Participants get to draft in reverse snake order a roster comprised of the following categories:
Personality (announcer/valet/manager/bodyguard/special referee)
The decade categories apply to the year of the wrestler's debut in one of WWE/F, WCW, ECW, and TNA. Pruro and Lucha debuts are also eligible, but only for those wrestlers who never debuted in North America. For the Pre-80's category, territories can be selected, but a link between the territory and one of the aforementioned four companies (NWA being absorbed by WCW, WWWF being absorbed by WWE/F, etc).
If a wrestler is selected as part of a stable or tag team, he's still available to be selected as a singles wrestler (The Rock in Nation of Domination, Triple H in DX etc).
The same works for title belts as well, like the European Belt being absorbed by the Intercontinental and so on.
If a former wrestler is selected in the "Personality" category, he isn't eligible for selection as a singles wrestler (Gorilla Monsoon, Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley as announcers, for example).
The storyline category will be defined as a specific event/feud (forming of nWo, WCW invades WWE, Austin vs McMahon, etc)
Trades! you can make trades but the it has to be zero-sum since every team needs 12. For example Team A can trade the 1st and 40th pick to Team B for the 5th and 6th pick. Even after you have selected a wrestler you can trade. There is no trade deadline however there will be no trades allowed after the very last pick.
Both parties must send the trade details to me.
Make use of PMs and the chatroom to negotiate.
At any time you can switch a wrestler from one category to another if it qualifies for it.
When you are selecting please state in BOLD letters who you are selecting and in what category.
example: With the 1st overall pick of the draft, Flamesguy_SJ selects the Goobledy Gucker in the 1991-2000 category.
Feel free to include a biography, pictures, youtube videos, etc for your selections, as well as a brief explanation on why you chose them.
Ass-kicking - When it's your turn you have 12 hours to select. After 12 hours the draft will continue on until you come back and pick. Your name will have brackets around it in the thread title. If your turn is coming up and you are away, please send 3 choices to me and I will select for you.
- If you see a name in the thread title with a * beside it, that means they have submitted their pick to the commish.
That's pretty much it. Any questions you can ask in here or PM me.
And so, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen...
LLLLET'S GET READY TO RRRUMBLE!!!
Last edited by Flamesguy_SJ; 03-31-2009 at 08:02 PM.
The decade categories apply to the year of the wrestler's debut in one of WWE/F, WCW, ECW, and TNA. For the Pre-80's category, territories can be selected, but a link between the territory and one of the aforementioned four companies (NWA being absorbed by WCW, WWWF being absorbed by WWE/F, etc).
What if the wrestler has never wrestled in one of those four companies or one of the territories absorbed by WWE?
Ok, I've edited the Decades definition to include Lucha and Pruro debuts, with the catch that the wrestlers can't have also debuted in North America beforehand. That's so people can't select North American wrestlers who debuted in Japan/Mexico much later in their careers.
Also, DAN0383 has been added to the draft; Superflyer, you're no longer last!
Huh, I didn't know I'd signed up for this draft....
With the 1st pick overall in the draft, The Second City Saints select:
As our Stable:
The Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen formed in January 1986 with Ric Flair, with Flair's cousinsArn Anderson and Ole Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, with James J. Dillon as their manager. They feuded with Dusty Rhodes (breaking his ankle and hand), Magnum TA, Barry Windham, The Rock 'N Roll Express (breaking Ricky Morton's nose), Nikita Koloff (injuring his neck), and The Road Warriors. Dusty Rhodes, Animal, Hawk, Ronnie Garvin and many others fought Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Title during that time period. They always had most of the titles in the NWA, and they often bragged about their success (in the ring and with women) in their interviews.
The Four Horsemen moniker was not planned from the start. Due to time constraints at a TV taping, production threw together an impromptu tag team interview of Flair, the Andersons, Tully Blanchard and Dillon; all were now united after Ole Anderson returned and, along with Flair and Arn, tried to break Dusty's leg during a wrestling event at the Omni in Atlanta during the summer of 1985. It was during this interview that Arn said something to the effect of "The only time this much havoc had been wreaked by this few a number of people, you need to go all the way back to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!". The comparison and the name stuck. Nevertheless, Arn has said in an RF Videoshoot interview that he, Flair and Blanchard were as close as anybody could be away from the ring while they were together. They lived the gimmick outside of the arena, as they took limos and jets to the cities they wrestled in. Baby Doll was Flair's valet for a couple of months in 1986, after previously managing Tully Blanchard during 1985.
With my first pick in the draft, I am proud to select in the Pre-80s category – THE DYNAMITE KID who debuted in Stampede Wrestling in 1978 (which was taken over by the WWF in the ‘80s)
Growing up Saturday afternoons meant watching Stampede Wrestling before HNIC and to me there was no one better than Dynamite!
“Wrestling and gymnastics, helped him develop a relatively small but powerful and agile shape. In addition, he had also received training in boxing during his formative years, which helped instill toughness in him before his career. His father, the brother of Davey Boy Smith's mother, was a miner and itinerant labourer who often took young Thomas to see wrestling matches in Wigan, then as now well-known for its wrestling tradition. It was during a home visit that the younger Billington met and caught the attention of Ted Betley, who had been running a pro-wrestling school in his home; it was here that Billington began his training, as a way of avoiding the back breaking work of the coal mines. His first shot in the pro ranks was working for Max Crabtree, as he debuted in 1975. During his early days, he won the British Lightweight title on April 23, 1977 and the Welterweight title on January 25, 1978. He was also instrumental in starting the career of then-Judo star Chris Adams while still competing in Britain. He was scouted by Stu Hart, and moved to Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1978.
After doing big business in Canada, Dynamite was booked on his first tour of Japan, working for International Pro Wrestling from July 19-25, 1979. Stu Hart and Stampede Wrestling switched their business relationship from IPW to New Japan Pro Wrestling shortly after Dynamite's first tour, and he wrestled for New Japan from January 4, 1980 to August 2, 1984. Perhaps the most memorable matches that came out of Dynamite's run in New Japan were from his now legendary feud against Tiger Mask; Tiger Mask's debut was against Dynamite, in which Tiger Mask shocked the wrestling world by gaining the victory over Dynamite. The two would compete against one another several more times in a feud that is often credited as putting Junior Heavyweight wrestling on the map, as well as setting the standard for future generations.
On February 7, 1984, Billington captured the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship by winning a tournament in New Japan Pro Wrestling; although it was a WWF Title, it was primarily defended in Japan. He defeated Davey Boy Smith earlier in the tournament, and would go on to defeat The Cobra in the finals
Throughout his time in the WWF, Dynamite Kid made several enemies, including Brutus Beefcake (for insulting someone close to Billington) and Jacques Rougeau (who retaliated for a prank mistakenly attributed to the Bulldogs by sucker-punching Billington with brass knuckles), but was highly respected by many for his toughness and legitimate shooting ability in and out of the ring. For example, after getting assaulted by Rougeau and taking 3 shots in the face from the brass knuckles (including one in the mouth that knocked out 4 of his teeth), Billington never went down; no less than Vince McMahon himself marveled at the fact that Billington took the shots and stayed on his feet. An example of his stiffness in the ring is when he and Smith wrestled a jobber tag team with one half consisting of a young Mick Foley. By Foley's account, Billington manhandled him so badly in the ring that he couldn't eat solid food for a time, and tore a ligament in Foley's jaw with his trademark Hook Clothesline. Outside of the ring, WWF-champion Randy Savage once specifically asked for him to watch his back when he went drinking in a hotel bar frequented by NWA wrestlers, including Ric Flair.”
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Last edited by socalwingfan; 02-14-2009 at 11:15 PM.
With my first pick, Team Shooting Star Press Selects from the 1991-2000 Category, The Rock!
After making his debut as Rocky Mavia, The Rock went on to become one the greatest wrestlers ever in the WWF/E. The Rock would go on to win 2 WCW Championships, 7 WWF/E Championships, 2 WWF/E Intercontinental Championships, and 5 WWF/E Tag Team Championships.