April 17, 2005
about a few things and disenchanted by others. I may be blunt about
stuff today but everything really slides into the shit quick around
I think it
is great that HTM is coming back. Repeat offenders to the local
scene is a good way to build. I also think it’s hilarious
that HTM will be hosting karaoke in Portage. Rikishi----oops I mean
Fatu, in an eating contest – HTM in karaoke….good stuff
guys. It is that type of cross promotion that’s needed to
I’m confused as
to why the initial Doubles show would be run under Wayne’s
banner of AWA/RCW, yet the new poster has “IWM Wrestling”
listed as the promotion. Unless “IMW” is going to be
running regularly, why not use a “brand” that is somewhat
recognized, especially the “AWA” part?
the tourney and I honestly think it could be the bright spot of
the local scene if he can follow up and create a buzz for PCW.
Big shows aside
(because really they are one-offs the way everyone structures them)
- if you look, really look, at who the most successful promotions
were locally (in no particular order) over the last 5 years it would
CWF – For a short
run at Le Rendezvous.
IWA – TV tapings with high-end production, names, big budgets
and radio show to keep the buzz.
TRCW - Big run at The Palladium
PCW – Big run at The Strat.
Wayne has had
draws of 200+, free or not, but I’m looking at shows in the
350-400+ range and with some degree of longevity.
The point is
that the most successful periods were when a promotion did not have
a hard time outdoing themselves (booking a huge venue and promising
the world) and had an easy time keeping the fans coming back because
the next show was within planning distance for the fans agenda….
a weekly/semi-weekly venue. Thus building the venue, not the product/brand.
What PCW has
with this show is an opportunity to bring some extra people to a
show and possibly interest them enough to bring them back by presenting
a helluva product. The venue holds what could be considered a reasonable
expectation for a string of back-to-back “sell-outs”.
If he can draw 400-500 then maintain a crowd of 300-400 for a few
months, that would be more impressive than any 1000-1500 one shot
draw to me. Who gives a fuck if it’s in a bar?
The key is
to capitalize on the situation and keep all or a portion of those
new patrons. That is something that nobody has seemed to be able
to do locally. I don't think it's a market problem either.
- Bounced cheques
and broken promises will sink you and kill your credibility. Pay
- Lockdown –Six Sides of Steel – Did TNA "steel"
Ernie’s idea of having every match in a cage??? Is the Prez
wielding influence? Will the Main Event see a Kahuna run-in?? Hope
not, but stay tuned.
- Speaking of “The Prez”, I feel bad that Ernie was
being left alone until I brought the CWF up in my first post. Now
he even broke his silence and posted on Manson. There are Ernie
stories being told. Shit is starting to fly….. OH THE GUILT.
- When the hell is the AWE PPV going to air??? This is starting
to look like Ernie’s big TV announcement that we are still
waiting for (37 years later). At least the CWF got to air a pilot...
- Dalton – tell the fucking garage sale story already. It’s
classic and you have that knack that makes it even funnier.
- Congrats to Saxon & Stardom on the upcoming nuptials. I forgot
how classic Brother Midnight was. Someone give this guy a spot!!!
I would love to hear Bro Midnight do the CJOB news some time...
- Saw the AWE puff piece on Shaw... finally. (I'm late bloomer)
What exactly did it do to sell the product? I appreciate the effort
but if you’re gonna have that kind of spot, do something with
it. Stay up late, watch a few infomercials. Learn how to hard sell
things. THEN make your puff piece. Quick reminder – insider
shit does not draw the casual fan because it is not an aspect they
will experience at a live show. It pops the boys and that's about
it. It’s been done in the big time and failed to enhance their
product…. and any “insider crap” at our level
exposes us as incredibly bush.