-Where did the idea for your show on HWA come from and what are your thoughts on it?
Pretty sure Broc and Sully just ripped the original concept from TE's revival, as far as the unique stuff I put in (Like the Ninja Warrior course, or pretty much each and every promo challenge) Those just came out of my love of those shows, and my desire to see if I could make 8 people hate Tommy Thunder based on stuff I wrote
Originally I wasn't going to write Total Resistance, I was actually slated to compete on it (As Shannon Frost) just because I liked the concept, but HWA took a few early hits, and they lost the writer for the show. I essentially agreed to write it because I didn't want to see it get tossed to the side (Which of course happened anyway, but what can you do) There were some parts of it, mainly on the back end, that I didn't like, but I came into the party after all the nuts and bolts were worked out, so I couldn't say much.
Mainly the biggest things I thought we could have changed came to the way we were rating promos, IC, Tommy Thunder was making all the decisions, but of course in real life Tommy would come up with what he thought was the worst 3, and the rest of us voted on who was the worst of the three.
Now Tommy is a great writer, and despite occasional bouts of internet-insanity, is usually level headed, but I really thought we were going about the entire thing backwards. If I did the show over, I would open the initial rankings to a public vote, then have creative vote on the worst one.
Also, the way we had it revolve around Tommy, from an efficiency perspective, he should have been the writer. That's not to say that he was a lazy bastard that didn't step up or anything, it's just that there was so little I could actually get done until I started getting promos back from him that I had to kind of hound the guy each week. Again, if I had the show to create over from scratch, I would want to change that, and either get permission to write for the guy, or just use a real-world name and write for him.
Basically TR was just our show, really I thought of it as my show, and am happy that it's still remembered that way. I rarely asked anyone else in HWA what they thought, and just went by my own instinct and what I thought would be fun to read/write. I fucking loved it. Of course then e-fedding imploded in a blaze of stupid for about 3 months, and when the dust settled Eddie decided to close down HWA (Which I agreed with, though I was still pissed about it)
-As most people may or may not know, we are efedding nemesis's. Do you think have a nemesis for your characters helps you to write any better?
Absolutely! For one, the history gives a ton more to talk about. Also the more you work with someone, the better you end up meshing with them.
Of course, it can go bad, to where you spend all fucking month talking about what happened in some shitty one-off kinda program, instead of moving the story forward in the fed the actual show is part of. That leads to issues because people just zone out.
So there is a bit of a balancing act there between using history to tell a good story, and running a re-cap of everything you ever did to each other.
-What are your thoughts on the second JBW show and where the company is going in the near future?
Well, I'm running it, so you know it's gonna be fucking badass! Seriously, this was something that needed to happen, the revived (Again!) JBW has seriously just gotten a huge influx of talent, and this lets us showcase those guys and maybe put them in situations that you haven't seen them in before in other feds.
I'll say one thing, we already have the card set for the first show, and it's gonna rock your damn nipples off!
JBW as a whole is steadily improving. There are still some pitfalls waiting for us to leap over, but by and large I think we are doing a lot of positive stuff. At first I was not sure that JBW should be revived once it was shut down, but I think we have managed to show enough evolution in the core product to make it a worthy rebirth.
-What are your thoughts on the recent PPVs and shows that each fed have put out lately?
First, EWNCW, with every PPV they seem to be trying harder and harder to be WWE. that's not really a dig, but it seems like every time I turn around they are doing the e-fed equivilent of the festivals and "Wrestlemania weekends" that WWE has been pimping out so heavily. Show-wise, the quality has always been good, and their storylines are generally diverse and interesting enough to keep you hooked from top to bottom. (And yes, I am counting twe as part of this, after seeing how it works from the inside)
Next, IWA - I may be one of IWA's biggest fans. Seriously, they have just been fucking rocking day in and day out for well over 3 months now. They have an all-star creative team, fresh ideas, and they are still on a path of steady improvement. As far as I can see, IWA is the fed to beat.
WWE E-fed. - I used to read this more than I actually watched the real thing, the only reason I don't read it more now is time, but every time I pop in and read a show, I come back thinking that these guys should have replaced the actual WWE Creative team long, long ago.
JBW - I am completely unable to give an honest, unbiased opinion here so I won't even try. We're balls-out awesome, and if you haven't read the new show thread, you have been wasting your life. Matter of fact stop reading this now and go read each of those shows. Don't worry, I'm sure we can wait.....
Back? Fucking awesome, right? And we are just getting bigger and better.
B.I.T.W. - What show?
-Is there anything in the future you want the viewers to look out for?
Gonna break from the trend here of "Look how awesome my characters are" you really want to see something to look out for? Check out Damaged Goods. They are straight out a better team than Black Blooded, and that's that.
Also, Pieces Pink in IWA, and really the entire division there, is fucking amazing. Those matches are usually some of the best e-fed matches of the week.
And of course, if you aren't reading JBW, I'm not even sure I want to talk to you. :P
That's it for this weeks episode and a big thank you to Asher for participating.