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loopydate
08-25-2011, 01:24 PM
http://jeffkatz.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a721c2d7970b01543559f729970c-pi

I don't know if anyone else has been following this, but Jeff Katz (the guy behind Geek Week) has started a new promotion via Kickstarter. He's been releasing the roster one name a day. He's going to do one per weekday until the whole roster has been named.

Monday 8/22 - Colt Cabana
Tuesday 8/23 - Dr. Luther
Wednesday 8/24 - Ken Doane
Thursday 8/25 - Alex Reynolds
Friday 8/26 - Kenny Omega
Monday 8/29 - MVP
Tuesday 8/30 - Sami Callihan
Wednesday 8/31 - Daivari
Thursday 9/1 - Emil Sitoci
Friday 9/2 - Luke Gallows
Monday 9/5 - Prince Devitt
Tuesday 9/6 - Ben Muth
Wednesday 9/7 - Amazing Red
Thursday 9/8 - "Psycho" Mike Rollins
Friday 9/9 - Lance Storm (producer)
Monday 9/12 - Karl "Machine Gun" Anderson
Tuesday 9/13 - Joey Ryan
Wednesday 9/14 - Shawn Spears
Thursday 9/15 - Pat Buck
Friday 9/16 - Trisha LaFache
Monday 9/17 - Adam Pearce
Tuesday 9/18 - Tim Thatcher
Wednesday 9/19 - Kevin Matthews
Thursday 9/20 - Shaun Ricker
Friday 9/21 - Tommy Dreamer (producer)

Katz is hyping that WRP will have a more traditional 3-act story structure and is being planned in seasons like a regular scripted TV show. There's a lot more info on geekweek.com, but I think this is an interesting concept. I hope it turns out to be good.

Thoughts?

Waylander
08-25-2011, 02:46 PM
I read about this recently and it does sound interesting. I'll probably try to watch the first 'season'. I didn't know he was releasing the roster one name at a time though, I'll have to keep checking back.

Kapoutman
08-25-2011, 03:37 PM
He's got my attention, that's for sure. I'm intrigued as to how the format will make the stories more interesting. He also says that every character/wrestler will have a story arc and a purpose. I want to see if he keeps up with that promise, because that would make the show packed as hell.

Gertner
08-25-2011, 04:01 PM
Just another indy fed.

Triple Naitch
08-25-2011, 07:36 PM
I heard he's releasing it in seasons on Netflix.

loopydate
08-26-2011, 03:26 PM
Kenny Omega announced today.

Pintint
08-27-2011, 03:43 PM
I don't know if anyone else has been following this, but Jeff Katz (the guy behind Geek Week) has started a new promotion via Kickstarter. He's been releasing the roster one name a day. He's going to do one per weekday until the whole roster has been named.

Monday 8/22 - Colt Cabana
Tuesday 8/23 - Dr. Luther
Wednesday 8/24 - Ken Doane
Thursday 8/25 - Alex Reynolds
Friday 8/26 - Kenny Omega

Katz is hyping that WRP will have a more traditional 3-act story structure and is being planned in seasons like a regular scripted TV show. There's a lot more info on geekweek.com, but I think this is an interesting concept. I hope it turns out to be good.

Thoughts?

So far everyone except Colt Cabana sucks.

CSL
08-27-2011, 03:46 PM
Ken Doane and Kenny Omega are pretty good. I'm guessing Dr. Luther isn't the Canadian trained by the Harts/worked in Japan a lot/big friend of Jericho Dr. Luther?

CSL
08-27-2011, 04:00 PM
apparently it is the same Dr. Luther. Huh.

loopydate
08-29-2011, 01:24 PM
MVP announced today. This is a hell of a "get" for WRP.

St. Jimmy
08-30-2011, 12:24 AM
Looking forward to this.

Impeccable
08-30-2011, 06:33 AM
Announcement of MVP made me sit up.

Intrigued now.

loopydate
08-30-2011, 03:25 PM
Sami Callihan announced today.

Joesgonnakillyou
08-30-2011, 04:20 PM
I really don't like the idea of doing wrestling as a TV season.

XL
08-31-2011, 03:40 PM
Dunno, I kinda like it in theory. Knowing what you want to do with a character, having a goal for the end of the season for each character is interesting.

loopydate
08-31-2011, 03:44 PM
Daivari is announcement #8.

#BROKEN Hasney
08-31-2011, 03:46 PM
Sweet, Daivari and MVP have gotten me pumped.

Captain of Fun
08-31-2011, 06:38 PM
http://jeffkatz.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a721c2d7970b0153912e7fd7970b-800wi

ummmmm

Ultra Mantis
08-31-2011, 07:08 PM
Sounds like an interesting concept. Chikara sort of have "seasons" and in the past have had arching storylines with plot twists and hammy internet promo segments, not sure if they still do that since I haven't been keeping up with it the past year.

If they get Chuck Taylor and Jimmy Jacobs on board I would be inclined to watch.

What Would Kevin Do?
08-31-2011, 08:10 PM
Yeah, Jacobs would make this very interesting, since he's always been character driven.

Either way, this will be different. I'm curious. Different isn't always good though.

St. Jimmy
08-31-2011, 11:27 PM
http://jeffkatz.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a721c2d7970b0153912e7fd7970b-800wi

ummmmm

Holy woah.

Guru Devendra Banhart
09-01-2011, 12:16 AM
BOOM BOOM :love:

Captain of Fun
09-01-2011, 02:46 AM
Guess that tells us enough about their wellness policy.

Or lack thereof.

loopydate
09-01-2011, 03:59 PM
No idea who Emil Sitoci is, but he's the latest addition.

loopydate
09-02-2011, 02:18 PM
Luke Gallows brings the roster to ten.

St. Jimmy
09-02-2011, 02:21 PM
Gallows. Neat.

#BrotherVito DELETED
09-02-2011, 07:28 PM
<font color=goldenrod>This looks awesome.</font>

CSL
09-02-2011, 07:32 PM
No idea who Emil Sitoci is, but he's the latest addition.

dutch guy, great look, he's legit 6'5/6'6, had a tryout for Vinceland on one of the recent European tours, would be surprised if doesn't have more in the future, works all over Europe, he's not bad at all

Noid
09-04-2011, 12:17 AM
Yeah, Emil Sitoci looks like a star. Here's his blurb from the Geek Week website:

"The son of a Turkish national champion boxer and a Dutch national gymnastics champion (and Olympic competitor) mother, Emil Sitoci has athletics in his blood. Trained as a child in both judo and gymnastics, Sitoci quickly combined his athletic skills with a love of professional wrestling and set off on a career inside the squared circle. Debuting for Netherlands-based FCW at only 17 years old, Sitoci quickly found himself rising through the ranks of the European wrestling scene. He would soon come to America, where he would study under the tutelage of Chris Hero who would go on to dub Sitoci, "The Tremendous One." He would then return to Europe, capturing championship gold for the WXW promotion. While battling opponents in the ring, Sitoci continued to educate himself earning a Masters degree in Film & Television Sciences. Competing in locales ranging from Africa to France to Germany on down, Sitoci continues to display the in-ring intellectual curiousity that has made him one of the most diverse wrestling talents in the world. He now stands poised to return to America and make his biggest mark yet as a member of the WRP cast."

Sounds like a promising talent to me. I also like the bits written on MVP and Daivari. It sounds like it will be a wrestling promotion aimed at a "geekier" audience, capable of handling more human and interesting storylines. For those wondering, they aren't presenting Daivari as an Iranian heel -- but rather an American of Iranian decent who grew up watching Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels perform, was inspired to follow his dreams, and ended up even defeating his hero at one point. I'm also curious to see what they do with Dr. Luther.

Skippord
09-04-2011, 12:29 AM
hope they get Cliff Compton

love him

Noid
09-04-2011, 01:45 AM
Actually, I don't mind me some Domino.

Noid
09-04-2011, 01:45 AM
I don't know what Johnny Jeter is doing these days, but I hope they sign him.

#BrotherVito DELETED
09-04-2011, 12:34 PM
<font color=goldenrod>My only concern about this is that, no matter how much they say otherwise...with so many WWE alumni I feel that there are bound to be a bunch of bullshit digs at WWE thrown in, which will make the whole thing feel a bit TNA-ish.

Still extremely intrigued. And I agree, Cliff Compton being in here would be amazing. Not sure how big the roster will be though.</font>

ThePhantom
09-04-2011, 12:37 PM
No one will watch this.

Noid
09-05-2011, 05:47 AM
The thing is, the roster can change pretty easily. The idea of doing "seasons" is one that sets this company apart. If there's no room for Cliff Compton, you can always bring him in for season two, and give someone like Sami Callihan a break. They'll be finer storyline arcs, in my opinion.

mike adamle
09-05-2011, 03:37 PM
Prince Devitt just got announced. Hell yeah.

parkmania
09-05-2011, 04:07 PM
So, according to MVP, the wrestlers are NOT going to be the characters we're familiar with - they'll be all new inventions for this program.

mike adamle
09-05-2011, 06:06 PM
Dunno if you guys heard me or not, I said they got PRINCE DEVITT in on this

What Would Kevin Do?
09-05-2011, 06:31 PM
Dunno if you guys heard me or not, I said they got PRINCE DEVITT in on this

Holy shit! I was interested in this before, but now I really am. Devitt has been needing some serious US exposure. Also, considering these guys are going to be playing "all new characters" this thing has a lot of potential. Don't get me wrong, it could end up being awful, but it has potential to be great.

St. Jimmy
09-05-2011, 11:30 PM
Dynamite Kid II

XL
09-06-2011, 04:50 AM
Benoit!?

Rollermacka
09-06-2011, 09:15 AM
http://jeffkatz.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a721c2d7970b0153912e7fd7970b-800wi

ummmmm

Is that Davari?

XL
09-06-2011, 09:22 AM
Yes.

loopydate
09-07-2011, 02:07 PM
Didn't post yesterday for the announcement of Ben Muth, a former college football star who trained with Lance Storm.

But today felt worthy of a new post. The 13th member of the WRP roster is...

Amazing Red!

Rollermacka
09-07-2011, 03:25 PM
http://jeffkatz.typepad.com/.a/6a0120a721c2d7970b0153912e7fd7970b-800wi



Well, Davari's always been a pretty in shape guy (it's not like this is a new pic of Axl Rotten) He probibly just stepped it up alittle more and got more body oil to look that much more defined in pics

Noid
09-07-2011, 06:23 PM
The signings of Ben Muth (Football star trained by Lance Storm? Come on!) and Prince Devitt has definitely gotten my attention. Excited to see how this project goes.

loopydate
09-07-2011, 11:00 PM
How would you describe Muth? All I'm getting from Google is Stanford, retired due to injury, and trained with Lance Storm. Did he do something else I'm missing?

Noid
09-08-2011, 05:08 AM
That's essentially it. Hey -- if you trained with Lance Storm, you're alright with me.

What Would Kevin Do?
09-09-2011, 03:07 PM
How would you describe Muth? All I'm getting from Google is Stanford, retired due to injury, and trained with Lance Storm. Did he do something else I'm missing?

That's essentially it. Hey -- if you trained with Lance Storm, you're alright with me.

It makes a little more sense now, since today they announced that Lance Storm is one of the "producers." I'm not sure if they mean that in a funding way, or in that he's actually helping the talent train, prepare for matches, etc. Still, very interesting.

What Would Kevin Do?
09-09-2011, 03:11 PM
By the way, this reminds me a lot of Wrestling Society X the more I think about it. I'm hoping it takes the good from WSX (unique characters/backgrounds) and gets rid of the bad (over produced, horrible special effects, etc.)

Gertner
09-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Horrible announcing as well.

Sonofanarchy
09-09-2011, 05:35 PM
apparently it is the same Dr. Luther. Huh.

didnt he just do a stampedshow?

Noid
09-09-2011, 07:35 PM
Yeah, Lance Storm being a "producer" for this is definitely a good thing. I am growing more and more excited by this project. Hopefully it takes off. There is a part of me that is still hopeful Paul Heyman is involved, somehow, too. Heyman and MVP were at one point rumoured to be hopping into bed together after discussing a "different" wrestling project. Even if they just get Paul to be a color commentator on the show, I will be very happy.

loopydate
09-09-2011, 08:57 PM
I can't remember if I already posted this, but the first TV tapings will be October 11-13 in Hollywood. Very excited about this whole thing. I really wish I was on the west coast. For many reasons, but at the moment I wish I didn't live on the opposite side of the country from this.

Guru Devendra Banhart
09-10-2011, 01:05 AM
These cheap bastards did an interview with the guy behind WRP

http://breakingkayfabe.podbean.com/

spilzrvd_69
09-14-2011, 12:31 AM
This looks pretty mint... Anything with Kenny Omega I am in!

loopydate
09-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Didn't get a chance to post this yesterday, but Joey Ryan is in.

spilzrvd_69
09-14-2011, 12:46 PM
Dr. Luthur? Wow...

#BrotherVito DELETED
09-14-2011, 08:00 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Shawn Spears is in.</font>

Anybody Thrilla
09-14-2011, 10:01 PM
What happens if someone gets injured?

What Would Kevin Do?
09-15-2011, 12:09 AM
What happens if someone gets injured?

It probably wouldn't be that hard to work around. It's being made like a tv show, so I'm sure they have contingency/editing plans. Plus, I really doubt it's going to be as spotty/head droppy as some shows.

Anybody Thrilla
09-15-2011, 12:13 AM
I blew my back out for 2 weeks from a sneeze once, sooooo....

Lock Jaw
09-15-2011, 12:36 AM
If you get injured, your character gets killed off by TERRORISTS.

Anybody Thrilla
09-15-2011, 12:39 AM
It would be funny if all of the characters had understudies just in case. Like if Ezekiel Jackson was injured, Ezekiel Jackson would be played by Ahmed Johnson the following week.

Guru Devendra Banhart
09-15-2011, 04:01 AM
Some people shall get to sit on VIP dinning tables.

loopydate
09-22-2011, 03:18 PM
Roster updated through Thursday 9/22. Curious as to what role Adam Pearce is going to play, whether or not they'll acknowledge that he's the NWA Champion.

loopydate
09-23-2011, 07:23 PM
Tommy Dreamer joined Lance Storm today as a producer for WRP.

Noid
09-24-2011, 08:27 PM
I kind of hope that Adam Pearce brings out the NWA World Heavyweight Championship with him.

#BrotherVito DELETED
10-15-2011, 12:17 PM
<font color=goldenrod>This has started taping. Prince Devitt reportedly got pulled out by New Japan. HOWEVER in his stead they have added Chris Hero AND Chris Masters.

Here are some notes on various characters:

Most of the guys are doing their indy shtick but with a different name. Pearce is still an old school shit-heel but named Ridgeway, Rollins is still a psychopath but is named Murder, Shawn Daivari is still Daivari but named Ferris Gotch, etc. The different characteristics for talent are as follows:
- Colt Cabana's character is a HEEL. A cocky, failed stand-up comedian known as Punchline. It's different but good stuff from Colt.
- Babyface Joey Ryan has the pleasure of having Trisha LaFache as his valet. Joey is more interesting as Chase Walker than he is as Joey Ryan.
- Red wrestles in a mask.
- Kevin Matthews is a Hollywood Douchebag that texts while he wrestles.
- Emil Sitoci is a German Nihilist.
- Dr. Luther is a pseudo-Satanic priest (think Mordecai from WWE, but better performed).
- There is an evil stock market investor tag team known as "Satanic and Profitable" aka "S&P" consisting of Sami Callihan and Alex Zikos.
- There is a tag team consisting of Shaun Ricker and Brian Cage-Taylor known as the John-turage (Entourage with two guys named John) that is accompanied by their bodyguard BRICK SHITHOUSE.
- BRICK SHITHOUSE got more chants than anybody except for enhancement talent Dave the Bruiser.

Can't wait for this.</font>

Kapoutman
10-15-2011, 12:23 PM
BRICK SHITHOUSE is an awesome wrestling name. Kinda wish I had thought of that.

Lock Jaw
10-15-2011, 09:21 PM
- Kevin Matthews is a Hollywood Douchebag that texts while he wrestles.

Yes! Been waiting for that gimmick to come along! Douchebag who tweets/texts during his matches. Thought The Miz was gonna start it, when he one time tweeted a picture of Alex Riley beating on John Cena mid-match. It was not to be, though.

Rollermacka
10-16-2011, 01:23 PM
Roster updated through Thursday 9/22. Curious as to what role Adam Pearce is going to play, whether or not they'll acknowledge that he's the NWA Champion.

Random Insert I got to meet Adam Pearce at the NWA Houston show last Friday. Nice guy, had one of the most entertaining spots I have seen possibily ever.

Rammsteinmad
10-16-2011, 01:38 PM
Just a heads-up to you guys, I've met Emil Sitoci quite a few times, and he is an incredible talent. Easily one of the biggest rising-stars in the Dutch/German/European wrestling scene.

Noid
10-17-2011, 04:42 AM
I saw Emil Sitoci on the website, and the dude just looks and reads like a star. Personally, I think the WWE will pick him up once this WRP thing concludes. I could see Ben Muth using it as a stepping stone to the WWE, too. Come on? A big dude trained by Lance Storm?

Hanso Amore
10-17-2011, 11:01 AM
so when and how does one watch this?

FearedSanctity
10-17-2011, 12:10 PM
I'd read it was going to be on Netflix, though I don't know when