Originally Posted by heyman deciple
Yeah I'm the opposite with the involving alot of people in a angle thing.
I love booking stables and stable wars.
Plus I just like a busy show where there is always something happening with heels hating faces, faces hating heels, heels hating heels, faces hating faces.
It can be a little messy when done wrong but when done right it's a very rewarding writing/reading experience.
I just really like booking a grey world where everyone is out for themselves. Like Hamlet, one good guy in a world of backstabbers and liars.
I can respect different philosophies on booking.
I agree that stables and stable wars can be done well when handled well. When I say I don't like a bunch of people getting involved I mean stuff like wrestle X comes and beats up wrestler Y. Wrestle A gets involved to fight wrestler X. Wrestler X gets Wrestler B to fight Wrestle A. Wrestler C comes along and joins the thing we aren't sure whose side he's on. Wrestle X turns on Wrestler A and Wrestler C comes after Wrestler X, but Wrestler X still doesn't get along with Wrestler Y, but Wrestler B is paying off Wrestler X. Haha.
I tend to think more traditionally along the lines of pre-Attitude Era America or...basically any other country's past and current style of booking. Differentiate the characters, build them up, we got a bad guy (or a group of 2+ baddies) or we just have a dominant guy who seems like he just can't be beaten, we bring in the good guys or the underdog, we got these two set to collide at the Pay-Per-View because either there is heat building up here or the good guys/underdog has something to prove or the bad guys/dominant guy has done something evil to them and now they are here to get payback. We just keep hyping and hyping up this match, then the PPV comes and we get this match we've been waiting to see, this be the climax of an amazing feud and I want to see it!
I'm not really into making a grey world with booking because I want there to be a clear guy that I want to see win and I want there to be a clear guy I want to see lose. Of course there will always be a small section of the audience who cheers for a guy whoever they are just because they like them and they boo a person whoever they are just because they don't like them. The majority will most likely side with with face or the underdog though and will boo the heel or they get tired of seeing someone on top so they want to see that guy go down.
Like I said, I can definitely respect your opposing view and I do, I'm just traditionalist and sports oriented when it comes to professional wrestling which makes it so I come into conflict with more Attitude Era style booking.