Anyway, Life has been interesting for me the past few years and now my childhood friend and I are in a position to actually run some shows.
I'm not some "put Vince out of business" money mark. I just want to have a cool, different show.
I haven't made the plunge financially yet, but I'll probably atleast buy the ring next month if nothing else.
Anyway-- I consider you guys the coolest wrestling fanbase with broad interest in many different companies around the world.
When you order a DVD or go to a show, What do you really look for?
What is your idea of a perfect Indy show?
-6, maybe 7 matches. I hate shows that insist on 10 matches. I've been to some great local ACW shows and ROH shows that were 5 hours long. The burnout factor was crazy for me.
-Character Development. Modest but consistent attempts at establishing wrestlers with the fan base. 1 minute interviews before/after a match. Something like that.
-Name .vs. Local: I don't understand why local companies bring in names to wrestle names. That's counterproductive. I like seeing a talented local guy dance with a name. I definitely appreciate the local guy winning.
-1 belt (MAYBE.. JUST MAYBE A TAG BELT AS WELL). I'm a stickler for half of the card being for some dumb meaningless title. I also don't like Indy feds having a world title. Heavyweight Title or Fed Championship works just fine.
-I really like a promotion that takes time and invests in lights over the ring. I'd rather have lights over the ring than a cheesy looking entrance stage with flames painted on it. Comes across way better on DVD.
-Backstage segments that mean something. I've been to a few Indies that have a projector screen to play backstage segments, But if you can't do it live. Perhaps augment the show on DVD and create another avenue to develop characters. Especially segments putting a name/local talent in front of a camera together.
Just a thought thread, I'm very interested to see what other people look for as I know my tastes are distant. I'll prolly add more as it comes to me.