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post #151 of 5703 (permalink) Old 01-05-2011, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Just one. A conversation about attacking people in rants who are talking about BTB is ridiculous. There's no need for it. Thus no more of it.

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post #152 of 5703 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 01:28 AM
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Ok so I found this online a while back and was wondering if most would agree that is or should be the basic format to write a match card here in BtB:

The following is a set of rules and guidelines for running an 8-match wrestling show. The guidelines here would make a perfect show in his opinion.

Match 1- The opening match should be one that pumps up the crowd and sets a standard for the show. You’ll want to have two men with similar styles going against each other, and face vs. face is best. You also want it to be fast paced, so don’t ever start off a show with two big men wresting. You’re best bet would be two martial arts faces who have never wrestled each other before. Maybe two high flyers, but remember not to make your opener too exciting, or else the rest of the card will seem boring. And the wrestlers shouldn’t be top guys, they can be lower card wrestlers, as long as they’re talented. And never, ever book two submission wrestlers for your opener. A twenty-minute match is not what you want to start things off.

Example: A perfect opener would be along the lines of Steve Blackmen vs. Tajiri.

Match 2- After the fans have been pumped up from the opener, you should keep the pace going. A promo for the main event is best, maybe an altercation between the top face and top heel. For the second match, you should have your minor title change hands. Also, your face should be the one losing the title to a heel, probably due to outside interference. This is to set the feeling of “unpredictability” for the night.

Example: In the WWF, this would be something like Crash Holly losing the European title to Perry Saturn.

Match 3- The third match should always be a tag team match. A mismatch of middle-card teams is best. One team could be quick, high flyers, and the other two big brawlers. You want the heels to dominate, but the faces to come out with the win. No titles and no interference for the third match.

Example: Something like The Hardy Boyz defeating The Acolytes.

Match 4- Now that the crowd is really getting into it, you have the opportunity to slow the pace and give them a real wrestling show. Your fourth match is the perfect time for a submission match. Face vs. heel, with both men being around 230 pounds. Each should be built as a submission wrestler, and the match should last 20-25 minutes. In this case, it would be best if there was outside interference from the heel, giving the face the win by disqualification.

Example: Chris Benoit losing to Bret Hart after Shane McMahon interferes.

Match 5- Now you can really bring out the big guns. This should be either a hardcore-style match or a high-flying match. There’s nothing better than two guys smashing each other with chairs. If you need and example of what to do here, take a look at an ECW match where tables and chairs are involved. Even with the high-flyers, somebody going through a table now and then is pretty entertaining. If this is a tag team match, your titles should be on the line.

Examples: Masata Tanaka vs. Ball Mahoney, or The Hardy Boyz. Vs. Edge & Christian.

Match 6- Well this is where you should present your top middle card face, vs. your top middle card heel. Your secondary title should be on the line, and it doesn’t matter who has it. If your heel wins, it should only be because of interference or a foreign object. If you have your face win, there should also be outside interference, but he goes against the odds to win. This shouldn’t be a long match, somewhere around 10 minutes should do fine.

Example: Kurt Angle defeats Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Title with the help of his manager.

Match 7- Before the main event, you’ll want one more incredible match. This should be the conclusion to a long feud. Say you’ve had one of your heels attacking one of your faces for the last three months, now would be the perfect time to give them a match. If you want this to be the end of the feud, then the face should win cleanly. If you want the feud to continue, have the heel win with outside interference.

Example: Goldberg defeats Kevin Nash with outside interference

Match 8- Here it is, the main event. This one is basically a no-brainer, your top heel vs. your top face for the World title. Now at a normal show, your heel will win with some sort of outside help. But if this is your big show, equal to Wrestlemania to the WWF, than your face should win cleanly after a 25-30 minute match. If your face is winning, there should be absolutely no outside interference.

Example: The Rock defeats Triple H.

Well there you have it, the perfect way to book a card. If you follow these steps you should have a great night of wrestling in your federation. Or if you’re just a fan, you can enjoy discussing this with your friends. Just remember the most important rule for booking a wrestling event; always leave room for the feuds to continue.

Also what would you add or remove to make it your own?

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post #153 of 5703 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 03:07 AM
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All that text makes my head hurt; myself I don't really believe in formulas or wrestling rules.

I enjoy the fun of experimenting and trying new things.

There really is no guide line or format for a good card.

It's all trial and error.
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That looks like a PPV card. There are certain "rules" you should usually follow to make things look interesting, like have a women's match after a very exciting match or big name match to cool the fans down, give them a piss break, so they'll be ready to go nuts again for the next big match. You can experiment, like the WWE has done as well with the Elimination Chamber PPV's by having one of the Chamber matches start the PPV, but they still position the matches in a way that the big matches don't interfere with each other.
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Question: Would bringing Brock Lesnar back in a current day BTB be logical?
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Good too see a lot of ppv's coming together at the same time. BKB's WM, MelvisBoy Rumble and OML NWO, first Three PPV's of the year in real life as well
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post #157 of 5703 (permalink) Old 01-06-2011, 06:09 PM
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That raises a good question. We're often a bit negative in here, but honestly, what are you looking forward to BTB-wise in the year ahead? It could be starting a new thread, posting a PPV of your own, someone else posting theirs, a certain character you're looking forward to pushing... Anything. What positive thing are you excited about 2011 for?

Mine would be Road To Wrestlemania in my thread, it's an exciting time irl, I have some great ideas, I know it's gonna be amazing to write, especially given that when I did it two and half years ago, I failed miserably, and I can redeem myself now with this thread (oh and CM Punk, I wanna write more promos ). I'm excited about RatedRKO31's RtWM as well, plus the fallout from WM22 in BkB's thread, and I'm looking forward to possible threads for guys like JPH and Emperor and maybe Dubya if he ever shows his face again.

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Im excited about writting Armageddon as my last attempt at s Survivor Series wasn't great few years ago. I agree about Punk, he's doing so well in real life i wanna write him. Is rated RKO still doing his ?
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I'm looking forward to the resurrection of WCW Rules.
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I'm looking forward to getting my thread sorted. Getting there slowly. And more work from you MB, and Hulk and Rated. Enjoy your 3's work. Don't really read anybody elses.
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