What has been the highlight for you in efedding this year both in what you have been apart of and in general?
Well, it is both the same, as my highlight in e-fedding happened during last year 2012. it is none other than become the first ever EWNCW Blacklist champion and keep the title for 6 months (I have to update the sig!). Having in mind that the title was to merge the EWNCW Tag Team titles and the BWA Undisputed Championship, and I came to the match with a two month title reign as EWNCW tag champ, that makes it an 8 month reign as champion. This means I've been doing my job well, I earned the trust of creative and the liking of the fans, and one can't ask for more than that. I also won the Tag Team of the year award, so I can say this has been an awesome year for me. I'm very grateful for this, so I want to thank everyone that has been involved: my opponents, creative teams and the fans who enjoyed what I was doing. I'm humbled.
What has been your favorite promo to write and why?
It has to be the first one with Kayden James, hands down. We had been IC'ing in the main thread for a while, after I tried to get his attention with some atheistic remarks. Of course, having such a character like James, than couldn't go unnoticed. Creative liked the feeling we were creating with our back and forth, and since Carlin was not competing as a single wrestler, we were put in a match on Warzone, our Superstars-esque show. And we went to it. We just simply clicked. He gave me the chance to do one of my fav kind of promos, which is mainly heel, but with a spark of cheers here and there.
We had the chance to talk about EWNCW, which let Carlin show his side as a company man for some cheers from the fans, and one of the most controversial themes ever, religion. I was free to introduce a bit of my real life beliefs, including one of atheist paradoxes: being sick of the “I'm right, you're wrong” attitude that certain (and stress certain) religious people have, without realizing that we ourselves have the same attitude sometimes. We had the chance to freely spoke our minds through our characters (or relatively, as I think Poot is by no means as fanatic as Kayden), and that mad them shine with their own light. That is the key factor, from my point of view, of being nominated feud of the year: two characters with a solid ideological background, doing what they do best and with the freedom to do it the way we feel it. And, at the same time, I was developing Carlin's character more than he was when I begin with him and in a different direction from Jesting Madness.
For me, it is all positives, but I had to find a negative, it should have been longer!
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You have been doing this for quite awhile now. If you had to think of a way to retire when the time comes what would be your dream send off from the efeds?
I've been doing this since June/July 2011, and it never occurred to me how I would retire. In fact, I can only come with ideas for Carlin, Grind and JM.
Carlin will go out facing Tommy Thunder in a 1 hour submissions count anywhere match, with the EWNCW title on the line, and the loser retires for good. I'm pretty sure Tommy and I can tear down the house with good back and forth promos and deliver a match for the ages.
Grind will go to retirement in a Hell in a Cell match, my favorite type of hardcore matches. Now, as opponents, I have three ideas: Ano Doom in a battle of the beasts (we already saw that one happening), Abel seeking revenge in the name of the children, and one of the most bizarre and creepy fellas in e-fedding: The Sandman. If you think about it, a fatal 4 way inside the Cell between these four sounds pretty sweet.
Jesting Madness will be into a six-team Elimination Chamber match against two classic EWNCW tag teams, GodMoney (one night reunion) and Force of Greatness, two of their vintage rivals in Shadows of Madness and God's Grace, and a team that still has to feud with them and will happen: Black Blooded.
I requested wrestlingfan66513 to ask myself a question, a joke I pulled in another website, so here it goes: There's been a controversy about your remarks on The Clique recently. Please address them as you promised.
Well, a Lannister always pays his debts (even when is freaking late), so here it goes. The Clique, in and out the e-feds, were controversial up to the point where I myself, that I try to stay away from controversy, I've been involved in one. They are so polarizing that if you mention their name in a sort of negative way, there are people ready to defend them, however, mention King Strem is not getting enough recognition as a champ, and no one cares (I do care, All Hail the King!!!)
Before I enter into my explanation, there is something I need to clarify: when I said “seems to me that most were kiddos while I'm getting old”, it may seem that I was bashing younger members where my intention was to point out the fact that I am getting old, therefore, becoming more of a grumpy old man, like Robstar or WadeBarrett1979 (LOL). I don't have any problems with younger people, it's simply they do things that I myself did back in my day, and now I see as immature (l+not that I am mature sometimes, but when you get old, you tend to think better of the way you are now than you were then, therefore watching the others the same way you think of yourself. And even when you're sometimes right, others you look pretty much stupid)
So, it comes to The Clique. I didn't like the way they behave in the forums (I don't think I need to explain this) and some of them proved me right, some others didn't. I found them a bit childish and sometimes (sometimes, mind you) disrespectful. So when they came to the e-feds, I was doubtful of their talent. And after reading some of their material, I still they are overhyped, which it doesn't mean they are bad, just getting A+ reviews where I think they are B. To establish an analogy with a movie, it is like The Social Network, a film that has rave reviews by a lot of people, including some famous critics that were pissed off because it didn't won an Oscar, and I just find it a good movie, nothing more, nothing less. And that thanks to David Fincher, if not it'll be rather mediocre. (This mediocrity just applies to the film and not The Clique).
So, I'm still not convinced of them being feud of the year or outpromoing Jman. However, the only criticism that was noted by everybody was me saying I can't see the greatness of the Clique. The rest of the opinions seem to be fine. Even a man who I have no beef with, VanHoolinganX, comes to say I'm butthurt. That I leave to your consideration (it can be I'm butthurt). But the reaction I got seems to me the same of the Believers: say something they don't like about JB, and they'll jump to the jugular. I was greatly entertained by other nominated feuds, like Van vs Greed, and I honestly don't think they should come so short against HWA vs The Clique.
I'm probably biased and unfair to them, so I want to apologize to anyone who has been offended by my comments.
That concludes this weeks episode of Inside the Tights. Remember if you have any question you want to ask an upcoming guest, then PM it to me and you may see it on the show. The next guest is Bennytheball so if you are wondering anything about him, then PM me right away. Thanks for the big kickoff in 2012 and I hope 2013 continues to be even better.