I don't mind not seeing it, mostly because while ROH has a lot of good matches- at times, it gets to the point where it's move, move, move, move, move, move, move, move, move - little to no selling inbetween.
OK. I've read the show fully now. Twice. Now my feedback has a lot of positives, but it also has a lot of negatives. I mean no harm in what I say, but there are some things that don't sit right with me.
Firstly, it was great to see the formatting has improved a great deal. It was much easier on the eye to read, and made it a more pleasureable experience.
For me, the best promo goes to TJB. He is one of my favourite characters and to see him get mic time is great to see as he has been one of the most under-utilised talents in this efed.
So what didn't I like: A new show needs to start on a new page. If anyone wanted to search back and reference previous promos or shows, it will be near impossible if the show starts half way down the page.
Regardless of the state of the tag team division, a team debuting should have not gotten a title shot in their first match. It undermines all the teams who are there already. Same would go for any division. I hate it when people come in and have title shots immediately, even if they are a big name on these forums. If you struggle to see any one of your current roster good enough to challenge for a title before a newcomer, then there is a much bigger problem.
The matches, on the whole, were sub-par. Now I find this really wierd because Scribs writes some amazing matches (the Infection vs. Damaged Good on the last IWA Chaos show was one of the best on the show and I still maintain that Vivica vs. Juno Mercury at DFI is the best match of 2013 so far). The main event was a video. There was a build up to the match with absolutely no pay off.
Why, exactly, does the board have a dog but still decide to bark themselves? Defeats the purpose of a spokesman, surely?
I think my biggest gripe is the sharp change of direction with what seems to be everything. There was no smooth transistion from what was to what is and it is taking a fair bit to get used to. I can't spot any continuation with angles and if I didn't know any better, I could swear blind that this isn't TWE. Maybe that's just me, I don't know.
I'm also not a fan of these "If you weren't in the last show but you want to be in the next one, PM me and we will put you in" messages appearing in the thread. It's great that you accept input, but I should come to you, not you asking for it. I'm sure this is not the case, but it does seem that there is a lack of creative certainty from you guys. Sadly, you guys are not going to be able to please everyone (something I now know - I have pissed off at least 50% of my roster in the last 7 days) but I would like to see more certainty in what you want to do and your plans for the future because if you have that, then you will be set for life.
Sorry guys, but for me the show grade is a D.
I'm really sorry it is mostly negative. I have been told on many occasions that I am as subtle as a brick to the face to a fault, and as unpopular as this post will make me, I just really want to see you guys do amazingly well.
I look forward to my burial. ;)
Yes, I think I could have done a lot better with my parts of the last show... and I will with the show this week. I don't mean to sound needy when I ask people to participate - I want people to know that we actively want people to be here. I know this is a rough stretch, and I'm willing to stick it out and make it better. Again, thanks for being honest with us, Ben. The only way you'll really bug me is by NOT saying what you want to say. So don't do that. EVER. :)
Hightower: Enough of this pussyshit, I'll destroy you fuckers. Look what I did to Mr. Navy Seal. I want some real competition, I want a World Title Shot!
Board Member: Ah. Mr. Xavier Hightower... an impressive victory over young Mr. Spears last week. We are well aware of your skillset and potential... but you will have to wait your turn. The rabblerouser Darius has his hands full right now, as we will soon assign him a contender for his precious title. We would, however, encourage you to continue doing what you enjoy best: destroying the competition. And above all, remember...
Everything is going to be just fine.