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Old 08-18-2011, 10:26 PM   #2471 (permalink)
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Use wikipedia, they have a list of everyones basic moves
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:39 PM   #2472 (permalink)
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It is definitely a time-consuming process, so I would avoid full match write-ups for TV shows bar the main event. Even then, it's just about finding formulas that work for you. Do your research though, look up matches from other BTBs involving those wrestlers you want to use and watch some classic matches. When you want to do speciality matches (HIAC, TLC etc.), search BTBs for other examples and cherry-pick the best bits and make the best match you can.

And yes, Wikipedia is your best friend for movesets.
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:43 PM   #2473 (permalink)
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I agree, whenever I am match writing, Wikipedia is always open.
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:27 PM   #2474 (permalink)
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I did have a be the booker before but it was starting to get to close to the WWE but no where near as good so I am going to start a new one. I plan on starting it from SummerSlam but with different events happening from Wrestlemania to SummerSlam as well as a new paperview schedule. How detailed should the recap be?
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Old 08-23-2011, 07:32 PM   #2475 (permalink)
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As detailed as you want.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:03 PM   #2476 (permalink)
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I am planning a BTB for here. I've always liked creative writing from a wrestling stand-point and have done it for a good 5 years but never showcased my work. Well, I've done a whole lot of planning, watch some matches from the time frame, 2 PPV's (Wrestlemania XIX and Judgement Day 2003) to get a feel for things again, aswell as recapping Kane's un-masking and rampage that followed, Brock/Kurt's renewel of their epic rivalry including the Iron Man Match, and Vince/Sable etc.

I plan on kicking things off the night after Summerslam 2003. I've always thought that this would be a fun time frame to write in seeing as the roster was stacked with talent and options. First off, I'd like to know:

- Would a short recap of TV shows, Raw and Smackdown, be fine? Not one line for every segment, but rather, a paragraph or two? Not like, 3 or 4 lines, but enough to create an image in the readers head, get the point across, further things etc.? PPV's would be written in maximum detail which I think you are accustomed to around here, checking out the BTB Hall of Fame (some fantastic work! Bravo, WF!).

- Whats the deal with feedback? A few lines explaining what stood out to you and why, or a breakdown of every segment and whatnot?
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:08 PM   #2477 (permalink)
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Use as much or as little detail as you want. If the content, however much there is, is good enough and the booking is smart, logical and fresh then you'll get enough attention. There's been shows from just a list of results to thousand word matches etc. It's entirely up to you and what you feel comfortable doing.

In terms of feedback, yeah some people do it like that but some people go through the whole show and comment on it segment by segment and breaking the show down. Saying what they liked and disliked about each segment / match / promo. So its up to you how you want to do it.

All of this coming from a relative amateur.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:29 PM   #2478 (permalink)
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I am planning a BTB for here. I've always liked creative writing from a wrestling stand-point and have done it for a good 5 years but never showcased my work. Well, I've done a whole lot of planning, watch some matches from the time frame, 2 PPV's (Wrestlemania XIX and Judgement Day 2003) to get a feel for things again, aswell as recapping Kane's un-masking and rampage that followed, Brock/Kurt's renewel of their epic rivalry including the Iron Man Match, and Vince/Sable etc.

I plan on kicking things off the night after Summerslam 2003. I've always thought that this would be a fun time frame to write in seeing as the roster was stacked with talent and options. First off, I'd like to know:

- Would a short recap of TV shows, Raw and Smackdown, be fine? Not one line for every segment, but rather, a paragraph or two? Not like, 3 or 4 lines, but enough to create an image in the readers head, get the point across, further things etc.? PPV's would be written in maximum detail which I think you are accustomed to around here, checking out the BTB Hall of Fame (some fantastic work! Bravo, WF!).

- Whats the deal with feedback? A few lines explaining what stood out to you and why, or a breakdown of every segment and whatnot?
To me, it sounds like you're in a good mindset already; reading Hall of Fame threads to get an idea of what the best of the best is, reviewing matches/storylines from the time period you're going to write, etc - it's a great way to prepare yourself, so props for not just throwing yourself in head-first like so many people (myself included) do so foolishly first time around.

If you can get the point across in your recaps, I'd be happy, tbh. It sounds like you're aiming to be descriptive, "create an image in the reader's head", so I say go for it, and see how it looks. As for feedback, people do a variety of things; myself, I look through every segment, because the writer wrote each segment for a reason, with an idea in mind. Even if you don't do that (which isn't an issue, it gets a bit weighty and I haven't given any feedback in seven months, if you can believe it ) and do just go with what stood out, make sure you include a few points on what you thought the writer could improve upon, too. That way, everyone gets better, and hopefully the person will hit you back with some advice on how you can improve. Best of luck.
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To me, it sounds like you're in a good mindset already; reading Hall of Fame threads to get an idea of what the best of the best is, reviewing matches/storylines from the time period you're going to write, etc - it's a great way to prepare yourself, so props for not just throwing yourself in head-first like so many people (myself included) do so foolishly first time around.

If you can get the point across in your recaps, I'd be happy, tbh. It sounds like you're aiming to be descriptive, "create an image in the reader's head", so I say go for it, and see how it looks. As for feedback, people do a variety of things; myself, I look through every segment, because the writer wrote each segment for a reason, with an idea in mind. Even if you don't do that (which isn't an issue, it gets a bit weighty and I haven't given any feedback in seven months, if you can believe it ) and do just go with what stood out, make sure you include a few points on what you thought the writer could improve upon, too. That way, everyone gets better, and hopefully the person will hit you back with some advice on how you can improve. Best of luck.
Alright, thanks a lot. Coming from somebody like you, who's work I've seen in the King of BtB, that is good to hear (kudos on that, by the way). I know I can make it entertaining, just need to do a bit more planning and I'll get it started.

And thank you, FluxCapacitator, too. Its good to get some tips from somebody who is in a similar position as an 'amateur', if you will.

So I guess it'll be up before the end of the week - maybe tomorrow, maybe Friday. The weekend will be at the very latest, I guess - but this isn't the advertising thread, so I'll keep tight-lipped on this one
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:52 PM   #2480 (permalink)
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Random question but I always like people's input even if it's a dumb question. Brian Kendrick (when he teamed with Paul London) if he turned into a face singles wrestler, what kind of theme song should he have. I was kind of thinking a goofy/popish song so any suggestions.
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