Re: The Official BTB Discussion Thread
Here's a little question that might open up some discussion. The topic is women's wrestling.
How do you guys feel about watching it, reading it, booking it, and writing it?
First off I'll just say my favorite wrestling promotion of all time is AJW also known as All Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling. Personally I love good women's wrestling because a lot of times, female wrestlers are better than the guys. I also like the fact that with a women's division you can get a nice mix of styles such as heavyweights, technical wrestlers, high flyers, etc. which all allows for some interesting combinations. What I don't like to watch is all these T&A shows that, that is just demoralizing and a waste of talent. If the person can wrestle I want to see them wrestle, if the person can talk then I want to hear them talk, if they can do both then that is great, if they can't do either and they can't work backstage then why are they in the wrestling business in the first place?
Reading it is really held on the same standard for me as anything else. If you can give me a reason to want to see the people have a match and make me care about the match and you have the respect and ability to make it all work then I love reading it. A lot of times though, I've seen people just not really care for their women's division and thus not be able to really book or write it well.
As far as booking women's wrestling, I never really got to get as far as I would like into angles with them in order to fully enjoy the experience, but the times that I did get the chance and with all the ideas that I came up with in advanced booking was always fun.
Writing a women's match is always fun for me because of the great talent that allows it to be an easy match to write. As is the same case with booking women's wrestling, I never really had the chance to write it as much as I'd like to, but I have promised myself that if I were around for one last tournament that I would definitely use that opportunity to write some women's matches.
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