I’m going to run a pretty unique circuit set in the early 80s. I’m simply using my favorite wrestlers for the most part, starting with just 8 faces and 8 heels, as well as 10 jobbers. The roster will expand a little bit probably once in the middle of the year and again at the start of a new year, to a max of 15 faces and 15 heels for a roster of 30 (not counting the jobbers).
As a kid watching wrestling I of course thought it was real. As an adult I watch ufc/MMA and it is real. My promotion combines some elements of each. With rare exceptions matches are not booked. So in a sense it is real. Also, unlike pro wrestling and mma, I will run 12 cards in a calendar year, one per month. Most wrestlers will have 8-10 matches per year, so each match holds a lot more value than in pro wrestling where a wrestler has several matches in a week.
I actually have already been running this circuit using dice to come up with results, but had the thought of using tnm7 to store all the results, track ratings and records, etc. I’m new to tnm so I’m trying to figure out just how to meld the two.
As a big fan of bloody matches I’ll have my share of cage matches, chain matches, and barbed wire matches. I’m not a huge fan of many other gimmick matches. You can also expect most known bleeders in my circuit.
I’m also adding in a little humor in my own way. For instance I never bought that Jimmy Valiant and Bugsy McGraw would beat up good wrestlers when they’re old just because they dance around and clap a lot. So I’m making them jobbers. I also have a tag team called “the masked jobbers”, but it’s really the Mulkey brothers in masks which is pretty obvious. Iron Sheik gives some hilarious interviews. I’ll get started as soon as I get a little more familiar with tnm and figure out how I can best use it.