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As I'm sure you're all aware, there's a big reality TV crazy going around.

As I'm sure you're all aware, wrestling promotions, especially the WWE and any recent VINCE RUSSO run fed has been perverted by this reality crazy.

As I'm sure you're all aware, this reality phase has done very little other than hurt wrestling.

As I'm sure you're all aware, more and more fans these days are very interested, and demand to know that's going on in the wrestling world.

As I'm sure you're all aware, every cross between the 'real' and the 'show' aspect of wrestling has done nothing but confuse marks, and piss the hell out of smarks.

As I'm sure you're all aware, fans don't generally like characters that are unrealistic anymore.

As I'm sure you're all aware, fans don't generally like characters that are completely realistic.

So here's the question for the promoter... where does one draw the line between reality and fiction in order to suit all parties and to not have every single fan online arguing whether something's 'crossing the line' into reality, or whether something's 'too far fetched' from reality?

When someone can answer that question and can answer what the meaning of life is, go out and start your own promotion and entertain every fan in the world, whom never seem to know what they want...

(Edit: Various spelling errors)

(edited by Ender on 21.8.02 1245)


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This post made my head hurt...thanks a lot Ender!



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    Originally posted by Ender
    As I'm sure you're all aware, there's a big reality TV crazy going around.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, wrestling promotions, especially the WWE and any recent VINCE RUSSO run fed has been perverted by this reality crazy.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, this reality phase has done very little other than hurt wrestling.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, more and more fans these days are very interested, and demand to know that's going on in the wrestling world.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, every cross between the 'real' and the 'show' aspect of wrestling has done nothing but confuse marks, and piss the hell out of smarks.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, fans don't generally like characters that are unrealistic anymore.

    As I'm sure you're all aware, fans don't generally like characters that are completely realistic.

    So here's the question for the promoter... where does one draw the line between reality and fiction in order to suit all parties and to not have every single fan online arguing whether something's 'crossing the line' into reality, or whether something's 'too far fetched' from reality?

    When someone can answer that question and can answer what the meaning of life is, go out and start your own promotion and entertain every fan in the world, whom never seem to know what they want...

    (Edit: Various spelling errors)

    (edited by Ender on 21.8.02 1245)



There are 3 ways you can do shoot booking.

The first is where Chris Jericho goes out there and, for no apparent storyline reason, says "TRIPLE H YOU MOTHERF*CKING PIECE OF SH*T! THE ONLY REASON YOU HAVE YOUR F*CKING SPOT ON THE ROSTER IS BECAUSE YOU ARE F*CKING VINCE MCMAHON'S DAUGHTER". If, at SummerSlam, Jericho were to go out there and say that, a whole heap of marks would be looking sitting there "Umm, but didn't Triple H break up with Steph? And why's Jericho angry at Triple H? And aren't Jericho and Triple H both bad guys? This makes NO sense!"; and since a very significant portion of the fanbase won't go online in the minds of millions it will eb written off as bad writing. Meanwhile everyone at Wienerville will know the whole thing was scripted. It'll be written off as lazy writing.

The next way to do it is to do "Backstage news updates" basically filling in a half hour covering all the big backstage stories. This way, when they hear Jericho shoot at least they'll know what he's on about.

The third and best way to do it is to write storylines *based on* real life backstage happenings.

Of course the problem is that if you were a promoter, and 2 guys hated each other's guts, the last thing you'd want to do is put them in a ring where there's a serious risk that one or the other will "accidently on purpose" injure the other.

I think reality TV as a fad is starting to wear thin anyway. And since anyone will tell you that "Pro Wrestling is fake", why even bother presenting it as a shoot.

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The meaning of life in the American pro wrestling industry (and almost every other legitimate industry) has always been making money - it's called Capitalism. And you don't continue making money for very long at all unless your fan base is entertained. So by extension, the aim is to entertain your fan base.

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People don't want stupid, tacky, embaressing one dimensional gimmicks anymore. We don't want to see a mad dentist wrestle someone in a turkey suit!

That said, put someone out in front of us with absolutely no gimmick whatsoever and yeah we'll yawn.

The trick here is to create characters that work on a number of levels. So at first sight, you have a guy with a bunch of catchphrases who spits water or points his thumbs inwards or does a Spinaroonie. But below that there is much much more to the character... does he go around playing mind-games? Does he tell his opponents to just bring it? Does he get involved in other people's business? Is he chauvenist? Is he a nice (though slightly derranged and violent) guy? it's these things and not stupid stereotypes that people relate to.

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I think I answered your questions!
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