Poot, Pigeon Forge sounds like a hell of a lot of fun, glad you had a good time
Also, I want to find the part of your brain that hears Larry's sick voice, because that thing is a creative fucking Mother-lode.
Now then, on to the show review (Sorry for the delay, been a busy weened with only small moments of nothing going on.
Love the Venue choice, Charlotte traditionally an awesome wrestling town, with a great history.
Good quick recap, though kind of unneeded since you can literally scroll up to the last post to see what happened, it does give the feel of a traditional show (like on tv and everything) with that, no fillers? think that is the first time I have seen someone not use fillers to put a show on the top of the next page. Not for or against it, just noted the choice.
R(ob) The GM comes out, good bit, serviceable, totally gets the message across, but, and here is where part of me is really against using real or forum names for efed characters (which is why I will never create Asher Delampyr, fat manager from hell) for me it kind of breaks it, especially when the name in question is using spelling that doesn't exist on names in the real world.
Also, I like the distance created by a good character name. (Though I am guilty of creating at least one character named Fighter McWarrior, what can I say, I was young and needed the gold pieces.) I really would have rather seen either another real wrestling name used as GM, or, even better, a new character created to be the onscreen GM. Again, this is my opinion, and I know there are a lot who disagree with it, but figured I would put it here in the spirit of getting a conversation started on the subject in general really.
Black Blooded. Wasn't sure about including the video, (and it is harder to find a good biker fight on Youtube than it should be by all rights) at first I wanted to do something, and have for some time, where real world violence like that gets threaded with a more traditional wrestler's entrance video, then adding their song, and uploading the whole mess back to youtube to use for them, then I realized I have nowhere near that level of ambition or energy.
As far as the promo itself, I never realize just how much Mr. Blood swears when I am writing him. in the first paragraph alone Fuck was said 5 times. The ending comes off a bit weird, I tried a few, couldn't end it in a way I was satisfied with, and finally said "fuck it" and wrote that one in. Still not happy with it though.
I seriously missed commercial videos. We used them in HWA and they were always a fun part of posting the show.
Punk vs Blue - This is a feud with a lot of mileage in it. Both great promo guys with wonderfully diverse characters, great match to open the show.
Dudley: I wonder if KJ Punk, Blue and Muir share the same dad or mom as Blue is from Georgia. Arenâ€™t they all the same down south?
Pat: No, not sure where you get that from. Plus look at both of them, do they look related? Do they look the same?
Dudley: No, but neither did the Dudleyâ€™s.
That made me laugh my ass off. All in all good match. Actually liked Artemis's promo here better than the first one, as this one just felt more "like him" The other was really good, but it didn't fit the character I see when reading his promos, if that makes any sense. Of course, it was really short, but there wasn't anything else to be said really, so that makes sense.
Loving the HolyJose/Sandman feud. great promo by both guys, lots of energy to it.
Great Alpha Dog Promo, was with it every step of the way, was totally awesome!
Larry/Cage - Fucking hilarious! Totally agree with the Lance Storm comparison, Cage does a great job as the "straight man" for Larry to play off of, Comedy Gold!
Good Cage/Muir match nice ending. loved the show of respect.
Another Larry segment? Is it my birthday?
Really hoping to see more of ICONOGRAPHY. I know like, nothing about these guys.
Athena/Ali Always a fine line to walk, writing a match for a magician, I mean, how much magic do you use?
I'll be honest, I saw Nightcrawler when reading this match.
Good post-match from Athena, Very interesting character, that I think we all are really hoping to see develop as time goes on. (Also, very small chance of a shitty porno with an overly oiled midget, so, that's alwats a plus)
Short bit for Shuriken there. though if I am not mistaken, I believe it's because SG wasn't able to get a promo in, or had o do it at the last minute? would love some clarification there, though probably better to have that discussion at the house.
I would watch an entire show of Larry, Sleepy, and the unnamed cameraman. That would be a funny fucking show.
I'm fairly high, but also fairly certain that the ending of the Athena/Ali match, as well as the Larry/Sleeper bit, was double posted.
Hawk at a photo shoot, that was a fun one.
and who doesn't love a good gloryhole joke? I know I do.
Great main event, probably my favorite match of the show. Nice to see Blue come get some revenge. also the continuing tension between RedRum and the Alpha Dog.