Post by 𝓔𝓭𝓭𝓲𝓮 𝓜𝓾𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻 on Jan 5, 2020 14:21:57 GMT -5
Thank you all so much for RPing with great stories that I enjoyed so much. Grading was a nightmare for me personally because you all did so well. You all fucking rock! If you have any feedback, here ya go!
Post by jamesradford on Jan 5, 2020 14:58:33 GMT -5
Best Match: Guerrilla Warfare
Best Segment: I enjoyed most of the segments, but this has to go to Dead End Friends. I mean, how often do you get the chance to put 'Vag Crushin' Overlord Of The Ring' into a spot? lol But, as an honorable mention and because I'm completely biased, the Crimson/Aoki segment also got a pop out of me.
Best Spot: I enjoyed the Fallon Lockhart introduction of thumbtacks inside the Santa bag. Added just another dangerous element to a match chock full of crazy spots and gimmicks.
Best Moment: That's a tough call. I feel because the scope of Guerrilla Warfare it tends to take up the majority of the focus, but all of the matches were really well written, chock full of spots and moments. I'm going to leave this up to a non-helpful 'can't decide'.
Biggest Surprise: I'd have to say the ending of GW. With the match Indi was having it was almost a shock when she got planted for Dakota to go over. I was also surprised to find that James lasted in the match for as long as he did.
Biggest Upset: We have new Battalion Champions! I don't know if this was an upset or not considering the three teams involved, but the Hellcats have been on such a path of destruction that its sometimes hard to imagine them going down. DEF's are also a great team you can rely on for comedy gold, but in the end it was Zombie Clan who walks out victorious. Again, it might not be an upset, but it was a huge win for Team Zombie.
MVP: Indi Rhyder - Came in at #3 and ran the gambit to almost grab the prize. In a match like this, placement is everything, and the fact that the character got to go through this experience had you reading it almost hoping she'd win. Honorable mention, Kaven Drell. Who is going to take that title away from him?
Constructive Criticism: Hard to pinpoint any criticism for the show. GW was a hell of a crazy match and an achievement for those involved. Having read all the RP's, I can believe that it was a damn tough decision from a judging perspective, and being a self proclaimed master of the clusterfuck match, I know full well the scope of putting something like that together. I think over all the show had a good flow with segments and matches, and nothing stood out as a glaring issue. I will say that there were a few points in the GW match where it almost seemed like people were forgotten until they suddenly showed back up to make a save, and I did wonder why anyone in an elimination match would attempt to make a save? This certainly didn't take away from the fact that it was an awesome show, and I really liked all of the spots involved. Again, I've been there and done that, I know the difficulties of making sure everyone gets their time to shine while trying to reign in all the personalities. Over all the entire show gets high marks in my opinion.
Other Notes: As mentioned above, I personally appreciate how far James was able to go in the match. Coming in at #8 and lasting to the Final Four really lends a lot to his story and even feeds into his promo for the event. 'I can't guarantee you I will win, but I can guarantee you won't forget my name.' If you are going to lose, it's always nice to do so in a way that gives you more to work with than you started. This entire event has done that for my character. He didn't go out there and make a fool of himself, which is what he was worried about in the segment leading into the match, but also...he's never been in a situation like that before. Had his ear stapled to his head, got tazed....he's a traditional wrestler, and so all of this is foreign to him. I look forward to seeing what I can pull out of my hat based on that alone. I'm also anxious to see how Indi reacts, how the matches get booked moving forward towards championships and feuds. I think this show could result in feuds that transcend the championships themselves.