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Old 03-13-2013, 07:41 PM   #3851 (permalink)
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I find the best way to avoid getting burned out trying to get to your payoffs is to just not plan everything. For instance, I'll have maybe the main event of my biggest show of the year planned a year in advance, but I'll let the other matches sort of fill themselves in depending on how the year progresses. That way I have both something concrete to be working toward, but enough to play around with that it keeps me on my toes and interested.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #3852 (permalink)
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I'm new to the site and I was wondering has an Indy thread, like ROH ever worked out here?


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That's always been on my bucket list to do. I'm not entirely certain though how successful an indy thread has ever become though.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:15 PM   #3853 (permalink)
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I'd read an indy fed on here. It would stand out at least. Even if the feds are good, it's tough to stand out when 75% of the threads here are WWE reboots. An indy fed would be unique.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:55 PM   #3854 (permalink)
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I actually went back and fourth between attempting to do a new NWA promotion, and by NWA I mean the NWA of today with a guy named Adam Pierce, but I folded and decided to go with a rebook of WCW in 2000. As I was always a fan of World Championship Wrestling even through this troubling time in the company's history. So I would definitely follow an indy thread as there is plenty of original ideas to be used honestly. AND there are many, many guys that do not get exposure but have a lot of talent...look up The Knome King and you will see just that.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:39 AM   #3855 (permalink)
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No one would read an indy thread though and that seems to bother 80% of the people in this section.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:19 AM   #3856 (permalink)
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I don't think it's that nobody would read it. Me, personally, I would read an indy thread, but I don't know much about the wrestlers so to me it feels kinda odd reviewing shows on matches and promos that I don't know are good or bad. I guess that turns some people off of it.
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:53 PM   #3857 (permalink)
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I think the problem with an indy fed is the way the BTB is written and organized.

Take for example, the second/third biggest indy fed in Northern America; Pro Wrestling Guerilla.

PWG doesn't have anybody signed to a contract so anybody who works for them can work any other dates they want to as well, hence why they have always had the biggest independent names from El Generico, to Danielson, to Cesaro, to Hero, to CM Punk to Kevin Steen. They run shows every month and a bit, so the generaly end up churning around 10 shows a year. These aren't PPVs or iPPVs and the only way you can see these shows are by either attending the events themselves (the only run out of one building in Reseda, California) or buy purchasing the DVDs which are generaly released a month or two after the even has taken place.

On the DVDs, which is obviously how most people see the product as the venue in Reseda can only hold a few hundred, you don't see entrances. Theres hardly every any promos, the only ones you see are 2 minute ones before or after a match, and you only ever see one or two pre-recorded interviews. However, there are a fair few done heading in to the event. There is no commentary in between matches. As one match ends, it fades to black, enters a title screen hyping the next match (think a PPV match card here in BTB) then fades in to the action. Rinse and repeat for 8 matches.

Obviously with the lack of time they have to showcase their product (3 hours every 50 days or whatever) there is very little room for storylines or continuity so the product relys almost solely on it's in-ring action to sell it's self. That straight away would put people off doing a thread because everything will look like... Match. Match. Match. 2 minute promo. Match. Match. Pre recorded interview for a minute. Match. Main Event. Small segment to end show. No commerials, nothing to break it up or anything.

Yes, you could say "Oh give them a TV deal and some national exposure" but the problem then is that you aren't doing an independent promotion. If you have a TV show, surely you'd want to contract your wrestlers to your company to prevent any bullshit happening. Also, give it a TV show and your format is going to look damn near identical to Raw, Smackdown, Nitro or Impact. So you may as well do that thread, with the brand recognition of WWE/TNA/WCW/ECW but just bring in your favourite indy stars.

Thats the problem with doing an independent promotion, IMO.

Edit: I rushed this so sorry for any spelling mistakes, couldn't be arsed to check over it. Should all make sense though
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #3858 (permalink)
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Thanks for the helpful replies, kind of changed my mind now.


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Old 03-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #3859 (permalink)
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What are people's thoughts on Sylvester Terkay? I honestly don't remember anything about him, but given his size and his legit wrestling background, he's a guy I'm tempted to keep around and start using in my thread before I make a bunch of roster cuts.
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I always thought him & Elijah Burke would've made a good team. I can't remember if I made them champions in my first thread but I liked him at the time and didn't think he got a big enough crack.
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