Re: WWE Unleash the Fury
All right. I'm new to WE forums, but I'm no stranger to booking and writing my own fantasy promotions. I'm trying to feel my way around the forum and get to know people now that I've begun my own BTB. I want to start finding good BTBs to give reviews, and I've heard good ones about this in particular. Because I really can't read 23 pages of shows, however, I'm going to try and hop in and start reading at the Raw which you just posted. It's going to be difficult the first couple of weeks, but once I get affiliated with the show I'll be fine. So, that being said, please excuse me for ignorance about certain angles. I'm just gonna pick up from your latest Raw and try to see what's going on from there.
~ Apparently Vince McMahon is having some kind of feud with RVD. That's interesting right off the bat.
~ The first match was pretty good for an opener. I like the format that you use. It's short, sweet and easy to read.
~ I'm not quite sure what the status on Triple H and HBK's relationship is. I'm GUESSING that DX has disbanded by now and HHH is somewhat of a tweener.
~ A lot of this isn't discredit to you, because my lack of knowledge of the current storyline takes away from it, but I think this promo could use work. It was short, but I simply didn't get the impression that I was listening to the Triple H and Shawn Michels go back and forth.
~ Squash match here. Great to see that Cena is the FORMER champion, and although I like Dupree, don't mind Cena getting the easy win here. Surprising to see him get a submission victory, however.
~ This next segment started out good. I think you portray Vince McMahon better than you did HHH and HBK earlier in the show. I'm also starting to learn a little bit more about the storylines. RVD is the champ, feuding with Vince, the odds constantly stacked up against him. It's cool to see Heyman interrupt Vince, since RVD is his boy. I don't like the little bit of how Heyman goes "if you haven't met me, I'm the former ECW owner." Vince McMahon knows who Paul Heyman is, he hired him, he's battled his promotion, he's been on SmackDown with him on screen ... They're well introduced. I'm also finding that HHH is somewhat of a henchman for Vince, which is cool. Perhaps we can see an RVD vs HHH feud.
~ Great hype video for Jeff Hardy. I'm not particularly a fan of his, but it's a great way to get people excited about his return.
~ Standard female match. Good idea to have Beth win, you wanna give the new diva the push over the eye candy. Interesting to see all of those female alliances, like Mickie and Candice, and Trish and Ashley watching out for Beth.
~ Jericho promo was decent, not good, not bad. Interesting to see him having fired the Spirit Squad ... So either he's in a position of authority or that was like a one week ordeal. Should be cool to see a Highlight Reel with HBK on it, though.
~ Highlanders are an interesting tag team. Can't say much about them without seeing promos, but I'd like to learn about them if they're a young duo that's going to get pushed.
~ You portrayed the Matt Striker teacher gimmick very well. I'd reccomend you push him, because he was probably your best promo of the show. It's great to see WGTT reunite, and Gregory Helms with Matt Striker is definitely an interesting pair. Nice match from two good teams, although I would have liked to see more from these two. Funny that "Test" is Striker(with the teacher gimmick)'s buddy.
~ Another half decent segment, but I am really looking forward to a Gregory Helms-Shelton Benjamin feud.
~ ECW One Night Stand coming up. That should be interesting with RVD as your champ, feuding with McMahon. I'm guessing that's why Heyman showed his face tonight. Nice segment, I think you do good with the whole narrator/scene bit.
~ Good main event, although since it is the main event I would have liked to have seen a bit more than the regular matches. GREAT ending, with a possible RVD vs HHH feud getting more hype, and a lot of hype going for the upcoming ECW One Night Stand. This does seem like it could be a premiere WWE storyline, leading up to the ECW PPV ... RVD champ, Vince trying to keep him back.
Overall, the show was easy to step into, although I'm still unclear about some parts like Austin/HBK and where they tie into things. I like your matches. They're easy to read and effective. I do think you could use some work on your promos, but from a booking standpoint, you seem like you know how to push storylines. Better promos could push it over the top. Good stuff, though man, I'll give you about a 6.5/10.
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