Hello everybody, I'm here with none other than TheJosephBanks, and, as I'm sure you are all aware of, we have plenty to talk about.
How's things, Banksy?
Things are going good! Heard you been looking for me, but I've been busy running RTE. You know how that is!
Also, thanks to you, T.T calls me Banksy now.
I can imagine it's a whole heap of fun and hilarity running that place, what with all of the uncertainty in the air.
And, yeah, TT is my biggest mark. Everybody knows that he has literally changed his entire plans after reading my interviews.
Hahah, I heard. Yeah, with the Bmac thing. Shame how that worked out.
And it was, RTE was running fine. The big ship was the one with the massive hole in it.
Absolutely MASSIVE hole. But, judging by TT's recent post things appear to be in better condition over there. At least outwardly anyway. I just read his post regarding the status of RTE still being EWNCW's bitch. Was that your choice or was you forced to stay?
Awww, Powellson, you are too kind! I know you, and several others actually, want RTE to go solo. But no, I wasn't forced. I stayed for several reasons. If I wanted to run a solo one, EWNCW would either go down, or I'd start a whole new fed. Out of respect, I wouldn't take something that belongs to them and rip it out of their hands anyway. But I reckon all this will be covered!
But Tommy made me a good deal, which was wholly similar to a deal someone else made me. And I took it, instead of the other one, for one reason.
Well at least you wasn't forced into anything. You know I would have stood up for you and defended your honour, Banksy.
Obviously you now have to tell my wonderful readers who that other deal came from, and also what the reason was that you never took them up on their offer.
Hahah, I know you would and other people would have too. I'd have also had to deal with a roster who were oh so hoping to develop and make it to EWNCW one day.
Well the first was, essentially, a hypothetical from IWA, more specifically Benny. Me and Benny have been friends since I returned as TJB.
We're not super close or anything, but we catch up and chat sometimes, mostly efed stuff. He came to me and said, hey if EWNCW goes down, what if, hypothetically, RTE became IWA"s third brand. He told me I could keep fight night and every PPV, 3-4 matches from RTE could be on the PPV. Which was a good deal.
That got me thinking, which I'll explain in a bit if you ask the right question.
The second deal came from Broc, and he offered to take in RTE with HWA. HWA's history, my booking genius, we could make it great. I would be getting Anarchy, and he'd help me with matches. He told me the RTE roster wasn't big enough to support a third brand. 12 singles, five teams, five women. Not counting the ones who hadn't debuted - which would take my numbers to 19 singles, 5 teams, 6 women.
Funnily enough, none of those are bots. Which means I have more actual player characters than Rage AND inferno, or would following the recent Fight Night. Maybe. Haven't decided yet.
But yeah, I'd have gotten Anarachy. Sully offered me a tour of their HQ, which I didn't take him up on.
SWA legit did not offer me a deal, they wanted me to be solo.
Let me tell you, if you took out Broc and Sullys characters, the RTE roster is bigger than the Havoc and Anarchy rosters combined. You definitely dodged a bullet by not going to HWA.
IWA PPV's are already overflowing with matches, so I'm also glad you never decided to go there. They are struggling to fit everyone they have on their shows as it is from what I can tell, so it's probably best you never went there either.
Kash has told me personally he didn't want RTE to be SWA's or anyone else's developmental eFed. He said he has a lot of time for you, and wanted to see you stand on your own. I wasn't surprised. He had already turned down MrOMB's offer of having his yet-to-even-debut-eFed NGW as SWA's feeder group.
However, you have decided to stay with EWNCW despite those offers due to loyalty and respect. What I want to know is, will the talent who get moved up be your choice, or TT's?
Well, if I had of taken Sully up on his offer, I'd probably know that for sure. But again, for reasons, I didn't.
IWA, I think, does a good job limiting their PPVs and not trying to fit everyone on there which is something I think every place should do.
Don't worry, SWA will come around though.
Hopefully, it'll be us coming together, sitting down, and talking it out. I'm looking out for RTE and myself, number one. I have a good roster, most everyone - if they have a promo - gets them in on time. If I have plans, I have plans and I'm not exactly a fan of them being uprooted for a transplant. However, if they can work on both until I can give them a proper send off(and if they want to do that), then that's fine too. I plan on asking any talent that is considered for a move up if they want to go, or if they want to stay down with me in RTE, as well. It'll be a decision for everyone involved.
I think Bear will be involved moreso if they are going to Inferno and Tommy for Rage.
In the past I've heard rumours of who gets brought up to be all TT's decision, so it's nice to hear that it will be a group decision.
Given that RTE is still a developmental eFed, what are your plans to help develop the roster that you have?
It's in a weird position between developmental and third brand. I think calling it developmental is a bit stupid. You've been around, how much real development do you see? It's essentially a third brand for the new guys that they don't have a place for.
But as for your question, the answer is simple. I've told them, and made it clear in the thread, if you want to win you have to outpromo whoever you are feuding with. That's how I doing it with my characters, win or lose, I'm damn sure going to be confident in the fact that it came down to promos. Well, hopefully. Never know, some people may go by story over promos.
But yeah, I want them to do great promos. Feud winning promos. Fight Night match winning promos. That's how they are going to develop.
Plus, I've been in contact with some people about coming down for guest spots. No longer than a month to work with someone. Jman, Mike Hawk, Ma$$dinerno, all have agreed to come down. I'm hoping to get more guys coming down from SWA, IWA, HWA.