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Serious underrating of 80s NWA in the draft. In addition to the ones I already discussed, we have Barry Windham at 148, Great Muta at 95, Tully Blanchard at 168. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Marc Mero got picked over Tully? Val Venis and Road Dogg over Windham? The Road Warrior impersonators Demolotion over either of them? JBL and DDP two rounds before Arn Anderson or Muta?
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:27 AM   #4219
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Serious underrating of 80s NWA in the draft. In addition to the ones I already discussed, we have Barry Windham at 148, Great Muta at 95, Tully Blanchard at 168. Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Marc Mero got picked over Tully? Val Venis and Road Dogg over Windham? The Road Warrior impersonators Demolotion over either of them? JBL and DDP two rounds before Arn Anderson or Muta?


its a case of what everyone is used to. Obviously I'm glad taht deezy and I grabbed Windham, as he's a major face that can challenge for our title. A lot of people grew up watching mid-90s wrestling in this draft, so there will be a reciprocal effect in that regard. Of course, it'll help those of us who are a slight bit older and saw some awesome guys in the 80s
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Old 12-03-2009, 03:30 AM   #4220
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Was never a WCW mark, but man did I love Ernest Miller. Dude was possibly the best comedic wrestler ever.

CAT BO!

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Old 12-03-2009, 05:39 AM   #4221
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Ah ***, was really hoping Rotunda would fall to us, not sure what we're going to do with our next couple of picks.
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Old 12-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #4222
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Kamala at 216 is so sick. He can also either tag up with Rikishi or have a sick feud with him.
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:43 AM   #4223
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=401U6-JsO40

lol@ Heenan talking about Stu Hart(beginning around 3:30)
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:56 AM   #4224
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It's a big fail if the guy who picked Kanyon doesn't make him...

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Old 12-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #4225
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9WPSSEqZfg

Necro Butcher is a sick ****.
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