Asking SCOTT STEINER for Wrestling Advice
Join Date: Jun 2007
Re: WWE: 2014 - Rise & Fall
Hey! I figured I'd chime in with a review:
Opening Sandow/Rhodes promo: Good basic stuff here, continues the feud nicely and definitely built up my interest to see the match.
Christian vs Sandow: Good back and forth match. I like your match writing style as it is very easy to read with the short paragraphs and putting the pinfalls in their own little section. Do not agree with the winner, I would have put over Sandow to make him look strong in his feud with Cody
Ziggler/Bryan angle: Nice build up for Ziggler/Bryan, but the writing here was a little iffy. Watch your word repitition, you used "tonight" quite a few times in a few sentences.
Rollins vs Rhodes: Another good match, I really like how you write your matches. I guess I see why you had Sandow lose earlier, so he can come out after Rhodes' match like Cody did to him. Good post match angle to put heat on Sandow.
Paige vs Natalya: WOW! Paige is one crazy chick! I really liked this, you made Paige look like a legit threat here.
Ryback promo: This was fine. But nobody says "wrestling fight".
CM Punk promo: Some grammar errors and awkward sentences, but overall not bad. Punk was in character and saying the things I would expect him to say. Punk/Orton has my interest.
Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler: Not a fan of Bryan losing, setting up Ziggler as a contender could have been done with him beating someone else BUT i see why you did it. Fantastic match. Again, to me your big strength is the match writing, I love it. Very interested in seeing where you go with Ziggler/Bryan.
Overall: Good show! It felt like a by the numbers Smackdown! show, but you moved storylines along decently and I thought it was entertaining, especially the matches. I'd work on the promos a little bit as your grammar can be off at times, and that is a bit of a problem with dialogue. Match writing is great though. The presentation of the show was good, it was easy to read without too many colors confusing me along the way. I like this BTB and will be keeping up with it from here on out, the feuds you have set up are intriguing and the way the shows are written is nicely organized. Keep it up