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    Wrestling Styles

    So, Jon and I were shooting shit in the FWA Whatsapp Group (which more ppl need to join tbh) and we got onto talking about how our own and other people’s respective characters would be perceived in-ring. Basically how would they be rated from an in-ring standpoint. Would they be knocking the ball out of the park with ****+ matches due to their wrestling game being so strong akin to AJ Styles? Would they be spectacle workers like The Rock? Big match deliveries like Roman Reigns? Perhaps they’re a hardcore worker like Foley back in the day. Shit, maybe they’d even be perceived as an average in-ring worker? Be honest and tell us how you’d hope your character would be perceived in-ring. Other people can jump in and say whether that’s how they view them or if they view them as something different. I will start, of course. Hope this takes off.

    Danny Fucking Toner
    I’ve always wanted Danny to be presented as a scrappy, in your face, brawler. Not huge in stature but packs a mean punch and fights viciously/dirty (I suppose your view on this would depend on whether you are a Toner fan/detractor) with a lot of jaw-jacking. Wouldn’t ever be able to put on a technical master-class and I’d say he is actually a bit sloppy in-ring and hasn’t a wide range of moves. Awkward but comfortable with high-risk (nothing fancy really, more or less just fucking himself off things). Not well-versed in submissions but the one or two he uses (crossface/sharpshooter) he uses well. Wouldn’t cut it in a work-rate promotion or on the “indies” and his best matches are story and character driven rather than being technically sound. His very basic in-ring style; superkicks, spears, codebreaker etc lends itself well to his non-wrestling background. Developed his fighting style somewhat with his Carnal Contendership appearance (starting the match and being in the final four) as this proved he actually had quite a good engine. As time wears on in fights, however, he gets even more sloppy and desperate. Would hold his own in a spot-fest. I also always envisioned Danny as a good tag worker and a pretty great worker when it came to big feud matches.


    Performs best in: big feud matchs, a straight up fight/brawl with an engaging rival or -10 minute hard-hitting sprints
    Least-favoured match situations: a “pure” wrestling match, submission matches or something like a 30-Minute Ironman Match as one on one for 30 mins in a non-hardcore environment would leave him horribly exposed
    Real life comparison: Dean Ambrose is probably the most accurate
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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    Golden was designed very much after face Billy Kidman in wCw. Very clean-cut, vanilla, hard-working, fan-loving underdog sort of character who at first was to be strictly for the X-Championship and the lower card. Then he sot of evolved into much more of a Jericho-esque character who could plug holes in the card and fill voids. A little less catch-phrasy than Jericho but similar in-ring style (moonsault, suplexex, kicks, knees, good sells, etc.) and similar career paths. Golden evolved from a high-flier, undercard fan-favorite into a versatile guy who could transition seamlessly from division to division, tag to singles, on a whim, and could mold and carry a blood feud with the best of them. Golden never ever needed a belt or a title program to stand out and succeed. That's a big thing for me, one I took pride in.

    Best performs in: Non-title feuds, longer matches, deeper feuds

    Golden never was good enough to be the star of the FWA. He never had the same charisma of a Kennedy or Gabrielle or the character traits of a Stu or Wolf. He just wasn't the star. He was the pseudo star.

    Shannon was written more as the scrappy, fighter, brawler-type character with less wrestling experience. Appearance would be a blonde version of Lita. Originally, she was a very passive character and didn't stand out in feuds. Now she's tge driving force and, again, doesn't need a title or a title feud to succeed.


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    Final record: 94-58-10


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    1x FWA World Champion


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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    KAIZENs mix of strong-style crisp technique and high flying/speed moves is mostly inspired by Kota Ibushi.

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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    I guess I see Eyes as a mix of Foley and Jeff Hardy .... A do whatever however type of wrestler in the ring. I think he works best in rivalry situations ala Juan Lopez, Chris Kennedy, Mac Michaud... I think he's versitile on the mic and comes off as good a face as a heel. Kinda view him as a fan favorite but not really one of the top guys

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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    Quote Originally Posted by Eyesnsane View Post
    I guess I see Eyes as a mix of Foley and Jeff Hardy .... A do whatever however type of wrestler in the ring. I think he works best in rivalry situations ala Juan Lopez, Chris Kennedy, Mac Michaud... I think he's versitile on the mic and comes off as good a face as a heel. Kinda view him as a fan favorite but not really one of the top guys
    Interesting you mention Jeff Hardy man, I was thinking of how Eyes would've been perceived when he was feuding CK recently and it really reminded me of Hardy going up against HHH in 08 (09?)

    Quote Originally Posted by KAIZEN View Post
    KAIZENs mix of strong-style crisp technique and high flying/speed moves is mostly inspired by Kota Ibushi.
    Kai would be one of the top in-ring guys I think.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Golden One View Post
    Golden was designed very much after face Billy Kidman in wCw. Very clean-cut, vanilla, hard-working, fan-loving underdog sort of character who at first was to be strictly for the X-Championship and the lower card. Then he sot of evolved into much more of a Jericho-esque character who could plug holes in the card and fill voids. A little less catch-phrasy than Jericho but similar in-ring style (moonsault, suplexex, kicks, knees, good sells, etc.) and similar career paths. Golden evolved from a high-flier, undercard fan-favorite into a versatile guy who could transition seamlessly from division to division, tag to singles, on a whim, and could mold and carry a blood feud with the best of them. Golden never ever needed a belt or a title program to stand out and succeed. That's a big thing for me, one I took pride in.

    Best performs in: Non-title feuds, longer matches, deeper feuds

    Golden never was good enough to be the star of the FWA. He never had the same charisma of a Kennedy or Gabrielle or the character traits of a Stu or Wolf. He just wasn't the star. He was the pseudo star.

    Shannon was written more as the scrappy, fighter, brawler-type character with less wrestling experience. Appearance would be a blonde version of Lita. Originally, she was a very passive character and didn't stand out in feuds. Now she's tge driving force and, again, doesn't need a title or a title feud to succeed.
    Really intriguing about Golden. He was one character I couldn't really place in-ring. He seemed like a TNA X-Division style wrestler with more pedigree and more fanfare. I was thinking maybe in-ring style of an earlier Christopher Daniels. Gabs, Kennedy and Stu I'd agree with but on the WC ERA Golden seems a bigger deal to me than Wolf. Although I've never seen Wolf when he was at the top of the card.
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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    Zachary Kazadi

    Conceptually, Kazadi was born of a rising interest in Indy wrestling, particularly an infatuation with the Brits: Scurll, Sabre Jr. and Ospreay. He's nevertheless also meant to be a chameleon and a jack of all trades almost in that he traveled the world and learned and wrestled in a variety of environments, not always succeeding but certainly learning. He went to Japan, spent some time in Mexico under a mask, fought Garbage style, fought in more comedic environments (DDT for example), and catch-as-can. Coming into FWA he settled on a more mat-based/submission-based style, definitely a Gulak/Sabre Jr. mindset with the ability to fly but as I watch Matt Riddle, I think that he would pretty much be Matt Riddle in the ring though more comfortable with flying (he has a very utilitarian approach to high flying moves). I'd love to expand his striking game to bring back to mind his time in Japanese with either an elbow or knee focus. The focus of his character has certainly been that he's an extremely intelligent and capable wrestler with a habit of studying his opponents and the game. The Catch Point mindset of focusing on an opponent's weakness and pouncing would ultimately sum him up well. I imagine he would be one of the better in-ring wrestlers of the company but that he's still lacking in character to elevate him as a potential main eventer. Essentially, he could be a 4* machine, but he's lacking the character to instill the drama that people generally push for in a 5*.

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    Vincent is a combination of Sabu, Sandman, and Dean Ambrose during his CZW "Jon Moxley/Switchblade Conspiracy" days. He's as hardcore, ruthless, chaotic and in-ring tactical brilliance. Because while he may lose, he will always push his opponents to their very limits, he will make them question just far they're willing to go to win. That and he doesn't give a flying f*ck about destroying his or his opponent's mind, body &/or spirit. He's exceptionally skilled at "Mind F*ck" type mind games as well as being able to be an absolute d*ck when needed, especially if grilled by authority, police or governments. Essentially, his motto on mind games is akin to my own.

    Which is "It's a really GOOD thing that Psychics along the lines of Jean Gray & Charles Xavior don't exist in the real world, because they would be soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo f'ing screwed, if they were to venture into my own mind. As they'll either come across a game of poker/blackjack/solitaire/etc OR I'll welcome them in and let them "feast" on the absolute chaotic anarchy that is my mind." Because I can think of a ton of destructive, disruptive, bloodied, assholery bull*hit that, thankfully, doesn't exist in the real world. As I can think of a ton of worse things then most people, and I can take what most people think of, and push that way beyond what should be done. That and, how I would have Vincent act in any interrogation type situation is pretty much how I envision myself acting in a similar position, which would be an absolute a**hole pushing the person/people interrogating me into "crossing the line".

    Pretty much, Vincent's personality, is an extension of my own with openly and freely admitting to be a complete and utter bastard, an a**hole, a "johnson", a prick. I openly and freely admit to what I know that I am, cause heck, I even openly and freely admit that I have a "Winter Retreat" fully paid off, fully stocked in hell because with all that I know and thought of as well as with all that I've done, I know that there is no amount of "atonement" that I could, no amount of "confessions" inside of the confessional, no amount of "Hail Mary's" that I could say that would ever justify me going upstairs to be with the Heavenly Gods & Goddesses. It's just a simple fact that I've grown accustom to, to the point where I have fun with it and that I have Vincent personify.
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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    Huh, this is a cool thread. I don’t know why I didn’t see it before.

    Essentially I’d imagine Bell own particular style is double edge sword, first off: Bell is essentally all flash, the type of wrestler that’ll just make you “Oh” and “Aw” with moves that LOOK pretty but maybe not as effective as something like a good old punch to the face, if I was to use a RL comparison it would be how Naomi is presented today; Fancy flips? Check? Splits? Checks? Super agile and impossibly flexable with kicks for days? Check.

    In a perfect world I like to craft the image that Bell wrestles a very “Elusive” style almost like wrestling’s answer to Anderson Silva, and what do I mean by that? Like I said before Bell is fast, ungodly so able to move around the ring like a blond blur couple that with the fact she’s amazingly flexible and able to contort and bend in her body that really seems to defy the natural limits of the human body (There’s a reason why I always try to add the “Bell-Trix’ when I write her matches)These two gifts combined, makes it VERY hard to catch and grab a hold of her. So in this vain she would create extended sequences during matches where she will dance around her foes in circles dodging and weaving between every single attack her opponent can muster...eventually tiring themselves out...and that’s when Bell goes for the kill.

    ...And the second prong of attack Bell has? In “kayfabe” I like to think a major reason why no one in the woman’s division could touch her for almost two years was because she’s mastered her own unique brand of psychological warfare that people just don’t know how to deal with, When I think of how Bell my mind would inevitably drift to Goldust, -Who I’d consider one of the greatest wrestling creations of all time- Or more specifically; his feud with Razor Ramon where he essentially told the world “I want to have weird kinky sex with you” and Razor simply couldn’t deal with that and one of the best subtle things the WWE did at the time was question if Goldust did indeed want to seduce Razor? Or was the whole “Goldust” thing something Dustin Rhodes used to get in his foes head and make them forget he’s actually a great wrestler and I want to create the same kind of impression with Bell: “Is Bell ACTUALLY loopy? Or is the whole Disney Princess thing just something she uses to fuck with your head, so even before you get in the ring with her you’re on the backfoot? Only she knows for sure and she ain’t saying, So I’d imagine matches with her would be divided into two parts with Bell, at first Bell will treat a match like a game, a friendly competition and looks like she’s having all the fun in the world almost always playing to the crowd and treating her opponent like her best friend in the world. Doing anything from hugging them, to trying to give them a friendship bracelet….but then, just when they think they have Bell figured, their guard is gone and they start taking her lightly. The smile drops, the bright light behind those blue eyes or hers sharpen and intensify and shit gets real REAL fast. Going straight warrior woman getting more and more vicious the more the match goes on, but once that bell rings to signal the end of the match? Back she goes to the same Bell everyone knows.

    She’s utterly unpredictable and impossible to plan for.
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    Re: Wrestling Styles

    I'll have to come back to this at some point. I've always liked these things, really adds more of a dynamic visual feel, plus it can really help with the writing.

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    Hanz Gruber- When I started out with him in efedding years ago I basically had him as a short fused asshole. He did respect his opponents , well most of them. He was always pretty much about himself and hot women. In one efed he was in a stable. I had him and a tagteam and a woman's wrestler. The two other people and the manager we written by other people but we all worked well together. His style was somewhat like I have him now- though now I have him working a stiffer Japanese style with some mma. Did not really model him after any one wrestler but could see him as a mix of Claudio and maybe Okada. Have always had a little humor with him at times- not too much.

    Here, I have him not as much as an asshole. I changed it up a bit with him too- more respectful of women. A bit more called down but still shows anger at times, even at small stuff. He is a work in progress again as it has been awhile since I used him

    His greatest rivalry was against Rob Rage, a wrestler a few efeds that I belonged to. But the rivalry only went on in one.

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