Back in the spring of 2016, Sam and I started a new Let's Play series as we went back to the original brand split in 2004. This was the first time that I actually attempted to work together with someone on a consistent basis. Starting with the just a video focused on signing new talent to WWE and figuring out what plans or ideas we had in mind for the series.
After four years and many breaks in content due to real life getting in the way and forcing us to put the series on hold multiple times. Now with the next installment of the Total Extreme Wrestling franchise finally arriving it is time to move on past the longest running series on the channel. I think that it might be time to move on from the Let's Play concept and welcome new content channel. It was fun while it lasted but I think that if anything you could see a one off return, but never a full return to this series, because life has made it impossible for us to put TEW first like we use to.
After around a year or so of recording a semi weekly podcast I decided after recording one final episode that I thought a monthly discussion would be better then trying for a podcast. Basically I thought that having one person to work with would be better then trying to keep finding a new guest for every new episode. This way also allowed for that type of content on the channel, but it would require a little less work then the podcast did to produce.
It was very easy to set aside an hour to just talk about wrestling, and follow an outline based on the amount of news that had taken place in between our videos. It is hard to transition from having such an organized video to really winging it, but we did it and even though it might've taken a couple of videos we got a handle on it. A part of burning out last year this is one of the series that went away, but with rebuild it's time to give somethings another look.
For those who don't know anything about this series, I decided to show how I would handle the move from the new generation to the attitude era. I have taken the slow approach to changing the weekly programming for WWE from family friendly to infusing a bit more attitude. However, I will not be shifting to the style of booking that Vince Russo was known for, because it's not my type of booking. I think wrestling should be portrayed in a certain way to not insult the fans or the sport of wrestling.
In this episode I show the aftermath of our last PPV and the recent mind games someone is play with Ric Flair. At this point it has been a couple of weeks since I recorded an episode of the series and it's not that I've given up on the series it's more I've just taken a break. With the current situation I've been working a lot more often it's been harder to set aside time to record especially with the other ideas that I've been thinking about recording. It's like I want to record, but don't really know exactly what I want to record and instead of just recording anything I recorded only certain videos. I will get back on track eventually especially with TEW 2020 out now some new content will be filing in some blanks soon enough.
After my computer crashed I had to settle on the original game from Grey Dog Software. It'd been a long time I had played Extreme Warfare Revenge and there is a massive learning curve with the game and normally around when you understand the game is when you get fired. It is very easy to do everything right in this game and still find a way to get fired for no real reason or without even trying.
In my opinion, this is a good game for people who just want a basic experience of what it is like to run the creative of a wrestling company. The next game Total Extreme Wrestling is a far more in depth look into the world of running a wrestling company and having creative control. I've always had an interest in the backstage side of wrestling and finding a game like EWR that would give me a taste of what it's like well I enjoyed it. Then finding TEW and the added depth that the game brought to the table was enough to make me want to try a new game and I loved it. I remember this video and it was great throwback, but I don't know that I can go back after playing TEW. Enjoy this trip down memory lane!!!