Wups! That's what I get for not logging onto Weinerville but once every three months or so. Sorry, drunkdollaz and Llakor, I wasn't ignoring your comments and questions, I just never saw them!
This is regarding: http://wienerville.slashwrestling.com/thread.php?id=3824
I have to say that MHPW's show in July ROCKED! It was a completely different show, featuring wrestling instead of hardcore stuff, and the matches ruled. I had sent CRZ a recap of the show to post; who knows if it'll ever be seen or not?
To anwer Llakor's questions:
1) How do you get the number of seconds for the match?
I use a digital stopwatch, the kind that's on a string. I keep it tied in my left hand, with the buttons really close to my fingers. It took me a while to get used to timing (the first few times, I forgot to start the timer), but I've gotten to the point that my match times are correct within one or two seconds.
2) How do you keep notes? Or do you?
Yeah, I keep notes. I take a legal pad with a clipboard, and furiously jot down notes while the action is taking place. I also take a mini-cassette record so I can capture the promos.
3) What % of the match do you think you recapture?
Probably 60-70% or so. I tend to leave out rest spots, and I tend to lump series of punches and kicks into one general "flurry of punches" or "trading rights".
Plus, my hand gets tired writing, so I have to rest it every now and then.
I do try and capture all "big" spots and any move I think looked pretty good.
4) Have you had feedback from any of the wrestlers that you've talked about?
Yeah, a few. Almost all like what I write, even if they don't agree with it. They tend to like the exposure; for a lot of these wrestlers, this is the first time they've had someone write about them.
My MHPW Rant is pretty famous among the local Colorado scene. I think most of the wrestlers in all four groups read it. I'm infamous!
5) "Invited back" They invited you in the first place?
Well, they comped me into the show. I made the initial contact, asking if they would be willing to comp me in to the show so I could recap it. They agreed readily.
And they quickly agreed to let me into their July show, too. They took the incident in stride, and stayed professional through the whole thing. That's what made me re-think walking out on the last show.
6) Was alcohol being served on the premises?
There's a bar directly attached to the theater that one can get drinks at. I drive back and forth, though, so I tend to not partake.
The first show drew... maybe 50 people? The July show seemed to draw even more than that. I was not the only person who walked out of the June show, but apparently those who stayed got to see some actual wrestling.
Hopefully, Slashwrestling will be back soon. If it isn't, I'm going to have to find somewhere else to publish my MHPW recap. Once that's done, I'll put a link here (somewhere).
I agree that CRZ puts a TON of effort in to include every detail, and it is well worth it as his recaps are second only to watching the show itself to find out what happens. The vague comments and occasional analysis (and TNG recaps)