EASY NAVIGATION OF THIS THREAD
This thread serves multiple purposes, so here is the best way to find what you want.
Hit Ctrl + F on your keyboard and then copy and paste (or just type) one of the following sections into the field that pops up to go to it, including the asterisk (little star thing):
*Rules and Regulations
* PWA Wrestlers
* Weekly Shows
* Scoring System
*Tag Team / Stable Creation
* Roster pictures
*RULES AND REGULATIONS
Pure Wrestling Alliance (PWA) is a WWE fantasy league (or prediction fed; p-fed for short).
The way it works is like any wrestling promotion: there are matches and feuds, titles and popularity; and to win you must defeat your opponent in the squared-circle by more accurately predicting the results of future WWE shows.
Think of it like a fantasy league such as football or hockey or soccer, but for wrestling. Instead of picking a quarterback and a running back and some wide receivers, you’re just going to pick a couple wrestlers each week and be awarded points for how well they perform.
The wrestlers of the PWA are played by those of you who have signed up to join! In order to join you should visit the Character Creation part of this thread and fill out the form. You can simply copy a real-life wrestler's profile or be creative and make one of your own.
As your wrestler progresses through the ranks he will earn title opportunities and so-on-and-so-forth. Each week, based on his output in the ring, your character will earn, or lose, Overness. Overness is the objective value of your character, and is used to determine ranking on the card and future match scheduling. The more matches you win, the more over you become.
Your wrestler also has the opportunity, via the weekly Promo Thread (which for now is also the weekly card thread), to cut promos on how awesome he is and why no one should mess with him. These promos, combined with match results, affect your character's Overness as well (more on all this later).
Your wrestler will be put into matches on the weekly card of their brand: Tuesday Night Thunder (TNT). Unlike real wrestling, the results of the card are not pre-scripted, making the PWA, with its genuine competition, a fake wrestling organisation.
Once the weekly card is posted you have until Monday before RAW begins taping (for normal weeks) or Sunday before the PPV begins taping (for PPV weeks) to post your picks and, if you choose to do so, your promo, in that week's thread. Your picks consist of 8 wrestlers, from Raw or Smackdown, who you think will earn the most points for you during the week's programming, followed by two wrestlers as Back-Ups in case of a draw. As an example, you could pick the following:
I will usually post results some time on Thursday night (AEST) and the next card will be posted around that time as well.
Remember, due to the popularity of some word games here, the weekly card thread could disappear onto the second page. You should always assume that there is a card for the week up somewhere; so be sure to look on the second page before saying anything!
As mentioned before, your picks earn points for you through the course of the WWE week by performing certain tasks on television. A full list of such accomplishments, and their respective values, are listed below. First are points that can be earned on the weekly shows, followed by points that can be earned exclusively on PPVs, followed by points that can be earned on all shows.
Take note that for SD! I will be rewarding points according to spoilers, which are of course descriptions of the show as it appears to the live audience (though, recently, SD! has occasionally been airing live on Tuesday nights, which will make things more standardized).
Lastly, mistakes will surely be made when I tally points. If I make a mistake, don't just feel free to call me on it, CALL ME ON IT! If any of the points seem off then please post in the respective weekly card thread and let me know. Thanks.
+1 - Appearance*
+2 - Finisher Executed
+4 - Match
+2 - Finisher Leads Directly to Win**
+2 - Victory via DQ
+3 - Victory
- 1 - Defeat
+2 - Appearance*
+3 - Finisher Executed
+6 - Match
+3 - Finisher Leads Directly to Win**
+3 - Victory via DQ
+5 - Victory
-2 - Defeat
+6 - Win a Title Match***
-4 - Lose a Title Match***
* Appearance Points are earned when one of your picks appears in front of the audience live. This means that flashbacks to prior events, highlight clips, etc., do not count. Your picks receive Appearance Points for every separate appearance they have during a show, so if they appear once to cut a promo, and then later on to wrestle in a match, they earn two separate Appearance Points (which means 4 points on a PPV). If a commercial break splits an appearance in two (let's say during a match) that does not count as two separate appearances – we score as if we were in the arena watching the show, which means your wrestler was in one consistent appearance.
** Finisher Leads Directly to Win Points are earned by having your pick's finisher lead directly to a win for your pick. Directly means that no other moves are executed on the pinned wrestler after your pick's finisher is executed – i.e., if Orton is in a triple threat match, and he hits Edge with the RKO, but then Ziggler throws Orton out of the ring and pins Edge, Ziggler does not get Finisher Leads Directly to Win Points. Orton does not either, even though his finisher led to a win, since he did not win the match himself.
*** Title Match Victory/Defeat points are assessed on top of all other victory/defeat points. So if you win a title match on a PPV, you get 5 points for winning the match, and another 5 for winning a match that involves a title. Title Match Points are also only rewarded if other specific criteria is met: if your pick is the champion, he must successfully defend via pinfall, submission, or countout; if your pick is the challenger, he must successfully become the new champion to get the points.
Since the Scoring System is fundamental to the fed, and it being understood essential to fair competition, it is very important you ask any questions you may have about it by posting in this thread. Also, if you can think of any instance that might hypothetically occur on WWE television that the Scoring System is ambiguous or unclear about, please let me know. Thanks.
The Overness System is something I have developed as an attempt to make the booking process as objective as possible. This is not to say that the booking process will be decided entirely by the Overness Rankings. After all, part of the fun of wrestling is its unpredictability: tournaments where midcarders have a chance to beat main eventers; huge over-the-top battle royals; “last chance” matches and big feuds that push one wrestler and relegate another. The main purpose of the Overness rankings is to provide some semblance of sanity to the booking process, avoid bias, and objectively measure success.
When your wrestler enters the company, he enters with an automatic Overness of 50. It works as follows:
Overness on Shows
+1 - Thunder*
+2 - PPV Match Victory*
+2 - Win the Hardcore Title*
+3 - Win an Under-Card Title (TV and Tag Team Titles)*
+6 - Win the WHC*
-1 - Lose the Hardcore Title
-2 - Lose an Under-Card Title
-3 - Lose the World Title
+1 - Victory After Promo**
-1 - Defeat After Promo**
+3 - Victory After Turning (explained in “*Turning” section)
-3 - Defeat After Turning (explained in “*Turning” section)
+1 - Best Performance on Thunder/Xplosion
+2 - Best Performance at PPV***
-4 - Lose One Match at 80 to 100 (World-Renowned)
-3 - Lose One Match at 75 to 79 (Face of the Company)
-2 - Lose One Match at 70 to 74 (Main Eventer)
-1 - Lose One Match at 60 to 69 (Upper Midcarder)
-1 - Lose One Match when Making a Promo below 59 (Midcard or lower)
* All Match Victory points are rewarded separately and you can only receive one for any given match. It works so that if you fit in to two of the “match victory” categories, you only get points for one of them – that being the one that is worth the most. So if you win the main PWA title on Thunder, you get 6 points for Win the WHC, but you do not get the 1 for winning a match on Thunder. And if you win an under-card title in a PPV match then you get 3 points for an Win an Under-Card Title, but you do not get the 2 for winning a regular PPV match. Hopefully this is clear.
Also, take note that points for winning titles are only rewarded when the title is first won
. Successfully defending
a title does not get you points for winning
it. Instead, successful title defenses garner you basic match victory points (depending on whether the title defense takes place on Thunder/Xplosion, or a PPV).
** As mentioned before, each week you will have the opportunity to cut promos promoting your own wrestler or harassing another. On any week where you win your match and also conduct a promo you gain one point, but if you conduct a promo and lose your match then you lose one point. This makes cutting promos a sort of gamble.
*** Pretty simple. Whoever gets the highest score during a PPV week receives a two point increase to their Overness for putting on a good show. In case of a tie, back-ups are used. If there is still a tie, the two (or more) people both receive two points.
**** Making loss of points easier as you become more over is realistic in that you are expected to perform better by the audience, and so you are punished more readily for failing to do so. The purpose it serves in our fed is that it gives diminishing returns as you climb the card so that no one can pull too far away and become too over. Since title shots and match scheduling is determined largely by a wrestler's Overness, it is important that we keep everyone relatively close.
In the event of a draw, both wrestlers receive Overness as if they had won the match. I think this makes sense because a draw in real wrestling tends to be the result of a close match, which generally puts both wrestlers more over with the audience.
I personally feel that 50 Overness coming in is a good number as it makes it more than possible to catch up to main event title holders (who I presume will be in the 70's) with the right amount of success, while, at the same time, rewards longevity and keeps newcomers from winning the main title within two weeks of entering the promotion.
As a general rule, I will try to book heels against faces, to keep the card at least somewhat comparable to a real wrestling card. Sometimes I will be unable to do this. Since I book every single wrestler we have signed up for every single card, there might be more faces than heels, or vise-versa; or there could be dedicated triple threat or four way matches that offset the balance.
Regardless, for the most part, I will try to book heels against faces. This can affect your title chances. If a heel has the belt, and you are a heel, it wouldn’t make sense (usually) to book a heel vs. heel title match (though a heel vs. face vs. heel triple threat match is always a possibility!). For this reason you may want to turn you wrestler if you think you’d otherwise have a sure shot at the title.
You may, of course, want to turn for other reasons. Maybe you’re tired of your current disposition, maybe you are turning on your tag team partner or stable, or maybe you just want to try something new. Here are the rules for turning your wrestler:
You may turn you wrestler at any time, for any reason, immediately. All you need to do is let me know BEFORE the time-deadline for making your weekly picks ends. For example, you have until Monday before RAW begins taping to make picks during a normal week. The deadline for your picks is the same deadline for making a promo, and the same deadline for announcing your turn.
You may announce your turn in a promo, or you may just randomly post about it in the weekly thread. Alternatively, if you wish to keep it surprising, you may PM me about it. Either way, I will make your turn a part of my results post for the weekly card.
When you turn, if you win your match, you get bonus points for your Overness. If you lose, you lose points. This is because of how silly you would look in real wrestling if you turned and then got your ass kicked.
You may only turn once every two months. So if you turn on August 27th, you may not turn again until October 28th. The reason for this should be obvious. Not only does it make it tougher for me to book if people are constantly turning, but it’s just kind of retarded if your wrestler turns every other week.
The PWA is currently accepting a roster size of 20 wrestlers to compete on its Thunder brand. As of this this time (February 16), 2 spots are available.
These first 20 spots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are one of the first 20 people to create a character, you will be put on the roster. However, if at any time you fail to make picks two weeks in a row, despite being scheduled in a match, then you will be suspended without exception. You will lose your spot on the roster and it will be forfeited to whoever is next in line.
If you are going on vacation, or expect to be away from your computer for whatever reason, then please just let me know somehow (this generally won't be a problem unless you are a title-holder, in which case we'll have to write you off the title somehow: kayfabe injury, locker-room assault, authority figure strips you of title, etc.). Either way, if you let me know you will be gone, I will NOT schedule you, and you will not be obligated to post picks. But if I place you on the card, then you will be held responsible for not picking.
The only way the PWA can run properly is if people participate every week by making their picks. So long as you make your picks, I have no reason to replace you on the roster.
To create a PWA wrestler simply fill out the following form and post it in this thread. Obviously keep it realistic. You may only have one active wrestler at a time.
Character Creation Form
(include nickname if applicable)
Height / Weight:
(heel / face / tweener)
(up to three)
(up to two)
*TAG TEAM / STABLE CREATION
Interested in joining with another wrestler to form a tag team? Or maybe you want to join with more than one to form a stable? Have someone from your group post your team/stable profile in here and you'll be on your way!
In case you were wondering, creating a tag team makes it more likely that I'll book you to fight for tag team gold, but does not ruin your chances for singles gold, so don't be afraid to team up! Often times I will book you in two separate matches on a card (i.e., a singles match, and a tag team match).
And if you are creating a Stable that has a Tag Team within it then please post both forms in this thread, thanks.
Tag Team Form
(heel / face)
(heel / face)
(who in your stable wants to fight for tag titles, if anyone? Who is staying exclusively a singles wrestler? Freebird Rules do apply – i.e., three people can hold the tag titles and rotate for a match, which means all three will gain and lose points for winning/losing matches, or the tag team title, regardless of which two are in the match).
Little Jiminy Cricket
Mascara de la Muerte
Sweet 'n Sour
Refer to the official PWA spreadsheet for the roster and overness ratings. It will be updated each week when results for the shows are published.
PWA World Heavyweight Championship
Nelson King -- 1x -- 17/6/2012 - 2/7/2012
Harry Keith Cresswell -- 1x -- 2/7/2012 - 19/8/2012
Little Jiminy Cricket -- 1x -- 19/8/2012 - 1/10/2012
Lee Powell -- 1x -- 1/10/2012 - 19/5/2013
Dustin Dreamer -- 1x -- 19/5/2013 - 16/6/2013
Dave Martini -- 1x -- 16/6/2013 - 18/8/2013
Dustin Dreamer -- 2x -- 18/8/2013 - 15/9/2013
John Connor -- 1x -- 15/9/2013 - 15/9/2013
Mascara de la Muerte -- 1x -- 15/9/2013 - 16/10/2013
John Connor -- 2x -- 16/10/2013 - present
PWA United States Championship
Sweet 'n Sour
Lee Powell -- 1x -- 20/5/2012 - 17/6/2012
Carter Albano -- 1x -- 17/6/2012 - 15/7/2012
AG Zero -- 1x -- 15/7/2012 - 16/9/2012
Dave Martini -- 1x -- 16/9/2012 - 28/10/2012
AG Zero -- 2x -- 28/10/2012 - 16/12/2012
Dave Martini -- 2x -- 16/12/2012 - 3/6/2013
Nelson King -- 1x -- 16/6/2013 - 15/9/2013
Sweet 'n Sour -- 1x -- 15/9/2013 - 21/10/2013
Nelson King -- 2x -- 21/10/2013 - 27/10/2013
Sweet 'n Sour -- 2x -- 27/10/2013 - present
PWA Tag Team Championship
Mascara de la Muerte and Microburst
The Veterinarian (1x) and Mr Malaka (1x) -- 1x -- 4/6/2012 - 18/6/2012
GTI (1x) and Mascara de la Muerte (1x) -- 1x -- 16/9/2012 - 1/10/2012
Little Jiminy Cricket (1x) and Mascara de la Muerte (2x) [Muerte desde Arriba] -- 1x -- 16/12/2012 - 7/4/2013
Bangarang (1x) and Nelson King (1x) [Trivolution] -- 1x -- 7/4/2013 - 19/5/2013
Little Jiminy Cricket (2x) and Mascara de la Muerte (3x) [Muerte desde Arriba] -- 2x -- 19/5/2013 - 14/7/2013
Lee Powell (1x) and Dave Martini (1x) [The Wet Dream Team] -- 1x -- 14/7/2013 - 18/8/2013
Little Jiminy Cricket (3x) and Mascara de la Muerte (4x) [Muerte desde Arriba] -- 3x -- 18/8/2013 - 15/9/2013
Rott Wyler (1x) and TJ Styles (1x) -- 1x -- 15/9/2013 - 6/10/2013
Ravi Bishara (1x) and Muhammad Islami (1x) [Stars 'n' Stripes] -- 1x -- 6/10/2013 - 24/11/2013
Mascara de la Muerte (5x) and Microburst (1x) [Muerte desde Arriba] -- 4x -- 24/11/2013 - present
PWA Hardcore Championship
Bangarang -- 1x -- 16/9/2012 - 28/10/2012
Nelson King -- 1x -- 28/10/2012 - 27/1/2013
The Tutor -- 1x -- 27/1/2013 - 3/6/2013
Lee Powell -- 1x -- 3/6/2013 - 8/7/2013
Sweet 'n Sour -- 1x -- 8/7/2013 - 12/8/2013
Muhammad Islami -- 1x -- 12/8/2013 - 18/8/2013
John Connor -- 1x -- 18/8/2013 - 26/8/2013
Bangarang -- 2x -- 26/8/2013 - 14/10/2013
Dustin Dreamer -- 1x -- 14/10/2013 - 21/10/2013
Bangarang -- 3x -- 21/10/2013 - 11/11/2013
Bryan Bent -- 1x -- 11/11/2013 - 18/11/2013
Bangarang -- 4x -- 18/11/2013 - present